3 Effective Strategies you can use today to grow your Twitter following. Twitter marketing still works if you apply the right methods.
A little bit of history. Twitter was founded back in 2006 and since then it has evolved quite a bit over the years. A little glimpse of it’s evolution can be seen in Time.com through their Slide shows.
Many marketing gurus will say that Twitter marketing is dead. True if you apply the wrong methods. I did a bit of research on the internet and found that it current has about 317 million monthly active users, would you believe in 2010 it was around 30k.
I joined Twitter back in May 2009, as a new marketer, I hardly knew how to promote my business on twitter and followed what my mentor told me. Spam the heck out with your tweets. Unfortunately, it was a total failure. Over the years my account grew to a healthy 8k followers but most of them were inactive. I explain below what I did to clean out the inactive followers. So, honestly there was no benefit in having such a large following if no one was engaging.
Today, I look at it as a valuable marketing platform for my business. It allows me to generate 5 to 10 leads every day on autopilot.
Here are the 3 strategies that allowed me to grow my twitter account.
1. Use Automated Tools
There are various tools online to automate your twitter. Some are free and some are paid. Each one has it’s on advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few good tools that you can use for growing your twitter following; tools such as Hootsuite, SocialJukeBox, SocialOomph, StatusBrew. I have listed below the ones I use and why I find it handy.
2. Growing your Twitter Followers
I use StatusBrew.com for this. It has a very simple interface and easy to handle. Statusbrew allows me to manage my followers and my followings. This is a daily task for me and I spend around 30 minutes to maintain my twitter account of followers and unfollowers. I used this unfollow method to clean Twitter accounts that were inactive, some were inactive for almost 5 to 6 years. Most probably they abandoned Twitter marketing.
It also has an option where you can configure Direct Messages (DM) to be sent out to each follower that follows you. Now I am sure you do not want to that manually if you are getting 20 to 30 followers per day. Pretty time-consuming isn’t it?
3. Engaging your Twitter Followers with Valuable Content
Some prefer SocialJukeBox but it has it’s limitations and to be honest I have tested it myself and did not feel comfortable with the platform. I use SocialOomp for providing valuable content to keep my twitter followers engaged with me.
SocialOomp allows you to schedule your tweets well in advance and it is put in a Queue which keep on rotating each time it finishes a cycle. You can put in various forms of tweets and place them under categories aka Queues. Each category in turn gets tweeted. This way you have a variety of posts going out at regular intervals. Tweets can be text quotes, image quotes, blog posts, YouTube videos. I have to say that it has saved me a lot of time. Imagine sitting in front of your computer or smart phone and tweeting all day.
It generates me 5 to 10 leads on average per day. I simply put in the campaigns that are a done for you Lead Capture Pages from my marketing platform MLSP in the Queues.
My Twitter following progress
Recently, I watched a video training on how to Get 4 million people to see your tweets each month? I followed the Twitter training which has helped me immensely to grow my Twitter account. As you can see below, this account was growing organically since May 2009 but there was very little activity on the account.
The screen shot was taken on the 7th of Jan 2017 before I started the training. and I posted this on Facebook to keep track of my progress. You will notice that I have 1.5k impressions over a week. Click on Image for a larger screenshot.
Results after 14 days of implementation
Today screen shot taken as of 21st of Jan 2017, literally 14 days from the day I started implementing this Twitter Training, my twitter account has seen steady growth. Click on Image for a larger screenshot.
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My Twitter Impressions
The first screen shot shows my impressions before applying this new training. 2.1k impressions over 14 days and on average 148 impressions per day. That sucks! Click on Image for a larger screenshot.
Well, I will not say the same after applying the training. I must say it is pretty impressive. 41.2k impressions in 14 days (on 7th of Jan, I put the strategy to work) but can you see the progression, it’s on constant growth. Now I am averaging 2.9k impressions per day with my best day so far was 4.6k. Click on Image for a larger screenshot.
I am literally following the 3 steps above to get these results. A lot of good things lies ahead.
If you like this post and found it of value, please share it with your social media circle, it may help someone to grow their twitter following.
Please leave your comments below about your thoughts on this strategy.
Welcome to my Blog and Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year
I completed the build of this blog in December but decided to start fresh from the beginning of this year as I wanted to give my business a new start.
Yeah, it’s all in the belief you have for yourself.
Every year at the end of the year, I take a few days of to reflect on what actions I need to take for this coming new year. And this year, I really have a bunch of things in my list. I have been procrastinating for a while and it has to stop now, I need to come of my comfort zone and face all the challenges and fears with a brave heart. Wow, was that taken from a movie 🙂 LOL.
Anyways, I want to declare this on this first blog post so that I can come back to this post at the end of 2017 to see how far I have come and if I have really kept to my commitment. So here goes the list.
Get a new Smart Phone – DONE 🙂
Create an Instagram account – DONE 🙂 you can connect with me here @coachnurulchowdhury
Master Video – TO ACHIEVE. something I need to face hard and get doing videos to fill up my new Youtube channel –> SuccessWithNurul
Start Blogging – TO ACHIEVE. Yeah, I used to blog a lot, I still have my old blog but have not written a word since 2013. That is why this blog is a fresh start.
