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How to Use Twitter for Blog Marketing

Check out my previous post on best twitter automation tools here: https://www.internetgeeks.org/social/twitter/top-twitter-automation-tools/

Blog marketing is a way in which you direct targeted traffic to your blog where you are trying to promote something. Now, if you did it correctly, you could use Twitter as an invaluable tool for your blog marketing pursuits.

So let’s get you started with it.

First of all, you will need to link your blog with your Twitter account. For this, you will need a plug-in. This plug-ins is freely available; you can download one from:-

http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress/

or

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetable/

Now, you have to basically sit back and relax and do nothing apart from doing what you would normally do with your blog. Each time you update your blog, all your followers on Twitter will get an automated message that your blog has been updated. They will also get a direct link to your blog that they can just click and visit. It is as simple as that!

There is another exceptional tool to make people aware that your blog is being updated. This is known as Twitter Feed and is available at http://www.twitterfeed.com/.

Apart from sending out messages to people that your blog is updated, Twitter Feed will also let your blog be monitored for feeds. So, if you are going to update your blog several times in a day, you can select the option to minimize the number of tweets that are sent out.

Both tools are great to make your blog famous on Twitter. You can definitely use either of them for the enhancement of your business prospects.

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The Geek’s Introduction to Twitter

Those who already may know what is Twitter, probably will not find anything interesting here, sorry, :(. But you can follow us at http://twitter.com/internet_geeks, and we will be happy to follow you ^ _ ^.

Those who still have no Twitter account or do not have very clear idea about Twitter, read on and see if I inspire you :).

Content Outline:
* What is Twitter?
* Why are you interested in Twitter?
* Why you do not interested in Twitter?
* What else you can do?
* What are the advantages of…?

Before signing up, some questions:

What is Twitter?

A web service equivalent to talking to the wall, but with the possibility that this will respond.

Something halfway between the chat (everyone speaks publicly, without order) and the messenger (just talk to the contacts that you add).

The new empire where the sun does not set people talking is continually, day and night.

The basic question is: What are you doing, but people tend to explain both what it does, as to send links to them are interesting or photos or music …

Why are you interested in Twitter?

* It is short: 140 characters little more than an SMS.
* It is accessible: you can write or read what others write from anywhere: web (and mobile web), mobile, web browser, desktop …
* It’s fast: write bit = take less to send a message, read bit = take less to read a message.
* Allows you to stay in constant touch with the world and your feedback flow of information / knowledge permanently.

Why are not you interested Twitter?

* It’s addictive. Its ease of use hooks.
* Anything you say may be used against you, so remember that you have the right to remain silent :).

What else can I do?

* Follow-up brand. You can use your browser or tools like Splittweet to know who’s talking about you or your company.

* Inform and report on specific issues. If you write your text beside the subject to which it relates as follows (my post # theme), others may use the form for information on that topic. You can do the same to further topics of interest and find people you share interests. For example, electronic books.

* Retransmit the information. If one of your contacts has something interesting retweet, i.e forwards your message to his own contacts. This will give added value to your twitts (messages). The most common way of doing this is to follow this format: RT: @ user_author: your message interesting.

* Find Friends. As in any social network, here you can relate to your old friends, with your acquaintances or strangers with whom they may share a hobby. The limit you put it.

* Promoting yourself. Tell us what you can do, what you do, what you like … yourself! This is one of the largest showcases of the world.

* Finding a job or clients. Looking for work? Just one of your contacts can help. Got something to sell? You may want someone, but try not to be too heavy or you get tired and can they pick-mania to your product.

What are the advantages?

* A blog: brevity and immediacy.
* A social network Facebook-style: simplicity.
* A traditional web: interactivity.

Already have clear why you need a Twitter account? Go ahead, register and enjoy it:).

Register

  1. Visit the registration page.
  2. Fill out the information you request: full name, user, password, email and the two words in the captcha. Click on “Create my account”.
  3. Twitter now invites you to search for your friends, so you can follow you (ie make you followers from each other). If you want to look at your contacts from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or other webmail service, then click on the name of the service and follow the steps you suggest (enter passwords, select the contacts you want to track). If you prefer to manually add your friends, then find the bottom of the page the link “Skip this step” and follow it.
  4. Twitter also show you some random users to follow. You can also avoid this step by clicking on “Skip this step” at the bottom of the page.
  5. That’s it. No more logging:).

Twitter

Without more, you’re ready to tell your story:

Twitter Web

You can write messages from the web, go to http://www.twitter.com home, or using a program for your mobile web browser or desktop.

Twitter related JokeMessage formats:

* Normal message: your message.
* Answer: @ user_to_answer  your answer.
* Retwitt: RT: @ user_author:  your message interesting.
* About a Topic: Your message # topic.

No more guidance. If you want to go deeper into the issue and all options offered by Twitter, experience for yourself and search Google :).

Tell us if you like this post and finally you make an account on Twitter.

Finally, to know that our account on Twitter is: http://twitter.com/internet_geeks, follow us and we will be happy to follow you^ _ ^.