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4 Twitter Secrets Revealed – Getting the Best Out of It

If you’re a twitter addict like I am then you must be getting the best out of twitter. Bloggers are different according to their promotional strategy.

Most of us prefer focusing on seo, some prefer spending their time dropping valuable comments while most of us use social media as our primary source of generating traffic.

Do you really want to get the best out of tweeter? DO you want to get those genuine readers and followers from twitter?

Check out these tips that’ll give your twitter presence a boost.

 

Twitter cards

I never knew of twitter card till I stumbled upon a friend’s blog.

I’ve implemented it on my blog and twitter account so In case you’ve not heard about it, Twitter card is the perfect way to make your tweet compelling and mouthwatering. If you want to double the traffic you receive from your tweets then you must implement this.

To implement it on your blog, hop over to twitter dev tool and activate your twitter card. After you’ve done that, simply go to your wordpress profile and type in your twitter username in the required field.

You’re also going to need wordpress seo which I’m sure you’re using.

Go to social settings on your wordpress seo tab and type your twitter username (without @) in the required field then save.

You’re good to go, it takes a week or less to get your twitter card activated.

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Ask for tweets

Never underestimate the power of asking for tweets. Do you know that simply writing “please tweet” at the end of your tweet has a viral effect?

Now let me explain more, when your followers obey your call to action and retweet your tweet, their followers will also tweet it due to the call to action in your tweet.

Their followers are also going to see the same word (please tweet) at the end of the tweet when your followers tweet it out and that call to action is enough for a viral tweet. Think of the retweeting chain.

It works than just writing a normal tweet but one thing I hate about twitter is the word count (I know you hate that too) which might require you to modify your tweet.

The maximum number of sentence you can use in a tweet is 140; I guess I’m just taking some space because I’m sure you know that.

 

Automation

I don’t think your tweet will be visible to your entire followers when tweeted out due to the thousands of tweet they’ll receive from their followers too.

If you really want at least 70% of your followers to see your tweet then you need to automate it. You can use hootsuite to achieve this but if you want to use a wordpress plugin, you can check out tweet older post or tweetily.

It’s not just a way of generating traffic from your older post (like I said in my previous guest post) but also a way of making sure that your tweet is delivered to your followers.

 

Integrate your twitter account with facebook

Most of us prefer facebook to twitter but do you know that your twitter account integrated with your Facebook account shares your status update on twitter.

This will reduce the stress of travelling a long journey to twitter to share your post but there’s a little disadvantage. Most people use their twitter profile as their professional office while some of use take it as our office and at the same time our playground.

I won’t advice you to activate this feature if you’re the type that uses twitter as a personal office because all your activities on facebook (all including personal activities) will also be visible on twitter and your followers won’t hesitate to unfollow you when they see tons of tweets that’s not in their interest.

 

Over to you

Twitter is a wide social media platform and there tons of ways with which you can get the best out of it. I’m sure you’re implementing these strategies above and if there’s any you think I didn’t mention, we’d love to know them.

 

13 Comments

  1. Hi Erik,

    I actually just got started with Twitter yesterday. I’ve been putting it off so long because I have so much going on in my life I didn’t think that I could fit another marketing strategy in.

    I have to say what I am learning is really making me wish I would’ve gotten involved sooner. I’m sure that I still have so much more to learn.

    Your post really helps me realize that it is a very powerful marketing strategy. Now I just have to learn how my Tweets juicy so it will make people want to retweet my stuff.

    Thanks for taking the time to share this. Have a wonderful day.
    Susan Velez recently posted..The Unselfish Marketer Review – The Unselfish Marketer Discount CodeMy Profile

    • It’s never too late to jump in Twitter, Susan.

      There are so many marketing opportunities with this social network, that is just a shame to not join.
      Just think about JustRetweet, or Triberr, or all the other tools you can use if you have a Twitter account.

      Thanks for the comment and good luck with your marketing campaign! 🙂

  2. Hi Gilbert,

    Twitter is a great social media that should be fully utilized for your blog, Twitter card can really help highlight your important tweets at your own blog.Also asking people for tweets can be helpful maybe you can using click to tweet can be very useful in this case. Thanks for sharing these secrets.
    Qasim recently posted..Social Media SmartMy Profile

    • Thanks for sharing your point of view, Qasim.
      Always much appreciated! 🙂

    • Hi Qasim,

      Good to see you here, I just found out about twitter cards and i must confess, it has a good conversion. Click to tweet helps also and of course asking for tweet really has a viral effect.
      YOu’re welcome and have a wonderful weekend
      Gilbert Samuel recently posted..5 social media strategies to promote your blog postMy Profile

  3. Hi Gilbert
    Thanks for providing such great tips to me because I really don’t know about twitter cards. Now I surly check this one.
    Muhammadsaleem recently posted..Use Examples in Your Blog Post They will helpMy Profile

    • Great ot know this post has been helpful to you, Muhammadsaleem!

  4. You have to be very carefully if you share automatically your FB posts on Twitter.

    I see a lot of people sharing on Twitter non-sense tweets that contain only a link and no text. This is because they integrated their accounts and are not very careful when they share things on Facebook. For example this happens when you share on Facebook a picture without adding any text. I’m not very sure but I think that the same happens when you reshare someone else’s status/picture without adding any text.

    Anyway, the point is that it’s a risky decision. You don’t want to annoy your followers by tweeting like a dumb person (link without text), right? 😉
    Adrian Jock recently posted..Email Marketer’s Silent EnemiesMy Profile

    • That’s true Adrian

      this is why i had to share its disadvantage to those that really takes twitter serious. I’ve seen tons of them also but i understand so i won’t unfollow them especially if it’s those that share helpful tweets but everybody is not me 🙂
      Gilbert Samuel recently posted..Smackhunt Review – Cheapest Web Hosting ServiceMy Profile

  5. Welcome to FMMB Muhammad 🙂

    Go check it out, you’re going to find it useful. It’s conversion works better than just the 140 character tweets. Have a great week ahead 🙂
    Gilbert Samuel recently posted..Smackhunt Review – Cheapest Web Hosting ServiceMy Profile

  6. I continue hearing good things about Twitter cards lately and that tells me one thing — I need to install this on my sites. I have been getting great traffic from Twitter and connecting with other like-minded bloggers which as been fun.

    I never really used it for business purposes until recently. I cannot watch live sport without Twitter. It’s not even close, it’ my favorite social tool.
    Adam Dukes recently posted..Why Your Business Must Have a Mobile Website in 2013 [Infograph]My Profile

    • There are so many marketing tools connected to Twitter, Adam.
      Just think about JustRetweet and Triberr.
      I must try Twitter Cards too.
      Thanks for your comment here! 🙂

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