Twitter Surprised Me!

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So I started using Twitter a while back and got about 30 people following me.

I very quickly stopped using it because I just couldn't imagine how it could be used. So I gave it up pretty quickly.

I just started up again a few days ago on the same account. I'm pleasantly surprised with the results

My website has seen 50% more traffic than I was getting before thanks to links in my Twitter posts. I can't argue for spending such a tiny amount of time Tweeting!
#surprised #twitter
  • Profile picture of the author cybernac
    Back to the fact that slow and steady works. You probably have targeted followers and actually tweet occasionally about more than picking your nose! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author vickiej
    I also am new to Twitter and post occasionally. However my list of people following me seems to grow each day. I'm glad that you are seeing more traffic. Sometimes it does seem pretty random.
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  • Profile picture of the author moralde
    Right! At first, I also could not see how twitter could help me get traffic. Eventually however, after observing how people are using it and reading about the ways it can be used, I began appreciating its power. It does take a little time and effort of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author billromer
    Tweetlater.com is a great little service that lets you schedule tweets throughout the day.

    I sometimes schedule 3-4 similar tweets over a 24-hour period, just to cover my whole network there. I also like to tell people that it's a scheduled tweet - just seems right to do that.

    I still post between the scheduled ones, just to keep my account as natural and conversational as possible.

    I've actually gotten more traffic from my bio URL than my tweets, I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Originally Posted by scheda View Post

    My website has seen 50% more traffic than I was getting before thanks to links in my Twitter posts. I can't argue for spending such a tiny amount of time Tweeting!
    You have 35 followers at the time of posting
    and in the last month you've tweeted just 4
    links.

    If that's increased your traffic by 50% you
    can't have had a great deal of traffic to start
    with.

    I'd hate for other Warriors to be misled into
    thinking that using Twitter can lead to 50%
    increases in traffic.

    I guess it depends where you're starting from.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author kckaz
    I usually get 10-30 hits after each tweet. With a list right now of about 7k, I'll tweet something 10-20 times to make sure as many see it as possible. So, I count on about 200-300 hits over a day or two on a particular topic just from twitter. And, it's free, but does require a little maintenence.
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    Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/KennyKurtz and I'll follow you back.

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  • Profile picture of the author Akky
    That's very nice to hear. If you've got 5k+ followers, then twitter is indeed a great source to get instant traffic, but maintain a relationship with your followers at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
    Well, if someone is getting 5 visitors and now getting 8, that IS more than a 50% increase in traffic.

    Reality check.



    Nonetheless, Twitter can be used as a great supplementary traffic source, particularly if retweets of your links go crazy.

    Fabian
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  • Profile picture of the author CertifiedCashClub
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  • Profile picture of the author corporation
    I've seen good traffic on the bio url, but tweets usually take 25/20 hits. There's a little tool that You can run on your PC to auto tweet, at this time I don't remember the link, when I find it I'll post it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I do get some traffic when I twit, tweet, whatever it varies, sometimes I submit and get 20 or 30 hits and other times I only get a couple. No biggy, it only takes a second to do so it's good. My followers are gradually growing each time I tweet too so perhaps the traffic will also grow
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    I used it on a brand new blog when i joined in december last year and the traffic was truly amazing. If i hadnt seen the traffic i may not have stuck to it and got addicted to it so quickly.

    5 months later i have over 50,000 followers and the sales is amazing it is like a second subscribers list with the advertising resources that you would normally have to pay for.

    I have just had 250 hits on my blog in the last hour just from posting my blog link on twitter!!!

    if you dont use it for your business you should....

    here is a link that will help you get going:

    become a twitter expert in 24hrs and break into the twitter niche

    dont worry it is a freebie

    kind regards


    sam
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Jinks
      Originally Posted by dsmpublishing View Post

      I used it on a brand new blog when i joined in december last year and the traffic was truly amazing. If i hadnt seen the traffic i may not have stuck to it and got addicted to it so quickly.

      5 months later i have over 50,000 followers and the sales is amazing it is like a second subscribers list with the advertising resources that you would normally have to pay for.

      I have just had 250 hits on my blog in the last hour just from posting my blog link on twitter!!!

      if you dont use it for your business you should....

      kind regards

      sam
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      Very similar experience here. Started my account and blog at the same time. Traffic was instant and continues to grow with my Twitter account.

      At a little over 4000 followers the blog sees about 150 visits per day, 7 sign ups per day and a couple of sales per week with just 3 links tweeted everyday (amongst other tweets, Rt's etc)

      I'm looking forward to seeing where 'I'm at' by xmas.

      If your not on Twitter, GET ON IT!

      Kind Regards
      Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author Sensei.Design
    twitter is awesome using it for about 6 month now with two accounts one is bringing constant traffic to my site. The other one is gaining followers pretty fast and I'm trying to use it for promotion - so if you are interested in promoting your site pm me.
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