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Posting URL In Twitter Profile

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by yaha, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. yaha

    yaha Registered Member

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    So I put my URL in my profile. I can see the URL on my profile when viewed through the PC but not on Android smartphone. I did notice I can see the URLs of other users when looking at their profile through the smartphone. Does anyone know what is happening? My account in 4 days old and did get phone verification for aggressive manual following.
     
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    maybe you just answered your own question, twitter are really clamping down now. i use only legit methods to get followers and i've lost over 300 in the past week, they seem to be on a moral crusade at the moment
     
  3. yaha

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    Well I was doing legit too. I was posting useful content all by hand with the only "bad thing" was following 250 users today. And the follow was all done by hand. I don't think this has anything to do with it. I am thinking perhaps for new accounts they are stopping URL on bio / profile being shown on smartphones. I see the bio URLs I can see are for "old accounts" which are like 3 years old. Without a URL link from profile/bio it renders the whole exercise pointless.
     
  4. txholdem

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    isnt url in tweets a lot more effective?
     
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    i don't put a link in every tweet i do, some i just leave out as not to over promote, i get good engagement
     
  6. Chris.Roark

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    quick tip, put the URL in the profile after you have some sort of confirmation that your setups won't get your account banned.

    for the main question, still looking for an answer.
     
  7. yaha

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    Assuming the account provides "value" and high number of followers, profile links are huge and I assume at least 10% of those people will click the link in the bio to your website. It seems people like to read the 140 word message and see the picture associated with the tweet but most are not keen on clicking the link in a tweet.
     
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    who are "those people?"
    i assume those people are the people you follow.
    there are 3 "types of people:"
    1, existing followers
    2, people you follow (and hence get attention of)
    3, people who see your tweet but are not your followers

    type 1: why would they click your profile link?
    type 2: they are curious about who you are - likely to click your profile link
    type 3: if you tweet is so interesting, why would they skip your tweet link, and go and click the profile link?

    most people here seem to work more on type 1 and 2. i am more interested in type 3.
     
  9. yaha

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    ^ Perhaps you can tell us some tips on achieving number (3).
     
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    i can get people to see my tweets, but they dont click on my links, so it doesnt do any good.
    i guess i need to know what niche converts, and how to tweet.
     
  11. HoNeYBiRD

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    Is it your findings or what's the source?
    I'm asking, because generally in terms of engagement, tweets with urls outperform tweets without urls. And it's not just about visitors how likely click on a link, but tweets with urls are more attention grabbing and even if the visitor doesn't click on a link, there's a higher chance to engage (retweet/like/reply) with a tweet with url opposed to a tweet without url.
    My source for some of this is RiteTag and my own findings, which seem to correlate with each other.

    What do you mean by this? Because to achieve that, in a nutshell you only need to tweet and appear in Twitter search, because that's when those people - who aren't your followers - can see your tweets.
    One trick is to use proper hashtags and not to get ghosted for spamming, which is the hard part. lol Another trick is when you have a small army of Twitter accounts and you can generate real-looking but not so real engagement (retweet/like) for your tweets, hence they will rank higher in Twitter search, so people can actually find them, when they are looking for certain keyword(s)/#hashtag(s).

    Generally it's a wise advise, however i don't find this necessary on Twitter just yet. According to my findings when i work with brand new accounts, i can add an url right to the website field from the beginning, the url doesn't disappear on any device, it doesn't make the account locked or affect the account negatively in any other way, with that said, i use one domain per account, i never cross-promote. Of course the url cannot be blacklisted. :)

    Answering to OP: It can be just a bug-like issue connected to accounts, which got hit with a password reset/phone lock and either haven't been unlocked yet or were unlocked just recently. For instance when an account gets locked, most of the time the number count of following disappears, not the followings, just the number, after you unlocked the account, it re-appears, not right away, but after a while (few hours). So it's more like a thing Twitter does to locked accounts (as a punishment).
    But maybe it's not it, because i just checked with a non-locked, a phone locked and a password locked account too and i can't see this happening with the url neither on desktop nor on Android with any of those accounts, so i guess there must be another explanation, i'm not aware of.
     
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  12. yaha

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    I have been working on a health niche for about a month. I noticed if there is no link but just text (with graphics if you want) it gets a lot of engagement such as profile links, likes etc. I have tried posting just a link with a message about the link but engagement not too great as text only. It should be noted text was always high value giving people good advice. I don't know what it'd be like if I put link and text and graphics.
    Actually thinking about it if the 140 character text had good advice plus good graphics and link, you'd get people click on link. No expert here but I think if you provide good advice you'll get a real decent following and engagement. And tweet upto 40 times a day I'd say. Some of them can be retweets (only quality ones) and some conversation as well giving advice to people.
     
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    Ive only got a samsung galaxy phone I don't know what it'd be like samsung note or iphone. And there is no link showing on my current phone but you can see link on laptop. I think most twitter users are on phone so without URL in bio its limiting.
     
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    The mobile version is sometimes scaled down, open browser on your phone goto twitter dot com/yourname make sure your logged out of twitter, and you should see it.