Twitter Tips and Social Media
I have spent the last few days updating my Twitter profile and other social media profiles.
I was following blogs and information including email tip courses only to find that half the information offered was out of date.
Therefore, I have come up with my own Twitter Tips and ideas and I am putting it together in a 2018-19 version.
These are just some Twitter tips that I have been working on to make my Twitter profile more effective.
I have updated my Twitter Lists, on my profile, so that I can organize my following so that I can interact with people more directly rather than waiting to see a tweet in my home feed.
Make Twitter lists.
I have around 20 public lists under the general headings of topics I am interested in including items such as hobbies, gardening, weight loss, wellness, internet, photos and the like.
I will slowly put people into a relevant list and search via these lists for information for my benefit and to share with my followers.
The list member can be people that I follow, as well as people that I don’t. It is all about quickly being able to access information to share.
I add big influencers to these lists without following them. The idea is to retweet their posts and try and gain some followers if they respond.
Big influencers are more likely to follow to unfollow, rather an be interested in small biccies like me.
Following Ratios How to get them to a reasonable level?
I realized I was following twice as many people as were following me. This will eventually cause problems with my Twitter account.
At one stage I went through my following list placed non-return followers in a private “not following back” list.
I tried to interact with them directly to try and get them to follow back automatically.
This was a very time consuming procedure and needed to be constantly redone. The result was that it was just too hard to instigate, so I put it in the too hard basket.
Following large numbers of people
Unfortunately, I also followed some advice which said to follow influencers followers a hundred at a time, and I did this and found that few, if any of them, followed me back although I am very interested in the subject they are tweeting on.
To limit this in the future, I have updated my profile banner to mention all the topics I am interested in. This is now on this blog as well as all my social media profiles.
A Twitter about me page on my blog
I also added a page to my blog so that if anyone looks at my Twitter profile they will see a link to my page explaining what my Twitter account is all about.
The idea is that it will make me look more professional and I may entice interested people to follow me.
There are a lot of restrictions about bulk following then unfollowing, so I use unfollow spy to do this slowly about 50 at a time. Twitter frowns on automatic systems that look after this so in order to keep my profile active yet functional I will do it slowly.
If you are new to Twitter it is a good idea to set your site up properly from the start so that it is a lot less work down the track.
Is it important to keep active?
Yes it is important. Twitter members like to see that you are active and participating within the community.
In order to make sure my profile remains active I have set up a free account in Buffer so that I have some posts happening whilst I am busy sorting out my profile.
To add to this I retweet interesting content as well as make some of my own posts and post my blog posts to the social media profile as well.
I check my notifications each time I log in and immediately follow back everyone I can.
I find that if I leave it too long, some people quickly unfollow.
I also periodically check the followers’ list as I have found some that drop down in the listing and I miss following back.
If any readers have discovered that I am not following you back, just pop me a message on Twitter. I would love it if you would share my post.
This blog post has been to update and hope that I can help others get their Twitter profile workable from the start.
Please let me know if it has helped and feel free to ask any general questions in the comments below.