Twitter is fun, but it is also very easy to get lost in the millions of micro messages that are spit out every day. So how do you distinguish yourself and make sure that your messages are the ones that get noticed?
Dan Zarrella, in conjunction with HubSpot, did specific research to find out which tweets have the highest click through rate (CTR).
Twitter guidelines that will get you more re-tweets:
- Use more verbs and less nouns to get more attention
- Tweeting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday significantly increased CTR numbers
- Tweeting later in the day also had better results
- Put your links about 25% of the way into your tweet for higher CTR
- Keep your tweets between 120 and 130 characters
- Slow down the number of tweets. The more you blitz, the less people pay attention.
- Tweets with ‘via’, ‘RT’, ‘@’, ‘please’ and ‘check’ had higher CTR numbers.
- Tweets with ‘AddThis’, ‘marketing’ and ‘GetGlue’ had lower CTR numbers
- The term ‘daily is out’, used by paper.li, had the highest rate of CTR
Read the specifics of this great research study by visiting Dan Zarrella’s website.
Welcome to the April 30, 2010 edition of Twitter Buzz.
Who to Follow
- Olivia Davis presents 100 Awe-Inspiring Artists You Should Follow On Twitter saying, “Everyone knows the works of Picasso, Van Gogh, and others, but who has the time or money to travel the world viewing works of new artists? We have found 100 awe-inspiring artists you should follow on Twitter listed mostly by number of current followers.”
- Jennifer Meyer presents 50 Authoritative Public Health Experts Worth Following on Twitter “The following 50 authoritative public health experts tweet the news as fast as they receive it, often beating mainstream media to the punch.”
- Diane Diego presents 7 Twitter Users Every Guidance Counselor Should Follow saying, “Twitter is the informational source du jour and can help keep just about anyone updated on just about anything. Even guidance counselors can turn to Twitter for their work. These are 7 Twitter users every guidance counselor should follow.”
Congress is watching… the Library of Congress that is. According to USA Today, the Library of Congress has announced that it will archive all public tweets on Twitter. Apparently cataloging tweets in the library is not a new process. They have been cataloging tweets they felt were of public interest, such as Obama’s tweet announcing the win of the 2008 election. The decision to archive every tweet came because Twitter actually donated the ENTIRE Twitter archive to the library.
Apparently the Library of Congress has been catalog the Internet for some years, although they do not keep a complete archive of every website published, just those they feel are of historical value. This makes it more important than ever to find out what the Internet says about you, and to have a strategy for monitoring your online presence. It is also vital to think before you type and choose your words carefully.
Welcome to the March 26, 2010 edition of Twitter Buzz.
- Kathleen Gaga presents Is your Social Network involvement a plus or a disaster waiting to happen? posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, “Every day men and women from around the globe join Social Networks because they “heard” it’s necessary to join in the social network craze. Although Social Networks can be a great way to connect with family, friends, colleagues, current clients, potential clients and high school buddies they can also be a complete waste of time and a open invitation for trouble we often don’t think about. Learn what is safe and what is not with Social Networks”
- Ryan Tracey presents Business applications of Twitter posted at E-Learning in the Corporate Sector, saying, “Ryan Tracey explores the business applications of Twitter under three main categories.”
- Ryan Tracey presents Twibal Drums posted at E-Learning in the Corporate Sector, saying, “Ryan Tracey suggests using Twibes to identify who to follow on Twitter.” squawkfox presents 5 Ways Twitter Can Make You Rich | Squawkfox posted at squawkfox, saying, “Twitter can help you to save money or offer solid financial advice if you know where to look. This post shows you how Twitter can make you rich!”
- Bonnie Landau presents What is a Twitter #Hashtag? posted a Simple Web Toolbox, saying “Hashtags are a great way to organize tweets and follow conversations between large groups of people.”
Who to Follow
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Welcome to the February 26, 2010 edition of Twitter Buzz. This is our first carnival post, and we’d love to hear feedback on how you like it!
How to Use Twitter
- Robert Bravery presents Blogging from the Brave Programmer – 10 Stupid Twitter Mistakes to Avoid posted at The Brave Programmer, saying, “If you want Twitter to work for you then take not of these mistakes and avoid them like the plague. Otherwise you will be a real Twit. Twit (noun) an offensive term that deliberately insults somebody’s common sense or consideration for others”
- James Feudo presents On-line Success: How Do You Use Twitter? | Overnight Sensation – Public Speaking, Communication and Personal Development posted at Overnight Sensation.
- Andy Hayes presents Why Twitter is Just a Personality Contest posted at Travel Online Partners (TOP), saying, “The title is tongue-in-cheek, but the free guide is a balanced and practical view on effective use of Twitter for small businesses.”
- Bonnie Landau presents 11 Ways to Start Conversations on Twitter posted at Simple Web Toolbox, saying, “Twitter is the talk of the town, but if you’re new to it, it can certainly feel overwhelming. You may have heard it has potential as an effective publicity/networking tool, but how the heck do you get to know people on Twitter?”
Making Twitter Fun
People to Follow
Connecting Twitter to Other Outlets
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