Twitter is one of the largest social networks out there today and with millions of people using Twitter everyday it is one of the best places to be active on as a blogger. Through using Twitter you can easily grow your blogs social media presence and find new readers. I like to think of Twitter as free advertising for my blog and therefore I am always using it to promote content and drive targeted traffic to my blogs.
The problem with Twitter is that there is no handbook on how to get the most of Twitter and this often leaves a lot of people confused on how to gain followers and use Twitter as a great tool for their blog so in this post I am going explain 4 techniques I use to be successful on Twitter.
1. Follow People
Many people I see try to take after celebrities; following as few people as possible whist trying to gain a lot of followers. Well unless you are very popular online then you are not going to gain hardly any followers.
Following people back is not a bad thing and in my opinion.
Been seen as someone who follows people back is one of the fastest ways to gain followers and it is a good idea to put that you follow back in your bio as people will follow you just because of this.
Further more you should also try following people in the first place as well, most likely a lot of them will follow you back with in a few days and if not then you can just unfollow them and go follow some more people.
2. Be active
Another thing I see a lot on Twitter is accounts that have not been active for weeks but expect to gain followers. If you’re not tweeting then you are not going to get followed as no-one is interested in someone who does not tweet. Now I know a lot bloggers may not update their content for a few weeks so may not think they have no need to update but this is where you are wrong.
In my opinion as a blogger you should be tweeting at least once a day to promote your content. If you cannot find time to tweet then you can schedule your tweets using a website such as Hootsuite so that you can post your tweets at peak times to be seen by the most viewers as possible.
3. Use Twitter in your blog
If you are going to be successful on Twitter then it is key that you integrate it into your blog and there are two ways that you can do this. The first is to add a Twitter widget into your blogs sidebar. This will also readers to see your latest tweet and to easily follow you on Twitter direct from your blog.
The second way is to use social sharing widgets at the bottom of your posts. These will also readers to share your content on Twitter and other social media websites. By doing this you can get free promotion as other people are sharing content for you.
4. Keep track and Analyze your account
Just like with a website it is a good idea to monitor and keep track of your Twitter account. By doing this you see when you are tweeting, what you are tweeting and how often your reply to people in your tweets.
By doing this you can see where you need to work on to get the best results our of Twitter. For example I noticed that I was not Tweeting that often in the evening so I knew when to start tweeting more.
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Did I missed any point? Do let me know in comments!