Tips to getting more blog traffic through Twitter!

getting more blog traffic through twitter
Twitter has always been my Achilles heel. A social media platform I knew about but had no idea how to blend in with her, and it’s only recently that I am feeling pretty comfortable with her & able to work my way round with ease. About time right?  So I put together this post that will hopefully help you guys to get more blog traffic through twitter.

So now that I’ve made friends with Twitter, my goal is to boost my blog traffic via my twitter account. I have an amazing 6,665 followers and I figured I could do better than getting a handful of favourites or RTs, especially as I have the guts of 6,000+ following me. So I thought I would put together a little bundle of tips to help you get more clicks through your Twitter for you guys.

tweet2Trying to get across what you’d like to 140 characters isn’t easy! Try to get creative, lure your audience in, intrigue them with your tweet & they’d me more inclined to click on your link.
I always used to make the rooky mistake of always tweeting the title of my recent blog post, but there is another way to do it…check out this tweet I did the other day.

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I have found myself tweeting more like this lately than how I used to and I have found a more click-rate and RT/Favourite stats than before. I also write a few different varying tweets referring to the same post in 10 words or less, why not try it & see what works best for you!

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Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that hashtagging is still pretty new to me, as if I’m honest I never know what hashtag to use! When I use Instagram {which I use ALOT!} I find it easier, as the hashtag stats come up before you use it. Twitter doesn’t have that, so I get a little stumped. Am I alone on that? Or do you just go hashtag crazy?

I tend to use hashtags that are relevant to my post like #family #siblings #review etc. Here’s a recent example.

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I think a tweet on its own is all well & good. But I’m a very visual person so if I can use an image, I will! I think an image attached to your tweet gathers more attention {am I wrong?}.

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Just make sure you attach a visually intriguing image attached to your tweet, making sure that the image attached relates to your post and all being well your audience will want to click through to read your latest content. Us humans are nosy that way!

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Giving your readers a short snippet of your latest content could be enough to draw them in for more! Choose the most alluring quote you have, add that to your tweet with a link and BOOM! Unleash it onto the twitter universe.

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Mentioning other people in your tweets is so easy and beneficial to do. Just doing the @username means that person gets a notification and you’ve got a good chance of not only getting a retweet but possibly finding new followers too.

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You can never go wrong with giving a wee mention!

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This is something I didn’t know you could do until a few months ago {I know, crazy right!?} and there are a number of different scheduling platforms you can use, such as: Bufferapp, FutureTweets, Twitter and so on. I personally use the free version of Bufferapp. I don’t use to as much as I should, to be honest, but I do when I have the chance too.

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I hope these tips will help you drive more blog traffic through twitter – just to make aware, this won’t happen over night! Stick at it, stay active on twitter, keep up those intriguing and engaging tweets & you’ll see a difference!

If you don’t follow me on Twitter already you can find me here, @Superbusymum. If you liked this post you might just like my post to help you take a great Instagram photo!

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24 Comments

  1. 08/06/2015 / 7:15 AM

    Twitter is my weak spot too, so thanks for the tips!! Xxx

  2. Mariet - Practicingnormal
    08/06/2015 / 11:09 AM

    Twitter is the one social media platform that I know nothing about and have been too scared to venture into. How on earth did you get so many followers? Sounds like you are doing the right thing. Thank you for sharing.
    Stopping by from Manic Mondays.

  3. Cynthia
    08/06/2015 / 3:06 PM

    Thanks for the great info! Caught your link on MommaAtoZ linkup
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

  4. 08/06/2015 / 3:48 PM

    Great tips! I have a tweet scheduling routine but never add photos – maybe I should start! x

  5. 08/06/2015 / 5:42 PM

    i need to get better on Twitter, it’s so fast moving I struggle to keep up. :-/

  6. 08/06/2015 / 10:24 PM

    Another super helpful post x

  7. Adventures of a Novice Mum
    09/06/2015 / 5:10 AM

    Good points to build one’s Twitter following. The key really is do your best and be patient, isn’t it. Well done on your following 🙂 #aNoviceMumBlogBounce

  8. 09/06/2015 / 8:45 AM

    Good tips. I have to admit I do often forget to use hashtags…need to remember! #twinklytuesdays xx

  9. Mum in Brum
    09/06/2015 / 9:54 AM

    Thanks for the tips. I’ve been on Twitter for years and still struggle to really get on with it so these are really helpful! Will definitely be looking into Bufferapp #TwinklyTuesday

  10. 09/06/2015 / 11:31 AM

    What a great post, thanks so much for sharing your tips. I really need to start this scheduling marlarky, it would make things a lot easier in the long run, just need to schedule in time to do it 😉
    x

  11. 09/06/2015 / 11:33 AM

    I need to work on my strategy because Twitter feels so fast paced that I cant keep up. I will check out the app you mentioned. Thanks.

  12. 09/06/2015 / 4:36 PM

    Great tips! Twitter was my nemesis but I think i’m almost there now, I’ll be making sure that I make sure I’m following all these tips though 🙂 #twinklytuesday

  13. 09/06/2015 / 8:02 PM

    Fab tips! I’d also recommend joining in twitter chats too 🙂

  14. 09/06/2015 / 9:36 PM

    Great post and very helpful!! I am now you’re 6752nd follower on twitter 😉 #TwinklyTuesday

  15. 10/06/2015 / 2:18 PM

    I’ve just tried one of your tips and changed the way I tweeted my blog post, it looks so much better and isn’t just a URL so thank you for the tip! #twinklytuesday

  16. 11/06/2015 / 1:07 PM

    These are such great tips! The scheduling one is the one I need to do more of… I seem to be too busy to spend enough time on Twitter these days. Scheduling tweets would be good for me to do. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  17. 14/06/2015 / 12:22 AM

    Great tips! I seriously believe in the power of an image 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday!
    XOXO

  18. 01/07/2015 / 9:58 PM

    What a wonderful post, I’m still getting to grips with twitter and often my phone breaks my news feed but I will say that each of the examples you posted above engaged me completely.

    We would love you to link up with

  19. 15/01/2016 / 10:55 AM

    How useful, thanks for the tips I do struggle with Twitter the most and all advice is greatly appreciated x

  20. 15/01/2016 / 4:52 PM

    Thanks! This is a fab post, I especially like the bit about not just posting the title of your blog post, that’s a very good tip! Ray xx

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