Six Quick Tips for Twitter Success!

by | Jun 8, 2009 | Book Marketing Basics

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  1. A bio is a must. A recent Harvard Business Review study showed that 82% of unsuccessful Twitter accounts have little or no bio information.
  2. You should provide more than 3 links per 20 tweets and you should update more than once a day.
  3. If you don’t provide links in your tweets, you should plan to post more often (studies suggest as much as six times a day). You should have no more than 15 updates a day.
  4. Twitter names are becoming like URL’s were in the early years of the Internet. Make sure and grab all your branding and your name
  5. Don’t use underscores_ when you’re creating a user name. Not only does it look amateurish but a number of spammers have hacked into Twitter that way. You don’t want to look like a spammer
  6. Always engage and reply to the @reply responses on Twitter. Why? Well first off it’s important to engage your followers but second, those @replies help with your Twitter ranking.


  1. Dona

    Thanks for the help.. I will try using some of this good advise. God knows I need the help to make myself look better…

  2. Ron Riddle

    Thanks, good advice. Some I may already have, but others may require implementing. I plan to use Twitter for all my businesses including writing.

  3. Avo

    Very nice information. Thanks for this.

  4. Alice

    Thanks for the practical and thoughtful tips.

    @onetalk “..everything you know about a nice dinner party applies to all business communication.” –Chris Brogan

  5. Penny

    I love that, I’m going to quote Chris on a Twitter class I’m about to teach!

  6. Holly Woodward

    And be generous, forgiving, or at least polite. The recent author-reviewer kerfluffle reminds us that Twitter’s a public place and personal attacks lead to disaster.

  7. Margaret Nock

    Thank you for the info – Twitter has become a major source of friends,interviews and contacts for my business. I agree, the reply feature is absolutely a vital part of it. The bookmark feature has also been quick, easy and effective and I hope more people will take advantage of these tools.


  8. Penny

    I agree, Twitter is one of the best places to network, gather new ideas – and build your brand… it makes a terrible first impression but once you’re *in* and in sync with what your followers want, it builds easy from there!

  9. Phyllis K Twombly

    You can find the most interesting things on Twitter…and the most useless. I like the idea of limiting the number of daily tweets. Seeing too many from the same person makes me wonder if they have an offline life. I’m lucky if I can find time for two a day.



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