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How to Use Twitter for Your Online Business

Let’s jump in. I hear a lot from different businesses that Twitter is dead. It’s irrelevant! Why? Why should we be on Twitter? Give me what are some Pros to using Twitter, So I hear that all the time too, and it’s absolutely not the case – It’s on the rise popularity is growing and Twitter is really Unique in that, the real time that it embraces is What makes it so special So should all businesses Use Twitter or should some Are there certain use cases where you probably should avoid it? I’r a big fan, I’m a huge advocate of using all three Platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because they Work better together, Okay, But the thing about Twitter is and some view this as a Con is the algorithm So you’re not going to just see things in a chronological order.

Okay, So to keep your content Actually, coming up and being found, you wan na make sure that you have quality Content, not quantity, You don’t need to be Tweeting on steroids, Mass, producing content right. You wan na make sure that you’re giving something of value to your audience. What’s kind of the first Steps once I sign up What should I really look at So first steps. You definitely wan na start following like-minded users, Okay, And that can also help you to get in front of their followers, which will give you a really organic presence And then also go and engage.

With other users on Twitter, You know go and click retweet on something that makes sense to your business. That would also be of Value to your followers, So what about my profile? I know there’s some things that I should probably do just To make sure it’s consistent, What does that look like With your profile, you wan na Make sure that you have usually do you have a logo Yeah Yeah, so you wan na put Your logo out on your Twitter and definitely make sure Your handle is consistent, So that’s a at symbol and then the name of your business preferably Make sure that’s consistent across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

‘Cause. After all, you’re Branding yourself Right And then from there you Have a little bio description right beneath the photo and your handle Cool. So one of my just absolute favorite topics ever are hashtags Hashtag. I did it all. For the cookies right Tell us about kind of the Best practices using hashtags Like should we just go On a hashtag tangent, are there best practices What should we avoid? Give us a low down? Yes, so definitely real it in don’t need to go hashtag crazy, Okay, But I also love hashtags.

It’s a great way to get more exposure, They’re free to use, and it can help you to be found by someone who Doesn’t even know you exist Also, including an actual Caption that you’re writing it’s one of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling the country – And let’s say I did this Seminar right on social media – and I got a cool picture me – At the microphone feeling [ Justin ], I can see it now Feeling pretty cool at a trade show, and so I wan na, like get That out to my audience – and I caption it like “ Having a blast sharing # socialmediatips.

”. So then, it’s in my caption and then now, if anyone’s searching in the area or social media tips in general, [, Justin ] Right, I have a chance to be discovered, Seems more natural, Right than just having it at the very end make it Part of the conversation Exactly make it part of the caption, But do both by all means. Okay, You can get real localized with it. [ Justin, ], Really Yeah. So when I travel Like, for example, I was in Austin recently, I just wanted to know where’s a good place to Eat or get a craft beer, You know it’s a big thing in Austin, So I would just search # austineats and from there I found Out what tourists locals where they were going to get food and then that helped me make my buying decision So think about it as a Small business owner: how does this relate to you? Well, consumers are out There searching hashtags Right When they’re looking For a product, a service, a cup of Joe And then so, if you have these hashtags on your Posts you’re more likely to be found when someone’s Searching coffee, Perfect and what I would say, To you, when searching that joining in on the conversation With those hashtags that are relevant to what you’re searching and that’s what’s more Important about Twitter right Is talking to people and being social, social media for a reason, Yeah exactly it’s a two way street.

That’s the beauty of it Right, You’re, not just talking At your customers, anymore, you’re engaging with Them it’s a conversation and, at the end of the day, that’s what’s going to make your presence more powerful. If you have This two way conversation Right on. I dig it So next up, we have Really paid advertising.’Cause. I know I’ve seen Some paid promotions on Twitter every now and then Is there any relevance to that.

Should we test it out? What are your thoughts, I always say, start small and be sure you’re paying attention to the metrics, Otherwise you’re just blindly Spending money right At the end of the Month, you’re like wait: where did my money go? You’re like well Yeah, so just start small, So Emma so we’re Tweeting a lot we’re searching hashtags we’re using hashtags. How do we know if what we’re doing is Working and relevant Is there any place to go in And check what we’re doing There absolutely is a way to track Twitter.

