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41 Ways to Become Twitter Savvy

Twitter has become the world’s social media giant – agree or not? It’s evidenced by hundreds of millions of daily users. However, in the early days and even today there are a large amount of users who are not skilled enough to use Twitter. Is it hard? No, it is not. It is just that some people do not want to read basic Twitter guidelines and they spend hundreds of hours on Facebook instead.

 

Twitter is all about communicating. As Steven Hughes wrote in his blog, “Twitter is a different animal.  Twitter is a grind.” You are required to use various tools to enhance your overall Twitter experience. Twitter is used in different ways, from different locations, in a specific time. So it’s impossible to visit Twitter.com every time to post something you want to share.

 

41 Things to Improve Your Overall Twitter Experience

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Use High Quality Twitter Tools  & Clients!

 

I can’t remember when was the last time I visited my Twitter.com profile.  I’m posting, retweeting, discussing through different tools, here are 5 most popular tools I use to manage my profile:

 

1. HootSuite
2. TweetDeck
3. Buffer
4. Twylah
5. Triberr
6. Tweepi

 

Be Smart, Know Your Niche, Post Better

 

Nobody loves spammers. You need High-quality posts. Two good Tweets are better than hundred bad ones.

 

7. Be specific do not Tweet about everything.
8. Create Twitter lists! Separate people you follow.
9. Create your own Blog, share your opinions.
10. Share links from other websites
11. Join conversations.

 

Get More Followers!

 

You have started using Twitter to share your opinions or to promote your products. Followers are primary currency  here.

 

12. Interact with your potential followers as a guest poster on other people blogs.
13. Use and create Hashtags when posting your Tweets!
14. Consistently share high-quality content
15. Monitor Twitter trends join discussions.
16. Follow the people with same bio you have.

 

Get More ReTweets!

 

No Retweets means no followers. You need Retweets to increase your overall reputation and number of followers.

 

17. Cultivate relationships – this will surely bring more Retweets!
18. Use famous hashtags!
19. Share content of other people
20. Write descriptive headlines
21. Avoid errors in typing because people will not retweet your mistakes.

 

Analyze Your Twitter Engagement With Some of These Tools

 

Sometimes later when you gain around thousand or more followers you will probably want to analyze your twitter account more deeply. These tools will surely help you.

 

22. Klout – Measure your social media influence (Twitter included)
23. Sprout Social – Expensive but effective!
24. Tweetalyzer – Some really good search analytics.
25. TweetStats – Graph your Tweets by hour, month.
26. Twitter grader – Find out how influential you are.

 

What Already Developed Twitter Users Do

 

Those already experienced use Twitter on a daily basis for various needs.

 

27. Tweet like crazy during events (e.g. All football matches have their #hashtags)
28. Use Twitter for news (Learn to search important keywords)
29. Retweet your high-quality posts
30. Share your content on multiple platforms
31. Scheduling posts with Buffer, HootSuite and similar tools.

 

Tools to Remove Unwanted Users and Posts – Stay Clean!

 

It’s very important to have your account clean of unwanted followers, spammers, bad Tweets etc. Those tools will help you with that problem.

 

32. TwitCleaner
33. Who.Unfollowed. Me
34. ManageFlitter
35. UnTweeps
36. Tweepi

 

Connect Your Phone/Tablet with Twitter and go Mobile

 

Huge percentage of users are depending cell phones and tablets as primary Twitter clients. These are some of the most famous  mobile clients:

 

37. TweetCaster (TweetCaster for Android and TweetCaster for iOS)
38. TweetDeck  (TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iOS) Looks like Twitter is slowelly killing TweetDeck apps after acquiring it.
39. Flipboard (Flipboard for Android and Flipboard for iOS)
40. Official Twitter Client (For Android and iOS)
41. HootSuite  (HootSuite for Android and HootSuite for iOS)

 

Conclusion

 

Twitter is a unique social network on the internet.  Unlike Facebook and Google+, it’s not straight forward. It looks easy, but it’s not. Once you grasp all Twitter tips and tricks you will become Twitter expert in a short time. I hope some of these tips helped you. Feel that something missing? Share it with me.

Best Articles on the Web about Twitter Marketing

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A collection of best resources of articles that can help your Twitter marketing. Feel free to add the articles you come across or written by you to this list.

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  1. 1. Twitter Lists - A Visual Beginner's Guide

    Twitter Lists - A Visual Beginner's Guide

    I am smack-dab in the middle of a five week social media series, teaching social media to business owners in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Week One and Week Two saw Facebook and Twitter as the focus for the free, lunch hour session.

  2. 2. Twitter Chat 101: A Guide for the Beginner

    Twitter Chat 101: A Guide for the Beginner

    Each Monday night, the Social Solutions Collective, which I am a proud member of, hosts a 'Twitter Chat' at 8 PM EST. It is not the most optimum time for this freelancing, busy mom to join in, but about twice a month, I get to join all, or part of, the chat.

