25 Golden Rules For Building a Better Twitter Relationship


Twitter is an micro blogging tool and a incredible medium for listening, learning, and sharing. Some use it for marketing effectively and some for wrong methods. So today i’m going to list out some basic rules that should be followed on twitter for building a good relationship with your twitter friends and thereby gain traffic to your website and maintain your high standards.

Rule #1

Think before you tweet – Twitter is a powerful online media, so before tweeting anything think twice. Remember, once it is out there… it is out there.

Rule #2

Avoid personal attacks – Do not abuse or insult other twitter users. There’s nothing wrong with having a controversial opinion, but you should be discussing the issues in a calm and mature manner. Attack the issue, not the person.

Rule #3

Do not tweet and drink – When you’re not calm and composed or when you’re drunk don’t start tweeting out. It’s like social suicide.

Rule #4

Instead of linking to your website all the time (shameless self promotion), help out the people with your knowledge.

Rule #5

Don’t flood with your tweets – This is probably the most irritating thing to see. Yes ofcourse, you can promote on twitter but not too much. Don’t be a flooder. Overactive users tend to get unfollowed.

Rule #6

Follow people from your niche and great leaders in your industry. It will led you to Re-tweets and even backlinks from their websites.

Rule #7

Customize your profile by adding an outstanding display image and creative background picture.

Rule #8

Best way to tell about you on twitter is by adding your bio. Tell about yourself in 2 or 3 lines and link a popular twitter article from your website. So that when people come from twitter, they get impressed by your website and subscribe as readers. This is usually far better than just sending them to your homepage.

Rule #9

If someone Re-tweets your post or any updates, try to thank them personally.

Rule #10

Use twitter for sparking conversations, ask questions and share your results. Follow everyone who can help you learn and improve your skills.

Rule #11

Make sure that you leave some space in your tweets to make it easier for someone to RT. 120 characters in 140 is the best one.

Rule #12

Capture interesting pictures and share it with your friends. You can use Twitpic for sharing activites.

Rule #13

Be honest and give your support.

Rule #14

Personally send a DM thanking every new person who follows you.

Rule #15

Talk to people who follow you, put your ego’s aside and start talking to people.

Rule #16

Express all the different sides of your personality, don’t just twitter about one topic.

Rule #17

Follow great personalities on twitter, No matter where you are in your career you can learn from others.

Rule #18

Find a way to meet in person, attend tweetups and events in your local area where your Twitter friends participate. so that you can get into better relationships.

Rule #19

Genuinely interact with people. ask them questions about their projects and etc.

Rule #20

Don’t be afraid to expose your real thoughts while twittering, no matter how drastic or dynamic.

Rule #21

Stop calling your followers as ”followers” and always try to give more than you take.

Rule #22

The public should feel included in almost everything you share

Rule #23

Don’t share anything that you wouldn’t want your family or boss to see.

Rule #24

Don’t follow people based on their huge follower numbers, instead focus on genuine connections.

Rule #25

Be a listener, but don’t be just a listener alone, respond. Help people to solve their problems.

Rule #26

Whether you’re a gaint blogger or a newbie, just notice who’s supporting you & return love.

Rule #27

Golden Rules of Twitter -:

1. Listen, engage and converse.

2. Participation and Interaction is Must.

3. Share, Learn, and Discover.

Finally Don’t try to be anything but yourself.

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  1. Phyllis Zimbler Miller says:

    Some very good recommendations in this article although I would think twice before using the f word on Twitter. It's not necessary to offend people just to use that word.

  2. P.K.ARUN says:

    Really nice rules for building up a good relationship with readers….

  3. Chethan says:

    Absolute Beauty! Loved Reading This POst

  4. Srivathsan GK says:

    @ Phyllis Zimbler Miller – Yeh, there is no necessary for abusing ppl on twitter, if you don't like the convo, then don't interfere =) that's my policy ..

  5. Srivathsan GK says:

    @P.KArun and @Chethan – Thank you so much -:)

  6. mathan says:

    Dude i like the post

  7. Srivathsan GK says:

    @mathan – Thanks mate -:)

  8. Athul Jayaram says:

    Cool Article…. Nice Tips

  9. Sunil Jain says:

    Hi Srivathsan :) :)
    These are some amazing tips :) :)

    Bitter fact : #9 Tip is still not followed by many bloggers :(

  10. Acai Free Trials says:

    Nice list but 25 rules is a little too many for me to remember.

  11. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Athul Jayaram – Thanks mate =)

  12. Blogging in Web 2.0 Beta says:

    Nice list of Awesome tips. I prefer 4 that rule as twitter is for sharing and every thing we read watch so I use every thing tweeted that i got on net in news or in newspapers. Thanks for giving these ideas check out me at twitter @kainth56

  13. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Sunil Jain – You're right dude .. We should atleast thank by RT their post ..

  14. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Acai Free Trials – Thank you, we don't need to remember all the 25 , just take the last 3 golden rules of twitter.

  15. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Blogging in Web 2.0 Beta – Yup, You're the Man ! Following you on twitter =)

  16. Anonymous says:

    I disagree with #14. I absolutely detest the "Thank you for following me [url]". It feels spammy and really unnecessary. The rest of the list is useful, thanks.

  17. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Anonymous – Maybe, then don't mention any URL, just say thank you and some casual greets =)

  18. Sharon Mostyn says:

    It seems you've got the Twitter Golden Rules well covered. I have to agree with Anonymous that #14 could be problematic and I've been known to un-follow someone who sends me a generic "Thanks for following me, now visit my site at http://www.???.com" but if it's personalized then you might be able to make it work.

  19. Debbie says:

    Really enjoyed your article on Twitter. Agree with Anonymous, dont like the automatic greeting. If you do message back, please try to personalise where possible!

  20. India 365 - Provamsi says:

    Best tips I've ever seen. The problem with me on twitter is that I have lot of tweets coming my way, How do I respond to all of them?

  21. sriganesh says:

    thanks for sharing some real and very useful tips to us :D good work brother

  22. Hemamalini says:

    Yup.. thanks for reminding the rules.. will follow for sure..

  23. Bimal Roy says:

    Thanks for the tips friend.

  24. AshleyPearson.Net says:

    Very good set of rules! Thanks!

  25. Brilliant post, keep these up.

  26. Nirmal says:

    At a given point of time do zero down your tweets and start afresh. As I did it today.


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