One of the best ways I know to generate interest, brand yourself as an expert and start conversations with new people is to post interesting content to the social networks. It isn’t hard to manually post interesting content to a few groups, but as your networks start to grow you will need a better solution. In this section of “Secrets on How to Generate FREE Website Traffic Revealed” I will show you how to automate your content sharing. Branding yourself as an authority will cause more traffic to go to your web sites when you post content. People tend to gravitate towards you when they are used to you posting great information and it is second nature for them to want to see what your personals thoughts, content and blog posts are about.
While there are many ways to accomplish this, I will be covering a method and program that I use, I prefer to use Hootsuite. You can visit http://hootsuite.com/ the basic edition is free and the Pro edition where you can add unlimited social profiles is $9.99 a month. I recommend that you try the 30 day free trial first and test it out. This is a great way to generate interest and brand yourself as the expert.
You may have wondered earlier in this series why finding great content that has good pictures is very important. This step is where those articles and blog posts that have great and compelling pictures will be used. People love pictures and Hootsuite will post the link, an excerpt from the article and a picture to your Facebook fan pages, Facebook groups, your Facebook profile also if you wish. The Twitter and LinkedIn posts are text only but include a link to the graphic to view also. I have found that this generates interest and questions. I watch who comments on these posts and then interact with them; this has led to many new relationships and new business.
Hootsuite has been awarded the Top Ten Reviews Silver Award because of its ability to post to Twitter and other social networks. This program makes it very simple to share relevant content with your groups across social media platforms. Hootsuite also provides powerful analytics, which will be very important for thios stage and the rest of your traffic generating strategy. These analytics will enable you to see which posts generated the most interest and what social network the clicks came from. This will be critical as we go into the last few points of this traffic generating strategy.
Hootsuite also will shorten and track your url making it easier to get more for your mile out of Twitter’s 140 characters. Hootsuite also has a world class help and support services. You can read the Top Ten Reviews Silver award review here- Hootsuite Review Here is also a PCMag review from 3-2011
I have found that by continuously providing good content and posting it to the many niche groups that I belong to on Facebook and Linkedin I have increased my interactions and connection requests drastically. I am constantly interacting with more and more people in these groups that like and comment on these posts. This also generates traffic back to my social profiles and the links that I have listed in my social media profiles. This also provides a steady stream of traffic back to my sites as I share original content that I develop by learning other people’s interests and questions.