Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Twitter Tree 9-12-2012

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop M-W-F.

  •          Only 2 Items per person
  •          Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #retwt
  •          Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
  •          Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet. 
  •    Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).
  •          No Mature Items
  •          Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not.)

Limit of two (2) hashtags

Here's an acceptable example post
Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black @ChristieCottage  handmade  artfire #AFPP  #RETWT

Invite your friends!
Please tweet the other shops in the tree. It is not fair to be tweeted without returning the favor. The more people that are tweeting, the more exposure for all!
Speaking of exposure. Did you know that you are creating back links to your items by posting in the twitter tree. You get a link from the blog and you also get back links when someone tweet, FB, Google+, RebelMouse, and uses other social media to promote your items. The more back links you get, the more relevant  your items are to Google.   Something to keep in mind.
Today's Tweeting Items:

NEW!!! 3 Inch Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings by @ElunaJewelry via @Etsy #retwt #fashion

You will love all the color in this Beautiful Australian Boulder #Opal by @ElunaJewelry via @Etsy #retwt #art


  1. Good morning!

    Just sent the email with thelink


    Clearance Blowout! @christiecottage #artfire #retwt Jewelry Bags and #Supplies

    Puppy Bath Set Bath Mitt and Wash Cloth @ChristieCottage via @Etsy #ReadyToShip #retwt

    New Giveaway is up!


  2. Good morning!

    Lighthouse Wine Bottle Cheese Board - Romantic Gift by @FirstLightGlass via @Etsy #lighthouse #retwt

    The Giving Tree Fused Glass Pendant Handmade Jewelry on Blue by @FirstLightGlass via @Etsy #retwt #jewelry


  3. Tweeted thru Dawn's

    Here are Tom's

    Jack O Lantern Cheese Cutting Board by tomroche via @Etsy @piesafetommy #Retwt #ShopEtsy

    OWL Cutting Board by tomroche via @Etsy @piesafetommy #retwt #shopetsy


  4. Mine for today are:

    1940 Antique Postcard Glasgow Broomielaw Raphael Tuck postcardsintheattic @Etsy @butterflysattic #in #etsybot2 #retwt

    1910 Antique Postcard The Circular Bridge Mount by postcardsintheattic via @Etsy @butterflysattic #in #etsybot2 #retwt

    Off to tweet

  5. Good Wednesday Morning - tweeted all so far.
    Question - does anyone know why my "retwts" don't work on my Twitter page. I've tried every possibly, and still can't seem to use the "retwt" link on anyone's tweets.

    My Wed Tweets
    BraceletPink Flower Lampwork Bead w Pink Swar by MagdaleneJewels via @Etsy #retwt #Jewelry #Lampwork

    Bracelet Autumn Memory Bracelet of Swarovski by MagdaleneJewels via @Etsy #retwt #jewelry

  6. Tweeted and scheduled up to here. I will be back after work tonight.


  7. @Madjewelry ~ Are you trying to retwt items you already retwt or new ones. If they are already retwt under your user name once it won't let you do it again. If it's brand new got me.

    Got everyone google + & tweeted with rts scheduled through out the day. Here are mine for today

    Get your christmas purple napkin rings with Black and White Napkins #retwt #teamsellit

    New Christmas Winter Wedding Silver singe silk flower #retwt #teamsellit embellishments craft/fahsion

  8. Good morning all...

    Beautiful Orrefors Crystal Picture Frame Signed #retwt

    #Perfume makes a great #Christmas gift. Full Metal Jacket by FMJ Parfums for Women Eau de #retwt

  9. Hi all... Make sure to leave some space in your tweets for retweets. If you use all the letters, there's no room for me to go back in later and retweet the tweet. Does that even make sense?

  10. Good morning, everyone! Here are my two:

    Beautiful ethnic inspired hand carved bone #earrings w/ garnet dangles! @ShadowDogDesign #retwt

    Ooohhh, scary! Multi colored #DayoftheDead #Halloween skull #bracelet! @ShadowDogDesign #retwt

    Thanks! Off to tweet and schedule. And I agree about some tweets being way too long. Often have to stop and shorten them.

  11. I am thru Got Milk

    On the RTs

    You can not retweet YOUR tweets. You can search the hashtag #retwt and retweet from there, or come back and retweet by copying and pasting and dropping out the retwt hastag.

    I just retweet from your tweets.

    I add extra hashtags or whatever so they will go thru again.


  12. Good morning!

    Here are mine for the day:

    Polymer Clay Raw Cane Teal Turquoise Brown Kaleidoscope by polymerclaybeads via @Etsy #handmadebot #retwt

    Polymer Clay Raw Cane Kaleidoscope Purple Gold by polymerclaybeads via @Etsy #handmadebot #retwt

    Have a great day all!
    Julie and Blu

  13. Everyone's first item has been tweeted/scheduled for earlier this morning - the second item for later on. Also scheduled for this evening. Happy sales!

    I sometimes have trouble with tweets from here being too long for Hootsuite. If you use a long Etsy or ArtFire link, then I have to stop and shorten it. No biggie - just takes up time. A rule of thumb on twitter is that a tweet should have at least 20 spaces left for a RT. I don't like to use the RT button because that tweet is not valued as greatly (or so I've read) as a tweet where you do a "RT @ChristieCottage..." for example. I can't RT that way for several people here because the tweets are way too long - have to use the RT button then, which I don't really like to do.

  14. Thanks for all the "retwt" suggestions. The problem I have is with when I add the #retwt hashtag to items posted from various Twitter shops. I copy the link and then click on the Tweet - then add #retwt and enter - When I go to my Twitter page - that is where I cannot retwt anyone's listings - I have to go back to the shop and just retwt fron there again.
    Will keep working on it.

  15. Tweeted all. :)

    Interesting about the RT button. I always thought a RT was a RT. I did not know they were weighted differently.

    And who is weighing them differently? Google?

  16. Have to admit that if you are tweeting every one else's tweet request, than why would you want to also retweet?

    Okay, I have either scheduled or already tweeted every one. So here are mine.
    Do you have sore muscles? #craftcafe #retwt

    The truly wonderful scent of neroli (aka orange blossoms) #craftcafe #retwt

    Thanks everyone, just to be on the safe side will check back at 7 pm ET.

  17. Tweets come across my screen constantly. Some of them I read; some I don't (or, I'm not watching my screen at that moment). By retweeting at various times during the day (some say 3pm - 11pm is the best time to retweet), our messages get out there many times so, we hope, someone will eventually read them.

  18. Caught up.

    Don't know if I bookmarked the article I read about maximizing your tweets - will see if I can find it and share the link. I found it to be very interesting and the part about how to RT really stuck in my head. That's why I don't use the RT button very often. Another thing is like what GotMilkGlass said - spread out the tweets. Tweeting one right after the other doesn't get the word out, but doing a few here and a few there throughout makes your tweets more likely to be RTd. I RT the first 2-3 from the twitter tree then set up tweets for every five minutes in the morning, usually starting around 7:15, for the first items and then starting again around 9:00 for the second items. The next round of tweets go out starting at 4:00 pm every 10 minutes. Then sometimes I'll add a few around midnight to hit the Europe crowd. Not saying this is the best way, but it works for me.

  19. Caught up.

    Thanks for the great info on RTs!

  20. I thought most people used hootsuite to spread their tweets out through out the day.

    Katherine, I would be interested if you find that link.

    Thanks everybody. I hope you all have a good night.


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