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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Despite the Best Intentions Blog Traffic Generating Social Networks Can Have Problems

Over the last few of months Twitter has been gaining as a way to generate traffic to blogs. Yes Twitter takes a bit of work but the rewards include interaction with other bloggers and increased traffic to your blog. The problem is as we've seen with any social media network that will ultimately bring traffic to your blog is despite the best intentions they can and do have problems. So you can't rely on any one social media network and the reality is you have to expect problems. In most cases these networks are free so there are no guarantees.

In the past couple of weeks Facebook has had a lot of issues but since I don't use Facebook to promote my blogs I don't know what the impact has been on blog traffic. Twitter seems to be having it's own glitches with a healthy dose of growing pains causing the Fail Whale and API issues. While these social networks help to bring traffic when up and running they do nothing when they aren't working. When these networks have problems the best thing you can do is relax and go with the flow. The network will come back up once they get the problem solved. If you have done your blog traffic building properly your blog will weather this little glitch as well.


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