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20 Tips For Getting Your Content ReTweeted on Twitter

September 29, 2011 | By Adrienne Smith

20 Tips For Getting Your Content ReTweeted on TwitterI know there are a lot of Twitter fans out there, admit it! You can’t deny the power of Twitter.   Try all you want but it’s one heck of a powerful social media site.

Did you know that Twitter now has 200 million registered users but about 100  million are active every single month where around 50 million are active every day!   The Twitter users that log-in every month is up by 82% since the beginning of this year alone.

I wasn’t all that surprised to learn that 55 million users  log-in to Twitter from their cell phones each month too.  40% of Twitter users don’t tweet every month but they read everyone else’s tweets.  Twitter is projecting that by the end of this year there will be an additional growth of around 26 million users.  Wow!!!  I would say they are pretty darn popular.

So, want to know how to get your content retweeted on Twitter?  Have you been on there for awhile and can’t quite figure all of this out?  Here are 20 tips that just might help.

  1. Get rid of that egg and upload your photo pronto.  We really do want to see your smiling face.
  2. Create a bio on your profile and be sure to include a link to your blog, Facebook, website, LinkedIn profile or some other site you want your new followers to see.
  3. If you’re going to use a DM, make it worth their while.  Check out the post I send my new followers to, Promote Yourself.
  4. Include a link (promoting products) in your tweets only 10% of the time.
  5. Shorten your links with a service like Bit.ly.
  6. Don’t just retweet anything, read it first.
  7. Stop just tweeting about yourself.
  8. Be sure to know when your followers are tweeting.  Check out my post Are Your Followers Seeing Your Tweets? and learn more.
  9. Add something other than just the retweet message.  Get people’s attention.
  10. Stay positive.
  11. Help your followers learn.
  12. Don’t use profanity, we don’t want to hear it!
  13. Don’t retweet the same thing all day long.
  14. Share other people’s content 90% of the time.
  15. Share positive quotes or uplifting messages.
  16. Connect with people and have a conversation.
  17. Act like you are human and stop hiding behind boring tweets.
  18. Ask questions, engage people.
  19. If you enjoyed a certain post, tweet that author and let them know.
  20. Join a twitter chat, find one on TweetChat

Whether you want to admit it or not, Twitter is powerful.  By doing some or all of the above on a consistent basis you can see a dramatic increase in your content getting retweeted.  Mind you, I’m not making any promises because you do have to do the actual work involved but why not give it a shot and just see for yourself.

Got anything to add?  Do you know of any other really great tips that can help get your content retweeted on Twitter?  If so, you know I would love to hear them and I’m pretty sure everyone else would like to as well.  We do enjoy learning from the pros.

Thanks for stopping by today and you know I always appreciate hearing what you have to share.  So, don’t be bashful!

Oh, and be sure and tweet this to your followers.  I’m sure they will appreciate this as well.

{ 118 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eddie Gear
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Excellent best practice sharing Adrienne. Surprising that you have limited your post only to 20 pointers. Things like timing of tweets matter a lot to get your post retweeted. Good read.

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2 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Hey Eddie,

Thanks, glad you approve of this list.

The timing of it is included in #8 when you locate when your followers are tweeting. I referenced my other post I did on how to find that all out. :-) There are probably tons more but I thought those were the main ones.

Enjoy your day! :-)

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3 Ruth
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM

I tend to prefer lists that are more concise and focus on higher level best practices. My attentions span is pretty limited (with five children clamouring in the background!) Thanks for some great tips Adrienne.

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4 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Hey Ruth,

Five children!! Wow!! So was this one helpful at all or one of those that didn’t quite focus on some of those best practices? :-)

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5 Ruth
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:24 PM

You are ALWAYS helpful Adrienne!

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6 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Thank you Ruth, I’m happy to hear that! :-) Have a fabulous day!

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7 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Twitter can be funny at times just like everything else in social. You can send something out and get absolutely no response at all. However, people will see it because they might comment on it at a later date.

I’m probably guilty of tweeting with links more times than not. I want to promote my friends and it’s probably rare that I have something tweet worthy on its on; like I went to Starbucks or something……..

I’m a feedback kind of guy, I think it’s why I like blogging and commenting. Otherwise, I feel like I’m talking to myself and that can be pretty boring at times. Therefore, you are more apt to find me in the blogs via twitter but just using it as a vehicle to get there.

Good info though and definitely some points to consider. Thanks for sharing this and making me just a little bit smarter today……….:)

I hope your week has gone well.

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8 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Twitter takes awhile to work up to having some success. You have to really introduce yourself to everyone and not look like a spammer. Always sharing just your stuff.

What I mean by links Bill are affiliate links, links to promote products. You’ve seen them plenty of times I’m sure. People get on Twitter, they set everything up and then start promoting their products and services and then wonder after 30 days why they haven’t made any sales. Dah! That’s not how you get noticed on Twitter.

I think that’s why some people like Facebook better. You can have more of a conversation over there because it doesn’t limit you to 140 characters. That’s why it took me some time getting used to Twitter as well. I’m like you, I want to communicate with my friends. I just find it more difficult to do on Twitter but at least the conversations can start there.

Thanks Bill, I appreciate your input as always. I know you are in a different place then some but you’ve made your place here young man and I always enjoy hearing from you.

My week is going fabulous and I hope yours is too! So enjoy the rest of your day! :-)

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9 Steve Roy
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Always good to pick up a few tips from the master of social networking :)
I won’t lie, I need to improve on #’s 4,9,10,12,13,15.

I’m sure it will make a difference in the quality of my interactions, so thanks for pointing these out!

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10 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Hey Steve,

Thanks for your comment Steve… Okay, here’s the deal!

Let’s say you are brand new to Twitter, you start adding new followers like people suggest and then you watch your Twitter stream for about a week. Who do you think is going to stand out if you haven’t taken the time to get to know any of your followers?

It takes about two weeks of retweeting others people’s content and getting involved in conversations and all that I mentioned before people will start taking notice of you. Be consistent though and stick with it. You have SO much to offer Steve. We love your blog!

Now hang in there and you know I’m here if you have any questions. Have a great day okay! :-)

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11 Julia September 29, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I really like a few of these suggestions (retweet others posts, ask questions to engage people and tweeting the author of something cool I am reading) and the others are great, too! But these 3 are really great proactive ways to get my followers more engaged in what I am doing. I am really low on traffic and I am hoping to use these 3 tips to see a change. Thanks for the awesome tips!

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12 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Hi Julia,

Glad to know that some of these suggestions you’ve found helpful. I know those three you mentioned can make a difference. Just remember to be consistent. People slack off way too soon when they aren’t seeing the results they believe they should. Stay consistent, implement these and see where that takes you.

Appreciate you stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

~Adrienne

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13 Dennis September 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

This covers the basics very well. Beyond these, there are tools like Triberr that are effective, as well. To gauge progress in social media influence, I find it helpful to keep track of Klout scores.

