It’s easy to do SEO when you got an old site that already has a ton of backlinks. It’s easy to spend money on paid advertising when you’re already rich and you’re an established company. But what happens when you’re a new website? How can you get that traffic? How can you get visitors to your blog or website from Google, Youtube, Pinterest or any other source in 2019?
We have 6 proven and time tested methods which will help you immensely in increasing traffic to your new blog. Here are the 6 ways:
1. Partner with other content creators.
Have you thought about co-hosting blog content? Where you can go and create content with other people on a similar topic. So for example, you may do a joint webinar, joint podcast. Or may even do roundup posts, do interviews with other people, etc.
By partnering with other content creators, you’ll find that they’ll promote the content and you’ll promote the content as well. Even if you don’t have any traffic to your site, you can interview people and do roundup posts, because people are always flattered to be interviewed or to be included in a roundup post.
And when you include another person in these posts, what are they going to do when it gets published?
They’re going to share it. When they share it on their favorite social site, what happens, you get more traffic. And yeah, you may find that all of the experts may not share the content, but if you email asking them to, a large portion will. We are talking about 30%, 40% plus.
2. Giveaways, contests, or promotions.
Look for and reach out to other websites in your niche, offer them something that’s valuable to their audience, and they’ll spread the word. When they do, you’ll get extra traffic. Giveaways have been so effective.
You guys are all familiar with the guy named Tai Lopez. The “Here in my garage is this Lamborghini” guy. He’s famous or known for that video as well as a lot of other things. What does Tai do that’s extremely effective and smart? He does a ton of giveaways.
And it’s super effective because when you do giveaways, people love it, they spread the word, you get a ton of traffic, you get a ton of followers, a ton of engagement, and you can keep leveraging that audience to keep coming back. When you get those people during those giveaways, make sure you collect their email address, because by collecting their email address and then you release blog posts or new features or content, you can always email them to get them back to your site.
3. Push notifications.
It’s the simplest way to keep getting more and more traffic. Just think of it this way, someone comes to your site, are they going to come back? Chances are no.
If you’re not sure about this, check out Google Analytics. There’s a cohort report in there, it shows you how often people come back.
You’re lucky if three months down the road even 1% of your audience comes back. By doing those push notifications with one click, someone’s subscribed to your site, they don’t have to put in an email or anything, they don’t have to give you any of their personal information, and then any time you release more content, any new features, promotions, you can message them all out and quickly get them back to your site.
4. Paid ads.
You may not have a big budget, that’s okay. Did you know in many cases Google AdWords will give you $50 or $100 in free adspend? Search ads on Google can improve your site conversions a lot as well as help your organic traffic with retargeting campaigns.
Also, you can reach a larger audience, like people who don’t have any intention to interact with you (for example buy a product, install an app, download e book etc). You can advertise on Instagram and Facebook to showcase your brand.
If you don’t believe, you can just google for it. You’ll find a ton of offers and coupons like that. You can use it to get started, it’ll give you a quick boost in traffic. Yes, those visitors may not convert into customers because you may not have enough time to run the optimal campaigns, but it’s a great start. Just try that out, you’ll get a quick boost of traffic.
And you know what? If you get some sales, you can keep doing more and more of it over time.
5. Guest posting.
Guest posting is the process of creating content and publishing it on another person’s website. Guest posting blogs allow you to show author bio at the top or bottom of a guest post.
There are certain reasons why guest posting is such a key strategy for every blogger to build their online influence – Guest posting builds relationships. Bloggers need good content. By being a good guest blogger and adding value to someone else’s blog, you’re going to build relationships with other bloggers.
Another important reason is – Guest posting is great for search engines. The one non-negotiable condition you should have for guest-posting is that the host blogger must include a link to your blog in the post somewhere (usually at the beginning or end). Make sure to backlink your website by other websites with high domain authority.
Over time, these backlinks will raise the value of your blog to search engines, making your content easier to find via Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others.
By doing backlinking, your blog website will become popular and will start gaining traffic and will gradually get a nice domain authority. Once you have reached your target of getting a high domain authority for your own website, then you will start receiving opportunities from brands or other websites for guest posting which is mostly paid. Thus, you can also earn money by doing guest posting.
6. Comment on other blogs in your industry.
Now, when you comment on these blogs, don’t just write stuff like, “Nice content!” or “Good job!” We are talking about leaving detailed comments that provide readers with feedback.
Now when you leave a comment, people are getting all this advice and feedback from you. When you leave that comment, you’ll find that it’s asking for your name and URL in the comment.
You already know what to do in the comment box. Your name is your name. Your URL should be your website URL. Then, eventually, as people like your comments, they will click on those comments, people will go to your site, and you’ll be getting more visitors.
So, there were our top 6 ways to get traffic to your site.
If you want more traffic to your site, you should follow these steps and let us know how it helped. We will be eager to know about this.