3 Steps To Use HootSuite To Increase Blog's Social Media Traffic

Apart from search engine traffic, social media is a great way to mark out your alternative traffic sources. With Google being upfront in releasing their Algorithm updates and effecting web's traffic, its extremely crucial to find an alternative traffic source for your blog.


One cant really his total business upon search engine traffic. By doing that, you're totally exposed to those Google Panda style updates that could totally throw you out of the game. Though we'll cover that part in another post by exposing how these Algo updates effected our blog's traffic.

For today, lets us get into a great social media tool, HootSuite that lets users schedule their posts on social media (We mostly use it for Facebook and Twitter). By that way, you don't have to manually publish (post) updates on your Facebook page to drive traffic to your blog.

Lets get right into the tool its self and examine some of its vital features.

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hootsuite sign in

Step #1 Create an Account

Signup for free and you would be taken into its Dashboard that is filled up with full of features. The scheduling feature is Free though you have to manually schedule every single post.

Bundle scheduling is part of the premium features of the tool.

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Step #2 Adding a Stream

Once you're logged in, you would get to see a window as shown in the picture below. You would then have to create your Streams, i.e to add your Twitter of Facebook etc accounts.

Hit 'Add a stream' and choose among the social profiles you wish to add as a part of your traffic campaign. Notice how we've added Twitter and Facebook in the tabs.

adding a stream

 Step #3 Playing with Scheduling Options

Choose 'Publisher' mode from the left sidebar of the Dashboard. Once done, hit 'Compose message' section as shown below.

 Once you have added your description and the post link, you can either choose between 'Auto-Scheduling' or manual scheduling.

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Auto Vs Manual Scheduling

Auto scheduling that is one of the latest features introduced by HootSuite, choose optimum timings for your post to get shared on Social networks that you previous set up in your streams. These optimum timings would normally be 1-2 hours in gap. So in case you publish 10 posts, Hoot Suite would pass those on to Facebook (or what ever social profile you have set up) with 1-2 hours gap.

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What's Wrong About That?

Though these 'optimum' timings can be pretty useful in terms of finding just the right time to bring in the most traffic (that is when maximum people are online on these social networks) though it can be damaging for your social fan count too.

We experimented with these auto scheduling features and as it started sending in post updates with high frequency, we started loosing followers as Hootsuite might felt spamy to them.

Once your post are scheduled, they would look something like as shown in the picture below.

scheduling Hootsuite posts

That was it. Once you do that daily, you would definitely feel a difference in your social media traffic. Though for a considerable social media traffic, you must have a decent following there as not all the people would click on your posts that are shared.

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