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What if I told you getting website traffic was easy?

That all you need to do is follow the right tutorials, and you’ll be able to access thousands of new people in no time.

And, those tutorials don’t need to cost you any money. There’s no need for $200 traffic courses, $100 masterminds or even $5 eBooks. You can get everything you need for free across the internet.

In fact, scratch that – you can get them all for free right here.

Because in this article I’ve compiled the best website traffic generation tutorials from around the internet so you can start to attract the people your site deserves, in record time.

All you have to do is read on…

What You Will Learn

I’ve built this list to be the best list of Traffic Generation tutorials online. That doesn’t mean it’s the biggest. Instead, like my ultimate list of SEO tutorials, this is the cream-of-the-crop.

It’s split into 5 different sections, all of which will drive you much more traffic in a short space of time. Just click the links below to jump to the section you want to read about:

  1. Quick Tips For Traffic Generation: Want to get stuck into generating website traffic right now? Here are some quick-start guides for you to use straight away.
  2. Beginners Guides: This section will show you the basics of traffic generation no matter how little experience you have.
  3. Social Media Traffic: Need to harness the power of social media to up your traffic? This section is for you.
  4. Guest Post TrafficHere you’ll learn not only how to land a guest post but what you need to do to make them convert back to your site.
  5. Outreach Traffic: If you have friends online, you have traffic. Here’s how to make friends for significant traffic gains.

Each tutorial also comes with a difficulty level of Easy, Medium or Hard.

  • EasyEven if you’ve never had a page view, you’ll be able to follow these tutorials.
  • Medium: You’ll need some experience running a site, or using industry tools.
  • HardYou’ll need some technical ability and expertise to tackle these.

This way you can make sure a tutorial is at your level before you ever commit to the process.

I’ve just got one final point to make before you get stuck into the meat of this article…

How To Get The Most Out Of These Tutorials

The only way you get anything from a tutorial is to commit to it, and follow it from start to finish.

The main reason I find you struggle to get results is that you tend to just skim-read a tutorial and only employ the parts that are fancy, or seem really interesting. And while that’s okay…you miss the point.

With all of these tutorials, I urge you to take the time and commit to it for two weeks, a month (or even three), depending on the strategy. Try and get every drop of traffic from it, and then you can decide if it works or not.

Don’t just look at it, try it for two days, then find a new strategy. Commit to the process and see it through to the end. That’s the difference between sites with significant traffic and your site right now.

Okay, now that’s said, let’s dive in…

Quick Tips For Website Traffic Generation

The articles in the section show you a wide range of traffic generation techniques that you can pick and choose from. If you’re not sure where you need to drive traffic from and want to test, start here.

You should be able to use most of them in a small space of time and deliver big results. Let’s dive in, shall we?

130 Ways To Get More Traffic – SumoMe

  • Style: Ultimate List
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

sumome website traffic generation

SumoMe‘s bread and butter is traffic generation. This free guide – also available as a downloadable spreadsheet – gives you simple, easy to apply traffic tips you can use right now to boost your website traffic.

In this guide they talk you through 130 different ways you can increase traffic to your site; each only taking no more than 5-10 minutes max. Meaning that for every piece of content you create, in less than an hour, you can have hundreds of people landing on your site.

These methods are point, click and shoot, so you don’t need to worry about theory.

21 Tactics To Increase Blog Traffic – Moz

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Moz is a behemoth in the traffic world. They drive millions of visitors to their site every month and spend the rest of their time helping people like you get even more traffic.

In this article they share their 21 most effective website traffic generation tactics, like:

  • How to find (and target) your content to people who will share
  • How to build internal links to boost your SEO traffic
  • How to use blog comments to drive traffic back to your blog
  • How to steal your competitor’s links

This is a little more SEO heavy, but still useful information. Especially if you’re looking to make small changes to your site right now.

50 Social Media Tips To Build Traffic – CoSchedule

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

coschedule 50 tips

This guide from CoSchedule gives you 50 actionable strategies to gain social media traffic. Pick one, apply it and if it doesn’t work you can move on to the next one.

It covers your main social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn as well as providing some tips for Google+ if you’re still using it.

You’ll learn:

  • How to increase your Facebook Organic traffic
  • How to use Hashtags to generate more website traffic
  • How to tailor your content to fit a LinkedIn audience
  • The best times to share on Pinterest

The key takeaways here are how each person behaves when they’re on each social media platform. When you’re on Pinterest and then switch to Facebook you’re in two different mindsets.

