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Traffic generation is tricky. Especially if you don’t really know how to generate traffic effectively.

One day you may get a hundred visitors and the next day, zero.

Plus, there are free and paid methods that work in combination which can bring you a flood of visitors to your web site.

The question is: which work better than the others and which are not worth the time or the investment?

For this reason alone, you need expert guidance. That’s why I’ve got my partner (Codrut Turcanu) to scour the Internet and find those top bloggers and social media influencers willing to share their traffic grabbing tricks.

traffic generation experts

We wanted to learn their #1 traffic generating tip.

Some of these guys have also included a link back to their web site of choice where you can further your learning on the topic. That’s like hitting one rabbit with two stones.

How To Generate Traffic To Your Website

Before we start off with the answers, I want to THANK in advance to all participants and all the others (including you) who help spread the word about these proven traffic generation tips.

Enjoy and good luck!

Chris-DysonChris Dyson TripleSeo.comTwitter

This might not work for all niches but it can certainly be a good traffic leak from Twitter.

By embedding a tweet in a blog post Twitter can feature your website within the tweet as a source of further information.

A great example of this is when Dan Barker sent Matt Cutts a tweet about the irony of Google looking for examples of sites that scrape content:

The tweet went viral and over the course of a few days received over 33000 retweets and was featured on a wide variety of news and tech related sites (over 80 according to ahrefs)

Chris-Dyson

And the sites that embedded Dan’s tweet saw a spike in Twitter traffic as they were featured as Related Headlines.

So if you see a tweet related to your niche going viral throw up a quick blog post to add some additional context and you might be able to leech some extra traffic.

Stuart Walker.Stuart WalkerNicheHacks.comTwitter

It starts with great content and usually involves a great deal of manual outreach.

But first you must figure out WHO your target audience is and WHERE they hang out online then get a presence there.

If it’s a blog then you’ll either want to blog comment or guest post there. If it’s a forum be active in the forum. If a social media group you’ll want to interact there etc.

Leverage other peoples audiences to get them back to your own site.

Here’s 4 of the most effective ways to get traffic….

http://nichehacks.com/building-traffic/

Tom DemersTom Demers CornerStoneContent.comTwitter

Have a distribution hook in mind before you do anything!

This is sort of like the online / content marketing version of “building the marketing into the product” – don’t create a piece of content or start a site unless you have an idea in advance of how people will share and find it.

So instead of just writing a blog post or larger article, have an idea of how that will get found, whether it’s:

We also have a big list of specific tips to squeeze some additional traffic out of your content on our site at Cornerstone Content (http://www.cornerstonecontent.com/free-guide/).

The main thing is to have a specific idea of who will share and find your content, and how you’ll get them to share / find it before you start writing.

Robbie RichardsRobbie RichardsRobbieRichards.comTwitter

I follow a proven 3 step formula for all my content marketing campaigns.

  1. Find proven content
  2. Make it better
  3. Promote the c*** out of it

In this case study I’ll show you how I used this exact technique to write a blog post that generated 10,199 visits to my site in 30 days (without spending a penny).

Matthew Capala.Matthew Capala SearchDecoder.comTwitter

Install Tynt to increase traffic to your website.

Tynt generates backlinks to my website, provides me with content performance analytics, and drives hundreds of unique views for me every month.

Ivana-Taylor.Ivana Taylor –DiyMarketers.comTwitter

Content is important, but promoting exiting content is even more important and there are several tools that I’ve started using successfully.

snip.ly – this tool helps you take advantage of posts that are already frequently shared.

It allows you to shared a frequently shared post and add on a button to YOUR content.

I also like using tools likeScoop.it that gives you the ability to leverage curated content.

Bill-GassettBill Gassett –MaxRealEstateExposure.comTwitter

Without a doubt my best traffic generation tip is to join Viral Content Buzz.

Viral Content Buzz is a platform that allows you to get your content shared through a number of social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Stumbleupon.

The concept is simple you share other peoples content and receive points for doing so. In return you are able to use your points to get others to share your articles.

What is great about this is the fact you can establish relationships with others that you otherwise would not have known. There are a very wide range of topics in the site from social media, SEO, general business, travel, internet, law, finance and a whole host of others.

Adam ConnellAdam ConnellBloggingWizard.comTwitter

Don’t market to your target audience, market to the people that influence them.

This can be as simple as linking out to influencers in a blog post and letting them know about it.

People love it when you say awesome stuff about them and there’s a good chance they’ll share your content (or even link to it). This post will tell you more.

Josh-Coffy.Josh CoffyBlog.FlightMedia.coTwitter

I spent the first year blogging trying every ‘traffic method’ out there. But the best method we ever used was taking a 30-Day Content Challenge.

Flight Media Traffic Challenge- Josh Coffy

In January of 2014, we went from a measly 814 monthly visitors to 9,575 by January 31st. It was one of our largest feats as a company and our traffic has not only maintained, but grown!

Andrea LoubierAndrea LoubierGetMailBird.comTwitter

Focus on only 1-3 marketing channels at a time like SEO, PR, Advertising, CRO, Content marketing etc.

Try to find out as quickly as possible which channel works for you.

If one channel isn’t giving a good ROI, scrape it and move on to next. The faster you iterate, you’ll know which channel to focus on to generate traffic.

Also analyze your analytics and find out what has worked for you in the past and focus on that first.

Dennis SeymourDennis SeymourLeapFroggr.com/blogTwitter

Besides SEO, I do a good chunk of media buying nowadays for traffic generation but I’ve been experimenting with old school blog commenting recently – basically trying to meet other people on their blogs and getting their attention.

Ryan Biddulph (who shared some Arnold Schwarzenegger motivation recently) and Adrienne Smith are 2 of my inspirations to “finally” give it a try.

I subscribed to blogs, commented, shared and just be genuine.

In return, I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and they linked to my blog, shared it out to their own social profiles and community.

It obviously takes more time but the relationships/friends you meet along the way are forever and I’m glad that I did take that step to give it a try.

A lot of wonderful, awesome people that I wouldn’t have had the chance of meeting if I sticked with my “introvert” strategies.

Leigh Louey-GungLeigh Louey-GungVisionSyste.ms

The easiest way to generate traffic is to have respected and well followed people contribute to your website.

They’ll not only help you create great content but they’ll usually let their followers know about the article which will send a stream of traffic through.

Guest blog posts or even an expert roundup (like this one) are great tools to make use of.

David_LeonhardtDavid LeonhardtSeo-Writer.comTwitter

For each blog post, create a pic that is designed to do double-duty in social media:

A) designed to be interesting on its own, so that people share it with their audience
B) designed to arouse curiosity so that people will click through more frequently to the actual post on your site.

Check the image on this post: http://thgmwriters.com/blog/write-caveman/

It is amusing, perhaps even funny – designed to be shared. But it also begs the question, how else would one write like a caveman – what else could I learn from them?

So it hopefully will drive click throughs, as well.

Joseph Ho.Joseph HoJoseph-Ho.comTwitter

My best traffic generation is using giveaway. Using Facebook ads to drive targeted traffic to the giveaway I will gain the traffic and the subscribers.

If you are using Kingsumo plugin to run the giveaway, you will gain viral traffic too when the contestant share the giveaway on social media.

Using this method I managed to increase my traffic and subscribers by up to 50% within 2 months.

jamie-spencerJamie Spencer –SetupABlogToday.comTwitter

My biggest traffic generation tip would be to make sure that you tag your URL’s, so that you know what is working so you can do more of it.

It may sound silly but a lot of traffic that will come to your site will not have a referrer so it can be hard to see where your visitors are coming from.

For example a lot of traffic from the Facebook app, Instagram and even Twitter is tagged as “direct” in Google analytics so using the URL builder you can start to learn more about your “dark social” traffic.

Mike WallagherMike Wallagher –StartBloggingOnline.comTwitter

Do whatever it takes to get yourself listed on the front page of buzzfeed.com.

It can’t get any better… Here’s a great guide by Matthew Barby – http://moz.com/blog/my-recipe-for-success-how-to-launch-a-successful-blog

Charlotte-WallerCharlotte WallerVis-e-bility.comTwitter

There are a lot of tools out there for this, I’ve got limited experience but I had a very positive experience with www.revisitors.com.

You get referral traffic ONLY from this domain and not a load of spammy sites cluttering up your Google Analytics view.

The visits positively affected bounce rate, pages per visit and time on site too, suggesting an engaged audience.

BUT – conversion rate for this kind of traffic is very low

AND – there’s nothing quite like the effect organic traffic has on conversions when it’s been earned by building a brand, building relationships… the boring, long-term difficult stuff basically.

If you love social, Facebook is also a great traffic referrer for a lot of my sites.

Andrew FortuneAndrew Fortune –GreatColoradoHomes.comTwitter

Since I learnt how to advertise on Facebook, I’ve been doing very well generating traffic over these last couple of months.

