How can marketers benefit from free targeted traffic software? A great program which I share in the video below allows you to target your potential market using social media and a great program called snip.ly. Snip.ly allows you to use other people’s articles to promote your landing page or website. This is a very useful way to generate leads into your sales funnel and online business. If you don’t yet have a sales funnel or online business take a look at this video and sign up for the free video series.
In an ideal world you would create all of your own material and write interesting articles which you can then share on social media to appeal to your target audience. However, article writing is a long and laborious process. It takes time to write your own articles. Not that you shouldn’t do this, you should. However using this little hack will save you a tonne of time and remembering the 80/20 principle, (in short 80% of your results comes from only 20% of your activities), it is well worth concentrating on your most productive activities, rather than your most time consuming ones. Pareto’s principle is talked about in this article on productivity.
So using this little concept allows you to ‘piggy back’ on some of the most talked about articles going round on social media and share them with your friends/contacts through social media. Firstly go to a site called Buzzsumo.com. Type in a keyword or phrase which is relative to your ideal customer’s needs. For example I would type ‘productivity’, ‘online business’, ‘self employment’ or something along those lines. My ideal visitor would be interested in these kinds of topics since I am looking for entrepreneurs. This will bring up the most looked at articles currently appearing on social media. Copy the url of an article you want to share and head over to snip.ly to create your link.
You will need a snip.ly account and it is free for a basic account. Use your url link to create a snip.ly link by pasting it into your snip.ly ‘snip’ field in your desktop. (Check the video below for details).
You can now paste this new snip.ly link into your social media accounts and when someone clicks on the article, your banner will appear at the bottom of the page, leading the visitor to a website or page of your choosing. You can also join a program called buffer.com which allows you to syndicate articles at certain times across multiple social media platforms. This is a great time saver and allows you to queue articles and content and set it to be sent out at the best possible times for maximum effect. Check out the video below which explain the process: