December 19, 2014

Tag Archives: traffic

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »