How do you drive raving fans to your site that can’t wait to read about what you are going to share next? After creating and building a blog, one of the hardest tasks that takes constant time and consistent energy to learn how to attract new traffic each day. Now I am not talking about just 10-20 visitors a day, I am talking 100s to 1000’s. There is no real quick fix for this type of traffic, it takes time and marketing to get to this level…but you can do it! Just learn these three super easy ways to drive massive traffic to your website.
I will always say that content is king (or queen to me!) as this helps for you to not only get solid referral traffic from social media, but great organic traffic in your niche from google. If you plan to be in the blogging world full-time, then you have to be patient. Blogging superstars didn’t become this big overnight…it was a slow burn and this can be very frustrating!
So how do you get yourself out there? How do you get those readers to your blog? There are a few different ways to do this, but outside of marketing, you must have a reason for visitors to stay—do you offer an email list or a freebie product? If you are not sure, there are a number of “guest” blog sites that will review your blog and give you honest feedback on its accessibility—this is good to know! Sometimes, you can get so caught up in trying to beautify your blog and write great content, that you forget about the overall user experience.
3 Super Easy Ways to Drive Massive Traffic to Your Website
Be engaged on social media, not just a solo poster
It is not enough to be sharing on Social Media, and believe me less channels are more, but you have to be engaged. Nobody wants to be a one-post wonder each day. When you post to social media, you must be prepared to give at least 20 minutes to be engaged with your readers or other similar content niches. When your own readers see that you are engaged, they will feel that you are more real to them and will trust what you have to say and or sell if you are.
I do believe that less is more with social media. It is super difficult to try and be a master at many social media avenues because they are all so different and all require a lot of work. Try choosing one or two social media streams, master them and see the results before you move onto the next one.
I personally use Facebook (see my page here), Twitter (see my profile here) and Pinterest (quite possibly my favorite!). These three social media streams take a lot of time to work on and build, but they do give me BIG results. I have over 1.4 million average monthly viewers! I have dramatically increased my email subscribers over the last six months and work hard to keep this list active and engaged in my content. Many of my email subscribers are not big ‘social media’ people, so it’s important to equally share out engaging marketing not only in social media avenues about new content on my site, but also directly in your subscriber list.
Participate in Group Boards on Facebook or Pinterest
Facebook has some great ‘facebook groups’ that you can join to get not only information, but also shared ideas or collaboration streams. Search in the facebook search bar for niche groups and you will probably find other similar bloggers that will be willing to collaborate with you and/or guest post on your site. Some groups have ‘repin’ threads where you post your content and agree to post a number of other people’s post. This is great way for your link to go viral as a lot of people are going to share it with their own following (which could be huge!). Just make sure that you follow the rules and you will see some benefits.
If you are a big Pinterest lover like me, then Pinterest pinning and group boards are key to growing your traffic to your site. Any time I create a new post, I also create at least 3 new pins for that post with similar SEO heavy descriptions for each pin. I pin the content to different boards each time and then set it to watch it grow! I also Pin to a set of group boards that are content similar…nobody wants ‘baby content’ in ‘learn how to blog groups’, so be mindful of the group boards that you join and make sure that you follow the rules.
Joining Pinterest niche group boards gives you a chance to have a great exposure to even more potential readers. Pinterest is a FREE visual search engine, so as long as you have all of the right ‘pin’ elements, the possibilities are endless! I will caution you, Pinterest is not for the overnight success story—if you see people who claim this, then it simply isn’t true. Pinterest can take up to three months to really get some traction on your pins, so you have to be prepared to do a LOT of work up front to be able to see the results later on…but it is TOTALLY worth it.
Blogger to Blogger Comments
This may seem crazy, but other readers do pay attention to you commenting on other blogger’s sites. Now I am NOT talking about the generic and non engaging “this is great” comment. I am talking about sharing thoughtful and genuine comments on ‘like bloggers’ sites. Almost every comment option on blogs lets you share your website URL when you make a comment, so share away. I have gotten a ton of traffic from some BIG BLOGGER’s sites by simply commenting and sharing content- not matter the size of your blog or success, we are all in this traffic game together!
If the blog doesn’t have that URL share option in the comments, then use the ‘|’ symbol in after you name and include your blog name-this way those other readers can read your comment and also have the option to visit your site too. My biggest advice in making comments is that you don’t do it in a spammy way. You want to build connections with other bloggers, not use them as a marketing ploy. We are in this blogging game together, so make sure that you do it right.
So now you have a few new ideas on how to bring massive traffic to your site. The common theme is exposure to your brand and making sure that you have great content and an option for reading more (subscriber opt-in) to keep those readers around for good.
It is not a fast process, but these three easy tweaks can make a difference in the next few months, you just have to patient tracking your results.
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