How do I get traffic to my killer blog post?

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I just wrote a killer blog post for my client. He is a personal injury attorney. The post post is detailed and provides in depth information about various laws that relate to personal injury. I need to send as much targeted real human visitors to his site within a 3 week time frame. What do you guys recommend I do?

Any and all help is appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
    Do you paid if people comment on It?
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  • Profile picture of the author Weblin
    I will suggest you to comment on other personal injury blog posts and backlink to your site. You can even make a video and promote it on youtube and promote on social media sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    Get some back links or find a way to make it go viral
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    • Profile picture of the author jasonsluck
      Originally Posted by Simmeon View Post

      Do you paid if people comment on It?
      I wish I got paid for comments but I don't. What was your idea anyway? I may still value from it.

      Originally Posted by hjthegeek View Post

      I will suggest you to comment on other personal injury blog posts and backlink to your site. You can even make a video and promote it on youtube and promote on social media sites.
      Thanks for the suggestions, I know the backlinks will be good for seo. I guess I could even use scrapebox to get comments and backlinks links also. Good points.

      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      Get some back links or find a way to make it go viral
      Good points!
      Does anyone know how to make a personal injury blog post go viral?
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    set up social accounts at

    google+1
    twitter
    facebook

    then share your post yourself first then the more of a social following you grow the easier it will be to spread the word about your new blog posts and get more traffic to your posts

    i also use http://rapportive.com/

    its a cool tool to connect all your social accounts with your gmail account

    paul
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    • Profile picture of the author unoentremil
      Originally Posted by paul nicholls View Post

      Rapportive

      its a cool tool to connect all your social accounts with your gmail account

      paul
      Man. This is FANTASTIC! Thanks a lot!

      Jason: you might be interested in reading my post about how to promote a blob or website (the main link on my signature). Jump to the Posterous tip (extended explanation in comments).

      Posting in topic related forums brings qualified visitors and help in rankings if done wisely.
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi unoentremil,

        Originally Posted by unoentremil View Post

        Man. This is FANTASTIC! Thanks a lot!

        Jason: you might be interested in reading my post about how to promote a blob or website (the main link on my signature). Jump to the Posterous tip (extended explanation in comments).

        Posting in topic related forums brings qualified visitors and help in rankings if done wisely.


        Sorry....
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by paul nicholls View Post

      Paul...that's freakin' amazing. I hooked it up to my Gmail a few minutes ago and I'm in love with it. I can't wait until tonight to get on a computer that's not blocked by a firewall to see it in full-force.

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  • Profile picture of the author sudeep765
    find any way to make that post go viral.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Do a press release for the site, and spin it to talk about that new highly educational article you just wrote! You could even find your press release being syndicated to other high quality sites if you write it correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi jasonsluck,

    Originally Posted by jasonsluck View Post

    I need to send as much targeted real human visitors to his site within a 3 week time frame.
    Can you elaborate on why you need to do this, because that piece of information is relevant to how you should attempt to achieve your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author VHSEOMike
    Comment on relevant blog posts. You could also use SB. YouTube is a good option, but Facebook is much better than that. Also, try Yahoo answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author markhenryblogs
    Trying to get quality backlinks. comment relevant posts,Social media
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    • Profile picture of the author denysapu
      Bookmark and share the blog post into major social bookmark / share. If you already have targeted people in your connections in that social bookmark sites, it would be more helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisiulee
    Do social bookmarking, submit your post in digg etc and also share the post on social networks like facebook and pinterest and twitter, search the fan pages and community related to your topic go their and share your link with them, and if possible publish some press releases related to your content and hopefully it will work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Do like a lot of PI lawyers do - buy the traffic. PPC, banners, video ads, etc. Not to mention TV, radio and print media.

      Here in Florida, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a PI lawyer.

      I'm waiting for the day when they start setting up shop in the waiting rooms of local ERs...
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      • Here in Florida, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a PI lawyer.

        ...who will promptly sue you for assaulting him. :p

        Most of the suggestions in this thread were good ones except for the time constraint. Start a Twitter account, build your followers to a critical mass, gain their trust and promote this blog post in three weeks?

        Buying PPC is the only answer that makes sense. Even that isn't perfect because it takes time to refine an AdWords campaign by testing ads and keywords.

        The takeaway here is that most traffic methods take time and sustained effort to build. Hey, if it was quick and easy everybody would be doing it.

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        • Profile picture of the author unoentremil
          Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

          Here in Florida, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a PI lawyer.

          ...who will promptly sue you for assaulting him. :p

          Most of the suggestions in this thread were good ones except for the time constraint. Start a Twitter account, build your followers to a critical mass, gain their trust and promote this blog post in three weeks?

          Buying PPC is the only answer that makes sense. Even that isn't perfect because it takes time to refine an AdWords campaign by testing ads and keywords.

