Five tips to get the most out of Twitter advertising from our #BreakfastWithTwitter SMB event

By ‎@emhuo‎
Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Last week in Sydney, we hosted a workshop for SMBs called #BreakfastWithTwitter — an opportunity to learn how Twitter can help their businesses. The value of Twitter advertising for Aussie SMBs is illustrated by some key facts, including:

  • 70% of Twitter users in Australia feel better about SMBs after following and reading their Tweets*
  • 36% of Twitter users in Australia said they shopped at the store or website of an SMB they had discovered on Twitter, and almost all of them (31%) made a purchase*

So how do you make the most of this opportunity on Twitter? Here are five top tips we shared at #BreakfastWithTwitter:

1. Use Twitter Ads to reach specific goals
Twitter Ads are designed to help you achieve specific objectives, such as increasing traffic to your site or gaining more followers. Simply choose what goal you want to achieve on Twitter.

Five tips to get the most out of Twitter advertising from our #BreakfastWithTwitter SMB event

2. Be strategic with your targeting and bidding
Selecting the right targeting and bidding options is a key success factor in a Twitter ads campaign. For different targeting options, we recommend that SMBs use different kinds of campaigns to make it easy for businesses to optimise their spending on the campaigns — rather than layering targeting within a single campaign.

Five tips to get the most out of Twitter advertising from our #BreakfastWithTwitter SMB event

3. Experiment with different Tweet content and optimise
Develop an editorial calendar and plan your Twitter content ahead of time. Vary your approach to discover what sort of content appeals to your audience. More than 80% of Twitter users are on mobile, so optimise your content to be mobile friendly.

Five tips to get the most out of Twitter advertising from our #BreakfastWithTwitter SMB event

4. Analyse and improve your Twitter activity
Use Twitter Analytics to learn more about your followers’ behavior. The Tweet activity dashboard shows you which of your Tweets people are clicking on or Retweeting, and you can gain even more insight from the Followers tab in your analytics dashboard.

Five tips to get the most out of Twitter advertising from our #BreakfastWithTwitter SMB event

5. Make the most of everyday moments
Regular conversations happen everyday — join the conversation by anticipating the peak in activity. Whether it be sleepy users mid-afternoon or mobile users on the platform during peak commuter times, you can work this into your strategy to capitalise on these everyday moments.

Five tips to get the most out of Twitter advertising from our #BreakfastWithTwitter SMB event

Ready to start a campaign? Click here or follow @TwitterAdsAU for more information.

*SOURCE: Small Business Customer Insights, Twitter + DB5 Research Whitepaper, September 2014