Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms where users can post messages called “tweets’’ that are 140 characters or less, allowing you to be as brief as you want. Twitter also gave birth to the hashtag which allows people to discover your posts which also helps them organize their feed based on their interests. Twitter is used as a news source, a platform for discussions, and even just a place where you can randomly tweet about your day. Using Twitter the right way helps you grow your following and increases your visibility. If you are new to the app it can be difficult to navigate at first so here is what you need to know to succeed.
Create a profile
The first thing that you will need to do on Twitter is create a profile. You need to choose a name or as Twitter calls it, a handle which is how people will identify you on the app. Then you need to upload a profile picture and a cover photo (you will want to make an impact with these), you can also choose a color palette to personalize your profile but this isn’t vital. Next, you want to complete your bio to tell users about yourself and lastly, you should add your website. You want to optimize your profile as much as possible because this is the first thing that people see before they follow you.
Find people to follow
On Twitter, you follow people and when you do, their tweets become visible on your timeline. You won’t gain followers unless you follow people so this step is very important. Following people is also a way to announce your presence on the app so follow away.
But how do you get more followers? One of the best ways to use Twitter is to grow your audience and customer base through different marketing techniques, like using a growth service. One of the most commonly used growth services is Twesocial, which is a great way to find new people who are interested in what you’re tweeting about and it also helps grow your account organically.
It is also important to follow accounts that align with your interests and not just follow celebrities. When you follow an account, don’t be afraid to tweet them a “hello” to get their attention, this engagement will likely get you a follow back. If you want to follow someone specific, you can type their handle into the Twitter search bar and their profile will show up.
Create your first tweet
Now that you have created a profile and followed a few people, it is time to start tweeting. However, before you start, you need to decide what you want to say, how you will use your virtual voice? You can tweet about anything from politics to entertainment to updates about your everyday life. Just like every other social media platform, many different niches exist on Twitter, and for you to have the very best experience, you should find your niche and establish your place in that community. If you are a business, you can use Twitter to raise brand awareness and connect with your audience. The most popular content on Twitter is blog content so don’t hold back on tweeting your blog posts.
Retweets and hashtags
When a tweet appears on your timeline that you resonate with and want to share, Twitter gives you the option to retweet it which is another word for sharing. To retweet, simply hit the retweet button. Hashtags are also popular and important on Twitter. They categorize tweets based on a certain topic or theme and when used, expose your tweets to more people and allow them to become searchable which is very important. How to use a hashtag is simple: when composing a tweet, end it with a simple and relevant hashtag about that tweet. Make sure the hashtag is short and includes no numbers and characters.
Once you join the Twitter world and find your feet, you will love it! There is tons of information and it is a great platform for keeping up with current events and the latest news. Twitter is also famous for creating iconic and world-famous hashtag movements such as #blacklivesmatter and the app is a great way to feel connected and close to people from all around the world. Whether you are following your favorite celebrity or your childhood friend, it is full of entertainment, and not only is it great for text-based content, but images and videos do well too.