Sharing Some Test Results - Winning!

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This isn't a long post as it was a simple test.

I joined 10 Linkedin groups in one of my niches and shared my blog post to those groups.

This resulted in nearly 300 visitors from my target market arriving on my blog within the 24 hour period following the posting. (There was a noticeable delay of four hours before the traffic started flowing)

I got some opt-ins, sales and a few potentially lucrative offers. It was a good result.

I'm now going for one post a day shared through the Linkedin button. It seems a very easy way to build up 300 visitors a day to a blog, which could be useful if you are starting out.

I'll also be looking at making my content more viral, as 300 people a day are a good enough block to start off a viral campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

    This isn't a long post as it was a simple test.

    I joined 10 Linkedin groups in one of my niches and shared my blog post to those groups.

    This resulted in nearly 300 visitors from my target market arriving on my blog within the 24 hour period following the posting. (There was a noticeable delay of four hours before the traffic started flowing)

    I got some opt-ins, sales and a few potentially lucrative offers. It was a good result.

    I'm now going for one post a day shared through the Linkedin button. It seems a very easy way to build up 300 visitors a day to a blog, which could be useful if you are starting out.

    I'll also be looking at making my content more viral, as 300 people a day are a good enough block to start off a viral campaign.
    Great stuff Colin!

    Did you share it using the social widget on your blog or did you do anything specific?
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    • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
      Originally Posted by wfhblueprints View Post

      Great stuff Colin!

      Did you share it using the social widget on your blog or did you do anything specific?
      Well I used some desktop software I had made, but the sharing button does the same thing. I just like doing it my own way.

      What I use gives me a bigger text box to write the preview text in. You can write it in Word and copy/paste it across, though. It is the exact same thing. I do recommend making sure the preview text is interesting, though. That would make a big difference.

      Most of the views have come following other people clicking the Linkedin share button after they read the article. It caused a much wider spread than I intended.

      As for special tricks, no none. I just shared the content and it worked. It's not really anything that clever. It is just a simple plan that works.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeyLightning
    Very nice! How long did it take to be approved into these groups?

    I've never even thought of LinkedIn as such targeted niche exposure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
      Originally Posted by MikeyLightning View Post

      Very nice! How long did it take to be approved into these groups?

      I've never even thought of LinkedIn as such targeted niche exposure.
      Not a lot happened for 4 hours, then it started to pick up speed. Other people will then share it again back onto the groups, and then it goes for approval yet again, and then more traffic.

      It's best to count it as traffic over a day, due to the wait times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Margaret Jones
    Wasn't even aware that there are groups in LinkedIn... Thank you!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
      Originally Posted by Margaret Jones View Post

      Wasn't even aware that there are groups in LinkedIn... Thank you!!
      All the action happens in the groups. You won't get anything worthwhile out of just posting on your profile. It's all about the groups.

      If you get properly involved in the groups you can get some excellent traffic, too. I just wanted to try the lazy way to see if it still worked.

      I got thanked by two of the group owners for my posts, and considering it was supposed to be a hit and run traffic strategy that can't be bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Colin,
    Thanks for sharing this. I belong to several groups in LinkedIn but have never been active. You've given me the motivation to get busy and start taking more action.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Is this something you can put on autopilot? Do you see this as a viable long term strategy?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred M
    Has anyone else have success with Linkedin Groups?

    I feel like if it really were that easy, then spammers would be all over linkedin already.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Awesome! Gonna hafta try this....great Charlie Sheen reference too!

    Benjamin Ehinger
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    • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
      Originally Posted by MikeyLightning View Post

      Very nice! How long did it take to be approved into these groups?

      I've never even thought of LinkedIn as such targeted niche exposure.
      I'm not sure. I applied way-back, and then forgot about it.

      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      Colin,
      Thanks for sharing this. I belong to several groups in LinkedIn but have never been active. You've given me the motivation to get busy and start taking more action.

      Rose
      It would work very well for you, Rose.

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Is this something you can put on autopilot? Do you see this as a viable long term strategy?
      I don't know if it can be put on autopilot and I've got no idea if it will work long-term. That will require more testing.

      Originally Posted by Benjamin Ehinger View Post

      Awesome! Gonna hafta try this....great Charlie Sheen reference too!

      Benjamin Ehinger
      Oh no, I'm making Charlie Sheen references without even knowing it. It's...happened!
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    Great information. I have been thinking about joining linked In but never go around to it. I think I will go ahead and do it after reading your post.
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