Occasionally, I am a lazy tweeter. I am in a rush, I answer quickly, I don’t consider my tweet carefully. Those tweets end up looking like this:
Well, what do you think I was telling Nika? I can think of any number of things…Do your tweets ever look like that?
Remember, not everyone reads your tweets via Twitter API. Some people are picking it up in RSS, Twitter search and Google search. Sending out messages that can’t be understood outside of the Twitter stream can be confusing and problematic. Share complete tweets.
Have you ever noticed that a majority of links shared on Twitter are placed at the end of the tweet? Like this…
Yeah. It works, BUT did you know that there is a better way to place your links? Placement that will encourage click through rates?
I wondered about this and started experimenting, placing links mid-way through the message like this one:
Overall, I noticed more people were click through on links placed earlier in the tweet.
I did a little poking around and learned that there’s been some research done on Twitter link placement. Your best bet? Placing the link about a quarter of the way through your tweet.
Sure you CAN use 140 characters per tweet (some of you are even going farther by sending Facebook messages to Twitter or using apps that allow you to run over), but don’t.
The optimal length for a tweet if you’d like your message to be shared is 125 characters, like this:
Don’t you ever find yourself getting frustrated having to shorten a message to retweet it?
I use my phone for Twitter a lot. I run a couple of apps that actively search and gather messages. Twitter limits these requests – API calls – to 150 calls per hour.
Every time your Twitter client searches for replies, DMs or tweets it utilizes a call. Use a search for your own name instead of a replies column in your app, allowing for the flow of more information.
If you follow very many people, you will find that you’re seeing a limited number of their tweets. Set up list feeds to ensure you don’t miss an important message.
Here’s a group I set up to follow the SNAP! team (I am a stalker):
Have you tried using lists? This isn’t my only list. I have lists for sponsors, SNAP attendees, local news…
Twitter Time Matters.
There are all sort of theories regarding the best time of day to tweet. I don’t know that there is any one right answer, but you can try a little trick. Do a search for your favorite topic. What time of day yields the highest number of relevant results?
Evening seems to be the best time of day for #DIY. Have you noticed a better time of day for your tweets? I tend to seem more retweets on my work account in the early morning, while I get more retweets on my personal account later at night.
Any other tips and/or tricks you have?