First, they had to sell their own real estate investment trust, Missouri Valley REIT Inc. It managed roughly $165 million in assets. Brothers Titus and Phil Williams,

65 Social Media Experts Share their Tips & Tricks

For many internet marketers and business owners, Social Media is a gold mine that brings brand exposure, traffic, connections and ultimately, sales.

We asked 65 experts in Social Media what are their favorite networks and what tips and tricks they have for us.

Most of them manage accounts with hundred of thousands or even millions of followers while others are driving heavy traffic to their sites using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media networks.

It will take some time but you should read all the contributions. There are many helpful tips you can implement right away and boost your social media presence.

Social Media Tips & Tricks

Scott Eddy

Avid traveler, perpetual entrepreneur, king of social media. A once Wall Street stock broker turned digital “go-to” guy for the travel industry. Follow along as he takes an audience of over 1.5 million followers around the world.
Website:
www.mrscotteddy.com | Follow Scott Eddy on Twitter | Add Scott Linkedin

By leaps and bounds, it’s Twitter. It’s truly the only social media platform that gives you unlimited upside, with Instagram and Facebook you’re fighting algorithms every day. If you are not using Twitter, you are truly not taking full advantage of everything that’s out there.

Brenda S Stoltz

Brenda S. Stoltz, Managing Partner of Ariad Partners and has over 20 years of experience helping companies from Fortune 100 to startups, generate leads, increase sales and accelerate value. Get more expert advice about inbound marketing, SEO, lead generation and sales and marketing alignment on her blog.
Website:
www.ariadpartners.com/blog | Follow Brenda on Twitter | Add Brenda on Linkedin

I’ve found, particularly for B2B lead generation, that LinkedIn has had the great revenue impact for me and my clients. Twitter tends to be the top source for traffic, but LinkedIn converts at a higher rate. Facebook tends to serve as a place of engagement. It seems to be where people comment on what they like or don’t like about the brand, vs a top source of traffic or leads.

When I launched my business, one of my first clients found me via a LinkedIn search and contacted me through LinkedIn. That one client has been worth over a quarter of a million dollars in revenue and remains a client today. I’ve seen this same story over and over both in my business, and with my clients as well.

Having been an early adopter of LinkedIn, I’ve seen significant changes in the audience and how LinkedIn is used. It can seem like it’s moving more towards job seekers then business relationship platform. However, it’s still has value as a prospecting tool.

For that purpose, here are some tips:

  1. Keep your profile clearly focused on what you and your business does for your clients, the value you bring and results.
  2. Use the keywords people who are searching for your business would use.
  3. Leverage the many tools available such as Pulse and Showcase.
  4. Reach out to people to connect with a personal message that finds common ground and a reason for them to connect to you.
  5. As with any social media platform, seek to help and educate first and foremost.
  6. If you can afford the cost, leverage Sales Navigator to build a prospecting list.

Different social media platforms serve different purposes. Twitter is excellent for increase reach and driving traffic to your site. But, revenue matters and for that, LinkedIn rules the day for B2B businesses.

”Twitter is excellent for increase reach and driving traffic to your site.” via @monetizeinfo@BSStoltzClick to tweet

Sam Hurley

Sam Hurley is a #1 ranked Digital Marketer, Personal Branding expert & Founder of OPTIM-EYEZ.
Website:
www.optim-eyez.co.uk | Follow Sam Hurley on Twitter | Add Sam Hurley on Linkedin

Twitter is insanely powerful for growth … And I strongly recommend it to ANYBODY, no matter your business model. It takes time to master, but once you do; You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve using this platform.

When I was focused intensely on growth, here is a snapshot of my follower count increases (per day):

Twitter is incredible for building:

  • Relationships with otherwise unreachable people
  • Individual presence (Personal Branding)
  • Content exposure

How?

  • Share relevant, educational material and be a thought-leader
  • Dedicate time to helping others
  • Engage consistently
  • Show appreciation
  • Target your efforts
  • Measure your impact (then tweak + repeat)

You will often find that Twitter also translates into growth across other platforms, too…

My Twitter profile drives nice traffic to my LinkedIn profile:

But wait! There’s even more…

You can also use Twitter for Link Building!

