Can you really get targeted traffic from Twitter with a bribe? And can a bribe ever be ethical?
You bet and you bet.
I get this question a lot:
“I want to use Twitter to promote my business site/blog.
I do engage with my followers and people I follow, ask questions, respond to their tweets – do everything I should be doing on Twitter, it seems. Yet, my traffic from Twitter is almost nowhere to be found.
What am I doing wrong?”
My first response is always: are you TARGETING your Twitter audience appropriately?
Are you following/followed by people who can be potentially interested in what you have to offer or are you after quantity alone?
I assume your answer to my question is “of course, I am!”; otherwise, you need to go back to the drawing board and make sure you follow the type of Twitter users who are your direct potential targeted traffic/customers.
For those of you, who are doing everything above and still aren’t getting good results, let me tell you what I mean by ethical Twitter bribe.
What Is an Ethical Twitter Bribe?
First of all, let’s talk about the bribe itself.
This step doesn’t have to be complicated at all – just needs to be something your target market might like.
“10 Ways to Cook a Perfect Steak”
“How to Get Your Baby to Sleep through the Night”
It can be a blog post, a YouTube video, an mp3 – anything at all that might be perceived as valuable by your readers and Twitter followers.
How to Get Traffic From Twitter with It
This part is simple as well.
You use a free service that allows your visitors to pay for your bribe with a Tweet or a Facebook share – their choice.
I know of two such services (thanks to Heather Stephens of CleverMarketer.com for mentioning both in her blog post):
The major difference is the CloudFlood.com will let you post your bribe as a URL, for instance, a blog post, while the former service won’t.
Here’s a brief video on how Pay With a Tweet service works:
As you can see, it’s pretty simple – yes, I know I already said that:
- Create the bribe or use an existing product you don’t mind giving away for a tweet.
- Create the button you will add to your site via one of the websites above, linking it to your giveaway page or your product file page.
- Add the button to your site, explaining what the visitors will get for a tweet.
- Once they do share your freebie via a tweet or a Facebook share, they’ll be automatically directed to your freebie page.
Yes, pretty simple, huh?
Traffic from Twitter Marketing Takeaway
With the right freebie and a few people catching on and starting to spread the word for you, your product can start overtaking the followers of your followers’ followers.
Get the point?
Now get to work and start bringing some targeted Twitter traffic back to your site!