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After writing the book, Twitter Marketing for Dummies, we decided to throw out the 140 different pieces of marketing advice given to us by the many AWESOME users of Twitter!


        • @DavidSpinks If you're not seeing results, it's probably not twitter's fault, it's how you're using it. That's ok. Reevaluate why you're there and apply.
        • @divinewrite Help people.
        • @mooshinindy Be yourself on twitter. People will either love you or hate you for it but at least it's you.
        • @calamity7373 Create a dialogue with your followers, don't just push promotions about your brand in their face.
        • Twitter about how your promoting your business, or how your getting paid, give followers something they can use! @DunnMich
        • Don't just talk about your product, talk about your area of expertise. And the key talk - have a dialog with your customers or potential customers.
        • Be the first to share. Get an RSS feed of topical news for your industry and post a link as soon as breaking news hits the search engines.
        • @UTFCU From reports I've seen, we're the first credit union to use Twitter. We promote rates, products, special events.
        • Have you written a lot? Tweet the titles of all articles you have written, and each URL, so your followers can easily find them. @BeerFoxTM
        • Twitter is a conversation. Take some time to listen to what is going on and respond, don't just talk at people. @virtualewit
        • From @hatmandu: don't just use auto-follow tools to spam legions of people - instead, create individual conversations
        • Use Twitter as way to grow your networks on other social media channels. It can be the hub of your social media wheel, each channel a spoke
        • Marketing Is about promoting what your expertise is & how that is advantageous to someone else. Now get tweeting that!
        • Twitter is not a scripted dialog. It is an open conversation between you, your followers and your potential followers. @followthecolson
        • We all got to learn somehow! Just so much to learn, and so many followers.
        • If someone you know has good news (e.g., been promoted), but is too modest to Tweet about it, you might consider Tweeting about it yourself. @appellatelaw
        • @bradjward Don't get caught up in the numbers game. 100 relevant followers on Twitter is worth more than 1000 followers any day of the week.
        • @makingcjc learn ow to RT (re-tweet) it not only helps you stay active, but let's people know what your interested in.
        • "Retweet" is a powerful tool on Twitter; helps to build your brand, following, trust & seen as an expert in your field. @mayhemstudios
        • Twitter is as good as the people you follow. @lookwebdesign
        • @ sarahebuckner : It drives me crazy when people don't post for a few hours, then post 9 times in a row. If they do that a lot, I unfollow.
        • @KristieKreation Don't just retweet, post links and post quotes!! Make sure you carry on conversations so others know a little about you.
        • @ TimPiazza : When you trend, trying to follow your brand is like riding in the front of a roller coaster. Every moment thrills and scares.
        • @ watsonk2 : Tweet 80% content your readers will find helpful and 20% self promotion. A good mix will get you farther than 100% promotion.
        • @ Arsene333 : Before you click send ask yourself "Would I follow this person solely based on this one tweet?" If yes, clink send.
        • Find the perfect balance between the quantity of your tweet versus the quality.
        • Make sure you're able to talk to the people who follow you. Make sure your on when their own, and free to chat.
        • If business has taught you anything is that you have to pick a niche. Apply that to Twitter.
        • DON'T BE STUCK UP! Talk to the people who took time to mention you, follow you, and/or DM you.
        • @ SandyDfromNJ : Twitter is a great place to clarify your vision, mission & message. Are you being Re-Tweeted?
        • Like in Shakespeare the more interesting characters are rounded, not flat or static. So be well rounded (or appear to be).
        • First- Get followers. Second- Keep followers. Sounds easy right? It's actually not. It takes patience and hard work.
        • @ Arsene333 : Think of Twitter as your own public relations campaign.
        • You are the brand!!! Nothing else. You're selling yourself as a person and showing that you are worthy of being followed.
        • B human. dont B the person who only talks abt their product/service. Interact w/ ppl (RT, DM, etc) on a personal level.
        • Don't be all over the place. Be known as the go to page for a topic, and as a reliable source for information on that topic.
        • @ jennielees : Pay it forward - giving is as good as getting, and social capital is invaluable. It's not all about you any more.
        • @ douglaskarr Find out who is tweeting your links with Backtweets http: //backtweets .com/
        • @Alonis DO NOT PUSH YOUR PRODUCT. There, in 26 characters.
        • @azvibe Don't use twitter if all you're going to do is promote the latest and greatest or ask for help for your business. Be yourself!!
        • @ KevinEikenberry : The 3 Twitter Marketing P's To use twitter effectively, be provocative, provide value, and most of all, be personable
        • Remember that Twitter is about communicating, not marketing. Focus on adding value to the conversation, not selling something to someone
        • @Chadrichards identify, engage, respond, repeat ;)
        • @JillHarding Simply be genuine and share useful information as in time it will come back to you.