Now you’ll be able to tap into them by using bite size tips.

10 Ways To Increase Traffic In Under 30 Minutes – Matthew Woodward

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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This quick guide shows you how you can make traffic wins with just a small investment of time. Use these methods frequently and you’ll have a constant, reliable, flow of traffic.

By the end of this article you’ll be able to:

  • Use Reddit without the community hating you
  • Set up your Twitter profile to get 3x more traffic in just 10 minutes
  • Repurpose your old content for maximum traffic

If you’re short on time, but need more traffic, then you can’t go wrong than getting stuck into these strategies.

Beginners Guide To Traffic Generation

If you’re brand new to online marketing getting website traffic can feel like hopeless can’t it?

You’re a small fish,  this is a big pond, and you can’t get your voice heard. Don’t worry I’ve been there before too – it’s awful.

However, these tutorials will show you how to get targeted traffic, even if the only person who knows your site exists is your mum.

The Foundations of Traffic – Quicksprout

  • Style: eBook (One Chapter)
  • Difficulty: Easy

quicksprout traffic guide

This guide is one chapter of Neil Patel’s massive eBook about Online Marketing. It covers all of the foundation streams of traffic back to your site.

In it Neil covers the topics of:

  • How to find customers, not traffic
  • What type of traffic is best for your new site
  • The differences between Paid and Organic traffic
  • The core values of your business that will drive traffic

This may all sound kind of basic, and it’s not as glamorous as a Build A Six Figure Blog In Your Pyjamas style post.

But if you take time to understand (and use) this information you’ll find getting every other type of traffic is much easier in the long run.

How To Go From 0 To 10,000 Views In 30 Days (Noah Kagan Edition) – SumoMe

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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This guide is excellent for a beginner looking to get traffic. Because it’s a step-by-step case study of someone (Noah Kagan’s apprentice) going from 0 to 10,000 views in 30 days.

He couldn’t use any of Noah’s connections or platforms. He just had to start from ground zero – like you – and build up. He shows you the exact strategies he uses to get SleepSumo off the ground, such as:

  • How to use Giveaways to generate high-quality website traffic
  • How to use Influencer Interviews to tap into their traffic streams
  • How to do outreach like a pro
  • How to create a rock-solid marketing plan

This is one of those articles you’re going to want to follow along and take action on as you read it.

How To Blast Out Of Obscurity – StartUpBros

  • Style: Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Easy

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One of my content creators, James, said this was the article that helped him get started in blogging. It’s one of those hidden Gems that everyone starting with a blog or site should read.

Generating traffic is part of the article, but all of the surrounding information is just as important for getting people to care about your site too. In it, Ludvig talks about:

  • How to build massive amounts of traffic
  • How to develop a ‘viral’ mindset for your content
  • How to network with influencers (and use their traffic)
  • How to avoid the most common online mistakes

For a beginner, there’s a lot to be learned from this article, so I suggest you read it (and take notes).

The Simple Guide To Content Promotion – Matthew Woodward

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy

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When you first start out you want to create a lot of content, but you normally have no idea what to do with it after you hit publish.

This article uncovers everything you need to know about content promotion so you can be efficient with your time, and get the biggest results, for the least amount of time. You’ll learn:

  • How to promote content the smart way
  • Why other content promotion strategies are useless
  • How to identify the right people to contact
  • How to scale content promotion with ease

Ove you’ve read this article you’ll be able to reach people without the fear of rejection, and ensure your content is seen be hundreds (or thousands) of people.

32 Smart Ways To Drive 3x More Traffic To Your Blog – Blogging Wizard

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy

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Is there’s someone who gets traffic, it’s Adam Connell; in this guide he breaks down the smooth, smart and simple ways you can start to get more traffic right now. 

This is on the beginner’s list because there’s nothing out of the ordinary here. It’s all stuff you know you should be doing…but never actually do. In this article he shows you how to take massive action on them, like:

  • How to create headlines that drive traffic
  • How to create more visual content to boost page views
  • How to get started with guest blogging
  • How to use HARO to drive more blog traffic

They may all sound simple, but until you’ve exhausted this list, why try any of the more complex strategies? That’s why Keep it simple, stupid is my favourite motto.

Social Media Traffic

Social Media traffic is one of the most important types of traffic you can get right now. It converts well, and anyone with access to a social media profile (or two) can tap into it.

