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  • Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight! Authored By Wade HarmanFounder of Bloggers Make Money
  • Social Media PresenceWhether you are an experienced blogger or are just getting started in theindustry, it is important that you extend your blogging efforts to the socialmedia arena.Why is social media so important?Well, for one thing Twitter gets over 100 million people visiting its sitedaily. Not to mention the millions of hits that other social media platformslike Facebook, Pinterest, Plurk, Digg, Stumble Upon,(the list goes on) getsdaily as well. Staying connected is an obvious answer to grow your blogtraffic or site traffic.Make your blog as social as possible.Giving your readers an opportunity to click the “Tweet” button or Google+is important! Allowing them to be involved in your posts and showing themthat their opinions matter to you by means of a “Like” tells the visitor thatyou want them to show your recent post to their friends!
  • The ProblemHowever, there is a small problem with social media. You can’t be at 50social media sites at one time updating. We all know the simple fact thatonce you tweet something or update on Facebook, then it’s gone after about20 minutes or so depending on the number of people that are connected withyou.Yes, updating on social media sites can be a full time job. How can oneexpect to stay visible on these sites in order to get the traffic? If you are noton the top of the page when that potential visitor logs in, then you are out ofluck! Like I said before, having a social media presence is important.However, if you can’t get noticed by other people they will not come to yoursite…and this is going to be remedied! I am about to show you ways thatyou can get Followers, Friends, Searches, and Traffic to your site basicallyovernight through social media, and the best part about it is…you don’t evenhave to be there to get it!
  • Using Social Media DashboardsRemember when I mentioned that it would be a full time job to stay noticedon these social media sites? Keeping your URL updated so people canactually see it is important for traffic to flow. However, you cannot stay onthese sites all day long updating! You have a blog or a website to run andyou have other responsibilities to perform besides worrying about whetheror not your update was just refreshed and is no more!There is a tool that will be helpful to you called “dashboards”. This will beyour best friend in the coming months, and will drive more traffic to yoursite than you have ever imagined!Social OomphThis is probably the best dashboard online. When I first started using thistool I only had 120 followers. But I got over 1,000 page views in 2 daysfrom it! Very easy to use. It is free, but only for Twitter. I recommend thatyou spend the $30 and upgrade to the “Professional” version of this packagebecause it intertwines all of your social media profiles from this one site. Inother words, you can update to Facebook, LinkedIn, Plurk, Twitter, etc. andnot have to leave this site at all!
  • Social Oomph allows you to log in and save your updates. It has anautomatic URL shortened embedded in it so you don’t have to go to anoutside source for your tiny URL’s. This makes it really easy. Once youhave all of your updates saved, you then proceed to manage the times thatyou want them sent out, and on which social media platform. Boom! It’sdone! You can walk away from it and forget it because it will then proceedto post your updates and keep your URL in front of potential visitors whomight not have been able to see it otherwise!Tweet AdderThis is basically the same principles as Social Oomph. However it onlyallows you to schedule updates via Twitter. I am hearing talks of addingother social media sites as well, so that may be a plus. This is not aexpensive as Social Oomph, and if you are trying to save a little money andstill get great traffic I recommend this one.Getting Social Media “Search” TrafficThere is one thing that you need to familiarize yourself with whenpublishing updates on social media sites. It is the hashtag(#). A hashtag issimply a relevant word or series of characters preceded by the # symbol.
  • Hashtags help categorize messages and can make it easier for other Twitterusers to search for tweets. When you search for or click on a hashtag youllsee all other tweets that use the same hashtag. Only others who are interestedin the same topic thread will likely be using the same hashtag.For example, if you search for #Apple, youre less likely to see tweets thatinclude references to the fruit and more likely to see information about thetechnology company. Keep in mind, however, that Twitter is a real-timeplatform and its search function only goes back one week. If you want topull older conversations, try using third-party services, such as Topsy, thatarchive messages sent over public social networks.Why Use HashtagsTwitter is an open social network, and anyone can see your public tweetsprovided you havent set up your account to be completely private. But fewpeople want to follow everyone in the world. Hashtags can make it easier todiscover other Twitter users who are interested in the same conversationsyou like. For instance, by conducting a Twitter search for #NFL, youll seeonly the tweets with that hashtag for the National Football League.
