Huh? Twylah? Well with Twylah you basically get the chance to supercharge your tweets! It sets up a webpage for you that lays out your own personal top trending tweets from your Twitter Feed.
You get a groovy landing page that looks like this
Which you can then use as a sort of super duper contact page for yourself. You’ll notice in my contact information in the blog post from now on, it will be my Twylah page I’ll be directing people to, not directly to Twitter.
When your reader clicks on your Twylah link they are sent to your Twylah home page. Here they get to see all your best Tweets, collated into the one place. Tweets suddenly take a much longer life expectancy, living as they do on your Twylah page with an awesome layout and example of any featured media.
But best of all, is the POWER TWEET! Wow!
Seriously, this could be a game changer. If I power tweet a link from the blog (looks like this)

It sends a tweet with the name of the blog for a start, but also an automatically shortened URL. The only problem with this is that the link sends people to the Twylah landing page rather than the blog. Not such a clever idea maybe, but well worth it to experiment I think. When landing on your personal Twylah page the viewer is greeted by other related Tweets, that in my case provides them with the opportunity of clicking on any number of my articles.

I’m thinking this is a better way of sharing than the blog straight off, as you can see how it would drive browsing and higher levels of engagement by encouraging people to click on related posts and my personal trending tweets of the moment. At least that’s what I am hoping. It not like I am making money from traffic, so for me it’s all about promotion.

I can’t get them to work properly on this blog, hosted as it is by WordPress, but there are also HTML ‘buttons’ and ‘widgets’ you can add directly to your site. The widget looks like a hyperlink on my page, it’s the one that says See @radiojaja’s trending tweets on the top right hand corner.

Anyway, it’s a brilliant idea, and I’ve already spent all of last night playing around with it. I’ll let you know how I get on as time passes, but I am really excited by the prospects so far.

Let me know what you think, or visit me on my Twylah page here and tweet me!

  1. davidhain
    davidhain says:

    Glad you liked it, I’m very interested to hear how you get on. Still trying to work out how best to use power tweets… D

    • Tony Dowling
      Tony Dowling says:

      Hi David, I noticed you using it too!
      No, its still early days, and I am concerned about shifting people off the blog as it were, but I do think the promotional aspect outweighs that
      Be different if I was making money out of traffic I think
      I also noticed the golfer Rory McIlroy using something similar for his pictures and video – cant remember what that was called though…!