Twitter is commonly compared to that of a cocktail party whereby friends gather to share information and connect through common interests. If your new to such a gathering there is good chance you wont know the lingo and as a result make a few mistakes along the way.
Therefore we here at Mediacontact.ie have decided to make your life on the twitterland a little easier by pointing out the top 5 common mistakes we see every day.
1. Not Shortening Links
This is perhaps one of the most common mistakes. Remember you only have 140 characters. Plus long links are very unattractive to the eye. In order to keep your tweets short and more appealing check out link shorteners such as bit.ly.
2. Spelling Errors
This may seem a little obvious but errors in grammar and spelling tend to be picked up on and pointed out more easily on twitter. Bottom line people notice! Worse still, they could use it to make your business look sloppy. A bit harsh? Perhaps, but it happens.
3. Tweeting without a Strategy
Never tweet just for the sake of it. Take some time to decide what you want to get from twitter and how to go about it. The content will follow.
4. Balancing Dialogue and Content.
Twitter isnt all about chit chat and making ocnnections, nor is it about solely content and no dialogue. It is important to establish a happy balnce between the two. To put it ismply, content creates dialogue. Afterall, Twitter is all about sharing.
5. Tweeting too often
Nobody likes a person who is all talk and no ears. The best relationships are built upon by both listening and interacting. Unless you are the most interesting person in the world, chances are you are blocking up someone’s timeline and sooner or later you will find less people following you than you started out with.
Are you an avid Twitter user? Does your company or organisation use Twitter to create business? If you would like to learn how to get the most out of twitter for you or your organisation check out our increasingly popular Twitter 101 course here