26 Twitter Tips for Enhancing Your Tweets

social media how toAlmost anyone these days can throw together 140 characters and call it a tweet. But to use Twitter for maximum business impact there are many tried and true content sources ready to be used.

In this post I’ll introduce practical ways to use good content for your tweets, everything from A to Z.

#1: Answers

Think about the questions your customers and prospects asked you this past week. Or maybe there are the repeat questions you’ve already answered on the FAQ page of your website.

To get started, create a list of questions, and answer them in your tweets one by one—paying particular attention to the most relevant at this time. For example, focus on seasonal questions, current rates and discounts, promotions and sales or commonly asked how-to’s in your business and industry. Save the list and add to it as you go along. What you don’t use this week may make even more sense a few weeks from now.

#2: Behind the Scenes

Anne Handley refers to this type of content sharing as the “insider’s view of your company,” where you have the opportunity to share updates about the projects and work you’re currently involved in. You can also use behind the scenes as an opportunity to welcome a new client or feature any other newsy development. Give readers or followers an inside look at your company.

#3: Case Studies

Dust off those case studies and offer them via your tweets for immediate download. Another option is to repurpose the material by pulling out 140-character messages that will wow your Twitter followers.

#4: Daily Deals

Use tweets to announce a daily deal you’re offering or one you’ve signed on with Groupon (or another daily deal site) by pushing out a message to gain optimal attention (e.g., “Today $6 general admission ticket to Museum of Science and Nature—up to a $12 value.”)

#5: Events

When you’re hosting or attending an event, you can send out a tweet to let followers know about it. Perhaps your company has a booth, so you might send out multiple tweets during the event to let know conference attendees where they can find you.

#6: Factoid

These types of tweets are the one-liner statistics that impact your industry or are current events and newsworthy for a variety of reasons. They demonstrate your company’s commitments and interests, and add personality to your business.

#7: Guide

Customers may be new to Twitter, blogs and social networking sites. You can use your tweets as a way to educate them about the process and integrate your blog posts with your Twitter messages. Tweets themselves can be teaching tools about social media marketing.

#8: Hashtags

Hashtags consist of using the # symbol followed by subject words; e.g., #followfriday. They help organize information and make tweets more searchable. They’re commonly used at conferences and live events. You can search hashtags to see what people are talking about. It’s also useful to do an advanced search on Twitter using hashtags as one of the search operators.

#9: Interviews

Twitter messages don’t need to be confined to single 140-character messages. An interesting way to use tweets is in conversations via Twitter interviews. Cindy King’s informative post offers 7 Steps to Successful Twitter Interviews.

#10: Joint Venture

Good Twitter content consists of certain netiquette—giving credit where credit is due by retweeting, or by using other mechanisms such as the word “via”— indicating that you came across the information somewhere else and are now writing about it, too. Twitter is naturally viral and as long as you “pay it forward” and think of Twitter as a joint venture, your tweets will become an important component of your social media strategy where you won’t simply be pushing out messages, you’ll be conversing with others and building your social network.

#11: Keywords

Web content (and print content for that matter) has always been about the use of keywords. Twitter is no exception. Good Twitter content makes use of relevant words and messages. Make a list of keywords that best describe your business and industry. Use these words as you compose your 140-character posts. Think quality over quantity. Make every character and tweet count!

#12: Live Events

Tweeting about live events fits Twitter like a glove. The immediacy of getting out messages about start times is particularly useful in the business world, especially when you’re at an in-person conference or hosting a live webinar. Sending out follow-up tweets about an event is also a great way for webinar hosts to answer questions that may not have been fully addressed during the event.

#13: Meme

In a recent post, 5 Ways to Get the Support of Social Media Influencers, Sam Rosen discusses the importance of memetic content. He writes, “No Fear is a meme. The Red Bull Flugtag is a meme. It’s something that people can identify with, make their own and share with others.” Think of the possibilities of short memetic-type tweets. If you have a tagline that speaks to people and gets your company and brand noticed, you can further expand its reach by including it in a series of tweets.

The point being that tweets can have a theme to them. You can extract messages from larger bodies of work and group them together in an ongoing series.

#14: News

Twitter has been instrumental in helping break important stories about local and global events. As Greg Sandoval writes on CNET news, “One-quarter of all Twitter posts include a link to another piece of content, such as a news story or video. Twitter has 190 million unique monthly visitors, so that’s a lot of content zooming across the platform.”

Want to announce important company and industry news? There’s great potential for getting the message out there on such a large platform and you can do it very simply and cost-effectively by pressing the “Tweet” button.

#15: Opinion

Using opinions in tweets is a good way to make it possible for your customers and followers to get to know more about you and your company. Opinion tweets can be seen as brief editorials. For example, if your product is environmentally friendly, you can create green-oriented posts that reflect issues beyond your product. It’s important to convey the image you want to be known for.

#16: Photos

As the saying goes, "Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words," or in this case, sometimes a picture is worth 140 characters!

Let’s face it, there are times when a photo is more effective. One industry that uses photos a lot is real estate. How nice it would be for people looking at homes not only to hear about an open house happening in their neighborhood but also to see a photo of the property?

Josh Catone describes five ways to share images on Twitter:

  1. Twitter image sharing services
  2. SMS or email
  3. Brightkite or FriendFeed
  4. Skitch
  5. Encoded Tweets.

#17: Quotes

Business tweets can also be inspirational. They can motivate and influence thinking by using some of your favorite quotes.

  • There are websites that categorize famous quotes by topic, and by Googling “quotes,” you’ll find thousands of sites to choose from.
  • You can also use a quote from a book or magazine article you’ve been reading.

When planning your tweet, leave extra room for characters so you can be sure to give credit to the source.

#18: Real-time

To keep up with the flurry of information on a given topic, you may find it helpful to use a variety of tools to manage the influx of tweets. For example, on TweetDeck you can have a number of columns open to follow groups of people, see direct messages sent to you via Twitter, and organize by topic. That way you can stay ahead of the game and compose the most real-time tweets possible.

#19: Share Links

Many blogs and online news services offer integration with your Twitter account so you can share the link of the article with your followers as you read it. This is one of my favorite uses of Twitter. On the occasions when you come across a link you’d like to share and there isn’t a Twitter share widget already integrated for you on the web page, you can copy and paste the URL into a number of URL shorteners such as bit.ly or tinyurl, and add a few words about why you’re tweeting out the link.

#20: Tips

Got a product-related tip? A useful tidbit of information you’d like to share with your customers and followers? People are often looking for quick and easy solutions to manage their time and be more productive. Why not share some of your useful tips with them?

#21: Updates and Announcements

Updates and announcements from your business can be categorized as good to know, better to know and need to know. The Red Cross, for example, uses Twitter to broadcast important messages about emergencies and relief efforts.

#22: Value

When in doubt about what to microblog, think about what will add value to your audience today. What makes you the go-to company or service provider for your customers? Value tweets will remind them of why you’re an invaluable resource.

#23: White Papers

Ah, white papers. A list of content ideas for Twitter would not be complete without mention of white papers. Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner’s founder, is the author of Writing White Papers. White papers provide value to your readers and linking to them is an excellent cost-effective promotion tool. Why not get the word out on a frequent basis about your white paper offerings? Twitter makes it possible.

#24: Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’re a B2C business, you can use Twitter to give customers ideas about Christmas gifts and keep your products before their eyes through the holiday shopping season. With Twitter, you can continue to promote your products up to the last minute that they can be shipped in time to guarantee Christmas delivery.

#25: YouTube

Twitter can be used to link to a YouTube video. Videos are especially viral and people love them. For example, here’s a great YouTube video by Mari Smith on Twitter Hashtags.

You could tweet, “Checkout video on Twitter hashtags, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAHitI26MmE”. (As discussed above, you can save on character real estate by using a URL shortener.)

