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Twitter Landing Page – Should You Have One?

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Twitter Landing Page

Few weeks ago I decided to set up a Twitter Landing Page for my new Twitter followers to visit from my Twitter profile.

See New Page Here http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/twitterwelcome

My thinking was that it would be nice to have a more personal page for just my Twitter followers to visit and where I can Introduce myself and share more information on Twitter that they will be looking for

The goal is to get them to become new Twitter followers and Blog followers. twitter page

With a introduction to who I am and sharing posts about Twitter, it will make it much easier to reach my goals.

Below I will break down each section of the Landing Page and why I chose to do things the

way I did, also will share 2 BIG things you should NOT do on your Twitter Landing page.

Say Hello – Share What To Expect

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Here I wanted to start with a simple introduction to who I am and the blog.  This simple step should make it easier to first, build that new relationship and then attract a new Twitter and blog follower.

I tell them that I will be sharing 10 Posts about Twitter, that way it keeps their attention and they know they know what to expect.  I also share more about what the blog is about and how I can help them. Throw in some nice anchor text links for some nice cross blog linking :)

I end it with a nice Thank You again, hopefully that was enough to get them to continue and read one or all the posts on the page.

Make Them See The Power

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I added this image just to show the power Twitter has to drive traffic to a blog or website.  Seeing these massive numbers on Twitter should get anyone excited haha I know It does for me.

This should work well for getting them excited for the potential Twitter has and  nice lead in to how I can help them get that Twitter Traffic.

Post Design Idea

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Here is where I added all of my Twitter posts I have.  I went with 10 because I couldn’t choose the top 5 haha

I would recommend maybe 5 posts, but the 10 posts does help with cross linking in the blog, so it’s a good thing anyway.

I chose to do an image grab of the posts instead of just a link so people could see the number of tweets the post received.  I believe people will be more ready to read a post that has 100 RTs then a post that has 2 RTs.

Help Continue The Learning

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Here I do this at the bottom of most of my pages.. it helps with navigating the reader to the most important parts of my blog where they can learn more and again cross linking bonus.

Tracking Tips

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To track the clicks to my Twitter page I use MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate Plugin, I added my url and shortened it to a nice looking link.

Why?

Well on Twitter if you shorten the link for tracking and add the link to your Twitter profile, people will be less likely to click it thinking it is an affiliate link.

But with Ninja Affiliate my link looks like this..

http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/twitterwelcome

On Twitter, all they will see is the first half of that link, which is my blog url, so it will get clicked no problem.

Also you will get better click tracking too.. great simple tool.

Set One Up Today

There isn’t much you can do wrong with your Twitter Landing page, if you introduce yourself, and share some targeted posts and info then you are good.

The one BIG No No, is to try and sell them on a product or push a sign up form.

This is your first impression to a new Twitter follower, or potential Twitter follower and you don’t want the first impression to be you selling your shit.

This page should be all about welcoming them and introducing yourself, then give them some helpful posts you wrote about Twitter…That’s It!

I am working on an added idea for this page, that I can do with a few bloggers Twitter pages.. but I will share that another day :)

Keep your learning going with the Twitter Dummy Guide and get all my Twitter tips.

So if you decide to set up your own Twitter Landing Page.. let me know in comments.. and I will contact you.

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  • http://BasicBlogTips.com Ileane

    Hey John, That’s a SWEET landing page you got there. I really like the way you have the posts lined up in that layout. Colors are eye catching and the retweet counts look pretty hot. Do you use the same background image as your Twitter background? I never see it because I’ve been following you for ages now. :)

    Have a great day John and thanks for the powerful idea!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Ileane..TY for the comment. Glad you like the page. Yea I think seeing the RT count will help posts get read more then if I used a link only. The bg image on my Twitter is basically my logo and name with matches colors and font to log here :)

  • http://trafficcoleman.com/blog/official-black-seo-guy/ Black Seo Guy

    John what an good idea..I will look to do this soon.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks Man.. Glad you like the idea.. If you do it.. let me know.. Working on an added feature to the page.. that we can do together.

  • http://www.extremejohn.com/ Extreme John

    I think having specified pages “welcome” is the right call in regards to being professional. It’s right up there with an “About” page, something else that’s on my list of things to do.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks man.. Yea I agree. that having smaller personalized pages is the right thing. So far page has gotten good reviews.

  • http://www.extremejohn.com/ Extreme John

    I’m sure this post has something to do with helping that a bit :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    I been promoting the new Twitter page for over a week on Twitter.. that is where the pos reviews are coming from. Test is to see if the “New Twitter followers” like it.,.. not if my blogger friends like it lol

  • http://www.extremejohn.com/ Extreme John

    I would hope so.

  • http://blazingminds.co.uk/ BlazingMinds

    Now that’s cool, I never really thought of adding a Twitter landing page, but I may consider it after seeing this 😉

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    haha TY Karen…If you do one, let me know.

  • http://blazingminds.co.uk/ BlazingMinds

    I sure will 😉

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  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Hi JP,

    Cool idea.

    A twitter landing page is a helpful and inviting way to say “Nice to meet you.” It also makes sense to include some of your higher RT’ed posts. New followers appreciate a blog article that’s been around the block.

    I can see the benefits of including a capture form but understand what you’re saying. No need to ask for anything as twitter is a social networking site. If they want to learn more they’ll visit your blog and subscribe.

    Thanks for sharing the creativity :)

    Ryan

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Glad you like the idea Ryan. The posts should be about Twitter, not jsut your top posts. Since they are coming from Twitter, chances are they will want to read more about Twitter. I chose my Twitter posts,, Im lucky enough to have those posts with High Rts… but even if they all had 2 RTs each I would share, since they are about Twitter.

    You will do better to not ask for a sale or a sign up on first impression.Since your using the page to say hi and share good info.. if they like what they read, they will sign up.

  • http://darraghkelly.me Darragh Kelly

    Good idea John. At present I think my bio does enough talking for me over I will look into moving forward. I have just set up my about me landing page, it looks like a good way of consolidating your online info but it still hasn’t gotten momentum. What’s your read on it? Maybe a post opportunity?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Darragh.. TY for the comment. I have a about me page too.. but this isn’t about you sharing you.. The Twitter page is about sharing posts that fit someone coming from Twitter.. So sharing Twitter posts and saying hi. is what this page is about.

    People coming to your blog first time from Twitter, may not care enough to read your whole about me page.. but if you say hi, quick intro and share some great posts on Twitter,, trust me they will hang out and read one or all. The page is about giving your new visitor something… talking about i is helping you,, sharing good posts is about them. :)

  • http://darraghkelly.me Darragh Kelly

    Thanks John for clearing that up, I scanned through your post too quickly, which is a common fault of mine:-( great explanation. A Twitter landing page, on my to do tasks now:-)

    Would you say a landing page would be more focused on somebody who is well versed in social media, for want of a better expression? What I mean to say is it more orientated towards people who have a excellent understanding of social media and don’t want to waste time? In comparison to your average guy/gal who uses the tools but maybe not in such an extensives way and most definitly not in a professional context?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Do you always talk and over complicate shit? No matter who you are, you will like coming to a landing page.

    If it is a Twitter landing page, then anyone using Twitter would like to come to a page that say hi, and shares Twitter posts with them.

  • Jeffrey Morgan

    Hi John,
    It’s been a while since I have been by! I love your idea of a “Twitter Landing Page” ………. just one problem, I get a 404. Oh, well. You may be working on the page. I’ll have to check back by. Good idea though! See you soon!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Jeff..TY for re visiting :) The page loads just fine. Not sure why you got a 404.

  • http://twitter.com/maria_muir Maria Muir.com

    I’ve never been really that successful with Twitter, and after working it for a year I gave up a few weeks ago. Well, the past two weeks I have had more traffic…… when I stopped using it. How does that work? LOL Will try the landing page and see how that works out. Thanks for a great post John, enjoy the rest of your day.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Don’t give up lol Twitter can be a huge part of your daily traffic.. trust me.

    Not sure why you got more traffic AFTER you left it lol Maybe Twitter’s way of saying ” dont leave me”

    Glad you enjoyed the post.

  • http://www.famousbloggers.net Hesham Zebida

    Very nice John, I have been always impressed with your twitter landing page and how you present it!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hey Buddy.. Long time no see haha Glad you like the landing page.

  • http://www.bloggingbookshelf.com TristanH

    I actually came to your site today (though I’ve been here several times) through your landing page and thought to myself, “Huh, this is cool!” I need to have one of these!” And then I check to see what your latest post is and lo and behold, how to create a Twitter landing page! Great timing :)

    I really do like your idea of showing the number of RTs. That’s powerful social proof right there!

    Thanks for the great post and ideas, John!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Tristan,, That is awesome man that you came here from the Landing page..I like that your first thought seeing it was..”this is cool”

    Nice to see that the page is having the effect I hoped for.. at least so far haha

    I agree, that the RTs add a some social proof power, hoping that translates into people reading most of the pots I have on the page.

  • http://reviewzntips.blogspot.com/ Daniel Sharkov

    Great idea John! I have read a lot about landing pages for users, coming from variety of sites, but never one for Twitter. The page, you have come up with can definitely be of a good use for keeping visitors longer, as a lot of great resources have been provided there. On the other hand having a page, dedicated especially to those visitors, shows in some way or another that you really care about them. That rarely goes unnoticed.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Daniel..Ty for the comment. I agree that not many people think about a simple landing page for Twitter, yet we are all trying to push traffic to our blog from Twitter haha I didn’t think about it till a month ago myself.

    Im hoping that the page holds people longer. more time on the blog, more time become long term readers.

  • http://www.moremoo.com Adam

    Hi John,

    I have actually never been thinking about the landing page for the Twitter users. But it seems like a very nice way how to tell to the Twitter users that you care about them individually and you want them to stay.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Adam

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Glad you like the idea Adam.. I agree.. it is a nice way to start building that relationship with your followers.

