How to get more traffic using hashtags.
Every business owner wants more traffic to their website, but how can they get more visitors without having to spend even more time or resources doing it?
Enter the lowly hashtag, the simple solution to getting more traffic to your website.
You don’t have to do more marketing, contests or promotions. Instead, start using hashtags to your marketing, especially in social networks. Those hashtags become hyperlinks: users can click on a hyperlink and see everything that’s been posted using that same link. So even if people don’t originally see your content, they can using the hashtag hyperlink.
Hashtags also make your content more visible in search, whether within a social network or on a search engine. If a potential customer looks for #hairstyles within Facebook, they’ll see posts using that hashtag from business pages. If they search on Google, they’ll see posts from the web and multiple social networks using the #hairstyle hashtag.
A comment from Christine of Feathering the Empty Nest.
It’s amazing to me how much more important social media is to my blogging than it was just over a year ago.
Previously, publishing sponsored posts and marketing were done almost completely in the post itself and the strategic use of keywords. Although this works great for search engine optimization, what about social media optimization?
How can we make our blog more searchable and accessible via social media and hopefully substantially increase traffic and readers.
Almost as soon as social media was becoming more prominent, I started following its progress and paying attention to advice and tips from those in the know.
I began following a strict process of promoting each and every post on social media and started to see an immediate improvement.
In my case, social media is more than just Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. I also use Reddit, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Delicious, and Digg. The best responses have come from Twitter and StumbleUpon, for the most part.
I never considered using hashtags in all posts and social media, but that explains why I’ve been seeing hashtags placed prominently in titles on other sites and blogs.
This is one thing I intend to start immediately. As a matter of fact, I’m going to spend some of my time visiting old posts, placing hashtags, and rebroadcasting on my blog and via social media.