Over the past few days I have had a few friends – bloggers who are quitting several social networks to focus on their blogs and just stick with one or two social networks. Is this starting a new trend for bloggers?
It was strange, seeing one blogger kicking the social habit and then another and another. I can understand how overwhelming it can all be. Blogging is not easy. I had to jump over from Pinterest to come back writing this post. I had also read a few blogs where the bloggers claim they do not get many visits from social media. I must admit I looked over my stats earlier after reading that and noticed Google really picking up to be my number one source here. It always had been Stumble Upon but I am happy that it is coming from Google organic where searches are taken place. Twitter is still another great source of traffic here as well.
There was also research from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth that shows large companies have leveled off with their social media usage from 2010 to 2011. Only 58% of them had a Facebook page and 31% had no Twitter or Facebook. This report also showed that 1 in 5 small businesses hated social media. Is it because they don’t understand it or the time it takes to make it successful? It will be interesting to see what 2012 brings. The potential is there for businesses to reach more people via social media as the usage of it from the public increases to climb.
So if you are still blogging or own a website what other ways to generate traffic to your blog or website?
- Organic – Through searches.
- Comments – Leaving comments on other blogs and websites.
- Advertise – Market your blog but it can be costly.
- Reviews – Do reviews for products and other sites.
- Link Building – Contacting other sites to trade links or adding them on yours.
- Your way here by leaving a comment below.
So I would love to know if you have thought of giving up social networks to focus more on your blogging too?