Has this account dashboard that you can actually see even what time of day people are looking at your Tweets, which could really be informative? You know I used to work at a coffee shop and what we found is there Was certain times of the day that made sense to Tweet To get people to come in Right, Coffee, early risers, You can Tweet something at 5Am about what you have on what your drip coffee is or Your special foam on your lattes and that made sense you know And then so thinking About the time of day, looking at your Twitter Analytics to see what works best Yeah, But also the top Tweet Is really informative? What do yo mean by that? Like the Tweet, that Got the most impression, the most engagement, That’s going to help inform the Next Tweet and your strategy – Okay, Oh also the retweet.

If I’m getting a lot, Of retweets from users I know, oh they liked that you know They wan na tell their friends Yeah like I should include more photos of me skateboarding That got way more retweets and then that informs my next Tweet. So there’s two different Types of retweets, if you will There’s retweet and there’s a quote: Tweet Yeah. So while it’s fast and efficient to simply click retweet, You know back to the million Things you were doing Right.

We found it to be more beneficial. To quote, add your own caption.’Cause, then you’re, adding Your personal flair to it and you’re really explaining the relevance of that Tweet too. Why are you retweeting it Sometimes. I feel like I’m Spending all day on Twitter Is there a way for me. To not have to do that Like can. I just go and Do it just once a day’cause I have scheduled Things help me out here: I don’t wan na spend all Day on social media, I’ve got a business to run Absolutely so there Are ways to outsource [ Justin, ]? Okay, If you don’t wan na, do this Godaddy Social (, laughs, ): There are teams that can Take this off your plate, but if it’s something You wan na do on your own.

You wan na be beneficial with your time, So I strongly strongly Encourage a content calendar Okay! What’s that That what you get a Calendar a blank calendar, and you just plan out couple days of week that you wan na Tweet and Do it months in advance, so then you don’t miss piggy. Backing off of a holiday, Even unofficial, holidays, Like national hotdog day, There’s literally a random Holiday for every day, Yeah, and not all of them, are going to make sense to your business Right.

But if they do you Can really piggy back off of that with Twitter, but the Content calendar is going to be key to help you plan out in advance, So you’re not rushing And scrambling, like I haven’t, been on Twitter for a few days. I just need to go out there and Tweet. No One tool that I found. That is, pretty cool is Tweet Deck. Have you checked that out? No, I haven’t So Tweet Deck. Actually, let’s you it’s inside of Twitter Itself, but it let’s, you schedule out your own Tweets.

So that you don’t have to have to go in every day and post, You can literally take some Time or chunk out of your Monday and schedule out your content calendar, and it will just spin it for you, Yeah and I would just be Cautious with that, though, because while that’s Maybe a good way for you to manage your time. Rather, you wan na make sure that those times of day are Working for your consumers,.

‘Cause, that’s the key! You Want your Tweet to connect with your consumer at The most optimal time All right, thank you so much Emma. This has jut been a blast. I’r going to invest in Twitter now, Like it’s changed my life, so thank you. Hashtag life changing Hashtag life, changing (, laughs, ), Awesome! Well! Thank you. All so much for reading This has been The Journey. Make sure you, like Subscribe comment below, Let us know your thoughts and let us know what you wan na see next And thank you for reading.


 

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How to Use Twitter for Your Online Business

Let’s jump in. I hear a lot from different businesses that Twitter is dead. It’s irrelevant! Why? Why should we be on Twitter? Give me what are some Pros to using Twitter, So I hear that all the time too, and it’s absolutely not the case – It’s on the rise popularity is growing and Twitter is really Unique in that, the real time that it embraces is What makes it so special So should all businesses Use Twitter or should some Are there certain use cases where you probably should avoid it? I’r a big fan, I’m a huge advocate of using all three Platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because they Work better together, Okay, But the thing about Twitter is and some view this as a Con is the algorithm So you’re not going to just see things in a chronological order.

Okay, So to keep your content Actually, coming up and being found, you wan na make sure that you have quality Content, not quantity, You don’t need to be Tweeting on steroids, Mass, producing content right. You wan na make sure that you’re giving something of value to your audience. What’s kind of the first Steps once I sign up What should I really look at So first steps. You definitely wan na start following like-minded users, Okay, And that can also help you to get in front of their followers, which will give you a really organic presence And then also go and engage.

With other users on Twitter, You know go and click retweet on something that makes sense to your business. That would also be of Value to your followers, So what about my profile? I know there’s some things that I should probably do just To make sure it’s consistent, What does that look like With your profile, you wan na Make sure that you have usually do you have a logo Yeah Yeah, so you wan na put Your logo out on your Twitter and definitely make sure Your handle is consistent, So that’s a at symbol and then the name of your business preferably Make sure that’s consistent across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

‘Cause. After all, you’re Branding yourself Right And then from there you Have a little bio description right beneath the photo and your handle Cool. So one of my just absolute favorite topics ever are hashtags Hashtag. I did it all. For the cookies right Tell us about kind of the Best practices using hashtags Like should we just go On a hashtag tangent, are there best practices What should we avoid? Give us a low down? Yes, so definitely real it in don’t need to go hashtag crazy, Okay, But I also love hashtags.

