How To Get 1000 Visitors In 30 Days From Nothing
Traffic is the subject everyone’s fascinated with.
There’s more information out there on traffic than anything else. Marketing, lead generation and conversion optimization are small fries next to traffic. I’m a firm believer that traffic generation is the easiest part of making an income online.
However, getting lots of traffic to a brand new website without spending fortunes; that’s a different equation. So after reading other people’s opinions on getting 1000 visitors in 30 days from scratch; I decided to share my own view.
For the vast majority of people, starting a brand new site or blog from scratch means spending endless hours at the computing slaving away only to see little to no traffic for weeks or even months.
It really doesn’t have to be that way, whatsoever. There is a smarter way to catapult your website or blog to 1000+ visitors within 30 days of its existence.
Step One: Set Your Blog Up
Whether you’re building a site or a blog, it doesn’t matter. Your site needs a content marketing platform. Your blog should be attractive, no excuses. Pay for a logo, a header, a nice opt-in form and a graphic for your freebie to incentivize opt-ins. You absolutely must build a list of subscribers.
In order to do so you need to offer something for free on your blog. Every report you write is like an asset. You can use it to generate leads and traffic by offering it on your blog, as a bonus for other people’s products and you can have other marketers send it to their lists. Once you have a kick ass design you should focus on creating 3-10 pieces of EPIC content.
I can’t stress the word epic enough. Content volume really isn’t that important to begin with. Here’s why. When you first start blogging, nobody is going to find your content. The only way to really get long term traffic to posts is via SEO and referral traffic, SEO takes a long time with new domains with little authority.
Step Two: Natural Traffic Building, NOT SEO
So you want to focus on driving traffic to your epic content. Your epic content should do one thing; build trust and gain subscribers. The more subscribers you have, the more views your content is going to get. The idea behind building a list of subscribers is to build a community.
A community of people who keep coming back to read your latest content – you can leverage your community to exponentially grow your blog (more on that later). When you have your blog setup with a few pieces of epic content, you should focus your efforts on driving natural traffic and converting it into subscribers.
If you actively post on your blog on a daily basis; it’s difficult to keep up that epic content status and the quality of your blog will dip.
That’s why it’s far more effective to just blog weekly on your own blog and daily on other people’s blogs. You don’t have to write epic content for effective guest blog posts; they just have to be good enough to get other people’s readers to click through to your blog.
So the best way to hit 1000 visitors in 30 days isn’t to do SEO or spend all your time doing social media, it’s to reach out to as many bloggers in your niche as possible. Hit them up on Facebook, via their blogs or any other network. The idea is to introduce yourself and your blog. After a few exchanges of emails or messages, introduce the idea of writing a guest post for their blog.
Just don’t contact the massive bloggers in your niche, they are busy and you don’t have legs to walk on yet. Instead reach out to the smaller audiences via smaller blogs. The fastest way to 1000 visitors is to steal from other people’s communities.
Guest blogging is the fastest way to 1000 visitors within a month. It’s fast, easy and effective. You simply need to write great content on an interesting subject, pitch the content to a small-medium sized blogger in your niche and all you ask in return is a link to your site via an author resource box.
When a guest post goes live on a popular blog, it instantly drives traffic to your blog and builds you a powerful backlink.
On top of guest posting, the next best thing you can do is post on the top 5 forums in your niche with a link to your blog in your signature. You’d be shocked at how much traffic you can generate via a forum. I’d post at least 25 forum post per day split between 5 forums.
There are a ton of ways to generate social media traffic. However the fastest way to do so is to simply syndicate your content onto relevant Facebook groups and pages in your niche. In the past I took this a step further, hired a VA and had him post my blog’s posts on as many relevant FB groups & pages 8 hours/day, 5 days a week. It works.
And of course; you should encourage your own blog visitors to share your content via Facebook and other networks. However that’s more of a long term strategy.
The conventional methods would be: post blog content daily, build backlinks and post as many blog comments as you can on relevant blogs. While that really is decent advice, it’s again a shockingly long term strategy.
Unless your domain already has a lot of authority or some kind of content marketing platform/audience to reach; posting content daily is a waste of time. The first few dozen posts from my blog never get any traffic. That’s because the posts didn’t rank because my domain had no authority, I didn’t have a platform to share my content and nobody really comes across it anymore apart from the few who find it via Google.
I took the long route in the beginning, it works but there are more effective ways as talked above above. Every post I published gathered a few subscribers, which gradually compounded until I could send hundreds if not thousands of people to all of my new content. Link building is also a waste of time to begin with if you’re building an authority site.
The truth is new websites don’t start getting links out of nowhere. As they grow however and their traffic increases; so do their links. Focus on driving natural traffic first, it always pays off.
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