Do not underestimate the sheer force of this super-social network

Nadia Nazarova

Nadia Nazarova is a Product Marketing guru at SEMrush. She is excited about SEO, SMM, content marketing and write case studies about her experience.
Website:
www.semrush.com | Follow Nadia on Twitter | Add Nadia on Linkedin | Like Nadia on Facebook

SEMrush Eggs hunt case study

The challenge

SEMrush is a fast growing toolkit for digital marketing professionals. As for now, our suite contains over 20 tools for SEO, PPC, SMM, content and PR specialists, and we keep adding new features.

With this huge volume of updates, our users often struggle to follow them all and to understand which options solve their needs the best way. We realized we needed to come up with a solution that will get across the core value of SEMrush features to our users in a concise yet entertaining way.

An evergreen choice would have been writing a post about it. But we were aiming to involve our users into the discovery process, so one-way communication was not going to be enough. This is why we decided to make this process interactive and, in addition, to connect the campaign to a newsworthy event in order to increase the viral effect.

The solution

With Easter approaching, we thought this was a great occasion to associate our campaign with. We decided to incorporate the educational process into an Easter egg hunt: the users were challenged to find 15 “Easter eggs” hidden inside different SEMrush tools. To get to the egg, a person had to complete a certain action: generate a report, set up a project or read a user guide.

A landing page explaining the rules was developed, and a dedicated hashtag #semrushegghunt was created. After the campaign (which lasted 2 weeks) we wrote a detailed post in our SEMrush blog explaining where all the eggs were hidden.

As for social networks, our main focus was Twitter and it brought us fantastic results.

The result

In terms of audience reach, this was the most successful SEMrush campaign ever.

We got:

  • 2,444 tweets with the campaign hashtag
  • 1,525 participants
  • 2,330,802 unique users who were shown at least one tweet with the campaign hashtag
  • 8,575,612 times the tweets with the campaign hashtag were shown to the users

Along with the noticeable coverage, the quality of audience involved in the campaign was excellent. We had both marketing experts and “amateurs” taking part in our campaign. Sixteen per cent of the users who were tweeting about the hunt had over 1,000 followers.

What’s more, we had some amazing shoutouts from opinion leaders, which also contributed to raising our brand awareness.

Evan Carmichael

Evan Carmichael believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist helping to raise $500,000 to $15 million. He now runs EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs.
Website:
www.evancarmichael.com | Follow Evan on Twitter | Add Evan Carmichael on Linkedin

The social network you pick should be the one that matches up most with your talents and interests (video, writing, speaking) and where your audience is hanging out. I get the most leverage from YouTube because I prefer making videos and there are lots of entrepreneurs (my audience) searching for content there.

I get almost all of my new brand deals and major opportunities through my YouTube channel but it’s because I’ve made over 4,000 videos and continue to make three new, high quality videos each and every day of the year.

You have to pick the network that matches your talents and your audience but you also have to work it consistently if you want to get results. Most people try to do all the networks at the same time, do them all in a mediocre way, and get zero results.

Kathryn Aragon

Kathryn Aragon is a content strategist, consultant, and author of The Business Blog Handbook.
Website:
www.kathrynaragon.com | Follow Kathryn on Twitter | Add Kathryn on Facebook

Different social media networks bring different results, so “what’s best” depends on you-your goals and the outcomes you’re looking for. For me, Twitter and Facebook stand out as the most effective channels.

In Twitter, your potential reach is unlimited. With just a few tweets and retweets, I get exposed to new people who might not have found me otherwise. Back in 2011, it was a tweet that led to a writing gig for Crazy Egg and ultimately a stint as their managing editor.

Most recently, I was tagged in a tweet about women marketers that ended up going viral. That Twitter storm lasted 3+ days, and it led to new connections with power-house marketers (both men and women) on both Twitter and Facebook. I have no doubt those connections will lead to new partnerships, speaking gigs, and other opportunities.

While I love Twitter for its velocity and reach, it’s in Facebook that relationships go deep. There, I get to know people on a personal level–their interests, their activities, their passions. There, a mere connection becomes a friend.

