How to Share Social Media Content & Get Traffic With Sniply

By: | September 6, 2016 | Tags: , , , ,

 

Sniply helps #bloggers get social shares, traffic, and conversions #bloggingDo you look at your referral traffic?

I noticed I was getting many hits from a link I didn’t recognize.

The cause: Sniply.

Are you familiar with Sniply? The premise behind the site is innovative.

You add your Call to Action and link to someone else’s article in your blogging niche, and Sniply gives you a new link. When the new link is clicked, you and the blogger who wrote the article both get page views!

Confused? No problem, guest author Benjamin Carter-Riley is here with a tutorial to explain how we can use Sniply to increase page views, social shares, and subscribers.

Benjamin, take it away.

How to Share Social Media Content & Get Traffic With Sniply

Getting traffic is essential for having a successful blog or website.

And as a blogger, it’s a must have to share other bloggers’ content (as this helps build relationships and can let you share valuable content).

So as you can see, sharing content and getting blog traffic is very important.

And with Sniply, you can share content and get blog traffic from other people’s content at the same time!

Now let’s see how Sniply can help you grow your blog by driving traffic!

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How Sniply works

So how does Sniply drive traffic to your blog (while sharing content on social media)?

Sniply shortens the link to the content that you want to share. And from the shortened link, it then allows you to create CTAs (Call to Actions) that can link back to your blog, website, or social media profile(s).

This is great if you want to promote an eBook, or promote a particular article on your blog.

Sniply also works really well for blogger or influencer outreach. Because if you share the bloggers’ content, and they reshare it, then their followers will see the reshared content (with your Sniply link). And if they click on the Sniply link, then they will see the article (that you shared) but with your Sniply CTA included.

Take a look at the picture below (arrow pointing at Sniply CTA).

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Example of Sniply CTA’s – Article in picture by Copyblogger

[Admin Blogger’s Commentary: Note– Benjamin overlayed his Call to Action and link onto CopyBlogger’s article.]

Sign up for Sniply

Now that you know how Sniply works, you can now follow these steps to setup your first Sniply account!

Don’t worry, it’s very easy and straight forward. 🙂

  • First things first, lets head over to Snip.ly.
  • Then click the “Sign up” button on the homepage.
  • You’ll be greeted with a pop-up box (and can sign up with Twitter, Facebook, or your email of choice).

 

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  • Pick one of the sign-up options and follow the given instructions.
  • After this, you have successfully created your Sniply account (yes, it’s that easy)!

 

Now we are going to find out how to create your first Sniply “Snip” for our traffic-driving CTA.

 

Create Your First Snip

After signing up, you will be prompted to create your first Snip. Click the “Create My First Snip” button to start.

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Now you need to setup your brand, this brand will be used in all of your Snips.

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Now create your CTA by including your Message, Button Text, and Button URL (you will see a preview of your button on the right).

The button URL is the link to your eBook, Blog, Article, Lead page etc.

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Now you can include a page that you want to Snip.

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Success! You have created your first Snip! You can copy your Sniply link, or quickly share your link via social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Buffer, Google+ or LinkedIn).

 

Yes, it’s just that easy to create your Sniply links with your own CTA on nearly any page!

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Now let’s go to the Sniply dashboard for an overview of Sniply settings. You can visit the dashboard after creating your first Snip by clicking the “Dashboard” button.

Tweaking Your Settings

After going to your Dashboard you will see an overview of how your Snips are performing.

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Let’s go over some of the settings that come with Sniply.

 

Brand Profiles

If you ever need to change your brand profile, you can do so by clicking “Brand Profiles” from the toolbar [highlighted in green below].

  1. Then click on the “gear”
  2. Click “Edit”.

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You will then see a popup of your brand profile, you can change your brand photo, brand name, and your URL of choice (this is the URL that people get directed to when clicking your brand photo or brand name).brand-profile-2

Publisher Tools (Add Sniply tracking to site)

You can track who has Snipped your site and shared your content with Sniply’s Publisher Tools by adding it to your site.

You can also see the person who Snipped your sites message, and clicks/traffic Sniply is sending to your website.

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Integrations

With 25 integrations, you can use Sniply with some of your favorite tools. Sniply supports:

  • Hootsuite
  • Buffer
  • Facebook (using browser extension)
  • Twitter (using browser extension)
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Aweber
  • Feedly
  • Zapier & IFTTT (that allow you to integrate more apps with Sniply)
  • And more!

 

RSS Feeds

You can Snip entire feeds with Sniply and automatically share it with your chosen CTA.

It’s a great feature if you use RSS feed readers, and it’s easy to setup. You can check out Sniply’s post on How can I use Sniply with RSS feeds? for more information on setting up RSS with Feedly.