I wanted to develop a long term branding strategy for my local area and Facebook Ads is really getting my brand out there to my target market.

The traffic in substantial in comparison to Google AdWords and the cost is much less. Here’s a link to the custom graphic I created for this campaign.

Cody McLainCody McLainMindHack.comTwitter

I find having a dedicated person who’s sole job is content syndication helps get me visitors from around the web.

Simply setup accounts and find niche communities to post on.

Whether be places like Reddit or even small forums, it’s a great way to share what you have to say and ultimately increase inbound traffic from around the net.

Carol AmatoCarol AmatoCarolAmato.comTwitter

I have grown to the understanding that the most successful people on earth are proactive – they are able to create or control situations, and they don’t just sit and wait for things to happen.

Bloggers need to be proactive: displaying action and result oriented behavior. We don’t have to be on the waiting end as we can cause things to happen in our favor, producing desired results.

http://www.carolamato.com/how-to-be-proactive-and-grow-your-blog-exponentially/

Nicholas-ScaliceNicholas ScaliceEarnWorthy.comTwitter

You can have the best content in the world on your site, but if nobody knows about it, does it really matter?

Nope. That’s why you need to reach out beyond your site to pull people in. A great way to do this is by guest posting.

Try to leverage blogs that are already getting a lot of traffic and build a following slowly by really “wowing” those readers.

Marko Saric..Marko SaricHowToMakeMyBlog.comTwitter

Most people forget that you need to be actively working on getting traffic to your site. Publishing content is not enough.

Nobody will know about you unless you go and tell them. This is why my best tip is to spend at least half of your time on promoting your content.

Join relevant conversations in forums, comment areas and social media. Email and contact relevant influencers and people relevant to your field.

Take every opportunity you have to showcase people the quality you provide.

Nick LoperNick LoperSideHustleNation.comTwitter

My biggest traffic spikes have come from mentions on bigger media sites like The New York Times, Entrepreneur, and Learnvest.

But those mentions don’t happen overnight; they’re earned by consistently creating link-worthy content, developing relationships with journalists and other peers, and occasionally responding to HelpAReporter queries.

Sean-SiSean SiSeo-Hacker.comTwitter

Guest posting is simply the best thus far.

Being able to tap into another blog’s audience with your thought leadership attracts a lot of eyes and loyalty.

Don’t just publish on your own blog. Take time to spread your content around.

Sue Anne DunlevieSue Anne Dunlevie SuccessfulBlogging.comTwitter

Blogger outreach is the best way to get traffic for your blog. T

ake time to connect with influential bloggers by commenting on their blogs, sharing their social media posts and tweets, and by linking to them in your blog posts.

Then create a longer blog post, like this Ultimate Guide, that answers the problems of your target audience.

Spend time after you are done writing the post on promoting the post. Ask the influential bloggers you have connected with to share it with their audience.

Benjamin-BeckBenjamin Beck –BenjaminBeck.comTwitter

Reddit is one of the largest most active websites in the world and they have a section or “sub-reddit” for almost anything.

If you can find a sub-reddit for your niche it can be a great way to drive lots of traffic to your site.

This post outlines how to generate traffic with reddit in a way that won’t get you trolled.

Steven J. Wilson.Steven J. WilsonHighPoweredSeo.comTwitter

The right community can quickly drive a ton of ‘targeted’ traffic to your site.

Just be sure to have an attention grabbing headline, a nicely put together intro to your post and the content to back it up.

Moosa Hemani.Moosa Hemani SeTalks.comTwitter

I am not a genius who can generate traffic without content or relationships or social media connections.

My number one traffic generation tip will be to write controversial stuff that pull the trigger of engagement of your audience and they automatically start conversation.

Once you will write such sticky post, people will share it with their circle and if you are targeting the real and targeted visitors on the website, it will most probably go viral and attract great amount of traffic and possibly some conversions for the business.

Dave-EvangelistiDave Evangelisti – StartGrowProfit.comTwitter

Every niche has one or more forums that can be great sources of traffic.

Find active forums, provide relevant and practical advice to the user base, and build your credibility (and traffic!).

Learn more at http://www.startgrowprofit.com/promote-your-blog/

Kevin-Duncan.Kevin DuncanBeABetterBlogger.comTwitter

The best way to generate traffic to your blog is to introduce your writing to new audiences. Guest blogging for influential sites in your niche will bring new visitors to your blog.

