4 Intelligent Tips to Boost Your Blog Traffic through Twitter

Tick tock…..tick tock…..have you tweeted recently?

Shrewd professional bloggers use twitter from an intelligent space. Unfortunately, many newbie or even veteran bloggers follow a dated approach to tweeting.

Boost Traffic Via TwitterOld axioms like “stay in the stream” are falling by the wayside as readers and tweeters are becoming more sophisticated. Aggressive tweeters are becoming an extinct species these days.

Since social media users have likely seen every trick in the book.

Being authentic is the #1 tool in your twitter arsenal. Real, genuine, thoughtful pro blogging tweeters like Darren Rowse at ProBlogger get it.

Check out his twitter stream. He’s real. He asks questions. He provides answers. He’s personable. He attracts traffic to his blog by being attractive on twitter. He’s not trying to get traffic. He’s trying to help.

Let’s dive into the tips.

Be Authentic

In a noisy, chaotic twitter environment you can’t outshout a gazillion tweeters.

Think of children in kindergarten, attempting to out scream one another to grab the teacher’s attention. Nobody really stands out from the crowd.

Meanwhile, the kid who quietly walks up to the desk and offers their teacher an apple gets noticed quickly.

Authentic TweetingWhy?

Power attracts. Force negates.

Authentic bloggers yield twitter power. People who serve, and help, and ask, and chat about stuff other than their blog, or business, attract followers who appreciate their authenticity.

Many attracted followers will be more than happy to click on their blog link, or their latest post, to learn more about said attractive blogger.

Authentic people thank their RTers and respond to @replies a few times daily. Engage often to attract trusting followers, to boost your link clicks and to increase your blog traffic.

Retweet Early and Often 

Smart tweeters obey the hallowed Golden Rule of social media; give what you wish to receive. Retweet others freely to inspire tweeters to retweet your tweets freely.

Other Golden Rule following bloggers will freely retweet your work, expanding your presence in the process. Retweeting frequently is the easiest way to increase your traffic through this microblogging platform.

Join Triberr

Triberr is the secret online community for boosting blog traffic. Authority bloggers on Triberr share each other’s helpful content.

Imagine a spider web, reaching out far and wide, to envision how Triberr works. Each pro blogger who retweets your post through Triberr forms one stream on the web.

Now imagine a community of tribe mates retweeting your latest post, adding streams to the web. This form viral marketing ensues if you give freely on the platform by promoting others.

Remember the Golden Rule? Thou shalt promote others to promote yourself.

Generous Triberr users promote other user’s good, helpful content regularly. Doing so helps you show up on the radar of authority bloggers.

After a few weeks’ worth of generous sharing you will find your posts being retweeted 20, 30, 40 times or more, many times shared by blogging tweeters with seriously huge audiences.

Don’t Stuff the Stream 

Successful blogging tweeters know it’s all about the flow. Tweet updates in an even fashion. Check in a few times daily to respond to tweets, to retweet others and to tweet your latest posts.

Blog traffic flows to the calm, confident tweeter who posts tweets hourly. Let your tweets simmer for a bit before sending out your next update. Let people see your latest blog post before hitting them up with another tweet.

Slow, steady, persistent tweeters will see a gradual increase in blog traffic by not stuffing the stream with tweets every 5 minutes.

Your Turn

What tips can you add to this list?

How do you increase your blog traffic through twitter?

Please share your thoughts with us below.

 

 

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Catherine Holt is the founder of Blogging Tips 101. She has been an internet marketer since 2012. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google and Pinterest.

19 Responses to “4 Intelligent Tips to Boost Your Blog Traffic through Twitter”

written by Marc On 28 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,
I like to have tweets spread throughout the day without being on Twitter constantly. I use Hootsuite (the free version) to schedule tweets. I can set them up once per day and then they are spread out rather than all being together.

I’ve also had a good experience with Triberr, like you mentioned. I’m not sure how great it would be for bloggers in small niches, but in popular industries where there are a lot of tribes and active users it can be a great resource.

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hootsuite is definitely a great way of scheduling tweets for the day, so you don’t feel like you are a slave to the computer all day! There is a premium version, but like you say the paid version does the trick! Scheduling tweets to run throughout the day is a great way of having a wider presence on the platform.

