twitter tips

April 14, 2017

Writing for Twitter: How to Squeeze the Most Value Out of 140 Characters

Lists of social media tips are full of ideas of HOW to tweet – what days, what times, what topics. But what about writing the actual tweets? How do you make people smile or laugh, build a relationship, ask them to buy something, or create something they’ll want to share – […]
April 12, 2017

Why Nobody Sees Your Tweets and What to Do About It

We first posted about “Twitter invisibility” in 2015, and since then, a lot of interesting new statistics have been released – and Twitter has become a LOT more secretive about others! One thing is likely to remain consistent, however: Nobody is seeing your Tweets. What does this mean for you […]
February 21, 2017

Cheat Sheet: Twitter’s New Limits on Visibility

What are you allowed to share on Twitter these days – and what are you not allowed to share? Are you sure? Because Twitter has been making a lot of changes lately, and some of them could affect your visibility in the Timeline and seriously limit the number of people who can hear what […]
February 14, 2017

Twitter Is Taking Action Against “Low-Quality Tweets” – Here’s What That Means

In the past, Facebook and Twitter have had very different ideas about which updates to show their users. Facebook decides for you using algorithms, so you don’t see every update that gets shared and you don’t see updates in a chronological order. Twitter, on the other hand, shows you everything, and they show […]
December 20, 2016

Which is the Best Social Network for Live Video – Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram?

It’s official: live video is everywhere on social media. First Facebook, then Instagram, then Twitter – three of the biggest social networks on the planet now offer you fully-integrated options for broadcasting live! But which network should you be using for YOUR live broadcasts? All of them? None of them? […]
November 1, 2016

Rumor Roundup: The Next Big Changes Coming to Twitter

In case you haven’t heard, Twitter’s going through a bit of a rough patch. From laying off hundreds of employees to killing off the much-loved Vine, the network is in a bit of a “This Is Fine” sort of stage. According to sources both inside and outside of Twitter, though, […]
October 28, 2016

Why Twitter Killed Vine – And What It Means For You

Just hours after Twitter announced that it would be laying off 9% of its staff (about 350 people), Vine – a company they acquired in 2012 – declared it would be shutting down entirely. The Internet was quick to mourn. Nobody had seen it coming. Vine is closing down, and […]
October 11, 2016

These Twitter Stats Show Just How Much a Response Is Actually Worth

When you log in to Twitter, one of the first things you check is your notifications. But just how important is it to actually respond to all of them? After all, they DO add up. You might not feel like responding every single time someone mentions, tags, or replies to you! […]
October 4, 2016

You Can Finally Make Your Own Twitter Moments – Here’s How

Want full access to a Twitter feature that’s been available to only a select few since making its debut? Now’s your chance – because Twitter Moments is finally available to any and all users! For almost a year after launching in 2015, only Twitter employees and an exclusive list of […]
August 23, 2016

What Twitter’s New “Quality Filter” Actually Does

Twitter recently announced some big changes to how it works – and the types of content you should expect to see! (Dun-dun-duuuun!) One of those changes? A little something they’re calling the “quality filter” – which promises to limit the visibility of different types of tweets, including “content that appears […]
July 12, 2016

Driving Traffic From Twitter to Your Website, According to Math

Why aren’t you getting more traffic from Twitter? It feels like no matter how many followers you get on there, it doesn’t translate to nearly as many clicks as it should, right? So…why? Why can it feel like you’re just kind of talking to yourself? It’s not your fault – […]
May 31, 2016

How Twitter’s New Features and Changes Actually Work

You might have heard the recent news that Twitter is changing the way it counts characters in your tweets – and you might also have been kind of confused by it. (Don’t feel bad – even The New York Times had a hard time deciphering the announcement.) Nobody’s perfect, @Twitter, […]
March 29, 2016

Life-changing Lessons From Tay, Microsoft’s Racist, Psychopathic Twitter Robot

Society teaches us over and over that artificial intelligence is terrifying. The Terminator. The Matrix. The Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot. Time and again, we learn that machines that can think for themselves will eventually think less about sweeping our floors and more about sweeping mankind and all its hubris off […]
February 16, 2016

The Truth About Twitter’s New Algorithm

Last week, Twitter announced that one of its most beloved features is undergoing a big change – and one that will soon be apparent to literally every single user on the network. Unlike Facebook, which uses complex algorithms to determine which updates actually show up in your news feed, Twitter […]
November 10, 2015

Twitter Marketing: How to Grow Your Small Business with Twitter

Can Twitter actually be used to bring in leads, opportunities and sales to your small business? YES! With over 200 million users, the site is a great tool for finding and connecting with people who may be interested in your services. And did I mention it’s free? You can’t use […]
October 27, 2015

When Is The Best Time to Post on Twitter? Use This Hack To Find The Answer Inside Your Own Twitter Account

(Psssst – just so you know, this post was originally published in 2014. It’s still super good, but for a more recent look at some things you can learn in your Twitter analytics, check this out right here!) Remember a few months ago, when I gave you a guided tour of Twitter […]
October 6, 2015

Are You Using These Mega Popular Types of Images on Twitter? You Should Be

The stats don’t lie – if you want to share better tweets, you need to think visually. Images score your tweets more clicks, favorites, and retweets, so it’s no surprise that 55% of all tweets sent by brands include them. But just like you get writer’s block when you’re trying […]
September 8, 2015

How to Use Twitter to Massively Boost Signups For Your Email List

For businesses, bloggers, and tweens alike, Twitter is one of the most important social media platforms in terms of marketing your content, sharing new features, and just letting your followers know what you’ve been up to. (Okay, tweens probably aren’t using it for those first two reasons.) But if you’re […]
August 18, 2015

Three Secrets That Helped Winetracker.co Grow Its Twitter Audience by 20,000 Followers in Six Months

The work that goes into building a brand new business can feel like a full-time job all by itself – and that’s before you even think about marketing it. That’s what Tony Jacobson found earlier this year as he prepared to launch Winetracker.co, an app that allows users to easily […]
June 16, 2015

The Non-Gimmicky Tricks to Getting More Followers on Any Social Network

Joining a new social network is pretty exciting – except for the whole “you don’t have any followers” part. That part’s actually pretty lame. Especially because it seems like everyone else already has their fanbase on social built up! It’s like you showed up late to the party and all the […]