Twitter has certainly become one of the major new players online in the past year or so. And it can be an effective tool for gaining backlinks to your web properties.
You can and should use your twitter account to develop relationships and promote your sites.
The most effective way to do so is to follow sound twitter guidelines. Tweet regularly and tweet useful and/or interesting stuff. Ideally stuff your twitter followers will in turn retweet to their followers.
One of the things I do is to use Twitter Feed. It shows recent tweets and allows people to sign up for an RSS feed of tweets. It’s free and is worth adding to your blog. Go to www.twitterfeed.com You can see mine in the middle column below the long Green Advanced Twitter Marketing Banner. (By the way this is well worth buying, if you want to learn a strategic way to build your twitter following(s.)
I first reported on this a few weeks ago after catching a post in Mike Paetzolds blog. See: My Twitter Post or go to his: Paetzolds Post
Another free tool to use is now called Social Oomph! but I used to know it as TweetLater. To get a free account go to www.SocialOomph.com
The key to all this twitter stuff is to expose more and more people to your blog or websites and get them to go there and to link to them. To encourage them to do so, one simple but useful idea is to simply ask them.
In your tweets, include a phrase, “Pls RT”, same with your blog posts.
If it’s good content, many will.
Building backlinks is an ongoing process, and it does require some regular work. And since so many tweets are ignored these days, it’s imperative that you offer good and most importantly relevant information to your list.
Now the best idea I’ve run across again comes from Mike Paetzold. He sells the information so I will not release it here. But I can tell you its worth grabbing.
In his Twitter Time Saver report he shows how to connect several different free resources into a system that allows you to find and tweet abouthighly relevant material for multiple twitter accounts in less than half an hour a day.
This give you instant credibility with your followers, because you will be providing links to other people’s stuff worth knowing about, and you will come to be seen as an expert in a twitter world otherwise awash in hype and nonsense.
Twitter properly applied can be a very useful tool to identify hundreds of people interested in your topic or niche, and willing to backlink to your sites.
Again as always this assumes you are providing good content worthy of a backlink.
To get more ideas on generating backlinks do yourself a favor and get my report on Online Backlink Strategies . Remember, backlinks are the key to getting your pages listed on the first page of the search engines. A small investment in learning the hows and whys will pay significant dividends down the line.
Finally, at the upper top right of this post you will see a green Tweet Me button. This is from the TweetMeMe plug in. Upload it and put it on your blogs.
Now do me a favor and click on the Tweet Me button, and then when you are done,leave a comment for me below. Tell me what you liked, didn’t like and any additional comment you may have about this post, using twitter and backlinking in general.
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