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14 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Hi Dennis,

Great to see you here. Yes, these are the basics and I didn’t mention any tools that you can use because let’s face it. If people don’t understand how to use Twitter effectively, all the tools in the world aren’t going to do any good. You can join Triberr and have your tribe retweet your content but if you haven’t taken the time to add value to your followers they are going to disregard whatever you share.

Thanks for your input though because you are right. There are great tools out there and I definitely use some of them myself. They work beautifully! :-)

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15 Steve
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Adrienne,

Great tips here. I have been making a concerted effort to get more involved with twitter and become more engaged. It is not always easy for me, because I strictly limit my time “on” Twitter to remain productive.

But even with this limited time I have seen many positive effects from being more involved.

I found a couple of tips here that I know I can still do -better- at and I will strive to take them for action.

Thanks,

Steve

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16 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Hi Steve,

I know that time is something that’s hard for some of us to find. Sites like Twitter can be addictive and you can find yourself spending way too much time interacting with others if you aren’t careful. I limit myself to just a few times a day but it works wonders just that small amount of time I do spend. Twitter is now beating Facebook in the amount of traffic I bring to my site. If done correctly, it can greatly increase not only your traffic but your readerships as well.

Thanks for your input and happy to know that you took away something from this post. I appreciate you sharing that with me.

Have a great day!

~Adrienne

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17 Pj Zafra
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Hey Adrienne,

Great post here! I think you’ve just shared some great tips here! Getting our tweets retweeted is definitely a challenge at times. Definitely worth it to do our best to get a strong presence in Twitter by doing the right things. Thanks for sharing this! Keep it up! :D

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18 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Hi PJ,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it and hope it was helpful!

You are so right, it takes awhile to get a strong presence in Twitter but if you are doing the right things, you will get noticed so much faster. Remember, this isn’t about you for he most part. You want to help others.

I appreciate your comment and thanks for taking the time to stop by.

~Adrienne

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19 Fred Tracy
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Awesome post as always, Adrienne. As a bonus, I’ve been wondering about Twitter lately so it’s funny that you released this when you did.

You mentioned that we should share other people’s content 90% of the time and not always tweet about ourselves. Is this really true?

I say this because I know that when I follow someone I mainly want to see what they have to say. It’s cool if they share other people stuff every so often, but I mostly just interested in them.

What do you think?

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20 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Hey Fred,

I remember you saying that you are new to Twitter so hopefully this will help some.

Absolutely, share other people’s content the majority of the time and people will see you as someone who is not only here for themselves. If you are generous with other people’s content and helping them out by sharing it, they will do the same for you. If you have a product or service you offer, only tweet about that 10% of the time. Don’t over do it or you will turn people away instead of bring them to you.

If you are interested in someone in particular, visit their blog and comment on their posts. See what they are all about and you can learn much more about them that way. Hopefully they aren’t always just tweeting their own content.

Hope that was helpful! :-)

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21 Mouh
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Very good tips, Adrienne. I think a lot of people RT your posts. If the tips work for you, they’ll work for us as well.

I’ve never heard of TwitterChat. I’ve just checked it now and I like the idea. I think it can help one learn a lot of things and make new friends, readers and customers. I’ll have to add this to my to do list. It is getting bigger by the way. :D you know I am focusing on other things now. Once I solve my problems, I’ll tackle the list and take control over things…

I am going to RT this post. That’s a proof that your tips work!

Have a lovely evening.

Mouh

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22 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Hey Mouh,

It wasn’t always that way though Mouh! You have to start somewhere right!

TwitterChat was introduced to me by Janet Callaway. It’s a great place to get in on conversations and they have set days and times everyone will be on so you can be a part of that conversation. You can learn new things, offer your input and meet new people. Great way to get new followers and start building relationships.

I have no doubt that everything will work out for you so once life gets back to some type of normalcy, everything will fall into place.

Thank you for sharing this post. I appreciate it!

Have a good one yourself.

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23 Jayne Kopp
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Hi Adrienne, you know I use Twitter, but I don’t use it nearly as effectively as I should.

Weirdly I had more success as a newbie. Not sure why. Perhaps its because I conversed more.

I can always remember Perry Belcher saying years ago when he was into Internet Marketing that you should at very least carve out even 10 minutes per day. Even if nothing else.

It’s really not too much to ask to work on twitter for a few minutes. I just haven’t worked it in yet.

You have made me think!!

Jayne

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24 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Hi Jayne,

Perhaps when you were first starting out you did converse more in order to build up a following. That’s one of the problems, you have to remain consistent with those efforts.

Perry is right. You don’t have to spend hours on Twitter because people that are here building a business don’t spend all day on Twitter either. Just 10 minutes a day can be very helpful but if you can break that up to at least three times a day, that’s even better. Set a timer if you have to and just don’t spend any more time on there than that.

Glad this post made you think. I get a lot of traffic from Twitter Jayne so it’s a great source. It’s also pretty fun too! :-)

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25 Ben Jackson September 29, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Uh Oh, I always share links! Maybe I’ll try to assemble a list of short tips and tweet one a day for a while.

I’ve got one more for you – incentive your social sharing with CommentLuv Premium :)

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26 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

You always share affiliate links? Not good Ben!!! Just back off some from doing that and you’ll have a lot more luck.

That’s a tool you can use to tweet content but these are the steps for setting it up so that you’ll start seeing results.

Thanks for including the CommentLuv Premium plug-in, I totally agree with you my friend.! :-)

Appreciate your input!

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27 Ben Jackson September 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Woops meant I always share a link in general, not an affiliate link :P

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28 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Just checking Ben!!! Links to blogs or other content is of course what you want to do but when it’s all about you and your product, not so good!

Thanks Ben! :-)

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29 Barry Wells
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Hi Adrienne,

That’s a tidy list you’ve put together there.

I think I’m a bit of a Twitter snob Adrienne as I won’t follow anyone who can’t be bothered to change the standard image. I won’t follow people just because they follow me and i won’t follow people if we don’t share any interests.

But those that I do start to follow all get a visit to their profile and from there I go to their blogs and have a little look around and if i like what I find I leave a comment for them.

Twitter has been in my top ten traffic sources every month for over a year and more times than not it’s in the top five.

I rarely send any affiliated product tweets, not even 1% i reckon. I used to but never really found they had any joy so I stopped it all together. Unless it’s something really exciting and then it’s more about helping my followers than earning a commission.

One thing I always do when tweeting peoples posts is add an #hashtag to every keyword in the tweet and then when I have space i will add to it, especially when I know the post will help people.

Another thing i do that goes down well is send out a tweet every Monday and Friday wishing my top tweeters a great week or weekend and add the #FF so others know how highly the people mentioned in the tweet are thought of. And I do this for everyone that tweets and retweets my posts on a regular basis, every week.

Done the right way it only take a few minutes at the start and end of each week and people appreciate being appreciated ;)

I also think we should tweet and share other peoples content regularly. It’s like creating a map of where we’ve been that day and what we found of interest and if the post has really been helpful or I think it will help others (remebering we’re all at different stages of the journey) then i’ll add it to buffer and send it again a few times and change the wording around a bit.

One thing that does get up my nose though, is the person that asks us to tweet their content and yet they never ever say thank you. Miss a few out by all means but to never say thanks….. Off the list with them ;)

Like I said Adrienne people appreciate being appreciated. Just as you’re appreciated and you show your appreciation Adrienne, it’s the done thing and we get results from doing it :cool:

Catch up soon my friend,

Respect and Regards, Barry

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30 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Hey Barry,

Wow, great tips my friend. Thanks so much for sharing all of that with us.

I use to be the way you are but over time I had to give in from time to time. I mean people are following me and I don’t have any automatic software on to follow them back and normally I don’t even check that unless someone sends me a tweet or a DM asking me to follow them. I’ll then check them out and see if what they tweet is of any interest to me. But I still have a lot of them on my list from way back when.

It does kind of get under my skin when people tweet me to read their post or comment on their blog yet they’ve never retweeted any of my stuff nor visited my blog either. So that’s just not going to happen.

I rarely send out links for affiliate products too. Can’t remember the last time I did. They really have to be worth something for me to tweet about them.

You are really good with those #hashtags, I commend you on that Barry. I personally never remember to add them or which ones to add for that matter. Never got into them.

I quit doing the #FF some time back after people started really getting frustrated with everyone who was just sending them out without explaining why you should follow someone. Let people know and then they’ll think about it but just adding names to that list doesn’t make them worth checking out. Not sure if that’s how people still feel about it but I backed off after that. It’s time consuming for me to do separate tweets each time because I have a lot of people I think are worth following.

How do you keep up with who your top tweeters are? What’s your secret? I admire you for doing that actually and am always happy to be on your list.

I appreciate you as well Mr. Wells. Very much so and am so glad we’ve become good buddies! I so admire what you do and enjoy learning from you as well.

Thanks so much for sharing all of this with me. Hope you are enjoying your day!

~Adrienne

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31 Debbie Turner September 29, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Hey Adrienne,

I’m not a twitterer (if that’s a word) so not sure I have much to contribute, however, I have to say I did smile at your #1 tip. That’s a problem ran rampent on all the social networks.

Like how on earth does credibility, trust and relationships come into play with a rediculous icon representing yourself?

For those interested in Twitter, this is a terrific resource. Thanks for posting.

Debbie Turner
Where Passions and Entrepreneurship
Meet Prosperity

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32 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Hey Debbie,

You aren’t a twitterer? I have to admit, it took me awhile to get use to it as well. Once I finally got the hang of it, it all started to fall into place.

#1 is annoying for a lot of people. To me if you are here for the right reasons, you’ll get that photo up. If you are here just to promote your business, good luck with that! As Dr. Phil always says, “how’s that working for ya”. :-)

Thanks Debbie, I appreciate you adding to the conversation even though you aren’t into Twitter. It’s always great to get everyone’s opinions. There are plenty of things I comment on and I usually read the post to learn but admit, I don’t have a lot to contribute. I just appreciate everyone letting me voice my opinion anyway.

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33 Jack
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 5:33 PM

That is a very good list. Twitter is a giant conversation. It is really not much different than “real life” communication. If you talk to others, listen to their stories and share your own you develop relationships.

Those relationships help to encourage others to help you. Friends who ask for help are more likely to get it than acquaintances. Be useful, be helpful and be of service and good things happen.

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34 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Thanks Jack, I appreciate that!

I never really looked at it that way. One giant conversation… I guess in some instances it really is. It’s a great place to reach out for help and you are right, your friends will be the first ones to jump in and lend a hand. People pay attention and I love it.

Always welcome your input my friend. Thanks for stopping by today! :-)

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35 Sheila Atwood September 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Adrienne,

I agree with the others, this is a great list. And Kudos to Barry for his great tips.

I have to admit that some days are bad Tweet Days and some are good Tweet Days. When I get really busy I tend to forget to tweet. Which is a big mistake. I miss out on what is happening in the Internet world and I miss forwarding some great stuff.

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36 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Hey Sheila,

Thank you for that and Barry did add a lot to the conversation. Now to learn some of those secrets he has in place.

I’m just as guilty. Oh, I tweet content but there have been days when I have been so busy I didn’t even get on and thank everyone for tweeting my stuff or checking out who was asking me what. I feel really bad about it too which is why I do my best to get on a few times throughout the day and then in the evening.

Ah, the Twitter withdrawals!!! :-)

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37 Giulietta Nardone September 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Visiting from Samantha’s site! I forgot that I liked Tweet Chats. May try that again. I will say that lately I’ve been burning out on Twitter. Sometimes it feels like a giant echo chamber. Keep thinking I’d like to invent a new version with just 100 folks. That’s it. 100 folks you interact with and get to know. Thanks! G.

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38 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Hi Giuletta,

Thanks for visiting and am glad to hear that you hopped over here from Samantha’s site. I LOVE Samantha!!!

The good thing about Twitter is that you can just get your own click of friends, dump them all in a list and just interact with them too. Of course if you’re trying to get visitors to your blog then you do need to share other’s content and chat it up some with them as well. But try and limit your time on there and maybe you won’t feel so burnt out. I can understand what you’re saying though. At times it does seem rather redundant.

Appreciate you stopping by though and hope you’ve been having a great day! :-)

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39 Janet
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Adrienne, aloha. Great list. You are so right on the Egg avatar. In my opinion, “friends don’t let friends follow eggs.” If people don’t/won’t take the time to put up a picture, I don’t follow them.

Something that I would like to add to your recommendations is to get a Twylah account which is free. What it does is organize your tweets by topic to show trending tweets. If you do a Power Tweet, you can feature your current blog post front and center.

Adrienne, I include my Twylah in my bio because that way people can see what I tweet. Whenever I go to a bio that has a Twylah, I always check it out.

This is my favorite document to track tweetchats:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhisaMy5TGiwcnVhejNHWnZlT3NvWFVPT3Q4NkIzQVE#gid=0

Solid advice, Adrienne. Thanks so much. Until the next time, aloha. Janet

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40 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Hey Janet!!!

I go through about twice a month and clean up my account. I don’t automatically follow anyone so unless they just take their photos down, I don’t follow eggs either. Or people who don’t tweet..

Ah the Twylah account. I registered for one and got mine all together but still haven’t had time to really figure the whole thing out. I read a few of the posts you suggested but maybe it’s still a little over my head. It won’t be the first time. :-)

Thanks for sharing your links Janet. I’ve seen your Twylah page and the document you suggested with the chats. I’ve checked out a few myself. Really fun to join in on the conversations.

