10 Unique Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Using Twitter

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For someone like me who loves to be wordy, Twitter is a bit of a challenge. While many people may see the 160 character limit as a restraint, it can actually empower you to drive some serious traffic to your blog. You see, having that limit forces you to really make every word count, and that opens up doors for concentrated marketing tactics that drive people to your blog.

Today we’ll look at 10 ways Twitter can be used to make your posts sound irresistible to both dedicated followers and new readers alike.

10 Twitter-Based Strategies for Driving Traffic to Your Blog

A blog lives and dies in the ways you promote your content and bring in traffic. Even if your posts are solid gold, no one is going to see them unless you’re promoting them. There are ways to do this via email, Facebook, Google+, and even Pinterest, but today we’re going to talk about one of the big dogs: Twitter.

Put on your thinking caps and dust off your hashtags, because it’s time to start tweeting like a chatty bird! Here are 10 ways that Twitter can help you drive traffic to your blog!

1. Make Your Tweets Short and Intriguing

A tweet, in and of itself, is very short to begin with. That being said, if you can cut it down to under 100 characters, statistics show that these shorter tweets get 21% more interactions. In many cases, people will simply tweet the header of their post, but if you really want to get the curiosity flowing, try something a little more enticing.

Let’s say your post is about being productive. You could try a tweet that reads: “Never waste another second…” and then put a link to the post. People read something short and sweet like that, and they wonder what that means, so they click. The key here is creating a call to action.

2. Include a Quote

Sometimes the best way to get readers to read your content, is to give them a little taste. Studies show that tweets with quotes, get 54% more retweets. Find a good line from your post and feature that as a tweet with a link to the full article. Say you’re doing a post on how to work from home. Put a quote from your post in there such as “We would all rather work from home than spend years in a cubicle. Find out how…” and throw a link to the full post.

3. Use Statistics

People like hard, proven numbers. Seeing these reinforces ideas in their heads and shows that you’ve done your research. Say you’re doing a post about how Twitter is great for driving traffic to your blog (see what I did there?) and you want to showcase how many people actually use Twitter. Try something like this: “32% of all internet users are using Twitter…” and then put a link to your post.

4. Utilize Hashtags

Twitter utilizes hashtags (or this symbol: #, followed by several words) to categorize tweets. You can utilize these to make your tweets visible to a variety of users. When you tweet about something like blogging tips, you can include the hashtag #BloggingTips.

Another example is using general hashtags to broaden your reach. Depending on what your tweet is about you could use #InternetMarketing, #Blogging, #TwitterTips, or anything else that crosses your mind.

5. Use @mentions

The concept of a “mention” is simple: It allows you to send tweets directly to fellow users or followers. The benefit here is that these tweets are commonly retweeted to the user’s followers. Say you read a post by Matt Banner and you loved it. You wrote something similar and you want to share it with him.

All you have to do is use the “@” symbol and his user name to mention him in the tweet: “Hey, @BlastYourBlog, check out this post inspired by one of your own!” When Matt retweets that to his followers, they will come check out your blog.

6. Include Eye-Catching Images

If someone is scrolling through their feed, they may pass right over a tweet by you, but if you catch their gaze with an enticing photo, you’ll have their attention (and most likely a visit from them too!). You can find some cool images online to use, but an even better method is to make your own.

Try reading a tutorial on Canva, a free tool for making your own Twitter images, and then you’ll have access to an unlimited amount of options for adding that visual spice to your tweets.

7. Pose a Relevant Question

Questions are a sure-fire way to generate engagement from your followers. Most posts solve a problem or answer a question, so why not get people interested by posing that exact question to them? If you wrote a post about avoiding common mistakes in marketing or blogging, you could pose a question like this: “Which #blogging mistakes do you wish you could have avoided?”

People will answer the question in their head, but then they’ll start thinking about other potential mistakes, and that will compel them to click.

8. Promote Your Tweets

If you have some funds for advertising set aside, why not give promoted tweets a try? This allows you to choose which interests, locations, and people to target. Once you’ve started the program, your tweets will appear in the timelines of all the people in those categories, in addition to your followers.

This can be used to promote posts, giveaways, contests, or anything in between.

9. Ask Your Followers to Retweet

When someone retweets something you posted, suddenly your content is on display to their followers as well. The more something gets retweeted, the more the potential audience grows. You don’t need to make a huge deal of it, but if you ask, your followers will most likely help you out.

Next time you tweet a post, try adding a “Please RT” in the tweet so your readers know that you want them to spread the word.