It’s a great way to get more exposure, They’re free to use, and it can help you to be found by someone who Doesn’t even know you exist Also, including an actual Caption that you’re writing it’s one of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling the country – And let’s say I did this Seminar right on social media – and I got a cool picture me – At the microphone feeling [ Justin ], I can see it now Feeling pretty cool at a trade show, and so I wan na, like get That out to my audience – and I caption it like “ Having a blast sharing # socialmediatips.

”. So then, it’s in my caption and then now, if anyone’s searching in the area or social media tips in general, [, Justin ] Right, I have a chance to be discovered, Seems more natural, Right than just having it at the very end make it Part of the conversation Exactly make it part of the caption, But do both by all means. Okay, You can get real localized with it. [ Justin, ], Really Yeah. So when I travel Like, for example, I was in Austin recently, I just wanted to know where’s a good place to Eat or get a craft beer, You know it’s a big thing in Austin, So I would just search # austineats and from there I found Out what tourists locals where they were going to get food and then that helped me make my buying decision So think about it as a Small business owner: how does this relate to you? Well, consumers are out There searching hashtags Right When they’re looking For a product, a service, a cup of Joe And then so, if you have these hashtags on your Posts you’re more likely to be found when someone’s Searching coffee, Perfect and what I would say, To you, when searching that joining in on the conversation With those hashtags that are relevant to what you’re searching and that’s what’s more Important about Twitter right Is talking to people and being social, social media for a reason, Yeah exactly it’s a two way street.

That’s the beauty of it Right, You’re, not just talking At your customers, anymore, you’re engaging with Them it’s a conversation and, at the end of the day, that’s what’s going to make your presence more powerful. If you have This two way conversation Right on. I dig it So next up, we have Really paid advertising.’Cause. I know I’ve seen Some paid promotions on Twitter every now and then Is there any relevance to that.

Should we test it out? What are your thoughts, I always say, start small and be sure you’re paying attention to the metrics, Otherwise you’re just blindly Spending money right At the end of the Month, you’re like wait: where did my money go? You’re like well Yeah, so just start small, So Emma so we’re Tweeting a lot we’re searching hashtags we’re using hashtags. How do we know if what we’re doing is Working and relevant Is there any place to go in And check what we’re doing There absolutely is a way to track Twitter.

Has this account dashboard that you can actually see even what time of day people are looking at your Tweets, which could really be informative? You know I used to work at a coffee shop and what we found is there Was certain times of the day that made sense to Tweet To get people to come in Right, Coffee, early risers, You can Tweet something at 5Am about what you have on what your drip coffee is or Your special foam on your lattes and that made sense you know And then so thinking About the time of day, looking at your Twitter Analytics to see what works best Yeah, But also the top Tweet Is really informative? What do yo mean by that? Like the Tweet, that Got the most impression, the most engagement, That’s going to help inform the Next Tweet and your strategy – Okay, Oh also the retweet.

If I’m getting a lot, Of retweets from users I know, oh they liked that you know They wan na tell their friends Yeah like I should include more photos of me skateboarding That got way more retweets and then that informs my next Tweet. So there’s two different Types of retweets, if you will There’s retweet and there’s a quote: Tweet Yeah. So while it’s fast and efficient to simply click retweet, You know back to the million Things you were doing Right.

We found it to be more beneficial. To quote, add your own caption.’Cause, then you’re, adding Your personal flair to it and you’re really explaining the relevance of that Tweet too. Why are you retweeting it Sometimes. I feel like I’m Spending all day on Twitter Is there a way for me. To not have to do that Like can. I just go and Do it just once a day’cause I have scheduled Things help me out here: I don’t wan na spend all Day on social media, I’ve got a business to run Absolutely so there Are ways to outsource [ Justin, ]? Okay, If you don’t wan na, do this Godaddy Social (, laughs, ): There are teams that can Take this off your plate, but if it’s something You wan na do on your own.

