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10 Tips to Generate More Social Media Traffic from Google Plus

10 Tips to Generate More Social Media Traffic from Google Plus

While with Facebook it seems to be getting harder and harder to get traffic back, Google+ is slowly growing into one of the top social media traffic generators, especially with the latest updates and design changes that show even more promise. I’ve often found that many people are still reticent to try Google+ and don’t really see the value in it, especially with Facebook still around and strong. I’ve started using Google+ since its beginnings, and have noticed a steady, but sure growth of not only engagement, but also traffic. At the moment, it is one of my top five …

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10 Ways To Get More Website Traffic From LinkedIn

10 Ways To Get More Website Traffic From LinkedIn

Many social networks are often overlooked when talking about website traffic, and many times it’s for completely wrong reasons. I am still often surprised by the traffic I get from different social networks that I never thought would get me any, and this was the case with LinkedIn a few years back, a social network that is still overlooked when it comes to traffic. At the time I was mainly using LinkedIn for networking and I was surprised to see that traffic was growing steadily even though I had never actively tried to tap into that traffic source. Of course, …

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8 of the Best Tools to Understand Your Social Media Traffic

8 of the Best Tools to Understand Your Social Media Traffic

Monitoring traffic is almost just as important as generating it, and I’ve touched on the subject in the past as well. However, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit this subject and not only take a look at a different angle but also make a list of all the best tools to use to monitor your social media traffic. Monitoring traffic is, as mentioned earlier, extremely important. And, by monitoring your social media traffic carefully, you will be able to: Devise better, more efficient social media marketing plans and strategies Find out which social networks work best …

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10 Top Tips to Increase Your Social Media Traffic using Slideshare

10 Top Tips to Increase Your Social Media Traffic using Slideshare

Using social media can be very rewarding: it can get you lots of traffic, it’s a great way to build a community of engaged users and it’s a great marketing tool overall. But what do you do when you can’t find enough of your audience on Facebook or Twitter? The answer is simple: you look at other social networks. They may not have as many users as Facebook’s billion, but often times quantity is not quality. We’ve looked at Reddit and Digg in the past, but here is another great traffic generator: SlideShare – a small, yet highly effective platform …

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Why You’re Not Getting Traffic From Social Media

Why You’re Not Getting Traffic From Social Media

Many people are very quick to dismiss social media as a viable source of website traffic. There are lots of debates among marketers and business owners alike regarding the success of social media from this point of view. But social media works. It’s just a matter of doing it right and having the right content. What does social media do for businesses? Social media is not just about driving traffic to your website/blog, it has many other benefits: it builds your brands’ awareness (and reputation), it’s a great customer service management tool and it’s one of the easiest ways to …

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Are You Using Niche Sites to Generate Social Media Traffic?

Are You Using Niche Sites to Generate Social Media Traffic?

We all know the top traffic generating social media networks (Facebook, Twitter etc.), but there are so many other social networks out there that are sometimes better targeted and can bring in huge amounts of traffic to your website. These social networks may have much less users than Facebook, for example, and that’s why many of them are usually forgotten by marketers, so I wanted to highlight a couple of the best smaller sites and explain why I think they are such great traffic generating tools. As I’ve said earlier, some of the smaller social networks are much better targeted …

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How to Generate Social Traffic Using StumbleUpon

How can you use StumbleUpon to your advantage?

Almost 2 years ago, a small website with only 12 million users managed to surpass Facebook, the social media king that had 600 million users at the time, as the number one traffic generating social media network. In the meantime, Facebook got a billion users and with this incredible rise it also regained its place as the number 1 traffic generator. Yet StumbleUpon is keeping strong at number 2, even though it only has a little over 25 million users (StatCounter). So how does this happen? And how can you use it to your advantage? First things first, how does …

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The 5 Best Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Website

The 5 Best Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Website

Today competition for traffic is fierce. Every day new bloggers join the flow of information competing to be found. Even if you have the advantage of already enjoying lots of visitors and page views, it is a brave web site owner that assumes that the success of yesterday will be automatically replayed forward into tomorrow. Audiences are smarter, and demand new, exciting insightful information in return for their attention. Since the ultimate goal is to secure their loyalty and custom a single visit can never be enough. To get a real return on your online investment in traffic generation you …

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Why Monitoring Your Social Media (Website) Traffic is as Important as Driving It!

