Social Media Traffic Generation
Social Media Traffic Generation is a great way to get free web site visitors and build credibility. This includes all the popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc… and includes discussion forums.
The key is to build and nurture actual engagements. By using forums and social media effectively, you can build credibility and establish authority in your industry. This is not a “quick fix”. Instead of money, you will be investing time, effort, and knowledge in to your social media traffic generation strategy.
Here are some tips for effective social media traffic generation:
Actively engage in conversations with real value. If you have some helpful experience, share the experience. Avoid making your comments and posts nothing more than a sales pitch.
Keep your links in your profile or signature.
Makes sure those links include a capture form with a lead magnet offer.
As you provide real value and helpful input, people will begin to trust you as an expert and will begin to seek you out for advice.
Don’t just post ads. Some forums will block your account. Most people on social media sites will block, unfollow, or unfriend if all you do is post ads. Make sure you offer real content that provides value.
Like a post or article? Share it. Like it. Give props when a response is strong and relevant. A big part of social media traffic generation involves some give and take.
Make sure you have social media sharing plug-ins on your blog. As your social media and forum discussions create interest, some visitors may share your articles and posts with their friends. This increases your exposure to their circle of influence.
Consistency really is a big key to success with this traffic generation strategy. Be prepared to spend some time, provide some value, and be patient. Over time, you will find potential prospects reaching out to you by filling out your capture form, private messaging you, etc… That is when you know it’s working.