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5 Steps to Maximizing Your Exposure on Twitter

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Do you have something to tweet about that you think others can benefit from or that meets the needs of your target audience? The following five steps that will help you spread the word:

STEP 1: Identify how your tweets will meet the needs of your followers and tweet accordingly.

STEP 2: Find out what time your followers are listening by visiting When to tweet? This will give you an idea of what the best times will be for you to tweet.

STEP 3: Schedule your tweets at regular interval in advance, when you have time, by using HootSuite. This will give your readers consistent information and save you the hassle of having to tweet in realtime.

STEP 4: Promote your Twitter account on the sidebar of your blog including why people should follow you, a Twitter widget to follow, and your latest tweets.

STEP 5: Consider purchasing banner ads at Featured Users if you believe your followers are on their sponsored site. This allows you to create banner ads to promote your Twitter account. Banner ads start at $40.

Please share your pearls of wisdom dear reader. This is an ongoing learning process for me and your feedback is greatly appreciated. What other efforts will help you increase your exposure on Twitter?

4 Responses to this post.

  1. huffygirl's Gravatar

    Posted by huffygirl on 30.12.10 at 2:37 pm

    Is there something wrong with me because I don’t Tweet?

  2. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 30.12.10 at 2:37 pm

    Possible benefits of using Twitter are keeping up with friends status updates, reaching your target audience as a business, and sharing information that will help others in some way.

    Of course, not everyone will benefit from using Twitter. Maybe your not interested in knowing your friend is taking an afternoon nap after eating a burrito. Perhaps you don’t own a business or feel you don’t have the time or inclination to blog.

    No, I don’t think any thing is wrong with you for not wanting to Tweet. If that was a rhetorical question, my apologies.

    Happy New Year and thank you for reading my blog post. :-)

  3. Maricar's Gravatar

    Posted by Maricar on 30.12.10 at 2:37 pm

    My friends just convinced me to use Twitter this last 2 months. I’m just beginning to understand how to use it. And after using it, I do find it quite enjoyable. Thanks for the wonderful tips Laura-Lee.

  4. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 30.12.10 at 2:37 pm

    My pleasure, thanks for popping in. I sincerely hope that you continue to enjoy using Twitter. In addition to keeping up with friends and family, you can find people with similar interests / hobbies and learn from each others experiences. Happing Tweeting!!

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