What's the best Social Media Sites for Traffic (Besides Facebook, Google + and Twitter)

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We all know that the best Social Media Sites for Traffic would be Facebook, Twitter and Google + (you pick the order they come in). But who is next. Is there a new start up site that gets traffic now that Digg is on it's final legs. I used to get 1-3 people from StumbleUpon. Now, if I want new traffic, I try reddit, but you cant go to that well often or they'll ignore your links. Never had any success with Fark. Oh and I get plenty of traffic from YouTube.

So for me, Reddit would be #1 - but I havent figured out the rules yet to use it consistently and not get ignored.
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  • Profile picture of the author mgreener
    Hi,

    Pinterest has grown popular very quickly and can send you traffic if done correctly. Like all these sites, they will come and go, so don't bank too much on any one of them for too long.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachManny
    With little to no effort I'm finding Pinterest to offer the best traffic to my site.

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  • Profile picture of the author rob9482
    I have to say I've heard a lot of noise about Pinterest so much in fact that I'm thinking about taking some time in the next few days to really learn as much as I can about this new site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Drew Cleveland
    Pintrest, Stumble upon, digg in that order. For me at least.
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  • Profile picture of the author accendo
    I am getting repins on Pinterest with no problem, but I am not seeing the traffic. No real success with StumpbleUpon and Digg except for the backlink I guess. That's why I like reddit. I was wondering like the earlier poster said if there was a new site I didnt know about yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author nirkhan
      Originally Posted by accendo View Post

      I am getting repins on Pinterest with no problem, but I am not seeing the traffic. No real success with StumpbleUpon and Digg except for the backlink I guess. That's why I like reddit. I was wondering like the earlier poster said if there was a new site I didnt know about yet.
      Dear edragonbiz

      If your website is a Image basics Then Pinterst is perfect for you, About 10milione people use pinterest, So it's easy to get traffic if you successful use in pinterest.

      Thank You
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    My wife loves Pinterest and is getting quite a following. So, I'd put that as the most current one, after the ones you'd already mentioned.
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  • Profile picture of the author redeyegirl
    reddit is best Social Media Sites for Traffic i have tried
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I have heard a lot of good things about Linkedin. Larry Beacham has a guide out on how he leveraged it.
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    • Profile picture of the author PR Wizard
      Some of my clients are getting great traffic results with pinterest while some others aren't doing so well. From my experience I think it depends on what you're promoting as to whether or not pinterest will work for you. Same for facebook and twitter.

      Is anyone seeing traffic from google+ ?
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  • Profile picture of the author NewFacebookLikes
    I have has an immense amount of traffic from both stumbleupon and pinterest. These two websites bring in 25% of my traffic. Stumbleupon in particular is a great way for targeted traffic. If you get enough people to stumble and like you website you will be in traffic heaven!
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    • Profile picture of the author TristanH
      Originally Posted by NewFacebookLikes View Post

      Stumbleupon in particular is a great way for targeted traffic.
      StumbleUpon traffic is by far the least targeted source of traffic... Ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author ferretarmy
    pinterest seems to have a huge community barely started using it myself and seen some good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Pinterest is next in line, but i wonder how soon the next "social media grail" will come up next. I guess it's just a matter of staying on top of the marketplace, and going with what's hot... along with a sound, non-social marketing plan to back everything up.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgeeksunited
    Try this ebook for getting more details about traffic generation techniques. Traffic Generation Techniques
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  • Profile picture of the author alexnob
    Linkedin bring me super HIGH-QUALITY traffic to my business website (not traffic that you will monetize with adsense/affiliate, but REAL business by sell services to people).

    In addition, many of my friends succedd with traffic from Pinterest, but I've never tried. However, it might be worth trying.
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  • Profile picture of the author NRE
    Definitely Tumblr!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cerf
    Stumbleupon and Delicious also!
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    You have forgot pinterest, i am currently getting massive traffic from pinterest, in fact it is the only thing that has worked for me
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    • Profile picture of the author mengwarri
      would you share some tips of Pinterst?
      How many pins do you make everyday, and etc? Do you upload your own pins or just re-pin others?

      Originally Posted by xpesos View Post

      You have forgot pinterest, i am currently getting massive traffic from pinterest, in fact it is the only thing that has worked for me
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  • Profile picture of the author crete
    Reddit, pinterest, tumblr in that order.
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  • Profile picture of the author mpollak450
    I personally am going after Pinterest now but I've heard about great results using Instagram. Every social media site has a slightly different approach to figure out.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmatureITHelp
    Pintrest is great. It's users spend an abnormally high amount of time interacting with content they find there.

    Stumbleupon is pretty good. If you have a little money to spend you can get some dirt cheap (5 cent) relatively targeted traffic.

    Instagram is pretty good if you have something image based to post. You can install apps on you browser to make it really easy to shre images from instagram to pintrest as well.

    Google Plus is an emerging behemoth that is set to rock the social media scene.

    Facebook and twitter are Must Haves.