  • http://www.socialmediawannabe.com Todd Lyden

    Does anyone else see the irony in saying don’t sell or have signups on the Twitter landing page and yet at the bottom of this post is exactly that? I don’t see the difference. especially when John’s landing page has the signup for a blogging course

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    The bottom of the posts has no sign up form.. and yes the blog has all that.. but that PAGE does not. When I say don’t add a signup form or sell I mean nothing more then they would see if they came to my main blog url.

    The header and sidebar will always be there.. so for the landing page.. the content you add to it should not have a sell or a log form. Big difference chief.

  • http://forthatwhichmatters.blogspot.com/ Shanna Hall

    It is a great idea. You can expand it by using the other social networks you frequent; however, what if you don’t write about the social media outlets. Not have a ‘twitter’ or similar welcome page? Or instead link out to your fave twitter posts and segue into a short synopsis of what your blog can do for them? Not a full blown about me/us/blog page, but something simple and informative.

    Thoughts?

    ~Shanna

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Shanna.. If you don’t post about Twitter, then I would just stick with using your about me as the landing page.. That way they learn bout you and your blog. No need redo a page that you already have.

    I think I will only do this for Twitter.. since Twitter drives much more traffic then Facebook or any other site.

  • Lisa

    What a fantastic idea JP! Really great personalization for Twitter!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY for the comment Lisa.. Glad you like the page idea :)

  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

    Been thinking about this ever since Darren mentioned it at Blogworld – the idea seemed so logical to me – Well it’s easy for me since I sell nothing yet but I do want them to get the free newsletter – is that ok to mention? at the end, after talking about the blog and following your tips? Thank you John!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    I didn’t know Darren mentioned this haha Nice , I had an idea like Darrens

    I wouldn’t mention the newsletter.. since it is on your blog somewhere. The page should be just about adding information and saying hello to your followers. Trust me, this will work and they will revisit your blog and join the newsletter at some point anyway :)

  • http://www.joshgarcia.com/ Josh Garcia

    Hey JP,

    This is an awesome idea! Thanks for breaking it down the way you did. Having a page like this will build credibility instantly with followers on Twitter.

    Chat with you later…
    Josh

  • http://twitter.com/ElisesReview Elise M

    I noticed that a few people have dedicated pages for the Twitter peeps and thought, “Hmm, this is interesting!” It’s something that I will consider doing too :)

    Of course there are always those crazy people who send you directly to a flashy sales page or CPA offer right from the get-go. Madness, I tell ya.

    Thanks for sharing this great info!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea I wouldn’t send people to a sales page lol This is why I don’t shorten the url.. so people can see it is my url.. they will click it easier then if it was a shortened url.. I know I never click a short url in peoples profiles.

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  • http://blog.EstavaMorioka.com Estava Morioka

    This is a such a great idea to have. I need to step up my Twitter game. Thanks for the advice.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY for the comment Estava. Yea, so far the page has been working well.

  • http://twitter.com/Rick_LaPoint Rick LaPoint

    You talked me into it, John.

    I get a lot of twitter traffic, so it makes sense to have a special page for traffic that comes from one specific source.

    Rick

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hey Rick.. Glad you going to try a Twitter Landing page. There really is no negative to having one.. all beniis for you and your visitors

  • http://workingforwonka.com Kathy

    Okay, the headline got me, and brought me over to the various posts on managing twitter. Which brought me to your list of service. Which has sent me to my bank account to see which (any, all?) I could afford.

    You’ve done such a great job making everything so clear that I could do it on my own. But then again, there you are offering to help even more. hmmmm. What’s a girl to do. Back to bank account. :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    haha I’m glad the title brought you in.

    Yea the posts are helpful.. but the paid services will get you the answers that you need answered.

    But reading the wholeeee blog would help too haha

    Well if the girl decides to buy.. this boy will see what he can do to give you a little discount :)

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  • http://www.roughridecreations.com Briana

    Hi John! I found this a fascinating little experiment so I set one up of my own roughridecreations.com/twitter…I copied you a bit, as you had a great selection of info and added my own creative flourishes. Looking forward to tracking this and seeing what kind of feedback, if any, is received.Thanks for a killer idea!Briana

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Briana.. Looks good.. I think your new followers will like it a lot. Let em know how it works for you.

    Im cool with a lil copying haha

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  • http://alphaefficiency.com/ Bojan Djordjevic

    Idea of various landing pages is great. Just need to put it to work, among many other things.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Hope it helps Bojan :)

  • http://twitter.com/techvilli TechVilli.com

    Your posts are learning one’s for new comers in this world of social media.I would love to have a twitter landing page

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Glad u like the posts :) A Twitter landing page isn’t hard to set up, just share a little bit of what your site is about and be helpful.

  • http://tomjamieson.com/ Tom Jamieson

    Hey John. This is a great idea. I have thought about doing this before but never pulled the trigger. Maybe I will now after reading your post. Thanks.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Tom, it has worked very well for me for over 2 years, and still works. Hope you try it out man, keep me informed.