#26: Zippy Writing Style

Twitter messages need to make the best possible use of 140 characters. This is where writing style comes into play. Good tweet content is not only useful in terms of all the types covered up to now. What makes a good tweet stand out is how the message is delivered. In other words, tweet lively and entertaining messages.

Final Thoughts About Twitter Content Ideas

Creating a mix of different types of tweets for your business will help keep them fresh, relevant and readable.

What Twitter content ideas can you add to this list? Which ones are you already using? Which ones do you enjoy reading most? Leave your comments in the box below.

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About the Author, Debbie Hemley

Debbie Hemley is a freelance writer and social media coach. She helps businesses develop and maintain social media content strategies. Follow her on Twitter @dhemley & Facebook. Other posts by »




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  • http://twitter.com/KnDino Keri Andino

    Thanks for the great content in this post! Always looking for ways to keep followers connected and myself relevant ~ http://www.Kndino.com

  • http://www.peopleskillsdecoded.com Eduard – People Skills Decoded

    I think there is a lot of great content you can tweet. Personally, I try to balance sharing stuff that is written by other people and stuff that is written by me. I want to spread the news about the content of others and generate new content as well.

  • http://www.holidayscotland.org Greg

    tweeting is brilliant and very easy and fast to do, if used correctly it can be fantastic for your blog

  • http://www.facebook.com/sskrhak Shelby Clark Skrhak

    Great info here. As a social media manager and web editor for a national magazine, passed along to fellow reporters and editors.

  • http://twitter.com/mountjuliet Mount Juliet Ireland

    Excellent Twitter Tips – Thanks for these. Just wanted to place a comment on your blog and thank you in person!

  • http://twitter.com/3birdsmarketing 3 Birds Marketing

    Great tips on how to keep up a great twitter! We have our own personal Twitter (@3birdsmarketing, follow us!) and we maintain a number of Twitter accounts for our clients. We are always looking for ways to use Twitter in both a professional and an interesting way. Thanks for the advice!

    Fabi, Interactive Marketing Intern @3birdsmarketing
    http://www.3birdsmarketing.com

  • http://mytwittertoolbox.com David Perdew

    This is great, Debbie. It’s definitely all the ways I could have thought to use Twitter to communicate with, and more. Thanks for sharing such great ideas. I like your advice for “tweet(ing) lively and entertaining messages.”

  • http://www.a-zpoint.info Linda

    Thanks very much for such comprehensive information, you definitely know how to stretch 140 characters!

  • http://twitter.com/ComSatAV Commercial Satellite

    hashtags.org is down. apparently they did not renew their domain name. Thought you might like to know that since using their service is tip #8

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Keri. Keeping connected and relevant are key!

  • deb1221

    Eduard,
    I think that’s a great approach to take–balancing your content and others. –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Greg, I agree. When blogs and twitter work together they can be very effective for letting followers know about your post.–Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Shelby. And thanks, too, for passing along to your colleagues. Much appreciated. –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Glad you liked the tips, and thanks for taking the time to comment! –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Especially when you’re managing multiple accounts I find it particularly helpful to have lots of ways to approach Twitter. Any suggestions you’d add to the list? –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks, David. Nothing worse than downbeat, dull messages. I think everyone appreciates lively and entertaining! –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Linda. It’s amazing how far 140 characters can go. Url shorteners really come in handy!–Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks for posting about hashtags being down. I just gave it a try and seems to be working now. Wonder how long they were down? –Thanks, again, Debbie

  • SocialMediaKeith

    @Debbie thanks for the exhaustive list of tips.
    For some reason – I keep coming back to this Blog!

    Could it be great entertaining content?
    Yep! Enlighten, Entertain, Inform – great job!

    PS
    Threatened Mike that I’d share – if you kept it coming.
    Watch the facebook status ideas area now….