Facebook Live : TO ACHIEVE. Is that even possible for me. Well time will tell.
And the biggest commitment
I want to help as many people as I can to help create a side income or go full time and to help them gain time freedom and financial freedom so that they can be more with their family, get away from the 9 to 5 job.
Well, I am committed to getting this finished and I do need your support. Please keep coming and reading my blog and commenting, that will give me the energy and momentum to pursue my goals.
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Learn these 3 Ways to Get Noticed with Internet Marketing. In order to promote or sell something online, first you must get yourself noticed. Here are some internet marketing tips that will help you get noticed so you can start making some profit.
You can start building rapport and credibility as an expert by blogging about your skills, experience or passion. WordPress.org platform is the best known blogging tool out there. By building a blog on a targeted niche, you will be able to attract targeted audiences to your blog. People love to read about good stuff and through blogging you can attract people that are interested in your topic.
Submitting Articles to other blogs
Another way of creating your online presence is by writing blog posts as a guest. If you don’t have a blog and would just like to promote your product then you can add a link to your author resource box linking back to your website in the articles that you submit to other blogs.
Writing for other blogs is not that easy and you would not want to submit to low ranked blogs. It is best to do some research and look for high authority blogs with a good PR.
But getting accepted in high authority blogs is another challenge. You can always contact the owner of the blog and submit an article for review. If the article is of good quality, then the owner will publish the article on their blog. Don’t make your article a sales pitch but rather give them good content that will educate your readers. Build curiosity to get them to click that link in the resource box.
Set up link exchanges with other websites
Building back links is very important for any website/blog. You can contact other websites related to your niche topic and set up link exchanges with them.
The more links you set up the better you will get recognized by the Search Engines. The drawback of this technique is that not all websites agree to do exchange links, especially if your blog/website is new. Obviously, they would like to get also good link juice back to their sites. Everyone is looking for high ranking sites.
My advice would be to start with websites that are in the same level as you are and then gradually scale it up to the next level.
Commenting on Popular Blogs
Yet another method highly used by internet marketers is commenting on popular blogs. Commenting is an excellent method for leaving a link back to your site.
Many bloggers will delete your comment if it is not relevant to the article. It is best to leave a good comment relating to the article if you don’t want your comment to reach the trash or spam folder. If they like what you write then your comment will get accepted thus generating for you a good back link to your blog.
I receive tons of spam comments daily, luckily my Akismet plugin takes care of it by sorting the comments as spam. I only approve comments that I feel is relevant to the topic.
You can get hold of the Akismet plugin direct from WP dashboard (when you install a new wordpress blog, plugin is already installed). In order to activate the plugin you have to open up a free account at WordPress.com, then insert the api key that they provide in the Askimet setting.
Be aware that there are number of SEO guys out there working for you to get back links for your blog. If you have a blog then you will notice that many of these just comment to get a link back to their sites. Don’t be like them or your comment will get deleted.
These are some of the methods I use to get myself noticed. The method the most used by me is commenting. And I can really see the results when I look into the stats. As I am in the blogging industry, I write comments on various blogging sites. The stats do not lie when I see how many of these sites have referred my blog. People are curious and when they see your comments they will visit your website. Honestly I do the same myself.
So do apply these methods and get yourself known to the world. Apply them consistently and you will see the results coming in gradually.
If you like what I post then please do leave me a comment, I would appreciate it if you can share with your friends on Facebook and twitter also.
Literally every website or blog needs to increase web traffic. Web Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business, without it you will not be found.
You can have the best blog design made or the fanciest looking blog but if you don’t get traffic, your blog is worthless. Your primarily goal for your blog is to drive traffic.
I admit it is not a mere task but if done wisely and consistently we can achieve tremendous results in a short period of time. The main key to success having consistency in what you do. The problem with many users is they give up easily not seeing results. There is no magic formula. You have to try and test and try and test and see what best works.
Miracles don’t happen overnight but yes they can be accomplished. Nothing is impossible if you have the motivation to do it.
If you are just beginning, then you want to use methods that don’t cost you money. Yes, starting an online business can be very challenging. I would like to share with you some free traffic methods to increase web traffic for your blog:
Before writing your article, it is important to do some keyword research and find the keywords related to your topic. Many make a mistake of searching for high demand articles. If you are just starting out then go for the low demand articles. You can also make a variation of low/high demand.
Keep in mind that it is easier to rank in the search engines where there is low competition. The high demand articles will have high competition and it is will require a lot of work to get your article ranked for that keyword.
Although there are very good tools out there online, even the Google Adwords Free Keyword Tool will give you excellent results. In addition to Google’s free tool, I also use Market Samurai. Market Samurai gives you extra bit of information about the different keywords which is limited with Google’s tool.
