1. Put a Free Twitter icon in your blog’s header, sidebar or both.
2. Write articles about Twitter like these: Should You Be On Twitter? Two Ways Twitter Surpasses Blogging, and How To Use Twitter With Your Business.
3. Each time you mention Twitter in a blog post, link to your Twitter ID.
4. If you know how to edit your blog theme, find where the blog post author is displayed and link to your Twitter ID with the words “Follow The Author On Twitter.”
5. When people sign up for your email announcement list, ask them to also follow you on Twitter… either on the thank you page, the welcome email or under your signature in each broadcast.
Update: Matt Bacak just added several more tips for gaining Twitter followers to his blog. Check out his “Retweet” icon within the blogpost. I’ll have to try that!
Thanks for the tips! I willhave to dothat at my postedblog! Flollow the author on Twitter @gdocer
Great post. One of the things I use is Twitter Tools by Alex King. I use it to update my blog sidebar with Tweets and also to autopost blog titles and links to twitter.
Also have that Twitter Counter gadget in the sidebar.
Both are free. A google search should turn them up.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks Lowell, and those are two nice additions to my post. Here are the links for readers:
Alex King Twitter Tools
Thanks for the shout out and reference. 🙂
There are pretty simple yet helpful tips. Good job on that! It’s nice to be here on your site coming from Stephensblog. I’m surely going to be here more often.
I’m starting to have a good number of followers on twitter. I’m not too active there though.
I just discovered you via Ryan Healy’s blog when you made your “Google loves me” comment.
I just wanna say…
Your sales letter opening is hilarious.
Made me think of the Simpson’s Halloween special where Homer gets frogurt.