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The core of what we’ve done at Altrincham HQ has never changed since our 1st tweet back in 2009

Our 2 core principles have always been

* Help Small Local Businesses
* Help Businesses Market Themselves More Successfully

The difference today is that I’ve just hit 10,000 Twitter followers, my tweets reach about 500,000 impressions every month and business has never been better

Twitter is by far our biggest source of work and yet for many business it’s under-utilised, used incorrectly or not taken seriously

Here are 10 Things I Did To Get My 1st 10,000 Twitter Followers

1. Turned Up Every Day

Yes and by every day I mean – even on Birthdays, Summer Holiday’s and Christmas Day

2. Engaged With Virtually Every New Follower

I may have missed a couple – but I endeavoured to talk to every new follower, even when I reached the 1000’s

3. Showed Interest In Others More Than Myself

And because of this 70% of my tweets are replies and retweets to others

4. Actively Supported My Local Business Network

I refer work to other local businesses every day on twitter and do this because I meet, like, know and trust them

5. Didn’t Just Tweet About Business All Day Long

If you follow me you’ll have a clear idea I love music, dine out regularly and am vegetarian

6. Posted Unique Content On Twitter vs Other Networks

Every social network is different – 75% of what I post on Twitter, isn’t posted elsewhere on my other Social profiles

7. Used analytics to check which tweets my audience responded to most

And delivered more of what they wanted and less of what they didn’t want

8. As Twitter changed I changed …

Remember the days when twitter was mainly text in 2009/10 – I moved with the photo / video moves and adapted. Many didn’t

9. Created Fresh Content Every Single Day

Whether it be a blog, an image or a quote – every day something is new

10. I only posted more tweets, if they offered more value

I self-consciously decided to tweet more 12 months ago – but only when I could add more value than noise. And positive tweets always outweighed the negative tweets

Chat to about Social Media for YOUR business so we can better understand YOU and what would work best for YOU

We can only find out what is unique to your business by chatting to you

Please call Alex on 07806774279 or email

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