We’re always discovering new ways to get more traffic to your sites and offers. This is one that was brought to my attention recently that works REALLY well, so I thought I’d take the time to write it down and show you how to start seeing real targeted traffic, using a method that anyone can do, in any niche – for free.
Now, you might be asking yourself “Why is this such a powerful, high-converting traffic strategy?” It’s really simple, so let me break it down.
1. You are engaging with content creators in your niche.
They are different than the average subscriber. Not only are they interested in the topic. They are actively involved in it. They write about it. They spend money to promote their blog.
2. You get to see these exact types of people at niche specific networking events. They also spend their time, money and energy diving deep into their interest because it fascinates them. It keeps them awake at night. It’s something they are highly passionate about.
Why This Method Is Actually Better Than Paid Traffic..
Let’s get super specific here. With paid ads you can get super targeted.
However, no matter how deep you research you are counting on your analytics to find your perfect audience.
You have to test. Get traffic. Check stats.
Let’s say you start out and you are spending $1 per click on paid ads.
You get 50 clicks per day.
That $50 per day x 30 days = $1,500 per month.
That’s a lot of money and it’s actually low to start testing ads.
Then, you have to start digging into it. Not just dog owners for example. If you are doing paid ads, then you have to dig into income, marital status, kids, and all these weird demographics to find the perfect match for your audience. Sound complicated?
It certainly can be. It can also get stupidly expensive.
That’s why I like to cut right to the chase.
I want to go after only people that are in my target market.
That will subscribe to my blog.
That will convert to leads.
Those leads will convert to sales.
Those sales mean profits. That is good business.
So, if you are just starting out, and you are trying to find a way to get noticed, fill the pipeline and really move the meter in your business this simple 5 step strategy is the easy to execute and it won’t cost you a dime to get started.
4 Steps To Free Targeted Traffic To Your Blog Everyday
Someone told me about this strategy a few months ago. They contacted our support desk – suggesting that there must be a way to automate it (i.e. “Cindy… please make us a plugin! I want it!”), but I didn’t build it – we’ve been creating a few other things and our devs didn’t have the time.
So, someone else did (darn it… lol). Traffic Zion released this week and does this process automatically – so if you want to save time and just hit a few buttons and let the software do the manual work, then check it out.
BUT… the software is just an alternative. You CAN do this yourself if you want. It’s free, it doesn’t take too much of your time and is super step by step. The software just makes it faster and allows you to increase that traffic, removing the manual process.
Whatever you’re doing, whether it’s with the software – or doing it manually… you should give this a go – it’s one of the easiest traffic methods I’ve come across in a long time! So let’s dive in!
STEP 1: Get a WordPress Account
This is different to hosting your own blog (we’ll still be doing that), but you’ll need to have a WordPress.com account at their site.
If you don’t have one – bro, do you even blog? For real. (haha)
It’s free (don’t take them up on the paid options, you don’t need it for this method)
STEP 2: Create Gravatar Account
We’re going to use a free service called ‘Gravatar’
So, the first thing we need to do is create an account.
You can do that by visiting Gravatar.com and click on ‘Create Your Own Gravatar’
Once you’ve signed up click on ‘Profile’ and fill that in.
His name is Al. Al Leon. He says he’s a space engineer. Uh huh. Anyway, this is what it would look like.. (yours will have your own name or the name of your personal … unless your name is Al Leon …. 😀
Next, click on ‘Websites’ in the profile dropdown and we’ll add in our website info.
Now, we add our website info. Then, our link title name. Click ‘Save Website’ (see what that looks like below)
Now your website is in the Gravatar system and we’re ready to start driving traffic
STEP 3: Login to WordPress.com & Search For Tags
Go to WordPress.com/reader/ Make sure you are logged in.
You’ll see the search bar in the middle of the page, yeah?
Search for some keywords that are relevant to your blog.
The more targeted the keywords and blogs are, the better quality traffic you’re going to be getting.
Step 4: Like and follow related blogs
Now we’re going to like and follow 100 blogs and articles a day for 30 days.
This is going to take time, but it’s going to cost you nothing and is a great source of free traffic.
Let me show you what it looks like..
When you follow a post or blog it will say ‘Following’ in green. Do about 100 of these per day.
Next up, we also need to like those post and blogs.
See the little star. You click on that and it’s a ‘like’. When you do that it changes colors.
Once the start turns orange. We’re good to go.
It’s as simple as ‘Wash. Rinse. Repeat.’
Easy yeah? So – go and get yourself some traffic!
The only hold up might be your time – if you wanted to speed things up, so that it can keep liking and following people without having to regularly go in, click and click and click.. then check out the Traffic Zion software.
I’ve had my VA doing this method manually once I learned about it and it works really well – but now that there’s a piece of software that does it automatically for me, well… I can give her some other tasks to work on instead!
Easy peasy! 🙂 Have you used this method before? Have you got other ways to get traffic that you’re really digging right now? Share it in the comments below!
By the way – now that we’re not building that software, I have a team of developers waiting for orders.
Well, they’re currently adding new features to some of our existing plugins – but I like to have upgrades and new development happening at the same time – keeps them (and me) on our toes.
If you have any ideas for software tools, plugins or – ANYTHING that would be useful – or even suggestions for our existing plugins… Or maybe you’d me to share some other training too? Leave suggestions in the comments below – talk with you soon!