  • Twitter Secrets RevealedBecause you can use any hashtag you want, your tweet about how awesomesinger Bruno Mars was on the Grammys could be seen by more than your150 followers. If you used the #Grammys hashtag, the droves of people whowere following that hashtag could have seen your tweet. If you saidsomething insightful or answered a question, others may respond and engageyou in conversation by using the hashtag you used. Conversely, if yourefollowing a certain hashtag, you can tweet a question to others who areobserving that conversation stream, engage other interested users in real timeor find people to follow.When using hashtags its important to consider scale. Doing a search for the#NFL on Sundays will most likely subject you to a litany of tweets andkeeping up with the conversation may be difficult. But if you still want youropinion thrown out there with everyone elses, use the hashtag.
  • How to Use Hashtags for BusinessBy creating your own hashtag, you can use it to drive conversations aboutyour business. Are you having a spring sale at your furniture store? You cantack #SaveBigAtMurphys on to your tweets, for example. Encourage yourTwitter followers and others to use the hashtag. Maybe even do a dailygiveaway or prize for the person who tweets the funniest pitch line for thestore and uses the hashtag. At the end of each day or the end of your sale,you can do a scan for the hashtag and measure how many tweets wereposted using it and how many Twitter users you reached. If youre hosting abusiness event, you can create a hashtag for it, too. Encourage attendees touse the hashtag when tweeting about the event. This will help organize theTwitter conversation while also promoting your brand.
  • How To Get The Most Out Of HashTagsFor new Twitter users, and even we veterans, figuring out what a specifichashtag is being used for can be a major chore. When a hashtag starts totrend, it gets even more difficult to parse the information stream. So what’sthe most efficient way to figure out those nasty hashtags? Luckily, there afew great tools that can assist in hashtag enlightenment: What the Trend? This useful little service makes it really easy to learn about trending hashtags. When something starts trending, What the Trend? will provide a quick blurb on what’s going on. Twubs Twubs, which we recently reviewed, uses a wiki system to help disseminate information on a hashtag. It aggregates tweets and imports pictures to help illuminate the topics being discussed. Hashtags.org While not the best at helping you understand the meaning behind a tag, Hashtags.org is good at showing you its use over time and recent tweets, which oftentimes is enough to figure out the meaning behind
  • the tag. Tagalus Tagalus is a simple dictionary for hashtags. It’s very easy to find information on thousands of hashtags as defined by other users. You can also define a hashtag by tweeting makemyblogmoney.What’s buzzing on Twitter right now? If you’re a tech journalist, marketingprofessional, or just a person interested in trends, there are many useful toolsand techniques to keep up with the Twitter conversation via hashtags.If you’re trying to track tweets from a hashtag in real-time, Monitter andTwitterfall are good choices. Once again, Hashtags.org provides graphs andhour-by-hour information on top hashtags.One last tip: if you need to track a less popular Twitter hashtag, try setting upa Twilert to get a daily email of the use of a specific hashtag.For more, be sure to check out Another Twitter Post on my blog.
  • Don’t Overuse HashtagsAlthough not terribly complicated, hashtags have some unwritten rules. Theprimary one to remember: don’t overuse them. If every one of your tweetsIS a hashtag, you dilute the usefulness of them by fragmenting theconversation. In addition, many people will shy away from you because itseems spammy.Another simple tip: give your hashtag context. Most people won’t actuallyknow what your hashtag means, so give a quick explanation in one of yourtweets or, if you’re making a hashtag, make it very apparent what it’s talkingabout.Finally, if you’re looking to create a hashtag, be sure that it adds value foryourself and your followers. The best way to utilize them is when you needto organize information. Conferences, major events, and even reminders (i.e.#todo) can help organize specific tweets and make life easier on you andyour followers.
  • Get Original!If you’re about to put on an event or are looking to take your event to a newlevel, here are some useful tips for hashtag organization: - Choose a single hashtag early: This may seem simple, but it is vital to get right. Choose a simple hashtag that represents your event or brand. If your event is the Business of the Calling Ducks conference, don’t use #businessofthecallingducks as your tag. How about #bizducks instead? - Remind attendees of the hashtag constantly: On your website, on your Twitter feed, at the opening remarks, and throughout the day, make a friendly reminder about your hashtag and that you can track the conversation through it. - Provide a website widget: For anyone who isn’t using or knowledgeable with Twitter, provide an easy conversation tracker tool on your website. You can make one via Widgetbox or Tweetgrid.
  • All in all, the social media traffic will happen for you. I know that thisseems like a lot of info right now, but it is very simple to understand andapply. Use your keywords and your hash tags well and you will start to seean enormous flood of traffic daily to your site.The most important thing in this whole ebook is the fact of the social mediadashboards. Get one! This will not happen until you register for a socialmedia update scheduler.Good luck, and don’t forget to Follow Me On TwitterAll the Best,Wade