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10 Ways To Get 100 Extra Visitors To Your Website Today!

Sometimes it seems extremely hard to get those first 100 visitors to your articles and it can be frustrating when this happens; especially when you are new to the world of Internet Marketing and you just don’t know what you are doing wrong. Well I’m here to help you with these ’10 Ways To Bring Visitors To Your Articles’ admittedly this is not going to be a masterclass which draws on and on; this is all about helping you to get to your first 100 visitors as quickly and easily as possible without a ton of jargon. So here you go guys I hope this truly helps some of you out. If you enjoy this post, you should also check David’s other posts such as 10 WordPress Plugins for Bloggers!

1. Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! might be losing the search engine market share battle but they still dominate in the Question and Answers arena. People ask thousands of questions every day in almost every niche and industry you can imagine. A quick search for “Search Engine Optimization” shows over 1,300 questions that can be answered. The key to driving massive amounts of traffic from Yahoo! Answers is to give genuinely helpful answers. Instead of trying to create a blatant advertisement for your website work on becoming an authority in your industry. This technique has the potential to send you far more than 100 visitors. When people use search engines to look for the questions you answered often times a Yahoo! Answers result will appear near the top of the search results. This will give you and your website a ton of exposure if you answer commonly asked questions!

2. Social Bookmarking

If you create content that people enjoy it can easily become popular or even go viral. The important thing is to put your website and content in front of people that are looking for it, right? Social bookmarking is a super easy way to do just that. Social bookmarking sites allow users to bookmark their favorite websites that other people can publicly view and vote up or down. If you bookmark useful content other people will find it, share it, and vote it up so others can enjoy it. Oh yeah, and it only takes about 30 seconds to bookmark your site. The 3 most popular social bookmarking sites are Digg, Reddit, and Delicious. These 3 sites get over 8 MILLION unique visitors a month – funneling off a chunk of that traffic to your website is very doable. (There’s plenty to go around ) Just remember to create content that people will enjoy and/or find useful. The most popular content on social bookmarking sites are usually check lists, “Top 10” lists, tools & resources, and breaking news – so keep that in mind!

3. Squidoo

Squidoo is a website full of 100% user generated content that allows you to create what’s called a “lense.” A lense is a page about a specific topic that you choose to write about (usually something you’re knowledgeable in). After creating your lense other people can find it by searching for terms and keywords related to your lense. Let me just start off by saying Squidoo is an absolute powerhouse in the search engines (by lawrence mcmeen). Its very easy to rank Squidoo lenses for competitive terms that would prove to be a challenge for websites with lesser authority. Creating a lense on Squidoo gives you 2 traffic opportunities:

  • When people use search engines and search for keywords related to your lense it will sometimes show up in the top search results if it’s relevant enough to the search phrase. This means you can get drones of targeted traffic to your lense from search engines that you can funnel into your website.
  • Squidoo has a huge community of active users that use Squidoo to find things they want to know more about. Squidoo currently gets over 9 million unique visitors a month and they’re still growing steadily. Look at Squidoo’s traffic growth over just the last year:

Creating a lense or two is one of my favorite ways to get laser targeted traffic without hours of work.

4. Guest Blogging

Guest blogging is a great way to generate free traffic – all you have to invest is the time to write an article. Get in touch with the most popular blogs in your industry and ask if they’ll let you write a guest post. Most website owners will have no objections to having other people write free content for them. (ask Michael how I know…wink, wink) If you’re having trouble finding blogs to guest post on check out www.myblogguest.com – they have a full community of bloggers that are ready and waiting for your content.

5. Forum Posting

There are community forums setup online for virtually every niche, industry, or topic you can imagine. The internet is a prime place for like minded people to talk to each other. 9 times out of 10 you can find a forum for your industry just by typing in [your industry]forum.com or searching for “[Your Industry] Forum” on Google. Find the forums in your industry with the largest user base, start posting there and become an active community member. Most forums will allow you to leave a link to your website in your post signature, so the more you post the more traffic you get.

6. Twitter

Every time I write new content I post it to twitter. If you use the right keywords and make your tweet interesting enough you can get a lot of clickthroughs just from people searching. For example if I write an article about SEO and Google I can tag the end of the tweet with #SEO #Google and anyone that searches for those keywords on Twitter can see my tweet about the post that I wrote. Be sure to write creative headlines for your posts so people feel the urge to click on them.

7.Facebook

Creating a Facebook fan page takes about an entire 45 seconds and is a almost a necessity at this point for every business owner. Considering that 1 in 13 people on EARTH have a Facebook account there’s really no need to explain why you should be there. Pro tip: make sure you create a fan page and not a group. Groups messages don’t show up in news feeds making it hard to get in touch with members. Making a fan page will give you a lot more exposure to not only the current members but members friends as well.

