How to get more internet traffic is a question I’m asked a lot.
I think you’ll agree with me that if we don’t have any traffic coming to our websites then we’re dead in the water, correct?
No Traffic = No Conversions
No Conversions = No Sales
No Sales = No Business
So if you’ve got a blog and you’re checking Google Analytics everyday only to see a less than 10 visits a day, then you are unfortunately in the same boat as 71% of the other blogs on this planet.
What do we do about this?
There are many ways to get more internet traffic to your blog. The method or methods you ultimately chose are going to depend on your niche. For example, if you have a cooking or fashion blog, then it will be extremely visual so Pinterest will definitely be on your radar.
My niche and blog does not rely on graphics, it uses them to break up the content, help with the SEO and make it look more visually appealing – but that’s it.
A Blog will give you free Website Traffic
Getting free traffic to your website is the holy grail of internet traffic generation techniques, but it comes at a cost!
Some bloggers will pay for other people to write them content. I’ve tried that and given up. I haven’t been able to find anyone who can write how I want them to.
There are people who buy backlinks on sites such as fiverr.com to boost their rankings and ultimately their traffic. I don’t.
I believe that if I’m relying on search engines like Google to fuel my business, I’m not going to try and trick it with techniques it doesn’t like. It’s like biting the hand that feeds you.
So ultimately it’s not free traffic, so if you’re going to build a blog its going cost you your time.
But here’s the deal. Free traffic (I prefer the term “organic” traffic).
Is highly leveraged. You can write a 1000 world blog post once, and it will sit there for years, pulling traffic in.
I see my blog like an octopus with an ever increasing number of tentacles. When I write a blog post, it’s a new tentacle, reaching out to get more traffic.
I like to blog 5 days a week from Monday to Thursday. It was difficult at first, buy now it’s become a habit and I enjoy it.
Blogging is something I enjoy. Tt gives me results, and you will also notice that most of the top earners also blog daily – so it must be the right thing to do.
If you’re not sure whether blogging is for you and you’ve been caught up in the cycle of what to blog about, when to blog, how often to blog, how much to write, then my advice is to just start blogging today and your blog posts will get better over time resulting in your traffic improving. Which is what happened to this blog.
How to get traffic fast with blogging – Submit a Guest Post
If you like to write and you don’t want to pay for traffic, then you have to guest post to another blog.
There is a process to do this. But If you are aiming for a top notch blog then you are going to have to work harder.
1. Find a blog that accepts guest posts – It will usually say on the blog.
2. Does the blog get lots of comments? If not, then it the blog probably doesn’t have an engaged following – Find the next blog.
3. Digest the blog and the comments it receives. By doing this you are learning the type of language readers use, and you are learning what the readers are asking for.
4. Contact the owner of the blog and pitch your idea based on your research above.
5. Write an amazing article. Once published, your article with have a bio about you where you can link back to your blog.
6. Check your stats to see if your efforts were worthwhile.
How to get traffic fast with blogging if you’re not a talented writer (Like me)
Blog commenting for traffic is the answer.
It is possible to use blog commenting as your main traffic source. The beauty of blog commenting is that you can by-pass the process of being featured on a top blog post without the need to produce a top quality article.
How to do blog commenting for traffic.
What you do is write the first (or nearest as humanely possible), and most detailed blog comment.
Of course you’re not going to say “Great article mate” You’re going to write the best most detailed, well thought out comment you can, which makes you stand out to the blog owner.
Here are the benefits.
1. You get a juicy legitimate backlink to your blog which Google loves for SEO.
2. As your comment stands out you will get click throughs from traffic on that blog.
3. The blog owner will love your contribution.
4. You will be on the blog owner’s radar if you later chose to pitch an article.
How do you become the first commenter?
You can check if a blog has a publish time. But I use feedly to tell me when a new blog post has been published and jump on it straight away.
Should I buy paid traffic?
This is going to depend on your financial situation. But the short answer is yes.
If you are promoting a network marketing opportunity, then paid traffic is a means to get leads immediately.
Building a blog to get organic traffic is not for the impatient. It takes about 6 months before you get traction, and 2 years before you can predictably be generating a consistent 20 plus leads per day.
But hey, its worth it isn’t it? The time is going to go past anyway and in 2 years you’ll probably wish you had built a blog.
The key to successfully use paid traffic is to know your numbers.
For example, I promote a network marketing opportunity that pays out large numbers on the back end, so I am happy to pay $60 to acquire a lead.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, the traffic stops when your money runs out!
Striking the traffic balance
There are many ways to traffic to your site. I’ve only touched the surface.
In my opinion you should be aiming for both paid and organic traffic. Paid traffic to get you making money as soon as possible, and organic for the long haul.
I think it’s important to master one traffic source at a time. Here are mine.
1. Blogging – Free
2. Blog Commenting – Free
3. YouTube – Free
4. Facebook Ads – paid
I hope this article has helped you on your quest to get more internet traffic.
There are many ways to get traffic to your site, but don’t get stuck in the cycle of reading about traffic generation instead of actually getting out there and generating traffic. It is easy to start something, then second guess what you’re doing and try something else, then second guess that et etc.
As usual, feel free to leave any comments you have about getting more traffic in the comments section below.