How To Get Fast Results From Social Media
In a way we can say that social media has taken control over the internet. Having a social media presence or not having a presence on social media sites can really affect your blog.
For the new blogger who is a little ignorant of what this type of media can bring you, or even to the professional blogger who has a social media presence, but ignores it, you need to rethink your strategy.
- Twitter Facts: Over 100 million people use Twitter every day. When you are not seen on just Twitter, you could be losing thousands, if not millions, of dollars!
- Facebook Facts: Over 175 million people are “facebooking” every day.
The list goes on and on! Plurk, Digg, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn,…I could site here and type all of them, but you get the picture! having a social presence is important because it will lead to making money with your blog or website.
Keeping yourself updated on these types of platforms can be a full time job in itself! There is no way that you can stay “connected” through updates all day long. For those of you who are interested in learning more about how you can update your social media sites without having to actually stay on the computer all day, read my post on How Your Social Media Update Affects Their Brain. I will not get into all of that in this post. However, I want to show you how you can provide an excellent result through this type of media with traffic generation. Now, I won’t go into all of them, but I will show you how I do my own Twitter and Facebook accounts. Please refer back to the original link I just gave because I am able to do this through Dashboards.
Results From Social Media-Tip #1
Keep in mind that, just like search engines, these types of platforms have search features also. There is usually a search box in each of these websites where you can view different searches of your choice. This is that particular sites “search engine”.
Using Twitter-Hashtags(#) are a way of highlighting a keyword of your choice in your tweets. This will show up in search results in Twitter for everyone to see. Believe me, people search these things and you can get a tremendous amount of traffic from it. A good idea is to get a great dashboard where you have everything at your fingertips. Keeping up with “trends” of what people are using hashtags for is also a good idea to get your tweet noticed.
Using hashtags means that everyone who searches for that particular keyword will see your tweet; not only your followers, but everyone. So you don’t have to have a huge following to get a great result in traffic. Research is the key here. For example, in my case, the keyword #MakeMoney is a good one to get into the searches with. This would be an example of one of my tweets:
Use #SocialMedia To Gain Better #Traffic To #MakeMoney
Results From Social Media-Tip #2
A lot of people don’t even bother with this one. However, I think it is a very important part of connecting with your potential visitor. Reach out to people. These days, we have all made it hard to get in touch with each other because we have digitalized making the connection. On Facebook, we see one of our “friends” make comments or post an update, and we hit the “Like” button. We would NEVER contact that person though! Why not?
When someone follows you or becomes a “Friend”, make a connection with that person. Send them a personal email or a direct message thanking them for following you or being “friended”, and put your link in the message. 9 out of 10 times that person will come to your site just because you made the attempt to be personal and not digital.
People want connections, and they want help with something, and you can be that person that gives it to them! I always write my new Twitter followers and tell them if there is anything that I can help them with, please let me know!
You’re probably sitting there going, “Yeah right!” but it’s true! I would help anyone that needed it! Show this in your message because sincerity in social media is lacking heavily!
Results From Social Media-Tip #3
Don’t just update.I know you probably have a lot of responsibilities and things that you need to do with your blog, but don’t just be those words that people see when you update on social media. Make yourself known! I guess this goes along with reaching out to people, but I think this is important as well. Browse other people’s Tweets. Comment on Facebook pictures, retweet someone else’s tweet. Make them remember you!
In Conclusion– There are a lot of tips that really no one even uses to get thousands of visitors coming to their site every day!