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.
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.
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.
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.