Just How Important Social Media Is To Your Affiliate Marketing Blog?
When you make a new friend, how many times have you said: “Hey, can we exchange links?” or “Follow me on Facebook and Twitter”? Even colloquial terms support the recent statistics that 85% of the world are connected by social media. If you’re a blogger, you don’t have to feel discouraged at the prospect of social media raking in more people than blogs. This number actually poses an advantage to promote your affiliate marketing blog.
Social Media Importance
Characteristics of Social Media
There are four reasons why social media has been a dominant force on the World Wide Web:
It is free.
- It is easily accessible. Users only need a computer and an Internet connection.
- It is packed with powerful features to support your needs.
- It creates a sense of “belongings,” as social media allows users to interact with people they can relate to.
Advantages of Social Media
The qualities stated above are the same advantages of social media to blogs, in general. But since each social media site has its own strengths, you need to learn how to use each site more efficiently.
Now, Facebook nearly has 850 million active users around the globe, which no doubt can guarantee you bigger traffic for your blogs. The infamous features in Facebook that you can use would be Tagging and Liking.
By means of Tagging, you can secure your target audience by directing them towards your blog. This way, you won’t have to rely on random visits for traffic. The “Likes” that you generate equates to your visitors’ ratings. Every “Like” is translated to an activity of your visitors, which increases your chances to be seen even on other people’s News Feed. Now that is networking!
Twitter, often referred to as a micro-blogging site, generates 175 million tweets per day. Although, at first, it was seen as the nemesis of blogging, it actually became a useful tool for affiliate marketing. The character limit it sets for every Tweet is a blogger’s five minutes of fame.
This then shows how you can use Twitter as a teaser. By summarizing a topic into 140 characters, you can trigger the interest of your followers to find out more by visiting your blog.
If your blog involves video streaming, then YouTube is the suitable partner for you. Recent statistics show that YouTube garners two billion views per day, which clearly explains how Justin Bieber truly became famous.
On a more serious note, you can assess the potential traffic to your blog by seeing the hits you get on YouTube. For instance, your blog on a How-To can receive more views if you can convert it into a video tutorial. And if your visitors long for more, than they would have to visit your blog to see.
If you want to be viral, social media can provide that to you. That way, you can secure a wider audience for your blog, which cascades to more profit for your affiliate marketing venture. So, are you ready to be followed?
Author Bio:Kyle Kam is a marketing consultant for Affilorama, an affiliate marketing portal. They offer free affiliate marketing lessons and internet marketing tools for beginning and advance affiliates.If you would like to write for Wpblogtips Check our guest posting guidelines.