Attract an Audience With a Twitter Hashtag
Leverage Twitter Hashtags to Attract an Audience
Twitter is a powerhouse tool every website owner should use. The Twitter savvy find a way to link the hottest topics directly to their own website each day. Some make sure they find the time to do it every day. This is wonderfully quick and easy. Let’s take a moment to discover why and how.
What is a Twitter Hashtag?
Twitter’s core related feature is the search function. Twitter is a monstrously large living database of small information bursts. Twitter’s amazing search function is actually able to find unique words or phrases and return the search results to a user. Some really clever folks realized that the search feature provides a great benefit to active and new users. Twitter is not overly concerned with the characters used. A number of users decided to use the # (hashtag, pound sign, tic tac toe board) before a unique word or crunchedtogetherphrase to make something unique for Twitter’s search engine to discover. That is what we call a “hashtag” or “hash phrase.” We use #KloodIn as an example. To create a new one, simply type it and tweet it. You may want to search for a hashtag you are about to create to see if someone else is already using it. More on that later.
Leverage a Trending Twitter Hashtag
This is a snapshot of my Twitter page. You can follow me @RCents. You can see the typical stream of tweets from several friends and businesses. I want to invite your attention to the list of trending topics on the lower left corner of the screenshot. These topics are showing up on large numbers of the most current tweets. Notice the hashtag entries.
#WhatMakesMeSmile catches my eye. That relates well to KloodIn.com. Do you see one that relates well to your own website?
The Twitter Hashtag Page
Clicking on #WhatMakesMeSmile takes you to this search results page. On this page, you can see how frequently others are using the term. If you expand the tweets, you can also see how many times the entries were retweeted. Don’t get discouraged by the massive gap from one user to the next for followers and retweets. You want some retweets. Over time, you will build your audience and the number of retweets. This approach is free and really takes about five minutes. You will be on the same page as the biggest members. This is the leverage made available by Twitter’s search engine.
New Twitter members simply don’t have a bunch of followers. Using a popular hashtag will get your entry on a public page that can be seen, enjoyed, and retweeted by others. They can even bring new followers right to you.
If you really want to dig into it, you can see what types of messages get enjoyed more by others. That kind of research is in an entirely different level. Let’s keep things simple and make a quick tweet. It’s Twitter; make it quick!
Use your website’s sharing button or use Twitter’s manual tweeting box to enter your website link. Modify the entry to begin with the hashtag you followed. In this case, that is #WhatMakesMeSmile. Next enter a quick note and an invitation to your own hashtag (if you don’t have one, just make one up right now!) and the link to your website or blog page.
Hit submit and that’s it.
Make This An Everyday Website Practice
Every type of website can use this method of traffic. In fact, static websites and replicated websites (such as franchise or direct sales affiliate sites) really need this type of traffic because search engines may not notice them. You can do this in just 1-5 minutes. Make this an everyday website practice to grow your traffic.
Don’t forget to use KloodIn, too
Don’t forget that you can use enter your KloodIn activity just as quickly to bring traffic to your site, too. We’re happy to be here for you. Let us know how this works out!