To be honest, Twitter isn’t my favorite social media network. It’s too much like texting – I just don’t have much to say that can be said in so few words. To me Twitter is like that. It’s not easy for me to engage and get to know people 140 characters at a time. While it is not my favorite, it’s the favorite of many of my prospects and clients so I need to be there.
The Happypreneur gets a fair amount of blog traffic from Twitter. I must admit it’s not because of my charm, good looks and witty banter. Nope I owe a lot of that Twitter traffic to a few things. Wanna know what they are?
Triberr is a reciprocal blog curation site where you share your blog posts (on autopilot) with fellow Tribe members who then share them on Twitter. Then of course you do the same. There is even a WordPress plugin that shows your tribal stream in your WP dashboard with social media share buttons built right in! Super simple and really send blog traffic you way.
Now Triberr isn’t a set it and forget it kind of tool. You need to be a bit active in your tribes and in searching out new tribes to join. You can’t just join any old tribe you want either. You must be invited by the tribal leaders in order to join them. If your blog is active and you comment a few times on blog posts in Triberr, this will happen naturally.
You can also be a Tribal Leader and start your own Tribes. It’s a bit of a learning curve to really participate in Triberr the way it was meant to be used, but it’s well worth it!
Here is less than 24 hours (over Easter Sunday and early Monday) on a slow day of the tweets I get from Triberr members…
And here is a quick SlideShare presentation (I am not recommending these people, I don’t know them at all) I came across for you. Take a look…
[tbpquotable]Tweet Old Posts is an easy way to shoot your blog posts into your Twitter stream.[/tbpquotable] It is a WordPress plugin that selects your past blog posts randomly and tweets them for you with the title and a link back to the post. You can set and forget this one. It allows you do deselect posts you do not want tweeted as well as how old or new you want them to be.
[tbpquotable]This is my Social Media management tool of choice. I love Hootsuite![/tbpquotable] It enables me to keep all of my favorite social media networks in one place on one dashboard. I can tweet, comment and update to my hearts content from one central location. Check it out…
It’s a little hard to see from this image, I have my main Twitter feed, my favs, mentions, sent tweets, and DM streams all side by side so I can see what’s going on all the time. I also have my Facebook biz page and Facebook personal page as well as my Linked in account set up the same way.
You can also schedule your tweets, posts and updates to go out in the future. I schedule several things a day to go out then I pop in to respond and engage in real time several times a day. This enables me to be seen a lot without being sucked into the black hole that social media can become if you are not careful.
And you can save tweets and posts to draft and re-use them again! I do this with a lot of my opt in offers.
So, there you have it. Some of my best tricks to get more blog traffic from Twitter.
I’d love to hear yours! Please leave a comment.
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