Do you know Twitter can be a useful tool to help promote your blog (or online business / products)? Twitter is part of Micro-blogging. You can post updates of your blog via Twitter, and also include the Twitter widget to your blog to show your updates.
What is Micro-blogging?
Micro-blogging is a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually 140 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the web. [ Source ]
But why Twitter?
Base on Google PageRank (PR) ranking, Twitter has higher importance than its competitors. Take a look at the comparison with the recent Google PR updates.
You can read a very good article from Mr. Javo on Micro-blogging, to learn more about the importance of this technique to drive traffic to your blog.
You can also download a 7 pages e-book, Beginner’s Guide to Using Twitter for Business, by Duct Tape Marketing. It’s a very short and simple guide for those who want to learn about Twitter. Here are some useful tools which are also introduced in the e-book:
- Twitter Tools for WordPress – a nice plugin for WordPress
- Twitterrific – an application that can read and post “Tweets”
- Twhirl – another application to enhance your Twitter experience, required Adobe AIR platform.
- Get more Twitter tools here…
Are you a Twitter user? Feel free to follow me @xiaoyenzi to get my Twitter updates.Tags: micro-blogging, traffic