Top Tips - Twitter


This is another blog post in our series of Team Hallam Top Tips.

If you are not on Twitter yet you could be missing out on a great way to interact with your customers and potentially you are missing out on a whole load of business that wouldn’t come your way otherwise.

If you are on Twitter are you using it properly – do you know the rules of social media etiquette?

Either way here are the guides you need to read, the blogs you should subscribe to and the tools you may want to check out.

Background Reading

Whenever you are new to a subject the Dummies series is always a good place to start and the Twitter one is no exception

If you like pretty picture to accompany your guides may I point you in the direction of The Twitter Book by Tim O Reilly and Sarah Millstein – great for a quick overview.

For online guides you could definitely do worse than Hubspot’s Twitter for Business Guide or their guide for Twitter in 2011


Head over to Nikki Pilkingotn’s Business on Twitter blog for loads of tips, checklist and ideas for making the most of Twitter

For hints, tips and some lovely graphics head over to Twitip


It goes without saying that you need a way to effectively organise how you tweet, when you tweet and who to. There are plenty of options for this but the best and most widely used are TweetDeck, Seesmic and HootSuite – try them all out and see which suits you best.

Check how great your Twitter feed is with Twitter Grader

There are hundreds of tools for Twitter, so I will break these down and just provide you with a few that we use here at Hallam or ones that are super popular.

Video and Phototwitvid, yfrog, twitgoo, twitpic and many other services allow you to easily share videos and photos – have a play around and see which suits you best.

Competitions – it is quite possible that part of your social media strategy will be based, or include, competitions of some sort. There are plenty of sites that help you accomplish this easily – check out competwition,

Analysing and Organising– do you need to check on other peoples followers or just segment your own. Try, followerwonk, crowdbooster, klout, tweetbeep or friendorfollow

…and finally some Fun Stuff

The Twitter Dictionary – Twittonary.

Click on love, hate, think, believe, wish or feel to see what people are saying on Twitter with this fun site – twistori


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