You wan na be beneficial with your time, So I strongly strongly Encourage a content calendar Okay! What’s that That what you get a Calendar a blank calendar, and you just plan out couple days of week that you wan na Tweet and Do it months in advance, so then you don’t miss piggy. Backing off of a holiday, Even unofficial, holidays, Like national hotdog day, There’s literally a random Holiday for every day, Yeah, and not all of them, are going to make sense to your business Right.

But if they do you Can really piggy back off of that with Twitter, but the Content calendar is going to be key to help you plan out in advance, So you’re not rushing And scrambling, like I haven’t, been on Twitter for a few days. I just need to go out there and Tweet. No One tool that I found. That is, pretty cool is Tweet Deck. Have you checked that out? No, I haven’t So Tweet Deck. Actually, let’s you it’s inside of Twitter Itself, but it let’s, you schedule out your own Tweets.

So that you don’t have to have to go in every day and post, You can literally take some Time or chunk out of your Monday and schedule out your content calendar, and it will just spin it for you, Yeah and I would just be Cautious with that, though, because while that’s Maybe a good way for you to manage your time. Rather, you wan na make sure that those times of day are Working for your consumers,.

‘Cause, that’s the key! You Want your Tweet to connect with your consumer at The most optimal time All right, thank you so much Emma. This has jut been a blast. I’r going to invest in Twitter now, Like it’s changed my life, so thank you. Hashtag life changing Hashtag life, changing (, laughs, ), Awesome! Well! Thank you. All so much for reading This has been The Journey. Make sure you, like Subscribe comment below, Let us know your thoughts and let us know what you wan na see next And thank you for reading.


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How To Use Twitter To Grow Your Business

So the first thing to talk about is and what your your Twitter or tweeting strategy is going to be at the moment, you’re limited to 160 characters, there’s talk that they might be changing, delimiting that I don’t know how what impact that might have on what I’m About to say, but nevertheless, at the moment is 160 characters and within that 160 characters, you’ve got to write some very interesting, engaging content.

That’s on a variety of different subject matters. So what I tend to say is look at look at your overall marketing strategy and when you go out and talk to people, what are they interested in hearing? Typically, these things will be so you’ll obviously want to talk about your business. You know it’s the about me page with your website: you’ll, be willing to talk about your own products and services, the benefits and features of those, but it clear you should also be talking about an industry.

Related news, maybe put some some tips, like top tips. How-To guides up there and some statistics that people are going to find engaging so the difference between Twitter and Facebook and various others. So actually Facebook has hashtags and Twitter started the trend by using hashtags and other other social media. Blogs have now adopts them at Google. Google+ no hashtags as well, so all of the major ones are using them, and but hashtags are a way of grouping.

Tweets is kind of like giving it and putting it into a categorized box. If you like key thing about the Twitter strategy is to post regularly because Twitter works on the timeline. So when you first tweet, it appears at the top of the timeline and grudges. Other people tweet it on it’ll, get pushed down and push down and push down and disappear of the bottom. So if you start using like trending hashtags that are really popular loads of people post them out, it’s not going to go like that.

It’s going to go straight off the bottom, so what you need to be doing is posting regularly so that your posts end up being. You know at the top of and Twitter now, if you post too often and it’s it’s going to get boring for the people who are following you so and have a plan to maybe post. I don’t know three four five times a day, probably any more than that, and you are going to start to bore people a little bit and equally those four five posts.

You want to post them all at nine o’clock and you want to spread them out over the course of the day, and that sounds like a bit of numerous tasks and there are ways to automate that process. So if you look at social media automation, tools, ones, my favorite ones, and things like eat – sweets, buffer, sprout social me takers, my all-time favorite one, because you can build a library and it just Chuck stuff out forever and beyond.

Even if I get hit by a bus which is great what not, if I get hit by a bus – that’s not so great, but the fact that it publishes stuff for me if I get hit by bus, that’s great, and so my second tip is based on Who you should be following now, there’s so much noise out there at the moment it’s a common mistake is and the people new to Twitter just to go out there and follow loads of irrelevant people.

So I tend to now follow people who are within my industry. Interesting people are going to be publishing interesting content. I would actually be interested in reading notice. The word is interesting, so be choosy about who you’re, following what you don’t want. Is your timeline just to be filled with noise and so there’ll be loads of people who follow you who’ll be selling eat like you know, get five thousand Twitter followers they’ll just be spamming, but that guy, who I talked about, who was sending out five messages? One go at nine o’clock.

