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Use Social Media To Drive Traffic To Your Website

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Did you know you can use social media to drive traffic to your website? Many companies from small to large are using social media to drive traffic to their websites and products.  As a part of study made 71% percent of social media users are more likely to purchase from a brand they follow online. Social media is increasing everyday and companies not using social media will be left behind.

Finding different ways to promote your website through social media is very crucial to the success of your site. In this post, I will discuss my strategies to driving more traffic to my website using social media. 

 

I personally use social media to drive traffic to my website.  When using social media a great strategy that brings exposure to my site is engaging with my audience. I share a post and generate online conversation, which helps me engage with my audience and learn more about them.  Today as a result of using social media content strategy drives 72% of my traffic. 

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Strategies For Driving Traffic:

#1. Add Social Sharing Icons

Another strategy to driving more traffic to my site is encouraging visitors to share my post through social media. Make sure to add a sharing tool plugin in your site. I personally use Shareaholic Plugin.

The plugin lets you easily add sharing buttons to your WordPress site and track sharing activities from social media networks. The social sharing icons should be place on the home page, sidebar, or after each post. Make sure to give your readers a simple way to share your website within their own networks.  If your reader’s start sharing your post this strategy will help you gain new visitors.

Shareaholic Plugin

 

 

 

 

# 2 Use Data Collection To Analyze Your Site

Data collection is a great way to analyze your site performance and the growth rate of engagement. I use Google Analytics to track and collect detailed statistics about your website traffic, social networking sites, and much more.

  Google analytics is a free tool that when use right can help you determine which social media network are more effecting by generating traffic to your website.

 Collect Data For Your Website

 

#3 Fill Out Your Social Media Profile

A major mistake many people do when signing up for social media is not taking the time to fill out their profile. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the bio, add a picture, and lastly add your URL of your website. Taking the time out to fill out the bio will help you get others interested in you.  I personally do not follow or bother with anyone that does not fill out his or her bio.

Twitter profile  

 #4 Encourage Visitors To Share

Another strategy you can employ to drive more traffic is asking your visitors to share your blog post. It is an extremely easy way to drive more traffic your website. A community that sustains readership will help you attract more visitors to your website. In the bottom of the post make sure to give your visitors something to do before leaving your website.  Therefore, encouraging your audience to share your post will help you gain new readers.

# 5 Facebook Business Page

 Creating a business account on Facebook is another way to help you earn trust from your audience. Transparency in providing information is much needed to gain the trust from the buyers and customers. Complete information about the manner of your business should be clearly specified to make your business more marketable. Following this strategies will help you use social media to drive traffic to your website. 

Facebook Business Page

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Tony Matos
    December 4, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for sharing your throughts, I myself have been using social media and I’m still the first stages in these areas, I do believe that social media is a must for people who want to expand their business into the next level.

    So Nancy thanks again and have a nice day.

    Tony
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    sadath
    December 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Great way to drive traffic social media……..Thank you for sharing this post…….
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    Jon Rhodes
    December 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Nancy. Another tactic I have found really powerful is to engage in conversations as much as possible. This gets you far more clicks, shares etc. The person you are talking to instantly feels more comfortable with, but so do others that are watching. I get way more traffic now I do this. It’s called social networking, so get social!
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      Nancy Badillo
      December 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thank you for stopping by! I do agree, that engaging in conversations with as many people does help built traffic. The conversations should engage and captivate your viewership. Thanks for the great comment.

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    Monu Saifi
    December 28, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Thanks for Provides helpful article to bloggers.
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    Alvin Leow
    January 15, 2014 at 4:43 am

    You like a bit slim in your twitter pics, nice articles especially the social media part. I am an expert in twitter marketing.

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      Nancy Badillo
      January 16, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Hi Alvin,

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you enjoy the article.

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