Recent Email “Twitter traffic hack” by Ana Hoffman
Twitter Traffic Tip
I get a lot of mail that I really do not look forward to opening, but this one by Ana Hoffman over at Traffic Generation Cafe is something worth sharing. I hope she does not mind me passing this Twitter Tip or Hack to you.
Ana is a real pro and will give you the skinny on all things traffic, so please visit her site! I just love the coffee cup-I guess because there is always one close by, when I write . Ok here it is…..
Twitter makes a lot of noise, doesn’t it?
And most of it is about nothing.
However, its potential for targeted traffic can’t be ignored.
I know first-hand how powerful Twitter traffic can be.
As a matter of fact, it was the very traffic source that put Traffic Generation Café on the map when I first started online and knew no one.
Here’s your step-by-step action plan to get your Twitter traffic generation going:
|1. Use your existing Twitter account
To save time, you can start with your existing Twitter account.
Of course, you have to be realistic about this: one account won’t bring you nearly as much traffic as you might like.
If you want to use this strategy to its fullest, use my suggestions closer to the end of the email.
Make sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row: gravatar, catchy Twitter bio, and a good amount of quality tweets – quotes, posts from other niche-related blogs, and of course, your own posts.
|2. Create a traffic bait ON your blog
This doesn’t have to be complicated either.
The more creative you get, the better, of course.
But if you’ve got nothing brewing in your creative pipes, no worries; I’ve got you covered.
Here are three ideas to start you with:
1. Create a “Promote Your Business” page.
Fair warning: I’ve been successfully using this tactics for a couple of years now, but this idea has been copied many times by many bloggers.
With that said though, still works like a charm.
2. Put together a post/page with some interesting Twitter tips.
If you don’t have any of your own, you can curate them from other blogs.
Why this works: people on Twitter want to know more about Twitter – always.
3. Offer a free ebook.
Once again, if you don’t have an ebook of your own, don’t let it stop you.
You can use my “Mommy, Where Does Traffic Come From?” traffic report for this, as long as you don’t change it in any way.
Don’t ask for an optin though; it’ll defeat the purpose of a free bait.
It shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes to put together a page with any one of these ideas.
It doesn’t have to be perfect RIGHT NOW.
If you wait for perfection, you might never get it done.
You can always tweak your bait later or even change it completely once a better idea comes along.
|3. Create a direct message linking to your bait
You’ll send this direct message to all your new followers (preferably automatically).
In it, you need to invite them to visit your bait page.
Make sure you make it all about them without asking for anything in return.
You can schedule for this message to go out through any of the social platforms like Hootsuite, MarketMeSuite, or Tweet Adder.
|4. Start following other people
You have to be proactive at getting more people to follow you, and the best way to do it is to follow those you want to follow you first.
This is not a complicated process.
If you are doing it by hand, you can easily follow dozens of people while sitting in front of the TV at night.
Here’s how it works:
- you follow them;
- some of them will follow you (far not everyone, but that’s normal);
- they’ll get your direct message;
- they’ll follow your link to your blog;
- they’ll like what they see there (you need to make sure of that);
- they engage with your content (leave a comment, retweet, etc);
- you engage with them back.
And that’s how you turn a lot of noise into targeted loyal readers.
|5. How to put Twitter traffic into overdrive
Since Twitter limits how many people you can follow per day (I’d stick with no more than 50 – 100 per day for a new account and 100 – 200 per day for a more established account), your potential traffic with just one Twitter account is limited.
This strategy works best with multiple accounts.
This is the case of “the more, the better”.
I usually run 5 Twitter accounts at a time.
And before you have a heart attack, let me clarify: all those accounts are completely automated.
The whole idea of this strategy depends on doing it consistently.
Trust me you have better things to do in your business than follow/unfollow a bunch of people on a daily basis.
I strongly suggest you invest in Tweet Adder to make this process (almost) fully automated and painless.
I personally have a 5-account version and have been using it on a daily basis for the past 2 years.
As a matter of fact, I am unfollowing those who don’t follow me back in the background while typing up this message.
It’s all a part of my follow/unfollow schedule that you can learn more about (as well as anything else you need to know about using Tweet Adder) in this post:
How to Tweet Adder Your Way into Powerful Twitter Traffic
You can also get your own Tweet Adder at this link:
Use discount code AH20 at checkout to get 20% off.
Why I strongly suggest you don’t ignore this traffic hack:
- It’ll get you almost immediate results (i.e. traffic).
- It’ll provide your blog with social proof (more followers = more retweets).
- It’s steady.
- It’s targeted if you target your followers correctly (you can easily do it with Tweet Adder).
- I spent about 5 minutes per day to fire up my Tweet Adder and enjoy thousands of Twitter visitors in return. And I did the same back when no one ever heard of me.
You are now all set to turn Twitter from a time waster into a traffic getter.
Till next time,
Well hope you got alot of info out of the email by Ana Hoffman that I did, and please visit her site there really are some great traffic generating tips!
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