          The takeaway here is that most traffic methods take time and sustained effort to build. Hey, if it was quick and easy everybody would be doing it.

          fLufF
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          Fluffy is right. Using Posterous as I recommend save a lot of time but 3 weeks is a very short period to get results from social media.

          I agree on using PPC for testing purposes and to start getting traffic. Once you know what works and what doesn't it's possible to refine the SEO work the anchor text of the link building campaign.

          In addition, the content on the website is essential. The more content, the better. Many clients do not provide content and expect results.

          Best
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    You a may get more visitors from a press release -
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  • Profile picture of the author Imogene
    For blog promotion, blog commenting is the best way, believe me.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    you could sign up for cashblurbs,they get everyone else to advertise your link for you,its about $20 a month,but you can post lots of different links 3 times a day too.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Work twitter hashtags. Try retweet exchanges. Also, there are many legitimate online legal blogs you can comment on with a link to your blog post. Let's just hope by "killer blog post" you mean ACTUALLY USEFUL CONTENT because if you're going to just promote a keyword-stuffed article that few people would want to share with their friends you might just be fighting an uphill battle.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamj2
      Great stuff that you have some valuable content to share, which should make things much easier.

      A press release using a Google News approved distribution platform such as PRWeb, Sbwire, or Webwire should hopefully get a nice influx of traffic if relevant niche keywords are integrated into an eye catching headline.

      And you can post the link on Twitter using hashtags to make your keywords visible. Such as #Legal and #PersonalInjury and #Law etc. as that means that people who subscribe to be alerted when those keywords pop up in Google will more easily find your link, even if they are not directly following you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    1) Do PPC on "personal injury" keywords in your city

    2) Set him up on Google Places

    3) Run some Youtube videos and rank them high in the search engines

    4) Make sure his/her business card has a link to their website
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  • Profile picture of the author CTB
    Originally Posted by jasonsluck View Post

    I just wrote a killer blog post for my client. He is a personal injury attorney. The post post is detailed and provides in depth information about various laws that relate to personal injury. I need to send as much targeted real human visitors to his site within a 3 week time frame. What do you guys recommend I do?

    Any and all help is appreciated!
    Ad swaps, find swappers on this forum and safeswaps dot com

    If you have a budget buy some cheap targeted clicks at infolinks, clicksor etc
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    • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
      lots of advice here some good some really not good I don't recommend cash blurbs
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    • Profile picture of the author Tommy Afrialdi
      Originally Posted by CTB View Post

      Ad swaps, find swappers on this forum and safeswaps dot com

      If you have a budget buy some cheap targeted clicks at infolinks, clicksor etc
      Yes, safe-swaps.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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    Originally Posted by jasonsluck View Post

    I just wrote a killer blog post for my client. He is a personal injury attorney. The post post is detailed and provides in depth information about various laws that relate to personal injury. I need to send as much targeted real human visitors to his site within a 3 week time frame. What do you guys recommend I do?

    Any and all help is appreciated!
    Ummm.....shouldn't you have figured out how to do this BEFORE taking on a client?
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  • Profile picture of the author mumu11
    Press release..

    you can hire someone to write and send for you, just search press release services in this forum..
    for me, this is the fastest traffic you can get
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  • Profile picture of the author Topwriters
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    work on your backlinks and have someone write you good articles that can also drive people to your client's website. A good press release will help you (I'd have to agree with mumu11). Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author nsmit
      I have tried everything for my blog but only way I have seen it works is via backlinks that too at relevant places.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    Tell your client this can take some time to get visitors, and make a youtube video promoting it while
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  • Travel back to 1999 and use link farms and doorway pages and you're all set, of course this is my attempt at a bad joke, har har. Nothing is snappy in IM, well the stuff that last anyway, for quick traffic, that is going to be PPC hands down.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajguille
    You can get some traffic from traffic exchangers too.
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      It's all going to take time buddy!

      PPC might be your fast route though, but you'll have to watch it.

      If the article is so good, then you should be proactively seeking out syndication partners.

      Seek out sites in that niche, and see if you can negotiate with the webmasters to contribute content to those sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author moreno
    may i suggest to take your car and run over your post so you can kill and then you have a killer post with injury. If your post is a killer does your KW not sending good traffic fromSE ? Maybe it's not a killer...
    Frank Moreno
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    Just make backlinks as much as possible.Try to advertise your site on different social media sites and blog sites.Do Viral marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author repstein
    As was mentioned above, you could set up accounts for this client in different social media sites. If you have the budget, you can set up a “Promote Post” campaign in Facebook which is relatively cheaper than their normal ad rate. Promoting a post can cost as low as $10 for one week. Alternatively, you can share it from your profile or a fan page.

    Another option is to create unique variations of this post for article directory sites. Make sure to focus your efforts on high ranking and reputable article directory sites. In the ‘byline’ section, provide all relevant author information including the link to the blog post.

