If you’re active on Twitter, you probably have received a “thanks for the RT.” Saying “thank you” helps build brand loyalty and brings a conversational aspect to your tweets. We all struggle on what’s the correct etiquette for thanking someone on Twitter. Do you always have to say thanks? Are there other ways to show your gratitude?
Angie Schottmuller from Interactive Artisan recently did a guest post on Jay Baer’s Convince and Convert that was right on target with helpful do’s and don’ts regarding etiquette. Here are some highlights:
- Follow the user - Review their profile and if they are a good fit, follow them.
- Reciprocate - Scan their tweets and see if one is applicable for you to RT.
- Retweet a Retweet - This is a good way to recognize the user and put quality content back into the stream.
- Conversational Mention - Reply with a conversational response about the post to get a discussion going.
- Don’t put numerous RT’s back-to-back.
- Avoid peak content hours.
- Don’t put out a generic thanks. Always include a hashtag.
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