Twitter is the best way to get the word out about your business. If you manage to use those 140 characters correctly, it will not only help sell your products on eBay and Amazon, but will also help you establish a major presence on the internet. However, when Twitter is used incorrectly, it may no doubt help you establish a presence, but one that people prefer to shun. Here are some Twitter pet peeves to keep in mind when Tweeting.
Here are some common Twitter pet peeves and things to keep in mind when Tweeting.
Overlooking Your Mentions and Direct Mentions
If someone has mentioned you in their tweet or sent a direct mention, you should always respond to them. If you ignore people who comment on your tweet, ensure that you engage them, some way or the other, or else you are driving them away. It’s said that a late response is always better than no response at all.
Sending Out Links Without Descriptions
If you don’t include descriptions to the links, it is likely that your followers won’t click it, thinking it to be a virus or phishing scam. So, always include a brief description of the link while tweeting. This simply assures the reader that it’s something that they actually want to read and not something from a hacker.
Not Appreciating Followers for Retweets
When you retweet someone’s tweet, you are doing some favor to them because you are helping them sell their wares. But if they ignore your re-tweets or never say a word of thanks to you, you probably won’t like to continue. However, people may like to go overboard and thank someone every time they retweet, but an occasional ‘thank-you’ won’t do any harm.
Going overboard with #Hashtags
Hashtags show up easily on twitter search. It can be used with the keyword or a phrase at the beginning, middle or end. However, overusing it can make it less effective and confusing. In case of hashtags, sometimes less is more. It is always beneficial to reread your tweets before sending it out.