Get unlimited, free traffic from Twitter with this 1 trick, 99% auto pilot

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All clickbait aside, I'm actually serious. I've learned so much the past few months reading past labs and case studies, this is my final week of full-time work so I wanted to give a bit back to the community.



I don't remember exactly why I created this account a few years ago, but it's been steadily blasting out 50-100 image tweets a day since 2014. Besides 2 events I can remember when I had to start it up again, it's been driving traffic to whatever I want it to go to and growing in size month over month.

The best part is there's no programming or anything required. Just a bit of letting it marinate in the beginning so you don't get flagged as spam and a bit of follow/unfollow.

All you need is
  • Twitter account you want to post images
  • A Reddit account
  • An IFTTT account
Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.

It's simple. First, you link your Twitter and Reddit accounts to IFTTT. Then you just find a subreddit that is super image heavy in whatever niche you're trying to get traffic from and have it automatically post "hot" posts with image to the Twitter account.

You can customize the text of the tweet to include relevant hashtags, a link you can swap out at any time for future tweets, and whatever other text you want on there.

Anyone else have any slick ways they drive traffic?
 

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Can you go into more detail about what you do during the "marinating" part, so you don't get flagged for spam?
 
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Thanks for the technique, I'm going to try this out to get some traction on my Twitter account. Just set up a basic IFTTT stack yesterday to tweet out new posts. Didn't think about hooking it straight to a niche-relevant subreddit!

But how's the money? Have you tracked the RPM on your Twitter traffic? Are you driving people to your site, or directly to affiliate offers?
 

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Can you go into more detail about what you do during the "marinating" part, so you don't get flagged for spam?
Well the last time I set one of these up a few months ago, I posted a few times a day like a normal account would. I didn't go from set up to blasting 100 tweets a day in a few hours. Have a verified phone number as well.

Treat it like a real account for a few days or a week and you should be good to go. Maybe a minute every few hours for a week for a long time driver of traffic.

Thanks for the technique, I'm going to try this out to get some traction on my Twitter account. Just set up a basic IFTTT stack yesterday to tweet out new posts. Didn't think about hooking it straight to a niche-relevant subreddit!

But how's the money? Have you tracked the RPM on your Twitter traffic? Are you driving people to your site, or directly to affiliate offers?
The one pictured is in that there 18+, but it has made me some money over the years. Originally it was created to drive traffic to one of my erotica pen name's author website. Then it was sending directly to ClickBank and made a few hundred but for whatever reason CB wouldn't cash me out so I shut that shit down. I've also sent it direct to adult offers like dating and cam sites and it doesn't do too bad. As far as RPM, I'd say it's directly aligned with the effort put in :tongue: in other words low effort, low income. At least in the adult space. I could see it being scalable, but wouldn't want to rely on 1 platform for traffic.

To be completely honest, within the next year I'll probably build my own tube site for fun and send the traffic there.

Nowadays I wouldn't set something like this up to purely drive traffic to an offer. I'm using it in conjunction with MissingLettr* to diversify & automate my social media. ML takes an article and turns it into up to 50 tweets or LinkedIn posts but they are ugly tweets. The images breaks up the monotony and create engagement.

*got it through some AppSumo deal for ~$45 a few years ago. Wouldn't pay the $97 or whatever it is a month for it.

TBH, IFTTT is a vastly underutilized free tool for automation and I plan on diving deep into it the next few weeks trying to hack together some cool shit.
 
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Do you link back to the subreddit or credit it in anyway?

Like leave the via r/subreddit but put your own link?
 

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This method works great for Pinterest and Tumblr, too (IFTTT works with both).

Here's an idea: If there's a new vertical you're considering, but don't want to invest a lot of time and energy into it now, just get a domain and set up a landing page collecting emails or push notificatons, and then use this method to drive traffic to it.

If you do it right, when you're ready to dive in deeper six months down the line (or whenever), you should have a nice pre-built following to work with.

If you're paranoid about using your own site, you can always direct the traffic to a Facebook Group/Page and try to grow it.
 
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2.1 million impressions with 6,800 link clicks is a 0.32% conversion rate. Using this to drive click traffic is worthless, but it could be gold for general branding, especially if you're using public memes and crap where you can watermark the images before posting them. It wouldn't take that much more work with a Photoshop macro. And then you could start some kind of meme or humor site and push CPM ads down their throat and actually monetize the traffic in a meaningful way.
 
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Is there a link to the specific recipe? All I see is recipes for new reddit posts, etc - not one that lets me post only "hot" posts
 
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Is there a link to the specific recipe? All I see is recipes for new reddit posts, etc - not one that lets me post only "hot" posts
It's easier to make it from scratch. Click the Get More link. Go to make your own Applet from scratch, then choose Reddit as a service, you should see trigger options including "New hot post in subreddit".
 