  3. 3. 11 S(t)weet Tips For Increased Twitter Engagement

    11 S(t)weet Tips For Increased Twitter Engagement

    "Only those with no memory insist on their originality." ~Coco Chanel When I first started my business and my Facebook Page, I scoured the internet & blog posts for Twitter tips and ideas on how to improve my own overall Twitter experience. I would read, implement and be very excited to have learned something new.

  4. 4. 20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

    20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

    February 11, 2013 As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012, Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers.

  5. 5. Best Practices for Twitter Marketing and Lead Generation

    Best Practices for Twitter Marketing and Lead Generation

    Twitter Marketing is just one of the many faces of social media marketing that has gained prominence in the last few years. As a social media network, Twitter has also become a choice online marketing platform for tech-savvy B2B marketers, entrepreneurs, and businesses.

  6. 6. Is Following Everyone Equal to Buying Twitter Followers?

    Is Following Everyone Equal to Buying Twitter Followers?

    Whether for a venture start-up or an established business, reaching out to an increasing number of potential customers remains a common and continuous objective. Different types of communication media are used to meet this business objective, some of which evolved to provide a much greater reach than other alternates.

  7. 7. Getting Twitter Traffic with Almost No Self Promotion

    Getting Twitter Traffic with Almost No Self Promotion

    All Twitter users are trying to increase the popularity of their profiles, some of them are doing it wrong while others do not care. There is no doubt that social networks are the basis for building the popularity on the internet, but for success - knowledge is required.

  8. 8. 41 Ways to Become Twitter Savvy

    41 Ways to Become Twitter Savvy

    Twitter has become the world's social media giant - agree or not? It's evidenced by hundreds of millions of daily users. However, in the early days and even today there are a large amount of users who are not skilled enough to use Twitter. Is it hard? No, it is not.

  9. 9. Get Twitter Followers: Execution and Tools

    Get Twitter Followers: Execution and Tools

    Twitter is a rat race. Tweets fly by at a frenetic pace, and many experienced on Twitter control from third party applications. Users come and go, but if you can get past that first month you're on your way to experience what makes Twitter great.

  10. 10. Get Twitter Followers: Building a Foundation

    Get Twitter Followers: Building a Foundation

    Please start implementing Lists into your plan immediately regardless if you're a veteran or rookie. Creating and managing focused lists will make your Twitter experience efficient. As your Twitter account grows it can get away from you very quickly. I know all too well.

  11. 11. HootSuite: Probably the Best Twitter Web Application

    HootSuite: Probably the Best Twitter Web Application

    HootSuite is one of the best web applications for managing all your social media profiles. I mainly use HootSuite.com to manage my Twitter activity. In this article, I will be focusing on using HootSuite for managing Twitter account. Ryan Holmes developed first release in 2008.

  12. 12. Hootsuite vs Buffer: Major Differences and Similarities

    Hootsuite vs Buffer: Major Differences and Similarities

    I have previously written about HootSuite, but some of my followers asked me about differences between Hootsuite and Buffer. Following are the main similarities and difference between HootSuite and Buffer. Tweet and Scheduling HootSuite Scheduling Tweets or sharing in other social networks in HootSuite is done by using the Hootlet (Bookmarklet) which you can find in HootSuite dashboard Tools menu.

  13. 13. Twylah Turns Your Tweets into a Pinterest Board

    Twylah Turns Your Tweets into a Pinterest Board

    In the last few months, I've been using Twylah. It is an excellent new web service offering unique access to my Twitter profile. Just like Pinterest, Twylah.com is using online "pinboard" by grouping all related posts in to trending topic groups, they can be expanded to display more tweets on any available subject.

  14. 14. Can Triberr and Twitter Really Expand Your Blog Visibility?

    Can Triberr and Twitter Really Expand Your Blog Visibility?

    Let's go back to the times when the world was made of tribes. The times when the presidency was given to the chief and the laws were made by the elite. Most importantly, let's try to imagine the way people used to communicate, and how efficient their methods were.

  15. 15. Easy Way to Unclutter Your Twitter Profile

    Easy Way to Unclutter Your Twitter Profile

    Many twitter users like me occasionally come into a situation where we are overloaded i.e.where a certain number of twitter users we follow - following us are inactive. A good move would be to analyze them all and eventually to unfollow them.

  16. 16. Twitter Etiquette: 14 Rules for 140 Characters

    Twitter Etiquette: 14 Rules for 140 Characters

    Categories: Social Media Even limited to 140 characters, the Twitterverse can be pretty intimidating for new users. Here are a few tips for making a graceful entrance and avoiding some of the most common Twitter faux pas: Don't be an egghead. Take the time to compose a thoughtful bio and add your avatar.

  17. 17. How to Use Twitter Lists

    How to Use Twitter Lists

    Twitter Tip Tuesday is a weekly blog series from Sprout Social Insights. Every Tuesday we'll focus on just one (1) Twitter Tip and show you how to integrate it into your social media strategy. Today's Twitter Tip Tuesday: How to Use Twitter Lists Twitter Lists are simply lists of Twitter users grouped together by some common thread.

