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The Twitter Tips Collection

If you’re looking for Twitter tips, you’ve come to the right place.

In addition to tweeting every day and growing my own Twitter following to 11,000+ followers (let’s connect here), I regularly share Twitter tips in my For The Interested newsletter.

I put together this page to share with you the best of what I’ve learned from my own experiences and from other Twitter experts.

Following are a collection of links to Twitter tips to help you figure out what to tweet, get more followers, and get more value out of the platform.

This page will be updated frequently since I’m always learning and finding new stuff, so bookmark it and check back in occasionally to see what’s new.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff…


Tweet Writing Tips

What To Tweet: 21 Unique and Useful Ideas

Every great Twitter strategy is rooted in an ability to post tweets that provide value to people — that’s ultimately how you get followers, build relationships, and create value for yourself and your audience.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to tweet something valuable
  • How to tweet something promotional
  • How to tweet something interactive

Read it here: What to tweet: 21 unique and useful ideas.

Here Are Your Next Four Tweets

Twitter’s real value is unlocked when you use it to identify and connect with people who can help you accomplish your goals. Don’t chase followers — build relationships.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to craft a recommendations tweet
  • Why replies are the most overlooked opportunity on Twitter
  • How to leverage recap tweets

Read it here: Here are your next four tweets.

Six Keys To Sharing Content On Twitter

This article from Steph Smith offers examples of clever and effective ways to get the most out of what you share on Twitter.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to give people a reason to click
  • How to use video to draw attention
  • Why you’ll get more retweets without using hashtags

Read it here: Six keys to sharing content on Twitter.

How To Tweet

This Twitter thread from Daniel Vassallo breaks down the most common mistakes he found after analyzing 50+ Twitter accounts.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • Why you should avoid retweets
  • The importance of tweeting every day
  • How to avoid a negative “ask budget”

Read it here: How to tweet.

How To Write A Tweetstorm

This article from Jan-Erik Asplund offers a deep dive into how to craft an effective tweet thread.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The key to creating a strong first tweet in a thread
  • How to use a simple narrative arc
  • How to tag and link to increase distribution and reach

Read it here: How to write a tweetstorm.

This Is How I Tweet Five Times A Day

A six-page PDF that breaks down the exact system I use to consistently post five high-quality tweets every day and how it’s helped me attract 11,000+ followers.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The system and tools I use
  • How I decide what to tweet
  • How I repurpose content

Get it here: This is how I tweet five times a day.

The Four Types Of Tweets You Should Post

This 9-minute video from Phil Pallen breaks down how you can better use Twitter to engage your audience.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to post tweets with website links
  • How to leverage questions in tweets
  • How to use Twitter for networking

Watch it here: The four types of tweets you should post.

How To Write Tweets That Get Reactions

This tweet thread from Jens Lennartsson explores what makes some tweets attract a lot of engagement while others do not.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to pick a side
  • Why you should treat your first sentence like a title
  • How to make it simple for people to interact

Read it here: How to write tweets that get reactions.

Why You Should Retweet Yourself

This article from Taylor Lorenz suggest retweeting your own tweets can be an important way to cut through the noise and reach more people.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to retweet yourself without losing followers
  • The art of the retweet and delete
  • Why you should have no fear of the self-retweet

Read it here: Why you should retweet yourself.


Follower growth tips

26 Ways To Get Twitter Followers And Write Better Tweets

After reviewing the accounts of 70+ people and brands, I noticed many were being held back by the same issues so I put together this list of best practices to grow your following on Twitter.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • What to do if you don’t have many followers
  • How to get your tweets to reach more people
  • How to optimize your Twitter bio to get more followers

Read it here: 26 ways to get Twitter followers and write better tweets.

How To Crush It On Twitter

This 99-minute video from David Perell and Matthew Kobach features each of them giving their own presentation about how they approach Twitter and what they’ve learned about growing a following on the platform.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The four keys to writing a good tweet
  • How to share your creations without being too self-promotional
  • Why VCs are so good at using Twitter

Watch it here: How to crush it on Twitter

Six Strategies To Get Your First 500 Twitter Followers

This article from Brandon Zhang breaks down exactly how he got his initial Twitter followers and what he learned in the process.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to meet the “Twitter Elite”
  • The formula for a viral tweet
  • How to use direct messages to grow your network

Read it here: Six strategies to get your first 500 Twitter followers.

How To Grow Your Twitter Audience From Scratch

This article from Jay Tan features a collection of tips you can follow to build your audience when you first start using Twitter (or if growth has been slow going for you).

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The value of commenting on other people’s tweets
  • How to turn your tweets into a funnel for your blog or website
  • The importance of doubling down on your initial followers who engage with you

Read it here: How to grow your audience from scratch.

How To Create A Viral Challenge On Twitter

This article from Rae Paoletta offers a step-by-step guide to follow if you want to create the conditions that allow a tweet to have a good chance of going viral.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The “Win A Thing” framework
  • The importance of timing and relevance
  • How to make your challenge accessible to your audience

Read it here: How to create a viral challenge on Twitter.

Lessons From A Tweet That Got 17 Million Views

This article from Ash Read is a deep dive into how $24,000 worth of Twitter ads were used to generate 17 million impressions on a single tweet.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • Why Twitter is a great place to repurpose content
  • How a Twitter thread can help you accomplish multiple goals at once
  • How to spark conversations on Twitter

Read it here: Lessons from a tweet that got 17 million views.


Twitter Optimization Tips

How To Optimize Your Twitter Profile

This article from Jay Tan includes 8 ways to optimize your Twitter profile to drive sales and generate opportunities for yourself or your company.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • What to do with your profile picture and cover image
  • Why you should always include a URL
  • How to use your bio for positioning

Read it here: How to optimize your Twitter profile.

How To Use Twitter To Become Smarter And Find Interesting People

This presentation from Nikhil Krishnan suggests a variety of ways to get more out of the time and effort you put into Twitter.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to get into other people’s conversations
  • Why you should use lists built around specific topics
  • Why you should treat the unfollow button as your best friend

Read it here: How to use Twitter to become smarter and find interesting people.

What Happens When You Only Follow 88 People On Twitter

This article from Avinash Kaushik reveals how he uses Twitter and why he’s found it valuable to only follow 88 people at all times.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The benefits of creating a limit
  • How it leads him to deeply consider the value exchange in following someone
  • How he uses the limit to ensure he consumes a diversity of ideas

Read it here: What happens when you only follow 88 people on Twitter.

How To Turn Your Toxic Twitter Timeline Into A Valuable Learning Resource

This article from Andrew Leese shares how Twitter became significantly more valuable to him after he changed the way he uses it and specifically who he follows.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • Why he unfollowed sports accounts
  • What marketers he started to follow instead
  • What he learned about Twitter and himself

Read it here: How to turn your toxic Twitter timeline into a valuable learning resource.

Why You Should Use Twitter

This article from Joe Waters was published in 2019, but remains true today. It features four reasons why Twitter is worth using and a few ways to make your experience on the platform more valuable.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The key difference between Twitter and other social media platforms
  • Why you should follow people with smaller followings
  • Why you should follow people instead of brands

Read it here: Why you should use Twitter.


One Final Thing

If you made it all they way down here to the end of this page, I just want to say thanks for your attention and congratulations!

You’re well on your way to becoming a Twitter expert.

If you found this information helpful, I’d love to connect with you in any (or all!) of the following places:

You also may find my Newsletter Tips Collection helpful.

Thanks again and see you on Twitter!

Josh

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