For someone, like me, who isn’t naturally chatty or extroverted, that’s valuable. Especially since people like doing business with friends. In the last two years, most of my client projects were either with a Facebook friend or recommended by one.

Both networks have boosted my traffic and growth. And both have led to new connections and opportunities. The key, for me, is to find the channel(s) that let you be yourself. Because that’s really the point of social. You don’t “do” social. You just “are” social.

Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson has been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007.Zac is making millions through affiliate marketing and other online business opportunities.
Website:
www.zacjohnson.com | Follow Zac on Twitter | Add Zac on Linkedin | Add Zac on Facebook

When looking at the top social media networks today, I’m still a fan of both Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter because of the ability to quickly and easily schedule, retweet and share content from my own sites and others, but also Facebook because of the more natural and engaging atmosphere that is offered through live video, groups and private groups.

While Twitter is nice because of it’s mass reach and global appear, status updates and conversations instantly get lost if you are following a lot of people — this is often the complete opposite on Facebook if you are active in groups or know who most of your connections area.

Once you start throwing advertising and retargeting into the mix Facebook is the clear winner from a marketing standpoint.

Peg Samuel

Peg Samuel founder of Social Diva Media working with media, fashion & wellness brands and has worked with many celebrities. Her hyper focus is social media marketing & the convergence of Social Media with Public Relations.
Website:
www.socialdivamedia.com | Follow Peg on Twitter

Each platform is designed to bring different results. The hottest platform right now is Instagram with over 700 million active users. Instagram Stories has taken off. It’s the platform to showcase your work, show your personality and connect.

The winners on social media tell stories through being authentic and transparent.

When utilizing Instagram, you want to be aware that it does run on Algorithms, like it’s owner Facebook. A post will get seen by more people if engagement is swift within the first hour of posting.

Always, look at your analytics to determine when best to post for your business & brand.Post quality over quantity. Try to offer value in your comments to your followers. The biggest mistake marketers make is treating social media like one big ad.

Utilize Influencers, pick the ones who’s following most represents your customer.

Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators, and Co-Founder of Prevailing Path. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine
Website:
www.tedrubin.com | Follow Ted Rubin on Twitter | Add Ted Rubin on Linkedin | Follow Ted Rubin on Facebook

What Social Media Network brings me the best results totally depends upon what I am looking to accomplish, when I am looking to accomplish it, and for whom. There is NO “one” best platform for me… unless there is a very directed KPI.

For me the best results are created by a wide syndication strategy, focused engagement, and daily relationship building. I syndicate my blog content repeatedly via my own blog, Home, any sites I am engaged to write for, my Medium blog, my LinkedIn publishing, Marketing mavens working together as The Social CMO Crew to create positive change, and HuffPo. I then socialize every time I post via my various Twitter handles, LinkedIn, Facebook personal, business and author pages, and Google Plus.

In addition I share content regularly that is created strictly for social distribution via Twitter, LinkedIn, FB, G+, and Instagram.

David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt runs The Happy Guy Marketing, providing writing services to businesses and individuals. THGM also does online promotion, spreading the word about your business, your reputation, and your website.
Website:
www.seo-writer.com | Follow David on Twitter | Add David on Pinterest

Year-to-date, I’ve gotten the most traffic from StumbleUpon, followed by Twitter. All the other sites, like FaceBook and Pinterest, trail far behind with the dust bunnies. Given the ephemeral nature of StumbleUpon traffic, I would put Twitter as my top social media source of useful traffic.

Now, this comes with a big caveat. I have 35,000 Twitter followers. I have fewer than 2,000 connections on LinkedIn. That might be one reason Twitter works so much better for me.

Further, I would have to say that my most valuable connections, collaborators and potential collaborators, are multi-channel folks. That is to say, I connect with them across several platforms, and in most cases in less traditional environments, such as BizSugar, Skype and ViralContentBuzz.

Janice Wald

Janice Wald is an author, a freelance writer, a blogger, and a blogging coach. She blogs at Mostly Blogging | Practical solutions and established strategies to improve your blog. Suggestions that will make a difference. where she shares tips for bloggers and marketers. She recently published AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BLOG available on Amazon.
Website:
www.mostlyblogging.com | Follow Janice on Twitter

Although I receive the most traffic from self-promoting in Facebook groups, overall, I receive the most traffic, connections, and exposure from Twitter.

