How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

He said that the way he got tons of website visitors and built up his traffic was by commenting on 10 blogs per night. I got tons of traffic and tons of sales when my book came out.

Nonprofits Grew Online Giving, Website Traffic & Social Media Fans in 2013

J Campbell Social Marketing

Monthly website traffic grew by 16% in 2013. Nonprofits grew their number of Facebook fans by 37%, and Twitter followers by 46%. It’s that time of year again – the M+R and NTEN annual Nonprofit Benchmarks Study !

Are you curious about Twitter? Here’s a sneak peek at my Twitter strategy

Wild Woman Fundraising

When my friend Amy Sample Ward told me to get on Twitter in 2007, I did so, reluctantly. Twitter has helped me build friendships, new partnerships, and it has helped me get thousands of dollars of sales in webinars and books. Twitter also helps me get lots of website traffic every week.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Nonprofit Website

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Email: Email is one of the most effective ways to drive traffic to your website. You can also drive traffic to your web site by publishing content in email newsletters of affiliated institutions. Online communities and forums: Another way to drive traffic is to share your information in online communities and message boards related to your cause. Create a Facebook page or Twitter account to help recruit new volunteers, donors and supporters.

Top 10 Twitter To Do’s for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Despite having 600 million active Twitter users with over 135,000 more joining the party every day, nonprofits have been slow to get on the Twitter train. If they are using Twitter, it’s often in fits and starts, with no clear strategy and very little consistency.

Twitter Fundraising: Operation Smile's 140 Smiles Campaign

GenerationYGive

For a while, most questions one would hear about Twitter would be "what is it?" Most webinars I've sat in about Twitter fundraising have included basics of the Twitter world, like how to post, reTweet, and, in some cases, redirect people to your fundraising page. Most of us, at this point, are using Twitter to tell folks about what we are doing, post interesting stories and accomplishments, maybe ask them to our website to give thru that channel.

3 Surefire Ways to Use Twitter To Promote Your Organization

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If you’re contemplating committing time to engaging people on Twitter – and it does take time – you need to ask yourself a bunch of other questions first. You shouldn’t be committing staff to Twitter, Facebook or any other social media application if you don’t have a decent website home page or can’t email supporters. 1. Lay A Solid Online Outreach Foundation The first question you should ask yourself as a fundraiser is, do you have your most basic online outreach in place?

Twittering Away

The Agitator

Marketing maven Seth Godin seems to think Twitter has a short shelf life, citing this report from Nielsen Online that the churn rate on the service is 60% … as in, six-in-ten Twitter users in a given month fail to return the following month. For celebs, Twitter, Facebook etc are the new fan magazines on steroids. So if Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie is the spokesperson for your cause, maybe you can ride their Twitter-tails to a brief period of online stardom.

5 tips for increasing traffic to your nonprofit’s website

Fundraising Coach

I wish to increase traffic to my web site and since this is unfamiliar territory I thought you could help me with this. If you want more, people I listen to on Twitter, folks like @fmbillwatt , @tassoula , @DJNoRequest , recommend checking out: @seobrien. Share and Enjoy: Other Possibly Related posts: Twitter 101: Basic tips and advanced techniques for using Twitter.

Interview: How can you start fundraising from nothing?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Need some tips on where to start getting more website traffic for your nonprofit? I can say to anyone who has a blog and wants more traffic, do that. Twitter was huge. I really saw a spike in my traffic after I started linking sentences from my blog posts on Twitter.

Twitter: Stupid Or Historic?

The Agitator

On Friday, the White House signed on to Twitter (as well as Myspace and Facebook) - the latest high profile poster on the world’s fastest growing social network. Twitter traffic has already more than tripled in 2009. In fact, over the past 12 months, traffic to Twitter.com has increased 27 times. Twitter is estimated to have 10 million users today, growing - if current rates continue - to as many as 100 million by the end of the year according to some estimates.

