3 Ways to Increase Your Social Media Traffic

Profile picture of the author tiroberts by tiroberts Posted: 12/04/2012
Hi Warriors,

I know there's many newbies who are interested in getting more traffic from social media. I personally am a HUGE fan of social media traffic and I've used it heavily to build up my blog traffic. In fact, social media helped me generate 8,500+ visitors to my blog in only 34 days.

So, if your having trouble driving traffic through social media, I want to share with you 3 tips that should help you see a spike in your traffic stats this week.

1.) Cackle - this is a fantastic wordpress comment plugin I use on my blog that has been responsible for sending me a typhoon of Facebook traffic. This commenting system basically allows your visitors to post comments to your blog and it automatically cross posts the comment to their social network status, including Facebook, Twiiter, and Google+ to name a few.

So for example: If you have cackle installed on your blog and I comment on your post saying how informative and helpful it was, the comment that I leave on your post will automatically post as my Facebook status update with a link pointing back to your blog post, bringing you more exposure and traffic from my network of Facebook friends. This is extremely powerful and is a wonderful way to drive tons of Facebook traffic to your website, plus get more engagement and interaction on your own Facebook page.

2.) Visibli - This is a quick and easy way to see a visible spike in your social media stats TODAY with hardly any extra effort.

Visibli is a neat little tool that helps you to retain the visitors after you share an external link. For example: Say that you want to share an interesting blog post with your following on Twitter. You can share the link via this service and when a person clicks on it, they'll be taken to the external link you shared but at the top of the page they will see a personalized toolbar with YOUR information on it.

This is really cool because it's sort of like they're taking your site with them around the net. This is a great way to be social and share others people information while still pointing them back to your blog site, thus creating more traffic for yourself and retaining your readers.

Quick Note: When you're creating your personal Visibli bar, you want to make sure that your bar has the same look and feel as your blog does. You want to create a feel of the reader browsing content within your personal framework and it'll increase the chances of them returning to your blog.


3.) Connecting with influencers - In my book, this is THE most effective way to get a TON of social media traffic. By connecting with influencers in your niche that already have a large following, you can leverage them for traffic, plus build long-term beneficial relationships that could lead to future endeavors such as potential JV's and affiliate opportunities.

One of the easiest ways to do this and the way that I did this when I relaunched my blog was to do a Top 7 or Top 10 blog post highlighting the top influencers in my niche. You can see an example of this here.

What you want to do is a roundup of the best tips that you've learned from these influeners, maybe some great content creation tips, traffic tips or marketing strategies. Compile them all into a blog post with pictures of the influencers, the tips that you've learned from them, links pointing back to their blog (or the specific post you learned the tip from), and a link pointing to their Twitter page. You can even take this a step further by adding a quote from one of their blog posts. This will show the influencer that you've really done your homework and that you value their insights.

After you've created your post and it's live, you want to reach out to the influencers and let them know about your post and that you've included them in it. Reach out to them thorough email, and all the social networks that you can find them on - mainly Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

When you email them you want to let them know how much you appreciate them and their content. Let them know how they've helped you, mentioning specific posts of theirs that you found especially helpful. Then, you want to let them know that you've included them in your top 7 or top 10 post and leave them the link to check it out.

You don't want to blatantly ask for them to share your post with their networks. They will usually naturally share your post with their networks because you've included them and you've gone the extra mile to connect with them on a deeper level. To make this even more effective, before doing your top influencers post, you can begin commenting and interacting with them on their blogs and on the social networks - sharing and retweeting their posts. This will aid you in getting on their radar as well and they'll remember you when you reach out to them with your post.

For those of your looking for quick and effective ways to tap into social media traffic, I hope you found this post helpful.

If you have any other quick and effective social media traffic tips or suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

See ya' around the net!

Ti
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  • Profile picture of the author neck2neck
    neck2neck
    Great! Thanks for the tips!
  • Profile picture of the author davehayes
    davehayes
    Ti,

    Great post, I'll Check out your Tips as I am an Active Blogger and Article Writer.
  • Profile picture of the author JCourter13
    JCourter13
    I will definitely have to try these tips out.
    Thank you.
  • Profile picture of the author tlangdon
    tlangdon
    Hi Thanks for the post it is really helpful
  • Profile picture of the author taylormarek
    taylormarek
    1) Cackle

    I don't like commenting sites that are tied to my social media accounts. If I want to post to them, I will. I sure don't want sites posting my thoughts on articles I don't want them to. If I see a site that has that commenting option, I won't leave a comment. Plain and simple.

