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With the increasing popularity of WordPress sites, there is a growing need to improve the popularity of your site to prevent it from fading into obscurity amongst the hoards of other online writers. One solution to this issue is integrating your WordPress site within social networking sites, such as Facebook. According to recent statistics, 1,310,000,000 people actively use Facebook each month. This makes it the optimum platform on which to launch your WordPress site and significantly raise its online presence. Here are five simple steps you can follow to incorporate your WordPress site into your daily Facebook activities. In this way, you can significantly raise the number of people visiting your WordPress site and increase its ranking on Google, thus transforming your small site into a thriving business opportunity.You
WordPress.com enables you to automatically submit your posts onto your Facebook site and for WordPress.org this can be achieved through plugins, one option being the JetPack plugin. The JetPack plugin offers WordPress.com functionality to self-hosted WordPress domains.
For WordPress.com simply go to ‘Settings-Sharing’, and at the top of the page and there are several options which allow you to connect your posts with Facebook and other social networking sites. Click on the appropriate ‘Add New Facebook Connection’ link, and then each time you write a post, you can be certain that it will be automatically posted onto your Facebook, and thus increase your readership exponentially.
For WordPress.org, first download the Jetpack plugin and follow the installation process. After installing Jetpack, you must link to WordPress.com by signing in with a WordPress.com account. You can easily set up a WordPress.com account and you are not obliged to use any other WordPress.com features. Once you have linked to WordPress.com there are a series of screenshots you can follow under the “sharing” tab on the JetPack plugin page which will take you through a step-by-step process on how to configure the Facebook sharing services.
2-Post to similar fan pages
Research any fan pages which revolve around topics relating to your WordPress site. For example, if you are marketing an educational tool, search for sites that discuss revision techniques or specific subjects. Maths Doctor skyrocketed their home tutoring service through promoting it on Facebook and are now a leading brand. Post regular comments to these walls which include links to your WordPress site. This will build up your online presence across these communities, as well as attracting potential new readers to your WordPress site. These relevant pages could also help inspire you to include new, interesting content on your WordPress site.
3-Create your own fan page
After researching these relevant fan pages, you can set up your own fan page which discusses similar topics. Moreover, you can invite the members which you have seen on other fan pages to like yours. If your WordPress site is relevant to the topics they currently discuss and post about, there is more of a chance that they will like your fan page and thus visit your WordPress site.
4-Have a separate Facebook page for your WordPress site
Possessing a separate Facebook page for your WordPress site allows you to double your sharing of said site. You can post a new blog update on the blog’s Facebook page as well as sharing it on your own personal Facebook page. This will increase your ranking on Facebook so that you are more likely to appear in other people’s feeds.
5-Consisitently post updates
Make sure that you regularly post updates, links, pictures or even holiday greetings! Irrespective of their content, these consistent updates will maintain your social networking momentum. This means that you will attract more people, who will check your blog regularly for updates and thus you can increase the amount of traffic going to your WordPress site.