Twitter is the world’s second largest social media after Facebook. It is used by all kind of individuals across the globe including business persons, students, bloggers and so on. Every individual has its purpose of having a profile on Twitter. Like entrepreneurs use Twitter for the purpose of their brand exposure, students use Twitter just for fun and for E-learning (or connecting with teachers). In the same way, bloggers and webmasters use it for their blog promotion and their brand’s exposure.
This is my first guest contribution here and in this post, I will be sharing the Top 5 ways to generate massive traffic from Twitter:
#1. Do Blogging and Twittering together
Yes, you’ve to do that! Add a Twitter follow button to your blog so that your blog readers get transformed into twitter followers and friends. Once, you turn your blog readers into Twitter audience; you will be able to generate traffic for your blog by just sharing your blog posts regularly at Twitter.
#2. Hi Jack your Bio
There is a place where you can introduce yourself shortly. You can promote your blog post, E-book OR a product and generate traffic, See an example from Brent Jones, a marketer:
That’s simple. Add your blog URL in the bio section and let every new follower view your blog. Isn’t it easy?
#3. Build Long-Lasting Connections with your followers
Treat your followers as your friends. Whenever a new follower appears in your profile, follow back and get connected with him. When you’re active to his/her profile, for sure, he/she will be active to your profile in return.
Yes, yes! It works. I’ve really some active followers and they’re active only because I am active for them. I treat them as the best friends and make them happy by liking and retweeting his tweets.
If it doesn’t work, I’ve some other tips:
#4. Love #HashTags
Yes, Hashtags are really awesome in driving great traffic within a couple of minutes. It is my own experience that the tweets in which popular #hashtags are present get more attention and clicks!
Now, the question is how to find popular hashtags? Head over to hashtags.org and find popular #hashtags regarding your topic.
#5. Try Twitter Ads!
Twitter Ads are a way to promote your tweets. You can promote your blog posts with this. I’ve asked some of my friends who have tried Twitter Ads to expose their experience with that. And almost one of my friends said,
Twitter Ads are a better way to do Paid promotion. I have generated 450+ targeted leads by just spending 5$.
Must Read : Using Twitter and Linkedin for Lead Generation
Now, it’s your turn, try Twitter Paid tweets and generate massive traffic.
Twitter is a place where you can build a huge publicity while there are some reactions thereof too. To gain more and more twitter followers, I have come up with some tricks and a few strategies. However, you can gain thousand of twitter followers in such a short span of time. But doing this by hook or by crook gets a little dirty when you have organic hacks to do the same.
Talking more about Twitter, it is an amazing place to go social with your friends, followers and community. A place to share your thoughts in a set of 140 words and even messages can be sent at the max character limit of 140.
How to Get More Twitter Followers [Step By Step]
The hunger and need of Twitter followers in every small or large online business gave birth to so many Twitter follower vendors. I hardly believe if a twitter follower vendor can give you real followers. Most of the followers they sell are fake accounts. And the most crucial thing is that the followers you buy will disappear after a couple of weeks. And this is the reason why I highly distrust those Follower vendors.
To get worthy profitable list of followers, you have to work hard and hard.
But I do not say so. In my views, you need only to be simple, smart and attractive to gain followers. Ok, Lets come back to the discussion, LOL.
1. Profile Branding
Profile Branding is the essence of Twitter marketing. Choose an Avtar, Timeline cover and Username with due care. Branding means keeping single images as a QR code.
When you’re branding yourself, make sure that the profile pictures is same on all the online presence. It strengthen the trust of your online viewers.
And talking about corporate branding, the copyrighted logo has to be in the place of the profile picture. And it has to be same on all social media channels and profiles.
In the above snap, you can easily see that “Neil Patel” has a branded twitter profile where the profile has an impressive picture, bio and cover. Your twitter profile has to be purposefully constructed. And you have to determine the purpose of your social media presence as well.
