July 25, 2014

Tag Archives: SMO

5 Steps to Get Started with Social Media

As I’ve been writing for this blog over the past several months I’ve received a lot of questions from those who are new to social media marketing. I know there is a wide range of experience among the readers, so this post is aimed at those who are just getting their feet wet. 1 – Have a Purpose What do ... Read More »

Using Pages Instead of Posts for Social Media Traffic

Sometimes a blog can improve its results with social media by promoting pages that are more timeless as compared to a typical blog post. As bloggers we often get into the habit of publishing posts and we overlook the opportunities to create pages that could be excellent for drawing traffic and links. One of the most viewed pages/posts on this ... Read More »

Should You Ask for Social Media Votes?

There are at least a few sensitive issues involving social media marketing. Submitting your own posts is one of them, and asking friends for votes is definitely another. If you’ve been around social media and blogging for a while, you’ve probably received a request from someone at some point to digg a submission or give a thumbs up on StumbleUpon. ... Read More »

The Costs of Over Reliance On Social Media Traffic

Relying too heavily on social media traffic is pretty easy for bloggers to do. If you have some time to work on your blog you can go after social media and maybe see a few thousand visitors within 24 hours, or you can work on developing some other types of traffic that might lead to a trickle of 10-25 visitors ... Read More »

Marketers Guide to Del.icio.us

Del.icio.us is not only a great resource for internet users to keep track of bookmarks, but it is also one of the best ways for website owners to market their site. Everyday pages that are on the front page of del.icio.us receive a few thousand visitors and gain a number of bookmarks from users. Throughout this article we’ll take a ... Read More »

3 Tips for Marketing More Effectively With Del.icio.us

Del.icio.us can be a great source of traffic, inbound links, and exposure, but most marketers (including myself) tend to not use it as effectively as possible. You’ve probably seen a number of articles about making posts that are attractive to del.icio.us users in order to increase the number of bookmarks that you receive, but here are 3 additional tips for ... Read More »

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 »