Sniply — A Social Media Conversion Tool Review

Product: Snip.ly

Versions: Free & Paid

Website: http://snip.ly/

Owner: Mike Cheng – Award-winning founder of Lumen5, Sniply, WittyCookie,

TEDxSFU, Beta Collective, and QC Productions

Intended for: Online Marketers, Retailers, Ad Agencies, Publishers/Bloggers/Writers, Digital

Marketing Specialists, Site Owners

My Rating: 9 out of 10

In the competitive world of online marketing, we all need to stay ahead of the game or at least be on the winning team. After all, with 1.8 billion websites  (not all competing for the same niches and not all marketing sites, thank goodness ), 2 million blog posts published every day (according to Marketingprofs.com); What? How on earth do we stand out in the crowd? What if I told you that you could get noticed and promote your site on any trusted, popular site on the internet. Yes, that’s right, it’s called Snip.ly. If you are used to sharing useful content from the web with your target audience, you can attach your branded CTA to the same content you share. With Snip.ly you can create a custom CTA that links right back to your site, increasing your conversions.

 

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How about leveraging popular sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, YouTube, Wikipedia and benefiting from their authority and target audience. How is that for a marketing bulldozer to cut through the crowd. What about taking advantage of the opportunity to promote your brand and drive conversions by leading their visitors back to your capture pages and solutions? Well, enough of the questions, right? By setting up interesting CTAs, you are simply setting up a win-win situation for you and the owners of the content you share. People get to read the content you share, but they also get to click your Sniply link back to your site where you and your powerful marketing strategies await with idling engines, ready to engage.

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What is Sniply?

Sniply is an awesome marketing tool which gets your message and brand in front of the content you share with your audience. It allows you to place a CTA which unobtrusively overlays the shared content and drives traffic back to your site. Sniply or snip.ly is used by individuals, businesses, and marketing agencies for maximum conversions while leveraging other people’s content.  Sniply promises between 5 to 15% conversion rates on CTAs.

“A marketing tool that drives conversions to every link you share.”

No, you are not spamming or hijacking anyone’s content. Visitors will have the option to “kill” your CTA with that annoying action called a mouse click, while you scream “No!” But don’t worry, the link’s super friendly looking and seems non-intrusive to most (polite) eyes. It doesn’t pop up or fill your screen like an electric blanket either, making you ponder whether to do the disappearing act and get out of there. People can still read the content you shared quite easily, while your Sniply CTA sits somewhere on your screen patiently but discreetly begging for attention.

As you read and share the articles your target market is interested in, you will also be building trust and generating interests in your brand. People like solutions and if your Sniply CTA is interesting enough, they will click through to your site.

Here Are Some Benefits of Using Sniply

1. It adds a Call To Action and can drive conversions with every link you share

2. Share snips of other people’s content on Social Media and point tons of traffic to your site

3. Create opportunities for promoting your brand with every link you share with your audience

4. Manage multiple brands or clients in a single account

5. “Steal” the attention away from the content you share by having captivating CTAs — see below for an excellent witty example

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6. As you share useful content, you get to showcase your brand and drive traffic to your site as you “partner” with related content providers

7. The Free account is more than enough to get you going until an upgrade becomes necessary

8. The Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer…) extension simplifies sharing content by sharing the current page with a single click — no need to log in to the Sniply dashboard

9. It integrates with over 30 apps such as Hootsuite, Buffer, MailChimp, and others

Is Sniply Free or What?

Sniply has a free plan which allows up to 1000 clicks per month. Then there are 4 paid plans categorized as follows; Basic, Pro, Business, and Agency. See the diagram below and for a full list of features, click on the image.

The free plan is loaded with features that may be more than enough for most. Certainly, when the fruit of a robust marketing program begins to mature, then it will be necessary to scale up.

Can the free version be effective? Yes, because it contains several core features as follows.

  •  Unlimited Sniply links
  •  Custom Calls-to-Action Campaigns
  •  Unlimited Data from the Analytics Dashboard
  •  Integrations (Buffer, Hootsie etc.)

You will only be hindered by a 1000 click per month restriction. Who is complaining about that again?

 

 

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Product Description and Features — Free Version

Some common useful features shared among all packages are quite generous — e.g.

