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Mike Paetzold back again for day 2 of my visit here as part of The Old Bald Guy’s Blog Tour. This week I will be discussing Twitter. Twitter is the popular micro blogging platform that allows you to post your thoughts but only in 140 characters or less per entry.

Now Google has started indexing the tweets on Twitter and their spiders have been extremely busy. It makes Twitter a perfect place to…

  • Get your post indexed
  • Let your followers know about your other content

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As you can see the trackback from Twitter was indexed 25 minutes before Google indexed the actual blog post. This has been consistently happening about 90% of the time over the last month or two.

The other thing you can do with Twitter to help your blogging efforts is to add your Twitter stream to your blog side bar. There are numerous plugins that will allow you to integrate this into your side bar and this will make sure there is fresh content each time they visit.

As long as you are tweeting regularly there will be fresh content on your blog each time the page gets indexed.

When I discuss integration later this week I will be listing the plugins that I use for that.

In my opinion every blogger should be using Twitter as an adjunct to their blogging efforts for these two reasons. It is also a good way to build a relationship with your readers and to find new readers and allow your followers to spread your message to places that you can’t reach.

Will talk more about the details when I talk about integrating Twitter.

About the author

Mike Paetzold has been online since 2000 and runs numerous blogs and you can find out what he is up to at Mike Paetzold Recommends.

You can also find out and keep current with WordPress at his blog WordPress Made Easy.

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