Twitter is the only social network that limits its users to 140 characters. Making good use of those characters is what results in more followers. Being limited to 140 characters can sometimes be a pain, especially when your tweet has 145 characters. These methods will allow you to tweet effectively and never worry about that 140 character limit.
- Make sure your tweets are short and to the point. Do not use wordiness in your tweets. Just say it how it is. If you are tweeting about an article you found online, tweet the title of the article with a link; nothing more, and nothing less.
- Tweet with Bitly links. People don’t like seeing tweets with big links. Using Bitly to shorten the URL will make the link shorter. TinyUrl is another option, but TinyUrls aren’t really tiny. They still take up a lot of characters. Bitly links are shorter, you get statistics for all of your links, and all of your links are stored under your account.
- Avoid big words. Most of the time, those big words lead to wordiness. If a word can be replaced with a smaller word that everyone knows the meaning of, you should make the change. People on Twitter want everything summarized like headlines on a newspaper. If you tweet as if you were writing headlines for a newspaper, you will get more attention.
- Tweet about one main thing over 80% of the time. If you jump around and don’t give yourself a niche, people won’t be able to identify who you are. People want to be able to identify you for something, and although a bio is good, tweets that support the bio are just as important.
Tim Bondy (@timbondy) says
I don’t like masked URL’s in any form. And I hardly ever do a “return visit” to a website that uses pop-up screens to get people to sign up. Seems desperate or spammy. YMMV
Marc Guberti says
Pop-ups work at getting subscribers. I saw a 20% increase in subscribers ever since I started using the pop-up.