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Twitter Marketing

Sara Martín

Sara Martín, metricool.com

Twitter is a global social network and it will help you to unleash the potential of your brand or business. You will find in this article a comprehensive guide about how to carry out your Twitter marketing and achieve the goals you have set on this platform.

 

Step 1

Create a Twitter account and optimize it

Before you get started with your Twitter marketing strategy you must have an account. If you haven’t created a profile yet, this is what you need to set one up:

 

⭐️ Username

Your username will go accompanied with an @ on Twitter. Your name should be easy to recognize and if it’s possible, choose the same name as the one you use on other social media platforms. This way, it will be easier to find you and associate your Twitter profile with your brand. 

 

⭐️ Profile picture

The same as it happens with your username, your profile picture should be easily associated with your brand and identity on the rest of social media platforms. Use a photo that represents you and ideally the same picture that you have used on other social networks.

 

⭐️ Short bio

In the bio of your Twitter account, you can add a description of your brand or features that describe who you are and what you do. In this section, you can include a link of your website or online store. A way to drive followers to your online business.

 

⭐️ Cover photo

The cover photo is used to give a visual touch to your profile.You can even use an image as part of your advertising strategy. Use the colors of your brand so your cover photo reflects your corporate identity or personal brand. 

 

⭐️ Birth date and location

This part is optional. You can include your location and date of birth (or your brand’s founding date) if you want. Depending on your Twitter marketing goals, fill out this info or leave it blank.  

Once you have decided what you are going to include in your profile, it’s time to create your account, confirm that the username that you want to use is available and optimize your account to stand out from the rest.

 

Verify your Twitter account

If you have a company or personal brand well known in the industry, getting your Twitter account verified will give you more authority amongst future followers and users who visit your profile.

In addition, it will help you to be found faster and clear out any doubt about the veracity of your Twitter profile.

➡️Follow these steps to verify your Twitter account

 

Use the right size images on Twitter

The sizes to use for pictures, videos and GIFs is different for each social network. To this day, visual content is very important and it’s crucial that users can see the images complete and not pixelated. 

Social networks are a communication channel for many people, but that doesn’t mean that the quality of the content is secondary. So we recommend that you pay attention to the correct size of your images on Twitter and make sure you use them when you share your photos. 

 

STEP 2

Design your Twitter Marketing Strategy: Objectives, KPIs and competitors

The first step is done ✅ 

Now, as any marketing strategy thats worth its salt, the next step is to define the marketing objectives for your Twitter strategy.

What do you want to achieve on this social network? What type of content is adequate to reach your goals?

Once you have set your goals on Twitter, you must think about the content you will share to reach them… 

⚡️ Share high-quality content. Images shouldn’t be pixelated to keep followers engaged.

⚡️ Share original content. The chances of going viral will be higher.

⚡️  Analyze other Twitter accounts to get inspiration.

⚡️  Benchmark your competitors. You will know how your competitors behave on Twitter. 

Analyzing your competitors is an important part of your strategy, especially when you analyze competitors that are closer to your brand. You can get very valuable information for your strategy.

  • The type of photos that work best
  • Which copies are more successful
  • How to reply to users
  • Strategies with more impact

 

Carry out a competitive analysis

 

Step 3

Execute your Marketing plan 

The content on Twitter has more weight than in other social media platforms. It’s a kind of microblog so be careful with the publications you share. 

1- Make sure that the content is in line with your marketing targets.

2- Think about what you are going to say before sharing your content.

Below, you can find some valuable tips that will help you to improve your content strategy and therefore, your Twitter marketing strategy:

 

Program your content to save time

Twitter, apart from being immediate, is a very active social media platform, where brands and people can publish hundreds of tweets per day.

If you tweet once a week, it will disappear fast from your followers feed. This explains why it is so important to keep your account active and with several daily publications at different times. 

There are many tools that allows you to plan your publications in advance to help you with this task.  For example, Metricool helps you to publish automatically and to discover when your own audience is active to know when is best for you to post. At the same time, you will have all your tweets organized in a very visual way and be able to check the impact of your tweets in real time and how the performance of your publications is evolving. If you want to learn more about our tool, you can check our website:

 

 

Although you have the possibility of automating your tweets, make sure that your follow Twitter rules and policies so you are not penalize.

 

PAY ATTENTION TO TWITTER POLICIES

Publish at your best hours

There is always a better time to publish personalized for you, when most of your audience is active and therefore, when they will read your publications faster. This way you will get: 

  • More interactions
  • Higher engagement
  • More visibility

Take advantage out of your best times to publish to have a bigger impact and earn more followers.

Discover your best times to publish on Twitter

 

Step 4

Actions to improve your marketing plan

Improve your Twitter marketing strategy with these actions. They will help you to grow faster.  

 

Run a giveaway or contest on Twitter

Contests and giveaways are very successful on this social network, it is an action very easy to execute that will bring you many advantages:

✔️ New followers

Thanks to contests you can earn more followers. However, it’s important that the prizes are related to your business, otherwise, you could attract the wrong audience, users that have nothing in common with your potential customer.

 

✔️ It increases your engagement on Twitter

No need to say that a contest or giveaway will be retweeted and easy gets ‘likes’. You will boost your brand image!

 

✔️ Visibility

Running giveaways and contests can increase the traffic to your webpage.

 

Use Twitter for events

Twitter is the best social network to share information about events using hashtags.

As we mentioned before, Twitter is known for being immediate which helps to improve visibility and content diffusion. This is why most businesses use this social network to broadcast events to visualize their impact in real time and get new followers.

 

Increase your followers on Twitter

Beginnings are always hard but if you design a good marketing plan, followers and interactions will increase with little effort. 

Even so, there are several strategies that work well and will help you to add new followers fast:

⭐️ Share your Twitter account on your website or other profiles.

⭐️ Encourage interactions – Start a conversation –

⭐️ Create interesting threads about your topics

 

 

What you can do to get more followers

 

Create Twitter Ads

Twitter Ads is a tool that allows companies and users to make promotions with the objective to drive traffic, gain relevance or branding. 

 

On this platform, you can create different types of ads, each of them with a different goal.

⚡️ Drive more traffic

⚡️ Increase visibility on Twitter

⚡️ Segment your audience to create specific ads to them and reach more potential customers.

⚡️Attract users  with a small budget.

You’re interested right? 

Advertising is a great support for your Twitter marketing strategy. If you want to learn more about Twitter Ads and the type of ads you can create:

 

Step 5

Analyze your Twitter Marketing Strategy

As with everything on Marketing, it’s important to control and correct the actions taken according to a strategy. 

If you know what you do and how each action performs, you can find out what is working and what isn’t. 

If you analyze your content and the evolution of your community, you will start:

➡️ Knowing your audience

➡️ Learn about their interests and preferences.

➡️ Discover the type of content that works best.

 

In short, it’s the best way to guide and correct your Twitter marketing strategy looking to the future.  

 

Analyze your Twitter account with Metricool

 

And up to this point, everything about how to create a great Twitter marketing strategy. It takes time but it is worth it. I promise!

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