The following details my Twitter methods:

Twitter has become one of my top referrers of traffic. These are the methods I follow:

1. I follow people in my niche, blogging and marketing tips. People like Neil Patel and Sam Hurley are in my niche, so I follow their followers.
2. I follow people who have retweeted my links. If they are interested enough in my content they want their readers to read my posts, they are like-minded so I follow them. Since the culture of Twitter is to “follow back” people who follow you in your niche, my followers have grown this way. You want to follow like-minded bloggers so they’ll be interested in your posts.
3. I return the follow of people in my niche who have followed me. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t tell me who all of them are, so I use Tweepi to discover all my new followers.
4. I make sure not to let my ratio get off of followers to who I follow. I heard you should have the number you follow be lower than the number that works for you. I use the following StatusBrew and Crowdfire to keep that ratio in check. In this way, my Twitter following has grown, and my Twitter traffic has grown.

Neil Patel

Neil Patel is co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue.
Website:
www.neilpatel.com | Follow Neil on Twitter | Like Neil on Facebook | Add Neil on Linkedin

For b2c I tend to get the best results from Facebook. For b2b I get the best results from LinkedIn. Keep in mind traffic isn’t the most important metric to track, focus on conversions.

Minuca Elena

Minuca Elena creates expert roundups that provide quality content, bring huge traffic and get backlinks. She also helps bloggers connect with influencers.
Website:
minucaelena.com | Follow Elena on Twitter | Add Minuca Elena on Pinterest

I’m an avid user of social media. You should set clear goals for your social media activity.

I use Facebook to network and build relationships with other bloggers. In FB groups, I connected with many experts that I feature in my roundups and also I got some great clients. I particularly like groups that don’t allow self-promotion because there is no spam and members can focus on helping each other.

To get traffic for my posts I rely on Twitter and Pinterest. To increase my reach on Twitter, I use different tools like Viral Content Bee and Flauntt. Thanks to these tools, I get lots of shares and my Klout score has increased a lot recently (Klout measures the influence you have on social media).

On Pinterest, you will see massive results if you join group boards. It takes time until you grow a large following on any social network but on Pinterest you can get your posts in front of thousands of people as soon as you join and optimize your profile. All you have to do is to contact bloggers from the same niche as you that have group boards and ask them to add you as a contributor. Remember to include vertical branded images in your posts.

There are a lot of benefits that you can get from Pinterest once you start seeing it as a search engine, not as a social channel. There are a lot of strategies that you can use to increase your traffic from Pinterest.

Djahill Zouaoui

Djahill is an SEO entouhtiast and creator of http://linkhustler.com ( Soon-to-be launched Blog and E-commerce store for SEOs) . She lives the #DigitalNomad way in Bali at the moment.
Website:
www.linkhustler.com | Follow Djahill on Twitter | Add Djahill on Facebook

Facebook Groups, live and 360 pictures

Many people claim that Facebook is a dying platform and it purposely kills the organic reach it used to provide to businesses. I found out as a digital marketer there was still a room to generate leads from it.

Facebook Groups

Being an active and genuine member in SEO online communities via Facebook groups like White Hat SEO group got me on the radar of potential clients and fellow experts that are looking to outsource services like link building.

As a proof of what can happen when you produce useful and exclusive content for members of a FB groups, here is a little story.

I’ve recorded a little video showcasing a tool I’ve built to generate blog topics ideas from Quora straight into a google sheet. I’m not selling any service or tool with this video, just sharing a useful way to leverage quora with my fellow marketers.

This 14 minutes video led 11 people to email me to ask for access to my tool. After using it by themselves, 4 of them asked for a skype call regarding my services.

I’ve also got some exposure from Expert Round-Up opportunities that I found on those same groups.

Facebook Live

The newest feature, Facebook live is a very powerful tool. I’ve been interviewed on #DainesDialogues live (500+ views) by Gareth Daine & I’ve been active commenter on many other’s live.

This, I believe, helps me in terms of personal branding. Being In a Live Show with someone in your industry you have much respect for is definitely a good thing. Acknowledgement from peers helps generating leads and gives a lot of credibility.

