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10 minutes a day Twitter traffic technique

I believe that using Twitter is like attending a party, but it doesn’t mean that you have to be at the party all night long. I’m at the party for 10 minutes, that’s all, and I’m all alone.

You need to understand that this is not part of my 1 hour a day blog traffic technique, because I use Twitter for a different reason. I use it to build a network, and to meet interesting people, and to build trust. But, it also sends me traffic, good quality traffic.

I’m doing the following:

One batch

I use it once, for ten minutes. That’s all. I focus on Twitter, and only Twitter, for 10 minutes. I do everything I need to do, then, and only then. And I do it every single day.

Schedule my tweets

I schedule all of my tweets. I’m using HootSuite, an awesome twitter client. I schedule everything, because I live in Norway and it’s a time difference between me and almost all of my followers. And because when I schedule, I send my tweets throughout the day and more people will see them in their timeline.

I tweet my blog posts

Whenever I write a new blog post, I send them to twitter. I never publish more than one blog post a day. I usually publish at 7 am, and that’s when it all happens.

I reply to all

When I get a question, I write a reply. I always do.

Retweets

I try to publish at least 3 retweets every single day. This is about helping, and spreading awesome content.

Personal tweets

I try to publish at least 3 personal tweets. I usually send questions, because I have all sorts of questions. And I relate everything (or at least most of the stuff I write about) to marketing.

The most important thing to remember

It’s not about traffic, it never is.

And.

I believe that it’s not about time or quantity either. It’s not about how many hours you are using it, and how many tweets you send. It’s about quality content. If you use it for 10 minutes a day or 10 hours a day, it’s still about one thing, and that’s the content.

Content brings traffic, that’s it. And high quality content is how we get more twitter followers.

But remember, I’m not using it to connect with my friends.

What do you think? Is 10 minutes enough?

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11 responses to “10 minutes a day Twitter traffic technique”

  1. Kharim Tomlinson says:

    Thanks for these great twitter tips 🙂

  2. Source Blogger says:

    Hi Jens,

    This is Jeffrey Baril of Source Blogger. How are you?

    I use Twitter solely as a marketing tool for creating and cultivating relationships. Any traffic I receive is a plus, but not expected.

    Sorry about the time differential. Often, tuning in to Twitter during the day here in America rocks!

    Thanks!

    Jeffrey Baril of Source Blogger
    “Determined To Make You A Better Blogger!”

    • Hi Jeffrey,

      I wonder if I would do anything different if I was living in the US? I probably would.

      Twitter works great, especially when it comes to meeting new people.

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Count me in as another Twitter user who basically uses it to build a network/online friends. Anything extra – it’s a bonus!

  4. Natalie Sisson says:

    I adore Twitter and it’s brought me a ton of new eyeballs to my sites, great promotion to products I launch and my new blog posts, but even more so it’s allowed me to engage with and connect to amazing people who have become friends or strategic partners offline.

    I spend 10 or so minutes 3 x per day RT others, sharing content, responding to replies, adding a few more followers strategically and introducing myself, plus 1 x per week I do a more thorough analysis of where I’m at and who I’m following plus some scheduling out of more tweets

  5. Natalie Sisson says:

    I adore Twitter and it’s brought me a ton of new eyeballs to my sites, great promotion to products I launch and my new blog posts, but even more so it’s allowed me to engage with and connect to amazing people who have become friends or strategic partners offline.

    I spend 10 or so minutes 3 x per day RT others, sharing content, responding to replies, adding a few more followers strategically and introducing myself, plus 1 x per week I do a more thorough analysis of where I’m at and who I’m following plus some scheduling out of more tweets

  6. Joseph Hipolito says:

    Hi Jenz, I love to see this in here their are some question to me but now I know going to do..

  7. Joseph Hipolito says:

    With this post, Twitter is one the best for social media even face book is nice for looking and searching something really important to us. Even for advertising this is one the best ways for advertise your product or jobs.

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