Take Advantage Of Twitter For Traffic

The idea of using Twitter to send traffic to your blog is not a novel one. In fact, it has been proposed many times over by a lot of bloggers, and is actually being used by many already. Have you already tried doing this?

If you are not convinced, or you cannot see exactly how Twitter can help you gain a wider readership, just take a look at TechCrunch’s example. TechCrunch is already a big name – they must be doing something right, huh? They recently published an article on how Twitter is sending some big time traffic their way. Erick Schonfeld shares:

Over the past few months, TechCrunch has experienced the power of this micro-media firsthand as the percentage of traffic we get from Twitter has grown to the point that it is now our second largest source of outside traffic after Google. In the past 30 days, Twitter accounted for 9.7 percent of all traffic to Techcrunch.com, up from 1.8 percent six months ago. This is out of millions of visits.

And how exactly can you use Twitter to give your blog exposure and get traffic? By tweeting links that point to specific posts;

Twitter is not just about micro-media. The most powerful Tweets are those which point elsewhere. Or to put it another way, the shortened link may just be the most powerful type of micro-media there is. Those retweeted links are turning Twitter into a social broadcast media that rivals any other on the Web.

Maybe you should start putting those retweet buttons. I am certainly going to look into this myself.

Originally posted on June 28, 2009 @ 3:19 am