6 Ways to Get Your Tweets Noticed

social media how to Do people pay attention to your tweets?

Are you customizing your tweets for maximum attention?

About 500 million tweets are sent every day. That’s roughly 5,800 tweets posted each second. Competing with that is a challenge.

In this article you’ll discover six ways to improve your tweets and get noticed.

#1: Personalize Retweets

Many people like to tweet out blog posts they’ve read. The path of least resistance is to click the Tweet This! button on the post. Those widgets are usually pre-populated with the title of the article, the link and the handle of the website or author. You don’t have to do anything but hit the button!

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Build a larger audience on Twitter.

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5 Ways to Find Leads and Customers on Twitter

social media how toDo you need more leads?

Have you used Twitter to find qualified leads?

Does the idea of finding new customers on Twitter peak your curiosity?

Many businesses don’t know how to cut through the clutter and find the people they’re looking for on Twitter.

In this article you’ll discover five ways to find leads and customers, engage with them and drive them to your products.

#1: Search Keywords and Hashtags

Twitter has over 600 million users around the world, so it’s a good bet most of your target audience is on the platform. Are you taking advantage of that by actively looking for and talking with them?

If not, start by making a list of keywords and hashtags related to your business name, your product names and even your competitors and their products. Use that list to conduct a simple search on Twitter.

Sift through the search results to find and follow prospects you think are interested in your business and products. Engage with them by retweeting their content and using @mentions to connect personally.

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A simple Twitter search returns a lot of opportunities.

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Essential Twitter Marketing Resources: A Complete Guide

social media how to Do you want to learn how to market yourself and your business on Twitter?

Are you looking for a resource to guide your Twitter marketing efforts?

Whether you’re marketing on Twitter as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you network with colleagues, generate leads, deliver effective advertising and measure the return on your activities.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on the Twitter platform.

Network and Generate Leads on Twitter

How to Use Twitter Advanced Search Queries for Leads: Do you struggle to find leads on Twitter? This article shares how to track username mentions, perform geolocation targeting, filter and exclude search results and search by sentiment to generate leads.

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Use advanced search queries to mine the right information from Twitter.

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6 Tips to Boost Your Twitter Conversations

social media how toAre you struggling to build an engaging Twitter community?

Do you want to lead relevant conversations, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Standard auto-tweets aren’t going to cut it. Your top priority should be creating helpful, authentic interactions.

In this article I’ll tell you six ways you can start Twitter conversations and keep your followers’ attention.

#1: Make Your Twitter Profile Inviting

When someone is looking for you or your brand on Twitter, the first thing they’ll do is search for you, and then they’ll check out your profile. If you want more followers, this is their first stop, so make it pop!

SpareFoot is an example of a Twitter profile done right. They’ve humanized their brand by showing employees having fun in their creative office space.

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New followers love to see the real you in your Twitter profile.

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How to Use Twitter Hashtags as a Prospecting Tool

social media how to Do you find it hard to have meaningful engagements with prospects on Twitter?

Do you want a better way to find quality prospects and increase your Twitter ROI?

Twitter is a key social media tool that gives you access to a targeted audience and relevant conversations, but first you have to cut through the noise.

In this article I’ll detail three steps for using Twitter hashtags to their full potential. Get ready to find useful conversations that connect you with ideal prospects.

Why Use Hashtags as a Prospecting Tool?

Twitter is noisy.

As a social media marketer, you know how important it is to have conversations with the right audience. But finding the right people and starting those meaningful conversations on Twitter is, shall we say, challenging when there are around 9,100 tweets sent every second.

So how can you find what you’re looking for without monitoring Twitter 24/7? Make the most of hashtags. They help you filter Twitter conversations so you can find discussions you can add to.

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Destination organizations and travel agents can find people looking for their help by filtering the #VacationPlanning hashtag.

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5 Ways to Grow Your Twitter Reach

social media how toAre you struggling to grow your Twitter following?

Do you want more people to see your updates?

If you’re a small business, it can take a while to build up your Twitter followers and that can be frustrating. You may wonder how other companies grow quickly and how you can replicate their success.

