Tag: Twitter

We’ve heard it before, a photo is worth a thousand words, or in this case, engagement. That’s right, tweets with photos attached receive 2x the engagement than those without! But what is the best way to tweet a photo?

This might be a little controversial, but I always suggest tweeting a photo directly from within the Twitter app vs. tweeting from within a 3rd party app. The main reason for this is because you want to building up your own Twitter media gallery. This can be found on the left hand side of your Twitter profile on the desktop site, or at the bottom of your profile within the Twitter app. Unfortunately photos you tweet from within Instagram (or any third party app) do not get placed into the Twitter media gallery, while photos tweeted from within the Twitter app do!

As easy as it is to autotweet directly from within Instagram, it’s just as easy to tweet a photo from the iPhone gallery.
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Twitter is pretty basic… you want to say something, you type it in less than 140 characters, and click “Tweet.” Simple right? But there are more hidden loopholes than you think. Did you know that the people who follow you on Twitter will not see your every tweet?

That’s right. And it is all directly related to how you start your tweet.

The Difference Between a @Reply and a @Mention

If you are already engaging in conversation on Twitter, you will have already noticed that both @reply’s and @mentions’s show up in your both your Interactions & Mention tab. This is a great way to keep track of who is talking to you (or about you) on twitter.

If you want to interact with someone on twitter, but you are not necessarily talking to them, you would mention them in a tweet.

Example: “I had a great lunch today with @johndoe at our local coffee shop.”

This tweet will show up on John Doe’s mention page, as well as in the public timeline. In other words, everyone will see this tweet, it is public.

However, if you start the tweet with @ Twitter sees this as a reply.

Example: “@johndoe and I had a great lunch today at our local coffee shop”

This tweet will only show up in John Doe’s mention page, and will only be visible in the public timeline of people who are following both you (the tweeter) and John Doe. In other words, it is a semi-private conversation.

How to Avoid this Mistake

The fix is simple. If you want your tweet to be seen by everyone, try to avoid starting any type of general conversation with @. If you have no choice but to start the tweet with @, stick a period in front of the @ sign, this will prevent a semi-private conversation, and will send the tweet into the main Twitter stream for everyone to see.

Do you have any common Twitter mistakes to share?

{Source: Twitter Help}


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