Without traffic, your blog or online business is dead from the start.
You may have a great message, but if no one knows or asks about it, then it will end up as no message.
So this complete blogging course will not be complete without offering specific ideas on how to generate traffic to your blog or website.
This is especially useful if you are just getting started or your traffic sucks at the moment, because established websites and bloggers already pull in great traffic to their websites and content.
So how do you start generating traffic to your website or blog as a beginner or one whose traffic is nothing to talk about at the moment?
Enter Neil Patel.
Neil Patel, co-founder of CrazyEgg is also the founder of Quicksprout.com
I follow that blog daily because Neil is very good at helping us bloggers generate traffic. He has a course he is selling but has also provided great free content for those who won’t be buying the course at the moment.
So, here’s Neil quick tips on getting traffic to your blog or website as a beginner.
How to Get blog traffic in your first stages
The reality is, you won’t get too much traffic from Google because your blog is new… it takes years before your search engine traffic will kick in.
So how do you get traffic in the short run?
If you are willing to spend money, you can buy traffic from StumbleUpon ads or Facebook ads, but if you aren’t you’ll have to focus on building up your social media profiles. This means you’ll have to spend time participating in the community, befriending other people, sharing stories, and even messaging other users.
When you’re going through this process, don’t put all of your time and energy into one social media site because sometimes even the popular sites die down. With my first blog, Pronet Advertising, I made it popular by consistently getting on the front page of Digg, but now days Digg isn’t popular. You have to diversify your social media traffic.
Must Read: 15 Sources of Dirt Cheap Traffic
Once you build up your social media profiles you can make almost any blog popular.
For example, my business partner and I were able to get the Crazy Egg blog to over 100,000 visitors a month in less than one year. We did this by promoting the blog content on our social profiles.
So are you new? What strategy would you like to adopt?
Are you experienced? How did you get going?