Holy Moly! Wouldn’t that be awesome?
All those eyeballs on your website, your content, reading what you wrote and considering you an expert!
Here are some down and dirty tips and tricks to make your blog posts easy to share!
1. Create a compelling title.
These tricks include using a number (The 5 best…), use power words, and using a negative title. (Check out our title, we’ve used 2 of the 3 tips.)
2. Make it easy to share.
Add social share buttons to your website! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to share but couldn’t easily from a post on a great blog! Make it easy for people. We use the Digg Digg plug-in by the fine folks at Buffer App.
3. Set up Twitter cards.
Images matter on Twitter! In fact, they get the most retweets on of any tweet type. The easiest way to setup is to use the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast to do this. Here’s a how-to guide from our friends over a WPBeginner.
4. Make your images Pinterest friendly.
Use Canva.com to create professional looking images quickly. (This infographic was created in Canva!) There is a handy template that is already optimized for Pinterest. We love Canva so much we integrated them into TabSite!
5. Add a click to tweet option.
The best WordPress plugin option for this is Click to Tweet by TodayMade. (They also created the AWESOME CoSchedule plugin which we use.) Again, by making it EASY to share on Twitter, you increase Twitter shares!
6. Share your own blog post automatically.
Jetpack by Automatic has Publicize. This is a great auto sharing plugin for WordPress and it’s FREE! It will share out to Facebook profiles and pages, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbler, Path and Google+. I share new posts to my Facebook profile and to my Page this way.
7. Schedule additional shares over time.
We share these blog posts the day the post it is published, 3 days after the post is published and 14 days after the post is published. We use Coschedule by TodayMade, but you could use BufferApp also. By resharing you are ensuring that more of your community has an opportunity to be sure and see your new content. One other favorite of ours is our buddies at PostPlanner. We use PostPlanner to share some popular posts on a recurring monthly basis on Facebook.
8. Email it.
Email the blog post to your list for more social shares. Make sure you include an easy way for people to share your post from within your email.
9. Monitor your results & celebrate increases in social shares.
What about you? Have you used Canva or recommend any other tools not noted here?