Twitter Ain’t Dead Yet: Why You Should Keep Using Twitter

Twitter Ain’t Dead Yet: Why You Should Keep Using Twitter

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So many people have said they are going to leave Twitter, or not use Twitter, and that it’s just not relevant anymore for them. There are tons of people who are tweeting regularly, still generating leads, connecting with key influencers, discovering opportunities, promoting their blogs, and building profitable businesses, all from their Twitter efforts. Twitter Ain’t Dead Yet: Why You Should Keep Using Twitter Clearly, relevancy isn't the issue. The truth is, it’s not Twitter that’s the problem, it’s the users that are the problem. Yeah, I said it. There are some user-errors that have contributed to the Twitter-is-not-worth-it myth. Not to worry, we’re going to cover the reasons why Twitter still rocks as an entrepreneur’s dream platform, and how you can tweak your Twitter strategy today to get the…
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Creative Ways Your Business Can Use Twitter Every Day

Creative Ways Your Business Can Use Twitter Every Day

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Microblogging sites are a great way to get more attention for your business. They're easy to use, and they force you to keep your message short, sweet, and to the point. So what is a microblogging site? A microblog is a site like Twitter or Tumblr that acts as a social media site which allows you to blog but limits the length of your posts. Microblogs typically only allow posts to be between 140 and 200 characters, which means your message has to be short and sweet. These platforms are great for engaging customers because they don't force people to read long posts. Instead it does just the opposite and gets people's attention quickly. How to Use Twitter for Business Let's take a look at several ways your business can use a…
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The Reason You Should Tweet In 120 Characters

The Reason You Should Tweet In 120 Characters

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If you’ve studied any Twitter tips, on this blog or elsewhere, you may be familiar with the recommendation to tweet in 120 characters or less. Some marketers suggest the best tweet length is 100 characters or less. But do you understand why this is the recommended length of a tweet?   Are you making my life easier? How easy do you make it for your Twitter followers to share your tweets? If I’m using a third party Twitter client (such as Hootsuite, TweetDeck, etc.), and I try to retweet your tweet and include ‘RT @username,’ will I have enough character space? Or will I have to modify your original tweet to accommodate the 140 character limit? This is a big deal. I want to use the classic 'RT @username' when…
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How to Create a Twitter List

How to Create a Twitter List

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Are you using Twitter lists to manage your Twitter timeline? When you’re actively using Twitter, consistently following and engaging new tweeps, your following will grow so large that it will become a challenge to manage.   What is a Twitter List? A list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list. Note: Lists are used for reading Tweets only.* Twitter lists are the best, most effective way to isolate tweets from specific people.  Twitter gives you the easy ability to group people into specific lists, which you can refer to quickly to catch up with tweets you may have otherwise missed as…
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Top 5 Must Have Twitter Lists Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Top 5 Must Have Twitter Lists Every Entrepreneur Should Use

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Are you using Twitter lists to manage your Twitter timeline? When you’re actively using Twitter, consistently following and engaging new tweeps, your following will grow so large that it will become a challenge to manage. Twitter lists are one way to manage your busy timeline. Twitter gives you the easy ability to group people into specific lists, which you can refer to quickly to catch up with tweets you may have otherwise missed. Twitter lists are the best, most effective way to isolate tweets from specific people, so that you can look at them separate from your crowded timeline. Quick Tip: Did you know you can follow Twitter profiles using lists without actually following their accounts, which means these users aren’t notified that you’re following them. Technically, you’re not following; you’re…
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7 Mistakes Twitter Users Should Avoid

7 Mistakes Twitter Users Should Avoid

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So far, we’ve looked at several tips to build your Twitter strategy. First we used 10 Quick Twitter Tips to get you on the right track to building a Twitter profile and network. Next, we learned a few easy ways to build your Twitter following. So here’s my thought: Instead of providing more tips of what to do, how about I switch it up and give you a few suggestions of what NOT to do on Twitter? (more…)
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