Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Does Adding Special Characters to Your Tweets on Twitter Make Them More Memorable?

If you’re on Twitter, you’ve seen tweets with those cutesy, special characters. They stand out and catch your eye. Adding them can make them more memorable. Adding symbols can make your tweets shorter and easier to read as well. There are just a few things to keep in mind about using them.

Does Adding Special Characters to Your Tweets on Twitter Make Them More Memorable?First, remember that your business Twitter is a reflection of your business. While it can be acceptable to use abbreviations and special characters, make sure that they make you look like a professional, not an idiot! Also keep in mind that not all mobile devices show every symbol. So don’t over use them. Most people with a smart phone use Twitter on it, so keep in mind that all they will see is a little box character “□” where the symbol is supposed to be.

That said you can do some great things with special characters. Things like bar charts to show information, or carets to point out things. People use Twitter to find information and to be entertained so you can use different smileys, emoticons and so forth that can help you get your message done while conserving those 140 characters. Again, just keep in mind that going overboard can make you look unprofessional.

Here’s one tool: http://tools.tweetsmarter.com/TweetMaker/NEWindex.htm
Try using some and see how they sit with you. Tweet out a few and see how people react. If you get a positive reaction, then you know you’re onto something. After all, part of Tweeting for business is being memorable. If a few judiciously used emoticons, smileys, carets or bar charts help, then it’s a good thing!

How Important is YouTube Video Marketing in Growing Your Business?

If you’re interested in pursuing social media in Tampa to grow your business, you must have thought about online video marketing; i.e. posting videos to YouTube. If so, you’re in good company.  According to YouTube: Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month Over 3 billion hours of video are watched each month onContinue Reading

When Social Media Marketing – Don’t Forget the Social!

Here’s a cliché for you: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Like most aphorisms, it’s true, and nowhere does it needed to be shouted from the rooftops  more than in small business marketing in Tampa Bay. It applies to both social media in Tampa as well as face to face. Recently IContinue Reading

5 tips to use Pinterest for Social Media in Tampa

Social Media in Tampa relies upon the new, the fresh and the relevant to capture attention. If you’ve tried Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr, now is the time to look into Pinterest.  This “new kid” in the social media world is a fresh and FREE way to promote your business! Pinterest is a new TampaContinue Reading

Top 5 Reasons to Outsource Social Media in Tampa

Social media in Tampa is competitive, fast-paced and demanding. And it is a critical part of a business’ success. The question is, should you outsource it or control it yourself? There are many benefits to outsourcing social media in Tampa to a trusted professional. Here are the top 5: 1. Save time. Many business ownersContinue Reading