One of the most effective ways to Blog Promotion is social media. Social media platforms considered are powerful tools of internet marketing. If we mark email marketing is the number one solution to promote any blog then the second option to promote your blog is social media marketing. Most pro blogger recommends to spend 20% of time for create content and rest 80% of time to promote the content. It’s obvious, if you do not promote your blog perfectly and consistently on Social Media Platforms then all your hard work in creating contents are worthless. So to generate more traffic and make your blog popular you should have to promote your blog in every possible and effective ways. Among all the blog promotion methods social media plays an important role to make your blog viral.
Let’s see, what are the best social media platforms to promote your blog and how to start promoting through social media.
Top Social Media Platforms
Facebook is the largest social media site. It has more than 1.86 billion monthly active users. Facebook is also the easiest way to promote anything with your friends and followers. If you share anything in facebook then the all of your friends and followers can see this. You can create free facebook page for your business or blog. It also offers paid reach service so that you can promote your content with targeted people for a very low cost. This is the best and effective social media platform for Blog Promotion. If you don’t create a page for your blog yet, then create a page immediately and share your content link there.
Twitter is another social media site which offers tweet to your blog or speech. It has 140 characters limited text tweet option. You don’t need to follow everyone or everyone don’t need to follow you. Your tweet will reach to the people who are from similar niche I mean same hashtags. In twitter you can tweet same thing again and again. People can retweet your tweet easily. Twitter is a rapid way to generate traffic directly to your blog.
3. Google Plus
Google+ is quite similar as Facebook. Google launch their very first social media site G+ to compete with Facebook. You can easily add people in your circles and create community to spread your promotion. You already know Google is the best and biggest search engine. Billions of people are using Google search daily. This is a great chance to create a G+ account and share your blog there. It also helps you to rank your blog higher besides generating more traffic.
In a short time period pinterest makes itself a great and beautiful photo sharing site. Most pro blogger use pinterest to generate more traffic than other social media sites. You can create a fair profile in pinterest and pin photos in selected niche boards. You can also pin your photos from your blog links. People can follow your boards and pins and you can repin others photos in your boards. Almost 70% of pinterest users are women. So if you have a beauty or girls niche blog then a Pinterest profile is mandatory for your Blog Promotion.
Linkedin is a professional social media platform. Mostly here post about business, jobs, marketing and career base. You can create a resume or advertisement so that people who need similar skilled people or jobs can contact with you directly in Linkedin. As like Facebook, it has like-comment-share option that people can easily express their thoughts.
Instagram is a popular photo sharing platform owned by Facebook. Instagram founded in 2010 and it survived a lot to get popularity. While Facebook bought Instagram and added some amazing filter to add on users photo it’s getting acceptance among young people as well as who love to share photo. Millions of people are currently using this social media platforms regularly and sharing their regular photos. This platform help you to share your business photos and let people know about your products and services along with your personal lifestyle.
Tumblr is a popular free blogging platform. You can share your personal blog post here and get traffic to your blog. Tumblr helps to grow blog credibility as well as it generates high quality backlinks that is effective for your blog promotion. This platform founded in 2007 and getting popularity for its micro blogging feature. You can share your media files, text post, link or articles directly. Don’t miss the chance to join this popular social media platforms and promote your blog with more than million peoples.
StumbleUpon formerly known as social bookmarking site and people can rate and check popular and top articles from StumbleUpon feed. This social media platforms founded in 2001 and suddenly being too much popular among the people. You can share your blog post here and generate potential visitors for your business. Visitors can surf in StumbleUpon and find out best articles with their interests. This social media platforms also generate high quality backlinks for your blog that is worthy for promote your business and rank in search engine.
I have got this social media platform most effective to promote any business among US people. Most of the users of Reddit are comes from US. If you targeting US people for your business then you should have to promote your blog and business in Reddit. Though Reddit terms and conditions are quite straight forward and you may get rejected to use your Reddit account if you do not follow Reddit rules. I have wrote an article about How to Use Reddit For Your Business that will be helpful to learn about Reddit promotion.
Digg is another popular Social bookmarking site and getting popularity as a social media platforms. This platform only share Blog url instead of contents. You can share your business website or blog post link directly to Digg.
Huge number of people are using Delicious regularly to find out best and trending article with their interests. This is the world leading social bookmarking site. This site founded in 2003 and being popular in short time. This social media platforms help you to grow your business promotion and increase credibility.
Flipboard is getting popularity in a very short time as popular social media platforms. This platform first launched in 2010 and attracting people with it’s design and news feed. You can find out all exciting contents with its UI. You can edit and share your own contents easily in Flipboard. According to Forbes Flipboard is going to next hot social media platforms.
I have just shared a few social media platform to start your new Blog Promotion. When you start sharing your content on those platforms you will understand which platforms are perfect for your Blog Promotion and what types of people are interested to go to your blog to read your posts. There are a lot of platforms but you can start with a few. If you don’t have a profile on these platforms then create one now. Hope this will help you to maximize your blog traffic.
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