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Tips to Tweet Like a Pro



Twitter is an social network that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with 200 million users as of 2011, generating over 200 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. If you want to promote yourself 200 million potential visitors is a good number, right?

Your personal blog gives you the chance to share your knowledge with other peoples that are interested at your niche. If you want to increase traffic to your blog or website Twitter is the right place to do it. If you have followers and you share your valuable post you have a pretty good chance to create strong brand name.

There are few tips that will help you “tweet” yourself in the web.

1.Keep your tweets open to the public. Allow everybody to see what you are shearing. Don’t hide yourself.

2.Find people that are relevant to you and follow them. As a designer who works as a freelancer, I am not going to follow auto mechanic, because he is not going to be interested in my posts.

3.Don’t follow everybody that follows you. Check their profiles, what they are doing and the content they share. Find users in your field and start interacting with them and their followers.

4.Share important content. This is very important, because you will be amazed how many people share what they have for meal five times every day. You can tweet it once in a while, just to show that you are a human and not a machine, but be careful with it.

5.Follow your competitors. This way you will be able to gain a lot of valuable information at your field.

6.Retweet post from other users that will be useful and interesting for your followers. By doing this you are telling that the content is interesting enough to be passed. Retweet and you will be retweeted.

7.Twitter users love quotes, so if you have one that is valuable tweet it.

8.Start conversation with users. This is simple and effective way to boost your personal branding. Be careful and don’t talk only about you. You don’t want to scare people with the annoying me, me, me things.

9.Be active in Twitter. That doesn’t mean you should tweet, retweet and share everything that you see. Don’t be annoying to your followers. Try to have at least five tweets every day and if you don’t know what to say, just take a break.

10.There are lots of applications that will help you monitor your Twitter profile. Try them and decide if some of them will be useful for you. Take a look some of them at http://freelanceswitch.com/product-reviews/efficient-tweeting/

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