How to Get Traffic From Social Sites
Most of the traffic I have gotten on this site has come from social sites like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and maybe Facebook, (a little).
Google has not sent me nearly as much traffic as I would have liked, although I guess you have to expect that with a site that’s less than a couple of months old.
I’m going to have to publish a lot of posts like this one before I get on the first page of Google for a number of specific searches.
Let me just go through the traffic stats on Professional Social Promotion for the first month, so you can see what I mean.
The actual amount of hits is 19,779, with 2,196 unique visitors. I have built it up to around 200 unique visitors a day mostly from Twitter, so long as I make sure I’m tweeting a lot.
It’s important to change the messages you tweet every now and then if you want to get more hits from the same people again.
So this isn’t the exact numbers, as my Counterize plugin isn’t very good at giving referrer stats, but I’ll give you some statistics of the sites that have given me a lot of traffic.
Traffic Statistics on my Site
The largest referrer according to the inaccurate Counterize traffic statistics is Social Whale. I never submitted anything to the site, but they like to show which sites are getting tweeted a lot. I got 153 hits from them.
The next one is Twitter, and it says 105, but the actual number is closer to 15,000 actual hits.
longurl.org is the next one, and it says I have gotten 97 hits from them, I don’t know if that’s a URL shortener I’ve used, or if it keeps track of clicks on shortened URLs.
Next is a StumbleUpon link, a long one, probably from when I bought ten bucks worth of hits from StumbleUpon Ads. That one says 84.
Then it’s Google, with 78 hits, twitturls.com with 74 hits, HubPages with 58 hits, and Twitter again with 48, (obviously not very reliable traffic stats).
Next, it’s four long StumbleUpon URLs, probably my followers, voting my pages up from their toolbars, then it’s the Warrior Forum with 40 hits, Favit.com with 30 hits, (another site I’ve never visited before), and then about six more StumbleUpon long URLs.
Powertwitter.me got me 10 hits, and there’s a couple of other sites I’ve never heard of, but the rest is mostly hits from the Warrior Forum, and StumbleUpon.
To give you an actual breakdown of my traffic stats from social sites, I have to guess, but I’d say 50% Twitter, 20% StumbleUpon, 10% Google, 10% Things I’ve written on articles and forums, You Tube videos etc, and 10% random sites that picked up on my social site activity.
So in summary, at least 80% of my traffic is directly from social sites, or related to social sites. If you are having trouble getting traffic from Google, you might want to talk to us about cheap social promotion of your site, as that’s what we do.
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