A quote off Twitter’s own home page, “Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” This new concept is one that is intended to keep the world connected. As the site says, family, friends and co-workers can communicate. I have over 40 people following me on Twitter and not one of them is a family member, friend or co-worker. Rather they are all people who have apparently searched for me by some criteria. Some are fellow homeschoolers, some are fellow entrepreneurs and some are just weird. But what started as a simple way for people to keep in touch has become a great business tool. Today I will discuss the use of Twitter for driving traffic to your blog or website.
Every time you update your website or post a new article to your blog you want people to see it. But how do you get those people to your site? You could wait around and hope that it gets indexed. But that takes time. With Twitter you can tell all of those people who are already following you at once that you have something interesting waiting on your site or blog. I have only recently started doing this and already noticed a slight increase in my blog traffic. I am looking forward to another option for using Twitter and driving traffic to my site and blog. If you are looking for new ways to increase traffic, give Twitter a try.
Later this week, I’ll talk about using Twitter to send business proposals to potential clients.