A couple weeks ago I wrote about the fact that Twitter is now the 2nd biggest source of traffic to my blog behind Google.
Since that post, I have received a lot of questions from people asking me how I market myself or the blog on Twitter. The answer is, “I don’t.” What I do, however,Â is make it easy for people to “retweet” my posts.
So how do I make it easier for people to retweet my posts? The first HUGE thing I did was implement TwitThis into my blog.Â I forget how I originally heard about it, but I’m pretty sure it was from seeing other big blogs (like TechCrunch, Seth Godin, Mashable) and high profile sites (like MSN Video) use it. The list goes on forever.
After doing some research on TwitThis, I’ve realized it’s probably the biggest, baddest Twitter service that most people have never heard of… or at least don’t realize they have heard of it. Yahoo shows that it has over 6 MILLION backlinks and its root domain is a PR8.
I also noticed that on Google, it’s the first site after Twitter to rank for “Twitter”.
I was really intrigued by the fact that some people looking for a service just like TwitThis had never heard of it. So I tracked down the company’s founders to pick their brain.Â It turns out they are super humble guys (totally opposite of me) and played down just how much it is used.Â A quick search on Twitter shows that it’s used many times every minute.
So what is TwitThis? It’s basically a REALLY easy way for your users to retweet your blog posts.
Implementing TwitThis into your blog is so simple. They’ve got great plugins for WordPress and Blogger blogs, and I really like the Firefox bookmarker that let’s me just click and tweet the page I’m visiting.
This morning I just saw that TwitThis has launched a suggested users engine. Basically, the more you use the service – the more times you are suggested as a user other people should follow.
Sounds pretty hot! Being the site is used hundreds of thousands of times a day, it looks like a great way to connect with people. How do I know?
Well, I actually talked the people at TwitThis into letting me be a suggested userÂ a couple weeks ago. Sure enough – I picked up about 5k followers in a couple days during my Twitter contest. This is going to be pretty hot…
Want To Be A TwitThis Suggested User?
Start Earning TwitPoints Today!
I want to be a suggested user. How do I earn TwitPoints?
* Submit a URL to TwitThis and earn 5 TwitPoints.
* Follow a suggested user and earn 10 TwitPoints.
How are my TwitPoints used?
* Each time someone follows you, it costs you 1 TwitPoint.
* Every 1000 times you are the suggested user, it costs you 1 TwitPoint.
* To keep the ecosystem fresh, users are taxed 10% of their TwitPoints daily.
How many TwitPoints do I need to be a suggested user?
* The more TwitPoints you have, the more times you will be a suggested user. For example, if you have 10% of the TwitThis economy’s credit system, then you’re the suggested follower 10% of the time.
Wow! So all you have to do is use the service. The more you use it, the more exposure your profile will get and the more followers you’ll start having. Sounds crazy easy.
Here is what the “Suggested User” looks like when you are about to submit a URL to TwitThis:
I gotta give it up the guys who made TwitThis.com – one of the very first Twitter services.Â They have been at it since March of 2007 and have made steady improvements over the years.
What is the easiest way for you to use TwitThis and get more Twitter exposure?Â Click the TwitThis button in any of my posts like hundreds of other people do every day. 😉
Awesome work guys.