Category Archives for "Twitter"

5 Ways to use Twitter Lists

It is easy to get overwhelmed by following a large number of people

Some of the questions that I am often asked by people who are new to Twitter are:

  • How do I sort out my followers, there are so many Tweets in my stream?
  • How do you listen to Tweets when there is so much noise?
  • How did I get on a list when I didn’t do anything?
  • One of my friends Tweets 60 Tweets an hour, she is filling up my Twitter Feed:  Is there a way to not see all her Tweets?
  • How do I find people to follow?

All these questions can be answered by using Twitter Lists.

Beginner’s guide to Twitter Jargon

Beginners Guide to Twitter Jargon by Nicky KrielWhen you start on Twitter it is easy to get confused by all the abbreviations, strange Twitter jargon and shortened links, but the good news is you can quite easily get to grips with all of it.
The first thing: You only have 140 characters or less to get your message across, and that is why  people on Twitter use abbreviations to save space. Be cautious when you abbreviate – as a rule you want your Tweets to be understood, so always double-check that if you have shortened any words that it still makes sense.
And remember on Twitter: less is more!

It is worth thinking about what exactly you want to say and whether you can say it another way.

Guide to Twitter Direct Messages (DMs)

Guide to Twitter Direct Messages (DMs)Even in a world where public sharing has become the normal, there is a need for private interactions. Did you know that real business is being done behind the scenes on Twitter via Direct Messages? Recent research by Twitter showed that people they considered to be amplifiers or in other words, people who retweeted  other people’s content, were 122% more likely to send direct messages.  According to GlobalWebIndex research 82% of active Twitter users will use their mobile device to private message someone every month.  So what are Twitter Direct Messages and how can you use them for business?

Social Media Round-up of May: What’s New!

Social Media Round Up: What's New by Emma Firth

Guest blogger, Emma Firth gives her monthly Social Media Round-up…

Hello, and welcome to my guest blog looking at the changes affecting small businesses, in particular, that the main social networks have made in May.


After a raft of changes in April, May has been seen another handful of new announcements from the ever-evolving social media giant.

Social Media Round-up of April: What’s New!

Social Media Round Up: What's New by Emma FirthIt’s time for the monthly Social Media round-up of what’s been happening in April by guest blogger, Emma Firth.

Hello, and welcome to my second guest blog looking at the key changes the main social networks have announced this month, particularly those that are relevant to small businesses.
The Easter holidays seem to have made this a quietish month on the changes front, although the usual suspects have still released multiple updates!

Social Media Round-up: What’s New!

Social Media Round Up: What's New by Emma FirthHello, and welcome to my new guest blog post on Nicky Kriel’s site: Social Media Round-up, talking about all of the big changes the main social networks have made this month.

I know small businesses, in particular, are busy, so the idea of this blog is that I round up the key announcements likely to affect you, stopping the need to make constant checks yourself.

10 Tips for Twitter Success [Infographic]

10 Tips for Twitter Success [Infographic]Twitter can be very daunting if you are a business owner just getting started, but it is an incredibly powerful marketing and PR tool for your business.  It is incredibly simple to get to grips when you get over your phobia of Twitter and realise it is about building up relationships with people. Last year I wrote a guest blog post for BT Marketing Solutions about Twitter called Top 10 tips for getting started on Twitter and they created a super Infographic based on the original blog post.

5 Ways to find your ideal customers on Twitter

5 ways to find your ideal customers on TwittterWho is your ideal customer? And do you know how to find them on Twitter?  If you think that “Everyone” is the answer, I really suggest you spend a bit of time defining your customer.  The greater the clarity that you have about who your ideal customer is, the easier it is to find them on Twitter.

Recently, I listened to a great presentation by Neal Schaffer, a Forbes top 5 Social Sales Influencer and author of “Maximize Your Social” on Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Success Summit. He recommended that you need to be able to answer the following questions about your customers.

5 Reasons NOT to link your Facebook feed to Twitter

Don't link Facebook to Twitter.

Don’t link Facebook to Twitter.

Today I was asked by a Twitter Newbie how to link her Facebook to Twitter and my answer was – “Please don’t do it. Just because technology allows you to do things doesn’t mean you should”.  

Automation can be helpful, but not when it stops you thinking.  When you set up your Facebook Page to feed into Twitter everything and I mean EVERYTHING, you post will feed into Twitter.

Here are 5 good reason why you shouldn’t link your Facebook feed to Twitter.

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