Twitter Tips and Resources – Part 59

Posted on 03 September 2011

This is Part 59 of an ever-growing blog series, with each post featuring links to 10 useful, funny and/or provocative articles/lists/blog posts/videos/sites I’ve come across about how to use twitter more effectively (and how NOT to use it).

Here are the latest 10:

  1. “How to Become a Twitter Search Ninja” by Hartley Brody (@hartleybrody) from HubSpot (@hubspot)
  2. “Why so many URLs are suddenly unclickable on Twitter” by Dave Larson (@TweetSmarter)
  3. Hate the new Twitter @Username tab? Here’s how to make it only show @Mentions” by Matthew Panzarino (@mpanzarino)
  4. “7 reasons we don’t care that you have 10,000 Twitter followers” by Jackson Wightman (@jacksonwightman)
  5. “5 Ways to Win Friends and Influence People on Twitter” by Daniel Newman (@danielnewmanUV)
  6. “Build Twitter followers using the theory of everyone” by Chris Abraham (@chrisabraham)
  7. “How Do You Decide Who To Follow on Twitter” – a short video by Misty Belardo (@mistygirlph) and Marty McPadden (@MartyMcPadden)
  8. “How to Manage Twitter for Enterprise” by Jessica McLaughlin (@tendermuffin) on Sprout Social Insights (@sprout_insights)
  9. “How to: Monitor your twitter followers – Part 1” by Patricia Garza (sorry, I don’t know her twitter handle) on the “Ask Aaron Lee” blog (@AskAaronLee)
  10. “Twitter? Business Owners: Look Before You Leap” by Brad Friedman (@BradFriedman)

For a list of links to Parts 1-58 in this series (which was born on May 19, 2009), see the Twitter category on this blog.

Would you like to recommend any other good twitter resources? I certainly don’t list EVERY article about twitter that I see – I might recommend an article that I disagree with, if I think it contributes something useful to the debate, but I won’t recommend an article that I think is badly written.

Happy tweeting!

Kay Ross

6 responses to Twitter Tips and Resources – Part 59

  • Bill M says:

    Hi ..

    Quick question .. how do you feel about the use of the following term (or a variation)on a Website?

    “We may not be the biggest, but …”


    • kay says:

      Hi Bill – hmmm, hard to say without knowing lots about the company. But it could work, IF that message is consistent with the brand and is communicated consistently throughout all of the company’s touch points. And of course it depends on whether the words you say after the “but” are compelling and relevant to readers.

      • Bill M says:

        I guess my question was a little vague.

        Specifically – In Context:

        We may not be the biggest Executive Protection Company, but what we lack in size we make up for in superior attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to our clients safety and security.


        • kay says:

          Hmmm, again Bill, I don’t know enough about your company, your clients, your competitors or your industry, but my gut reaction is that “methinks you doth protest too much”. Where is your proof that your competitors don’t also offer excellent attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to their clients’ safety and security? They probably all promise those same things. Why even draw attention to the size of your company? I suggest focusing more on the results your clients get – how do you help them to get more of what they want in life/business, or to avoid what they don’t want? Give real-life examples of what the abstract notions of “superior attention to detail” and “an unwavering commitment to your clients’ safety and security” actually look/sound/feel like for your clients. Use testimonials.

  • bob abury says:

    Tks for the tips

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