How Do You Get More From Your Twitter?

By | February 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm | One comment | Social Media | Tags: , ,

One of the biggest problems with Twitter is that when you have a small number of followers (like myself), it is sometimes hard to get feedback or even general interaction with people you would LOVE to hear from. Whether it is a peer you look up to or simply a friend whose opinion you value highly, you just sometimes don’t get the response that you crave.  Is it vanity? No.  Is it recognition?  No.  Is it need and acceptance?  Maybe.  I recently found out a great way to get some feedback from friends and it is…

Make A Balls Up

As I recently found out, there are numerous ways to get people to interact with you on Twitter and this is the best one.  Post something with grammatical errors or even a link to the wrong URL and you are onto a winner (sorry @dazzler03 for the baiting) – just don’t go the same route Vodafone UK went about it.

Twitter Feedback

Twitter Feedback

Ask For Feedback

As simple as it sounds, just ask for feedback.  I respond to many more requests for help than I do ego-boosting soapbox types.

If you have a burning question, if your goldfish is on fire and you need help or if you run into a problem with PHP that you need help – just ask for it. I like to help – and you would be surprised how many other people do too.

Recommend A Link and Ask For A Retweet

Again, being polite, courteous and honest will get you far on Twitter.  No-one likes the class-idiot demanding something.  They don’t like it in person, they don’t like it over the phone so why should they like it via their screens?  Just by recommending something worthwhile and being honest will help you get the feedback you desire (or not depending if you’re already an arsehole)

Ask for Friends

Be humble and ask for a  #followfriday by someone much, much more popular than you.  As with everything in life, it’s always good to get a helping hand from someone already at the top of their ladder.

Have No Shame and Beg!

Simply ask to be followed, advertise yourself in an non annoying way (unlike this guy!) and things will happen.  I’ve always been a fan of practicing what you preach so if you like this post and want to show your appreciation then please don’t hesitate to follow me @kevstrong.

About the Author

Kev Strong

Kev Strong is an online marketing consultant at Newcastle Upon Tyne based digital marketing agency, Mediaworks. A lover of all things search and an ex-web developer, Kev Strong (a.k.a Goosh) is a specialist in advanced search engine optimisation.

One Comment

  1. Craig (11 years ago)

    Great tips Kev.

    Using hashtags is useful if you want to have a conversation about a particular topic.

    Another way to foster engagement and to build conversation is to participate in group chats in a area of interest e.g #blogchat or #commschat