Best Twitter Articles of 2010

New users are signing up at the rate of 300,000 per day. That is a lot of users! This shows that twitter is growing rapidly. With the number of tweets averaging 55 million tweets a day, it is important to filter tweets and make the most of the information being shared on twitter. Most of the twitter users need some guidance to do that. I hope this guide will help them out.

I’m an active twitter user and I follow all the twitter articles being shared online. This is a list of the best twitter articles which were published in 2010.

This list is really huge and that is why I have created content navigation, so that you can jump directly to the topic that interests you.

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Starter’s Guide

mom, this is how twitter works

This is one of the best guides for twitter beginners. It is a step by step learning material for people who are not able to understand the concept of twitter. This guide was intended for moms, but anybody can use this guide, because the language is simple and the guide is full of helpful illustrations. In short, it is a really beautiful twitter guide book. This guide is full html, therefore, it can be easily translated to many languages using google translate.

General Twitter Tips for Effective Tweeting

Which Type of Twitter Account Should You Create?

There’s nothing difficult about heading to Twitter and creating an account to represent your business. What is difficult is knowing what kind of account you want to create and the voice you’ll be using with it. A twitter account can be used to promote products or build reputation or maybe only for personal reasons. What we want to do depends on what we want to get from this twitter account.

26 Twitter Tips for Enhancing Your Tweets

Tweeting is really easy – Just 140 characters and you’re done. But, to get the most of it, you have to enhance it and produce content which is worthy of being retweeted.

How to make most of the Twitter #tags

Twitter hashtags are extensively used for a number of reasons. There are so many hashtags on twitter. How to make the most of it? This article will help you.

Twitter SEO Tips From The Experts

Twitter has made all the links as nofollow, so that people don’t get any link juice from google in order to prevent excessive spamming. But, according to experts, Tweeting can help you in seo!

21 Twitter Conversation Tips

Many Twitter users are not able to gain reputation because they are not able to build trust. Engaging in intelligent conversations is the best way to build trust, gain followers and establish yourself as a guru online.

7 Tips for Becoming a Twitter Badass

If you want to be a twitter badass, you got to follow these 7 tips. There are no fixed rules, but these 7 tips have worked really well for Twitter Badass.

6 Tools to Nurture and Engage Your Twitter Followers

6 tools which can build a healthy twitter community. These are tools which are useful and effective for starting to really engage people on Twitter.

Twitter: Be Gentle with the Giants

Twitter Giants are but human. You cannot expect them to be super heros and read all the tweets in seconds. They have to filter their tweets and read only a selected number. So, don’t stalk them or attack them because they haven’t paid attention to your tweets. It is not because they don’t care, it is because they don’t have enough time.

9 Ways to Use Twitter Lists

Twitter Lists can be used for a host of things other than following who you like. It can be about monitoring your competition or making better connections with experts in your field.

9 Ways To Build A Twitter Community With Substance

Everybody talks about “followers” or “retweets”, but, only a few of them talk about engagement and conversation. Building followers and retweets can be easy. But, building a community is a whole other thing. It revolves around building better relations with your followers.

Twitter Search

How to search old tweets: 10 tools, 20 features

A comprehensive guide to search old tweets. A very good comparison of 10 twitter search tools based on their functionalities.

6 Quick Tips to Search Twitter Like an Expert

Didn’t find what you were looking for? 6 Quick Tips which will effectively reduce the time you spend on searching for tweets on twitter and it will also give you relevant results.


Chris Brogan shares the different techniques to make the most of twitter search. He uses these techniques when he is working for his business clients.

3 Absolutely Cool Twitter Search Tricks to Help You Save Money!

Twitter status are great information pieces. Each and every status can be important to a certain person. Similarly, you can get feedback on products you want to buy through some cool twitter search tricks. If you monitor these tweets, you will be able to find the best deals and products.

Twitter Marketing

7 Tips for Effective Marketing with Twitter

Marketing on Twitter requires a bit of a shift in your mindset. Twitter is all about simple conversations; you can’t use press releases, marketing copy and other one-way communication tactics and expect results. Customers want interaction—with you and with each other. Tweeting is one-to-one, with the benefit of being in a public space where other customers may overhear your conversation and interact with each other on your behalf.

Why Facebook Marketing Slaps Twitter Marketing In the Face

Facebook vs Twitter: The war is still going. But, this time facebook is winning hands on. According to the stats, twitter marketing has become less effective and the tweets have become more spammy. Do you agree?

7 Insanely Useful Ways to Search Twitter for Marketing

You can create some very powerful searches and alerts combining Google and Twitter to reduce the spam and get the filtered data which can be really helpful for marketing.