As always, great tips Janet and I’ve been waiting all day for that blog post. Will scoot over there now and check it out! See ya soon!

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41 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Hi Adrienne,
As you know I’m constantly going back over my old posts and re-writing bits and pieces until I feel good about the communication and information that I am providing my readers. Really just a touch-up, nothing more. However, I have one post that I just can’t leave alone. I’m constantly going back over and over again to improve it. After reading your post, I’m headed back to edit it again! I hope your readers will benefit from reading it as I have put a ton of time into it.

http://bloggersmarket.com/how-to-manage-your-twitter-followers/

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42 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Hey Jeffrey,

I have no doubt that post is a good one. I’ll head over there in the AM and check it out myself. Thanks for sharing and keep up the excellent work my friend.

Thanks for sharing!

~Adrienne

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43 Justin
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Twitter is one of my favorites because of the ease and simplicity of it. Do you think Triberr has helped or hurt Twitter? It seems that when I log onto Twitter that there are mostly retweets on there and not as much interaction as with FaceBook.

I actually like it when other bloggers tweet something that isn’t a link to a post or website. Maybe a quote, or what they are doing at the moment.

Just my 2 cents. Take Care.

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44 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Hi Justin,

That’s good to hear because it’s becoming one of my favorites as well. I actually think that Triberr has helped because I am seeing a LOT of traffic come to my site from Triberr so having more people share my content to their readers is getting it in front of people I’m not associated with. I think that’s a good thing or at least it has been for me.

We all see so many shares of content leading you off to some other site. While that is good and I do continue to find awesome content that way, it’s also good to see some motivational or inspirational quotes or maybe some fun videos from time to time. Keep it light you know!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this Justin. I enjoy hearing what you have t say on this topic.

Enjoy your day!

~Adrienne

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45 Jimmy
Twitter:
September 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM

HI Adrienne,

Looks like Twitter season is in. Everywhere I turn to people are talking about twitter. You knew that I just set up my tweetmeme stuff as well right. Did twitter inject some form of unseen advertizing energy into the universe lately?

Anyways, if everyone is raving about twitter, I am sure there must be some truth to the effectiveness of twitter.

I have two questions if you dont mind:
1) You mentioned to spend sometime on twitter, but what exactly are these activities you are talking about?
2) How can we check traffic from twitter to our sites?

Cheers

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46 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Hey Jimmy,

Well, it is a popular social networking site and I think that people have to occasionally be reminded how to use it to their advantage.

I’m so thrilled you just got all that set up on your blog. Now people can share your content and you are going to see it a lot in your mentions. Just start looking for that and he sure to thank those that are tweeting your stuff.

To answer your questions, the activities are to retweet other people’s content if you see some that you would like to share, interact with your followers, answer questions if you see people have questions on a subject you are familiar with and just join in on some conversations or start some yourself.

The way to check traffic coming from anywhere to your blog, including Twitter, is to install the Google Analytics plug-in on your site. If you don’t have this already you need to install that now. It will show you what traffic is coming to your site from where, how long people are staying on your blog, all sorts of great statistics.

Hope that was helpful! Have a wonderful day Jimmy!

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47 Jimmy
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Thanks Adrienne. You never fail to deliver. Always helpful to the core.

I have started a series of interview to find out more about their blogging journeys. The whole idea is to document their journey and get some key lessons out of them. Hopefully with this, it will teach aspiring bloggers and inspire them to greater heights. Fred Tracy was the first one interview. Do pop over and have a read and retweet the post for more comments to your followers if you can. Justin Mazza will be next. Look out for that.

I would also like to invite you to participate in this interview series. I know you are busy with your proactive nature in the blogosphere. But you have been immensely helpful in my starting days so far. I feel that your knowledge is really an A* for any beginning blogger. Would you be kind enough to participate. You could take your time.

Cheers

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48 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Hi Jimmy,

Why thank you, I appreciate you saying that. So happy to hear that you find some helpful things over here at my place.

Your posts documenting some bloggers journey’s sounds inspiring. I recently met Fred when he did a guest post over at Justin’s blog. Wonderful young man, heck they both are. I’ll have to stop by and read it. Speaking of that, I saw that you changed your theme. Nice!

I would be honored to participate Jimmy. Thank you for not only thinking of me but for the invitation. I have one person in front of you though that I have to do a post for as well. Not enough hours in the day but let me know if you have a particular outline or questions you ask. I appreciate it.

Thanks again and always a pleasure to see you. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

~Adrienne

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49 Jimmy
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Thanks Adrienne.

How can I send you the questions for the interview? I tried using the contact form in your blog, but have received no response. It would weird to send the questions over to you on this comment platform.

BTW, do take your time with the interview. I know you are very busy

Cheers

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50 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 8:25 PM

That’s odd, I just tested it and it went right through. You can just email me the questions at adrienne@adriennesmith.net. That should do it.

I’ll try not to drag my feet on it Jimmy!

Thanks again.

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51 Al Spaulding September 30, 2011 at 2:03 AM

I must say I love the tips on twitter. Some of these are common sense tips but sometimes people need to see the sense in front of them on a screen before they learn it. Great Post. Thank you. ~AL

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52 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Thanks Al and welcome to my blog. Glad you agree with these tips.

You are SO right, the majority of them are common sense yet some people don’t think of them. Like the link shortening, Twitter has an automatic link shortener now but are you tracking your stats? Don’t you care who is checking out your links? Are you only tweeting about your stuff and not be generous with others? Just some things people need to keep in mind while on Twitter.

Thanks for your input! Appreciate you stopping by!

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53 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Great article, Adrienne! Although I’ve been actively tweeting for the past 6 months or so, I still feel I’m getting the hang of it. There is so much content and value on Twitter, and it’s constantly changing!

Based on your tips, I’m doing pretty well, though I know I could get even more out of Twitter by participating in TweetChats. Is there a particular TweetChat you enjoy?

My good friend Janet Callaway has recommended the LinkedIn TweetChat that occurs on Tuesday evenings. I am often ready for a break when I get home from work instead of jumping right into a TweetChat.

I will keep your best Twitter practices in mind as I continue to learn and grow in social media!

Chrysta

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54 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Hi Chrysta,

I have no doubt you are doing wonderfully over on Twitter. There is so much value is right, so much to keep up with. It can be overwhelming at times.

I don’t have a favorite TweetChat, I kind of just see what’s going on and what people are saying about whatever topic I’m interested in on a particular day. I kind of jump around myself. I’m sure the LinkedIn chat is good but I’m finding a lot of really great content over at Lynn’s site too. She’s a LinkedIn pro but so are you.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this and hope you are enjoying your day! I’ll see you soon!

~Adrienne

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55 Bryce Christiansen September 30, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Excellent post. I need to try some Twitter chats. Every time I participate I make many new and great followers.

The egg thing is funny, because I see so many people who are actually active on Twitter but still have the egg. What’s up with that?

