How do I suggest a Twitter article?
Add your suggestion in the comments below, or tweet your suggestion by linking to the article and adding the #BestTipEver hashtag.
What will you do with suggested articles?
The best quality suggestions will be tweeted and added to a separate website where they will be promoted. For multiple articles covering the exact same topic, only the best will be promoted/tweeted.
How many visitors might you send to suggested sites?
While our most popular tweet of all time got over 23,000 clicks, a few hundred to a couple thousand clicks is more common from a @Twitter_Tips tweet. We will also promote the suggested articles on several websites over time, probably increasing the number of clicks 200-400%.
What makes a Twitter article useful and helpful?
First, a few things to watch out for:
- The article should be primarily about Twitter, not about social media, blogging Facebook, etc.
- It’s giving advice on things that have changed since it was published (many old articles ARE still relevant).
- It should get to the main point quickly. The headline or first paragraph should explain or at least mention the main point fairly clearly
- The article does not suggest violating Twitter’s terms of service in any way. Since most—but not all—”how to make money” on Twitter articles suggest one or more violations, Twitter money-making articles are unlikely to make the cut.
- The website format makes the content of the article easy to read. No-no’s include: Challenging color schemes, multiple ads in the same column space as the article, long paragraphs with no subheads, etc. Yes, a great article on a borderline difficult-to-read site will be considered.
Some things that are common to a higher quality Twitter article:
- It helps clear up common misunderstandings about Twitter features or benefits.
- It provides clear steps and resources.
- It provides guidance and explanation for better vs. worse ways of doing things.
- It helps people understand more about all the valuable ways Twitter can be used.
- It doesn’t encourage violating (at least generally) the Social Media Pledge guidelines.
Can I just suggest a #TwitterTip and not an actual article?
Click here to suggest a short Twitter Tip without linking to an article.
Thanks for your input!