Twitter can help build your personal presence in the search engines and websites you link to as well. When you post a short url to a website on Twitter most (not all) of the url shortening services can be read by the search engines and so that link now counts as a precious back-link to… Read More


Don’t steal somebody else’s Tweet without giving them credit. Either say RT @jfouts and then quote the tweet verbatim or give the text and then (via @jfouts ) as a credit. The only exception to this is if the Tweet has been re-tweeted several times, and then you can credit the original tweeter. When you… Read More


To send a message to your network in general, just put your thoughts in the text entry box and hit update. Really, it’s that simple. If you want to send a link though I recommend you use a URL shortening tool like tinyURL, Bit.ly, Ow.ly or Su.pr (Google them) to make the URL short and… Read More


I’m stunned that even after all this time, Twitter doesn’t send out a welcome message with basic instructions on how to use their service. It would be really simple, but I guess they think it’s intuitive. It’s not. Using the Twitter website: Login with your username and password. See that box that says “What are… Read More


Image by Getty Images via Daylife Profile image: The thumbnail icon that is your avatar is another way people are going to decide if you’re interesting or not. If they see your shining face along with influential discussions in their area of interest they’re going to remember you and want to talk to you. You… Read More


The most important thing to do before you start following people is get your Twitter Profile done. Bio, picture, links to important info and a color scheme all help tell your story. When somebody is deciding to follow you or not, they’re going to come to this page to see who you are. If it’s… Read More


Twitter is becoming increasingly hard to ignore as both a marketing tool and a traffic builder, but that still doesn’t mean it’s for everybody. There are a few ways for a small business to use this social media tool: Listen for mentions of your product, your brand or news in your industry Drive traffic to… Read More