How to Control How Your WordPress Website Link Appears When You Share It on Social Media
You’ve just shared one of your beautiful blog articles on social media – now, what’s happening on your website?
When you share an article link on social media, it normally happens that the article is also republished on the social media channel’s website. For example, when I post a blog article to my Instagram account, the link to that article is also published on my website’s home page.
This is normally a good thing, as it means that more people are likely to read your article. However, if you’re publishing to social media channels to grow your audience, you may not want your article to appear in the form that you’re used to on your website’s home page. After all, your article probably doesn’t look the same in its original form as it does on social media. This can lead to a major headache if you’re not careful, as you won’t be able to track the source of the problem. In this article, we’ll discuss some tips on how to avoid this issue and how to use social media to your advantage.
Use The Full Blog Article URL
When you share an article on social media, the hyperlink to the full blog post will appear in the social media post’s “source” field. It’s incredibly common for the hyperlink to be shortened, which means that when someone clicks on it, they’ll be taken to the home page of your blog rather than the full article.
To avoid this problem, make sure that the FULL blog article URL is included in your social media posts’ “source” field. If the full article URL is not included, people will not be able to access the content you’re sharing. They will either have to leave the social media channel or visit your site directly to read the blog post. This could lead to a huge loss of potential readers if you’re not careful.
Monitor Your Website’s Content After Publishing To Social Media
Even if you’ve done everything right and the shortened URL still isn’t working, there’s still hope. After all, your article probably didn’t look the same in its original form as it did on social media. This is normal and intended behavior whenever someone shares something online – content is meant to be shared, so it will sometimes look different depending on the platform it’s being republished on. For instance, if you’ve published an SEO-optimized article to social media, it might not yet be “curated” the way that you intend for it to be.
To avoid this problem, you can always go back and edit your article to make it more “presentable.” You’ll have to do this yourself, however, as you can’t publish content that’s already been curated by another person. This is why it’s important to continually monitor and check your content after it’s been published to social media. You can use tools like Google Analytics to track the original source of your blog’s traffic and determine what’s going on with your SEO. Google Analytics can also be used to track the source of any changes that might have occurred in the form of a broken link or missing image after being published to social media.
Redirect The Traffic To Another Website Or Blog Post
One of the simplest and most effective ways to fix a broken link or an article that isn’t performing well on your website’s home page is to redirect its traffic to another website or blog post. This is called “moving traffic” and can be a very useful tool for websites and blogs that have the resources to do it. For example, if you’ve noticed that a certain blog article has been performing poorly, you can redirect its traffic to another article that you know is going to do much better. You’ll also want to make sure that the new article is optimized for the same keywords and has a very similar theme to the original article to avoid any confusion.
This is basically the same concept as “testing out” a new blog post on your website. You can find free blog articles from websites like https://www.blogger.com that you can add to your website simply by copying and pasting their content. Doing this adds a small amount of content to your website that you can measure and determine the success of. If you want to try this out yourself, all you need is a free blog account and a little bit of creativity. Enter a few keywords in the article’s “keywords” field (this will not damage your SEO, by the way) and you’re good to go. Simply add the blog article to your website and start tracking its performance with Google Analytics. You can also find free online forums like Quora that allow you to try out questions and get expert responses. Doing this can help you determine what works well for your target audience and what doesn’t. Ultimately, this helps you create better content.
Use Your Analytics To Your Advantage
If you’re trying to grow your blog or website, it’s important to monitor the performance of all the content that you publish. This is especially important if you want to ensure that your efforts are paying off and that you’re not wasting your time by publishing content that doesn’t do well. You can use your analytics to track the performance of all the content that you publish and determine which content is performing well and which content doesn’t.
For example, if you notice that a certain blog post is performing well in terms of traffic but you’ve had a string of bad luck with your other blog posts, you may want to take a look at why this particular blog post is performing differently. You may discover that it’s because more people are discovering it through social media channels while searching for something else. This is why it’s important to continually monitor the performance of your content after it’s been published to social media. You can also use this information to your advantage. If you want to try this out yourself, all you need is a free Google Analytics account.
To do this, simply follow these steps: