We cover just about everything Twitter at AllTwitter.com, but one thing we do particularly well is provide advice, guides and tips as to how newcomers, veterans, businesses and brands can most effectively utilise their resources and maximise their returns on the network.
One of the most important lessons everybody needs to learn as quickly as possible on Twitter is how to manage your time most effectively. We know you’re busy. So, to help out, we’ve put together a one-page list of all the best and most popular Twitter guides we’ve ever published on AllTwitter, which should really expedite you on your way.
Here at 25 Twitter resources, guidebooks and tip sheets that you might have missed.
The concept of ‘getting Twitter’ is important. As much as the platform has invaded the consciousness of the mainstream media and hundreds of millions of brands, entrepreneurs, celebrities and regular folk (who will always be the backbone of the network), there are still billions of people out there who don’t understand what Twitter is, don’t care, or, worse, both. This article takes a look at the process almost everybody follows on the path towards ‘getting’ Twitter, and simply knowing where you are within those five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance – can help a lot.
Whether you’re brand new to Twitter, been chugging along happily for months, or have been there for years and consider yourself a veteran, what makes the network so great is that there’s always something new to learn. But some advice is still golden. Some tips are still wonderful, and some truisms are just kick-you-in-the-crotch and spit-on-your-neck fantastic. And at the very same time, some rules are meant to be broken. Everything is just a guideline. And there’s nothing more important than going it alone. The trick is blending all of that together.
Without the proper understanding of just how powerful Twitter can be, many people feel like they’re just one small voice trying to be heard in a very large, very crowded room. It’s frustrating when you have great ideas that you want to share, but you simply cannot be heard above the noise. We’ve got 7 ways you can increase your visibility within your niche, and build a powerful presence on Twitter so your the one controlling the conversation rather than being lost in it.
You spend weeks upon weeks carefully crafting your reputation on Twitter, only to see all your efforts demolished by a single tweet. It’s an uphill battle to make yourself into who you want to be, 140-characters or less at a time, and all it takes is a single mistake to see all of that effort crumble. Here are 7 ways to destroy your reputation on Twitter, in case you did want to take a dive.
Twitter has rapidly become the ultimate platform for sharing and exchanging link content. For bloggers and brands, Twitter has surpassed Digg, Stumbleupon, Delicious and Reddit as the greatest and most efficient way to build website traffic. It’s not all gravy, though – it’s easy to make mistakes that can be very costly indeed, leaving your tweet (and content) all but ignored. Continue making those errors, and Twitter will be about as beneficial to your brand and website as a badly-drawn flyer at your local community centre.
Congratulations! You’ve taken that big first step and signed up for a Twitter account. We’re thrilled to have you on board. You’re going to have a lot of fun. But it’s not going to be easy. Twitter takes a lot of work and has a bit of a steep learning curve. It can be a pretty scary place on day one. There are all those confusing characters and symbols, strange, shortened links, pressure to follow people you don’t know and so many daunting acronyms and buzz words. And what in blue blazes is a hashtag!? Here are 10 must-learn lessons for Twitter newbies.
Counting followers on Twitter is like counting pennies – sure, they’ll add up, but how much are they really worth? Follower count doesn’t mean much unless it’s attached to other stats about how influential you are on Twitter, like how often you’re retweeted or replied to. As any Twitter veteran will tell you, influence is a much better measurement of your Twitter effectiveness than follower count – and we’ve got 5 of the best tools to measure your Twitter influence for you.
So you’ve signed up for a Twitter account and started following a few people. You’ve set up your bio and profile picture, customized your background, and you’re tweeting pretty regularly. You’re doing everything right, but you’re not getting the level of engagement you expected. Instead of turning your nose up and figuring that Twitter must really be about sharing what you had for lunch, try these tips to network more effectively.
Your Twitter avatar, that little picture that accompanies every single message you publish on the network, is important. Probably more important than you think – a poll we ran a couple of years ago revealed that only 5% of our readers didn’t care about the avatar of the people they were following. Here are five quick tips to help you get it right.
Want to know why nobody is following you on Twitter? Or why lots of people are unfollowing you? The answer will very likely be found in one or more of the bullet points from the list within.