8. Blog Commenting

Commenting on blog posts written by industry experts with lots of followers can bring your website a lot of traffic. When you post a comment (most) blogs allow you to leave a link back to your site for other readers to check out – as long as you leave an insightful comment you WILL get traffic from your blog comments. Make sure you comment as quickly as possible when new blog posts go up. The higher in the comments you are the more clicks you’ll get. I have Google Reader setup to alert me when new blog posts are made on the industry blogs I follow and I comment immediately to lock in my first place spot.

9. Article Marketing

Promoting your websites by publishing articles to various article directories is by no means a new idea but still an extremely effective way to drive traffic. If you write content and publish it to websites like Ezine Articles, Article Base, and Article Dashboard website owners will pick it up and post it. This idea is similar to guest blogging except that you only have to write one piece of content that can end up on hundreds of even thousands of blogs and websites. The same rule applies here: don’t be boring – be creative and interesting and use common keywords in your article and title so website owners can find it!

10. Link bait

The idea of “link bait” refers to creating content that is so extremely useful or entertaining it compels people to link to it. Put yourself in the shoes of your target demographic and figure out what they would enjoy or what would help them the most. Is there a tool you can make to automate some tedious process? Can you find enough data to make an interesting infographic? Is there a checklist or cheat sheet that would prove handy to your audience? The possibilities are nearly endless – survey your visitors and see what is missing or lacking in your industry and fill in the gaps.

AUTHOR: David Sinick is the owner of Real World Traffic, LLC – an training course specializing in traffic & conversion. David also runs an online advertising agency, Beast Media LLC.

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  • http://www.MuscleClass.com Anthony Myers

    Great Post!

    I’m using just a few of these strategies and have hit ~250 visits/day the past few days, but on average it’s been at a steady 100.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.sportmanagement.cc Remco

    I am like really having a problem to find forums, focussed on sportsmanagement.
    I think my problem is dat the keyword ‘sports’ is so popular, that it overshadows everything.

    Am I wrong?? Who has any tips for me?

    • http://JohnKoma.com Business Coaching with John Komatsoulis

      Remco, you may want to check out Lewis Howe’s site at http://SportsNetworker.com. Michael will agree that Lewis is the best in the sports arena and Linkedin. Hope this helps :)

  • http://www.mynotetakingnerd.com Note Taking Nerd #2

    I loved your idea for using Yahoo Answers to drive traffic to your site!

    One thing you could also do that would help down the road is take those questions you answer, and turn them into content for your blog or your email newsletter.

    This kind of one-on-one dialogue REALLY focuses you on talking to one person which is how all writing in my opinion, should sound. Everyone reading your content online is doing so alone. They don’t want to be talked at.

    When your writing takes on the tone of responding to friend in email, you’re on the right track.

    Thank You So Much for all this awesome content here! I owe Glen over at viperchill dot com a big thanks for turning me onto this site!

  • Tim

    You’ve done it again! The same thought provoking pattern of bloging that makes my head gush out ideas that have been there for so long. This is another blog and I particularly like the idea of yahoo answers. I think I’ll incorporate that into my plan now. Thanks Michael!

  • Patel Sridhar

    Nice Post there Michael, Although I have been a dumb audience on your site following your posts for quite a long time, this post forced me comment. Although I’m neither a hard core affiliate marketer nor an spammy autoblogger , I do have some plans to make money sometime as a parallel income to my job.
    I saw one of your comments on your site saying “You should not blog under domain with your own name” was really an eye opener for me, hence immediately purchased a new domain.
    Well Kudos! Keep up the great work.

  • http://legendarycrafts.wordpress.com Alishan

    I know what you are talking about. Getting traffic is the most difficult part of IM, according to me followed by conversions. I have tried Yahoo Answers but I was using a different technique and I know now why it went wrong after reading this. :D
    I also want to try guest blogging but I didn’t know how many people would actually let a newbie write on their site. ;)
    And Social Bookmarking is absolutely powerful. Especially, Digg can take you to page 1 of search engine ranking within a week.
    Ultimately, i’d say the best way to get traffic is link bait, undoubtedly, hands down. Its like free backlinks for life. :D

  • http://4allgeeks.blogspot.com Adnan

    thanx for recommending about google reader.well done michael

  • BlogSetupPros.com

    @ Remco try googling “sports management” and clicking the option for forums on google. This should bring up all kinds of sports management related forums. @ Michael, another awesome post, there are a couple things on here I need to implement quickly!

