How To Setup A Twitter Account

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Step 1 – Signup

Twitter Login

Users will need to enter:

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Password
  • Username

Step 2 – Profile

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  • Other Twitter users are much more likely to follow and ReTweet if a profile has been filled out correctly. This gives the user a much higher level of credibility.
  • Choose an avatar such as a website logo or personal picture.
  • Add a bio, this can be up to 160 characters which tells other users whose profile this is and what they do.
  • Add a website address (don’t forget the http://www. to make it clickable).
  • Click on “settings” and design to change the background image, text, links, covers, ect.  (Make sure you don’t keep the generic one; it doesn’t look very professional.)

Step 3 – Start following

  • Start following other users that are relevant to you website or business.
  • A great way to find people to follow is to search relevant users and see who is following them. A business blogger might search through the followers of a respectable business magazine to find people to follow
  • A lot of users will “follow back”. Twitter caps following to around 1,000 initially, so make each one count.  Not stating that that’s all you can follow more, but don’t do more than that in a day.  I have written a post on the basics of twitter so make sure you check that out.

Step 4 – Start tweeting

Try and keep promotional Tweets to around 20%, otherwise your account will come across as spam.

  • Keep Tweets interesting and relevant to your website or business.
  • Direct Tweets at other users to get a conversation going.
  • ReTweet others, when their Tweets are inspiring and useful to your followers.
  • Share others tweets and use the 80/20 rule.  Sharing 80% their content and 20% yours.
  • Don’t use automated programs that tweet ever 5-10 min.  I tend to tweet 5 times a day.  Anymore just annoys your followers.

Step 5 – Stay connected

  • Keep an eye on the “@Connect” tab; you can see who has mentioned you in their Tweets.
  • It’s just about being social and interacting with people Twitter.
  • Regularly connect with users that have Tweeted you, to build a strong following.  For great tactics check out Twitter Dummy which is an awesome guide for exploding your Twitter.

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This was a guest post by Vibe Tech Media and they are a UK internet marketing company offering blog posting services to customers worldwide.

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  • bbrian017

    I personally love Twitter and anyone who’s not using it to market is missing out on huge traffic. If done right like you mentioned here it’s a powerful tool. You just have to know how to use it properly so it works to your benefit.

    • Garen Arnold

      I agree Brian. So many people don’t use it correctly though. They spam the hell out of Twitter.

  • Michael

    I have started getting into twitter and have to say it is nice to understand the true meaning of what Twitter is all about. I agree many do not fully use twitter the right way. This was great, thank you for sharing this post. Have a great day.

    • Garen Arnold

      Thanks for dropping by Michael :)

  • Justin Germino

    Really good starter guide for those new to Twitter, get yourself indexed in pages like Twellow and others for your niche so you can be found as well. Join trends and conversations to get notice, participate in as many tweetchats about your niche as possible is a good (what to do next) in my book.

    • Garen Arnold

      Hey Justin,
      At first I thought Twellow was a typo or something. I didn’t know such a site existed. Thanks for sharing that with me. Yeah, a lot of people use Twitter wrong and don’t jump into conversations or use the 80/20 rule. The more you share the more you get in return.

  • William Amis

    I love this how to share of information. Those steps and getting to know how to add the background with your picture as a profile in twitter is priceless. I have fun changing mine from time to time.

    Your flow process was great to follow and not full with all junk. That keep me interested in the content that was shared.

    Garen, this will not be my last time arriving on you site. I love the information so far and will return. I look forward in learning about you and seeing the amazing work of support you give to others. That shows great character and that is what I love.

    • Garen Arnold

      Hey William thanks! I love doing how to do post. I think it adds lots of value to people and when I learn something I am so eager to write about what I have learned. Setting up a Twitter is basic knowledge, but for people that have never done it, it’s priceless. My head is spinning because I have learned so much this week that I have 10 or so blog post I want to write! Twitter yes can bring a lot of traffic, but I remember when I started I had no clue about it.