“I don’t get Twitter. Twitter is all noise.” ~ Every Blogger at Least Once in their Career
Newsflash; if Twitter seems like noise to you, sorry to break it to ya, but you are adding to the noise.
The only folks who see noise on Twitter are those who do not put forth the time and energy to build meaningful connections through engagement and generosity.
Twitter is not noise to me. The platform is:
- meaningful relationships
- blog traffic
- blogging profits
I help people, retweet people, talk to people and act like a real human being on the platform.
Acting like how a normal human being would act offline – making friends, helping people, having fun – on Twitter turns the micro blogging platform from lame shouting platform to profitable 2 way street.
Most bloggers see Twitter as their bully pulpit, trying to use the platform and a bull horn to shove their business or content down your throat.
A few people like:
are prime examples of how to persistently engage people through generous sharing to work the social network the right way.
These folks retweet other tweeters generously, chat via the @reply button, ask questions, provide answers and use the medium to share fellow twetter’s content, to inspire people, to make friends by being of service and to improve people’s lives.
Screen Share Video
I have received awesome feedback on this screen share video I created to drive blog traffic and profits through Twitter.
Watch it if you want graphic (not like Law and Order graphic), specific, examples of what to do on Twitter and how to do it if you want to make friends, to have fun and to increase your traffic and profits on the platform.
1: 2 Way Street
All Tweeters who see noise simply aren’t making friends by using Twitter as a 2 way street.
Share your content. Share other blogger’s content. Ask bloggers questions and provide in depth answers to help ’em out.
I thought Twitter was noise for a minute. Soon I learned that if you focus primarily on Retweeting bloggers, @replying bloggers in genuine fashion, the noise dissolves into strong friendships, blog traffic and profits.
You get what you give on Twitter.
See the platform as a 2 way street. Retweet other people freely. Make friends. Observe your Twitter buddies Retweet your blog posts freely, increasing your blog traffic and profits.
2: Humanize Handles
I read Twitter user handles aka user names and in the next breath, visualize a human being on a laptop or phone, tweeting at me.
Simple practice that humanizes handles and helps you to be more generous, more engaging and more persistent.
Stop manipulating things. Begin bonding with human beings on the platform.
This powerful strategy makes Twitter fun. When you know a human being is on the other side of your follower’s handle, you enjoy sharing and engaging so much more, which leads to intelligent, persistent tweeting and increased profits over the long haul.
3: @reply Like Rye
Ryan @replies his:
- question askers
Pop in 3-4 times daily for 10 to 20 minutes at a clip.
Slowly @reply as many folks who Retweet you and engage you as humanly possible.
Talking to human beings in authentic fashion proves; you ain’t no bot. You’re human.
Human beings get along A-OK on Twitter because you will stand out from the masses, and you will also inspire friends to Retweet your tweets, to engage you and to boost your follower count through recommendations, driving your traffic and increasing your profits.
Someone just @replied me a few minutes ago about buying one of my eBooks. Generous engagement leads to blogging dough once again.
By talking to people you make friends over time, some of whom visit your blog and buy your stuff or hire you.
4: Use Lists to Save Time
Big fan of lists here as a time-saving element.
Twitter gives you the ability to set up a list of Tweeters based on a number of criteria including:
- new followers
“etc” is not a criteria. So you know. I knew you were smart enough to know that, for sure. Never would insult your intelligence. I love you guys. Sometimes I may bust your chops. But only when I want to inflate the word count of…..
Anyway, I set up a “#travel” list (hashtag) and “blogging” list (keyword) by searching for those 2 terms, then building a list for each targeted group of folks I engage with, Retweet and bond with, saving my time, conserving my energy and helping me target my Twitter campaign.
How are you using Twitter to increase your blog traffic and profits?
What tips can you add to this list?
Tweeters, I know how confusing this Twitter bit gets.
So I wrote this post, created the helpful screen share video and wrote an entire eBook on how to build a profitable blog through Twitter.
If you want the full enchilada buy my eBook: