Twitter, the website that is considered a micro blog has a big impact in getting traffic. This is because Twitter is constantly spider'd by Search Engines, such as Google. Although they have no follow links, the links that you post up, are bound to be picked up by Google. Also, if you recently Google'd something, you would notice that a box shows with feed from Twitter which mention the words you were searching for. I really hope you noticed that because it is a big revolution to gaining traffic. So, this is how you gain traffic from Twitter or at least, use it to get, "get your website out there" in other words to market your website to the world. No one will visit your site, if you don't first market it and show people that it exists. Twitter is the perfect way to do this, especially if you can gain followers, but you don't need an account with hundred followers or even fifty. First, register if you haven't already, in order to get your free twitter account at http://twitter.com If you have a blog, than you should do this manually. If you post up a new article than tweet about it and remember to be descriptive and specific. Try using both broad and specific words, in order to be more appealing to Google and other search engines. If you have a forum, than use a free service such as http://twitterfeed.com in order to publish the topics made on your forum to Twitter automatically. By doing this, you will gain more exposure and hopefully this will translate into more members and posts in your forums or more views for your blog.