Twitter is a great source of traffic and a great platform to build a social proof for your blog. I don’t think any blogger in the world can find previous statement wrong.
Now since you’re also aware of it then also you’re not using Twitter on its best, why? Today I’ll let you know why you should handle Twitter well if you care for your blog’s success.
Using Twitter is not that hard, you can simply write anything what’s on your mind and simply publish it via clicking on ‘Tweet’ button over there.
Now if you’re tweeting professionally about the work you do or topics you care then definitely your tweets are going to get attention of other users of the platform. If those tweets are related to your blog anyhow then chances of getting benefits increase a lot.
This is how we can simply summarize how Twitter can be used for blogging benefits and believe me you shouldn’t ignore this particular social platform.
Earlier before the new Facebook Page algorithm, driving traffic through Facebook Fan pages was really easy, you just need good number of likes and start posting about posts published on your blog. It will be visible to every fan of your page which will bring lots of social attention and traffic as well.
Twitter was same ever!
But after that algorithm update, things changed a lot. Now you’re left with nothing on Facebook and if you want same attention and traffic stats then you need to opt for Facebook advertisements. But this isn’t the case with Twitter till now and it was never be.
You can easily tweet about your website’s articles which are already published and you’ll get attention if it is really worth. You just need to follow certain rules and there you meet the success at the end.
How to Act on Twitter?
As a blogger you need to act seriously and professionally on Twitter unless niche of your blog is comedy or completely funny. You need to first create a Twitter profile for your blog and put its link on each and every page of your blog.
This is how already readers of your blog are going to know about your blog’s Twitter presence and they are going to follow its profile. Once you start receiving followers then you need to start pushing tweets on regular intervals.
You need to tweet about topics related to your blog and use Twitter’s hashtag feature in most of the tweets, intelligently. Hashtag is a feature of Twitter using which users can track all the tweets done under a particular hashtag using the search tool.
Suppose you’re tweeting about iPhone 6 and you are linking your review article posted on your blog just now. Then you should be using ‘#iPhone6’ somewhere in your tweet which will help your tweet get more views and attention than without that hashtag.
Follow Other Profiles
Next thing you need to concentrate doing on is to start following other Twitter profiles which are targeting topics of your niche. You need to reply to tweets posted by those profiles and get together with their followers as well.
This is how you’re going to get attention of their followers and soon they will be following you back. This is a short trick to get lots of new followers who are actually interested in topics you’re covering on your blog.
Time is the again an important player in this game here. You need to tweet regularly and most importantly during the peak hours. Peak hours are the duration of a day when most of the users are active on the social platform.
Usually people are online during evening to night time on the platform and this is the peak time when you should be tweeting and replying to discussion of your followers. This is how you’ll get a huge response on time which will raise your profile.
I kept the backlink part for wrap up here. When you post a link to your published article on your blog on Twitter then you’re getting a backlink when that tweet is retweeted by a good number of users on the platform. So this is a good source of getting backlinks as well. And backlink from a website like Twitter is really valuable even if its nofollow.
So overall, good out of the debate is that you should not only start taking it seriously but also handle Twitter well if you care for your blog’s success.
Seriously a good Twitter’s social proof can change the result and stats. Give it a try!