  • http://www.webdesignability.com/ Terry Dunn

    This the best compilation of twitter tips I’ve seen todate. There are some brilliant and unique ideas here. I particularly like answers, factoids and a twitter interview is an amazing idea to keep your posts sticky.

    Terry

  • Carolyn

    Here’s what I don’t get: I’m tweeting to push a product/service to thousands of followers who are also tweeting to push THEIR product or service so our tweets are not reaching who we want: a customer.

  • deb1221

    @SocialMediaKeith, Thanks for the comment. Social Media Examiner is an incredible resource. I look forward to seeing the posts and am honored to have my post here. –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Terry. I really love the interview idea, too. Cindy King did a great job in her post, http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/7-steps-to-successful-twitter-interviews/. –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Carolyn, always an interesting question. One that makes me (and others) stop in their tracks. I think this is where content comes into play.

    Providing meaningful, valuable content. A service to your customer. e.g. here’s info that educates, informs, will make a difference in your work vs. a tweet that can be seen more as an advertisement. We can watch broadcast TV for that.

    The possibilities for Twitter especially in the business world are vast. Can you account for this customer because of your tweets or your Facebook page? I think it’s part of your whole marketing and customer service package. What you offer online and offline. That’s where I think it reaches people. Thanks for raising the question! –Debbie

  • http://www.chrisandsusanbeesley.com Chris & Susan Beesley

    Great ideas – thanks for sharing – pleasure to RT

  • http://twitter.com/mmaconsulting Mary Abrams

    Debbie, great post. Thank you for sharing. Social Media Examiner is a daily must read for me. As you say it is indeed an incredible resource with amazing contributors such as yourself. Thanks again.

  • deb1221

    Thank you, Chris & Susan for your comment and re-tweet!

  • Aobston

    Fabulous info! I’m doing a workshop for business owners on social media tomorrow and I’ll be sending them to this post. Thanks!

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Mary. And as demonstrated in social media examiner’s first anniversary as a blog, there’s a strong and amazing community who comes to these pages each day. No small feat! –Debbie

  • http://www.mikepedersen.com/ Mike Pedersen

    My biggest complaint is ROI from Twitter. You hear all these stories of people who get new jobs, sell products, etc., but I’ve yet to see any significant ROI with my Twitter. Anyone else seeing a tangible ROI with their Twitter efforts?

    Mike

  • http://www.mayvintraininginstitute.com Francine

    Thanks for this article Debbie. This is quite often a burning question for many small business owners and you have brought all of these ideas together beautifully.

  • deb1221

    That’s great. I hope they’ll find it useful. Be interested to hear any feedback you receive.–Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks for your thoughts, Mike. I’d be interested in hearing others thoughts about Twitter and ROI.

    There are a few interesting posts which you might enjoy reading.

    I think what’s interesting in this piece is how the author, Mary Pratt, talks about twitter being a minimal cash investment and that the possibilities can go from zero to “infinite”. I’d have to agree that in the scheme of things twitter really has a minimal cash investment and as far as I see it, you can only benefit. But I’d be curious to hear what others think.
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/342369/What_s_your_Twitter_ROI_How_to_measure_social_media_payoff

    In this post, how Whole Foods says the biggest measure of their Twitter success is retweets, “If it’s posts are being retreated by followers and spreading across the Twittersphere and onto other social media channels, that show the retailer is being engaging.” And, drives traffic to their website.
    http://multichannelmerchant.com/social-media/twitter/0615-whole-foods-livestrong-twitter/

    Of interest, too: Dell’s Twitter ROI case study
    http://innerarchitect.com/2009/06/13/twitter-roi-case-study-dell-generates-3-million-in-sales-utilizing-twitter/

    Thanks again, Debbie.

  • Whistler Heather

    Debbie thank you for the tips…and the number of them too… I beleive variety is the spice of life…we can cater to more personalities if we switch it up a little cheers! Heather Clifford

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Francine. Appreciate your comment and taking the time to read! –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thank you, Heather. It’s always interesting to see what speaks to different people. I agree, catering to different personalities is key. –Debbie

  • Sahajwb

    Thank you Debbie for most informative tips. I will surely implement them .

