As I mentioned in my previous post, a good page rank for your twitter profile means you are someone worth following.
Before reading further, I would suggest you to check the PR of your twitter profile page. Also try checking the PR’s of the giants. I’m glad to see Google Page Rank impacting the public social media profiles of services like twitter.
So what is Google looking for? Check out this quote from Marketing Professor.
What is Google Looking For?
* Credible inbound links from sources with credible inbound links
* Quality thematic content in their Twitter stream (jumping from dog training to affiliate marketing, to dieting in your twitter stream may get different results than sticking to one theme or topic of discussion… key phrases).
* Outbound links to credible sources.
It wouldn’t surprise me if they are also looking at social measures (retweets, locations, and @ replies).
The tips mentioned below are based on my experience, I would love to hear your suggestions (especially from SEO experts).
1. Quality of your tweets
Sharing quality links is of course the first and foremost thing. If you don’t share your followers wont care! If you want to gain the attention of bloggers, try your best to tweet things that are relevant to your area of expertise. If someone is following a designer on twitter, that obviously means they are expecting him/her to share design related stuff. TwitterGrader is a nice tool to evaluate your performance in the twittersphere.
Bloggers often post round ups about the best Tweeters in a certain niche and following are a few examples of such posts.
I would also recommend you to use hash tags as widely as possible.
2. Adding a Follow Me button in your website
I am sure, most of you would have already done this. But if you haven’t, include a follow me button in your blog/website and also show your recent twitter updates. So that makes one profile link, for google spiders to crawl through
3. Create an attractive twitter theme
Though it sounds less useful, it matters a lot. Your twitter has to be unique as to stand out from the crowd. Try to make your twitter theme as creative as possible. This lets bloggers include you in their round ups on the best twitter themes. Don’t forget to choose an attractive display image for your profile as well.
There are a few twitter background galleries out there and I am sure there will be more. I have included the links to their submission pages below.
Twitter Backgrounds Gallery
All you need to do here is follow them on twitter and post a tweet.
Follow the same process here.
And the one below can be considered as a milliondollarwall for tweeters.
The Tweet Wall
Know what? I’ve worked on this project Posting your profile is absolutely free.
4. Post your profile on other Social Networking sites
Add your twitter updates and profile links on social networking sites like facebook, linkedin, myspace, friendfeed etc. You may go through the following posts for more details on how to display your twitter status.
How To Add Twitter to Facebook
5. Submit your profile on Twitter Directories
Here goes a comprehensive list of twitter directories, which includes the Page Rank and Alexa Rank of each directory.
A few other suggestions(thought it doesn’t affect your PR directly) would be to add your twitter profile url in your email signature and to attend TweetUps on a regular basis (a kind of offline promotion). For those who don’t know what a TweetUp is – Its just a gathering of people who use Twitter.
So what is your twitter profile PR? Do you have a suggestion? Please make use of the comment form