    Be sure that each change of the article preserves the integrity of the original. If the truth is that only "some" people do "x," don't modify to say that "most" people do "x." Make sure the content is still solid so there are no mistakes for people to spot, and more importantly so that nobody is misinformed
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingManUK
    You can buy traffic but I'd query whether it really will be as targeted as many traffic sellers claim. Even if you only pay $1 for 1,000,0000 visitors its not good value if none of them convert so be wary of going down this route. Only do small test campaigns to start with and use a fraud traffic auditing tool!

    I would think that driving traffic with engaged audience through social media will be far more effective - both in terms of results and costs.
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    Search engine optimization is the powerful to make your website’s traffic evergreen. Building backlinks is also a part of SEO but I mentioned it separately because I think it should be done with care and matters a lot to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bleach
    If your post is truly an educational post about personal injury law, you have practically no chance of it going viral. Why would anyone share this post with their friends? Who would find this interesting? The only people who would organically find the post are those with a personal injury question themselves, and how many of them are likely to know people who need the same information? I'm a lawyer and even I don't read this stuff just to kill time.

    Your post would be "killer" if it was only tangentially related to a legal issue (enough so that it fits in on a lawyer's website), but was on a topic that everyone would relate to or be interested in. Maybe a short story about someone who got screwed by a tort reform cap or how a lawsuit made a business change its evil ways would be a better approach to draw traffic. Of course, this traffic won't be people looking to hire a lawyer, but you said your goal was page views, not targeted traffic.

    I have a friend who is suing some local strip clubs over their classification of the strippers as independent contractors. A story about that would be cool for an employment law website, as it could give a behind the scenes look at how strip clubs operate while still being relevant to a lawyer's site.

    PPC is the only way you're going to get eyes on that page, IMHO. Social networking isn't great for driving traffic for the personal injury niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author intergen
      Originally Posted by Robert Bleach View Post


      Your post would be "killer" if it was only tangentially related to a legal issue (enough so that it fits in on a lawyer's website), but was on a topic that everyone would relate to or be interested in. Maybe a short story about someone who got screwed by a tort reform cap or how a lawsuit made a business change its evil ways would be a better approach to draw traffic.
      I agree with this approach. I have a client who is an attorney as well. I suggested he link to relevant articles on major Law Blogs. He did and received 7000 visits in 3 days (up from 25 - 30 visits a day prior) when they linked back to him. BTW - it was the Above the Law: A Legal Web Site

      It took a few blog posts before it happened.

      Also, things don't go viral because you want them to. I hate it when a client thinks they can just create content and "make" it go viral. It's such a pet peeve I wrote 2 blog posts about it backed by research - here and here

      Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashcow
      Originally Posted by Robert Bleach View Post

      If your post is truly an educational post about personal injury law, you have practically no chance of it going viral. Why would anyone share this post with their friends? Who would find this interesting? The only people who would organically find the post are those with a personal injury question themselves, and how many of them are likely to know people who need the same information? I'm a lawyer and even I don't read this stuff just to kill time.
      I have to agree with this here. You'll probably be wasting a lot of time if you try to get it to go viral with social media.

      I think buying traffic is your best bet but maybe people could help you more if you told us what the goal of all this traffic is? I mean does your client just want to see his stats jump up, or does he want a bunch of comments, opt-ins????????
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    Social media "LIKES" are hot and pushing sites up since the google updates. Go to Fiverr.com and find some LIKES be it Twitter, Facebook likes (make a page), or Google Pluses.

    If that doesn't work, I would do the PPC Campaigns as well, I agree.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottsihm
    go post on forum that is related to your niche, and don't forget to add your signature
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    SEO is the main way to get good traffic .
    You can start forum posting , for get good traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author repstein
    While the domain name is not the be all and end all, it does matter. If you're starting out, branding will be a challenge since there may be sites talking about your niche now. I recommend choosing a 'search-engine friendly' domain name which I think you already have done. I also heard that even with the algorithm updates, EMD owners are still doing well. Remember to keep the domain short, catchy and limit the use of hyphens and other unnecessary characters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leveragist
    Tie your post to a story in the media. Contact journalists who covered that story previously to pitch your post. Start with local media and work your way up.

    I recommend you read:

    David Meerman Scott's "Newsjacking"

    It's how I got coverage on a recent post for one of my blogs. It received over 13,000 visits, >11K unique visitors and >16K pageviews. It also got mentioned on major websites like Forbes, TechCrunch, Mashable, Wired, Reuters, etc.

    Jeanne
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    Article Marketing, Squidoo, Hubpages, Video Marketing, Social Media - These tools will definitely drive real traffic to your post where you have published it.

    Getting traffic on your business page also does matters if it is really designed to look professional, elegant & have a crystal clear effect on the reader's mind. So take into consideration that also.
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