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Weekly Link Roundup Edition # 9 : How to Generate Traffic from Social Media Channels for FREE!

October 18, 2016

Last Updated on - October 18, 2016  

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How to Generate Traffic from Social Media Channels?

I am sure this is one of your questions as much as it is mine or, any other blogger on the Internet.

Social Media is everywhere and everyday we read a post or, two from somebody like an Ana Hoffman or, Amy Porterfield about driving social media traffic. They will have a couple of images on these posts that shows a traffic jump by 100% from a specific social media sites..

..We will jump over to our social media profile and do a ton of things and wait for our traffic to go up!

Alas! nothing happens.. We dump the thought of generating traffic from social media and move on until we read the next big post on “how to generate traffic from social media channels”.

Does it sound like you?

This is definitely me and I know at least 10 others who are like this.

How to Generate Traffic from Social Media Channels

When so many bloggers are actually driving a lot of traffic from their social media profiles, why are we not able to do it?

Where is the problem?

The problem lies in our approach. Social media marketing is not something that you can just “pickup and run with”. You need careful planning, goal setting and a strategy to drive traffic from Social Media.

In this week’s link roundup we have hand-picked some excellent posts that will teach you a few of the things that you need to look at when you are planning your strategy. These posts are sure to help you learn how to generate traffic from social media channels.

Cool! 50% Traffic Growth in Just 30 Days Using Twitter

Twitter used to be one of my favorite social media channels. When Twitter was launched and when even Ghosts did not  want to tread there, I joined Twitter. But there ended the story.

When Twitter started to gain attention, I tried logging into the account and found that I couldn’t. I forgot my login details and even the email I used. Finally I created a new account in 2009.

Twitter was still nascent then. But I could see traffic coming to my website. My tweets were not very relevant and were very amateurish. Yet there was some movement on traffic.

But then the explosion happened and everybody and his dog had an eBook on how to drive traffic from Twitter. Today Twitter is so much of noise that you have to toil hard to find a relevant tweet.

Can you still generate traffic using Twitter?

This post is a nice guide on generating traffic from Twitter and it is the simplest one that I have seen..


One of the great joys of working with my marketing clients has been helping them grow their Twitter followers and implement consistent tweet schedules.

Meanwhile, my own account has collected dust with a lame, month-old tweet sitting at the top.

Until recently.

I first joined Twitter over seven years ago, back in 2009, and I’ve been grateful to learn so many best practices, strategies, and tactics from the community. The only problem was I didn’t apply any of this Twitter strategy to my own Twitter activity. All this changed a few months back when I decided it was time to give Twitter a real, honest-to-goodness shot. If I saw results, great. If not, I could ditch the platform once and for all and never deal with tweet anxiety again.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Search Rank With Social Media

Can you really improve your search rankings with social media?

I remember making a comment on one of the forums, where I mentioned “Social Media Presence” as one of the reasons for ranking on Google and there was an individual who call it a “Scam”.

If you too, think that social media doesn’t impact your SERPs, then think again. This post shows you not 1 or, 2 but 7 different ways in which to improve your search rank with social media.

And when it is coming from the Social Media Examiner, you know that there has got to be some substance in it.


Do you want to improve the search rank for your website or blog?

Wondering how social media can help?

Social media and search engine optimization (SEO) are undoubtedly connected and will only become more interdependent in the future.

In this article, you’ll discover seven ways you can use social media to boost your search rankings.

Image Courtesy : socialmediaexaminer.com

read more at socialmediaexaminer.com

Avoid These Costly Instagram Marketing Mistakes

Instagram is slowly becoming one of my favorite social media channels and when we are discussing about how to generate traffic from social media channels, it was unlikely that I wouldn’t have included Instagram.

Instagram can be very effective, if done right. But the problem with most marketers on Instagram is that, they do not know what is right.

Instagram is very different from other social media channels. Unlike a Facebook or, a Twitter, where you could be posting multiple times a day, Instagram has a strong engagement rate even with just one post a day.

This post on some of the most common Instagram mistakes will show you what to avoid. And that in turn will also show you what is the right way to do it on Instagram.

