50 Tweetable Twitter Tips You Wish You Knew Years Ago

by Diana Urban is the Head of Conversion Marketing at HubSpot

Anne Newton from McKinney ran across this blog post and thought it was an awesome “cheat sheet” for anyone that tweets on behalf of their business. It’s succinct and easy to reference giving you 50 useful tips to help you be an effective user and make sure you are maximizing your reach and engagement on Twitter. A few tips might feel basic but they are all great reminders. Might be worth passing along to whoever manages your social or others in the system you think would find useful.  READ ON …

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Want to get more followers and increase engagement on Twitter? Or … just want to make sure people don’t think you’re a space case on Twitter?

Either way, here’s a massive list of 50 Twitter tips that will make you a more effective Twitter user, and that you wish you knew years ago.

Plus, you can look like a Twitter pro, too! Each tip has a [click to tweet] link so you can quickly tweet out that tip. Better yet, schedule one a day for the next fifty days, and you’ll look like a marketing rockstar.

Optimizing Your Twitter Profile

1) Make yourself easy to recognize by using a close-up headshot of yourself as your profile picture. [click to tweet]

2) Make the most of your Twitter bio. Show off your skills and uniqueness without over-hashtagging. [click to tweet]

3) Twitter’s new profile design dimensions: header photo = 1500 x 500 px | profile pic = 400 x 400 px. [click to tweet]

4) Include your URL in your Twitter bio, not just the URL field, to optimize for mobile users. [click to tweet]

What You Should Tweet

twitter with hashtags5) Structure your tweets like this to increase clicks: KEY MESSAGE – LINK #HASHTAG AFTERTHOUGHT [click to tweet]

6) Don’t be entirely self-promotional on Twitter. Mix up your content and interact with your followers. [click to tweet]

7) Establish yourself as an industry thought leader by adding commentary to the links you tweet. [click to tweet]

8) Try keeping tweets short — 100 characters instead of 140 — to let people add their own commentary. [click to tweet]

9) Curate content you tweet from a wide variety of sources to keep your followers interested. [click to tweet]

10) Let your personality shine on Twitter. Tweet funny/interesting content along with the business content. [click to tweet]

11) Share images in your tweets to increase engagement, since images now appear inline on Twitter. [click to tweet]

12) Be real. It’s okay to tweet mundane things like weather commentary or what you’re eating SPARINGLY. [click to tweet]

Increasing Twitter Engagement

twitter fav button13) Engage with others and show appreciation for their tweets by using the favorite button as a “like.” [click to tweet]

14) Be responsive on Twitter, not a robot. If someone asks you a question on Twitter, answer it! [click to tweet]

15) If you retweet every single tweet you’re mentioned in, followers will think you crave attention. [click to tweet]

16) If someone regularly retweets or replies to you, add them to a list so you can return the favor. [click to tweet]

17) Twitter is a two-way conversation. Tweet questions to encourage your followers to interact with you. [click to tweet]

18) Nobody HAS to share your content on Twitter. So if someone authoritative retweets you, thank them. [click to tweet]

19) Run Twitter contests using hashtags to increase engagement quickly. It’s gratifying to win! [click to tweet]

Making Sense of the Chaos

20) You don’t have to follow back everyone that follows you. Doing so would clutter your stream. [click to tweet]

21) Use hashtags (#) to join relevant conversations and make your tweets easy to find. [click to tweet]

22) Use lists grouped by industry or topic to follow people you want to pay attention to on Twitter. [click to tweet]

23) Create public Twitter lists (vs. private) so members know when they’re added and likely reciprocate. [click to tweet]

24) Save time by using tools like Tweetdeck or HubSpot’s Social Inbox to schedule tweets for the week. [click to tweet]

25) Blocking people doesn’t “block” them from your tweets, but removes them from your Twitter stream. [click to tweet]

Avoiding Silly Twitter Mistakes

26) Don’t tweet at people with links to your blog hoping to get their attention. That’s called spam. [click to tweet]

27) Don’t send auto-DMs. Ever. No exceptions. Just don’t do it. If you do, people will unfollow you. [click to tweet]

28) Don’t #overuse #hashtags #in #your #tweets. Limit yourself to 1-3 hashtags per tweet. [click to tweet]

29) If you favorite every tweet someone is mentioned in, even via automation, you’ll seem like a stalker. [click to tweet]

30) Don’t gripe on Twitter. People like to surround themselves with positive people, not complainers. [click to tweet]

31) Long personal chats should happen over DM. Otherwise whoever follows both of you will be inundated with your tweets in their Twitter stream! [click to tweet]

32) Don’t repeatedly follow and unfollow Twitter users seeking attention. They will notice … in a bad way. [click to tweet]

Optimizing Your Twitter Stream

33) Use landscape-oriented images on Twitter, using approximately a 2:1 dimension, for the best appearance on the Twitter feed. [click to tweet]

34) Try incorporating an image into every three to four tweets so they’re more prominent in a user’s feed. [click to tweet]

35) Track which tweets get more replies, retweets, favorites, and clicks. Use this data to influence future tweets. [click to tweet]

36) B2C brands report 17% more engagement on weekends. B2B see better engagement Monday – Friday. [click to tweet]

37) Share important tweets four times throughout the day using different angles to cover all time zones. [click to tweet]

38) If Twitter is your morning task, schedule tweets throughout the day instead of posting them all at once. [click to tweet]

Getting More Twitter Followers

39) Measure your Twitter success not by your number of followers, but by the quality and level of engagement. [click to tweet]

40) Follow twenty people with similar interests per day. That’s not overwhelming, and reciprocal followers will add up quickly. [click to tweet]

41) Tweet about Twitter itself to get more followers. @HubSpot’s most-shared content is about Twitter. [click to tweet]

42) Don’t follow more than a couple hundred people per day. Twitter might mistake you for a spam bot and suspend your account! [click to tweet]

Having Good Twitter Etiquette

43) If you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, don’t say it to them on Twitter. [click to tweet]

44) Don’t try to start arguments with people on Twitter. A friendly debate is fine, but respect others’ opinions. [click to tweet]

45) Don’t be a troll on Twitter, no matter how angry you are. For most, Twitter isn’t really anonymous, and your public anger could come back to haunt you later. [click to tweet]

46) If you tweet spoilers while live-tweeting TV shows or sporting events, use the right hashtag so people can filter it out. [click to tweet]

Optimizing Your Blog for Twitter

47) Optimize your blog post titles so when people tweet them, they’re catchy enough for people to click on the links. [click to tweet]

48) Add social sharing buttons like AddThis to your blog to make each post easy for readers to tweet. [click to tweet]

49) Use Click to Tweet to provide bits of text in your blog posts readers can tweet in a single click. [click to tweet]

50) Don’t overthink your tweets. If tweeting for a company, be agile without implementing a huge approval process. [click to tweet]

Want to share this post? Here are some ready-made tweets:

Click to Tweet: 50 Twitter Tips You Wish You Knew Years Ago – http://hub.am/1gWQGC9 by @DianaUrban at @HubSpot #TwitterTips

Click to Tweet: Check out this massive list of 50 #TwitterTips. Which is your favorite? http://hub.am/1gWQGC9

Click to Tweet: Look like a Twitter pro! Tweet one of these tips each day for the next 50 days: http://hub.am/1gWQGC9

Written by Diana Urban

Diana Urban is the Head of Conversion Marketing at HubSpot. In her free time, she’s the author of http://ustandout.com and STEALING PARIS, her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @DianaUrban

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