Social Media – Twitter

Twitter Bird
Twitter Bird

The first social media tool is TWITTER.

Twitter is a tool that allows you to send messages (called “TWEETS”) to your followers. Each message or tweet is 140 characters or less (now updated to 280 characters for most), so it’s only a very short message. But those messages often contain links to sites where you can find out more about the subject if you are interested.¬†Twitter might be a good way to get more attention for your business. Once you understand the basics of Twitter, you can increase the visibility of your business to hundreds of thousands of new people. Familiarize yourself with the use of effective keywords and hashtags to generate traffic for your Twitter presence.

Why Use Twitter?

For Melody23, Twitter is a way of reaching potentially millions of readers and for those who write for a living, it’s vital to reach as large an audience as possible. Melody23 tells you how you can build a following on Twitter and how not to annoy your followers. Find out more about why Melody23 thinks Twitter is a good way to spread your word.

Tools for Using Twitter

Of course, there are many ways of using Twitter and some of the most prolific users have found tools that allow them to make even better use of a Twitter account. BarbRad has some tips on tools to use with Twitter, including Hootsuite and Bitly. She also has some great tips in that post for creating Tweets and storing them.

 

I Don’t Understand Twitter!

I found it hard to understand the need for using Twitter at first and Feisty56 has posted a useful article on this and how to “get it”, basically taking it in baby steps and provides some useful starting points.

How to Build a Twitter Following

BarbRad must use Twitter a lot because she has some GREAT ideas for building up your followers on Twitter.