Twitter Do’s & Don’ts all in 140 characters or less!

We are often asked by Twitter newcomers; what should they tweet, what tone should they use and do we have any other hints & tips we could share?

So here are our 9 top tips to help get you started…………..happy tweeting!

#1 Leave space to RT & quote; just because there are 140 characters doesn’t mean you have to use them!

#2 Shorten links on sites such as or & free up additional character space in your tweet.

#3 Don’t overload your tweets with #hashtags, it can make the tweet difficult to read & disengage the reader.

#4 Remember, that no one has to share your content on Twitter. If someone does RT or favourite your tweet, remember to thank them.

#5 Beware automation overload! Automated DM, excessive RSS feeds & Facebook to Twitter links make you look like a bot & not you.

#6 Maximise your Twitter profile to tell potential followers about you & your business.

#7 Ensure you connect your company website address to your Twitter profile……you would be amazed how many companies don’t!

#9 Timelines that only shout “Me, Me, Me” or “Sell, Sell, Sell” are most likely to turn followers away.

Blog author is Pamela Hopkinson of Social Media Solutions (UK) Ltd find us at or follow us on Twitter @SMSUK_Ltd

2 Responses to Twitter Do’s & Don’ts all in 140 characters or less!

  1. Profile photo of Wesley Davidson
    Wesley Davidson September 8, 2015 at 6:04 am #

    Some good points on there, thank you.

  2. Profile photo of Paul Tagent
    Paul Tagent November 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Simple, but true! Could i add a tenth? DON’T have automated tweets sending DMs to new followers.

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