Twitter has become a great source of traffic for quite a few websites, especially forums. In order to receive the maximum benefits from twitter you need as many natural followers as you can.
Natural followers are followers that follow you at will and are not following you just because you followed them, paid them or have used some black hat trick ect. Natural followers are more inclined to read your tweets and click your links and that’s why we want them.
I have included some tips below on how to twitterise your forum to the max and gain more natural followers.
Add a Twitter “Follow Me” Image to Your Forum
Having a little twitter icon somewhere in your forum layout is a great way of attracting new twitter followers. It’s shows your members and visitors that you have twitter and most likely most if not all of your followers will come from this button. The main idea behind this is advertising that you use twitter.
Make Your Twitter Image Web 2.0
Make your Twitter image interactive. When hovering over it make it move, dance or hide ect. Be creative. Everyone loves a forum that is unique and creative.
Create an Announcement in Your Forum
If you have an announcement forum, create a thread in there and announce that you have twitter for your forum. You could even create a forum announcement via the ModCP and have it appear in all your board’s forums. Again, the main point is to give your twitter link exposure and show your members that you have twitter.
Be Active in Twitter
Being active is another great way to attract followers. Nobody likes an inactive twitter account. In order to get traffic from Twitter you have to create it. That means post regular tweets on updates on the forum and posting threads from your forum ect
What’s Your Say?
Twitter is all about showing a personal side while promoting your forum. Once you find the balance you are set for a steady stream of traffic.
Do you use twitter to promote your forum? How do you advertise you use twitter? Post below I would love to hear.
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