You can find the RSS Feed tool under Integrations > RSS Feeds

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Embed on Website

Not only can you add Sniply yo your site to track Snips to it, but you can also add it to optimize it for your site!

Here are some of the settings:

  • Use Your Domain instead of Sniply domains. (Call-To-Actions will still work .)
  • Outbound Links: Add your Call-To-Action to every outbound link on your site. Example
  • Always On: Add a Sniply CTA on all of your web pages.

This article by Sniply: How can I embed Sniply into my Website or Blog? will give you more insight on this particular feature.

 

Browser Extension

Sniply also has two browser extensions/add-ons that support Chrome and Firefox (and a JavaScript Bookmarklet for other browsers), that allow you to Snip websites straight from your browser.

Since most people use Chrome (I like to use Chrome), I will cover the steps to install the Chrome extension (the process should be similar for Firefox).

  • First of all, go to your dashboard.
  • After that, you should see a box (on the right) to install the Chrome extension (will say Firefox extension if you’re using the Firefox browser).chromeextension
  • Click “Install Chrome Extension”.
  • You will then see a pop-up asking you to install the Chrome extension.

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  • Click “Add Extension”
  • After that, your extension will be installed. 🙂

You will see it’s an icon in your toolbar, visit any page that you’d like to Snip, then click the Sniply icon.

Once you click the icon, a box will pop-up and you’ll be able to create your Snip like before.

It’s that easy!

Once installed, you can use it with Facebook and Twitter (it integrates almost seamlessly).

Conclusion

As you can see, Sniply is great for driving traffic back to your site by sharing content via social media.

It’s also great for sharing influencers’ content because they may reshare (or retweet for Twitter) your post with your Sniply link! And if their followers click your Sniply link, then they’ll see your CTA which they might click on to convert over to your website or blog.

Sniply is a great tool that is easy to setup and has lots of great features like

  • RSS Feed Integration
  • 3rd Party App Integration
  • Official Browser Extensions
  • Site Embedding
  • And a lot more!

There are also paid plans for premium Sniply upgrades if you are interested in additional features.

I’d love to hear to hear your thoughts on this tool, make sure to try it out for yourself. Please leave your feedback in the comments section below! Thank you. 🙂

Admin Blogger’s Commentary:

Do you like win-win situations?

Using Sniply is a win for both you and the blogger of the original article when people click your Sniply link.

Most importantly, your Call to Action can be anything. It doesn’t just have to be to go to your blog. You can tell readers to share or sign up for your blog in order to receive similar content.

When Benjamin put his link on my article, when the link to the article was clicked, I received traffic. We both did. This explains what I wrote in the introduction– I was getting traffic from a Sniply link.

The Call to Action is so helpful in getting blog traffic and conversions to subscribers, Blogmaqtoob.com recommends Sniply to all content creators.

Sniply is easy. It’s simply a matter of dragging and dropping the original link to your Snip.ly account. That’s where you can add your call to action and a link to your site.

The best part– Sniply is free to use.

Readers, please share so other bloggers can discover Sniply and the increased traffic it brings to both you and the author of the blog post you are snipping.

What is your opinion? Do you think you might try Sniply? Have you already tried it? Would you recommend it to others? I look forward to your views in the comment section.

After commenting, go visit today’s guest author Benjamin Carter-Riley at his site Success Promotions.

Would you like more free blogging tools? Click here to get your own downloadable PDF of my 89 free blogging tools list.

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    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      I’m glad that you foubd the post helpful Mehedi. 🙂 let me know how to goes!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mehidi,
      Nice to meet you! Thank you for writing us. Let us know how Sniply goes for you. I’m glad you found the article helpful.
      Janice

  1. Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Janice and Ben,

    This is like Start a Fire, right?

    The linking to your blog while sharing other blogger’s post is win-win for all.

    Rich content experience for users. First your shared post. Then your post.

    This also keeps traffic flowing thru your funnel. Smarty Pants move 😉

    Thanks for sharing guys.

    Ryan

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      Nice to see you here Ryan! This is why I love using snip.ly. Its perfect for sharing other bloggers content, while both parties get traffic.

      I share great content from other to my followers, the blog post author gets traffic, and put a CTA abd get traffic also. Sounds like a no-brainer to me!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for your visit and your comments today. You know I love having you here.
      I enjoyed your “fire” analogy when discussing Sniply. You used a funnel analogy as well. You are right. It is a funnel. The traffic from the more popular blogger trickles down (like through a funnel) to the blogger who attaches their link.
      Great to see you!
      Janice

  2. John Doe

    Sniply seems like it would work really well. A lot of steps but worth the effort.

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      Even though it looks like it may take a while to set up, its actually quite quick and easy! Not only that, but once it’s set up, then you can start using it straight away. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      Sniply is actually just two clicks. You should try it.
      Janice

  3. Andria Perry

    Wow I did not know sites like this existed, I will take a look. Thanks.

