It is the only thing I do to drive traffic to the site and I do that purely by getting involved with other blogs, forums, Q&A sites and social networks.
Over the past few months I have been talking about BuzzBundle and how much I have started to use it since I got hold of an early beta copy.
It is an absolutely fantastic tool that I use as part of my promotion strategy for an hour every single day.
My BuzzBundle Review
Hi Guys, Matthew Woodward here and today I’m going to teach you precisely how I drive traffic to my blog.
In January 2013 the blog received a total of 9,485 unique visitors which actually ended up earning me a total of 9,511.93 dollars!
All I did to get that traffic was find out where my audience lives online and then engaging them directly with my personal help and content where possible.
For the most part I do this via forums, Q&A sites like yahoo answers, social networks and other blogs in my niche!
Reaching out and engaging my audience directly is the only thing I have done to drive traffic to the blog and as you can see from the graph below, traffic has been steadily increasing!
In just 5 months the blog earnt a total of 36,143.31 dollars and has had 2 near $10,000 months in the last 3.
If you head over to my blog you can see the full income report for yourself.
BuzzBundle is a relatively new piece of software made by the team behind SEO Powersuite and is great for engaging your audience directly online.
I have used the software for about 4 months now and was one of the first beta testers. I know use it as part of my daily promotional activities every morning and it really takes the hard work out of finding & engaging your target audience online and best of all its compatible with Windows, Mac & Linux!
So what does it actually do? Well first of all it is capable of monitoring conversations on blogs, forums, Q&A sites and social networks.
It will find relevant posts based on your keywords and then allow you to jump straight into the conversation within a single user interface.
It will even handle any registration and email verification for you so you can just focus on engaging your audience. You can also use it to track and manage all of your campaigns.
Lets just get stuck in and I’ll show you how I use it.
So before we jump right into the nitty gritty of how to set it up and use it, I wanted to show you my personal project here. So we’ve got 3 columns, blog & forums, Q&A sites and social networks. And you can see here there is a variety of highlighted terms which are the keywords that I’ve got BuzzBundle setup to monitor and find posts for.
So this a Yahoo Answer for example and this guy is asking what is tiered link building in SEO? Well I have got the perfect tutorial for you any of my regular readers will know about my tiered link building series so I can answer this question and I can just type in a message here saying something like – “Hi, I have created a dedicated tutorial series about tiered link building that you might enjoy. Please feel free to check it out via the link below. Feel free to ask me any questions if you get stuck.”
And then I can just paste my link into here, oop that’s the wrong one – I can paste that link the correct one into there hit ok and that will now go out and submit the answer for me and as you can see the status is done, we can see the question here and if we actually jump into the browser here you can see my answer is there.
So that is really how powerful it is that is just an example of a Yahoo Answer and a question. We’ve got all of these blog and forum posts that we can go through and you know just as easily click on reply type your message in there, hit ok and it goes and submits your message.
So lets take a look at how to setup a BuzzBundle campaign from scratch. So I recently published a post comparing all of the backlink checkers. SEOMoz, Raven Tools, Ahrefs, Majestic SEO & SEO Spyglass and published a load of data comparing them all to see which is the best one.
Let’s take a look at how I’m going to use BuzzBundle to promote this post and drive traffic to it. Lets jump into BuzzBundle first of all and the first thing we want to do is add our website which in this case is my blog URL matthewwoodward.co.uk and click next.
Now this is going to ask us for brand keywords and these are the keywords that it actually goes out, searches for and returns the relevant conversations. So in this example I want to return anything about Ahrefs, SEO Spyglass, Majestic SEO, SEOMoz, OpenSiteExplorer and Raven Tools. So if we click on Next and it asks us to select what specific networks that we should monitor.
I tick them all you can see here there are a couple greyed out that have not yet been introduced but they are updating the software and adding more all the time so I keep all of these ticked and click on Finish.
Straight away this will go out and find a load of posts from forums and social networks that we can start interacting with straight way. So I’m just going to pause the video while it does that.
So that has now returned quite a bit of data and straight away here we can see a post by Ann Smarty on Search Engine Journal comparing Majestic SEO with Ahrefs, funnily enough that was published on the 5th February and she actually commented on my article on the 14th of January so it would of been nice to get a mention in her follow up post on Search Engine Journal but that’s just not how it crumbled this time.
