Social media is hard to use for a small business like yourself, and Twitter can be even more difficult staying relevant to the fast-paced approach of trending topics. Used properly and these outlets can bring great success to your brand and business. So, how does one get noticed on Twitter?
- Personalize your retweets
Adding retweets to your twitter arsenal is one of the easiest ways to stay on your followers’ timelines. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be looking at you. They may just be looking at the person you retweeted. Instead of retweeting, quote tweet relevant tweets and add a personal touch. This will increase engagement with your page.
- Trending topics
When something is trending, especially in your area, that means a lot of people care about the topic enough to be tweeting consistently about it. Those who aren’t tweeting may also click on the trending topics to see what the conversation is all about. So, if you see a trending topic that you can relate to the brand and goals of your company, tweet about it! You’ll most likely increase your page’s exposure.
Most people are using Twitter on their mobile devices. That means a tweet filled with 140 characters may not be as visually attractive as a tweet with visuals or links. People want to interact. You just have to give them the tools to do so.
Engagement with your audience is a two-way street. You can’t expect your followers to reach out to you if you aren’t giving them the time of day yourself. Even if they never mentioned your twitter handle, reply to relevant tweets with a clever, useful, even witty response that will leave them yearning for more.
The easiest way to get responses is to ask questions. But, don’t make them nonsense questions that your target audience wouldn’t answer. Make them insightful and meaningful. Not “What’s your favorite color?” but “What is your biggest struggle for marketing your small business?” Real questions that give you real answers.
But, let’s be honest. Not everyone is comfortable replying to questions publically, especially if they are too personal. But, a good way to maintain engagement with your Twitter audience is posting polls. They’re extremely easy to make and are available for 24 hours to respond to. The only downside is you can’t see exactly who responded. But, on Twitter, engagement is engagement. The more, the better.
If you’re positioning yourself as a credible source, then you need to start sharing some credible, useful information. Retweeting is great, but if it isn’t coming from you, all you are doing is giving that source the accreditation you were longing for. Instead, use your own voice and share some insightful tweets.
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