Have you jumped on to Periscope yet?
Even if you aren’t yet “scoping” yourself, you’ll definitely want to start watching scopes.
Today on Periscope, I shared 5 tips for making the most of your time watching scopes. I’ll summarize my tips below, and you can watch the katch replay that’s embedded near the end of this post.
- Create an Effective Profile.
Even if you think you won’t be doing your own live scopes, you want to make sure your bio is effective and searchable with relevant keywords.
When you set up your profile, if you have more than one Twitter account, make sure you choose the Twitter account that you want to continue to have associated with Periscope as you won’t be able to change it.
You bio will initially be set to what you have in Twitter. You can edit your name and description in your Bio and it won’t change it in Twitter.
- Get Involved.
When you start watching a scope, say Hello, introduce yourself with your name and your location. When you comment, the scoper will see your handle, but NOT your actual NAME, and it’s in tiny, grey text. So it’s important to type out your full name and maybe mention your website name.
- Give Hearts.
To show your love and appreciation for the scoper and the content, tap anywhere on the screen continuously and hearts of the colour Periscope has given you for that scope will appear.
Not only does giving hearts help the scoper, it’s good for your following as the scoper and others will see that you’re active and will likely reciprocate.
- Share Scopes.
To share a scope, swipe left to right on an iPhone and swipe bottom to top on an Android. If the scoper has added a location, a map will show. Under the map, you’ll see a profile photo and to the right is an icon with a person and a + sign. Click on that icon to follow them and it’ll turn to a blue checkmark.
Then click on the Share Link and if the scope is live, you can choose to share on Twitter as well as Share to your Periscope followers – to either all or a select few of your followers. If you’re watching a replay you can only share on Twitter.
- Comment during live scopes.
Popular scopes will often go over the limit of viewers who can leave comments. If there are more than the maximum, your comment section will be disabled and it will say “Broadcast too full.”
Some of the top Periscopers will have a laptop next to them with their Twitter feed and watch tweets for comments.
To tweet to a broadcaster, without leaving Periscope… click Share on Twitter, then delete the text that pre-populates the field and put @scopershandle e.g. @5minutesformom at the start of the tweet
You can reply to other commenters by clicking on their comments and selecting reply. You can also view profiles and follow them.
- Extra Tip…
Note that despite being owned by Twitter, Periscope does not recognize and use Hashtags. It’s helpful to put a hashtag at the beginning of your Scope title, so that it appears in the automatic tweet.
For example, when you put #MomScope near the beginning of your title it makes it easier for me to find your scope by searching in Twitter.
Watch the Replay
Connect with more Moms on Periscope
You can find us on Periscope, by searching for us as @5minutesformom.
To help you find other moms, we’re using the #MomScope hashtag and a good old fashioned linky list for us all to connect.
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