  • Sniply types such as Button Snip, Text Snip (hyperlinked text), Hidden Snip
  • Data Gathering such as Analytics and Conversion Pixel used for tracking clicks, conversions, and actions on a website
  • External such as Integrations, Extensions, API used for connecting to MailChimp, Hootsie, Buffer and installation to Browser and building workflow
  • Email support

Product Description and Features — Paid Versions

(*includes the features from free version)

  • Sniply types: Form Snip, Image Snip
  •  Data Gathering: AB Testing, Conversion Pixel
  • External: Integrations, Extensions, API used for connecting to MailChimp, Hootsie, Buffer and installation to Browser and building workflow
  • Custom Code: Retargeting, Custom Tracking, Custom CSS, Custom Scripts
  • Customization: Themes, Custom Positioning, Custom Short Link, Custom Colors, Custom Domain, Remove Sniply Branding

How to Use Sniply

Sniply is quite easy to use. Watch this video to see how easy it is to get started.

My Recommended Strategy for Sniply

Have a consistent strategy when linking back to your site with the Sniply CTA e.g. provide more in-depth solutions to the article you shared. Sniply already takes advantage of your relationships on SM thereby making it non-intrusive. The link you send or recommend will be going to your existing SM network. Its link bound and only those receiving the link will see your message.

You are the one who has to drive traffic back to your site. The Sniply CTA will not magically appear on authority sites on the web. You must look for relevant articles that are already trending and have a high Social Media engagement. Tools such as Buzzsumo can help put you right in front of battle where all the friendly action is happening. By curating and sharing highly relevant content on a particular topic with your target audience, you will stand head and shoulders above others.

In the above image, Buzzsumo is displaying some healthy SM stats for the long tail keyword “How to Build an Email List from Scratch.”

Using the above as an example: Since people are already interested in the content above, use that opportunity.

 

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In the above image, Buzzsumo is displaying some healthy SM stats for the long tail keyword “How to Build an Email List from Scratch.”

Using the above as an example: Since people are already interested in the content above, use that opportunity create and to link back to your relevant content by:

  •  Zeroing in on a specific area of some important aspect of the person’s content you shared
  •  Writing an overall better article
  •  Providing practical solutions on your site for the content you snipped/shared
  •  Elaborating on the article you shared
  •  Providing video & audio alternatives on your site for the content you snipped/shared

*It’s a good practice to fill in the gaps if the content you shared is lacking anything — also perhaps a continuation of their article

Take advantage of the power and reach, of authority sites. Popular, trusted sites have a higher click-through rate ( CTR ) so by curating that content, visitors will be more prone to click-through and be presented by your Sniply CTA.

Tip # 1

Search Facebook’ search bar for your area of specialty, and share the posts with the highest number of views.

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Tip # 2

Curate content and develop a reputation for sharing consistent, valuable content. Become trusted and generate traffic for free.

Tip #3

The power of a click-through lies in your ability to catch the reader’s attention. So, make sure to be creative. E.g. A CTA saying “for more information click here” is not bad but probably will be ignored as it’s bland and doesn’t create any urge to leave the page the reader is on. However, a creative one like “ Here’s another strategy that works” or “Tired of going around in circles? Here’s a system that works.”

 

What I Like About the Product

  •  It is easy to use
  • The free version offers some amazing core features which are powerful enough to drive conversions and begin the curation process of sorting through the vast content on the web, relevant to my niche
  •  It is a cool way to capitalize on other people’s great content while pointing them to my site and my CTA campaigns
  •  It’s scalable — as I begin to see increased conversions I can upgrade my package

What I Don’t Like About the Product

1. No customization until the last 2 levels.

I personally would prefer to be able to customize the CSS to make it a little neater but in order to do that, one has to upgrade not once, not twice but to the flagship (Agency) package. I think they could have offered the ability to customize the CSS way before — maybe at the Pro level. The upgrades are not cheap. What were they thinking? The only thing to do here is to scale. As your business begins to make money from the increased conversion rates, then scale up.

2. It doesn’t work on every website — because some sites block iframes — not many though

3. Sniply branding should have been removed at the Pro level

 

Conclusion

To generate lots of clicks and benefit from a Sniply link back to your site, there must be an aggressive target marketing strategy on SM. This, of course, is because your Sniply link will only be as good as your reach on SM. By having a social presence that is properly organized, you will benefit from shares as well as paid promotions. Remember, it’s not an SEO tool directly, it’s a marketing tool, so you will have to depend on others to share, or use paid Ads to boost your posts.

Sniply is the only way to get access to any site (that allows iframes) and place a Call To Action. No, it’s not like guest blogging or paying for an Ad, but it’s a great way to get noticed for free. It is as though my CTA is an endorsement of some kind on their site and I’m talking any big-name site. The only caveat is with the Free, Basic and Pro plans; there is Sniply branding. Yes, as they say, nothing is truly free… you have to promote them, but who cares. Who will notice that but you and other marketers? So, If you are looking for a way to benefit from sharing content by getting free traffic back to your site, use Sniply.

