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The Top 5 Ways Bloggers Can Use the Power of Twitter

Blog writing has quickly become a very popular medium. Each day, hundreds of blogs are being developed. So in this sea of blogs, how can you stand out from the crowd? The answer is: through social media. Social media is changing the way bloggers can market their sites. As with anything on the internet, gaining exposure so you don’t disappear amongst the other bloggers is vital. A great way to do this is through Twitter. Twitter has taking social networking to a whole new level. You have the ability to gain thousands of readers with one simple “tweet”. Let’s look at the top 5 ways you can harness the power of Twitter for your blog:

  • Increase in Traffic – With Twitter you can not only have your friends and families following you but you have the opportunity to reach millions of people each and every day. These individuals, if they find your “tweets” interesting enough can choose to follow you. So when you post a new “tweet” they are alerted and can read your latest post. By posting a quick, attention grabbing post with a link to your latest blog post, you’ve just increased your chances of being seen by all your followers.
  • Networking – Twitter allows you to connect with millions of people worldwide. This will allow you to find other bloggers who may be in your niche area. By networking with other like-minded bloggers, you’re expanding your readership as well as your blogging abilities. By networking with other bloggers you can learn from one another as well as brainstorm ideas.
  • Connect with Business Possibilities – Twitter is not just a social medium for the everyday person. It’s also a network of business owners. By using Twitter, you have the opportunity to connect with possible business partners that can enhance your blog. It’s a great way of finding possible business sources to generate revenue as millions of companies are seeking corporate bloggers to assist them.
  • Credibility – By developing your blog and posting your “tweets” on Twitter, you are slowly becoming the expert in your area. Readers are looking for advice and information from those who are “in the know”. Each blog you write and each “tweet” you use to promote it, builds your foundation and credibility in your niche market. So you become the expert.  The one people look to for the information they need.
  • Q & A – Twitter is a great forum to get valuable feedback from others as well as ask questions. This information can assist you in developing an informative and widely read blog. While you know your subject matter, everyone get’s stumped. Looking for new topics to write about? Poll the masses for some great inspiration.

Twitter is a valuable tool that any blogger should take advantage of. It is a powerful marketing tool and if you aren’t harnessing the power of it, it could be the difference between success and failure of your blog.

Patsy is working for Go-gulf.com, a Kuwait web design company that provides web development solution in Middle East.

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43 Comments on "The Top 5 Ways Bloggers Can Use the Power of Twitter"

  1. Thanks for sharing !
    .-= Family Health´s last blog ..British girl’s two newly grown kidneys now do the work of the ones that failed =-.

  2. Hey Patsy,
    Nice post. Twitter is one of my great source of traffic. I am doing everything … networking, creditability.etc, but not using it for Q&A.!

    Thanks for sharing this great post budd. !!
    .-= Dev | Technshare´s last blog ..Weekly Roundup #5: Link Love to Blogging Friends =-.

    • Hi Dev,

      That is great.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  3. CJ says:

    Well said Oni,
    There are so many benefits to using Twitter to help your blog. Though I must say, I’m guilty of only now starting to use it. Haha, but I’ve started to build a following and I’ll see where it takes me!

    CJ

    • Hi CJ,

      You are absolutely right. Glad you are now using it, it is doing great for me.

      Let’s see how everything goes.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  4. Tushar says:

    till date, i have not used mt twitter account very effectively….it has always been below par and now i am doing some serious stuff to raise the traffic
    .-= Tushar´s last blog ..Find a “Blog Buddy” for Yourself and Your Blog =-.

    • Hi Tushar,

      Twitter is really great and it is one of the top referrals to my blog. You might want to use it more effectively and see how it works.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  5. Swamykant says:

    I believe networking and Credibility matters more over other reasons
    .-= Swamykant´s last blog ..Top 10 Robot Videos on YouTube =-.

    • Exactly Swamykant,

      Networking and credibility really matters.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  6. I like Twitter. It’s much easier to have a conversation with your readers on twitter than on your blog. And it’s a compliment. Sometimes you have different types of readers on your blog than on your twitter so you will reach more people

    • Hi Emelie,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  7. Ryan says:

    Hi Patsy,

    Twitter can expand your presence like no other social network if used properly. Tweet content and make friends. It’s the simple, quick way to grow your network.

    I like each of your tips, especially the Q and A advice. The power of twitter lies in engagement. When chatting with others you become a person, not just a follower of # on the screen. People appreciate people over things 🙂

    Great advice!

    Ryan
    .-= Ryan ´s last blog ..Do You Use These 5 Methods To Promote Your Blog? =-.

    • Hey Ryan,

      Twitter is really great and I discover I get attracted to it automatically.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  8. Thomas says:

    Great list……Reasons 1,2 & 4 are good enough for me but the others just add to why Twitter is a good business tool.
    .-= Thomas´s last blog ..Magento Product Page Optimization =-.

    • Hi Thomas,

      Exactly!

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  9. Hami says:

    Twitter made its way into my lives for two main ways you have mentioned. Networking and Q&A.
    .-= Hami´s last blog ..Be a Guest Writer on My Blog – Inviting all Guest Bloggers =-.

    • Hi Hami,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  10. I agree with you that social media is changing the way bloggers can market their websites and blogs. But not only twitter, there are many other social networks like Fcebook, Mixx, Faves etc, that are helpful in marketing and making you known everywhere on the web.

    • Hi,

      That is true.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  11. Max says:

    You have a great blog, Onibalusi, and you are spot on with using Twitter to build a network and community.

    One thing I do on my blog is video, both fun and serious. That, too, is a great vehicle.

    And thank you for the idea your layout gave me for my blog.

    Keep up the great work.

    Cheers

    Max
    .-= Max´s last blog ..Fame At Last! =-.

    • Hi Max,

      Thanks a lot for your nice words.

      I really appreciate your suggestion and I will be giving it a trial.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  12. Sunil Jain says:

    Nice share Patsy 🙂
    Twitter acts as a viral traffic generator if used effectively :). When it comes to networking , you will be very much pleased when you meet new people and they suggesting you for your blog or your work 🙂

    Thanks for the twitterifying post 🙂 😉
    .-= Sunil Jain´s last blog ..HTML5 : What? Why? How? and When? =-.

    • Hi Sunil,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  13. Kharim says:

    Twitter is really great, I have been using it from before I made my blog and still using it more for marketing and driving traffic.
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..5 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make =-.

    • Hi Kharim,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  14. twitter was once working good…but now it seems something died in twitter 🙁

  15. Walter says:

    Twitter is a very good way of exposing our works. If have been using Twitter to tweet my post but I must admit that I’m a little bit low when it comes to making an interesting headline for my links. Still, I know I will earn more in the long run. 🙂

    • Hi Walter,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  16. Vietnam software outsourcing says:

    Hi Onibalusi,

    Thanks for sharing this experience but in my opinion Twitter is good for sharing news, not for networking. For opening networks, I am now using Facebook. I think Facebook is more than Twitter in getting traffic as well as build brand awareness on the Internet.
    .-= Vietnam software outsourcing´s last undefined ..Response cached until Sat 29 @ 3:36 GMT (Refreshes in 23.79 Hours) =-.

    • Hi,

      Glad to hear your opinion.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  17. Olawale Daniel says:

    Great Advice Onibalusi,
    Thank you

  18. Kharim says:

    I love using Twitter, my blog has really benefited from Twitter over the past months 🙂
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..Blog Commenting: What It Has Done For Me =-.

    • Hi Kharim,

      Twitter is really great.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  19. William says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing. Twitter is one of the top 10 referring sites for us.
    We also set it up for some of our clients to use it as support centre or customer service.

    • Hi William,

      that is great to hear.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  20. Homes to buy says:

    If have been using Twitter to tweet my post but I must admit that I’m a little bit low when it comes to making an interesting headline for my links….

  21. Homes to buy says:

    Photos and eyewitness accounts are being updated every minute, and a lot of Americans on the site are caning their location to Iran to confuse Iran’s government officials monitoring the site.

  22. Well all what I can say is Awesome post with some interesting & informating tips to use twitter

  23. Twitter is one of the best Social media you can employ to drive traffic and increase your blog popularity, if you know how to apply it effectively…

    • Hi Luqman,

      Exactly, it is one of the best and has many reasons to be liked.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  24. Joomla Developer says:

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