I came up with today’s post since several people asked me how i use twitter. In addition, i was surprised in finding out that not many use it at all or have an idea of how to use it to their advantage. Therefore, after snooping around a little to see what worked for me, i rounded up some tips that helped me the most in gaining traffic and following to my blog trough twitter. You will be surprised at how much blog traffic you will get from it.
I know twitter is meant for tweets, but who says they can’t include an image. If you link your twitter account to IG that it will only show a link to your IG picture, however there are many apps that will include the picture for you. I personally love using IFTTT you could create a recipe that everytime you post a picture on IG, automatically it will post that picture on your twitter, facebook and other programs. To promote your blog, twitter images are 440x220px, and you’d be doing yourself a big favor to create an image of that size, with your post title on it. Just remember: tweets with images are 94% more likely to get retweeted!
I am sure you have heard of some scheduling programs. Be it to schedule your blog posts, tweets or other stuff. Since i started using Buffer i have a big increase in blog views. I schedule to tweet posts, old posts, links to my Instagram, links to my bloglovin etc. and just tweet away.
Join Twitter chats
You might ask what is a twitter chat? A twitter chat is where a group of people chat on twitter at a specific time, answering questions provided by a host. Most twitter chats have a large amount of participants, so it’s a great place to meet new bloggers and gain some extra followers, too. Here is list of great chats to follow.
Use Retweet accounts
There are many accounts out there that will retweet your blog post and other links to your blog when using their Twitter handle. They usually have a big following so by them sharing your stuff it will give you a big exposure. Here are some that i use: @, @, @,
Share other people’s posts
There is a reason why it is called SOCIAL media. Being social with twitter is a great way to grow your community and make real connections with other influencers. Retweet articles, posts and images to give your followers some diversity. They might retweet you, which will get you in front of their Twitter audience, too.
I hope these tips help you! DO you use twitter for more exposure? What seems to help you the most?