Twitter and your blog should go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like macaroni and cheese. Like Ben and Jerry. Like… well, you get the drift. Twitter marketing and blogging for business are such a natural fit that there are literally hundreds of tools to help the pair get along even better. Here are four of our favorites:
1.) Twitter Chats: Everybody has been chatting about Twitter chats lately — and for good reason. Twitter chats are the super easy way to get your following interacting with one another (and your brand) by using a simple hashtag. All you have to do is set a time, pick a hashtag for the chat and alert your following. Twitter chats are fun, simple to set up and, best of all, free! Check this Mashable piece for great examples of Twitter chats.
2.) Twit This: Yeah there are dozens of ways to shrink URL links and tweet them with ease. But Twit This is certainly one of the easiest. And the coolest part of the tool is that it has a plugin especially made for blogs where your readers can tweet your brilliant posts with just one click.
3.) Visibli: Are you a link sharing machine? If so, Visibli is definitely for you. Visibli is an “engagement bar” that allows you to share links with your followers but keeps your brand’s name on the top of the page (and, hence, at the forefront of your followers’ minds). Totally personalized, the bar lets you send links like a madman while your followers never forget from whence they came.
4.) Dlvr.It: Bloggers are often perplexed about how they can synch up their RSS feeds with Twitter. Thankfully, Dlvr.it makes it a lot easier by automatically taking your blog posts from your RSS feed and tweeting them without your ever having to lift a finger. It’s like a cyber paper boy for your blog and you don’t have to worry about tipping him!
Okay, lovely readers, it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite Twitter tools to help promote your blog? Enlighten us in the comments section below!