Probably don’t want to bother following him because he’s just going to bore you to death, perhaps so be really picky about who you follow to make sure you’re getting the right information back out of it. This has a knock-on effect automatically and you’ll start to attract the right sort of followers as well and they’ll be interested in what you’ve got to say to a two-fold kind of benefits. This try and follow people within your market sector as best you can because and again following loads of irrelevant people.

Kind of is not really going to add anything to your your Twitter experience and before you follow the user go and have a look at their bio. It’s easy just to go like it’s later on pull of the book and go and have a look at the biography and and see what sorts of things they tweet about, because it will give you a good idea about the sort of person that you’re about to Potentially, follow with twitter is really important and because it’s it’s, it’s like a little microcosm of information and making sure that your brand and identity is really clear on that page.

And you basically have like two or three opportunities to get your brand and put out onto your Twitter profile. So you got the main banner image which appears across the top. You’ve got your little avatar pic, which appears within the banner you’ll. Have your company name or your personal name, and then your website address and maybe short biographies, there’s five key bits where you’ve got to get that’s your own brand identity across and make it look really cool so say, focus on those well say one thing which I Do is I and create, and I created a banner image, which I felt reflect the brand very well and use it across.

All of my social media accounts say that to maintain some consistency, something looks at my Twitter account. My Facebook account same goes for the the avatar, so this could either be your company logo or it could be your personal, headshot or game make sure it’s it’s consistent across all your social media platforms. The fourth question I very often get asked is about whether somebody who works within a business or organization sets up an account specifically for their business or for them for their personal profile.

So I think what you’ve got to ask yourself is: what’s my mic, my core business strategy here? Am I promoting me or my business or do people come to my business because they threw me or what what’s the link there and how did you go about promoting your business and if it’s primarily, if you’re kind of faceless within your organization, then really? Why do you need your own personal Twitter account? Why not make it about your business? But equally, if, if you have a number of stars within your business, get them to set up their own personal, you can have you have your own business account, but then you can take each can have their own and personal account, building their own profiles and raising The profile of your business, so the main benefits of using Twitter, it’s obviously got SEO benefits because you can drop links and nail it back to your own website, and things like that.

You can be found quite easily. Twitter twitter gets put in boosted into Google’s PageRank in one of its specific sections of its organic search, engine and listings, and so it means that you can appear in in Google’s search engine, organic search engine rankings and also it’s an opportunity to network quickly with other Businesses and the downsides to Twitter. I find that there’s only so much you can get into those hundred and forty characters and or 160 characters initially and embarrassed and the potential, as with all social media platforms and for employees to misuse it.

So I don’t know if they see something about a celebrity and they put a really derogatory comment up there or they’re racist that they put something nasty about another employee up there. This is all going to reflect badly on your business, so you’re going to be monitoring. If your employees are going to have their own Facebook and Twitter accounts, then you’re going to be monitoring what sort of content they’re putting up there and Twitter is also looking to heavily monetize areas of its service, and this can have a negative effect on it, and It also there’s a lot of trolling which goes on in amongst and Twitter, so trolling is people just being really negative about you, you’ll cut off your business and the sorts of things you’re commenting on and it can make you feel very bad, but it get it Covered and if somebody’s putting and I don’t know what appears to be a testimonial up there and negative testimonial up there – they may not actually be a customer.

That’s considered that. Could we have a detrimental impact on your business. So, just to summarise those key points create a strategy and for a Twitter strategy for your business and think about who you’re going to follow and who you want to follow. You ensure your brand of identity is really clear and obvious on your on your Twitter page and decide whether it’s going to be a business or a personal Twitter account.

And then, obviously I talked about the the benefits and the drawbacks to having Twitter weigh those up and how much you’re, positive and have-nots can have any business. So thanks for reading those are my comments on using Twitter for business. If you want to know more – and then please subscribe to my my youtube blog and if you’ve got any questions about this particular article, then please do leave them in the comments box below


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How To Use Twitter To Grow Your Business

So the first thing to talk about is and what your your Twitter or tweeting strategy is going to be at the moment, you’re limited to 160 characters, there’s talk that they might be changing, delimiting that I don’t know how what impact that might have on what I’m About to say, but nevertheless, at the moment is 160 characters and within that 160 characters, you’ve got to write some very interesting, engaging content.

That’S on a variety of different subject matters. So what I tend to say is look at look at your overall marketing strategy and when you go out and talk to people, what are they interested in hearing? Typically, these things will be so you’ll obviously want to talk about your business. You know it’s the about me page with your website: you’ll, be willing to talk about your own products and services, the benefits and features of those, but it clear you should also be talking about an industry.

