7 ways you can get traffic on your website
You already know about Google, and you already know about Facebook, but there must be other traffic sources that you can leverage? Today, I’m going to share with you seven untapped traffic opportunities.
The first way you can get traffic is through Quora. Go on Quora, find all the people that are typing in questions related to your space. For me, I may go to Quora, type in online marketing and I’ll look up all the questions people are asking around online marketing. You know what? I’ll respond to them. As I respond to them, if there’s a good place for me to put in a link to my website, I’ll do that.If you write good quality answers that actually add value you will get a lot of following on Quora and eventually you will start getting traffic from there
The second way you can get more traffic is through Reddit. Reddit has subreddits literally on every single topic, whether it’s pets, marketing, space, et cetera. There’s a section on Reddit pretty much for every industry out there. What you want to do is participate in the community on Reddit. Don’t just submit your own content, upvote content that you like. Downvote content that you hate. Submit other people’s content from around the web. It’s a great way to generate more traffic.
The third way is forums. Forums, everyone talks about how they’re dead because of Facebook but you know what? A lot of popular forums still exist on the web. Go out there, participate in them, answer questions within your space. For example, I’m in the online marketing niche, there’s so many online marketing forums such as Warrior Forum or Digital Point. When I go there and I respond to questions, in my signature, I can leave a link back to my URL or my homepage. It’s a great way to drive more traffic.
The fourth way is sharing your content on LinkedIn. Whether you have new posts or old posts, don’t just click the LinkedIn share button, you can actually write content on LinkedIn and what you want to do is take your blog content, write the first few paragraphs of it or more so copy and paste it right on to LinkedIn and after, let’s say, the third or fourth paragraph, you can put "Click to continue reading," and if they want to read the rest, they’ll go over back to your website. It’s a really easy way to generate traffic. You can generate alot of traffic every month purely from LinkedIn by just using this tactic.
The fifth strategy that you should be using is look for small blogs within your niche. There’s a lot of popular blogs like TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, et cetera, but there’s also lots of smaller blogs within your niche and the people who read these blogs are much more relevant to you and your business. What you want to do is go to all these blogs, look at their posts, leave comments. Leave comments providing insights and with most blogs, when you leave a comment, it asked you for your name and URL. When you share your name and URL, people can click on your name and go back to your website. But make sure when you’re leaving comments, you’re not spamming. If you’re not adding value, don’t leave a comment.
. The sixth strategy I have for you is StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon may not seem that popular because it actually is, and you can buy clicks for pennies on the dollar. You put in what industry you’re going after, and you can buy clicks from StumbleUpon for pennies on the dollar. StumbleUpon also, you can get free traffic if you use a toolbar and you’re sharing content from around the web as well.
The seventh strategy I have for you is to participate in Facebook groups. Similar to forums and similar to Quora, people have a lot of questions in these Facebook groups. Join them. You can do a search on Facebook for anything. It will show you groups. Let’s say I type in "marketing related terms" and it will show me some groups. I’ll join some of these groups and within there, I can participate and help people out. If I have a blog post that’s relevant to some of the questions that people are asking, I can even link out to my own blog post. By doing this, I’m driving traffic from Facebook. The beautiful part about Facebook groups, it doesn’t adhere to the same restrictions or the algorithm that let’s say, a Facebook fanpage does. With the Facebook group, if you leave a comment and it’s a good comment, everyone within the group can see it and you’ll generate more traffic.