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.
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!