Source: slymarketing.comSometimes when I meet new friends on Facebook I often thank them for being my friend & add a link of my homepage. The tactic which I follow is this–I drop a link as how can I help them & point a link toward my blog. It is same as saying “hi”. This promotes my blog in a simple & most of all in a non-spammy way. Greet them with a question & if they need any help then attach a link of your blog. Instead of just posting your article on social media ask some questions (basically try chatting) & provide simple answers to their problems. If you will follow this approach you will not come as desperate. You will get more hits on your blog indirectly with the help of this technique (it will work because you were not behaving like a Hitler asking them to share your blog post).
Source: Social Media ExaminerHashtags are basically like promoters working on your behalf. Let us take an example: You are on twitter and you are having a difficult time finding suitable users on twitter. You tweet but are not able to listen to what you tweeted (here hashtag comes into play). You can add hashtags in every second tweet which you are writing. Google plus & Facebook users do not depend much on hashtags, but Instagram users go crazy to use hashtags. So, make #hashtags work for you & target your readers (grow your following with the help of the hashtags).
Source: Dan ZarellaYou may be thinking that why people are not retweeting your posts? This is because you are not asking people to do this. Most of the bloggers follow three simple tools on social media websites which are directness, simplicity & clarity. It is beneficial to ask people to share your blog posts through Facebook, G Plus, LinkedIn or twitter. You will have to ask people to share your posts on social media sites. You can include this as a call to action in the end of your blog posts. This tip would take only 10 seconds to follow & you will see the results yourselves.
Source: Gary Vaynerchuk Twitter ProfileYou can surely take a clue from the people who are already icons at social media sites. You can check their strategy as what to post & what to leave. You can take the example of Gary Vaynerchuk. He has 1.3 million followers. Whatever he does gets instant retweets & likes. Gary is excellent at engaging, taking his audience to the next level & also in sharing value with his followers which in return gives him retweets & shares on the respective social media platforms. Whenever he (Gary) asks to promote a blog post, the word simply spreads like a fire because of his loyal followers which are always there to promote his posts.
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