September 22, 2014

Tag Archives: StumbleUpon

5 Flaws of Social Media Traffic

Social media websites provide some of the best opportunities for free traffic generation. Unfortunately, there is also a downside to social media traffic. Here are a few of the flaws and a look at what you can do to overcome them. 1 - It's Temporary With most social media sites, success equals a burst of traffic for a day or two, and then it's back to life as normal. While the surge in traffic can be exciting, it can be equally depressing when things return to status quo. How to overcome it: It is possible to get steady traffic from social media. To increase your chances you can post frequently, develop high quality content, build a strong profile, and focus on sites like StumbleUpon that send lasting traffic rather than sites like Digg. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »