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Twitter is my number one traffic source for my blog

April 19, 2017

I know most people are kind of done with twitter but it’s the number one source that drives traffic to my site. When I first got on twitter years ago it was because I wanted a place where I can talk to people without having to cloud up my Facebook Timeline. I could watch a tv show or movie and not have to worry about people saying OMG not her saying something again or them getting a notification every time something happened. Twitter is the place I met a lot of my now friends (weird I know) but it started with people getting to know me from my tweets and then me getting to know them through theirs. Twitter is still a favorite of mine although I know you all see a lot more links these days than me actually talking but I do try to go on there at least 3 times a day and talk to people. So how do drive traffic to my blog through twitter? Easy…..

1.Tweet your link out more than once a day. Twitter moves fast and you need to be able to keep up. I tweet out the link to my blog posts several times a day and sometimes I even change up the wording. For example if I tweet out this post today I will say…..Twitter is my number one source for traffic and here’s why (insert link along with hashtags) then a a few hrs later I will say Whats your favorite thing about twitter? Here is what I love about the platform (insert link…with hashtags) then a few hrs later I will say are you using twitter the right way? Find out how I use it to bring thousands to my site (insert link and hashtags) see how I worded the same link a few different ways….do that. You need to send out a link at least 10 times a day no less than 8 but I send out a link 10 times because….it’s twitter. I start in the mornings at 6 and end at night around 12….all of it is scheduled using post planner. It’s my favorite tool for twitter!

2. Make your blog content into an image or a video. I am more on the image side as I don’t really like videos so making your content into a image draws people in. People are visual…they like to see what it is you are talking about! Take the time to create a quote or sentence from your blog into twitter using an image. I use adobe sparks for mine because it’s easy! Here is an example of an image from this post that I will use…..I used the palm tree because it matches my brand (stay on brand as much as possible)

3. Mention people in your blog post. This is huge……huge! If I mention any brands or anyone in particular in my blog post I make sure I @ them most of the time (80%) of the time they will rt you to their followers for more exposure. This is big when it comes to driving traffic to your blog. It doesn’t have to be a sponsored post either. I did a post on Old Navy a while back that was not sponsored and they liked and shared my post to their audience on their twitter. I also did the same for a restaurant I worked with and other various brands or products that I mention in my blog post. This leads to traffic and other opportunities to work with the brand at a later time.

4. Talk to people and thank them for sharing your post. If someone @’s you and says great post…please reply and say thank you. My gawd it doesn’t take much to simply say thank you to someone who took the time to rt your post. There is a lady who always @’s me and shares my post often….after a week of her doing that I started going on her blog and developed a relationship with her guess what….she is now one of my good business coaches who has helped me with great ideas and advice. Thank people who take the time out to rt your post to their audience no matter how big or small saying thank you goes a long way!

5. Pin your latest post or a popular one to the top of your TL. This is important to do. I normally do the most popular posts a week at the top. I look at my analytics and I see which post did the best for the week view wise and then I pin that post to the top. I check my posts every Sunday evening for the week and then pin the most popular one. It’s easy to do and drives even more traffic to that post. If I am working with a sponsored post I will put that post to the top also but it varies. Change that pinned post often!

Twitter is all about engagement here are a few other tricks I use with twitter that helps me

  • Have a twitter list of all of the bloggers who regularly comment on your blog even if you can’t comment on their blog at least you can tweet their latest post. This is a great way of thanking them
  • I also use twitter lists for PR purposes and to keep a running list of people I regularly tweet with
  • Watch two tv shows a week with twitter…live. You don’t have to do it live but it’s more fun that way! I try to watch at least one or two shows a week live on twitter. I think that it’s fun and you get to see what everyone else talks about during the show. Makes the show that much more fun….you know back in the day we use to be on the phone with our friends when certain shows come on or call up our buddy when something happened during the commercial break….these days just tweet about it and use the hashtags. A lot of shows use your tweets for marketing and you never know if the start of the show might just rt you (oprah retweeted me once during her lifeless…I almost passed out)
  • Use a click to tweet in your blog post like I will right now…this helps people click what you want them to put on twitter for you
If you don't have any clue as to what you can tweet about on twitter here are some quick ideas..... Click To Tweet
  • ask for suggestions or feedback. People love to help and you can get great ideas from strangers
  • tips of the day. I use to do this but I leave my tips to my newsletter but definitely give tips if you can
  • take part in trending hashtags….this is so cool to do and it’s fun to see what other creative ways people use a hashtag
  • tweet a teaser to your blog post a day ahead of the scheduled blog post…this gets people waiting and ready
  • answer questions. I use 5 min a day to browse through my twitter and answer people that I see…set some time aside to engage with others
  • Fill in the blank posts always work wonders people love those
  • Say a simple good morning and happy Monday…..that goes a long way and lets people know there is still a human behind the links

How does twitter work for you? Are you on twitter? If so, leave your handle below so I can make sure I follow you!

  • Reply
    Bren Pace
    April 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Fantabulous Twitter tips, Kita! Twitter and Facebook are my two top traffic generators. I live the ease our Twitter and connecting with others. I keep forgetting to pin my post though. Lol

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Keisha
    April 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Oh wow number one source! Looks like I need to tweet more. I usually tweet the link out once so I have clearly been missing the mark there. What about quote tweeting your previous post tweets? Thanks for sharing. Following on twitter already 🙂

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    Terri
    April 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I love this post! I was one of those people who forget about twitter for about a year. Now I’m back to it and trying to make the most of it. These are great tips.

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    Saidah Washington
    April 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    These tips are so on point especially tweeting 10+ times a day. When I tell influencers that they gasp. I’m like Twitter is geared toward repetitive tweets because it’s always updating.

