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Posts Tagged ‘Links’

10 Habits Of Great Tweeters

The people who “do Twitter best” have a lot in common. Sure, some might be uber-celebrities and others might be tech-savvy moms, adventure-loving 20-somethings or political pundits, but despite their differences in topic and tone, the most successful Twitter users share some common habits.

Whether your goal is to launch a new product, connect with your local community or just gain more exposure in your industry, these ten habits of great tweeters will propel your tweeting to the next level.

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DataSift And Bit.ly Partner To Give You More Information About Who’s Clicking Your Links On Twitter

Social media marketers love to talk about engagement, but it’s often quite difficult to measure. Sure, you can see the number of retweets your latest words of wisdom received, but how do you determine who saw those retweets and took the time to click on them?

A new partnership between two of Twitter’s preferred partners promises to improve how we measure engagement, virality and the success of our content on Twitter.
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Your Twitter Weekend Homework: Get To Know Bit.ly

Bit.ly is the most popular link shortening service for Twitter. And it’s popular for a reason. It’s got some great stats that helps you share, track and analyze the links you shorten, so you can monitor your social media efforts more thoroughly. Your Twitter homework for this weekend is to get to know how bit.ly works, and start using it to shorten your own links on Twitter.
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7 Secrets Of Highly Effective Twitter Power Users

Are you pulling your hair out trying to figure out how that person you follow on Twitter is able to respond to what seems like all of her 100,000 followers, tweet interesting links, and find time to be funny once in a while too? Here are 7 secrets of highly effective Twitter power users that you can use to take your tweeting to the next level.
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Where In A Tweet Should You Put Your Link?

Most people assume that links belong at the end of a tweet. You write a headline or description of the link, and paste it into the tweet right at the end.

However, research from Dan Zarrella of HubSpot suggests that this is not necessarily the case; in fact, you’ll get more clicks if you don’t put your link at the end of your tweet.
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The Easiest Way To See If The Link You’re About To Retweet Is Old News

We’ve all felt that sinking feeling when we share what we think is a new, exciting link only to have our followers tweet back to us “LAME! We saw that six months ago. Get in the game.”

It hurts to be out of the loop, but it’s hard to stay in it with the lightening fast speed of social media sharing making even a link shared 24 hours ago seem old.

If your biggest nightmare is being behind the times, there’s a website that will take all of the anxiety out of not knowing whether you’re committing social media suicide by sharing an old link, and it’s ultra-easy to use, too.
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How To Destroy Twitter

There is one thing you can do if your goal is to undermine the credibility of Twitter as a social information network. Sabotage from within. And even if you gasp and say you’d never want to destroy the thing you love, think long and hard about this:

Have you ever tweeted (or retweeted) a link without reading it first?

I bet you have. And that right there was your act of sabotage.
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Are Tribes Killing Twitter?

Social networks naturally create groups. Delineations between “us” and “them” that are actually quite useful for content curation: after all, if you want to hear about the latest web design news, you’ll most likely want to follow and friend fellow web designers, not necessarily fashionistas or the literary types.

However, Neicole Crepeau at [grow] thinks that these groups – or tribes, as she calls them – are killing Twitter. And it’s not because they’re exclusionary; it’s because they’re too inclusionary, to the point of propping up fellow members even when they’ve lost their Twitter juice.

So are tribes the kryptonite to Twitter’s powers?
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Goodbye Information Overload: Strawberryj.am Digs Out The Best Links From Your Twitter Connections

Twitter is simply a deluge of information. Links, thoughts, images pour in non-stop, sending your timeline into a flurry of activity every time it’s refreshed.

Enter Strawberryj.am. This cute and simple app condenses all of the links shared by the people you’re interested in on Twitter, and only shows you the most popular ones. So instead of sifting through the 500 links in your timeline in the past hour and a half, you’re served only the juiciest, most-shared, and most-retweeted morsels.
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Links Shared On Twitter Last Half As Long As YouTube

The folks at bit.ly, the popular URL shortener service, asked themselves just how long a link shared on a social network “lives”. And they found out that links shared on Twitter lasted only half as long as links shared on YouTube.
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