In this article you’ll discover five ways to jumpstart visibility for your Twitter profile and tweets.

#1: Follow Twitter Basics

Before you do anything else, be sure you understand a few Twitter fundamentals. You can increase your tweet exposure with just a few tweaks:

  • Don’t start tweets with @username. Starting a tweet with @username restricts its visibility to only you, the person you’re tweeting and any mutual followers. Your reach is automatically cut short!
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    Starting a tweet with @username limits your reach.

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    Here’s an example of a tweet crafted to put text before the first @username to give this tweet a wider reach.

  • Don’t use more than three hashtags in any one tweet. Too many hashtags in a tweet makes it look spammy and reduces your tweet’s shareability.
  • Don’t over-tweet about yourself or your products. The 80/20 rule applies on all social platforms. The 80/20 rule means you spend 80% of the time interacting with and promoting others and 20% of the time promoting yourself and your products.
  • Provide as much value as you can. Listen to your followers and the people you follow. What are their pain points? How can you solve those? When you share relevant, interesting tweets (without over-promoting), people see you as an expert and may recommend you to others as an important resource.

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5 Ways Twitter Chats Can Help Your Business

social media how toDoes your business use Twitter?

Have you considered using Twitter chats as a marketing tool?

As the use of hashtags on Twitter continues to flourish, conversations built around specific hashtags—or Twitter chats—have become commonplace.

While you may be familiar with how to use Twitter chats for personal networking, you might not know they can also be used by brands to achieve business goals.

In this post, I’ll show you 5 ways your business can benefit from Twitter chats.

#1: Connect With Customers and Prospects

Hosting an event is a great way for a business to bring its potential and current customer base together to learn, engage and build a deeper relationship. Not all businesses can host a conference or seminar, but every business can host a Twitter chat.

The key to hosting a Twitter chat that helps your business connect with potential and current customers is to choose a topic that resonates with your customer base. Whole Foods, for example, hosts a weekly Twitter chat that discusses (you guessed it) food.


HubSpot hosts a weekly Twitter chat that discusses the science and data of inbound marketing. Their Twitter chat is run in conjunction with a weekly webinar on inbound marketing, which makes it a great lead generation tool for their business. Especially considering that, according to the Hashtagify tool from CyBranding, the #scichat hashtag gets an average of 12 million weekly impressions.

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HubSpot combines lead generating webinars with Twitter chats.

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26 Ways to Create Engaging Content

social media how toAre you looking to create content that engages?

Does your content connect with people and encourage them to engage?

In this article I’ll show you 26 ways to make content that engages people, in an A-Z guide of tips.

#1: Authors Matter

Written content doesn’t exist without authors, whether constructing 140-character posts or 1000-word articles.  Not only do you want people who can write well (e.g., clear points, proper spelling and grammar, active voice), you need writers and team members who can think strategically about the content that will resonate most with your audience.

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Creating good content is important for social media engagement.

We’ll talk about more specifics as we go down the list. For now, think strategy.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement

social media how toIs your company’s social media as stale as last month’s bread?

Would you like to get more people-to-people interaction and begin a real conversation with your audience on social media?

No matter your company’s industry or size, you can encourage these deeper connections and improve your social media engagement.

Here are some tips to help you encourage people-to-people interaction, whether you are on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Foursquare or Instagram.

#1: Use Facebook to Highlight Employees and Reach Out to Fans

Your company is only as good as your hardworking employees—so don’t be afraid to highlight them.

SEOmoz uses Facebook photo albums to highlight their employees.

The SEOmoz Facebook Page does an excellent job of this. Two examples in particular really jump out.

The “Then and Now” photo album: Employees provided photos from their youth along with recent photos of themselves. This is a great way to show fans the human side of SEOmoz. Plus, the baby pictures are adorable.

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SEOmoz does a wonderful job of featuring employees, like in this “Then and Now” photo album.

The “What are Mozzers listening to?” photo album: All it took was snapping photos of employees with their headphones on and asking them what they were listening to. The result is an inside look at company culture.

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