Many people use Twitter.
Few people really know how to use Twitter.
It’s a confusing social media channel that comes with a learning curve. One of the many things people don’t know is how to write a tweet perfectly. Our featured guests for this article bring forth many awesome answers that I believe you will enjoy reading.
Once done with reviewing their answers I conclude this piece with my own take on the answer which is characteristically different than what you read from most anyone else, anywhere. This is because I believe that people are largely using Twitter for business purposes incorrectly. I base that on results I’ve realized from my own experiential knowledge within the platform.
Given that I just crossed the 7000 followers mark I’m hoping that I’ve learned something along the way. That is exactly what I am prepared to share with you directly after my guests weigh in their answers to this question.
Simply Measured on Writing Perfect Tweets
AUTHOR: Kevin Shively (Twitter)
DATE: Jun 2, 2014
Kevin brings a plethora of tweeting wisdom together in one single post which is worth the read for anyone that wants to create mind blowing Twitter tweets. Even though his post is somewhat dated at this point, the ideas shared remain pure gold on Twitter today.
Here are just some of the details he will be talking about:
- Use Hashtags & Links Together
- Use Native Image Types
- Maintain Urgent Frequency
Entrepreneur on Writing Perfect Tweets
ARTICLE: How to Craft the Perfect Tweet
AUTHOR: Ann Smarty (Twitter)
DATE: JANUARY 20, 2016
While Ann brings in 3 awesome tips with her article, especially as it relates to trends, it is not the reason that got her listed in this article. I liked what she had to say about preparing your Website or blog for engaging with Twitter. A tweet is great, but when you can super power it with solid advice from your core properties it becomes that much more powerful.
Social Media Today on Writing Perfect Tweets
ARTICLE: How to Write the Perfect Tweet
AUTHOR: Deontae Moore (Twitter)
DATE: October 13, 2015
Do you want to write the perfect tweet?
Let others lead you to it by asking questions related to what they are posting. Be genuinely interested or this will not work. If you’re on Twitter solely for self-motivated reasons, then I believe this is not the platform for you. The more you focus on other people and what their needs or concerns are the greater your ability will be to position yourself as a leading authority within whatever niche you are targeting. One of the best ways to make that happen is by being informatively curious. This point and so much more is brought forward by Deontae.
The Guardian on Writing Perfect Tweets
ARTICLE: How to write the #perfect tweet
AUTHOR: Evelina Jankauskyte (Twitter)
DATE: 23 September 2015
Two of the many points brought out within this article include the power of lists and why you want to write statements rather than sentences. Delve deep into the answers to that question and many more by tapping into the content presented here. I also liked Evelina’s thoughts shared on timing and visuals. I would have liked to see a bit more expansion on the answer within this post but what was shared is spot on in my opinion.
Start Your Own Affiliate Marketing Business on Writing Perfect Tweets
AUTHOR: Guy Siverson (That’s Me) – (Twitter)
DATE: March 26, 2017
So, you’re ready to write a tweet?
You want to drive people to your products or services with Twitter?
Now you need to know exactly how to push your wares down everyone’s throat?
Stop right there.
Many people find no success on Twitter because they insist on being focused on themselves.
I know, I did the same thing at first.
Then I started focusing on methods that would be “otherly” focused.
It worked great.
But it was to time intensive and I moved to a new strategy.
My new strategy took less time but didn’t work as well.
It was at this point that I decided to dispense with strategy and do something stupid simple. I used Twitter search to look for people tweeting in my niche.
When I found my target, which is just about everyone on Twitter.
I simply asked them a relevant question about what they tweeted about.
No ulterior motive.
Just pure interest in them and what they tweeted.
It worked super great.
So, while I will indeed echo what others have said about using links, hashtags, questions, images and the like. I’d like to take this an entire step further forward by adding the principle of reciprocity to the equation.
Here’s exactly how it works.
STEP 1: Determine your niche.
STEP 2: Use Twitter search to find other people actively involved in your niche.
STEP 3: Tweet direct questions related to their post that they will likely be interested in answering.
STEP 4: Have a brief conversation with them when they response.
HOT TIP: Don’t keep asking questions once yours has been answered. That would be overkill and the way to drive people away from you.
Perhaps your wondering why this works when you’re not doing anything to drive people your direction. The answer revolves around your profile image.
That’s the one that will be clicked by them and their followers to checkout your profile. This is where you can educate them about who you are and why they should care.
One last point before I close.
How should that tweet look?
I’ve heard that if you lead with their UID the tweet goes to them only. That is very limiting. That’s why I ask the question before their UID.
It would look something like this.
How do you #write a #tweet right @ViralTNTeam?
Notice that hashtags have been used. That further exposes the conversation to a wider audience. And that, is the way to write a tweet on Twitter.
Concluding Thoughts About Writing a Tweet on Twitter
After reviewing all the ideas for how to write a tweet on Twitter and with your own experience, what would you add to this post about tweeting on Twitter?
What has worked for you?
Share your answers in the comments below and let’s get tweeting.
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