Twitter Tip TuesdayTwitter Tip Tuesday is a weekly blog series from Sprout Social: Insights.


Every Tuesday we’ll focus on just one (1) Twitter Tip and show you how to integrate it into your social media strategy.

Today’s Twitter Tip Tuesday: Let Everyone Know You’re on Twitter

Wait. I know what you’re thinking. Let everyone know you’re on Twitter– isn’t that obvious?

Well, we’ll forgive you for thinking that. In fact, many individuals and businesses think that once they create a Twitter account, join a few Twitter Lists and send a few witty tweets that their Twitter work is done. They’re “On Twitter” now, and isn’t that enough?

How To Let Everyone Know You’re on Twitter

No, having a Twitter account and engaging others who are on Twitter is not enough. You have to be a vocal enthusiast and a promoter of Twitter if you want to draw more and more people into your network.

For example:

    • Put a Twitter icon on your homepage

If you have a website, display a linkable Twitter icon prominently at the top of your home page.

Let Everyone Know You are on Twitter

These days, it’s just as likely that someone visiting your website is looking for your Twitter handle to talk to you about your daily specials as they are about finding them on your website. Make it easy for people to know you’re on Twitter – plunk a Twitter icon right where they can see it.

    • Put a Twitter icon on your business cards

The next time you run out of business cards, call your printer and tell then you want to make some changes.

In fact, ‘Six Figure Blogger’ David Risley goes so far as to say “If your current business card doesn’t have your Twitter account on it, throw it away!” For more tips on what else to include on your business card, David offers these 5 Important Tips For Your Blogger Business Card

    • Ask your customers if they’re on Twitter

When customers come into your store front (or even if they’re visiting you online), make it a point to start asking them if they’re on Twitter.

At worst, they’ll shake their heads and say “What’s a Twitter?” which is a perfect opportunity to educate your customer on one of the best ways to stay in touch with you and your business.

At best, they will enthusiastically say something like: “Cool! You’re on Twitter too? Send a tweet to @ IBuyFromYOU”. (If you don’t know what that last part even means, then check out 10 Basic Twitter Terms You Need to Know

    • Alert the Media!

Unless you live in a big city, (and perhaps even if you do), using Twitter for business may still be a novel idea for your local news media. They may be only too happy to run a story about how you’ve used Twitter to grow your business – so let them know already!

There are many ways to spread the word and let people know you’re on Twitter. Let us know how you spread the word!

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