    Reditt is pretty good as well. Targeted traffic that typically has a higher than average time on page(AT least on my site) Also good for cheap, targeted traffic.

    Linkedin is great if you have B2B products as well.

    Empire Avenue is something I recommend to anyone starting up social media profiles. It is a great way to get basic analytics from your different social properties. Plus you can use it to force some shares, comments, likes, etc if that is your thing.

    YouTube is crucial to virtually any business. Although I would diversify to Vimeo and Dailymotion as well if you are going to go the video route.

    The different blogging sites like wordpress, blogspot/blogger, and tumblr cant hurt either. tumblr is especially useful if you already have images.

    If you have images you might as well get onto flickr as well. Yahoos version of instagram more or less.

    The key to social media is that you have to stay consistent. otherwise you are just wasting your time. Also make sure that you are diversifying your content types.

    About 1/3 your content, 1/3 curated content that your visitors are interested in, and 1/3 question or some form of interaction with your followers.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author henrycalvin
    Linked In.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevexavior
    Except these three Pinterest rules others. It is a high PR site and very helpful in seo. It provide the more space for us to describe our site's content on it. We can add pictures with links to our site.
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  • Profile picture of the author azzedinejamal
    Buddy why we don't use all social networking sites and why we always compare 1 site to other site. I hope you know guys every social networking website give us a permanent backlink with 1 or 2 PR so use all social networking sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author edragonbiz
      Originally Posted by azzedinejamal View Post

      Buddy why we don't use all social networking sites and why we always compare 1 site to other site. I hope you know guys every social networking website give us a permanent backlink with 1 or 2 PR so use all social networking sites.
      hmmm...I'm worried on how effective this would be. I rather focus on one and master it before moving on to another.
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  • Profile picture of the author edragonbiz
    Originally Posted by accendo View Post

    We all know that the best Social Media Sites for Traffic would be Facebook, Twitter and Google + (you pick the order they come in). But who is next. Is there a new start up site that gets traffic now that Digg is on it's final legs. I used to get 1-3 people from StumbleUpon. Now, if I want new traffic, I try reddit, but you cant go to that well often or they'll ignore your links. Never had any success with Fark. Oh and I get plenty of traffic from YouTube.

    So for me, Reddit would be #1 - but I havent figured out the rules yet to use it consistently and not get ignored.
    Have a close look at Instagram now owned by Facebook. It's to become a big player. Check out this article 5 Instagram Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

    You also have Linkedin and Pinterest of course.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author iamjuliego
    Pinterest is great but its not applicable to all types of business. Linkedin users are also increasing and it's definitely useful for professionals and for service oriented businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author shrikantsoftwin
    pinterest, tumblr, squidoo are the best to get more traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author talenco11
    Pinterest and LInkedin have been grown up very quickly this days. You should more focus on Pinterest, it will be more beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author biffula
    Can't speak for its marketing effectiveness, but I know this, the only platform kids use these days is instagram. I've got a house full of kids. They and their friends laugh at me when I talk about any other platform. I'm trying to figure out how to best use instagram from here on out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Disruption
    I'm quite curious as to why you guys say Pinterest. I've never used it.
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  • Profile picture of the author slideworld
    Get fast Traffic Social Networking Sites: Reddit, Panormio, Imgur, Tumblr, Scoop, Scribd, Slide Share, Slide world Etc
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  • Profile picture of the author mbah owl
    There are so many that we can use it for things like Pinterest, Linkedin, Digg, and Others.
    To maximize it depends on personal knowledge
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  • Profile picture of the author Johansmith
    Now there are many social media sites those are doing slow very good in this market as pinterest, stumbleupon ,Digg, Delicious and many more are there you can find them and use them as you love facebook and twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author romsarara
    What type of service or product are you offering? After reading up about your question, I found that Twitter, fb, and g+ are all great social media sites for almost any business thanks to the generality. Once you get into things like reddit, linkedin, or pinterest, you're significantly narrowing the population that will be seeing information about your website. I'll add of of the quicker articles I read- good luck

    Source: ContentLEAD Are the most popular social networks the best ones for small business marketing? - ContentLEAD
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  • Profile picture of the author solihullF
    -Pinterest
    -Reddit
    -Delicious
    -Stumbleupon
    -ZicZac
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  • Profile picture of the author henrycalvin
    These all social networking website is good for your B2b and B2C marketing. Its depends on your work. What strategy you following now.
    Use the following list:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Google plus
    Linked-in
    Pinterest
    Stumbleupon
    Friendfeed
    Hi5
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  • Profile picture of the author MobiExpert
    Frequently, when it comes to social media, we as marketers think only of the Big 3—Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (you could probably count Google+.
    other platforms that want to come.
    1. Tumblr
    2.
    Instagram
    3.
    Foursquare
    4.
    Pinterest
    5.
    Quora
    6.
    YouTube
    7.
    Flickr
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    I recommend you to use Reddit but also Pinterest which is really good if you want quick quality traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author manolo2
    Found Pinterest and Instagram to be great and provides some targeted traffic
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