Online FREE marketing strategy to get hits to WP site

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Recently started a new website.

Get just 20 - 30 hits a day.
Website is now a month old.

I write posts of more than 2000 words.
Long tail keywords are used.
Relevant keywords are used.

I post photos and videos in the post.
I also do Social Network marketing -
Using mainly FB.

I also do blog commenting.

But the hits I get are miserable.

Can anyone please tell me
Where I am going wrong?
And...
How do I get hits...
Using FREE marketing techniques?

Appreciate your inputs.
Thank you and regards.
#free #hits #marketing #online #site #strategy
  • Profile picture of the author Verena
    Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea. Even if it's an epic piece of content, but a new site is a new site.. no readers. This is what I'll recommend: do guest posting if you can. Else, take your content to Medium and the Warrior Forum, promote your content on big platforms. You can link back to your blog to drive traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea. Even if it's an epic piece of content, but a new site is a new site.. no readers. This is what I'll recommend: do guest posting if you can. Else, take your content to Medium and promote they Medium content. You can link back to your blog to drive traffic.
      Am confused with your reply? If I do not write content, I will have a blank website.
      Also what do you mean by "Medium"????
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea. Even if it's an epic piece of content ...

      Did you really mean to say this?

      It goes against everything I know about Internet marketing. Great content on a new blog is very important.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        When you are first starting out, you need content, yes. But you also need eyeballs.

        The idea behind guest posting is putting your content in a place where those eyeballs are already gathered.

        You do need to put good content on your blog, no question. But you should also be looking for opportunities to put your content on other peoples' blogs, in their email newsletters, etc.

        When you're just starting out, you might want to put 20% of your content on your own blog and look to put the other 80% on other sites. You should also be looking at putting 20% of your effort into content and 80% into promoting that content.

        As your blog and your traffic grows, you can adjust these ratios to put more content on your own site and reserve guest posting for higher profile opportunities. You'll still want to devote a significant portion of your time to promoting your content, though. There are a lot of sad stories about people losing a search ranking and their stream of visitors drying up.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          When you are first starting out, you need content, yes. But you also need eyeballs.

          The idea behind guest posting is putting your content in a place where those eyeballs are already gathered.

          You do need to put good content on your blog, no question. But you should also be looking for opportunities to put your content on other peoples' blogs, in their email newsletters, etc.

          When you're just starting out, you might want to put 20% of your content on your own blog and look to put the other 80% on other sites. You should also be looking at putting 20% of your effort into content and 80% into promoting that content.

          As your blog and your traffic grows, you can adjust these ratios to put more content on your own site and reserve guest posting for higher profile opportunities. You'll still want to devote a significant portion of your time to promoting your content, though. There are a lot of sad stories about people losing a search ranking and their stream of visitors drying up.
          Hello John.
          How are you?
          Have not seen you in a long time?
          Trust you are doing well?
          You may not believe it,
          But when I sat down to write this post,
          I hoped you would reply.
          I really value your thoughts and suggestions.
          Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply.
          Appreciate it.
          I am not at all sure where I could do guest p[posting...
          And who would come to my site..If they will...
          After I guest post.
          Any thoughts on that please?
          Could you give me some suggestions on how to promote my blog?
          Would really appreciate your inputs.
          Thanks a lot again.
          Be well.
          Best wishes and regards.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        Did you really mean to say this?

        It goes against everything I know about Internet marketing. Great content on a new blog is very important.

        Steve
        Hi Steve.
        I regret writing this to ask for help.
        Been getting some lousy answers...
        Mostly by people who have no idea about IM.
        They are just coming here and spamming.
        Especially some lousy guy from India...
        Just 30 posts here
        And he started arguing.
        Finally reported him to the mods.
        These people are saying not to write content
        Amazing!
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

            Hello John.
            How are you?
            Have not seen you in a long time?
            Trust you are doing well?
            You may not believe it,
            But when I sat down to write this post,
            I hoped you would reply.
            I really value your thoughts and suggestions.
            Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply.
            Appreciate it.
            I am not at all sure where I could do guest p[posting...
            And who would come to my site..If they will...
            After I guest post.
            Any thoughts on that please?
            Could you give me some suggestions on how to promote my blog?
            Would really appreciate your inputs.
            Thanks a lot again.
            Be well.
            Best wishes and regards.
            Ricardo, you just made my day!

            First, I'm going to tell you where NOT to waste time with guest posts. That's any site that appears to accept anything submitted on any subject. Those are more likely to hurt you than help you.

