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How I Got 3000 Visitors from a Single Tweet by a Power User

Last week, I got 3,000 visitors from just a SINGLE tweet by a power user. Wow, can you imagine the power of that single tweet?

Here’s how it happened

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I woke up one morning to check my statistics… WHAT? I got 3000 visitors in one day? Cool!

I then hurriedly scanned my analytics to find out what was causing the huge spike in traffic.

I  discovered that a twitter power user, Jon Winokur @AdvicetoWriters, tweeted my blog post called 9 Confusing Confusions in English Grammar, which I published back in November 2010.

Here’s the tweet

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When Jon tweeted my blog post, the snowball effect happened. His followers saw his tweet and retweeted it, and their followers saw their retweets and retweeted too; ultimately his tweet reached his followers’ followers’ followers. Get it? 😛

I checked my stats again to analyze the visitors three days since the tweet.

I checked how long these visitors spent on my page. Wow, the average time they spent reading my post was about 7:00 minutes! Not bad! 🙂

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What we can learn from this

i. Targeted content

Now, it wasn’t just some power user who tweeted that post. It was a power user who solely focuses on writing advice—Jon (@AdvicetoWriters).

ii. Real followers

Jon has more than 60,000 followers (and has been listed over 4,000 times), and he is only following about 800 people!—which means his followers don’t auto-reciprocate or something, but they genuinely follow him because he gives top-notch advice for writers.

Maybe that’s why his tweets get a lot of attention and he is very influential.

iii. Some numbers

Seeing the stats of his bit.ly link, Jon’s link was retweeted 68 times, and it received 3,154 clicks! That means that tweet to his 60,000 followers resulted in about 3,000 clicks, about 5%.

That’s not bad actually. Not everyone who has 100,000’s of followers can achieve that! One time a person with more than 100,000 followers tweeted a good post of one of my friends, but he told me nothing much happened.

iv. Quality content

That post I wrote about confusions in English grammar was not easy to write.

It took me like a whole week to write, revise, proofread, and repeat. And 3 months to learn about grammar in school. But ultimately, quality content brings a lot of benefit to your blog, so it’s worth the hard work writing it. 🙂


And THAT’s how much a tweet from a power user is worth! It’s always nice to occasionally get a spike in traffic (thanks a lot, Jon @AdvicetoWriters; I appreciate it!).

Have you had any experiences like this before? Please share it in the comments below. 🙂

By Gloson

Hello, my name is Gloson and I am an 11-year-old kid who lives in Malaysia. Here, I blog about anything interesting that I learn, including how-to's tips, and more.

Besides blogging, I am a funny poet who writes funny poetry that makes you giggle. Some of my funny poems can be found in this blog.

You can also find my cats series, a series of the funny and cute cat photos I took, here.

204 replies on “How I Got 3000 Visitors from a Single Tweet by a Power User”

That really is extraordinary Gloson, and the best part about it is that this is a measurable result. 3000 visits from any source would be great, but this just shows how influential one person’s recommendation can be. We are all highly influenced by what others do and like and Twitter is a good example of this. Personally I can’t imagine how anyone can have 60,000 followers, unless they are a well known celebrity, but that seems to be the case here. Keep up the good work. Now i have to try to work out how to do the same thing myself……:-)

This is very inspiring Gloson! I never imagined twitter can really be that powerful and helpful to a blog. Amazing really. Now, I think I will be visiting your site very often. Thanks a lot!

Gloson, really you have done something which generates that much traffic. I also use hashtags and other things with my tweets but that much traffic for single tweet haven’t received yet. Kindly elaborate more here.

Wow! It is interesting to see how you got 3000 visitors from a single tweet. This is the power of social media marketing and there is no surprise why twitter is listed among the top 5 websites on the internet.

I have read the other post wherein you have explained us about the 9 common confusing confusions in English. That post was very interesting. It is very important for new freelance writers to learn these tips so that they do not get confused while writing articles.

Wow, Amazing stuff Gloson. Well done!

You touched on on point that I think lots of people over look and thats having “real followers”. We are constantly told that you have to increase your twitter followers and lot of people dont realize that its the quality that matters not the quantity. Thanks.

You did absolutely a great job! Getting 3000 visitors is such an achievement for you! Not everybody will surely reach this success. I wonder what’s the next successful post you’ll have in the future!

As Jon has more than 60,000 followers and also you mentioned that he gives top-notch advice for writers then it is genuine to get lot of visitors on his single tweet on twitter. I wonder if i can get so many visitors like you get in in one day. It is amazing ti get this type of surprises from your google analytics account.

