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What are the advises for using Twitter?

  1. Get to know Twitter lingo
  2. Make a great bio / profile.
  3. Keep your bio current
  4. Include a link to our blog in our bio.
  5. Get as many followers as you can. See http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2008/11/looking-for-m-1.html
  6. Monitor what people are saying about you, your company, and your product.
  7. Ask for help.
  8. Make it easy to tweet on your behalf.
  9. Make it easy to “post to Twitter.”
  10. Offer advice to Twitter users.
  11. Follow Twitter influencers.
  12. Send @ messages to the Twitter influencers.
  13. Follow industry leaders - Find your industry leaders on Twitter. Follow them, and interact with them too.
  14. Create an effective avatar.
  15. Follow everyone who follows you.
  16. Follow other people who follow people who are like us
  17. Always be linking. The fact that your cat rolled over or your flight is delayed isn’t interesting, so get outside of your mundanity and link to interesting stories and pictures—you should think of yourself as a one-person StumbleUpon. The Twitter pickup artist’s mantra is ABL (“Always Be Linking”). http://guykawasaki.com/looking-for-m-1/
  18. Establish yourself as a subject expert.
  19. Incorporate pictures and other media.
  20. Use the right tools.
  21. Repeat your tweets.
  22. Ask people to follow.
  23. Use short, provocative tweets under 100 characters.
  24. Include an intriguing quote from the post.
  25. Include statistics.
  26. Use #Hashtags.
  27. Use trending hashtags
  28. Use campaign specific hashtags
  29. Use general hashtags
  30. Use @mentions
  31. If someone mentions your blog content on Twitter, retweet their tweet.
  32. Ask for a Retweet (or RT).
  33. Use Visually Appealing Images.
  34. Ask a question related to your topic.
  35. Tweet about our blog-hosted contest.
  36. Use Promoted Tweets to promote your tweets, hashtags, and accounts
  37. Embed your best tweets
  38. Make your twitter known
  39. Promote your Twitter on any printed material
  40. Include your handle in your email signature
  41. If you guest blog, include your Twitter handle
  42. Tweet to people everyday - Make it a practise to @mention 3 new people a day on Twitter.
  43. Use your Twitter account to sign in to other forum sites
  44. Sign up for Twitter directories
  45. Get a celebrity or industry leader to follow you
  46. Send a Direct Message to your new followers
  47. Do not just self-promote
  48. Be informational
  49. Be original
  50. Be inspiring
  51. Tweet your blog posts
  52. Tweet about breaking news
  53. Ask questions
  54. Use images
  55. Use videos
  56. Repeat your most popular tweets
  57. Ask for retweet.
  58. Don’t auto-tweet
  59. Don’t rapid tweet
  60. Be creative with your tweet.
  61. Engage your customer, not your product
  62. RT your followers
  63. Tweet about other blog posts
  64. Mention followers and great customers
  65. Check your Twitter throughout the day
  66. Respond to @mentions - If someone has mentioned you on Twitter, respond to their comments.
  67. Respond to RT’s - If someone has retweeted you, thank them.
  68. Partner with other businesses
  69. Engage with contests
  70. Run regular contests to gain momentum
  71. Offer exclusive group deals
  72. Use sweepstakes and giveaways
  73. Target our ads
  74. Launch a new product live on Twitter or use Twitter as a regular Q&A sessions.
  75. Monitor results
  76. Use a link shortner like Bit.ly to keep track of your click through rates.
  77. Tweet at different times
  78. Tweet on weekends too
  79. Improve our tweeting practices
  80. Include appropriate keywords in your Twitter profile
  81. Use the favorites-follower rule
  82. Use the offer-follower rule
  83. Use the two ears and one mouth rule
  84. Listen with Topsy and TinyTorch
  85. Create and tweet great original content that fits our purpose
  86. Summarize and curate great content that fits your purpose
  87. Resend tweets with different angles
  88. Alternate tweets by time of day and day of week.
  89. Use the Buffer App Tool to schedule your tweets
  90. 12am to 2am ET is an awesome time to tweet.
  91. Saturday and Sunday mornings also get great results
  92. Repeating yourself isn’t necessarily a bad thing
  93. Create attractive images that tell what your post about is really helpful
  94. Tweet often (about 15 times per day) - http://www.socialquant.net/twitter-audience/
  95. Tweet good content
  96. Engage with your Twitter followers
  97. Have a sound following strategy to build quality followers
  98. Follow the people who bring value to your expertise and or share it and engage regularly.
  99. Focus on building relationship and adding value.
  100. Use Twitter chat
  101. Start a challenge
  102. Don’t focus on the quantity of followers, but the quality. Make genuine connections, invest your time in them.
  103. Be a leader / expert in your topic.
  104. Engage with your niche without being pushy.
  105. Engage and uplift.
  106. More followers is the by-product of solid tweets that have value. Tweet selflessly and they will come.
  107. Be a strong, authentic influencer who genuinely helps others to improve their lives.
  108. Balance between following your target audience, retweeting, providing valuable content and most importantly - engage Twitter chats.
  109. Follow people in your industry, take part in Twitter chats, be active with about 15 tweets a day and look real.
  110. Growing a following is not as important as conversations and helping. You will get followers if people find value.
  111. Be helpful and initiate meaningful conversation
  112. Join #viralchat. You can meet so many awesome people here you can follow.
  113. Take a sincere interest in people, and engage
  114. Engage. Contribute and be a cheerleader! Have an answer to “Who did I help today?”. The rest will come.
  115. Grow your followers by engaging with your audience / connect online and offline. Promote yourself and share ideas.
  116. Acknowledging people is always good, online and offline
  117. Keep a vigilant eye and maintain a steadfast bearing with those you can learn from. Choose a mentor.
  118. First, quality content (people should learn something, get something when following). Then be very active (post frequently).
  119. Building relationship do not happen overnight. It will take time.
  120. Use hashtags. Keep it short and simple. Use visual.
  121. Join some Twitter chats and engage with followers
  122. Engagement and content with honor, honesty and sincerity. Don’t just shout. Be there to help too.
  123. Create And Share Helpful Content on Twitter. And no, I’m not talking about your typical “Here’s why you should buy our products” type of blog post. I’m talking about creating content that really helps your audience solve their challenges, overcome their fears, and/or satisfy their desires.
  124. Use pinned video tweet

