I wonder if I would do a lot better if I was on Facebook (socially) for marketing my articles. I have a business fb page for promotion purposes and use it for posting new articles but the return is minimal. Do you depend on fb for the majority of your views?
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The FB interest group thing is probably a good route to take with FB. Your niche subjects might do well on Google groups too?
They might, but I wouldn't know because I've never made time to figure out Google+ ....haha
How do you find FB groups that relate to your niche? I've tried but have yet to succeed!
Timetraveler, all you have to do is type whatever your interest is into the FB search bar, it'll come back with lots of pages and groups devoted to that subject. Then just start joining groups!
Thanks so much Keith
I'm the exact opposite. I get the majority of my views from FB and next to nothin' from Pinterest.
It definitely depends on your subject matter and the types of images you use. Pinterest is mostly good for tutorials, recipes, house stuff - "girlie" topics :)
Yea, I figured that out awhile ago so I kinda gave up on Pinterest as a traffic tool. I still fool around with it "pinning" cool pix of stuff like old concert shirts, movie posters, etc. and other nerdy junk just for fun though. :)
Thanks for that advice, ChristinS.
Thanks, Sherry, makes sense.
That sounds fantastic. Keep up the good work. The majority of my views are organic.
Janis - I'd love more organic traffic, but I am shooting for 100,000 views this year (likely to hit that in another 2 weeks or so), and I'm likely to hit 200,000 by December. I think if I stuck with organic, I might have 2500 or 3000 if I was lucky
Andrew, never say never. I've surpassed your December goal without fb. Just think what I could do with fb! We will reach our goals in time, keep plugging away.
The thing I like about Facebook is that I seem to be in control over how much traffic I get. With organic stuff, I just don't get any. Maybe my SEO skills suck, or maybe I'm just writing about too broad of a topic within too narrow of a community.
Photos are key on Pinterest. I do get 1 to 3 pins a month for my articles, nothing significant. It does depend on the topic and what people want when marketing anywhere. I wonder though if fb success has some to do with having a following or group?
Thanks, Kevin. Good to know success is possible without it.