            I've found that the best way for someone with a new blog to find quality posting opportunities is to build relationships with bloggers who already have the audience you want, and one of the best ways to do that is with quality, meaningful comments. If you can generate real discussion in the comments on a post they made, they will notice. After you do that a few times on their blog, drop them an email formally introducing yourself and complimenting them on their resource. If you have a good idea for a post that will complement what they already do, ask if they would be interested in hearing it, If the answer is positive, describe what you have in mind and take it from there.

            This works best with blogs that already have guest posts, since many bloggers want their blogs to be their content only. For those folks, if they have the audience you want, stick to commenting and adding links to your posts that add value to the post you're commenting on.

            Offering your best posts to offline publications can be very helpful. Even if you don't get a flood of traffic from any particular publication, they do add up and they help build your brand.

            Ignore the advice about keeping your posts short because no one is going to read a 2,000 word post anymore. Multiple studies have shown that posts in the 2,000 to 3,500 word length get the most likes, shares, comments and other engagement, which is what you want when building an audience.

            I already mentioned blog commenting.

            Sharing your posts on social sites without spamming can help you build an audience fairly quickly.

            Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

            List building takes years.
            Do you think I should wait years to grow my traffic?
            You say and I quote..
            " No one is going to let you guest blog sorry just will not happen.?
            Why not?
            List building does not have to take years. What it takes is offering people something they want (both your lead magnet and ongoing content) in exchange for their email. Even if you never get more than a couple of thousand subscribers, you can reach out to them with your new content, and ask them to share. Nobody is solitary on the web anymore. Give people something worth sharing, and they will share it with people you could never reach any other way.

            As for "no one is going to let you guest blog", he's talking through his hat. You might not start off with Huffington Post or CNN, but you could easily end up posting on a popular blog in a related, but not directly competitive, topic. For example, if I ran a fishing blog, and a relatively unknown personal trainer offered me a quality guest post on how to get ready for fishing tournaments, I'd jump on it.

            When all is said and done, 'promoting your site' is just another way of saying 'spreading the word'. Keep your eyes and mind open to ways to bring your content to the attention of the people you want to attract, and keep on keeping on. As others have said, your new blog is just that, new.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
              Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

              Ricardo, you just made my day!

              First, I'm going to tell you where NOT to waste time with guest posts. That's any site that appears to accept anything submitted on any subject. Those are more likely to hurt you than help you.

              I've found that the best way for someone with a new blog to find quality posting opportunities is to build relationships with bloggers who already have the audience you want, and one of the best ways to do that is with quality, meaningful comments. If you can generate real discussion in the comments on a post they made, they will notice. After you do that a few times on their blog, drop them an email formally introducing yourself and complimenting them on their resource. If you have a good idea for a post that will complement what they already do, ask if they would be interested in hearing it, If the answer is positive, describe what you have in mind and take it from there.

              This works best with blogs that already have guest posts, since many bloggers want their blogs to be their content only. For those folks, if they have the audience you want, stick to commenting and adding links to your posts that add value to the post you're commenting on.

              Offering your best posts to offline publications can be very helpful. Even if you don't get a flood of traffic from any particular publication, they do add up and they help build your brand.

              Ignore the advice about keeping your posts short because no one is going to read a 2,000 word post anymore. Multiple studies have shown that posts in the 2,000 to 3,500 word length get the most likes, shares, comments and other engagement, which is what you want when building an audience.

              I already mentioned blog commenting.

              Sharing your posts on social sites without spamming can help you build an audience fairly quickly.


              List building does not have to take years. What it takes is offering people something they want (both your lead magnet and ongoing content) in exchange for their email. Even if you never get more than a couple of thousand subscribers, you can reach out to them with your new content, and ask them to share. Nobody is solitary on the web anymore. Give people something worth sharing, and they will share it with people you could never reach any other way.

              As for "no one is going to let you guest blog", he's talking through his hat. You might not start off with Huffington Post or CNN, but you could easily end up posting on a popular blog in a related, but not directly competitive, topic. For example, if I ran a fishing blog, and a relatively unknown personal trainer offered me a quality guest post on how to get ready for fishing tournaments, I'd jump on it.

