5 Tips for Terrific Power Tweeting

Twitter has been my blogs content distribution powerhouse since the day I hit the “publish” button on my first blog post.5 Tips for Terrific Power Tweeting

It allows me to tweet information to the world in real time with simplicity and no fuss.

All you need is good headline, a shortened link and some hashtags (if you don’t know what a hashtag is I will fill you in soon)

When I started on Twitter I was like a mad monk, tweeting here and chirping there. Chasing followers who didn’t care about social media but just because they had large follower counts.

Finally, I learned how to build an online tribe.

Connect to Global Tribes

One of social media’s  real strengths is to connect global tribes who are passionate about their interests. It could be photography, gaming or gummy bears.

In the past “Tribes” met in town halls and coffee shops. Now we create virtual communities online that can use social media platforms and technology to hangout (hence the term applied by Google+ to its groups feature “Hangouts”) and talk about their “stuff” in words that are often incomprehensible to an outsider.

The opportunities are now about abundance rather than scarcity.

The Tyranny of Distance

Years ago tribes were localized. Finding people with similar interests was restricted by time and place.

200 years ago it took a donkey to get you to the next village for a meetup. Today we are leaping on planes to catch up with our global colleagues who share our passion at a conference or expo. The internet and social networks allow us to connect to our tribes with video, sound and images with the high speed web links whenever the whim arises.

5 Twitter Tips for Efficient Tweeting

We all want to be more efficient and find the best tools and tactics to obtain maximum results. Buddy Media have just released some research findings that reveal what tactics make Twitter sing and dance.

Tip #1. Tweet When People are Busy

People at work, with or without their bosses permission often have their Twitter account open. People use Twitter for finding out about real time news about brands and events. The study showed that Tweets during the hours of 8am to 7pm received 30% higher engagement.

Twitter power tweeting tips Tweet during busy hours


Tip #2. Keep Your Tweets Short and Snappy

On Twitter you have 140 characters. Some people try and fill it up (as humans we tend to do that a bit). If you keep it short then you give people room to add their comments and own hashtags and their friends Twitter handles.

The Buddy Media research revealed that “Tweets that contain less than 100 characters receive 17% higher engagement than longer tweets.

Twitter power tip Tweets perform best when kept short


Tip #3. Tweet Content

Don’t waste a Tweet (still have conversations of course) by not including a link. Tweets with links are retweeted 86% more than ones without. Want to amplify your brand message and make your content spread.  Include links for the best results!

Twitter tip 3 link to content


Tip #4. Hashtag to Win

Hash Tags are the use of this sign, #, that puts your tweets into the communities that you want to reach, For example, using the “hashtag” for reaching social media focused groups, looks like this,  #social media.

The study revealed that Tweets with hashtags receive 200% more engagement than those without hashtags.

Twitter Tip 4 Hashtag to win

Tip #5. Ask Followers to Retweet

Sometimes it just helps to ask. Tweets that specifically ask followers to “Retweet” receive 1200% more retweet rates than if you don’t ask. So start becoming assertive.


Twitter tip 5 ask for retweets

What About You?

Twitter has its own rituals, so learning to fit into the tribe can be worth it.  Taking a bit of time to apply these findings and tips will help your blog find more traffic and get you some more attention.

How are your tweeting habits. Could you “tweet” better?

Have you been using hash tags? Do you tweet with links. Look forward to hearing your stories.

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  • http://twitter.com/MBUKSocial Paul

    I happen to agree with everything you said apart from No5, obviously asking for a RT is going to get more chance of the desired action happening, however, as part of the new algo changes in google and being more socially aware, Google understands that by asking for a RT you are effectively trying to game the system. So any value you may have had in the exposure is lost.

    • http://twitter.com/SeoFuturity Ed Truman

      I also agree without No5…

  • http://womeninbusinessradio.com Michele Price


  • LindaAW

    Good evening Jeff!

    Thank you for a most helpful review…. I’ve been here before and explained I don’t know what I’m doing with twitter (or any other social network for that matter!) and now I’m feeling a little more confident.
    Except I really don’t get the hash tag bit. Where do I find what the hash tag is?

    Kind regards,

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Just do some Google searching. There isn’t a Bible of hashtags that I am aware of.

      • LindAW

        Cheers, you’re a gem!
        I’d been trying to find something on the Twitter site itself which would give me the golden key…

      • MC

        Yah there is a Bible of Hashtags – try this one tagdef.com

  • DebbyBruck

    That’s funny, Michele. “Test” works to create intrigue. People can let you know your #Twitter works just fine. @prosperitygal:disqus

  • http://twitter.com/ClickWhisperer Click Whisperer

    I like to use a “cheat sheet” to help me overcome writer’s block when I’m putting together an ed-cal of scheduled tweets.

  • http://twitter.com/Mkmzmagazine Marketing Magazine

    It’s quite interesting to know that’s recommendable to tweet when people is busy. Awesome.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    Hashtags are beneficial but you don’t want to go hashtag crazy. Include one or two that are very relevant. More than that makes the post looks cluttered.

    • http://twitter.com/BhatiaDipti Dipti Bhatia

      I totally agree with you Nick. Too many hashtags is very annoying and especially when people start a tweet with a hashtag.

  • http://twitter.com/1stwebdesigner Dainis Graveris

    Awesome tips, Jeff! Didn’t know that busy hours get so much bigger engagement and how valuable is to keep shorter tweet with link!

    Will keep on using them on my own, tweeting it out to my followers n short message!

  • http://blog.ushackers.com/ Ashish Kumar

    nice info jeff
    I am gonna try them

  • http://twitter.com/websa100 Websa100

    Excellent Jeff, thanks for your very useful tips on how to better use Twitter. We will use them and let you know the results. We RT !

  • http://twitter.com/fozeeee Stephen Forster

    Thanks for the post Jeff I am just learning to use twitter and fit in as you put it, this post helps a lot as did your follow on Twitter.

  • http://twitter.com/m_raoul raoul mangoensentono

    For posting on optimal reading hours I use hootsuite auto scheduling. It’s quite a handy tool. And for my links in tweets I use bitly to shorten them and to be able to follow their click statistics.

  • http://twitter.com/TheVoShow Sandy Vo

    Excellent post Jeff! Thank you

  • giselleaguiar

    You’re wrong on the hashtag #social media. It should be all one word #socialmedia. Otherwise, only the word social becomes clickable. Spaces and other punctuations don’t work on hashtags only letters do.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      You are right Giselle the hashtag has to be one word

  • Luigi Colaiacomo

    thanks Jeff, as always, an excellent job.

  • http://www.stephendwalker.com Stephen Walker

    Much food for thought. Like raoul mangoensentono reference to Bitly statistics, I didn’t know they existed.