SEO Tips for Twitter: How to Optimize Your Tweets to Get More Google Traffic

If you use Twitter, it can help you drive get more traffic to your website/blog. Not just because of the tweets that you send out, but because search engines rank tweets, much like they rank any other kind of content on a site. So, just what do they look for? How can you get your tweets to rank high?

Well luckily, this information is given to us by the “Big G” themselves. Following are three SEO tips for Twitter, as they relate to Google. By not running afoul of these guidelines, you can get more traffic from every tweet.

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SEO Tips for Twitter: Google Reveals 3 Factors They Use to Rank Tweets

The following are Google guidelines for ranking tweets, as laid out in the article, Google Reveals Factors for Ranking Tweets:

I. Number of Followers Count: To a certain degree that is. Like anything else on the web it seems, when you have a mass of followers, search engines are going to pay more attention to you. This means more traffic. BUT, having a lot of followers is not the only thing that counts, which brings us to the next SEO tip for Twitter on the list, ie . . .

II. Quality of Followers Counts: What Google looks for are “relevant followers.” So if the bulk of your followers are a host of spam bots, then they’re not going to get your tweets ranked very high. The aforementioned articles states:

Google also ranks tweets by followers to an extent, but it’s not just about how many followers you get. It’s about how reputable those followers are. . . . in social media, as established users follow another user, the quality of the followed user goes up as well.

III. Why Hashtags Can Hurt Your Tweet Rankings: Apparently the use of hash tags in tweets is a big red flag for Google. This guideline sparked the most comments in the article. Users responded:

Hashtags used to be a way to incorporate your tweets into relevant areas. It is disheartening to think that they would be penalized but whatever the almighty Google desires.

I’m actually not shocked AT all since hashtags are to Twitter as meta keywords are to Google.

Like everyone else, I’m pretty surprised that hashtags would be seen as a redflag, great to know that now!

Google says monitoring hashtags is part of their efforts to control spam. Hence, if you use a lot of hash tags in your tweets, you want to cut down on this practice in order to get your tweets to rank higher.

Get More SEO Tips for Twitter

For more SEO Tips for Twitter, read SEO Copywriting Tips for Twitter: Get More Traffic from Every Tweet.

Happy Tweeting!
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Website SEO: 3 Easy Ways to Avoid the Duplicate Content Penalty

If you’re worried about the duplicate content penalty . . . relax, you shouldn’t be. For, it’s really not a penalty at all. This is one of the most commonly debated seo promotion tactics discussed. If you want to — once and for all — gain a clear understanding of what the duplicate content penalty is (or more correctly, is not), and learn why/how to avoid it, this week’s post is for you.

So, sit back, relax for a few minutes (it’s a quick, easy read) and gain some new SEO knowledge. Read Website SEO: 3 Easy Ways to Avoid the Duplicate Content Penalty.

Personal Freelance Writing Goals for 2010: On Track, or Not?

The Year of Work! Last week, I told you that I’d dubbed 2010 the year of work. To explain a bit, this  year I plan to work like I haven’t since I was in college — holding down three jobs, taking 12-18 credits and helping to take care of my then three-year-old sister (my mom had breast cancer and was in and out of the hospital).

In the last few years, I’ve tried to not to work as much. I put in 7-9 hrs most days. But just for this one year, I’m gonna go back to 10, 12 and 14 hour days — 5-7 days a week. In other words, I’ll work without boundaries. I won’t even try to reign myself in. Why?

Because I have a plan that will — God willing — allow me to reach a goal I’ve wanted to reach for the last 2-3 years. So far — I know we’re just a couple of weeks into the new year — I’ve been making great progress. So, just what is my grand plan?

I’M RETIRING!

Not right now, but  . . . I want to personally retire at the end of this year from writing for clients and step into a completely managerial role next year for my SEO writing company. You see, I’ve been a freelance writer/editor/proofreader/content provider/word processor (sometimes all at once) since 1993. I’m ready to just do my own writing projects full time, for this is where my future financial security lies. So I’m psyched! 

FYI, one big part of the SEO Copywriting ecourse is teaching you how to make money as an SEO copywriter — over and beyond writing for clients — so you can achieve your dreams, whatever they are, that much sooner. 

Why now? Well, I’ve known I wanted to do this for the last few years. But to be honest, I thought it would take me another three to five years. But since I’ve fallen in love with Jamaica (recently rented an apartment there) and am closer to realizing my dream of travelling more and living abroad for part of the year, I don’t want to wait that long.

So I said to myself, “Why not go all out for one year? See what you can accomplish.” Yeah, I may fall short, but at least I will have tried and who knows where it will lead. So I’m cutting back in some areas (types of projects I take on) and doing a bit of personal sacrificing on some other things (eg, free time, marathon training) — all to get to my “finish line” sooner.

How are your 2010 freelance writing goals coming along? Did you make any? If not, do so and get going on them. Time is awasting!

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SEO Copywriting Services: The 3 Most Profitable Ones for Freelancers to Offer

I’ve been a freelance writer/editor since 1993, but it wasn’t until 2007 that I added SEO copywriting services to my portfolio (it’s truly amazing how time flies as it seems like only yesterday that I started in this lucrative niche). Following are three SEO writing servcies that have proven tot be the most profitable for my SEO writing firm

The 3 Most Profitable SEO Copywriting Services

Before I list them, let me say, this is from my own personal experience. Other SEO copywriters may have had different experiences.

I. SEO Articles: This is without a doubt the number one most requested service by clients. Most articles fall in the 350-500 word count range. And, most clients want them within a week. SEO article writing is profitable for three reasons:

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Hope you had an excellent start to this new year, and are looking forward to even more success as it wears on. I know I am. I’ve dubbed this “The Year of Work!”
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