Ultimate Guide on How to Use Twitter
Thanks for reading my Ultimate Guide on How to Use Twitter!
This is going to be a comprehensive guide that will help you get started with Twitter and also teach you how to use Twitter. It doesn't matter if you've never used it before because I'll be walking you step by step on how to get started. If you're already a Twitter guru hopefully you can still find a trick or two that I use to make my use of Twitter more effective. But first off, let's see what Twitter's all about.
What is Twitter?
A quick intro about Twitter. Twitter is a social media network like Facebook, Google+ or other social media networks you are familiar with but they work a bit differently. It's a way for you to communicate and stay connected with quick 140 characters or less of text, photos, videos or links called "Tweets".
Just to give you an idea of how HUGE Twitter is, they have over 300 million active users every single month. They have over 1 billion unique visits monthly to sites with embedded Tweets. That's pretty darnn huge and you can imagine how much exposure just one single Tweet will have with so many people on there.
Why Should I Use Twitter?
Like I said, Twitter has a huge user base and you have the potential of instantly reaching a ton of people through this social media network. If you are selling or promoting anything you know that traffic is key. Without any traffic, you won't be selling anything. Twitter allows you access to their huge user base and gives you an easy way to reach them.
Have you every heard of the term "Viral" marketing? You might be thinking of the medical term and thinking of a virus which is what this term is based upon. A virus can infect a host which in turn can spread the virus to other people who in turn infects other people and spreads rapidly.
This exponential growth can be applied to Twitter. When you post a tweet, your tweet can be "Re-Tweeted" or "Liked". This displays your tweet on the user's timeline of who made the action which means it's exposed to all their followers. Now let's say a couple of their followers like the re-tweet and in turn re-tweets it. Now it will show up on their timeline and is exposed to their follower list. Can you see the power of this? You can easily see how your tweet can be exposed to thousands of people in an instant! All this traffic can equal sales!
If you already have a website you can see that it's not easy doing SEO and getting your pages ranked high. If you don't get your page on the first page you aren't going to get very many hits. Twitter is a very effective way to get traffic and not have to worry about SEO. You can gain followers quickly and start promoting right away. Remember that even 1 retweet exposes your tweet to their network. That's a lot of potential traffic just from a single tweet! I'm not saying NOT to do SEO because SEO is very important. I'm saying it's better to have different streams of traffic so you don't solely have to rely ONLY on SEO.
What Will This Guide Cover?
There's a TON of stuff to learn about Twitter but I'll go over the features that make it most effective for us. This will comprise of 10 lessons.
We'll cover a variety of topics that include:
- Lesson 1: Getting Started - Step-by-step guide on how to signup for Twitter
- Lesson 2: Account Overview - An intro on how to setup your profile setup and account overview
- Lesson 3: Twitter Lingo and Guidelines - Explain basic Twitter terminology like RT, TT, etc as well as go over what you can and can't do on Twitter
- Lesson 4: Tweeting - Information on how to tweet, use of links, images, videos, hashtags, retweets, likes
- Lesson 5: Lists - Lists - group accounts for better use
- Lesson 6: Keyboard Shortcuts - learn how to navigate Twitter efficiently
- Lesson 7: Searching - Learn how to search effectively in Twitter
- Lesson 8: Building Your Network - Tips and tricks on what I did to get followers including free tools that I've used
- Lesson 9: Twitter Ads - Paying to promote on Twitter
- Lesson 10: Twitter Analytics - Analyzing your Twitter account
There's definitely a lot to cover so I broke it down into a "Course" style where you'll go through lesson by lesson, completing each one before moving on to the next. Hopefully I've made it easy enough for you to follow but if you have any questions along the way, feel free to leave me a message in the comment section below on each page.
If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
Now let's get started!