There are mixed opinions of lots of people about Twitter that how it should and should not be used. It is one of the medium which you can modify to fit your individual needs. It is up to you how you want to use it.
Because of this flexibility there are lots of people using Twitter but many of them are not using it correctly and it can & does damage their business very badly. Here I am sharing some behaviors that can kill your online reputation and business on Twitter.
1. Leave Your Name, Location, Avatar and/or Bio Blank
These fields are very basic but can play important role when someone wants to know more about you then you should have that info present on your profile.
It is always advised to use custom avatar for your profile instead of default Twitter avatar. It could be your site logo or may be your actual photo. Just something else than default avatar.
2. Never Tweet
Twitter is all about sharing and communication. There is no reason to have Twitter account with few or many followers if you are not really Tweeting. You need to communicate with your followers and engage yourself in person-to-person relationships.
3. Go Crazy With Affiliate Links
Twitter is there to “communicate” not only to “promote” your site or to increase your clicks through affiliate links. If you are continuously posting affiliate links, you will start to build a negative reputation. No matter how many followers you have but if you go crazy with affiliate links the followers will not be interested in your tweets and stop following you.
4. Self-Promotion To The Extreme
As mentioned above, Twitter is there to “communicate”, if you do not share useful information with your followers but only through your own site’s links to them then you will not be appreciated.
Share information others might find useful, retweet, and read and comment on what your followers are posting. And when you get comments and retweets, please, acknowledge them and say thank you!
5. Posting Useless Replies
It’s not really that useful, or for that matter convenient, to frequently reply “ha!” “lol” or “so true” to something someone has “tweeted”. This can be annoying when a group of people with similar interests follow each other and your well intentioned tweets begin to fill up someone’s Twitter feed. Also, it’s not a good idea to reply without providing context. Twitter has a notion of threaded conversations, but it also moves pretty fast so it’s a good idea to reply with context as to which tweet you’re responding to.
6. Attack, Abuse or Talk Badly about People
Think twice before using Twitter to attack, verbally abuse or otherwise denigrate someone else. A public forum is never the place to express anger at another person, whether it’s justified or not. This kind of activity only makes you look bad…and it’s embarrassing for those of us who have to witness it.
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What do you think about the info I shared? what other points you would like to add to the list? Please reply and share your opinions.