Trackback (Copyblogger.com) : 5 steps to going viral on Twitter

This week I will be sharing with you posts from one of the most influential bloggers – Brian Clark. I’ve been following Brian for a long time and his articles have inspired me to become a better blogger and help me understand in a way, what it is to be blogging and sharing information online. Hope you find these posts useful as much as I did.

Back in 2006 when Brian wrote the Viral Copy report, Twitter didn’t even exist. Now Twitter is a force that any serious web publisher needs to reckon with in order to gain maximum exposure for content.

Twitter is changing the way information spreads online. Links that would have been blogged a couple of years ago are now more often shared via the micro-blogging service instead, which fundamentally changes strategy when trying to get content to spread.

Publishers can complain and wistfully wish for the good old days of blog links and Google juice, or they can adapt to the new reality Twitter represents. Getting your content “Re-Tweeted” on Twitter (i.e. getting people to repeat what you’ve said, usually along with a link) can drive significant quality traffic to your site, which in turn can boost your subscriber numbers.

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