Does it ever feel like you are talking to yourself on Twitter? Wouldn't it be great to ramp up your conversations on Twitter and connect with even more people? Here are 7 effective ways to drive up your Twitter engagement, courtesy of the OPEN Forum.
One of the best ways to drive engagement on Twitter (well, really most networks) is to promote others. It may seem counterintuitive; however, nothing makes people feel appreciated and noticed like a #FF shout out or even a RT.
Breaking news is the perfect hot topic for the Twitterverse. If at all possible, be the first to break the news! This of course is easier said than done. Consider, you don't necessarily have to be the first, but being the first in your own circle will certainly help! Also remember your following isn't always present when news breaks. So keep one eye on your favorite industry news sites!
Even if your Twitter account is for business, there's no reason you shouldn't be exuding personality. No one wants to read bland tweets that read like they were written by a robot. Whether an individual or brand account, the most successful tweeps inject their own personality into their tweets.
You don't get what you don't ask for! One of the most effective ways to increase engagement is simply to ask for it! So don't be shy, ask for those retweets! When you do, be sure you also leave enough space for others to do so! Make it as easy as possible for your followers to retweet your tweets.
You probably have noticed the Twitter feed is a busy place. It's easy to miss a tweet even when you are looking for it! That's why you need to repeat your tweets at different times of day (or even night). Knowing your audience and their schedule will help your tweets reach more people. Repost your Tweets 2 or 3 times a day for maximum exposure.
Lastly, Twitter and all social media are about connections. One of the best things about Twitter is finding new people. Facilitate this! Connect people! If you know someone who can help a tweep out let them know, put them in touch! You'll gain credibility and inspire engagement.