When it comes to driving traffic, the first few things that come to our mind is using SEO, social media or even paid advertisement.
No doubt these methods are proven to work, however, there are still many methods that are equally good or even better.
Here are some ways on how to drive traffic your website needs to improve your conversion other than those that we've always think of.
1. Find And Pull Method
This is a method where you find popular blogs of your niche and drive their traffic back to your website. Sounds easy right? But how do you find popular blogs out of so many millions out there on the internet?
One very effective way is to use Google Alerts, which is a free Google service that sends you an email on new contents across the web.
What you need to do is just to sign up for Google Alerts and set up your queries. (I'll show you how to setup later)
Once you receive an email alert about a new post published by an authoritative site of your niche, then head over to that post and write a relevant and helpful comment, then link to your own post of related content.
So when someone reads your comment and finds it useful, they might click on your link to get more information.
Via this way, you are already an authority in their mind.
To sign up for Google Alerts, first you will need to have a gmail account. Assume that you already have the account, what you need is just login and enter the niche that you want to receive alert. For example, if your niche is “skin eczema for babies and infant”, then just type in the query as shown below.
Set Sources to “Blogs”, Region to “Any Region” and How Many to “Only the best results”. These will ensure that you only receive relevant posts from popular blogs. There's no limit on the numbers of alerts you want to set up. However, it is advisable to just setup a few for a start so that you won't feel overwhelmed with too many emails.
2. Use The New Thread Method On Forum To Get Massive Traffic
We've always hear many marketers saying that using forum to drive traffic is very effective but how are we actually doing this? Well, you can always start a new thread in the forum of your niche. If you frequent forum, I am sure you have encounter some thread to a link that interest you to click on right? Below is how you can start a new thread on a forum by including your website link too.
To drive traffic this way, the title of your introduction must be catchy enough to get attention. The example above shows that this guy may be able to attract very niche market of people who has already tried the “old formula” but curious on how the “new formula” works.
However, some forums have rules to something like this. If this is the case, you may want to start your thread by writing part of your post and link it to your site with the word. For example …. “for more tips on how to find real ways to succeed online, click here“.
If anybody like the post, they will most probably want to know more and click the link. Similarly, you can also try this technique on Facebook pages or groups. It really works. One thing to bear in mind is, the link must not be affiliate link as many forums forbid this type of hard selling on their site.
3. Viral Content Buzz Community
ViralContentBuzz.com is a a web-based platform that uses “crowd sourcing” model to share quality content around web. The use of Viral Content Buzz is based on credit. It is just like a credit exchange system among members whereby you earn credit by sharing other people's content. Then you sacrifice your credits to people with established social media accounts when you want them to share your content.
This gives your content real social signals with more chances to go viral.
This platform is very strict when it comes to quality of both your content and social media accounts. It will ban any social media account that is only sharing content from one site with no intention to interact with readers.
Whereas for content, it will not allow any content that directly promote an affiliate product such as product review content (here are more restrictions to ensure high quality content). In short, content shared on this platform are only high quality content and nothing else.
VCB supports four social networks.
You can sign up for VCB here. After signing up, remember to go to your Setting to setup your social accounts and profile. When all these are done, you can then go back to the Dashboard to share content that you like and start earning credit.
When you have earned a decent amount of credits, you can start submitting your posts. Just need to click Add Project at the top menu and follow the simple process shown here. Then you are well on your way to make your post viral.
4. Be The Testimonial
There are many product owners out there who need testimonials from people who has tried their products.
Therefore, if you are able to become their testimonials, the chances of others clicking on your affiliate link to purchase the product is higher.
I hope you gain some knowledge on how to drive traffic your website.
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