1. Hashtag Relevance
There are some great hashtags for us bloggers to use to help your tweet get noticed. The main 3 that I use are #lbloggers (Life Bloggers), #bbloggers (Beauty Bloggers) & #fbloggers (Fashion Bloggers). I use these 3 because they are relevant to my blog. There is nothing more annoying than someone who is using irrelevant hash tags, yes you might get a wider tweet reach but people will just ignore it if it’s not what they were looking for. If you aren’t sure what hashtag to use just tweet some fellow bloggers and I’m sure they will help you out. The blogging community is pretty damn nice like that.
2. Retweet Accounts
There are twitter accounts dedicated to retweeting you. This is a great way to gain a wider audience and reach on Twitter. There are so many on Twitter it’s hard to keep up but the ones that I mainly use are, @FemaleBloggerRT (25K reach), @TheBlogGuideRT (13K reach) & @UKBlog_RT (6K reach).
3. Brand Communication
If you’ve written a post about a particular product or company don’t forget to tag them in it. I find Twitter such an amazing way to communicate with brands. I recently posted a photo of bedding I had purchased from Primark onto Twitter and they contacted me asking if they could Regram and Retweet the image. Obviously I was thrilled and they tagged me in their post meaning people clicked through to my account and I got a lot of new followers from it. Such easy and free advertising and Primark still follow me from it!
4. Twitter Chats
There are a number of blogger chats that take place on Twitter throughout the week. I 100% recommend getting involved if you can. This is such a good way to build up a relationship with new bloggers that you might not have heard of. I currently work when the chats are on so it’s a bit of a nightmare for me to join them at the moment. A topic is discussed and questions are asked over a 1 hour period. At the end of the chat everyone exchanges links and checks out other peoples blogs. I normally get a good extra 10 followers every time I am active in a Twitter Chat and I’ve made so many friends from it it’s unreal!
I know I shouldn’t have favourites but I do love a good #crazybloggers chat hosted by the lovely Holly Cassell from The Persephone Complex.
A full list of Twitter Chat days and times can be found over on Olivia’s Blog Dungarees & Donuts.
5. The Magic Combination
When I am promoting a new post that has just gone live I always tweet about it. I always follow the same steps to ensure my tweet will get the most exposure. For example:
As you can see I’ve used an intriguing title, product image, blog post link, brand twitter handle, retweet account handle & relevant hashtag. And this can all be done in under 140 characters! This is my fool proof way to get yourself noticed.
6. Link in Bio
This one should go without saying but you should always include your blog link in your Twitter Bio. The great thing with Twitter is it comes as a clickable link which means people are much more likely to have a quick nose if they have a few minutes.
Do you do all these things on Twitter to promote your blog? What else would you add to the list?