Anyway let’s jump back to BuzzBundle and take a look at some of the results here. So on the top result here already someone is mentioning my post in response to Ann, thanks very much for that Jacob much appreciated and there’s lots of relevant comments here where we can jump in and get involved but before we do that there’s a few things we need to setup.
Now the first thing I like to do is change these columns here and we do that by clicking on the cog, clicking on edit and here we can add and remove columns as we want. So I actually like to separate these out quite a bit, you can see here the options that we have got.
So I actually like this to be Forums & Blogs and remove Q&A sites. That can stay as social networks and this is going to become Q&A sites, mentions of my sites and keywords and untick everything except Q&A sites, ok. I actually like the columns in this order, ok.
So you can see here the different columns it hasn’t actually fetched any questions yet it will do that shortly. So if we jump into the options here there are a couple of other things we need to take a look at. So in here you can always and remove any keywords for any posts you want to promote or content you’ve got or conversations you want to monitor.
You can also monitor your competitors as well along with their brand keywords and when they get mentioned perhaps you can jump into the conversation and introduce people to your service. This is quite handy at times.
Proxy rotation in here you can just import all of your private proxies. If you have a lot of keywords and URL’s you will need to use proxies here you can just use 10 semi dedicateds from someone like BuyProxies and that will do fine for the most part. But if you’re only monitoring a handful of keywords like this you will be fine without the proxies.
So that is the general options and all we need to do now is setup our personas and profiles within the personas. So let’s add our persona, our name will be Matthew Woodward and the username will be MatthewWoodward and we will enter a password that it will use for account creation and also an email address.
It is also going to ask me for my email password so that it can connect to my inbox and verify any emails. You also have the option here to upload an image which I’m going to do and that’s the image in. So we can click on next, we have to enter our incoming mail settings so I’m going to pause the video while I do that, Ok and then we click on next.
Then we can add additional details here into the profiles that get created so I’m going to put my date of birth the 17th June 1986 so if you guys feel like sending me any birthday presents on the 17th of June you know don’t be shy!
I am Male, I am in the United Kingdom and I’m an SEO blogger that creates free tutorials and finish. So that is our persona setup and within our persona we can add profiles so I can add my Twitter account. Use existing or register new, remember BuzzBundle will take care of the registration process for you but I’m going to use my existing account and just enter my details for that into here and click Finish which will verify my details here and then add it to the persona.
Ok that is now added in and you can do the same for any other profile you have got such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Yahoo Answers any registrations at current forums you’ve got but I don’t pre-set these ups.
So I’m just going to go through and setup my other networks and I’ll be back once I have done that. So I have added my Twitter, Google+ and Yahoo Answer profiles and now I’m just going to generate the latest Buzz and then start replying to it but before I do that I wanted to add a couple more relevant keywords in here.
While they find the specific tools I can also include things backlink checker and check backlinks so I’m just going to add that in there hit OK and now we are going to find Buzz for all types of sites and I’m going to pause the video while it does that and jump in and start engaging people driving traffic to the post.
So let’s start engaging with our target audience, we are going to start off in the Forums & Blogs area it’s picked up this post about Yahoo Site Explorer alternatives and our keyword check backlinks and we can reply to that, interestingly it’s also got 65 comments so we can reply to that and get involved and say “Hi I recently published a post comparing all of the best backlink checking tools it was interesting to see how differently they all performed. You can check it out at”.
So a quick comment, hit OK – that will now go out and submit the comment to the blog and we can just come over here and move on. Ok, that’s posted.
Looking for a raven tools alternative – they love raven tools but now they want something else. Ok I can help them with that! “Hi I recently put together a tutorial and case study comparing tools like Raven Tools. You might want to check it out, let me know if that helps you out, Thanks!”. Ok another comment hit Ok and that will go and submit it.
Let’s have a look at some social networks then and see what we can see here. Now it’s likely that the post Ann Smarty made on Search Engine Journal got a lot of retweets so I know those people are already interested in the post I’m trying to promote so if we have a look through here and what is pretty cool is we have a quick filter here so we can quickly filter out various posts.
