Twitter Tips and Tricks for 2015

Engage:  There are 5 million Tweets are posted every day!

  • RT people who are using your hashtag
  • Get your colleagues to RT your content
  • Pick a unique hashtag to your brand
  • Use DataMinr to check your Twitter analytics
  • Use to pick up hot topics and search for hashtags
  • Use to expand your geotag searching, archive and analyze real-time social media
  • Don’t overuse hashtags – you should use one per tweet and one that is simple to understand (or common language)
  • Be unique in a hashtag
  • You can find nearby news by typing near:Indianapolis or near:46204 (add a city or zip code without a space) in your search box
  • Add the map marker (location) on your individual tweets if you’re looking for nearby influencers to follow and RT
  • Experiment with the new feature of Twitter audio (now links to SoundCloud and iTunes); lots to listen to with @SoundCloud partners
  • Watch for Twitter’s new video tool, which allows you to record and upload up to 30 seconds of video
  • Engage in Twitter chats to boost your profile
  • Find Twitter chat schedules through Tweet Reports, Twubs Chat Schedule, or read more on The Social CMO Blog
  • It’s OK to publish a tweet without permission under Twitter’s Terms of Service, but you can’t divorce it from the user or original content
  • People who use RT with something new in the conversation experience 50 percent more follower growth than those who don’t
  • Photos make your content more likely to be shared and doubles your engagement

Watch for more Twitter Tips and Tricks for 2015!

Credit to @marksluckie – manager of journalism and news @twitter and author The Digital Journalist’s Handbook for some of these updated hints

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