Links are much less likely to be clicked beyond the initial set of people they are shared with. In other words, if you share a link directly with me and I know you, I will probably click on it. But if I then pass that link along to people once or twice removed from you, the chances they will click on the link falls dramatically.
Numbers don’t lie. Most of their posts receiving FB shares in the several thousands and tens of thousands of visitors from SU & Digg.
Stay away from Clipart, Wikipedia and other easy forms of graphic creation.
No social buttons anywhere. Embed and PDF download are the last things you should have.
CEO’s & Investors don’t care about traffic or front pages unless it boils down to earning the site $$. Rankings can do that.
Creating Great Content<br />“Great content isn’t great unless it’s discovered and shared.” <br />-Lee Oden<br />
Build Your Networks!<br />“Submitting to Digg, Stumbleupon, Facebook, and Twitter is not a promotion strategy.”<br />-Wil Reynolds<br />
Facebook: The King of Sharing<br />*estimated that sharing produces 10% of all internet traffic<br />Source: http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/06/sharethis-facebook-38-percent-traffic<br />
StumbleUpon<br />Growing 20% per month since 2011<br />Accounts for 43% of social media site traffic<br />13 Million Users<br />43% SM Site Traffic<br />500 Million Users<br />38% SM Site Traffic<br />