Getting quality traffic and views to your content is very critical to your success as a blogger.
Making effective use of social media sites can be a great way to get traffic to your blog. When talking about social media sites, there are 3 major type of social media sites common among bloggers and internet users, these 3 types social media sites are:
1. Social Bookmarking Sites
2. Social Networking Sites
3. Video Sites
Social Bookmarking Sites
When we talk about social bookmarking sites we will talk about the likes of Digg, Reddit, Delicious and the rest.
Social Networking Sites
When we talk about social networking sites we will be talking about the likes of twitter, facebook etc.
When we talk about video sites we are talking about the likes of Youtube, Vimeo, Metacafe etc.
A Quick Analysis
The world is going social and many people still believe in the old school and they believe social media is not relevant. Before writing this post I decided to analyze the traffic coming to WritersinCharge from various sites and I have compiled a graph showing the traffic in percentage.
PS: Many of you know me as an avid guest blogger who has written hundreds of guest posts this year so it is evident most of my traffic will come from referring sites, however, social media still played a great role in traffic to WritersinCharge and the graphs below will explain the percentage of visitors I’ll be losing if I ignored social media.
I also want you to know that I compiled this graph based on my top 100 traffic sources.
Graph 1 – Overall Traffic Sources
Graph 2 – Average Time on Site
Graph 3 – Average Site Bounce rate
Why Social Media?
If you have not been using social media for your website/business I will advise you to begin to use it now because social media is the future of the web. If you take a look at my graph above you will see the percentage of traffic I get from social media is still something considering I am no social media expert. I’m wondering how I will feel should I lose such amount of my traffic?
Social media has a lot of advantages including branding yourself, connecting with people, building your profile, getting traffic and many more and that is what gave birth to a new social bookmarking site.
A New Social Bookmarking Site is Born
Not by me, but by my awesome friend Dev. Blokube is a new social bookmarking site for bloggers and entrepreneurs, it is a great way for you to digest content from various awesome bloggers for various uses. This is not digg, and no, it is not stumbleupon but a quality social bookmarking site. After submitting some my my posts to Blokube I discovered I visitors from the site to WritersinCharge spend an average of 9 minutes (nine minutes). That is really impressive and shows there’s a brigth future for the site.
Why You Need Blokube
If you are still not sure why you need this new social bookmarking site then I will be listing them below:
1. As a Blogger/Entrepreneur: Blokube can be a great place for you as an entrepreneur/blogger to improve your knowledge by reading various posts and also share your content for others to read. It is also a blogger driven community which means you can network and build relationship with other bloggers who you can later ask for help or guest post for.
2. As a Journalist: If you’re a journalist looking for news to cover, especially in the blogging niche, blokube can be a great source for you to discover great blogs and bloggers.
3. As a Web Surfer: If all you do is to surf the web everyday, maybe you’re yet to have your own website Blokube is a great place for you to access wide range of topics that can benefit you. If you’re also someone who loves fun and playing with the system you can decide to use blokube to vote up/down other people’s content depending on how you enjoy it.
Blokube is still a new social bookmarking site but it is improving by the day. At it’s early stage it has been able to gain the attention of various bloggers and people have been signing up to it in large numbers. You can help make this social bookmarking site more worthwhile by registering and telling your friends about it.