I know you are on Triberr as well. That is an excellent tool to get tweeted as well. Generally your tribe is happy to tweet your work if it falls in their niche as well. Getting that leverage greatly accelerates your chances of having retweets as well.

Excellent tips Adrienne.

Bryce

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56 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Hey Bryce,

Twitter chats are fun sometimes and you can learn a lot of new things, I know I have.

I don’t understand why some people won’t just put their photos up either. I’ve had a few friends make excuses like I don’t have a recent photo or I don’t want to put mine up, etc. Oh just do it and get it over with! :-)

Triberr brings me a lot of traffic so I’m thrilled with their service. But it also took me awhile to learn how to use Twitter properly which will lead to people sharing your content. Once you get that down though, everything else will start to fall into place.

Appreciate your input, always a pleasure to see you.

Hope you are enjoying your day!

~Adrienne

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57 igor Griffiths
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Hi Adrienne

Nice list and I like how you emphasis through out the list, the importance of providing value. Once you have that in the front of your mind then the conversation will begin.

igor Griffiths

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Thanks Igor, I appreciate that. It’s all about adding value and helping others. Thank you for your input. It’s always a pleasure.

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59 Akos Fintor September 30, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Hello Adrienne,

Neat list.
I found it useful to just ask for others help in re-tweeting a certain content. Like: “Please be kind to re-tweet. Thanks”
It’s simple and it works like a charm.

cheers

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60 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Hey Akos,

If you’ve built up a pretty good following and you share others content regularly then asking for retweets does help. But if someone asks me to retweet something and we’ve never been in contact before it goes on deaf ears.

Glad that is working really well for you. Thanks for sharing.

~Adrienne

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61 Cat Alexandra
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I see that we did post VERY similar tips here! Well very cool. I haven’t tried the Twitter chats yet, but that does sound like an interesting way to power-network with people!

Thanks for always giving such great tips in an upbeat and fun way!

Have a fantastic weekend, my friend!
Cat Alexandra

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62 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Hey Catherine,

I loved that our posts were similar but I did a quick list and you went into more depth so your post we can relate to if there are more questions. The Twitter chats are really cool so be sure and check those out.

I appreciate you saying that, thank you!

I will have a fantastic weekend and hope you’ll do the same.

~Adrienne

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63 Michaele Harrington September 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Not only are these fabulous tips, I like the way you wrote the list in point form so it’s easy to digest. I must admit, although I still Tweet interesting things I think my followers will like, I don’t engage much anymore. I just seem to enjoy Facebook more these days.

Thanks for the chuckle you gave me in #1. Just like commenting as a disney character does nothing for your credibility in the Blogosphere, neither does Tweeting as an egg in the Twitosphere.
Every few months I use a great little tool called Manage Flitter to remove anyone showing up as an egg.

Michaelé

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64 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Hi Michaelé,

Thanks for your comment, I appreciate that you enjoyed the way I laid these out.

I can understand that communicating on Facebook is a lot easier to have actual conversations there but just acknowledging your Twitter followers too will do a great deal in helping you look more appealing to others. You don’t have to take much time in doing this either. Even if you only spend 10 minutes a day, it’s much better than nothing at all.

I also use Manage Flitter and love that program. Luckily, I don’t auto follow anyone so I haven’t had any eggs I’m following in awhile! lol… If they are legitimate then why don’t they put up their picture! I still just don’t understand. Probably never will! :-)

Thanks Michaelé I appreciate your comment. It’s a pleasure to see you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

~Adrienne

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65 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I love Twitter, and even more now that I discovered Pluggio. So much easier to get an overview of what I’m actually doing on Twitter. What I really love about it is how easy it is to do “research” and find interesting topics and join the conversations or retweet the awesome posts from “unknown” people writing about the same topic as me. And, how easy it is to chat. I have short conversations all the time. 3 or 4 tweets, that’s just perfect.

But, I’m curious about the auto-DMs, do you use them? I have thought about it for a long time, but I don’t want to be sending spam, and I don’t want it to be too generic etc..

Jens

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Hey Jens,

I’ve wondered what Pluggio is since I see that’s where you tweet from. Had never heard of it until I saw you using it. I’ll have to check it out. Have you used TweetDeck in the past? If so, is it something similar to that? I love that service because I can neatly keep my lists of people I chat with a lot and see what they are sharing and tweeting about as well.

There will be a lot of people with differences of opinions about the DM’s. But I learned from Ana Hoffman some time back that if you use them well, they will benefit you. So I took her advice and created one where I invite people to my page that I listed in #3. I’m not telling them to check me out on Facebook or come visit my blog. I’m openly letting them come to a post I wrote earlier this year so they can promote themselves on my blog. The majority of people will stick around and check you out because you weren’t trying to push anything down their throat. I don’t have time to manually send a message to everyone who follows me. This has been the next best thing.

Hope that’s helpful Jens and if you’d like the message I send, let me know. I’ll shoot it over to you.

Have a great weekend. :-)

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67 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Please send me the message, I would love to see how you’re doing it.

I have been using TweetDeck, and Pluggio is a lot more powerful in every way. But, it’s expensive. I’m paying $25 a month, that’s the most expensive version, and I’m really satisfied with it. I have only been using it for about a week, but I’ll continue for a very long time. I’m going to create a video tutorial fairly soon. With Pluggio, finally I understand the real Twitter power :)

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68 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I’ll email that to you Jens so watch out for that…

So it’s a paid service, that’s good to know. I would really enjoy seeing a video of how you are using it Jens. That would be great. I love those videos when you walk us through how to do certain things or use certain services. I learn so much better that way. Will look forward to that.
:-)

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69 Ilka Flood
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Awesome tips! I picked up some pointers I am sure to implement. Thank you so much for sharing these! You’re always on the ball, my friend :)

Have a great weekend!

Ilka

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70 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Hi Ilka,

Why thank you, glad you found them helpful! I do my very best, that’s for sure.

I will definitely have a great weekend so you do the same.

~Adrienne

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71 Carolyn
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Hi Adrienne, great post! This is a very handy list, both for newbies just getting started, and vets who need a friendly reminder of how to use Twitter effectively. I retweeted this article from Zite so the world could see that you’re an honored Zite contributor!

I use Twitter to share information that I think others would benefit from reading (such as this article). I see Twitter as an effective way to tell the world about helpful information. I love quotes, funny tweets and inspirational thoughts, so I might re-tweet those as well.

Thanks for sharing this list with us, Adrienne!

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Hey Carolyn,

Ah thanks Carolyn, I appreciate you retweeting this post from Zite. Yey!!! That’s just so cool I’m still listed on yours.

Jeffrey did a post last year and went over some of the rules of Twitter. I’ve actually had a few friends banned from Twitter because they weren’t following the rules and that can be anything from sharing too many affiliate links to not communicating with friends or only posting links to content. Yep, they are kinda strict about that so by posting positive quotes, maybe some funny videos and just getting in the conversation with your friends will help you remain positive in the eyes of Twitter.

