Do You Want More Social Shares?
Do you wonder how some bloggers get so many more social shares on their posts? I noticed some posts lately reaching into the thousands of shares. Do you wish you could have more social shares on your own blog posts? I asked a few bloggers who get a lot more social shares than average on their posts how often they share their own.
If you have read my blog for years you know how I love the 80/20 rule. I share 80% of others posts and 20% or less of my own.
If you are not sure how many shares a post or page has received there is a FREE tool called LinkTally from HubSpot that can tell you. (You do have to provide an email address for it.)
The numbers below from these bloggers may surprise you!
Ryan Biddulph – From Blogging From Paradise.
I don’t have a set amount for Twitter, but I’d probably say on average: Twitter – 5. Facebook – 1. Google+ 1.
These figures only include my personal accounts. I do have branded accounts but it’s difficult to give an average on those. That’s in total for my personal accounts. Over a period of 1 day to 45 days. For popular posts I’ll go back and schedule additional shares although that number varies.
I have a social media manager who posts my articles out on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn approximately 5 times a week. The following week that most current post is only promoted maybe 3-4 times on these. The following week it is promoted 2-3 times and onward. She does this so the older posts are continuing to be promoted.
I also use Triberr to help my work in being promoted. My social media manager uses Hootsuite to schedule all the posts she promotes.
Mayura DaSilva – From Mayura4Ever.
I do share my posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, but only once per post as in to notify the new post 🙂 I used to share away old content on my personal Twitter profile, but not anymore.
Mostly readers / visitors promote my content.
I share my own blog posts as follows:
Twitter – 8 times per week. Facebook – 1 time per week. Google+ – 1 time per week. LinkedIn – 1 time per week.
I share it 1 time only in several private groups.
Abrar Mohi Shafee – From the Blogging Spell.com
More Social Shares – Are You Surprised by the Numbers?
Are you surprised these seasoned bloggers are mostly sharing 1 to 5x per day for Twitter and less on the other social networks? I certainly was. I would say the magic number is 4 tweets on a new post to get more social shares. (Remember that tweets have a short life!)
How often do you share your own posts? How many social shares do you average per post?