How to get started on Twitter

Getting started on Twitter is quick and easy to do and we’ll talk you through the steps to start using this sociable channel to find and engage in the conversations that are relevant and useful to your business.

Through Twitter you can build relationships with businesses in your area or sector, along with capturing the interest of your existing or potential customer base to help build your brand.

47% of the people that visit a Twitter profile, also visit the website linked to that profile (Source: StatusBrew). Here are 20 stats that show how social media affects the purchase journey.

Setting up your Twitter account

Our articles will help you find out how to set up a business Twitter account including adding your bio and why your bio matters, plus how to write a killer Twitter bio with examples and tips to help you write this.

You can also read about Twitter best practices, and get ideas and  inspiration about what to post with “But I don’t know what to tweet! and What to post on Twitter. 

Find out what a hashtag (#) is and why it's important and how to use them effectively in your tweets.

Cumberland Farm is an American Convenience store.  It uses social media days, competitions, offers and good humour in a variety of ways to keep their feed appealing.


Use obvious hashtags on Twitter to join the right conversations and enable people to find your tweets. Get more out of every tweet and be as effective as you can every time you post. 

Check out some basics like whether you are following Twitter etiquette and how to 'pin' a tweet to promote a key theme or offer from your business.

When you're looking to review and optimise your feed and start conversations, take a look at dust off your Twitter account and how to get more engagement.

Once you're up and running on Twitter and are ready to take your activity to the next level, take a look at Getting Better on Twitter.

Let's get started on Twitter

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