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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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August 31st at #KBtribechat – Social Media and it’s Benefits for the Design Community

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Impromptu KBtribechat community photo at KBIS 2016

Our KBtribechat questions:

The big question! ( 1.) How has social media participation benefited your business?

2.) What advice do you have for the design pro who is skeptic about social media?

3.) What social platforms are musts? For what reasons?

Twitter is not just for news.  Twitter chat participation creates real connections and friendships. Most of us know each other through KBtribechat.

4.) Is Twitter useful to you beyond KBtribechat? How?

We’ve noticed a proliferation of “likes” on Twitter versus retweets. We prefer retweets!

5.) Do you have a strategy for when to like a tweet and when to retweet? Explain!

SnapChat is getting a lot of attention lately!

6.) Are you on SnapChat? Why? What tips do you have for sharing there?

Instagramable is now part of our vernacular when describing a beautiful spot worthy of a photograph. Most of us share there. 

7.) How are you using the new Instagram stories?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, August 31st

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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Social Media Management for K+B Pros

With so many sites to choose from, social media can be time consuming and a maze to figure out!  We must have a strategy to manage our business accounts.  It is fortunate that the KBtribechat community has a wealth of information to share on the topic to help those who are just starting out.

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A  social media tip from us – if you are a kitchen and bath industry pro who is active on Twitter (or wants to be), we recommend our KBtribechat discussions as a must! Participating with us on Wednesdays insures your Twitter time is well spent.

Our discussion questions: 

What are the must places to be online? These are the places we focus our attention on!

What are the secondary places to be online? These are sites where you recommend setting up a profile but rarely update.

What strategies help manage your social media accounts successfully?

Share tips to save time managing social media.

What are your SoMe pet peeves? Understanding the things that irritate people online helps us know what not to do!

Join our Twitter discussion on April 23rd from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Strategies for Social Media Management

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, we will be sharing tips on how we manage the time consuming fun of  social media! Please join our Twitter discussion from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding our hashtag #kbtribechat to your tweets.

 Here are our discussion questions:

1.)  Time can really get away from us when we’re active on social media.  What tips do you have to  counteract this?

2.) What advice do you have to help manage social media accounts? What do you post where? Tips?

3.) Are there any programs or strategies that you have found helpful to make the most of the time you spend managing social media?

4.) What networks do you focus on?

5.) What networks are you on?  Which ones do you ignore? Please  include links so we can all follow.

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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Host Rhonda Burgin

 

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Rhonda Burgin of Burgin Construction will be hosting kbtribechat.  We will be sharing about technology for kitchen and bath professionals.  Please join us on Twitter from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.  Come share your favorite apps and technology tools with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhonda Burgin

When we began our small, family owned woodworking shop in 1989, we had no idea just how much it would grow over the next 20 years. Through continued education in the construction industry, a phenomenal team and the support of family and friends, we have realized our dream of becoming one of the most successful Home Remodeling companies in Orange County, California!

Burgin Construction

714-558-1094

info@burginconstructioninc.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ocremodeler

Twitter: @burginco

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Host Nick Lovelady

Nick Lovelady

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Nick will be hosting kbtribechat on Social Media – Is it Marketing? Join in the twitter discussion from 2 – 3 p.m. eastern time by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets.

www.cupboardsonline.com

Nick Lovelady is a second-generation designer at Cupboards Kitchen & Bath, a central Alabama showroom with high style and Southern flair.  His no-nonsense approach to design makes him an invaluable resource to his clients and the thousands of readers and followers online.  The Cupboards Blog offers daily inspiration about kitchens and bathrooms, the design profession and process, tips for homeowners and remodelers and occasionally football.


Nick hosted kbtribechat, September 7, 2011, on Low Cost Marketing Ideas.

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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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