Increase traffic using Twitter

How to Use Twitter to Increase Blog Traffic???

Twitter, a widely popular Web 2.0 client has many uses. Some think of it merely as a virtual water cooler, which allows you to talk to others, throughout the day via Twitter’s homepage or one of the several Twitter programs such as Twirl or Snitter. However, it can be a useful tool for your business or as a way to promote your blog or website.

Here are a few ideas for promoting your blog or website using Twitter, without being too spammy.

Ask questions. Once you have updated your blog why not cruise on over to Twitter and ask your virtual friends and colleagues what they think about the subject. Write a post about the state of the economy, ask, “What is your take on today’s economy?” and then link to your blog.

Use your comments. Maybe your blog has already received a few comments from your latest entry, peek interest from others by commenting on Twitter regarding the comments you’ve received.

Most importantly when using Twitter you want to make sure that is not just a means by which you promote your blog posts, but that you are also engaging in the virtual water cooler conversation with others. The more engaging and enjoyable you are to be around on Twitter itself the more likely those you visit with there will venture over to your blog to consume even more of your thoughts and opinions.

Another good idea is to always repay the favor. So you get visitors to your blog from Twitter, they leave comments, be sure to go and visit their blogs and do the same or reply when they too post links to their blog posts on Twitter.

Twitter can be a great place to get your thoughts out there and to drive traffic to your blog if you do it right.

Understand your link popularity

You’re likely questioning what in the world can be so popular about a link! Link popularity refers to the ranking assigned to your site by the search engines, and it determines the ranking your page gets when keywords are entered into a search engine. Therefore, you’re most likely speculating, how do I make my link popular? Search engines are discretionary, giving status in addition to ranking to websites that acquire links to their pages from closely related, quality sites. Google developed the process, and now virtually all the most popular search engines use it to rank your sites in their indexes. The more frequently used your keyword is, the tougher it will be to achieve link popularity, but without attaining this step, it is nearly certain your webpage may never rank highly on any search engine. Nonetheless don’t be frustrated; there are competent ways of accomplishing link popularity via the most competitive keywords.

The first is that merely linking up with a vast group of other webpages will not achieve link popularity. Search engines may well aggressively discriminate against your web page if you are interlinked with a link farm, so steer clear of them!

The next thing to remember is the condition of the site you are linking to. In no way link to a page you have reservations about your visitors seeing. Linking to websites of poor quality would certainly diminish your link popularity, if not essentially devastate it.

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