You impressed me so much Gloson. You’re a smart kid and you’ve so much potential in blogging. Keep it up and More Power!

You hit the nail on the head when you say that quality content is the key – after all, it’s no good getting 3,000 visitors if there’s nothing on the page to keep them there for some time. You obviously went a great deal of effort to produce that blog post but boy did it pay off!

So all in all, what we need is a good friend who is a power user of twitter. But then again, he has to be a very good friend or else he may charge you. 🙂

WOW!

Amazing,I never got something near as you.

You impressed me,I’ll check your blog daily to check for new updates from you.

Wow, Gloson! I wish I was there to give you a big “high 5”! Your title with “confusing confusions” was very catchy, too. It made me want to read it!

Wow Amazing Unbelievable traffic from only one tweet from today i am also going to trying twitter ,thank you for nice post ,

That is pretty inspiring. I have started with using social media on regular basis but obviously have not had this kind of success. I guess this is proof that it needs to be done a certain way in order to be effective. Thanks for sharing.

Hi there

You did absolutely a great job! Getting 3000 visitors is such an achievement for you! Not everybody will surely reach this success.

Thanks
Mackle

That is a phenomenal result Gloson. I learned three important lessons from this:

(1) The Internet provides all of us, no matter what our age or place of origin may be, with a voice to communicate to the world
(2) Social Media propels word of mouth at lightning speed
(3) Great content mixed with an element of curiosity work well at attracting visitors

Hi Andrew, you took out amazing points which is considerable,, personally i believe that social media plays an important role these days.

WOw you are a famous kid i checked all your blogs and surprised
you had a talent and the brain to be successful, i admired you,
i wish my kids would be just like you , ^^ god bless you kido.

Impressive write-up Gloson! I actually searched your post and read it for more than 7 minutes! Probably, out of the 9, there are 2 grammar mistakes i often used. Now that i know, thanks to your post, i will never make the same mistake again. Twitter indeed is viral these days, it seems Jon is is a credible writer and trusted to endorse the best pieces found online. Great post by the way, hope you can share more on this topic!

Wow – the power of tweeter. Your sharing helps me to relate it in real action – very insightful. Never thought that Grammar would attracts. I am a certified TESOL teacher and it’s a challenge to get adult learners to be more passionate in their language learning.

Interesting to note Gloson. Twitter is such a powerful and these kinds of stats just prove it. Social media has become extremely influential. It’s now an important factor in many company’s marketing plans.

Really inspiring post, this post encourage us to archive this position too, and defiantly one of the biggest reason is Social media which helps a lot. Thanks for sharing this information.

Hi Gloson, that’s truly inspiring to other internet marketers showing them the power of quality content. Whilst most people put all their efforts into marketing their site with content that offers no value it’s those that produce top quality content that will end up getting rewarded in such a way.

Hello Gloson,It was my first time I saw Your blog.I saw you from carlocab.com..Really amazing Gloson That I know now that even a 14years old can do blogs.Yes twitter is very powerful to get visitors for some any reason you didn’t know that one morning you will awake to check a blog and probably you get 3000 visitors in just a day.Keep the good work kid.

Wow! this is phenomena. I’ve just read a post on kikolani’s website today stating the power of building relationship with influencers in your niche. The power of having a power user share your post is greater than having a guest post on another site (although they sometimes work together).

Impressive write-up Gloson! I actually searched your post and read it for more than 7 minutes! Probably, out of the 9, there are 2 grammar mistakes i often used. Now that i know, thanks to your post, i will never make the same mistake again. Twitter indeed is viral these days, it seems Jon is is a credible writer and trusted to endorse the best pieces found online. Great post by the way, hope you can share more on this topic!
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Hi Gloson, that’s truly inspiring to other internet marketers showing them the power of quality content. Whilst most people put all their efforts into marketing their site with content that offers no value it’s those that produce top quality content that will end up getting rewarded in such a way.

Hey Gloson!
That’s amazing you have created some an awesome blog at 14 years old!
Also great you’ve had such success through a tweet! I’ve not used Twitter that much but it just goes to show how useful it can be if you know what you’re doing!

Thank Gloson,

That’s truly inspiring for other internet marketers showing them the power of quality content. While most of the people put all their efforts into marketing their site with content that offers zero value. it’s those that produce top quality content that will end up getting rewarded in such a way.

Hi gloson
Aw, i thought this was a really good post. In notion I would like to set up writing this way additionally – spending time and actual effort to have a great article… but what / things I say… I procrastinate alot and no means seem to go accomplished. thankl u

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