1. t raf f icge ne rat io ncaf e .co m http://www.trafficgeneratio ncafe.co m/so cial-media-traffic/Social Media Traffic 101: How to REALLY Get Traffic fromSocial MediaSocial media has been called a lot of things:…the best thing since sliced bread;…productivity killer;…the next marketing wonder…Truthf ully, it doesn’t really matter what YOU think about social media.If your audience and your competitors are there, you don’t really havemuch of a choice, do you?Social media traf f ic is to your website as breathing is to living. Period.Social Media Traf f ic: Find, Master, AutomateA f ew quick tips bef ore we dive into the mysteries of driving traffic from social media:St art wit h one plat f ormSocial media is the great example of Pareto principal at work (roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% ofthe causes).My best advice is not to spread yourself too thin. Find the one social media platf orm that YOUR target audience seems to f avor and stick with it. Learn the ins and outs of it. Master all the nuances of social media traf f ic generation f rom that platf orm. Figure out how to put most of it on autopilot. Move on to the next one.How t o f igure out which one t o st art wit hHere you have two options:1. Use your Google Analytics (GA) dataIf you are already driving social media traffic large enough to analyze some stats, then start here.Go to your GA dashboard and look up your ref erral traf f ic.See which social media platf orm drives the most traf f ic AND converts the best.Focus on that one.
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