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Twitter for Kitchen and Bath Industry Pros

By Stacy Garcia

I am often asked why Twitter is my favorite social media platform. I’m always left with so much more to say on the matter so here goes.

First of all, I find Twitter to be the most social of the social sites.

This is where I have met most of my industry connections. We now follow each other on many platforms and meet up in person when we can, but it all started on Twitter. Twitter allows us to follow and connect with other experts in our field. Building these relationships has not only expanded my world but it has been a lot of fun. If you aren’t using Twitter to boost your visibility, I think you’re seriously missing out.

Twitter for Marketing?

For those who say they are only on social media for marketing their business, I say Twitter is an important part of this mix. Did you know that tweets are indexed by Google? Yes! Twitter can help with your website SEO. All of your social profiles should lead the viewer to your website, where the prospective client can pick up the phone and make the direct connection with you. An impression of you has been established by the time they call. Google is where many prospective clients will first hear about you. Even if they learn about your company some where else, they will likely Google your name to find out more. What will they find? Your social media activity will let them get to know you which is very valuable indeed.

Wondering what you should Tweet?

Here’s what I recommend:
• Tweets with pictures are more popular. Share your work.
• If you blog share links to your posts.
• Share interesting articles on topics related to your business.
• Retweet good information already posted by your friends.
• When you post to Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, share on Twitter too.
• Share your expertise at #KBtribechat on Wednesdays at 2pm eastern.

Can’t join KBtribechat during the business day?

Go read the timeline for the hour by searching the hashtag. When convenient for you, answer some of the questions, make comments and/or retweet answers you like.

Represent yourself accurately!

Twitter is 100% social. To me there are two discerning factors that make me want to follow. 1.) The account must look like a real person or business is behind the account. It is important to completely fill out your bio including your website AND a picture. Don’t leave the blue twitter bird logo or add a silly cartoon figure. Upload a picture of yourself or your company logo. Make sure your bio represents you. Also, upload an interesting banner image that adds information about you. 2.) When you post have it be interesting information on your topic.

To gain followers, ideally your Twitter account must look professional and engaging.

Get connected by Twitter chatting!

Our #KBtribechat group is extremely welcoming and helpful. Say hello at the beginning of the hour and let us know you’re new. You’ll be warmly included in the discussion and followed by those you interacted with. Twitter is not the place to be sales pitchy on a regular basis. KBtribechat gives you the platform to share expertise and information on a variety of kitchen and bath industry related topics on a weekly basis. Just add the hashtag #KBtribechat to your tweets to be part of the conversation.

I look forward to “seeing” you on Twitter! I encourage KBtribe to add their Twitter wisdom and tips in the comment section of this post.

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How To Chat With Us

  • Our Twitter discussions take place on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm eastern time.
  • Very Important Tip – Add the hashtag #kbtribechat to your chat tweets.  When you add our hashtag you become part of the conversation.
  • If you tweet from Hootsuite or TweetDeck a dedicated column can be set up for #kbtribechat.
  • Tweetchat also makes it easy to follow what everyone is saying during the chat.  You can find our Tweetchat room at: http://tweetchat.com/room/kbtribechat  Log into the program then you will see the tweet stream from everyone, even those you do not follow.  When you tweet from Tweetchat the program can automatically add the hashtag #kbtribechat to your tweets which is very helpful, especially when chatting is a new experience and it’s easy to forget.  Next to each tweet is an option to respond or retweet a specific tweet. You can also click on a tweeters name to get information and possibly follow.   

http://twubs.com/kbtribechat  <— This is also good for KBtribechat.

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This image was taken by Lisa Stewart Photography during a Wellborn Cabinet hosted KBtribechat event at KBIS 2019.

 

  • At first the chat may seem fast and confusing with so many tweeting at the same time.  Just try to take it all in, thinking about information to add to the discussion.  At the top of the hour, say “hello” and introduce yourself. The community will reach out and welcome you to the discussion.
  • The main thing to remember is to add  #kbtribechat to your tweets.
  • Retweeting with an added comment is a good way to join the conversation. Make sure the KBtribechat hashtag is on your tweet when you retweet.  This can be tricky.
  • Join us when you can. None of us can make every chat.
  • Tweet as much or as little as you want, staying on topic.
  • The host and @kbtribechat will ask specific questions for the chat.  Answer Q1: with A1: etc… in your tweets.
  • The discussion questions are posted here every Thursday.
  • Please do not overtly solicit.  Have your links add information on the topic.
  • Ask us @kbtribechat if you have questions.  We want to help.

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