Twitter Traffic

HOW TO GET TRAFFIC FROM TWITTER!

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send short 140-character messages called tweets. According to recent social media industry figures, Twitter currently ranks as one of the leading social networks worldwide based on active users. As of the fourth quarter of 2015, Twitter had 305 million monthly active users. Registered users can read and post tweets as well as follow other users via update feed. As of January 2016, Katy Perry was the most-followed celebrity on Twitter with more than 80 million followers.

Twitter is another great source to drive traffic to your affiliate products or any information products that you are selling.

With a revenue off over 2.2 billion per year.

There are 100 Million users who login daily.

There are over 310 million twitter accounts in the world.

65 Million users in the USA.

Twitter Explained

It is still an often misunderstood social network.

“What’s the point of Twitter?” was and still is a question raised offline and online. It’s only 140 characters. why use it?

Twitter’s necessity was often challenged. Bemusement and confusion as to its purpose on a web that allowed thousands of words and extensive multi-media.

It developed a reputation as a micro-blog.  I see it more as a headline with a bigger purpose in life.

But its news breaking role also started to get noticed

Today it is emerging into a snack size multi-media stream and ecosystem that allows 6 second “Vine” videos, images, video and live streaming via it’s little brother “Periscope”

But don’t be fooled by its seeming simplicity. It’s great brand awareness and drives traffic all day long if you engage with interesting content.

Pin a Tweet for Constant Attention

Pinning a tweet keeps it at the top of your feed, meaning that anyone who views your profile will see this first. I can tell you from personal experience that pinned tweets definitely drive more traffic than non-pinned tweets. Add URLs to Your Profile

There are two opportunities to include URLs in your profile.

First, you can use the “Website” field to direct people to your homepage, a landing page or other high-priority URL.

But what many people don’t realize, is that you can also include links in your “Bio” section.

Like pinned tweets, these static links stand to get more attention since they don’t get lost in the noise of the feed. There’s very little room for context in your profile, so using the real URL helps people understand where they are going when they click. Reduce anxiety, get more clicks.

Use Twitter Cards

Tweets with images get more clicks, retweets and likes. While these click numbers may not overwhelm you, there is a certain compounding effect to increasing your engagement rates.

More clicks means more people on your site, which leads to more followers, which leads to more clicks and more traffic. It might seem like a huge number, but 18% should convince you that including images is worth the extra few seconds when scheduling tweets.

You can add an image to any tweet, but using Twitter Cards will give you an extra boost. Here’s how to do it.

First, go to ads.twitter.com and sign in with your Twitter account. You’ll need to add a credit card to use Twitter Cards, but it’s actually a free tool. They will ask you to promote your tweets (more on that later), but you don’t have to just yet.

 

 

You can add an image to any tweet, but using Twitter Cards will give you an extra boost. Here’s how to do it.

First, go to ads.twitter.com and sign in with your Twitter account. You’ll need to add a credit card to use Twitter Cards, but it’s actually a free tool. They will ask you to promote your tweets (more on that later), but you don’t have to just yet.

Navigate to “Creatives” then “Cards.”

To drive traffic, you’ll want to create a Website card. You can also create lead gen cards to grow your mailing list or app cards to increase downloads. Those are both awesome, but we’ll stick to driving traffic for this article.

The first you’ll do is add an image to your card. The recommended dimensions are 800px by 320px. You’ll need to find a great image and resize it to fit.

This is hard to get perfect. You’ll see in this example that my image doesn’t look perfect. That’s okay, because it’s still visually appealing and is going to help this tweet get more attention.

Enter the URL of the post you want to promote, then give it a headline. This is not your tweet. It’s a bit of copy that appears under the image next to the call to action. Last, choose your call to action. This is actually a button that appears under the image.

 

Now, you finally have the chance to compose a tweet in the Twitter Ads interface. Write your tweet, choose “Standard” if you want to do this for free and schedule your post.

 

Olle Tod

www.gettrafficonline.com