But there’s a significant difference between just slapping your content on Social Media and getting strategic, targeted traffic from the platforms.

In this section, you can see a breakdown of the best tutorials for each platform, so no matter where you’re positioned, you can get some impressive traffic back to your site.

Facebook

Facebook is the king of social media platforms right now. Even though their market is more pay-to-play than any of the others, you can’t argue that everyone is here at some point in their week.

These tutorials will show you how to get the best traffic for the least money – or even better, free – and send your conversions through the roof.

The (Constantly Updated) Guide To Facebook Ads – Buffer

  • Style: Blog Post Guide (With PDF Option)
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

buffer facebook ads

Buffer live and breathe Social Media, so when they speak, it pays to listen. And in this wonderful 33-minute long guide you’ll find everything you need to know about Facebook Advertising.

In it, Kevan Lee covers:

  • The 11 different types of Facebook Ads
  • How to create your advert from scratch
  • What you need to look for when you build an audience
  • How to budget your ads and analyse your results

That’s just scratching the surface, too. If you’ve ever wasted money, or struggled to get conversions, from Facebook Ads this is a guide you need to read.

How To Grow Your Facebook Page By 193% by PostPlanner

  • Style: Free eBook
  • Difficulty: Easy

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Between the 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015, PostPlanner grew their Facebook Page by 193% with almost all free traffic. In this guide, they show you how you can do it too so that you can get more free organic website traffic from your page.

With this eBook you’ll learn:

  • How to create evergreen content for a Facebook audience
  • How to use other people’s content to drive more traffic
  • How to identify the optimal times for you to post
  • How to create call to actions that convert

By the end of this article you’ll know the ins and outs of running a Facebook page, and how to use it as a free traffic generation tool for your site. What more could you ask for?

How To Use Facebook Groups To Boost Your Traffic – SmartBlogger

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Medium

smartblogger facebook groups

While Facebook has become more of a pay-to-play marketplace, there are still a few places you can generate free traffic. Facebook Groups are one of those places.

In this article, Sarah Peterson covers why Facebook Groups are key to getting more traffic (and sales), what you need to do to build one and how to run your own group. She covers essential information like:

  • How to create a Facebook group with focus
  • How to attract a loyal group of members (who can’t wait for your content)
  • How to mine content ideas from your members so they always come back

With this tutorial you’ll have constant access to a stream of free, organic, traffic that can’t be taken away from you.

The $1000 Facebook Guide – ViperChill

  • Style: Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Medium to Hard

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Don’t worry; you don’t need a $1000 budget to follow this tutorial. This article is all about how to leverage someone else’s Facebook Audience to drive as much website traffic as possible.

Glen outlines how he’s been able to access all of Moz.com’s user, as well as numerous other pages fans. As well as continuously growing pages month on month. This is a tricky tutorial to follow, but you’ll see significant results.

In it you’ll cover:

  • How to use multiple Facebook pages to get greater reach
  • How to get 10,000 fans for $100
  • His unique guide on how to target interests and behaviors
  • How to analyze your Facebook data for big spikes in traffic

There’s no limit to how much traffic you’ll be able to drive from Facebook when you’ve finished here. In fact, I’d argue this is the most valuable article in this sub-section.

How I Got 11k Engaged Fans With $22 In 5 Days – Nichehacks

  • Style: Case Study
  • Difficulty: Medium

nichehacks facebook traffic case studies

In this article, Nichehacks explore three different case studies on Facebook that show you how to dominate the platform and generate serious amounts of traffic. Including how to get a lot of fans for pennies.

This guest post from Jitendra explores:

  • How to get thousands of followers for least amount of money
  • The reason you need to find a niche for your Facebook page
  • How to use photo albums to supercharge your traffic
  • What the perfect Facebook ad design looks like

It’s a quick read but it packs an almighty punch. If you want to know how to create an army of fans that will convert back to your site (or products) then you should pay this close attention.

Twitter

Twitter has become less powerful in recent years, but don’t write it off just yet; there’s still a lot of traffic to be gained from sharing here.

Get 50% More Traffic In Just 30 Days With Twitter – Buffer

  • Style: Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Easy

buffer twitter trafficBuffer show you how using the content you already have can double your traffic. In fact, Tamie shows you step-by-step how she did it and you can too.

