steps to get traffic from Social MediaI think most of us know by now that social media is important when we talk about getting traffic and attention to our website. But then the problems start right? Which one should I choose for my website?

Should it be Facebook (now more than 1 billion users), Google+, Twitter, YouTube? Or what about Instagram or Pinterest?

There are so many to choose between. And it’s important that you choose too many different ones, because then you don’t have the time to really rock the boat and get your traffic.

But if you are too busy with too many social media you will not learn to master it and really get to learn a social media.

After you have learned a social media, you can start to put as much as you can on autopilot to save time, but remember that social media means you have to be social right?

Well let me show you how you can choose the right social media for your site.

 

Step 1 – find the right social media from your own data

I hope you are using Google Analytic – if you are not – get it now.

Go to your Google Analytic data, and look at your referral traffic. You will find it under “standard reporting”, “traffic sources”, “sources”, “referrals”.

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Here you can see my report for the last month.

I get a lot of traffic from LinkedIn and then StumbleUpon and Twitter.

Facebook is only number 7 on the list. So go and check your own traffic now.

 

Step 2 – find the right social media from your competitors’ data

And to go Alexa and check out your competitors. Maybe I have been too lazy with my Facebook. Maybe I should spend much more time on Facebook?

I will check out SeoMoz.org. A lot of people interesting in SEO are using their software.

 

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Now I can see that Seomoz.org uses Facebook better than I do. The number 3 traffic source for Seomoz is Facebook.

So I should try to get more active in that social media.

You can get more ideas here how to choose the right social media.

https://seocustomer.com/choose-the-right-social-network/

 

Step 3 – Now start to rock the boat

Well now you know where to start. So let me give you some advices for some of the hundreds of social media that you can find.

 

Facebook

Facebook marketing 5 tips for better sales conversion on Facebook

Facebook strategies how to use Facebook

Embed a game in your Facebook fan page design to make your brand popular

How to get likes on Facebook

Facebook SEO

 

Twitter

Twitter marketing for beginners

Who to follow on Twitter to maximize business potential

5 innovative tips to brand your business on Twitter

Let’s get practical no more talk

Stand out on twitter

 

Google+

Does Google+ really help in your search ranking

User activity from Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest

 

LinkedIn

How to boos LinkedIn lead generation

 

YouTube

YouTube ranking factors

How to use YouTube for SEO

 

Pinterest

Why you need red pumps to use Pinterest

 

Instagram

How to use Instagram

 

Free marketing giveaways

Remember to grab the our free 3 eBooks about SEO, SEM, Social Media Traffic and Link Building. And join our brand new LinkedIn group  SeoCustomer.

 

Good luck with it. Carpe Diem.

Henrik

 

 

WordPressWordPress offers a mind-boggling array of social media and SEO plugins, but these are the top three that you simply must have in order to quickly and easily increase social media traffic to your blog site.

In addition, these three plugins all have specific SEO features and functionality with proven track records of substantially increasing social media traffic from social media platforms back to your WordPress blog.

HeadSpace2 HeadSpace2 is a powerful multi-tool plugin that provides shortcuts you can use to manage and analyze your metadata simply and effectively.

HeadSpace2 allows you to create custom titles and descriptions that will increase your page ranking.

You can also use it to tag your posts, change themes and run disabled plugins on specific WordPress pages, and much, much more. In addition, it comes in over twenty different languages.

WordPress

 

SEO Smart Links SEO Smart Links is an effective way to get your blog posts interlinked and to add affiliate links to other sites, as well.

With SEO Smart Links, you can create custom keyword lists, nofollow attributes and open links in a new window.Using it is simple and automatic – you can edit your options from your administration settings panel – and it will then link comments, keywords and phrases placed in your posts to corresponding posts, pages, tags and categories found on your blog.

The new and free premium version contains bug fixes, improvements in performance and updated features.

 

Digg Digg Social Sharing – A fully supported plugin, Digg Digg, allows you to add an attractive floating bar with share buttons to your WordPress blog.

