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10 Social Media Tips To Boost Your Blog’s Traffic

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My most recent blog has been live for a few months now so I thought I’d write about what I have learnt and any social media tips that I can give to new bloggers. I have been blogging for nearly a year now (on my other website Expanse Social) about social media, future technology and robots – yes, that’s the nerdy side of me!

Once your website is up and running, building a good profile on social media is essential. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn are the best to use. Choose at least three depending on what you blog about and what platforms your target audience use most. For most bloggers, myself included, Facebook is the best for driving traffic to your blog!

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The average beginner blogger will set up their profiles or pages on social networking sites and simply post on them whenever they publish a new blog post. Follow the 10 tips below in order to increase your blog’s traffic by using social media in a more effective way to gain thousands of new readers.

1. When you write a new post share it on your blog’s social media pages.

2. Then share it on your personal social media profiles.

3. Ask your friends and family to share it.

4. Search for Facebook groups or pages that are associated with what you have just written about and ask if they can share your post.

5. If you mention a company or brand in your post, tag them in the post on Twitter or post it to their Facebook page. (Chances are they will retweet it to their followers, which will most likely be a much larger following than your own).

6. Use hashtags, especially on Twitter and Instagram to get people who are interested in those tags to see your post.

7. Join Facebook groups specifically for blogging.

8. Join Facebook groups specifically for the topics you blog about.

9. Don’t just promote your post once on social media, keep coming back to promote it every so often.

10. Engage with your audience by replying to comments and comment on posts by other bloggers.

If you go a bit further with social media by following the above steps, you will definitely see an increase in traffic, discover other blogs and bloggers, and even begin to feel like you belong to a community.

Some of the Facebook groups I have joined include Blogging Network, Blogging Boost and Girls Who Travel. The group members are so supportive and constantly giving out hints and tips for success so definitely join these kinds of groups!

Need more tips on growing your blog? Here’s how to grow your blog by joining a blogging tribe.

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    • Try it out. Your Facebook feed will completely change, it will be blog everything! But I’ve had such a great response only a week after joining these groups.

  1. Great post with some great tips, especially agree with the replying to comments, but there are a few points I’d make after blogging for three years myself.

    First of all Facebook is okay, but it isn’t the be all and end all. It is important to have a presence here but remember it is now a pay to play model and if you don’t pay, your reach is artificially strangled.

    Also Facebook groups can be fantastic as a tool, but use them sparingly. They can be very insular and cliquey, and remember that most blogs shouldn’t have other bloggers as their core audience. (I’ve seen so many new bloggers make this mistake on the boards). By all means use it as a tool to get some social shares etc once in a while, but concentrate on who your audience is away from other bloggers more.

    Twitter is by far the single most underrated SM platform. I use it a lot and it isn’t my largest referrer, but it does give me the most engagement of all SM platforms which is arguably more important. By engaging in twitter chats I have increased my authority on the subjects I blog about and by answering questions and interacting with people I get a ton of engagement, now my readers use twitter to ask me questions or send messages about what they have read on my blog, and I answer.

    Now to my final tip, Pinterest. Use it. It was a slow start and took some hard work but the platform is now my biggest referrer by far, outshining all others combined by 100% at least on a daily basis.

    Hope this helps, and good luck with all your blogs!

    • Thanks for the great advice Michael! Twitter and Facebook is great but I still need to see what Pinterest can do for me. I’m definitely going to give it a try though!

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