Happy Saturday to my amazing fellow bloggers! This past week during #IBAchat we discussed How to Get Flipping with Flipboard. I was surprised at the amount of question I received, and was wanting to do a quick recap of the tips from our chat.
I do plan on a FULL tutorial and guide coming out in the next couple weeks because I know you will benefit from using this fun and active social media to promote your blog.
What is Flipboard?
Flipboard is your social magazine built for a mobile world. By showcasing social media and Web content in a print-style magazine, it’s one place to enjoy and share all of your news and life’s great moments.
Flipboard in Blogger Terms:
Flipboard is a social bookmarking site similar to Pinterest or StumbleUpon. It is fast moving platform.
How does it differ from Pinterest or StumbleUpon?
With Pinterest, you create pins of your content that are image based and you usually need a long image for pin to be seen. Whereas Flipboard does not require a particular image size to do well. Great photos are still needed to attract visitors, but your flips will show your blog posts featured image.
With StumbleUpon, you are randomly stumbling across different web pages. By your likes, you are telling StumbleUpon what to show you, and then full web loads each time. Whereas Flipboard shows a small preview image and text, and you click on what interests you. Then it redirects you that website.
How Has Flipboard Benefited Me?
Several of my posts have done well on there, and I am starting to see an increase in my page views. How much of increase? Last month Flipboard referred about 1,200 page views! However, I did start using the platform more consistently half way into the month, and now I’m curious to see how a full month does.
Did every post respond well?
No, but three did! And, each of those three resulted in 300-500 page views. Win!
So I hope you will take some time to view our recap at the bottom of this post. Because I did share a few more tips and tricks not mentioned here. Plus, you can see what our other bloggers asked and what they were saying about Flipboard. Also, there is a link to my personal group board you can join and find some other amazing bloggers to follow.Tip: Every Blogger needs to be flipping with Flipboard!Click To Tweet You can increase your page views and grow your following today!
Are You Ready to Get Flipping with Flipboard?
Have you joined in with one of #IBAchats yet?
Every Thursday at 8:30 PM EDT we host a great Twitter chat centered on blogging tips. We want our fellow bloggers to succeed and find the information they need in a fun way. So mark your calendar today so you will not miss out next week!
How to Join in:
If you haven’t ever joined a Twitter party/chat, it’s easy. Just type “#IBAChat” into your Twitter search window and follow along. Or you can use this handy link to #IBAchat! We hope you can join us for next weeks #IBAChat as we discuss working with a Virtual Assistant! We have a very special guest planned, and Alyssa Avant is fantastic VA herself and helps others become a VA.