Twitter is by no means the easiest way to stay connected to friends and follow persons of interest on the Internet these days. Sharing, updating or communicating via short status messages makes it fun, just like texting because you have 140 characters to get your message across. But what makes Twitter a life saver for us as bloggers?

I have been using Twitter for some times now to help me and my blog in a good way. So I will share with you 5 reasons you can use Twitter to boost your blog.

Use Twitter To Get FREE Targetd Traffic

If you have people that are interested in to hear/see what you have to say, then they will no doubt follow you. This is the first step in getting targeted traffic from Twitter.

But it all starts with writing great blog posts of high quality and adding your Twitter link or button on your blog. Place it in the sidebar with an eye-catching icon so that you can grab followers quickly.

Next thing you have to do is to tweet in order to get some traffic. Each time you make a tweet your followers will see it and if your tweet is interesting enough then you will have those followers coming to your blog. You have to be tactful when tweeting and to make sure use sentences which will entice your followers to want to read more.

If you do this then your followers can become targeted traffic.

Twitter Helps With Fresh New Ideas

I follow lots of bloggers on Twitter and when they make a tweet I will sometimes click on the link to read their article. After reading their article I will sometimes leave a comment and after that I sometimes get new ideas to start a new project or to write a new article on my blog.

You can spark new ideas for a blog post if you follow people who blog in your niche. So be sure to look out for their tweets and then brainstorm to get some cool new ideas for your next blog post.

Twitter Builds Relationship

I have gotten to know more about the people I follow on Twitter and they have also got to knowpre about me.

Blogging is about networking and building up relationships with other bloggers or your blog readers is the best way to go. This will make it easy to fellow bloggers to comment on your blog, it will also help you to affiliate market to your readers when it comes to that part of the making money online.

So don’t be afraid to be friendly to your Twitter neighbours.

Twitter Helps To Build Your Brand

You can build a brand for your blog by using hash tags in your tweets. Hash tags can also help to make your blog go viral and make your blog more popular.

A very popular blog or brand is always being tweeted on Twitter and never seems to lose it’s sparkle when it gets millions of tweets. Remember Twitter is filled with millions of people and using it to build up your brand is one of the best ways to go and it is also free.

Twitter Is Free For All

This is one of the best reasons why Twitter can be a life saver, because it’s free to use. Just imagine if you had to pay to use Twitter whether monthly or weekly. That wouldn’t be a life saver.

To make the best use of this free service is to use it to the full and get the most traffic that you can out of it. Build up your followers and the more you have then the more others will want to follow you.


:Remember to be polite and not to flood the people that follow you. This will show that you have respect for your followers and they will be more likely to click on the links that you tweet.


  1. lhaizza


    That’s a good point. The followers you most want are those who follow you because they are interested and think they will get value from your tweets.

    • Reply

      Hey lhaizza,

      Yes that is very true. It makes no sense in having followers that won’t be interested in your tweets.

      Thanks for the comment.

  2. Reply

    Well you have said it rightly Kharim. Twitter is a boon to the bloggers. Twitter is really useful and can really be a life saver. Twitter when compared to other website will be a winner in all sense. Twitter is a platform that helps to build relationship between various bloggers. It can be great source of traffic.
    Thanks and regards.

    • Reply

      You are right man. Twitter is one of the best sites that builds relationship between bloggers in a very easy way.

      Thanks for the comment.

  3. eli


    This is a very informative article. I should probably get involved with twitter. I just don’t have the time to manage twitter and my blog at the same time.

  4. Edward


    Great post. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Twitter is one of the most useful social networking site today.

  5. Reply

    Yes i am agree with you kharim that Twitter is helpful to get Fresh New Ideas.
    My main source is Twiiter for getting new ideas and all. 🙂

  6. Audrey Ross


    Twitter is definitely one of the best platforms you can use for business. There is a power in 140 character tweet. However, you must first work on your blog and contents so that when traffic goes to your blog, they won’t get disappointed on you and will surely come back to your site. Relationships in twitter must also be well maintained.

    • Reply

      Yep, you have 140 characters you can tweet, and you have to make the best use of it. And you are so right with that point about content. This means you have to make content as king on your blog

      Thanks for the comment

  7. Iana


    Great post!As of now I haven’t tried it . Thank you for sharing your informative article.God bless.

  8. Matthew


    Geat Post, I found twitter good for getting new leads if you got a business.
    especially if you have special offers & Deals etc, Twitter gets the message accross shortly & swiftley.

