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How to Use Social Media to Jumpstart Your Website Traffic {Podcast}

By | June 03, 2015

Are you spinning your wheels with social media?

Are you spending a ton of time sharing your content on social media channels, but can’t seem to get any traction with your efforts?

Do you wonder if anyone is listening?

If this sounds familiar, you are certainly not alone.

Social media can be a powerful tool for your business. But, it’s easy to get swept up in a bunch of things that don’t really matter – likes, engagement and other fuzzy metrics – and you’re left wondering why it’s not working.

What you care about is traffic. Because, after all, traffic can lead to sales. And, that’s why you’re engaging in marketing and social media in the first place, right?

If you’ve been trying to make sense of how to use social media to drive people to your website, this week’s episode of The Marketing Huddle is for you. Stan and I roll up our sleeves to give you practical, proven advice to help you up your social media game in a way that drives website traffic (and results) for your business. We’re giving you tactical tips you can start implementing right away.

No more guessing. No more focusing on the fluff. Just some great ideas to help you get more people to your website.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. You can do this. And Stan and I will show you how.

Here are just some of the topics what we covered in this week’s episode:

  • Why social media matters to businesses today.
  • Two important questions you should ask before engaging in social media for your business.
  • Which social platforms we’re most interested in right now.
  • Specific, tactical ideas for using social media to get more traffic to your website.
  • How to track behavior on your website to measure whether your social media efforts are working. (Plus Stan’s template for measuring conversions by social network!)

This Week in Marketing:

Is Google+ Really Dead? We answer that question following the news out of Google’s developer conference. We also talk about Google’s new photos app and what all of this means for marketers.

Marketing MVP: cj Advertising

Every week, we highlight a person or business that is really rocking their marketing efforts to give you some inspiration on how you can level up with your marketing.

This week, Laura talks about a Nashville-based agency, cj Advertising, and why their culture is perhaps their greatest marketing asset. Here’s the local news story to prove it.

Listener Giveaway!

Custom leather journals from C.R. Gibson

I also want to remind you about the special promotion we’ve got running for the show. If you leave a review of The Marketing Huddle, we’ll send you one of these stazzy leather-bound journals with “Up Your Game” embossed on the front.

This is a great journal for jotting down all of the ideas we’re sharing on the show. They are super high quality and you’ll look like a boss with one of these at your next meeting.

Want to know how to get one? Here’s the scoop:

  • Leave a review on iTunes. Go to our show page on iTunes. Once you’re there, click the Ratings and Reviews tab.  Under the title Customer Reviews you will see a Write a Review button.  Click it to leave your review.
  • Tell us where to send your journal. Once you’ve left a review, visit http://themarketinghuddle.com/review and use the form to tell us the name you used to leave your review along with your mailing address.

Remember, we’ve only got 50 of these journals. Leave us a review now so you can snag your journal!

Listen to This Week’s Show

Ready for the good stuff? Listen to this week’s show right here.

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For additional show notes and resources, visit The Marketing Huddle website. And, don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes to snag The Marketing Huddle playbook! These will likely go quickly, so leave your review today!

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