Twitter And Your WordPress Blog

Aside from Facebook, Twitter is now considered to be a very important social networking site and it naturally generates a lot of interest especially from bloggers. Twitter is actually a micro blogging system or platform good for instant updates as well as posting information to the people who followed you.

Twitter has already caught the interest of the conventional media. In Twitter, a member can easily share ideas, thoughts, insights, knowledge, tips, and interesting article sources within the limit of no more than 140 characters.

Twitter is basically not designed to be another marketing venue but then nothing can prevent innovative online marketers from taking advantage of it. In fact, I would say that wherever people are congregating online expect marketers to be there too. Right now, marketers are effectively using Twitter to create brand awareness as well as promote products and services.

Now, anybody who has in mind to spam your Twitter followers with your blog posts URLs and affiliate links, think again. Your followers have the choice to un-follow you quickly.

Twitter should be taken just like any other good social media site. You have to share relevant information and useful insights on your niche by filtering them from hundreds of blog posts published all over the net – this is one way of offering real value to your followers.

When you find helpful tidbits of information related to your niche, by all means share them with your followers. When people are seeing the value of what you are sharing, there is a big chance that others will also be following your account. At the same time, Twitter is very effective in posting current news, hot trends in your niche, humorous pictures, humorous videos and other interesting stuffs.

Posting everyday can be good for your followers though this is not actually a must.  With the use of WordPress for your blog, there are some tools available to automate your Twitter updates. These tools are great for promoting your brand or marketing your products.

One, you must incorporate the Twitter feed into your blog and promote to your blog readers to tweet your blog posts or articles in their accounts. On this regard, you can use TweetThis which is a WordPress plug-in to persuade your visitors to tweet your blog post. If necessary, TweetThis will also condense your blog post URL to fit the 140-character limit imposed by Twitter.

Another good plug-in is WPTwitp-ID plug-in which add a Twitter field to your WordPress blog comment form. When readers are making comments, they can enter their Twitter user ids and the plug-in will create automatic links to follow them in Twitter. This way you are making it easy for your blog readers to share the post and comments in their accounts.

Another WordPress plug-in you have to look to is Twitter Tools which effectively integrate that of your blog with Twitter by grouping all your tweets into the side bar portion of your blog. This also enable you to post new tweets from inside your WordPress blog.

Bloggers are now also using TweetMeme Button to help readers retweet your post in the whole Tweeter network. It also shows a count of how many times your blog post has been retweeted. Tweeter Updater tool will send a Twitter status update to your account when you post something new in WordPress. You can easily find the web sites for these WordPress plug-ins with the use of Google.