Play your cards right, and you can turn these visitors into regular readers and email subscribers!

Logan Chierotti.Logan ChierottiLoganChierotti.comTwitter

If you’re not generating leads that aren’t converting to sales there is no point in generating the traffic. Find a profitable niche and a targeted audience and make them your target group.

Use keyword specific tags in social media and unique keywords in pay per click and SEO to get visitors. I’ve found more often then not long tail PPC and SEO keywords generate more quality traffic then your average popular terms.

Use pay per click tests to find out what people are searching for and clicking on.

Jane-SheebaJane SheebaProBloggingSuccess.com/blogTwitter

Blog commenting helps me make new connections; and it works like a mini form of guest blogging.

Depending on the quality of the comment you leave, you can expect great results.

Consistency is important though.

Jock Purtle.Jock PurtleDigitalExits.comTwitter

Nothing beats Google Adwords.

We have been getting great success for our ecommerce clients because of the track-ability of the ads to customer acquisition.

That being said I know many Adwords campaigns that are run inefficiently and are losing money.

Daniel CuttridgeDaniel Cuttridge – Auditalyze.comTwitter

I believe we all know that every niche has an audience that are interested in one or more of the same things. In business, a lot of our audience are equally interested in productivity and this is why you see sites like Buffer taking advantage of that.

This can be utilized outside of content marketing as well, however, you have to engage with this audience on a platform that is outside the comfortable walls of your typical content marketers playbook…

Finding relevant forums, groups, sub-reddits, and other similar places that your audience hang-out or may frequent is extremely rewarding in terms of traffic. I mean, you guys have seen Matt’s traffic statistics right?

In order to be able to generate good traffic from these sources you have to get involved and build a good reputation. In essence, this doesn’t work when you spam or even if you put in a half-hearted effort.

Sophie LizardSophie Lizard –LizardCreativeChaos.comTwitter

Guest blogging is still one of the best ways to bring new visitors to your site.

But it only works if you blog to serve your host’s audience – guest blogging is NOT the #1 SEO or marketing tactic, it’s simply a way to find new people you can help.

And if your guest post genuinely helps them, they’ll read your author bio and visit your site because they want to know if you’ve got more help to offer.

Here’s a start-to-finish walkthrough of guest blogging done right: https://blog.kissmetrics.com/guide-to-guest-blogging

Felix-TarcomnicuFelix TarcomnicuProOptimization.comTwitter

Two simple tips here.. be everywhere and never stop testing.

If SEO works best for you, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do social media or email campaigns.

The moment you stop testing, your website starts failing. Be up to date with what works today because this is what matters the most.

Henneke Duistermaat.Henneke DuistermaatEnchantingMarketing.comTwitter

My favorite traffic generation tip is to answer reader’s questions on your blog.

You’ll gain more traffic when people search for answers to the same questions online.

Mining blog comments and your email inbox is a great way to complement keyword research.

Devesh SharmaDevesh SharmaWpkube.comTwitter

Participate in forums – this is one of the most effective strategies to generate traffic to your site.

While you can generate a good amount of traffic via forums, you can also take questions that are frequently asked by users and create a unique piece of content that will serve as reference.

Want to see how effective forums are, checkout the monthly traffic reports that Matthew has been publishing on this blog.

Erika MaddenErika MaddenOlyvia.coTwitter

Instead of waiting to get your name on other people’s blogs in the form of guest blogging, bring the guests to you in the form of interviews.

If you do a good job, your interviewees will be eager to share the post with their own community. (Not only that, people naturally regard interviewers as having authority and importance — a big help to growing a following, especially if you’re just getting started.)

Gurwinder-Singh-BhinderGurwinder SinghJustBlogTips.comTwitter

The major pre-requisite for getting traffic to your blog or website is good, unique and detailed content.

And you should not always aim for getting traffic from Google only.

In fact, you must diversify your traffic into different streams so that if one stops working, you still have others.

The other traffic sources can be – Social Media Websites, YouTube, Slideshare, Email Marketing, Forums, Guest Posts, Paid Advertising and of course direct traffic.

Also do keep in mind that traffic generation isn’t exact science i.e. if one method is working for me, then it would work for you as well.

So always keep on trying new methods of obtaining web traffic.

Bonus Traffic Generation Tip> – Conduct expert roundups and interviews just like this one on your blog. This is the best way to get noticed by influencers and build a big audience within short time.

Rick Ramos.Rick RamosRickRamos.comTwitter

Make most of your content evergreen!

