You know it, I know it, the world knows it. Social networking sites are increasing in popularity day by day. Networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. are dominating our time. We can now say with confidence that social networking is one of the best and free ways for increasing traffic to our websites.
So, today let’s examine a few tips for increasing web traffic with your social media networks.
(1) Increase traffic through Friends
Friends are the heart of the social networking attitude, and when promoting content this can be a valuable tool in viral marketing. The more friends you have in your network, the more visibility you will have when promoting.
(2) Increase traffic through Blogs
Blogs are one more great way to spread the word, most blogs allow you to post nameless comments. We use these blogs to post a comment then include a link to my sites. I achieve a free back link for simply commenting on a story.
(3) Increase traffic through Pictures and Videos
You may not understand it, but by passing on uploading your picture, you are also passing on an opportunity to get more people clicking to your site. Why? Well, it is called ‘social’ networking and pictures and videos rule. If you are trying to be ‘social’ then you should put a face to your name.
(4) Increase traffic through Profile Pages
Bottom line, boring profile pages are well . . .boring. This is especially true for businesses. People expect your social media profile page to look sharp and interesting. Here are a few examples of how you can increase visibility to your content. On our profile pages at Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube we have links to all my social network profiles & projects. This does 2 things; increases our link back total and shifts visitors to my other profile pages so I get more friends!
(5) Increase traffic through Content
Nothing is more important than content. The better your content, the higher your traffic. This is just true! People seem to like top 10 lists, top 20 lists, etc. I suggest that you look at digg.com to see what gets the most diggs. Post questions, facts, lists and opinions to current topics and trends. Don’t always ask for a sale – remember the 90/10 rule: Give 90%, Ask 10%.
That’s it – let’s us know how we can help you do it right!
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