For bloggers and entrepreneurs, it can be a struggle to maintain the stamina to push out regular content, not to mention the continuous flow of ideas. A lot of energy and imagination are required when dedicating yourself day in and day out to your creative cause – especially when there's a high volume of competition. If you're looking…
Twitter is one of the most underutilized learning tools available. Every second, there are 6,000 tweets about life, experiences, news, and learnings. Learn
Such a smart strategy! I don't unfollow everyone but I regularly clean my following list. Like Eli Overbey, I want to keep learning.
More Twitter followers doesn't always equal more sales. Know your goals and how to measure them. Here's some advice about maximizing Twitter for your brand.
It's never really about the number of followers. The more you chase glory, the less you are likely to succeed.
Great post by Nathan T Baker!
We need to talk about social sharing counts. Content marketers have developed a serious addiction to them that I think is bordering on unhealthy–and I’m saying this as one of the folks on the team …
While reading Jason Amunwa's excellent piece, I kept asking myself the following question: "Isn't our obsession with numbers the true culprit in the low quality of content we see pretty much everywhere?"
What are your thoughts?
Twitter provides a proximity, immediacy, and ability to connect with others that are unparalleled. Let me show you how with three examples.
Want to learn how to rock Twitter without breaking the bank? These three small businesses have a few tricks up their sleeves. I learnt a couple of things by just taking a look at them while writing the post!
What if I told you that there are three distinct types of Twitter Retweets and they can all be used differently to get specific results? Would you be surprised? The fact is that most people are only aware of or consistently using one of the three types and missing opportunities to be effective.You might be surprised to learn that Twitter didn’t even invent the RT. Retweets were actually started by Twitter users, not the social network itself. Back on April 17, 2007, Eric Rice (also from Portland
Which type of Twitter RT do you use the most frequently? A very interesting post written by Robert Caruso!
Last year, I came across an interesting question on Quora: Why should a brand do social media monitoring? For someone like me, who works in social media, the answer is obvious. But it may not be so clear to a small business owner. While keeping an eye on social media mentions can be a lot... Read more »
Have you ever thought of Twitter as a social media monitoring tool? With TweetDeck, it's never been easier.
In this article, I share tips and best practices to help you take your small business to the next level...
Recently, Twitter's oft-neglected Direct Message (DM) tool added a group DM function, a feature that was well-received, but then seems to have gone nowhere. This should not be the case as it's incredibly useful. Group DMs on Twitter have the power to become real game-changers. This could fundamentally alter how you use Twitter and how much value…
Have you ever thought of the Twitter Group DM feature as something more than just a basic messaging system?
I hadn't until reading this excellent post from Angela Alcom. She suggests some very simple ideas. I really like the ones about topical ninja groups and the inner circle of your most loyal followers.
Now, my brain is cranking up with tons of ideas! What about you?
NB: Twitter Group DMs only work if you use the official Twitter app (mobile / web) or TweetDeck...
Last year, a company called Office Candy mentioned several Twitter users in a “thank you” message.Since I was in the list, I responded to the team to acknowledge its kind gesture. The screenshot above shows what happened within the next few minutes.As far as I know, there is no written rule against replying to all users mentioned in a Tweet. However, the practice often creates confusion and jams conversations. Whenever you click the “Reply” button under a Tweet that contains several usernames, p
This week's roundup looks at Mobilegeddon, the latest usage numbers for Facebook, and Twitter’s and LinkedIn’s new tools and features...
Among all the platforms that exist, Twitter is probably one of rare where the concept of virality applies.
Matthew Yeoman shares some great examples of branded Tweets that had crowds in RTing mode. The reasons? Timing, market research, and creativity.
As you will see, the brands did not reinvent the wheel. They used humor while occasionally playing with fire.
My favorite example is KitKat. What about you?
Do you remember your first website? I had created mine to promote my translation services. The thing that really made me proud? The GIF of a mouse lifting weights right in the middle of the front page. Well, as it turns out, everyone else thought it was lame. lol
Did you miss our monthly Twitter chat? Here is the recap.
We had 16 participants! Thank you to Jon Whitbeck for being a guest!
This is an old article that needed a coat of "fresh paint."
Over two years ago, I was faced with a troll in a Twitter chat where I was a guest. It was stressful to have to answer questions, interact with people, and deal with a person bent on challenging everything I said.
But I prevailed with some humor and professionalism.
You will find a couple of tips in this post. Read it at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-valuable-trolls-more-than-you-know-cendrine-marrouat
Lists are one of the most underused features on Twitter. And yet, they can provide some huge benefits. You just have to understand how you can use them.
Here are 6 creative ways in this article. There are many more, of course. But they should give you some food for thought!
As a part of the IMEC Labs Test Group, we have been running some tests to see whether or not tweeting a link to a page that is otherwise invisible to Google can cause it to be crawled and indexed. The short story is this is: Yes, it might.
A fascinating study about Twitter and Google!
The other day, I was discussing customer care on Twitter with a friend. We agreed that brands serve consumers better if they have two separate handles: one for content and one to handle questions and issues. It's important not to mix everything.
As Lauren Dugan states in this article, it also "indicates to customers that [brands] are serious about customer care."
Great companies are also responsive, have a personality, follow up, and know when to take things off of Twitter if need be.
Overall, a concise article with nice examples. Read it at http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/best-twitter-customer-service/613411.
The Twitter bio is one of the most overlooked features on Twitter (with lists). Many people think that no one looks at it anymore. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Every time I check a Twitter profile, the first thing I focus on is the bio. If I find it relevant to me, I will have then read some tweets, and peruse lists.
Making a Twitter bio shine is not difficult. Aaron Lee has some great tips for us. My favorite is #4: including the username of your employer.
Read the article at http://www.postplanner.com/awesome-twitter-bio-ideas-to-entice-followers/