Need Advice Reaching 100k Visitors Per Month

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I'm new here as you can tell by my post count. Here's my situation.

I've had my site since 2015 and it's in a very specialized niche. As far as I can tell, it's the biggest site in the niche. Here are my stats for this year so far:

Jan: 61,026
Feb: 78,463
Mar: 68,571
Apr: 55,466
May: 65,098
Jun: 65,257
Jul: 77,193

I averaged 2,488 visitors per day this month. I get about 1,000 visitors per day from Google and I'm constantly working on SEO.

I have share buttons all over the site and my content gets shared a decent amount.

I recently added a podcast, which I convert and put on YouTube. I'm on Twitter, FB, Google+, etc.

I've never paid for advertising to get traffic to my site. Everything so far has been based on sharing and word of mouth.

If anyone can give me any advice to push my traffic to the 100k mark, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Berasha
    you need to consult with seo studies in this questions
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Originally Posted by hebruiser View Post

    I recently added a podcast, which I convert and put on YouTube. I'm on Twitter, FB, Google+, etc.
    These are all key to accomplishing your goal, but nothing that you post on these 3rd party platforms will automatically result in a visitor to your own site.

    To increase the value of those platforms, you need to work diligently on the "conversion rate" from those platforms. Everything posted to a 3rd party platform is essentially, an advertisement. Make sure to include a link on each of these posts that points to a relevant page (an article, a product review page, etc.) on your web site, and make your "ad" as compelling as possible.

    Optionally, you can also use paid advertising to bring traffic to your site.

    If your niche is as specialized as you think, there are probably fewer ad buyers in that niche, and you might find that paid ads are relatively inexpensive, as a result.

    Lastly (or maybe before doing any of the above), make sure you are proactively building a list so that you have a way to increase repeat visitors. If you are already building a list... make sure you are doing everything you can to increase your opt-in rate, and that you have established a plan for mailing to your list on a consistent basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author hebruiser
      Thanks. I agree about the 3rd party platforms. My link and my hashtag for my site are on everything.

      I've actually been collecting emails since 2015. Currently have over 7k subscribers.

      I should have more, but I wasn't offering an incentive for a long time and would only get 5 - 10 per week. Recently, I've been getting 20+ new subscribers per day after offering a free ebook for them to join my mailing list.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    A question Heb you want to think long and hard about:

    What does 100K visitors a month mean to you?

    100,000 visitors is a number. The number means nothing, like all numbers, because numbers are inanimate objects incapable of doing anything.

    Change your intent buddy; focus on helping people and building bonds with people, 1 to 1, and you will achieve the success you seek.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      What does 100K visitors a month mean to you?
      Quite possibly something entirely different than it means to you.

      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Change your intent buddy; focus on helping people and building bonds with people, 1 to 1, and you will achieve the success you seek.
      You are assuming you know his purpose from his original post... without knowing what site he is asking about, nor what his ultimate purpose is. Changing his business model to suit your idea of a successful business model may/may not fit his purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      A question Heb you want to think long and hard about:

      What does 100K visitors a month mean to you?

      100,000 visitors is a number. The number means nothing, like all numbers, because numbers are inanimate objects incapable of doing anything.

      Change your intent buddy; focus on helping people and building bonds with people, 1 to 1, and you will achieve the success you seek.

      Ryan
      Most people that run successful businesses set goals. If they are smart, they then work backwards from those goals to figure out what activities they need to do and achieve to hit those goals.

      In this case, the OP probably figured out that to hit his goals based on current conversion rates, he needs 100,000 visitors or something close to that.

      Most people running a real business don't have time to sit around surfing other blogs and commenting on them all day in the hopes that one day some of those blog owners will send a friend request to them over Facebook and they will live happily ever after.
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    Good Job on Traffic and continue to Build your Subscriber List which will become a precious asset and income provider.

    Consider notifying subscribers your new content posts to boost your traffic to people who are already familiar with your website. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by hebruiser View Post

    I've never paid for advertising to get traffic to my site. Everything so far has been based on sharing and word of mouth.

    So why not pay for ads to take the next big leap in traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    "The number means nothing, like all numbers, because numbers are inanimate objects incapable of doing anything."

    All of the numbers in my bank and investment accounts would consider that crazy talk. Those are the numbers that allow me to do anything in life I choose.

    Do you know who believes this crap? People with no numbers and no hope of ever having any. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by hebruiser View Post

    I have share buttons all over the site and my content gets shared a decent amount.

    Hebruiser,


    Of course, you can get more pro-active and "aggressive" about distributing your content by moving beyond getting your own site traffic to share what they like.


    Originally Posted by hebruiser View Post

    I recently added a podcast, which I convert and put on YouTube. I'm on Twitter, FB, Google+, etc.

    It sounds as though you're mostly focusing on getting "shares" of your social media posts, your podcasts and YouTube videos.

    Have you considered original focused written content that is distributed to high traffic sites? Of course, the idea is to get your content in front of people that want it - targeted prospects that you want as subscribers on your list.

    I like to think of my writings as "doorways" to my business. I try to distribute these around the Internet in places that love the content and are happy to post it because it is not "salesy," re-hashed, or full of fluff. I require that it be printed "as is" and that it include my simple link at the end back to my site. Most of these content pieces are 1,500 - 2,000 words and well thought out or researched. I try to make these more valuable to the viewer than a typical short blog post or article. Giving away such content immediately separates you from 90% of other business owners or bloggers who are merely 'going through the motions" of adding to the amount of content on their site.

    People who are authorities in a niche are leaders for a reason - they lead, and innovate, share their thinking and have meaningful things to say other than just echoing the usual catch-phrases thrown around a niche.

    I let others add this original content on their sites wherever they like, then I track the results and see where most of my traffic comes from. Over time, I focus on sending more and more content to the places that send me the most traffic.

    Writing is not for everyone ... I understand that. But you don't have to be an English professor to do it and you can always pay a small reasonable amount to have a proof-reader go over your content.




    Originally Posted by hebruiser View Post

    I've never paid for advertising to get traffic to my site.

    If you decide to pay for traffic, just be sure you understand what you're doing. Paid advertising can be a great source of targeted traffic or it can be a money-sucking black hole that separates you from your cash in a hurry. Start very small, learn to track and test variables, and only roll out campaigns (scale) when they have proven profitable to you. To many marketers, paid advertising done profitably is a deep mystery and they tend to guess their way to losing money. Learn to know what you're doing and why.


    The best to you,

    Steve
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