If you just have to impress your viewers with your images and content, you can choose instagram in place of twitter. But twitter has a kind of potential you can’t even estimate.
Now take a look at his Facebook page.
Of course, the username and the profile picture. It helps your viewer to identify the officially real account. And remember
First Impression is the last Impression.
Personal branding does not help you in influencing the industry alone. It can bring you sponsors and employers too and when you think about crowdfunding for your new startup, your profile can stand to give you a hand.
2. Determining your Hashtag
Here you have to decide whether you will make your own hashtag or you’ll be buzzing around an already trending hashtag. Building your own hashtag is a bit tough but not impossible. Own Hashtag does not give you quick results but is profitable enough to make you a millionaire.
look at this profile
Even if the twitter profile of Kris Carlon does not have huge list of followers, it looks classy and branded which actually is.
And the profile hashtag is already defined as “#laptoplifestyle”. If you search laptoplifestyle on twitter with a hashtag, you definitely gonna find this profile in the search results.
Making and utilizing your own hashtag is a bit tough. But it is amazing when you know how to discount a prebuilt hashtag in followers.
Determining hashtag can simultaneously grow your followers list and I am gonna show you how later on.
How to Promote your Hashtag?
The recommended way to promote your own hashtag is, “Include two hashtags in each tweet you send on twitter. First one should be already trending and the second one will be your own hashtag.”
— Vashishtha Kapoor (@vashishthakapor) August 15, 2015
In the above tweet, the first hashtag “SEO” is a broader term while “shoutmehard” is a random hashtag. If you continue to tweet on this hashtag, you may get noticed and that hashtag too.
How to Select your Hashtag?
Using an already trending hashtag in your tweets also help to get more twitter followers. Not only followers but also favorites and retweets.
- Analyze the hashtag
- See if it is popular or not
- Is it cool to be fit for your tweets?
- How much of your friends are following the same hashtag
Answer above questions and you yourself will get a clue.
3. Make Interesting and Shareable Tweets and get more twitter followers
Creating interesting 140 words buzz and sharing them on twitter with the best selection of hashtag works like an undefeated proven tactic to gain followers on twitter.
You can easily retweet viral tweets and get niche followers without any extra exercise. Your intention being on twitter should be to provide something interesting and shareable to your followers. Otherwise, your followers will start unfollowing you.
To get more twitter followers, you have to influence the followers of your followers.
When your original tweet is retweeted by any of your followers, it is delivered to the followers of that followers. And it can give birth to a supply chain that is not going to stop till there are target followers. The scenario is absolutely like network marketing phenomenon.
4. Be Active and Tweet Regularly
Activeness makes you more visible and extremely popular on the internet. According to me, 10 Tweets per hour is better than 100 tweets once in a day. The visibility of your twitter profile highly depends on the time (at the place where your target viewers reside) when you get social on twitter.
Posting tweets and doing the same cunningly is not going to brinng success unless you socialize in the right manner.
5. Do not Hesitate in Following Others
When you follow someone, he is likely to follow you back. This way you get one real follower in the return of one follow. This is the win-win situation and none will be in an intention to ignore this wonderful offering.
6. Neither Buy Twitter Followers nor use Auto Follow scripts
If you ever used any auto follow trick, you shall have noticed the website asks you to give permission to an application. Which is generally a bot created to make tweets, Favorites and DMs on twitter on your behalf. The followers are added in a blink of eyes but are disappeared day by day. And up to that time, the application posted hundreds of tweets from your account for promoting themselves.
This is really disgusting. So, Using auto-follow website is always discouraged.
I am saying what I usually say. Do not make yourself artificial. Be realistic and share what you like. If you liked this read, you can spread it in the world.
I firmly believe that being honest and qualitative, you can get more twitter followers.
Over to You
Do you use Twitter as a source to generate traffic? If yes, which strategy do you apply to have good results? Share with me in the comments section! 🙂