6 Top Twitter Mistakes You Should Not Make

Twitter mistakesTwitter marketing takes some skill, and it certainly takes some time to build up a loyal following. With a limited amount of text, we need to be careful how we use that space. As an individual, or small business, we can learn from what others are doing. In this article, we look at some of the common mistakes, even the big companies are making, to help us make better use of our Tweets. Online marketing is a tricky business. As always, we need to have a step-by-step strategy for our growth. Twitter is no different, and actually, most mistakes made on Twitter relate to us trying to get too much out of a single Tweet.

1. Multiple URLs

Multiple URLs in a single Tweet will not only confuse users, it will confuse search engines. Each Tweet should only ever contain a single URL. It is important to remember users are normally seeing a lot of information on Twitter, and we do not want to make what they are seeing any more complicated.

2. Multiple Hashtags

Like multiple URLs, multiple hashtags will not make it easier for others to find your information. Hashtagging only makes sense if you want your Tweets to be found in search. With multiple tags, your Tweet is lost in a sea of options, instead of being easier to find. Limit hashtagging unless you are specific about a conversation you want to join, and always only have a single hashtag.

3. Not Using URL Shorteners

With a limit to the number of characters we can ever post with Twitter, using URL shorteners is the only way to post a URL. Our original URLs need to make sense, and this is not the case for shortened URLs. At the same time, we can use those websites that provide those shortened URLs to gather more information on those Tweets, such as, how many times they have been clicked on. If you are not familiar with URL shortening, now is the time to learn. We can use URL shortening in other ways, such as with email outs to our subscriber lists on our websites to help us gather more data too.

4. Irrelevant Language

SEO (search engine optimisation) should be applied to everything we do online. It forms the basis of our website design, and our content marketing strategies. We need to keep our language and terminology appropriate on Twitter just as we do will all content. Using different terms to attract attention will only confuse followers, and confuse search engines. It is important we use the same terminology across all social media marketing platforms.

5. Over Twittering

Perhaps it is the temptation to send out something else, or put an extra piece of information out there, but over Twittering continues to be one of the biggest mistakes of just about everyone on Twitter. Even when someone is following only 10 people, it can be hard for them to take in all that information unless they are doing nothing but follow Twitter all day. If you want your Tweets to count, less is definitely more.

6. Over Following

Following others to have them follow you may seem a polite way to act on Twitter, but the fact remains if someone is following too many people, then they cannot possibly take in all that information. If you are contacting those who follow you, and following them in return, you will soon be following too many people. If others following you are following a lot of people they cannot possibly be seeing your Tweets in their see of visible posts.

The core of good online marketing starts from the very beginning. You cannot build up more followers and build up importance of your Tweets with haste. It is only those who are extremely popular outside of social media who have this ability. The fact remains there is an imbalance with Twitter. Being popular and followed by a lot of people is not easy. None of us should expect we could do it, especially over a short period of time.

8 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Using Article Directories

With the latest PageRank Update, there has been instances where people have worked hours and hours to build Backlinks and hoping to get High PR but no Gain. So building Quality backlink matters and quality backlinks also means getting High PR backlinks from Article directories.

Sending articles to article directory and getting it published is not every one’s  cup of tea, you have to take some steps to get it approved.

Article Directory Mistakes

Here I present 8 Mistakes that you should avoid before sending articles to article directory and sending successful article to Article Directory publishers could expose your website to thousands of subscribers even millions of readers online.

However, to do this successful, you must compete with others internet marketers. They also send articles to the same Article Directory publishers like you.

The question is…

How to make your article stand out of the crowd?

Alternatively…Your article goes to the trash bin.

Here are common mistakes many article authors did.

Mistake #1 – Wrong-targeted niche market

Many article authors sent their articles to the wrong-targeted niche market. Send your article to the targeted audience. Do not try to blast your article to all Article Directory publishers. For instance, as an Article Directory editor I received many articles do not related to internet marketing. Therefore, I’m didn’t published it.

Mistake #2 – No Subject

You didn’t write your article headline on your subject email. Many article authors send their article without subject line. Instead of writing “New Article submission” “article for your publication”, consider “New article – 6 Mistakes You Should Avoid Before Sending Article To Article Directory Publishers.”

Mistake #3 – Not unique

Your article content is a blatant idea. You write topics like the other publishers and not much different. Make your article fresh and unique. Learn something new in your market. Convert what you learnt into an unique article. You could write articles on topics like “how to,” “Tips” or anything that comes to your mind. Even you can use titles like “how to avoid SPAM,” “how to hack hackers back.”, etc.


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Mistake #4 – Advertising article

Your article is more about promoting your own product or your affiliate program. Writing advertising article kills your business online. Give your website info only on your resource box. Give something like free e-books, free report, or free download. Make your readers visit your website to receive their free bonus.

Mistake #5 – Lack of valuable information

Your article didn’t educate your targeted audience. People subscribe to Article Directory to receive valuable information. If they receive information on topics they are not interested in, they will unsubscribe. Therefore, Article Directory publishers will not publish your article. Many Article Directory publishers provide information as best as they can to their subscribers.

Mistake #6 – Spelling problem

There are so many spelling mistakes on your article. Sending article with too many spelling mistakes only waste your time. Check your article twice before you submit it. You could use spell-checking software for this.

Almost all the common text editors today have in-built spell checker. For instance, MS Office can check the misspell words for you with red color underline.

Mistake #7 – Without format

Make sure your article format is 65 characters per line. Length of your article must be between 500-750 words. Formatting your article will make Article Directory publisher easy to copy and paste it. You could send your article through MS Outlook Express.

Go to “tools” menu and click “Options.” Click “Send” tab and choose mail-sending format to “plain text.” Then click “plain text setting” tab, select 65 characters for automatically wrap text when sending email.

Mistakes #8 – No Personalize message

Personalize your email message with a short cover letter. Personalizing your emails is very important because many Article Directory publishers receive hundreds of article submission every day. Also include your article information in your personalize message.

If you are capable of avoiding those mistakes above, you can successfully enter all the top Article directories without much fuss. Thank you.

This article is written by Sumoni Gupta. He is a WordPress Geek and he blogs at Home For Geeks. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.