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How To : Get Noticed On Twitter

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Everyone wants to do well on twitter. Twitter has come a long way from being just a social networking site to something really huge. Twitter recently had its 20 Billionth Tweet and this is no mean feat. It shows twitter’s sky rocketing popularity. Twitter Legend Blair “@Flipbooks” Semenoff said “There is a big difference with being on Twitter & being noticed on Twitter” .True. So here it is:   How To: Get Noticed on Twitter

1. Have an impressive profile

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What makes a good twitter profile? As mentioned in my article Top Ten Traits Of Terrific Tweeters, it is important to have an eye catching twitter page. An interesting bio can be a great crowd puller on twitter. Something different and witty will always garner attention. The first thing anyone reads after visiting a particular profile is the bio. It is your first impression. Make sure what you write is true. You can beautify your twitter bio with crazy font by using funicode too.

Also, a handy tip: Use a different color for your tweets and links. And, avoid using colors like yellow, grey for your tweets which make it difficult to read.

An important aspect of an awesome twitter profile is the background. You can use TwitterBackgrounds for a cool colorful background, Twitbacks for a professional looking background or you can also make your very own background using Photoshop!

2.  Share useful information

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It completely depends on your interest! You can decide your twitter niche. There are tweeters who have an amazing feed of photography, art related links. Whereas there are many tweeters who tweet about Social media, tech, blogging and more! Or you can have the best tweets from various tweeters all on your page! Tweeters like @2cre8 have a blazing hot feed of great links! As they say “Content Is King” and it is true for twitter too!

3. Join the conversation

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Make new friends, everyday! Twitter is where you build new relationships. Where else could you find a tweeter from Korea interacting with a tweeter from India? Or a blogger from Malaysia collaborating with a blogger from the U.S.?  Only on twitter 🙂 Think about it, why did you join twitter at the first place? To interact, inform or to inspire? Don’t hesitate to chat with new people, because you never know, you might find people with similar interests, you’ll be glad you met.

4.  Upload a cool avatar

During my early days on twitter, I made a blunder of adding a picture of a guitar as my avatar to go with my twitter handle (@rocksstar10). But ever since I changed to my own picture, there has been a significant spurt in follower numbers. A decent avatar with your own picture (preferably a close up shot) can help you get noticed. The reason behind this being, no one really likes to follow people which have either a twitter bird or a picture of a celebrity as an avatar. The aim of twitter is to interact with the real people behind those avatars and if you have a cool, zany or even a crazy picture of yourself, you definitely are a twitter rockstar!

These were 4 ways to enhance your twitter experience! Finally, on twitter, you have to make your presence felt and your absence noticed. If you would love to speak your mind, hit the comment section 😀 Happy Tweeting!

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    Mani Viswanathan
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    Good tips, Also spamming your timeline with sponsored ads & same content but the format is different won't help in any way. Need to keep a good amount of tweets per day too. People love updated stuff

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      Nicky
      August 4, 2010 Reply

      I agree with you. Thanks for your comment!

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    Shabnam Sultan
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    Nice read :)to have a good follower count we need to make our tweets interesting.Promoting mostly affiliate links can make you loose followers.

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      Nicky
      August 4, 2010 Reply

      Glad you liked it, Shabnam. :) I agree, too much promotions/ads on your page can make your profile look spammy. Thanks for dropping by!

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    Pablo Lara H
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    Good. It is very useful to remark that the most important thing in Twitter is people.

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      Nicky
      August 4, 2010 Reply

      I appreciate your comment! Thanks.

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    nikhil
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    hey, the article is nice. will really a guide for beginners.I like,the way u present it. I am agree with Mani Viswanathan's point, keep a good ammount of tweets. thankx for sharing it.

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    Sean - Seo Blogger
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    By connecting your twitter profile to your other online activities say on your blog or on other social network sites will increase the chances of getting noticed about your twitter profile. And also by asking questions(either general or your niche) will get your followers engage with you.

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      Nicky
      August 4, 2010 Reply

      Great point. Appreciate your comment! Thanks.

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    Matt Weber
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    Excellent post! I always read these kind of things then forget to actually do them. Maybe this time will be different.

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    Nicky
    August 4, 2010 Reply

    Thanks a lot! Glad you like this post! Much appreciated.

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      Bishwajeet
      August 9, 2010 Reply

      Really nice article and you really seem a tweetholic :)

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    MyMyUpshaw
    August 5, 2010 Reply

    Thank you for the really great advice, Nicky. Numbers 1 and 2 had the most impact on me. I had to pause reading to take a second look at my twitter background, and I began to think deeply about adding more valuable content or topics to tweet about beginning tomorrow! =) MyMy

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      Nicky
      August 23, 2010 Reply

      Wow, I'm really glad this post made a difference! Thanks

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    Mobmani Groups
    August 5, 2010 Reply

    hey the is nice and i liked the way you presented it really great

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    Imran Yousaf
    August 5, 2010 Reply

    This is great post covering all necessary points. Specially a nice avater is must have.

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      Nicky
      August 23, 2010 Reply

      Glad you liked this post. :)

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    Digital Imagination
    August 5, 2010 Reply

    thanks for the article... its really cool.....

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      Nicky
      August 23, 2010 Reply

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    steve firth
    August 5, 2010 Reply

    Just mention: iPhone, zombies, bacon ... at least 10 followers guaranteed ;)

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      Bishwajeet
      August 9, 2010 Reply

      really? I will try it soon to get some followers

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    Kharim
    August 14, 2010 Reply

    This is really a great post Nicky. Thanks for the tips. You also have a great blog :)

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      Nicky
      August 23, 2010 Reply

      Thanks a lot for checking out my blog! :)

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    Sudharsan
    September 9, 2010 Reply

    It's very important to have a unique or professional design and logo for our twitter profile

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