How can I promote my blog and get traffic to it?
Truth be told, I’m also asking the same question all the time.
There are many frivolous tips in online forums and communities on how to get traffic, but it’s very hard to choose the right ones since the market is so flooded.
So, I’ve decided to compile some of the best guides on how to promote your content and get traffic to your blog.
All these strategies and techniques are shared by the top industry marketers who generate massive amounts of traffic to their websites, so you can be 100% guaranteed that they are all tested and really work.
So, check it out!
Author: Robbie Richards
This post covers 16 advanced content promotion strategies that Robbie used to drive ~11,700 visits to his blog in seven weeks since it’s launch.
The content promotion strategies listed in this article are used by some of the most successful online marketers on the planet. And Robbie just showed how he personally implemented every one of them with great success.
Author: Benji Hyam
This is a great case study where Benji goes through the process behind everything that they’ve done to grow his Grow & Convert blog to 32,977 unique visitors in 5 months using only free content promotion strategies and by focusing mostly on online communities.
Moreover, with this strategy alone, they have grown their email list from 0 to 1,767 subscribers and got 149 root domains linking to their site without doing any link building.
This is a must-read article for every blogger, especially those managing a brand new blog.
Author: Travis Levell
In this epic guide, Travis reveals 13 exact strategies he used to take his average blog post from this:
Still wondering whether it is worth reading? Trust me – it’s really worth it!
Author: Michael Karp
In this article Michael shares his best 21 strategies he use to grow his client site to…
- 600,000 page views
- 340,000 unique visitors
- 10,000 email subscribers
…with very a small marketing budget.
Tips mentioned in this article are simply invaluable!
#5. How Content Promotion Works for Blogs Big and Small: Our 11 Favorite Content Distribution Strategies
Author: Kevan Lee
There are tons of great strategies to try for getting your content seen by as many people as possible.
And in this guide, Kevan breaks down 11 content promotion strategies he has been using to get additional traffic to his articles.
Kevan is the chief content editor at Buffer. And largely because of Kevan’s ability to create uniquely valuable content, the Buffer blog has grown into one of the biggest and most trusted industry blogs.
Author: Brian Dean
In this post, Brian walks us through the exact step-by-step process of how Chris Gimmer from BootstrapBay used Skyscraper technique to generate 17,584 unique visitors in one day to a brand new website with:
- Zero connections
- Zero Twitter followers
- Zero marketing budget.
Moreover, this technique helped Chris to generate over 240,000 shares on social media and over 204,000 total visitors during the first 4 months.
Author: Joel Runyon
This is a case study, where Joel shows how he tripled the organic traffic of a SpotHero.com website in just six months.
These fantastic results were reached with very little efforts on link building and focusing more on creating tons of relevant content and useful destinations in order to create more cash register points on site.
They speak for themselves:
Author: Noah Kagan
This is one of the most amazing articles I have ever read and I strongly recommend that other bloggers read it too since there are tons of amazing things to learn here.
Author: Kim Roach
In this detailed guide, Kim Roach shares her best 101 strategies to promote your next blog post.
The article is full of insights and amazing tips on how to increase traffic with your next blog post.
Author: Jeff Bullas
It’s a guide where Jeff Bullas shares 100+ tactics including social media, search engines, email, joint ventures and more… to drive traffic to your blog.
Author: Stuart Walker
This is a post featuring 31 various strategies to actively promote your blog and engage new readers to get high exposure for your blog.
Here’s what you learn in this post:
- How just 1 of these strategies resulted in a 342% increase in traffic.
- How to create guaranteed viral content which naturally picks up shares.
- The “secret” methods to get influential people to link to your content and share it increasing your authority in the process.
- “Hacks” to automate your social sharing saving you time to focus on more important things.
Author: Sujan Patel
In this article Sujan compiled 50 expert tips on different strategies you can use to get your content seen.
All tips are divided into 5 different categories (from on site to outreach strategies), which are easy to implement for any type of blogger.
Author: Yaro Starak
In this guide, Yaro talks about the nature of traffic and getting started with building traffic to your website.
Lot’s of valuable insights in this article, but these are probably the most valuable ones:
- Focus on creating and growing small traffic channels every day.
- Create one amazing resource every six months.
- Take that resource from influencer to influencer. If you get one influencer a month to mention it, you are doing well.
- If you have the funds, buy traffic and send them to the same big resources.
- Capture the traffic on to your email list, and encourage secondary engagement points like social media too, especially on your smaller, more regular content such as blog posts.
Author: Pam Dyer
In this article, Pam provides 5 steps for creating a success with your blog and includes an infographic showing you how to promote it to a specific targeted audience with the right tools and tactics.
All these recommendations will help you create a content marketing strategy for your blog that ensures that you will reach the right audience at the right time.
Author: Matthew Woodward
This is one of the most amazing case studies I’ve ever seen.
This tutorial will teach you how to start a blog and make money by taking you behind the scenes of Matthew Woodward’s award winning 6 figure blog.
He goes month-by-month through the first year, showing you everything he did to achieve his goals and make it as a full-time blogger.
Ramsay Taplin is one of the most popular bloggers on the internet. And this post is all about how to promote your next blog post properly so that it results in a big social media hit.
Ramsay shares a few of the best tactics based on his own experience when promoting his own blog posts.
This is a screenshot from his Google Analytics account showing how he got over 11,000 visitors in his blog’s third week of operation after hitting the front page of Delicious.
Want more? You need to read this article yourself then!
Author: Keith Gutierrez
In this article, Keith Gutierrez lays out 9 different ways to drive traffic to your content for FREE.
It’s a step-by-step article full of instructions, screenshots and various strategies showing you how to utilise your content more effectively.