              When all is said and done, 'promoting your site' is just another way of saying 'spreading the word'. Keep your eyes and mind open to ways to bring your content to the attention of the people you want to attract, and keep on keeping on. As others have said, your new blog is just that, new.
              Hi John.
              How are you doing?
              Am so happy I made your day.
              Honestly, your words are worth
              Their weight in GOLD to me
              I will take all this advice you have given me
              And follow it religiously
              I have also made a separate file in my computer
              Where I will store all the info and TIPS
              You share with me
              And keep using them.
              Thanks a lot John
              Appreciate it.
              How is the biting this weekend?
              Be well.
              Best wishes and regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author LouisMcknight
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea. Even if it's an epic piece of content, but a new site is a new site.. no readers. This is what I'll recommend: do guest posting if you can. Else, take your content to Medium and promote they Medium content. You can link back to your blog to drive traffic.
      No one is going to let you guest blog sorry just will not happen. Keep posting new content every day it takes time. You should be list building also. Don't forget to use YouTube do pod cast and content marketing. I myself have no seen any substantial numbers that content marketing converts. You need to network also this doesn't mean begging people to post on there blogs. You sound in need of a good marketing plan. You should do a press release as well. Do a very good write up for your site. Then of course we can express it with paid traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
        Originally Posted by LouisMcknight View Post

        No one is going to let you guest blog sorry just will not happen. Keep posting new content every day it takes time. You should be list building also. Don't forget to use YouTube do pod cast and content marketing. I myself have no seen any substantial numbers that content marketing converts. You need to network also this doesn't mean begging people to post on there blogs. You sound in need of a good marketing plan. You should do a press release as well. Do a very good write up for your site. Then of course we can express it with paid traffic.
        List building takes years.
        Do you think I should wait years to grow my traffic?
        You say and I quote..
        " No one is going to let you guest blog sorry just will not happen.?
        Why not?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Hutson
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea. Even if it's an epic piece of content, but a new site is a new site.. no readers.
      This should be the poster child for why so many people have left the Warrior Forum. Why even post if you have no idea what you're talking about?

      STOP GIVING PEOPLE BAD ADVICE AND SPREADING MISINFORMATION.

      /endrant
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea. Even if it's an epic piece of content, but a new site is a new site.. no readers. This is what I'll recommend: do guest posting if you can. Else, take your content to Medium and the Warrior Forum, promote your content on big platforms. You can link back to your blog to drive traffic.
      The guest posting idea is good. Since blog is just one month old, it may take some time to build traffic. If you are already getting 20-30 visitors within a month, it is a start. You can build on from there by posting regular content on your own blog + also doing guest posting on high traffic blogs.

      Try to start building an email list by offering free valuable report in exchange for people's email ids. The post length of 2000 words is good. Keep doing the good stuff as well as trying new stuff to see what works best for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      Google up medium.com
      I will.
      But you have not replied what you mean by not writing content.
      Do I keep my website blank?
      And is Medium.com owned by you?
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      • Profile picture of the author Rahul Singh0
        Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

        I will.
        But you have not replied what you mean by not writing content.
        Do I keep my website blank?
        And is Medium.com owned by you?
        Some Heads up.

        Will you visit a Blank Blog?

        You need to Focus on Some things.

        1.SEO Aka Ranking on particular Keywords.
        2.You need NewsLetters.
        3.Social Networking Promotions.
        4.BackLinking.

        Google these things
        ./Cheers
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
          Originally Posted by Rahul Singh0 View Post

          Some Heads up.

          Will you visit a Blank Blog?

          You need to Focus on Some things.

          1.SEO Aka Ranking on particular Keywords.
          2.You need NewsLetters.
          3.Social Networking Promotions.
          4.BackLinking.

          Google these things
          ./Cheers
          Hi Rahul.
          Thanks for your reply.
          In my post, I have said that I need help with these.
          I know what has to be done..
          And am doing it.
          Am not getting hits after doing it.
          Setting up a Newsletter is not easy
          For that you need to build a list..
          Again not easy.
          I am not looking at such...
          Backlinking is part of the problem...
          I have already written that I am doing it.
          Thanks for your reply.
          I DO NOT NEED to Google these things
          I think you have not read my post.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rahul Singh0
            Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

            Hi Rahul.
            Thanks for your reply.
            In my post, I have said that I need help with these.
            I know what has to be done..
            And am doing it.
            Am not getting hits after doing it.
            Setting up a Newsletter is not easy
            For that you need to build a list..
            Again not easy.
            I am not looking at such...
            Backlinking is part of the problem...
            I have already written that I am doing it.
            Thanks for your reply.
            I DO NOT NEED to Google these things
            I think you have not read my post.
            Nothing is easy mate in the world.

            Let me explain more.
            1.Social Network :- Has been explained above. Join some groups. Post catchy contents. If possible use viral scripts.
            2. Backlinks:- Can be bought online If you can't manage them yourself.
            3. NewsLetter :- Start With Single Opt Emails. There are many extractors available free. Also lots of free demo services available. Don't forget to add the unsubscribe me button.
            4. SEO is most IMP for long term.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
              Originally Posted by Rahul Singh0 View Post

              Nothing is easy mate in the world.