Thanks for your feedback :-)

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written by Elizabeth On 29 July 2014 Reply

Catherine,
Thanks for the great twitter tips! I am still learning. I often feel clunky on twitter and haven’t found a good way to be authentic. I will be thinking about how I can improve this.

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Twitter can take a while to get a handle of Elizabeth, so stick in there! A lot of people think you can’t communicate as well considering it has the character limit, but think of it as like sending a short SMS. You can still be personable and build connections, but it can feel like it takes a lot longer than on other social media platforms where engagement appears higher. Try not to stress and just be yourself!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :-)

written by Richard On 29 July 2014 Reply

Thanks for the advice Catherine, I find that I don’t use twitter too much at the moment, but I can see that I need to change that habit!

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Twitter can be an incredibly powerful tool for your social media campaign, but it can take a while to get to grips with. You will notice a difference in your traffic though once you start using the platform. Glad that these tips were helpful :-)

written by John On 29 July 2014 Reply

Great tips for using twitter, I always feel a little lost around it, thanks :-)

written by Ryan Biddulph On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

I dig the post, and really vibe with Marc’s take on Triberr. The community is a fun, enriching platform through which you can connect with bloggers and boost your traffic.

It works so well, particularly with twitter.

As with any traffic driving approach, helping others seems to work the best. Focus on driving traffic to people’s sites and they’ll be more than happy to do the same for you.

Thanks for the share Catherine.

Tweeting in a bit.

Have a great week :)

Ryan

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Ryan. One of the most fun things about blogging is the ability to connect with others. Yes it is great to see your traffic grow, but this will naturally occur when you connect with others, share their content and engage on their sites. Triberr is a great platform to assist this to happen.

It’s all good karma really isn’t it. Help others to move their blog forward and they will help you to move yours forward. Everyone is a winner. Try and do it alone and it is a long and lonely road!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :-)

written by Moumita Ghosh On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hello Catherine,

Twitter is an important platform for getting more traffic for a blog. You have shared some important tips which are really helpful to boost blog traffic. I have heard about Triberr bu never try it before. I will join Triberr very soon. Thanks for sharing such an wonderful article

written by Catherine Holt On 31 July 2014 Reply

Twitter is certainly a great way of driving traffic. It can take a while to get the hang of it, but if you can stick at it, then you will notice a big difference with traffic levels.

Triberr is a community I have only recently joined myself, but it has lots of benefits. I will be posting an an article about it soon….so stay tuned for that one :-)

Thanks for stopping by Moumita :-)

written by Swapnadip Chakraborty On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

I do agree with you that Twitter is the way by which you can boost your website traffic. As a greenhorn, I will follow all the point which you have discussed above.

But here I have seen that you mentioned about Triberr. You said by using this, we can promote our blog. So, it will be easier for me if you could explain me more in details.

Godspeed……..

written by Catherine Holt On 31 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Swanpnadip. Triberr is a great way to promote your blog and other tribe members will actively promote for you via their Twitter. This allows you to gain an enormous amount of exposure. I will be having a Triberr post next week, so please pop back and read it and I’m sure that will help you understand the platform :-)

written by Asem On 22 December 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

Thanks for posting wonderful article, It’s easy way to boost web traffic, perhaps i follow the above guidelines, i have seen traffic generating form my tweets.

written by Catherine Holt On 23 December 2014 Reply

If you want to increase your Twitter engagement, then this is a great place to start. Try implementing a couple of the strategies and see if you notice any difference.

Thanks for sharing a comment here :-)

written by David On 7 January 2015 Reply

I use Twitter it’s my favorite platform to share updates unlike other people who prefer Facebook rather than Twitter. Yes I tweet many update on Twitter & RT very often as well others tweets also. Thanks for mentioning Tribber, I will join it soon.

written by Catherine Holt On 13 January 2015 Reply

WHat’s great about social media David is that there is a platform to suit everyone, and it sounds like Twitter is one that suits you really well. I wouldn’t say that it is my favourite platform, but it is certainly one that I use often.

Retweeting other’s is definitely an important component of using Twitter well.

Hope to see you on Tribber :-)

written by Purushottam Kadam On 23 April 2015 Reply

Hi CATHERINE,

I appreciate the tips you have shared are much better than doing any blackhat methods
to increase blog’s traffic I am following this tips
Thank’s for sharing the great informative and useful post

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