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I am a great believer in Twitter as a marketing platform. My intention with this curation is to bring together the best advice on using Twitter for marketing from around the web.
I hope you find it useful.

 

Chas Begley
Internet Marketing Professional
 

The Write Connection also curates several other social media topics on Scoop.it. You can access them all at the link above.

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Using Followerwonk to Grow Your Twitter Account - Whiteboard Friday

Using Followerwonk to Grow Your Twitter Account - Whiteboard Friday | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it
In this week's Whiteboard Friday, Rand speaks about using our Followerwonk tool to grow your Twitter account.
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Tweets Affect Search Engine Rankings

Tweets Affect Search Engine Rankings | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: This study by Branded3 shows that there is a correlation between Tweeted urls and a page's search engine ranking. 

The effect levels out at 50 Tweets with further benefits kicking in only after a url had accumulated over 7,500 tweets at which point a url is almost guaranteed a top 5 placing. 

 

The lesson from this landmark study is clear; that brands need to encourage tweeting of their most important pages. 

 

A good summary of the study can be found here: http://goo.gl/m3ifw and the full report and the data from the study is available for download.

 

Highly recommended reading for anyone using Twitter for marketing. 

 

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Twitter Background Design How-To and Best Practices

Twitter Background Design How-To and Best Practices | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: The last thing you want when someone visits your Twitter page is for them to be greeted by the standard default background. It shows that you are not serious about your brand or using Twitter to its full effect.

 

In this post designer Chris Spooner looks at different styles of background and gives tips on how to customise one that complements your brand.

 

You can read it here:

 http://goo.gl/p6oIt ;

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5 Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: Your Ultimate Guide

5 Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: Your Ultimate Guide | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: Twitter chats are a great way of community and influence building.

 

Once you have decided on a topic, they are very easy to set up. This guide by Ann Smarty takes you through the process:

 

http://goo.gl/4oBx5 ;

 

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Successful Twitter campaigns for SMEs

Successful Twitter campaigns for SMEs | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: Three very short interviews on the Washington Post Blog.

 

Dave Kerpen of Likeable media reveals how Twitter chats have generated over $300,000 in revenue.

 

Hannah Huhman of Come Recommended, also reveals success using chats.

 

Laura Calandrella uses Twitter for targeted engagement and for sharing her personal experiences. 

 

The full article can be seen here:

http://goo.gl/Edh1t ;

 

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8 Twitter Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

8 Twitter Marketing Mistakes to Avoid | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: If you are tweeting to support your business then it is important you put some thought intowhat you are doing.

 

Just tweeting on regardless can actually damage your business and have the opposite effect of what you are trying to achieve.

 

This simple guide from Bruttany Botti outlines 8 common mistakes people make. Her tips can be read here on business2community.com:

http://goo.gl/6Qvai

 

 

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10 Twitter Assumptions That Are False - AllTwitter

10 Twitter Assumptions That Are False - AllTwitter | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

A bit of Twitter etiquette from All Twitter. This post concentrates on ten commonly held assumptions that are not always true. 

 

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The Pros & Cons of Twitter Advertising for Small Business

The Pros & Cons of Twitter Advertising for Small Business | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it
Learn the pros and cons of using paid Twitter ads as a small business marketer.
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15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media Marketers

15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media Marketers | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it
If you want a few tips on how to best create a great chat on Twitter, here are 15 hashtags that fit the bill.
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HOW TO: Archive Twitter Search Results in a Google Spreadsheet (and Analyze Them!)

HOW TO: Archive Twitter Search Results in a Google Spreadsheet (and Analyze Them!) | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

We find Twitter the most essential social media tool for Internet Marketers on many levels, mainly because of its search API. Unlike Facebook's and Google Plus's non-existent search options, Twitter makes it easy to go through the huge amounts of updates being published every minute and find those which are relevant (and important) to your brand.

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5 Amazing & Innovative Twitter Marketing Techniques

5 Amazing & Innovative Twitter Marketing Techniques | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Case studies of some innovative Twitter campaigns

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4 Ways to Use Twitter for Customer Service and Support

4 Ways to Use Twitter for Customer Service and Support | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it
Twitter has changed continually over the past few months, as the service becomes more and more mainstream.

The results we’ve seen from using Twitter as our most important support channel day in and day out are incredible.

Here are the 4 most powerful insights on using Twitter for customer service that I’ve learned along the way.

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How to Better Manage Your Twitter Relationships

How to Better Manage Your Twitter Relationships | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it
Commun.it: Discover how this Twitter management tool can quickly and effectively help you build an engaged community of influencers and brand advocates.
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How To Optimize Your Tweets To Increase Engagement

How To Optimize Your Tweets To Increase Engagement | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: Some usefulfacts facts on increasing engagement on Twitter. 

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Who Uses Twitter Anyway?

Who Uses Twitter Anyway? | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: 'The days of “I don’t get Twitter” may be over. Tweets are now a form of self-expression among connected consumers, and it is this connected generation that continues to grow in size and influence year over year.'

 

The latest research on Twitter usage by Pew Internet reveals that the micro blogging service is now a daily habit for 8% of all internet users. It also reveals that the largest group of users is young people with 31% of 18-24 year olds using the network. This suggests Twitter use will continue to grow in the coming years. 

