How to Increase Blog Traffic – Fast!

Let me start by saying that this traffic strategy works no matter what kind of site you have - blog, sales page, affiliate site, squeeze page, you name it.

It's also particularly effective in a product launch, or when you're trying to promote any type of product or services online - your own, or as an affiliate.

It's Guest Blogging. Before you groan, hear me out. Because this is one of the simplest and most effective ways to get:

  • super targeted responsive visitors
  • sales pouring in
  • the highest quality inbound link available
  • higher (or top!) search engine rankings
  • huge growth to your traffic and/or readership numbers

And it's easy!

I've been blogging full time for more than 8 years. I can tell you firsthand that the biggest problem most bloggers face (myself included) is publishing quality, relevant content on a consistent basis. No matter what your publishing schedule, it can be a real challenge to blog regularly and keep your readers engaged.

You can capitalize on the struggle these blogger's are facing, to dramatically increase blog traffic - fast!

SEO takes time. Building your social media profiles takes time. Today, tools such as Salesforce’s ExactTarget shortens that time. Pay-Per-Click advertising can get expensive. List-Building is painfully slow if you don't already have regular traffic. Traffic Exchanges and Safelists don't work.

If you want to increase blog traffic, or web traffic to anything at all, guest blogging is quite simply the easiest and fastest way to do it. And it's effective. It's not just about getting traffic - guest blogging puts you in front of responsive readers.

We're not talking about next month, or 6 months from now, like some methods of getting traffic. We're talking about a matter of days, or even hours. And it's something you can tap into ANYtime you want to increase your traffic!

As a blogger, I regularly publish guest blog posts - both here, and on my niche blogs. It's a huge relief for me when I am busy with other things in my online business, or simply having a spell of writer's block (yeah, it happens!).

I also use guest blogging to sell products, get inbound links, and achieve super-quick top rankings in Google. And let me explain the point I made about inbound links above, and why I said it's "the highest quality inbound link available".

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and most people freeze up the minute I mention it. But let me break it down for you in real simple terms...

You create a blog post or web page. You optimize it for a specific keyword phrase. You get inbound links to that page/post. It ranks well. People search for that phrase, click through and you have highly targeted traffic that was searching for exactly what you offer on that page. Period.

Proof

I have a page (here on ClickNewz) that ranks in the Top 10 for "super affiliate handbook review". That blog post has over 100 inbound links, many of which are guest posts or interview-style posts that link to my review. Feel free to research that one and see for yourself.

I also rank tops for things like "free online business" and "membernaire review", "creating a mobile website" and "how to create a mobile website", etc. I could go on and on.

The way you get top rankings like mine is to get quality inbound links to your pages or blog posts. Quality being the key word. Links are valued by several variables including: keywords used in the Anchor Text, relevance of the page linking to yours, link placement - or the location of your link on that page.

With guest blogging you have complete control over the anchor text, relevance and the location. You write a highly relevant blog post, get it published on a highly relevant blog, and link back to your page/post with very specific Anchor Text from within the content area of the page.

That last point is the key - a link from the content area of a page carries more weight than a link in the sidebar or footer, or one in dozens of links on a directory type page. Placement matters. You want inbound (contextual) links from the content area of a page.

Ready to increase blog traffic, get top search engine rankings, build lists & sell products? Of course you are!

So start guest blogging. Seriously. I do it (regularly!) and you should too.

It's more effective than article marketing. -gasp!

Right now while you're reading this, you're already forming objections in your mind. Maybe you're saying stuff like: I'm not a good writer. I don't know where to find blogs for this. I don't know how to approach bloggers with my guest post. I'm afraid they'll say no. I don't even know where to start...

If any of that ran through your mind, recognize it for what it is: stinkin' thinkin'.

If you can do article marketing, or you already have a blog yourself, you can and should guest blog. And if you're not doing either of those 2 things, then it's time to get started - you should do all 3!

If you're serious about marketing your site or product online, that is.

I'm going to make this easy for you. ;)

See that guide to the left? I've mentioned it several times. It's a Guest Posting Guide by Chris Garrett of Authority Blogging.

