Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms. Here, People share their ideas, advertise their brand, discuss political issues and so on. Twitter’s main purpose is to allow people to create their targeted audience. Twitter has approximately, 290.5 million users worldwide. It helps us to stay connected with the people we like. Twitter is a great platform to advertise brands. Here, we have prepared an ultimate guide to Twitter, so that you start tweeting like you were born for it.
Basic Twitter lingo
There are some particular key elements in Twitter. Before getting started with Twitter, you must be familiar with them. Here are some Twitter lingo listed below-
Tweet– It is a message that you send or share with your followers. Twitter has limited the length of tweets to under 140-280 characters.
Retweet– Retweet is a re-posting of a Tweet. This will help you to share the tweets of others with your followers. As soon as you start tweeting, you’ll hope that people retweet your content.
Dm– It is an abbreviation used for ‘direct message’. On Twitter, you can also tweet someone privately. This tweet will not be shown publicly. Only the sender and the receiver can view such tweets.
@ Mentions– When someone talks to you on Twitter or talks about you, they’ll use ‘@’, called a mention. You can see who mentioned you. You should keep an eye on your mentions, as they will help you in maintaining your channel.
# Hashtags– Hashtags are used to categorize tweets having similar content or information. When you use a hashtag, it will link to the other tweets of the same hashtag. This will help people to easily identify and follow those hashtags they are interested in.
Trend– When a hashtag or a topic becomes popular on Twitter, then it becomes a trend or a trending topic.
1. Sign Up on Twitter
The very first step is Setting Up a Twitter account. Creating a Twitter account is quite easy. You can check our article, ‘How to Create a Twitter Account?’ In this, we explained that how you can easily create an account on Twitter.
2. Set Up your Profile
Your profile reflects, what you are. So set up your profile wisely. Choose a username, through which people identify you, like @KAPsNotes. Keep it short, so that people can easily find you.
Add a Profile picture and a Cover photo
Twitter provides us with an option to add a profile picture as well as a cover photo. Your profile picture can be your photo or the logo of your brand. Upload an eye-catching profile picture and cover photo. It will attract your target audience.
Pick a Colour Palette
Personalize your account and choose a theme of your brand colours. Through this, your audience can recognize you easily. Just click on ‘Edit Profile’ and then click on the ‘Theme Color’ button on the left side. In this way, you can add whatever colours you want to your profile.
Add your Bio
Twitter offers a space of 160 words for writing a bio. Write about yourself in Bio. Your designation, your hobbies, your education, etc, are a few things you can add to your bio. You can also add your birthday or your business’s birthday.
Add a website
Twitter allows us to add a website to our profile. So, add a website to your Account. In this way, you can also be able to get high traffic on your website.
3. Follow people on Twitter
Follow people, celebrities, brands, organisations, etc. It is totally based on your choice and interest. If you want to get updated about a particular brand, so go and follow them. It is a great way to tell people, that you are now on Twitter. If you seem interesting to others, for sure they’ll give you a follow back. Also, you can unfollow anyone, anytime you want.
I suggest you follow accounts similar to yours. In this way, you can learn many things from accounts that are similar to yours. And this will also help you in popularizing your brand.
4. Decide what you want to Tweet about
Their various thing you can tweet about. But it is an important step to determine what type of content you want to share with your people. You can learn from other accounts. Use the trial and error method to find the best fit. Once you start tweeting, you can also pin your tweet on the top of your profile.
5. Join trending Hashtags
It is the best thing on Twitter that you can join any conversation on Twitter. Probably you can go viral. For this, you only need to identify that which hashtag you should use. People join trending hashtags every minute, an hour or a day. You can use the Twitter advanced search tool to identify the most engaging and trending hashtag.
6. Maintain your channel
For getting a return, you need to be consistent. Always be active on your account to remind your followers that you exist. Don’t tweet more often, tweet once in a couple of days. Tweet such content, which can be retweeted by your followers.
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