While there are numerous ways to grow your audience on your website blog and gain leads and follows, nothing is more intense and works as well as Social Media. Sites like LinkedIn, YT, Twitter and Facebook give you the tools you need (for free) to get your site and your content in front of more people. Here are a few ways to increase your blog and website traffic and to get more leads for your business or product.
1- Send your Blog content to social sites: If you have a blog platform such as WordPress you have an array of plug-ins that allow you to actually publish a excerpt of your blog content with a link to your Social Profiles. Its quick, easy and very simple for anyone to do.
2- Make sure you add plug ins that allow you to add Follow Me icons to your social profiles. For WordPress, I absolutely love “Acurax Social Icons Options.” This plug in allows you to add little icons to your homepage or any other page that people can click and then visit your social sites. The icons are specific icons for that specific social site. It’s very easy to set up and its free.
3- Add your website to social profiles: Make sure when you create a social profile for Twitter, Facebook or any other website that you include your description and your URL to your blog and or website.
4- Utilize Cross Profile Publishing: I call this working smart, not hard. Sites like Hoot Suite allow you to join for free and add up to five social media sites. After doing this, you can go to Hoot Suites post place, make a post, add a link and shorten it, and publish it to ALL five social sites at once.
5- Use Social Widgets: A lot of the social sites like Facebook and Twitter offer social widgets to help promote your website/blog and give your content you add on your blog almost instant exposure.
6- Add “sharing” plug ins to your blog: This is different than option 2 above. Adding a sharing plug in to your blog makes it so with every blog you publish it adds an icon to different social sites so your readers can share that specific blog url to their friends and other people. Very important! I have had good luck with WP Socializer.
Just finally finished my ebook. Now I just have to wait for the editor to edit it and it should be published sometime next week. When I sent it in it was approx 85 pages long, but that can always change of course once the editor is done with it. I look forward to posting this on Amazon, as well as a few other sites like SmashWords and Kobo.
I wrote about 30 pages for my eBook for Blogging and then my computer crashed. Gotta love technology! Can’t live without it, can’t seem to rely on it! Anyway, I had to rewrite those pages and I have been writing all this week. Hopefully the eBook will be available soon and then I just have to wait on my eCover :o)
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It seems through the numerous emails I have received and the comments, as well as looking on Q&A sites like Yahoo Answers, that a lot of people are still confused about what a blog is, how to set one up, what you do with one after you set it up, etc. Since this is such a familiar and easy topic for me – I have owned and set up around 100+ blogs for myself and others – I figured why not write a book about it. In the next few weeks I am going to go ahead and put a little ebook guide together for everyone so that hopefully you can start to understand the basics about blogs and blogging as well as some more tech savvy procedures to set your blog up via WordPress. I wanted to do WordPress because it’s what I am familiar with, but it’s also one of the most used platforms for websites and blogs. Joomla is a close second, but again, I have more experience and knowledge with WordPress so I think this is a good option for a guide.
On another note, I am still working on my Crime Series and it’s coming along nicely. I think some people just whiz by and write a book in a week, but this book is a little more intricate in the details so its taking me a little longer than usual. Alas, it will be available eventually and hopefully all my hard work will pay off!
If you have any ideas or questions you think I should place in the WordPress Blogging ebook, let me know with a comment and I’ll be sure to include it in the ebook.
Hope everyone is well. See you soon!