New!Schedule Threads!Threads scheduling has arrived!Threads scheduling has arrived on Buffer! Find your community now.Threads scheduling has arrived on Buffer! Find your community and keep the conversation going.Learn more

Infographics: Building Your Twitter Reputation

Oct 18, 2011 1 min readSocial Media Marketing

Where do Twitter reputations come from? How can you build yours?

You build your reputation through activity on Twitter—what you say and do. And by listening to feedback and paying attention to results to improve what you do.

The Basics of Your Twitter Reputation

Over time, you can keep refining every part of building your reputation to get better and better. For example, I recently updated the bio in my profile.

Setting up your Twitter profile is the first step in creating a reputation. Then comes the connections you build with friends, groups, and events, and roles voluntarily undertaken.

And all throughout is the content you find and share, and the style and tone and quality of your interactions, comments and discussions.

So the three steps to a great Twitter reputation can be said to be content, style and connections. And over time you begin to understand some best practices for using Twitter.

Understanding Best Practices

By Buffering Tweets, they are posted at optimal times giving you 2x more exposure.

Understanding Twitter’s Listening Network

You can listen to people you don’t follow through search and retweets and reading through the conversations of people that you follow.

Listening is passive: you can learn, but can’t guide conversations or build relationships. When you switch from listening to interacting, your two networks begin to merge.

When you actively engage your network (such as with a request or question) you begin to build your reputation. So get out there and engage your network!

What have you found to most helpful in building your reputation on Twitter? Leave a comment in the box below

Brought to you by

Try Buffer for free

140,000+ small businesses like yours use Buffer to build their brand on social media every month

Get started now

Related Articles

An AI-generated image of a young woman working on a laptop in a cozy home office, to illustrate post on LinkedIn.
LinkedInJul 11, 2024
30 Days of LinkedIn Post Prompts to Help You Build Your Following + Personal Brand

A full month of LinkedIn prompts to inspire your next 30 posts (with examples!).

creator search insights
TikTokJul 9, 2024
How to Get Your Next Idea Using TikTok's Creator Search Insights

In this article, I share what you need to know about TikTok’s Creator Search Insights tool and some ideas for making the most of this feature.

creators on threads
ThreadsJul 4, 2024
7 Creators on Threads to Watch (+Lessons to Learn From Their Content)

In this article, I share some of my favorite creators on Threads as well as the elements of their content that, in my opinion, make it engaging and effective.

140,000+ people like you use Buffer to build their brand on social media every month