I 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”.
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.
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.
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.
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Good luck with it. Carpe Diem.