As most of us can guess, Twitter is the second largest social media platform in the world. Most of us utilise it for personal use, but it’s becoming more and more popular amongst the business crowd. If you’ve started a business and wanted to join the Twitter revolution, you’re going to have to start using the platform effectively.
Most businesses are unsure as to how to use Twitter to drive customers to their business or website. Simple things such as ‘Follow Fridays’, updates and direct messages can all greatly benefit your business, and get people wanting to learn more about your products and services, although you have to know how to use the simple things before you can indeed fly.
Starting off nice and smooth; updates. Updates are what you use to describe, promote and sell your business. Posting about your business will make your followers aware of what you provide a service. Posting about products and sales can significantly help your business, in which you can give a direct link to your page of where the deal is. Also, things like pictures and questions can help instigate people to follow you and take an interest in your company.
Follow Fridays, also know on Twitter as #FF, involves the use of hashtags and getting follow backs via promoting others. It’s a simple concept really; shout about others so, in turn, they will scream at you. Merely profile a few businesses that you want to be associated with (about five will do), and then post a tweet saying “#FF @Buisness1 @Buisness2 @...” and so on. Then soon enough you’ll have people doing #FF to you and getting a few ‘retweets’ along the way.
Direct messages are another way of indicating a potential customer wants to look more into your services. Direct messages are not for long conversations and customer will often give you a telephone or email to get in touch with them. Sometimes a direct message (DM) can be a simple “Thank you for following”. It’s always nice to thank people who follow you as it will earn you more respect in the Twitterverse.
These are just a few hints and tips on how to use Twitter properly, but running a business as well as juggling an active and busy Twitter account can be hard, and extremely time-consuming. That’s where companies like Web Design Newcastle come into the equation, as they have superior knowledge when it comes to using Twitter, and they can post updates and engage with the customer in your industry.