For most of 2013, you probably didn’t know about this blog. I did not surpass 500 views in a single month until July. It was shortly after that when the exponential traffic started to kick in. August and September had to do with optimizing bounce rate so people would stay on my blog once they found me. Then, I started to tweet about my blog more, and by December, a majority of my tweets were about my blog.
Then, I made the change from tweeting every hour to every 30 minutes. That change helped out a lot. I stopped relying on the search engines because that was a mistake that I was making for too long. I decided to rely on Twitter for traffic, and it paid off.
The daily traffic I get from Twitter is always 4-8 times more than the daily traffic I get from search engines. Time and time again, people have visited my blog because they saw one of my tweets. January was a breakthrough month. December 2013 brought forth over 5,000 views. January 2014 brought forth over 10,000 views. Many of those views came from Twitter.
You’re probably reading this blog post right now because you saw my tweet and clicked on the link. You could have also visited this blog post through the search engines, but most people come to my blog via Twitter.
My sales have benefitted as well. In fact, my book sales have more than doubled ever since I started to optimize Twitter for my blog. More people visit my blog which means more people see my books and click on them. My book How To Be Successful On Twitter has seen the biggest increase in sales, and that is probably because the people on my blog found my blog through Twitter. In fact, the people who buy my book tweeted that they bought my book, so I know they came from Twitter.
Twitter has the power to dramatically increase the amount of traffic you get on your blog. All you have to do is tweet with 140 characters at a time, build a targeted following, and stick with it. Persistence will allow you to see the hockey stick traffic that every blogger wants to see.