August 28, 2014

Tag Archives: social media

10 Ways to Be a Good StumbleUpon Friend

StumbleUpon seems to be everyone's favorite social media site these days. One of the reasons to love SU is its active community of users. As a part of that community, being a great "friend" to other users can enhance everyone's experience with StumbleUpon. Here is a quick look at 10 ways to be a better friend to other users. 1. Add as friends those who actively stumble your submissions, stumble your pages, and/or those who have added you as a friend. Because of SU's limit on the number of friends that you can have, you may not be able to add everyone that adds you, but you should at least make an effort to add those that help you in one way or another. Read More »

Following Up On Social Media Success: Turning a Short-Term Spike Into Long-Term Gains

Some people say that social media does nothing more than send untargeted visitors to a site, a short-term spike that disappears quickly with no lasting results. While this can be true, and probably is true in most cases, it is also possible to achieve real, long-term benefits with social media marketing. The key to achieving long-term results with social media is having a plan. Know specifically what you hope to gain through social media. Don't simply use social media to gain visitors. Have a specific audience that you want to target, choose relevant social media sites that appeal to your target audience, and get to know the site's users and what types of content they like best. Read More »

Developing a Social Media Plan for New Bloggers

Social media is one of the greatest resources a blogger has at his/her disposal. Success with social media can lead to quick growth and name recognition and it can also help to build links which will increase click-through traffic and search engine rankings.

Why Do You Need a Plan?

Great content without a plan is likely to get some attention from social media, but an effective plan can maximize the traffic volume and help you to reach readers that are more targeted. A plan will help you to know what type of content to develop, what type of readers you want to see it, where to promote it, and how to keep the momentum. Read More »

10 Tools for the Social Media Marketer

If you are an avid user of social media and you are working to build traffic for your own website or blog with SMM, here are 10 tools to help make your work easier. 1 - Social Media for Firefox Extension Submitting pages to social media sites can be a time consuming process. It can be frustrating when you find a great item that you want to submit, take the time to visit the social media site of your choice, and then you find that it has already been submitted. The Social Media for Firefox Extension helps you to save time by allowing you to check any page to see if it has been submitted to the major social media sites, and it so, how many votes it has received. All you have to do is click a button in your browser and you'll quickly see the results, and it will even lead you to the appropriate pas to submit or vote at each site. Wasting time trying to submit stories is no longer necessary. Read More »

7 Reasons to Like StumbleUpon’s Share with Friends Feature

Most social media sites have some type of functionality for sharing something that you like with a friend. The good part about these features is that they make it easy to help others find great content, they increase the amount of useful and enjoyable information that comes your way, and they can help users to get votes for a submission. The bad part is that they are ineffective on most social media sites due to an overload of spam. Read More »

10 Myths of Social Media Marketing

1. Social media traffic is useless. Yes, it's true that social media traffic will generally be less targeted than most other forms of traffic. However, you can gain plenty of new, loyal readers through social media. Even with lower quality traffic, the huge traffic volume can be very beneficial for any website. Read More »

Should You Use Social Media Buttons On Your Blog or Website?

If you spend much time reading blogs you've certainly seen plenty of buttons, widgets, and links that are aimed at generating traffic through social media. Of course, the idea is that placing these voting buttons in front of visitors will increase the number of votes that you receive, but is that really the case? Read More »

5 Ways to Fail With Social Media Marketing

Social media websites are being used more and more by bloggers and website owners to gain exposure and traffic. However, social media in not necessarily an easy way to get a lot of traffic. Here are five things not to do when using social media. 1. Be Self-Centered Social Media Marketing is all about mutual benefit and helping others. All successful Social Media Marketers are willing and ready to help others by submitting their content or just by giving a vote. Those that try to only promote their own material never go anywhere. After a while other users will notice if you're only voting for yourself, and they'll stop voting for you. 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 »