Three Easy Twitter Tips and Tricks that Make You a Better Twitter User

On Friday, May 3, 2013, I listened to Dan Zarrella speak about the science behind Twitter. I learned some great Twitter tips and tricks.

I also participated in the Twitter chat too.

Drats! I didn’t win a copy of Dan’s book Dan’s book, The Science of Marketing: When to Tweet, What to Post, How to Blog, and Other Proven Strategies.

Dan’s book “takes a scientific approach to the way businesses and brands approach marketing. Through a combination of marketing, statistical, and psychological research to explain why and, more importantly, how, companies should adapt marketing strategies such as blogging, social media, email marketing, and webinars to achieve maximum results.”

If you’re looking for, or even using a rainbows and sunshine approach to Twitter, you may want to reconsider this approach.

There’s nothing wrong with appreciating your followers, but there is a science behind Twitter.

Three Easy Twitter Tips and Tricks Make You a Better Twitter User

Below are the top Twitter tips and tricks I learned from listening to Dan’s #SciChat.

You may have heard of one or more of them, or not, but they’re great tips to keep in mind as you tweet.

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Posting on Twitter is Both an Art and a Science

There’s an art and science to Twitter.

For example, if you think that your tweets will automatically be retweeted, you’re wrong. You need to establish yourself as an authority in your field. Show how you can solve your target market’s problem.

Don’t clutter your followers’ Twitter streams with useless information. Tweet relevant information.

Do find your voice and post tweets — be authentic.

Don’t rely heavily on automation. Schedule tweets when you travel, but post tweets in ‘real time’ the majority of the time.

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What Twitter tips and tricks would add? Leave a comment below.

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  1. Hi Tom,

    It’s amazing to learn the science behind Twitter and social media. Then again, once you learn something, it can change in a flash.

    Thanks for your comment.

  2. Hi Disha,

    I’m glad you liked the Twitter tips! Using Twitter is both an art and a science. It’s important to know who your target audience is and share information they need and want. Of course, you want them to share it with others too.

    Thanks for your comment and contributing to the conversation.

  3. Very interesting. I wouldn’t have thought that “via”, “rt” and “check” had high click through rates. I kind of figured that “please” was an important one. I definitely have a voice. I’m just myself on Twitter. I do worry that when I’m having a long-ish conversation with someone on Twitter about a focused topic, that our convo may be cluttering others’ streams, though.

    Great post! Thanks Amandah! xo

  4. Hi Samantha,

    Thank you… and thanks for the comment!

    I like participating in Dan Zarrella’s weekly #SciChat and listening to the webinar. It’s interesting to study social media from a science and psychological point-of-view.

    Never in a million years would I have thought that “Via, RT, and Check” would have high click through rates. I want to buy Dan’s book; it’s on my To Do List. I have so much more to learn. 🙂

    Thank goodness I love art + science.

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