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. Tags: Facebook MySpace Social networking Twitter Bryan Miller Hitwise Online fundraising

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. Tags: Facebook MySpace Social networking Twitter Bryan Miller Hitwise Online fundraising

Jeff drinks the Twitter Kool-Aid

Donor Power Blog

But I don't care that you're sitting in traffic right now. Until recently, that's what I thought Twitter was all about: Lots and lots of crazy-boring little-bird trivia. But lately I've seen some cool stuff on Twitter: Cool ideas. Meanwhile, here's a good tutorial on using Twitter for nonprofit purposes from M+R Strategic Services: Nonprofit Organizing in 140 Characters or Less (PDF). Technorati Tags: fundraising , nptech , Twitter. I like you, I really do.

Yep, this is another "Guide" to using Twitter, or as I think of it, the human librarian on steroids.

GenerationYGive

During the Q&A, hands shot up like hotcakes and the thing on almost every one's mind seemed to be: "HOW" can I use Twitter to further my goals and "WHY" does it matter? Sitting in the back row as I usually do, I reflected on my own Twitter path, and decided it was time to share my "wisdom" with the world on the topic. Eventually, however, I found Twitter was very useful as a compliment and supplement to this blog. Learn the Twitter text commands.

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Don’t let Twitter anxiety cloud your focus on key online priorities

Giving in a Digital World

If you’re feeling lost or left behind in the whirl of hype that has grown-up around the micro-blogging service Twitter over the last few months then don’t worry - you’re not alone. My advice would be that you do keep an eye on Twitter, because it’s not going to go away.

Don’t let Twitter anxiety cloud your focus on key online priorities

Giving in a Digital World

If you’re feeling lost or left behind in the whirl of hype that has grown-up around the micro-blogging service Twitter over the last few months then don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Using Twitter and Facebook in your year-end fundraising letter strategy

Fundraising Coach

But in today’s world, it’s wise to consider complementing these appeals with tools like Facebook and Twitter. Create a web page to drive traffic to. To get even more sophisticated, you might want separate pages for each type of media you use: one you’ll promote on Facebook, one you’ll promote on Twitter, one you’ll promote with email, etc. You can multi-task by updating Twitter from Facebook pages. Twitter ideas.

Free Resources

Non Profit Marketing 360

Here are this month’s best: Short and Sweet: The Why’s and How’s of Twitter from Fenton Communications, authors of a number of excellent tomes on communications. The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Internet Marketing from Hubspot professes to cover all the basics from keyword strategies and optimization to blogs, mobile and the all-important conversion of traffic into leads. A heap of useful books are being published online and offered for free.

#Communication: Six Tips To Expand Readership On Your Nonprofit’s Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

Skip the misleading traffic-boosting techniques. It’s easy to get excited when the occasional “viral” post brings in a spike of traffic. But often that traffic melts away as quickly as it arrived.” Finally, skip the misleading traffic-boosting techniques.

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#INTERVIEW: Joanne Fritz, The About.com Website Guide on Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

We’re constantly creating evergreen content because most of our traffic comes from search, and they turn up on one of our articles. We get a lot of help and information around SEO so we can identify key word phrases that should promote more traffic. Particularly Twitter.

Are We Seeing Pushback on Google+?

Non Profit Marketing 360

On the Web, traffic is money and domination, a company dominates with traffic. Traffic will always mean money on the Internet.&# The launch of Google+ (G+) remains an ongoing, by invitation only, event.

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10 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

J Campbell Social Marketing

Having an engaged and active email list is so much more powerful and beneficial for your nonprofit than having 10,000 Facebook followers or 500 Twitter followers. A free way to get the most visual impact from your tweets is to create Twitter cards.

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#Interview: Nicole Harrison is the founder of SocialNicole.com and host of #nptalk

Non Profit Marketing 360

She is also the host of a weekly Twitter chat about nonprofits, #NPTalk. NPM360: How did your Twitter chat, NPTalk, come about? The decision to move it to its own website was really hard, because obviously it was drawing traffic.

#Interview: Mazarine Treyz of the Wild Woman’s Fundraising blog and author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

I can say to anyone who has a blog and wants more traffic, do that. Twitter was huge. I really saw a spike in my traffic after I started linking sentences from my blog posts on Twitter. You can learn more about Mazarine on her blog , or connect with her on Twitter.

