I have noticed that visits to social networking sites and sharing of my articles on them actually increase page views and unique visits to my site. How does this happen?
I have a site known as THE GREATEST WRITERS FORUM. I have noticed over time that whenever I share my articles on this site on either facebook or twitter, the unique visitors to my site increase for the moment that I am on these sites. A few moments on either twitter or facebook increases unique visitors ten fold. Are these visitors to my site or visitors to facebook and twitter? Are these actual visitors viewing the articles that moment or some form of marketing gimmick by the two sites.
I was never excited by the two social networking sites but then I read in some article that they increase page views. It took me time to create an account on facebook and later on twitter, myspace and others. Unique visitors to my site have increased from a monthly low of between 70 and 90 to as high as 400. What is the secret? How do social networking sites increase page views and unique visitors to websites? Is it just a marketing gimmick that is meant to drive visitors to their websites?
Every major business on the internet now has a facebook page and a twitter account. Do the two social networking sites really work magic for businesses? If they do, how do they do it? I know that site visits translate to actual sales at times, but if not, how good are they for building customer relations? These are the questions I need answered by experts of online marketing and social networking. I have been a beneficiary; all I need now is to know how.