Evergreen content is the type of content that lasts almost forever (it’s the polar opposite of trending news.)

This is the type of content that easily gets linked to and will bring in a steady stream of traffic to your site. Most of my site SEO traffic if to just a few evergreen articles and they will continue to be great traffic generators for years to come.

david-arringtonDavid ArringtonProfitPursuits.comTwitter

While external sources of traffic are clearly important, the most guaranteed traffic source is your internal list.

Focus on your email marketing strategy and then use a process of continual reengagement to get your subscribers coming back regularly.

Source: 23 Data-Backed List Building Strategies From Top Experts: http://profitpursuits.com/list-building-strategies

Venchito Tampon.Venchito TamponDigitalPhilippines.netTwitter

Do linker outreach once you publish your new post.

There are so many ways to drive relevant traffic to your website but one of the underrated techniques to bring valuable traffic to your brand is linker outreach.

Linker outreach is simply promoting your posts to interested bloggers/webmasters/influencers in your industry that can help you amplify your content.

The success of this approach lies on the caliber/quality of your content, recency of the post and relationships built with potential linkers. The more useful the content is, the better off the results will be.

Linker outreach is just one of my solid content promotion techniques. You can check out this post on Digital Philippines to learn other creative content promotion strategies (most of them you’re not familiar with).

Neil PatelNeil PatelNeilPatel.comTwitter

Write exceptionally good content and make sure to include customized graphics within your posts.

Blogging isn’t unique and everyone is doing it, but very few people go above and beyond with their content.

If you can be super thorough and detailed, your content will generate tons of traffic.

Zac JohnsonZac JohnsonZacJohnson.comTwitter

One of my favorite methods for getting traffic to my sites is still through content marketing and ranking in the search results for long tail keywords.

New marketers and bloggers will try and rank for something like “blogging” in the search results, but that is so generic and wide range that it’s not only extremely hard to rank for, but it’s extremely un-targeted.

Instead you should be trying to rank for long tail keywords such as “how to make money with a blog” or “best ways to increase blog comments” — each of these are very specific and your audience will know exactly what they are going to get when they see your site in the search results.

You can see a walk through of how to generate traffic with long tail keywords in this article here.

Tobias-MegathorTobias Megathor – GrowthHackking.comTwitter

This might seem a bit strange to you online guys, but growth hacking traffic doesn’t need to be 100% online.

For one client, I painted his web address on the back of his £100K Aston Martin and he got 7 leads all worth in excess of $2million. He paid me handsomely for this offline growth hack.

Online is so saturated. We need to get creative offline to grow our businesses.

Jason-Chesters.Jason ChestersDoSeoYourself.comTwitter

The best methods that I have used for traffic generation on my blog are:

Guest post on other blogs in your niche. This method still works great as you get a spike in traffic at the same time as improving your SEO by obtaining a worthy back link. Another method is to do round up posts like this one. These kind of posts get shared a lot which drives more traffic to your site.

Other areas which I have yet to indulge in is ‘competitions’. I know Matt has run free comps on this blog and this can be a great way to get extra traffic! Here are some great methods that I used to increase my blog traffic by 96% in 1 month http://doseoyourself.com/increased-blog-traffic-1-month/

Ken LyonsKen Lyons – Measuredsem.comTwitter

This one is for generating even more referred traffic so you don’t have to rely solely on Google.

  • Look in Google Analytics to see where your referred visits are coming from, ie which sites are sending you the most traffic (prioritize any that have generated conversions)
  • Grab the URLs and pop them into the landing page field in the Keyword Planner
  • You’ll get a list of closely related keyword ideas; pop that list into a rank tracker (we use Authority Labs)
  • Find the “sweet spot” keywords that specific URL ranks for (ie keyword rankings on page one or in the top five of page two) with decent search demand
  • Fire links at that URL for some of those target, sweet spot keywords to try and get the page ranking even higher
  • Enjoy even more referred traffic from that URL as it begins to rank higher in the SERPs

Tim Bourquin.Tim BourquinAfterOffers.comTwitter

We’ve found that working with other website owners to do “webinar trades” goes a long way to generating more traffic and more subscribers for our email list.

We reach out to other list owners in our vertical and ask if we can do a webinar for their audience. They can then also do one for our audience. The idea is that we will drive about the same number of new subscribers for each other’s email list.

This works even if your list is half the size of the other website owner’s list. You simply ask them to email enough of their list in order to drive a similar amount of sign-ups for each other’s webinar.