Author: Jon Loomer
In this article on Facebook advertising, Jon Loomer breaks down his 4-step approach to targeting Facebook ads.
Author: Bryan Harris
In this post Bryan Harris shows us the strategy he has used to go from not having a business to being featured on Lifehacker and getting his first 10,000 visitors.
The strategy is very simple but stunningly effective.
In few words what you should do:
- Record one big win of your target influencer with huge audience;
- Let them know your results;
- Enjoy your success.
Author: Tim Soulo
Whether you want to build a relationship, get a link to your website, or get a share on any social media website, you need to do influencer outreach.
In this article, Tim Soulo shares 3 very effective hacks showing you how to outreach influential bloggers and make them notice you.
Tim outreached to many well-known bloggers and got not only amazing feedback from them, but he was also able to get them talking about him on their social networks too.
This article is full of inspiration and lots of valuable examples to learn from.
Author: Michael Pozdnev
In this extremely detailed piece, Michael Pozdnev explains how to promote content the right way by using a blogger outreach strategy and becoming friends with them.
This information will be useful for bloggers, for the owners of small and large businesses and even for ordinary people who have little to do with blogging and business.
Check this out!
#22. Formatting For Increased Traffic, Conversion & Engagement (and how I grew one of our site’s page traffic by 9275% by re-formatting it)
Author: Gael Breton
If your content is a dull wall of text, people WILL get distracted by your stuff and you’ll lose out on potential conversions and revenue.
In this study, Gael overviews a few of the most important elements of text formatting that can dramatically increase your traffic and website revenue.
After reformatting one of their posts, they were able to get additional 18,736 visits in the same 3 week period.
Author: Jon Morrow
Over 40 different experts gave their views on the topic, and the resulting post quickly became his most successful ever:
- It attracted over 4,000 social shares.
- It was Buzzsumo’s most shared post of the week for “blog promotion.”
- It allowed Jon to connect with lots of industry influencers.
And in this article he’s sharing the exact process on what he was doing with this article and how he was promoting it after it was published.
Trust me. You’ll find lot’s of amazing and valuable information in this post.
Author: Matthew Barby
In less than 12 months, Matthew Barby was able to take a startup from 0 to 1,000,000 visitors using a clean-cut SEO strategy.
In this article, he shares his SEO blueprint for any SaaS business to use to rapidly grow their online presence and ultimately increase revenue.
Author: Ross Hudgens
This is the most amazing recent SEO guide I’ve seen.
Actually, this guide should be called “how to increase website traffic by 500,000 monthly visitors”… because that’s what they achieved… 3 times!
And in this one post, Ross shares all the techniques they used, all the strategies and all the lessons learned to achieve this success.
Trust me, this is a must-read article for every online marketer.
Author: Jon Cooper
This is the most complete list of all known link building tactics featured in one place.
This isn’t a post you just read and implement. This is a resource you have to bookmark and check every time you’re doing link building campaigns for your website.
Author: Ana Hoffman
When Ana Hoffman’s presentations were featured on the front page of SlideShare, she went from 0 to 243,000 views in 30 days. And in 2013, her presentations generated close to 700,000 views.
Moreover, she got several first-page Google rankings, 1,400 clicks to Traffic Generation Cafe and her Facebook Page and over 400 new Facebook fans.
How she did it? All the processes she used is in this article.
Author: Gregory Ciotti
In this article, Gregory Ciotti shares some of his best guest posting strategies that helped build the Help Scout blog to 36,733 email subscribers.
These tips are truly fascinating, because most of them are quite unique and have rarely been discussed before.
Author: Harsh Agrawal
In this article, Harsh provides the exact step-by-step strategies on how to use Flipboard to drive thousands of visitors to your blog.
It’s important to note that after aplying all the tips mentioned in this post, Harsh managed to drive almost 4,000 visitors on a single given day.
Author: Paul Shapiro
In this article, Paul shows you how to promote your website and other people’s content at the exact same time.
He offers a sneaky trick on how you can include your personal information in other website owners Google Analytics account when they get traffic from an article you’ve shared.
Author: Ian Cleary
In this post Ian takes you through the 7 best tips and tools for getting the most social shares for your blog content and how to increase website traffic from social media.
Author: Tim Felmingham
In this in-depth guide, Tim Felmingham shows you how to drive 100% free Twitter traffic using some very simple to implement strategies.
You will learn:
- How to grow a large base of targeted Twitter followers in just a few minutes a day
- How to automatically fill your Twitter feed with high-quality content your followers will love
- How to turn your followers into engaged fans
- How to get your posts seen and shared
- Free Tools you can use to do most of the work for you
- A simple workflow to use for all your articles or blog posts to drive traffic to them.
Author: Pat Flynn
This is one of Pat’s strategies for getting some nice coverage from Forums – by interviewing the owner!
Another great tip to boost traffic and exposure to your site.
Author: Derek Helpern
Here’s the deal:
According to Derek Helpern you should spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% promoting.
In his own words if you spend time writing a piece of content, and that content only gets 1,000 readers, chances are there are one million other people in the world who can benefit from what you wrote. Why, then, would you spend more time creating content when you already have something that your ideal customers can benefit from?
This is a mind changing post which every blogger must read.
Author: Ryan Deiss
In this post Ryan reveals six ways they broke the rules and transformed one of their blogs into a high-profit authority site:
- How they chose their market;
- How they drove traffic;
- Why they dropped guest posting;
- How they were growing on Facebook
- The #1 thing they focused on.
You should really have a good time reading this post.
Now It’s Your Turn
You’ve just seen some of the best guides on how to get traffic to your blog.
Now it’s you turn to pick the best tips from them and put them into practice.
Select the most suitable ones for your business and start testing.
By the way, if you know another game-changing guide on this topic – let me know! I would really love to see more of them.