Appreciate your comment Carolyn and for your continued support!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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73 Dr. Bob Clarke
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Great to be back on your blog! I always find something educational whenever I stop by!

I especially like two of your tips (they are all great, but 2 stand out for me).

1. Don’t just tweet about yourself or your own content. That is something I’ve been guilty of in the past and it really held me back. No one likes a taker!

2. Don’t retweet anything without reading it first. In today’s fast paced world it’s tempting to just hit the retweet button after browsing the content, but I have made it my own personal policy that nothing gets retweeted without a thorough read through. After all, a retweet is like a personal recommendation, and if you are recommending crap it doesn’t look good on you! :-)

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Hey Bob,

How was your vacation? Hope you and Rosemary had a wonderful time. Happy to see you stopped by and are getting back into things now.

I think we’ve all been guilty of some of this in the past. Hey, we live and learn right!

I like those particular two myself. Of course the way I learned to start off in Twitter is by sharing other people’s content. I started doing this by reading blog comments and then sharing their posts. Have been doing it ever since but now that I have Triberr, I’ve been checking those posts as well. I think we live and learn and you are right, this is our reputation on the line here. But then again, we can always share with others how we started out and why we can now share what we have learned by doing some of this the wrong way.

Thanks again, great to see you and hope you are enjoying your weekend. Probably trying to play catch up now! :-)

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75 Sonia
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Hey girl! I can remember not liking twitter at all and that mostly resulted from my lack of knowing how to really use it. Now, different story and I am on it more then anything else. I love scanning different material and topics and networking with awesome bloggers (present company included!).

Thanks for these reminders and for some new ones I didn’t think about. As usual, kick butt tips and I will share this with who I know.

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76 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Hey Sonia,

You and me both! I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how I was going to just be able to type 140 characters in there and with all those darn tweets going on, people would actually pay attention to me. But like you said, it was our lack of not knowing how to use it the right way. And now, look out girl! We are on a serious roll! :-)

Glad we both finally figured this thing out and are now living it up on Twitter and having fun! I appreciate you sharing this with me. Oh, and for spreading the love! You’re the best Sonia.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

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77 Dia October 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Twitter has become one of the most important social medias now adays. These points are excellent. Conncecting with people is very important in the online world. Thanks for sharing my friend ;)

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78 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Hey Dia,

Twitter continues to move up in the ranks that’s for sure. Whenever you are watching the news or something like that, they will also say to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. It’s just as important so if you use it the right way, it can be very beneficial for you as well.

Appreciate you sharing that with me and hope you enjoy your day! :-)

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79 Faissal Alhaithami
Twitter:
October 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM

These tips are really awesome!! and i bet that they work.

I actually have a crazy experience with my Bio and that was when i changed it from a normal bio to a totally new one! the reaction from the new followers is awesome about the bio and even the number of daily followers is increasing.

One more thing, about the point ” Stop just tweeting about yourself.” and there is a study that i have read recently, that when we tweet from different sources the percentage of the clicks will increase, maybe this prove that your tip is so right.

Thanks a lot for the post.

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80 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

That’s great news Faissal!

I’m thrilled that by changing your bio you’ve started to see an increase in followers. See what a little difference can make.

I definitely agree with that study. Do you take an interest in someone who only tweets about themselves? I know I don’t. You should be helping others and taking an interest in them as well as tweeting their content.

You are very welcome and I’m happy to hear such positive feedback from you on this subject. I love that! :-)

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81 Pam Moore October 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Hi Adrienne. Good post. However, I do have to say that it reads almost exactly like the post I wrote “55 Tips to Get Retweeted on Twitter” http://www.pammarketingnut.com/2011/09/twitter-101-55-tips-to-get-retweeted-on-twitter/ on September 10th. I looked hard to find a tip that was not included in my list and of the 20 there were very few (maybe 2-3 differences such as % added to tweets of self and DM specifics). Other than that all 20 tips flow in the exact same order as my post. Yes, some of the posts are changed or combined but they’re still in the same flow.

I understand it may be an oversight. I know you are a good writer and a great community member on Triberr. Given the work I put into all of my blog posts I have to admit I was quite disappointed when I read this list.

I understand it could be an oversight but given the similarities and the exact order I would find such a challenge.

If you did in fact get inspiration from my blog post when putting your list together a simple acknowledgement at minimum would be good.

Thanks
Pam

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82 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 2, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Hey Pam,

I just hopped over and checked out your post. Wow, you are SO right. I certainly didn’t come near to your 55 though. I also visited another blogger earlier this week and she also wrote a similar post but I did mine in list form and she wrote more of an explanation. I guess at some time we were all thinking alike. I would have to say that you definitely beat us to it though.

I am so sorry Pam but I promise you I have never read your post before writing mine. I will say that I have been on Twitter for quite some time and written other posts on this topic so this was kind of a follow up to some things that people have been asking me about lately. I promise you, it was an oversight and nothing more. I just recently read a post you wrote on the Facebook timeline but I’m very guilty of not sticking around for any length of time and reading more of you posts. For that I will apologize and perhaps if I had, I would have noticed it and gone a different direction. I am sincere when I say this.

I’ve heard nothing but fabulous things about you and I’m just grateful that you stopped by. Again Pam, I promise you that although I would love to get more inspiration from you, this clearly was just an oversight. All I can say is perhaps on this particular topic, we just think way too much alike.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share this with me. I hope you have had a wonderful day and looking forward to a very productive week ahead.

~Adrienne

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83 Rusty
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 3:26 AM

Great tips! I was happy for your recent article about Tweriod and buffer. Being that I have only been blogging for few months now, I have limited time to be online as I have another activity which takes most of my time. In order to stay on top of things and get the blog rolling it would take more time than I might have. I personally have enjoyed Twitter and do read Tweets when I have time and follow the links as well. The tips that you have shared here are good in that you have laid out additional specifics that will help me use the little time I have more productively. Thank you as always for your continued help!

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84 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Glad you found these tips helpful Rusty!

I wish we all had time to just comment and retweet content all day long. I love reading different blog posts and sharing content I find interesting and helpful. Hopefully this post along with Tweriod will help set it all in motion more for you.

I appreciate you sharing that with me Rusty! Now have an awesome week my friend!

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85 Marcus Baker
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 4:41 AM

Hi Adrienne,

No doubt about it Twitter is growing and implementing your tips will certainly help our own Twitter campaigns. While I have been on Twitter for some time, I use it mostly to retweet posts. I have not found it to be a great relationship building tool but maybe that’s because I have not worked on this aspect of Twitter enough. What your post has done is remind me about what works and think about how I might extend what I use it for. Thank you.

~Marcus

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86 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Hi Marcus,

I did the exact same thing in the beginning but then you start building relationships with others and chatting back and forth. Of course I’ve always been that person who loves to share positive quotes so I have to throw some of those in as well. Over the weekends or Fridays I love finding fun videos that can make us smile or laugh. Just kind of change things up a bit.

