How to use Flipboard to get more Traffic to your Blog

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.

Create Magazine

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.

Flipboard

Source: Android Community

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.

Conclusion

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 !!

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15 Comments
  1. Kerri 5 months ago

    Hi, do you get a high bounce rate from this though, like Stumbleupon?

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      Sumti Bhadani 5 months ago

      Hi Kerri, The bounce rate is high but it is not that bad as Stumbleupon

  2. mark 5 months ago

    I have just started using Flipboard this week hoping to drive some traffic to my blog so this article has been perfect timing

  3. Sia 5 months ago

    I have to admit I had no idea what FlipBoard is about. And this considering my phone came with it as an app. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Monika 5 months ago

    I tried to use it for some time, but I decided there’s too much I’m trying to concentrate on and therefore I have up.

  5. anne 5 months ago

    Some great tips and i prefer this to other social tools because i can organise by magazine. Ive asked to join your group

  6. Christina 5 months ago

    I love Flipboard and there are some good tips here. Do you know of any other Flipboard groups? I’ve just joined yours.

  7. Natasha 5 months ago

    I tried using Flipboard back at the beginning of this year, but gave up on it. Think I will go and revisit it to see if we can drive more traffic after reading this.

  8. christopher 5 months ago

    I have a flipboard account and I use it to generate interesting articles to share on social media related to my travel site. Never thought about using it to drive traffic to my website. Great post.

  9. Mar Pages 5 months ago

    Its interesting to see how publications are adapting to the digital age. Flipboard looks like a good idea!

  10. I LOVE flipboard, but never knew it could be a good way to push our publications! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Shane 5 months ago

    I’ve actually never used flip board before! Convinced I need to check it out now

  12. anto 5 months ago

    I’ve had a few posts of mine getting up there but not a lot of traffic after. I wish there were more hours in a day 🙂

  13. Anita Hendrieka 5 months ago

    Flipboard is only something I recently heard of. I’m still testing the waters! Great article and very useful, well done 🙂

  14. Jigar Patel 2 months ago

    I’ve never used Flipboard before, I was searching some info about Flipboard and I got enough of it here. Now I will surely share my articles on Flipboard.

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