5 steps: How to easily triple your blog traffic using social media

So, you’ve been publishing on Facebook, Twitter and maybe a few other social media platforms, and you’ve built up a decent following, GO YOU! Your followers are starting to engage more and more with your content Hooorahh!🎉

First of all congratulate yourself. You’re smashing it! But maybe like me, you’re wondering, “Okay, what’s next? How can I take this to the next level and double, or even triple my blog traffic? How can I use social media to really kick off my blog?”

Lets start off really simple…

ADD SOCIAL SHARING WIDGETS TO YOUR BLOG Twitter Logo Silhouette free icon

People like things to be easy and accessible. If you make it easy for them to share, they’re more likely to do it.

Whether it’s the Tweet button at the bottom of this post or the rows of share buttons at the right corner of my blog, adopt these to your blog! As all of these allow readers to share all of your great content! You definitely need them to have any chance at increasing social sharing.

As for which buttons to include, consider your audience. Which networks are they using? Twitter is far my best traffic driver, but it may be Pinterest for you!

Example: Here are my widgets currently, I have slowly started to use Pinterest too which I love!

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lets get social

 

MAKE SURE YOUR CONTENT IS SHAREABLE

Make sure you are producing quality content, check the grammar is correct, check that it fits within your blogs niche. QUICK TIP: Before you publish your blog, think, would you share this content? Why would you share it? Make sure it ticks all of the boxes!

RE-SHARE OTHER PEOPLES CONTENT

Share posts, images, and tweets from other bloggers, and they’ll be more likely to share yours. It’s really crucial to engage with others in the blogging community. A little love and support for others goes along way.

TIMINGS: POST AFTER LUNCH

Timing is key. Especially when social media is literally SWAMPED with blog promotions 24/7 – it’s hard to get noticed. Research says people are more likely to click through and share your post after lunch – around 3pm, so to reach more people post then!. This kinda makes sense as we all have the post-carb sleepiness at work after lunch. I found this really cool infographic below that breaks down some key information on content:

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Interestingly, as well as time, different days have different connotations for people. For example, starting the week off on a positive high with fitness and ending more chilled and arty.

USE RE-TWEET ACCOUNTS

I love re-tweet accounts, if you are not familiar with what they are – they were created purely to promote other bloggers posts, what absolute BABES! All you do is tag them in your post and if you’re lucky they will re-post it! I find this handy chart on Pinterest!

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TIP! The larger accounts are going to be much more saturated with retweets 24/7, meaning your posts can get lost in the sea of social. So be sure to switch it up – sometimes use a larger account and sometimes use a smaller account. That way, your posts can gain more traffic!

PRACTICE RESTRAINT

It’s possible that readers are less likely to re- tweet and share posts with a ton of hashtags or accounts tagged, so try to use these in some of your posts but not all of them. See what works for you! And while we’re at it… don’t over do it with the self promotion. There is not a lot worse than following an account and then being bombarded with 15 – 20 blog promotions every day. Use the platform for other things not just self promotion – if your blog is about beauty, why not tweet about beauty?

I hope you liked my social media hacks! Is there any you already use? What is your favourite platform?

Psst: if you liked this post you may like some of my gude to blogging series below:

5 ways to beat the Instagram algorithm and get your content seen

Beginners guide to blogging

xox

16 Comments

  1. March 1, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Great tips and that chart is really handy. I’m so grateful to the lovely people at those RT accounts – they have given my blog so much traffic x

    LuxeStyle

    • Year of You
      March 2, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Me too! So helpful and encouraging! xox

  2. March 3, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    This is so so useful! Being so new to the blogging world it’s so nice to hear tips from people who are succesful! Will definitely be trying a few of these, thank you!! xx

  3. March 3, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    This is super useful – thank you, I’m just new to the blogging world and haven’t had many views on my blog just yet, hopefully this will help

  4. March 10, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Great advice as always. I love the RT chart thank you for sharing.

  5. March 16, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Going to try out these to good use!

  6. March 16, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Great tips – thank you for sharing. I am new to the re-tweet accounts, excited about those as I’m always looking for new blogs to follow.

    hmmhannahmary.blogspot.com

  7. March 29, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Really helpful

  8. March 29, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Really helpful

  9. April 14, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Hi! Read your post from BloggingGals. I’m new to re-tweet accounts so this is so helpful. Thanks for posting the chart here. Hoping to grow my traffic too.

  10. May 18, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I’ve just now realised that while I have the general social media buttons, my posts don’t have the sharing buttons at the bottom. I use them quite a bit to share other’s blog posts that I like, so time to get some on my own blog too! You’ve also alerted me to some RT accounts I hadn’t come across which will be really helpful in both promoting my content and finding new content to read!

    So far I’m only really using Twitter and Instagram, both of which I love, but I’ve just made a Pinterest account to have a go with as well. Hopefully I can get to grips with it!

    Thanks again!

    Beccah xx
    thehonestolive.com

    • Year of You
      May 18, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment lovely! Still getting my head around all the different platforms too! Glad i could help and hope its all going well for you! xox

    • Year of You
      May 22, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Yay so glad i helped! Yes the share buttons are so handy! I need to get more into pinterest too! Good luck lovely can’t wait to read your blog xox

  11. June 3, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    This is so so useful! Had never thought about the perfect time to post or that certain days would have best topics- the chart is great! x x

  12. June 12, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Hey there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could
    find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform
    as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  13. Tami
    September 18, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration and information; so helpful.

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