Getting high traffic on a post is every blogger's dream, but not every blogger does it the right way.
Blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme—it requires patience and persistence to build a successful blog.
Famous bloggers like Neil Patel, Pat Flynn and Dareen Rowse didn't build an online empire overnight. It took lots of hard work and patience to reach to a level where they are now.
Being a blogger is easy, but being a successful blogger requires some elbow grease. One of the biggest challenges all bloggers face is how to get traffic to their blog.
I struggled with getting traffic to my first blog and I learned a lot from my personal experience. Based on my learning, I am going to share three untapped traffic sources that most of the newbie bloggers are unaware of.
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1. Commenting on Other Blogs
Blog commenting is one of the powerful strategies to get targeted visitors on your blog, but it is often ignored by many bloggers. Most newbie bloggers would not do this just because the links they are getting by blog commenting are no-follow links. Well, you are wrong.
The main aim of commenting on other blogs is to get targeted visitors rather link building. Even if it is link building, it is important to have no-follow links to maintain a balanced ratio of do-follow and no-follow links. The question arises "How do I get targeted visitors to my blog by commenting on other's blog posts?"
The answer is pretty simple. You write an interesting comment that grabs reader's attention. They click on your name to learn more about you. And this is how you get targeted traffic on your blog. Make sure the blog posts you comment on are relevant to your niche so that you get relevant traffic. If you are a beauty blogger, commenting on a dog blog would make no sense.
Slideshare is a content sharing website that gets more than 60 million visitors per month and has an Alexa rank of 174.
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Slideshare is a silent, yet giant social media platform where you can upload presentations and share them with the world. Brand awareness and targeted traffic are a couple of benefits you get by sharing your content on Slideshare. It's simple and doesn't require much time.
All you have to do is to create engaging presentations that are informative and eye-catching at the same time. Convert all of your blog posts into slides and present useful information, aesthetically. Write interesting titles and descriptions. Be sure to optimize your titles and descriptions for search engines as well.
Don't forget to mention your blog links at the end of each presentation. Users who like your slides will want to visit your blog to know more about you, and it is more likely that they are going to share on social media as well. Here is a detailed marketer's guide on how to use Slideshare effectively.
Quora is a Q&A platform where people can post their queries and get them answered by community members.
All you have to do is to sign up on Quora and add relevant categories to your interests. Once someone posts a question in that category, you will be notified. Write a brief answer that adds value. If you have a relevant blog post on your personal blog, feel free to share the link in your answer. This will get you targeted traffic to your website. Quora gives you long-term traffic which is an added benefit. You keep on getting clicks as long as the question stays there and people are watching your answer.
Quora can also give you post ideas for your blog. Blog posts that discuss reals problems are more efficient as compared to any other blog posts. You can find out problems people are facing by browsing relevant categories. If you find an issue that needs a detailed answer, you can write a blog post on that topic.
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Content is king. If you follow the above strategies very well but don't write great content, forget the traffic. Great has always been the primary source to attract visitors to your site. If a new visitor lands on your site and doesn't find anything useful, they might never come back again. Make sure your website looks appealing and is loaded with valuable content at the same time.