Ten Tips For Getting Traffic Through Social Media

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Social NetworkingBy Jimmy D. Brown of Traffic F.U.E.L.

Here then are 10 tips for using social media to drive traffic to your sites…

1. Complete your profile.

When you first open your Twitter, Facebook, Squidoo or other social media site account, fill out your profile (including a picture). Doing so makes it easier for people to get to know you and build relationships with you, which will make it more likely they’ll click through to your site.

2. Interact.

Social sites are, by definition, social. They’re two way streets (not monologues). That’s why you shouldn’t just post content and move on. Instead, spend a few minutes each day interacting and getting to know people in your network.

3. Include a link to your site on your profile page.

This tip is simple but effective: Give people a reason to click through from the social media site to your blog or squeeze page. A promise of a free solution usually makes for a good enticement.

4. Ask your followers to “retweet” and repost.

If you create a “buzzworthy” post (such as a post on a hot or even controversial niche topic), as your Twitter followers to “retweet” it and ask your other social media networks to repost it.

5. Spend time each day growing your network.

Commit to spending at least 10 minutes each day growing your network. You’ll see big results by the end of the month. And you’ll be amazed at the size of your network in six months or a year from now.

6. Link your social site pages together.

Link your Twitter account to your Facebook, MySpace, Squidoo, HubPages and other social media pages. And vice versa.

7. Use your real name so that you’re easy to find.

People who want to do business with you won’t respond well to working with “BaseballBoy72.” Instead, build trust by using your real name. Doing so also makes it easier for others to find you on Facebook and similar sites.

8. Post good content.

Social media is not just about networking, it’s also about sharing information. If you share some of your best information with your network, you’ll get respect, trust… and more sales. Plus you’ll establish yourself as a niche expert.

9. Optimize some of your content.

Some social sites (such as Yahoo! Answers and Squidoo) get crawled and indexed regularly by the search engines. As such, you may consider optimizing some of your content for the search engines by including relevant (longtail) keywords two or three times for every 100 words of content.

10. Get the most benefit for your time.

Instead of trying to interact and build relationships with thousands of prospects, consider building a relationship with a handful of partners. That’s because just one good partner can send you hundreds or thousands of prospects and customers.

In summary: Social media is only expected to grow in the future – and now is the best time to get involved if you’d like to grow your business right along with it. You can start today by applying the ten traffic-generating, relationship-building tips you just discovered!

Jimmy D. Brown is the publisher of Traffic Jam newsletter and the owner of Traffic F.U.E.L. membership site.  Drop by today to learn how to get completely free traffic to any website.  Get your free traffic newsletter at http://lonewolfmuskoka.ca/recommends/JimmyDBrownFUEL

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Ten Tips For Getting Traffic Through Social Media — 6 Comments

  1. Hi Bill,

    I found myself on your site after reading about you on Traffic Generation Cafe – the Promote Yourself page. I was intrigued because you mentioned one of your focuses has been on “the effective use of PLR.” I’ve been writing for Internet marketers for nearly five years, but this past September (2011) I launched my own PLR site and have been considering putting together a packet of info for subscribers on how to use PLR. I thought your site might have some info – but I don’t see it. Is there a place on your site where you’ve written about how to use PLR effectively?

    Also, would love to tweet about this post – and I will copy/paste the link, but wondering: Have I overlooked the tweet button somewhere? Wouldn’t be unheard of for me to do something like that. LOL!

    Thanks Bill!
    Tiffiney Cowan recently posted…Baby PLRMy Profile

    • Thanks for dropping by Tiffiney. This is still a bit of a work in progress, but I’m putting the finishing touches on a course for using PLR (it will be a paid product) and will be putting up some articles as well.

      As for the Tweet button, I’m having a bit of a plugin conflict right now. I just added a caching plugin to speed up the response times and suddenly my sharing plugin doesn’t show up. The code is in the file but the icons don’t show. I still haven’t sorted it out but I hope to by the weekend.

      Thanks for taking the time to cut and paste the url into a tweet though! That’s really appreciated.
      Bill (LoneWolf) Nickerson recently posted…Integrity Marketing – Backlinks and Coloured HatsMy Profile

  2. Many ways to bring traffic to our blog/site through social media like Facebook and Twitter. But the 10 tips that you write is very interesting. The trick is simple but complete. I am very happy to read it. Thank you.

  3. Great post! I think the biggest way to get more traffic through social venues is to be social! It seems if you actually try to build relationships you will get more traffic. It is all about being friendly.

    • You are so right Elena. There are too many people who view social media as a means to an end. My Twitter feed is full of “look at me!”

      I try to interact as much as I can, but I tend to go in spurts. I’m a bit of an introvert, so the idea of just jumping into a conversation is foreign to me. But it has helped me make some new friends online. And a bit of traffic along the way.

      If I could be consistent with it I know it would yield better results, but I don’t want it to be just about the results.
      Bill (LoneWolf) Nickerson recently posted…Integrity Marketing – Is This The Internet You Want?My Profile

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