So I was looking at my analytics on this blog just to see what’s been happening over the last month or so since I have started trying to blog and connect with others on a regular basis (still working on that). I’ve also been trying to connect more on Twitter, Facebook, G+, etc. It’s hard to find the time…but again I’m trying LOL!
In times past, other people’s blogs would be the top referrers (and Google). However, over the past month or two I’m shocked because Twitter is the number three referrer for traffic to this blog (right under direct and Google/organic)! I’m shocked because Twitter has always been an afterthought for me!
What’s Going On?
I have, over the past couple of months, tried to get out there at least once a day. Of course, sometimes I go a week without posting or re-tweeting anything. But one thing I found that really helps is the Tweet Old Post plugin. It really helps to keep things fresh (especially if you’re not out there much). There is nothing like going to follow someone and the last time they tweeted was 6 months ago!
I also started using Hootsuite, which I find makes using Twitter sooo much easier! You can even schedule your Tweets so that you don’t forget!
Another thing to remember is this – quantity doesn’t matter, quality does. Interacting with others is what matters most. Re-tweeting interesting and helpful content is the best thing you can do. Something else to keep in mind – you want to interact with your market not the whole world.
Also, I found a couple tools to help you unfollow people who are either not following you or are just inactive. One tool is ManageFlitter.
Since I know that people are coming over from Twitter and staying on the blog for an average of about 2 minutes I’m going to ramp up my efforts to see what happens.
I’m also going to be ramping up other blog efforts as well – such as getting a redesign, adding awesome content, and using other marketing techniques to market the crap out of this blog! 🙂 Stay tuned to see what I learn from this experience!
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So what is your Twitter plan? Do you have one? Are you even using Twitter? (Follow me here).