StumbleUpon… Digg… Facebook… Twitter… and more.
Each of these are powerful monsters that hold the power to wield amazing traffic to your website or blog. The problem is, however, that too often people give up because they don’t understand the keys to really making these platforms work for them.
The Social Bookmarking Success Formula
I’m learning that going viral on social media is all about rallying everyone in your network together around a piece of content that has the potential to go viral. The breakdown in the formula for successfully driving traffic through social bookmarking sites looks something like this:
- 50% = Rallying your Network
- 40% = Having a great piece of Content
- 10% = Luck (Factors outside of your control)
To be honest, if you expect to send all of your content flaming wild across the social sharing platforms then you’re absolutely out of your mind. You have to help others promote their content for a while and then periodically you can promote the very best of your work.
The best thing you can do before trying to promote your content across these social media platforms is to start spending some time on them so that you can really get a feel for what makes up the type of content that goes big.
Most of us have distorted views of what really makes up great content and being exposed to popular content is a great way to shift our ideas that drive our content creation processes.
Multiple Platforms. Multiple Strategies.
Each of these social media platforms have different keys to what is takes to really build up influence and over the next couple of days, I’ll be sure to walk you through some of the most important aspects to this exciting journey.
This can provide a tremendous additional revenue stream to your online ventures. I have a close friend who is grossing between two and three thousand dollars a month with nothing other than advertisements on a site that he promotes across these platforms. His newest site is about 6 months old and he makes about $750 per month on it in just advertising.
Stay tuned tomorrow because I’m going to go into the specific tools that you need to succeed because although it can be time consuming, it’s actually a lot easier than most people think.
I’ll see you tomorrow.