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How to Increase Traffic With Social Media

Updated on June 15, 2014

Using Social Media Optimization for Success

Using social media is a great way to increase traffic to your website. The best part about it is it's completely free! You don't need to be a reporter on CNN or Fox News in order to get lots of targeted traffic to your website. This is the beauty of the internet and allows users such as you, to increase traffic and go viral. So let use look at the best ways to increase traffic with social media optimization!

Tip #1: Create Compelling and Viral Content

Creating compelling and viral content is very important even before you start doing social media optimization. If you write bad content, it will never get shared and you will not be able to increase traffic to your websites on your niche topic. That is why it is critical to provide great content to your readers that not only resonated with them but is also something they would want to share. If your trying to sell a broken product to a massive audience, it will not work. The broken product being bad content. Don't let that happen to you, it's always about quality over quantity. If you get this first step right, then the rest will be much easier to do. This is also a big part of search engine optimization because social media can make you look better in the eyes of Google. If you are interested in that then here are some search engine optimization tips.

Tip #2: Share Your Content With Many Social Networks

This is pretty self explanatory, by joining many networks such as Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and many more, you can reach millions of people and possibly generate thousands of searches for your website per month. Once you have your well written content up on your blog or website, share it on many social networks. Ask users to tell you what they think of your content and improve on feedback. Eventually, if your content is excellent, many people will share and like your posts and start visiting your website. Every time you update your blog, post it on social media. Interact with users that like the topic of your blog. For example: Pin with other pinners on Pinterest on a board relating to you topic. This will help you get noticed by other people and eventually you will start driving more traffic.

Tip #3: Implement Social Media Sharing Tools on Your Website

Put a couple share and like buttons for users that stumble upon your blog posts. If you had written good content, more people will share it with these social media buttons. They are very easy to install, simply Google on how to install a Facebook button on your website and it will show you exactly how to do it. By making your website social media friendly, you are increasing your chances of getting more traffic and possible more money from sales.

Tip #4: Write Catchy Head Lines

By writing catchy headlines, users are more likely to click on your content and see what it is about. So make sure it is catchy and grabs the users attention. There a thousands of things on the internet that are competing for our short attention spans. Therefore, it is critical that you write attention grabbing headlines to lure in the reader. This reader will then possibly share your content and it might go viral.

Step #5: Read a Book On How to Market Properly With Social Media

Since this article is rather short, I would highly recommend that you delve deep into the world of social media and read a book on it. It will help you get very specific tips that you can start implementing today to start increasing traffic. It will also tell you many different ways on how you can do the social media optimization. These ways range from using short tweets to using Facebook ads to increase traffic. There is a great book called "500 Social Media Marketing Tips" by Andrew Macarthy that has stellar ratings. The books include endless tips that you can implement today to start generating traffic via social media networks. Reading gives more in depth insights and is a great way to learn. I myself have implemented many things from reading and now know much more than I did before.

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      Beck 3 years ago from USA

      Thank you Chatkath!

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      Kathy 3 years ago from California

      Essential tips on using social media! Well written and easy to understand