  • http://www.chrisandsusanbeesley.com Chris & Susan Beesley

    SME is where get all the up to date tips and techniques that help us and our team – thanks for creating such a great resource.

  • http://www.usainternetmarketing.com/social-media-optimization.php social media marketing agency

    Wow, great tips.
    Thanks Debbie

  • Sophie Morris

    I am really new to Social Networking and have always been so stuck with what to Tweet about. This information has been invaluable to me – thank you!

  • http://barbaraling.com/ Barbara Ling

    You can also use your tweets to ask for customer input, ie, “We’re changing the layout on xyz – anything you’d like to see added?’

    Really excellent collection of tips – thanks!

  • deb1221

    You’re obviously not alone. Phenomenal participation and comments here.–Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thank you. Glad you find that helpful.–Debbie

  • deb1221

    Sophie, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Best of luck w/your tweeting! –Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks, good point about customer input. Ending with a question mark is a perfect invitation for engagement. Best, Debbie

  • http://www.victoriaplayer.com Victoria Player

    If one is tweeting in a business context I always feel that it’s a good idea to tweet something of a personal nature too. People do business with people not businesses. Giving a hint of your personality and revealing snippets about your life outside of business can help people connect with you more quickly and identify you as being someone they would like to do business with. This has been the feedback I’ve receive from my clients and was one of the deciding factors in their decision to hire me.

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Victoria. Great point. Some people struggle with that e.g. don’t want to be perceived as tweeting about what I ate for lunch.

    But when you strike the right balance of sharing snippets of your life that can be perceived as confirming for someone why they’d like to do business with you e.g. your interests, what you’re reading, an event you attended–that’s what helps keep the social in the social networking for business. Thanks, again.–Debbie

  • Véronique Schyns

    Very useful, thanks for this, Debbie! I’m working on a book promotion amongst others and I will want to try some of your tips.

  • deb1221

    Thank, Véronique. Quotes from the book and author interviews may be particularly useful for book promotion. I’ll be interested to hear what you decide to use and what you find to be most effective.–Debbie

  • http://twitter.com/bos_sportswoman Boston Sports Woman

    Debbie: Love these ideas! We implement many of these for our site (www.bostonsportswoman.com) to promote our bloggers’ content of the day! One more item to note is we use HootSuite to schedule our tweets to go every 5 – 10 minutes. This has helped increase our hits by over 85%! We also utilize this with our promotional partners to account for the ROI that was mentioned above. They each are seeing significant increases in their site traffic, FB pages and Re-tweets.

  • Amy

    Debbie – this is great advice. I can’t wait to try some of these new tips! Just opened a Twitter account for my company and trying to make it take off! thank you!

  • deb1221

    Boston Sports Woman, thanks for your comment. Thanks too, for mentioning Hootsuite which is really a great way to manage multiple pages and as you say, to schedule your tweets. Very impressive results! Glad to hear things are going well w/the content your using for your tweets. Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Amy, thanks for your comment. Have fun getting started with Twitter. I think not only will you find it useful for your business, but you’ll have fun with it at the same time. You’ll be the envy of your co-workers! Best, Debbie

  • http://twitter.com/3birdsmarketing 3 Birds Marketing

    Your list is pretty comprehensive! Like you suggest taking snippets from case studies and turning them into tweets, we do the same thing with blog posts. It’s a great way to re-purpose blog content to drive traffic and keep our material seeming fresh!

    We also use HootSuite to schedule out tweets to ensure that our busy schedules don’t keep our Twitter account from staying active. It’s great to be able to maintain a balance between scheduled posts and real-time, more conversational and time-sensitive tweets.

    Thanks for all the great tips!

