How To Boost Your Blog Traffic Using TweetDeck…

Increase Blog Traffic Using TweetDeck

As many of you already know, I’m usually technophobic when it comes to embracing new technologies – heck it took me months to familiarise myself confidently with WordPress, and I’ll not even disclose how long my Twitter account sat idle before I forced myself to embrace the world of hashtags… it wasn’t like it was 14 months or anything, pffft *blushes* But every now and again I stumble across something that really holds its value, particularly when it comes to blogging and you guys know how much I love to share my findings!

TweetDeck has vastly became an essential tool when it comes to promoting blog posts, features, interactions and images, when using one of the most powerful social media tools in the blogisphere = Twitter. In fact, whenever I pre-schedule Tweets that include a link to my blog, I quite often see a spike in traffic nestling boastfully in my stats; thanks to just one of it’s nifty features!

So if you’re eager to check out TweetDeck & the benefits it can bring to your blog then today’s feature just might be of interest…

 

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In a rather simplified nutshell, TweetDeck is pretty much a personalised browser that enables you to manage your Twitter account (or multiple accounts) by viewing all user features on one screen. Sounds fab? Well, that’s because it is chums. Basically, you can pretty much see everything that’s going on with your Twitter account(s) right before your very eyes – think of it like the ultimate control panel that’s super easy to use! As well as overseeing all your Twitterly needs, it’s also perfect for scheduling Tweets to help you keep on top of networking even when you’re not around.

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  • You can add as many Twitter accounts as you like… which makes your task of pro actively managing everything under one virtual roof easy-peasy & stress free.
  • If you’re not a fan of constantly scrolling up the column of your Twitter news feed then the live stream enables you to view in ‘real time’ so you constantly see new Tweets flash onto your screen from the moment your Twitter buddies post them.
  • You can make it visibly easily on the eyes by customising colour schemes and text to suit your individual preferences.
  • The layout enables you to view your timeline, interactions with other users, messages and scheduled Tweets on one screen. That’s right, everything you need to see right in front of you.
  • You can easily arrange the columns to suit the information that you want to prioritise so you’re not viewing stuff that’s not important to you, nor are you missing the information you want to see.

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  • The search function also comes in really handy if you’re following a certain hash-tag or if you want to find something/someone quickly. You can also specify the content that comes through on your activity feed which will keep you updated with things that are trending across Twitter.
  • You can easily schedule Tweets for dates/times that you’re not online… even when you close your TweetDeck panel it will continue to post whatever you’ve scheduled.

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This is where is becomes really valuable… well, it certainly has been for me! One thing many of us overlook is that when we’re cosily tucked up in bed (for example) there’s millions of users the across the globe just logging on. By promoting tweets during key hours throughout the day or night, you’re reaching out to a whole other audience that may not normally see what you’ve been posting previously (unless they personally choose to visit your page). This is super useful for rectifying what you could potentially be missing out on = valuable promotion to pick up new readers & increasing the virtual footfall on your blog. What takes seconds to prepare on TweetDeck can end up becoming extremely valuable for your blogs potential & traffic in the long run! Okay, I agree, blogging’s not just about the numbers, but c’mon, who wouldn’t be thrilled at new readers taking an interest in those features we pour our hearts and souls into, right?

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If you’re anything like me, then you’ll probably appreciate a visual when it comes to taking the first steps into grasping something you may not be familiar with. If TweetDeck sounds like something that could help you, (particularly when scheduling Tweets) then here’s just how easy it is to get started…

Add Tweet

Step 1: Click on the compose Tweet symbol on the top left of your TweetDeck browser.

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Step 2: Write your tweet – don’t forget to include your link & image if required!

(Check out how to shorten long URL’s further below)

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Step 3: Insert a time & date for when you want your Tweet to be posted.

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Step 4: Your scheduled Tweet will appear in the ‘Scheduled’ list. Don’t forget, you can easily schedule multiple tweets, saving you both time & hassle!

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Of course when you’re composing a Tweet the number of characters you’re limited too can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you’re trying to cram info, links & an image all at once. In order to help you save a few of those valued characters you can easily shorten the link (URL) that you want to include. If it’s not something you’ve tried before then here’s a quick visual on how to get started… it’s super easy peasy, promise!

URL example 1

Step 1: Highlight and copy the link/URL that you’d like to shorten – in the example above I’ve used a recent blog post.

URL Shortener

Step 2: Get your Google on by searching ‘shorten URL’. I tend to keep the direct link saved on my browsers ‘favourites’ tool-bar, so it’s always easily accessible!

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Step 3: Paste your copied link/URL into the ‘Shorten URL’ box & click the small blue box. A more compact version of your link should appear in the top right hand corner, along with a preview of the page your link corresponds with. Simply copy by hitting CTRL + C, then paste into TweetDeck as normal. Voila – job done!

