We all crave to get more traffic.
And why not? Traffic seems to solve every problem.
Need social shares? Drive traffic to your blog post.
Want quick money? Drive traffic to your sales page.
Want to get more leads? Drive traffic to your landing page.
Traffic is the solution to so many problems.
But what does it take to drive more traffic?
Because I see so many blogs and companies with amazing content and product but are still unable to get those crucial numbers.
So, out of curiosity, I asked my same question to some incredibly successful bloggers and marketers.
And I got some brilliant strategies that you can use to increase website traffic.
1) Do Outreach Before You Write a Single Word\
If you have just started a new blog, there’s a huge hairy problem in front of you – no one knows you, and you have zero authority in your niche.
So even if you somehow manage to create an entirely epic piece of content (which is impossible in itself for those who’re just starting out) – no one will listen to you, and no one will care.
All because no one knows you and you have zero authority.
And let’s be honest, many people who are running blogs for quite a few years are still failing to get that traction.
This is why I can’t recommend “outreach first” strategy enough.
Once you come up with an idea for a new article – reach out to a hundred people who are smarter than you and ask them to validate it.
I mean literally, write them an email like this:
I know you’re pretty knowledgeable on the topic of YYY.
I want to write an article titled “Title_Of_Your_Article” discussing that “main_idea_(unique_angle)_of_your_article”.
Do you think my idea makes sense?
I’m looking for honest feedback, so if my idea is total crap – please say so.
I promise I will not be offended.
Reaching out to smart people and asking them to vet your article idea is ingenious for three reasons:
If your idea is terrible – you won’t need to waste many hours of your time to learn that. You’ll know if before you write it.
If your idea is epic – most of these people will be happy to read it once it’s published. So you’ll have your first 100 readers before you even write a single line.
If your idea is lacking something – they will most likely tell you about it and guide you in the right direction. So instead of using one brain (your own) to write an article – you’re going to be using a hundred brains.
This is my absolute favorite strategy of coming up with epic article ideas, nailing them and generating tons of traffic with them.
If you need an example of such post, that was sourced from hundreds of people; here you go: “Guest Post ROI: The Data Behind 273 Guest Posts Says It’s No Good”