Why do people build Twitter clients

Twitter backlink: This is how you can ensure good topic-relevant links!

With this idea you can potentially remove numerous backlinks from subpages (user profiles) of the trusted domain “twitter.com”, which are also relevant to the topic and equipped with as much PR as possible.

The whole thing is just a spontaneous idea of ​​mine, I also don't think that everything will work as described here right from the start. Just see it as a little inspiration. 😉

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The Twitter strategy - this is how it could work

Preliminary thought: There are numerous high-PR Twitter profiles. Outgoing links in individual tweets are set to “nofollow”, but the Twitter client used is set to “dofollow”. Assuming a Twitter profile posts highly relevant tweets (e.g. information about motorcycles) and at the same time has PR5 - wouldn't that be an ideal link source for a motorcycle website?

And that is exactly my basic idea: You use the “dofollow” for the Twitter clients as a link source. (It's a bit Greyhat, but it was a spontaneous idea of ​​mine that I won't pursue anyway 😀)

Step 1: Build your own Twitter software

The hardest step. I don't know the exact Twitter specs, but I know that you can build your own client through the Twitter interfaces. Your client can basically be programmed with very little functionality and without a major concept.

The only important thing is basically:

  1. Your desired anchor text as your own Twitter client name, e.g. B. “Lastminute Reisen” and as a web address your desired link address, z. B. Enter “http://www.lastminute.de”. If you want to be extremely tricky, use names that look like real Twitter clients. Example: I want a link to a motorcycle page -> I use the name: “MotorcycleTweet” or “Travel Tweet” as the “Twitter client” -> So you have the keyword in the anchor, but for a human reviewer it reads first of all like a real existing Twitter software. Because: Who knows all Twitter clients by heart? With this additional strategy you would of course be on a somewhat safer basis. Nevertheless, you have to be clear about this: The links have a very short half-life ...
  2. Do not always link to the same page with the same link text. Otherwise it will be spam-like. The best thing to do is to switch from time to time, sometimes using “Mallorca Lastminute” as the client name and “Turkey low-cost airlines”. The same applies to the target address: sometimes your main domain, sometimes a subdirectory, but sometimes a completely different, valuable domain (e.g. Wikipedia article about Turkey).

Step 2: Create a topic-relevant account

It is best to already have the desired topic in the account name, e.g. B. “Motorrad_Ralf” or “Weltenbummler_Sonja”. Then put in a nice photo as an account picture and fill out the profile completely. You are creating your own, imaginary character, so to speak.

Step 3: Tweet the first useful content

What many “Twitter spammers” do wrong: Right from the start, only penetrating, annoying advertisements are tweeted. Total nonsense, with this strategy you need quality in the account. Because it is only with high-quality tweets that motorcycle fans will ultimately follow you.

So: Tweet 10 - 20 useful motorcycle information that could interest any motorcycle enthusiast. For example, any tricks for changing the oil etc. You can think of a lot in your niche. 😉 So you already have an interesting Twitter profile that many motorcycle fans looking for motorcycle information will be happy to follow.

In order to blur the backlink structure a bit, I would also do one or two tweet over the web. Then after the tweet it says “posted via web” and there is no backlink to a Twitter platform. Just so as not to make the backlink structure too clear + so that you leave as few footprints as possible. 😉

You tweet the rest of course with your new self-made Twitter client (and leave a backlink with every tweet ...), of course, right?

Step 4: make friends

There is now the Twitter search engine. Here you can search for like-minded people relevant to the topic. In this case one searches for “motorcycle”. Now you just follow all the people this search engine spits out. Because all of these people have tweeted something about the subject of “motorcycles” and could therefore belong to the affine target group.

If you are good, around 5% of the people you follow will track you. They usually take a quick look at your Twitter profile with the latest tweets. If those last tweets seem interesting, they'll follow you - and that's the point: every new follower means a new backlink to your Twitter profile.

So: The crowd does it 😉 But don't overdo it ... and with the next PR update your Twitter profile will also have great PR and good backlink power, which will be passed on to your topic-relevant pages through the targeted dofollow links after the tweets.

Incidentally, the whole thing could also be carried out automatically ... there are none in this search engine, just by the way. 😉 And that's basically it.

Further thoughts on this strategy

  • opportunities
    • Short ranking boost for your project. But not in the long term!
    • If your tweets are really good and you happen to follow a “motorcycle blogger”, they might even be enthusiastic about your tweets and link your Twitter account as a referral link from their blog or other resources. Should have happened before. 😀
  • Risks:
    • Always only links from Twitter.com - this is not what a sustainable link structure looks like.
    • The link quality is rather temporary and has an estimated short half-life. If this strategy is used too excessively and Twitter or Google get on the funnel, the links will likely be devalued quickly.
    • You may get links from shady sites that simply scrape Twitter content.
    • It's all very Greyhat

Further idea

Would you like a little more? 🙂 How about a suitable 301 strategy? It works like this: You create a domain that simply links to your target domain 301t. All the backlinks point to this “bridge domain”.

  • Advantage 1: Nobody can find out your Twitter strategy with a backlink checker.
  • Advantage 2: If the links are ever devalued, you can quickly 301en the domain to a non-existent website. And already the (meanwhile negative) links no longer point to your website, but shoot somewhere into digital nirvana or at a nasty competitor 😉

P.S. “In case the links are devalued at some point” -> before the comment comes “That's not true at all, links can't be negative at all” I would like to say the following: This is just a thought. I cannot imagine that this idea can be implemented here 1: 1.

But maybe someone will find a way how to implement this idea at least partially. So I look forward to your comments, even if you say “that's all rubbish, it doesn't work” - you can also enrich the quality of this article with such a comment - by bringing in constructive thoughts on how it might work out after all could.

So: Criticism welcome! Let's work out a consensus together, I'm curious what we can do with the basic idea (see above). Maybe I was able to inspire one or the other to get new high-quality backlinks through Twitter - if so, please let me know.