              Let me explain more.
              1.Social Network :- Has been explained above. Join some groups. Post catchy contents. If possible use viral scripts.
              2. Backlinks:- Can be bought online If you can't manage them yourself.
              3. NewsLetter :- Start With Single Opt Emails. There are many extractors available free. Also lots of free demo services available. Don't forget to add the unsubscribe me button.
              4. SEO is most IMP for long term.
              I find your suggestions totally worthless.
              You have not read my post and you are replying.
              This is the 2nd time I have told you this.
              All you are doing is spamming here.
              Kindly refrain from posting here
              If you cannot contribute something worthwhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Scott Jr
    Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

    Recently started a new website.

    Get just 20 - 30 hits a day.
    Website is now a month old..
    Is your domain also one month old? You will get more traffic as the months pass by from the search engines.

    Keep writing quality content and keep marketing on social media so that your followers continue to increase.

    One month is not a long time. 20 to 30 hits a day is not bad for a site which just turned one month.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by Ben Scott Jr View Post

      Is your domain also one month old? You will get more traffic as the months pass by from the search engines.

      Keep writing quality content and keep marketing on social media so that your followers continue to increase.

      One month is not a long time. 20 to 30 hits a day is not bad for a site which just turned one month.
      Hi Ben.
      Yes my domain is also just a month old.
      So, how long do you think this will take
      For me to get traffic?
      And how much?
      Thank you and regards.
      PS - On one day, I got 168 hits and 3465 views...
      Have no idea what happened here.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ebrahem Ahmed
        Hey , How can I know how many hits I get on my website?
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  • Profile picture of the author marguerite
    From Facebook alone you can get more people than that for free with just a little time. Try finding relevant Facebook groups and promote your posts there. Don't simply share a link to your post, use an catchy image and caption and add your link. Actually depending on your niche, you might want to use several pictures in each post.

    From Facebook alone you can get 100 people on a single day, by targeting a few key groups. The downside is that you need to do it everyday to get daily traffic. But if you are building an email list it might be worth it. If you don't have enough time to post on Facebook groups you can always hire someone (or several people) to do it for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by marguerite View Post

      From Facebook alone you can get more people than that for free with just a little time. Try finding relevant Facebook groups and promote your posts there. Don't simply share a link to your post, use an catchy image and caption and add your link. Actually depending on your niche, you might want to use several pictures in each post.

      From Facebook alone you can get 100 people on a single day, by targeting a few key groups. The downside is that you need to do it everyday to get daily traffic. But if you are building an email list it might be worth it. If you don't have enough time to post on Facebook groups you can always hire someone (or several people) to do it for you.
      Hi
      Unfortunately what you say, is not at all true
      As I have done a lot of FB marketing.
      It does not happen like this
      Due to various parameters
      If it did, I would not have asked for help here.
      Thanks anyway.
      Best wishes and regards.
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    please provide me with your website url so that I can analyze it properly and guide you in detail
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by reachintan View Post

      please provide me with your website url so that I can analyze it properly and guide you in detail
      Hi Chintan
      Would be happy to do so
      Let me know some sites that you have done
      So that I know you are qualified to do so.
      Thank you and regards.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          If you've not done it already, try submitting your site to places like blogcatalog.

          Your overall inquiry seems to be more SEO related. Spend some time in the SEO forum.

          You might need some different structuring going on, but hard to tell without seeing the site.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
            Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

            If you've not done it already, try submitting your site to places like blogcatalog.

            Your overall inquiry seems to be more SEO related. Spend some time in the SEO forum.

            You might need some different structuring going on, but hard to tell without seeing the site.
            Hi Jill.
            blogcatalog sems good.
            Thanks a lot.
            Regards
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          Originally Posted by anayb View Post

          Junk websites do not work anymore, that could be a reason. I just do not understand you do want feedback from us, but not willing to share your site name, again you judge people's qualification and filter them out. The guy asked your site I think is enough qualified.
          BTW..what makes you ASSume it's a junk website?
          Is this how you contribute to an answer???
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            • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
              Originally Posted by favconnection View Post

              The problem is that you request help and advices.

              Someone comes and ask you your website address in order to understand the problem.

              And you literally ask him to give you all his diplomas to make sure that he has enough experience to be allowed to talk with you...

              This is a little rude...

              If the problem is because you don't want people read your articles (and copy them), you should just tell them, they will understand.
              Anyone can come and ask anything.
              Does not mean the answer should be given.
              It seems you are very new to forums.
              I will not waste my time
              By replying to your inane ranting.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
              Originally Posted by favconnection View Post

              The problem is that you request help and advices.

