How do I drive more traffic to my blog?

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Any suggestions here? I have a personal finance blog (smartincometoday) that has not been getting any traffic. Would love to hear anyone's thought on how I can drive more traffic. Also, would appreciate any feedback on my website itself. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Advertise your existing content on Facebook...

    Then run a retargeting campaign to advertise the next post to the people you've pixeled, and use that data to create a lookalike audience so you can advertise to the right audience when you scale.

    But if you want free methods, and you're happy to put the work in, there are hundreds to choose from.

    Guest blogging is one of the best, if you're wiling to create outstanding content and give it away.

    No matter what you decide to do, you gotta build an email list from that traffic - that's going to become your most powerful traffic source in time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anggapermana
      I also think the same thing. but when talking about advertisements don't forget Adword
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    • Profile picture of the author techwizard
      Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

      Advertise your existing content on Facebook...

      Then run a retargeting campaign to advertise the next post to the people you've pixeled, and use that data to create a lookalike audience so you can advertise to the right audience when you scale.

      But if you want free methods, and you're happy to put the work in, there are hundreds to choose from.

      Guest blogging is one of the best, if you're wiling to create outstanding content and give it away.

      No matter what you decide to do, you gotta build an email list from that traffic - that's going to become your most powerful traffic source in time.



      Couldn't agree more. This is actually a great strategy. Get some interests that are related to your Blog, put each one in an adset and run a campaign for VC (view content).


      If your pixel is correctly set, then as Michael said, you can retarget them anytime. This can easily be done from your ad manager by creating custom audiences for people who already performed an action on your website (visiting a specific link or spending X time in X pages).
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    • Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

      Advertise your existing content on Facebook...

      Then run a retargeting campaign to advertise the next post to the people you've pixeled, and use that data to create a lookalike audience so you can advertise to the right audience when you scale.

      But if you want free methods, and you're happy to put the work in, there are hundreds to choose from.

      Guest blogging is one of the best, if you're wiling to create outstanding content and give it away.

      No matter what you decide to do, you gotta build an email list from that traffic - that's going to become your most powerful traffic source in time.


      Get on Mikes Email List...everyday he gives great Free traffic tips. Feels like 100 times a day...just kidding.

      Art
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by smartincometoday View Post

    Also, would appreciate any feedback on my website itself. Thanks!
    Since you're new you should read the rules. Promoting your website (by asking for comments on it) is a violation of the forum rules. Not making it an actual link is not an approved work-around.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartincometoday
      This looks cool, thanks! Will try it out

      Ah ok didn't know this. Will be careful going forward thanks!

      Thanks! This is a very comprehensive answer

      Thanks! Being patient is definitely the hard part!
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      • Profile picture of the author macanohosting
        1. Check you SEO and keywords for organic search, many free seo tools you can find on google.
        2. Build backlinks
        3. Promote it on social media fb, inst etc...
        4. Pay for adwords
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  • Profile picture of the author barickiza
    Free methods: SEO, Facebook groups, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, Forums...


    Paid methods: Facebook ads, AdWords, Bing ads...
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  • Simple method is to build links on different way.
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantDSC
    Hi,

    Quite a few ways you can do this. The fastest way to get traffic is to pay for it using Facebook or Google Ads.

    Seeing that I am a Facebook ads guy, I would recommend that you create a blog post, then create an ad campaign with traffic objective to promote your blog post.

    My advice is to also place the Facebook and Google pixel on your blog so that you can build audiences of people who have consumed your content.

    In terms of free traffic strategies there are loads but free traffic takes time to setup(unless you have large social media audiences or a big email list.

    However the most effective free traffic strategies are creating optimised Youtube Ads, posting in quora, forum posting and also hanging around in facebook Groups.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi SIT,

    You *get* traffic through various forms of *giving* buddy, including:

    - commenting genuinely on finance blogs
    - promoting other finance bloggers via your blog and via social media
    - creating videos on FB and YT
    - broadcasting podcasts
    - solving specific problems geared toward your reader needs
    - always staying on topic with your blog

    Be patient and persistent; you traffic will rise bro.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by John963 View Post

      Getting traffic to a new blog/website is not an easy task but with determination and the right practices you will surely succeed. Also, you have to exercise enough patience .
      Posting articles from other sites, like this one from Quora.com, is highly discouraged. Please enlighten us with your original thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    I see you only have a blog post published 4 days ago. It's not surprising you don't have traffic yet. Here are my pieces of advice:

    1. The fullscreen popup to grab my email is really annoying. Don't be that kind of annoying person. I would never visit your blog again if I were your visitor.
    2. Provide real value. 30+ articles on, and then you can consider doing external SEO. Right now, any traffic that it will come it will leave soon because there is no valuable content there.
    3. I think you should use a different word instead of resources. When I think about resources to make money, I don't expect to see web hosting and premium WordPress themes.

