With all the buzz/hype about how important social networking sites for marketing blog can easily drive free targeted traffic to your blog/websites, is easy for bloggers to get tempted trying to be in all these social networking places – marketing his blog.
While is quite obvious the important of these social gathering sites, is hard to keep up with their latest trends, tactics and strategies to get the best out of them for blog marketing.
And on top of all this; I believe each social networking sites has its own kind of audience – therefore, it will be almost impossible to find just a niche topic that fits into all these social gathering places.
8 out of every persons you ask which social networking sites for marketing your blog is the best will without any consideration tells you be on Facebook, get more followers on Twitter and hang out on Google+.
While in reality most of these places may/will never bring you good quality targeted traffic compare to other relatively unknown smaller social networking sites.
In my opinion, I believe the best social networking sites for marketing blog for each internet marketer has something to do with what type of content or information you shared in these places and the followers you attract to your content.
Check Your Google Analytic Dash Board.
For instance; If you take a closer look at my Google analytics results below, it revealed that, apart from direct and organic (search engine traffic) traffic which in the past three weeks are the most source of my traffic, kingged.com top the list of social networking sites that send in the most referral traffic, followed by LinkedIn and just-retweet and having Facebook in the 6th position.
Surprisingly, I spent most of my time marketing my blog on Facebook more than any of these social networking sites. This tells me I have to start giving other social gathering sites more focus and time than what I have been giving – especially, kingged.com.
This brings me to ask you these questions:
- What are your experiences so far with your favorite social networking sites?
- How has it affect your blog marketing?
- What type of content has brought you the most traffic and what experience can you share with us so far?
- What are your experiences so far with the big three, “Facebook, Twitter and Google+?