Great Tips for Using Twitter Effectively

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Twitter is a great social media account that presently has more than 300 million monthly active users and playing a significant role in media consumption. Twitter is a site for real-time updates and gathering snippets of information from great brands and personalities we are interested in.

We have collated 10 Great Tips for Using Twitter Effectively.

  1. Upload a Profile Picture

The egg-shaped avatar used as the default profile picture will not encourage other users to follow you. Use a photo of yourself (preferably use a head shot). If however you are camera shy, you may use a logo.

  1. Write a Great Bio

You have only 160 characters to write your bio. Optimise your bio Section by summarizing your major qualities. Include major keywords that will attract people to follow you.

  1. Include your Website URL

Include your website URL in your bio to boost the SEO of your website. In addition, when someone you follow checks a list of their followers, they can easily click your link without having to go into your profile.

  1. Interact & Take Part in Twitter Chats

The key to the effective use of Twitter is to build relationships. Take part in Twitter chats as they’re a great way to meet new people.

  1. Retweet Wisely

Retweeting relevant tweets also helps to build relationships. Endeavour to add value to retweets by adding a comment. Also be careful before retweeting tweets that has a link. Always click the link to check the content before you share.

  1. Thank your Followers for Retweeting

Thank your followers for retweeting your tweets especially those that do so regularly. We all like to receive a thank you and it will encourage them to retweet your content again in the future.

  1. Use Favourites as bookmarks

Favourites should not only be about tweets you like but about tweets you would bookmark to read later or tweets you would like to save for future reference. So treat it as a resource that you can come back to and you will find that its value will go up.

  1. Search Using Hashtags(#)

If you are looking for information or what to find out what people are discussing about concerning an event or particular topics, using a hashtag to search can bring you more accurate results. You however have to know what the main hashtag is (for example #ValentinesDay, #Rio2016) to find out more real-time info.

  1. Save your Regular Search Terms

It is well known that you can search for any information using the search feature on Twitter but most people do not know that you can save your search keyword and results for later use or reference. To access the “Save” feature, click on the icon for more options located at the top right-corner of your screen.

  1. Add Images to Your Tweet

Images makes tweets more interesting and attracts more attention than just text. Although you don’t have to use images for every single tweet but try to include relevant and beautiful images to some of your tweets.


Utilizing all the tips stated above will help you use twitter effectively and reap its full benefits.

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