Twitter: Make the Most of Every Tweet (You Receive)

Quick version

Get the most out of Twitter – make sure you notice when people address you, and respond when it’s appropriate.

Long version

In my opinion, Twitter is best when it’s a fairly open channel of communication. This means that you let people freely read your tweets, and you allow yourself to be easily contacted by others – even if you don’t know them.

It’s this degree of openness that recently allowed me to quiz Matt Cutts of Google on a couple of SEO-related issues. It’s staggering that I can have such easy, friendly access to a key person at one of the world’s largest companies.

To get the most out of Twitter, it’s important to regularly check your @replies (see image below). If you use Twitter as a communications channel, it’s crucial that you catch the important messages that come your way.



  1. Even better, subscribe to a search for your name, i.e.

    @leifkendall OR leifkendall OR @leifkendal OR leifkendal


    Comment by Danny Hope — February 25, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

  2. Good tip – thanks Danny!

    Comment by Leif Kendall — February 25, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

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