If you’re a blogger or have a website, you know the importance of driving traffic to your site. Just buying a domain name, adding a WordPress Page, and going live means absolutely nothing. You have to get traffic. But not just any traffic… You need targeted traffic.
There are many ways to do this, but social media is one of the easiest. Just announce on your Facebook page or Twitter feed that you have a new blog post, provide a link, and you’ll have people click over. This may be a handful at first, but if they find your content compelling they will stick around and bookmark your site.
The secret to social media marketing is to build your followers in the different social media venues. Popular sites include…
The greater number of followers you have, the greater the reach. Sounds simple, doesn’t it…
The great news is, it is really this simple. It just takes time.
So… What is the Best Social Network?
Many people say Facebook, others pick Twitter. However, there is a way to get great traffic to your site that many people don’t know about. The secret is the graphic sharing site called Pinterest. On this site you share pictures, graphics, and photographs linked in from all over the net. You create pinboards and pin these pictures to them.
Unfortunately, Pinterest can be a confusing site at first. Many people create an account, add a few pins, and then forget about it. To do well with Pinterest you need a guide…
That’s where Melissa Taylor comes in.
Melissa found a way to get over a MILLION followers on Pinterest in a relatively short time, and now she has written a book to share her secrets with you.
The book is called Pinterest Savvy and has a great cover… (It’s official launch is a few weeks away, but you can download a few sample chapters on her website today for free. She is also looking for people to review the book. Check out the link here. )
It captures the fun and excitement of Pinterest and gives you 10 targeted chapters to get you up an running fast. Popular topics are…
- Pin Skills
- Pintastic Pin-Boards
- How To Be Awesome (And Get More Followers)
- Pinterest for Business
- Best Advice From Top Pinners
Pinterest Social Media Marketing
Pinterest can drive a lot of traffic to your site. Many months it has performed as well as Twitter for me. The secret is…
Pin what you LOVE. Don’t pin everything, just AWESOME things. ~ Melissa Taylor
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to implement some of Melissa’s great ideas, and share what I learn as I go along. Her book has easy to follow worksheets to get you started with checklists to make sure you’ve completed each step.
This is my to-do today… (From chapter two of Pinterest-Savvy)
- Each time I follow someone, repin at least three pins from their pins
- Peruse my friends on Pinterest. Follow the most fabulous.
- Go to Repinly.com. Look at profiles and follow those that catch my attention
Overall:I can’t wait to build my traffic with Melissa’s guide. There is a LOT of cool stuff here. Stay tuned as we explore the cool new frontier of Pinterest.
Please take a look at my Pinterest boards and follow the ones that interest you. I’ll follow you back.
Question: What Pinterest Boards are your favorites?