Facebook 360

As a side project , I started a little Facebook Page Called Ubud 360, where I create 360 pictures for hospitality business in Bali. This is as for now a free service as I’m testing the idea and the traffic it can bring to those businesses’ website.

Even Though the page is not really active and I did not promote it much, it gathered 100 organic likes and publications get a lot of interactions.

I registered, during a one time experiment, 4 clicks to a booking page in 10 minutes after posting a 360 picture.

I believe that Facebook is pushing towards VR and Mass market will be soon demanding for this kind of content. Because of that, I think the facebook algorithm is pushing organic reach of 360 pictures. Now, it’s about how to market and promote such a method in industry like real estate or Hospitality.

Quora (it can be super social)

Lately, I decided to focus on Quora as I realised it could get you some free and very targeted traffic. It is in my opinion an untapped source of traffic as of now, opportunities are plenty over there.
I posted an answer about “bamboo fabrics” and linked to one of my clients ETSY shop. It generated 3 sales. Not bad, is it ?

Instagram

This year, the whole Instagram world got shaken up with new algorithm and features. What used to work, does not anymore. Automation tools like Massplanner were forced to close and Instagram seems to make a point of banning unusual behaviour user – Cf. Shadow Bans.

I personally always worked on organic reach and refused to use automation on my clients account. The Growth is slow but I felt no effect after Instagram evolved.
I follow the trends and upcoming tips thanks two 2 facebook groups – Instagram marketing Master Mind where Power Users share about their understanding of new way to make it on Instagram.

I was particularly interested in a discussion about Lumos, the Image recognition tool that Facebook is using to classy pictures. It is powered by an A.I. technology.

A member of a Facebook Group , suggested that one shall optimise its Instagram post for Lumos. Being an SEO with experience in Image Optimization, it made kind of total sense to me. This is why I started to edit my Pictures metadata to help lumos to classify my post.
Mid term, I believe this categorisation will replace hashtags.

TIP : You can add a chrome add on to check how lumos sees your post on Facebook. Share your Instagram post to your Facebook page and check what Lumos think your post is about.

Conclusion

I believe that we have to move forward and keep in the loop of this kind of Social Media Evolution. This is how we will keep at the top of our game.

Adam White

Adam White is the founder of SEOJet, backlink management software for SEO agencies and marketers. He has been an SEO professional for 15 years. He also wrote and directed a feature film and lives in Arizona with his wife and six children.
Website:
www.seojet.net | Follow Adam White on Twitter

I am going to go a little off topic with my answer but hopefully the insight gained will allow me a little leeway. Facebook has been good for retargeting visitors to my site, but the way I have gained the most connections and exposure is by using Skype to do personal demos of SEOJet.

I realize that Skype is not a social media network, but the networking that has come from doing personal demos with owners of SEO agencies has been invaluable. Not only has it meant a ton of referral traffic, but the strategic partnerships I have been able to form have caused my business to grow at an extremely fast pace.

I know conventional wisdom will say you hire someone to do the demos for you but there is real quantifiable value to the founder doing demos.

Melissa Gannaway

Melissa Gannaway is working as Outreach Executive at Glass Digital.
Website:
www.glassdigital.co.uk | Follow Melissa on Twitter | Add Melissa on Linkedin

Social media isn’t just about getting in front of customers: it’s also a useful tool for sourcing link and PR opportunities. We regularly use Twitter to identify publishers in need of our clients’ expertise, and we’ve earned them valuable exposure on sites like The Guardian and Forbes as a result.

Keeping an eye on the #journorequests hashtag is a great way to identify opportunities. You should also follow industry influencers and join their conversations where relevant. Simply search for keywords like ‘fashion journalist’ in Twitter and filter for People. You can also filter by location.

Before pursuing an opportunity, ‘Like’ the tweet so you’re on their radar. You can also benefit from scanning the other replies to find out who you’re up against and see if any extra information has been shared.

After you’ve sent through your contribution, reply to their tweet letting them know, making sure to use a personal account rather than a faceless brand account.

