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Thread: Facebook: As a massive traffic source

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    Exclamation Facebook: As a massive traffic source

    We all know that Facebook delivers massive figures of traffic but there are some issues on how can we work out to take advantage from it. It has 890 million daily active online members and no one knows the statistics within. Back then few years ago, they had a statistics of 2 external clicks each day per Facebook member. Its merely gone up 2 to 4 somewhere within and this will give us Google is within 9 to 18 billion referrals each day while Facebook 1.8 to 3.6 billion. As we can see, Facebook is nearly from Google in terms of massive traffic and absolutely larger than other popular search engines. It is more than driving traffic compared to Yahoo, Youtube, and Bing as well as possible driving more traffic than these combined sources. Aside from traffic, the shares and likes from Facebook are great signs of content type that will be performing well in the search results. It is important that we understand on what type of story that is easily shared on the web and interacts people on the social medium as well as the same way to perform well in the type of story we made for the search engines.

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    Sure, keep on believing facebook drives massive traffic.
    Maybe to those who advertising on facebook.
    But the vast majority of pages just do not drive traffic to a website.
    Like my page.
    Since it is family and friends only.
    Which the majority of pages are.
    So many people and businesses set up accounts and then find out....no traffic?
    Like so much on the internet, one must promote or no traffic.

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    After 2 years of posting to a FB Page I got 1 person talking about it (probably me) and 13 likes from friends that I invited to like the page LOL. It concerns me that so many people are posting tons of content to sites that are only interested in collecting data for their own commercial purposes. If only these people would put some effort into building their own content sites. Most of my friends are crazily addicted to FB and constantly uploading photos to it, eagerly responding to the buzzes and bleeps of their smart phone alerts etc. And some of them are likely doing the same to Twitter, Instagram etc almost 24/7. And, one day later, the content is forgotten (but archived forever by the corporations and government agencies).

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    IMHO, FaceBook is the definitive best example possible for 10 pounds of crap in a 5-pound sack. I like the groups, but the site design is a hopeless mess. It's way too cluttered and almost impossible to find things.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    On another forum, we had a discussion when someone wanted to know why he was not getting traffic to his website after posting his content on facebook FIRST!
    And the bottom line was:
    Why are you wasting your time posting to facebook?
    Just post it to your website and promote the website.
    People see stuff on facebook, they are not then going to go to a site to read the same thing!

    Same with twitter.
    I see people tweet out some article, then turn around and tweet out that the article is on their site/blog.
    Why on twitter I gave up tweeting so much stuff.
    Because I know that every article I find, that at least 3 people I follow will tweet it out before I do.
    Plus now, though I lost a few followers, I cut back on posting to my blog all the right of center stuff I found on twitter.
    Now I go mostly mainstream on stuff that my twitter followers probably do not see on twitter until I tweet my blog out.

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    I've seen some people use FaceBook links as an auxilliary method of driving traffic to a blog... but I have doubts about it being a primary source. If you can get a LOT of people starting to share it on FB I suppose it'd work.

    Then again my blog is hard to find on a search engine with 2 flashlights and a metal detector, so not sure SEs are the end all for building a blog either. Suspect sterling writing and a ton of word-of-mouth recommendations play a serious role. As I haven't managed it yet I don't pretend to be an authority on that one.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

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    Sterling writing? hahahahhahaa
    Not my blog!
    Now my blog has age going for it, at 7 years.
    And last I checked, over 5,000 links to it.
    Though I suppose a lot of conservative blogs may start delinking me since I moved on earlier from being just conservative to downright center.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    On another forum, we had a discussion when someone wanted to know why he was not getting traffic to his website after posting his content on facebook FIRST!
    From an SEO perspective, that was a pretty dumb move on his part. I hope someone pointed that out to him.

    I have plugins installed on some of my sites that automatically send a Tweet whenever I post an article. That does drive some traffic, but because most of my followers are competitors, it does nothing for drawing in business. Have anyone ever heard of anyone who picked up a new client because of a Tweet?
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    yes, that point was taken up.
    Now on twitter, no clients since I am not in the client business.
    But I have sold quite a bit on twitter by tweeting out the sales going on (affilliate links all).
    And visitors to my blog and other sites come from twitter.

    If your followers are your competitors?
    I would block their butts in a second!
    Am guessing on twitter, it depends on who follows you and in what niche you are in.
    And how many real followers you have.

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    Twitter does work well for Target and some merchants as a channel to announce sale prices. But for 95% of businesses . . . plththththth!

    When you do web site design work, Internet consulting and video production, most of the people who follow you are competitors. It's not a business that draws a wide range of diverse followers. You cannot usually tell which followers or friends are competitors. I can see a spike in traffic whenever I post a new article, but have never had any new client tell me that they found me through twitter or Facebook.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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