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Twitter Power by Joel Comm with Ken Burge

This article was inspired by Joel Comm's Twitter Power . If you enjoy this article then consider purchasing or borrowing the book.

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How to Master Twitter

“Social media is all about personal branding.”

With conversations taking place in chunks 140-characters long, Twitter is the most popular and potentially powerful microblogging sites on the Internet. With over three million users, this site offers the opportunity to connect with your “followers” and even to sell your niche related products.

To get started, pick a relevant username which people will remember easily. The best way to get followers is to start following others. If you wish to have a personal Twitter account along with a business account, create more than one ID. Twitter’s privacy function can keep others from seeing your “tweets” unless you approve, but keep in mind that this will make it more difficult for you to use Twitter as a marketing tool. Upload a good photo to create an attractive account.

When registering, Twitter will ask you to write a biography to “summarize your life in 160 characters.” Write a great “bio” that tells others about and ends with a personal statement to connect with readers. When choosing a background for Twitter, a custom background will give you a better opportunity to market to others. Keep in mind that “it should be 80 pixels X 587 pixels on a standard 1898 X 1593 image using a maximum image size of 800kb.”

Other Twitter functions can help you market a product. If you choose to receive a notice for every time you gain a new follower or receive a message from one, it will be easier for you to respond to others. You can also put a URL in your Twitter profile to link back to your own site. If you have a blog, make sure to post a Twitter badge on it. You can also send tweets to your Facebook page. Follow the five following rules to keep from stepping on Twitter users’ toes:

  1. “Don’t spam” – People don’t follow spammers, and it is easy to recognize such users. You shouldn’t push anything onto others and try not to follow “too” many people.
  2. “Follow style rules” – Not everyone knows SMS texting language, so be courteous.
  3. “Give credit for retweets” – When repeating someone else’s tweet, acknowledge the original sender by writing “Retweet@username” before the message.
  4. “Stick to 140 characters” – Don’t break up a message into multiple tweets, as this will confuse readers.
  5. “Follow people who follow you” – While you may not be interested in some of your followers, follow your followers.

Remember, the content you tweet will generate more interest in your goods and services than anything else. Tweet insightful information and engage in good conversations. Your Twitter account should be relevant to your brand. Let your company have a human touch on this social media site and give followers the chance to give you feedback. Always be safe on Twitter! Don’t infringe on copyrights, abuse followers or break contracts.

When used properly, Twitter is a fun way to engage others and use a soft sell to make money.


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