Blog Traffic Issues? Here’s 9+ Ways How To Use Twitter To Promote Your Blog!

January 23, 2021

Hiya! After blogging for a while, you get to know the tips and tricks for increasing traffic. But what I did not know until quite a while in was to how to use twitter to promote your blog. It seems pretty obvious once you know but it can take time to see results. Here are 9 awesome ways to convert your Twitter account into a traffic generating machine.

Start with making a Twitter For Your Blog As Soon As Possible

Now, this may seem like something really silly to say, but it surprising how many bloggers do not do this. In all honesty, I started Twitter 2 years into having my blog. It is so easy to get carried away with creating content that sharing the end result can be easily forgotten. Trust me it is easier to start out with one.

When I first made a Twitter account for my blog, I was so hesitant. It starts running in your mind – what happens if people I know find this? But you know what? Most are supportive – usually, the people you know won’t be the direct target audience so cannot slate the content in any way. My friends for example know I have a blog, and follow on Twitter, but do not really get involved. You could say they are silent supporters. The point – do not worry about what people might think, being a blogger is something to be proud of, promote it wherever you can!

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After blogging for a while, you get to know the tips and tricks for increasing traffic. But what I did not know until quite a while in was to how to use twitter to promote your blog. It seems pretty obvious once you know but it can take time to see results. Here are 9 awesome ways to convert your Twitter account into a traffic generating machine.  #socialmediatips #bloggingtips

Link Your Twitter Account and Blog

You want it to be easy for readers to move interchangeably from your Twitter and Blog right? Then make it easy to do so. Start with adding widgets and share buttons on your sidebar and bottom of your posts. If you are ever wondering how to use Twitter to promote your blog, start with allowing readers to do the sharing for you. Having your Twitter account visible to your readers shows that you truly want to engage with them – so make it easy for everyone. On Twitter, add your site link (or your latest post) to your profile to instantly let others know that 1. you are a content creator and 2. you have content worth reading.

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Build Your Following

Just like anything, you need to create a following before you can successfully promote your blog on Twitter. Otherwise, who are you sharing the post to? Follow similar accounts to yourself – and especially accounts with content you are interested in and a good follow back ratio. Otherwise, you will find you follow a set of accounts that never engage with your content. Don’t worry about how many accounts you follow for the minute – the priority is getting yourself out there. Just don’t be spammy – Twitter doesn’t like that.


Increase Your Engagement

At this point you may still be wondering how to use twitter to promote your blog? Twitter is the perfect place to increase your engagement. Use hashtags and RT accounts to increase the reach of your content. RT accounts are users that have the sole aim of sharing your content when you either use their hashtag / or link to their account in your tweet. Here are the hashtags I use:

#bbloggers #BloggerBabesRT #theclqrt #Bloggerstribe #BloggersHutRT @BBlogRT @LovingBlogs #writerslift #BloggerLoveShare @BloggingBabesRT #writingcommunity

And the Accounts I Mention:

@BloggersHut , @LaurenyLoves , @TRJForBloggers , @theclique_uk , @_kayleighzara , @cosyblogclub

Top Tip!

Consider using RT accounts from your local area, this way you can engage with bloggers who may be similar to you – worth a try. Another bonus – use and abuse the idea that they live in the same time zone, your engagement times will be similar!


Engagement Groups

This is an awesome way to build a friendship with other bloggers. Engagement groups are based around the concept of having a “safe haven” to share you new content which others will guaranteed respond to, in the hopes you do the same for them. This allows you to get some form of reaction to your content, which is a great feeling and helps with increasing your blog traffic. The best way to find engagement groups is to ask / or if you are a little more daring, create one yourself.


Schedule Tweets

To get more traffic on your blog – you need to post consistently on Twitter. 13 year old me always thought that meant sitting on Twitter for 14 hours a day tweeting everyday I have an idea. That however, as you can imagine, is highly unproductive. To get the most of your Twitter account, have a look at your analytics and truly find out when the best time to post. When are your users online and active? This will give you the best chance at increasing your reach. I use Hootsuite, but honestly, there are so many options available to choose from, so find one that is right for you.

To increase traffic over to your Twitter account you can always promote the content of others using your own comment threads. Here is the sort of thing I am on about:

“Thursday Comment Swap! Share your latest post

Comment on other posts

Like and RT this post

Appreciate all content creators!

Check out my latest! https://sophiapatel.co.uk/how-to-relax-after-a-long-day-rest-your-mind/

#BloggersHutRT #theclqrt #bloggerstribe

I usually get around 30-50 responses on each Tweet – as you can imagine it is therefore a valuable way to promote your blog on Twitter. I tend to comment on around 5-10 comment threads everyday (on top of the RT accounts) to increase my reach.

Another way to get your content out there is by using the plugins available on your blog. I use “Revive Old Posts” which aims to boost the traffic of your older content by sharing it at regular intervals (of your choice) on Twitter. Without having to do a single thing, one of your posts can be shared to your readers, potentially increasing your traffic.


Market Research

This is something I did not notice or appreciate early on in my blogging journey, but it makes perfect sense. If you have a group of bloggers you can rely on in your circle, ask them if you need help. This way, you can really find out what will be beneficial for your blog. This is not a super quick way to get traffic, but it can help to improve your blog, which by proxy can help traffic.

And there we have it! What are your favourite ways to utilise Twitter for your blog?

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After blogging for a while, you get to know the tips and tricks for increasing traffic. But what I did not know until quite a while in was to how to use twitter to promote your blog. It seems pretty obvious once you know but it can take time to see results. Here are 9 awesome ways to convert your Twitter account into a traffic generating machine.  #socialmediatips #bloggingtips
  • Reply
    Anonymous
    January 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    I started a Twitter account for my blog about two weeks ago and wish I started earlier! There is so much support for bloggers on there and I have gotten a nice boost in traffic. It’s also nice to be introduced to many new blogs.

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    Sharila
    January 23, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    I made a Twitter account for my blog about two weeks ago and wish I had done it earlier! It’s such a supportive platform and I have encountered so many new blogs. Also, it has been a great boost for traffic and engagement.

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      I always wish I started earlier too, for sure! If you ever need any help don’t be afraid to pop me a message!

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    Nicci
    January 23, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    As a new blogger I’m always looking for posts that teach me a bit more about blogging! Yours is super helpful, a lot of my Twitter mutuals are different time zones from me and I didn’t know about scheduling content, so will have a look into that! Thanks for the advice πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      That means so much, I am so glad to have helped! If you ever need some more information, feel free to pop me a message!x

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    Jenna Buege
    January 23, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Great tips, thanks!

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    mindbeautysimplicity
    January 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    loved this!! it was very helpful.

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      So glad it helped! Thanks for reading lovely x

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    Not-So-Modern-Girl
    January 24, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    I love this post Sophia πŸ™‚ I wish I’d linked Twitter to my blog earlier, because it’s such a great place to get people over to my blog! I love these helpful tips, thank you for sharing x

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much Eleanor! Same here, such a great way to get traffic, thanks for reading lovely x

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    thedoubtingthomas
    January 24, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing Sophia – Twitter has been by far my greatest source of engagement for the blog over the past 12 months and I would be lost without it. The tips you’ve given are great to share for any new blogger as I truly believe it’s the most beneficial. Really good read x

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks for reading! Me too, if it is used properly it is a great source for traffic. Thank you so much lovely, really means a lot x

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    bloglifewitherica
    January 24, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Mentioning other accounts has really helped increase my reach.

    xo Erica

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      Same here! So glad you enjoyed the post x

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    sophienaylor1
    January 25, 2021 at 3:35 am

    I’ve definitely found that increasing my Twitter followers has helped my blog views go up so much! I love Twitter comment threads and engagement groups too x

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      same here! If used properly it is such an easy way to get traffic!

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    BR
    January 25, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Really useful, I think I can use this knowledge
    Thanks for sharing
    https://uncuaderno4cero.wordpress.com/

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    katieemmabeauty
    January 27, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    OMG thank you for all the #s and @s to include, useful to have them all in one place!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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      Sophia Patel
      January 27, 2021 at 9:09 pm

      So glad I can help, I have found it so useful so I hope I can pass something along!x

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    lynnmumbingmejia
    February 1, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Love this! The twitter blogging community is my favourite at the moment! Everyone is super friendly and followers, likes, etc isn’t that important unlike other platforms. Thanks for sharing x

    http://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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