Twitter is one of the biggest social networking sites around. Because of this it is a great place to both network and promote blogs. However, its not enough to just open a twitter account and start posting any and everything. For it to be effective you must learn how to use this valuable tool the right way. Below I am going to share with you a few tips that will help you both network and promote your blog on Twitter.
The first thing you should do is get involved. When I say get involved I mean start commenting on other people’s tweets. Rewteet them and show a little love. Most of the time people will do it back which help bring recognition to your personal twitter page. When you retweet a message take the time to add your own message to it. This will help it stand out from all the other retweets.
Don’t be afraid to start the conversation. Make a comment about something. If you have to be a little controversial. This is a sure way to get people looking at what you have to say.
The worst thing you can do is start posting a bunch of spam on Twitter. This is the fastest way to get people to ignore you. Remember, you are trying to network and promote blogs. That means you have to first build relationships. You can’t build relationships when all you send out is a salespitch.
So take the time to add value to the marketplace. Share tips and insights that you know will help your target audience. That’s the key to being successful on any social media site. Not just twitter. People want to learn something. They want solutions to their problems. If you can provide them with that you will be able to drive traffic and ultimately make money.
Start Following People Of Interest
Do a search on Twitter to see who the big guns are in your niche. Follow them! You should also go through their list of followers and follow some of them as well. The idea is to try and get yourself in front of your target audience. The easiest way to do that is to follow who every your target audience is following. Once you have followed a few that when you will start using the first two tips I shared with you.
Make sure you have a link in your profile as well as some type of image. It doesn’t have to be you but there does need to be an image. People respond better to profiles with images. If you have a logo you can use it. If not find something that represents your business and use it.
Overall, its not that difficult to network on Twitter. You just have to remember it all about being part of the conversation. Don’t bombard your way in with spam. Start helping people and they will start helping you. Its as simple as that.