Twitter is an extraordinary spot to develop your business, however, things move rapidly on the stage.
The normal life expectancy of one tweet is just around 18 minutes. More than 7,000 new tweets are sent each and every second.
The time span of the usability of one tweet is multiple times shorter than anything you post on Facebook.
This makes it difficult to get your messages to stick and have an effect. It’s anything but difficult to lose all sense of direction in the group.
That is the reason your tweets and Twitter showcasing strategies need to sneak up suddenly to get individuals to make a move and focus on you.
Be that as it may, it tends to be difficult to know precisely what systems work and which ones are an exercise in futility. Fortunately, you won’t need to invest any energy making sense of that.
1. Pick the right handle, profile photo, and header image
Your Twitter handle has to be recognizable, easy-to-remember, and short enough for people to easily tag you. When someone tries to search your name, they will use your handle to find your page. Keep your names consistent across all social media profiles. If you use a name that’s different from your brand or company name, you might confuse followers or make your page hard to find.
Take H&M for example. There’s no way to include the “&” character in a handle, so they simply shortened their handle to “@hm.”
The business name “H&M” is already catchy, short, and easy-to-remember, but the handle is even simpler.
Steer away from irrelevant numbers or any kind of punctuation marks.
Keep it short and sweet, too. With a short Twitter name, you’ll be more likely to get @mentions from other users and brands.
People are less likely to mention businesses with long twitter handles due to the character limit of each tweet. Potential customers might interact more with your twitter account than they would with a physical store. For this reason, you need to make sure that your profile picture is recognizable and memorable.
It’s not uncommon to go with a logo, which will nurture brand awareness. Anytime someone interacts with your twitter account, they’ll become even more familiar with your logo and recognize it when they see it elsewhere.
2.Optimize your bio to showcase your brand’s personality
Your Twitter bio is a 160-character location to showcase your company right under your profile photo. You need to create a killer one. And it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Just explain who you are to the world in a few short, sweet sentences. Here’s what my Twitter bio looks like:
It explains who I am what I do, the company I founded, and who I founded it with.
Here are a few elements to take into account when crafting your bio:
- Keep it accurate. Tell people exactly who your brand is.
- Incorporate some personality or humor. Don’t be afraid to tell a few jokes or say something original.
- Brag a bit. If your brand has some great accomplishments under their belt, tell people. Have thousands of existing customers? Let people know.
- Keep it targeted. Write a bio that will attract people that fit in with your target audience.
- Add relevant hashtags so that people can find your account when they search for those terms.
- Be sure to tag other brands that you may be associated with this space.
It also helps to tweet during peak hours when most people are online.
3. Tweet during peak hours
There are certain days of the week or times of day when users are more active on Twitter, meaning they’ll actually be more likely to engage with your posts.
By identifying those hours and days and posting during them, you’ll gain more impressions, boost engagement, and get tons of clicks.
According to Buffer, tweets posted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have higher CTRs than those posted during other days of the week.
Some studies have shown that posting between 12 PM and 6 PM is the best time to post. Others suggest that the hours between 12 PM and 3 PM on Monday through Friday work best.
Your peak posting times will depend on your specific audience, so test how your content performs at different times and days to find out what works best for your brand.
Once you’ve figured them out, use scheduling tools like Hootsuite or Buffer to schedule your posts to go live at peak hours ahead of time.
And when you post, are sure to use the right hashtags.
Keep hashtag use to a minimum if you can, too. Don’t overload users with tons of hashtags for everything you post.
4. Keep hashtag use to a minimum (and use the right ones)
Tweets that contain hashtags receive 2x more engagement than those that don’t.
But tweets with more than two hashtags receive a drop in engagement by 17%.
It’s important to use the right kind of hashtags without overusing them.
Only include hashtags that add some context to your tweets.
Find your most popular hashtags by using Twitter analytics.
You can also use a tool like Hashtagify to find the best hashtags for your tweets. The tool suggests hashtags that are related to the keywords you enter.
With Hashtagify, you can also determine the strength of your hashtags before you use them, so you’ll know which ones work best before tweeting them out.
RiteTag is another alternative that works similarly to Hashtagify.
Next, focus on running some advanced searches.
5. Run some advanced searches
Wouldn’t it be nice to find people who are interested in your services or products at this very second?
Or figure out exactly what people are saying about your brand?
Luckily, there is when you use the Twitter advanced search.
Instead of sending out promotional tweets or writing to your existing customers, find potential ones by searching through industry-specific terms.