How to Use Twitter in a Marketing Campaign

A 5 point technique to incorporate twitter in your marketing campaign.

5 Steps to Build a Twitter Marketing Strategy

Measuring success on Twitter has everything to do with goals. This article will show you how to create a potential Twitter marketing strategy that will help you become more productive and successful using Twitter for business.

R.I.P Twitter as a Marketing Platform

A very interesting article about how twitter’s marketing will become less effective in the days to come because of the increasing number of users following multiple twitter accounts. So, will Twitter die as a marketing platform in the near future. I hope it doesn’t.

Twitter Marketing from A to Z

The Dictionary of twitter marketing – From Always Be Listening to Zip it. A good resource of twitter marketing tips.

The Social Psychology of Twitter Marketing

In order to create an effective twitter marketing campaign, you need to understand the social psychology. You have to become a social media expert and build a community. Making a more intimate connection through twitter will help you build better customer relations and increase sales (because as a customer, you would always prefer buying from a person you already know).

70% of Companies Plan to Spend More on Twitter & Facebook Marketing

40% of those surveyed simply don’t have the budget to spend more on marketing this year. If they somehow manage to get some money, it would be really good for twitter as a marketing platform.

Managing Followers

5 Ways To Find Out Who Unfollowed You on Twitter

Being Unfollowed is not a good thing. But, you can prevent future unfollows, if you know the ones who are unfollowing you, then you can ask them as to why they unfollowed you and learn something from the conversation.

5 (Free) Twitter Tools to Help You Manage Followers

Whether you have a few or many followers, you should be managing them to ensure that your list is full of active, interesting, and relevant accounts. These 5 Tools will help you manage your followers.

Nobody has a million twitter followers

A person can have a million followers, but they are not really followers. They are composed of people who are following but not interacting and people who  are actually taking part in the conversation. The number of organic followers is a very small percentage of your actual followers. The actual influence of a twitter user should be measured by the number of organic followers, because they are the ones that retweet and interact. So, twitter follower count is of no use, but the important peice is of data is the number of organic followers.

10 Ways to Increase your Twitter Followers & 10 Essential Tools to do it

Most of the articles about twitter tools just mention the tools. This one mentions 10 tools and also gives tips to use them effectively to increase targeted followers.

On Twitter, Followers Don’t Equal Influence

A research paper published by known as the “The Million Follower Fallacy,” a term that comes from work by Adi Avnit. According to her paper – influence is not proportional to the number of followers. A higher follower count doesn’t guarantee higher influence. Retweets and mentions, which measure the audience responsiveness to a user’s tweets, do not correlate strongly with number of followers.

Twitter Tools & Apps

15 Easy-to-Use Apps for Adding Multimedia to Twitter

The only thing that twitter lacks is the ability to add multimedia in its tweets. Though, there is a workaround for adding multimedia tweets using these twitter apps and tools.

6 Tools That Allow You To Write Longer Twitter Tweets

There are occasions when you simply need a paragraph or two to express what you really need to say. Here are 6 possibilities you should check out, which allow you to write longer Tweets on Twitter.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. By establishing a presence on the social Web, you can gain virtually unlimited exposure to your target audience without incurring the higher costs associated with traditional marketing campaigns

55 Must Know Twitter Tools and Applications

A great list of twitter tools and applicants you should be aware of. The applications and tools are segregated into Twitter General Apps, Twitter Mobile Apps, Twitter Adobe AIR Platform Apps, Twitter Search Apps, Twitter Statistics Apps, Real Time Tweets Interface Apps and Twitter Browser Add-ons. These Twitter Apps are websites which have built-in scripts that complement Twitter and also some other social networking sites. These are the best applications that could prove really handy to anyone who wants to get benefited by twitter.

8 Top Twitter Track Tools to Organize the People You Follow

Manage your twitter followers friends and and find out who are actually adding value to your stream. The ones who are not adding value can be removed from your follow lists using these tools.

111 Twitter Tools

This article is more of a reference guide. It has 111 twitter tools categorized according to their use. Whenever you are not able to find a suitable twitter app, you can always refer to this article.

10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits

Many apps on twitter are totally free and have a host of features to offer (improving website, e-newsletter, blogging, and social media campaigns) which are suitable for non profit organizations.

17 Essential Twitter Apps for Your Health and Happiness

There are a number of applications designed to take your tweets and turn them into information you can use to support better health and increased happiness. These 17 apps can really bring happiness and health to your life.

Twitter for Android: the best apps reviewed

The best apps for Android reviewed by engadget. The feature comparison will help you find the most suitable android app for twitter that fits your requirements.

The Ultimate List of Twitter Software for Mac (50+ Apps)

A complete list of twitter software for mac users.

