3 Colossal Tips Using Social Media to Drive Traffic

ocial-media-drive-trafficI’ve heard it said a lot…

‘I want more readers and I spend a lot of time, every day, on social media and engage in lots of conversations but I really don’t see using social media to drive traffic to my blog as a key.’

Think about that for a minute.

⇒ What could happen if you commit your time to creating content and engaging in social media?

You could get more site visitors and create an income stream by using social media to drive traffic.

Bloggers want traffic, their ideal audience coming to visit, read, and take some kind of action.

#1 Spend time socializing on social media.

Bear with me.

I know it takes a bit of time to socialize, but your audience isn’t going to pay attention to you or what you say, and that includes your blog posts, if they don’t know who you really are.

Of course, you’ll also be posting useful and interesting information on a regular basis, consistently.

  • Which includes your blog posts and helpful tips for your niche.

Because, even as you socialize, you want to be seen as an expert, communicating that you know and can share within your niche.

Have you heard this before…

‘Social media should encourage conversation, and help you start conversations within your niche.’

But there’s much more to tell you.

I so understand that as a blogger, you’re always needing to accept the challenges of navigating social media effectively.

#2 So have some fun and invite your niche on social media to your events – including parties, giveaways, special coupon offers and sales.

  • Use social media to promote and invite your online community. Entice them to attend events and participate by offering incentives.
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You’ll be offering a gift – that incentive – to send them back to your blog, read about your offer, and sign up for more information.

#3 Your personal touch is big in using social media to drive traffic.

How about you make birthdays a bigger deal, then just giving a ‘Happy Birthday’ post on Facebook?

  • You see the birthday notices on Facebook.
  • You know who it is you want to visit your site and learn more about what you do.
  • You also know who you want on your list so you can help them get to know you even better as they read your regular emails.

But here’s the best news …

You can use birthday gifts to your community to help social media to drive traffic.

Use social media to find your followers’ birthdays and invite them to your blog to celebrate with special discounts or promotions and, of course, to download a free gift.

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One more thing …

Now ask yourself…

“How am I using social media to drive traffic?

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41 thoughts on “3 Colossal Tips Using Social Media to Drive Traffic

  • June 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Wonderful post as usual! Yes bloggers want traffic and lots of it 🙂 I’m always looking for ways to increase mine so this post comes in handy for me. Bookmarked!

    • June 15, 2015 at 7:26 am

      Thank you, Michele – I so appreciate your comments and that you’ve bookmarked this page! 🙂

  • June 14, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Great tips for everyone! I know personally, I always use social media to help me out with promotion – I definitely think it’s the best tip! That’s why I just started incorporating Instagram too.. Had to jump on board!

  • June 14, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I get like 90% of my blog hits from all different social media sources! I always think it’s wierd when I meet a blogger who doesn’t. They really are missing out!!!

  • June 15, 2015 at 4:10 am

    What a great post and what great ideas! Thank you for sharing today! Like in real life, one needs goals and a driving map to steer us all in the direction we need to drive to! it is only when we define this goals and achieve them that we know we are successful in what we do!
    Joanne T Ferguson recently posted..How Much Fun Are Mystery Box Challenges?My Profile

    • June 15, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, JOanne – so glad you found the post helpful 🙂

  • June 15, 2015 at 4:20 am

    I’m thinking of starting a new blog. These suggestions are oh so very helpful. Getting that traffic in the beginning is hard.

  • June 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Another great post and great information. I’m getting a little better at this but still working on it.

  • June 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

    This is some great tips. I am always trying to drive my social media traffic up and I’ll be using these to work on it!
    Kiersten recently posted..Ipsy #2 – May 2015My Profile

    • June 15, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Thanks so much Kiersten – glad for your comment and to hear that you’ll be implementing some of my tips 🙂

  • June 15, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    These are great tips I could use for my blog. When I started blogging I honestly didn’t think it would be taking up so much time! And now I have two blogs, and am trying to start two more just to be able to post relevant stuff in corresponding blogs, I have trouble finding time for all the necessary steps to go through when you blog. Hope to use your advice to get more organized!
    Elizaveta Hesketh recently posted..Monthly grocery budget challenge – updatesMy Profile

    • June 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Sounds like a ‘colossal’ job – running and promoting 4 blogs – congrats on such a big task! Thank you so much for your comment and that you found this of help 🙂

  • June 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Social media is huge for my in terms of networking and getting traffic to my blog. This article had so much great info for me to use as I continue to grow!

    • June 16, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you, Chelley – Hope to hear what you’re up to 🙂

  • June 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Yes I love this very helpful post. Of course I want more and more traffic in my bloggy business. This is very useful.

  • June 16, 2015 at 6:20 am

    As always great advice and information. Social media is the it thing right now and one of the best ways to get traffic!

  • June 16, 2015 at 7:58 am

    This is a great resource not just for those who wants to start a blog, but also for bloggers who are looking to drive more traffic to their sites.

  • June 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for all of these tips. It will surely greatly help us reach out customers/audience.

  • June 16, 2015 at 11:42 am

    This is great information. I will have to share this post with my sister for her blog.

  • June 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I am looking to increase my traffic and just started to do more on the social media front to help.

    • June 17, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks for dropping by, Kendra, and hoping to hear how the tips have helped – 🙂

  • June 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Really great tips! I have always believed that being your true self and sharing that with your readers and followers will engage them and draw even more to your content.
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    • June 18, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Thank you, Tiffany – so glad that you ‘get’ it! 🙂 Hope to see you here again – Coach Donna

  • June 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Another great article, Donna. Social media is so important in getting readers to your site. If you want engagement, you have to do what it takes. My niche is animals and pets, so it’s easy to find pet-owners. I enjoy watching the number of readers on my blog rise steadily. It’s so much fun.
    Jeanne Melanson recently posted..What is a Sarcastic Fringehead? Can you guess?My Profile

    • June 20, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Congratulations on a growing blog that I also enjoy, Jeanne – and so glad you stopped by and commented 🙂

    • May 20, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Thank you – hoping to see you here again 🙂

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