Glad you found some of these helpful. I have no doubt that you get a lot of attention from your Twitter followers Marcus. :-)

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87 Allyson Stewart October 3, 2011 at 6:08 AM

Hi, Adrienne.Thanks for the retweeting tips. The number of users at Twitter and its growth are impressive. As you know, I’m new to Twitter and have a question. I think I read or heard somewhere (maybe in one of your previous posts or Twitter tutorial) that you’re supposed to tweet several times a day. Would it hurt to just tweet once a day like in the morning? Not sure what the etiquette is; what’s the norm. I appreciate your help!!!

Allyson

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88 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Hi Allyson,

It depends on how much time you actually have Allyson. It’s suggested that even if you can only spend 10 minutes a day on Twitter then do that. But if you can spend maybe 10 minutes three different times a day, that would be better.

I wrote a post last month, Are Your Followers Seeing Your Tweets? By using this free service, you will be able to see what times your followers are tweeting so you can set your tweets up for scheduled time so that they will be seen. It doesn’t do much good if you are always tweeting at 9:00 am but the majority of your followers aren’t online until 2:00 pm. Great little tool that will help you figure that all out.

Welcome to Twitter, so happy you finally took the plunge!. I know you’re going to enjoy it once you get the hang of it.

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89 Allyson Stewart October 4, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Thanks so much, Adrienne. This really helps. Yes, I finally took the plunge. I’m not using it a lot yet, but should be in the next few months.

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90 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

That’s great Allyson so be sure to put the tweet button on your posts as well so we can share it on Twitter too! Glad you finally took the plunge!

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91 Mandy
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Oh my God, I’ve hardly got to grips with tweeting properly, let alone re-tweeting! Thanks for this great list, Adrienne. Invaluable information as always and I really have to sort Twitter out – well at least I have an account!

Enjoy the journey.

Mandy

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92 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 2:27 PM

That’s too funny Mandy! Don’t worry, you are not alone. We all have to start somewhere but at least I hope these tips will help you get on the right track. If you need any help, don’t be bashful!

~Adrienne :-)

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93 Samantha Bangayan
Twitter:
October 3, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Wow! You totally piqued my interest with your title and I loved the list you put together, Adrienne! In fact, you’ve reminded me that I should really make my Twitter description snazzier. =P The only problem is that I haven’t felt so creative these days. =P I’ve been meaning to revamp the “About” page of my blog and you wouldn’t believe how long I’ve managed to procrastinate on that!

I’m also really interested in that idea of knowing when my followers are tweeting (and reading)! Thank you soo much for sharing Tweroid! What a cool tool! =) I had been monitoring my Ow.ly statistics on Hootsuite and have noticed that most people click on my tweets on the weekends and on Tuesdays/Fridays, but I hadn’t even thought of making sure to schedule my tweets then. Furthermore, Ow.ly stats don’t include times of day. You are such a fountain of knowledge, Adrienne! =)

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94 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Hi Samantha,

Ah, that title grabbed your attention. That’s good to know!

Happy to hear that this post was helpful with Twittering. :-) There are a few things you can do to your account to really improve things. Just these few tweaks and following these simple rules can really help a lot. I’m surprised to hear that you of all people have been procrastinating. But I guess it’s not like you don’t have anything else to do.

I love Tweriod and had I not signed up with them, I would have never known when my followers were really online. It has really helped me and I’ve seen an increase to my site since using them so they got my times right. Check them out and hope they aren’t too far off from when you’ve been tweeting.

Thanks Samantha for stopping by today and it’s always a pleasure to hear from you. Hope you are having a good week.

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95 Vic October 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Hi Adrienne,

What a great list. I think you’ve showed us all that there is a process to social media and it’s not just about showing up and expecting results. Thanks and I will be retweeting this, BTW :)

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96 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 4, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Hi Vic,

Glad you enjoyed this list, there is a lot of really great content that they each share. Hope you’ll be able to at least stop by and check them all out. You will be amazed.

I appreciate you sharing my post! Thank you so much! :-) Now, have a great week.

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97 Brock Blohm
Twitter:
October 4, 2011 at 4:44 PM

I like #1 the best :).

Great tips! I must start using hashtags. I have herd about them. Never used them. Just shot my first one off after reading this post. Ahh the things we learn when we visit your site. :)

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98 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I do think #1 is the most important although some people will differ with me.

Ah, you always make me feel so good Brock. Me, helping you learn something. I know I learn when I head over to your place so it’s such a great feeling isn’t it! Thanks for stopping by today and hope you’re having a really great day!

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99 Ashvini
Twitter:
October 5, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Hello Adrienne,

Great tips. What I liked about them are that they are simple and obvious but are so easy to miss.
I am slowly learning that twitter can be a great medium to communicate first by sharing links then chatting with friends and finally saying some useful things to your audience.
Though I am not a heavy user of twitter and still learning the ropes, I say I have found it very useful in making new friends.
Very very nice post.
Have a great day :)

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100 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 5, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Hey Ashvini,

I’m thrilled that you are slowly learning how to use Twitter correctly. Most people just jump on in and start sharing their product links right from the start and wonder why they never make any sales. They haven’t helped anyone else or even had any conversations with people yet. It is a social media site like all the others which means you need to be social. :-)

Glad to hear that you are making some new friends over there. You have some awesome information to share and I for one just know how much you are able to help others. :-)

Have a great day yourself my friend.

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101 Daniel Lim
Twitter:
October 6, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Hi Adrienne!

Great list of pointers for everyone involved in the Twitter arena. I especially agree with the point “stop just tweeting about yourself”

It gets really tiring when after a while, all that person tweets about is what time they had their lunch that day, what was for lunch, what television show they watched after lunch etc.

Its always good to update your followers with regards to what’s happening in your own life. But it’s also always good to share with them content that they’ll most likely find entertaining or enjoy. Even a joke or two, to lighten and brighten the days of those who’re having a bad day at work would be better than constant tweets about what one is up to.

I would like to share a tip of my own, as I love design and am really particular when it comes to how a page looks.

I think that readability is extremely important. It’s good to redesign your page, and create your own twitter backgrounds for your twitter profile page, but don’t overdo it. I’ve seen so many profiles that have links, text, and background colours that all look similar and it really makes it taxing for the reader to follow what’s happening on the page.

Always ensure that your page is readable — texts and links stand out from the background. Also, it really helps if your page is interesting as it would serve as another pulling/retaining factor when people visit.

Thanks Adrienne!

//Daniel

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102 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 6, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Hi Daniel,

I don’t really understand why people just tweet about themselves. I mean is there no interaction with their friends and they think all we care about is what’s going on in their dull lives? I find that just odd myself.

