October 22, 2014

Author Archives: Steven Snell

Top 10 Reasons to Use Social Media

If you've been reading a lot about social media but haven't really made an effort to get involved yet, here are 10 reasons why you need to start today: 1. Traffic The primary reasons most marketers use social media is for the incredible traffic potential. No other source can bring so many visitors in a short period of time without costing you a lot of money. Sure, the quality of traffic may be a little lower than some other types of traffic, but the sheer volume makes up for it. While social media success brings short-term traffic, those who are skilled and have a solid plan can drive consistent traffic from social media. Read More »

Challenges That Social Media Marketers Must Overcome

Aside from the obvious challenge of getting votes, social media presents marketers with other obstacles, including: 1. Being Unique The most successful submissions will be one-of-a-kind. Yes, it is possible to duplicate and idea or build on an already successful idea, but generally speaking uniqueness is a must for building traffic with social media. In order to draw votes from users there must be something about your content or your website that stands out to them. Read More »

10 Keys to a Successful Resource List

Resource lists are one of the most popular methods of generating traffic from social media, and they are universally successful on almost every social media site. While a resource post will not display your writing ability or necessarily even your knowledge, they can give your blog exposure that it has never received before. Best of all, anyone can create a killer resource list, it just requires a willingness to dedicate some time to the project. Read More »

Keys to Newsworthy Blog Posts

If you're a blogger I'm sure you are hoping to promote your blog through links and recommendations from other bloggers as well as social media. If this is the case you'll need to find a way to make your blog posts newsworthy. What makes your content newsworthy may vary from post to post, but it's important to always have in mind when you are writing new posts. Read More »

What Makes StumbleUpon Unique?

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When observing the hundreds of social media websites that exist, StumbleUpon sets itself apart from the crowd by being completely unique. While many other sites use a cookie-cutter approach, StumbleUpon is truly unlike any other social media site. That unique approach is part of what makes it so attractive to users and marketers. Read More »