  • http://www.blogthebank.com Blog the bank

    Great post Micheal I’ve had my website up for almost two months and I’ve only did half of these and I get a decent amount of traffic so I can vouch that they do work.

  • Manuel

    As if you knew I needed this… Getting hundreds of consistent traffic to my site has been my most pressing concern. I didn’t know Yahoo Answers was this powerful. Most of what I’ve been into recently has been Twitter and Forums. This really helped. Thanks

  • http://www.stayonsearch.com Mark Thompson

    One thing I will say about social bookmarking is that you should also be sharing other peoples content as well, not just your own.

    If you are active and sharing other blog content, more people are likely to vote or share the content you are promoting, which will in turn help it get more exposure on these sites.

    Great post Michael.

  • http://www.londonspadays.co.uk Charles

    Great post Michael, I especially like the tip suggesting Squidoo. For every new site that I start I’ll always create a Squidoo lense or two around the topic. With a couple of links pointing towards each lense they do rank surprisingly well.

  • Mohammed

    Great post Michael, it’s something that I will implement into my new blog strategy of growth. Thanks again for sharing and thank you David :)

  • http://www.clippingdesign.com Clipping Path

    Awesome post. Really Thanks for sharing… :)

  • http://informationsecurityhq.com/ Mark Kelly

    Just curious why was ezinearticles crossed out do they no longer allow syndication of their material?

    • http://kindledepot.com Kindledepot

      Ezinearticles was Google slapped due to the recent alogarythm change or so I heard, so their articles don’t rank as high as they used to due to them allowing spammy articles such as reverse phone lookup e.t.c to their article directory.

  • Business Marketing with John Komatsoulis

    Thanks for this great post Michael, one question??

    In order to adhere to the policies of Yahoo Answers, how would you recommend we promote our website on it?
    Would you enter a link in the source box or in the actual answer?

  • Kevin Doherty

    Thanks, I am adding Yahoo Answers to my list of strategies.. excited to see how this develops. All of the other ones listed definitely work well if you are persistent. Kevin

  • http://www.freelancejobsguide.com/ Josephine

    Wow. What a great post. Thanks a lot for the insightful ideas. I am definitely going to make sure I implement all of them to bring traffic to my site.

  • http://workathomerenegade.com/ Jon Clayton

    Good solid tips and strategies. Thank you for the list!

  • Aaron

    Awesome post! I am always looking at ways to drive and educate more individuals on my site! Good work

  • Ryan Martin

    Awesome stuff!

    I got a lot of useful information that I’m going to have to put into action now. Thanks

  • http://www.zptsotetsi.com ZPTsotetsi

    Thanks Michael for another super post. I 100% agree. my favourite two on the list is Forum Posting and Blog Commenting right now. by doing the two, my websites have been getting great traffic. I was so amaized when I check my google analytics and webmaster tool. more than 30% of my traffic last month was from Income diary , Retire21.com and forums. right now, Even got links to my site from aniksingal.com,incomediary.com johnchow.com and selfgrowth.com by only commenting…Hehehehehehe.

  • peter

    Love your posts …Always informative and to the point . Might try the Yahoo answers … It has been ages since I used that

  • http://www.weightgainnetwork.com Jeff

    Great stuff. People often forget the basics. and the best part is a lot of this can (and should) be outsourced.

  • http://www.andy@bestecigarettesreview.com Andy Gray

    Great post. I’ve been having a lot of success with Yahoo! answers. In my niche, people have so many questions, it makes sense that they look there for answers. Thanks for the advice.

  • kim

    Excellent article! Thanks!!!

  • http://www.pondtalk.com Mark Washburn

    Great article on some terrific sources of traffic. I’ve dabbled in yahoo answers but I often forget to go back in there and check around. It’s a great, valid way to offer advice and build some traffic too. Thanks for the reminder!

  • http://www.getasmartblog.com Mikel Erdman

    Great Article. I’m implementing comment posting right away to drive more traffic. I’m looking for US real estate and mortgage lending forums and communities. Any suggestions?

  • Eric | Office In The Cloud

    Thanks Michael for another wake up call, I forgot the Squidoo lense.

    I cannot thank you enough for recommending OptimizePress & DAP, it’s really awesome and I’m using it now on all my MemberShip sites

  • http://webpagejourney.com Tom

    Very well done. I like the Squidoo mention, I have urged readers to utilize Squidoo in a few of my posts. It’s a great place that people often overlook. You can’t beat totally free traffic and the platform is simple/intuitive.

