3 Steps to more Traffic social media marketing
Over the last several blog posts you’ve seen my traffic results using the "Newbie Traffic Formula," in order to get targeted traffic from niche FaceBook groups.
So far you have only seen what I have done. Today all that changes. Now its your turn to get targeted traffic.
starting with this post you are going to discover 3 steps to get more targeted traffic to your desired website site, so read on…
When I refer to social media marketing, I’m talking about promoting your links on sites like Facebook.com, Twitter.com, MySpace.com, niche groups on Ning.com, and other niche social networking sites (like Dogster.com for dog lovers).
So that you don’t get too distracted, I suggest you just start with just two: Twitter.com and Facebook.com. Here’s what you need to do.
Step 1: Set Up Your Profiles
Be sure to fill out your profile completely. Some of this info should be about you (including a photo of yourself), just so that people get a sense of who you are. However, your profile should also be about your prospects. In other words, tell them what you can do for them.
Naturally, be sure to include a link to your landing page as well as to your blog, or other social profiles.
Step 2: Start Posting
No one is going to join your contact network if you haven’t posted anything. So spend a few days adding good posts to your account, such as tips.
Don’t be promotional at this point, as you don’t want your Facebook feed or Twitter account to read like an ad from the Sunday paper. Instead, make it useful to your prospects by offering tips and other quick solutions to their problems.
- Does your dog get anxious when you leave home? Train him to be calm by leaving for just a few minutes at a time. And never open the door when you hear him crying or barking.
- You can improve your conversion rate by including trigger words in your headline, such as: you, how to, discover, secrets and guaranteed!
- Swap those fatty potato chips for pretzels and you’ll easily slash 100 calories from your diet!
Step 3: Seek Out Fans, followers & Friends
Once you’ve posted some good content on your account, then you can start seeking out “friends” and “followers” to add to your contact list.
If you are an affiliate, remember not everyone you seek out is necessarily a prospect for your offering. Instead, some of them could turn out to be good joint venture partners.
place links to your Twitter and Facebook accounts on your blog and encourage your blog visitors to join. You may also give them an incentive to do so, such as a special password protected blog post that goes into depth on a certain niche subject. Or perhaps specially arranged discounts on one of your products and services for your fans, followers and friends.
Next, search these sites using your niche keywords (like “dog” or “gardening”). Then send out friend requests to those who share these interests. Take note, however, that you’ll likely have more success with this strategy on Twitter, as some people reserve their Facebook accounts for personal friends and family.
Don’t be tempted to use a social media site as your list-building site. That’s because most people have hundreds of contacts on these networks, so your messages often get buried in their feeds. Instead you can use Facebook's advertising network (more about Facebook ad's in future postings.)
Instead, encourage your contact lists to join your regular list (by telling them about your free password protected blog post, report, or video). And consider your contact lists as just one more channel to reach your target market.
Now it's your turn. Go setup your social media profiles, start posting and sharing great content, and seek out your audience fans, followers and friends.
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There you have it, 3 Steps to getting more traffic from social media marketing.