At the outset, Instagram marketing is quite straight forward – the audience here loves visually appealing photos. So as long as you are producing or sharing quality content, you can expect to keep your followers engaged and thus interested in what you offer.

But there is more to Instagram marketing than just sharing pretty photos. What works on Facebook or Twitter may not work here and could sometimes be counter-productive. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few of such marketing mistakes that can cost you on Instagram.

Read more at business2community.com

Instagram Post Ideas: 6 Types of Content That Work

Continuing with Instagram, let me ask you a question. What according to you is the type of content that can be posted to Instagram?

If you answered saying “Pictures and Images”, then we are in the same league. That is precisely what I also thought it was.

But after I learnt some of the basics of Instagram and how to generate traffic using Instagram, I realized that the platform was more than posting beautiful selfies and photographs.

You could engage with your readers, sell your products, drive traffic and even capture leads. And all this is possible if you post the right type of content.

This is a nice post on 6 different types of content that will work on Instagram and is sure to set you rolling with marketing on Instagram.

instagram post ideas

It’s Monday morning, and you’re standing in front of your closet. You sift through your clothes hangers and empty out your dresser drawers, but the truth is inevitable—you have nothing to wear. This is the same exasperated feeling you get when you’ve run out of ideas and can’t think of anything for your Instagram posts.

Continuously coming up with fresh and engaging Instagram content is a struggle for most social media marketers. You take one look at your feed and realize that you’ve posted the same type of photo over and over again, and that nothing is setting your brand apart from your competitors. To help you out, we’ve put together the following guide with ideas for your Instagram posts to ensure you never feel stumped again.

Read more at blog.hootsuite.com

Instagram for Business: 30 Super-Actionable Tips

Now that you know what are the Don’ts on Instagram and also the types of content that works on Instagram, let us put all of that into a list of super actionable tips.

A similar list was what changed my perspective towards Instagram. Until then I never knew that Instagram could be a good business tool.

These tips put together by the folks at Buffer is a very strong, targeted and result oriented list of tips and this should be a good starting point for all of you folks to start off with Instagram Marketing.


Instagram is the go-to place for over 300 million people to share their photos, videos, and stories every single day. And as Instagram has grown over recent years, that’s left many business owners and marketers with one very clear and important question:

How can we use Instagram for business?

Well today, we’d love to dive head first into that topic and share:

Continue reading for our best tips on how to use Instagram for business.

Let’s jump in.

To plan, track, and analyze our Instagram efforts alongside our other social media profiles, we use Buffer for Instagram. Want to give it a try? It’s available now for all Buffer customers.

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Get More Facebook Likes for Free

Facebook has grown stronger with every passing year and with the tweaking and tuning of their algorithm that they keep doing periodically, they have been able to refine the platform into a strong marketing tool.

Just like the other social media channels, Facebook marketing also needs to have a strong strategy and system.

And these days, with Facebook ads becoming a go to place for most marketers to build their list or, sell their product, the strategy is more of an advertising strategy.

But Facebook is not only about ads. You can also get traffic for FREE from Facebook, if you have secrets like this at your perusal.

And Larry Kim happened to stumble upon one such secret which is what he talks about in this post on getting more Facebook likes for FREE.


Unless you have a huge advertising budget, paying for Facebook Likes is nowhere near as valuable as it was five years ago. After all, organic reach on Facebook is pretty much dead, right?

However, there is still some marginal value in having a large number of page Likes. If nothing else, Likes serve as a form of social proof. More likes make you appear popular to people who are just discovering your brand. And having more followers gives you a small bit of organic reach.

Image Courtesy : searchenginejournal.com

Read more at searchenginejournal.com

Over to You

We hope you enjoyed this post and some of the handy tips mentioned in it, about social media marketing.

So what do you think about this post on how to generate traffic from social media channels? What is your favorite social media channel, to generate traffic?

Do you have any success stories?

Comment and let us know your thoughts. Share your success stories with us and we would publish them in here.


About the author

My name is Dilip. I am a fan of the internet and love the many opportunities that the world wide web provides. If used constructively , the internet can give you an opportunity to lead a life free of the 9-5 treadmill and will be able to give more time to your family members.
Read about internet entrepreneurship at my blog.

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