Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tips for Increasing Your Influence on Twitter

Looking for suggestions on how to improve your online influence? For guidance on your Twitter influence, check out Twitter Counter.

Their Twitter Profile Checker utility offers advice about Followers, Ratio of Who You Follow to Who is Following You, and Average Tweets. The utility also "reviews" your basic information. For example, do you provide a URL where you can be reached? Have you uploaded an avatar? Do you share where you're tweeting from? Twitter Counter provides recommendations for keeping this information current. At the bottom of the report, Twitter Counter gives you a grade. Currently my overall score is 79%; I need to work on my Ratio (they recommend a ratio of 5 and mine is 3.7).

Do you think Twitter is a dying social network?
Is Twitter a dying social network? If it is, does your Twitter influence really matter? Depends on who you're trying to reach and what networks they're on. Regardless of whether you care about Twitter, you should join Anum Hussain of Hubspot tomorrow at 12PM EST as he moderates a Marketing Debate between Kip Bodnar (co-author The B2B Social Media Book) and Laura Fitton (lead author of Twitter for Dummies). See you there!
In the meantime, happy analyzing!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.