              Someone comes and ask you your website address in order to understand the problem.

              And you literally ask him to give you all his diplomas to make sure that he has enough experience to be allowed to talk with you...

              This is a little rude...

              If the problem is because you don't want people read your articles (and copy them), you should just tell them, they will understand.
              BTW you proved my point
              You are in cahoots with the guy!
              Lol.
              Kindly leave the thread alone..
              I asked for help
              Not advice from a novice.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
              Originally Posted by Verena View Post

              Writing content on a new blog isn't a smart idea.
              ???

              No idea where this notion comes from.

              Originally Posted by Verena View Post

              I wrote a FB marketing case study here on this thread. Hope that's helpful:
              Facebook isn't for everyone.

              Ok to suggest, but tough to determine without knowing what niche is being covered with some other factors.

              Originally Posted by favconnection View Post

              And you literally ask him to give you all his diplomas to make sure that he has enough experience to be allowed to talk with you...

              This is a little rude...
              I didn't get this idea at all.

              I don't need to see the site necessarily, but a general description on the niche would be helpful as well as a complete list of what has been done in driving traffic.
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              • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
                Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

                ???

                No idea where this notion comes from.


                Facebook isn't for everyone.

                Ok to suggest, but tough to determine without knowing what niche is being covered with some other factors.



                I didn't get this idea at all.

                I don't need to see the site necessarily, but a general description on the niche would be helpful as well as a complete list of what has been done in driving traffic.
                Thanks Jill
                Appreciate the answer from someone really professional like you.
                I have been getting many wrong responses since I started this thread...
                People who not nothing of IM are just ranting.
                Your replies are very helpful indeed.
                Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Can not say! Every site is different. Could be as simple as your meta tags. Use many different anchor text links backlinking to different pages of your website. Also you should have Google webmaster tools on your site and that will tell you a lot as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      Can not say! Every site is different. Could be as simple as your meta tags. Use many different anchor text links backlinking to different pages of your website. Also you should have Google webmaster tools on your site and that will tell you a lot as well.
      Thanks a lot for your reply.
      Appreciate it.
      Can you tell me what Google webmaster tools?
      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitestomp
    Traffic isn't going to happen overnight. Just keep writing. You can't expect results in a month.

    I disagree with the poster above who said to not write great content. That is how you get links. Just keep doing what you're doing and give it time.

    One month is nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author amirhossain
      One month is nothing but I see most of the blogger Get huge visitor in just one post..! Why we late more and more without getting some traffic in blog?
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      • Profile picture of the author LouisMcknight
        Originally Posted by amirhossain View Post

        One month is nothing but I see most of the blogger Get huge visitor in just one post..! Why we late more and more without getting some traffic in blog?
        Simple its about pre launch and connections. The main thing is you have to understand where your viewers are and go there. Most of all build relationships with the big fish. Find out what projects they are working on and offer to help. JV list building for your email list that is where your money is going to be. At first it will be a little spammy but after a while it will convert.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
            Originally Posted by amirhossain View Post

            Thank you for your comment..
            STOP spamming to increase your post count
            I will report you.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
          Originally Posted by LouisMcknight View Post

          Simple its about pre launch and connections. The main thing is you have to understand where your viewers are and go there. Most of all build relationships with the big fish. Find out what projects they are working on and offer to help. JV list building for your email list that is where your money is going to be. At first it will be a little spammy but after a while it will convert.
          Simple is it???
          It seems you have no clue about IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by Sitestomp View Post

      Traffic isn't going to happen overnight. Just keep writing. You can't expect results in a month.

      I disagree with the poster above who said to not write great content. That is how you get links. Just keep doing what you're doing and give it time.

      One month is nothing.
      Thanks for your input.
      Appreciate it.
      Best wishes and regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Are you optimizing your images and videos? Simple things like Image name and alt tags can be very helpful.

    I am not sure how to optimize video, but someone that is familiar could chime in

    al
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      Are you optimizing your images and videos? Simple things like Image name and alt tags can be very helpful.

      I am not sure how to optimize video, but someone that is familiar could chime in

      al
      Hi Al.
      How are you?
      Yes I am optimizing my images and videos.
      Having no luck with either.
      Especially no luck with videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author campbelljof
    Just need to grow your targeted audience, i mean for a new website you need to grow your growth and have some trust worthy website,
    you can do by quality content.
    something new in your strategies..
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  • Profile picture of the author LouisMcknight
    I wouldn't worry about back links some of them like gov and edu will actually hurt your blog more then help it. Don't do guest posting unless its a p1. Other sites that allow anyone to guest post will devalue web page. I have also found infographics to work well in social media mostly twitter and pentrest facebook seems to like videos and memmes. Even using all of this your not going to see very much results for about three months or so.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumon2k7
    Hell Ricarodo, since your website is one month old. It need time to achieve traffic in full form. Meanwhile you can do guest posting on other high quality websites. Link back to your website.

