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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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April 13 at #KBtribechat – Social Media Tips for K+B Industry Pros

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1) What sites do you recommend for K+B industry pros who want to be active in social media? Why?

Q2) What is your strategy for managing social media accounts? This can be time consuming! Tips?

Q3a.) Instagram –  a popular site for sharing. Are you active there? Please share a links to your account(s) so we can make sure to follow.

Q3b.) Please share Instagram tips and pet peeves. How often do you share? What are best practices to gain followers?

Q4a.) Houzz – Do you have an account here? Share a link to your profile so we can make sure to follow!

Q4b.) Please share about your Houzz experience including tips and pet peeves.

Q5.) Facebook – Please share your FB page and share tips that you have found helpful for managing sharing here.

Q6.) LinkedIn – Do you share here?  Please share a link to your profile.  How often do you post? What is your objective for this site? Please share tips!

Q7.) Pinterest – Are you (still) active here?  Share a link so we can make sure to follow! Please share tips for best practices on this site.

Q8.) Google Plus – Do you share here? Please tweet links to your account(s). What do you find this site is best for? Is it still vibrant? Tips?

 

Join this Kitchen and Bath Industry Twitter Chat

on Wednesday, April 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

 Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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August 12, 2015 at #KBtribechat: Instagram

A social media discussion for kitchen and bath industry professionals INSTAGRAM-logo-large Our discussion questions:

Instagram is currently a top place to share images and video! The format is perfect for sharing beautiful kitchen and bath design related pictures and ideas.

Q1.) Where can we find you on Instagram? Please share a link so we all can follow!

Q2.) What Instagram advice do you have to encourage good engagement?

Q3.) What tools do you use to make instagram more manageable?

Q4.) How often do you share on Instagram? Does it matter? Why?

Q5.) What tips do you have to get more likes? Do you reciprocate likes for likes?

Q6.) Do you have any Instagram pet peeves? Please share!

Q7.) Do you follow any hashtags on Instagram? Please share those you have found interesting!

Q8.) KBtribechat is new on Instagram and would like your feedback! What would you like to see us share?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, August 12th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Pinterest for Business

Creating a Great Online Presence

As kitchen and bath professionals we all want an engaging online presence that encourages prospects to contact us.  We strive to portray a well rounded picture in which our personalities shine through.  Pinterest can help us achieve this goal!

By now most of us in the Kbtribechat community are Pinterest pros with many tips to share.  At our September 25, 2013 Twitter chat we will be discussing ways to get the most out of this social media site.

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  • Why share at Pinterest?
  • Have you found Pinterest to be a good place to showcase your business?
  • What types of boards have you had the most success with?
  • What are the benefits of group boards?
  • Do you pin often?
  • Is it important to pin often?
  • What tips do you have for Pinterest success?

Kbtribechat is every Wednesday from 2 to 3pm eastern time on Twitter. Join us!

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.

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Marketing Tips for k+b pros

On October 17, 2012 we will be sharing our best MARKETING TIPS at #kbtribechat on Twitter.  Join our discussion from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

We chat every Wednesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA – Have you found that being active on social media has helped sales?

What are the pros and cons of Twitter,  Facebook , Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Houzz, Cultivate, Instagram, LoveIt??

Did I miss any social media outlet above that you really like to showcase your business?

Share your social media tips!

Have you thought of having a social media intern?

BLOGGING – Does blogging help your sales? How? Please share your tips!

What items are in your marketing plan?

Print Media, direct sales, phone solicitation, e-mails, cross promotion, press releases….

What marketing ideas have worked well for you?

networking, direct mail, volunteering, google ads, newsletters, offering free classes

Here’s the transcript for this chat.

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