Friday, June 12, 2015

10 Ways to Drive Traffic to your Blog or Website Using Reddit

Social media is the latest and easiest way of bringing traffic to your website or blog nowadays. If you can figure out how to use it as a tool in your SEO toolbox you can drive massive traffic to your site.

Reddit is one of the powerful social media sites that could bring massive traffic to your blog if used the right way. Reddit has over 2 million page views in a month.

If you have great content that relates to your brand then you won’t have a problem driving traffic to your website or blog through Reddit.

How to Create a Reddit Account

  • Choose a user name.
  • Choose a password.
  • Verify your password.
  • Fill in your email then click on "sign up" and you will be automatically logged on.
How to Submit to Reddit

  • Click on the "submit a new link" button on the right side of the window.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Put the  link you want to submit on the "URL" slot.Provide the actual “link” without shortening it.
  • Choose a file or image.
  • Create a “title” that stands out.
  • Choose a subreddit. 
  • Choose the one with over 20,000 readers.
  • Click the "CAPTCHA" button.
  • Lastly click the "submit" button.

-Don’t use auto-submit forms. Just do it manually.
-Do not post spam.
-Use infographics.
-Embed educational and humorous videos.
-Always ask interesting questions.
-Include comments to your posts.
-Buy traffic if possible. It is worth it. It will bring traffic to your page and clicks to your blog as well.

Use Reddit in conjunction with other social media websites such as Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. You will see wonders.

14 Simple Ways to Drive Traffic to your Blog or Website using FaceBook

What is Facebook?

Facebook is one of the most popular social networks that lets you sign up, create a profile,upload photos and videos,send messages to friends,colleagues and family as well as market and promote your businesses.

Driving traffic to your blog is essential and social media is a new and popular way of bringing traffic to your website or blog. Facebook makes it easier and fun too.

First of all you will need to have a Facebook account. it is free and real easy to sign up.If you don't have a Facebook account yet, go to this page and learn how to sign up for Facebook.

1.First of all add images or pictures to your Facebook updates.

Make sure that are they are very visible, pleasant and appealing thus will get your blogs more “likes”, “shares” and “comments”.

2.Put links to your blog post in your text update.

Make sure that you use a shortened link such as a and Google link shorter to keep your post text looking cleaner.

3.Updates should be short, teaser update and one sentence if possible.

Facebook updates should be under 140 characters.

4.Ask intriguing questions in your post.

Questions usually cite a response thus bringing response from fans.The questions should relate to your blog posts.

5.Give your Fans a taste of your blog post.

Include an intriguing quote from your article and your readers will “like”, “comment” and or share your update thus you will have a chance of having clicks through to your site as well.

6.Use quotes always.

Make sure those quotes will cite controversy to bring engagement on your Facebook Page, as well as getting you more clicks to your blog or website. Include the face of the author or whoever you will be interviewing.

7.Delete the link in your text before you post it.

The image and summary of your article is clickable directly to your blog article and very enough.

8.Share your lifestyle or “how to” or “DIY”, “recipe” blog article on your Facebook Page. 

Your readers will come back for more.

9.Generate traffic to your blog by publishing interactive content, like contests.

Then promote your contest by posting and sharing it on your Facebook Page. Make sure you put appealing pictures or images.

10.Every Friday, make a blog post compiling your best articles of the week. Share it on Facebook. This will likely increase weekend shopping or clicks or views.

11.Include video is possible.

By doing this,your readers will get a taste of what your article is about  visually without leaving the sit thus engaging with your post, and clicking through to your blog article. Some readers really prepare visuals that reading.

12.While it may seem counter intuitive,sharing other people’s content is actually a brilliant strategy in driving more traffic to your blog or website.

13.Put a “Facebook” icon for easy sharing and clicking.

14.Buy Facebook traffic.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Use Stumble Upon to Drive Traffic to your Website

Stumble Upon is one of the best traffic generators among the top social media sites. Stumble Upon has over 20 million users worldwide.
When a user likes, or stumbles, a page, it is placed onto the Stumble Upon line up. As other Stumble Upon readers start searching for content on a certain topic using buttons on SU toolbar, pages in the lineup for that searched for topic will be displayed.

1.      First you have to have great content.
         In your content make sure you include images, videos, tutorials, and info graphics as well as for you to attract traffic.
2.      Sign up for SU, log on your account. You can link your SU account with FaceBook.
3.      Enter a URL to shorten with the system.
4.      SU has brand channels, lists and a "Stumble Upon DNA" that makes the site more social and customizable.
5.      Stumble new pages by clicking the dark orange "Stumble" button.
6.      Like a page by hitting the “thumbs up” button.
7.      Add a page to one of your lists by selecting the “plus” sign.
8.      Dislike a page with the thumbs down.
9.      Add Stumble Upon badge to your website content
10. Used “paid discovery” to buy traffic if you want.

Ways to Successfully Drive Traffic to your Site or Blog Using Pinterest

Social media is a great way to bring traffic to your blog. Out of a lot of social media websites, Pinterest is among a very good traffic driving social websites. So let’s see how you can use Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a social  network that allows you to save a lot of stuff from the internet. You can save stuff like food recipes, style,DIY ideas,fashion, wedding stuff,house decoration ideas etc. when you find cool stuff in the net, you could save or pin it on the same place(board) and come back later to view it.To learn how to open a Pinterest account click here.

1.    Always create different Board for your articles. 

Create a blog for specific blog articles to make it easier for your followers. Make sure when you name your board you use relevant keywords so that your blog may show in search engines.

2.   Always “Pin”your posts to your blog board after writing your posts or articles.

Do not forget to include a brief summary, picture as well as a direct link from your article.

    3.    Put nice images.

Pinterest is all about great and standing out visuals.Images or pictures will appeal to most pinners. Readers will click through your pictures and then get connected to your blog thus bringing traffic.

4.    Pin original content.

5.    Follow your followers as well.

6.    Re-Pin popular industry leaders and big shots of same content as yours of course.
7.    Don’t forget to use #hashtags.

8.    Create “contest” pin boards as well.

Contests boards are engaging will bring pinners back to your blog as well  as drive a lot of traffic to your blog.

      9.   Engage with your Pinners.

The more you engage with people on Pinterest, the more likely they’ll also want to connect with you on your blog and other sites thus bringing more traffic to your blogs.

10 Include a “Pin it” button on your blog or site.