While May was all about social media advertising on a budget, this month we have talked about getting social media traffic using alternative and free social media channels. We’ve discussed

So this month’s push will be all about getting free traffic from social media:

1. Overall: Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us

Great article by @BuzzSumo via @noahkagan cc @AppSumo


  • Long form content gets more social shares than short form content.
  • Having at least one image in your post leads to more Facebook and Twitter shares
  • 10 is the magic number for lists
  • People tend to share content that looks trustworthy
  • Getting one extra influencer to share your article has a multiplier effect
  • Repromote your old content on a regular basis
  • The best day overall to publish content for social shares is Tuesday
  • Invoke awe, laughter, or amusement

Popular emotions

2. Pinterest for bloggers (group board)

This is a great collection of Pinterest tricks and tips from great experts including @Growmap

3. More on Pinterest: What Images Get Pinned On Pinterest? Red Beats Blue, Portrait Over Landscape & Lose The Faces by @AmyGesenhues via @Marketingland

We have already mentioned it in the previous chat but it’s a must-bookmark guide for Push edition as well


4. Slideshare: Slideshare as traffic source by @AnaTrafficCafe


  • Reuse your more popular old content to create beautiful presentations
  • Make sure you have a great call to action
  • Name your source file meaningfully to make sure your Slideshare page has an SEO-friendly URL
  • Get featured on Slideshare (not a hard thing to do if you actively share it within first 24 hours after it goes live)

5. One more on Slideshare: Marketer’s guide to Slideshare by @maurodandat @kissmetrics

This one has lots of inspiring examples of how to do slideshares right.

Only five articles in our PUSH #myblogguest addition but they will keep you busy throughout the week!

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One Response to “How to Generate Free Traffic from Social Media: Push Thursday on #MyBlogGuest”

  1. Theo

    Hi Ann,

    Always great posts and ideas, thank you very much for following my Pinterest board have a great weekend.


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