Jul 02

If you feel like you’re constantly keeping up with your social media presence, here are some tips to stay ahead of the game.

  1. Create a follow list

Twitter allows you to create curated groups of Twitter users to organize your interests. Under your profile, click More à Lists à Create a New List. Name your list, set your privacy settings, and you’re done! You can always add users to your list later. Once you are on the user’s profile page, click the “gear” icon and select “add or remove from lists”.

  1. Subscribe to public lists

To join someone else’s public list, go to their profile and click “lists”. Choose which list of theirs you would like to subscribe to, and simply hit “subscribe”. You can follow a user’s public list without even following that specific user!

  1. Use hashtags

Simply put, using more hashtags leads to more engagement on Twitter.

  1. Use shortcuts

Twitter has a suite of shortcuts available to you. Mashable has pulled them all together in a post that’s worth bookmarking.

  1. Shorten your links

Trying to cram your content into 140 characters? Use a link shortening service, such as bit.ly.

  1. Put hashtags in your bio

Using hashtags in your bio allow people to find you easier when performing searches.

  1. Use Twitter’s Advanced Search

This is a powerful search tool that can help you find other Twitter users, content, hashtags, retweets, or any combination of these things. You could even search for positive or negative tweets, certain languages, mentions of certain accounts, and more. Find the tool here.

  1. Use Twitter in the mode that best suits you

Do you prefer logging in on a computer, sending tweets on the fly with your mobile phone, or scheduling them all in advance with TweetDeck or a similar tool? Keep the different Twitter tools in mind, and sending out tweets will soon become second nature as you find the method best suited to you.

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