She’ll cover:

  • How to share your existing content to boost your traffic
  • What the ideal posting schedule for Twitter looks like
  • The best times to share anywhere in the world
  • The impact of Images and Hashtags on traffic

This is a truly simple, easy to follow, guide that you use right from your first tweet. There’s no fluff, just solid content you can use right now.

10 Simple Twitter Tactics That Will Get You More Traffic Today – SmartBlogger

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

smart blogger twitter traffic

It’s always the simple steps that give you the best results. And, with this tutorial/case study hybrid, that’s exactly what you’ll get – simple steps to boost your traffic.

This is all about getting the basics of Twitter right. By the end of it, you’ll have a solid idea of what concepts you can use (even if you pick and choose from the 12) to get big traffic gains.

You’ll learn:

  • Why visual content is paramount for getting traffic
  • How to steal other people’s tweets for your gain
  • How to use Twitter hashtags
  • The importance of being human on Twitter

These are your platform of best practices to start building traffic and taking on more complex strategies in the future.

2x Your Twitter Traffic With TweetAttacks Pro – Matthew Woodward

  • Style: Blog Post/Case Study
  • Difficulty: Medium 

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I love it when a tool comes along and makes my life easier. And, with TweetAttacks Pro I was able to double my website traffic from Twitter for less than 30 minutes work.

In the article I talk about:

  • How I got a 102.73% increase in Traffic
  • How to use natural sounding auto tweets to boost your followers
  • How to grey-hat your tweets and spin hashtags for big results
  • How to double your reach

You will need access to the TweetAttacks Pro Tool, but that’s a small price to pay for the results you’ll get.

Instagram

Instagram is a hot platform right now. And, with their Instagram Stories features, they stand to overtake Snapchat with disposable media too.

So, let’s look at how you can start to generate real website traffic from Instagram.

How To Become An Instagram Traffic Generation Machine – SumoMe

  • Style: eBook Chapter/Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

sumo-me traffic generation machine

Lots of Instagram case studies and tutorials focus on how to get big on that platform. But this guide shows you how to use that following to create a massive flow of traffic back to your site.

In this chapter of the eBook, Sarah explores:

  • How to build an Instagram Marketing plan
  • How to create a Bio that drives traffic
  • How to measure and monitor Instagram traffic in Google Analytics
  • How to grow your audience for free

If you’re short on time just take a look at this one chapter – it’s the most traffic focused – but if you have extra time, devour the whole guide. You’ll be able to do so much more with your platform.

The Complete Guide To Instagram Marketing – Buffer

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium to Hard

buffer instagram traffic

Buffer’s Instagram playbook shows you how to create an Instagram profile that converts.

You’ll learn how to become an Instagram superstar and create valuable content that grows your traffic (and brand) to become a real social authority. They talk about:

  • The demographics you need to target to get the most website traffic
  • How to create magnetic updates
  • How to optimize your profile
  • Brand case studies that you can steal ideas from

So by the end of the article you’ll have a clear, actionable, marketing plan to help you drive crazy traffic from your updates.

Pinterest

You’d be amazed at how undervalued Pinterest is as a traffic source. While there are hundreds of case studies of people getting awesome results, it’s often forgotten about for the other much bigger social networks.

If you want to harness the traffic generating power of Pinterest, then you’ve come to the right place.

How One Infographic Got 30,000 Repins – Pinnable Business

  • Style: Case Study
  • Difficulty: Medium

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Infographics may be less useful than they were a few years ago. But, you can still use them to get big traffic wins on Pinterest.

In this article, Andreea Ayers talks you through her process of getting 30,000 repins resulting in 11,362 page views. Not a bad return on investment, right?

You’ll cover:

  • Where to submit your Infographic to get the most traffic
  • Why your infographics need outreaching to prominent bloggers
  • Quick tips to help you boost the reach of your Pins

It’s not a long article, but there’s enough information to kick start your Pinterest traffic right off the bat.

Step-By-Step Guide To Get 10,000 Visitors A Month From Pinterest – QuickSprout

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

quicksprout pinterest

If you were ever in doubt of Pinterest’s power, this tutorial will open your eyes. In fact, the first fact that stands out is that it’s the second biggest source of referral traffic. So, you know…it pays to be here.