        • @bnyquist Don't constantly or ever change your avatar as it's one of the main consistencies in your online branding.
        • If you murder someone, dont Tweet about it. Bad for the brand @brianspaeth
        • Broadsting is great for TV. Not for Twitter. Participation is a two-way street. Get to know your groups and they will get to know you. @chuckgose
        • Focus on building conversations and relationships and the followers will come @roundpeg
        • Keep your business and personal life separate. Would you like to see someone you were considering to do work for you drinking on a boat?
        • Build relationships. Share ideas and info with people who have similar interests and then meet them offline @gioias
        • Since becoming a Twitter user, a link in each tweet back to my web has increased traffic
        • Listen. Listen. Listen. And engage in conversations. Do not spam
        • Understand your business purposes for spending time and energy on Twitter @whalehunters
        • Twitter is a great equalizer. CEOs, gurus, and regular joes all have to make the best of 140 characters. @karamartens
        • Be mindful that your horse precedes your cart. Relationships are key. @fleurdeleigh
        • BROADCASTING is one thing. LISTENING is a major thing and REACTING is the real thing @gambitfauri
        • Have fun. Meet people. Share ideas. They visit your website.
        • Content is king @taskwum
        • Putting a real name and face on your identity allows customers to associate with your brand on a personal level
        • Employ a content lure strategy. You point users to help content in exchange for influence
        • @jecates Following thousands of people hoping to get their attention is more likely to get you blocked than followed
        • @ForwardSteps Want your blog posts fed to Twitter? In friendfeed setting, youll see Twitter publishing.
        • With every tweet youre either giving people a reason to retweet or youre giving them a reason to unfollow @claymabbitt
        • @augie_malson develop/build relationships with your (potential followers) 2.use a background image that connects to your other sites.
        • Listen think then react. Dont tweet just because. Many following doesnt mean you are a super star @greenphare
        • @unmarketing Twitter is a conversation about your business/industry whether you're there or not. Your choice.
        • I might be crazy enough to believe Twitter can lead Social Awareness movements. Lead people to involvement @BeTheLink
        • If you cant have a vested, genuine interest in your followers then you are in the wrong business @PhillipM
        • Tweet about other peoples stuff.
        • Build relationships through interaction and remember quality of content over quantity will get you the right followers @yougonetwork
        • @unmarketing Take 5 min daily to reply/retweet others, nothing about you. Engage, interact, build.
        • Twitter works best when integrated. Use it to supplement blogging and other social media efforts
        • Dont overplan or overtest. Just do it and see how it works. @tushin
        • If you expect people to RT your post leave 20 -25 characters for convenient RTs! @chrisfyvie
        • Watch, learn, and listen then jump on in. You cant understand social media until you use it. @VisitFingerLake
        • Do not put all of your eggs in one basket @pmhub
        • Twitter marketing is cheap, easy, and effective. If you cant do it alone get some help.
        • All tweets are read not just your branding or marketing ones. Be careful what you tweet! @krisplantrich
        • @LindsayManfredi Twitter should be about relationship building and trust. Use it wisely and people will get that. Please don't try to sell to me.
        • @MrBusinessGolf My thoughts are the best market to be in is the market you create.
        • @coffee_online If it smells of marketing then you're going to convince no-one. That includes spraying fake camouflage scent to cover your tracks
        • @socialjulie Good marketers can focus on intricacies with a short lens and can then strategize with a long lens and with a strong ROI filter
        • Dont be a tweet hog! 15 tweets in a row gets irritating @krisplantrich
        • @AlaneAnderson Don't be the JERK at the party that just wants to sell u something.
        • If all of your links point back to you chances are I am going to ignore you @makeseriously
        • Speak simple. Share Your passion. RT the best words of others. @MacksMind
        • Building communities that will be sticky takes longer than a few tweets tweet early and tweet often.
        • @ForwardSteps Remember to leave 20 or so characters free at the end of tweets, for news that youd like others to RT
  • @jacobm Promote your twitter name, I have a link to my twitter profile in my email signature, on my business cards, and at the end of all of my posts. #89
        • Be a person to follow not just a Twitter account @ericblonde
        • Make friends with your followers and tweet then as youd like them to tweet you @Aislinnye
        • Dont think Twitter cant be useful for something. You can sell, broadcast, activate, converse, and share. @JasonFalls
        • Expertise, sex, news, controversy, and humor get retweeted. Making fun of yourself is my favorites. @briancarter
        • Tweet funny stuff in funique (fun+unique) ways. Funky ways works too. Funquee. @briancarter
        • Be shockingly honest. Usually at least one person connects with that.
