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Using Images With Tweets for Better Results

Updated on May 24, 2017
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Bob Craypoe (also known as R. L. Crepeau) is a musician, writer, webmaster, 3D artist, and creator of the Punksters comic strip series.

Anyone who has an active account on Twitter obviously would want the best results possible, whenever they send out a tweet to their followers. After all, what would be the point of tweeting anything out if nobody were to respond? There are ways, however, to increase the likelihood of someone to respond to your tweet. One way is to include images with your tweets.

Hey, let's face it, we live in a world where you are much more likely to get someone's attention by using graphics or images. Often, just using text will simply not do the trick. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't mean that what you have to say is not of any value. It just means that you need to capture their attention by using something visual and then direct their attention to what you are trying to say.

For a while, I was just posting links to articles and various other things in my tweets. I have a number of followers but the response was minimal. Not a lot of people clicked on the links and not a lot of people re-tweeted them either. So I thought I might try a new approach to see what I could do to improve matters.

I decided to try posting an image with the tweet. I figured it would be much easier to grab their attention if I did so and that it would yield better results. Luckily enough, I was right in my assumption. The first time I tried it, the results were significantly better than any tweet I had sent out prior to that one. That's when I came to the realization that I was really on to something.

Just to make sure that it wasn't a fluke, I sent two more tweets out shortly afterwards. One was without an image and one was with. It just confirmed everything that I was suspecting. The one with the image did significantly better than the one without an image

I was able to measure the results through the analytics available through blogger. I could see how many visitors I had going to the article whose link was posted with the image. Even prior to using images in my tweets, I had been looking at the analytics for my sites or my blog to measure the results. So I have seen the difference between using an image in a tweet and not using one and the difference is significant.

I would only assume that the more followers you have, the bigger the difference would be in the way of results. Another thing that is great about improved results to your tweets is the fact that you will often pick up new followers along the way. That will even help to improve future results, simply because of the fact that more people will see your tweets. The more that see your tweets, the more there will be that re-tweet them, which will reach even more people. That will result in gaining even more followers. It's a never ending cycle really.

It also helps if you don't use the same image all of the time. The problem is that people may think that it is just the same thing they have already seen before and that it is something that you are re-posting. So be sure change the image with each tweet and if you do use the same images again, make sure there is a good length of time elapsing between the tweets. I'm talking about weeks or months apart.

So go for it and give it a try. You should see an improvement in results. But, like I have already stated above, the difference in results is magnified by the number of followers you have. the more followers you have, the bigger the difference. Now go for it!

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for tha advice, Bob. I am going to give it a try.

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