In the last few post we talked about “Plugins” and “Important sections”. Without posting your articles to social media you will have very little traffic.
Facebook is one of the prime media outlets that you can drive traffic to your site. Using Facebook is critical in getting your blog content to your audience.
How do you post your article to Facebook? One way that it is posted is when you hit the publish button. That’s if you have setup in your setting in whichever host that you are using.
Secondly you can go to your blog and share from there. That’s if you have setup the share buttons on your site. Thirdly you can copy and paste the link in Facebook message box.
Fourthly, you can use social media platforms such as “Buffer,”“Sprout Social”and “HootSuite”,just to name a few. I currently using “Buffer” Business because they offer a free 14day trial to test it out. They also have an individual plan that you can continue using for free.
The next most popular social media platform is Pinterest. Yes, Pinterest! Unlike FaceBook your post will not post directly to Pinterest. You will have to manually post you article to Pinterest.
This can be done either by going to you blog site and click the share button. Or you can open up Pinterest, click the plus button. It will then open up a window. You will upload a picture and copy and paste your url link from the article that you are posting.
Also you are still able to use the above mentioned platforms to share your post at once. However with Buffer you will have to signup and pay when using the Pinterest share.
Twitter is another top social media platform for you to share your article and drive traffic to your site. With Twitter though you are limited on how many characters that you can post in the tweet. But that shouldn’t stop you from sharing it on twitter. You can always use the comment section on the tweet to be long winded if need be.
Sharing your article on twitter is much like using Facebook. Sharing is built in when you hit the publish button when using WordPress. Once again you can also share by going to your blog website and hitting the share button.
As I mentioned in the Facebook section you can also use the social media platforms to post an article at one time. However, with Buffer and other platforms you are still limited on the amount of letter characters that you can post to a twitter post.
Linkedin is a much different platform that Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media engines. Linkedin is more for business communication than personal communication.
On Linkedin you probably won’t find your mom or dad unless they are still in the business world. You probably won’t use linkedin for every article that you post.
Nonetheless, you can still share your post on their platform. But just like the Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest when you hit the publish button you post will be sent to Linkedin and posted on your feed.
Remember you can always go to you blog site and hit the share button to post it to your feed on Linkedin. Or as I mentioned above you can use Buffer to send out a multiple post at once.
Google+ along with the other social media accounts mentioned above works the same way as they do. When you publish you article it post to your blog, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google+.
Some studies have shown that Google+ doesn’t get that much activity. It is still important to publish to Google+ because it still helps in getting traffic to your site.
Of course you can always use Buffer to post your article to Google+ and all the other social media outlets that you belong to.
Now Path is a new site for me. I have never heard of Path until I signup with WordPress.org. So I can’t tell you much about this site. I also know that Buffer does’t support them either.
I am sorry but I can’t help you with this social media site.
Now Tumblr to me is like Facebook and Twitter mixed together. They have a lot of similarities but unlike Twitter you can be long winded on a post like Facebook.
You can also share your article on Tumblr right in wordpress.org when you press the publish button. However, In researching if Buffer supports Tumblr. I found that Buffer does not support Tumblr at this time.
With Instagram you will not be able to publish your article directly to your account. You will have to manually go on to your phone and share your article to Instagram.
However, if your intention is to drive traffic. You will need to remind people to highlight and right click the link for them to be able to open up the page.
In doing my research to write the article I found an interesting fact about Instagram. Instagram doesn’t like when you use third party platforms like Buffer or any other third party platform that I mentioned the Facebook section.
YouTube is another great way to drive traffic to your site. You make a video and post it on YouTube. Be sure to add your blog site information.
There are other ways to drive traffic to your site and articles. You can join other forums such as https://www.quora.com/; https://www.bloglovin.com/; https://medium.com/ just to name a few.
This list is not an end all list on how to get your website traffic. You can also submit your site url to (click on google) Google. Another way to drive traffic to your site is by joining blogging groups.
Most of the groups you have to be approved to. But that is to keep out spammers from jamming up the site with nonsense.
There are hundreds of websites to share your article on. You just have to do your research to find the one that fits your needs.
A final word of caution! Beware of sites that drive false traffic to your site. You can and will be penalized if you use such sites.
Basically where ever you can list your blog site on the internet “list it.” Also, on every email post your blog site.
I hope that you have found this information to be helpful to you.