This guide is a complete step-by-step on how to go from zero Pinterest presence through to generating some serious website traffic. You’ll come away with actionable strategies like:

  • How to create a Pinterest competition to acquire thousands of followers
  • How to get direct access to your competitor’s followers
  • How to design the four images that Pinterest users love
  • How to format your blog posts for a Pinterest audience

If you’ve never touched Pinterest before – or are completely lost with what to do – this post is for you.

26 Tips To Improve Your Pinterest Marketing – Social Media Examiner

  • Style: List Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium to Hard

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You’re not in for just another tips article. SME has written the Pinterest tips article. Everything here is designed to help you extend your reach and drive more traffic back to your site.

Ana Gotter provides 26 actionable ways you can supercharge your Pinterest results right now, and how to craft the best updates in the future. You’ll learn:

  • The exact amount of keywords you need to get noticed
  • How to schedule pins at the perfect time
  • How to laser target people with precise pins
  • How to research the perfect keyword for your pin

By the end of this article you’ll be able to make informed decisions on your Pinterest marketing and deliver content that’s guaranteed to drive traffic. What more can you ask for?

Linkedin

When you picture LinkedIn, you think of business people in suits making water-cooler conversations over the internet. And, it can feel like your site isn’t quite the right fit unless you’re talking about conversion rates and business practices.

But you’d be surprised how much content people are willing to devour here. And, no matter how far and wide your topic is spread, you’ll be able to find something a LinkedIn audience can sink it’s teeth into.

Here’re the best tutorials to help you do just that.

Step-By-Step: How To Use LinkedIn Pulse For Traffic Generation – Matthew Woodward

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy

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Let me get right to the point – if you want to publish content on LinkedIn you need to know how to leverage Pulse. Thankfully, here you’ll learn how to leverage it to get traffic and subscribers.

Here’s what Brian Lang talks you through:

  • How to get subscribers from LinkedIn Pulse with short articles
  • My secret trick to increase visibility & clicks that almost no one’s using (yet)
  • How to pick topics that have a better chance of going viral
  • A little-known trick to pitch LinkedIn’s editorial team directly

I’ve just updated this post for 2016 and beyond, too, so everything is still as up to date as ever.

How To Use LinkedIn Publishing For An Avalanche Of Traffic – Nichehacks

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

nichehacks linkedin traffic

LinkedIn has taken the steps towards becoming not just a business platform, but an entire publishing platform. And if your content isn’t here you could be missing out on some serious traffic.

Nader Quidmat takes you through how to leverage the platform to get serious results. Here you’ll learn:

  • How to collect leads and readers from LinkedIn so that you can build your audience.
  • When you should publish and what days are best so that you get the most traffic.
  • How to cut through the LinkedIn noise and stand out 

Giving you a powerful, well-subscribed platform, to drive targeted traffic back to your site.

8 Ways To Get More Traffic From LinkedIn – SumoMe

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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This article takes a slant on the B2B (Business-to-Business) side of website traffic generation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the information here to develop a killer strategy for your site.

In fact, even if you’ve never even opened LinkedIn before, you’ll leave this article with a fully actionable plan to get the most people for the least time invested. Over these eight points Jimmy Daly takes you through:

  1. How to optimize your personal profile
  2. How to join and start groups for major traffic gains
  3. How to republish content
  4. How to maximise your paid traffic

If you can’t get traffic using this article, LinkedIn probably isn’t the right platform for you.

Other Platforms

Now I want to take you through some of the other ways you can get social media traffic. That’s not to say these platforms are less used – Snapchat and WhatsApp are two of the biggest apps on the planet.

But the direct traffic from them is much harder to access. You can still get a substantial following and conversion to traffic from them.

How To Create A Snapchat Marketing Strategy – Matthew Woodward

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy

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Snapchat is one of the hottest platforms right now. And, while it may feel like there is a disconnect between getting traffic from the app to your site, there are multiple ways to do it. You just need to be smart about it.

In this guide, James Johnson goes through case studies and data to give you an actionable guide to driving traffic (and selling products) through Snapchat. You’ll uncover:

  • What is Snapchat (and should you use it)?
  • How to set up and use Snapchat for optimal traffic
  • How to use Snapchat to boost your affiliate sales
  • How to create your Snapchat marketing strategy to drive website traffic & sales

By the end of this guide, you’ll have a bulletproof Snapchat strategy that can only help your site grow and move into the future.

How To Drive Traffic To Your Site From WhatsApp – SumoMe

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Medium

whatsapp marketingThis tutorial caught me off guard. WhatsApp isn’t a platform you’d think to use to drive traffic. But, here you can see it’s not only good but super effective.

