Though only in beta, FIDDYP’s word press plugin WP-Twitip-ID is a brilliantly simple innovation enabling blogs to add Twitter profiles to users’ comments.
The commenting systems on blog platforms are entirely limited, at this point, to the promotion of a reader’s website, limiting engagement by way of this dynamic communication platform. Twitip adds a Twitter form field to the comment section, adding the commenter’s twitter profile to their comment.
Simply said, Comment on SEO’Brien and promote your twitter account.
While perhaps paying too much attention to twitter lately, I’m quickly discovering that the possibilities are limitless. One of the best techniques for increasing followers is to make use of the Hashtag or # before a word in your tweet. The hash is like adding a keyword tag to your tweet, associating that tweet with said keyword. Say, for example, you just twittered away about the new Amazon Kindle 2 (yes, shameless affiliate plug) using “#kindle” in your tweet instead of just “kindle” would make your tweet show up on all hash searches for kindle. Why is this so powerful? Anyone can follow hashtags through https://hashtags.org/ which updates as hashtags are posted and even goes so far as to plot the trend for your tag a little like a buzz index. Grab an rss feed of your favorite tag and you’ve got a stream of very specific updates rather than the random soup that pours from a particular person.
How do you use Hashtags?
First, follow the @hashtags Twitter user (https://twitter.com/hashtags). It will automatically follow you back; this causes the service to recognize and index your hashtags. Next, simply use the # before a keyword in your tweet. Don’t do this more than once in a tweet as a matter of etiquette and be sure to think like a search engine (use likely keywords).
What’s been your experience with Twitter? And yes, that’s shameless plug #2 in this post, in this case, encouraging you to comment to promote your own twitter profile.