How to increase your Twitter traffic?
It’s no secret that social media draws millions of visitors to thousands of websites, right? No, it’s not really a secret.
But look at the proportion: millions of visitors for only thousands of websites… That doesn’t seem to make up for it… It seems that not even 10% of blogs / sites on the net benefit from social traffic.
That’s why today I’d like to share some thoughts on how to increase social media traffic, more concretely, how to increase Twitter traffic.
Since the birth of Twitter in 2006, the number of bloggers, businesses and even celebrities who have decided to join has grown steadily.
Although it has many uses, Twitter can be used as a marketing tool, be it to promote a product, event, or blog / website.
Obviously, the amount (caution: not the quality) of traffic received from Twitter will vary depending on how many followers we have and how we got them (check out my Twitter experience on the Twitter Massive Follow system), but there ‘Here are certainly some tips that can be applied in order to increase the chances of getting a click and having a visitor directly to our site.
Anyway, before you start let me tell you that you should be concerned with building a loyal following list, not building large numbers. I guarantee that a small but loyal group of followers will result in a much better click-through rate than a huge “follow me or I won’t follow you” group. And what we really want is a high conversion rate, not just visitors that will only increase our bounce rate.
Tips for increasing Twitter traffic
Disclaimer: This will not be a magic bullet. Thank you.
Tip number one – grab your reader’s attention:
It is really very important.
1) Headlines: (or in this case the text before or after the Twitter link) Each Twitter account follows an average of 1000 guys (ok that’s totally wrong, but it helps my goal) and those 1000 guys send 10 tweets per day, that will give 10,000 tweets that the owner of a Twitter account will have.
With that said (again, this is just a guess, an example), you need your Tweet to be original and eye-catching, otherwise there’s a good chance you won’t get a single click.
But what can you define as a good title?
It really depends on the point of view we see. In this case, we need a shocking title, which piques our reader’s curiosity. This can be achieved by writing that sounds really original or something that can’t be seen every day but without cheating (don’t write: see that pig with wings fly through Facebook desks). Get the point?
Writing of “aggressive” prosecution caps or !!! will work too, don’t overdo it, as most people (really) associate this type of strategy with spam.
Tip number two: play honestly
And be patient. To get real traffic on Twitter, you need to have real followers, not a follow me group, otherwise I will no longer follow you.
Having a counter that says you have 30,000 followers can be great for gaining respect and reputation, but really, why would you want such a huge army if none of them are even interested in what you’re tweeting?
Other than that, even if it’s your lucky day and you get, say, 200 visits out of those 30,000 visits, be realistic – these will only increase your bounce rate, again.
Having only 60 followers may be like you
Tip number three: be personal
I consider it really IMPORTANT to give your Twitter account a personal touch. I’ve seen hundreds of Twitter accounts share “business-only” tweets and over time it gets really boring.
If people just wanted to see what’s going on around your blog, they would all visit it, say, three days and that’s it. If people follow you on Twitter it’s because they would also like to see what life is like as a blogger, even if you are a pro or a regular blogger.
Share your personal thoughts, upload a beautiful photo of how the sunset looks like at home…
Keep your personal Twitter account, unless you make it clear that it is only a business account.
Having a personal design and not just the ones that come with your Twitter account will also help.
Tip number four: cooperate with the community.
Blogging is a community based activity, readers and bloggers cooperate to help each other and this is what makes blogging so profitable: readers learn
and the blogger benefits as he learns too.
If you cooperate, you will also receive help, and this universal rule can be applied here.
Retweeting some of your fellow bloggers can also encourage them to retweet some of your posts, which will lead to your post being exposed to a great audience.
Don’t wait for someone to retweet any of your posts (which obviously can happen). You have to take the first step.
Tip number five: Offer bonuses.
It’s a great way to increase clicks and retweets. Offering bonuses will surely encourage your followers and readers to spread your amo tweet
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An example of a good bonus can be an entry for a raffle.
Be creative. you can see who retweeted your tweets, so it’s easy to follow the draw.
Surely there are other ways to increase your Twitter traffic, but unfortunately my mind can’t remember them just yet. Will you help me?
If you have other ways, please leave a comment with this one, I will update the post and link to your blog with a do follow link.
Thanks everyone for reading.