Ok, so by now you should have created an eye-catching Twitter profile pic and name, and chosen some tweeps to follow. Last article we created Twitter lists for retweeting. If you're not up to speed, please read my earlier articles first:
Getting started on Twitter
Hashtags - friend or foe?
Who to follow on Twitter
Twitter follows - are you a wolf or a sheep?
Is auto-retweeting for you?
Alrighty, now we're going to jump straight into using those lists you have created to auto retweet via a platform such as Roundteam. Feel free to shop around and find the best website and plan (free or paid) to meet your needs.
When you go onto your chosen site and create a profile, you are asked to nominate lists to retweet. Be advised that you can actually use other tweeps' lists if they are made public.
First step, enter each of your lists and decide how many tweets to auto retweet per day or per hour. This can be different for each list.
Criteria you can choose to include in your schedule includes:
- keywords to include
- keywords to avoid
- do you wish to retweet retweets or mentions?
- how many #hashtags or @tweeps can be included in the tweets
- you can avoid certain URLs, #hashtags or @tweeps
- you can seek preferred URLs, #hashtags or @Tweeps
- time between retweets
Remember that Twitter can be a great marketing tool, so be careful to ensure you have created the right feel to suit your profile. Many tweeps will reward a retweet with a retweet from them, and likewise with a mention or promotion of their own content.
Next time: Meaningful content on Twitter