That is only part of the work. You then need to do a very valuable educational webinar for the other site’s audience.

You then each post a recording of the webinar with links back to each other on your sites. This results in a flow of traffic to each other after the event and SEO juice going forward as well.

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Traffic Generation Wrap Up

So with all these traffic generation tips your probably suffering from information overload.

This is what you need to do next-

1. Take at least two proven traffic generation tips and apply them for your business. Do it within 48 hours, or you’ll forgot about this key task. We both know how postponing works nowadays, right?

2. Spread the word about this expert round up. We want more people to learn from these pro tips. We all benefit from a growing community.

3. Leave your traffic generation comments and questions below. There might be some additional information you’ll want to learn about.

Traffic generation is a large topic and nobody can master all of it, that’s why you have to focus only on a few traffic generation methods methods and combine them like never before.

So know you now how to generate traffic like the experts – what are you waiting for?

101 Responses

  1. 3.3.2015

    Great tips!

    Love the Twitter embed tip because that’s something I didn’t try before although I am a heavy Twitter user.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mohammad Farhan
    3.3.2015

    Hey Matt i found buzzbundle is the best tool for getting targeted traffic. Whats your traffic generation tool besides of buzzbundle ?

  3. 3.3.2015

    Content!

    Skyscraper content works wonders.

    This type of article is a sure way to go as well.

    And been the go-to in your market will always bring you endless traffic!

  4. Thanks for having me on the post, Matthew.

    And it was great to get some top ideas for blog traffic from these terrific bloggers, many of whom I call friends.

    Sue

  5. Michael Barrett
    3.3.2015

    Matthew, I love you! Excellent Post.

  6. 3.3.2015

    Thanks Matt for such valuable content.. I will read it calmly once again and start implementing it for generating traffic for my blog

  7. 3.3.2015

    Hey Matt,

    Nice roundup here! Will definitely try something out, especially the Twitter embed tip.

    I didn’t know that one although I’m a heavy Twitter user :-)

    • March 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Let me know how you do with it!

      • Francesco
        September 5th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

        As far as you know, does this “trick” still work? It seems that Twitter does not show related headlines anymore.

  8. 3.3.2015

    YES LORD

  9. 3.3.2015

    Thanks Matt for this kind of informative post.. it will help me than past..

  10. 3.3.2015

    Wow! Thanks for the mention of Viral Content Buzz, Bill, and thanks for putting it together, Matt!

  11. Scott
    3.4.2015

    What a post. Thank you for putting this together as I’m starting to build out my website. I especially like how you give some actionable advice at the end since I was feeling a bit overwhelmed!

  12. 3.4.2015

    Great tips. My traffic generation favorites include:

    1. Reddit
    2. Social Listening and Commenting at Twitter
    3. QA Sites (Quora, Yahoo Answers etc)
    4. Forums
    5. Blogs

    • March 5th, 2015 at 8:11 am

      How do you make use of Reddit? What advice would you offer to a blogger like myself?

      • March 16th, 2015 at 4:45 pm

        Hi Matt,

        Really enjoy your stuff!

        On Reddit: I’ve recently started posting parts of my posts on a related subreddit and I’ve received a HUGE amount of traffic. The subreddit that I posted ons community really got behind it and it was awesome.

        I posted an article and then included a link to carry on reading (it was a series of guides). I think Reddit is one of the best free traffic sources out there as it’s such a large and thriving community, but on the flip side, not all subreddits are created equal.

        Great source of traffic, though.

        • March 17th, 2015 at 8:46 am

          Ahhh thats good to know and something I could easily do, but I think I would end up getting my account banned as usual 😛

  13. 3.4.2015

    Hey Matthew and Codrut,

    Great content and a lot of ways I haven’t used before nor even thought of. I really think this is a great post and thanks for sharing all these tips with us. These were really awesome.

    Really appreciate Dennis mentioning me as well, I do love the blog commenting for so many reasons. It’s worked wonders for me and I’ve built up some amazing relationships through it. It takes time but that’s why you’ve done a post like this. To show us plenty of other ways.

    Thank you both for putting this together.

    ~Adrienne

  14. Wade McMaster
    3.4.2015

    This is golden! I’m going to have to spend many hours going through and testing some of these out :)

  15. 3.5.2015

    Its indeed a great post!! I have selected my 4 techniques..now let me see how can i actually implement it to work the best for me.

    Thanks!!

    p.s – Don’t you think this “That’s like hitting one rabbit with two stones” should be “That’s like hitting two rabbit with one stones”?

