Tips on how to promote your blog on Twitter [Guest Post]
Setting up a Twitter account for your blog is crucial if you truly care about attracting new readers to your site. Furthermore, by not having a Twitter account for your blog, you could be missing out on generating more income if you have invested money into your site as well.
If you are new to Twitter and you don’t know how to use it as a promotional tool for your blog, or even if you just set up a new blog and you want to attract more readers to your site, here are four tips on you can use Twitter to promote your blog:
1. Include the blog URL in your profile description
Your Twitter profile description is the first thing other users will read when checking out your profile, so be sure to include the link to your site as well as a brief statement about what your blog is about as well.
2. Use your blog logo as your Twitter avatar
Not uploading a picture for your Twitter avatar is one of the biggest “no-no’s” when it comes to using Twitter to promote your blog. If you don’t already have a logo for your blog, then just upload a picture of yourself instead.
3. Use #hashtags
Putting a number symbol in front of a word in your tweet is one of the best ways to attract Twitter users not only to your profile, but your blog as well. (For instance, if you your blog is about the latest and upcoming indie music bands, try use to hashtags like #music or #indiemusic after every single music-related tweet).
It may also be a good idea to get familiar with #Followfriday, a weekly hashtag where users recommend other Twitter profiles to their followers, as well as the top hashtag trends that are listed in the right hand column of your screen whenever you visit your Twitter home page.
4. Retweet all of your posts
And last, but certainly not least, one of the easiest and most effective ways to promote your blog on Twitter is to retweet the articles you post on your blog. You can either set up your blog so there is a Twitter “retweet” button at the end of each article (which makes it easier for your readers to retweet your posts as well) or copy and paste the post URL into your tweet along with the title of the post as well.
Chloe Trogden specializes in research involving all forms of college grants. She has compiled thousands of resources including college student grants and Ohio college grants along with many others. She is currently attending UNC Chapel Hill and is entering her Junior year in the fall.
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