Friday, May 29, 2015

How to Drive Traffic to your Blog Using Twitter


What is Twitter?


Twitter is a social network which is free to sign up. You will be allowed to create a profile,upload a picture,follow friends,family and celebrities. The posts are called tweets and not long as the ones for other platforms such as Facebook. They are about 140 words that you are allowed to post.Unlike other social media platforms, anyone can publicly follow you without your approval. You can use #hashtags with your keyword on Tweeter. 

There are over 500 million Twitter users. That makes Twitter one of the great traffic driver social websites. So if you use it well, twitter can bring your blog or website heavy traffic.

People think it is very easy. You really need to be active, creative and have lots of quality content to make your readers want to keep on coming back for more.




Ways to use Twitter to Bring Traffic to your Blog



1. Make sure to put in a picture or logo.

2. Place your website in your "bio" description.

3. Choose a username that is the same as your website name.

4. Make a habit of tweeting at least once a day, if not more.

5. Start following people, developing a community and posting daily for  about 2 months since your account will be new and without followers. Now you can start looking for followers.

    6. Follow people with lots of followers.

    7.Try building 20 followers in a week from community post and discussion forums.

8. Now you can start tweeting.

9. Make short and interesting Tweets.

10. Get creative with ‘links” as you tweet them.

11. Give your followers a taste of your content by including a little quote of your content.

12. If your followers like your “quote”, always retweet it.

13. Use #Hash tags all the time. If anyone tweets using your hashtag, it will show up in the feed for that #hash tag search thus generating more interest in your blog or website and more traffic as well.

14. Use @mentions to send a tweet directly to followers, customers, or anyone else on Twitter. If your blog post comments on well-known or popular bloggers, website masters, companies or customers, mention them in a tweet that links back to your post, you might get lucky and your tweet will be retweeted to their followers as well.

15. If you also mention the author or name of the blog post or, maybe a guest blogger on your blog or site try to mention them in a tweet that links back to their post, you might get lucky and get a retweet to their followers.

16. If someone mentions your blog or website content on their Twitter, make sure you retweet their tweet.

17. Asking for a retweet (or RT) is a fab way of getting your blog related tweets retweeted. So make it a habit of asking your followers to retweet, or RT your update.

18. A cool and attractive picture or image in your blog post tweet will definitely attract traffic to your site. Just make sure that it coordinates with your post.

19. Always ask a “question” that could arouse curiosity or make readers instantly make a click in your tweet as well as can generating lots of engagement thus making you get more clicks to your site.

20. Set up a contest, sweepstake and competition on your website or blog to give the new readers a reason to visit.


Always remember that the more appealing, exciting and attractive your tweets are, the more your followers will click on them, and the more they will drive traffic back to your blog.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Is Article Marketing as Powerful as we think?


Article marketing is a type of advertising in which businesses write articles about themselves, or their field of expertise as a marketing strategy. They will write and create back links to their websites so as to improve them in search engine ranking and bring traffic as well.

On-line article marketing can effectively improve organic search results in a number of ways:
  • Help in getting traffic for additional keyword searches.
  • Assist in building awareness and reputation as well as branding.
  • Increase targeted traffic from other quality related websites.
  • Helps attract more incoming links to your website or blog.
How to Do Article Marketing

1.    Make clear what your niche market is.
If your website or blog is about “make up”, then all your articles should be about “make up”.
2.    Pick your title well.
It will improve your Search Engine Optimization. Also make sure your titles are short and catchy.
3.    Write articles that are of quality.
Make sure you write quality articles and give your readers all you got so as to always come back to your blog or website. Insert back links and links from your website.
4.    Promote your articles on social media websites such as FaceBook,Twitter and Google plus. Do not forget to include sharing buttons.
5.    Guest blog.
If you are a guest blogger to other blogs, make sure you always link your articles by leaving your links.
6.    Promote your articles on web/article directories, article submitting sites like ezines.com and goarticles.com


Always make certain that all the content is yours and original not copied from other websites and blogs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How Email Marketing Can Work to Bring Traffic to your Blog or Website


To use email as a marketing tool to bring traffic or your blog or website, the best and the first thing you have to know is that the best email software or service to use. There are several of them and 2 of the most popular and great ones are MailChimp and AWeber.
  
1.Always make sure the auto responder is set up.
2.Create a mail list. Make sure that your readers sign up for your news mail. You can use the pop up sign up box. This box will last for about 20 seconds. After the reader sign up, they will be taken to a link to click on their welcome email sent to them.
3.Make sure that the emails have your contacts, introduction, picture,important links, where they can add their email addresses etc.
4.Make sure the email is friendly and personal.
5.Weekly updates should be done. Always include what has been happening to the website the past week as well as the coolest messages, discussions, competitions, links, tips, tutorials, videos and images.
6.The main goals of these weekly updates are to: drive traffic to the site, build community, make money through the promotions as well as branding.
7.Just make sure you give them an attractive title as well.
8. Always send promotional emails. You can use the auto-responder sequence through your email service every month.
9.Through these email content, highlight a product that you recommend or affiliate for. If you have an eBook, you can go ahead and promote it as well.
10. Aweber and MailChimp have a scheduling feature for the auto responder emails. This feature will enable you to indicate what days of the week you want   them to send. So always use this feature for a weekly schedule.
11.Keep your emails real and personalized. Include people’s names and other friendly personal details you know about your email subscribers. Avoid too much information though.
12. Keep a consistent schedule calendar for your blog article publications. It will make it easier for you to keep on track.

13. Send regular articles to people who’ve signed up for your RSS feeds by posting regularly to earn trust of your readers.

Monday, May 11, 2015

What is Video Marketing?



Video marketing is the new type of internet advertising and marketing. The videos usually should last between 2 to 6 minutes. The videos should be topic specific, simple and easy to understand. They should match with the content of the articles as well.

The videos will be uploaded to a number of video sharing websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, Metacafe, Viddler, blip.tv, etc for distributing and exposure to readers.

Why Video Marketing?  

1. Video marketing helps businesses appeal to the growing demographic of internet users who watch video clips on the web.
        2. 80% of web users access on-line video content at least          once per week.

3. Popular video sharing website YouTube receives more than 1 billion unique visitors monthly.
4. Viewers crave for video content more everyday, and they’re demanding its availability on different multiple platforms.
5. Millions are streamed to smart phones daily, and hastily increasing user bases for both smart phones and tablets thus more  and more “on the go” users will be accessing the content whilst on the move.
6. Video content can generate inbound links and web traffic when included on your content.
7. Videos are highly shared across the web, and marketers who include rich descriptions and keywords in video titles can also benefit from video platform search visibility and a presence on the video results section of Google.
8. Adding text transcripts of video content posted on a website can improve the SEO.

9. Videos are a good source of branding. For content to stand out, businesses must differentiate their material from other companies, especially competitors.