Interesting post, thanks Scott.
I like the experimental approach. From my own experience, Twitter is a useful promotional tool, but it should not (for the moment) be the only one in the mix. My own website, which is primarily about Twitter, started in April. I have used a variety of channels to promote the blog including commenting on other blogs, placing a link on Wikipedia (quickly removed!) and posting on Twitter. Of course, I have also focused on SEO by tagging appropriately, using relevant outgoing links, etc.
To date, I am finding that Twitter provides about 10 percent of my traffic. It’s early days yet, but I think the bottom line is that bloggers need to use a range of promotional tools, of which Twitter is one.
Incidentally in a recent post on my own blog, I discuss my findings that a majority of the top Twitter users are bloggers. Clearly, they are getting mileage out of Twitter.
Original post June 4th, 2008 at 6:21 am