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  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Sensational advice Samuel!

    Engaging is the name of the game and if you simply respond to as many @replies as you can, retweet a ton and chat people up you will become a twitter star as so few people do these things.

    Reach out and connect and you will rock it out.

    Thanks!

    • http://internetdreams.com/ Samuel

      Thanks Ryan!

      That is exactly the name of engagement!

      I see you use twitter and your level of engagement is high on there.

      Keep up the good work on there!

      Thanks for commenting on this awesome article!

  • http://twitter.com/marinebatiste marine_b

    Always interesting to remind simple but efficient way to behave.
    I can’t find you on twitter… what’s your account ? thanks !

  • http://twitter.com/RichardHussey1 Richard Hussey

    Like most people I started using Twitter as a way of pushing out content – big mistake! Once I twigged that it’s about focusing on engagement it made a lot more sense – and I ended up having more of my content shared. This is a great article for anyone who is still struggling to see how Twitter can help their business.

    • http://internetdreams.com/ Samuel

      Yup, many fall for that trap Richard!

      Engagement daily is the key to Twitter Success!

      Thanks for the great comment man!

  • http://inspiretothrive.com/ Lisa Buben

    I would agree with Ryan, engaging is #1 and not just tweeting out your own “Stuff”. I also love Triberr as it adds more people to engage with that are in your niche. Buffer is great too to share others “stuff” without flooding the stream all at once. Twitter is my favorite out of all the social media sites.

    • http://twitter.com/dana_che Dana Che

      Agreed. I do promote my own stuff, hopefully not too much, but I’m always willing to promote other people’s stuff too.

  • Eliz Greene

    Very insightful – I’ve become a Twitter convert. Starting to make sense – it’s about getting to know people. Thanks!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Twitter is indeed a very powerful way to connect with people who have similar interests and passions as you globally

    • http://internetdreams.com/ Samuel

      Yes!!

      It makes sense to me too :)

      Thanks for reading the article Eliz!

  • Bhaskar

    With emerging technology all social media’s are playing an important role of their own in a different way as :
    Twitter is best for short message and blog intro.
    Facebook provide one to share a whole post.
    Linkedln help in building broader and really strong contacts.
    and recently there are many apps provided by developers that helps one to manage all social media’s from a single place as Social RSS can manage your RSS, twitter and Facebook from single point.
    But to manage them even from single source you should know how to use them in the right way and this article has given guys a glance of real power of social media.
    worth appreciating. :-)

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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    I have heard of Weibo and I have been tempted to write something about it in depth. I did reference it in 2011
    http://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/12/23/10-things-you-must-know-about-the-state-of-social-media-in-2011/
    and in 2012
    http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/28/why-you-shouldnt-ignore-google-anymore/
    Would be happy to do an interview so email me at jeff@jeffbullas.com

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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Do you mean signing up to Twitter?

  • http://twitter.com/SimTara Simi Sinha

    I do most of this, but it’s time to up my game… I’m going to start tweeting 3 (ish) new people more often. It’s not my bread and butter, I do love engaging on Twitter. It’s a whole new world of people!

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    I also need to find and tweet new people, I find myself in a reactive mode where I respond to everyone who communicates but rarely reach out and talk to new people, I only reply, share, converse with those in my stream which isn’t effective in branching out and meeting others.

  • http://GrowMap.com Gail Gardner

    Because many of the people I collaborate with use Skype, I tend to not tweet to them which negatively impacts Klout scores (among other things). If we got in the habit of using @Commun_it consistently I believe we would interact more on Twitter. There is a post on GrowMap about why it is a fun way to have better discussions on Twitter. I’d share the link, but I don’t know how Jeff feels about links in comments. The main thing it does is make it easy to see when someone is talking to you. And the canned thank you messages it generates are very popular. I often get responses to those.

  • http://twitter.com/PTheWyse Praverb.net

    Great article! I preach these tips all the time on my Twitter feed. I encourage my followers to read bios/profiles. There is a lot of information packed within the 160 character profile. Great topic starters.

    This is what I do. I try to reach out to all my new followers every three days. I look at their profiles and formulate a question based on what is written in their profile. I typically get a response that day. I ask one more follow-up question and call it a day.

    Thanks your followers for sharing your content is huge as well. Thank you for this informative post.

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  • http://twitter.com/12mass 12mass

    Hi Samuel, and everyone else in the discussion, I think I just might have the perfect solution for you. :O

    If what you want is convenient access to all your Mentions, finding many new people to Tweet to, increasing your engagement exponentially, and more, 12mass.com is about to be launched, and we already have sneak previews to it in the form of tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpg0yn90KP10RZDqNWrUessS4l7CrrA8c

    Check them out and let me know what you think :) If what you’re promoting is a Twitter “Plan of Attack”, I’m handing you the ultimate weapon now.

  • http://twitter.com/mytweetsweeps Tweet Sweepstakes

    I use twitter and it is becoming better everyday. I use it to find people who want to get information on contests and sweepstakes on twitter via twittersweepstakes.com

  • Paul Leach

    your blog was very helpful. I am new to tweeting. Would like help on what to do.

  • Agmon Porat

    love this post! engaging like crazy and responding to all ones mentions is best done with 12mass.com now also avilable on Hootsuite http://12mass.com/hootsuite .

  • Mohan

    after reading all the above content I see very less number of “@” in
    your tweets…so do you have a different strategy to engage or you just
    keep sharing your interesting blog posts.

  • Robin Hawdon

    Such a useful article. But I am confused about the ‘@’ bit. Have never understood how exactly to use it (yes, I’m a novice at all that)

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  • Marsha Ann Brown

    Love this article – it’s really helping me connect the dots. For one thing, I see how I was totally neglecting @ Thanks so much @webtolight:disqus