It's MY #1 guest blogging resource.

Chris is the co-author of Problogger the book. He's been working online since the early 90's. He's the real deal.

It's only 17 bucks. No $97 overly-fluffed super-hyped ebook. Just $17 - and you get much more than the in-depth how-to guide on guest blogging. You also get access to the members-only area for buyers, which includes a whole slew of resources that are going to be the solution to every objection you may have ever had about using this method to increase blog traffic.

I bought this guide myself, and I pretty much stay logged in to the members area. I also open and read every single email that Chris sends out to us. It has been an invaluable resource to me.

Let me just skip over to that browser tab real quick and give you a sneak peek at just some of the things I see there...

  • Method for getting people to ask YOU for guest posts
    (includes step-by-step how-to guide, genius method!)
  • Guest Post Submission Checklist
  • Guest Posting Spreadsheet
  • Tons of Headline Templates, for coming up with awesome Blog Post Titles
  • Where to find Guest Posting gigs. These resources are great whether you're looking for guest bloggers, or looking for guest blogging opps. I use them for both!
  • Email Template for contacting bloggers
  • Guest Posting mind maps

That's all in addition to the detailed guide on guest posting, of course. It's short but meaty at only 20 pages, and includes all of the how-to... including what NOT to do. It even includes an entire section on how to generate post ideas.

It's 17 bucks. You get TONS of value for that itty bitty price. If you're serious about increasing traffic & sales, you can't afford not to have this resource. The price was originally $7, and Chris has said more than once that the price will continue to go up unless/until he decides to pull it off the market.

Grab it today: http://www.guestblogginginfo.com

I'm confident you'll LOVE it as much as I do!

Best,

About Lynn Terry

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Discussion

  1. Semidoppel says:

    Thanks for sharing this, now I know how important guest blogging is, I'll probably do it.

  2. I have been avoiding this like crazy because of thinking that everything that I write should be on my blog, but I guess the old saying "do what you always did; get what you've always got" applies here. I will try guest blogging, thank you :)

  3. Thank you for this great post! I always knew there was something about guest blogging, but I haven't gotten around to actually doing it.

  4. I hav been blogging for 6 months. I do updats jst 1nce in a week. I hav got traffic but nt dat much. Thanks for the post. Let me try it.

  5. Thanks! I'm allways looking for new ways to increase traffic.

  6. I've been thinking of guest blogging for a while now. Think now's the time to take the plunge - thanks to your cheerleader-like attitude :). One question: is it better to have a keyword-rich link within the actual content of the article or in the bio. portion of the article (many bloggers allow a brief bio. of the author either at the beginning or end of the post)? Or does it not matter?

    BTW: Yesterday I read your post on how to write product reviews. I noticed you practiced exactly what you preached in that article within this article. Nice job.

    • Thank you Kat :D

      A contextual link is best, if the blog owner doesn't mind. Otherwise a bio link is just fine. The fact that the link is in the content area of the site vs the static areas (footer, sidebar, etc) is a big plus!

  7. Your tip makes sense. Now, I just focus on the major search engines organically. but, i want more traffic like your tips, thanks for your detailed article.

  8. Hi Lynn

    Thanks for sharing this excellent tip with us! Im wanting setup guest bloggers for a new website I've setup.

    Cheers
    Garden to Go

  9. I've have to try it out, I never started guest blogging as it appeared to be a huge job. You got me over that, thanks.

  10. How To Increase Sales says:

    Great Tip, I've come across the term 'guest blogging' but never really knew what it meant in detail until reading your post. Thanks for sharing

  11. Hmm, now it looks like it's already time for guest blogging and not just accepting guest bloggers.. Thanks for the challenge and the cool guide.

  12. Great advice, thanks - will check out the book!

  13. I have to agree with you about guest posting. It's an 'easy' way to get free, targeted traffic to your blog without very much effort.

  14. Hi I am quite new to all this internet marketing business ..would you recommend myself focusing on guest blogging as my number 1 priority as it seems there are so much stuff to do and i'm worried that I get overwhelmed...appreciate any advice and wisdom : )

  15. Fredrik says:

    Firstly, thanks for sharing you knowledge. I been struggling with getting traffic to my blog and I hope that your advices will help me increase the amount of visiters. Guest blogging seems lika a nice idea!