10. Put a Link in Your Bio

This one is very simple but very effective. On your main Twitter page, visitors will see your bio. It’s usually a sentence or two about yourself. A great way to drive traffic to your blog is to include a link to it in your bio. This link will never go away unless you change your bio, so it’s an easy and permanent way to bring more people to your site.

Final Thoughts

Twitter is a fantastic way to hone your skills as a writer by giving you a limited space to work with. It’s also a great place to interact with readers and bring traffic back to your blog. How do you utilize Twitter? What ways does it benefit your blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

This post was generously provided by Matt Banner.

58 comments… add one
  • Gilbert Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:38

    I am just new to twitter and still learning the ropes. These 10 tips will come handy once I’m into it on a regular basis.

  • saleena Nov 4, 2015 @ 6:36

    Great tips, going to apply these tricks to get massive traffic for my blog. Thanks

  • Kanayo Nov 5, 2015 @ 11:05

    I am actually trying to actively use Twitter in my marketing strategy so doing quite some posting and following, etc. Hopefully it will pay off.

    Matt’s number 1 (I too am VERY wordy. lol), 3, and 6 points are what I struggle to implement, and I have read in several places about Images. But the type of things I am posting does not always allow for the Tweet to be short, cos if it is, I won’t get the message across properly. And if I REALLY try, then I end up spending 5 minutes to compose a Tweet (trying to get the character count right) and I absolutely hate that. lol.

  • Holden Richardson Nov 12, 2015 @ 13:23

    I’m really diving into how this all works. Very informative, thanks for the tips!

  • Steve Miller Nov 24, 2015 @ 6:01

    Great tips. I have found that adding images certainly helps get retweets.

  • Christina Lynn Dec 3, 2015 @ 5:23

    Hey Matt,
    Great tips! If you have any interesting statistical information in your article, tweet about it. And to have even more of an impact, use numbers and characters – not just letters. The numbers and characters will make your tweet stand out in the river of tweets your followers get in their timelines.
    Christina Lynn

  • Sagor Kundu Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:18

    I will follow all your tips. i think this ten tips will helps me in future.

  • Asif Dec 14, 2015 @ 23:35

    Superb Technics To Increase Traffic in my Websites. Hey Admin I Thankful to you, my website traffic very low, I will try your technics after that my site receiving in Twitter and day by day increasing. Thank You So Much.

  • Khagesh Darji Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:14

    An impressive and interesting information about Twitter, one of the best way to increase of traffic and if our twitter profile is quite good, we easily rank on Google, thanks for sharing tips and I really enjoyed to reading this post!

  • Nevil Patel Dec 27, 2015 @ 15:22

    Using appropriate hashtags and mention is a key. One can research popular hashtags before adding it.

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  • Sunday William Jan 18, 2016 @ 4:49

    Using #hashtags and eye-catching images are tactics I often employ to attract traffic. These are effective strategies that Twitter marketers must employ. Nevertheless, all of the other strategies are also very effective!

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  • David Nevi Feb 2, 2016 @ 17:52

    Twitter is really good in traffic diversion to our website.thanks for the info.

  • Ghoomato Feb 7, 2016 @ 0:30

    Twiter 3rd micro-blogging site used by people. Nice information about how to increase the traffic using twitter. But this traffic is not constant, if you want constant traffic need branding.

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    Hii…good article…i felt very clear about increasing the traffic on blog after reading this article…but i also want to know that what is the process of drive traffic on your twitter posts and make followers higher.

  • Robin Khokhar Feb 15, 2016 @ 10:11

    Twitter being one of the most popular social media, which can help to generate a load of traffic. The only thing is that it is hard to get some traffic through it. And I think the tips you have mentioned are worth using, I was using some of the tips but there are many new tips like Pose a Relevant Question.
    However, I enjoyed reading your post and also thanks for sharing.

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  • Harry Goyal Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:22

    Hey thanks i am using Twitter to get some traffic from it but fail to get. As i never used hastags in my tweets but now i will start using them.

    Thanks again 🙂

  • BloggerTalks Mar 7, 2016 @ 13:46

    I use Twitter to grow my blog’s traffic. I think the best thing about it is that the traffic that comes from Twitter is highly targeted more than any other social network. But it’s not easy to get a considerable number of followers in a short period of time.

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    Thanks for sharing such a great article!
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    Nice! Matt created an awesome post here, huh?

    I’m glad I found it.

    I’ve been trying to grow my Twitter account + traffic.

    I kinda thought it was hard. But after reading these tips, I’m like whoa.

    Yeah, well, I better go! 😀


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      I agree, Razu. It can really be a challenge, eh? Thanks for your feedback and input on this article. I’m sure that helps others and that is why we are here, eh (or at least one of the reasons.. lol). Thanks, again.

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