As this blog is new, I’ve been using my own personal Twitter handle to do low-level promotion. I’ve been surprised at the click thru rate from my posts.
I am guessing that this is normal when you start out, especially since I have a low follower count anyway, but it was a bit of an eye-opener.
Grow Your Followers
Of course you need to people to see you posts and perhaps more importantly they need to add value to the viewer. Since the @redlenses_eu handle is new, like the blog I have been promoting this site through tweets.
However, it’s recommend by some that you shouldn’t over follow. If you add value they will follow anyway – right?
So I have commented a bit, and retweeted a bit, and posted a few links to these pages. Possibly slightly too much self promotion at the moment, but I’m working on that.
To counter these potential “outbound” techniques, “look at me, look at me”, I decided to promote a bit with my personal and main Twitter account: @ulko7t7.
This account has been very interesting over the past month or so. From stagnating around 700 followers I’m now gaining about 4 followers day – not much compared to some, but percentage wise it is quite a huge leap.
This finally brings me on topic again. The engagement levels of some of the posts by @ulko7t7 that mention or quote @redlenses_eu has been pretty good, for me. Between 1 or 2 percent. However there has been nothing coming to this site from there.
Getting Click Thru’s On Twitter
SocialQuant published a very simple checklist of 5 things that you should do to get a higher click thru rate from your tweets. Their suggestions were:
- Split test your headlines
- Use action words
- Create longer headlines
- Move the link up
- Tweet on weekends
I’ll be giving these all a try over the coming weeks, but I wanted to know what works for you? Is there anything in particular that works really well?