PinExt 7 Powerful Ways To Increase Twitter Engagement

bigstock Follow Smartphone Means Follow 62818654 300x244 7 Powerful Ways To Increase Twitter EngagementTwitter.  Still the darling of the social media sites, in my opinion.

 It’s one of the easiest and best ways to have conversations with your ideal audience.  

However, engagement is the key to your success and many people don’t quite understand how to get and keep it going. 

Here’s 7 Powerful Ways to Increase Your Twitter Engagement:

  • Don’t talk so much!  While this may seem counter-intuitive, it’s actually not.  What I mean is, leave some room in your tweet for others to comment.  (especially the retweeters!)  Try it.  Make those tweets LESS than 140 characters!
  • Weekends ROCK!  While many business tweeters are there Monday through Friday, many MORE folks are tweeting up a storm on the weekends.  Saturday and Sunday can both be REALLY dynamite days!
  • People like to watch! It’s not what you think.  I’m talking about images and videos.  People are visual.  Even on Twitter.  Want to get people talking? Pictures speak 1000 words.  Or so we’re told icon smile 7 Powerful Ways To Increase Twitter Engagement
  • Ask!  Don’t be shy about starting a conversation.  Want folk to join in or RT?  Simply ask.  Say, “Can we discuss?”  or “Please RT” or something similar.  Just ask.
  • Use Hashtags.  This is the norm on Twitter, not the exception.  Hashtags group people together who are talking about the same topic.  Use them.
  • Link!  Don’t forget your link.  People are looking for your valuable content.  Tell them where to go get it!
  • Always have a Call-to-Action.  This is so important.  Whatever it is you want people to do, tell them.  Ask them.  Suggest to them.  Say, “click here” or “snag this” or “let’s chat.”  You get the picture!

OK, so now you know WHAT to do, the DOING IT is up to you!

Happy Tweeting!

-Martha

p.s.  Don’t forget to connect with me on Twitter: @MarthaGiffen

 

 7 Powerful Ways To Increase Twitter Engagement

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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PinExt How to Get Started Using Twitter for Business

bigstock twitter icon 59068679 300x300 How to Get Started Using Twitter for BusinessSo you want to get started using Twitter for your business.

Great idea, because Twitter now has over 500 million users and many of those are your potential customers.

One of the first things to consider is why you want to use Twitter.

Know what you are trying to do and what results you are looking for.  Here are a few reasons that might make sense:

  • Build your brand
  • Generate leads
  • Promote products and services
  • Connect with others in your industry
  • Share articles, blogs, news, ideas, etc.
  • Become the “go-to” person in your field

Once you have honed in on your mission, the next step is strategy.  No matter what your “why” is for using Twitter, always remember that social media is about communication.

Twitter communication can be either direct or indirect.

When you are tweeting, retweeting, sending out content, etc. you are indirectly communicating.  The same goes for your profile.  Yes, your profile IS a way of communicating.  You are letting people know what you look like, what you do, how you help THEM, and where they can get in touch with you.  Very indirect, but very effective!

Of course, if you are tweeting with someone (having a conversation), participating in Tweet Chats, or using direct messaging, you are directly communicating with people. 

This all adds up to a nice communication combination that leads to business growth.

The important thing to remember about Twitter is to make the splash you want, you have to be seen, followed, and listened to.

That’s where your strategy comes into play.  You must decide the frequency of content, how often you are going to show up “live and in person,” who to follow, who to retweet, who will retweet you, which keywords you need to hashtag, etc.

The secret to getting noticed?

Headlines.

You simply must take the time to use keywords in your headlines, make them interesting (questions work great, so do lists and how-to’s) in order to be compelling enough to pick up followers.  It’s not difficult, but it does take some thought.  The beauty of it all?  When you find something that works, use it. Again and again.

Twitter is a fantastic site to connect with prospects, find new clients, and grow your tribe.  Simply make a plan, be consistent, and just DO IT!

Need more?  Pick up your free copy of my special report, Best Tweet Tips and you’ll be on your way!

Happy Tweeting!

-Martha

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Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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PinExt Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media

bigstock a blue alarm clock on a white 46652533 300x200 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media Everyone wants Social Media to be quick and easy. 

The problem is, people tend to lose track of time, and before you know it, valuable time has been gobbled up!

Let’s put an END to that!

Here are several of my favorite quick and easy ways to use social media that work:

  • Upload a photo. This one takes a few seconds.  The key here is to make it interesting and relevant.  Photos draw the eye to your status AND help pull people into your story.  You see, stories are what make people continue to follow you.  Tell yours.  (Tip: Don’t forget to give photo credit if it’s not your own)
  • Reply, comment, and Retweet on Twitter.  I’m talking about paying attention to the people already following you.  Give them some ATTENTION.  Do you want people to tweet YOUR content?  Then apply the golden rule.  It takes very little time and the benefits are many.
  • Comment, like, and share on Facebook.  Great conversations start with one comment.  Be free with yours.  (Tip: don’t stay there all day conversing, quick and to the point work.)  Again, be willing to share.  Others will gladly return the favor.
  • Update your status. I’m talkin’ be consistent.  Update daily and remember, it doesn’t have to be with a clever comment.  You are free to put a blog post, relevant article, photo, or promotion.  But, here’s the deal.  Don’t post any of those things without SAYING SOMETHING about WHY you are posting it.  Asking a question about it will usually elicit a response.
  • Make connections! If you don’t read anything else in this post, this is the one to take to the bank.  Reach out.  To your followers, others in your niche, people you want to know.  Acknowledge them and tell them WHY you want to connect.  That’s usually enough to the conversation going.  (Extra points: Say hello to five new people every day.  Make it a point to increase your connection pool.)
  • Utilize the groups.  Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ shine in this area.  Simply add value to conversations already taking place.  Don’t promote, just be willing to add your two cents that increases the value of the stream.  You will soon have people following you (and buying your products and/or services) because of your expertise!

I know what you’re thinking.  That’s quite a list.

However, once you make social media a focused habit (3 times a day for 15 minutes), you will find it’s not such a time guzzler but has become your best friend.

I’ve simplified it here for a reason.

There’s waaaay too much overwhelm in the social media space when it comes to using it for your business.  Stop it, I say.  Make a daily plan and follow it consistently.  That’s the bottom line.

If you need help with that plan, you know who to call icon smile Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media

Peace,

-Martha

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Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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