    Emily, Social Media Manager @3birdsmarketing

  • Mpace101

    Still the best tip I have ever received was to go back each month and review what you have tweeted during that time. Be objective. Are you helping or hurting your brand (personal or professional)? Are you interesting (to more than yourself)? How often are you helping others? Should you stop tweeting after 3 beers?

  • outmaturity

    Hello! Really great post and you hit on many things that I had not considered for uses for Twitter. It also made me realize where I may be making mistakes “agitating” OutMaturity’s followers. That would not be a good result.

    Thanks for sharing your comments and suggestions!

    Michael
    OutMaturity.com

  • Vicky

    I’ve just joined Linked In and found your site – looks like a great source of all tips Social media – as I’m just starting out. Thanks for this.

  • deb1221

    Thanks, great tip. Maybe it ought to be called the Twitter Legal Limit, stop tweeting after 3 beers! Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Hi, Michael, Yeah, agitating wouldn’t be the result you’d be looking for. So with your new found twitter consciousness, go forward and tweet responsibly! –Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Hi, Vicky! Welcome to social media! You arrived at a great blog. Perhaps, serendipitous? You might want to sign-up to get updates on the top of the page. Best, Debbie

  • http://www.jamienorthrup.com/blog Jamie Northrup

    Awesome list Debbie, will definitely keep this handy, can never have enough ideas to keep tweeting, specially in times between conversations (or while sleeping lol)

  • Samuel R. Galutira

    An amazing guide to follow when twitting!

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Jamie. Always good to keep the ideas flowing. As for sleep, I definitely prefer my dreams to be in more than 140 characters! –Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Samuel, Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Best, Debbie

  • http://www.mazakaro.com Rahul @ MazaKaro

    ooh thank you very much , i’m not that big user or fan of twitter from the beginning , but this made it clear for me that twitter has many options and it can be very easily controlled ! i’ll be checking again !!!

  • deb1221

    Thank, Rahul. Glad to hear you’ll be re-considering Twitter. Now there’s something to tweet about!–Best, Debbie

  • http://theapptimes.com Eddie Gear

    Awesome tips Debbie, thanks for sharing this information about twitter, I am not yet very fond or comfy with twitter. I guess I can try what you have said.

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Eddie, If you do give some a try, see what works and feels best to you. Chances are some will feel more natural than others. But with the 140 character limit, the time commitment isn’t that big and if it helps bring more regular tweeting than it could be worth the effort. I’ll be curious to hear how it goes. Best, Debbie

  • Martha Giffen

    I love Twitter and blog about it all the time! It’s the quickest way to converse with your customers and the easiest way to meet new people in your niche. These are fantastic tips that everyone should print out!

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Martha. Great points about being able to meet people in your niche. Look forward to seeing your tweets and posts. –Best, Debbie

  • http://twitter.com/OrganicBabyGift OrgBabyGiftBoutique

    Thanks for the tips. Everything is explained so simply & takes the feeling of being overwhelmed out of the picture. Will definitely keep this article. Thanks!

  • deb1221

    Thanks for your comment Glad you’ve found the tips helpful.–Best, Debbie

  • http://www.Spidvid.com/ Jeremy Campbell

    Wow a TON of great tips here Debbie, my Twitter followers are going to RT the crap out of this one :)

  • http://www.MyGenChan.com MyGenChan

    I attended a Social Media Marketing Bootcamp last week where we covered most SM Mktg. platforms. Your post confirms what was covered re: Twitter and added a couple of excellent points that I had not heard before. Good Post! thanks.

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Jeremy for your comment. And for passing along to your Twitter followers. –Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thanks for your comment. Social Media Marketing Bootcamp! How cool! Anything in particular you’d like to share from that experience about Twitter or other platforms? –Best, Debbie

  • http://www.wickedinnovations.com/ Jeorge Peter

    Thanks Debbie for the tips, maybe I’ll add this as part of my social media marketing strategies aside from just using facebook.