        • Always remember you were a beginner once too @sarahrobinson
        • @photogeneve if you are a business, dont always try to promote! Share things you find interesting, and others might too
        • Dont answer What Are You Doing? Instead: Reply, Retweet, and Respect (by following back those who follow you @authorlisalogan
        • @jennypratt Be Bold. Have an opinion. Talk to strangers and have fun!
        • Twitter bios rule. If say something interesting about yourself in 140 characters imagine what you can do with stuff you really care about? @jennypratt
        • Follow people outside your niche. Ive read books I would have never known existed all from random tweets.
        • Honestly, I really dont care what you have for lunch. But I do care to know about the light moment you created @jennypratt
        • Dont be a marter. Be a friend. Be a resource. Be yourself. @donschindler
        • When tweeting, you don't need to make it all about you.
        • Staying on message in Twitter is dangerous. Learn to adapt and listen to what they are telling about your service/product
        • @askfrasco Twitter is a give and take relationship, you have to contribute yourself in order to have others contribute to you.
        • It's called a "social network" for a reason build your network online as you would in real time | you don't have 2 to like every @homestarstaging
        • @socialarts Find something that you care about, make it your goal to share that passion with followers, without expecting ANYTHING in return
        • @Leahsgotit Encourage followers, all R potential customers. If 1 posts abt being down, send a cheer-up tweet, they'll remember U well 4 it.
        • Provide value and I will watch for more...
        • @tonymarshall Remember that it's called "tweeting," not "squawking."
        • @addresstwo a drawing at a tradeshow you have to tweet a link from the booth to enter. I got a ton of traffic off tweet-to-win back in may.
        • @LeahsGotIt Most imp., be genuine. Ppl will smell it if you're being a ratty salesperson. Yell 'n sell just as annoying in tweets as on TV.
        • @socialjulie Marketing on Twitter is really a stripped down type of marketing. It's authentic communication; no other approach will work.
        • @bradpiercephd "If you make people think theyre thinking, theyll love you"
        • @smquaseb Twitter is an ongoing conversation you participate in. It isn't about how much info you can shove out, it is about communicating.
        • @jacobm Remove people you follow if they dont bring any value to you or if you just dont find them interesting.
        • @blakenquist Don't talk AT people. Talk TO people. (or Don't broadcast. Engage.)
        • @JustShireen Talk. Interact. Respond. It should be a conversation, not a sales pitch.
        • @MarcusBarnes Posterous will allow you to easily post MP3s, files, videos and photos to Twitter .
        • @LisaMarieDias Keep in mind; even if you dont have a fleet of followers, by tweeting, you are sending info out into the larger worldwide web .
        • @hendrylee Experience has told us that early adopters to a marketing technology that works is going to give an unfair advantage over others who come in much later.
        • @jacobm Follow people YOU think are interesting, dont just follow folks because everyone else is.
        • @joshmiles Want to recruit your employees or coworkers to Tweet? First take a minute (in person) to explain what to do and why they should.
        • @wowbroadcasting Add the Twitter icon to your website
        • @OnRamp101 Dont be a stranger. Say hi on the weekends. Tweet in the evening. Bring a bit of your self into your Tweeting, even if youre using it primarily for business connections and learning.
        • @screationz First and foremost, you need to know the difference between posting often and spamming.
  • @mpdotcom recommends finding a valuable blog post referenced on Twitter, leaving a comment on the blog, then retweeting it. #128
        • @ FranchiseKing suggests tweeting one of your recent press releases or blog posts daily, mixed in with other links to useful and relevant articles and blog postings.
        • @ MoxieMarketing creating a strategy before jumping into Twitter. What do you want to accomplish? Who do you want to reach?
        • @ timage T.W.E.E.T: "Timely, Worth reading, Educational, Entertaining, and Tweople-connecting."
        • @ JonBacon create real conversations, and remembering that everything you do on Twitter represents your brand.
        • @ searchguru note that best way to get retweeted is to post content that has value, such as useful blog post.
        • @LisaP check Twitter first thing in the morning, then spending about 10 minutes on it at two hour intervals to keep up with the most important tweets.
        • @ RainShadowVA tweeting periodically throughout the day, such as with your morning coffee, at lunch, at the end of the work day, and in the evening.
        • @DesireeScales HootSuite allows you to manage multiple Twitter profiles through a single interface and provides metrics showing the results of activities in Twitter .
        • @ MichaelHartzell creat a unique landing page to link to from your Twitter profile with a greeting and introduction that is a "secret page" only for your Twitter followers.
        • @ JoeManna note the importance of commitment, and recommends spending at least a half hour per day discovering and Tweeting.
        • @ StaciJShelton following people who retweet your content in order to build relationships with people who value what you share .
  • @DellOutlet The shorter and more direct your message is, the more successful you're going to be. #140