Here’s a quick, easy free traffic method for a WordPress blog.
I found about this traffic building tactic by accident when I bought a niche website last week. A Twitter account came with it, which did not interest me at all until I realized that the blog was automatically posting a tweet every time there was a new post on the blog. And what was more, those tweets were getting indexed by Google and showing up in search results much higher than the actual posts on my blog. I had an ‘Aha’ moment
Now, if you are a regular tweeter or whatever they are called, you are probably way ahead of me. This post is not for you. It’s for non-twitterers like myself
I probably should also just warn you that this may be against the terms of service of Twitter. I did read the TOS and they were extremely vague. What I think they say is, if you do this and later they decide they don’t like you, they reserve the right to throw you out. But they provide the API so that you can do it, and since this is only going to take you five minutes you do not have much to lose as far as I can see.
So here it is:
1. Open an account at twitter.com. It’s probably a good idea to upload a photo and pick a different design under Settings.
2. Go here to get the TweetMe plugin, upload it to your WordPress blog and activate it. It’s free.
(Make sure that you upload the inner folder called ‘tweetme’ only. Don’t upload a folder within a folder. This is a common mistake which stops plugins from working.)
3. Go to ‘TweetMe Config’ under Plugins in your blog admin menu. In the configuration box you can delete the words ‘New Blog Post’ which will probably not impress Google, so you are left with just #title# #link#. Click on ‘Save Changes’.
4. In the next boxes enter your Twitter registered email and password. Click on ‘Save Details.’
5. Make a new post on your blog, check your Twitter profile and you will see that the post title has automagically appeared with a live link to your blog post!
It’s really that easy to get free traffic with this method! Why not do it right now?
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