Ten Tips to Increase Your Engagement on Twitter

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  1. Don’t take weekends off—or at least schedule some tweets for Saturday and Sunday. Engagement is 17% higher for brands on weekends.
  2. The early bird gets the worm —Start tweeting at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m. – you’ll increase your engagement by 30%.
  3. A picture is worth a thousand words—tweets with images get two times as much engagement as those without them.
  4. Brevity is the soul of wit—tweets with less than 10 characters receive 17% higher engagement than longer tweets.
  5. Don’t make empty promises—always provide a link with your tweets – you’ll get 86% more retweets than those without one
  6. Ask and you shall receive –Asking followers to retweet yields 12 times as many retweets (but spell it out “RT” gest 10X retweet rate vs. “retweet” with 23X).
  7. Tag your Tweets—Tweets with hashtags receive twice the engagement as those without them.
  8. Everything in moderation—Limit hashtags to two per tweet—any more any you will decrease your engagement by 17%.
  9. You reap what you sow—Tweet to others, retweet their content, respond when others tweet to you. Twitter is all about being social, responding and engaging.
  10. Follow your passion—Follow new people everyday. Most will follow you back and you will steadily increase your following. What’s the sense in tweeting if no one is listening?

A bonus tip: Be on time—Install the Twitter app on your phone, and turn on your notifications. When someone tweets to you, take a second and answer right back. You will be amazed at how appreciative others will be at your responsiveness.

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Research Source: Buddy Media


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