Pinterest and Reddit and Tumblr...OH MY!
So I've been experimenting with different social media platforms for my site for the past week. I've found some interesting things.
I've never been one to use Google + so maybe that's where the problem is coming in. But I have but just as much effort into it as a few of the other social media platforms. I've gotten no followers and no hits to my site from it. I'm sure it's good for some people, but for me it's just not working.
I'll keep playing with it because it could possibly be me that is the problem and no Google +
Surprisingly I have gotten a few twitter followers and even had someone retweet one of my tweets. I'm thinking about putting a bit more effort into twitter to try to get this platform to work better for me.
I'm quite tempted to abandon Facebook completely, but I won't because it has taught me a few things. Of the handful of people that have come to my page from Facebook none have actually liked my Facebook page.
I also have a 100% bounce rate from Facebook hits. This tells me I've got some work to do on my posts to make people want to go view more stuff.
I'm kind of liking Reddit. I've had the 2nd most amount of people come to my site from Reddit. The community can be a bit ruff and gruff though. My bounce rate from these people is around 80% so, again, that tells me I need to work on my posts to get people to want to go see more.
So I didn't really want to go to Tumblr at first but figured I'd try it out. I've found it's just as easy get followers in Tumblr as it is in Pinterest. I found the trick with Tumblr is to reblog a few things that you find pertinent or interesting from other people as well. This has definitely boosted my followers. Of all the social media platforms I have the lowest bounce rate from people who get to my site through Tumblr.
And finally Pinterest. I have had the most traffic from Pinterest so far. The bounce rate is only a little bit higher than those who get there from Tumblr. If Pinterest is a good social media for your niche then it really is something you want to leverage.
Getting followers in Pinterest is really as easy as following other people...which is kind of weird, but hey, whatever works.
Of course there are are many other social media platforms that can be used. For instence I haven't experiemented with You Tube as of yet. That one is probably going to be next.
Since I'm not really ranking with my key words yet I wouldn't have ANY traffic without these social media platforms. So if you're having trouble getting traffic try these things out. It's a quick and easy way to get your website seen by many people.
Edit: I forgot one of the other things I am doing to get traffic. Google Analytics doesn't count it as social media though. Spark People is can be leveraged quite well for people who have weight loss sites. It may take a bit more time than some of the other social sites, but I've found I've gotten quite a few people to my site through the connections I've made on the Spark People boards.