Social media is arguably the best way to generate traffic to your site especially if you have a big following on your social channels. But what if your a mere mortal with an average following how do you generate traffic that brings you great results? Well in this article I will share with you one sure-fire method that will seriously help you generate traffic with social media.
How to generate traffic with social media
I’m sure you have heard how Pinterest can seriously help you generate traffic and likewise with StumbleUpon well I’m going to show you how to use these two sites to not just generate traffic but to give you a real chance to go viral. Now I’m not promising that you will go viral, I’m saying that if you follow what I do and say here you can give yourself a chance to go viral that may just snowball.
So why did I choose to use Pinterest and StumbleUpon to generate traffic?
Well, Pinterest has an algorithm called the Smart Feed, the more your content is pinned and shared the more you are shown to users. And I chose StumbleUpon to generate traffic for very similar reasons. The more you are Stumbled and Liked the more you are then shown to Stumblers. The key to success is to get a good start when you create new content, a start that is recognized within the algorithms that then results in you being shown. Let me give you an example.
Let’s say you create a pin and that pin generates 1 repin. Smart Feed is not going to get too excited by that. But if you create a pin and that pin gets 10 repins, over a couple of days, and then you consistently start to replicate this, well Smart Feed and the StumbleUpon algorithm start to look at you in a different way.
Your seen as a potential influencer and so shown more to other users. This increases your likelihood of more repins and stumbles. And of course why this is happening, your traffic to your site is increasing from clickthroughs, your Alexa Rank is growing. Google is starting to take notice and rank you better. Everything starts to move and snowball. And it all starts to happen when you get a start, a start that shows the algorithms that you are posting great content.
So how is this done?
I have created a Facebook group called Stumble and Pin, it is a closed group. Now if you have read any of my posts here on Infobunny you may be surprised to hear the group is on Facebook because as we know Facebook engagement has seriously dropped. This is not the case with Facebook groups as members have opted in. The Facebook pay to play algorithm really doesn’t affect groups so there still remains great value using Facebook groups. And everyman and his dog seems to have an account so the group is on Facebook.
Here is how it works
There are 2 threads within the group. A Pinterest thread and a StumbleUpon thread.
On the Pinterest thread, you simply add the links to pins that you would like repinned for members to pin. When you have pinned you comment to the member that you have pinned their image for them. You then add your pin/pins to the thread to be pinned. We also ask that you follow the members you pin because more followers equals greater reach.
The StumbleUpon thread is very similar. But rather than leaving a pin link you leave the link to a page that you would like Stumbled. It helps if the page has a StumbleUpon share option on the page. If not you need to grab the link and go to StumbleUpon and add the link manually. Alternatively, you can add a StumbleUpon share button to your browser, Firefox or Chrome, whichever you choose to use. Again follow those who you Stumble.
Each thread lasts for a week then is renewed for a new week. Old threads remain active for you to pop back and pin and stumble if you wish. But all new links need to go on the latest thread so as to make sure they are seen.
The results rely on members pinning and stumbling and following each other to give each other that chance that may well result in your creating viral content and generating masses of traffic to your site.
If you would like to get involved then you can visit Stumble and Pin group and request to be added.
If you have any questions then please add them to the comments section below. Or if you prefer you can add them to the group.