    Also if possible find out your competitors and see from which source they are getting major traffic. If it is social media then target social media ads or anything that will grow traffic. I hope you got what I'm trying to pointing. Following up your competitors path will be easier for your to achieve traffic for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Honestly, keep doing what you're doing, if the site is new, it will take a while to start getting traffic.. keep commenting on other blogs, make sure you submit your sitemap to google, see if you can network on facebook and twitter
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Jo George
      Dear Ricardo, I also think you're on the right way, but ... It's too little time, you need patience. Be cool and continue so, everything will be OK.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
        Originally Posted by Paul Jo George View Post

        Dear Ricardo, I also think you're on the right way, but ... It's too little time, you need patience. Be cool and continue so, everything will be OK.
        Thanks Paul.
        Regards
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Honestly, keep doing what you're doing, if the site is new, it will take a while to start getting traffic.. keep commenting on other blogs, make sure you submit your sitemap to google, see if you can network on facebook and twitter
      Thanks a lot Chris.
      Appreciate your inputs.
      Regards
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  • @LouisMcknight is right: If you wanted people to beat a path to your door from day one, you should have run a few pre-launch campaigns. Get the excitement built up with a couple of Coming Soon campaigns run in a proper fashion, and people would have come to you upon opening.

    That's already passed, though, so instead you might now consider doing a relaunch. Or doing a big giveaway event. Or maybe a maybe a small free giveaway, such as an ebook or a piece of software.

    The biggest thing going against you right now is domain age. Some of your competing sites could be 10+ years old, which is a huge factor in Google rankings.

    Work on your site's SEO for 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 4 months, then come back to this thread and see if you still need help.

    Is your site even listed in Google yet? Sometimes it takes a few weeks to even get listed.

    What is your bounce rate? 20 visitors could be no more than search engine bots.

    You say you've done a few things, but I see no mention of any intermediate or advanced ranking tactics being used. Are you still a newbie yourself? If so, are you even qualified (an authority) to write about MMO toics (assuming that is your topic, of course)?

    It sounds like you're of the, "Build it and they will come" group. People saying just be patient and the visits will come - you're wrong, too. It's not happening. You need to be promoting your own content every day. Over and over. SEO, built slowly, will bring some visitors, but you don't want to depend on it solely.

    To ramp up and get twice as much done, hire a cheap VA. (I'll get to my view on FREE ideas later)

    Are you actually promoting content, or the home page of your site? Promoting your home page won't do you a bit of good. You have to promote the posts individually.

    Long posts are great, if the readers like long posts, but are they quality articles? Are your posts interesting to your readers, or only to you?

    You're trying to bring traffic to your blog, instead of offering up your blog as a solution in various places. That's what @LouisMcknight meant by, "... you have to understand where your viewers are and go there."

    How many backlinks do you have compared to the NY Times or Brendan Bouchard? You're a small fish in a huge ocean full of sharks. 35 backlinks doesn't even get you in the top 10,000,000 results.

    Have you tried syndicating your videos? How many views do they have?

    Have you used social bookmarking and other Web 2.0 sites?

    Have you tried creating a Hubpage to create backlinks?

    Have you tried article marketing on quality sites?

    Have you tried getting listed on a few quality directory sites?

    This takes a lot of time doing it the free route, which brings me to my next point...

    Who said FREE was the route to take? If you want instant results, FREE is not the way to go. Try ad.fly or something similar. Cheap as can be. If you're that poor, I'll paypal you a few bucks to get you started in paid advertising.

    Put together a killer offer, sign up at 5 good JV Giveaways, and buy some cheap ad.fly views. Easy peasy.

    If I charged you for this info, and you didn't get AT LEAST 100 subscribers on your list fast, I would refund your money. And if you think 100 subscribers isn't enough to make money, I'll have to give you my 'quality vs. quantity' speech.

    Who will sit and read an entire 2,000 word post? Not many people. This may affect your bounce rate, so you may want to split those up.

    Remember the keywords you are using are being sought after by others, as well. Just because you want them, doesn't mean you'll get them. Try to find out who ranks for those keywords, then figure out why.

    Can you beat the people in the Top 20 and outrank them? What are your keywords search results? How many searches per month?

    Do have something such as Yoast's plugin to handle your site's SEO in a proper fashion? Is it set up properly? Those can be factors if you're looking for traffic from strict SEO.

    List building does *not* take years. In weeks or months and you can have a great list built. That would be another great discussion to start here on WF.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

      @LouisMcknight is right: If you wanted people to beat a path to your door from day one, you should have run a few pre-launch campaigns. Get the excitement built up with a couple of Coming Soon campaigns run in a proper fashion, and people would have come to you upon opening.

      That's already passed, though, so instead you might now consider doing a relaunch. Or doing a big giveaway event. Or maybe a maybe a small free giveaway, such as an ebook or a piece of software.

      The biggest thing going against you right now is domain age. Some of your competing sites could be 10+ years old, which is a huge factor in Google rankings.

      Work on your site's SEO for 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 4 months, then come back to this thread and see if you still need help.

      Is your site even listed in Google yet? Sometimes it takes a few weeks to even get listed.

      What is your bounce rate? 20 visitors could be no more than search engine bots.

      You say you've done a few things, but I see no mention of any intermediate or advanced ranking tactics being used. Are you still a newbie yourself? If so, are you even qualified (an authority) to write about MMO toics (assuming that is your topic, of course)?

      It sounds like you're of the, "Build it and they will come" group. People saying just be patient and the visits will come - you're wrong, too. It's not happening. You need to be promoting your own content every day. Over and over. SEO, built slowly, will bring some visitors, but you don't want to depend on it solely.

      To ramp up and get twice as much done, hire a cheap VA. (I'll get to my view on FREE ideas later)

      Are you actually promoting content, or the home page of your site? Promoting your home page won't do you a bit of good. You have to promote the posts individually.

      Long posts are great, if the readers like long posts, but are they quality articles? Are your posts interesting to your readers, or only to you?

      You're trying to bring traffic to your blog, instead of offering up your blog as a solution in various places. That's what @LouisMcknight meant by, "... you have to understand where your viewers are and go there."

      How many backlinks do you have compared to the NY Times or Brendan Bouchard? You're a small fish in a huge ocean full of sharks. 35 backlinks doesn't even get you in the top 10,000,000 results.

      Have you tried syndicating your videos? How many views do they have?

      Have you used social bookmarking and other Web 2.0 sites?

      Have you tried creating a Hubpage to create backlinks?

      Have you tried article marketing on quality sites?

      Have you tried getting listed on a few quality directory sites?

      This takes a lot of time doing it the free route, which brings me to my next point...

      Who said FREE was the route to take? If you want instant results, FREE is not the way to go. Try ad.fly or something similar. Cheap as can be. If you're that poor, I'll paypal you a few bucks to get you started in paid advertising.

      Put together a killer offer, sign up at 5 good JV Giveaways, and buy some cheap ad.fly views. Easy peasy.

      If I charged you for this info, and you didn't get AT LEAST 100 subscribers on your list fast, I would refund your money. And if you think 100 subscribers isn't enough to make money, I'll have to give you my 'quality vs. quantity' speech.

      Who will sit and read an entire 2,000 word post? Not many people. This may affect your bounce rate, so you may want to split those up.

      Remember the keywords you are using are being sought after by others, as well. Just because you want them, doesn't mean you'll get them. Try to find out who ranks for those keywords, then figure out why.

      Can you beat the people in the Top 20 and outrank them? What are your keywords search results? How many searches per month?

      Do have something such as Yoast's plugin to handle your site's SEO in a proper fashion? Is it set up properly? Those can be factors if you're looking for traffic from strict SEO.

      List building does *not* take years. In weeks or months and you can have a great list built. That would be another great discussion to start here on WF.
      Thank you for taking the time to reply.
      Appreciate it.
      Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author Sempeneh
        sorry if i sound stupid

        but what is your blog anyway ?

        whats the target ?

        do you have a solid plan ?

        like 30 days plan
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Why not link to your blog in your sig on here? Start participating on these threads. Easy!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by extrememan View Post

      Why not link to your blog in your sig on here? Start participating on these threads. Easy!
      Is it so EASY? LOl!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author avtaarsid
    Use the following as a checklist for what to do for every post your publish:
    • Post each post on Twitter greater than 10 times
    • Distribute your content in your niche forums
    • Reach out to the influencers featured in your post
    • Answer relevant questions on Quora and link back to your posts
    • Post your posts in G+ groups relevant to your niche
    • Suggest your posts to relevant Scoop.it lists
    • If relevant to your niche, post your blog post visuals on Pinterest and on joint boards
    • If relevant to your niche, post in LinkedIn groups
    • Distribute your post in relevant Subreddits on Reddit
    • Submit your post to StumbleUpon
    • Begin building a ViralContentBuzz account, and assign at least 10 credits to each post
    • Join Triberr, join a Tribe, and begin sharing relevant content
    • Post your blog posts in relevant FB groups
    • Leave valuable comments on popular blogs and link back to your blog in your name
    • Republish your early content on other platforms for greater reach (Medium, LinkedIn, Niche specific publications
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by avtaarsid View Post

      Use the following as a checklist for what to do for every post your publish:
      • Post each post on Twitter greater than 10 times
      • Distribute your content in your niche forums
      • Reach out to the influencers featured in your post
      • Answer relevant questions on Quora and link back to your posts
      • Post your posts in G+ groups relevant to your niche
      • Suggest your posts to relevant Scoop.it lists
      • If relevant to your niche, post your blog post visuals on Pinterest and on joint boards
      • If relevant to your niche, post in LinkedIn groups
      • Distribute your post in relevant Subreddits on Reddit
      • Submit your post to StumbleUpon
      • Begin building a ViralContentBuzz account, and assign at least 10 credits to each post
      • Join Triberr, join a Tribe, and begin sharing relevant content
      • Post your blog posts in relevant FB groups
      • Leave valuable comments on popular blogs and link back to your blog in your name
      • Republish your early content on other platforms for greater reach (Medium, LinkedIn, Niche specific publications
      AWESOME....
      Thank you so much.
      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    Like others said, I think you are on the right track.
    Unfortunately blog posting is time consuming and with over 100 million blogs out there now, SEO is getting ridiculously competitive.
    However with social media posts, and hopefully finding a way to get comments on your blog things will move in the right direction.

    You might want to look for some facebook groups where people comment on each others posts in reciprocity; That's pretty helpful and gives the search engines as well as readers the social proof they both like.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
      Originally Posted by Patrick Batty View Post

      Like others said, I think you are on the right track.
      Unfortunately blog posting is time consuming and with over 100 million blogs out there now, SEO is getting ridiculously competitive.
      However with social media posts, and hopefully finding a way to get comments on your blog things will move in the right direction.

      You might want to look for some facebook groups where people comment on each others posts in reciprocity; That's pretty helpful and gives the search engines as well as readers the social proof they both like.
      Thanks a lot Pat.
      Appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wile E Coyote
    I think the question that should be asked, if it hasn't come up already, is how are you going to monetize the visitors when they finally do come?

    Even with extremely basic 'SEO' (and I say that despite my hatred towards SEO) your blog will get more hits.

    But the questions that appear to be left unanswered is what you're trying to do with them once they get there.

    Is there a particular page or goal you want them to see or do - or is it more of a vanity thing about getting eyeballs on what you're writing?

    Traffic, especially on this forum, is very overrated. Traffic by itself won't do a dang thing.


    EDIT: Based on your continuous outlashing towards anayb, I think you should save yourself the money, and quit IM altogether. This niche/industry isn't for the faint of heart, nor is it for someone who will get as emotional you've gotten over a disagreement on the forum.

    TDLR: IM isn't for everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smart Income 101
    The fasted easiest way to get traffic is to pay for it. Don't get so hooked on the idea of free traffic. If you have monetized your site (which you should have) get in some traffic then calculate the conversion rate etc. Test, test and then test some more.

    Other than paid traffic build up followings on social media and push your stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author raj1raj1
    Hi
    how much hits are you getting? is nil conversion?
    -Raj

    Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

    Recently started a new website.

    Get just 20 - 30 hits a day.
    Website is now a month old.

    I write posts of more than 2000 words.
    Long tail keywords are used.
    Relevant keywords are used.

    I post photos and videos in the post.
    I also do Social Network marketing -
    Using mainly FB.

    I also do blog commenting.

    But the hits I get are miserable.

    Can anyone please tell me
    Where I am going wrong?
    And...
    How do I get hits...
    Using FREE marketing techniques?

    Appreciate your inputs.
    Thank you and regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mattdawg841
    You've got a TON of great advice, but to drill it in....

    It actually all depends on your niche and your marketing. If you're driving traffic that wants to know about your niche, then you should be finite! You sound like a rockstar and I'm assuming that you're putting out some quality content. Plus, if you put out content that people need to read, people will find it....just saying!

    So just keep on keeping on and you'll be fine

    I hope that helps and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    Writing blog posts is just not enough. You have to promote them as well extensively on Social Media.

    Do not just use only Facebook. Open accounts with Twitter, Linkedin, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, and other top-notch social networking websites to increase your reach.

    Also it is better to opt for forum posting on top ranked sites like Warrior Forum, Digital Point, Nairaland, and more, rather than doing blog commenting.

    Do tell me if you need more guidance.


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