HOW TO INCREASE YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC USING GOOGLE+, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND PINTEREST
I’m sharing my ultimate guide regarding traffic to your blog and how to increase it. This is a multi part tutorial specific to Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
I’m going to walk you through mutilple options; working with Social Media Platforms, ultimately driving plenty of traffic to your blog than you can imagine.
Ask yourself these 2 questions first.
- What is your social sharing strategy??
- Are you using Google plus for marketing your blog?
Now once you have written quality content and did lots of hard work, follow these tips I’ve outlined below.
- GOOGLE+ PLATFORM SOCIAL SHARING
1. Enhance Your Circles
- The more people in your circles-the more exposure your receive
- Complete Your Profile (eye-catching intro details and interests)
- Add circles of interest along with followers (adding them to your circles)
- like Facebook Groups
- Specific niches
- Have to join
- Active participation and ping-backs to increase traffic to your blog
3. Proper Titles
- Use * to make text bold
- Use _ to make text italicized
4. Use of Images
- Attracts more readers
- include only images with relevance to your post topic
- Include hashtags with keywords with in the body of the post
- Allowing for more exposure
6. Something From Nothing……
- Start by “plus ones” on other Google+ blogs and they will plus one you in return
- TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND PINTEREST
You can use your Facebook page URL in place of your blog link to reduce over-exposure of your blog. In fact, by interlinking your blog with your Facebook page and your Google+ page and profile, you will be creating a very
powerful traffic-magnet that will also appeal to Google.
Facebook community pages are run by the community and not an individual. You can search for such pages using the Facebook search facility, and add your niche to your search term (e.g. “community pages fishing”). You will be presented with a list of communities, some of which you may be able to join. Those who visit the same community page will have a common interest, which enables you to reach potential visitors that you may otherwise never have found.
You can create or join groups of people with similar interests. To create a group, go to your Timeline then click on ‘More’. Scroll down and click on ‘Groups’ – you can click to create a group. If you click on the ‘Manage’ button (pencil image) you will see some groups that Facebook has recommended to you. You can joint these if you wish.
Using the settings, you can enable members of your group to add and approve other members. This is a good way of meeting prospective visitors to your blog that you would otherwise have been unlikely to find yourself.
Twitter is a very popular means of social interaction, but it can also be a powerful method of generating traffic. Here are some tips on how to use Twitter to your best advantage.
Although you can use 140 characters, tweets of 100 or less appear to get a higher level of response. Make your tweets short and to the point, finishing with a link to your blog.
Use hashtags in your tweet. Use them with your blog name: #techlila or with topics, such as #blogtraffic and #blogingguide so that your tweet will be visible in the feed for that hashtag. This can drive a lot of traffic your way.
If you see any tweet that mentions your blog’s name, then immediately retweet it. This gets the mention even more exposure.
Request a Retweet:
Each tweet has a link allowing a retweet by the reader:
Images tend to attract people, and if you have an image in your tweet it might persuade readers to click on your link.
Use Your Bio:
Your Twitter Profile contains a box for your bio. Use your blog URL in the Profile itself, but also
include the URL of a particular post you want to publicize in your bio box. You can change that regularly to promote specific posts. Alternatively, include a link to your Google+ profile page. You have 160 characters to use.
You can make sure that a specific user receives your tweet by including their user name in the form @username in the tweet.
The link will be condensed by twitter of course, but you can see how we have
a) hashtagged SEO myths, so that the tweet will appear in the feed for anybody searching for that term,
b) mentioned TechLila so that they specifically will receive the tweet,
c) requested a retweet and
d) included the blog URL.
The @mention would naturally include another person’s personal or business user name, because you would not tweet yourself! That person may then start following you, and is likely to retweet since it motions their name.
Pinterest is increasing in popularity by leaps and bounds. In fact, Mashable among other sites, has stated that as from a year ago,‘Pinterest had been generating more traffic to users’ blogs that YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+ combined, and is more effective in this respect than even Twitter.
Whatever the reason is for this, it will pay to get involved. Register using Facebook or Twitter and then start pinning some images from your blog to your board – even if it is only your business logo.
You can also pin your readers’ images to your board – ask them for some and keep them involved. Once you have uploaded your photo to a board, make sure you link it back to your blog.
When you edit your pin you can give it a good title, and then complete the ‘Source’ box with your blog’s URL – or even that of a specific post. If you also include your blog’s URL in the Description, it will turn the image into a clickable link. Make sure that you have a hover Pin-it button on each of your images.
In conclusion, add your blog link on your profile and page. Set up google authorship for your blog, here is the complete directions Set-up Google Authorship Put a Google + badge on your website. Host Hangouts. Hope these tips will help you to get traffic from google plus. Thanks for taking your time to read my article.
Charma Hagans is a Freelance Writer and Virtual Assistant in numerous fields of employment. She has experience in Corporate Employment, Administrative/Clerical,
e-Commerce, and the Private Industry of employers. She is also open to working with website start-ups, new e-commerce start-ups, Virtual Assistant employers and fellow Bloggers.