It also has many customization options, like placement at either the top or the bottom of your blog page, and left or right scrolling effects.

You can showcase all of the popular social sharing buttons like Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, dZone, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us, Sphinn, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage, Serpd and Pinterest.

A highly versatile plugin, Digg Digg even provides support for email and print services.

WordPressAlthough you may think your WordPress blog is one of the best there out there, in order to get the attention it deserves, you must link it to the many social media platforms on the Internet.

These three free WordPress plugins make it possible to increase social media traffic to your blog without getting a headache in the process.

Not everyone understands metadata and linking, and the developers of these three plugins took that fact into careful consideration when creating these helpful plugins for WordPress use.

 

Author – Eric Pratum manages Inbound and Agile – a marketing, leadership, and growth website that specializes in inbound marketing, and exponential acquisition.

 

 

 

 

TopSeoPracticesForMobileWebsitesBe it for web pages, websites or blogs, search engine optimization is essential for their publicity and visibility on the web.

Of late Smartphone and portable device usage has been on the rise across the globe, especially in the US. A survey conducted in 2012 revealed that of the total population in the US, close to 50% of them own a Smartphone and the ownership rate increases to 62% in the 25 to 34 age group.

With increasing number of people accessing the Internet through their Smartphones and mobile devices, online businesses are required to have a mobile website in order to cater to the mobile device users.

Certainly, the projections for the future are also bright. It is estimated that by 2015 every person in the world will own a mobile device. Another research revealed that by 2013 close to 75% of active Internet users will use their mobile devices to access the Internet.

If you run an online business then it is a mandate for you to manage a mobile website. As more people access Internet on their Smartphones, there is a four-fold increase in the number of mobile searches since 2010.

Search engines like Google have incorporated special algorithms in their search bots to highlight mobile websites in their search results.

Though the mobile web development arena is still in its infancy, almost all mobile device users expect their mobile search and browsing experience to mimic their desktop experience.

There are many issues reported when it comes mobile browsing, the most common of them being time to load a website and the response time of web pages.

With close to 40% of mobile device users turning to a competitor’s website due to poor mobile website performance, hence the mobile website experience is essential to attract and retain customers.

Mobile device users frequently use Smartphones to find information about local businesses and local hangouts.

All these stats point to the fact that if you want run a successful online business, then it is compulsory to develop a mobile website and implement effective search engine optimization strategies to increase that website’s visibility on the search engine results page.

 

Adhering to Publisher Guidelines

First and foremost, make sure that the content in your website and all your SEO practices comply with publisher and search engine guidelines. Google has suggested webmasters to either adopt a responsive design or device specific HTML strategy during mobile website designing. Responsive design involves having the same set of URLs for all devices, but only changing the style of the page using CSS. Device-specific HTML strategy uses the same set of URLs, but provides different layout based on the device.

 

Quick Loading & Simplified Navigation

While designing mobile websites make sure you include content and features that intrigue mobile users. For this purpose, use website analytic tools and refrain from using huge blocks of text, rather use images and infographics. Image compression also enables faster website loading. For simplified site navigation, design the website in a vertical-only layout, provide a hierarchy of menus, and include a search box on every page.

 

User-friendly & Search Engine Friendly Design

Most people who access websites from their mobile devices use their fingers to operate and navigate, so design your website such that even large hands can easily interact with it. And also use large and centered tabs with enough spaces so as to avoid accidental clicks.

 

On-site Detail

As mobile device users access a website to gain information on the go, have your address or contact details with maps and directions on the site’s landing page. Post forms with limited fields and use check boxes, lists and scroll menus to enable seamless data entry. Have click-to-call and click-to-mail options for phone numbers and email ids. Maintain and highlight the key features of your website across all the pages and channels.

 

Use Mobile Site Redirects

Finally, the most important practice, utilize mobile website redirect code that alerts visitors using a mobile device and automatically redirects them to a mobile-friendly edition of your website. Use the redirect code to provide the best version of your website and also allow users to transition between the desktop site and mobile site seamlessly. Make sure that the mobile and traditional website does not vary much in style and layout.

 

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