Sean Bestor talks you through everything you could need to know about WhatsApp marketing. And, most importantly, how to use it to build a constant flow of traffic from the app.

You’ll learn:

  • How to hack WhatsApp to use it as a traffic tool
  • How to create a ‘WhatsApp List’ that works like a secondary mailing list
  • How to create groups that will skyrocket your pageviews

This is a fascinating tutorial, and if you’re a mobile-focused website, you’ll want to pay close attention here.

Guest Blogging Traffic

Believe it or not, Guest Blogging is still an excellent way of driving traffic to your blog.

It’s not dead. In fact, it’s not even close to dead. If you’re a newbie blogger or want to connect with a new audience you’re yet to reach. Guest Posting is the perfect way to do it.

You know what is dead though? Bad guest posts. 

These tutorials will show you how to get the most from every guest post so that you can squeeze every last drop out of traffic out of them.

The Definitive Guide To Guest Blogging – Backlinko

  • Style: Blog Post Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

backlinko definitive guest blogging

This is the most extensive guide to guest posting you’ll find.

Everything you need to know – from keywords to search, to pitching, to creating content and following up – is in here with steps to take to maximise your results. Brain takes the time to talk you through:

  • How to use Google and Twitter to find hot guest posting opportunities
  • How to craft a pitch that site owners can’t ignore
  • How to create content ideas and blog posts that send traffic to your blog
  • How to follow up and ensure referrals in the future

That’s really just scraping the surface, too. If you only have time to read one guest posting tutorials from this list, make it this one.

How To Submit A Guest Post In 12 Steps – Blogging From Paradise

  • Style: Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Easy

ryan biddulph guest blogging

This article shows you the subtle art of the guest post in 12 easy steps.

Ryan Biddulph has made a career out of creating connections and creating high-value guest posts. He’s even featured on my blog in the past. And, this article outlines his entire process.

By the end of it you’ll be able to:

  • Write blog comments that get you noticed
  • Pitch to authorities with confidence
  • Create customised guest posts
  • How to become a long-term guest poster on a site

These are the staples of getting guest post traffic. If you can’t get accepted, you can’t get the traffic, can you? Time to get to work.

The Definitive Guide To Guest Posting For Traffic – Ninja Outreach

  • Style: Case Study/Guide
  • Difficulty: Easy

ninja outreach

Okay, don’t confuse this with the Brian Dean post. Ninja Outreach gives you advice on how to guest post correctly and case studies on how people have got incredible results from publishing just one post.

Dave Schneider talks you through:

  • How to drive 1000+ page views from your guest post
  • How to find your guest blogging sweet spot
  • How to pitch to sites well out of your league

So you have a clear, easy to build, strategy for great guest posts right now.

How To 100x The Effectiveness Of Your Next Guest Post – VideoFruit

  • Style: Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Medium

video fruit

This article shows you how to create a guest post that drives crazy traffic back to your site.

When you land a guest post you’re only half way there, now you have to write a post that will generate high levels of traffic. In this tutorial, Bryan Harris talks you through expanded guest posting. Also known as creating killer content for your target blog.

He’ll show you:

  • How to write a blog post so readers are hooked and want to visit your site
  • How to create a content upgrade to capture website traffic (and drive more in the future)
  • How to build anticipation and expectation to secure high levels of traffic
  • How to write call to actions that most guest posts miss

If you’re struggling to get results – both traffic and subscribers – from your guest posts, this could be your missing link.

How To Automate Guest Posting– Matthew Woodward

  • Style: Video Tutorial / Blog Post
  • Difficulty: Medium

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Don’t like the thought of hours of tireless guest posting work, but still want the traffic? Well, you’re in luck.

Here you’ll find my personal strategy of how to automate guest posting to drive hundreds of people to my blog every month, without anywhere near as much work as everyone else.

I’ll show you:

  • How to do guest posting in the easiest way possible
  • How to find thousands of guest posting sites
  • How to filter your guest posting sites database effectively
  • How to contact all of them in a couple of clicks

You’ll be able to have your guest posting strategy running in the background while you focus on some of the other ways to drive traffic from this list.

Outreach And Networking Traffic

Traffic isn’t always about what you know, how well you write or even the quality of your content. A lot of the time, it’s about who you know and if they’re willing to share your content.

This section is going to show you how to get to know the right people and build a network of friends and bloggers that will help you drive serious amounts of traffic to your site.

How To Find And Make Friends With Bloggers – IWANNABEABLOGGER

  • Style: Blog Post
  • Difficulty:  Easy

iwannabeabloggerThis is such a simple strategy, but it’s so effective you’ll see results in just a few days.

Michael Pozdnev has created a unique strategy for tapping into mid-level bloggers and befriending them to generate a whole new stream of traffic. Not only that, using this strategy he’s managed to increase his level of backlinks, shares and guest post opportunities.

You’ll learn:

  • How to find bloggers by scraping your competitor’s comments
  • How to connect with people through social media
  • How to get them to share your content
  • How to manage long term relationships for constant traffic

If you feel like you can never get people to listen (or send you traffic), this approach could change your life.

How To Perform YouTube Outreach – Cucumber Nebula

  • Style: Blog Post Tutorial
  • Difficulty: Medium

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YouTube is such a huge source of traffic. It’s often overlooked when it comes to performing outreach and getting people to send you traffic.

Thus article from Peter Attia shows you how to unlock the power of YouTube by connecting with YouTubers in a way that they’ll enjoy, and getting them to talk about your site. Resulting in a big spike in website traffic.

You’ll learn:

  • A simple strategy for finding relevant YouTuber
  • How to send the perfect YouTube Outreach email
  • What to look for in a good candidate
  • How to get them to promote the h*** out of your sites (and send you traffic)

Whether this is your first time working with Vloggers, or your 100th, you’ll be able to find a gem here to supercharge you traffic generation.

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic – Nichehacks

  • Style: Case Study
  • Difficulty: Easy

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If you want to get targeted, engaged, traffic without guest blogging, Blog Comments are your (old) new best friend.

In this case study, James takes you through how he was able to gather super-targeted, low-bounce rate traffic in just a small space of time. The results here are just a handful of what you’ll be able to achieve if you employ this strategy long term.

He talks you through:

  • Why blog comments create laser-focused traffic
  • How to write blog posts that boost traffic
  • Where to post comments for the best results

By the end of this article, you’ll not only be able to generate new traffic, but you’ll be well on your way to forging new friendships throughout the blogosphere.

How To Get On 158 Blogs In 14 Months – TimeManagementChef

  • Style: Blog Post/Email Course
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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This article is all about hot to get out of your comfort zone and start connecting with bloggers in a way that benefits both of you. Mostly, with traffic.

Tor Refsland has an impressive resume of sites he’s been featured on. And in this article, he gives you his personal strategy for getting featured and driving lots of incredible traffic back to his blog.

All of his strategies apply to every kind of site, and you’ll learn:

  • How to get influencers to feature you on their blogs
  • The importance of Skype calls on networking
  • How to use the traffic to get targeted subscribers
  • How to get featured on 100+ blogs in 12 months

This article leads into his email course and it’s worth signing up to for free. He gives you some top information right to your inbox, too.

Wrapping It Up

There you have it, the best in website traffic generation tutorials for you to work through. Which ones did you decide you were going to commit to?

Here are the links back to all the section you’ve just seen, to save you scrolling through again:

  1. Quick Tips For Traffic Generation
  2. Beginners Guides
  3. Social Media Traffic
  4. Guest Post Traffic
  5. Outreach Traffic

But now I want to know, which tutorials would you like to see on this list?

Which website traffic generation articles have had the biggest impact on your site?

Let me know in the comments…

53 Responses

  1. 10.18.2016

    WOW! So much and valuable good information Matthew. I think I need to read through this a couple of times to absorb it.

    Cheers
    Bill

    • October 18th, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Hahaha make sure you don’t suffer from information overload!

  2. 10.18.2016

    This just look so complete ! I don’t even know where to start ! Guess I’ll try them all ! Thanks for this post !

  3. 10.18.2016

    Awesome post as usual.
    Find some new tutorials and going to try them to get some traffic to one of my new blog.

    Thanks for the outstanding sharing.

  4. 10.18.2016

    D***, you dropped a mega post on us Matt!

  5. 10.18.2016

    What an exceptional collection of guides, thanks Matt! Glad to see we read the same things.

  6. Samuel
    10.18.2016

    This is great.

  7. Jeromi
    10.18.2016

    Wow Already overload but Great info. Very New on the business, A lot to learn but I want to learn and provide quality.

