Hello, my marvelous readers! Welcome to my blog, I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Today, I’ll be sharing with you some tips on how to increase your blog traffic with social media. I’ll include two accounts that make daily follow threads on Twitter and a Facebook group I just started with other 3 amazing bloggers. I’ll also be sharing which are the best hours to post on each site, a free printable so you can plan everything and a free printable bookmark for all of you book lovers. Without further do, let’s get started.
Sharing your blog on social media can be very beneficial, there are lots of people out there who want to find something interesting to read or watch. Nowadays, social media is one of the most powerful tools to spread the word about a certain topic with several groups of people. There are billions of accounts all over the world trying to find something interesting on the web. There are lots of different social media apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google +, Reddit, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. But keeping track and creating new content for every single one of those can take a lot of time and effort. We don’t want that, at all. That’s why we should learn some tips and tricks to take good advantage of those apps without spending so much time creating different types of daily content. There are 3 tips that you must follow no matter which social media you use the most:
- Learn Who Your Audience Is: You’ll need to know little things like age, demography and what kind of posts they like the most. This is going to help you realize the hours you need to posts according to the demographic most of your followers are from. This way they’ll see it as soon as you post it, and the interaction possibilities increase. By knowing your viewers’ age, you’ll be able to realize the type of content that suits them the best.
- Be True to Your Niche: Make sure you’re posting things related to your blog niche, you need to attract people who would like what you write, but if you’re not enjoying what you write, then how do you expect others to like it?
- Be unique and support others: When you support other people on social media you’ll get more interactions, which will lead to more views, which leads to more followers. I’m not saying go follow every single human being on social media, I’m saying you should give following similar accounts a try.
After I clarify that, we can start with the 4 most used and common social media platforms.
I’ve been using Twitter for a long time now, I love sharing my thoughts, some quotes and I can fangirl about my favorite artists, movies and tv shows. On the other hand, I’ve been using it to share some of my posts and interact with other bloggers. I’ve been doing some threads where other bloggers can interact by commenting, following or liking on other people blogs. I find Twitter a very helpful tool to share all the stuff related to my blog, I’ve got a lot of traffic and my views increase whenever I post something there. There are several keys that will help you get more interactions on Twitter.
- Make threads: Helping other bloggers to grow is something that can be beneficial to your own blog, unfortunately, not every blogger out there actually interacts with other posts. You’ll eventually find which accounts are worth following and which are not. You need to be honest with your followers, don’t say you’ll follow their accounts if you’re not actually going to.
- Post at certain hours: I’ve found that posting at certain hours helps me get more likes, rt, and comments. The best time to post depends a lot on your followers’ demographics, but mostly you’ll need to tweet on hours where people are not working or at school. For example, when I tweet from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm I get more likes, rather than when I tweet from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm I get more Rt’s and comments. Try to find the time when you get more interactions, in three days you’ll be able to analyze your own best posting hours.
- Make Polls: Having a blog is like having a brand, you need to know the type of content that your followers are willing to read. This can help you get more interactions and followers, cause you’ll be increasing their interest if your polls include information that they actually would like to know more about.
- Follow accounts that have a similar niche: When you are following people who care about the same topics as you, you’ll find more content that you actually want to see. They can follow back and check your content as well, your tweets will have more interactions, cause the people who follow you actually care about those topics.
- Use the Pin Tweet to share your links: Having a pinned tweet will make it easier for others to click on your links. They won’t have to do a lot, just click on one link, and they’ll be redirected to your social media accounts or blog. This can sound stupid, but it really works.
- Write an interesting bio: Reflect on the bio who you really are, this can take a while cause the bio has to be really short. Use emojis, this can catch the eye. Be brief, but try to include as much as you can.
- Two Accounts that make threads: @BloggersTribe @BloggersSparkle
Sharing links on your personal Facebook account can make you gain some views and your friends can share your content. But if you’re someone who doesn’t want friends or family know about your blog, Facebook blogging groups are one of your best options, mostly when these ones are closed groups. There are multiple Facebook groups that are supposed to help you gain viewers and interactions. Unfortunately, there are groups where links are just all over the page and you have no idea who the bloggers are. I joined one group a while ago but there are no good interactions at all. Most bloggers I’ve met via Twitter think that Facebook blogging groups are not a good idea. But I actually believe that if members are willing to interact, blog views and social media follows can increase, maybe not like 10,000 a month, but it will increase eventually.
Because of that problem, I joined 3 other amazing bloggers on Twitter to start our own Facebook worldwide blog supporting group. We’ll be making follow threads, helping new bloggers and post daily inspirational quotes for all of you! If you want to know more about them, here are their twitter usernames. Let me tell you that they are amazing, they are genuine supporters and their blogs are wonderful:
If you would like to join the group, you must follow these 3 rules:
- Having an active blog.
- Write a little paragraph saying why you should suit the group and if you’re willing to interact with other bloggers and links.
- Paste your Twitter or Instagram link handles.
You don’t need to follow the admins to join, but its well appreciated if you decide to follow at least one account. If you’re interested please Join Our Supporting Group!
I actually haven’t used this app that much, I’ve found that Instagram can be a good source for getting blog traffic, but a lot of followers are needed. I started a new Instagram account only related to the blog, but it was too much. I needed to post daily at least 3 times a day to get interactions and follow. I only lasted 2 weeks and then I just couldn’t handle it. For me, it was so stressful, but there are so many talented bloggers that make their own photos and their accounts grow quickly. Here are some tips and tricks:
- HD Quality Profile Picture
- HD Quality Posts: I’ve found that the accounts that have HD images have more followers than the ones that have SD quality images. I know sometimes it is difficult to have a full HD image, but if you’re trying to gain more followers, try investing in a good camera.
- Bio & Name: A trick to appear on the searching bar is to write in the name section what you blog about. As you see on the image below, My name appears as LIFESTYLE & POSITIVITY BLOGGER, this way if you type positivity blogger, it’s easier for you to find me.
- Use Hashtags: Using hashtags can make your post increase its engagement by 50%. Nevertheless, try to use different ones, if you use on every single post the same ones, Instagram will think you’re having a motorized posting system and your posts won’t show on the hashtag pages.
- Best Time to Post: From my experience, my best posting hours were around 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm. But according to Taylor Loren, the best time to post is around 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Use a Business Account: When you have a business account you’ll be able *after you hit 100 followers* to check where your followers are from, the time your posts have more interactions, most clicked images and hashtags, how many people saw your image on their feed, etc. It is really helpful. The only disadvantage, it’s that Instagram will see you as a money-maker so it will bother you occasionally to promote your posts.
I love Pinterest, it’s one of my favorite apps. I really enjoy finding inspiration on different boards and creating my own. I’m actually not a Pinterest expert, but I’ve seen a lot of creative pins that catch my eye. I think that the most important tip here is to create good HQ quality images and share them with an interesting title. Pinterest now has a business account as well. I actually don’t know how it works, because I haven’t tried it, but here is the Pinterest Business Account Article. The best hour to post on Pinterest is on Saturdays and Sundays, mostly between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. You can use different apps to create beautiful layouts for your blog posts. You can use the Be Funky: Graphic Designer or Canva.
Well, I hope you enjoyed these posts, it’s longer than I thought, but I hope it’s helpful for some of you guys. Let me know on the comments which social media platform you think works the best. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you in my next post!