Monday, 2 March 2009

Social Media Traffic Domino Effect Strategy

Here's the third part in this week long series of golden money making ideas, traffic building etc. Don't forget to come back tommorrow for part 4 will you?!

Social Media Traffic Domino Effect Strategy - Digg, StumbleUpon, Propeller, etc

This is a strategy I learned after much trial and error submitting blog posts to the various social linking sites such as,,,,, and the other various sites like them.

The idea behind this strategy is to harness the traffic from the smaller Social linking sites such as,, and to drive people to Digg, Stumble,, and Propell your sites at the larger Social Linking sites that have potential of sending tens of thousands of uniques to your blog post in just a couple days.

The Strategy

So you write blog post, and want to get started. As you may or may not know, most of the users at the smaller Social Media sites also use the larger social media sites.

1 - Start off by placing widgets at the bottom of your blog post for 2 to 3 of the following:,, and These are the larger social media sites. Don't list your blog at these media sites just yet

2 - Next, submit your blog post to the lesser known, less used social media sites. The more sites you submit to the better, but make sure you submit them all as quickly together as you can. Here are some of the better lesser knowns:

Sphinn: News, Discussion Forums & Networking For Search & Internet Marketing Professionals
Mixx - Latest news and top videos and photos from around the web
Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.
Searchles | Home
plime.comopular links

3 - This is a big tricky. You can try timing this different ways, but I would recommend right after submitting to these lesser know sites submit to the mainstream social media sites that you chose to add widgets to for users to quickly bookmark/vote at.

Why This Works

The reason for all this is that the faster a blog post or site is dugg, propelled, etc the higher it ranks, meaning more votes and more traffic. The smaller social media sites will send you between 20-500 uniques usually. The people who visit your site from these smaller social sites will then read your blog, and at the bottom see the widgets for their other favorite larger social media sites such as Digg, and Propeller, and thus vote for your post there as well. This in turn will help you become popular at the mainstream media sites potentially sending you tens of thousands of uniques in a matter of a couple days.

Please test this strategy out, as differ timing mechanisms and different topics you blog about can play a significant role in the way everything plays out.


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