Related news, maybe put some some tips, like top tips. How-To guides up there and some statistics that people are going to find engaging so the difference between Twitter and Facebook and various others. So actually Facebook has hashtags and Twitter started the trend by using hashtags and other other social media. Blogs have now adopts them at Google. Google+ no hashtags as well, so all of the major ones are using them, and but hashtags are a way of grouping.

Tweets is kind of like giving it and putting it into a categorized box. If you like key thing about the Twitter strategy is to post regularly because Twitter works on the timeline. So when you first tweet, it appears at the top of the timeline and grudges. Other people tweet it on it’ll, get pushed down and push down and push down and disappear of the bottom. So if you start using like trending hashtags that are really popular loads of people post them out, it’s not going to go like that.

It’S going to go straight off the bottom, so what you need to be doing is posting regularly so that your posts end up being. You know at the top of and Twitter now, if you post too often and it’s it’s going to get boring for the people who are following you so and have a plan to maybe post. I don’t know three four five times a day, probably any more than that, and you are going to start to bore people a little bit and equally those four five posts.

You want to post them all at nine o’clock and you want to spread them out over the course of the day, and that sounds like a bit of numerous tasks and there are ways to automate that process. So if you look at social media automation, tools, ones, my favorite ones, and things like eat – sweets, buffer, sprout social me takers, my all-time favorite one, because you can build a library and it just Chuck stuff out forever and beyond.

Even if I get hit by a bus which is great what not, if I get hit by a bus – that’s not so great, but the fact that it publishes stuff for me if I get hit by bus, that’s great, and so my second tip is based on Who you should be following now, there’s so much noise out there at the moment it’s a common mistake is and the people new to Twitter just to go out there and follow loads of irrelevant people.

So I tend to now follow people who are within my industry. Interesting people are going to be publishing interesting content. I would actually be interested in reading notice. The word is interesting, so be choosy about who you’re, following what you don’t want. Is your timeline just to be filled with noise and so there’ll be loads of people who follow you who’ll be selling eat like you know, get five thousand Twitter followers they’ll just be spamming, but that guy, who I talked about, who was sending out five messages? One go at nine o’clock.

Probably don’t want to bother following him because he’s just going to bore you to death, perhaps so be really picky about who you follow to make sure you’re getting the right information back out of it. This has a knock-on effect automatically and you’ll start to attract the right sort of followers as well and they’ll be interested in what you’ve got to say to a two-fold kind of benefits. This try and follow people within your market sector as best you can because and again following loads of irrelevant people.

Kind of is not really going to add anything to your your Twitter experience and before you follow the user go and have a look at their bio. It’S easy just to go like it’s later on pull of the book and go and have a look at the biography and and see what sorts of things they tweet about, because it will give you a good idea about the sort of person that you’re about to Potentially, follow with twitter is really important and because it’s it’s, it’s like a little microcosm of information and making sure that your brand and identity is really clear on that page.

And you basically have like two or three opportunities to get your brand and put out onto your Twitter profile. So you got the main banner image which appears across the top. You’Ve got your little avatar pic, which appears within the banner you’ll. Have your company name or your personal name, and then your website address and maybe short biographies, there’s five key bits where you’ve got to get that’s your own brand identity across and make it look really cool so say, focus on those well say one thing which I Do is I and create, and I created a banner image, which I felt reflect the brand very well and use it across.

All of my social media accounts say that to maintain some consistency, something looks at my Twitter account. My Facebook account same goes for the the avatar, so this could either be your company logo or it could be your personal, headshot or game make sure it’s it’s consistent across all your social media platforms. The fourth question I very often get asked is about whether somebody who works within a business or organization sets up an account specifically for their business or for them for their personal profile.

So I think what you’ve got to ask yourself is: what’s my mic, my core business strategy here? Am I promoting me or my business or do people come to my business because they threw me or what what’s the link there and how did you go about promoting your business and if it’s primarily, if you’re kind of faceless within your organization, then really? Why do you need your own personal Twitter account? Why not make it about your business? But equally, if, if you have a number of stars within your business, get them to set up their own personal, you can have you have your own business account, but then you can take each can have their own and personal account, building their own profiles and raising The profile of your business, so the main benefits of using Twitter, it’s obviously got SEO benefits because you can drop links and nail it back to your own website, and things like that.

You can be found quite easily. Twitter twitter gets put in boosted into Google’s PageRank in one of its specific sections of its organic search, engine and listings, and so it means that you can appear in in Google’s search engine, organic search engine rankings and also it’s an opportunity to network quickly with other Businesses and the downsides to Twitter. I find that there’s only so much you can get into those hundred and forty characters and or 160 characters initially and embarrassed and the potential, as with all social media platforms and for employees to misuse it.

