10 Tips for Twitter Awesomeness

Every once in awhile I get together with a bunch of friends where I get asked about the secret sauce of social media domination.

But the truth is, there’s no real secret sauce other than you really need to treat twitter less like a vending machine for attention and more like a venue for finding more people to talk to about the things you love.

I have a primer presentation that I give to clients called The 5 C’s of Social Media Engagement which tries to present a formal framework for social media activities to pursue.  But if you really just get some basics down, you’ll be on your way to some Twitter Awesomeness.

So here’s a bunch of tips I recently shared when asked what they should be doing on Twitter.  Take a look. . .


10 Twitter Tips for Social Media Awesomeness


Here’s this month’s 10 TIPS FOR TWITTER AWESOMENESS:

1. Set up listening posts so you can add commentary or promote topics, trends, people or news in your niche.  Set up Google Alerts with keywords you care about.  [Tweet this tip]

2. Find 10 top leaders in your niche and start to follow who they follow so you enter into the right conversations.   [Tweet this tip]

3. Search for “?” or interrogative words on twitter to identify questions you can answer, respond or brainstorm against.   [Tweet this tip]

4. Stay focused.  Pick a general niche and tweet on topic.   [Tweet this tip]

5. Tweet more of what you read & rave.  Not what you eat & peeve.   [Tweet this tip]

6. Post consistently.  Post often.   Set a recurring calendar item to remind you to search, reply & post. [Tweet this tip]

7. Links & media items are key.  Make sure you tweet great ones often.  Browse StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg. [Tweet this tip]

8. Make sure you @reply or @ message someone each time you log on.  Interaction trumps broadcasting. [Tweet this tip]

9. How many who follow you is not as important as who is following you.  Go for conversation, not for followers. [Tweet this tip]

10. No matter how much or little you do it. Tweet a little less about yourself and more about others.   [Tweet this tip]


QUESTION: What’s your top tip for tweeting for awesomeness?  Contribute a tip here in the comments section below.

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Commonly the "go-to" guy amongst his circle of friends and associates for everyday e-life problems or sharing the latest "things you'd glad to find out about," Kenny Jahng provides simple answers & entries in plain english here at esssistme.com. Kendrick Jahng is founder of Big Click Syndicate LLC, providing online marketing consulting & coaching to SMB (small-to-medium sized businesses) as well as operating several online digital properties. Kenny's marketing blog, "Online Marketing Brain Dump," can be found on USAToday.com at http://www.onlinemarketingbraindump.com.

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