  16. I've been getting hard times gaining traffics to my websites. But anyways, thank you for this post of yours I will surely use the strategies you have written above. Hope it works! :)

  17. thanks for the valuable information. will surely be using your tips on guest blogging to increase my quality backlinks.

  18. Very good info on guest blogging. I will have to look into purchasing your ebook so that I can get more serious about guest blogging.

  19. Thanks for sharing this excellent tip with us.I'm allways looking for new ways to increase traffic, this post is really helpful.

  20. I have done guest post on famous Indian blog and got some comments too still i didn't get more but i got quality backlink. I think may be i didn't utilize complete guest post exposure.

    Going to try some other blog.Thanks for the informative post.

  21. Hey Lynn, this ebooks sounds interesting! I see the chances of guest posting every day when I go around all my favorite blogs and see some new authors who published a guest post. Of course I then visit their own website or blog to see what they have to offer otherwise.

    I've done some guest blogging myself, but it can be hard work finding suitable blogs that really improve matters (apart from the additional traffic and links I mean). I also host guest authors on blog because I think its a good way to get some different styles on my blog and anyway, promoting fellow bloggers is a good thing to do, don't you think? ;-)

  22. Thanks for the great info! It's not just about having good content, you gotta know how to get people in front of it. Cheers to you.

  23. A very good read, indeed. I agree, that "publishing quality, relevant content on a consistent basis" is the biggest challenge. One of the psychological reasons which can be attributed is, the writer's block.
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  24. I am very happy reading your post about driving traffic fast. It a great tip. I will try it immediately.
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    • I came across your blog and decided to check out this post, I have heard a lot of popular bloggers use guest blogging to generate traffic. I am going to start seeking out blogs that allow guest posting, I think it's a great idea!

  25. Rahul Arya says:

    Interesting read, and I will definetly be getting the book.

  26. Does guest blogging just increase readership for a short term? I really would like increased regular readers so I could create a dialog with fellow gardeners not just a quick bump in traffic.

    Jeff

    • Hi Jeff,

      Guest blogging is good for an immediate spike in traffic, but it's also a great long-term marketing strategy. Particularly if you create a great post title that targets a specific keyword phrase. Get that guest post to rank well for that phrase to stay in front of your ideal readers! ;-)
      Lynn Terry recently posted..Easy Affiliate Store Builder For WordPressMy Profile

  27. Can i use this to increase traffic on site or it is only for blogs?

  28. Your right Lynn. Guest Posting has helped me A LOT. Plus, It's fun. Like super fun! I sometimes guest post about something that has nothing to do with me! Because I enjoy helping people. It's a great feeling and a great thing. - Scott Craighead
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  29. Guest blogging is good for building reputation in your niche. This might offer immediate traffic but I tend to suggest it as a medium to long-term approach to communicating with your target audience. However, I don't think it will be effective for link building.

  30. Nice post on increasing blog traffic, Lynn.

    I have so much about how powerful guest posting can be, and it seems to be a very popular method for getting some exposure for your website, as well as numerous other benefits.

    Another thing I have noticed is that, many sites are almost relying exclusivity on Guest posts from guest authors, to keep their websites running.

  31. Nice post on increasing blog traffic, Lynn.

    I have heard so much about how powerful guest posting can be, and it seems to be a very popular method for getting some exposure for your website, as well as providing numerous other benefits.

    Another thing I have noticed is that, many sites are almost relying exclusivity on Guest posts from guest authors, to keep their websites running.

  32. Hi Lynn,

    Enjoy your post I really appreciate your throughts on guest blogging I see their is a lot talk about this topic in different forums. I know that I need to be focus in this area also its a great way of getting free traffic.

    So Lynn thanks again and have a nice day.

    Tony

  33. Lynn, I have heard a lot of great things about how effective guest blogging is the fastest way to get traffic but is it that easy to guest post on sites if your blog is only new? And how can you convince the blog owner that your an expert in the niche market you want to write about?

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