  16. Rofai Fai
    3.5.2015

    really great article Mr Matt, thanks

  17. Allison Foster
    3.5.2015

    Thanks for sharing the tips 😉

  18. 3.5.2015

    Hello, Codrut and Matthew,

    Thanks so much for mentioning me and my site – the quote you used was from a guest article written by Enstine Muki. He did a great job of conveying that message, so thanks for featuring his quote.

    I will be connecting with a few new acquaintances due to this article. David Arrington is someone I can resonate with because his tip is excellent and in keeping with what I consider to be a priority in traffic generation.

    Thanks for all the great new ideas. Have a lovely day.

    ˜Carol Amato

  19. 3.5.2015

    Hi Matthew.

    That was a great round-up.

    It was good to see the different techniques – many of which are new to me. Also, it was good to see so many bloggers that I have already connected with.

    I’ve bookmarked the page to my Pocket and will definitely work on some tips.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Nathan.

  20. MindlessWizard
    3.7.2015

    Hey Matt

    Any great piece of article from you. I appreciate the time you take to collect all of these and bring it in front of us.

    I would like to test some methods mentioned here by some people for traffic generation.

  21. 3.8.2015

    The problem with list posts like this is that they often contradict each other, and thereby have less credibility and leave you wondering what is actually true.

    For instance, first you have someone talking about marketing to your target audience on blogs and social media, then you have another person suggesting that you ignore this and market to the people who influence those people…

    The only thing we can take from a piece like this is that no one actually knows, everything is good or bad, make your own decisions.

    The truth is, dear reader, that content overrules everything. You cannot make a success of a site unless you have the valued content there to begin with, as a foundation for your work. If that content is not there, nothing will come of it. If it is there and it’s valuable, the rest will pretty much take care of itself (aside from the physical aspect of site performance).

    • March 9th, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Hi Robbie,

      What a lot of people fail to realise is there is no such thing as a one size fits all blueprint for everyone. You don’t sell houses using the same sales techniques as you sell mobile phones for example.

      Every business is different and as such requires different approaches. There is no magic bullet.

      It is important that you build your own understanding through practical application, failing, learning and progressing using the advice you read as a rough framework.

  22. david
    3.8.2015

    Annoying popup when exiting a tab, no mobile site…. you don’t give a s*** about your readers, do you? Man….. if we want to subscribe to your newsletter, we’ll find our way.

  23. wilfred abicoco
    3.8.2015

    thank you for this techniques

  24. 3.17.2015

    Well getting traffic is the worst part, but making website is the easiest part. Don’t waste time building websites, instead, make one, and focus on attracting visitors to it. :)

    • March 17th, 2015 at 11:51 am

      I disagree, its no good spending lots of effort advertising your new empty shop.

  25. Blog tips & tricks
    3.21.2015

    Nice on matthew, i’m following all your foot steps. I will try to implement this methods and see which one works best for me

  26. Ryano
    3.22.2015

    Thanks for putting this guide together Matt. There are lots of great actionable strategies there that I’m sure can work wonders when you combine a few of them together. Have just joined your Facebook page and will be looking forward to your updates. Cheers.:)

  27. Sherman Smith
    5.23.2015

    Hey Steven, Matthew and Codrut,

    One of the many questions that’s ask by a lot of bloggers, especially newbies, is how to drive traffic to their blog. This post couldn’t be better to go to with all the expert advice here!

    Most of the tips I see are commenting and guest posting. I comment almost everyday, averaging about 6 blog post a day, and it has worked out great. I’ve only guest posted one time and plan on doing another one soon. This is a good way to expose yourself and blog to another audience.

    I’ve also did a roundup post and plan on doing more. For me this is a great way to connect with other bloggers and also generate more traffic from their audience!

    Thanks for the share! Have a great weekend!

    I found your post on kingged.com under the category of Blogging Traffic
    http://kingged.com/49-expert-tricks-to-generate-huge-trafic-to-your-site/

  28. 5.27.2015

    Hey,

    These traffic generation tips from proven track record people is very inspiring, everybody has shared their experience, I learnt one thing from this article, there are different ways of generating traffic, we need to find out which works best for us.

    Thank for sharing such a good information from so many people.

  29. 5.28.2015

    Great day Steven, and great article you have here.

    This list of expert tricks is really very helpful specially to people who are still new to blogging. I am glad someone like you exerted effort and time in compiling all these expert tricks.

    Congratulations for the job well done.

