April 17, 2014

Tag Archives: traffic

7 Characteristics of an Effective Social Media Marketer

Social media marketing is part art and part science. It takes some creativity and an artistic side, but it also takes elements that tend to be more scientific, such as an ability to study particular social media audiences and what they like. In this post I’d like to look at the 7 characteristics that I have found to be the ... Read More »

Luring Social Media Visitors to Other Pages

One of the biggest challenges for social media marketers is retaining visitors for more than just a few seconds. I think all of us that get a decent percentage of our visitors from sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, etc. have seen the difficulty with increasing pageviews from these visitors. While you may never be able to get the same number ... Read More »

How to Target Social Media with Specific Posts

There are a number of different approaches that bloggers can use to target social media. If you’ve done much research into social media, I’m sure you’ve noticed that certain types of posts tend to do better than others, and many bloggers use the approach of creating content that is specifically aimed at social media audiences. If you’re submitting your posts ... Read More »

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 »

StumbleUpon vs. Digg

My primary blog has 4 posts that were on the front page of Digg between September and November of 2007. Digg obviously sends a significant rush of traffic to popular posts, and for that reason many bloggers place most of their social media optimization and marketing efforts on reaching the front page of Digg. StumbleUpon is of course known for ... 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 »

Keys to Developing Bookmarkable Content

Bookmarking sites, such as Delicious, create responses from users that are a bit different from other types of social media sites like Digg, Reddit, or StumbleUpon. Delicious is kind of a hybrid , part social media, part online service. Many Delicious users only get involved with the bookmarking aspect in order to keep track of their own links of interest. ... Read More »