In 2018, social media is more popular than ever before. It’s no surprise that most business owners/blog operators use social media as a means to increase traffic. You, however, might be surprised to learn that in the United States, 77% of people use some form of social networking. Think of all the potential viewers/customers out there!
Today we are going to look at some awesome social media hacks to boost traffic to your site. These 7 tips are things you can start doing right away to bring more visitors to your web page.
Let’s dive in!
Schedule Your Posts
We are busier than ever before. No one has time to update their website, work, and update social media 2-3 times a day. However, you can save some time when you schedule your social media posts days in advance. There are tools that you can use to help you schedule your posts and track data.
The Buffer App is a popular choice for busy website owners looking for a way to schedule all of their social media content across multiple platforms. You can then go in and track your performance and work on improving your social media presence for even more high-quality website traffic.
Engagement isn’t just a one-way street. If you want people to engage with your content, it’s important that you engage with the people who follow your page.
If you see someone (other than a direct competitor) posting content or their thoughts on your particular niche, give them a retweet!
When people see that you are willing to interact with them, they are more likely to share your content, which will extend your reach, and draw in more traffic. The bigger your reach, the better chance you have of people visiting your website!.
Promote Your Content
Once you have your content created, it’s time to promote it to people who are interested in your niche.
Quuuu Promote is an online platform that allows you to reach more people with their unique sharing tool. Essentially, people go to the Quuuu website and sign up for content that interests them. You set up “campaigns” displaying different types of content under different headers and subcategories.
Once you’ve developed your campaigns the content goes out to people who are interested in your niche. Since they are interested in your content, they are more likely to share your page, tell their friends, and get you more traffic.
Add Social Sharing To Your Site
The social sharing “loop” is simple. Someone goes to your website and they see a piece of content that interests them. They like your content so much that they decide to share it on their social media page. Once it’s on their page, all of their friends get a direct line to your site. If just 5 of their friends visit your page and then they share your content, your reach can grow tremendously.
All you have to do is add a great “social sharing” plugin to your website. Many people prefer using the Sassy Social Shares Plugin on their site due to the flexibility, social media site buttons available, and ease of access.
Take Advantage of Hashtags
Hashtags are commonly used on both Twitter and Instagram as a way to mark “trending” topics and discuss specific places, phrases, and people.
If you look through the trending hashtags on Twitter or Instagram and see something that you can add to a new post, don’t hesitate to use it! Simply make a tweet or status, and use the trending hashtag somewhere in the post.
There are a number of websites you can use to monitor and predict trending hashtags, such as Hashtagify. You can see when trends are on the rise and make your post at peak times to take advantage of the opportunity to gain traffic.
Optimize Website Content with SEO
Believe it or not, the way you incorporate SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords in your content can have a huge impact on the way people react to your website on social media. One of the best programs to use for adding SEO keywords is a plugin called Yoast SEO.
The way it works is you put your keywords in your content, and over time, if done correctly, you’ll rise in the Google search results. So you may be wondering how this can improve traffic from social media.
It’s simple! If your content ranks high on Google, people are more likely to visit your page. The more people who visit your page, the more likely they are to share your content, which drives your website traffic!
You can mix and match these great social media hacks to boost traffic to your site. The process of becoming a popular website isn’t something that happens overnight. However, if you’re patient, learn what works, and stick with it, you’ll soon have a website with tons of visitors on a daily basis.