 

These are just two of the results from a fascinating survey. More results can be read here:

http://goo.gl/GM4ur ;

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4 Awesome Types of Successful Twitter Contests

4 Awesome Types of Successful Twitter Contests | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: Twitter contests can be used for creating excitement around a brand account, increase engagement and build a following.

 

In this post Aaron Lee outlines four different types of Twitter competitions:

 

1. Creative Answer

2. Sweepstakes

3. Photo competitions

4. Question and Answer

 

The full post can be seen on Jeff Bullas' blog here:

http://goo.gl/OCAOT ;

 

 

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Why Twitter Needs to Change to Keep Up with Social Media Marketing

Why Twitter Needs to Change to Keep Up with Social Media Marketing | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: An interesting post by Nisha Kaushal on the limitations of Twitter for marketing which while I don't agree with all the reasoning makes a number of valid points.

 

The five limitations the post highlights are:
1. A Lack of Community
2. Zero Monetization
3. The Lack of Multimedia
4. Maintaining Their Identity
5. Public Image

 

The flip side to Twitter's lack of personal community is the fact that it has enormous reach capability and can spread a message faster than any other network.

 

The other big advantage of Twitter is that it gives you access to major influencers, you can contact anyone on the network and while they may not necessarily respond you can still get you message to them. This ability to extend reach to those influencers is simply not available elsewhere.

 

You can read the full post here:

http://goo.gl/gvMaL ;

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Analyze Twitter Data for Any Search Term [Free Tool]

Analyze Twitter Data for Any Search Term [Free Tool] | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Chas Begley: TweetsCharts is a new tool released by Dan Zarrella that provides a host of analytical information for any Twitter search term (including any hashtag, username, word, phrase, or URL).

 

It provides a whole host of potentially useful data including listing the percentages of tweets containing links, hashtags and mentions. It also tracks the number of the average number of tweets per minute.

 

The tool can show the most popular words and hashtags in the tweets as well as identifying who is mentioned.

 

Having had a little play I think it is excellent for helping understand any topic on Twitter.

TweetCharts is free but requires you to enter an email address.

 

You can read Dan's post about TweetChart's functionality in Hubspot here:
http://goo.gl/I3Qrm


TweetCharts itself can be found here: http://goo.gl/raUsH

 

 

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Blog-Twitter Integration Taken to New Level - Dashter Wordpress Plugin

Chas Begley: If Twitter interaction is central to your social media marketing strategy then the Dashter Wordpress plug-in may be a useful tool for building a powerful community.

 

Dashter includes built in Twitter tools that allow you to manage your Twitter stream directly from the dashboard. You have full functionality to allow you to monitor, search, tweet and retweet. Most importantly you can monitor real time conversations and trends and then instantly curate from them into your blog posts.

The curation function is the clever part; you can directly curate any tweet(s) directly into your blog post, add whatever commentary you like and publish immediately. Thus adding to the conversation, but at a much deeper level.

 

It's a clever bit of kit. It is easy to see how the almost instant publishing of a blog commentary on tweets and then tweeting the blog out will significantly increase the engagement with the community, as well as the depth of relationships within it. It will of course also bring traffic to your website and could be invaluable in building an audience and creating a community around your domain.

 

Dashter is not going to suit everyone and it is likely to be time consuming to really get the maximum benefit but for businesses that want to specifically concentrate on using Twitter to build a brand I think it will be a tool of unparalleled value.

 

Dashter costs a one-time $65 charge for a single web domain with substantial discounts for mulitple domain orders. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

 

You can see their video introduction here:
http://goo.gl/D7p4D ;

 


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Thanks Giuseppe, this was very interesting
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4 Ways to Grow a Twitter Following That Matters

4 Ways to Grow a Twitter Following That Matters | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Just following and unfollowing is no way to grow and engaged following on Twitter. It just adds a load of spam.

These four tips will help you find real followers interested in what you have to say.

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Ask an Expert: Why Twitter is great for small business

Ask an Expert: Why Twitter is great for small business | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Steve Strauss explains how Twitter can help your business

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How to Not Spam Twitter: 5 Tips | PCWorld Business Center

How to Not Spam Twitter: 5 Tips | PCWorld Business Center | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Very basic but it you are new to Twitter you need to know this stuff. 

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The Two Guaranteed Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter

The Two Guaranteed Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it
The Two Guaranteed Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter...
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Twitter ships a slick 20-page primer for small businesses, pushing good practices and promoting ads

Twitter ships a slick 20-page primer for small businesses, pushing good practices and promoting ads | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Twitter has added to the resources that it offers small businesses looking to use the service today with a 20-page guide. The guide offers a variety of Twitter techniques and instructions that are geared towards helping businesses harness the basics and then turn their account into something that they can use to build their business.

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5 Tips to Get Industry Influencers to Follow You on Twitter

5 Tips to Get Industry Influencers to Follow You on Twitter | Twitter Marketing Essentials | Scoop.it

Not all followers are equal - how do you get major influencers to follow you on Twitter?

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