The importance of promoting your posts [with stats!]

It’s pretty obvious that getting people to view your content means you have to get out there and promote it.

Google is still the number 1 source of traffic to a lot of websites, with social media coming a distant second.

This is certainly true here on StuffedWeb so I wanted to see whether I could get away with not promoting my posts, and it not have a negative impact on the number of visitors to this website.

I know what you’re thinking… “Of course it will have a negative impact”.

But you never really know until you try these things right? [Read more…]

How to track social media buttons with Google Analytics

Social Media is a vital part to a successful online presence.

As companies continue to realise its importance, they are adding more and more social buttons to their websites.

Those buttons might consist of typical share buttons that you see at the end of posts, or they might consist of Twitter’s ‘follow’ button, or LinkedIn’s follow button.

No matter what buttons you include on your website, you should be tracking how many people click on them, and which pages the buttons have most success on.

This article will take you through the steps to set up the Google Analytics Social Plugin report within your WordPress website. [Read more…]

12 Places to find great blog ideas

Are you wondering where you can find content for a blog?

Are you running out of blog ideas fast?

If so, maybe your not looking in the right places for inspiration.

This article will highlight 12 places where you can find new blog ideas and inspiration. [Read more…]

How to add a Twitter cover photo to your profile

Twitter has been hard at work improving the Twitter experience.

Last week, they rolled out the new profile page design.

This works in the same way as the Facebook Timeline image, LinkedIn company profile banner and Google+ banner.

It allows you showcase a product or service, and let some of your personality come through.

This article will take you through the steps of adding a Twitter profile picture to your account. [Read more…]

How to automatically post your tweets on LinkedIn

One of the most popular features on LinkedIn was the ability to post your tweets into LinkedIn Automatically.

As of the 29th of June, this functionality was turned off as Twitter has updated the rules for their partners.

How it used to work

Previously, you would go to LinkedIn and connect your twitter account. [Read more…]

How to order your masses of followers on Twitter

Twitter is one of the major social networks where companies and individuals can share links and promote their content.

One of the most common strategies on Twitter is to get as many people to follow you as possible, so your messages have a greater reach.

A technique to build your follower count is to follow others. You can do this by simply searching for a specific topic, and following the people you see. Some of them will follow back. [Read more…]