September 17, 2014

Tag Archives: traffic

Mixx vs. Sphinn

I’ve had limited experience with both Mixx and Sphinn. To this point most of my social media traffic to this blog has come from StumbleUpon (although I have added a Sphinn button on a few posts in the past). Last week I had a post on the front page of Sphinn and Mixx at the sane time, so I thought ... Read More »

How Much Attention Should Bloggers Give to Social Media?

Social media is a leading source of traffic to many blogs. Like any other traffic source (for example, search engines) the amount of traffic and the results can be influenced by the approach of the blogger. It’s pretty well accepted that website owners and bloggers should maximize their chances of getting search engine traffic by building a search engine-friendly site, ... Read More »

The Thrill Seeker vs. the Bookworm

Most bloggers now realize the value of creating content that is specifically intended to appeal to the average social media user. Creating a successful viral blog post is a skill that can be learned (and there are plenty of consultants and copywriters who are willing to do it for pay). While it’s fairly obvious that each social media site has ... Read More »

My StumbleUpon Wish List

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For about the last year I have been an active user of StumbleUpon. I quickly started using the site after it sent a rush of traffic to my primary blog shortly after it was launched. After using the site for a while and becoming a big fan of the service, there are a few things that I would like to ... Read More »

Search Engine Traffic & New Blogs

When the blog at vandelaydesign.com was started about a year ago the primary motivation for the blog was to draw search engine traffic that would hopefully result in more business. Over the past year the search engine traffic has slowly increased and March was a landmark month with over 17,000 visitors arriving from search engines. While a one year-old blog ... Read More »

How Do You Feel About Submitting Your Own Content to Social Media?

Submitting your own content to social media sites is a bit of a controversial issue. Many bloggers primarily use social media for the purpose of driving traffic to their own site, as opposed to using social media to find interesting content from other blogs and websites. The feeling from some passionate social media users is that submitting your own content ... Read More »

Getting Social Media Votes

Most bloggers hope to gain large volumes of traffic through social media, which of course requires getting votes from other social media users. There are a number of different ways to get votes, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you are hoping to have success with social media, you will have the best results if you have a plan and if you consider where those votes will be coming from. Read More »

Preparing Your Website for Social Media Traffic: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Social media marketers have several goals, including large amounts of traffic, link building, and branding. However, in order to benefit from the visitors that are sent from social media websites, you’ll need to be prepared. Unfortunately, reaching the front page of a popular social media site doesn’t mean that you will automatically benefit from the traffic. If you’re not prepared, ... Read More »

Practical Tips for Targeting Social Media Users AND Satisfying Your Readers

Creating content that is specifically targeted towards social media users is a common approach for growing traffic and exposure for a blog. While this has proven to be effective, satisfying readers and subscribers is ultimately the most important task for any blogger that has aspirations of long-term blogging success. Taking the wrong approach with social media can potentially cost you some of your readers, so there is a delicate balance between targeting social media and providing subscribers with content that they enjoy. Read More »

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 »