So we can see here perhaps if we change that to @sejournal there we go so here are all the people that have tweeted the post that Ann Smarty wrote that is similar to mine. So now I can go out and say, reply to this guy “Hi, if you enjoyed that post you will also like this post” and we can click on OK and that will Tweet it out for us.
And then we can go and find someone else and do something similar. This guy will do, Kevin Pike – Hi Kevin! “If you liked that post you will also like my comparison as well” and include my link and you’ve got a few other options down here to add your location, add an attachment and shorten the URL if you want to. You can also schedule it out I forgot to mention that and hit ok and that will Tweet him as well.
So this is how you can sort of build out traffic over time to your site. Imagine if you spent a couple of hours doing this each day and you had all of your different posts, you can see my comment there awaiting moderation it actually tracks that for you and when it goes live.
But if I actually jump over to my main project which is this one and if you look at all of the keywords in here that I’m monitoring. So I’m monitoring things like my domain name, SEO Powersuite because I’ve written an SEO Powersuite review. Kontent machine again for the same reason, I’ve got similar content related to that I can help people out with. Free seo tools, backlink checker, backlink analysis, link building guide – I can help people out with a link building guide.
Lots of various terms all related to posts that I have published and at the end of this review I will actually be adding BuzzBundle as one word and Buzz Bundle with a space and that will go out and find BuzzBundle related posts and I will answer with this very review that your seeing right now.
So that is the power of BuzzBundle and how you can easily from one interface find where your audience live online and engage with them directly. That is the exact strategy I have used to grow my blog, simply posting on forums, blogs, helping people out, pushing them through to my site, they are watching my tutorials, clicking on the affiliate links, subscribing to the site, following me on social networks and it is just a constant cycle of traffic growth.
So that’s my traffic strategy for the blog and you can see how BuzzBundle makes it easy to replicate all of that.
While I was rendering the video this email came through which is a reply from Kevin Pike which is the guy we tweeted earlier through BuzzBundle. So I thought I would cancel the rendering and record this quickly to show you the real power of BuzzBundle.
He is now someone that is engaged with my blog and will no doubt end up on my email list.
So that just about wraps it up but here are a couple of extra tips.
I personally use Buzzbundle every morning for an hour to promote my blog before I do anything else. Everytime I publish a new post I spend a few hours in BuzzBundle to promote it which is working really well for me.
It really is a fantastic tool that makes it easy to connect with your target audience and to be honest if I had to choose between BuzzBundle or link building software I would choose this everytime!
If you want to give it a go yourself, download the free trial now!
Thanks for watching my BuzzBundle review, if you have any questions or comments then feel free to visit my blog at www.matthewwoodward.co.uk
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Today you are going to learn how to increase traffic to your blog.
What I Did
- Found my audience via forums, social networks, etc.
- Participated directly in their conversations
- Provided appropriate help and content
This is the sole reason behind my steady increase in traffic as you can see in the graph below.
The blog has made $36,143.31 in the past 5 months and has almost reached $10,000 twice in the past 3 months.
To read more about the stats in detail, you can check out the full income reports on my blog.
All About Buzzbundle
- Surveys blogs, social networks, forums, and Q&A sites
- Locates related content based on user’s keywords
- Lets you join in on conversations directly
- Supervises campaigns
- Manages new profile registration and verification process
- Windows, Linux and Mac compatible
It saves me a bunch of time by looking for my target audience for me and making it simple to connect with them!
My Personal Project
First, let’s start with my own Buzzbundle main page. Here is what my Buzzbundle looks like.
Here are the 3 columns: blogs and forums, Q &A sites, and social networks.
The highlighted terms you see onscreen are the keywords I told Buzzbundle to search for.
Yahoo Answer Example
Before we jump into all the details of Buzzbundle, let’s check out one example to get an idea of how it works.
In the Q&A column, here is someone on Yahoo Answers wanting to know what tiered link building is. Since I have the perfect answer to that question with my tiered linking building tutorials, I will reply with this comment.
“Hi there, I have published an informative post about tiered linking building that might interest you. You can read it here and feel free to ask me any further questions.”
I insert the link at the end and submit my answer.
You can check out the website itself and see that my answer has been posted.
This is a great example to show how powerful Buzzbundle is. It makes it very simple to submit responses to multiple blogs and forums with just a few clicks!
