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Social Media Best Practises: Get More Social Media Traffic & Save 20+ Hours Monthly

Do you spend too much time marketing and sharing your blog posts on social media, still with negligible results?

Are you looking for a social media strategy that will bring you more targeted traffic and even save your time?

A lot of us spent nearly 2 hours daily (considering 30 minutes on each social platform, if you focus on 4 social media networks), in want of likes, shares, retweets and traffic back to our sites. This is nearly equal to 60 hours per week.

Isn’t that huge time waste?

And, most of the time you get unrelated traffic to your site thereby increase bounce rates and lowering sales and ad CPC.

If you want to drive targeted traffic and still save time in social media marketing, I have come up with a social media plan that saves you at least 50 hours a month that is equal to 8 working days (approx.).

Ready to save time?

Let’s start!

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How To Start Increasing Your Facebook Page Likes

Facebook is undoubtedly the biggest and the most popular social networking website in the world. There are over a billion active users and is a great platform to attract potential customers.

If you are a blogger or a marketer, you will have a Facebook page of your blog, your product or of your service. On this page, you might be posting updates in order to gain more followers and get more likes. But if you are still struggling in getting more Facebook likes then you need to read this article till the end.

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8 Best Twitter Tools To Unfollow Non Followers

Starting from the basics, we all are taught to connect and interact with people in social media platforms in order to boost engagement and build relationships. While this is a good practice, but in platforms like twitter, we often develop a mass of people we follow but they eventually don’t follow us.

Having a lot of people who don’t follow us is not a good sign as twitter only allows you to follow only 2000 accounts more than the number of users who follow you.

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11 Creative Ways to Get More People to Share Your Content On Social Media

Not everyone who writes a blog gets 1000 shares per post. Quite ironically, some blogs achieve their first 1000 or might be even 10,000 shares within some hours or a day of publishing.

Sometimes it gets too tough to get more than a 100 honest shares (you can get 500 by spamming in Facebook groups but it is of no value) for bloggers. While more shares are important for social proof and also showing authority many of my readers have been struggling with low share counts.
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The Unofficial Guide To Get More Twitter Followers

Twitter has more than 9100 tweets per second summing up to over 1 billion tweets in just five days. Around 40% of twitter’s followers (of around 645.7 million of twitter’s active users) are just spectators meaning, they just see others tweeting without themselves tweeting anything.

Now that you know how huge twitter is, I don’t see any chance of ignoring this huge marketing ground.

If you are worried on how to increase your twitter followers, just thank God you found this post. This is the unofficial twitter guide to get more followers.

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Auto Share Blog Posts on Facebook and other Social Networks

UPDATE: Follow this Social Media Marketing Strategy to get more social media traffic and save 20+ hours monthly. (Automation tools included)

If you think writing a blog post is over when you hit the publish button, Hello I think you should take a shower.

Blog posts, (no matter how epic they may be) are useless unless you promote the heck out of them.

If you don’t know how to manage time to promote blog posts, where to share your blog posts or are looking for ways to automatically share your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc., this is the post you had been looking for.

This post tells you how to manage social media promotions the smart way.

Must Read: 8 Expert Bloggers Revealed Their Blog Promotion Strategies

Writing the blog posts were always the mid-step to successful blogging, the other half includes sharing the post with other relevant people, and readers who would find it useful. Unless you are one of the kinds of sites John Morrow has or Darren Rowse has, it’s you who has to tell people that your blog is updated not the other way round.

Social media is no bad and is equally a blogging strategy like research or SEO. But, my point is why you should waste time on a thing that can be automated or left on auto-pilot. Here are some kickass tips on promoting your blog posts automatically as soon as they are published on auto-pilot.

Read mindfully the tips for social sharing of your blog post given and you will save hours in promoting your blog post on social media.

Auto Submission to Multiple Channels:

After writing a blog post, we have the tedious task of promoting our post to maximum social networks and other blogging communities. Here is what I use to get the hard work minimized. In this section, we will talk about how to submit posts without any work on our end, automatically as and when it is published.

1) Onlywire

Onlywire is an awesome tool for bookmarking your posts to nearly 30 sites simultaneously without even a single click. All you need to do it get an account on the platform and add your blog RSS to your profile.

Onlywire is probably the best free alternative to automated social posting. It is available as web form, a share button for your website and also as a browser extension and WordPress plugin. It posts up to thirty networks for free, and up to 50 networks, and three RSS feeds (that means three blogs) in paid mode. For 90% of us free mode is enough.

2) Twitterfeeds

Tweeterfeeds is a good service to make automated publications on social media. It can automatically publish blog posts to your selected social media channels as and when your posts happen. Twitterfeeds recognizes blog post through your blogs RSS feeds and then promotes them to either or all of your social media channels.