So I don’t know if they see something about a celebrity and they put a really derogatory comment up there or they’re racist that they put something nasty about another employee up there. This is all going to reflect badly on your business, so you’re going to be monitoring. If your employees are going to have their own Facebook and Twitter accounts, then you’re going to be monitoring what sort of content they’re putting up there and Twitter is also looking to heavily monetize areas of its service, and this can have a negative effect on it, and It also there’s a lot of trolling which goes on in amongst and Twitter, so trolling is people just being really negative about you, you’ll cut off your business and the sorts of things you’re commenting on and it can make you feel very bad, but it get it Covered and if somebody’s putting and I don’t know what appears to be a testimonial up there and negative testimonial up there – they may not actually be a customer.

That’S considered that. Could we have a detrimental impact on your business. So, just to summarise those key points create a strategy and for a Twitter strategy for your business and think about who you’re going to follow and who you want to follow. You ensure your brand of identity is really clear and obvious on your on your Twitter page and decide whether it’s going to be a business or a personal Twitter account.

And then, obviously I talked about the the benefits and the drawbacks to having Twitter weigh those up and how much you’re, positive and have-nots can have any business. So thanks for reading those are my comments on using Twitter for business. If you want to know more – and then please subscribe to my my youtube blog and if you’ve got any questions about this particular article, then please do leave them in the comments box below

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How to Use Twitter for Your Online Business

Let’S jump in. I hear a lot from different businesses that Twitter is dead. It’S irrelevant! Why? Why should we be on Twitter? Give me what are some Pros to using Twitter, So I hear that all the time too, and it’s absolutely not the case – It’s on the rise popularity is growing and Twitter is really Unique in that, the real time that it embraces is What makes it so special So should all businesses Use Twitter or should some Are there certain use cases where you probably should avoid it? I’M a big fan, I’m a huge advocate of using all three Platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because they Work better together, Okay, But the thing about Twitter is and some view this as a Con is the algorithm So you’re not going to just see things in a chronological order.

Okay, So to keep your content Actually, coming up and being found, you wan na make sure that you have quality Content, not quantity, You don’t need to be Tweeting on steroids, Mass, producing content right. You wan na make sure that you’re giving something of value to your audience. What’S kind of the first Steps once I sign up What should I really look at So first steps. You definitely wan na start following like-minded users, Okay, And that can also help you to get in front of their followers, which will give you a really organic presence And then also go and engage.

With other users on Twitter, You know go and click retweet on something that makes sense to your business. That would also be of Value to your followers, So what about my profile? I know there’s some things that I should probably do just To make sure it’s consistent, What does that look like With your profile, you wan na Make sure that you have usually do you have a logo Yeah Yeah, so you wan na put Your logo out on your Twitter and definitely make sure Your handle is consistent, So that’s a at symbol and then the name of your business preferably Make sure that’s consistent across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

‘Cause. After all, you’re Branding yourself Right And then from there you Have a little bio description right beneath the photo and your handle Cool. So one of my just absolute favorite topics ever are hashtags Hashtag. I did it all. For the cookies right Tell us about kind of the Best practices using hashtags Like should we just go On a hashtag tangent, are there best practices What should we avoid? Give us a low down? Yes, so definitely real it in don’t need to go hashtag crazy, Okay, But I also love hashtags.

It’S a great way to get more exposure, They’re free to use, and it can help you to be found by someone who Doesn’T even know you exist Also, including an actual Caption that you’re writing it’s one of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling the country – And let’s say I did this Seminar right on social media – and I got a cool picture me – At the microphone feeling [ Justin ], I can see it now Feeling pretty cool at a trade show, and so I wan na, like get That out to my audience – and I caption it like “ Having a blast sharing # socialmediatips.

”. So then, it’s in my caption and then now, if anyone’s searching in the area or social media tips in general, [, Justin ] Right, I have a chance to be discovered, Seems more natural, Right than just having it at the very end make it Part of the conversation Exactly make it part of the caption, But do both by all means. Okay, You can get real localized with it. [ Justin, ], Really Yeah. So when I travel Like, for example, I was in Austin recently, I just wanted to know where’s a good place to Eat or get a craft beer, You know it’s a big thing in Austin, So I would just search # austineats and from there I found Out what tourists locals where they were going to get food and then that helped me make my buying decision So think about it as a Small business owner: how does this relate to you? Well, consumers are out There searching hashtags Right When they’re looking For a product, a service, a cup of Joe And then so, if you have these hashtags on your Posts you’re more likely to be found when someone’s Searching coffee, Perfect and what I would say, To you, when searching that joining in on the conversation With those hashtags that are relevant to what you’re searching and that’s what’s more Important about Twitter right Is talking to people and being social, social media for a reason, Yeah exactly it’s a two way street.

