What is Twitter, you ask?
(The following description was taken from a help article on Twitter’s website)
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and coworkers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People post Tweets, which may contain photos, videos, links and up to 140 characters of text. These messages are posted to your profile, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search. Learn more about how to use Twitter.
Read my Ten Commandments of Twitter(detailed version) then come back to this page for some more valuable tips.
You have read the Ten Commandments, so let’s recap:
Thou Shalt GET A DAMN PROFILE PIC, If you want a better than 1:974,000,000 chance of gaining followers that are interested in you or your product.
Thou Shalt WRITE A BIO
Write a Bio.
Write a stinking Bio…
Oh, did I repeat myself?
Make yourself or your product sound interesting even if it’s concrete railroad ties. You only have 160 characters to do it.
- Thou Shalt USE A HEADER PIC that is DISCERNABLE by any human over three years of age.
Make it sharp, make it fit.
Make me sit up and take notice.
Don’t cut off people or animal’s heads and other body parts, unless, of course, it is relevant to your genre. I.e. horror or zombie stuff.
Thou Shalt TWEET MORE OF YOUR OWN STUFF
Retweets are nice and easy but use them sparingly.
Two retweets to Five original posts will make you look human.
I want to retweet your posts from your account, not a retweet, of a retweet, of a retweet, of a retweet, of a retweet, of a retweet… ad infinitum.
Thou Shalt NOT AUTOMATE YOUR TIMELINE
If it’s too easy or too cheap… it looks phony, and it smells phony.
Would you pay people to be your friend? Or worse, pay somebody to collect friends for you.
- Thou Shalt NOT BUY FOLLOWERS
Need I explain? See Commandment Five.
- Thou Shalt RESPOND AND DO IT QUICKLY
This is the surest way to grow your account.
- Thou Shalt KEEP YOUR POSTS FRESH
Intersperse promotional tweets with items of interest, quotes, news, photos, and special events.
80/20 rule applies here, but I stretch it to 50/50.
At least half your posts should be interesting and not ask for anything.
- Thou Shalt SHALT UTILIZE THE ‘PINNED TWEET’
FOR YOUR OWN DAMNED GOOD
Promote your best stuff at the top of your timeline.
- Thou Shalt USE IMAGES IN YOUR POSTS AND FORMAT THEM CORRECTLY
Now that I’ve got that off my chest and you’ve taken this advice to heart, let’s get to work.
Detailed tip #1. Using Images CLICK