It gets overwhelming when you start to research how to drive traffic to your blog. There are so many different ways one can get very confused what to do first and then end up doing too much, in too many directions and then not making any headway.
What do you need to concentrate on?
Search Engine Optimization?
Pay Per Click?
Submit to Directories?
Ect……and many more.
What do you do first? Do all of it? Do just a few? The answer is different for everyone. I have see sites benefit for just one source.
Concentrate on just ONE technique and only one for each TIMELINE. That means you will have 3 techniques building your traffic. The three timelines are, Short, Meduim and Long Term.
For me this is how I approach my traffic building.
I have traffic from this in just a few days and spread the word of my site. I post USEFUL rich content and create conversations in my niche. I seek out others that do the same and comment on their postings.
Takes a little longer results,
Posting video and commenting on other video in my niche is my medium strategy. I add sites in my niche to my channel and comment on other channels.
The longest time results,
Write from your Passion, from you Heart, Rich, Full, Honest Content. Content is King and
always will be. The search engines will pick up on the great content and you will be rewarded with constant traffic that will last for years.
In 2001 I had an Inflatable Moonwalk part-time business. I did not have any experience in websites. I wanted to advertise my business on the internet and had no idea how. I purchased a piece of software the I built my site with. The software would automatically link all my pages together and allow me to insert the keywords all the right places without a huge learning curve. Back then the software cost $150. So I put up a 3 page website with pictures of my Inflatable Moonwalks and general information. It took me about 4 or 5 weeks to get everything just the way I wanted. Not being a large site, but it was really informative for our customers.
I started checking every day to see if I could get the site to show up with my keywords. I had no luck. So I just forgot about doing anything else more to the site. After a couple of months later my customers were telling me that they found me on my website. I was surprised and searched for my keywords on Google and Yahoo. Yahoo had me listed as #2 and Google had me listed as #9. After finding this out I canceled all my other advertising. Well my site stayed on Yahoo between #1 and #7 for seven years. Google was a bit tougher, I was between #4 to #25 for the same time period.
The only changes to my site were price updates in those seven years. I did the work once and I benefited from that work for 7 years. At the end of those 7 years I sold the business and shut down the site because of an accident I had.
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- I build my social list which I send to my website and they sign up for my newsletter.
- I post videos and comment on others in my niche, which have links back to my website and they sign up for my newletter.
- I write content, keyword rich from my passion, which is found from search engines.
This is just my way, I am a minimalist, I like to keep things simple and straight forward. I hope this helps.
To Your Success,