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Using Twitter To Gain Blog Traffic

by EzyBlogger on April 16, 2009 · 22 comments · Social Media


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Twitter like other social networks is a great source of blog traffic if you use it correctly.

Twitter is not just for fun but can also be used much like other social networking media to gain more traffic.

In this case, you want to attract more blog traffic.

Twitter can help with that.

Like other social networks, millions of people use Twitter.

It is a micro-universe of potential visitors just waiting to be tapped.

The question is how to get them to take a look at you.

First of all, sign up for an account if you don’t already have one.

You can’t find the right people unless you get in the game.

Don’t worry about creating a business account at this point.

You are only concerned with connecting with people now.

Next, get involved.

Read other people’s tweets; join as a follower for popular tweeters.

You can use Twitter applications to track the tweets of others and also do keyword searches for interesting tweets.

Tweetlater is great twitter tool for those looking for something more.

Comment on current tweets and get a feel for how it works and who everyone is following.

The best thing about Twitter is that it works in real time from your PC.

You can ask questions to find out any type of information.

If you are looking for followers (Twitter friends) interested in blogging (if that is what your blog is about), pose the question in a tweet and wait for responses.

You’ll be surprised what you hear back.

Posing questions is one way to find suitable traffic for your blog.

You want more visitors but the kind of visitors who are likely to come back and buy from you if you are selling a product.

It is a research tool that returns immediate results.

More advice…

There are a few things to observe.

In your tweets, use keywords.

It might be hard with so few characters, but you want to include searchable words that anyone will enter into a Twitter search engine to find your tweets.

Don’t be a spammer.

If your tweets always include links to your blog or your work on other sites, people will get the idea that you are not there to connect but just to fill the site with links.

Use the site to find others with similar business interests or to pose interesting views and get feedback.

You can link to your blog when appropriate but don’t overdo it or people will get that fishy feeling about you.

It takes time to build up a following of followers on Twitter just like any other social networking site.

The plus with Twitter is that the results are more immediate that with other social sites.

Find the targeted visitors you are after with a few questions and then join in the twittering to build a rapport that translates into more traffic.

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1 4notherBlogg3r April 18, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Thank for the article. In a few day latter I’ve been searching articles like this. Using social networking to get more traffic. Do you have another articles??? Let me know if you have one.

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2 EzyBlogger April 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM
3 visalittleboy April 19, 2009 at 4:51 AM

Hi,
It’s really interesting!
Thanks for sharing!

Have a nice day!

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4 EzyBlogger April 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Thanks visalittleboy.

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5 Horozima April 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

It is not always possible to keep a high page ranking with Google and micro blogging sites like Twitter are currently used by web publishers to gain the traffic.You can also preview similar platforms like tumblr,Plurk,Mixx, jaiku etc.

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6 EzyBlogger April 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Yes Horozima. You get traffic from other social network too.

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7 Ainav April 19, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Hey, am definitely in agreement, Twitter has really helped me to not only drive traffic to my site, but to get a sense of the community I am blogging in and to get some very helpful feedback.

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8 EzyBlogger April 19, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Yes. Twitter is a great marketing tool for your blogs.

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9 regie April 21, 2009 at 4:06 PM

thanks for the tips mate. i’ll keep that in mind. :)

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10 EzyBlogger April 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM

Twitter is great tool for bloggers !

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11 LunchHourBytes April 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Excellent post! I have been using Twitter and TweetLater, but it never occurred to me to use keywords in my tweets. Of course people search for those. Thanks for the tips!

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12 EzyBlogger April 24, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Tweetlater is a great tool for tweeters :)

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13 Nihar April 24, 2009 at 5:16 PM

I started using twitter 2 months back. but never really made good use of it. I have followers also. but didn’t add that in my blog. May be i should show in on my blog so that more ppl will know that i am also using twitter.

Thanks…

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14 EzyBlogger April 24, 2009 at 8:36 PM

I have noticed some traffic from twitter of late, you should give twitter a try also.

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I also want to apply as guest blogger to your blog in exchange of adding a link to my blog. Hoping for your positive response.

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17 mike November 8, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Twitter is a fun site. I didn’t like it at first. I think the real-time tweets are really graet.

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18 EzyBlogger November 8, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Yea Mike, I didn’t like Twitter in the begining too :)

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19 EzyBlogger February 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM

You should Peter.

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