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4 SECRETS TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE?

When it comes to internet marketing one of the most important things to know how to do is drive traffic to your website, which by implication enables you to have your website ranking placed at the top row pages of search engines. However, uncovering the very best ways to drive traffic to your site have unfortunately been found as one of the most difficult tasks that many internet marketers face.

Once you can figure out the best way or ways to drive traffic to your website, then be very much assured that the sky is not in any way your limit, but your stepping stone. The question begged for an answer, which I will attempt to do in this article. The overall purpose of this article is to go over one of the best ways ever known and used by the experts to drive targeted traffic to their website. 

This article doesn’t just stop at this; it also will look at various other ways which give you enough room to make choices that are suitable for your unique situation.

WHO NEEDS THIS ARTICLE?

Subsequently, this article is very important for anyone who runs their own site and desire to have torrents of traffic on their site. Website owners who before now have been enjoying shiploads of traffic to their site will also find it very useful as it will give insights on new and better ways to attain more website hits. With this said, let’s get down to business.

THE BEST WAY TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE

The tested and trusted method that you can use to drive traffic to your site is one that has proven to be the best as testified by the owners of the best creative websites ever. All that is needed is strict adherence to laid down procedures, and when this is done correctly, this method can have interested visitors coming to your site for years and years without you having to do much upkeep.

The method that I am talking about is none other than article marketing. Many online marketers use article marketing because they know it is one of the most powerful marketing strategies out there.

How Does Article Marketing Work?

Well, it is really pretty simple. The approach here is to own a rich content creative website and then write quality articles that are relevant to the niche of your said website. Once your articles are written, you need to submit them to high PR (page rank) article directory sites. These sites will allow you to create what is called a resource box at the bottom of your article.  

In this resource box is where you will be allowed to entice readers to visit your site. That is all! Simply give helpful information for free (like the article you’re reading now) to the readers, and in exchange for the information, place your URL on the bottom of the article.

 

How then do I Market My Article?

Here are some things that will help you with your article marketing:

  • Use SEO Keywords

Be sure to include relevant keywords that you are trying to rank for in your article titles and throughout the body of your article. This is really important yet some internet marketers fail to do this.

  • Write quality articles

Providing readers with real value is very important. Your target is to drive traffic to your main site, the more value you give the more the reader will want to see what else you have to offer.

  • Make sure that your resource box is enticing to your readers

Make sure that you write it so the reader feels like they have to check-out your site. Having a resource that converts readers to site visitors is very important.

  • Write and submit as many articles as possible

One of the biggest mistakes that newbie article marketers make is to only write a few articles. When first starting out, you should at least be writing 2-3 articles a day. Doing this for just 2 months will definitely increase your web traffic.

There are many ways to get traffic to your site, but article marketing is definitely one of the best! 

OTHER WAYS TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE

  • Search Engine Optimization: This entails having your site at the fore page of popular search engines. If you can achieve a high-ranking website in popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN this alone would be enough to drive loads of traffic to your site. You can achieve this by always using SEO keywords each time you update your website.
  • Write a free downloadable E-Book: Prepare an electronic book about topics on your site or blog then give it away to download for free to readers with options pass it on to others.
  • Add a signature to your emails: Make a simple signature for your email and have your website URL or your free E-book URL attached to the signature.
  • Use autoresponders: Having an autoresponder is a must for keeping traffic coming back to your site.
  • Exchange links: You can exchange links with other websites like yours but do not link share with more than 10-20 sites because some sites will shut you down.
  • Exchange banners: Exchange banners with other sites like yours with your URL connected to your banner.
  • Participate in forums: In some forums like the Warrior forum you can make special offers and sell your E-book that you made for a small amount ($10-$20) and make a ton of money and bring in a lot of traffic.
  • Submit your website to web directories: Google web directories and submit to as many as possible.
  • Creating groups: Create a group at Google groups, Yahoo, MSN, etc. Build relationships then let your groups know about your site.
  • Submit your website pages and articles to social bookmarking sites
  • Become an active member of social bookmarking site
  • Participate in Yahoo answers: Answer good questions and at the end of your answers apply your URL. If you give the best answer to a good topic you can get a ton of traffic to your site.

Conclusion

With the list above, you have a great outline of the best way to drive traffic to your website or how to increase traffic to your website for free. For a maximal result, it is best you apply all of these tactics to their fullest. I personally use all of these sneaky ninja tactics to drive traffic to my site. I also suggest you get out there and apply these tactics and start driving massive traffic to your site!

This Online Certification Course is an excellent resource to learn how to start an online business, easily build, design and drive traffic to your Free website.