How should we use Twitter?

  1. Begin a conversation about a topic you FREAKING LOVE. Start off with a topic that really gets you excited. Something that you could talk about for decades and never get tired of it. Enter into already existing conversations with influential people around a topic that excites you and build your own following with other people who are interested in the same topic.
  2. Figure out what people are struggling with. The key part of this conversation is figuring out what areas of this particular subject other folks are having issues with. What are they concerned about? What do they need help with? What do they believe would change their situation? These are key questions to ask — just be sure to participate and add value in the conversation first. Every product or service addresses some problem or need that some people have. By beginning this conversation around those problems, you are identifying an area where there is demand (people who want, or even desperately need) solutions to their problems.
  3. Start selling something. What? Sell?, easy for you to say! OK, anyone who’s considering starting a business usually has that same reaction — it’s hard, isn’t it? Well, selling appears to be hard sometimes, but that’s usually for one of two reasons:
    1. You don’t really care about what you are selling — maybe you don’t even believe in it. That’s not the case if you follow these three steps (refer back to step 1)
    2. You are trying to sell something that people don’t want. Not a problem here, because you asked them. Remember step 2?

Starting a business is no easy task, but if you can learn what people want and get instant feedback about your product or service idea, you’ll be way ahead of the game. It won’t be about “selling on Twitter,” it will be a simple matter of putting that product or service in front of the people who have already told you they want it. (By the way, you’re using Twitter to do that as well!)

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