If you’re like me, you love Twitter for the interaction and for everything it can do for your business, but you hate that it can totally eat up all of your time if you’re not careful. To help you get the most done on Twitter in the least amount of time, I’ve come up with a short list of 5 Twitter tasks you should do every day. Stick to this list, and you’ll be just fine.
Are there any other fast daily tasks you’d suggest Twitter users do? Share yours by leaving a comment.
- Reply to @mentions—The first thing I do each time I get on Twitter is look to see if I have any new @mentions. These could be from other people ReTweeting your content (thank them for doing so), or it could be from customers who have a question, complaint, or compliment (respond to them). Replying to @mentions helps to keep the conversation going.
- Monitor all brand and product mentions—Twitter is an essential tool for monitoring your brand’s reputation. Set Twitter alerts for keywords related to your brand and products. This way, you’ll get notified anytime something related to your company gets mentioned on Twitter, and you can respond to it in a timely manner.
- RT interesting content—A little ReTweeting makes the Twitter world go ‘round. Spend a little time each day RTing content that you find interesting.
- Interact with your followers—Twitter is all about building a community and creating relationships with your target audience. You can’t do this unless you actually take time to interact with them. Spend a little time each day chatting it up with your followers. Remember, be a good listener.
- A little self-promotion—There’s nothing wrong with a little self-promotion on Twitter, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Tweet out a link here and there to your blog posts or to a special promotion your company might have, but just don’t overdo it.
Posted on Fri, February 11, 2011
by Brian Waraksa filed under