5 Free Ways to Increase Website Traffic Using Social Media

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5 Free Ways to Increase Website Traffic Using Social Media

  Increase Website Traffic Using Social MediaSome people wonder whether social media is a viable method to increase website traffic. They take a few minutes each day to view their feed, add comments and post a couple of memes or photos. They may or may not see significant success. Granted, there's a lot more to reaching your end goal of getting prospective clients than posting and commenting. However, grabbing social media attention is the first tier of a successful social media funnel.

 

I believe it was in the '60s when a shampoo commercial talked about telling two friends, who told two friends and so on and so on...Social media marketing works much the same way. When you post interesting information, your following will share with others and they, in turn, will share with their friends. This is what helps you get free website traffic.

 

Here's five free ways you increase website traffic using social media.

 

  • Facebook Page - Your business page is separate from your personal page. Increase your website traffic by posting regularly. Post information that will be viewed as valuable by your target market. Direct people back to your website where they can find additional information. Posts should contain a variety of topics and should not be used as your personal billboard for advertising your business.

 

 

  • Tumblr - This social networking site is a great tool to increase free website traffic to your website. This blogging site makes it easy for you and others to share your posts with links back to your site. Everyone who sees your post can easily share your content. In turn, your followers will continue to grow.

 

  • Pinterest - In one of my previous posts, "Pinterest is More Powerful Than Grandma", I provided strategies for using Pinterest to build your website traffic and increase your online exposure. When done right, this fast-growing social network will provide tons of free traffic. Optimize your boards and pins and include your website's URL and your location.

 

  • Google+ - This social networking site makes it easy to publish content with links back to your website. It has a vast reach and a huge following. Did I mention it was GOOGLE? Unlike the previous four social networking sites, Google+ is more business-related than personal. It's a perfect place for providing valuable information that includes a link back to your website.

 If you haven't started driving free website traffic back to your website and blog, choose on the social networking sites above and get started today. It's fun, easy and can be very profitable. It's the first step in your social media marketing sales funnel. Without it, the other levels of your funnel simply won't work.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain.

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Suzanne Feinberg

Great tips - but you forgot one really important tip that goes across all of the social media platforms you mentioned. Complete your profile fully, including your website address - it will be more available for the search engines because the SERPS love profile content. We put our website address in the space for website address - but if you are allowed to put links into content - we add the website into the description section as well.

May 26, 2016 01:07 PM #12
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I totally agree with you .. Social media is a great tool and enhancement to your marketing plan. I'm onboard with each site you mention, but struggle with Google+. I find it the least appealing to participate in for some reason. I know it's value ... So will heed your advice and try harder ...

May 26, 2016 01:47 PM #13
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Google+ stumps me. Don't like the platform at all. Love all the others though.

May 26, 2016 02:25 PM #14
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Praful Thakkar
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You are right Pamela Cendejas - social media plays a major role in our business!

May 26, 2016 03:25 PM #15
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Anita Clark
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I use all 5 of these and have found the key to having success with them is to be active on that particular social media platform. If we do not have time to engage with followers or spend some time following others, we should expect our results to lag as well.

May 26, 2016 07:37 PM #16
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Great tips. I'm not taking advantage of these like I should. 

May 26, 2016 08:42 PM #17
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JoAnn Young
Young & Young Properties - Melbourne, FL
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I'm going to work on this plan today!

May 26, 2016 09:01 PM #18
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These are great tips and I have been using most of them.  It takes a little time and effort but I am starting to see some return on investment.  Thanks for sharing these!

May 26, 2016 09:11 PM #19
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Andrew Mooers
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Hardwired to the platforms you set up like marketing gardens to weed and feed and water is a beautiful thing. But if what you stock the shelves with is hit or miss, lackluster and just plain vanilla boring, a funny thing happens. No engagement. Make it worthwhile, give the other end of the marketing signal what you would want if wearing their moccasins. Save them time, gas, money. Yeah, do that on the round robin of social media platforms you salt and pepper.

May 26, 2016 11:19 PM #20
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Pamela, all of the above works if we know how to work them. Instagram is also a great place. None will bring success if we're not actively engaging though.

May 26, 2016 11:48 PM #21
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Pamela Cendejas  i do this with all my posts .. Great post well deserving of a Feature post

May 27, 2016 03:13 AM #22
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M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
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Another great reminder Pamela: provide valuable, consistent social media content, with links back to our websites...

May 27, 2016 04:51 AM #23
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Pamela Cendejas Thanks for excellent post with many valuable tips to utilize social media to promote our business 

May 27, 2016 05:10 AM #24
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Christi Farrington
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Hi Pamela Cendejas!  I appreciate the great tips.  I'm working on my Business FB page.  Believe I need some additional help or a LOT more time to figure out how to separate it from my personal page.  Instagram and Pinterest are still in my viewfinder ..... technology is a bit overwhelming to me, but I'm getting there. 

Happy Memorial Day!

May 28, 2016 03:02 AM #25
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Lisa Von Domek
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Great information Pamela Cendejas and Congratulations on the Feature!

May 28, 2016 07:00 AM #26
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Rosemarie Heindel
Harry Norman Realtors - Big Canoe, GA
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This is great information for real esate agents who may not be up on all of what social media has to offer. Thanks for sharing.

May 28, 2016 12:34 PM #27
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Thanks Pamela, I do use most of these tools to leverage my blog posts, and even got a call on one today.

May 28, 2016 02:45 PM #28
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Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson
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Thank you Pamela Cendejas! All good points. I needed the reminder to link back to my website, I don't do this enough!

Have a great day

May 29, 2016 11:16 PM #29
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Roy Kelley
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Congratulations on the feature recognition. This is great advice to share.

Jun 08, 2016 11:18 PM #30
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Matthew Klinowski
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Pamela this is great info. Appreciate you sharing

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