Since I’ve been tweeting more and reposting my blog link each day, my content has actually been picked up by the following online news sites. Now, I did not contact these sites and pitch my blog article to them. I just posted it to Twitter the right way and they found my content.
The #Marketing Stylist's #News, created by Lisa N. Alexander
God's Writer Girl Daily News, created by Kelly Kiggins-Lund
Self-Publishing Tips, created by Ezra Barany
Daily Book Giveaways
So what’s the right way to post? You need to utilize hashtags in your tweets; although you don’t want to go overboard with that…use no more than three in each tweet. My blog content is posted once daily to facebook and I have several different pages (in the niche marketing for my blog) that I also link the post to. Each daily post is also linked to Twitter; however, since I have started reposting the link several times throughout the day to Twitter (with varying questions or tag lines), I have seen a large increase in traffic to my blog.
I have found Facebook to be useful; although, Twitter has seemed to be more conducive to the marketing tactics that I am using. Start following others on Twitter and you may get new followers in return; however, keep an eye on how many people you are following and clean out your list every now and then. I recently did that. Don’t just follow someone to follow someone and hope that you get a follow in return. Follow people that will bring useful content to your newsfeed each day. You may then find good tweets to retweet and it can bring ideas to you on things to talk about. You can find useful links for information and networking. Also, think about using hashtag topics sometimes that pertain to your tweets, like: #romanticsuspensenovels etc. I’ve even tweeted about the topics listed in the trending section. This gets your tweets listed in sections pertaining to topic and can bring new followers your way. Don’t forget to chat with others on Twitter and respond if someone tweets something to you. Keep track of your profile activity and if you’ve been mentioned anywhere.
Hope this helps…I’d love to know your thoughts on utilizing social media and what has worked and what hasn’t worked for you.