Twitter Chat has become one of the most popular ways for gaining followers as well as it helps in driving traffic to blog. Twitter Chats involve the participation of group of people, and they make use of a particular hashtag (#) for tweeting on a particular topic. Twitter Chat is one of the most trending social media topics currently and you should try to host a Twitter Chat as it will help you in driving more traffic to your blog.
One of the reasons to host Twitter Chats regularly could be the benefits that some of the Twitter influencers have already got using this feature on Twitter.
Here are some tips for hosting a successful Twitter Chat for gaining maximum traffic through Twitter.
Participate in Twitter Chats
One mistake that many Twitter users do is that they organize Twitter Chats without participating in any Chat before. It is important to participate in few Twitter Chats before organizing one yourself. By participating in Twitter Chats, you’ll get the idea that how Twitter Chats actually work, and it will also build your contacts on Twitter. When people will notice that you regularly participate in Twitter Chats, they too will follow the Twitter Chats organized by you.
Use Tools to Follow the Twitter Chat Conversation
You can make use of popular websites which allow to follow particular Twitter Chats. TweetChat.com is one of such websites which allows Twitter users to start chatting using any particular Hashtag and following conversation is also very easy. ChatSalad is also one of such useful websites. Hootsuite, the popular Twitter client is also very useful when it comes to following particular hashtags.
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Choosing the Right Hashtag
One of the mistakes committed on Twitter while choosing a hashtag for Twitter Chat is that they use very confusing hashtags. It is very important to choose a clear and concise hashtag for Twitter Chat so that people will understand the purpose of organizing a particular Twitter Chat.
A perfect hashtag should clearly depict the purpose of organizing a particular hashtag.
Schedule Your Twitter Chat Event Properly
The most important thing is targeting the right audience and fixing a particular time for the Twitter Chat event. If you’ll schedule your Twitter Chat at the right time, then it will bring lot of followers as well as traffic to your blog. You can even keep a watch at other Twitter Chats to know the perfect time for organizing your Twitter Chat.
Proper Set of Questions for Twitter Chat
Twitter Chat becomes interesting when good number of questions are asked and interesting answers are received as replies. It is important to have a list of questions as it will help you to keep the Twitter Chat going and participants won’t get bored. You can even think about awarding the participants giving the best answers to your questions. By making an announcement that you’ll award the participants tweeting the most interesting answers, you shall be able to organize a very successful Twitter Chat.
Marketing the Twitter Chat Event Successfully
Proper marketing is a must before you finally organize your Twitter Chat event. You can try to promote the Twitter Chat even for few days before it actually takes place as it may make many people follow the event. The best idea will be continuously promoting the event for a week so that it gets the maximum number of participants.
Assigning Moderators for Your Twitter Chat
Assigning moderators may be an important step to be completed if you’ve got good number of followers on your Twitter account. Sometimes you may have to mute some of the participants and at this time moderators are very much required. You can contact your friends and ask them if they are interested in becoming moderators for the Twitter Chat that you’re organizing. It is important to have regular communication with your followers as they will help you out by becoming moderators for your Chat, and you can help them in the same way.
Special Guests May Make the Hashtag More Popular
Experts are always given preference in any field, and the same goes with blogging and marketing. If you know some of the pros from your niche, then definitely you can make them a part of the Twitter Chat organized by you. For example – More number of internet marketers and bloggers will decide to be part of your Twitter Chat if they see that some of the most popular bloggers are tweeting on a particular topic.
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Analyze the Performance
There are good number of tools available for analyzing the performance of the Twitter Chats. It will give you good idea about total number of replies, reach and much more. Make use of a proper tool or website to analyze the performance so that you’ll be able to make your next Twitter Chat a more successful one.
I hope that you’ll soon make use of Twitter Chat to gain more followers, more visitors to your blog as well as for gaining popularity on social media. Do let me know that whether you’re able to get success with the Twitter Chats organized by you.