7 Tricks for Increasing Traffic with Social Media

Social media is taking the world by storm. As a business owner, you need to be visible on social media on a regular basis. Some of the statistics are incredible. In terms of engagement and growth, Facebook is leading the pack. With 76% of users checking their site daily, the Global Social Media research summary for 2017 is eye-opening to say the least.

If you need help growing your traffic using social media, or are just nor sure what you should be doing, here are 7 tricks, tips and techniques that are proven to increase the amount of traffic you get from Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and the other social media sites.

Easy and effective, you just need a plan.

7 Tricks for Increasing Traffic with Social Media

7 Tricks for Increasing Traffic with Social Media

1 – Automate the Process

Automated social media engagement is possible through websites like Buffer and HootSuite. They put your social media marketing on autopilot, and when you are consistently in the face of your social media audience, your traffic improves.

2 – Ask for the Share, Like, Retweet

Give your followers a call to action. If someone enjoys some content you share on Facebook or Twitter, they will be very receptive to sharing that content. Tell them exactly what to do, and you enjoy a greater possibility of improved traffic from Shares, Likes, Retweets, Repins, etc..

3 – Make Social Media Sharing Simple

Your blog or website should provide a simple means of sharing your content. This means adding social media sharing buttons and plug-ins to all of your web properties, guaranteeing it is simple and quick for your readers to spread the word.

4 – Fill Out Your Profiles Completely

This may seem like common sense. However, many online business owners and entrepreneurs have incomplete social media profiles. Wherever you have the chance, tell people about yourself and your business, providing plenty of links back to your website or blog.

5 – Run a Contest or Giveaway

KingSumo is one company that will help you create and manage a successful giveaway or contest on social media websites. This single traffic driving strategy can result in significantly higher numbers of visitors to your site.

6 – Share Again!

Just because you share a blog post or new piece of content on Facebook doesn’t mean you can’t share it again later. Your prospects and followers on social media are not always logged in at the same time. This means that your content should be shared on all of the social media websites multiple times.

7 – Be Everywhere, and Be Consistent

Sign up for all of the largest social media sites, and those most relevant to your niche or market. Be everywhere, instead of just concentrating on Facebook and Twitter. You also need to provide consistent engagement and content. There are a lot of competitors out there, so you need prospects and followers to see you regularly providing information and engagement.

Having trouble posting on a regular basis? I can help! As as social media manager, I can create custom content that will help keep your business in front of your customers. Ask me about it today!

Top Tips to Boost Local Traffic to Your Site

I love working with small business owners. Many of them are entrepreneurs, bootstrappers if you will. They either have a product or service and they work hard at developing their business online and offline.

I also see a big disconnect with some business owners. They may have a website but it looks the same as it did when they had it built and it has been very ineffective in bringing business to their door.

If this sounds familiar, there are some things you need in order to pump up that traffic, bring people in the doors, and fill those seats. Your website should be working hard for your business and be a big part of your marketing efforts.

Top Tips to Boost Local Traffic to Your Site

Top Tips to Boost Local Traffic to Your Site

Make sure to include local contact information on your website

Place it in your header or your footer. These two sections are seen on every single page of your site. It makes it simple for people to find your address and phone number, or whatever local contact you have. Don’t rely on just a Contact Me page. People want quick and easy, immediate results when they’re looking for you.

Immediately sign up for a Google My Business account.

This is a feature that Google offers for business owners that will give you a Google Plus page as well as the ability to offer a review feature, post images about your business, add a map to your site and many other important details.

Start utilizing social media channels

Use those social media posts to drive people to your website where they can sign up for your emails, receive discounts, read blog posts, product tips, product information etc. Focus on one or two social sites that will bring you the most traffic and be extremely consistent posting and engaging with your followers. Post several times a day, every day, for the best engagement.

Be found locally at events

Start joining and using networking groups, chamber events, street fairs, and other local events. Make sure to include your website on every piece of marketing that you do. Always remember to include a call to action and send them to your site on everything you hand out or sponsor.

Maximize your website landing page

For traditional advertising, whether it’s newspaper ads, radio spots or other, use your website as a landing page and create a special page for each promotion. That way you can know what advertising piece was more effective through tracking.

Make sure to install Google Analytics

This will help you track your website hits and conversions. It also will give you key words that people are finding you with so that you can better utilize them and incorporate them into your website.

Use Local Keywords

Make sure your website includes local search words for your area. Otherwise known as SEO keywords, these would be specific to your business.

Using top tips like these you’re going to start to increase the amount of your local traffic. Be extremely consistent in your posting on social media, when blogging, and also when updating your website. The fresher your content, the higher you rank in the search results. That is a key item for bringing the traffic to your site.

Need help to boost local traffic? A site audit and a social media audit will help to see how well your business is developing on the Internet. Contact me for your one-on-one appointment.

4 Cornerstones to Effective Online Marketing

I work a lot with small business owners that have a storefront. They’re finding themselves in the uncomfortable situation where online business is now becoming the norm. The Main Street brick-and-mortar is finding it difficult to compete since they are behind the eight ball in terms of marketing online.

I also hear a lot of the frustration about marketing online from both local business owners and online business owners because they don’t understand how it can work for them. It turns out many of them don’t have the necessary tools set up so they can market effectively to drive business and compete online.

There are some must-have tools that you will need to make it work. So let’s talk about the four cornerstones to effective online marketing.

4 Cornerstones to Effective Online Marketing - ConnectingLocalBusiness.com

4 Cornerstones to Effective Online Marketing


Every business needs to start with the website. This is the fundamental beginning to any type of online marketing, contact, and sales. All business on the Internet will circle around your website. Your website needs to be SEO friendly as well as mobile friendly for the best results.


Many people disagree about the fact that a blog connected to your website is a critical cornerstone of online business. But what a blog does is allow you to create fresh content on a daily or weekly basis that is speaking directly to your target market. It allows you to then share that information. Plus it acts as a catalyst for the search engines, if your SEO is done properly. They want fresh content continually!

Social Media

Social media is an extension of our website and the conversations we have with our target market. You can take fresh content that you have shared on your website and blog then share it to your social media channels. You can converse easily with people and potential customers. You get to know them and they get to know who you are both as a business and personally.

Email List

A critical component in the cornerstones is your list. An email list allows you to speak directly to those that are interested in your business and that want to know what’s going on on a daily or weekly basis. You can teach, inform and drive sales easily through your email list because people already trust you and want to know what’s new and exciting.

THe Cycles of the 4 Cornerstones to Effective Online Marketing - ConnectingLocaBusiness.com

These four cornerstones work together to help you create a solid and effective marketing plan. One should not work without the other. They are in fact like a circle.

The website drives the marketing list. The blog helps to drive social media. Social media points back to the website to continually fill the email list.

So if you don’t know where to start, I can help. We can start with a plan to get these for cornerstone stones in place and start driving your online marketing. Let’s talk today to get your business on track!