5 Simple Tips for Twitter

5 Simple Tips for Twitter

Image Credit: Garrett Heath

Image Credit: Garrett Heath

#Hashtag Etiquette

#Dont #overuse #them

Hashtags are great for keeping track of live events, topics, it can be fun to add in some for humor, but I've found the most effective is to add them at the end of tweets, using no more than 2 or 3.

Add a Period Before Mentions

Putting a '.' before a @mention will allow people who don't follow both you and the other person you're mentioning visible.

.@username It was great meeting you, everyone should check out your blog!

Schedule Your Tweets

I'm a big fan of Buffer App and use it to space out my tweets when I have random thoughts or articles, so people don't get overwhelmed.

It can also give you a great view of statistics of what links are clicked, retweeted, in one go. As well as allow you to reach a wider audience who might not be viewing your tweets when you're normally tweeting.

Use Images & Links for Better Visibility

Why?

Simple answer: Better engagement & visibility

Putting in both at the same time might seem like overkill, but it's nice to have a small visual before clicking a link.

 

Stats* show that it can increase:

  • Retweets - 150%
  • Favorites - 89%
  • Click-throughs - 18%

Keep Your Follow Ratio Low

Follow a core group of people, I personally recommend a 1:6 ratio of following-to-followers. So if you have 1000 followers, you should follow around 150 people.  In my opinion this boosts your credibility, and pares down on the tweets on your timeline. 

What if there's more people than that?!

If you want to keep track of more people but don't want to see them in your main feed, definitely use the built-in Twitter lists, a lesser known feature.

Hope this was helpful! Let me know in the comments below.