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8 Free Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic Through Social Media

8 Free Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic Through Social Media

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8 Free Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic Through Social Media

Social media since arriving on the scene has offered bloggers two core and very important capabilities that were not part of the web landscape until social media turned up.


  1. Multiple platforms and networks to re-publish and share their content on. You can now discover a blogger and their content because it is published to Facebook or their video is on YouTube
  2. Crowd sourced marketing as people share bloggers articles with a couple of clicks on Facebook and Twitter. No longer is the post hidden in the email silo where sharing is restricted to passing an email on.


So if you have just launched a blog or you’re struggling to grow your traffic, what are some of the tactics that the top bloggers use to get attention, bring readers back and become part of your loyal tribe of readers?
How to use social media to boost your traffic
If you’re wanting to use social media to boost your blog traffic, here are eight ways to do that:


  1. Get on Twitter. Start following my Twitter tips for beginners. And if it’s not already on your blog, add the “tweet” button to all of your blog posts.
  2. Start a Facebook page for your blog. This is a great, additional subscription option for heavy Facebook users, and it can be a means of expanding your platform. I’ve met several new people who “liked” my page and weren’t previously friends with me on Facebook.
  3. Regularly share your content on Facebook. There are some great tools to help make this easier for you. Encourage your readers to do the same by adding a Facebook “like” or “share” button.
  4. Ask others to promote your blog via social bookmarking sites, such as DIGG, Stumbleupon, Reddit, and others. You may occasionally do this yourself, but be careful of doing it repeatedly, as some sites penalize sites with multiple submissions from the same user.
  5. Implement social sharing tools on your website. An excellent tool is Flare, which allows you to combine sharing options via Twitter, Facebook, email, and social bookmarking sites into one tool.
  6. Use a social-powered commenting tool like Disqus or IntenseDebate. (Blogger uses Disqus as default) 
  7. Write catchy headlines that people will want to share. Most people neglect this by posting well-written articles with crappy, nondescript titles. Don’t do that.
  8. Write compelling content. You might be thinking, “Duh,” but I mean that. It has to be really good. Like, better than your average blog.


That last point is worth emphasizing again: create compelling content. If you want your blog to compete on social media sites, you need to say something worth listening to. In other words, be awesome.

This is the downside of social media. Everyone now has a voice. Which ups the ante for those wanting to communicate and be heard in this space. You either have to be really specific or really radical. Maybe both.

Personally, I like this new rule. It means that playing it safe is no longer an option. If you don’t break some rules, you can do all of the above and still fail. This means that the great writers and communicators will start rising to the top.

So what will you do? I hope you’ll break a rule. I hope you’ll be different. I hope you create something worth our attention, something epic.

Have you seen how social media can boost your blog traffic? How? Share in the comments.

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