Hint: When looking for keywords do an Exact match search, this is what the people type when they are looking for something and target those keywords rather than Broad or Phrase match
It is important to use the keywords in your Title Tag, first paragraph, a couple of times in your body content. Don’t stuff them with keywords; it will only make it worse for you.
Building link backs with Article Directories
Post your articles to different directories. There is confusion about duplicate content. Some say that Google will severely penalize you if they find duplicate content. Actually this is only in the case if you have exactly the same content in two different web pages in your website.
Some Top Article Sites
It is still better to create variations of your articles and post them to different article directories and link them back to your website.
Social Media Platforms
In today’s world, social media can play a vital role for your website. The friendship that you build in these different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace can be different. What I mean by that is you may have friended John in Facebook and you have Tom following you on Twitter.
The best way to get your article out to your friends and followers is to let them know. So do post your articles in these social media platforms each time you post an article on your blog.
You are bound to get visits from people who have shown interest in what you do. Social media will not bring you visitors but will also build credibility. You will start building relationship with your readers and this will result in repeat visitors.
There are various other methods to increase web traffic. Some of which are interacting in forums, commenting on other blogs related to your niche, etc… These again create backlinks back to your website. Well, this will be for another day.
Hope you appreciate these methods. They are free and may take some time to develop, but in the long run you have nothing to lose. Not a penny to spend and a lot to gain.
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What is your experience in Blogging?
I hope you have not started like me. Having no knowledge about the virtual business, I ventured to find a share of the treasure which has made so many millionaires.
Blogging was a term totally new to me when I first started on the internet. My online career started with network marketing. Being a total newbie to network marketing, at that time, my upline told me that I should open up an account at free blogging site Blogger.com and promote my business. And that is what I did. Having no clue how to generate traffic or audience to my first page. I hardly got any instructions on how to build a blog page or how to post articles.
Yet with trial and error, I managed to get in my first post and anxiously waited for visitors to turn up. Well, to my disappointment I had been waiting and waiting and waiting.
So why on earth wasn’t I getting and traffic to my site?
What was never told to me was that I had to frequently update my blog. Although Google likes Blogger.com, you need to post articles regularly, that what makes Google page crawlers look for interesting stuff in your articles. As I told you I was a total newbie to the internet, all I knew was type something on the Google search box and VOILA the answer was there for me.
Terms like keywords, page rankings, search engine optimisation etc. were things like someone was talking to me in “Martian” language. My response Yeah! Yeah! I have heard about it. But honestly haven’t had a clue what it was. Neither was I courageous to ask someone what was it all about.
So those days have been quite painful for me struggling to make that 1st appearance on the internet.
I was disappointed, still looking for answers to my questions but no where to find it. Finally, my blog went to as “sleeping mode” like a dormant volcano for about six months.
I started surfing more on the internet and came across those wonderful websites (blogs) “that is what I thought they were at that time”. These blogs had a www.Mynamedomain.com on it. That is the guys were branding themselves. I kept asking myself. How are they doing it? Why is mine tagged to a name.blogspot.com and why can’t I have one like them.
Yeah, I am sure you are laughing at me and making fun of me but honestly, I hadn’t a clue. I was mad and furious still trying to figure out how actually it works.
The saddest thing is that I was a computer programmer about 15 years back but never surfed on the internet. Internet has been very recent to me say about 3 to 4 years ago. Yeah, of course I knew how emails worked and something called internet was there but I was too much pre-occupied with the real world to get actually involved with the virtual world.
Ok, I shall end part 1 here and give you something to cheer you up.
TIPS FOR THE DAY.
You have two ways of creating blogs either free or hosted (paid) blogs.
1. The good sites (free) that I have used so far are
I found blogger.com more handy in terms usability of the structure. I still have about 4 of them and I use them to bring traffic to this blog. It easy to add different affiliate programs to earn money. You can easily add Adsense program. It is very Google friendly.
My advice: don’t create just one post and subscribe to Adsense, Google will straight away refuse it. You need to have “keyword based” articles in order for Google to be able to place ads in your posts. I will be talking about this in the coming article posts.
2. Let us talk about Keywords.
To get good search engine ranking, you need to have good keywords in your article headline and also in the articles itself
There are various methods of analysing highly targeted keywords. You will never find one best way to do it. Every marketer has his/her own techniques. One simple technique for keyword search is googles https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal#
Type in the word you would like to find. Say for example Dog Training. The tool will give you plenty of keywords based on that search criteria.
The key thing here is to go for keywords that have volumes more than 500 and above but don’t go for high volume keywords as they would be hard to rank for in the search engines
Now copy/paste each keyword in the google search bar and place “” around the word say for example you are looking for Dog Training Tips what you would do is “Dog Training Tips”. This will give you the number of people that are competing for that keyword (people like you and me for earning money).
If the number is less than 100,000 then it is a very good keyword to use. Depending on the keyword rarity I sometimes go up to 200,000.
I will be talking more about all these. Did not want to bore you all at one go. The poisonous dose is going to be slow and painful.
So until next time my friends. By the way, if you liked my article you may want to post a comment and tweet it to your followers.