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What social media can be used in order to help your website to go viral quickly?

#1
When it comes to social media, I have found that Twitter really isn't all it's cracked up to be and Facebook seems to be getting harder as you draw traffic from there. I'd like to know what the opinions are for some of those that are in this forum. I've heard that identi.ca is awesome, since Google crawls it a lot, but what about others?
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#2
Totally agree with you DS. I rarely use Twitter or Facebook and when I do I'm always concerned how vulnerable I am from a security point of view. I inevitably get spammed by Twitter and Facebook in the e-mail box which name I provided to both. Facebook I think has been deliberately put together chaotically so that when one first opens an account it takes a while to figure out that one has to reset all the options that have been set to public or suffer the consequences of plenty of unwanted visitors.

First time I've heard of identi.ca and would be great if you let us know of any others. I had a quick look at identi.ca and noticed they're using a stream server http://pump.io/. So maybe we could all start our own social media and it is not impossible as it may look to us?
#3
The best way is from forums and message boards, because you get to target the audience which matches your site and content. They are crawled frequently too, and can be counted as back links, if placed correctly.
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#4
How do you place links in forums to get counted as back links?
#5
(10-01-2014, 07:58 PM)D4klutz Wrote: How do you place links in forums to get counted as back links?

You can place your URL at your signature.
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#6
I Think Facebook & Youtube Is Best
#7
(11-12-2014, 01:29 PM)Rockzilla Wrote: I Think Facebook & Youtube Is Best
Why do you think they are the best?
#8
You can create a social website with dolphin.com. It's fully customizable. Also if you click on auto installer in your cpanel, you can go to the heading social. Then click on Elgg which is similar to dolphin. I hope this helps. If you want a more powerful social website there is a way to use wordpress. Youtube has instructions on how to put it together.
#9
Take note: you want it to go viral quickly right? then it depends on the website you are trying to advertise/promote, you must definitely target the audience whom are interested in your brand/products/services that your website offers. When you say social media, you target the common individuals who uses the internet nowadays, but for more keen minded person having a niche related in Digital World (like we do) would rather prefer to go to forums and blogs, right?

Bottom line is, when you want something to go viral, go for website with the most traffic of users whom are interested with what you are trying to present.
#10
If you want your website to go viral, use all possible social media sites. Concentrate more on the specific one which gives you more visitors.
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#11
youtube and facebook as long it is interesting topic it's for sure
#12
Facebook and Twitter in my opinion is a must for social media. Usually does the trick for me. Secret of course is to keep them up to date. Be consistent and post on a regular basis.
#13
it all depends on the product/service you offer, with different social media you can target different people.
Pinterest announced that will add buy it now button so it will be in some help and i can't wait to see if it work.
#14
When it's come to specific and desired visitors, related to a specific subject, Twitter is the best for me. It all depends how do you set it and what kinds of profiles you follow. But especially webmasters and People who generally are oriented to Web design and Developing websites and applications are willing to support each others by following each others and through their websites they visitors are able to find out about you as well. At least that is my experience.

Forums are little bit tricky. It is true that if you manage to get backlink from some of them, your website get the chance to be found on Search Engine faster then usual (if it's new website) when search engine find your link in some of the posts from such forums. But what if someone said something not good about you or your site ...Search Engine will find and show it too?!

Commenting popular Blog posts, especially if you post good comment are much better then Forums.
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#15
Not all Social media sites works for all niches. But if you are developing brand then it's good to have a presence in as many social sites as possible. Because it would help you to reach more people and more credibility. But if you just targeting just a niche then you need to chose your which social accounts work for you.

Personally I don't use Twitter a lot or have a personal account but Twitter does have millions of people specially teens and those who connected with fitness, celebs etc.It's mostly for young generation. Facebook can be used for all kinds of niches. FB is used by all age groups. Then there is Tumblr which also used mostly by younger generation.

There are lots of other sites like these VK which is mostly for Russians then Youtube and Vine, Stumbleupon, Reddit and even LinkedIn.

All these sites have millions and millions of users. You just need to have a good plan for tapping into these traffic sources.
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#16
I think, that you should just try everything out what you know about. But all in all I think Youtube could be a good suggestion.
#17
(07-09-2015, 04:41 PM)zeforyan Wrote: I think, that you should just try everything out what you know about. But all in all I think Youtube could be a good suggestion.
How would you use YouTube to "go viral" with your Website? Any suggestions?
#18
To make youtube work for you... Do it like the pros do..

Make sure you post something that people are going to watch and share... then make sure in the video you have your website linked... and post a link to your site in the description.

That simple!

One of my past clients makes his living on Youtube ( in fact he was a presentor at the last youtube awards)

I built an ios app for him and his company called " I'm Actin here" Charades app.
#19
Actually Twitter is very good to make things go viral if you have enough followers, or big accounts retweet things.

Instagram is also another good place to make things go viral.
#20
Youtube is the 2nd largest search engine, tonnes of traffic there.

With an interesting video that's worth watching until the last second (high retention rate) + optimization, you're bound to get some viewers.

If you want to speed things up, try advertising it on adwords, it's very cheap.
#21
Agreed Fancy. I like YouTube for searching tutorials in particular as I tend to sometimes get tutorials in its list of links that I can't get in Google, because they could be listed much deeper in the pages.
#22
(09-11-2015, 11:44 AM)Genesis Wrote: Agreed Fancy. I like YouTube for searching tutorials in particular as I tend to sometimes get tutorials in its list of links that I can't get in Google, because they could be listed much deeper in the pages.

Yeah, YT is unbelievably good for learning stuff. Sometimes you're just too lazy to go through the long tutorials on websites.
#23
I think you need to use Facebook and Twitter to get targeted traffic to your site is particularly well and quickly indexed by Twitter so I recommend! but do not forget about the course if you have a YouTube channel traffic is super!
#24
(11-03-2015, 05:57 PM)bllynx Wrote: but do not forget about the course if you have a YouTube channel traffic is super!
Agreed bllynx. Probably one of the best ways to market a course. I know of someone who uses YouTube in addition to Vimeo. His course materials once one subscribes are all Vimeo.
#25
I would recommend using friends on Facebook or twitter to help advertise your website. if you share your website with them they might share it with their friends and then their friends will share it and so on and so forth. It also helps if you do a smart, funny or original post.

If you want to quickly get your website popular then you can always dip into your pocket and paid for it to be advertised on Facebook and Youtube.

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#26
I feel Facebook and twitter are the best .It also depends on how much followers do you have.
#27
I think the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are the best social media for this and all the website in the world.
#28
(11-16-2015, 11:39 AM)trending Wrote: I think the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are the best social media for this and all the website in the world.
Why? I'd like to hear your opinion on each of them. From another thread I saw that you have got a little youtube channel, so I'd love to hear how you promote your things on social media.

This would help me for the future development, as you might have some experience. Also I bet that other people would like to hear that from you.
 
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#29
facebook has over 1 billion active members, it can be best choice. use free and paid ads from facebook
#30
I think there is no single one website

Twitter, facebook for a slow intake of followers

reddit, youtube, instagram help too.

once it gets recognition though you need to have a twitter and facebook account to grow exponentially
  




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