    Dennis

  30. 6.23.2015

    I have a website. http://longtrick.com almost 6 months old but 1 cannot get so much visitor. I’m really hopeless. Can you tell me a better suggestion for this.

  31. ravigupta
    6.23.2015

    I have only one word to say, WoW. I read the article what a awesome article, improving my website google ranking thank you for sharing. I have a lot of work you will find a lovely support.This post is very inspiring me. I always take your advices very seriously, keep posted.

  32. 7.1.2015

    I found this article very informative and solid to be implemented. You have covered everything in a box for someone looking for get up. I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks once again.

  33. 7.1.2015

    thank you so much!
    Fiverr.com
    Is very recommended for Traffic via payment

  34. 7.5.2015

    Great post. Thanks for including my comment in the roundup. I learned some other interesting tactics here as well. Can’t wait to try them with my own blog.

  35. alish
    7.8.2015

    Hi friends plz check my site uplaytube.com millions of youtube videos watch download and share

    • July 8th, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Have you heard of an awesome website called YouTube? It has BILLIONS of videos

  36. Sharad Gupta
    7.15.2015

    Fabulous content .

    Nice share by the top bloggers.Love to read the post and keen to follow some of these tips .

  37. 7.22.2015

    Great tips here.

    I like what David said about the images that we use. Many times we forget that people would just click on an image because it’s attractive or intriguing, so the image really speaks for itself, and can be as important as the headline at time.

  38. 7.28.2015

    Its everything included in this post I ever find for getting traffic. thanks for sharing such a wonderful information and other bloggers opinion.

  39. Boris Qs
    8.21.2015

    I Just started driving traffic to my new blog and I have been using the old fashion Forum Posting and BlogHopping. Now I have a good number of strategies that I can test and select my winning Traffic method Thanks.

  40. safwan zahid
    9.28.2015

    Great post, matthew. all those methods are useful enough to follow. But i will focus on Quality content, Social media promotion and guest posting more. Thank You!!!!!!

  41. clark
    12.15.2015

    great

  42. 12.15.2015

    Great post & well explained. Really I appreciate. Keep on posting.

  43. 1.28.2016

    Great post Matt. I’ve been lurking your blog for about a year. I have had a few blogs in the past that didn’t ammount to anything.. 1 or 2 posts then I’d scrap it… I took your advice and “stuck with it,” and now my blog has 11 pots and counting lol. Everything you do for the community is freakin’ awesome. Thank you sir!

    • February 1st, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Then I am setting your first goal for you. 100 subscribers in the next 6 weeks.

      Get cracking!

  44. 2.14.2016

    Great Post I have started a new blog and I think that this information will help me a lot and thanks for this post

  45. Nijat
    2.16.2016

    Thanks, Matt. Great post.

  46. ryan percy
    2.20.2016

    Earning reports of bloggers always fascinates people and here I found all internet marketing guru’s who are making s*** loads of money. I’d definitely follow some of them Matt.

    Cheers

  47. john
    3.28.2016

    Very helpful post Matthew.

  48. 4.2.2016

    Great post. Most similar posts just keep talking about the exact same strategy over and over. Just recently I read a post about FB ads. Every single “expert” they had there was using the exact same retargeting strategy.,.. what’s the point of getting 10 experts if they all tell you the same?

    This post on the other hand brings something new. Lots of good and talented marketers here, and I got some new strategies to try! Thank you!

    • April 3rd, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      10 experts that all tell you to head in the same direction, is better than 10 experts that tell you to go different directions :)

  49. Palash
    5.14.2016

    Hi, this information is very conducive for getting web traffic to my blog.
    Thank you for sharing this type blog post.

  50. 5.27.2016

    Learned a lot of new things but above all in my opinion content remain the king of generating traffic. If you have good keyword rich content obviously without keyword stuffing, none of other tricks will need to generate traffic. Thanks everyone for sharing their thought.

    • May 27th, 2016 at 10:32 am

      That’s true – it is the king of the castle!

      • June 3rd, 2016 at 9:04 am

        Hello Matthew,

        Hope you are doing well. I have a little confusion regarding link building. What will be the impact on SEO rank, when I use the same anchor text, again and again, creating internal site link? Is overuse of the same anchor text in a different article the search engine will take it as keyword stuffing? Thanks in advance for this great help.

        • June 6th, 2016 at 9:04 am

          I like to mix it up, both internally and externally personally

  51. 8.8.2016

    Nice post. You made traffic generation more simple.
    thanks

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