Traffic is the lifeblood of any website or online business. Without it, building a list, getting people acquainted with your offering, and ultimately selling your product or service becomes extremely difficult.
The following is a list of three easy methods to increase traffic to your website. They are the quickest, effective and simple ways to do so. While you may have already heard of some of these traffic techniques, I’m going to help you get creative and take you step-by-step through the important points that are typically glazed over.
1. Link Roundups
Link Roundups can bring 100’s of extra visitors by getting your existing or newly created blog posts published on their blog. I’ve only recently discovered this method and it’s perfect when you’re looking to build traffic from sources and markets you’ve previously untapped.
So how do you find these link roundups to help syndicate your content? Consult the almighty Google of course! You can easily find link roundups by typing in search terms such as:
- “Daily Link Roundup”
- “Weekly Link Roundup”
- “Monday Link Roundup”
You’re going to find a lot of roundups that may not be associated with your niche so get creative and begin modifying your search terms. For example: “Daily Link Roundup” + Marketing, will find roundups strictly related to the marketing niche.
Contact the blog owners, establish a connection by leading with value and make sure your content is good stuff! It’ll make it a no-brainer for them to feature you when you’re providing great value to their followers.
2. Forum Marketing
This tactic is totally old-school but completely under-utilized. I found a forum recently that is super targeted for my niche and has been absolutely BLASTING my website with hundreds of hits. But before I tell you about that – here are five tantalizing benefits to this completely underrated strategy:
- Puts you right in front of your target audience
- Helps you to quickly become a well-known authority figure in your niche
- Builds name recognition
- Potential to send thousands of highly targeted visitors to your site
- Builds hundreds of one-way links to your website and increases your search engine rankings
Just to show you how crazy this can get when you find a highly targeted forum – above is a snapshot of my Google Analytics over the past few days since I created my own post and started a conversation online.
It’s only been three days and I’ve accumulated almost 150 hits on just this one post alone – imagine how this will aggregate over the next few months!
Here are some great places to start looking for your forum gold mines:
- Google your keyword phrase + forum. Ex: “weight loss forums”
3. Guest Blogging
Yes, I know you’ve heard this one before but have you really gotten out there and hustled? Go straight for the major influencers. There’s a ton of good reasons to do so but here’s a few more benefits of guest blogging:
- Increased traffic and exposure
- High-quality one-way backlinks
- Networking power with highly influential people
- Build your Rolodex of contacts
- Builds your authority in the marketplace
All of these things lead to killer traffic! And remember, once your post goes up – it’s in their archives forever. Which means that it will continually generate traffic into the future. Notice how all these methods build on each other?
There are other ways to find and meet influential people within your niche. Again, we consult the almighty Google! Search words like “write for us” “submit a guest post” or “guest post guidelines” (within quotations). Like I mentioned above use modifiers like + fitness or + personal development to narrow the search down.
Once you find these people it’s important to develop a connection first. Leave ROCK STAR comments on their blog. Do anything you can to provide value to them first – AND THEN go for the kill! What’s the worst that can happen? They say no? Trust me, facing “internet rejection” is a lot easier than hearing it face-to-face. Just go for it!
How’s that for some straightforward traffic tactics? I tried to keep it short, but frankly, it was difficult not to get carried away with all the details! There’s just so much that can dramatically improve your results. Don’t get me wrong, knowing the basics gets you started in the right direction but man, knowing exactly what to do saves you from a lot of time, effort, and failure. Hope you find this article helpful. Wish you all the bests!