Twitter, tweets, tweeting, twittershpere, tweeps, tweeple, # Hashtags, DM Direct Messages, RT Re-Tweets, Follow, UnFollow & Followers..ahh the life of a twit in the twitterverse!
Twitter, for some it's one of those terms that you have heard of but are not too sure what's it is all about yet, others have heard but not signed up, others have signed up- created a profile and left it as they're not sure what to say or how to say it, others are 'tweeting' and still not sure how it all works and the rest of us are totally ADDICTED - and love it.
Worse still, for some of us 'plain old' Twitter
isn't enough we have extended ourselves to other applications such as Hootsuite
, Twhirl, Seesmic
and many more
so we can tweet from multiple accounts & appear as multiple people/businesses online!
I personally love it, I am addicted and I find it very useful for business. I signed up in 2008 as @citypublicity for City Publicity, observed what everyone was doing, downloaded as many guides as I could find telling me what to do on there, followed & read blog posts on 'how to' and 'how not to' tweet.
City Publicity, our Brisbane-based PR agency provides Accessible, Affordable Online PR and use Twitter for business daily. We tweet for our own company, and we also work twitter into our client's communication strategies and marketing plans.
For anyone starting out, or those already onboard and want to learn how to get the best out of Twitter for Business I would recommend reading Sarah Prout's "Twitter Success Blueprint".
A truly helpful and informative read!
Click here to view more details
If you have decided now is the time to hit the online ground running, use all the tools available to you!
This one in particular I bought and implemented immediately for my account @citypublicity.
It is a simple, effective guide which will provide you with tools you need to get started now, plus a few clever secrets Sarah Prout has up her sleeve.
Tweeting for business is not rocket science, however there are a few things you must know before tackling the Twitterverse. Best to do your research first!
Remember that every tweet is tracked by Google and other online search engines which reflects on your personal name, business name and brand and overall online identity- so be mindful of what you are saying.
See you in twitterland....... connect with me @citypublicity