New Twitter Feature: Twitter Just Added Audio-Only Live-streaming Using Their Periscope App

New Twitter Feature: Twitter Just Added Audio-Only Live-streaming Using Their Periscope App

Do you avoid live streaming like it’s the plague because like me every day is a bad hair, face, or clothes day? Twitter has finally heard us and added an audio-only live streaming feature to their Periscope app.

Sorry Android users, currently the feature is being rolled out on IOS devices. This feature allows followers and attendees to listen to your live-stream without seeing you.

Here’s how to access the audio-only feature using the Twitter app and from Periscope app:

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Go to the compose a tweet button as you would typically do on your Twitter app. Then click the “Live” Tweet button as if you were about to do a live-stream.

Then go to the “Live” button, and you will see the microphone which is sitting front and center.

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Then, hit the “Go Live” with just audio, people who join will see your image along with the audio waveforms of you talking.

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You have to wonder with podcasting becoming so popular, why hasn’t Twitter added this feature a long time ago. But it’s better late than never!

If you’ve stayed away from the platform because of the trolls and their comments, now would be an excellent time to come back and grow your community and your brand with this audio-only feature.

Not quite sure what to say for your first audio-only live-stream? It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in; you can talk about almost anything. Here are some suggestions for topics to discuss with your audience:

  • Trending news
  • Daily motivational tips
  • Business and Career hacks
  • Comedy Skit
  • Sing and Share

Let me know what you think of the new feature, and do you think it’s enough to further jump-start the engagement on the platform.

 

Have You Reached Your 5,000 Twitter Following Limit?

Have You Reached Your 5,000 Twitter Following Limit?

Twitter Limit

Have you reached your 5,000 Twitter following limit? And now you’re unable to follow any more of your target community?

 

To continue growing your followers, you’ll  want to consider removing your inactive, fake, and unfollowers so that you can continue connecting successfully. (If you’re not sure how, read How To Remove Inactive And Unfollowers From Your Twitter Account blog post, I wrote earlier)

 

Why is this even necessary?

Twitter has a stupid rule that once you reach 5,000 Twitter community members, you can not add more than about 10% of your current following. (Remember all numbers are relative, and slightly differently per account)

 

According to Twitter’s https://support.twitter.com/articles/68916 policy, It’s done to limit the strain of the platform and limite the abuse.

 

The sad truth is, we really don’t authentically connect with that many people on Twitter and we don’t NEED more than 5000. But having the option to connect with more is an option that is needed based on your determined marketing goal.

 

What are some reason to have more than 5000 Twitter following?

  • The number of people you’re connected with on Twitter can be a valuable asset to your business and personal brand.
  • For market research
  • Bring in new customers
  • Hey, who doesn’t want a bigger Twitter community!

 

But whatever your reason is for wanting more followers, having the option to do so, is what we all want on any network.

 

Twitter Limit

So how do you get around this small but aggravating issue?

Let me start by saying, Congratulations on reaching your 5000 Twitter following limit!

I’m happy you hung in there on Twitter to achieve that goal. But what can you do about the hold on your account.

  1. You can wait till you have more people following. If you’re impatient like me, this is probably not the option you’re hoping for.  But if you are not in any rush. Keep tweeting, keep engaging and being helpful to others, and you will find that people will add you to their community.
  2. Manually unfollow accounts. You can go to twitter.com/yourprofile and start removing people you haven’t connected with, those that haven’t bother to follow you back, and followers who have given up on Twitter. It’s another time consuming option but faster than the first and will free up your account so you can continue growing your Twitter community.
  3. Use a tool to unfollow accounts. There are quite few tools that you can use that have free and paid version to help with making the process quicker and less time consuming. One tool, I recommend is ManageFlitter. It has a freemium, which allows you to remove 100 people every 24 hours and there is a paid option that allows you to remove the upper limits allowed by Twitter. If you don’t have time, then consider using any number of tools that are out there.

 

Growing your Twitter account shouldn’t be a hassle! Take control of your account so that you can connect with anyone AND everyone that you want to.

 

If you absolutely, don’t want to deal with having to do this yourself, then have someone do it for you! Let us save you time and effort to clean up your Twitter account, connect with us and tell us how we can help you. Get all the details here. http://www.angelahemans.com/twitter-services/twitter-clean-up/

How To Remove Inactive And Unfollowers From Your Twitter Account?

How To Remove Inactive And Unfollowers From Your Twitter Account?

Starting a new Twitter account or taking over and rebranding an old one?

 

Maybe you’ve noticed that you’re unable to add new Twitter followers and  your account has too many unwanted fake or inactive followers?

 

Do you want to remove those less than desirable people from growing Twitter community, so you can start connecting with those you really want to be connected to?

 

Keep reading, I’m going to share with 4 tools to remove those inactive and unfollowers from your Twitter account, so you can start enjoying your Twitter experience!

Starting a new Twitter account or taking over and rebranding an old one? Have you notice that you’re unable to add new Twitter followers or that your account has too many unwanted fake or inactive followers? Do you want to remove those less than desirable people from your account, so you can start connecting with those you really want to be connected to? Keep reading, I’m going to share with 4 tools to remove those inactive and unfollowers from your Twitter account, so you can start enjoying connecting and engaging now.

 

Now, I have to share that Twitter terms of services doesn’t allow for bulk removal of Twitter followers because basically this option has been abused too many times.

 

To a certain extent, unless you have someone doing it for you, there is some manual work involved with all Twitter tools when cleaning up your Twitter account yourself.

 

  1. Twitter.com 

The safest way to clean up your account is by going straight to the source itself. When you go to your list of followers, on everyone’s  profile it will tell you whether they are following you or not.

