You no longer need just organic traffic to start a successful blog. In fact, a social media account on Facebook or another social media platform will do more than you expect.
That is right, if you can manage to get a good understanding of how to make use of these platforms, it will only be a matter of time before there are thousands of visitors coming to your website every day.
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The tips below will give you an advantage over those who are not using social media properly.
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Social Media Icons
Whenever you visit a random website, you should notice that there are social media icons somewhere. And while this is not a 100 percent record, most sites have been practicing this for years now.
The most important thing about this one is that you need to make sure that these icons are easy to notice. The more visible they are, the easier it will be to find them and click on the platform that your visitor prefers.
Finally, if you can get someone to design these icons in a way that they represent the website, you will have an even better time.
Everything Should Be on Facebook
If you are sharing your blog posts on a personal account, it means that there is plenty of room for growth. It is much better to have a separate Facebook page for every blog that you own, even if your own account has thousands of followers.
Not to mention the fact that people might be interested in searching for the blog on Facebook and would not be able to find it because they do not know that you are the person behind it. This practice should not be limited to just Facebook, though.
No matter what the platform is, this should be the way on all of them.
This particular platforms might not seem like that big of a deal, but the reality is quite different. In fact, Pinterest has seen massive growth in the last few years or so, and everyone wants a piece of that.
At first, you might have some problems with figuring out how Pinterest works, but after a few days, it should become crystal clear.
Best Time to Post
Figure out what time of the day brings you the most likes and comments, aka engagement. Whether you are going to be posting on social media in 2019 or the year after matters very little, the best time to post matters the most.
The key here is to determine when the number of likes and comments is the highest after you publish a post.
While the likes of Twitter are shortening the links for you, and some sites do not care about how long it is, using a shortener like bit.ly or anything similar is great advice.
Most do not know that using a shortener shows metrics, such as a number of people who have clicked the link, or when the link got the most clicks. The more data you have, the easier it is to figure out whether some things still need improvements.
Use Blog Name Everywhere
If you are on a forum or any other website which requires a username (Reddit or Quora are good examples), consider sticking to your blog name.
It does wonders when you are still starting out and want to build a big audience.
The more websites you are on, the more people will notice you, and the more recognizable you will become. It is a win-win no matter how you look at it.
Interact with Other Bloggers
A great way to build connections is by sharing other people’s posts without them asking for it. A natural relationship which starts from zero can go a very long way, and who knows, maybe the person will start to share your posts as well.
Stick to It No Matter What
There might be a time when social media is no longer the big player in the world, though it is a bit difficult to imagine such a time.
Regardless, even if it no longer drives that much traffic, sticking to it is still for the best. And even if you feel like you are doing everything right, yet the numbers are not growing, it means that there is still stuff left to do, and perseverance becomes a key.
All in all, if you are serious about blogging, then the importance of social media for blogging cannot be emphasized enough. The more tips you use from the list above, the higher your chances are of having a successful blog.