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    Should you thank someone for re-tweeting your article on Twitter?

Should you thank someone for re-tweeting your article on Twitter?

Majority consensus on this question is No!

Major reasons include its time-consuming for the business/owner to do individually, especially if the article was re-tweeted thousands of times, which frequently happens with my most active clients!

Secondly, it clogs up feeds with unimportant information. Some users send private messages to say thanks and most Twitter users view that as spam.

Tip: A quick way to say thanks without saying thanks is to “favorite” their re-tweet of your message.

For the most part, it’s not necessary to say thanks for likes and re-tweets.  It is much different if they engage you specifically with a question, a problem or a compliment- that blog to be posted later.

Should you choose to respond to those who liked or re-tweeted your posting make sure it’s valuable for the reader.

Reminder about Twitter: it’s a micro form of communication, and since there are millions of accounts there are billions of tweets and re-tweets, your communication on twitter should create value for the readers. If not watch your followers disappear.

Here are 2 ways information acquired from re-tweets can be used to your advantage.

1.  Return the Favor!

The basics of how to use Twitter from way back still holds true today, and that is to Return the favor! Follow the companies or people who re-tweeted your post, but look at their profile first to see if it provides quality material for you or your business. If it does, follow them, if not move on. If their tweets are exceptional, the best way to thank someone is to re-tweet the posts you like.

Following people, who follow you on Twitter provides fresh content from their feeds that may help your business. A business learns more about what people are reading, what are […]

3 questions about Twitter

What is Twitter? How does it work? How do I set it up?

Twitter is a social media site like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Yelp, Foursquare and many, many more. Social media sites are a way to socialize with people online about a variety of subjects.

Individuals and businesses have the opportunity to communicate on the internet in a social manner. It’s about sharing, meeting new people, having fun and learning.

Twitter is considered Micro-Blogging since you enter only 140 characters to communicate. They are teasers to interest people to read more.

How does it work?

It’s a way of communicating online with short bits of information. 140 Characters or less. It’s a wonderful form of communication in our busy lives since we can only consume so much information in a day.

Twitter sifts through information quickly to find what we want, what’s interesting and stay informed.

Your twitter feed is designed by you and your business to create a feed of information that relevant to your interests.

These shorts bits of information of 140 characters are called tweets. These tweets
contain facts, interests, news bits, ideas, jokes and links.

Tweets can also be two-way communication. You can read other people’s tweets or tweet information yourself or re-tweet (share) other peoples tweets or tweet on someone else’s feed.

Example: To make it easy check out Oprah’s twitter feed, she requests people tweet her with answers to questions she asks on #supersoulsunday. We will get to the hashtag later I promise.

How do I setup twitter?

Each Twitter account has the basic setup of a Twitter Handle, which is the username, a twitter stream, which is like the Facebook wall, a list of followers (people who follow your twitter handle), list of people you follow, space to create your […]

Creating Killer Headlines

Killer headlines!

The purpose of killer headlines is attracting attention within seconds and pull them into your article and website.  Therein lies the Power of an amazing headline.

I’m a fan of using humor to grab and explain- I respond well to those types of headlines but I do like important information to enhances what I am reading and I am not alone.

The headline must stand on it’s own. So I’ve compiled the types of headlines that attract attention.

People love numbered lists.            7 Habits, 5 ideas, 3 pitfalls etc
They love resource lists:           7 ways, 7 secrets, 7 things
They read Warnings or Cautions:       Top 10 mistakes, 11 warning signs
What’s New:  We are addicted to new.       5 new ideas to create more followers,  7 website changes that attract search engines
How to’s:  How to implies a solution to a problem.      How to finalize your Divorce in 5 quick steps.
“You can do it”  Adds intrigue-      You can solve your families financial crisis
Ask a Question;  make sure you know the answer!       Does staying in an unhappy marriage benefit your children?
Fear:  Fear and greed are primary motivators.       “4 Phrases that age you”
Astonishing Facts:       1 in 2 marriages end in Divorce, World wastes 30% of it’s food
Controversy:  Controversy is fueled, in part, by conflicting beliefs.      “CO house debates the legality  of home schooling”
Don’t do this: Fear again      “5 things a person says to a police officer to get arrested”
Save Money:    Mediate your divorce to save X dollars
Yes, but….  Legal tips that rock, except when used against husband
Be specific:       Number of DUI’s up […]