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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Twitter Advice from the Etsy Twitter Team

You read a lot about using Twitter to bring traffic to your shop, but HOW do you do it successfully? It's not as easy as it sounds, but here is some advice from some veteran Etsy Twitter Team members that may make Twitter a more effective tool for you:

Thea of Fibrous Short sighted Hedgehog with glasses offers three pieces of advice to those new to Twitter:

1. Fill in your profile. Mention your hobbies and your interests. Many people, including me, don't automatically follow back, so the profile is something I look at to determine if I want to follow you.

2. Do at least 10 tweets before you start following tons of people. How will people know that you're an interesting and helpful person and that they'd like to follow you and listen to what you have to say if you haven't actually tweeted anything yet?

3. Don't just talk about yourself. Retweet (RT) what others are saying, and start chatting with others!

Follow Thea on Twitter at @fibrousarts


Suzanne of Threepeats Unique Gramercy Square Necklace

1 Spread your marketing tweets out during the day to reach people who are not on Twitter 24/7 (there are a few!).

2. Personalize your marketing tweets, try to “catch the eye” with the tweet’s opening words. Don’t just send the tweet “as is” using “share” buttons available on many sites including etsy.

And most importantly,
3. Intersperse your marketing tweets with personal ones, retweets and replies.

Join Suzanne on Twitter at @threepeats!


Valerie Crocheted Lace Butterfly Shawl, alpaca and silk
of Crochetgal on Etsy was inspired to write a blog on the topic. It is so thorough, I encourage you to visit and read it through. Not only does she include some basic terms and definitions for the true Twitter novice, but also her take on best practices! Check it out!

Follow Valerie on Twitter at @crochetgal


Check out the Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the Week blogs each week for other Etsy Twitter Team member's advice for effectively using Twitter, along with an in-depth interview on their Etsy shops and what works best for them!

Written by Judy of WellspringCreations

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