I did some research on the Canadian Opera’s use of Twitter.
Your Klout score ranks in the top 10 of all arts groups in Toronto, so you’re doing a great job on social media!
There’s no doubt your hard work is paying off. Below are three tips that will help increase the return on your investment.
1) Two charts demonstrating a simple way to increase the reach of your social media.
2) Two tools everyone on your team can use to improve engagement.
3) A quick method, using Google Analytics, to measure your power on social media.
1 – Tweet When Your Followers Are Online
Below are two charts.
The top chart, in blue, indicates the hourly activity of your followers; the most likely times they’ll see your tweets.
The bottom charts indicates when you are most active.
Tweeting when your followers are most active is a great way to extend your reach.
The green check marks indicate that you published tweets at the right time, when your followers are online.
The red X indicates a missed opportunity to reach your followers, when most were active.
You can improve your reach by tweeting when followers are active.
Click on the chart below to enlarge.
2 – Great Tools
1) Tweet easier
One of the tools I use to schedule Tweets, and Facebook posts, is Buffer. Here are the top 3 reasons I recommend buffer:
a) Multiple users can publish from their desktop or mobile.
b) Simple analytics work great on mobile.
c) It’s unbelievably easy to add images to your tweets using Buffer’s Chrome browser widget.
When reading something you’d like to share just right click the image and buffer adds it to your tweet.
I use Buffer to write & store tweets I plan to publish in the short term, or web content I find when I’m on the go. Buffer is a freemium service with a paid plan for large organizations.
Hootsuite is another great tool for writing, and scheduling, a tweet that you want to publish at a much later date, like a show opening or special occasion.
2) Easy graphics
I use Canva to create simple graphics for social media.
Canva has lots of templates that make it easy to create gorgeous Twitter headers, Facebook ads, inforgraphics, etc.
Canva is a freemium service and you can get very creative at no cost. Stock photos or graphics are also available and cost $1.00 per image.
I teach social media at Western University and recently one of my students said that Canva was one of the most useful things
she’d learned all year!
I made the image below on Canva in 15 minutes.
3- Measure your power on social media.
For a details on how to use Google Analytics to assess which social media platform is drawing the most traffic click HERE.