You can publish your blog posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages. The advanced settings of twitterfeed allow you to choose what is published post title + post description or only description. You can also have settings of posting specific posts or excluding them based on keywords.

3) Hootsuite

Hootsuite is just more than an auto poster to social networks. It does pretty more than just sharing and includes tasks like scheduling updates, monitoring social analytics, etc. You will read more about other awesome features of HootSuite later in the post.

For now the auto-posting feature of HootSuite is not as bad as twitterfeed. You have got more channels to promote your stuff like the Google plus pages, and LinkedIn company pages that twitterfeed doesn't allow.

Moreover, you can have separate settings for separate social media channels so that your tweets are different from your Facebook updates and vice versa.

4) Jetpack Publicize

Jetpack is a special plugin especially for WordPress bloggers that are yet to explore the rich functionalities of WordPress.org.

Jetpack is like a backpack that has almost everything you need. The publicize feature of Jetpack allows you to automatically share your WordPress posts to various social media channels too.

Although it may seem lucrative but as they say all things that come free come with a hidden price. People using the jetpack plugin complain that they have been cheated by jetpack that uses your brand power to promote WordPress.com, which is its parent company.

Yes, when you post an update via jetpack the status appears as “Jack posted on WordPress” instead of “jack posted on yoursite.com”, the link also shows no sign that it is from your blog. So if you are okay compromising your brand with free stuff you can opt for jetpack otherwise as I said SNAP PRO has no substitute.

Publicity that initiates after a small social action:

Triggering on social action means you do a small deed and gets huge social shares by default. Though this is not essentially auto-posting but comes in the dimensions of automated social shares. There are many sites that are community-based, and you post each other’s stuff and in return they post yours. This can strategically use as an automated process by giving at least 15-20 minutes week time and gain auto shares and tweet through the week.

1) Triberr

Triberr is a social network/community for bloggers.

You can use it to get in touch and build relationships with influencers in your niche. Once you have a set tribe of your own or are a member of any tribe there, you have to invest as little as 10-20 minutes a week to interact and share the stuff of the tribemates.

This will bring you on their radar, and they will start sharing your posts as and when they are live.

Triberr is also RSS based so if someone has put you on auto post your posts get shared to their social networks (Twitter, Facebook) as it is caught by the RSS reader in triberr.

2) SocialAdr

SocialAdr is just like other tweeting services like Justretweet. Here you are expected to share other people stuff (as I said, never invest more than 20 minutes in this), and they will share your stuff. It is on a point basis where you are deducted with one point (you earned by sharing other people’s posts) for each share of your own post.

It has one benefit that you can add various social media channels and not only Twitter. SocialAdr as of now supports many channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ello to name a few.

3) Viral content buzz

Viral content buzz is co-founded by Ann Smarty, a household name for expert bloggers. Here you get the awesome service of getting shared by industry influencers alone.

It works on a point basis, and it gives you points based on the followers you have on a social network. If you have 25000 followers on Twitter, it will give you some 5 points (approx.).

4) Buffer

Buffer is a scheduling and bulk social posting tool that has both free and paid plans. You can manually add links and posts with only text or pictures on it or use its browser extension to share a web page directly on the social profile. Through buffer, you have to literally invest less than 60 seconds to schedule a page to be shared across different social channels and that too at different times for the week.

The new scheduler allows you to schedule updates as well as customize it according to your platform and that too at your preferred time of the week. Investing less than a minute can give you unlimited social sharing automatically for the time coming.

5) DOshare extension for Chrome

Doshare is a must-have tool for people concentrating on Google Chrome. This tool helps you to share and schedule your updates to Google Plus. These posts will then be shared automatically to your profile at the set time.

6) Hootsuite

Hootsuite is the undisputed king of automatic social sharing tools. It has a hugely user-friendly interface and has much better features than buffer has. You can publish to various channels with a single click and it also allows automated sharing via the RSS feeds as we discussed above. I love this feature that ensures automated post sharing plus scheduling plus analytics all under one hood.

Hootsuite allows you to promote blog posts across multiple social networks, empower your team by assigning tasks to each of your teammates, in-depth analysis of your shares, vanity URL and much more. Why don’t you try all these features for free for a full month by signing here?

Over to you

The ultimate list of social sharing tools (automated) goes on, what’s important is you should choose one that is power packed and value for money.

There is no point in wasting time in manual labor when investing a few bucks can get the task done automatically and that too in a very efficient way.

For me, I trust a tool that powers social management of brands like WWF, Virgin, etc. I suggest you to try Hootsuite and that too for free (for a full month).

How do you share your blog posts automatically?