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Five essential Twitter tips!

Twitter is a busy place. With it currently having over 316 million monthly active users sharing over 500 million pieces of content a day, it’s safe to say it’s here to stay.

As with all Social Media platforms, Twitter is more than just a ‘build it and they shall come’ platform.

We understand that in order to get started, there’s a lot to learn, from optimising your profile to engaging with relevant users at the right time of the day.

So, with that in mind, we’ve decided to share these useful Twitter tips that you should follow when using the platform for the first time.

  1. Personalise your profile
    Your Twitter bio allows the use of 160 characters. Make sure your bio is fully optimised and includes relevant hashtags.
  2. Make your Twitter handle stand out
    Use your Twitter handle wherever you can, email signatures, on your website, blog and Facebook page.
  3. Use rich media in your tweets
    Using rich media in your tweets such as photo’s, videos or GIFs make your tweets visually appealing to your followers. Tweets from businesses that contain these types of media are more likely to get interaction than tweets that don’t.
  4. Content Scheduling
    Best practice for posting on Twitter is to post gradually and consistently on a day-to-day basis. There are free scheduling tools available, such as Buffer or Hootsuite.
  5. Shorten your links
    There are plenty of free URL shortening sites out there so take advantage of them. Using link shortening tools such as bit.ly not only tidy up your URL’s but allow you to track exactly who is clicking on your content.

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