25 Jul 2012

How Do I Increase Traffic from Twitter? (Weekly Q&A)

Today’s Q&A is a quick, but a very popular question. One of the threads at SEOchat forums is discussing ways to increase traffic from Twitter:

The user has been on Twitter since 2008, so must have some established following but he is still not sure how to obtain traffic from his Tweets.

So, apart from growing your following (which is obvious) how to get more clicks from your Tweets?

Here are my own ways:

  • Tweet short messages to get more retweets;
  • Tweet popular hashtags;
  • Tweet questions (Here are more ways to optimize your titles to Twitter);
  • (Very effective!) Participate in relevant Twitter chats;
  • Schedule your Tweets. Both Tweetdeck and Buffer are great for that. There’s also an app that can schedule your Tweets for them to go live at your following most active time (I haven’t tried it though)
  • Tweet other people’s stories: Create the Twitter list of influencers and active bloggers in your niche and retweet them often (you’ll be amazed how much interaction will result from that)
  • Always thank for retweets and reply to other people’s comments;
  • Always follow back if the user interact with you (i.e. retweets and comments on your updates);

Twitter traffic

And the Traditional TO-DO List:

checkThe weekly schedule of social media chats (via Social Media Examiner): For you to try earning traffic from

checkTop 5 Tools to Better Time Your Tweets – from the Twitter-scheduling expert and Bufferapp founder Leonhard Widrich

checkThe Science of Retweets – the awesome guide from the retweet pro Dan Zarrella

Don’t forget to follow Internet Marketing Ninjas on Twitter!


  1. Joshua Squires (@NarwhalJosh) July 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Great advice. I’d also add engaging with others. Taking time to offer kind words or words of encouragement or congratulations can help increase your familiarity among other users. Remember, people care more about something that is said or shared if it came from someone they know or feel they know.

  2. mathew July 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Thanks for the tips. I have a terrible time getting Twitter traffic. If anyone is interested taking the time to give me some tips i wont say no O:-) thanks for your tips i will use 😛

  3. Katie July 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    I just started twitter and am having a hard time with it. Thanks for this information!

  4. eUK web hosting July 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Twitter works you need to follow people related to niche of your website.

  5. July 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Thanks so much! I have been on Twitter for a while but I really need to work on how to get more interaction. Hard to Tweet and get no response.

  6. July 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM

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  7. Entertechno July 29, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    It is very use full point to increase traffic for new website. I would like to prefer to some make these point very usefull. Thanks.

  8. Stanley Rao July 30, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    Using short tweets and some kind of popular hastags can generate traffic for your site

  9. [email protected] July 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    will have to try this twitter. Up till now I didn’t know that on tweeter are chats. Yes I know it’s a shame but all the new stuff like tweeter or facebook are giving me a hard time

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  11. September 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Brilliant post that leaves a lot to think about,

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