How to Rock Twitter in 2015

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Revamp your profile

Twitter is not static and it should be revisited every now and then. Visuals such as your header and profile images need to be up-to-date, compelling, polished and optimized to reflect your brand and what you tweet about. One of the most important element of your Twitter profile your Twitter bio. It is one the first things your potential followers see, which makes it a unique opportunity for you to present yourself and your brand, grow your Twitter audience and build a stronger online presence.This means that you need to make sure you make the most out of these 160 characters with keywords, links and smart copy.

Tweet Smart

In Tweeting smart can help you increase your brand’s awareness on Twitter and build an audience in a more effective way. But what does smart tweeting mean? Using hashtags that are relevant to your content and the audience you’re targeting, knowing when it’s best for you to tweet to maximize your reach and of course tweeting often. You can use tools such as Social Bro that creates a report and lets you know when are the best times to tweet. Part of your content plan is also your tweeting frequency. A good starting point is sending out three to five tweets throughout a day. Obviously, you need to experiment with different tweeting frequencies to see what resonates best with your audience and discover when it’s best for you to tweet.

Split test your marketing on Twitter

Twitter is a great platform for split testing your marketing and gathering feedback. You can use Twitter to test the subject lines of your email marketing campaigns, blog topics and titles as well as social media copy.

Engage

It is important to remember that Twitter is not just a a tool for you to share your press releases promotions and content about how awesome you are. First and foremost Twitter is a social platform that calls for interaction with other users.
Answer questions, participate in conversations and retweet your followers. Building relationships with your audience and influencers in your field and being part of conversations not only helps you boost your brand’s visibility but also it is how you develop trust and establish yourself as an authority.

Use #hashtags

When you think of Twitter, you think of hashtags. Hashtags originated from Twitter and they have been adopted by different platforms as an easy way to label and categorize content.Using the right hashtags on Twitter can help you generate engagement and amplifying your message to specific audiences outside your group of followers and possibly generating leads. Using the right hashtags will help you target the right audience for your brand, be part of their Twitter conversations and start building relationships.

Go visual

Tweets that include videos and images have proven to drive more engagement than other tweets. As a result, many successful brands such as Oreo use a mix of GIFs, Vines, videos and images in their tweets on a regular basis with a positive impact on their engagement rates.

Twitter monitoring and analytics

Your Twitter strategy wouldn’t be complete without constantly evaluating and refining your tactics. This is the reason why you need to keep a close eye to your audience and engagement metrics and search for answers on what works and what doesn’t. At the same time, it is important to also focus on monitoring your brand and your competitors for a better understanding of what you need to change in your approach and where you should focus your efforts

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet

In our introductory post we explained that social Media is the

New Normal

There are a plethora of sites from Facebook, Pinterest, Digg and Delicious and not every Social Media Platform suits every business model.

Twitter is a different beast from Facebook in many ways but it is an equally powerful tool if used right.

Many people find it complicated at first, but once you grasp the concept of tweeting, retweeting, following and hashtags you will recognise the power of the little bird…

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Here are some key uses of Twitter for business:

Business Intelligence:

Every company has competitors and if you follow your competitors on twitter you can see what types of information they are sharing.

Not only can you see what they share but you can also see who is following them and usually, these are companies and individuals from your industry.

Gain Klout!

You gain loyal followers who like what you have to say and what you share ( articles, blogs, videos etc. ) This is why it is important to have a unique and consistent voice. This can ultimately translate into new business

Customer Service:

Twitter is a direct link to your customers and a tool to give in the moment customer service or just answer simple questions in real time.

If your business is not on twitter you should create a profile now . To get started, remember that your tweets are limited to 140 characters. When you share links they are usually automatically shortened or you can use bit.ly. In your profile, you can use your logo as a profile pic, put a brief synopsis of your business and a link to your web site.

This blog will share in-depth tips and tricks in future post, but we urge you to get started on twitter today.

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