Why Monitoring Your Social Media (Website) Traffic is as Important as Driving It!

So much attention is given to generating traffic that it’s not uncommon for the scales to be completely unbalanced when it comes to the other, no less important, operator in the traffic management equation – monitoring. Monitoring traffic enables you to know who is visiting your website, where they are coming from and where they are going within your site. One of the most important things you can do in terms of significantly increasing your revenue is to monitor your web traffic because it gives you greater insight into the habit and behaviors of your users. With such information you can target …

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Why Viral Marketing May Not Be So Infectious in Social Media

Why Viral Marketing May Not Be So Infectious in Social Media

Do you remember chain letters. Back when I was a school girl – many years ago – every so often a chain letter would materialise as if by magic. I was never quite sure how they found their way into our consciousness. Sometimes the content would be threatening but often they promised good fortune in return for copying out the letter five times and distributing it to 5 friends, who would have to do the same. This in its simplest form is viral marketing. Getting an audience to pass on a message to their connections, who in turn pass it …

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Pinterest for Social Media Traffic Generation: Nice Pictures or Real Traffic Generation?

Is Pinterest becoming the #1 social media site for traffic generation?

If you are social media savvy, you would have to be living on Mars not to have come into contact with the newest (well newer than the others; now that it’s been around since 2010) addition to the social media stable, Pinterest. What set the buzz going about Pinterest was its rapid growth; according to Complete, Pinterest increased its unique visitors to www.pinterest.com by 155% from December 2011 to January 2012 and the latest referral traffic and active user statistics as reported by Media Bistro claim that Pinterest has surpassed Linkedin as the 3rd most popular social media network in the …

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The Traffic Benefits of a Clear Social Media Marketing Vision

The Traffic Benefits of a Clear Social Media Marketing Vision

Traffic doesn’t just happen it takes a lot of focused activity and hard work to generate consistent high levels of traffic to your website or other social media platforms. However, the way to make this job both easier and more targeted is to take a step back and start from a more strategic place than the day-to-day numbers. By far the best way to think about your traffic is in terms of your overall vision for your organisation’s social media marketing. Your bigger vision is what holds everything you do in your company together. It is the cement between the …

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Secondary Customers: Talkers, Influencers and Social Media Power Users

Secondary Customers: Talkers, Influencers and Social Media Power Users

In my last post I shared the 7 questions that you need to ask to locate your target audience on social media platforms. In this post I am going to share the secrets of talkers, influencers and social media power users. I’m a social media power user. My social media weapon of choice is Twitter where I have over 60,000 followers. I make sure I send them a stream of useful information and when I share a post that speaks directly to them, they re-tweet me sending more traffic to the post or product I am promoting. I recently used …

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The 7 Questions That Unlock Social Media Traffic Secrets

The 7 Questions That Unlock Social Media Traffic Secrets

If you’re reading this post you are interested in generating traffic via social media. You’re bright, bubbly and enthused about social media and you love the fact that your new role allows you to demonstrate your talent. But before you switch your computer on, you need to ask your marketing department some questions… Who is the ideal client for your company? What demographics does she fall into? How much does she earn? Where was she educated? What are her fears? Her problems? What keeps her awake at night? How does xxx product (what we sell) solve her problems? Where does …

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Are Complaints the Biggest Social Media Traffic Drivers?

Are Complaints the Biggest Social Media Traffic Drivers?

Have you ever had the opportunity to moan about something via social media? Did you do it? Put your hand up if the answers yes… Was it the stale bread in your lunch time snack, a broken product or something that you purchased but it didn’t work or was it something bigger? Did you complain about bad service? We all love a good horror story; take my complaint about Virgin Media. I wrote a blog post about some of the most appalling service I’ve ever received. I completely vented my frustrations and within a few hours Virgin’s Twitter team had …

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How Does a Business Generate Traffic from Social Media?

How Does a Business Generate Traffic from Social Media?

Websites live and die by the amount of traffic that they get. Until recently SEO seemed the only way a business could get traffic and the SEO company that could get a front page listing for a highly competitive term could write their own paycheck. Until now. We are now in the social media era and traffic can be highly targeted and driven back to our websites, that’s highly relevant and interested customers dropping by and sharing our offers. Sound interesting? So how does a business generate traffic from social media and use it to their advantage? Build your following A …

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