Have A Twitter & Don’t know how to use it? Here are 6 ways to drive traffic from twitter!
Hey there you gorgeous dolls! Thank you so much for reading! This week we’ll be looking at 6 ways to drive traffic from Twitter to your blog. *yayyy* I mean what’s the point of having social media for your blog if you aren’t going to be social and engage. Not only does it allow you to meet more wonderful people and connect with your readers but it giving them a feeling of interaction that would result in them coming back to your site. No one wants to feel like they’re surrounded by a bunch of automated bots so let’s get social and continue with some tips I’ve learned!
1. Don’t Just Pin on Pinterest!
Did you know that pinning isn’t just for Pinterest? I know right! I am just as flabbergasted as you (lol can I say word of the day, it’s so fun to say)! In all seriousness, Twitter through it’s many updates have been helping it’s users and along the way it has allowed us to pin tweets to the top of our profiles. *mini applause* What this does is let anyone who visits your profile see the tweet that you want them to focus on.
There are no limits, which means you can pin as many tweets as you deem necessary, however, only one can be pinned to the top of your page at a time. Some people use it to show their most “viral” tweet but you can use it to showcase your most current posts…talk about a way to get some blog loving right! Also I recently realized that Twitter notifies you when some people have pinned a tweet, I’m not sure if they do it all the time but it’d be cool if someone gets notified of your tweet regarding your post. It can prompt them to go check it out!
2. Use Your Deck of Fabulous Pics & Gifs!
Honestly, I feel like gifs can save the world! Like they can instantly put a smile on your face. If you’re not new to my blog, you’d realize I have a mini (okay, a HUGE) obsession with gifs. I try to fit them in all kinds of nooks and crannies lol. Now, enough about my obsessions, how can gifs and pics help you? Well, for starters, out of all our senses we are most visual when using social media.
We grab at the first thing that catches our attention and pictures / gifs surely get the job done. Don’t only use all your hard working flat lay pics just for your blog and Instagram…share the awesomeness on Twitter too! If you are intrigued by an image, you are more likely to learn or find out more. You are also willing to like or retweet more, which will help your tweet get noticed on other timelines. More clicks can be generated to more traffic easily.
3. Don’t Forget to Add Your URLs!
I know when I first started twitter eons ago (lol Lena, you’re not that old) I wondered what or why I would need the URL feature in the bio. Now that I know what it is, it’s a bit foreign to not see it in a bio. It is a great way to have your site identified on your Twitter account.
So, if you are a blogger, creative or small business owner with a site…do NOT take the “Website” feature for granted. Twitter highlights the hyperlink so that it stands out and people will notice.Moreover, if you don’t have much to say, use that extra space to add other URLs for your social sites, like Instagram or Pinterest. Maybe not over do it but it doesn’t hurt to add a couple.
4. Don’t be Afraid to Re-post & Recycle Your Old Content!
Twitter keeps getting more fetch! (yes, it’s Wednesday so Mean Girls’ slogs will pop up AND be highlighted in pink!) I think it was two (2) or three (3) updates age, where Twitter started to allow you to retweet your posts. This comes in handy, if you track your tweets and want to recycle an old tweet about a post. Remember, when someone’s new to your account they won’t see all of your fab old tweets or posts.
There’s nothing wrong with reusing old content or drafting new tweets to re-post content. It’s best to maintain the balance of old and new content. You never know when an old post may be able to help a new visitor so Re-Post, Recycle & Reuse! If you need a little help there is a plug-in I was told about that helps called Revive Old Posts.
5. Maybe Find your Best Time Share?!
OK hear me out! Maybe it’s tea time or you’re at lunch or maybe you’re having a long ride to work or wherever you’re off too. If you’re not the one driving what do you do? Simple, go for your phone and click on that social app. Now, studies have shown that there are peak times when people show engagement on social spheres. Much around the points I mentioned and that usually rallies between times like 8-11 am with a peak around noon (lunch time for most) and 7-9 pm.
I’m not saying to only tweet around those times but when it comes to posts does are some of the best time your audience will be viewing and trying to engage. Remember, depending on your audience, time zones will vary. So use that data to your best ability and don’t forget day lights saving time around this time of year!
6. One Word: Engage!
Let me say this a little louder for the people in the back…YOU CANNOT HAVE A SOCIAL ACCOUNT AND NOT EXPECT TO BE SOCIAL! Sorry for the little yelp but seriously guys you can’t have a social account anywhere and expect to just have it sitting there doing nothing. People will not want to follow or click on your site. I look at my followers as friends and quite frankly I think I have a case of verbal Twitterrhea (lol this is my fave app). I try to interact because at the end of it all, these are real people who reach out to you for engagement.
If you get extra automated with tweets they will get a little bored and probably leave…and as a result, forget about your blog and hard work. Whether you decide to use Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, etc. find what works for you and try to keep the engagement up. You do not have to over share but be friendly, people want to socialize with you and not just your blog or eShop and such.
That’s it for today, I hope you guys had a lovely day and will be joining me soon! Don’t forget you can become a doll by subscribing and feel free to stop by anything if you need a chat or have any inquiries. I hope this post helped as I’ve been getting questions on how to drive traffic with twitter. These are my 6 ways to drive traffic with Twitter comment below and let me know yours!