Traffic without Social Media, and Search Engines?

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I know this seems like an odd question, but perhaps it can lead to some creative thinking.

I have a lifestyle blog where I post short snippets about my life, my thoughts, and mainly where I publish my music.

It's common advice to get on social media, rank keywords on search engines, and get on YouTube.

What if I want to avoid that? What if I don't want to be on Social Media, or I don't want to base my content on Keywords? What if I don't want to change my business model based on algorithms?

Let's say, I am hardlined convinced on not focusing on getting traffic via social media and search engines.

What traffic advice would you have for my type of, micro blogging, content.
#engines #media #search #social #traffic
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  • First, some definitions ...

    • Web 1.0 is the read-only Internet. An example is where people perform searches and get to read content. But they can neither interact with it and with other people, nor share the content and contribute their own content;
    • Web 2.0 is the read-and-write Internet. For example, People can enter input and get read-only results, as well as share the content and contribute their own content, and also interact with the content and other people;
    • Social Media is Web 2.0 with additional UX design improvements along with quicker and simpler features for contributing and sharing content, and also for interacting with the content and with other people; and
    • Web 3.0 is the read-and-write-and-execute Internet. For example, people can go to a site and edit images or videos before sharing it for others to view and interact, while blind users can get auto captions for the images and audible descriptions for the videos, deaf users can get auto sign language translations for auto captioned images and also for the videos, etc.

    Now second, to try and answer your question ...

    • So you don't want any Web 1.0 search engine-like portal, any Web 2.0 Youtube-like site nor any social media platform to be included in your traffic sources;
    • That means you're left with Web 1.0 non-search engine sites, Web 2.0 non-Youtube portals and Web 3.0 platforms; and
    • Examples of these are Web forums, content publishing portals, ecommerce, mobile and Web apps with minimal to zero social media features ...
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  • Profile picture of the author aakash cool
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    • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
      Did a bot post this? Aren't half of these related to social media??
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  • 1. you can do guest blogging and press release
    2. share your blog on web 2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Most of my traffic is generated without social media and search engines. I write niche-relevant articles and distribute them to online/offline publications which have the reading audience demographics I'm targeting.

    I have found this marketing strategy, article syndication, to be perhaps the fastest way to penetrate some of the most hotly competitive niches and generate massive quantities of highly convertible traffic. It has virtually unlimited scalability.

    For any given commercially viable niche, there are generally thousands - if not hundreds of thousands of websites, blogs, newsletters, ezines, newspapers, magazines, etc. And editors are hungry for quality content to provide to their subscribers and readers.

    This marketing method has been previously discussed extensively on the forum. Search for "article syndication.".
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  • Here are some ways you can get your website's traffic without SEO or SMO

    1- Email Marketing
    2- Guest Blog Posting
    3- Pay-Per-Click Advertising
    4- Blog Commenting
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  • Profile picture of the author chronosgolf
    Best options are probably to approach other bloggers in your niche with a view to guest posting on their blog.
    Being active and posting helpful comments on related blogs would also help
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    You really only need to do ONE thing. Build up your email list. Get them to like, know and trust you. And communicate often. That can be a VERY reliable source of constant traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You can do Quora

    You can do commenting and citation marketing

    You can get your audience to viralize you through symbolic incentives (I've done this. It's a hoot!)

    The only limit is your IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY, and willingness to WORK HARD
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Skipping social media would be like an economic harakiri.

    Everything is centered on "social" these days. Being gregarious pays.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinku brata
    email marketing is the best way with out fb and seo
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    I think you address this problem wrong. You are focusing on yourself when you should be focusing on your audience.

    Who are the people that would be interested in your content?
    What is their demographics?
    Where they "hang out" online?

    And now you have the answer to your question.

    Let's ask even a better question. How do you find a lifestyle blog that you want to read?

    If it's not Google or Social Media, then maybe it's mind reading URL addresses.

    Oh, and regarding guest posting: that's still SEO.

    No offense OP, but I think you are kidding yourself with this idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Guest posting is not SEO if you do it to get visitors, not just a link.

      Like article syndication. If your post is so awesome that people want to click on the link to your site, the SEO value of the link can be irrelevant.


      Originally Posted by King Manu View Post

      I think you aqqddress this problem wrong. You are focusing on yourself when you should be focusing on your audience.

      Who are the people that would be interested in your content?
      What is their demographics?
      Where they "hang out" online?

      And now you have the answer to your question.

      Let's ask even a better question. How do you find a lifestyle blog that you want to read?

      If it's not Google or Social Media, then maybe it's mind reading URL addresses.

      Oh, and regarding guest posting: that's still SEO.

      No offense OP, but I think you are kidding yourself with this idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author manojblogs
    content is the king
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