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      I’m glad you found this awesome tool Andria. Feel free to let me know how well it works for you! Thank you. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Andria,
      Nice to meet you. Exciting, isn’t it! Let us know what you think of Sniply when you try it. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  4. Bill Kasman

    Sounds awfully complicated but the end results seem to justify trying it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bill,
      It’s actually just two clicks. Thanks for writing. I appreciate hearing from you.
      Janice

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      Its actually quite easy to do bill (I just sent into great detail. You should try it out! Let me know how it goes. 🙂

      • Janice Wald

        Bill,
        I am new to Sniply. I just recently starting using it. I “snipped” article after article as I was leaving for work. It is extremely quick!
        Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carolann,
      Are you in the United States? If yes, I hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend. How are you? It’s been a while. How is your son doing with his marriage?
      Good luck with Sniply. Let me know how it goes. Thank you for writing.
      Janice

      • Benjamin Carter-Riley

        Glad you like it Carolann. Have you tried it out? Id love to hear your thoughts on the sniply tool.

  5. Deb Jones

    Since I don’t have my own website, blog or otherwise, I’m not sure this is the tool for me, but will happily share the info here so that others can learn about it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Deb,
      That’s awfully kind of you to share the post. Thank you! I agree others should learn about it. I checked. Sniply’s only been around two years.
      Janice

      • Benjamin Carter-Riley

        Awesome Deb,

        I’m glad that you see value in this tool despite it not being for your needs. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melinda Mitchell

    Hello my BBFFJ, this is an interesting article. And I loved the huge scissors graphic!!
    Thanks for having Benjamin guest.
    Benjamin, how did you first hear of this??

    BBFFJ, how will I ever catch up to all the things I need to be doing?? Waaahhhh!!
    Your BBFFM

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      Thank you for your compliment on my huge scissor graphic. It’s actually the second time I’ve used it, the first was for my Buffer article which CUTS time off your blogging tasks. This time, the scissor was for snipping since Sniply is a link shortener.
      I also wondered how Benjamin first heard of Sniply. Thanks for writing.
      BBFFJ

      • Benjamin Carter-Riley

        Thanks so much for your comment Nelinda. I’ve being using snip.ly for quite a while, and I think I may of come across it because of Neil Patel mentioning it. So glad to be a guest here, you are all so kind! 🙂

        • Janice Wald

          I am a big fan of Neil Patel, so if he recommends Sniply, that’s a strong testimonial.
          Janice

  7. dgkaye

    Thanks Janice and Benjamin for sharing this great post. I’m definitely looking into Sniply. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      Great to see you! Thanks for commenting on our article. Let us know what you think of Sniply.
      Janice

      • Benjamin Carter-Riley

        Your welcome Debby! 🙂 And yes, I’d love to hear how well sniply works for you! Thank you,

        Benjamin

  8. vernon

    This is what I’ve been waiting for because I share others posts daily.
    Janice and Benjamin do you think someone could do it too much?
    Thanks,
    Vernon

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Vernon,
      I have been using CoPromote to share other people’s posts. Benjamin told me the influencer could say “no” and block the Sniply link. However, I’ll tell Benjamin you have a question. I’m new to Snip.ly and don’t know the answer. Great to hear from you.
      Janice

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      Hi Vernon, thanks for your question.

      I personally use snip.ly for sharing peoples articles nearly everytime, and there doesn’t seem to be a limit (use to your hearts content).

      Its a goto tool for sharing content, feel free to use it on a very regular basis!

  9. Shellie

    Thanks for this, Janice. I had never heard of Sniply before, so I pinned your post to read through again when I’m ready to try it.

    Shellie

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      Thank for the pin Shellie! Let us know how sniply goes for you. 🙂

  10. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Thanks Janice and Benjamin, you never cease to amaze me with all the new stuff you come up with. This looks very interesting and I will check it out. Since I am not blogging so much my traffic has really dropped off.

    Kathleen

    • Benjamin Carter-Riley

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy using snip.ly for your blog Kathleen. Feel free to give feedback on how this tool worked for you.

      Thanks,

      Benjamin Carter-Riley

  11. Reuven

    Janice and Benjamin, thanks so much for this terrific post. Snip.ly sounds like an awesome tool to gain exposure for one’s blog, promo, etc. while promoting and connecting with others. Love the detailed how-to’s you shared and I can’t wait to give it a try.
    Janice, I’ll be back for more of your helpful posts and Benjamin, I’ll definitely be checking out your site. Awesome work!

    • Janice Wald

      Always happy to help, Reuven. Glad you found the post valuable. Thank you for writing.
      Janice

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