As bloggers, we all wish to build successful and traffic driven blogs using all platforms available, but most bloggers fail to realize the power of social networks. Today, i’ll guide you through how you can optimize your Twitter account in order to drive huge traffic back to your blog.
Optimizing and using twitter effectively to drive traffic tends to be a problem for most bloggers, especially those who do not really understand the social network, but i’ll be listing and explaining 5 great tips you probably might have heard of but haven’t put into practice that can change your blog’s traffic status.
- Must Read: 10 Ways To Get Traffic To Your Blog
5 Tips To Gain Traffic To Your Blog Using Twitter
1. Choosing Your Handle or Username
This is the initial aspect you need to setup on your twitter account and here is where most bloggers fail. Your username is to explain to people what your business is all about.
For instance, if you run an SEO blog, lets say with domain name “seomoneytalk.com“, you can get a twitter user name such as “seomoneytalk“.
Anyone who comes across the handle would definitely know what your blog is all about. From this handle, it is obvious to be and SEO and Make Money tips blog. There are cases where you can also use your personal name for your handle. This is up to you. You can find me on Twitter @oscarfranky.
2. Your Connections Should Be with Niche Related People
We all know that social networks are meant for people to connect with each other, try as much as possible to connect with other people and bloggers,especially those who have a mutual interest with you.
Find bloggers in your Niche who have a large followership and Follow them, also ask them to follow you back. Try to Retweet their updates, it can get their attention. They can visit your profile, which leads them to your blog from your bio or they can even Retweet your status update to their followers and you know what effect that can have on your blog traffic.
3. Make Use Of Hash # Tags
The use of Hash # tags on twitter can never be overemphasized. It really helps in turning in lots of traffic and followers. But before I continue, do you know what the hash # tag does and is all about?
The Twitter hash tag is used to link keywords to a search result page. If you add the # symbol to any keyword on your twitter update, it links the keyword to a search result page of all other people who have made use of the keyword on their updates. Now let me show you how you can maximize this tool.
Whenever you post a link to your blog on your tweets, try to # tag a keyword you know people search, now this would make your tweet visible to people who make a search with the keyword or clicked on some other persons hash tag of that same keyword.
Most people would probably click through your link if you have a catchy title in your tweet. The hash tag works efficiently for my traffic on twitter. You really need to try it out immediately.
4. Update and Tweet Useful Contents Only
If you want to retain your followers, always update useful contents to them. That is the reason I gave the second point as to follow people in your Niche with related interest.
It is only people with mutual interest that would find your Niche and Tweets interesting. Try as much as possible to update only status that is related your area, and forget about the rest.
- Must Read: Guide to Choosing A Niche
5. Use Catchy and Powerful Headline Titles
As I earlier said in the usage of hash # tag, it is only catchy headlines that would attract people to click through your blog link in a search result on twitter. Try as much as you can to be creative in writing meaningful and must click headlines.
This might be difficult at first, but with time you would find yourself writing amazing titles.
Now, Your Turn
If you really want to drive traffic to your blog using twitter, then you definitely have to put these basic five points into practice. They work amazingly for me, and I guess with time, they would work for you also.
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