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#ProAging: SM Savvy Encourages Cross-Generational Connection

Non Profit Marketing 360

With Thanksgiving a mere 36+ hours away (30 of which might be spent in a ticket line or sitting on a runway or hoping the traffic finally gets moving), we are all thinking about re-connecting to family and old friends. Click to enlarge.

#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Not only would that drive traffic, it was a great way to build that digital footprint for myself, all based on topics that I know people are asking, because they were asking me via email. Then there’s a whole separate discussion on the Twitter channel and now Google +.

#INTERVIEW: Kivi Leroux Miller, Consultant, Trainer and Blogger on Nonprofit Communications

Non Profit Marketing 360

I say I owe 90% of the traffic to the blog. They know that Facebook and Twitter are not the same thing, but they don’t really and truly understand enough about the differences to come up with a strategy for how to use those tools.

#INTERVIEW: Kivi Leroux Miller, Consultant, Trainer and Blogger on Nonprofit Communications

Non Profit Marketing 360

I say I owe 90% of the traffic to the blog. They know that Facebook and Twitter are not the same thing, but they don’t really and truly understand enough about the differences to come up with a strategy for how to use those tools.

8 Social Media Trends to Watch Out For in 2016 (Infographic)

J Campbell Social Marketing

What’s on tap in digital marketing for 2016? What do nonprofits need to prioritize? In this infographic from CJG Digital Marketing , 8 social media trends are laid out for us.

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What Sponsors Should Measure in Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

It gauges how much traffic your brand gets away from your direct control: Tweets, fans/friends on Facebook, bookmarks on the social bookmark sites like Digg, Delicious, love from bloggers, and the like.

May 26th Webinar: Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder!

Wild Woman Fundraising

What are ways to identify and reach influencers on Twitter in your niche? A process tree diagram for tried and true ways to drive traffic to your site every day. Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder!

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Pinterest Primer for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

That combined with the fact that it now drives more referral traffic than Twitter doesn’t hurt. (It It had already exceeded the referral traffic of Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined!). Flickr: stevegarfield.

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your donor pool doesn’t have a lot of Twitter users, consider shifting your strategy away from that platform. Twitter: Weekdays from 1 p.m. Use it to effectively drive traffic to your online donation page! Abby Jarvis.

Show some donor appreciation!

iMarketSmart

They tell me I need to drive tons of traffic to my website. They tell me I need more Twitter followers. You should know that lots of people try to tell me how to market MarketSmart. They call me up and tell me I should speak at or sponsor this or that event. They recommend I buy a booth at an expo so I can jump out at people as they walk by. They try to sell me spam lists (also known as email lists). And the list goes on. Guess what?

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New Data: Nonprofit Online Marketing and Fundraising Trends in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

increase in web traffic. For every 1,000 email subscribers, our participants had 285 Facebook fans and 112 Twitter followers. “Small” in this report means orgs with emails lists under 100,000 names, and Facebook and Twitter followings under 25,000.

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How to Create Enough Good Content (Case Study)

Getting Attention

But since then, we’ve developed loftier goals for our e-news NTEN Connect , transforming it from a chore we had to cross off the monthly to-do list to a blockbuster driver of traffic to our blog. Traffic started to rise and we got lots of compliments on the new format.

My daughter doesn’t talk on the phone

DonorDigital

Drive traffic. Some of our clients are getting 10% to 20% of their Web traffic from social media.). Social Media and Mobile facebook twitterMy 15-year-old daughter doesn’t talk on the phone. She only checks her email when her school uses it for homework assignments.

Social Media with M+R: How to Measure the Metrics that Matter

EveryAction

Sidenote: if you weren't able to join us for this month's webinar, make sure to follow EveryAction on Twitter + keep up with our virtual and in-person events to join us next time! Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram now report on engagement rates right within their native analytics so be sure to figure out how these numbers are represented. Goal: Website traffic Metrics: Clickthrough Rate, Visits.

My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

Vanity metrics may make you feel good –“Look, 10 new Twitter followers this week!” – but the numbers alone are not telling the story. For example, I have a client who is laser focused on Twitter followers, Facebook Likes and YouTube views. photo credit: venspired via photopin cc.