When people sign up for Twitter, the first thing on their mind is usually not their bio. They leave it blank, or hammer out a sentence or two about their love of their two dogs, and move on to the good stuff: tweeting, following, discovering what influence means, learning how to retweet. But if you leave your bio only half finished, you’re not optimizing your Twitter presence. Here are three things you can’t afford to leave out of your Twitter bio if you want to target the right audience, grow your follower count, and network with interesting people.
Twitter isn’t a science – it’s an art. It’s the art of the conversation, the art of a professional veneer with a personal touch. But still, there are plenty of measurables on Twitter, not the least of which is follower count. If you’re looking to increase your Twitter followers (as even those who say follower count doesn’t matter usually are), check out this infographic that shows five thoroughly researched ways for getting more followers.
One of the golden currencies of Twitter is the retweet. When someone retweets you, they’re telling their followers that you’ve got something interesting to say. But getting retweeted isn’t an easy task – you’ve got to offer something new and interesting to your followers, which can be difficult to do consistently. If you’re having some trouble in this area, we’ve got five types of tweets that will get you retweeted, so you can start impressing the Twitterverse with your insight.
You created your Twitter account, followed some accounts in your niche, and started writing your first few tweets. But after a few days, you notice that your follower account hasn’t budged above 15, while you keep following piles of accounts yourself. Don’t get discouraged! Here are 13 reasons why you aren’t getting followed back, so you can revise your strategy and grow those followers.
Retweets are the backbone of the Twitter network. Thanks to the ripple effect, a retweet allows any user’s message to be seen by any and everybody. But, it takes effort. You can’t just put any old garbage out there and expect your network to lap it up. You need to do the work. Here are 10 tips that will you a ton more retweets.
If you’re curious about what you tweeted six months ago, or what your first tweet ever was, you’ll be disappointed if you try to search for it on Twitter.com. Twitter doesn’t let you view your tweets older than about ten days, and even less if you are a prolific tweeter. However, there are some services out there that will let you view your old tweets, and even download them to save them for posterity.
With well over 200 million accounts and growing by the day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the perfect username on Twitter. But there’s nothing wrong with getting a little creative! Here are three ways you can grab your ideal Twitter name, even if the one you want has been taken.
Some people seem to think that the more followers they have on Twitter, the more successful they are online. However, the number of followers you have doesn’t usually matter as much as the quality of followers you have, especially if you use Twitter for business. Here are three tips you can use to revamp your Twitter bio – that tiny 160-character blurb that can be the difference between followers who ignore you and those who click every link you send their way.
What exactly are Twitter user IDs, and how do you find yours?
While we think Twitter is just the bee’s knees, some people don’t. Some people actually want to leave Twitter forever, without a trace. If this is something you’ve considered, we won’t judge you. In fact, we’re here to help: we’ve got the single best tool for deleting all of your tweets permanently, without a chance of recovery.
Are you a fan of Klout? Perhaps you’re a skeptic. Perhaps you’ve heard of Klout, but don’t really know how it works. Perhaps you use Klout, but don’t know much about it. Perhaps you want to use Klout, need more information, but are trapped under something heavy. Boy, have we got the infographic for you.
Counting your Twitter followers is a mostly fruitless exercise. If you have 50 followers that you’re engaging and interacting with, that’s much better than 2,000 followers who don’t pay any attention to what you have to say. The number of followers you have is just one of many metrics you should be using to measure how effective your Twitter efforts are. We’ve got five Twitter metrics beyond follower count for you to use to better understand your Twitter presence.
48 Twitter lessons learned from hundreds of articles and four years of on-the-job education.
Your Twitter bio is an important part of how you identify yourself, though, so you’ve got to give it a little thought if you want to attract the right followers and connect with the right accounts. Here are five types of phrases you should avoid in your bio if you want to leave a good impression.
Want to get more followers on Twitter for your brand or business? Boy, is today your lucky day, for we are the bearer of some truly excellent news: this article contains all of the secrets you need to help you boost the size of your Twitter network. You only need to make one decision: how much effort are you prepared to make?
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