Using Twitter to Generate Traffic as a tool is a great way to help you drive traffic to your website.
Here’s how to do it…
You may or may not have a Twitter account, but for the purposes of this article, I am going to start at the very beginning.
Setting up a Twitter Account
It’s very easy and free to sign up you just go to Twitter.com but wait a minute – read the rest of this article first because there are some important things to consider!
The one thing you really need to concentrate on is your profile and your one-line bio.
You need to make yourself sound exciting and/or knowledgeable in 160 characters because this is what many people will read before making their decision to follow you or not.
You might also want to consider creating a background in order to stand out and set yourself apart from other Twitter users.
Depending on your niche and what you are marketing your background may need your contact details so that your followers know how to get in contact with you in ways other than Twitter.
Now you are ready to tweet.
Tweeting Tips in Using Twitter to Generate Traffic
To get you started there are a few things to consider and a quick warning, do not send out too many promotional tweets!
If your twitter account is purely business then a good ratio to have is 9 informational tweets to 1 promotional tweet.
This way you are giving and helping your followers with the information they need and you will find they will keep coming back.
My twitter account is actually one I have had for a while and I use it to express my personal tastes, some of my affiliate articles and some crypto information too.
I’ve done this deliberately so that my readership and followers can get to know me better rather than just reading my marketing material! See Cols Twitter Account Here
To establish yourself on Twitter with a purely business emphasis you will want to post good content to attract and inspire or educate your followers before you try and market to them.
You can give your followers links to other articles, press releases, blog posts, etc to attract even more visitors to your websites but remember the ratio 9/1.
Be Unique – Be a Leader
Try to keep your posts interesting and personal as this will let people find out more about you and your business.
People do business with people they know like and trust – and Twitter helps us achieve this.
Ensure that you regularly post tweets, because the more you tweet the more your followers will return, and Twitter always lets you know when those you follow have made a new tweet.
Followers are more likely to stick with people who tweet regularly, so set up some kind of tweeting schedule.
Re-tweeting is a good habit to get into and this is where you tweet another person’s tweet and Twitter likes this and somewhere in their algorithms, you do get credit.
By re-tweeting what you find interesting, this can provide value to your followers, and if they like what you refer to them they will begin to trust you more.
You will also start to build good relationships with the original tweeter, who may very well return the favor and re-tweet your interesting tweets.
Finding Followers on Twitter
Next, we need to find followers and this can be done a number of ways.
The best way to do this is to post great content.
If your tweets are interesting people will follow you without you having to do too much work!
Take a look at other people who are operating in your niche and analyse what they tweet.
Follow them and then look at who their followers are and follow them.
Like them and their followers and they may well follow you back which builds your profile.
You should find that quite a few people will return the favor and follow you back.
Once you’ve got a few followers, you become more credible to other Twitter users.
Post good content, make your Tweets interesting and you will start to build a loyal following.
Twitter Tools to Help in Using Twitter to Generate Traffic
In an ideal world, we could easily spend hours on Twitter, but this is not always possible and there are tools available to help us make the most of Twitter.
Some people send tweets every day themselves, and although this is a good idea most of us don’t have the time.
A tool called Twittimer (found at Twittimer.com) allows you to automatically post prepared tweets at
There are so many tools available for Twitter, too many to mention here, so do your own Google search for Twitter tools for business and have your eyes opened to the amazing tools available.
Twitter Checklist in Conclusion
Below is a Twitter checklist for you to keep next to your computer to help you make the most of Twitter as a traffic generating tool
- Let the world know that you are on Twitter
- Send informational tweets regularly. (Remember the ratio 9:1)
- Re-tweet the good tweets you come across
- Reply to tweets addressed to you because this will build relationships
- Make your tweets personal, share who you are!
- Listen to what people are tweeting – then pass on your knowledge and experience where you can!
- Network and build useful 2-way relationships
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