FaceBook and Linkedin (also Google+) communities can make very good contribution to your blog traffic. Even though in earlier days I have not found much traffic from these communities, I observe in recent days good number of visits from FaceBook Communities.
One needs to select a community which is relevant to the blog and become a participant of the community. One need not repeat often that only very relevant posts get the response. Just because you are posting a link does not mean traffic. There are many more bloggers out there in the community doing same. So You need to plan your promotion effort. I am going to say in the later post specially that one has to understand the needs of the members of a community. Understanding the needs of potential consumers is marketing. In product marketing we specially emphasize marketing concept. It is valid in blogging also. If you can find out what readers want and then write your blog will be read by large number of people. But then also you need a vehicle through which you can communicate that you have a blog and made such and such blog post. Say understanding the requirement does not mean that you will not communicate with the potential readers further. You need to inform them and show the way to access your content. That means that you have to share the link.
I did read some blogger saying they get more than 50% of visits from social media. Now I am also getting similar visits on some days or weeks.
For the Blog Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/
You can see the contribution of FaceBook and Linkedin this week ending 5 May 2016
For the day 26 May 2016, the contribution of FaceBook community to Industrial Engineering Blog is
One more instance where hits from FaceBook communities were significant
Blog India Information http://guide-india.blogspot.com/ for the 4 June 2016
But bloggers have to participate actively and understand the community's needs.
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10 July 2016
Today I came across a post on utilizing Google+ communities for Blog Promotion. I recommend the blog post to all bloggers. It has ideas from more than 35 bloggers. But go through all of them to get convinced of the importance of Google+ and know more acceptable ways of sharing your blog posts.
One person says 80 - 20 is the rule. You have to share 80% others posts and 20% your posts. At least we have to do 50 - 50. So remember every time you share your blog post, share a post of a member from the community. Also share some interesting article from other sites. Such a discipline may make it 66 - 33 and it may be good.
35+ Bloggers Share Their Top Secret Strategies for Google+ Traffic
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Updated 10 July 2016, 5 June 2016, 27 May 2016, 6 May 2016
First published on 6 April 2016 as A to Z challenge post.