The success of a blog lives and dies by its traffic. If your blog has traffic, your chances of getting more traffic, more revenues and more exposure are very high. On the other hand, with low traffic, it really won’t matter even if you do everything else right.
Here are a few smart ways of increasing your traffic instantly.
==> Article Marketing
The key to article marketing is to create a schedule and stick to it. Article marketing is a numbers game. Don’t assume you can publish one article and be done with it.
The best article marketers publish at least a dozen articles a month. Some aim to publish as many as one or two per day.
The goal of article marketing is to target many low-competition low-traffic keywords. If you can get your articles ranked for many of those keywords, you can easily start to get hundreds of visitors a day.
It’s a lot of work, but it can work very quickly.
==> Guest Posting
Another method of using content to generate traffic is through guest posting.
Create a list of twenty other blogs you respect and relate to. Email them and ask if they’d be interested in having some free content, in exchange for a link back to your website.
Here’s the most important part: you need to have a well-designed website with good content. If someone visits your site and doesn’t see good content, they’re automatically going to assume that anything you write for them isn’t going to be good either.
On the other hand, if they’re impressed by what they see, they’ll want to do business with you.
==> Using YouTube Traffic
YouTube can bring in massive amounts of traffic to blogs.
Start by creating a YouTube channel and posting to it regularly. Create a schedule, such as once a day, three times a week or once a week. People will come to expect new videos from your channel often.
Try to pick specific keywords you want your videos to rank for. Don’t try too hard to SEO optimize your videos, but every once in a while sprinkle some keywords in the titles.
Use the videos on your blog. Embedding the video on your site gives you easy video loads, which increases your view count.
Your blog will funnel your YouTube traffic, which will funnel your blog traffic, and so on.
==> Blog Commenting
Download an RSS feed reader. Subscribe to ten or twenty blogs in your industry. Set the reader to alert you whenever a new post arrives.
This will help you stay on top of every new post as it comes. Whenever a new post is added, try to be the first one to comment.
Post intelligent comments that add value, then link back to your site using the “name” field.
These are a few different ways you can get immediate traffic to your blog. Each requires consistent action and persistence. If you pick a method, formulate a plan and execute it, the traffic will come. It might trickle in at first, but it can quickly grow to a torrent.