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4 No No's for Twiitter
« on: February 15, 2010, 09:40:54 PM »
Mistake #1: Not using your picture as your profile avatar!

I'm sure you've seen it. Some users don't post their real picture.
Admittedly, a cartoon picture, or a cheaply made company logos is better
than no picture at all. But the best picture you can use if you want to make
a good impression and get people to remember you is a photo of your face.

When you post your own picture it lets others know that you are real and that
you're confident enough with what you do to let others see you. You want
people to recognize you as a leader in your market and having a face to go
with a name always helps. A nice smile never hurts either.

Mistake #2: Automatically sending the wrong type of direct message through an

Direct messages can be seen as impersonal and pushy when they aren't
written properly. If you decide to use a tool that automatically send messages
to your new followers keep it simple and friendly. A message saying 'thanks
for following me' is fine, but sending automated messages promoting your
business or product is not a good idea and most instances people will click
the unfollow button right away.

Mistake #3: Trying to build a huge following before you have done some

People will not be interested in following you when they click on your
Twitter page to see what you've got, and notice you don't have much. You
need to have tweeted more than, "Trying to figure this Twitter out" and "I
think I've got it figured out now."

If you don't know what to say, try "retweeting" (RT) some other peoples'
tweets that that are related to your niche. Read what other people are
tweeting about and reply to them, this will help start up a conversation. Talk
about market related news, what you're doing on your business right now. That
will give you several tweets to get the ball rolling.

Mistake #4: Tweeting promotion after promotion.

Yes, you are using Twitter to promote your business, but posting one offer
after another will only cause people to 'unfollow' you. When people look at your
timeline and notice that you aren't posting anything of value to them they
will quickly move on.

There are millions of Twitters to follow, why should they follow you when
you're only tweeting about promotions?

Remember this basic rule of sales "people want to know what's in it for

Even if you already have a good list of leads, it is still not a good idea to
barrage them with promotions. As we have talked about before, promotional
tweets should be sent only in limited numbers.

These are just a few of the more common mistakes committed by new and old
tweeters alike. Take note of them and don't make the same mistakes.

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Re: 4 No No's for Twiitter
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 12:14:58 PM »

How are you doing? Well I hope. ;)

Another of your great posts.

Plenty of common sense information to get the most out of Twitter.


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Re: 4 No No's for Twiitter
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 09:47:16 AM »

Agree with Jim, another good post..