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Have you tried TweetDeck yet? What’s your thoughts on scheduling Tweets, is it something you’ve tested out to help increase traffic to your blog? Whatever your thoughts, I’d love to read them in the comments below so do be sure to stop by and say a quick hello 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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64 thoughts on “How To Boost Your Blog Traffic Using TweetDeck…

    • Evie!!! So lovely to hear from you huni!! Oh gosh yes, I used to use Hootsuite too and thought it was also very useful though I seem to be preferring TweetDeck at the mo… much of a much but both super handy for scheduling those Tweets 😉 Glad you enjoyed the post and so lovely to get a quick chatter with you huni XXXX

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  1. This is so useful Karen, I have the Buffer App at the moment and I always forget about it, but I’ve been looking for something a bit easier like this! Thanks for sharing xx

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    • Oooh Buffer App? That sounds intriguing!! I really need to update some of my apps, should really use them more though for some reason I always find myself a bit of a laptop gal… I must be of the old-school era!! lol Thanks for the awesome feedback & compliment huni, so glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 XXXX

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  2. I’ll definitely be checking this out! 😊 Did you know that WordPress generates a shortlink for you? When you are composing a post , near the top is a button that says ‘get shortlink’ (something like that) and you click on it and it gives you a short link. 😊

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    • You must – it’s so handy Traci-Ann! Yes, I sure did though because I tend to share a few of my older posts I tend to sway towards the Google shortner – maybe I’ve just got into a routine of some sort, but it’s so darn good for even Tweeting useful websites etc.How handy are these shortlinks?! The characters they save is immense!! Thanks again for reminding me of the WordPress one – might save a little library of short links 😉 hehe XX

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  3. I used to use Tweetdeck years ago when I first joined Twitter but not for blogging and I really liked it! I was impressed with how quick tweets would appear in real time but seeing this post has got me thinking maybe I should use it again and try it for scheduling like you suggest 🙂

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    • Haaa Chanelle that’s exactly one of the things I love about it too – the Tweets just fly in, it’s like watching the Twitter version of the stock market or something lol Really useful tool as you know huni, maybe it’s time you two got reacquainted 🙂 XXXX

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  4. I loved this post! I used Tweetdeck for the first time last year for my job, i managed a company’s social media accounts and this program came in very handy for Twitter! Specially to keep up with their mentions and any messages I was sending out/scheduling 🙂

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  5. I used to use Tweetdeck when I started blogging back in 2009 but now I use Hootsuite. I’m uncomfortable about scheduling tweets because it always looks bad when there’s a major catastrophe and most people are tweeting their sympathies….and then someone is promoting a blog post. It either makes you look unsympathetic or not present. I like people to know there’s an actual person tweeting, so I try to post links and regular tweets at the same time. It’s why I’m so against automated direct messages!

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    • Oh Icy I have such a loathing for automated DM – it drives me insane! In fact I quite often unfollow afterwards it annoys me that much 😦 Hootsuite is a great tool, I used to use it too and find it a very similar concept to TweetDeck, and very user freindly too – both seem to be great!
      That’s a very concious way of looking at the scheduled Tweets and very respectful you feel that way. We all have our own views on sharing & promotion – I love pre-scheduling Tweets as long as it’s only a few at a time but I get what you’re saying about running the risk of not looking present. Something to be very mindful off for sure. Great feedback – thanks so much for sharing a more personal aspect on it! xx

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    • Awwwh Nena, your self-hosted site is beeeeeautiful huni! Huge congrats on taking the leap – I hope you’re settling into it nicely!!!
      So gladyou enjoyed the post and thank you SO much for the kind feedback – such a star 🙂
      Hope all well with you lovely & thanks kindly for leaving the link, can’t wait to have a good nosey around your new site!!! Woo hoo XXX

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      • Thank you, Karen! I am working on tweaking some things so it will slowly be changing, but very happy to have taken the leap;) I will still be supporting you as well as all my other blog friends I met through the wonderful world of wordpress;)

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      • Well, it’s work in progress and a very beautiful one at that. So wonderful to be able to take your time and just change things as you go along – it’s almost like buying a brand new house… all about getting moved in and working on the cosmetics of it from there on. Main thing is you’ve took the leap into self-hosted, so well done. It can be an intimidating move for many bloggers, and I wish you every drop of happiness and success with it. Can’t wait to keep up with it all, us blog buddies are always here to support you lovely 🙂 XXX

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      • You are absolutely right! It is very much like buying a new home and working on making each room look, and function, the way you want it to:) We all are a truly amazing bunch and the support is insurmountable! Thank you so much, love!

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  7. Great post as always Karen! As you know, I don’t really use Twitter as much as I probably should but I learned a lot of great tips here, especially how to shorten the URL. I always wondered about that and well thanks to you now I know. 🙂 I need to make more use of Twitter but alas it’s a slow process as I love Instagram.

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    • Oddly enough I’m the very same with Instagram Stephie – I know there’s lots out there who love it and are addicted to posting pics many times throughout the day but it just hasn’t clicked fully with me yet. I always think the best thing is to let it form naturally than forcing something that doesn’t feel right – maybe one day we’ll be Tweeting and Instagramming our little hearts out, til then we’ll just keep on doing what we love right now 😀 hehe XXX

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      • Somehow I just find it easier to do and I’ve found that it brings out a bit of creativity in me. I constantly seem to think up ideas on what backgrounds I can choose, how to layout the products, etc. However, I would love to reach a more broader audience as I am proud of my blog and will have to make the effort somehow to focus a bit more on Tweeting. It may get me less in trouble than IG seeing that I may not be exposed to as much makeup pictures that I have to go buy, lol. Or maybe it will make it worse. Who knows! haha

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      • Sonds like your very visual in your creative process Stephie, you’d make a wonderful wedding or product photographer I’m sure!! 🙂
        Well, if social media’s on the cards for your blog then I’d definitely suggest looking at TweetDeck, it really is a great tool for sharing!
        Haaa well there is draw backs to everything – though like you say I’m on the fence wondering if that’s a positive or a negative lol lol XXXX

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      • I wouldn’t go that far to say that I would be a wedding photographer, lol. Funny story, I was the worst (maybe still am?) person to take pictures. I mean, cameras have come a long way especially now that they are digital but yeah, back then, it was bad. I’d say I’m more decent now but definitely not pro. Yes, I need to put more time and effort into Twitter if I’m looking to expand. I’ll let you know! 🙂

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