Twitter is the best way to get readers to your blog. Build a following on twitter, use the proper #hashtag, throw in some good content, and you will have a traffic driving machine.
Notice I said build a following. You have got to engage and build a relationship with people to gain this following but when you do it’s paydirt.
We are going to discover how to use twitter to bring your twitter followers to you!
Twitter can drive Traffic like a Train!
Your twitter buddies will enjoy reading what you write if they like what you have to tweet! Those tweets are to be more than links to your latest posts, more than quotes and not just about what’s great about you. Engage. Hi @twitterfriend What’s up ? Hiya (Name) @twitterfriend how’s it going?
Yes, talk to people and listen to what they say. Search a topic and location in search.twitter.com in the advanced setting and name your topic then listen. Ah, there’s a good one. They are talking about my favorite football team. I’m hopping in that conversation. Presto,You have new friends.
How To Use Twitter to build Business
Follow people who are likely to follow you back.
If someone is following 500 accounts and has 20k followers, they aren’t likely to engage with you. People who follow close to the same amount of accounts as they follow are out there to engage and see what you have to say. They will be more likely to follow you and share your tweets.
Don’t get overzealous with your following.
It makes people wonder if you are some sort of spam bot and repels rather than attracts new followers. Keep the follow to followers ratio close and you’ll have better luck. No begging either. It’s a turnoff on Twitter just like everywhere else in the world.
The cool thing about Twitter is #hash tags.
If you tag a tweet in the appropriate category ( using the #hash) anyone that searches that topic can find it. You get to be in the awesome Twitter search engine under the topic YOU pick. That takes some time to accomplish in Google. Pretty cool, huh?
- Engage with people and don’t just broadcast your post.
- Follow people who are interested in the same thing as you.
- Use the right hash tags.
If you use twitter the right way it’s a gold mine of traffic that can send your IDEAL client crawling up in your lap.
Pretty simple way to get that blog traffic we all crave. My number one traffic source is Google search but in a close second is twitter.
I love Twitter. My first two paying clients came to me from Twitter relationships.
Yes, that good ol pay dirt that I talked about can be found on Twitter.
How do you use Twitter to gain traffic? Have you met your ideal client on Twitter? Share with me in the comment section your experience with building traffic on twitter.