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    Arnitris Strong
    April 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I just recently started tweeting again and my traffic has been tremendous. Thank you for these tips!

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    Jelina Roy
    April 20, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Hey Kita,

    Very Interesting Post.

    I know twitter is a big source of traffic, but it never worked for me, even i tried asking people to give feedback, used relevant hashtags, but never worked, may be due to the fact I work in affiliate field and there are less active people follow me.

    But anyways, Your Tips are nice. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kita
      April 21, 2017 at 12:18 am

      Hmmm it could be. I know it doesn’t work for everyone but try watching a tv show that you love (use the hashtag) if that doesn’t work then yep twitter and you don’t get along lol

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    Lisa Sicard
    April 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Hi Kita – I love using Twitter too and is the biggest driver of traffic to my blog.
    You have a great list of tips for those not familiar using Twitter with their blogs. My favorite Cher tool is the buffer and I’m testing out some new ones as well.
    It amazes me how many new tools keep coming out for Twitter all the time but some of them are really fun.
    One tip that I would add and have been experimenting with is retweeting your own tweets of learn this from some of the big influencers there. It seems to be working well. I’m over at @Lisapatb and at @InspireToThrive. See you there!

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      Kita
      April 21, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Hmmm that’s a good one retweet your own tweets. I will try that! Thanks for the tip

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    Felecia Monique
    April 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I used to love twitter and then IG happened. These are great tips however so I’m going to pick up my twitter game this week!

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    Jay Colby
    April 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Great tips. Twitter has always been a great place to drive traffic.

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    Jennifer
    April 20, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I love your advice! I’ve been using Twitter more for sharing my blog posts. I was afraid if I tweeted my blog posts multiple times throughout the day that it would be too much. Before I read your article, I was actually researching how many times are recommended to tweet a blog post. Your post is very helpful for me and I am saving it to refer back to for later.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    April 21, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I get decent traffic from Twitter, but I could always stand to improve my presence and how I present myself there.

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    Bill Sweeney
    April 21, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Twitter can be an amazing source of traffic and interaction if you can figure out how to leverage it properly. Thanks a lot of this information.

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    Marsha
    April 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    These are great tips, thanks! I do all but #1. I know I don’t tweet my posts often enough. I did install a plugin that tweets my posts out a few times a day though, so that has been helpful. I also live tweet while watching my favorite reality shows, so that’s fun 🙂

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    Mimi Green
    April 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I’m doing all of these. I’ve only pinned one post to my timeline. I will be sure to do that on a regular basis.

    I like live tweeting during a show, I’ve not done that in a long time. The DVR has ruined me.

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    Lia World Traveler
    April 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    So useful especially since I am not always sure how best to use twitter and I don’t find that it drives significant traffic to my blog. Will definitely be trying your tips.

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    Rachel Ferrucci
    April 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    These are all great tips. My biggest source is Facebook but I would love to get back to Twitter, I miss it

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    Mitch
    April 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, I do some of these, but never thought of tweeting something out more than once a day! I am bookmarking this post, I think it is hugely helpful!
    Thanks!

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    Theresa
    April 21, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    These are all great ideas to gain more readership through Twitter. Mine fluctuates all the time. Some weeks Twitter is my #1 source of traffic, then the next week maybe Facebook or Pinterest. It’s always fun to see what posts do well on different outlets.

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    Liz Mays
    April 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Your engagement strategies are great. I could probably benefit from implementing some of them. Interactivity should be a priority.

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    Pam
    April 21, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I definitely could always use more engagement from Twitter. You have some pretty good strategies.

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    Kristi
    April 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    So many different media outlets… glad you found one seems to bring in the most traffic. Between FB, Twitter, Instagram etc…takes a bit to find the right mix.

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    Jeanine
    April 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Twitter is my biggest too, although after a huge brand shared 2 of my posts facebook has pulled into the lead. These are really great tips, I find sharing my own links often works so well!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    April 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you for these great tips. My Twitter traffic not that great. I need to put some of these tips into practice.

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    Rosey
    April 23, 2017 at 12:35 am

    My Twitter feed drives the most traffic to my blog too. I like your tips for making that happen even more.

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    Ramona
    April 23, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Great tips. I love Twitter! It’s not my number one traffic source, but I’ve met great people on the platform. I bookmarked this post and will refer back to it for ideas. Thanks for sharing

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    Brianne
    April 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Wow I am really shocked to hear this. Thats great news. For me, its been pinterest!

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    Michelle Waller
    April 24, 2017 at 2:31 am

    That is really great Twitter is your number one source. I have been building up my Twitter page and have noticed it climbing higher and higher up.

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    Our Family World
    April 24, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I used to do a lot of tweeting but lately, I have focused more on Pinterest. I think after reading your post, it is about time that I spend time tweeting again. Thank you for the reminder!

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    Amanda Love
    April 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Twitter is a good platform and it’s definitely going to help you promote your blog and gain a following. I think these are really helpful tips especially for people who are new to using social media sites for their blogs.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    April 24, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I need to up my Twitter game. I used to be very active in Twitter but I guess my preference shifted to a different social media channel. Going back to twitter I guess I have to find out what is the best time to tweet so it gets the maximum visibility.

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    Stacie
    April 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Okay, I’ve been sleeping on twitter. Clearly you are making it work, sis. I need to put all these tips into action asap!

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    Ashleigh
    May 1, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    These are definitely some great tips! I’ve been trying to gain more exposure to my links on twitter and I haven’t been tweeting them multiple times a day but I’m definitely going to start!

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