  18. 18. 10 Things I Really Learned On My Twitter Journey To 100,000 Followers

    10 Things I Really Learned On My Twitter Journey To 100,000 Followers

    Posted by John Paul in Pop Posts, Twitter Marketing My Journey To 100,000 I remember when I first started out and I hit 1,000 followers and how excited I was. To reach 100,000 is just crazy, something that I wouldn't have done without some great Twitter friends and followers over the last 2.5 yrs.

  19. 19. Twitter Hashtag 101: Twitter Hashtag, Hash Brown Same Thing, Right?

    Twitter Hashtag 101: Twitter Hashtag, Hash Brown Same Thing, Right?

    Pam Moore If only I had a free week long vacation for every time someone asked me what the difference is between a Twitter hashtag and a hash brown, I would be living permanently on a quiet, remote island and probably not writing this blog post!

  20. 20. Ted's Twitter Follow-Back Policy

    Ted's Twitter Follow-Back Policy

    I'm going to share the policy I've been following since my first Tweet in April 2009. It works well for me. You can adopt this policy for yourself or not, as you wish. Ready? It's really straightforward. I follow everyone back on Twitter. (Just about). There, that's my policy.

  21. 21. Would you Rather be "Thanked" or Re-tweeted?

    Would you Rather be "Thanked" or Re-tweeted?

    This is not a rhetorical question - I'd really like to know! Sandy Appleyard, one of my Triberr tribe-mates, recently posted an interesting article, 5 Easy Steps to Get Massive Retweets on Twitter. Like many of us, Sandy(@sandyappleyard) likes to personally acknowledge those that share her content on Twitter.

  22. 22. How Does Twitter Grader Calculate Twitter Rankings?

    How Does Twitter Grader Calculate Twitter Rankings?

    How Does Twitter Grader Calculate Twitter Rankings? The most common question I get at grader.com is about how the Twitter Grader algorithm (and associated rankings) works. Before we dig a bit into the details, it will help to understand the what before the how.

  23. 23. TweetStats: How Much Time do you Spend on Twitter?

    TweetStats: How Much Time do you Spend on Twitter?

    If you're concerned that you're spending a little too much time on Twitter, or if you're just curious how frequently you tweet, head over to TweetStats to find out. Type in your username, and the service will go through your Twitter history and analyze how often you tweet, which client you prefer to use, on which days, and even which hours of the day.

  24. 24. How to Search Twitter - The Advanced Guide

    How to Search Twitter - The Advanced Guide

    You might be tired to see Twitter-related posts every single day but this shouldn't prevent you from using the tool. To network using Twitter or not - is up to you. There are still many people who just don't get the very idea of telling others what they are doing.

  25. 25. 8 Essential Twitter Tools

    8 Essential Twitter Tools

    Use These 8 Twitter Tools Now or Hate Yourself Later

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8 Responses to “41 Ways to Become Twitter Savvy”

  1. Nishant Srivastava Says:

    Thanks for Sharing 41 Great tools,services and apps for twitter, These tools are just awesome, I am using some of them!
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  2. John Paul Says:

    Thank U for including my post Annetta :)

    You put together a great resource covering everything you need to do.

    People think success on Twitter comes easy, and in reality it takes work. and real success on Twitter isn’t just getting more tweets.. tweets without real traffic to your blog or website is a waste.

    Relationships and tweets and traffic is what it is all about.
    John Paul recently posted..The Hidden Value of Long Tail Keywords [Infographic]My Profile

  3. Annetta Powell Says:

    Thank you John for the comment. I can see from your daily Tweets that how much engagement you are having with your followers. I would say making relationships and engagement are more important and traffic is just a bonus.
    Annetta Powell recently posted..41 Ways to Become Twitter SavvyMy Profile

  4. Sarah Park Says:

    I am not really into Twitter. But this year, one of my goals is to be more active in Twitter both for business and personal purposes.
    Sarah Park recently posted..How to Decide Which Charities to HelpMy Profile (dofollow)

  5. Philip Says:

    Hi Annetta,

    Thanks for this detailed post. I’ve recently switched PC’s and totally forgot to install the Buffer plugin for Mozilla.

    I also use TweetDeck a lot, mostly for hashtag searches and mentions.

    And Triberr is great. I’ve noticed a huge increase in traffic from Twitter since I started using Triberr.

    Wanted to ask you, what do you think of using TweetAdder to get more followers? Have you had any experience with this tool?

    Have a great day Annetta, cheers.

    ~Philip
    Philip recently posted..WordPress SEO: The Ultimate GuideMy Profile (dofollow)

  6. Chloe Wallace Says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am a newbie in twitter.

  7. Annetta Powell Says:

    @ Nishant Srivastava:

    Sounds great Nishant! Thanks for your feedback :D

  8. Annetta Powell Says:

    @ Sarah Park:

    You should Sarah. Twitter is another valuable social media tool for you and your business. Good luck! :D

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