You can choose base on relevancy if you want to continue to be connected or unfollow them. Simply click unfollow everyone that is not relevant to the community you want to grow.

Although this process is simple to do, it’s also one of the most time-consuming methods on this list.

  1. CrowdFire 

Similar to other Twitter tools Crowdfire has a freemium price point that allows you to remove 50 followers from your account daily. It’s easy to log in using your account and automatically shows you who is following you and who isn’t.

It  provides several options, that you can choose to pick from:

  1. Whitelist people who are not following you. Whitelisting if for adding people or brands that will probably never follow you back, but you are still interested in reading and receiving tweets from them.
  2. Reply to them on a Twitter message
  3. Add them to a Twitter list that you’ve created.
  4. And a big red circle that allows you to unfollow.
  1. Untweeps.com 

Is another free to tool that puts all of your unfollowers in a list that you can check off to be removed. My only issue with the website, is that it’s a bit hard to look at for a long period of time, it’s not the most visually appealing site.

But as a free tool, I really can’t complain, it does what it says it can do!

What options do you have with Untweeps?

You can choose the number of days between your unfollowers last tweet days. This is helpful because the person may not have followed you back because they haven’t tweeted in a few days.

That’s a decision you have to make. If you’re not the most active on Twitter, then you may want a bigger time frame to consider when removing a follower. So if they are not active between 45-60 days then you may want to unfollow.

 

If you’re like me, I remove followers who are not active in about 30 days, but that’s my preference. It doesn’t have to be yours.

 

On Untweeps, you also have the option to Whitelist Your Unfollowers. There is a Pro version that you can pay for, if you have more than 7500 Twitter followers. And if you want to use the platform more than 3 times per month you will have to pay to upgrade.

 

For a small account, this program can be useful for maintaining your account.

 

  1. Manageflitter.com 

Currently, this is my tool of choice! Manageflitter has a freemium business model. The website is easy on the eye and also simple to use.

It does everything all the other tools, I’ve shared in this post.

  • Whitelist Twitter followers
  • Responds to people’s tweets
  • Remove the inactives
  • Remove the unfollowers
  • Or consider removing people who are not consistent on Twitter.
  • Plus you can add people to different targeting options.

You get to remove 100 people every 24 hours with the free version and within Twitter limits on the paid.

 

Ultimately, what network you use to clean up your account is solely based on your preferences, needs, and finances. All of them are free to use, so you can test them out, it won’t take you long to figure out which one you will  prefer using.

How To Use Twitter For Real Estate Marketing And Build Your Brand

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A Simple Blueprint To Writing Great Tweets: How To Get More Retweets, Clicks, and Increase Engagement

A Simple Blueprint To Writing Great Tweets: How To Get More Retweets, Clicks, and Increase Engagement

Let me start by saying there are no such thing as a perfect tweet. I’m sorry to say but it just doesn’t exist. Yes, you can write great tweets that gets more retweets, clicks and increase engagement.

Before we get started with some tips for you to use for your next tweets, remember to consider your business goals, objectives, business mission and vision.

But most importantly consider the wants, and needs of your audience and potential clients, because that ultimately determines how much engagement your tweets will receive.

Increase Engagement

Here are a few ideas to get you started to writing engaging tweets, more retweets and increase engagement.

 

Be Personal

 

When you are crafting your tweets the worst thing you can do is to sound impersonal. People want to know that they can relate to you and the services that you offer.

If all your tweets sound salesy or like a robot has written them, I doubt you will get the engagement that you seek.

 

As with any marketing message, show what make you unique. Your tweets, should be a representative of what makes your business different from the rest.

 

You may be wondering “How to do this on Twitter?”

 

Your tweets should communicate the tone you wish to convey to your audience.  If you’re not sure where to begin, start with asking yourself a couple questions;

 

  1. What’s my communication style?
  2. What outcome do I want my Twitter account to accomplish?

Be Social and Increase Engagement

Be Sociable

 

How do you expect people to be engaging with your tweets if you are not active on Twitter? Having a consistent flow of schedule tweets is not the same thing as being engaging on Twitter.

 

Take a few minutes out of the 30 minutes – 1 hour you devote to your Twitter account to thank people, respond to questions, or listen and be involved in twitter chats.  

 

Try to keep the conversation going with your Twitter community. If you haven’t found anything to respond to, then ask questions, to get the conversation going.

 

Get Visual

 

Visual marketing is on the rise across social platforms, and Twitter is no different. Tweets that have an image get twice as much response and engagement than tweets without an image.

According to a survey sample taken by BufferApp, visual content on Twitter received

 

  • 18% more click throughs
  • 89 % more favorites
  • 150% more retweets

 

Imagery have become an important aspect of Twitter, that the network have integrated the use of certain sites like Youtube, Vine(which they have purchased), and Vimeo.

 

Tweeters no longer have to leave the platform to view what the video or picture is. Twitter now have a GIF button within the post platform. Now you can add even more emotion to a tweet and grab instant attention of  your Twitter community.

 

Whatever your tweeting, think of an emotion you want your audience to feel when reading your tweet and add a relating gif to your tweet. You might be surprise, how much engagement you’ll get from a simple image.

When you’re writing your tweets for your audience, try to remember that you want to tweet with your community and not tweet AT them. After you have written some tweets to share, ask yourself, “Would you retweet your own tweets, if they were in your Twitter stream?”

 

As you creating content for your Twitter stream, consider how your tweets will be consumed by your audience.
The more involved you are with your Twitter audience, the more engaging they will be.