Whether you know it or not Social Media is the best way to create a buzz and get people to start interacting with your website.
This is especially important today for anyone involved in affiliate marketing.
But how do you incorporate social media onto your website?
The idea behind this is that you want people to come to your website and like and share the content within their social circles, this not only creates a buzz but builds authority for your website.
Use Social Icons To Get Followers
Depending on what platform you have decided to use there are a few options you have to place social network links on your site.
Firstly if you are using WordPress there are countless Plugins you can use to add like and share buttons to your site and in virtually any location.
If you have a Static HTML site you can still use these services however, you need to have some coding knowledge or have your web designer place the code where you need it on your site.
Enable Sharing On Your Posts
Where should you place the share buttons on your site, well this is completely option you can place them above the content or below or in some cases even both. My preference is below because no one is going to share an article unless they have read it, so the bottom of the content seems to be the logical place.
Some will argue this point but that is my opinion about placement.
Should You Use The Facebook Commenting System
Some sites have also incorporated Facebook comments onto the content management sites through the way of plugins or custom codes. For me this is not an attractive option but it may be something you would consider.
I like my readers to engage with me then I lead them to my social sites through communication, but if you don’t have time then maybe this type of commenting system is for you.
Embed A Social Network Feed
You also have the option to place Facebook and Twitter streams on your site using the sidebar or the side navigation of an HTML website, some even place this below or within their content. This allows others to see what you are discussing on these sites and gives them the opportunity to join the conversation and follow you.
Building A Community Around Your Website
By using one of the many options available with social media today with shares, likes and followers you are building a community around your business. For those affiliate that add good helpful content to their sites the rewards are ten fold and in many cases their content will go viral drawing in heaps of traffic and sales.