Twitter Traffic Trick: Get Two Links In Your Profile

Twitter traffic

Here’s a wonderful Twitter traffic trick. Did you know that you can add TWO links to your Twitter profile?

Amy Porterfield’s shared a How to Get More Leads on Twitter video, which shows you how to enter your two links.

If you’re using Twitter, you’ll instantly be able to get double the benefit from your traffic. As Amy suggests, use the other link to send traffic to an opt-in page; give your followers something special.

I’ll be implementing this Twitter traffic tip asap. Very clever.

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Twitter Without Tears: 2 Great Tools to Help you to Win Friends and Influence People

Twitter Management Tools

Love Twitter? Me too. However, keeping track of people on Twitter is a headache. I’ve tried spreadsheets, to do lists, and reminders, as well as Twitter apps; all require far too much time and upkeep.

My favorite Twitter tools are Buffer and HootSuite, but they don’t help you to manage connections and interactions.

Once I decided that there had to be a better way, I explored several tools which help you to learn more about your Twitter community, and connect with people.

Here are two of my favorites. Good news: although both of these tools have premium upgrades, the freebie versions offer you huge benefits. No more spreadsheets, or to do lists. :-)

twtrland: people and insights at a glance

twtrland Twitter tool

twtrland is referred to as a “social intelligence” tool, but that’s a little cold. Essentially it helps you to understand your Twitter community. You’ll discover a mass of information, which could be overwhelming, but isn’t because twtrland’s interface is excellent.

The Profile Updates page gives you a quick analysis of your Twitter account’s activity over the past week. You can see recent followers and replies at a glance, and can learn more about any follower as soon as you click on his icon.

You’ll also see your top content over the past seven days: which posts received the most retweets.

Next, your Audience Analysis page helps with your positioning. Again, you get the picture of your Twitter account at a glance: celebrities (! – no celebrities for me, so sad) power users, casual users, and novice users.

You’ll see your follower breakdowns by country, as well as by interest, which is invaluable.

Your Followers page is perhaps the most powerful, because you can filter your followers in many different ways. I’ll bet that you’re as surprised as I was at the number of opportunities to connect with people which emerge.

Want to connect with someone? Just click, and send a tweet.

Next, there’s your Conversations page: see everyone you’re talking to.

Finally, there’s the Find Influencers page, which again is invaluable with helping you to connect on Twitter.

Give twtrland a try. You’ll be amazed at what you learn. And you’ll be thrilled at how easy twtrland makes engagement on Twitter.

Commun.it: helps you to build Twitter community, as the name suggests

Commun.it Twitter tool

Commun.it is another brilliant Twitter engagement tool. Your Dashboard shows: Relationships, Followers, Groups, and also allows you to Monitor Engagement and Discover New Leads.

You’ll love Commun.it if you’ve been feeling guilty because you’re too pressed for time respond to everyone who contacts you on Twitter. Commun.it shows you people to whom you owe replies, and you can respond instantly. Buffer user? You can Buffer your responses and thanks.

As its name suggests, Commun.it helps you to build a real community on Twitter, without it taking over your life.

I love both these tools, because they help you to understand and build your Twitter community – without pain. Try them. They’re immensely valuable social media marketing tools (even in the free versions), and they’re fun too.

 

, and on Twitter: @angee

Amuse Me! 6 Fun Twitter Tricks: Get More Attention and Followers

6 Fun Twitter Tricks

Twitter’s a social network. It’s easy to forget the “social” aspect if you’re using it for business, but if you’re serious all the time, your followers think that they know what to expect from you and will tune you out.

Why not surprise them?

Build some fun into your tweets. Chances are that you’ll get more attention and followers.

Let’s look at six fun Twitter tricks.

1. Humor always works, but keep it clean

You can be funny on Twitter. Here’s some advice from Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram:

Usually the tweets that I do are like one-liners with some kind of twist that fits in a very small area. I’ve definitely tweeted things, though, that then became blog posts.

She suggests that puns and wordplay work: “jokes that are popular on Twitter are very often wordplay or even jokes that have funny spelling or whatever.”

Tip: be aware of the branding connotations of your humor. Even if you’re posting on your social Twitter account, rather than a work account, keep it clean.

2. Brand yourself with eye-catching images

Dan Zarrella studied 400,000 randomly selected tweets, and reports:

Tweets with images uploaded to pic.Twitter.com were nearly twice as likely to be retweeted while the use of Twitpic increased the odds by just over 60%. On the other hand Tweets that used Facebook or Instagram links were less likely to be retweeted.

Image marketing’s huge. You’ll get more attention in your Google+ stream with large images, and Pinterest’s image-focused.

Start collecting attention-getting images now. Take your own photos with your cell phone, and explore stock image libraries.

3. Tell me a (short) story

Everyone loves stories.

Alan Rosenblatt suggests:

Now that Twitter displays images within the timeline, hashtags can gather a story timeline easily and present on a single webpage, complete with illustrations. And the story comes with a narrator (the tweet text), a visual (the image) and a dialogue (the caption).

Consider how you might share your brand’s stories on Twitter, in 140 characters or less. Tip: keep your tweets well UNDER 140 characters, to leave room for retweets.

You could tweet:

  • Customer stories:
  • Staff stories;
  • Stories about your brand’s history.

4. To be continued… Tell a long story

Andrew Fitzgerald’s TED video on Adventures in Twitter fiction gives some excellent examples of novelists and storytellers using Twitter creatively.

@RealTimeWWII live tweets World War II, for example.

 

You can use the live tweets strategy too. Why not live tweet your product launch? Your webinar? Many events lend themselves to live tweeting.

Make a list now, of events you could live tweet.

5. Use a funny hashtag to stand out

You can get attention with hashtags you create – especially if they’re humorous. (A hashtag is the “#” pound sign in front of a word; it makes the word searchable.)

Your hashtags:

  • Can consist of words and number squished into a single word;
  • Should be unique (use them to identify your brand or event);
  • Should be short – if they’re too long, you’ll run out of characters, and won’t leave room for retweets.

Here are some examples of funny hashtags on which you can model your own.

6. Create a humorous persona for your brand

Remember the “Get a Mac” advertising campaign?

… against a minimalist all-white background, a man dressed in casual clothes introduces himself as a Mac (“Hello, I’m a Mac.”), while a man in a more formal suit-and-tie combination introduces himself as a Windows personal computer (“And I’m a PC.”).

These personas were hugely successful.

Consider creating a humorous persona for your brand.

Not sure how to create a persona? From Lee Davis:

A fun, easy way to get to know your potential customer and understand how to engage them is to conduct an Empathy Map* exercise. All you need is a whiteboard, plenty of post-its and markers and about two hours.

Once you’ve created at least one persona, put a humorous twist on it, just as I’m a Mac/ I’m a PC did. (Empathy is vital.)

So there you have it – fun Twitter tricks to get more attention and followers. Try one of these tricks today.

 

, and on Twitter: @angee