How to Promote Your Blog the Right Way? 35 Expert Resources That Will Help You Explode Your TrafficHere’s the #1 problem most bloggers and website owners are facing:

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!

#1. 16 Explosive Content Promotion Strategies

Robbie Richards. 16 Explosive Content Promotion Strategies

Author: Robbie Richards


Twitter: @RobbieRichMktg

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.

Robbie Richards Traffic stats

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.

#2. Content Promotion: How We Grew from 0 to 32,977 Users in 5 Months With Zero Paid Traffic

Benji Hyam

Author: Benji Hyam


Twitter: @benjihyam

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.

Grow and Convert. Content Promotion: How We Grew from 0 to 32,977 Users in 5 Months With Zero Paid Traffic

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.

#3. How to Get Blog Traffic: 13 Steps to Thousands of Readers

Travis Levell - Project Pivotal

Author: Travis Levell


Twitter: @travislevell

In this epic guide, Travis reveals 13 exact strategies he used to take his average blog post from this:

How to Get Blog Traffic: 13 Steps to Thousands of Readers

To this:

How to Get Blog Traffic: 13 Steps to Thousands of Readers

Still wondering whether it is worth reading? Trust me – it’s really worth it!

#4. 21 Strategies to Drive More Free Website Traffic Today

Michael Karp CopyTactics

Author: Michael Karp


Twitter: @_MichaelKarp

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.

21 Strategies to Drive More Free Website Traffic Today

Tips mentioned in this article are simply invaluable!

#5. How Content Promotion Works for Blogs Big and Small: Our 11 Favorite Content Distribution Strategies

Kevan Lee - Buffer

Author: Kevan Lee


Twitter: @kevanlee

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.

How Content Promotion Works for Blogs Big and Small - Our 11 Favorite Content Distribution Strategies#6. Viral Marketing Case Study: How a Brand New Blog Generated 17,584 Visitors In One Day

Brian Dean Backlinko. Viral Marketing Case Study: How a Brand New Blog Generated 17,584 Visitors In One Day

Author: Brian Dean


Twitter: @Backlinko

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.

Scyscraper Technique Viral Marketing

#7. How To Triple Your Startup’s Organic Traffic with Zero Link Building – A Case Study

Joel Runyon - Impossbiel HQ

Author: Joel Runyon


Twitter: @joelrunyon

This is a case study, where Joel shows how he tripled the organic traffic of a 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:

How To Triple Your Startup’s Organic Traffic with Zero Link Building – A Case Study#8. How to Grow a Blog to 100,000 Visitors in Less than a Year

Noah Kagan Okdork

Author: Noah Kagan


Twitter: @noahkagan

In this case study Noah Kagan asked Peep Lajas from ConversionXL to share his personal story of how he has grown his blog to 100,000 visitors in less than a year.

How to Grow a Blog to 100,000 Visitors in Less than a Year

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.

#9. 101 Ways to Promote Your Next Blog Post

Kim Roach BuzzBlogger

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.

#10. The Ultimate Guide on How to Get More Blog Traffic: 100+ Tips and Tactics

Jeff Bullas

Author: Jeff Bullas


Twitter: @jeffbullas

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.

#11. 31 Ways To Promote Blog Posts & Get Blog Traffic

Stuart Walker Nichehacks

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.

#12. 50 Promotion Tactics To Include In Your Content Marketing Strategy

Sujan Patel

Author: Sujan Patel


Twitter: @sujanpatel

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.

#13. Blog Traffic Fundamentals: What Are Communication Channels?

Yaro Starak - Entrepreneurs Journey

Author: Yaro Starak


Twitter: @yarostarak

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:

  1. Focus on creating and growing small traffic channels every day.
  2. Create one amazing resource every six months.
  3. Take that resource from influencer to influencer. If you get one influencer a month to mention it, you are doing well.
  4. If you have the funds, buy traffic and send them to the same big resources.
  5. 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 these blog posts.

#14. 120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs [Infographic]

Pam Dyear -

Author: Pam Dyer


Twitter: @pamdyer

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.

#15. How To Start A Successful Blog And Make Money Online Step By Step

Matthew Woodward

Author: Matthew Woodward


Twitter: @MattWoodwardUK

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.

Matthew Woodward: How To Start A Successful Blog And Make Money Online Step By Step

#16. How to Ensure Your Next Post Gets Seen by Thousands of People

Ramsay Taplin - Blog TyrantAuthor: Ramsay Taplin


Twitter: @BlogTyrant

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.

For example:

How to Ensure Your Next Post Gets Seen by Thousands of People

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!

#17. Increase Traffic for Free With These 9 Amazing Actionable Ideas

Keith Gutierrez - Modgility

Author: Keith Gutierrez


Twitter: @keithguttierez

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.

#18. The 4-Step Approach to Effective Facebook Ad Targeting

Jon Loomer

Author: Jon Loomer


Twitter: @jonloomer

In this article on Facebook advertising, Jon Loomer breaks down his 4-step approach to targeting Facebook ads.

