Twitter is a giant.
It’s filled with valuable information, may be used as a trend-tapping resource – and is the gateway to millions of individuals throughout the world. As a valuable tool – many bloggers consistently wonder how to tap into the wealth of users on Twitter to generate viable, streaming traffic.
The steps I’ve outlined below are how I routinely go about bringing in thousands of visitors from Twitter. It’s not difficult, and with a little persistence – you’ll easily rake in large quantities of traffic.
Build Your Twitter Status
The first step in this process is to build your Twitter status and popularity. I’ve blogged multiple times regarding how to build Twitter followers, and this advice should be followed in order to increase your Twitter community.
One of the most important aspects of getting noticed on Twitter is being active, helpful & giving. Share your knowledge via your Twitter stream, give free advice & thoughts – and make your readers/followers feel important and respected.
Once you’ve begun to build a Twitter following, you’ll notice that the Tweets you post will be retweeted more often – which will be extremely helpful in the steps to come.
Write An Impressive, Link-Worthy Post
Next on our agenda is creating blog posts.
It’s important that you craft blog posts that are well-written, impressive & worthy of link backs. One day, instead of spending the usual amount of time on your blog post – spend much, much more. On just one post.
If you’ve written your post properly – and filled it with valuable information, it won’t have any difficulty in becoming viral on the web. This step is extremely important – as you’ll find less success in promoting your post if you don’t have worthy content to point to.
Tweet & Promote
The hard work in gaining lots of traffic from Twitter mainly comes in the form of writing your blog posts. This should be the biggest consumer of your time.
Promotion should be simple.
One thought I would like to first point out regarding marketing your posts is name dropping. Don’t be afraid to link to other bloggers – popular or not – within your blog posts. This will send pingbacks to the bloggers you’ve linked to – and more often then not – they’ll retweet your post. Make sure you’re name dropping in appropriate places, in a non-spam manner. These name drops should be helpful to your readers; not a hindrance.
Retweeting will become one of the main sources of producing traffic towards your blog within Twitter. If just a few well-followed users retweet your post, then you’ll be sure of obtaining hundreds of retweets from their own followers.
Make sure you’re also promoting your post within your own Tweets, and don’t forget to include a Retweet button on your blog posts. The plugin I use for WordPress, which I’ve found works great – is TweetMeme.
It’s Traffic Time!
This combination of name dropping and Twitter promotion is a streamlined-foolproof way of generating thousands of visitors via Twitter. You’ll notice that your posts become retweeted more often using this system, and traffic will flow to your blog steadily. Before signing off – let’s review the steps I’ve outlined above.
- Build your Twitter followers
- Write quality, link-worthy content
- Link to other bloggers within your posts
- Tweet this new content
- Watch the traffic come rollling in
As I mentioned previously, I use this system myself to generate 1,000′s of visitors via Twitter.
It’s incredible how powerful rewteets become in causing a viral downpour of traffic towards valuable content.
How do you use Twitter to generate quality traffic?