Twitter is one of today’s top social medial platforms with a very rich potential to expand and grow ones business. It is a strong way to reach out to more potential customers and a powerful tool for networking and marketing. While some people really get great results on Twitter, some think it’s a tool that will never work for them. I have come up with 13 questions that may help reprogram your mind and get you going on a new footing.
Before we get to these questions, I want to make sure you have done what’s common.
Your Twitter username
Your Twitter username (Twitter handle) has a very strong seo point. I see some people use funny mixture of characters. Keyword, product name or personal name can fetch you exciting results.
You Profile background
A lot has been said about creating a custom background. Yes, this will go a long way to create impact and maintain your identity. However, a lot too has changed. Backgrounds may not really mean anything to your audience. I will tell you shortly what kind of custom background to use to force trust on anyone that visits your profile.
Your profile picture
Profile picture is one key component of your Twitter identity. You surely have read about the best kind of photo or picture to use. If you are not using your headshot photo, company logo or clean product image, you are surely out the pitch.
Your profile description
Profile description is another key feature that greatly lays impact on what people think about you. I want to think you have read much about this and have written a great description.
Your profile URL
One crazy thing some folks do is to put some affiliate link here. This is being under the dinning table. Your blog/personal/business url is ideal.
Ok you now have these 5 features personalized and you even went celebrating thinking the game is over. No way! A lot is still left waiting for you. I have 13 questions for you:
1 – Have you personalized your Background Image
Permit me come back to this point. A lot has changed from when we were told custom backgrounds will produce some magic results. Custom does not necessarily mean personal. I can quickly say personalized background is the way to go. If you bought or downloaded some ‘powerful’ background for your Twitter account, I can recommend hiring (if design is not your type) a designer to do a more personalized background
2 – How many followers do you have?
I’m not expounding on how to get followers here but if you have 10 or 50, then you must work hard to grow naturally
3 – Are your followers bots?
You may be jumping around telling your friends you have 50000 followers. Are they real or bots? You must get rid of those bots followers and grow your account naturally. Bots will never get you results no matter how many of them you have following you.
4 – Did you just buy followers?
You just bought some 10k followers and you now think you are already in the camp of the winners. You may be seriously disappointed.
5 – Are you tweeting targeted contents?
Do you just tweet anything that comes your way? Are your followers really interested in what you tweet about? This may be one of the reasons Twitter seems not to work for you
6 – How many times do you tweet per day?
The number of times you tweet daily really matters. In as much as you are required to post regularly, you should be careful not to over do it. If you find that you have lots of things to say that come to you once, try to schedule your tweets over the day. If you are going to be away for more than 72 hours, it’s important you schedule your tweets while you are away. Some people will unfollow dormant accounts after 48 – 72 hours.
7 – What time do you Tweet ?
A lot of people still don’t know when they get the best tweeting results. It’s often difficult to say with much precession except your account is very geo-targeted. However, using tracking tools, you may know when some tweets get the highest clicks.
8 – Are you only tweeting sales?
As a matter of fact, you’re only going to be losing your followers if all your tweets are sales stuff. Don’t let your followers think you are just using them to make money. Give them adequate useful free information first.
9 – Do you say thank you?
Are you selfish or you are just ignorant? You’ve got a couple of friends that have tweeted and retweeted your contents. Why not mention them in a tweet and say thank you? That will go a long way to tell them you are real.
10 – Are your tweets re-tweetable?
Remember you are limited to only 140 characters. Don’t fill up the space. Limit your tweets to 100 – 120 characters. This way, people can share them and still don’t lose some words.
11 – Do you share others’ contents?
Blogging is about sharing! You should be able to share others’ contents to your audience. This is a powerful networking activity that most bloggers fail to use. Don’t just comment the article on your friends’ blog. Tweet,like,digg,pin them. You will soon find them doing same to your contents.
12 – Have you given your password to any Third Party Twitter App?
In those early days of Twitter, it was common to see some third party Apps asking your Twitter Password to sign in. This has been a security issue. No matter what these apps promise you, I advice strongly against them. Don’t compromise your safety.
13 – Finally, do you sound like a bot?
Don’t fall into this! Don’t let your followers think that you are a bot. You must show them proofs that you are human. Tweet conversationally
NB: I might not have covered up all the points. These are just points to set your brain working and I hope they help.