Use Twitter to Get More Traffic

Use Twitter to Get More Traffic

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Topics: SEO, Social, Traffic, Twitter

Summary: In this task you will Set up a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, make two updates (Tweets) – one to announce you have just joined Twitter and another to announce your latest blog post, find 10 people to follow and add your Twitter login details to your EzineArticles account (if you have one).

Benefit – Twitter is a very quick and easy way to make new friends, brand yourself and to drive more traffic to your blog or website. As I said before, here some of the way how to get traffic from Twitter.

Step by Step Instructions


1) Join Twitter if you are not already a member.
- Visit Twitter.com , click on the green “Join Today” button and complete the details requested on the “Join The Conversation” form. Then…

- Click the green “Create My Account” button.

- Login to your Twitter account and click on the “Settings” link in the top right hand
corner of your screen.

- Click on the “Account” tab

- Add your full blog or website address (including http://) into the “More Info URL:”  - Add your url again (without the http:// and put a comma at the end of the url e.g. www.yourwebsiteurl.com,) into the “One Line Bio:” which will give you a backlink.
- Do not tick the “Protect my Updates” box as you want your updates to be made public.
- Click Save.

- Click on the “Notices” tab

- Select your options.
- Click Save.

- Click on the “Picture” tab

- Upload your photo by using the browse button to locate your photo on your hard drive. A window will open, locate your “My Pictures” folder and once you have located your photo just double click on it.
- Click Save.

- Click on the “Design” tab

- Choose a theme for your Twitter page.
- Click Save.

 2) You have now set up your account and are ready to make your first TWEET!

Ideally you should make a Tweet daily and Twitter allows you to do this in under 140 characters

- Click on the Home link at the top of the page.
- In the blank box under “What Are You Doing?” type (in under 140 characters) a general message to announce you have just joined Twitter and click “Update”.

Congratulations, you have just made your first Tweet.

3) Find People to follow
To get people to follow you on Twitter you need to find people. You can use the search function under the “Find People” tab as well.

When you receive email notifications that you have a new follower you can just click on the link in the email and the follower’s Twitter web page will open, login to your Twitter account using the Login link at the top and click on “Follow” under the photo. Or you can just login through your own Twitter page and click on “Followers” and click on the “Follow” link under the photo.

4) Add Your Twitter Details to Your EzineArticles Profile
If you have an EzineArticles account, login and go to your Profile and fill in your Twitter Username and Password and every time a new article of yours is approved they will automatically Tweet it for you.

 5) Tweet A Blog Post
If you are going to post a link to your latest blog post or website you will remember that you are limited to 140 characters for your whole post.

Now decide on a Blog post that you would like to Tweet. Click on the “Home” link in your Twitter account and under “What Are You Doing?” type in the title of your blog post and paste the url to the blog post. Don’t be surprised when you see a very strange url – that is because Twitter automatically uses a website called tinyurl.com to create a short url. Click on the link and you will see that it goes to your blog.

If you don’t have a blog yet, say a sentence or two about your website and include your website URL instead.

Congratulations, you have just made your second Tweet telling everyone about your new blog post with a link to it.


Additional Information:
Bear in mind you only have 140 characters to make your post, so if you have a very long blog url you can always generate a short url first through http://tinyurl.com and then paste the url generated for you into your post, which will leave you more space for you to add your title or whatever message you want to add.

That’s the very basics of Twitter – a quick and easy way to brand yourself and drive traffic to your blog.

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