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[TWITTER GUIDE] How I Doubled Twitter Traffic & Engagement

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by MatthewWoodward, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. MatthewWoodward

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    Hey Guys,

    A couple of months ago I started an experiment to see if it was possible to grow my Twitter traffic & reach without doing a huge amount of work.

    I have tried a few different approaches over that time and have fine tuned the method to require as little work as possible to get the biggest results possible.

    In this tutorial I?m going to share the results with you and then show you how you can do it yourself!

    What You Will Learn


    • How to increase Twitter followers
    • How to double Twitter traffic & reach
    • How to automate the entire process
    • The exact strategy I used
    • How to set it all up in less than 30 minutes

    The Results

    To kick things off I?m going to show the results of my experiment and then we?ll move into how I did it.

    The entire experiment took me less than 30 minutes to setup and since then I have not had to do any additional work.

    All of the growth is happening on complete auto pilot which is just how I like to do things so I can focus my limited time elsewhere while everything is growing.

    Below you can see a summary of the results before & after the experiment-

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    If we look at that in percentage terms-


    • 33.59% increase in followers
    • 99.56% increase in reach
    • 196.92% increase in retweets
    • 102.73% increase in traffic

    They are some very nice increases across the board for not much work!

    To show you what that looks like in graph from lets take a look at what TwitterCounter has tracked.

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    You can quite clearly see the impact the experiment had almost immediately after starting on July 8th 2014.

    You will also notice that it flat lines at the start of August ? that is due to my VPS crashing and I was at Affiliate Summit, my bad.

    Google Analytics

    While we are delving into the data let?s also take a look at the uplift in traffic via Google Analytics.

    Overview

    Here you can see the Google Analytics results for the period Jun 8th 2014 ? September 6th 2014 broken down by week.

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    A Closer Look

    We can also take a closer look at those graphs to get more clarification.

    Before ? 34.35 Visits Per Day Average

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    After ? 69.64 Visits Per Day Average

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    Take note of the different scales used on the analytics graphs above. The before shot uses 0-100 while the after shot uses 0-140.

    How Did I Do It?

    So now you?ve seen the results of the experiment, it?s time to show you precisely how I did it so you can replicate the results!

    This is exact setup I?m running-


    • Follow anyone that uses the #SEO hashtag
    • Unfollow anyone that doesn?t follow back within 7 days
    • Auto tweet articles that hit the front page of inbound.org
    • Favourite tweets that contain the #SEO hashtag
    • Auto tweet previous content from the archives

    It took me less than 30 minutes to set all of that up to run on complete auto pilot day in day out while I?m doing other things.

    You can learn how I did that in my full post which to big to publish here or download the PDF here.

    Ps. I'm speaking at the UnGagged conference in November - if you are there it will be great to grab a drink! Let me know if you are there - if you are not, you should be!
     
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  2. John.

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    Simple but very effective :)
     
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  3. badaz

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    good job man I like your tips .. :)
     
  4. EmailMaster

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    Matthew , Amazing Post thanks, Question though"Tweet Attacks" Really, You killed it using this software. I own the Effing thing and OMG its like running into the forest blind. Its complete crap. It works like 50% if that half the time it doesnt even follow or do DM. Ive tried everything im using Version 3. Maybe ill re-do it and follow u but f*** im getting tired of all these shitty twitter bots on the market. did you ever get a chance back in the day to test "TweetBuddy". My friend if you didnt. u see ur results u have now try timing that by 100 :).
     
  5. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Solid guide matthew! Read this a while back when you first published it
     
  6. widdows9000

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    Thank you for the great share, I always love to read your articles.
     
  7. nameless7

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    nice job, thanks for sharing
     
  8. xavierix

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    post first, review it later.
    thanks for another great guide, Mat
     
  9. JohnRipper

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    I am going to try this. Also that is an interesting link...

    I just hope that op doesn't have 100k twitter accounts using the #SEO hashtag... That would be an uber win for fooling me. :)
     
  10. socialmediapro

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    Already checked it out on you blog a while ago! Very nice post and great especially for people who are starting out on twitter.
     
  11. ThinkBinary

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    Very nice stats mate! Hard work pays off ey...

    I will go have a look at your blog and look into your methods more!

    Thanks for the share,
    Cheers
     
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    OP, just to let you know, your signature appears to be using a font size greater than 2.
    I would hate to see an UnGagged conference speaker receive a warning.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...rule-reminder-read-if-you-have-signature.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-signature-replaced-disrespectful-notice.html

    I have noticed, that you only seem to post on BHW, when you are trying to promote a post on your site.
    Nothing wrong with a little bit of self promotion but how about sharing something exclusive with BHW members?
    Or are you saving it for the conference?
     
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  13. mickyfu

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    How many times can you use the line "my full post" without it being blatant self promotion? I have not seen one post with no link back.
     
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  14. JDIZZ504

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    FINALLY!!!
    Some one is saying something, I was starting to loose faith here - lol
    I mean C'mon, I understand the member is a donor and all and wants to do a little self promotion but to link to their own site EVERY POST when it could have easily been uploaded to one of the accepted file hosting sites and then go on to litter the methods with affiliate links.

    and that...

    The post is far to long & detailed to paste here but if you want to check it out

    ...c-rap is getting old

    This is shame-less self promotion from a person who obviously feels he deserves preferential treatment, for which he seems to be getting.
    Not to mention the kisses to his bvtt0cks area from quite a few - lol
     
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  15. dandan594594

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    Even though the article is well thought out and presented in a clean way, I can not help but feel this is basic WSO style advice aimed at newbies. I come to BHW to read BH techniques, nothing more.. nothing less!
     
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    Im a little surprised at all the naysayers on here. There's nothing wrong with providing some information and in return trying to get some website traffic. How are you gonna hate on the very essence of IM? BHW is a great place for targeted traffic, if he was providing shit content it would be different. Nothing wrong with supporting some good info with traffic, you would think this community would be more supportive!
     
  17. mickyfu

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    Personally myself, I do not believe in double standards, if some noob linked back to his site every time he posted, I would have the same opinion. As I do.
     
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  18. CarolAdlon

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    Excellent post, I will definitely use these tips. Much obliged for the share.
     
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    I am one of victim who made a mistake to follow you and your automated tweets were just disgusting.
    -=-
     
  20. divok

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    while this might be good for your purposes , people who follow you can't face stale news thrown at them. Unfollowed you for this reason only.