QUOTE(marxhel @ Jul 13 2012, 06:08 AM)
How you can use social media sites for drive traffic for your site
Social media is a different type of animal. People are free to move about and if you try to directly sell them, they will leave or even block you!
The most effective method I've found is to find ways to get them to interact with you. Make posts that your visitors find interesting so they will look forward to your next post. Once you get enough fans, you can find out what your visitors like the most and really fine tune what you're posting. You want people to visit you often. Then, once you have them listening and visiting, post announcements about your specials or things that would be of interest. Don't spam people, but throw in a mention or two about your business, with links to your site. You can also put a link to your sales page so as people get to know and like you, they can click through and buy things from you.
It's very roundabout, but it works and gets people talking about you and sharing your messages.
As far as Pinterest, that's another animal - and for anyone who's interested, we'll be having a free Pinterest seminar on our Facebook page on July 25 at 6pm ET. Show up here at that time and just watch!