Mike Kawula

Mike Kawula is the CEO of Social Media Startup Social Quant, a top ranked Twitter tool by Hubspot that helps you find the most relevant followers on Twitter that will interact with your business
Website:
www.SocialQuant.net | Follow Mike on Twitter | Add Mike on Linkedin

The largest social media site that brings us consistent traffic each and every day is Twitter.

Each month, consistently, Twitter is responsible for sending us close to 30,000 visitors alone.We follow a simple 3 step strategy that works for any business:

1st Optimize your Twitter Profile

The first thing you want to do is optimize your Twitter profile with these 5 steps:

  • Create a good Twitter cover that builds authority and in under 5 words or less, let’s someone know exactly what it is you do. If you can add any social proof in your Twitter cover, even better.
  • Have a great Twitter profile picture. People are more likely to connect with people, so consider using your personal photo vs. a logo.
  • Create a great Twitter bio that not only let’s people know exactly what it is you do, but also connects with people on a personal level. Remember, people do business with people, so try to connect personally. Humor always works well in a Twitter bio if possible. One last tip for your Twitter bio is don’t include any hashtags unless if it is unique to your brand. This will cost you Twitter followers (trust me).
  • Have a link to your website or if for some reason you don’t have a website, use a link to another social profile.
  • Create a pinned Tweet. A pinned Tweet will be your top clicked on Tweet when I go over the 2nd strategy, so take time to think about a pinned Tweet that really will connect with your typical type of customer. I find having guides, eBooks or something free to give-away in exchange for an email address, to convert the best.

Drive Eyeballs to your Optimized Twitter Profile

Now that you’ve optimized your Twitter profile, you want to drive potential Twitter followers to it. The best way to do this is by following those discussing actively topics around your niche.

You can do this easily by using Twitter advanced search and looking for those using keywords your type of customer would be tweeting. Follow those people who are relevant and a percentage will follow you back.

For example, if you sell vacuums online, search for those who are Tweeting about cleaning their house or office.

If you’ve optimized your Twitter profile, this strategy will get you more Twitter followers and also, drive you tremendous traffic back to your website. Typically, 10-20% of those people you follow will follow you back and a percentage will also immediately click on your pinned Tweet.

Share Content Frequently

Now that you’ve optimized your Twitter profile and are getting more Twitter followers, now you want to share content frequently, to get your existing Twitter followers to visit your website.

Studies have shown that those who Tweet 50 times a day compared to those that Tweet 10 times a day, get exponentially more traffic to their website from Twitter.

This 3 step strategy can drive you, consistent traffic and make Twitter a top 3 traffic source for your business.

Stacey Herbert

Stacey Herbert is an eCommerce marketing consultant and online business coach. She teaches SMB’s actionable, affordable, marketing strategies that raise credibility, increase visibility, and create customers.
Website:
www.brazenprofitlab.com | Follow Stacey on Twitter

The social media channel which drives the most traffic, sign ups and sales for me and my clients has got to be Pinterest. This is an easy channel to overlook in favor of Instagram and Facebook.

But considering it’s the 3rd largest Search Engine (after Google & Youtube) it’s a goldmine of untapped traffic for store owners, to be ignored at your loss.

Jeff Bullas

Jeff is an entrepreneur, blogger, author, marketer and keynote speaker and works with businesses to optimize their digital brand with emerging technologies, content, social media and digital marketing
Website:
www.jeffbullas.com | Follow Jeff on Twitter| Add Jeff Bullas on Linkedin

One of the initial insights I had about social media in 2009 was its ability to attract free organic traffic.

That was until Facebook changed the rules and changed its algorithm and the other networks piled in. But there are still some cool ways to win the battle of the algorithms.

One of those tactics involves Twitter.

Twitter has been my principal social network source of traffic, connections and list building. Today it still drives 15% of my total site traffic and inspired me to write a free ebook: 101+ Tips and Tactics to Grow Your Web Traffic Without Paying Google or Facebook a Cent.

One growth hack I used was to show people how to automate Twitter to drive traffic and attention. The process can be found here “How to Automate Twitter To Get Attention and Grow Your Followers

Ravi Chahar

Ravi Chahar is running BloggingLove where he teaches WordPress, SEO and Social Media Marketing.
Website:
www.blogginglove.com | Follow Ravi on Twitter | Add Ravi on Linkedin | Add Ravi on Facebook

Social media has always been a sugarcane to provide both the sweetness with sugar and other products. In the past couple of years, I have discovered LinkedIn as one of the most effective social media platforms. If you’re a businessperson, you would love its habitat. People are more professional than any other platform. I get tons of traffic to my blog from LinkedIn.

