Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic To Your Blog
There are many ways to create a steady flow of traffic to your website, capture page or anything and that is by being consistent. If you do nothing else, posting to a blog in a consistent manner will generate just about all of the traffic you will ever need.
This is something that many bloggers and marketers that depend on the SERPs have known and practice.
One of the most successful network marketing bloggers is Ray Higdon. If you look at his blog, rayhigdon.com, you will notice that he posts almost every single day and while many people think that his traffic results are the result of a series of “secret” tips and techniques, for the most part he is just a consistent poster of good content.
So what makes this so-called “good” content?
Good content is any content that people can actually use, content that people in your niche will find value in.
I have created a steady flow of traffic to this blog even though it has been quite some time since I have written a new post. Now since I just stressed how important it is to be consistent you may be wondering why it’s been so long since I have posted anything.
After the penguin update, yes I was affected, I decided to let this blog “relax” a little and I started working on another blog – markgrahammarketing.com. I am still working on that blog, but I am also ready to start working on this blog again as making money online is a topic that I am VERY interested in and so are many other people.
Now I know that it seems as if I am going in circles here, but the truth is this…
There are very few “secrets” online. Creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog or website is not very difficult, but it does require effort. Rather than continue discussing the ups and downs of posting on this blog or another and why I haven’t been posting as regular as I preach you should, I have decided to make a list of ways of creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog.
Here it goes, Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with These 5 Methods:
- Create great content!
- Good SEO
- Post on social media sites
- Write articles promoting your posts
- Produce simple videos promoting your posts and blog(s)
These are just 5 simple tips and while there are many, many more these 5 simple tips, once learned and put into practice, will start driving a ton of traffic to your site.
Real quickly I’ll go through the list and explain them one by one.
Create Great Content
First of all, what is “great” content and who decides what great content really is?
Those that decide what great content is, ultimately, are you readers. The audience you are trying to affect in the first place. Certainly they should be located within your niche and you should do what you can to engage these readers and others out there looking for this information. These are the folks that will be returning to your site looking for more information – any information – that you can provide that will help them with a particular issue whether it be a marketing tip or a proverbial steer in the right direction.
Great content is nothing more than content that offers value to the lives of those that read it, watch it or listen to it. I can talk about the ins and outs of creating this content, but the main thing to remember here is supply the demand that people have and much of the time that is information about how to do a thing or how to do a thing better.
Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with Good SEO
SEO, or search engine optimization, is important. SEO might not be the MOST important aspect of creating a steady flow of traffic to your site, but it’s pretty damn important.
Whether you like it or not, search engines work a certain way and you may as well learn how to write in a manner that will benefit you through higher rankings in the search engines.
I’m not going to go into the specifics of good seo, my advice is that you download a plugin to your WordPress blog called “wordpress seo by Yoast.”
Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media Sites
Social media is big and there are many reasons for this – of course, I’m not going into that, but I am going to discuss why social media is becoming more and more important to you as a marketer and someone that is interested in creating a steady flow of traffic to your blog.
Let’s just start with the search engines results page or SERPs.
Now, more than ever, Google gives a lot more credence to sites with a lot of social activity or buzz about them. That is to say that your articles will carry a lot more weight when they are shared on facebook and google+ as well as tweeted about. This is part of the result of the Google Penguin update and to be honest, I like it.
It is very easy for you to get out there and post to social media sites and to stimulate some of that sharing. I recommend you check into linksalpha, hootsuite and some other social media management tools.
Articles and Blog Traffic
Write articles and post them to credible, authoritative article directories. While I can go into the importance of uploading articles to ezinearticles and other similar sites just understand that these sites are good for backlinks and generating a bit of traffic to your site.
Creating a Steady Flow of Traffic with YouTube
You can start creating a steady flow of traffic, on auto-pilot, by producing videos and if you are not already involved in creating videos start doing so immediately. Videos are popular and are pretty simple to create. I have programs out there that rely heavily on my video traffic
YouTube is not the only video hosting site out there either. Make sure that you post your videos to Vimeo, Dailymotion and MetaCafe. There are other directories out there, but you can search for those yourself.
Make sure that you take the time to learn good SEO techniques for video as well.
Like your blog, the key to your success with videos is going to hinge on how consistent you are in creating and uploading your videos to your preferred hosting site. I recommend that you put up a new video at least twice a week.
Use these 5 tips for creating a steady flow of traffic and you will start seeing results within a short period of time.