It is truly said that Blogging is more productive when it’s a team work or working in collaboration. It’s not like you can’t grow when you working alone but working in a team gives you more traffic and exposure in short-term. In this post I’m talking about one less spoken topic that is Feed exchange for mutual Tweeting
As a blogger, it’s not hard for me to find the other bloggers in the same niche and who shares the same interest and insight as me. For example Hesham who also blogs about Blogging and WordPress on his blog FamousBloggers.Net.
Since we share almost the same reader base, we have tweeted each other post automatically using Auto tweet services from last one year. We have seen good number of quality traffic coming to each other site from the tweets. Since it’s all about getting targeted readers, this simple mutual scratching back works well for each other.
Similarly you can find bloggers in your niche to mutual exchange your tweets. But before you do the same, here are a couple of things which you need to keep in mind.
I would never like to bombard my twitter followers with lots of irrelevant or sponsored tweets. So before you start auto tweeting anyone post, make sure such posts are negligible and at the top he publishes only quality post. Now in simple word, you should read his couple of posts and if you like it, your Twitter followers might like it too.
Posting frequency or No. of tweets/Day:
There are blogs who publishes almost 10 post a day and I would not like to be bombarded with tweets from a single person. Similarly, you should consider using any such auto tweet program like Hootsuite where you can control the no. of automated tweets going from a feed. This will ensure that your followers, won’t get unlimited tweets from you. You can use any such auto tweet software which allow filtering based on Keywords. This way, you can easily avoid sponsorship message.
Followers and Follower quantity:
On my Twitter profile @denharsh I have around 5.5K followers and if I go for mutual exchange of feeds, I would prefer other user to have similar number of followers. Not only that, I would want him to have quality followers instead of those blind followers you get from twitter follower exchange program like Twiends. What’s the point of showing a tweet to 10000 followers when you not going to get any single retweet or click. You can use tools to find like minded twitter users and see who in your stream are more likely to share the same interest as you. Try to partner with a user, who is in different country, this will give you traffic which you never thought of getting.
Personal twitter account growth:
Apart from giving each other traffic, you also helping to grow your personal Twitter profile. Since you will be posting more relevant news and tweeting about topic based on your niche, your followers are more likely to follow your tweets more closely. This will also help you to establish yourself as an expert in the niche. If not, think why many Tech bloggers auto tweet feeds from sites like Mashable, TechCrunch, Gigaom and so on.
How to find mutual feed exchange Twitter users?
Most tricky part involve in this process is finding the mutual twitter users. The best idea is to use the contact page of any blog which is related to your niche and stands same as yours blog. Drop the Email to the admin and offer him mutual exchange with the reasons how it’s going to mutually benefit each other.
If you have other bloggers added on your Facebook profile, you can make an announcement on your profile or on your Fan page about this, and see who all are interested.
Always remember tweet button showing 100 tweets is anytime better than 1 tweet and also when search engine considering tweets, +1 and Fb share as one of the signal for ranking, you can’t afford to avoid the benefits of mutual tweeting. You can use twitter tools like SocialOomph or Twitterfeed to auto tweet blog feeds.
Do let us know if you are into mutual Tweeting and how it’s working out with you. If you want to add more benefit of Mutual tweeting, do share your opinion via comment.