How To Turn Off Unwanted ReTweets: Simple Tip for Cleaning Up Your Twitter Feed for #artists

Screenshot 2015-11-10 at 11.09.00 AM

I’ve noticed many artists use a highly selective, yet very restricting, follow or don’t follow method of maintaining their Twitter accounts. They won’t follow anyone who isn’t strictly a friend or can help them with their career in some way. They only tweet about their own art a couple of times per week. Yet they would like many more followers and are really puzzled as to how to get them. I see artists with as few as 23 followers or around 100 followers, and that number remains unchanged week after week.

The problem with that sort of limited following and tweeting may seem obvious–so very few will see your tweets– yet so many artists continue to use this method to overly control their twitter feed because they don’t understand simple Twitter controls.

You don’t have to tightly screen your followers. Instead, follow more twitter accounts and use settings such as the Turn Off ReTweets.

The simple truth is that many on Twitter are paid by advertisers to Retweet. The amount they are paid is determined by the number of followers. For instance, I know of one site that pays someone with 1,000 Twitter followers about .50 cents for a tweet or retweet, someone with 10,000 Twitter followers about $5-10 per retweet, and someone with 100,000 followers $25.- 50.00 or more! Tweeters are paid to make certain Tweets go “viral.” Not surprisingly, many set up multiple Twitter accounts for the purpose of making money this way.

When a Tweet genuinely goes viral, you’ll often read news stories and articles about it. Genuinely viral Tweets indicate a strong mainstream interest, and careers can be made and celebrity gained from genuinely viral Tweets. So advertisers try to mimic these viral Tweets by paying others to Retweet the same Tweet from Twitter accounts with large numbers of followers.

How To Turn Off Someone’s ReTweets–

Visit your Twitter account each day to review your new followers.

When you have a new follower, visit their Twitter page and scan their recent tweets. If you see nothing but retweeted content that has nothing to do with fine art, or any of your other interests, you can still follow them back but click on the gear icon and in the drop down menu click on Turn off Retweets (as illustrated in the photo above.)

That way you can build your following and keep all the noise out of your Twitter feed.

Advertisements

Artists, We Will Tweet Your Link + Artist News to Our Thousands of Twitter Followers

blogtwitLovebirds

Here’s some advance publications news. The author of a forthcoming magazine article on how artists use Twitter, informed me that she has quoted me heavily in her article. The magazine editor requested two jpeg images of my art for the publication (space permitting). I haven’t read the article yet, but it will appear in the September marketing issue — in both print and digital editions– of Professional Artists magazine.

Before the article comes out, it would be nice to get even more Twitter followers on my Twitter account @Artozon which currently has 9,984 followers. I only need 16 more followers to roll my number of followers over to 10,000.  Artists, follow @Artozon on Twitter, tweet the link to your website and add the hashtag #artistnews or #artistmarket to get your tweet RT’d (re-tweeted) across all of my Twitter accounts!  (I set up @Artozon Twitter account August 2011, so it’s also a 3 year anniversary this month.)

My Twitter Account @TransArtGuide has 7,948 followers. I’d like to get that number up to 8,000.  Artists, follow @TransArtGuide on Twitter, tweet your link with the hashtag #artistnews or #artistmarket and I will RT (re-tweet)!

Please also follow my Twitter account @Transmediartist with 7,684 followers –I want to increase that number too.

Artists: How to Get Your Art Re-tweeted

As odd as that headline may sound, if you use twitter you understand that opening a Twitter account and tweeting the link to your site probably isn’t enough.

To make your tweets stand out, add an image of your art to your tweet. This is easy to do using TweetDeck.  TweetDeck started as an independent platform but was purchased by Twitter around 2013. Twitter has since expanded TweetDeck calling it “the most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement.”

Now that you’ve written your tweet, added your link and image, include a hashtag to get your tweet in a thread. Try using these hashtags: #art #artforsale #buyartonline #artmarket #paintings #oilpaintingsforsale #prints #drawing #installation #photography #artcollectors #sellartonline #collage #mixedmedia #Giclee and others. Use the Twitter search box to find others. Use hashtags such as #RT and #shoutouts to put your art tweet into non-art categories– which may help you reach new buyers.

To get your tweets retweeted to thousands, simply use the hashtags #artistmarket and #artistnews in your tweet– Artist Marketing Resources retweets your tweets from those hashtag threads.

The organization Artifizz tweets as @artifizzorg using a lot of hashtags in their tweets.  You can find many more art news organizations and publications here.

Artist Marketing Resources retweets our reader’s tweets from the hashtag threads #artistnews and #artistmarket. Add one or both hashtags #artistnews and/or #artistmarket to your tweet. Your tweet will appear in our thread and  we will retweet. It’s that easy.

For artists who have an Etsy Shop, EtsyRetwt @EtsyRetwt makes these offers– “Want a shoutout? Just retweet my last tweet and I’ll personally promote your @Etsy shop- it’s that easy! Use the hashtag #etsyretwt to get more views on your tweets! I re-tweet a lot so if you’re following me, I’ll follow you!”

If you have fewer than 1,000 followers for your Twitter account, you can use services such as WeFollow to find and build followers.

Artist Marketing Resources follows and re-tweets. Follow us on Twitter @TransArtGuide @Artozon @Transmediartist  Use the hashtags #ArtistMarket and #artistnews to get your tweets re-tweeted. And don’t forget to share by re-tweeting our tweets too!

blogfollownmebutton