Twitter is the best way to get readers to your blog. Build a following on twitter while using the proper #hashtag, throw in quality 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 its pay dirt.
If you Use twitter for business – building a following to drive traffic to your business blog is priority number one.
Tweeting Your Way to the Top!
Your twitter buddies will enjoy reading what you write if they like what you have to tweet!
Those tweets need 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.
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.
The cool thing about Twitter is # tags. If you tag it in the appropriate category 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 in Google.
Using Twitter for Business Tips
- Engage with people and don’t just broadcast your post. ( Try my article How to get more Twitter followers for additional tips. )
- Follow people who are interesting in the same thing as you.
- Use the right hash tags.
If you use twitter the right way it’s a goldmine 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. If you click the following link @elizbethlmaness you can find me tweeting my heart out! My first two paying clients came to me from twitter relationships.
Want some in-depth TIPS? How about 12 Twitter marketing tips from the Pros on Social Media Examiner.
How do you use Twitter for business ? Have you met your ideal client on twitter? Share with me in the comment section your experiences with building traffic on twitter.