    I hope this helps.
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    • Thanks! This is exactly the kind of feedback I need Already removed my popup now having read your comment and trying to think more about your other two comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pamela123
    Firstly, you need to create quality content and advertise them in your social sites. If your content can show its effectiveness properly, it will drive more traffic to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by smartincometoday View Post

    Any suggestions here? I have a personal finance blog (smartincometoday) that has not been getting any traffic. Would love to hear anyone's thought on how I can drive more traffic. Also, would appreciate any feedback on my website itself. Thanks!
    To confirm, are you getting any traffic at all or just a low amount?

    I would start by optimizing for Seo and posting on social media. Is paid traffic an option? Ppc could work well.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartincometoday
      Would say no traffic at all. Paid is an option if there is a clear long-term value
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Carroll
    Try tools like Link Assistant and Buzz Bundle to generate the traffic needed and wanted. They can help you find other people in your niche. It is important to not be spammy about stuff and start building relationships with them before asking to guest post.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    There are hundreds of different ways to drive traffic to your website.

    The secret is to focus on one or two traffic strategies until you've mastered them.
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  • Profile picture of the author M Arslan
    Do guest posts on your niche related websites having decent traffic. Rank more and high searched keywords that will bring you traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author vasskachk
    I think SEO is the solution to your problem. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeuguarino
    create some videos or post some interesting in your social media
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  • Profile picture of the author niftystats
    SEO is the basis, use webmaster tools, sitemap.xml, etc. and of course social network
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsamyak
    It is broad way to gain traffic and not that easy. initially write pure, relevant content for blog and do proper internal linking. content is king than start backlinks for blog. content attracts the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Youtube ads is good place for that niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenchong
    Do some keyword research and Post relevent content related to your business and optimize every niche of your website according to the keywords. Share it on social media. Guest posting is a great way to drive traffic only if you are successful in getting a body link.
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  • Profile picture of the author 101millionAds
    Relevant Facebook groups is very effective
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Be careful when you want to promote your website throught paid traffic as it needs to be very qualityyy to get your purpose of people buying from your website ,paid traffic can get you visitors easy but if no conversion i dont see the point of using it .Free traffic methods you have a lot under my post
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Prosser
    Free traffic
    1. SEO
    2. Social media

    Paid traffic
    1. Adwords
    2. FB ads
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  • Profile picture of the author lusekelo
    try Pinterest in works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Vinh Giang
    Quickest traffic for your blog I think is facebook. As long as you put quality contents on your blog, it will draw more eyeballs
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  • Profile picture of the author Activatorman
    Syndicate your blog out to as many social media platforms as you can.
    Build a simple video based around your blog and post that on youtube
    Try and focus your blog around keywords that you can see are popular, relevant to your website focus, will get you special attention on google
    Look for related areas to your website focus and write blog content that appeals to those areas that will attract traffic back to your website.
    Visit relevant forums and comment to again make contacts and attract interest.
    You need to add more content to your site.
    Keep on grafting and you will make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bilal Imtiaz
    I think you should involve yourself in discussion forums, i don't know what your blog is all about but go to some relevant forums and write some short contents or answer few questions and add a back-link to your blog, even if you get a no-follow back-link still it will drive huge traffic to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author sftslab
    You can try with SEO right.
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  • Backlinks are your best friends. Trust me it still works and will continue to work. Let me know in case you need any help
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  • Profile picture of the author amit drabu
    You can try the following free platforms:

    1. Reddit
    2. Medium
    3. Quora
    4. Pinterest
    5. Guest Blogging.
    6. Blog Commenting.
    7. Facebook posting.
    8. LinkedIn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronish Baxter
    Get traffic from social media like Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Do Social bookmarking for your blogs. You can promote your blog with paid media as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author WP PRODEVS
    Social media is one of the best source of traffic. Get engaged with people who have same interest or have interest on your niche. Join groups share links, thoughts, participate in other chats. Forums also a best to get more traffic for your business
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbinhire
    Use social media to maximum and moreover trust on your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hunsons
    Make sure you have a great landing page, then start to make SEO.
    Good luck with success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar Raita
    A good tip is to check out Google Trends and try to use something that's trending in the headline of your post.
    That should drive extra traffic to your site. You could also different traffic sources such as instagram, pinterest or facebook and grow and link those platforms to your blog to get more visitors.

    Good luck. Hope this helps.
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  • You could give free stuff or services, like ebook or give free services (small favour) related to financial (advise or something else).
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  • At the end of the day, ask yourself why would one visit your blog? It's gotta be for the content. Therefore, keep writing. And then promote your content. Over time, your traffic will arrive to your site organically. That's how I did it. I wrote and kept on writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author lublu
    One of the free methods besides YouTube video is Quora.

    The most important thing is not to engage in spam. Give real answers to questions. The first week just to answer the questions and then insert the different links to your site. It brings traffic. Just do not be limited to 1 account. The more accounts, the more traffic.
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  • For this your blog should be well- written. To drive more traffic you can post it on social networking sites.According to your requirement you can also choose to do free or paid promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Korner Bay
    Regarding the Instagram page, there you can also promote your account and make traffic with the help of services and applications. Instafollowfast.com can add the number of real subscribers, Minway can add the number of views. Thus, if you have enough quality content, then you will get your audience.
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