5 Best Strategies to Enhance Your Twitter Profile and Get New Followers

by Donna Gunter

Twitter took the world by storm last year.  I predict this year many business owners will drop out of the Twitter stream because they’re not seeing a valuable ROI for their business in return for the time invested in marketing on Twitter.

This comes, in large part, to not maximizing your Twitter profile when setting up your Twitter account.  Because Twitter doesn’t offer many options when a user creates a profile, most people put little thought into that process.

Here are 5 strategies you can use today to beef up your Twitter profile:

1.  Your Bio: 
You have only 160 characters to describe yourself, so make those count.  Business owners should incorporate their most important keywords in their profile — keywords by which your target market would use to find you.   Also include your business tagline, or provide some information about why others would want to follow you.

2.  Your URL:  If you have a longer URL, delete the www and just include http://yourwebsite.com. Rather than linking to your business web site, you might try linking to a social network landing page, or aggregator site, that lists the links to your various social networking profiles and to your various web sites.

3.  Your Photo: 
To start a visitor on the like, know and trust journey of building a relationship with you, it’s important that that person see your smiling face, not an avatar.  Use a current photo of you as your Twitter profile photo rather than an avatar, a picture of your pet, or a photo of you as a child.

4.  Your Background:  A custom Twitter background makes a visitor more likely to follow you. On this background you can note what you do, your free giveaway, and your primary web site URL. Include any info and graphics that your Twitter profile doesn’t let you include in the limited profile options.

5.  Your favorites:  Whenever you’re mentioned in someone’s tweet or whenever someone retweets your Tweet, save them in Your Favorites.  Simply go to the post that you want to save, and click on the Favorite link underneath the Tweet.

Take Action Strategy

Even though you take care to set up a great profile, Twitter is all about networking and providing great content to showcase your expertise.  Without Tweets that are helpful to your target market,  a great Twitter profile will wither away.  Make sure you stay relevant and useful to your followers by keeping your Tweets current, useful, and engaging.

Introvert Marketing Coach Donna Gunter helps professional service businesses stop the client chase and create online businesses that drive clients to them. Want to learn specific Internet marketing strategies that get results for introverts? Discover how to increase your online visibility in this free ecourse, Introvert Marketing Toolkit: 9 Strategies to Make a BOLD Impression Online, at ==> http://www.IntrovertMarketingToolkit.com


Arabella Bianco said...

Thank you. Have incorporated some changes to my Twitter profile!
Arabella Bianco

Deborah A Bailey said...

They're great tips! Thanks for your feedback.

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