Top 4 social networking sites to get traffic from!


Setting up a website is not a very difficult process but getting traffic to that site requires time and knowledge. How do you convince people to keep visiting your site? How do you even tell them that your site even exists? There are several ways to accomplish that. Some are more time consuming while others show quick progress. Some are difficult and require advanced knowledge of marketing while others can be understood by kids. To narrow the list down, I am going to focus on social networking sites today and talk about how you can drive traffic to your websites from these types of sites.

Social Networking Sites

First of all, what are social networking sites? Here is a definition that I am sure you will find helpful:
A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.
- Wikipedia

Enough talking! Let's start with the list. Here are top 4 social networking sites that you should definitely use to drive traffic to your website.
  1. Facebook - It is one of the most famous social networking sites and has millions of users. You probably use it already to communicate with your friends. Why not use it for marketing? I am not asking you to go to your friends' walls and start posting links. But you can use the "share" feature to post any link that you like on your own profile page. Once it is public, you friends will get to see the link and will visit it if they like it. Share links from your site and see the traffic increase!
  2. Twitter - This site is like a mini version of facebook. Through twitter you can let your followers know what you are doing. The best thing is that you can use links in your status updates! Create a profile for your website on Twitter and then put a link on your site so that people can follow you on twitter. Then, whenever you write a new article, just let your followers know through Twitter.
  3. Forums - There are several forums that you can use to get traffic and that's why I didn't specify any particular forum. Choose a forum related to the niche of your site and use it for traffic. How? First, be active at the forum and get to know other members. Place a link to your website in your signature. If someone wants to learn about something and you just wrote an article on that topic few days ago, let the person know about your article!
  4. Social Bookmarking Sites - Again, there are so many social bookmarking sites that it is hard to just pick one. Also, some bookmarking sites work better for one site than another. For example, StumbleUpon works more for me than Reddit. Just like with forums, you should try to get to know the community at these bookmarking sites. Only then you will be able to get noticable traffic.
I hope you liked my list and got some ideas about how to promote your site for free! Leave a comment if you have any questions or just want to leave some feedback.

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21 comments:

web design miam said...

Twitter is a great idea - people who use it are an awesome target audience. Facebook not so much - it's hard to get any traffic from it because it's mostly used casualy.

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The Huge plus with social media is the interaction factor. Face book and You tube are amazing places to get a connection with people that have the same interest. I don't think the same personal touch can be achieved through any other means. It has never been more apparent that you need to get into every type of gadget, marketing- bookmarking there is.

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Interesting. Thanks for the info.

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Social bookmarking sites can bring a lot of traffic. However there are 2 "buts". First of all you'll need some great content to attract those people - they've seen everything. Second of all you need to remember that the traffic spike will only be temporary.

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Yes,Be active at the forum ,get to know other members and don't spam.

earnmoneylive said...

Good list.

but you forgot to put mextena in the list.
I think it is the best social networking website.

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Twitter is a good source of traffic...

Bali garment said...

Yes, I agree to use social bookmark to drive traffic to the destination website, it's a part of SEO, and one main important thing in Search engine optimization.

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I think you should focus on facebook

mmw said...

Which social network sites are more important for SEO, sites like Facebook or bookmark sites like Digg?

Dan said...

I don't think facebook is very important for SEO..at least not right now. However Facebook is good to get some targeted traffic.

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Very informative and helpful post. You have good command on the topic and have explained in a very nice way. Thanks for sharing.

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I agree, twitter and facebook are both potential goldmines of traffic if one does the right advertising on those social media platforms. Cross Media Optimization is an emerging standard.

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Yes, I agree to use social bookmark to drive traffic to the destination website.
I think it is the best social networking website.

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very Interesting.
Thanks for the info........

Boca Raton Web Design said...

I do agrre that Social bookmarking sites can bring a lot of traffic.

dony said...

with facebook we can determine the targets to be promoted

medwalls said...

stumble upon works for me too but i cant understand that whenever i stumble a post i get 4 instant visitors from california and washington and then no more why is it so?

Dan said...

@Medwalls - it's probably the bots that you are noticing.

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I agree, facebook is the largest social media community on the planet. In tapping facebook, we can get tons of traffic for our site.

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