It’s time to talk traffic to your blogs and websites in our special report we cover the topic of How to Get More Traffic on Your Blog in detail. Please take 5-8 minutes of your time and read what is our 50th piece of content for your viewing pleasure. In this post, we will cover content marketing, link building, blogger outreach, and social media techniques. It’s full of great and actionable information.
How To Get More Traffic On Your Blog today.
Generating traffic can seem like a daunting and hair-pulling task when you are just starting your blog. The average blog though with the proper niche research and keywords list can see results start happening around the 6-month area and at least 75 posts. Real traction will hit around 1 year and 150-200 posts and traffic will start climbing. By that, I mean Organic search traffic.
There are however many ways to help your site gain traffic and maintain relationships in the meantime. That is the idea behind this post is to put tools in your hand to increase your traffic and build out your personal and business branding. After all, you should be treating your blog as a business and building yourself up as an author/expert in your niche.
The first thing we need to discuss is subscriptions and e-mail marketing.
Many bloggers try to tell you to wait until you have traffic and earnings to start collecting leads for a blog. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The fact is this blog has only been written for a few months and has 50 posts including this one. I have over 120 subscribers by e-mail already and would be down 120 subscribers if I listened to other voices.
That 120 subscriber list is typically good for 40-60 views per new post and is a huge part of my return visitor traffic which Google considers an indicator of valuable content. If I waited until I had 3-5 thousand visitors a month I could miss 300 or more subscribers. In dollars and cents, the value of an individual e-mail lead is around $4 per year so if you can afford to kiss away $1200 a year wait until you have 5,000 monthly visitors to pay $20 a month for an autoresponder.
In the beginning, you don’t have to go really fancy. We offer a free report that is only a few pages in size, easy to read, and mentions a couple of programs we are into casually. We also offer a simple form on your right that doesn’t even mention the free report. I have only recently started adding more content to the newsletter but have not yet started our weekly full publication which will begin in October.
The important thing about e-mail marketing is to not advertise to your readers. Always send the content of value such as links to a blog post and product reviews instead of advertising them to death like the average internet idiot. That will keep your building for years with high conversion rates.
E-mail keeps visitors coming back and up to date with the post you write. It may seem like a majority of your list is dead but the fact is they come back when you write good content.
What signs is your business sending online with content your produce?
Many bloggers don’t think of their business as a business at all. They think I can take a couple of weeks off and not lose ground. I don’t have much traffic so they won’t miss me if I go on vacation or bury myself into the family, the 9-5, or party with friends for a week at the beach. The sad fact is if you treat your blog like this they won’t miss you because they won’t be reading or subscribing to your half-committed crap.
I must admit it has been an uphill battle with a couple of week-long gaps here at Affiliate 3 Percent. I have bi-polar, and social anxiety, a host of physical issues, and my health was bad for just over a month. My Apologies, but my blog is proof of the issues with inconsistency. I was up to over 1,000 visitors a month then down to 400 now back up to over 1600 since writing to you regularly. Monday I start the new blogging schedule that should have me writing at least 2-3 posts per week. Plus a newsletter.
Getting organized though is job one. A simple calendar like the one I put together as a full-time blogger is a huge step in the right direction. This will get me back in step with the, me that I was while helping build a 3 million monthly visitor website and 300K monthly visitor blog. Those were before my nervous breakdown, this blog is me just rebooting myself and getting back into the life I once lead.
Great images send an open sign to the web. You will notice in this blog we do our own images and do some fairly nice ones. If you don’t know Photoshop or Gimp it may be worth checking into Canva.com. It’s free to use, template-based graphics tool with thousands of free stock images.
A great way to connect with your audience and grow your presence, reputation, and traffic is to start early with building out at least one social media platform. I have been working on this blog and one other for social media and combined have over 19,000 followers between Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
The biggest channel has over 14,000 followers on Twitter and the smallest is our fledgling Facebook Page and Group. Still, Facebook is now our focus as revenue starts coming in and we can begin promoting posts on Facebook. This will eventually be our primary medium to connect with your and share reader opinion and build a more personal dialogue.
See I am not an unreachable stuffed shirt in a boardroom. I do all my own social media marketing and will be in my Facebook Group for affiliate 3 percent at least 30 minutes a day times 7 days a week with extra time on the weekends. Every reader is important, especially when I am currently writing a Kindle book for launch in early 2020 and will need you to be my street team.
Social media is fun, but don’t overdo it. Automation can help send posts to places like Pinterest and Instagram daily, 1-3 times. I just started using Later for Instagram Only. I also started using Tailwind App for Instagram and Pinterest. For twitter, it helps to have an Auto DM system to send a message to get your free report when the follower joins your e-mail list.
Speeding up Search Engine Indexing
Google is by far the most popular and best way to generate free blog traffic and you can shorten indexing time for the post by using Google Search Console site check. In addition, you can manually submit URLs to Bing and Yahoo using Bing Webmaster Tools. This can save you a week or more before a single post starts the process of being ranked. This is an SEO Ninja Trick that really works, especially for time-related content like Halloween articles and Black Friday Deals.
Link Building and Blogger Outreach
The last thing I will teach your today to prevent mental overload is Link Building Basics and Blogger Outreach. The first part, link building for increased blog traffic and search engine optimization involves using social tools like WordPress.com blogs, Blogger, and Tumblr, and popular content bookmarking sites like Reddit and TechCrunch to build simple links with moderate authority.
You will also want to do some blog and blogger outreach to news sites and blogs like Fox News, CBS Contributors, and Huffington Post where contributors and editorial positions are free for the taking and can lead to regular columns and a side hustle to your blog. You can also reach out to other bloggers in your niche and offer to write a piece of content for their blog. This will help brand you as an expert in your field and get valuable backlinks from the other blogger via your Author’s Box. That’s a little section your have that reads something like this.
Andy Zeus Anderson is a contributor to blah blah blah and has a blog at blogurl.com
You attach this at the end or beginning of the post, it doesn’t matter just don’t make it sales or overly obvious. Bloggers love free content and you can boost authority by allowing guest posts on your blog as well.
Summary of “Special Report! How To Get More Traffic On Your Blog”
While there are dozens of ways to build traffic to your blog these are the methods that get us results that positively impact our SEO rankings and grow the most organic traffic through Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Please be aware that traffic exchanges, a safe list, and other quick traffic methods will harm your relationship with Google. It will still take 6-12 months to see big results but the results will be greater following the tips in this Special Report.
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