    I have been reading about the business from many bloggers many are good but I have 2 favorites…

    Thank you so much!!

    • October 19th, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Who is the other one :)

      • Jeromi
        October 19th, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        No worries you are the #1 lol :)

  8. kali
    10.18.2016

    valuable information.
    thank you matthew woodward!

  9. Vali D
    10.18.2016

    Just wow! I don’t know where to start. All of them seems so well good.
    Thanks!

  10. 10.18.2016

    I use Sumome and some of these other methods, so this information is really good. I also would like to add that content is the most important thing. Fresh original content everyday along with these methods wil have just about any blog getting thousands of hits.

    • October 19th, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Yes content is king, although you don’t need it every day

  11. 10.19.2016

    Hi Matthew,
    Thanks for the time spent on this wonderful job. From what you have done so far, it is obvious that the subject of Traffic Generation is not what one should take in a hurry. This is more than a blog post; it is actually good enough to be an e-book.

    Several sources have been cited and different tips offered. It takes a lot of patience, therefore, to go through the entire process, implement them and start getting tangible results.

    I will go through them again at my spare time and see how I can get one or two things to help boost my site traffic. Thanks once again for the time and resources committed into this. Do have a lovely day.

  12. 10.19.2016

    THAT IS MASSIVE! Thanks for sharing it, although before jumping on implementing all these traffic generation ideas you have to invest some serious time to read and digest all this info.

    Bookmarked and will get back to it to slice it in smaller chunks…

  13. 10.19.2016

    Wow. It is going to take me at-least a week to go through all those blog posts. Btw, nice compilation.

    • October 26th, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Haha just stick to the ones that are easy for you to implement

  14. 10.20.2016

    Thank you SO MUCH, Matthew, for featuring me on your ultimate list! It is an honor for me.

    Great list and traffic generation tips!

    • October 26th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to put the content together!

  15. 10.25.2016

    Hi Matthew,

    Well this is an spectacular post, I was caught by the headlines. Actually thousands of bloggers already written on this subject, but you have explained and share things in a completely different way.

    I am pretty sure that this guide help out bloggers a lot to increase their blog traffic nicely and effectively.

    Many thanks for fantastic share :)

    Keep writing

    Mairaj

    • October 26th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks, I hope its structured in a way to help people the right way!

  16. 10.25.2016

    Super complete post with lots of things to check, already in favorites because I need to come back to keep getting more value, amazing mate thanks for sharing.

  17. 11.1.2016

    Matthew,
    Thanks a million man!

    This is another epic post from you. I’m so inspired and can’t wait to download these guides and start studying.

    Regards,

  18. 11.1.2016

    Thanks for the great write up and the great collection of guides. You do amazing work putting out your knowledge free of charge. I’m trying to get much of it automated, do you have ideas where to start?

    • November 1st, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Write down a list of your common tasks, and then workout which can be automated

  19. 11.3.2016

    Thank you, Matthew, for this amazing and useful post! I am a beginner and there are some things that I didn’t know so much about for example how important are backlinks, just to give a small example but your article and your site, in general, made me understand better what to do in the future for my blog.

    • November 3rd, 2016 at 9:40 am

      If you are just starting out, just worry about creating high quality valuable content and gaining your first 100 email subscribers

  20. 11.4.2016

    Thanks matthew for this collection of tutorials

  21. 11.4.2016

    Wow, what an amazing list of tutorials Matthew. Thank you so much for sharing this, I can see I’ve got a lot of reading to do! Looks like there’s so much in-depth content. Thanks again!

  22. 11.8.2016

    Thanks Matt for compiling these free tutorials. This is really valuable for people who are looking for effective methods to increase website traffic.

  23. Lisa
    11.10.2016

    I loved this! I think I read and saved about 10 links from the above.

    • November 15th, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Haha well I hope you don’t suffer from information overload!

  24. 11.15.2016

    Fantastic content as usual. Have actually passed this over to our team for inspiration with the social media traffic section – actually read it in the bath, which was getting progressively colder and colder last night – thank you Matthew :-)

  25. 11.20.2016

    I am one of those people who just skim-read a tutorial and only employ the parts that are fancy, or seem really interesting. :D Thanks Matt for compiling these tutorials. I will try to dedicate more time reading/watching tutorials.

  26. 11.21.2016

    Thanks for the Social Media traffic guides! I guess in my niche Pinterest will do the best job to increase traffic! :)

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