Twitter2If you follow me on Twitter, or have read any of my posts, you know that I am a Twitter junkie. I think Twitter is the best tool out there for bloggers and for small business. If you’re new to Twitter or just haven’t delved into the Twitterspehere, here are a few things I’ve learned from using Twitter. I hope they help you get the most out of your Twitter engagements.

Increase Your Engagement
Twitter is all about engagement and that means being social. Don’t wait, be the first to initiate the engagement. Start looking at your follower’s bio, website, or Facebook page. If you like what you see, send that person a quick tweet. This is a great way to get the engagement ball rolling.

Life Expectancy
Tweets do not last long in the Twittersphere. Adding a #hashtag keyword or a link to your tweets will increase their chances of getting a retweet.
If you post once a day, most likely no one will read your tweet. Post often, I have found that 7-10AM, 12-2PM, and 5-8PM are usually good times to tweet.

Gain New Followers
If someone that does not follow you has rewteeted your tweet; send them a quick thank you note. Tweet something like, TY for the RT. Hope you have a nice day.
After sending the thank you tweet, click on the follow button to follow that person, most of the time they will reciprocate and follow you back.

If you have been using Twitter but haven’t seen any real results, give these tips a try.
Increase your engagement by sending personal tweets and TY tweets to others.
Use #hashtags to help increase the life of your tweet. Twitter is all about being social and by adding these simple tips into your Twitter practice, your social engagement will increase.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter or on Facebook.