How do you craft the perfect tweet? This is how.

Recent research at Cornell University unveiled, or rather confirmed, what most Tweeters out there suspected. Images and Videos will increase your engagement by over 100%.

Twitter's client software is a great tool for gaining followers

The more followers you have, the more your tweets will be read and retweeted. There are many tools out there designed to help you get followers, but instead of spending money, why not use Twitter itself?

Learn the best way to get quality Twitter followers.

Increasing your Twitter follower count is an absolute must for today’s bloggers. Anyone who has been on Twitter long enough knows the value of being ReTweeted.

Top 4 Reasons to use BlasTwit

The most compelling reason to use BlasTwit is tweet scheduling. There are other better known applications such as Hootsuite, TweetDeck and SproutSocial, but only BlasTwit is specifically designed for organizing and scheduling your tweets.

Twitter Best Practices

If you are new to Twitter, or you are re-engaging the twitter-sphere, we found an interesting graphic that gives you a good overview of do's and don'ts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How do you craft the perfect tweet? This is how.

Recent research at Cornell University unveiled, or rather confirmed, what most Tweeters out there suspected. Images and Videos will increase your engagement by over 100%.

Humans are visual creatures, and in the case of Twitter, where you are limited to 140 characters, the old adage "A picture says 1000 words" couldn't be more true.

DISCLAIMER TIME: 140 characters now becomes 117 if you add an image (due to the 23 character shortened URL). However, I would trade 23 letters for 1000 words any day!

The research went on to point out several other ways to optimize your tweets to increase engagement. Of course, these tips must be used in relevant scenarios:

  • Add Images and Videos
  • Add  "pls", "plz" "please retweet"  
  • Use relevant #hashtags
  • Stay away from first person Tweets. "I" tends to reduce engagement.
  • Humor

Our recommendation for engagement is the following:  90 words (cleverly crafted) + URL to your website + Image. (You can read more on how to add images with BlasTwit.)

One last point regarding this study is that an App has been developed around this research. It allows you to compare the same tweet, crafted differently to identify which one will have the higher engagement rate.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Twitter's client software is a great tool for gaining followers

The more followers you have, the more your tweets will be read and retweeted. There are many tools out there designed to help you get followers, but instead of spending money, why not use Twitter itself?

Your goal should be to gain followers that will be attracted to your content. So as an example, if your niche is philanthropy, you may want to gain some of the same followers that Bill Gates has.

The method will be to follow Bill Gates' followers. However, not just any followers. You want to engage active followers - those that are actively engaged with twitter. Identifying these followers is easy; just go to Gate's timeline and find a recent tweet that has been retweeted numerous times. Click on the retweets link and a list of all the recent re-tweeters will appear. The next step is to follow all of them.

Since the retweets are recent, most of those individuals will likely be able to react in-time to the notification that they have just been followed by you.

In our trials we have seen follow-back rates of 30%-50% compared to 10%-15% rates when randomly following twitter accounts.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

(Tips and Tricks) - Adding images to your scheduled tweets.

It is a known fact that tweets with images get more attention. It is rather easy to add images to your listed tweets. It involves a few simple steps:
 
     1.  Send a tweet using any twitter client and attach the image.

 

 
 
     2.  In the twitter client open the sent tweet and copy the url for the image. Typically this will be a url that begins with t.co, pic.twitter.com, or twitter.com/…./status/…./photo/.


  
     3.  Prepare your tweet in BlasTwit and paste the link in your tweet.