For example, if you’re a bakery, search for terms like “baker,” “bakery,” or “cake” in your area.
You’re more than likely to find at least one tweet from a person looking for a baker in your region or dealing with a customer service issue with another bakery.
Advanced searches put new leads right in front of you. Reach out to those people and tell them how you can fix their problem or help them out. And add images to your tweets if you want to boost retweets too. (Who doesn’t?)
6. Add images to tweets to increase retweets
When you add images to your tweets, you’ll get more shares and clicks than the tweets without images.
In fact, tweets with images typically receive 89% more “likes” or favorites.
Make sure only to add compelling images that are relevant and high-quality.
Never use an image that doesn’t relate to your tweet just for the sake of adding an image.
If you’re tweeting about a recent blog post, add an image from the article with a link where users can find more information.
Or, if you want to tweet about a new product or service, include an image that showcases it.
You may even be running a promotional deal where followers can get discounts. Use a tool like Canva to create a simple graphic like this one and add it to your tweet.
Photos aren’t the only thing to focus your attention on, though. Use video as often as you can.
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7. Utilize Twitter video for even more engagement
Images get more attention than plain old text, but videos outperform images.
Twitter video allows Twitter users to record a new video from a device or upload an existing video.
Simply add a branded video to your tweets to get more attention, like this one from Michael Kors.
According to AdWeek, videos are six times more likely to be retweeted than photos and three times more likely to be retweeted than GIFs.
Videos are a great way to share new information with followers, share behind-the-scenes content, elicit emotion, and give your tweets a longer lifespan.
You can also go live with the live video feature. Live videos are automatically posted as tweets, which are still watchable once the live video ends.
Next, focus on conducting polls that people can interact with.
8. Conduct polls to interact with followers
One of the easiest ways to create more activity on your Twitter page is to create a Twitter poll.
All you need to do is click the same button you always click to add a new tweet, then click on the poll icon at the bottom of the screen.
Next, add your question and choices.
Polls aren’t just fun for followers to complete. They can also be used to conduct consumer and market research, get feedback, and initiate engaging conversations with followers.
Anyone can create a poll, but creating unique and engaging questions takes a bit of thought.
Look to other brands that are using polls consistently and successfully, like Airbnb, for inspiration.
And don’t forget to use creative calls-to-action (CTAs) that you can easily tweet out to drive sales or boost downloads of your latest app or e-book.
9. Use creative CTAs (beyond asking users to share posts)
The entire idea behind Twitter marketing is to drive sales, generate leads, boost clicks, and increase downloads.
Creating posts to drive these actions, when used sparingly, can boost your engagement in huge ways. Adding a CTA to a few tweets is the quickest way to do this.
You’re probably already using CTAs asking users to share your posts, which is great. But this isn’t the only CTA that you should be using on your Twitter profile.
Use some effective action words and phrases to get users to do other activities, such as:
- Follow us
- Visit our site
- Shop our sales
- Download here
- Learn more
Using effective action words and switching up CTAs will drive engagement and boost your CTR, send more traffic over to your site, generate new leads; drives downloads, and boost sales.
10. Use Twitter to double A/B test headlines
Twitter is the best network to test headlines.
Testing headlines on Twitter is a great idea because the visual elements aren’t as prominent as they are with a platform like Facebook.
Buffer introduced this idea with a guide on how to write great headlines on blogs and social media.
After you publish an article, use a tool like Tweriod to find out when your followers are online.
Then, tweet three to five headlines with trackable links during those peak times. Make sure that the headlines are different.
Track the performance of each link. Next, put the same headlines into an A/B-testing service like Optimizely.
Reach out to influencers for more exposure
It’s now easier than ever to pitch your ideas to someone with a large following. If they like what you bring to the table, they can change your brand’s world with one simple post.
11. The first step to influencer outreach is identifying which influencers are out there for your specific industry.
First, look at influencers that you’ve already been interacting with. Maybe they’ve liked a few of your tweets, or maybe you’ve responded to some of theirs.
Look at their profiles.
Do their posts align with your brand message? How many followers do they have?
If they seem like a good fit, send them a DM asking to promote your company in a tweet.
12. Harness the power of Twitter Ads
When you need to boost engagement as fast as possible, Twitter Ads are the way to go. Especially if you don’t have a ton of followers just yet.
Twitter Ads can be a bit more expensive than Facebook Ads, but they will boost engagement when you need it most. Promoted tweets are the best option for this purpose.