Despite the fact that Facebook dominates the social web, Twitter remains an important tool for social sharing and community building. Twitter is an excellent tool for staying updated and driving traffic to social media sites. Most significantly, it aids in the development of relationships with people who share your interests.
The following are some tips for increasing Twitter interaction with your communities.
1. Be generous and supportive of others
Make certain to retweet your most ardent fans. Thank them and include a link to their social media profiles. #Recommend people and their work by using the hashtags #FF and #Recommend.
2. Make your tweets unique
Make sure your content stands out from the crowd. Customize the copy and add your own thoughts when retweeting. Choose a phrase or statistic from the article that you thought was remarkable or fascinating and tweet that instead of the headline when tweeting the link.
3. Keep it to less than 140 characters
Leave room for others’ Twitter usernames if you want to be retweeted. Some people like the old RT style over the new. They’re more likely to retweet you if you allow room for their handle and a brief comment.
4. Request a retweet
When you ask your followers to “please RT,” you’ll usually get more retweets.
5. Give credit when credit is due
Always thank anyone who have given information with you, even if they did so through other avenues. Credit that person as a source if they have a Twitter handle.
6. Retweet the same message
The Twitter feed moves at a breakneck speed. The majority of your followers are unlikely to see your initial tweet. If you come across interesting material or want to contribute your own content, schedule many tweets ahead of time over several days. If your followers are in different time zones throughout the world, plan tweets at different times of the day.
7. Be willing to make new contacts
Return the favor. This allows them to communicate with you directly via DMs. You also broaden your social circle. I’ve developed a lot of great relationships simply by being open to new opportunities.