According to a recent study the majority of tweets go unnoticed and unread. That means most they float aimlessly around the Twitter webservers doing nothing but wasting space and, according to the same report, annoy and irate anyone who happens to bump into them.
This guide will hopefully show you How to Get Your Tweets Noticed so that you are not aimlessly tweeting to no one.
Old News, No News.
Twitter is a very fast moving social network where anything and everything can spread around the world in a matter of minutes. A great example of this was the death of Osama bin Laden.
When it comes to news or facts that you may feel the urge to tweet remember that old news is no news at all. If you start talking about news that happened a couple of hours ago then it is the same as reporting news that a newspaper reported ten years ago.
When it comes to getting in on the action of any story do not just make comments. It is most likely that people do not care about your comments and they will float around cyberspace unnoticed and unloved.
If you want your tweets to be noticed make a point of actually contributing to any conversation. Add a new fact or opinion and don’t be afraid of trying to be a little provocative. If you cannot add something new to the conversation then don’t bother tweeting about it.
Short and to the Point.
It is often said that the simplest ideas are usually the best ideas. Twitter is actually a great example of this. Just because twitter allows you 140 characters does not mean that you must use them all. Sometimes 140 characters can be too much and you end up rambling about nothing.
Go Easy on Syntax.
For the record no one thinks that you are big or clever by using every available syntax option on twitter. Keep hashtags, @mentions and other abbreviations. They annoy people and turn them off from your tweets.
Where Are You?
There is no need to tell everyone where you happen to be. Firstly no one cares that you are stood in a queue at McDonalds and twitter users hate foursquare check-ins even more.
Do More Than Just Link.
If you post a link on twitter do not expect people to just click on it randomly. If you link to a photo or link to a blog then you need to give twitter users a reason to click on it.
Do Not Whinge.
We probably all know someone who uses both Facebook and Twitter to do nothing but whine and moan. If you want people to notice your tweets then do not whine. It does nothing but bore people.
Flirt and Tease.
If you wish to engage your fellow Twitter users then flirt with and tease them a little. Do not give everything away at your first opportunity. Feed little bits of a story here and there and entice Twitter users to follow you.
You Are Not a Celebrity.
Remember that just because a celebrity tweets about blowing their nose does not make it any more interesting. People who use Twitter want to hear your professional insight into things not about what you use to clean your toilet.