    I was surprised to see that you did not mention Youtube or other social media marketing resources for driving traffic as you have done many great videos that surely aid in bringing visitors here to incomediary.

    All-in-all, a wonderful post, nice job.

  • http://www.befashionlike.com the best fashionblog

    Hi Michael very nice post!

    can you tell us how to setup google reader (or a tutorial link) in order to receive a alerte when a bloog is upadated ?
    for exemple i want an email alerte when incomediary have a new post do you think is possible ?
    you can write me a personal email if you want

    ps : sorry for my bad english i’m french

  • Pat

    Thanks for the list of “to-dos”… I’ve explored most of them at one time or another…. the Squidoo is one that I tapped a while back and need to revisit… getting traffic is always a challenge… but it’s part of the “game” of blogging…. Here’s to our mutual success.

  • treb072410

    I’ve been using some of this strategies for a couple of years now… It could really help a lot. I will try the ideas posted here which I haven’t tried yet… Thank you for this post…

  • Andrew – the beats maker

    In regards to Yahoo! Answers, do you recommend putting your url in the answer if your site has more information pertaining to the question asked? Otherwise how would a visitor be able to visit your website? Thanks.

    • http://www.monetizationmagic.com Joan Pounds

      @Andrew, when a reader reads your comment, they can then click on your avatar and it will automatically take them to your website provided that you filled in the website address in the area provided when you created your comment. Putting the URL in your comment is just redundant. Great Question!

  • Mihai

    I didn’t know about all these ways to get traffic.I just knew about 3-4 of them so thanks a lot for the help!

  • http://www.profitblog.com Josh – ProfitBlog.com

    Great tips. Thanks. :)
    Can anyone recommend some good resources or training for creating the facebook page? I’m working on setting up mine now and want to make sure I do it right and it looks good.

    -josh

  • http://www.monetizationmagic.com Joan Pounds

    I love the idea about Google reader. I use Networked Blogs to link my blog to Twitter and Facebook. My blog posts are automatically posted to social media sites as a result. I love it when the computers work for me!

  • WhataFlix

    Nice post…i am seeing diff. in my alexa rankings!!! Kudos to you.

  • Tapish Jain

    Thats a great post…each and every point was explained clearly…thanks for sharing!
    I was looking forward for such a piece of information.

  • Anil

    Nice Post ! I learn a lot !

  • Ryan @ Milwaukee Real Estate

    Nice, comprehensive, and doable list. It took me about three months with my first sites to reach 100 visitors a day on average. Once you achieve that the first time it’s easy to look back to see how it was done and replicate it with more sites. In most niches that I’ve entered I’ve had the best luck from an SEO standpoint doing guest posts with targeted anchor text. Also a great way to build relationships if you’re not spamming the site owners.

  • Julia Gentry

    This is GREAT. Some are more simple concepts than others but all are very valuable to any entrepreneur who is trying to make their voice heard in this busy online world of ours!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Compras online

    Well, I really knew all those ways, but your post gave me incentive to put them into practice. Thanks.

  • Tao Tao

    Good summary of promotion tactics.

    I also like the idea of Ed Dale where he uses a bunch of Web 2.0 resources (WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, LiveJournal etc.) which are all updated automatically with some content from Posterous, and each in turn link to your nuclear site.

  • Simon

    These are all great points and ideas…. the one thing I would mention is that where it is important to get your content/info out to many avenues for maximum exposure, at the same time, it is crucial to provide unique/fresh content… the world doesn’t need the same info repeated just to try to add links… if you write great content, visitors will come.

  • http://ModestMarketer.com Josh

    What a great guide! I am going to try and do more article posting on one of those websites you listed but I just have not found the time. I just started my blog a few weeks ago and doing all of the things that you listed will bring visitors but you want to make sure you can keep them as well. Original content is very important to keep the readers. In a blog you need to not only increase traffic but also build returning readers.

    Thank you!!

  • http://www.themoneymakingninja.com MoneyNinja

    Wow, yahoo answers was great. Less than an hour after answering a guy’s question on where to host his blog, he bought hosting through my affiliate link! It was gold!

    Squidoo seemed like just another free blog site. Plus my type of stuff is considered a “junk category” these days so I had to word it carefully.

  • Treb072410

    Great post!
    A really good source of information… This post is a very useful tips for people who are just starting to learn what social media can do… Thanks for sharing this post…

  • Attachepr

    I don’t know why I can’t see 100 visitors a day although I am following your guidelines.

  • Shobelyn Dayrit

    I am new to blogging and I want so badly to grow my visitors. I feel like I have done everything yet I am still in 100 or less a day number of visitor. I really do not know what else to do.

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