Don't send automated messages
There is nothing more annoying than receiving computerised messages, especially those that say thank you for following when they haven't returned the follow (our pet peeve). Nothing says "we are not interested in you" more than an automated message. So, if you are using them, turn them off!
This is how we deal with our pet peeve.
Check your notifications
In the notifications timeline of Twitter you can find out who has followed, retweet, mentioned, tagged and replied to you. It is important to remain social on social media, and checking your notifications will help you engage with others. Would you ignore someone who says "hello" to you in the street?
If you don't want to see on your notifications timeline duplicate tweets or content that appears to be automated, you can filter the notifications you receive.
Use Twitter lists
Maintaining lists will help you keep your account organised and manageable. As Twitter lists devotees, we have written a blog post about their benefits and tips on how to use them.
Use relevant hashtags
Words on Twitter that are preceded by the hashtag symbol # will assist other accounts find posts about topics of their interest. Don't try to grab attention by including hashtags for trending topics that have no relevance to your post; this is spamming.
Think before you tweet
Remember, it's your brand what you are representing and a tweet, although it flashes by in a second will be out there for a lifetime. You wouldn't like a flippant comment to come back and haunt you.
Take time to listen to your followers, even the tiny ones
Twitter revolves around engagement and you don't know who the voices behind the accounts are, or who they know and can influence. Using social listening tools can help you improve your social media marketing efforts.
Help make social media a safe and friendly place. It costs nothing, and you don't know how your kindness will be returned.
We hope you found this post useful.