It’s the last Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for this month’s blog tip. My guest is Lisa of Inspire To Thrive and she’s got tips to show you how to use Twitter to drive positive social traffic to your blog.
I connected with Lisa on Twitter about four years ago when I a post she wrote about making money tweeting and other tips that came in very handy for me as a newbie to the social site. Lisa is known in the blogging community as the queen of Twitter and after you read her post, you’ll understand why.
Take it away Lisa…
This social media platform now has 302 million active users (May, 2015) with 500 million tweets being sent daily. 80% of these users use their mobile phone to access Twitter. Is Twitter drawing traffic to your site or social profiles?
Learn to Get More Followers on Twitter to Your Blog
Getting more Twitter followers will spread your presence through Twitterland. Here are 6 tips you can do to achieve this one.
- Be interesting. Be someone you would want to follow. Share the latest tips on your niche. Share the latest news of your niche. And most importantly share others tweets in your niche. Do not only tweet about your niche but add some quotes and a sprinkle with a little of personal tweets. People want to know the real you before they follow you.
- Pin an awesome tweet. Be sure to pin a tweet to your profile that is an example of what you tweet, believe in, care about, etc. Make sure it is one with an image and pick one that has retweets or favorites to show a little social proof.
- Follow some people back. Don’t follow everyone back but be selective in who you follow and add them to Twitter lists. Lists keep you on top of your game on Twitter!
- Remain Active. Don’t just tweet once a week. Try to tweet daily. Other peeps won’t see your tweets if you are barely there. Twitter moves fast!
- Tweet some quotes. People love quotes! Just Google quotes and you’ll find some great sites with them and some include images (another plus!).
- Use Hashtags. Many peeps search via the hashtag. Twitter users will find you and follow if you are in their niche if they see the hashtag in your profile and/or in your tweets. Be careful not to use more than 3 at one time.
Tweet some of your own links from your blog or website
- Don’t be shy! I know I’ve been a little shy tweeting my own stuff but when I tweet some older posts out I do see traffic to them that day.
- Add photos to your tweets whenever possible. Stats show that photos in tweets generate 35% more retweets! (Source, Mashable.) Imagine your blog posts or website lead page getting 35% more retweets? That is sure to generate some clicks to your site. You can now use IFTTT recipes to show your Instagram photos right in the Twitter stream, sweet!
- Time your own tweets. Be sure to use tools like the Buffer or Hootsuite to time your own tweets so you are not constantly tweeting your own stuff. Use the infamous 80/20 rule and only tweet your stuff 20% of the time. 80% should be used to tweet others relevant tweets or things of interest to your Twitter followers.
Engage, Engage Engage!
- Think of Twitter as a networking event. When you go to a networking event in person do you shout about your own stuff before saying hello? Do you ask other people questions? The same goes for social networking online. Not only this platform but any social media site. That’s why it is called SOCIAL. So be SOCIAL!
- Join a Twitter chat. These are a great way to be social with new folks on Twitter. It is a great way to also generate more followers. A great place to look for some relevant Twitter chats is Twubs.
- Use Follow Friday. #FollowFriday or #FF is a great way to generate some rapport with other peeps on Fridays. It’s been around a lot time and you can also give accolades to those peeps you really like. Feel free to add images to these too!
- Don’t spam others. I’ve seen some folks who will send me their latest posts via a tweet. That can be annoying. It’s not engaging unless they are letting you know you are part of their post. That would be a tweet others would like J
Not sure where to begin on Twitter or need more Twitter tips? Check out my eBook today for many more Twitter tips!
I’d love to know how you use Twitter or if not why you haven’t yet in the comments.
Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others?
She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 5 years experience blogging, social media and SEO. Get her new eBook Tweeting Like It’s 2nd Nature today and follow her on Twitter @InspireToThrive