If Twitter and Emily Post existed during the same time period, you better believe there would be a book entitled, “Emily Post’s Etiquette: Manners For Tweeting” but even though that book has yet to be written, Black Tie Digital Marketing wants to discuss some proper etiquette when using Twitter. When you hear the word etiquette, what do you think of? I go back to my 5th grade class where we had to learn the proper place settings of a table and how to act during a formal event. I definitely don’t think, “social media!” However, there is a certain etiquette to Twitter that if you don’t adhere to you, you may just find your number of followers dwindling by the day. Social Media Today discusses the 11 rules of Proper Twitter Etiquette:
Rule #1: Don’t start a tweet with a hashtag. Let us see your thought, idea, comment, or story first.
Rule #2: Please don’t use more than 3 hashtags in a tweet. If you do use three hashtags, do it sparingly.
Rule #3: This rule is going to go against what most “tweeps” believe! Don’t strive for followers. Strive for engagement. Ask people questions and engage with them! They’ll like it. In the long run, you’ll get more followers this way.
Rule #4: Some people just don’t follow back. That doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t interact with you! Tweet them a question, idea, or story.
Rule #5: Even though you have a maximum of 140 characters, you don’t have to use all 140 characters. Try using around 120 characters. This will allow other tweeps the ability to retweet you.
Rule#6: Add a profile picture. Enough said. You’d be surprised at how many people don’t add a profile picture.
Rule #7: If you were selling your house, would you make it look nice for an open house or showing? Absolutely! Same applies for you twitter handle. Add a background and make it look nice.
Rule #8: Should you come across a spam account (and you will) please report them. The less spam accounts there are on twitter, the better it will be for all of us.
Rule #9: Add a description. By looking at some of your information, Tweeps who don’t know you will be able to find out what to Tweet with you about?
Rule #10: If you’re struggling on determining how long your tweet should be, what your tweet should contain, hashtags, etc. remember to keep it simple.
Rule #11: In the end, just be yourself. Be authentic. Create value and enrich people’s tweets with great content!
These 11 rules of Twitter etiquette should be considered and followed accordingly, although you won’t find yourself kicked off of Twitter if you stray from these rules. Figure out what works best for you and your company and go with it! If you need help with Internet Marketing in Melbourne, Florida then give our team at Black Tie Digital Marketing a call today to see how we can help.