We recently blogged about the importance of Twitter for artists, and connecting Twitter to your other social networking profiles. But if you don’t use Twitter effectively, it doesnt do much good…
In addition to tweeting at least a couple times a day, we wanted to share our top pick for the most important feature to be using on Twitter: @replies or ‘mentions’ as they are now called.
Using @replies is simple: always @ People you like!
This is a public message that everyone in your network, or who search Twitter, will see.
To comment back at things you would like to react to or to connect directly with someone just tweet: @ and then their username. So if you want to say something directly to prosoul (our Twitter ID) type @prosoul – this will turn up in the @ Mentions in our Twitter dashboard and we will see your comment, and here is the key, so will everyone in your network!
Here is some detail on how @replies/mentions work:
Create relevant and interesting tweets, and people will reply, thereby creating curiosity about your original message, and revealing your Twitter ID to their whole network, which is great exposure, especially when some of your followers have thousands of followers!
Many of our artists have had great success using @ replies/mentions, getting a few thousand people listening to their music within a few days of Tweeting!
We also highly recommend sending an @reply to all the cool people that follow you after you follow them back to show your appreciation, but NOT to those MLM and Internet marketing people! (direct messaging is not the best way to do this as too many people using automated direct messages now)
Use Twitter incorrectly and your announcing ‘I’m a clueless rookie’ to the world! Contact us if you want assistance using Twitter to promote your music more effectively.