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:
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.
Then, hit the “Go Live” with just audio, people who join will see your image along with the audio waveforms of you talking.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- Reply to them on a Twitter message
- Add them to a Twitter list that you’ve created.
- And a big red circle that allows you to unfollow.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few ideas to get you started to writing engaging tweets, more retweets and increase engagement.
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;
- What’s my communication style?
- What outcome do I want my Twitter account to accomplish?
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.
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.