Twitter as we all know is a micro blogging site, but it is less understood and used as a tool to market. I would consider it as an important marketing tool that no Social Media Marketing expert will ignore.
What is Twitter?
I would like to give a small introduction about Twitter to those who are not familiar with it. Others can skip to the next paragraph. Twitter is a micro blogging site where you can post (here it's called Tweet) about any topic of your interest, but with a simple restriction which makes it interesting. Your content (Tweet) has to be limited to 140 characters. The one, who is called friend or subscriber in Facebook will be called as followers in Twitter as they follow your tweets. Similar to other social networking sites sharing links and posting photos are possible.
Boosting your online income with Twitter
Can I earn from Twitter? This could have been the doubt for those who are new to Twitter. The answer is no, Twitter doesn't pay you any money for tweeting, but it can be used as a powerful marketing tool which can be used to increase the earnings from your blog or website. Your followers are your assets and more the followers you have, more will be the increase in traffic to your contents. Below is the thumb rule to increase online income with the help of Twitter.
More the followers = More the Traffic = More the Earnings
Can I increase my Twitter followers with the help of some site?
The easiest way to increase Twitter followers is by registering in sites like Twiends or AddmeFast. Once you join these sites you will be given some points by default. You earn additional points by following someone and spend those earned points to get followers. It's so simple. I am sure many bloggers and experts would have suggested you to follow this method for building your followers in a short span of time and even many of you would have got followers by this way. But what is the ultimate use? Can these followers bring traffic to your blog? Are they really interested in your tweets? So it's very clear that the ultimate goal of building your followers doesn't produce the expected results. Hardly 5 to 10 percentage of the followers whom you got from these sites may turn out to be useful followers.
Personal experience dealing with Twitter follower building sites
I would suggest sites like Twiends or Add me Fast if you have opened your Twitter account recently and your follower count is in single digit. These sites can give you followers very quickly and it's a common notion among people that if a person has quite a good number of followers, he can be believed for what he says. So use these sites to get your initial followers and then quit from them. The follower count will bring some credibility and it will act as a source to increase your future valuable followers.
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5 tips to increase valuable followers in Twitter
I am sure you would have read the word valuable followers above. Yes, you need valuable followers who are actually interested in you and in your tweets and only then you can increase traffic to your blog or articles.
"#Diwali wishes to all Indians."
"Planning to go out tonight with @loyolaganesh"
5 Useful Twitter tools for Bloggers
To be very frank, before reading this article I never knew Twitter account can prove so useful to bring significant traffic to your blogs. I always use facebook and even though I have an account with Twitter, I have never utilized it well. Thanks for sharing some very useful tips about using Twitter to increase blog traffic.
@Bhakti Salva: Thank you for your valuable feedback. I hope you will use Twitter in forthcoming days to increase traffic as well as revenue. Good luck.