Social Networking’s Influence on Your Site’s Traffic – Part 2
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Two weeks ago I shared my website stats for all to see and demonstrated how different things I’m doing online impacted my traffic. Here is an updated look at my blog stats:
I’ve looked at a lot of website stats over the last 10-plus years, and although this is still a new blog at the low end of the traffic spectrum, I have to say “wow” to the quick progress it is making.
If you recall my post from two weeks ago, I discussed how my traffic has been influenced by different factors. Early gains in traffic came from committing to a regular posting schedule and syndicating the blog via feedburner.com and technorati.com. Then I created a linkedin.com account to further promote myself and started sharing my blog URL with clients and new leads which continued the positive climb in the stats. Then big fall-out/bail-out in the stock market dropped my traffic for a week as more attention was taken up by this, but then I increased efforts in promotion by adding regular twitter.com posts promoting my blog and joining and utilizing biznik.com, in particular getting an article posted on biznik.com that generated a lot of interest.
I’m not sharing these stats to brag, but to show as proof that social networking and online self promotion works. Everything I’m doing can be emulated and none of it has cost me anything, except a commitment in time.