  9. Omaha Music


    Hey Kharim.. What are your top traffic sources? I got killed with Google a few weeks ago and I’m trying to spread out. I do NOT like Facebook but will do if I have to.

    I was thinking about Youtube. What do you think?

    dee 🙂

    • Reply

      Well I get little traffic from Facebook. It’s not that much. But my Twitter traffic is high. Most of my traffic comes from social bookmarking sites, referring sites and StumbleUpon. Thanks for the comment.

      Please I am also asking you to make a comment on my other post located here –
      Thanks very much

  10. Murray


    I just recently setup a new Twitter account for the new site I’m working on and I must say – I forgot how fun it was. I guess you get a bit bored from certain channels over time; I’m amazed at how many ideas I’m kicking up from focusing and following different people for a change ha!

  11. sokun


    Great post, i’ve always been a fan of twitter but now i’ll be using it even more for blogging

  12. Sally Brown



    I think I sometimes forget about Twitter, but I need to take more time to spend here to drive traffic to my blog. Great post! Sally

  13. bbrian017


    I’ve been using Twitter now for almost two years and it’s done everything you‘ve mentioned. I’ve built my brad, got new customers and used it for the marketing tool it is. I’m followed friends and meet people outside of my own community I may have never meet without it. I must prefer twitter then Facebook and in fact I get more out of twitter than any other network I use besides blog engage.

    • Reply

      Thats nice to know Brian 🙂 I also like Twitter over Facebook more in terms of the incoming traffic to my blog. Thanks for the comment. Keep up the good work bro.

  14. Patricia


    Hello Kharim. I agree with your first point in that you’ll receive targeted followers. It has to be said tho’, that your Twitter can be full of unrelated people. So it may be good practice to make sure your account is as targeted as possible.

  15. Retweet Exchange


    Twitter’s great. Sometimes you don’t only need to depend on your followers to get traffic. You can use tools like to take your tweets to the followers of other members. thanks Kharim for this article.

  16. Reply

    i agree ! Twitter is a daily habit . I am a twitterer first and then a blogger and twitter has helped me a lot in number of ways 🙂

  17. Ana


    Twitter is a big part of my traffic generation for my site.

    PS Wanted to make sure you saw your blog on my new CommentLuv enabled blog list!

  18. Sally Brown


    Hi Kharim,

    I haven’t been as active on Twitter as I used to be. I really need to take more time to utilize this tool. Thanks for this article. I guess I have some learning to do. Sally

  19. Rafa


    I have a lot of followers in my main Twitter account, but I get a small traffic account from them. Anyway, Twitter helps me to stay keep informed with news related to my blog and it has replaced RSS feeds as my main source of information.

  20. Reply

    Twitter is very important for bloggers.Many Famous Bloggers use Twitter to connect with there Fans.Facebook only used for Fan Page.

  21. Reply

    Being active in twitter is must have for every bloggers. It is a source of highly targeted traffic and a good place to make friends. Blogging success highly depend on networking and relations and twitter helps a lot in this.

  22. Murray


    I actually deleted my main Twitter account a while back because I didn’t like the direction it was going but I did eventually come back but with a different approach where I’m only really connecting on a very personal level and being very selective with what I tweet.

  23. Petre


    Great tips! I just have to add that if you want to gain serious traffic from Twitter you need to be active all the time, don’t just share links to your articles, involve, answer questions, be polite. 🙂

  24. Marketing Philosophy


    Unfortunately I get very little traffic from twitter, even though I have around 1650 followers and I tweet daily I get only a few visitors if any on my blog, in my opinion and experience Facebook it’s a much better way to get traffic, nevertheless I suppose that it’s better to get traffic from as many sources as you can!

    Regards Kostas

    • Reply


      I have found a bit of the opposite. I have been working on connecting with my Twitter list a little bit and i find I get a lot more traffic thru twitter daily than facebook. Specifically now that they have changed the way shortened URLS work.

      (in a nutshell the traffic shows up as “” now qa lot more often where it used to show up as the url or the shortener)

    • Reply

      I have only about 750 followers on Twitter, I get a pretty decent amount of traffic from it. Its not about the amount of followers that you have, but the amount that are active and who are interested in your tweets.

      Thanks for the comment.

  25. Megan Brown


    Very True said..

    These are all basic or main reason and must for bloggers.

    Thanks a lot for this.

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