This post is about Social Media Marketing for Bloggers.
I have a plugin called MailMunch that has a floating banner that appears 30 minutes following a site article opens, inviting the reader to subscribe to my weekly newsletters. I’ve gotten a whole lot of subscribers this manner. This plugin is free of charge. I also have a plugin named WP eStore where I will upload all my freebies to it. In turn, it asks the viewers’ email to send them my freebies. They can subscribe anytime, naturally.
I haven’t gotten there by any way and I do not claim to be a professional. I am only sharing with all of the basics of social networking and how to advertise and promote your site and blog posts as well as make money off your site. Have a look. You might learn something you did not understand before. I will share my ideas on social media marketing in order of significance, in my view and expertise.
Mail / Newsletter:
Here is the key to getting a more established blogger. But I will be honest with you; it is a love-hate relationship with this one. First of all, boosting your subscribers gives you direct reach to thousands of readers and followers like this! It doesn’t get easier than that. You can produce a newsletter weekly or multiple times week. Or you can tweak your RSS feed to control when it goes out and comprise some important things like giveaways, freebies and favorite posts.
This is the second set of most important social media marketing advice for bloggers.
Google, Bing and other search engines. Why is it very important to get organic searches on your side? Well, if people are moving right to your blog, it is because they have spent some time on your site, they like your content and that they are loyal subscribers, which is an amazing compliment.
That I am looking at Campaign Monitor to not just learn how to generate my emails unforgettable, but I am also learning so much in their lengthy sources list! There’s a reason why over 250,000 businesses globally trust Campaign Monitor to power their email advertising. They know what’s going on and will let you in on it to be outside successful!
What I mean is that I have my personal page, my website page, a community grouplinked to my blog and I am part of blogger networking groups, like sharing groups and tribes. As you can see, most of my communications and sharing comes from allowing other bloggers know about my brand new blog articles, but they’re also making it simple for me to locate their excellent content to discuss on my social networking platforms.
The important thing is to start slow and to begin with a few at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed because then you’ll get burned out.
I suggest you begin with looking into the list in this post and work your way from the top and work your way down. Proceed to a Google Analytics and click 1) Acquisition two ) All Traffic 3) Referrals to see where your top referrers are coming from. Adjust your list of social media referrers according to how your site is doing.
Alright, I am not a big fan of Facebook. There, I’ve said it. I’ve almost 12,000 followers, that has taken me a year or two and a couple of viral articles to achieve, but it still does not bring a lot for a referrer. What I do love about Facebook is it is a social networking platform and so I use many things that it has to offer.
This makes it easy to share giveaways, freebies and also to promote sponsored content. I like using it for that and actually need to work on developing my followers. Many companies can pay one to promote their products if you’ve got a top Twitter following.Social Media Marketing for Bloggers, level 3.
I am not paying as much attention to those right now, but I really do mind growing the following to them give them more attention. I personally like Instagram a lot because I will share all kinds of pretty pictures and images I have made for my own blog posts. I’m not sure it is a fantastic referrer or a money-maker, but I like it, so I really do it for the fun of it.
I recommend you use a good website for your own newsletters. The awful thing is that this costs money, if you aren’t working it correctly and you don’t have the right supplier (that’s why you have to look in to Campaign Monitor). The more subscribers you have, the more it will cost you monthly. What I really do is regularly check for subscribers that don’t open my weekly mails and delete them. The key is to keep your list updated and also to make loyal readers. Hoping to start sometime shortly. As of now, I enjoy sending my weekly emails to 10,000+ readers.
Also, if people are discovering your blog using search engines, so that your blog articles are ranking well and your blog posts are at the first 3-4 pages whenever someone enters a word to hunt. Get the 30-day trial after which I advise you proceed with the annual fee to save more money. It is well worth the investment.
If you see your top 3 societal media referrers and want to strengthen them, then share those top posts. If you do not see any of your social websites in your listing, then that means they aren’t being great referrers. You might want to grow those or to concentrate your campaign so on those platforms that are already performing well, but that may do better.
I have been blogging since 2012, but it wasn’t until 2014 I started monetizing the site, so you might say I started doing it professionally afterward.
It’s my top referrer, if you think about the actual social networking platforms. It might not be the same for other bloggers, but, for some reason, it is for me. I’ve been erratic and quite inconsistent to pinning, but that I utilize a reasonable pin scheduler, it has made me more constant and made my life much easier. I suggest you make attractive and beautiful pinnable images so others will want to talk about, too.
Many bloggers don’t use it and may not even know about it. StumbleUpon is one of my highest referrers, after email, plugins and Pinterest. It is really easy to bring a SU share button on your webpage and you are able to ditch your pages. Some state that SU does not like it when you stumble your own blog articles, but I haven’t had that experience.