6 of the Best Twitter Traffic Tips

One of the best Twitter descriptions comes from their About page:

Twitter is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices.

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Now, you may agree with me that’s just a feature, but it perfectly leads to the very best Twitter benefits and thus unveils why this network is tremendously popular.

You see, Twitter is based on human psychology.

One of the founders, Jack Dorsey, was very interested in an application that would let him know what his friends were doing. He’s no exception, many people want to know that (hence the success of cell phones!). That desire lead to the development of Twitter.

Absolutely needless to say that this doesn’t apply to you or me, we’re just too smart to fall for such psychological trivialities :-), but in general, people:
1. are very curious and
2. want to belong to a community.

Twitter perfectly takes advantage of these natural needs. After you open an account, all they ask is only one question:

“What’s happening?”

Once you’ve answered that question, you’re sold. Especially since you only have 140 characters to send your messages, which for most people by far isn’t enough to get their message across. You want to send more.

And it makes the received ‘tweets’, as they are called, a bit mystic, like cliffhangers. You’re curious, you want to know more.

The downside is that this also leads to a lot of irrelevant information published on this micro blogging system, which on its turn is a big bummer for many other people. They quit.

But if you can filter that, or if you don’t mind the occasional garbage, Twitter can be a great traffic resource.

Therefore I’ve listed six of the best Twitter traffic tips below. Make sure you use them well and don’t forget to download the other 40 tips at the bottom.

  1. Network with noteworthy business associates, competitors, and peers.
    You don’t have to simply befriend every person you can that requests you or vice versa on Twitter. Instead, choose your networking buddies carefully. Look for fellow executives or business owners who work within your particular niche. Then, follow their progress, look for advice, and of course, throw in some of your own two cents as well.
    By befriending people who are in the same line of work as you, you’ll get an insider’s look at how their successes compare to yours.
  2. Update your audience fairly regularly, but don’t over load them.
    A lot of people are most likely interested in what you have to say, otherwise they probably wouldn’t have added you to begin with. This means you should be updating them on a fairly regular basis so they can keep up with what’s happening in your world or your business’ world.
  3. On the other hand, you don’t want to overload people so much that the feel of your Twitter site feels “spammy” and they turn away.
    Try to maintain the balance between good updating and overwhelming people with insignificant updates.
  4. Keep an eye on what people are saying.
    Don’t forget that Twitter, like any other virtual conversation, is a two-way street. Pay attention to what other members are saying, and see if they’re Twittering about you. If they are, you might want to use that as an opportunity to either thank them for a nice compliment, or to make good if they are posting a complaint.

    Remember that you’re never 100% safe from someone who might try to talk negatively about you, your website, or anything else on Twitter. Be sure to use this to your advantage in a diplomatic way.

  5. Find a cool template that says who you are as company.
    Twitter now allows users to customize the look of their home page. Use something individual and creative as your Twitter page. This can be the same graphics you use on your website, a company logo, or something you’ve customized just for Twitter.
    No matter what it is, make sure it’s appealing to the eyes and does not look too ‘busy’.
  6. Ask for feedback. Don’t just tell everyone what you’re doing via Twitter, try to ask everyone for their opinion or feedback. It’s a good way to start a dialogue and open up a forum for new suggestions and changes that can be made.

There! Six of the best twitter traffic tips.
And if you want to follow me, just go to Case Stevens at Twitter.

But that’s not all. I even have another 40 tips to generate more traffic from this micro blogging system.
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16 thoughts on “6 of the Best Twitter Traffic Tips

  1. Mike Paul says:

    Good advice, Case. Twitter can be a powerful tool, but it really can be one of those “time suck” activities, too. I think the best advice you can give for someone new to the service is to have a little bit of fun with it, but take the time to read up on how to best use it to your advantage.

    • Case Stevens says:

      Yes, it can be a time waster. Therefore, you’d better have a plan before start using Twitter. These 50 tips may be a good starting point.
      And you’re right Mike, fun has to part of the experience too! Good point.

  2. Very useful and healthy tips indeed. I think I’m careless in term of background but I will add a good one soon and the 6 point is very much important to build an interesting community around you to generate more traffic towards a website.

  3. Case Stevens says:

    That’s a great point Tom. It’s about sharing!
    But that automatically leads to marketing, as sharing also means getting back.
    Law of reciprocity. Think of Zig Ziglar’s motto that boils down to ‘the more you give, the more you get’.
    Oh, and here’s another one by Zig: “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ”
    That’s what you do with these social media sites, right?

  4. Case Stevens says:

    Hey AnneMarie,
    Typical for using Twitter is to get used to the garbage that comes along. That makes it a time waster.
    So, what I do is being very picky as to who I follow. Firstly because I want valuable relationships, but secondly to avoid too much clutter.
    The people I follow don’t send much irrelevant tweets. They’re too serious, which makes it very easy for me to re-tweet their messages, as most of them are very valuable. And they, in return, do the same for me sometimes. THAT’S the power of Twitter in my opinion.
    Makes sense?

    Happy new year to you too AnneMarie.
    Hope to meet you again in Spain this summer. Would be nice to have some tapas together.

  5. t.k. @ beginners workout says:

    Another useful one might be ” be a face, not just a company name” as people can have hard time relating to just some logo on twitter, but if you let them know you are a genuine person and that you actually give a damn.

  6. Case Stevens says:

    Hi Mal,
    I think your strategy is wise. Building relations is the best way to use social media networks.
    I’ll unfollow those who only send pitches. It’s as easy as that. 🙂

  7. Pia Tofee says:

    I like the part where you Ask for Feedback. Certainly it is a good idea to stimulate response and develop a healthy interaction. Also a way to know if your blog was read by the members.

  8. kim says:

    Ah, i just don’t get Twitter at all. I signed up and got an account a fair while ago but i just don’t seem to be able to use it. I much prefer Facebook but then it took me a while to understand that as well. How can i get Twitter to be my friend without wasting huge amounts of time that i just dont have.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Very Healthy tips for the users having interest but not much experience.

    The tips attracted me most is …
    4.Keep an eye on what people are saying.
    Dont forget that Twitter, like any other virtual conversation, is a two-way street. Pay attention to what other members are saying, and see if theyre Twittering about you. If they are, you might want to use that as an opportunity to either thank them for a nice compliment, or to make good if they are posting a complaint.

  10. Case Stevens says:

    >>Sorry for the long-winded post.
    No, no problem at all. Your post makes sense, so it can’t be too long.
    It’s the last ten visitors mentioned in your post you should go after in Twitter!

  11. Hugo Cruz says:

    I’m actually new to Twitter, but am reading up on how to gather a following. I’m at 11 followers now, but hey it’s a start. Good thing there is some info here on it.

  12. Johnson says:

    Twitter is very different than Facebook. So many people want to compare the two but they serve completely different purposes. A cave man could use twitter.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am new with Twitter, I have a group in face book and I want to promote it using micro blogging but it is really hard to find followers in twitter. This thread is really helpful. After reading it it gave me some ideas thanks.

  14. Case Stevens says:

    That’s looking great Ognjen!
    With beautiful designs like this it could make a difference!

  15. Alvin says:

    I totally agree with point #4 and 6.

    Thanks for those tips. Really valuable.

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