    2) Visibli

    I used them for a while and they worked nice, until I noticed they started double posting everything I linked to in my Twitter feed. Then I wasn't happy and turned it off. Went back to Bit.ly and Hootsuite stats.

    3) Connecting with influencers

    This is the one solid idea of the bunch. Good points and way to approach them.
  • Profile picture of the author rolough
    rolough
    Thanks for sharing. For number 3, you can also interview them. That way there is a connection, and if they link to your site, that will help, too!
  • Profile picture of the author A007A
    A007A
    thanks for sharing i also want to these tips
  • Profile picture of the author Leejeong
    Leejeong
    Hi Thanks for your nice post. I'll click that button at the bottom right of your post. Thanks once again.
  • Profile picture of the author CharlieMain
    CharlieMain
    Using Influencers is the best tip here - especially if you form a related group for your niche, that way you can use each other to build the traffic.
  • Profile picture of the author tiroberts
    tiroberts
    @rolough - Interviews is a fantastic way to do top 7 or top 10 posts. Interviews is like getting an added bonus of free coaching from some of your niches top influencers. It's a double wammy ;-)

    @ravi1234 - Thanks for sharing your 3 tips. I like to create what I call pillar posts - long posts packed to the brim with valuable content that over delivers. These type of posts have a natural viral nature and will get shared quickly on the social networks. So, make sure that the content that you're creating and sharing is really world class. Plus, adding loads are pictures always helps to make your content more entertaining and interactive!

    @taylormarek and @CharlieMain - Yes! Building relationships with influencers has always been the best way to drive laser targeted traffic. A lot of newbies fail to realize this and it's sad because they'll give up too easily. My philosophy is that if you put as much time into building relationships with influencers as you do on SEO and building backlinks, you'll always come out on top. Because when Google decides to have a mood swing and your rankings drop, you still have your relationships to fall back on for traffic and other business building ventures.

    @taylormarek - I can understand that some people don't like cross posting systems. I find them extremely effective in my goal of getting social traffic so I think that I'll be continuing to use them for a while. I know most bloggers us a dofollow commenting system and I think they're great too. It all just depends on what your aim is and whats working best for you. I don't find that I'm lacking in my commenting interaction and I think that my interaction is pretty good. I may change up later on down this line but I'm happy for now .

    That's interesting about Visibli double posting. I haven't heard of it doing that till now. Thanks for sharing your experience with it.

    To the rest of you, I'm glad you guy's found these tips helpful and I hope they work well for you!

    Ti
  • Profile picture of the author alan01
    alan01
    Nice post... Thanks for it.
  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    kazim
    My business is depends on social site.
    You helped me for my business.
  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    wlasikiewicz
    Thanx for your tips, i will certainly look into getting these.
  • Profile picture of the author swatiths
    swatiths
    Great post!!
    There are many way to Increase Blog or Website Traffic with Social Media Marketing

    Feed Your Blog Content to Your Social Media Profiles
    Add 'Follow Me' Social Media Icons to Your Blog
    Link to Your Blog from Your Social Media Profiles
    Include the URL to Your Blog in Forum Post Signatures
    Automate Cross-Profile Publishing
    Syndicate Your Blog Content
    Use Widgets and Social Tools Offered by Social Media Sites
    Publish Comments on Other Blogs with Your Blog URL
    Hold a Blog Contest and Promote It Through Your Social Media Profiles
    Include Sharing Links on Your Blog Posts
    Write Guest Blog Posts for Other Blogs in Your Niche
    Join Groups on Facebook and LinkedIn and Share Your Relevant Blog Content
    Be Active on Your Social Media Profiles
    Hold a Tweetup or Tweet Chat
    Repurpose Content for Multiple Social Media Destinations
  • Profile picture of the author webseomoz
    webseomoz
    Thanks for the effort
  • Profile picture of the author torrao
    torrao
    Thanx for this post. Really informative
  • Profile picture of the author competeinfotechacademy
    competeinfotechacademy
    Very nice but is this really work......
  • Profile picture of the author FunkyKing
    FunkyKing
    Great tools you've got here, I've only had experience with tweetdeck and hootsuite before.
  • Profile picture of the author erica6
    erica6
    THANKS A LOT FOR SUCH A NICE AND HELPING POST.
  • Profile picture of the author nealhart
    nealhart
    Great advice. I will look into these tools

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