Increase Your Website Rank By Using A Social Media Strategy
Just because Facebook, Google +, and Twitter may not generate huge amounts of traffic to your website, their impact on your site should not be ignored. The major search engines use social signals from these platforms in order to determine how to rank your website.
So how do you get the most out of your Tweets, Facebook posts, etc to raise your site ranking?
Simple, use a few best practices and post when your audience is online.
Remember social media moves fast. If you post something on Facebook at 1am and your follower logs on at 8am, chances are you are not at the top of their timeline anymore and they will never see your post.
Here are 5 tips to increase your social sharing
1.You are more likely to get social votes when you share your URL on: Mon, Wed, or Thursday at either 9am, 12pm, 3pm, or 6pm
2.Social Media users are 23% more likely to engage if you ask a question
3.Add a picture to your post to increase your chance of engagement by 200%
4.Asking for a social signal call to action; “like”, “retweet”, “+1” or “share” increases the chance of the person engaging by 400%.
5.Social Media users love “Lists” and “How to’s”, you are 50% more likely to get shared with these types of articles
You really don’t need 1000’s of followers to create good social signals. You simply need to make the most of whatever audience you have.
If you aim to increase your website rank, but don’t have time to leverage all of the social media platforms, my best advice would be to focus on Google Plus. All of the data I have seen and read about indicate that this has the most impact on website rankings.
It is been found that just 100 Google Plus followers on a business page linked to your website can raise your rank by 15%
If you are interested in more social media strategies you may want to check out my blog article: How To Sell On Social Media And Not Sound Like A Deuce Bag or my WA article: How To Get Retweeted Like A Boss
What is your best tip for creating social signals?