Niche Tweeting

How To Get Targeted Niche Followers

Having Twitter followers that share your interest and passion for the same niche is important in creating a community and promoting your content and driving traffic.

40 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

A good list of twitter hashtags for writers who are either seeking help or want to expand their influence on twitter.

35 Big Twitter Hashtags for PR Pros

The key to optimizing your Twitter experience is to take advantage of its hashtag resource which links related topics together with a simple # at the beginning of a word, acronym or phrase. For those who are just starting out, here are 35 twitter hashtags for PR Pros.

10 Great Tips for Using Twitter as a Designer

10 tips for using Twitter to help designers network, find jobs, and/or build their business.

10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers

Twitter is an important part of most publishers’ audience development and content promotion efforts. It can used for grabbing some really good opportunities.

Twitter Lists

65 History Twitter feeds

Learning History couldn’t have been easier. Follow these twitter accounts to expand your knowledge about history.

100 Marketers You MUST Follow on Twitter

A list of some hot shot marketers on twitter plus some up and coming twitter marketers who engage on twitter effectively.

50 Special Ed Teachers and Experts Worth Following on Twitter

50 special ed teachers and experts on Twitter who may be worth your while. The list is sorted into teachers, advocates and groups and tools, all geared toward education, support and special needs kids.

100 Business Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

100 great feeds to follow from business leaders, CEOs, technology experts and more that will give you a fresh perspective and a great education on the latest in the field.

140 tech experts to follow on Twitter

140 of the top technology experts, journalists, and thought leaders you can find on Twitter.

30 PR Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

People on Twitter who provide valuable information you can use and learn from.

Twitter Branding & Design

Twitter Background Design – Great Tips and Gorgeous Examples

A comprehensive guide to create the twitter background design of your choice. Depending of what you want to highlight in your twitter page, you can design your twitter background accordingly.

40 Tools To Spice Up Your Twitter Background

If you don’t want any fuss and just want a good background, then you can use these tools which can assist you in creating a beautiful twitter background.

50 Beautiful Backgrounds for Your Twitter Account

A really cool collection of backgrounds which can be used for your twitter backgrounds.

How to Make Twitter Backgrounds for the new

Due to the new design, the visible portion of the background has decreased considerably. Only 41px is visible on both sides at all times. Rest spaces are visible on higher resolutions.

How To Brand Your Tweets With Your URL And Why You Should

Branding your tweets is important because it helps in brand awareness. This is a simple how to article, where you will understand how you can brand your tweets using a very popular paid twitter tool named MarketMeTweet.

Some really cool twitter backgrounds for inspiration:

A great set of beautifully and artistically crafted twitter background designs that might inspire you to create one of your own.

60 Creative Illustrated Twitter Backgrounds

115 Cool Twitter Backgrounds

50 Creatively Designed Twitter Backgrounds

Twitter for Businesses

7 Sneaky Ways to Use Twitter to Spy on Your Competition

Stalking your competition couldn’t have been easier without twitter. With the help of twitter, you can get a lot of information about the daily activities of your competition. Maybe, if you dig deeper, you might get hold of some trade secrets which may help you in developing an edge over your competition.

25 Case Studies Using Twitter to Increase Business and Sales

Some amazing case studies of renowned brands such as Dell, Pepsi, Levi’s and Intel which gives some interesting insight as how to use twitter for business marketing. It will help you bring business to your company and increase sales.

6 Quick Tricks To Grow Your Business Using Twitter

You can easily track people’s activities using twitter. But without the right resources, those conversations will fall through the cracks. Maximize your Twitter account’s klout and use contests, directories, and monitoring services to make sure your tweets reach as many people as possible.

21 Twitter Tips From Socially Savvy Companies

A list of suggestions to help businesses learn how to engage customers on Twitter through the examples of those companies, from Dell to Zappos, already successfully building online communities.

10+ Tips For Using Twitter To Grow Your Freelance Business

Like it or not, social media is here to stay — at least for a while. More importantly, if you are not using the various social media tools that are available to grow your freelance business, you are missing out on a prime opportunity. Some of these tips might open doors for you and your online business.

10 Indicators Your Business Should Rethink Its Twitter Strategy

Is your twitter strategy failing? It’s time to think over and see where you are going wrong. Some simple things if left out can make a huge difference to your twitter campaign. Engaging and making a connection with your readers is very important for your twitter campaign to succeed.

Advertising on Twitter

Twitter offers 3 types of advertising – Promoted Trends, Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts. Twitter Advertising has the potential to become a very useful and targeted advertising for advertisers

Is Twitter Advertising a Threat to PPC?