How to Setup a Buzzbundle Campaign
Let’s get started!
Here are the following steps to setup a campaign.
- Select Create New Project
- Add your website URL and click Next
- Enter the keyword(s) you want it to search for and bring back related conversations
- Choose the social media and networks you want and click Finish
Now, I’m going to promote my recent post about these backlink checkers: Ahrefs, SEOMoz, Raven Tools, SEO Spyglass and Majestic SEO.
I enter the backlink checkers listed above as my keywords and the software will pull up relevant posts containing these terms.
One post that came back was written by Ann Smarty, about Ahrefs vs Majestic SEO. We will use this information later on.
I want to change the layout of the columns to make it easier to read. Click the cog on the top right, click edit and you can add/remove columns as you like.
I prefer to separate my columns out to forums & blogs, Q & A sites which mention my keyword and website and social networks.
You can sort your columns out however you want. Don’t forget to add and remove keywords in the options section depending on the content you are looking for.
There is also an option available to monitor the mentioning of competitors based on the keywords your tracking.
This helps out because you can get involved with conversations talking about your competitors.
Setting Up Proxies
Check under proxy rotation to import all of your private proxies.
If you are searching for a great deal of keywords and URL’s, proxies will be necessary to get the optimal search results.
You can use something like BuyProxies semi-dedicated ones. But if you are just using a few keywords then there is no need.
Persona and Profile Setup
Now we need to register our persona. Type in your name, username, a password and an email address. Buzzbundle will also request the password to your specified email account in order to check and verify emails.
You can also include a profile picture.
On the last step (step 3), you can include any personal details such as date of birth, gender, location and a short “About” section.
Now you can add your profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
Enter your existing account information. You can create a new account through Buzzbundle and it will handle the whole process for you.
Click finish and they will be added to your persona.
Congratulations, you have just set up your brand new Buzzbundle account!
Let’s Start Buzzing!
First, find target audience – Enter your designated keywords. I just added a couple more search keywords: backlink checker and check backlinks to my original keyword list.
Click Find Buzz.
Now Buzzbundle will pull up all relevant posts with my list of keywords.
Second, engage directly – In the column for forums & blogs, I will comment on this conversation about an alternative for Yahoo Site Explorer.
“Hi I have written a detailed post comparing the best backlink checker tools to see how they performed.”
I submit my answer and it is posted!
Here someone is asking about an alternative software to Raven tools and I know I can definitely help them out with that. I respond to this question with my content included.
“Hi I recently wrote a tutorial comparing different tools such as Raven Tools. Check it out and see if it helps!”
I click OK and submit my comment. Simple as that.
Social Network Engagement
On the Social Networks column, there is a filter option to weed out posts depending on your search.
Let’s search for @Sejournal to find all the users who retweeted the post we found earlier written by Ann Smarty.
This way I can find my target audience since I have also written a similar post about SEO that I can promote.
I reply with my own tweet to this user, “Hi, if you liked this post then you will want to check out this one.”
Click OK and my tweet has been posted.
You can do this as many times as you like and there is also an option to add location, an attachment, shorten the URL and schedule tweets.
The Power of Buzzbundle
This is how I have been using Buzzbundle to build and boost traffic. Imagine the results if you did this a couple hours a day!
I have added more keywords to my search, anything that is related to the content I have published so I can discover more of my targeted audience.
I will be adding Buzzbundle and Buzz bundle after this review to include that in my search.
My strategy is to simply find my target audience and engage them by suggesting my content they might be interested in.
I am helping people out and they are in turn subscribing to my blog, buying through my affiliates and sharing my articles.
Buzzbundle makes it incredibly easy to do just that!
To further show how effective Buzzbundle is, Kevin, one of the people I tweeted earlier replied back with this tweet.
He is now introduced to my website, engaged and will most likely join my mailing list.
- I spend 1 hour every morning promoting my blog using Buzzbundle
- For new posts, I promote for several hours with Buzzbundle
Buzzbundle reduces the amount of work to search and find the right target audience and simplifies connecting with them in just a couple simple steps.
It’s one of the greatest tools out there for traffic generation.
So what are you waiting for? Increase traffic to your blog!
To try it for yourself, download the free trial now!