September 13, 2010

How to increase traffic through Social Networking sites?

Nowadays, Social networking sites popularity is increasing day by day like Facebook, Twitter, Google etc…., we can say social networking is one of the best and free ways for increase traffic on our site. Social networking is important in blogging and if you can’t do social networking then it’s a rare chance that you’ll be successful in blogging. Leaving comments and trackbacks is part of social networking.

Increase traffic through Friends
Friends are the heart of the social networking attitude, and when promoting content this can be a valuable tool
in viral marketing. The more friends you have in your network, the more visibility you will have when
promoting. But be somewhat careful when accepting friend requests.  You don't want to end up with 500
friends that you have nothing in common with.  You want people that are in the same field, have similar
interests so you can help each other grow your business.

Increase traffic through Blogs
Blogs are one more great way to spread the word, most blogs allow you to post comments. I use these blogs
to post a comment then I include a link to one of my sites. I achieve a free back link for simply commenting on
a story. Just make sure you are leaving good comments that actually pertain to the blog post.

Put a face with the name
You may not understand it, but by passing on uploading your picture, you are also passing on an opportunity
to get more people clicking on your articles. Why? Well, for one, it is known that spammers don't usually take
the time to upload a picture. Second, it is called ’social’ networking and ’social’ bookmarking sites. If you are
trying to be ’social’ then you should put a face to your name.

Increase traffic through Profile Pages
If you are a keen online social network's, you will have a pimped out profile page. Here are a few examples of
how you can increase visibility to your content. On my profile pages at Myspace, Facebook, Peoplestring and
etc., I have links to all my social network profiles & personal projects. This does 2 things; increases my link
back total to my projects and shifts visitors to my other profile pages so I get more friends! Promote your RSS feeds via your profile pages, the service displays recent RSS activity and the service is free.

Increase traffic through bulletins
Bulletins use your friends list, basically the more friends you have the more views your bulletins receive.
Common sense! Some people use bulletins way to much and you do not want to get known as a spammer.  So my advice is to use this angle a few times a month and keep them simple, this keeps the bulletins friendly and not to over bearing.

Increase traffic through Content
Nothing is more important than content. If you are a good writer and you write about interesting topics, you
are going to do well on the social networking sites. People seem to like top 10 lists, top 20 lists, etc. Also put
some personality into your writing.  I like when people relate the subject matter to a personal experience or

Finally, make sure that you are part of a few of the more popular social networking websites. These
memberships will build your own network. As your social network grows you can invite your contacts to join you on other sites.  This should start a sequence reaction that will get them inviting their own contacts and so on.  Finally your network will grow to a point where it becomes truly helpful.

Please feel free to check out some of my social profiles, leave a comment and tell me what you think!  You can view all my profiles from my Faceplate.  Check it out and you just may want to make your own Faceplate for free.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Social networking sites are getting more and more attention on blogs and news print regarding using for marketing. Remember, keep you message on target and avoid messages that aren't relative to your audience (friends). Don.

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