What’s so special about this platform? How can you build your personal brand?

I have successfully gained 15K+ followers on this platform and this all happened because of the consistency.

“SUCCESS KISSES THOSE WHO VALUE CONSISTENCY”

The best advice to use the text instead of directly sharing your content. People like to talk on LinkedIn. They want to know about you, the skills you have, the service you provide and what not.The text content receives more exposure than anything else.

If you’re a blogger, you should use the LinkedIn publishing platform which is termed as “Pulse”.

Re-publish your blog articles on the Pulse platform with a little bit of twist. Don’t just copy and paste the whole blog post, change it a little bit and use only 300 words.

Make your readers curious and drive them to your blog. You can successfully build your personal brand. Keep sharing, stay connected.

Rafi Chowdhury

Rafi Chowdhury is the founder & CEO of Chowdhury’s Digital, co-founder of myCampusHacks, and is an experienced digital marketing consultant based in Los Angeles, California.
Website:
www.rafichowdhury.com | Follow Rafi on Twitter | Add Rafi on Linkedin

Definitely Facebook. I try to build many personal accounts, join groups, and sometimes do facebook ads to draw traffic to my site and to my personal brand. My best case study can be found here: http://www.rafichowdhury.com/gro…

Venchito Tampon

Venchito Tampon is Co-Founder and Marketing Director of SharpRocket, a premiere link building company that specializes in link building services and content marketing campaigns.
Website:
www.sharprocket.com.ph | Follow Venchito on Twitter | Add Venchito on Linkedin

For social media site-specific, I would say that Twitter brings me the most traffic so far. I’ll refer a social traffic boost for my old website (Best SEO Link Building Blog in 2017 – SharpRocket) where I was able to acquire 2000+ Twitter traffic within a few weeks because the post (content promotion strategies) got shared 2000+ times.

The best tip that I could give is to invest several hours creating a solid content piece – that itself is easier said but done, and will take you 20 or 30 hours of work to do that. However, the hard work pays off if you’ll be able to get more social shares that the normal traffic.

Gareth Daine

Gareth Daine is a content and inbound marketer and SEO, specialising in content promotion strategies, with over 10 years digital marketing experience.
Website:
www.garethdaine.com | Follow Gareth Daine on Twitter | Add Gareth on Facebook.

Facebook, for me, is by far the best network for building relationships, an audience, increasing exposure and driving traffic.

Personally, I’ve been having huge success with Facebook Live video.

I’ve only been broadcasting live on Facebook for a short while (just over 2 months as of June 2017).

But…

Out of the 27 live shows I’ve produced, I’ve managed to achieve a whopping 13,926 views (an average of 500 views per broadcast), with one video reaching 1,662 total views to date.

Not bad for a beginner.

I started out doing solo live broadcasts, which had fairly decent engagement, but it was new to me and not the most professional production.

Still, it wet my appetite.

I sometimes joke that I’m slightly addicted to it.

Over time, my videos became more focused, and I started doing live interviews with other Internet marketers, discussing their journeys into digital marketing, what they’re doing now and advice they had on various topics.

As things progressed, I got better and better at interviewing people and began to attract a regular audience.

The quality has steadily increased as I’ve upgraded my recording and lighting equipment and now I feel I’m producing some quality shows.

I’m even soon to create a weekly marketing show, called Keeping It Real LIVE, with two fellow marketers, Karen Richardson and Rob Reece, as co-hosts. It’s due to air every Wednesday, starting at 6:30 pm on June 7th, 2017.

I’m really looking forward to this, using BeLive.tv, and seeing where it leads. Should be great fun.This platform has helped me to grow my audience and influence massively.

I see far more engagement on Facebook than I do on any other platform.

I’ve gone from having a brand new account (January 2017) to over 1,350+ friends/followers, with upwards of 20+ people per time showing up on my live broadcasts and over 6,500+ likes on my Facebook page.

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