The popularity of social networking sites is increasing day by day!

I’m talking about sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg etc. It can be said that social networking is one of the best and free ways for increase traffic to your site. Here are some tips you can use to increase your traffic using social networking sites:

(1). Increase traffic through Friends
Friends are the heart of the social networking attitude, and when promoting content this can be a valuable tool in viral marketing. The more friends you have in your network, the more visibility you will have when promoting.

(2). Increase traffic through Blogs
Blogs are one more great way to spread the word! Blogs allow you to post nameless comments. I use these blogs to post a comment and then I include a link to one of my sites. I achieve a free back link for simply commenting on a story.

(3). Increase traffic through Picture Perfect
You may not understand it, but by passing on uploading your picture, you are also passing on an opportunity to get more people clicking on your articles. Why? Well, for one thing, it is known that spammers never take the time to upload a picture. Second, it is called “social” networking and “social” bookmarking sites. If you are trying to be “social”, you definitely should put a face to your name.

(4). Increase traffic through Profile Pages
If you are a keen online social networker, you will have a killer profile page. Your profile page will increase your link total to your projects, and it will shift visitors to your other profile pages in other networks so you get more friends!

(5). Increase traffic through bulletin
You can send bulletins to your entire list of friends. The more friends you have, the more views your bulletins receive. Common sense! Some people use bulletins way to much and end up getting deleted very quickly, so my advice is to use this angle a few times a month and keep it simple!

(6). Increase traffic through Content
Nothing is more important than content. If you are a good writer and you write about interesting topics, you are going to do well on the social networking sites. People seem to like top 10 lists, top 20 lists, etc. I suggest that you look at digg.com to see what gets the most diggs.

(7) Increase traffic through clipart and screensavers
If you have some skills in this direction then try creating clipart and screensavers. Offering these for free is also a good way to get more traffic.

Finally, make sure that you are part of a few of the more popular social networking websites. These memberships will be only destined to build your own network and not to do overt marketing. As your social network grows you can invite your contacts to join you on the social networking website. This should start a sequence reaction that will get them inviting their own contacts and so on. Your network will grow to a point where people will start naturally inquiring into the nature of your business and what you do, and then you can just tell them about it in a conversational sort of way, without pitching or selling anything. Then you will see success come your way.

It will take some time, so be patient!

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