Done With Site, Now What?
So you have successfully launched your website and you have some high quality content already published you would expect that things would get pretty easy and quick in terms of your website growth right but then you will notice that on a good day you will only get like 10 or 15 page views which obviously is not enough if you want to make a living off of your website what you need is website traffic and lots of it because if you don’t have people visiting your site then your hard work will all just go to waste now you have two choices here you can either just sit back and wait for the day when people will magically find your website or you can follow this easy strategies that I will share with you to get traffic to your website fast!
Hi I’m Zach and you can find me at yougeek.net and in this blog I will share what I learned while building a business with online blogging, and I also share my Pinterest marketing tips. here if that’s what you would like to learn more about then Please Subscribe and get notified about my new Blogs.
Getting Traffic To Your Site
Today I will give you some easy and free strategies that will help you get more organic traffic to your website and fast. So the first one is Pinterest marketing, I know this wouldn’t come as a surprise that Pinterest marketing is my first suggestion, hear me out Pinterest is every bloggers Holy Grail and is no wonder why you can get website link clicks or traffic to your site in a very short period of time, of course if you are doing Pinterest marketing in the right way. I would know this because about 85% of all my traffic currently comes from Pinterest I’m getting consistently over 10,000 monthly page views to my site from Pinterest and all the best months I even get over 10,000 monthly pages and it’s not paid traffic it’s a completely free organic traffic source. Some people have this notion that Pinterest is just another social media platform but they are wrong Pinterest is actually a search engine just like Google and there are already lots of bloggers and business owners who are using the platform to promote their businesses and websites on Pinterest successfully.
How Do I Promote On Pinterest?
To effectively promote your site on Pinterest you would have to sign up or convert to a business account, which is free by the way and then claim your domain and start pinning I have tons of Pinterest marketing tips and strategies on my Blog, and I’m sure they will give you valuable information on some of the best practices digital marketing but to give you just a quick tip you need to create pins that are vertical that are at least two to three image ratio and they have to be bright pleasing images, as Pinterest is a visual search engine after all. Of course don’t forget to have your website or an article page linked to your pin and the most important part is that you need to use the focus keywords in titles and descriptions.
Using keywords is really important because that’s how users will find your pin if they search for something on Pinterest. I have grown traffic to my new website with Pinterest up to 17,000 monthly sessions by the end of the first six months of blogging, but I am not the only lucky one in this. One blogger even managed to get over 300,000 monthly page views to her site with Pinterest in less than a year since starting her blog. Once you know the full strategy and understand how the Pinterest algorithm works your website traffic will explode
The second way of growing traffic to your site is simply writing click worthy titles and headlines people usually search on Google or any other search engine and social media because they have a question and they want to find the answer. But I want you to keep in mind that in most cases you have just about three seconds to grab someone’s attention, and this includes getting someone to click on your link or to your page this is why you should create headlines that are clear worthy and attention-grabbing. It also helps to write a headline that already answers at least part of the question that user was searching. For some recommendations are topics or titles that start with how, to, and why, it is where to a guide list product reviews and recommendations DIY instructions etc.
Now my tip number 3 is creating YouTube videos. It’s another great strategy of driving traffic to your website by making informative YouTube videos. Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, so take advantage of this platform create tutorials or formative videos that are within your expertise. For example I post YouTube videos about Pinterest strategies and I mentioned my website in my videos I always linked to my relevant pages in the info icon and also in the descriptions below all of my videos, finally enough my videos often outrank in Google search results my own website and many of my competitors with high domain Authority for the focus keywords.
I try to target in my long-form a detailed articles on the website you know how it happens you follow all the best recommendations for Google search engine optimization your write a text over 4,000 words long you do all the internal linking to help this page rank in this particular case by the way for the keyword Pinterest SEO.
