Unless you have been living under a log for the last couple of years, Twitter has become huge in the world of social networking. This mega giant in the world of viral production can also be a wonderful source of backlinks for your website. The key is to have a good understanding of how Twitter works, and how to maximize your chances of getting backlinks.
Twitter works very simply – you follow people and hopefully they follow you as well. Some people do and some do not, but if you follow someone they will often follow you back. When you post a link on Twitter, it has the chance to be put onto literally millions of Twitter pages if it goes viral. While that is extremely rare, getting it onto hundreds or thousands of pages is very realistic over time. The key is to cultivate a good Twitter account.
One mistake made by a great many people is randomly following every single person they come across. While this will get you big numbers over time more than likely, it will not be the way to build backlinks really. The Twitter backlinks are good and all, but what you really want is someone to read your Tweet and then post a link on their website or blog. This can only happen if you are reaching those people with similar interests to your website as a rule.
For this reason, it is usually a great idea to focus your Twitter account towards your business. That means to seek out those that have similar niche interests to your website, and reach out to them. Once you have a group of people that have similar interests, the chances for backlinks jumps through the roof. Twitter makes this easy by having groups and the like. Simply find the one that fits you and your website and join.
Another great way to build backlinks is to follow your genre and explore the tweets you get. You will find topics and articles that are related, and can then comment on them and put your own link in the signature line. Sometimes you can embed the link right there as well depending on the situation and the website. Either way, you will likely come away with a good backlink that will be valuable to search engines because it is on a page that is related to your link. Twitter is great for this, and has an unlimited supply of places to look into. You also don’t have to look around and research. Simply click on the tweets and check out what is there.
Another key to Twitter and backlinks is that you keep your account active with tweets. You can set up some websites and blogs to automatically tweet your posts and this is a great idea. You would be nuts to not hook this up and let it work for you. You do not have to do anything to have these posted, so it is an easy way to build backlinks every single time you make a post on your website or blog.
Backlinks make you money, and Twitter helps you build backlinks. This is a marriage made in Heaven. Take advantage of it now and start making more money online.