Get familiar with the content sharing guidelines in the following audio introduction:
The content sharing sites in this module are text based. Meaning we’ll be sharing articles and blog posts that we write. This strategy is to be used with our own content. Each content sharing site should get its own unique content. Never post the same piece of content to several sites. This strategy is for use with the best quality content that will drive traffic to our sites and incite social interaction. You should never plagiarize someone else’s content.
Social Media Content Sharing
- Squidoo – The content here is known as a “lens.” This site is known as a fun and happy site so don’t put anything boring or serious there. Add interactive modules that will attract people. Don’t just post an article. Build it out to make the Squidoo lens interesting. You can also add new content. Don’t keep it to just one article. Lenses are almost like blogs. Browse popular lenses to see what you can do with your lens. Add a new lens for every topic or sub-topic. You can have multiple accounts with Squidoo, but there is a great value in having several really good lenses in the same account. Squidoo will push more traffic to the lens when the author is authoritative.
- Hubpages – The content here is known as a “hub.” Great site to drive traffic. This site needs social interaction with other hubs and authors to gain traction. Each hub has a hub score which is based on how many visits you get, comments, popularity and the level of interaction you have with others. Create Hubpages accounts for each of the profiles you created in the Web 2.0 module (You should have created four in that module). Each author has an rss feed as well that you can send out to rss feed aggregators.
- Once you have posted the content to these social content sharing sites, tweet it, Google+ it, and bookmark it (especially using Stumbleupon accounts). Remember to keep the guidelines from the Web 2.0 module. Be random. Use different social media profiles for each thing. This creates a social aspect of your content sharing where there wasn’t any.
- Other content sharing sites to explore: Google Knol, Quora, Associated Content.
Article Directories for Content Sharing
- EzineArticles – The dominant article directory. Take them seriously. All content here needs to be approved and original so it must be your best stuff. These links are really valuable. There is no social aspect other than the fact that the more articles you post to a specific ezinearticles profile the more authoritative they become. The better we get, the quicker our articles will be approved.
- Once you have posted the content to these articles directories, tweet it, Google+ it, and bookmark it. Remember to keep the guidelines from the Web 2.0 module. Be random. Use different social media profiles for each thing. This creates a social aspect of your content sharing where there wasn’t any.
- Best article directories to use: GoArticles, ArticleCity, ArticleDashboard, ArticleBase, Buzzle, and iSnare.
Note: These articles will be posted by hand. Which means this strategy is different from the typical article marketing strategy that uses tools like Unique Article Wizard. This is because we want to bookmark and share our content using Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and social bookmarking sites.