Can Advertising on twitter beat Pay Per Click Advertising: the answer is hard to get because only time can tell which one is better. But, twitter advertising is showing better results than the banner ads displayed on the web.

Twitter Advertising: A Complete Guide

A really useful and constantly updated guide on twitter advertising. It gives an in-depth explanation about each product that twitter has to offer. The Start Advertising section will also allow you to set a budget, choose run dates and even target locations.

Twitter Tutorial

Complete Tutorial: How To Use Twitter API

A collection of good resources to use Twitter API for programmers and developers.

Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight

A really detailed tutorial to create a twitter application for Windows Phone 7 using Silverlight.

Twitter Fun

How addicted to twitter are you?

Don’t know whether you are addicted to twitter or not? This quiz will tell you exactly how much addicted you are?

9 Cool Things To Do with Your Twitter Account

Twitter is used for sharing information and blabbering. But, that is just a small part of what twitter can be used for. There are 9 very cool things you can do with your twitter accounts.

Twitter chats and Twitter parties for brands

This is a blend of having fun and learning. Twitter chats can be used for networking, sharing knowledge as well as talking about topics you like. Twitter Parties are best for having fun and doing some networking along with it.

Best Twitter Articles of Blog Godown

List of the best twitter articles of Blog Godown published in 2010

8 Traits of a Twitter Champion
Twitter Champions are the most influential lot, they are trendsetters and it would not be wrong to say that they control the way twitter is being used. So, if you know what they do, you might also reach where they are now.

How Should You Treat Your Twitter Followers

You should treat your twitter followers well. Even if you have many followers, you should reply to your followers and tweet properly!

The Great Social Media Debate : Scheduling Tweets, Good or Bad

Interesting debate on scheduling tweets. Whether scheduling is a good thing or a bad thing, it is for you to decide.

8 Twitter Mistakes that can Destroy your Twitter Reputation

Everybody makes mistakes. But, if you keep on repeating them, then they will not be excused. Don’t make these 8 mistakes or else, you will lose your reputation.

4 Easy Ways to Engage Your Followers On Twitter

Your schedule is busy and so, you are not able to engage properly with your twitter followers. This article shows you how to engage in four easy ways


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  • Congratulations Gautam! This is a fantastic Twitter resource.
    Thank you for putting this together. I’m discovering lots of interesting new ideas here.

    • Thanks Cindy,
      The resource has become useful because of the articles which have added value to it. Btw, which ones are your favorites?

  • Wow! What an amazing compilation of articles you’ve gathered here, Gautam! I am both impressed and honored to have my post included. Thank you for putting this together so I can refer to awesome articles for myself and friends when they are newly joining the Twitter community. xo G

    • Gina,
      I loved you article. There are many articles that talk of common topics, but u took a topic that was different and relevant to twitter users.

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  • Hi Gautam, This is an awesome collection of Twitter resources — thanks for taking the time to compile this.

    And I can’t tell you how delighted and flattered I am to see one of our articles here — thank you being so thoughtful.

    All the best,
    Anita Campbell, CEO
    Small Business Trends

    • You are welcome 🙂
      I liked your article and I hope you come up with many more like this 🙂

  • Amazing article with lots of information.. Thank you for including in your awesome list.

  • Gautam,

    Amazing post with lots of awesome information! You’ve got fantastic links here that are really helpful. I’ve already shared this with friends on Twitter, Stumbleupon and Digg! Love the resource. I’m sure coming back again and again to check out the links and learn more about how to more effectively tweet.


    Seth Waite

    • Thanks Seth,
      I am happy that you liked it 🙂

  • Wow!!! This is amazing! Thank you for sharing this post!

  • Amazing! This is really informative! I’ve been a Twitter user for a long time, never thought there are a lot a things that can be used in Twitter! I’m very grateful! Thanks for sharing this post!

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  • bookmark it today if you want guide on Twitter..
    the complete resource

  • Wow, what a huge list of Twitter articles you have compiled. Some of the articles are really interesting… will read them through.

    I think it may take me a whole year to read them all though, ahhahahaha…


  • Wow, what a great list — thank you for providing this resource, Gautam.


  • This is some list, Gautam! It’s going to take some time to make it through all of the posts you’ve included here. It’s destined to be a go to post for Twitter resources.

    I love the idea of adding ribbons at the end of this post for people who were included in the list can show it off on their site. Very savvy link building strategy.

    • yes, it is a good link baiting strategy – a good resource always gets you more links.

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  • Great, comprehensive list! I had to smile when I read this title, mom, this is how twitter works 🙂 And add dads to that too. You really need a lot of patience and you have to be an expert in anger management to be able to teach these type of newbies how to use twitter. Next time, I’ll let them read this post.

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  • Interesting read. Thanks for sharing.