Using WordPress Plug-ins With Twitter

With the number of people blogging nowadays, WordPress plug-ins are a great way to get more mileage from your blog.  Whether it’s to promote your business, or just some fun for you and your friends, linking your blog with your Twitter account is a great way to increase your visibility.  Here are some ways to use these Twitter tools to raise your profile and attract more readers.

You want your readers to be able to save and share your posts. With a WordPress plug-in like AddToAny, your readers can bookmark your post, share them with their social media accounts, or email them directly to friends.  AddToAny is compatible with over 100 social media sites. Make it easy and you make it more likely to happen.

Add your Twitter RSS link to your header. Broadcasting an RSS feed gets your message out automatically to more people for more visibility. Adding a WordPress plug-in like Add Twitter RSS adds an RSS button to your blog header.  Your readers can easily find your feed and start following you.

Pull in tweets containing your keywords. Using keywords in your blog helps you score higher in the search engines, and lets readers know they have found what they are looking for.  If you use a Twitter tool like NewsTweet, you can just choose a keyword and NewsTweet will stream posts containing that word directly into your blog.  This will give you a fresh source for more content, as well as giving your readers another reason to come to your blog.

Automatically tweet your blog posts. A simple way to share your blog is to routinely tweet when you update it – no messing around. Just set it up once and you’re ready to go. Feed2tweet is an excellent WordPress plug-in for this and it includes Google analytics, custom messages, and URL shorteners.

Add a link to Twitter in your blog posts. The people who read your blog are likely to be interested in what else you have to say.  FishyTweet is a plug-in that adds a link to Twitter to your blog posts.  Your readers can then follow you on Twitter.

Let your readers get the word out for you. A Twitter tool like Tweet Meme is a great way to let your readers share your blog on their own pages.  Their followers can then follow the link back to your blog and presto….more visibility and yet another reader.

Personalize your blog with a Twitter badge. Anytime you can personalize your page, you stand out from the crowd.  Brand identity is very important to any enterprise. TwiBadge is an easy way to add your badge as a widget to your blog page.

Tie in your photos on Twitpic. People are visual creatures.  Giving them photos to look at can create an emotional bond and cultivate positive feelings towards you and your product.  The MyTwitpic WordPress plug-in displays photos you have uploaded recently to Twitpic.  Add relevant photos to Twitpic and watch them appear on your blog.

These are just a few of the WordPress plug-ins you can use to link your Twitter account and your blog.  More cross-traffic means more readers and more followers.  And every reader and follower has a friend, right?  Once you get the ball rolling, it gets easier to get your message out.  WordPress and Twitter are natural allies. Combined, they give you more power to reach a greater audience.

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