Flipboard was launched in July 2010 world’s first social magazine, where content from social networks, publishers, online sources and photo sharing sites could all be accessed in one place. Initially it was started to enhance the reading experience of its users, but slowly it has evolved as a full fledged tool not only for finding the best content on a particular topic but also as a best medium to drive traffic to the blogs and guess what, with its user base of more than 90 million it is proving to be the successful also for driving traffic.
If you ask me about adding Flipboard to your marketing strategy, I will definitely say yes. In fact for me it is part of my 51 ways to drive traffic to your blog!!
Now, people ask how they can use Flipboard. So for that here is the answer:
Set up an Account
Setting an account in Flipboard is very easy. You can login via your facebook account or also by filling a simple registration form.
Magazine is the power tool in the Flipboard for every user. It is a where one can collect all the information on a topic of interest. You can add your your own blog content and also some other content from other website also which you think might be interesting for your followers. Here is the video which may help you in creating a magazine.
Follow other Magazines
One of the most important rule of social media marketing is to follow others in your niche also. If you do not follow and share others content you might not get the good value for your social media marketing. So, it is very important that you follow other magazines in Flipboard. This way others also come to know about you by way of notifications and you can get some followers.
Flip Articles Everyday
Flip the article means sharing or adding the content in your magazine. You can easily share the content by hitting the flip share button on the blog or website. Always ensure that you add quality content to your magazine that adds value to your followers. This will ensure you get maximum benefits and value add from Flipboard.
Comment when you Flip
Add a short comment when you flip. According to Flipboard, this adds value to your flip by drawing attention to your post since comments are emphasized in the layouts of the mobile apps.
Join Flipboard Groups on other Social Media
You can join Flipboard group in various social media wherein people can reciprocate each others blog post. This will ensure regular traffic to your blog from Flipboard. You can join my facebook Group for Travel bloggers social Media
Promote your Flipboard Profile/Magazine
Adding a Flipboard button for your blog posts will help make it easy for others to flip your posts. You can also grow your Flipboard traffic by putting a Flipboard widget to your blog.
Flipboard is definitely a new tool for the publishers like you and me but it is worth for giving a try. I have noticed a good increase in my blog traffic after I joined it and would recommend it !!Published in