This post is to remind you that if you haven’t added the Facebook sharing and Retweet This buttons in your blog, you might want to do so now. It’s a proven tactic for increasing page views and traffic to your blogs. If you have accumulated “unwanted followings/followers” in your Twitter account, now is the time to make use of them.
Let me give a nice example. A couple of months ago I created this niche blog about the Eee Reader. I was anticipating that Asus might release its latest gadget within the year and since the eeereader.net domain was still available I immediately grabbed it.
I’ve got a couple of post put up but never really bothered to post regularly on the blog. But when things started to heat up in the ebook market, I decided to do some posts covering the latest news. That’s when I decided to add the Retweet button at the end of each of the post in my blog.
I decided to tweet some of my posts from the blog to Twitter. And guess what? some of the people who are following me actually Retweeted some of my Tweets although I didn’t ask them to. They did it voluntarily.
And what did those ReTweets do to my blog? I checked my Google AdSense account and noticed a spike in AdSense impression for that particular blog. In fact, its impression even surpassed the AdSense impressions of my other older blogs.
For the past couple of days, the blog I’m referring to has consistently generated ample AdSense impressions. I just installed a stat plugin to find out how the blogs is doing in terms of page views in relation to the number of times the posts are being ReTweeted.
Aside from ReTweet, you might also want to check out the Facebook Sharing widget which was recently rolled out by Facebook and see which of these two social media services will work wonders for your blogs.
Originally posted on June 2, 2011 @ 4:44 am