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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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50 Twitter Tips

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1.) Fill out your Twitter profile completely, including a link to your site.

2.) Include a photo or logo on your Twitter account. 

3.) Join #KBtribechat to engage.

4.) Retweet friends posts.

5.) Be generous with your likes.

6.) Hootsuite is a great Twitter tool.

7.) Tweetchat can automatically add our hashtag to your KBtribechat tweets.

8.) Thank those who retweet your shares.

9.) Be social!

10.) Retweeting with added comments is good too.

11.) Follow interesting accounts.

12.) Make sure your profile looks real.

13.) Follow back too.

14.) Twitter lists can help you organize followers.

15.) Twubs can automatically add our hashtag to your KBtribechat tweets.

16.) Add #KBtribechat to your K+B shares.

17.) If it’s good enough to like think about retweeting!

18.) Be nice.

19.) Share good blog posts with links.

20.) Use the Twitter app on your phone.

21.) Never auto message!

22.) Share interesting information.

23.) Do message connections (DM) directly if you don’t want to put it in a tweet.

24.) Make a point to connect with people.

25.) Respond to mentions.

26.) TweetDeck is good for Twitter too.

27.) Have your Insta shares post to Twitter.

28.) Share your expertise at #KBtribechat.

29.) Make friends.

30.) Have new Pinterest pins post directly to Twitter.

31.) Don’t share only about yourself.

32.) Be yourself!

33.) If you have a blog, share your posts on Twitter.

34.) Retweet interesting shares.

35.) Include a banner image on your Twitter account.

36.) Retweet #KBtribechat news.

37.) Share your project updates.

38.) Tweet recommended accounts to follow.

39.) Use keywords to attract a specific audience.

40.) Encourage engagement.

41.) Include images on your tweets.

42.) Make sure to give credit. 

43.) Be an industry resource.

44.) Follow those who share at #KBtribechat.

45.) Use hashtags so your content can be discovered.

46.) Share your expertise.

47.) Use a URL shortener. 

48.) Stay on message (most of the time).

49.) Show up regularly.

50.) Have fun!

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Another #KBtribechat SAVE THE DATE

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Lisa Stewart Photography (link below)

We are getting together in person on both day one and day two of Design and Construction Week 2019.  Put this day two KBtribechat event on your show planner! We want to see you there.

Our Wednesday, KBtribechat discussion on February 20th will be hosted by Thermador in booth C3830. Join us at 11am until noon Vegas time. Attendees will gather during the weekly KBtribechat hour to network, share show highlights on social media, plus see the latest from Thermador first hand. Join our fun!

Wednesday, February 20

11am until noon at IBS 2019

Thermador KBtribechat 

booth C3830

 

 

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Lisa Stewart Photography

Big thank you to  Lisa Stewart Photography for sharing her amazing work with us.

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2012 Transcripts

Jan 4 – Eco Kitchen Design by Becky Shankle

Jan 11 – Kitchen Appliances

Jan 18 – 2012 Kitchen & Bath Business Forecast

Jan 25 – Vision House in Epcot & The Cool Energy House at IBS 2012

                              by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 1 – Cabinet Interior Accessories that Wow!

Feb 8 – The Vision House by Mark Johnson FAIA

Feb 15 – Solid Surfacing Trends by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

Feb 22 – Social Media Marketing by Nick Lovelady

February 29 – Lighting by Shanna Casey of Residential Lighting Magazine

March 7 – Kitchen Islands by Jeremy Parcels

March 14 – Steamy Shower Thoughts by Nora DePalma

March 21 – Blogging for Business by Todd Vendituoli

March 28 – Kitchen Appliances by Leslie Clagett

April 4 – Leveraging Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig

April 11 – #Coverings2012 by Paul Anater

April 18 – #Coverings2012 by Mark Johnson FAIA

April 25 – Poggenpohl Kitchens

May 2 – KBIS Recap

May 9 – LED Lighting by Brandon Smith LEED AP

May 16 – Designing “Green”

May 23 – Houzz by Todd Vendituoli

May 30 – Remodeling by Michelle Drenckhahn

June 6 – 723 Spring St. – A LEED Platinum Home! by Mark Johnson FAIA

June 13 – Kitchen Trends!

June 20 – Bath Trends!

June 27 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Jully 11 – Tips For A Smooth Remodel by Brenda Lynn

July 18 – Technology for K+B Pros by Rhonda Burgin

July 25 – Outdoor Kitchens

August 1 – Kitchen Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

August 8 – Luxury Bathroom Design

August 15 – Universal Kitchen Design

August 22 – Using Technology In Design hosted by Thermador

September 5 – Countertop Trends hosted by Jon Olson of Sterling Surfaces

September 12 – Lighting Kitchens & Baths hosted by James Bedell

September 19 – Couture Kitchens hosted by Rebecca Reynolds

September 26 – Jobsite Management ~ Who’s In Charge??

October 3 – Designing Green Kitchens & Bathrooms!

October 10 – Kitchen Design Trends

October 17 – Marketing Tips for k+b pros

October 24 – Digging Deep Into Pinterest hosted by Courtney Price

October 31 – Bathroom Design After Cancer by C.B. Whittemore & Nora DePalma

November 7 – Where Do You Find Inspiration?

November 14 – Managing Social Media

November 21 – Let’s Talk Turkey

November 28 – host Mark Johnson interviews Martin Brown

December 5 – Color for the Kitchen & Bath – by Lisa M. Smith

December 12 – Specifying Paint – by Mark Johnson FAIA

December 19 – #kbtribechat Holiday Party!

                                                        

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