by Stefanie Hindmarch, guest blogger
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Make sure that your Twitter layout is consistent with the look of your other social media tools. Consistency in your images and account name help customers identify your business. When choosing your Twitter name, make sure it is clear and free of punctuation. This makes it easier to type on mobile devices.
Make sure you fill out your profile completely. Important things to include are: location so you can be easily found, a link to your website, and a short bio that tells the benefits of your business.
|Example of a post with a link|
Twitter is all about spreading information. Tweet about your products and their benefits, and answer any questions asked about your product publicly. This shows that you care about your customers and pay attention to their needs.
Twitter only allows you to use 140 characters per post so use this space well! Posting a link to a photo is sometimes a good way to go: a picture's worth a thousand words. Try to direct traffic to your other social networking sites and your website too. Twitter uses a URL shortener so that you can use as few words as possible when posting links.
Hashtags are also a good way to help people find your business and what people are saying about it. Create a unique hashtag for your company and encourage customers to tweet what they think about your product.
Who you follow impacts what information you have available to improve your business. Follow your
|Following the right people|
can bring you a lot of useful info!
Make sure that your Twitter has a link to your Facebook, your website, your other social networking sites, and vice-versa. Twitter has widgets available that let you share your tweets on your blog and website. Twitter also allows you to embed tweets into other media, such as blog posts.
|Stefanie Hindmarch is an intern at SchulmanArt and is currently studying Management at the University of St Andrews.|
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