I've read a lot of conflicting opinions on the use of Twitter to promote a blog or website. Many people believe that posting links on twitter is just a waste of time. While it's true that a lot of people use twitter to spam tweets, I want to share with you the statistics from my personal twitter account. I use a website called socialoomph which allows you to schedule tweets to be sent out to your twitter account throughout the day. I use it to promote my blog posts and the articles that I write. I also tweet about other interesting articles that I find. I don't spam other tweeters by sending out mass amounts of tweets every day, I just do advertising every few days while throwing in some personal tweets as well or some quotes that I like. Socialoomph allows me to track my links and see how many people clicked on the links that I tweeted. Here are a few of the stats:
Hub Pages Article: Promoting Your Business With Social Networking Websites: 31 hits
This Blog: 45 hits
Hub Pages: Training Your Pit Bull: 24 hits
Hub Pages: What To Expect When Getting A Tattoo: 27 hits
Cedar Point Amusement Park Article: 24 hits
The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana: 24 hits
These are only a few links that I have posted on Twitter. They may not look like a lot at first glance, but add them up and they can add quite a bit to your readership with time.
It is really up to you whether or not you want to try your luck with Twitter. I will continue to use it because I believe it has given me a lot of quality hits. When people click on a twitter link, they are doing it because they want to and they are genuinely interested in what you have to offer.
Anyone else had any luck with Twitter?
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