BUX Podcast #74: How Many Tweets Does a Link Need to Increase SEO Traffic?

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If you are looking for some quick and helpful Twitter insights for your biz, then you’re gonna love this Podcast! It’s quick and dirty, well… it’s quick at least.

I’ve dedicated a lot of hours this week to learn about Twitter and the many apps, plug-ins and integrations that make it one of the most powerful social networking platforms out there.

On today’s podcast, we talk about the benefits of Twitter for business, the cool tools, Twitter etiquette and share some insight into how you can use Twitter to boost SEO! How’s that for a “BUX Nugget”… of wisdom? The results?

  • Study shows that URLs receive a significant boost in Google rankings when they are shared on Twitter
  • The effects of this boost seem to level out at around 50 tweets, and the subsequent benefit of gaining additional tweets is minimal until around 5,000 tweets
  • After 5,000 tweets the average ranking of URLs improves considerably
  • URLs receiving over 7,500 tweets almost always rank inside the top 5 results
  • Average rankings are heavily correlated to the number of tweets about each URL

Click on over to read the full study at Branded3.

If you haven’t read the article I posted this week about the tools I use to manage my personal Twitter (@jennacurry) and @BUXofficial you can check it out here:

The Twitter Toolbox: 10 Terrific Tools To Turbo Charge Your Twitter Traffic

Here are links to the tools we mention in the Podcast.

Campalyst– A Google Chrome Plug-In that integrates into Google Analytics that replaces “t.co” links with the photo and profile of the person who tweeted your link. The free version allows up to 5 days of results but for $5/month/user, you can get unlimited results.

Tweet Old Post – A plug-in for WordPress that takes old posts from your WordPress blog and then tweets them out automatically. You can customize with paramaters for frequency, certain times of day, exclude posts, add hashtags, etc. And its FREE.

Twitter Counter (I call it TopsyPro in the podcast, but it’s this one) – You can track how many Twitter accounts follow you, or unfollow you on a daily basis. With the free plan, you can track follows/unfollows for up to 6 months.

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