Nubi Kay is a digital media strategist at Wild Ripples. The digital brand experience lab recently launched INSIGHTS to share social media knowledge. You can tweet Nubi at @NubiKay and check out more knowledge packets from Wild Ripple's INSIGHTS here.
Twitter is one of the most used social network platform as it allows users share concise text, and links to photos, videos, and more resources in 140 characters or less. However with more than half a billion people using the service here are 5 pro-tips to take your Twitter game to the next level.
Mention to Engage
You can optimize engagement on Twitter by @mentioning people, brands, etc. inside of tweet. Tweetdeck is a recommended tool for finding twitter handles easily due to the auto-complete and comprehensive search result feature.
Queue ‘Em Up!
You can easily create queue slots on HootSuite and Buffer and just queue up tweets ahead of time to deal with issues like lack of WiFi/internet access, low battery, etc. With the Buffer app you can have up to 10 slots on the free version and unlimited on the paid version, while HootSuite suggest when best to schedule your tweet based on when your followers are most active.
Every Character Counts
You can save characters spent on @mentions by just tagging people on photos instead (via Twitter mobile and web app). You can tag up to 10 people on photos and this results to better engagement from Retweets and Favorites.
Break the Silence
Have nothing original to tweet about? You can search for hashtags, keywords, and trending topics and just engage with people. A good place to start is search.twitter.com
Replying to Tweets
While replying a tweet and you want other people to see it, add a period (.) before the mention (@).
So instead of “@Alex Hope you…” go for “.@Alex Hope you…“.
Why? Only people following you and @Alex will see the first, while everybody following you and @NubiKay will see the second.