Our last post revealed Twitter Trends get excited when something new suddenly explodes.
For a new tag to appear suddenly, a large number of people must agree to start tweeting together at a certain time, and not before. That is a “Twitterbomb.” The next few posts will teach you how to bring that group together.
First, set a time when everyone should begin tweeting your new tag. Discourage its public use beforehand. Only share the tag through Direct Messages, Facebook, email or other means until the set time.
Beginners should set Twitterbombs during the evening when there is usually less competition from breaking news events. We trended #DoItForGabby last Sunday evening, during the Golden Globes. Targeting a major event has a higher risk of being sidelined by the competition, and a higher reward of many more eyeballs when you’re successful.
Hint: We will be trending a tag Wednesday, January 16th at 8PM. DM me if you want to join.