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7 Ideas for Using Twitter's Vine App for Business

Posted by Allison Semancik

Ready to take Twitter to the next level? Say hello to Vine, the new Twitter app that lets users share 6-second looping videos and share them not only on Vine but also on Twitter and Facebook.

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Tags: Twitter Tips, Video, Twitter for Business, Vine

4 Ideas for Your Business' Twitter Header Image

Posted by Allison Semancik

Twitter has made a lot of changes in 2012 and the latest change is to add a new option for adding a big image at the top of the profile - the Twitter header image.

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Tags: Twitter Tips, Twitter for Business, Twitter Header

The Best of Using Twitter for Business

Posted by Allison Semancik

Since I've started the Idea Sprouts Online Marketing blog, I've shared many tips for usingTwitter for business. I'm a big fan of the social media network and how it has helped me make new friends, find new business and connect with people I wouldn't have otherwise.

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Tags: Twitter Tips, Twitter for Business

Social Media 911: What to Do When Your Twitter Account Gets Hacked

Posted by Allison Semancik

If you spend any amount of time on Twitter, you've probably gotten spam direct messages or tweets from someone whose account has been hacked.

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Tags: Twitter Tips, Twitter for Business

64% of Small Businesses Are Wrong About Social Media

Posted by Allison Semancik
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Tags: Social Networking for Business, Social Media for Business, Twitter for Business

Twitter 101: Tips for Getting Started on Twitter

Posted by Allison Semancik

The following is a guest blog post from Liza Gallardo Walton, Principal at Miami Social Marketing, as part of the ongoing guest blog series, "The Way I Tweet."

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Tags: The Way I Tweet, Twitter for Business

Twitter? We Don't Need No Stinking Tweets!

Posted by Allison Semancik

As part of "The Way I Tweet" blog series, this is a guest blog post from Brendan Schneider, Director of Admission & Financial Aid at Sewickley Academy, a PK-12 independent, day school, in Sewickley, PA.  In addition to his responsibility for school wide enrollment management, he maintains the school’s social media channels and is a member of the school’s marketing team.

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Tags: The Way I Tweet, Twitter Tips, Twitter for Business

How I Use Twitter Every Day

Posted by Allison Semancik

As part of "The Way I Tweet" blog series, this is a guest blog post from Alejandra Rocha, Managing Partner at Mochee, a social media marketing firm based in Miami.

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Tags: The Way I Tweet, Twitter Tips, Twitter for Business

7 Golden Rules to Follow When Using Twitter for Business

Posted by Allison Semancik

As Mother's Day approaches, I realized how so many of the things Moms teach us applies to how you should interact on Twitter.   The one rule I always remember hearing from my mom was the Golden Rule, "Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You."  And this really serves as a solid foundation for how to effectively use Twitter to network and generate leads for your business.

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Tags: Twitter Tips, How to Use Twitter, Twitter for Business

How to Find People to Follow on Twitter

Posted by Allison Semancik

When you first start out on Twitter, you'll probably follow some celebrities, a few news outlets and some people that Twitter suggested you follow.  But if you are using Twitter to expand your business, you'll want to find people relevant to your industry to follow.  Here are some tips on how to find and make great connections on Twitter. 

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Tags: Twitter Tips, Find People to Follow on Twitter, Twitter for Business