Jon Loomer: The 4-Step Approach to Effective Facebook Ad TargetingEach step naturally leads into the next, helping you to build up an audience on your Facebook page and your website.

#19. The “Poster Boy” Formula: How I got my first 10,000 readers

Bryan Harris VideoFruit

Author: Bryan Harris


Twitter: @Harris_Bryan

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:

  1. Record one big win of your target influencer with huge audience;
  2. Let them know your results;
  3. Enjoy your success.

Bryan Harris: The “Poster Boy” Formula: How I got my first 10,000 readers#20. 3 Easy Outreach Hacks To Make Influential People Notice You

Tim Soulo BloggerJet

Author: Tim Soulo


Twitter: @timsoulo

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.

#21. 1 Simple Hack to Blogger Outreach, or How to Find Friends

Michael Pozdnev from iwannabeablogger

Author: Michael Pozdnev


Twitter: @MPozdnev

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)

Gael Breton Authority Hacker

Author: Gael Breton


Twitter: @GaelBreton

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.

AuthorityHacker: AuthorityHacker: Formatting For Increased Traffic, Conversion & Engagement (and how I grew one of our site’s page traffic by 9275% by re-formatting it)

#23. The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Expert Roundup Post That Gets 1000s of Shares

Jon Morrow SmartBlogger

Author: Jon Morrow


Twitter: @JonMorrow

Jon Morrow published an expert roundup article on Small Business Blog asking bloggers for their best tips for promoting blog content.

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.

#24. Zero to One Million: an SEO Campaign Blueprint

Matthew Barby

Author: Matthew Barby


Twitter: @matthewbarby

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.

Matthew Barby: Zero to One Million: an SEO Campaign Blueprint

In this article, he shares his SEO blueprint for any SaaS business to use to rapidly grow their online presence and ultimately increase revenue.

#25. How to Increase Website Traffic by 250,000+ Monthly Visits

Ross Hudgens - SiegeMedia

Author: Ross Hudgens


Twitter: @RossHudgens

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!

How to Increase Website Traffic by 250,000+ Monthly Visits

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.

#26. Link Building Tactics – The Complete List

Jon Cooper - Point Blank SEO

Author: Jon Cooper


Twitter: @PointBlankSEO

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.

#27. Slideshare Traffic Case Study • From 0 to 243,000 Views in 30 Days

Ana Hoffman from Traffic Generation Cafe

Author: Ana Hoffman


Twitter: @AnaTrafficCafe

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.

Slideshare Traffic Case Study • From 0 to 243,000 Views in 30 Days

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.

#28. Guest Blogging Strategies that Helped Grow 36,733 Email Subscribers

Gregory Ciotti

Author: Gregory Ciotti


Twitter: @gregoryciotti

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.

#29. How to Use Flipboard to Get Traffic to Your Blog

Harsh Agrawal - Shout Me Loud

Author: Harsh Agrawal


Twitter: @shoutmeloud

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.

How to Use Flipboard to Get Traffic to Your BlogAs you see, Flipboard may be another cool traffic source to drive thousands of new visitors to your blog.

#30. Sharing Other Peoples Content and Simultaneously Promoting Your Own

Paul Shapiro - Search Wilderness

Author: Paul Shapiro


Twitter: @fighto

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.

Sharing Other Peoples Content and Simultaneously Promoting Your OwnWith this strategy alone, Paul was able to not only get additional exposure, but to land a few guest post opportunities on other blogs.

#31. How to Increase Website Traffic From Social Media

Ian Cleary - Razor Socia

Author: Ian Cleary


Twitter: @iancleary

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.

#32. Get Traffic from Twitter – The Ultimate Guide

Tim Felmingham

Author: Tim Felmingham


Twitter: @timfel

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.

#33. A Simple Traffic Generation Strategy You’re Probably Not Using – Take It!

Pat Flynn - Smart Passive Income

Author: Pat Flynn


Twitter: @PatFlynn

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.

#34. The 80/20 Rule for Building a Blog Audience

Derek Helpern Social Triggers

Author: Derek Helpern


Twitter: @derekhelpern

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.

#35. How We Grew a Blog from ZERO to $6 Million…

Ryan Deiss - Digital Marketer

Author: Ryan Deiss


Twitter: @ryandeiss

In this post Ryan reveals six ways they broke the rules and transformed one of their blogs into a high-profit authority site:

How We Grew a Blog from ZERO to $6 MillionIn this post you’ll learn:

  • 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.

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mohammad umair
mohammad umair
4 years ago

This is an astonishing post.

4 years ago

Great post but would be easier to read if the posts would link to the article you mentioned. Otherwise, great job and thanks

Ana Hoffman
4 years ago

Great list of resources, Marius; honored to have been included.

Abegail Smith
Abegail Smith
3 years ago

Hi, great post! Thanks for sharing this 🙂