Creating a website or blog is in some way the easy part for most people and yes admittedly some just find it hard to just start, therefor never getting anywhere, in reality anyone can create a website or blog, it’s getting people to see it that’s the frustrating part for most when starting out.
Getting traffic is one of the keys to making any website or blog work, whatever the site or blogs aim is, to make money online, get known for something, it needs people seeing it… we all know it’s a case of no visits = no good!
Traffic is always good and to anyone just starting they will take any traffic they can get, those little trickles of traffic at the start do an important thing other than give you readers, they give you motivation or added motivation, I say that as you were obviously already motivated enough to make a start.
The motivation to keep at it is important because the truth is a little patience is needed to see it through till results show themselves.
I know this because I have been there myself yet something so important I had to learn the hard way was…
Not all traffic is equal, no matter what anyone says to you that is a truth.
Targeted traffic should be your real aim, you want the attention of people you write for, those are the only people you really want to be reading your website or blog.
When starting out though, getting traffic from a few of the right places can help alot, the issue is knowing where to look and how that works.
You can aim to get traffic from the SEngines right from the word go, which is of course a sensible thing but a hard thing to start with, that is a long term aim really. For now your traffic needs a kickstart to get that motivation flowing steady, keeping you “at it.”
So it makes sense to look at traffic elsewhere at the start and where you can fit in with it. That means looking at blogs and sites that are already getting traffic, targeted too in most cases.
Think of this blog as a little bit like the tap in the first picture, much like the majority of blogs and sites out there, all get a smaller steady flow of traffic which gradually increases if you do things right.
You just need to find the sites and blogs like these which are related to your own by topic and get in front the flow of traffic, which can be done by making a great comment on a blog post which leaves a backlink to your blog or site, for an example.
Don’t spam the blogs etc, create a decent reply that fits with the post itself…a compliment to the post if you like, or a continuation of the conversation started by the post.
Don’t be worried over it, they want you to comment and if you are adding value to their readers they will thank you for it. That is you contributing.
Getting actively engaged in the niche topic you created your site or blog around gives you exposure to the right market of people you aim for and they will seek you out and read your site or blog. Interest them with good content and they will come back again and tell others about you.
Find blogs and sites in your niche topic you enjoy reading as they will show you itself what is working well, it’s working on you after all. These may be the ones you want to comment on and engage with the blog owner and their readers.
It so often happens that a big traffic blog or site owner will see you sharing good content through you making inroads in the niche topic via the smaller trafficked blog(s) comment(s) etc, they like your style and may well come and read your blog or site to check it out for themselves and really like what they see.
Ultimately they are owners of big blogs who have traffic flowing like that big tap above, think of the a- listers who have huge traffic and you’ll know what I mean, all it takes is for one of them to write about your blog on their blog and you will see big spikes of traffic flowing your way.
Make a point of commenting on their blog and thanking them if it ever happens, engaging with them and their readers will help the momentum already started.
Even if they never write about your blog or site you should still make a big effort to post a good and useful comment on their blog, engage with the readers, people will check you out via the link posted on the comment.
The key thing to remember is to never neglect the smaller flow blogs as they are the lifeblood traffic, the big hitters are the one offs if you happen to get lucky with it.
By continuing to build the relationship with the smaller traffic bloggers and site owners you collectively increase each others traffic and reach which over time can lead you to become a big traffic blog owner!
There it is, build good relationships with other bloggers and their readers to give you a good start in creating the valuable traffic you seek, then if your aim is make money online doing it, you will be on the right path..
Does it make sense?