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Are you putting a hastag on these posts?
 
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Nah, cause I'm a scumbag.


Yes, the format is [reddit title] [2-4 hashtags] [link to website]. Sometimes Reddit title is excluded depending on the subreddit.
Haha fair enough, I'm just trying to wrap my head around how I could use this. I think it would likely perform best without the subreddit link/credit but would have to consider the impact on your brand.

This method works great for Pinterest and Tumblr, too (IFTTT works with both).
This could be a cool way to build a pinterest following while still crediting the original if you are concerned about your brand.
 

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Excuse my ignorance to this abbreviation.

What is 'IFTTT'

Also. Not sure if it's still like this but it used to be auto-twitter accounts that would scrape and repost certain hash tags......... Like celebrity names, etc

Did you see any of this activity? Or know of a list of hashtags that work now?
 

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@GoogleNewsLinks, it refers to If This Then That, a company that put together a ton of different bots, for lack of a better descriptor, that watch for actions that occur on one platform and then do something on another for you.

So like "If a new line is created in a Google Sheet, then create a Trello Card with the details from the sheet." They have a quadrabrazillian recipes for just about anything you could want.
 

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@Boy I think this is a pretty interesting concept. While I wouldn't want to use it for my brand social pages,it could be pretty interesting to create these as future content syndication platforms.

So if the main website is about dogs then I suppose you could either:
  • Set up a feed pulling from /r/dogs
  • Set up a niched down page pulling from /r/goldenretrievers/
The whenever you had a relevant post that you wanted to push out, you could just submit it to Twitter. Seems like this could be set-it and forget-it until you're ready to use it in which time it's picked up some followers.

Is that the correct setup?
 
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Are you able to private message users on Reddit with ITTT? For instance, could you automate asking for image permission of the top posts in a subreddit?
 

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After originally using the wrong applet and getting my twitter feed spammed with gonewild posts (I then set it up manually), I've noticed 50% of my posts just have this missing image errror https://help.ifttt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010361748/ - anyone else seeing the same?
I used to care about those, then didn't because my image error rate wasn't nearly 50%, only like 5%. Figured it was a small price to pay.

I never cared enough to do a deep dive and figure out why it happened but I'm guessing it's because the images are hosted on some other image hosting platform besides imgur, natively on reddit, etc
 

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More moves to play with this technique:
  • Leak traffic to sites monetized with CPM ads and hope you have some first-worlders in your audience
  • Sell exposure and/or traffic to sites described above in the niche (or any other that will bite)
You could build 5 of these per main vertical, especially ones where you could use motivational images and quotes, and create a Media Kit to send out to every site you can find in each vertical detailing the traffic, where it comes from geographically, the demographic if you can get that data, the impressions & clicks, etc. For adult niches this would probably sell like gangbusters. Casino too.
 
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I have been doing so much manual work that this is really a huge time saver. I would love to see more posts like this on how you all use automation workarounds to leak
 

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This method works great for Pinterest
Never thought to impliment it on Pinterest as well, set up a new board for each subreddit and so far so good. We'll see how progress is in 3 months.
 
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I highly suggest using tailwind for automating your own content as well. I've been running this account for about 8 months now. Constantly feeding it new repins daily with my own pins mixed in via their smart loop feature. Pulling about 600-1k users a day to a few select articles right now.

Past 30 days:
 

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I highly suggest using tailwind for automating your own content as well. I've been running this account for about 8 months now. Constantly feeding it new repins daily with my own pins mixed in via their smart loop feature. Pulling about 600-1k users a day to a few select articles right now.

Past 30 days:
Looks good, I’m just getting started with Pinterest myself and I keep reading that consistency is key.

How long did it take until you started seeing a good amount of traffic? How many of your own pins do you post per day?

I’m currently adding 1 of my own pins per day, adding it to a few tribes and group boards, along with scheduling 10-20 of other people’s pins. Just wondering if I should be posting more of my own, or if it’s a case of slow and steady.
 

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I highly suggest using tailwind for automating your own content as well. I've been running this account for about 8 months now. Constantly feeding it new repins daily with my own pins mixed in via their smart loop feature. Pulling about 600-1k users a day to a few select articles right now.

Past 30 days:
Do you have any resources for Tailwind or mind sharing your tactics/strategies? I have an account for my main website but haven't really messed with it much. I don't mind paying for a subscription if it'll be worth it also. 600-1k active users a day is worth a few hundred a month, easy.