Tags or keywords help Twibes to find, filter and feed relevant tweets onto the group page. Without tags, every tweet from every member would appear on the page, whether or not it has anything to do with the topic!
Due to Twitter search limitations, allowing more than three tags is not feasible at this time. When a twibe is created, the default tag is the name of the twibe. That leaves the founder with two more tags to enter – but it’s not necessary to fill all three keyword slots.
Here are some tips for choosing the best tags or keywords for your twibe:
Choose words that would be included organically in group tweets. For example, the Mortgages twibe could use the words “mortgage,” “loan,” or “credit” because tweets meant for the group would likely include at least one of those words. When you include organic words, twibe members do not have to remember to include the tag – and it saves some of those 140 characters for tweeting!
(Note that tweets sent from the twibe group page do not have to include any of the twibe’s keywords in order to appear on the page, nor do they have to be only 140 characters.)
You instead could choose just one short tag that all group members must include in order for their tweet to show up in the group tweet section. For example, the Manga-Readers group could use the tag “mang.” You do not need to use the “#” symbol (“#mang”), but you can if you want.
Using one short tag that does not include the twibe name is a good way to avoid the tweet stream being filled with joining tweets (i.e. “I just joined a twibe. Go to twibes.com/twibename to join.”)
(Note that using the root of a word does not mean all variations of the word will be found by Twibes. For example, using the tag “Ital” for the Italy group does not mean that tweets with “Italy” or “Italian” in them will appear automatically.)
To learn how to add or change tags, go here. If you are a member who would like to suggest tags for your group, contact your group founder directly.
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