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HOW TO GET REAL FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM

Networking On Instagram Direct Message (DM): The Only Guide You Need

Some of you know it as the best feature to contact someone – while others see it as a revolutionary way to spark attention.

 

One way or another, networking through the Instagram Direct Message (DM) feature is a great way for users or businesses to expand their viewpoints and get closer to more opportunities. With this feature, Instagram has proven that it is an intuitive app. In order to show it to you in its full light, we are sharing some of the best ways to use it. 

3 Ways To Increase Instagram Likes With Instagram Direct Message (DM)

Instagram DM is not only a great way to increase your Instagram likes – but even a better way to network in your own industry or niche – as well as sell your products and services to the customers out there.

 

Even though the Direct Message feature was introduced to the network a couple of years ago, there are a lot of businesses that are missing out on its benefits. Even if you are searching for questions such as ‘how to become famous on Instagram’, the real followers on Instagram?  

Instagram DM feature can help you. Wondering how?

 

1. Find new accounts to target  

The first thing you need to do is to figure out how to get real followers on Instagram. As you probably know, social media is noisy nowadays and it is very hard to narrow your audience down to a specific group of users.

 

The beauty, on the other hand, is that you can find an infinite number of leads through Instagram by searching for a specific location, hashtag or user. For example, if you are a business that wants to grow your reach in your local market, you can start with the location search.

2. See the potential ways you can bring value to these accounts

As soon as you find relevant accounts to target, you should do a quick audit on each one of them and see the best ways you can bring them value.

 

The key here is to obviously increase your Instagram likes. However, that is not possible by only messaging users with a simple template. Instead, you should get to understand how you can bring these accounts value. So, make sure to formulate a proposition that actually solves these people’s problems and prepare to send the DM.

3. Success is a numbers game

Wondering if there is a way to become famous on Instagram by sending direct messages?  

The truth is, there is. However, Instagram is a crowd of more than 800 million which is exactly why you should repeat the process of sending DMs to as many users as possible.

 

During this process, it is easy to get disoriented, discouraged and off the normal pace. However, even the smallest ‘yes’ can change that and build your formation. This is why you should keep the ball rolling and adopt the right approach in order to gain momentum.

The Benefits Of Using Instagram Direct Messages (DM)

There are so many reasons why Instagram DM is a great way to increase Instagram likes, get more followers and convert your existing ones while increasing your revenues – not to mention building authority. Below, we are listing the main benefits:

 

  • Test Runs – The fact that Instagram DM lets you perform test runs before marketing to your audience makes it one of the best ways to test out loyal customers who will likely provide honest feedback.

 

  • Customers’ Habits And Interests – Instagram Direct is one of the best ways to get intel on the ideal followers, their habits and basically everything they do when they are online on Instagram. There are so many tools to track your audience’s activity and pick up the patterns.

 

  • Providing Great Customer Service – If you want to teach yourself how to provide an awesome customer service, Instagram DM is one of the best ways to do that. With the variety of messages being sent and the many replies that you will send and receive, you will build a habit and develop a system that recognizes particular emotions and interests in the eyes of your potential customers.

 

  • Level-Up Your Networking Skills – Aside from customer service, being consistent on Instagram DM and sending follow-up emails to people that you encountered at networking events is a great way to polish your networking skills.

 

  • Build Long-Lasting Relationships – At the end of the day, the main idea behind this feature is not to increase Instagram likes, become famous on Instagram or make money with Instagram. What the DM feature actually is meant for is building long-lasting relationships with potential and existing customers.

It’s Time To Deliver Value Through DM – Don’t You Think So?

There are four main features that make Instagram Direct great for sending messages and building relationships.  

 

First of them is the shelf life, which is basically the fact that the Direct Message feature on Instagram doesn’t make your messages disappear after a while (as seen on Snapchat). Second of all is the group messages which can also be a great opportunity to reach groups of people and even reply to the group of friends selected to see your photo, which is the third important feature. Last but not the least is the opportunity to network and make most of your arbitrage while providing value and directly speaking to the needs of your target audience.

 

Some of the best ways you can use the Instagram DM feature from a personal perspective is to send messages to potential followers, say hello and be positive. If you are a business, you can do flash sales, scavenger hunts, launch Instagram contests (for the quickest that respond), fill the blanks (missing words) so that your customers get a sale and in a nutshell be creative while keeping the messaging private – without the use of chatbots or autoresponders!

Conclusion

In the end, it is safe to say that Instagram DM is a revolutionary feature that opened a lot of gates for communication between customers, brands and target audiences and basically everyone with a common interest.  Wealthy Affiliates may be the support community that nurtures your social media skills. 

 

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