Posts Tagged ‘twitter images’
Shocker to no one: tweets with photos are more engaging.
The question is just how much better those tweets perform against text-only tweets, and in what circumstances.
Marketing platform SHIFT recently conducted a study on the matter and found that tweets with images drive substantially higher engagement across all metrics.
How do you build the ultimate Twitter profile?
Start by getting your images and design in place. Use a bold, dynamic wallpaper with a strong sidebar, an eye-catching header image and a unique profile picture. Complete your bio in full. Maintain a healthy ratio of followers to the people that you’re following. Don’t use systems that automate Twitter for you – do the work yourself. And pay close attention to trends and the everyday pulse of Twitter – find out what’s happening, and get involved.
Did you know that more than one-third (36 percent) of all links shared on Twitter point to an image, but that as many as three-quarters (77 percent) of tweets that link to an image from a brand do not reference the brand by name?
It’s hard to feel any sympathy for Coca-Cola, but soft drink brands are the least likely to be tagged by Twitter users who share photos of their products, followed by beer, luxury and sport brands.
Twitter and Instagram parted company in December, when the latter decided to turn off all support for Twitter Cards, which previously allowed Instagram images to show up within Twitter. Now, you have to click on a link to see that same image, which will open (on Instagram) in a separate tab within your browser.
Yep: so awkward.
While this is arguably the premier example of a first world problem, it has had a significant impact on engagement levels within Twitter. Previously, Instagram was driving traffic to Twitter via its photo content. Now, and as a direct result of this relatively subtle change, Twitter is driving traffic to Instagram, which could mean a rethink on the social media strategy for many photo-sharing brands.
Ever wanted a visual representation of what people are posting on Twitter? Well, this is kind of what we have here – it’s certainly visual! And no – it isn’t a graph dissecting the subject matter found in tweets, it’s something much cooler and interesting – pictures.
This app, Twizgrid, grabs Twitter photos and presents them grid-style, similar to how one views pictures in Instagram or Pinterest, allowing you to see what kind of photos people are tweeting.
Yesterday Twitter began to roll out User Galleries, a brand-new feature on Twitter.com that aggregates the images that users have uploaded in their tweets into a single organized page.
The galleries will accept images from Twitter, yFrog, TwitPic, Instagram and other image-sharing services that are supported within Twitter’s details pane.
Although it was officially launched in June, Twitter’s photo-sharing service – called Twitter Images – hasn’t been available to all users. Until today.
As the company likes to do, Twitter rolled out this new feature slowly, bringing photo sharing and uploading to users in batches. But today, according to reports from TechCrunch, all users can upload and share their photos right from Twitter.com.
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