That’S the beauty of it Right, You’re, not just talking At your customers, anymore, you’re engaging with Them it’s a conversation and, at the end of the day, that’s what’s going to make your presence more powerful. If you have This two way conversation Right on. I dig it So next up, we have Really paid advertising.’Cause. I know I’ve seen Some paid promotions on Twitter every now and then Is there any relevance to that.

Should we test it out? What are your thoughts, I always say, start small and be sure you’re paying attention to the metrics, Otherwise you’re just blindly Spending money right At the end of the Month, you’re like wait: where did my money go? You’Re like well Yeah, so just start small, So Emma so we’re Tweeting a lot we’re searching hashtags we’re using hashtags. How do we know if what we’re doing is Working and relevant Is there any place to go in And check what we’re doing There absolutely is a way to track Twitter.

Has this account dashboard that you can actually see even what time of day people are looking at your Tweets, which could really be informative? You know I used to work at a coffee shop and what we found is there Was certain times of the day that made sense to Tweet To get people to come in Right, Coffee, early risers, You can Tweet something at 5Am about what you have on what your drip coffee is or Your special foam on your lattes and that made sense you know And then so thinking About the time of day, looking at your Twitter Analytics to see what works best Yeah, But also the top Tweet Is really informative? What do yo mean by that? Like the Tweet, that Got the most impression, the most engagement, That’s going to help inform the Next Tweet and your strategy – Okay, Oh also the retweet.

If I’m getting a lot, Of retweets from users I know, oh they liked that you know They wan na tell their friends Yeah like I should include more photos of me skateboarding That got way more retweets and then that informs my next Tweet. So there’s two different Types of retweets, if you will There’s retweet and there’s a quote: Tweet Yeah. So while it’s fast and efficient to simply click retweet, You know back to the million Things you were doing Right.

We found it to be more beneficial. To quote, add your own caption.’Cause, then you’re, adding Your personal flair to it and you’re really explaining the relevance of that Tweet too. Why are you retweeting it Sometimes. I feel like I’m Spending all day on Twitter Is there a way for me. To not have to do that Like can. I just go and Do it just once a day’cause I have scheduled Things help me out here: I don’t wan na spend all Day on social media, I’ve got a business to run Absolutely so there Are ways to outsource [ Justin, ]? Okay, If you don’t wan na, do this Godaddy Social (, laughs, ): There are teams that can Take this off your plate, but if it’s something You wan na do on your own.

You wan na be beneficial with your time, So I strongly strongly Encourage a content calendar Okay! What’S that That what you get a Calendar a blank calendar, and you just plan out couple days of week that you wan na Tweet and Do it months in advance, so then you don’t miss piggy. Backing off of a holiday, Even unofficial, holidays, Like national hotdog day, There’s literally a random Holiday for every day, Yeah, and not all of them, are going to make sense to your business Right.

But if they do you Can really piggy back off of that with Twitter, but the Content calendar is going to be key to help you plan out in advance, So you’re not rushing And scrambling, like I haven’t, been on Twitter for a few days. I just need to go out there and Tweet. No One tool that I found. That is, pretty cool is Tweet Deck. Have you checked that out? No, I haven’t So Tweet Deck. Actually, let’s you it’s inside of Twitter Itself, but it let’s, you schedule out your own Tweets.

So that you don’t have to have to go in every day and post, You can literally take some Time or chunk out of your Monday and schedule out your content calendar, and it will just spin it for you, Yeah and I would just be Cautious with that, though, because while that’s Maybe a good way for you to manage your time. Rather, you wan na make sure that those times of day are Working for your consumers,.

‘Cause, that’s the key! You Want your Tweet to connect with your consumer at The most optimal time All right, thank you so much Emma. This has jut been a blast. I’M going to invest in Twitter now, Like it’s changed my life, so thank you. Hashtag life changing Hashtag life, changing (, laughs, ), Awesome! Well! Thank you. All so much for reading This has been The Journey. Make sure you, like Subscribe comment below, Let us know your thoughts and let us know what you wan na see next And thank you for reading.

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