Thanks for sharing those tips about the Twitter background. Me personally, I like mine simple but it really messed things up with Twitter changed their layout. Just like when I visit some blogs, I don’t see their sharebars that are placed on the side because my monitor resolution is set so that I never even knew they were there. I think that’s a problem I’m seeing now with Twitter. But thanks for those tips.

Have a great day Daniel.

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103 Daniel Lim
Twitter:
October 9, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Adrienne,

I love how you’ve designed your Twitter page with a minimalistic touch. It really helps your readers and visitors to focus on your content and tweets, instead of being distracted by the colours and photos.

I get what you mean because I’m also using Google chrome. Have you tried downloading the Google Chrome extension, Window Resizer? It’s free, safe and it really helps when you’re designing or testing your blog/twitter to ensure that it’s readable at different screen resolutions. Let me know if you have any problems installing it. I’ve included the link to it below, and it installs real quickly. Hope I’ve been able to help Adrienne.

You can download the Window Resizer here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kkelicaakdanhinjdeammmilcgefonfh

//Daniel

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104 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

HI Daniel,

In my own opinion, less is best! I don’t really like a lot of stuff on people’s pages whether it’s their Twitter background, YouTube background or even blog design.

I’ve never tried that extension but I sure will give it a try. It’s not like I can’t see and need everything “blown up”, it’s just the way Chrome has it you know. It’s either at 100% or a lot smaller. Thanks for letting me know about that one. It will really be helpful for me.

Really appreciate that Daniel, thank you!

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105 Etieno Etuk
Twitter:
October 9, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Awesome post, Adrienne. It was very “attention grabing”. Lol. I love your suggestion to always share other people’s content 90% of the time. That’s very important. So many people on twitter focus on tweeting their stuff all day long…they tweet about their business opportunity or sales page, instead of offering value and sharing content that people will find useful.

Thanks for sharing. I think this is my first time on your blog. I’ll be back :-)

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106 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Thank you Etieno and welcome! Glad you found this helpful.

I’m sure that those who only tweet about themselves and what they offer all day long will eventually give up. That’s why you see so many abandoned Twitter accounts after about 30 to 60 days. They have never learned how to interact with people the right way.

Appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this topic and look forward to seeing you again soon! :-)

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107 Kesha Brown
Twitter:
October 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

All of the above, I’m in agreement with!!

Also, here’s a practice I do in regards to RT’ing others’ stuff – I usually add in my own 2 cents to get others interested to read as well. If I have to, I change the title to pose as a question or to shorten it to have more space and to make it more interactive.

I think if more people did this as well instead of just RT’ing links all the time (okay in some instances of course), it will make it a more interactive experience for everyone!

Note: I would never RT something if I haven’t read it…that’s just BAD business :-)

~Kesha

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108 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Hey Kesha,

I try to add mine in as well sometimes but other times, I have difficulty coming up with anything better than what they have already shared. You’ve given me some good tips though for other ways I can address the topics. I appreciate that. :-)

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109 Lynn Brown
Twitter:
October 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

All great tips and techniques you share here Adrienne! Twitter is becoming a favorite platform for me and my business. It really is all about cross promotion within your industry. I have noticed that each time I RT AND give kudos to the author of a post, article or quote, I see a huge influx of new followers. Of course not all of them will ‘stick’ because some are just on Twitter for the ‘numbers’ game.

One tip I would like to add is …. you mentioned #6 – Don’t just retweet anything, read it first. I would like to add, when you read it, also leave a comment (creates a backlink) and share it to other social sites. This has increased traffic to my site, but importantly I have recd specific request from folks that want more information about my coaching services.

It takes a little time but it also gives you a chance to meet other professionals that could ultimately become a mutual advocate for your business (like meeting you Adrienne which I am so glad that we did!)

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110 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 16, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Hi Lynn,

Happy to hear that this post really spoke to you. Isn’t it great that if we just take more time to tend to our followers and treat them like people then you will start seeing better results to your site? What you just shared with us is so true. I’m thrilled that you are receiving an increase in traffic to your site as well as people wanting more information about your services. That’s wonderful.

Everything takes time and we just have to be patient but aren’t what we all really looking for is the long-term results that these types of relationships can bring to us? That’s one of the key things I have learned about this industry. There are no quick fixes here.

Thanks Lynn and I’m so thrilled that we have connected as well. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.

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111 Maria October 18, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Hey, thank you very much for all the tips you share here! They are very useful and I’m starting from this second i’ll put them into practice.
I’m relatively new in this, but I feel I’m learning so much… Thanks for contribute to my learning :)

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112 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
October 18, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Hi Maria,

Welcome to my blog, happy to have you visit today.

I’m glad these tips were helpful. If you ever need any advice, don’t be bashful. I enjoy helping others learn the ropes online.

Have a wonderful day! :-)

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113 Thea
Twitter:
January 23, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Hi Adrienne
Thanks for these Twitter tips. I love using Twitter but I have to admit I am still slightly confused by it sometimes. It can be a bit hit and miss as far as driving traffic back to the blog. It seems to go in waves where there won’t be much for a while and then it changes. Not exactly sure why though. I think I might be tweeting at the wrong time to be honest, since a big part of my audience are in other time zones. I think I just spotted one of your posts on this topic, so I will have a look.
Thanks again for the post. I will follow as many of these tips as I can and see how I go.
The one thing that amazes me about Twitter is how fast you hear news. If something happens, you know about it pretty quickly, faster than some of the mainstream news reporting in many cases.
Cheers
Thea
PS off to read another post!

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114 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
January 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Hey Thea,

I have a couple of posts on Twitter that you might find helpful and yes, one of them is how you can find out when your Twitter followers are online. You can then schedule your tweets ahead of time to make sure they are viewed. That’s really important and extremely helpful.

Yep, people do love sharing the latest news and it’s the best place to learn about things that have just happened. You are so right about that.

Thanks Thea and if you need some help, give me a shout.

~Adrienne

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115 tanvir July 19, 2012 at 1:33 AM

looking for this type of post on tweeter for a long time , thanx for sharing it with us :D
it will help many of us,looking forward for more :D

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116 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 19, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Glad you found this post helpful Tanvir and I appreciate your comment.

~Adrienne

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117 Cararta
Twitter:
September 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Back to Landing 1.
Went and read several of your articles about Twitter, managed to install Buffer and a couple of other things recommended on some of the post.
Finding with Twitter that I have to keep working on it.

Thank you for all the great tutorials…makes Blogging life easier.

This post I’m sharing via Comment Luv is lONG, but some of the comments are gold, so if you get tired of reading, scroll down and enjoy several different points of view.
Cararta

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118 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Hey Carolyn,

You are popping around and reading a lot, glad you’re finding these posts helpful.

Twitter is a work in progress but if you keep it up and are consistent with it then you should start seeing some results. It’s not one of those sites where you can just automate and forget about it. I don’t visit it on the weekend though, no social media on the weekends is my motto.

Glad it helped and thanks for your comment.

~Adrienne

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