The third traffic source for my site by volume after Pinterest and Google getting traffic it’s not just a free traffic source is also a source of familiarity and when you’re reading a text on a website and already have seen the person who wrote it at least once in a video you generally feel a better connection with the author and it’s not just some kind of anonymous user name on the internet. You know who exactly is behind the website so if you have anything at all to sell on your site like products or services you might offer to you to your audience driving traffic from YouTube can be not only a fast way, but it can also bring you a warm audience and high converting visitors. If this information is helpful in any way leave me a comment or ask me a question.
Your Fellow Bloggers..
Let’s move to my tip number for its joining blogging Facebook groups. There are tons of benefits you can get by joining groups that are made for bloggers and engagement first you are meeting fellow bloggers and you have a chance to learn from them. if there are a few steps ahead of you on this journey you will receive tons of advice about blogging managing your website and some tips about getting traffic and a lot more some blogging. Facebook groups also have daily or weekly threads where you can post your blog link for engagement such as views, feedback, comments.
My next tip is email marketing. Starting an email list is definitely something you should do the moment you created your website, it doesn’t matter if you don’t send out emails right away start as early as you can because you wouldn’t want to miss any user who first visited your website and was interested in what you’re offering. By sending emails you remind your readers and subscribers that you have a new post and you offer or service and that itself will urge users to go and visit your website to look at your new products or read your new blog posts. An effective strategy to have people sign up for your mailing list is by giving them something from the start, it can be every principle every short course or anything that you believe will be a valuable piece of information for them.
The next strategy I want to recommend you today is writing guest posts it’s another great way to attract traffic to your blog and achieve rankings in Google faster guest posting basically means contributing an article to another website or blog in exchange for your article the owner of that blog or website will credit you by adding a short author buyer along with your social media channels and a link back to your blog. If you’re lucky to get a guest post on a popular site you’ll be able to reach a wider audience just make sure that you guest post on sites that are related to your niche so that you can actually get an audience that is already interested in what you have. To offer bloggers usually have a page on their site called something like contribute, or write for us, or even simply guest posts this is where you can learn the requirements they have for the guest posts and how to submit your articles. Or you can always just find an email address of the website owner in the contact section on of their site and ask them if they actually accept guest posts.
The next great and free strategy of growing traffic to your site is linking internally when you’re making a post, don’t forget to link back to your other related articles. This is not only helping you with Google SEO but it also helps the users see your other content and it urges them to visit more of your pages and explore your website in depth. This will prevent them from leaving your site after checking just one page which will improve your bounce rate metric in Google Analytics. Another method can be placing a section usually it’s at the end of each page of your site where you can put related articles. This will keep your audience on the site longer and it will also help you with Google rankings because it indicates the quality of your content. Usually if your site is built on WordPress platform you can easily find free plugins to add related post section to your blog pages.
Now moving to the next methods I want to say it’s something that most of us rarely even think about, it’s updating your old content. So don’t forget about your old pages. Actually your old pages are most likely to be the first ones to rank well on Google search results and you have to keep them up-to-date. When users find your content it shouldn’t look like it’s just 2 or 3 years old, you have to keep information on your site updated. You can add new ideas new paragraphs or headings to your articles, you can change the title if you have a year written inside the title for example how to boost traffic to your website fast in 2020 and then the next year you have to change the title to 2021. It’s also a good idea to look over your old posts and see if you can link back to your more recent content on the site when users see in the Google search results an article that has a current year in the title they will more likely click to your page than on another page that has the previous year in the title.
My next tip is answering questions on quora where is a great platform where you can promote your website when you type in a question on Google. There is almost always Quora on the top page right and you will notice that the answers on Quora are made by business owners bloggers and very professionals. So yes even you can answer questions there on Quora as long as it is your area of expertise and you know what you’re talking about. When you do this on Quora you can link back to your related articles or posts on your site to help users get more in-depth information and answer their question this way. I know there are a lot more ways to drive traffic to your website but these are the ones that have worked really great for me but if you have other strategies that work for you and I haven’t mentioned them in this post please let us know in the comments below. Let’s share the knowledge and help each other to grow online faster.