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10 Tips For Building A Community On Twitter

10 Tips For Building A Community On Twitter

If a tweet is sent and no one is around to read it, does it make an impact? This isn’t a philosophical question: the answer is resoundingly “no.”

If you’re not part of a community on Twitter, you’re likely not seeing any real engagement with your content. Here are ten tips for building a community that will add value to your Twitter experience.

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One Essential Habit Of Successful Tweeters: Marking Milestones

One Essential Habit Of Successful Tweeters: Marking Milestones

Keeping up a consistent Twitter presence is all about building good habits. Whether your goal is to get more customers, generate ebook downloads, network with potential employers or just follow the latest news, there are a few habits that you can learn from the most successful tweeters out there – and marking milestones is a big one.

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On Twitter, What’s The Difference Between A Reply And A Mention?

Every time your username is tagged on Twitter with the @ symbol (and assuming you haven’t blocked the user), it works its way to your mentions folder (which is located under the Connect tab on Twitter.com).

Mentions used to be known as ‘replies’ – way back when, this referred to tweets that started with a @username. What’s often confusing for new users is that Twitter handles tweets that start with @username differently than it does those that place the @username somewhere else. It’s a subtle difference, but an important one.

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Four Rules Of Thumb For Tweeting On The Job

Initially frowned upon – if not outright banned – the use of social media in the workplace is on the rise, as employers start to see the benefits of these tools and how they can be leveraged.

Figuring out how much social media is too much social media at work, when it comes to time spent on your personal Facebook page, Pinterest profile or Twitter feed, can be tricky.

That’s where we come in.

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Twitter Users Often Retweet Without Reading Or Clicking Links, Study Reveals [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’ve been on Twitter long enough and use the social platform to share content from your blog or website, and have built a certain level of authority and expertise, after a while you’ll begin to notice automated sharing and retweets of your stuff, often from the same sources. This can be great for traffic and awareness, but it’s a pretty hollow stamp of approval, as your content has obviously been passed on blind.

Other times, you’ll organically share a link to a long article that is retweeted so quickly by someone who follows you that you’ll think to yourself, “There’s no way you could have read that.”

What does it all mean?

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How NOT To Get Somebody To Follow You On Twitter

Want to know the quickest way to get somebody to not follow you on Twitter?

By asking them in a tweet.

Sounds backward, doesn’t it? If it’s somebody you know, then sure, go ahead, but most of the time openly asking a stranger to follow you on Twitter is the worst thing you can do. I mean, why would they? It’s like going up to somebody random in the street and insisting you both exchange phone numbers.

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You Don’t Need To Make An Announcement When You (Un)Follow Someone [TWITTER TIP]

Two quick pieces of advice about follow/unfollow etiquette:

  1. You don’t have to let somebody know when you’re following them. Twitter does that for you via email, and if the person has opted out of receiving those communications then they’ve done so for a reason
  2. You don’t have to let somebody know that you’re about to unfollow them. Even if you tell them why (in bone-shattering detail), what exactly are they supposed to do about it?

Grovel to win you back? See the error of their ways and do a complete 180 with their life? Ask you to marry their daughter?

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