You had this great idea for a post, and you just had to write it down. Voila! you just created an awesome post for your blog. You really like the way it has shaped up. And that’s great news. Now, you really hope that it gets good number of visitors. Wait! Did I just say ‘HOPE’. Well, Everyone knows that hope doesn’t work, especially when it comes to blogging.
YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR AWESOME CONTENT OUT THERE, FOR PEOPLE TO SEE IT.
[Tweet “Because no matter how awesome your post is, if enough people do not see it, It does not matter.”]
Here are 10 most effective ways to put your content in front of the right audience, to get server-crashing traffic to your blog:
Share on Relevant Google Plus Communities
Google+ is one of the most underrated ways to get targeted traffic to your website.
This is very important from SEO perspective as well, Every +1, like and share that you get on Google+ adds to your digital footprint and value of your blog for search engines.
Share on Relevant Facebook Groups
Facebook feed is the most popular place where people look for information. And if you have written an informative and helpful post, don’t be afraid to share it in the groups where people might find it useful. Just sharing on your page alone is not enough. If your post is really helpful the group admins may as well pin it on top, driving traffic to your blog everyday.
Note: Some groups have restrictions on the type of content that you can post, so be careful with that.
Share on Twitter using Hashtag
If your content is relevant to any of the ongoing trends on twitter, what better way to put it out there. And if it really connects to the story, your tweets can even go viral.
The tweet below is a very good example of how even the most iconic brands use Hashtags to go Trending on Twitter.
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) October 5, 2015
This forbes article describes How To Get Your Hashtag Trending.
Submit to Hacker News (News.ycombinator.com)
If your content has anything to do with ‘Tech-Stuff’ hackernews is the go to place to post your link.
As you can see, hacker news has a 7.2 million monthly visitors (According to similarweb). And they all are digging for the latest tech-sensation.
If your link is relevant enough and manages to get to the front-page of HN, well be ready for ‘Traffic Frenzy’.
Submit to Reddit
As you can see, with more than 202 million monthly visitors and more than 7 Billion pageviews, Reddit is one of the most engaging community platforms. And just imagine the amount of traffic you can get if your post connects with the users.
If you hit it right, Be ready for thousands of visitors in a single day:
Note: Unlike other social media platforms, Reddit is not the place to just throw your link and then sit back and watch. Your thread must have a genuine intention to engage, or you will end up being bullied by the community.
Submit to StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is a community just like quora.com, only difference, no one asks questions and you get to share pages rather than boring monologues answers. People upvote/downvote and share your content based on ‘How well your post connects with the users.’
Send an Email to Your Subscribers
This is the oldest and yet most effective and reliable way to get visitors flocking to your website.
Tip: Remind your readers to subscribe to your emailing list, Probably with a pop-up, While some may argue against this. I believe “If you really want something, you simply have to ask.”
[Tweet ““If you really want something, you simply have to ask.””]
Promote Your Blog Post’s Images on Pinterest
If you are not using pictures for your blog, maybe you wanna reconsider your blogging style. Because people these days are busier than ever and they want to scan, No one has time for reading every single word that you write.
Picture Credit: YogaMatMonkey
Also using unique self-created/edited pictures has multiple advantages, You get to promote it on Pinterest, Google ranks you higher for using unique images and not to forget a ton of visitors that you can get from google image search.
[Tweet “Use images in your post, to promote it on Pinterest and get traffic and search engine ranking.”]
Share on Relevant LinkedIn Groups
If your content is relevant and connecting, Another way to drive traffic and establish yourself in the community as a blogger is to share your links on LinkedIn.
[Tweet “One way to drive traffic and establish your authority as a blogger is to share on LinkedIn.”]
Share on Tumblr
If you are not already using Tumblr to promote your post, Here are some stats to give you a little motivation.
[Tweet “Total number of Tumblr Users: 420 Million.”]
[Tweet “Average Daily Tumblr Signups: 120,000.”]
Why are you still reading? Go signup on tumblr, Ok wait, There’s a Bonus.
Link Your New Blog Post from Old Blog Posts and Vice Versa
This is called ‘Interlinking’ in blogging language, what it does is, it allows users to bounce between various related posts on your blog, Therefore, having them stay longer on your blog and getting more complete information.
By using these techniques, let’s try to go viral, it happens when your blog post is really awesome. Remember to promote your new blog post every time using these methods and bring a lot of traffic for your new blog post.
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