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9 Ways to Get More Clicks on Twitter

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:

  1. Use more verbs and less nouns to get more attention
  2. Tweeting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday significantly increased CTR numbers
  3. Tweeting later in the day also had better results
  4. Put your links about 25% of the way into your tweet for higher CTR
  5. Keep your tweets between 120 and 130 characters
  6. Slow down the number of tweets. The more you blitz, the less people pay attention.
  7. Tweets with ‘via’, ‘RT’, ‘@’, ‘please’ and ‘check’ had higher CTR numbers.
  8. Tweets with ‘AddThis’, ‘marketing’ and ‘GetGlue’ had lower CTR numbers
  9. 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.

4.30 Blog Carnival: Twitter Buzz

Welcome to the April 30, 2010 edition of Twitter Buzz.

Strategy

Twitter Applications

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.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of twitter buzz using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Why You Should Watch What You Say on Twitter

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.

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3.26 Blog Carnival: Twitter Buzz

Welcome to the March 26, 2010 edition of Twitter Buzz.

Strategy

Who to Follow

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2.26 Blog Carnival: Twitter Buzz

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

Making Twitter Fun

Measuring Results

People to Follow

Connecting Twitter to Other Outlets

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