As bloggers, we all want the same thing: traffic; the more traffic, the better. So, how do you increase the amount of traffic that you already have? Through social media of course, but I’m sure you already knew that.
We all know how important Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are to promoting our blogs, but do you know enough? Are you using them effectively and to their full potential? If you’re looking for more tips and help for promoting your blog and increasing your blog traffic, these social media marketing tips are sure to help.
From Blogging Tips
Michael states, “whatever your business model is, your ideal customer is one step away from accessing your product and services. It’s all about positioning your business where the target audience can easily reach it.”
As I stated back in March 2012, Floost caught my attention because it states that it can help you find readers who are interested in your content, thus helping to build your reputation, followers and traffic. Oh and yes, I’m still using Floost regularly.
If you’re not camera shy, you can create YouTube videos to help promote your blog, business, or service. Irwin shares “some tips on how to get more people to watch your YouTube videos and increase blog traffic.”
Amrik explains, “I don’t have to state that SEO is an inseparable element of blogging and therefore I have discussed quite a few of the SEO techniques and strategies […].” You’ll learn how content is good for both SEO and social media.
I recently discovered Social Bar, which is an awesome tool that lets you socially-charge the links that you share on social media sites. It not only helps to increase your social media followers, but it great for increasing your blog traffic as well.
From Around the Web
Blaise shares 8 great places to promote your blog, including: email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. You may just learn some new tips that help you to utilizes these places to their full potential. Are you taking advantage of all 8 of these resources?
Gaurav points out that there are 5 overlooked writer communities that many bloggers tend to look over. These communities can help to bring you more blog traffic since they allow you to network with other bloggers. I’m sure you know the saying, “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Well, that’s how these writer communities generally work.
As Mitt points out, Pinterest is growing at incredible speeds. Many blog owners are now realizing just how beneficial Pinterest is as a marketing tool. In this post you’ll learn 4 useful tips for gaining blog traffic from Pinterest. Since Pinterest is an image-sharing site, each tip of course explains how to use images more effectively on your blog.
The Effect of Social Media on SEO and How to Take Advantage of It
Steven explains the changes that have occurred at Google and how SEO has evolved socially. Instead of keywords and backlinks, your search engine ranking now depend more on “the deeper human value of the content they index.” This of course means a greater focus and tighter integration with social networks and social media.
You’re sure to find Noah’s post handy. He brings up an interesting point: “social media and blogging [are] as one.” Because of this it’s important to know the proper ways to market your blog via social media. This post explains how to effectively use 5 of those methods. Are you using them all?
Do you have any other social media marketing or blog promotion tips to share with us? Feel free to post them in the comments.