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Jeorge. Having another tool in your toolkit should be an asset to your social media marketing strategies. I’d be curious to hear how you’d end up differentiating when to use one over the other.–Best, Debbie

  • http://charliethemarketer.com/who-am-i/ CharlieSeymourJr

    Some great reminders on this list. With 11 Twitter accounts, all based around keywords, I’ve been using Twitter for a long time. Thanks for the list.Charlie Seymour Jr

  • deb1221

    Thanks, Catherine. Yes, totally blown away by the amount of discussion. Awesome community here at Social Media Examiner. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. –Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thank, Charlie. 11 Twitter accounts, oh my! That’s a whole lot of tweets. Curious as to what works best with your tweets? Best, Debbie

  • http://charliethemarketer.com/who-am-i/ CharlieSeymourJr

    Debbie, I find what works best is announcing videos, telling people about new blog posts, responding back and forth with people who show interest, and even posting a pun or two. Hey, let’s lighten the load for a few people now and then.Some of my work is automated and some is on the spot. And when I have something timely, I can post a bit.ly link so people can see what I’m referring to AND i can keep track of the number of people who click on the link.Thanks for following up, Debbie!Charlie Seymour Jr

  • http://www.SocialAna.com/ Ana Lucia Novak

    well, I’m happy to say I’ve been using Twitter in the right way then!

  • deb1221

    Thanks for your comment. Good to hear! Happy tweeting. Best, Debbie

  • deb1221

    Thank you, Charlie. Always good to lighten up the situation. Twitter doesn’t need to be all work no play! Best, Debbie

  • http://twitter.com/gnomonsa Gnomon Informatics

    This is a great post, for a business who starts social media strategy just like us!

    I vote tip #1: Answers, as one of the best
    Thank you!

  • deb1221

    On behalf, of Tip #1, thank you for your vote of confidence! (The 25 others thank you, too) Best, Debbie

  • http://ebusinessmarketingservices.net/ Business Marketing Services

    I’ve always been confused as to what whitepapers are and how they work. I guess that it’s kind of like a magazine article but more of a marketing piece? Anyway, thanks for the tips!

  • deb1221

    Michel has a great piece entitled, How to Write a White Paper–A White Paper on White Papers where he says,
    “A white paper typically argues a specific position or solution to a problem. Although white papers take their roots in governmental policy, they have become a common tool used to introduce technology innovations and products. A typical search engine query on “white paper” will return millions of results, with many focused on technology-related issues.

    White papers are powerful marketing tools used to help key decision-makers and influencers justify implementing solutions.”

    http://www.stelzner.com/copy-HowTo-whitepapers.php

    Thanks for taking the time to read & comment. Best, Debbie

  • http://twitter.com/creativeswheats li smith

    Thank you for a clear, well-written article on tweeting tips, Debbie! Lots of food-for-thought here … much appreciated, Li

  • http://twitter.com/creativeswheats li smith

    Thank you for a well-written, upbeat article on tweeting tips, Debbie! ‘Tweet lively and entertaining messages’ — love it, Li

  • deb1221

    Thanks, for reading and taking the time to comments. Glad you enjoyed the post. To lively tweets!–Best, Debbie

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  • Michael

    Hi Debbie,

    …echoing most of the comments so far. My followers will get a great deal of value from these tips. Fire up the RT

    Michael

  • deb1221

    Michael, Thanks for your comment and RT! Best, Debbie

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    You hit them all. That’s what I look for in tweets.

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    Thank this was very helpful I am managing a Twitter account for a e-commerce site and it’s been a little difficult on getting people to engage with. I am going to imply these ideas and see what types of result we receive. I will keep you posted :)  

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    The post is a collection, of attributive, and relevant sources, of writing good tweets. It even relates, to many other social platforms, to boast ones’ participation, and equal connection, with other users. Thanks, for the write-up, and compilation. It’s marvellous.

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  • Arkhangael

    Thank you for the insight n ideas.
    Sincerely
    @arkhangael

  • Arkhangael

    Thank you for the insight n ideas.
    Sincerely
    @arkhangael

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