This advice is useful for getting thousands of new readers to your blog, customers to your new startup, or to get your dream freelance job. And you can start using it tomorrow morning.
On a recent forum where both new and experienced bloggers share tips for getting traffic, SEO, etc, most of the discussions were debating minutiae about meaningless changes they could make to their blog to get more readers. “What SEO plugin should I use?” one asked. “Does anyone think I should change my blog’s name???” another wondered. After 20 minutes of reading, I had to close the window because I was getting so frustrated.
1. Writing really good content – what I call “remarkable content” – and then telling the right people about it.
2. Writing amazing “guest posts” – articles for other relevant blogs with more traffic than you.
Use the Remarkable Content Strategy to Get Traffic to your Blog.
Maybe you read people like Tim Ferriss, Neil Patel, Brian Clark, Jide Ogunsanya or one of the other big-name bloggers who regularly produce high-caliber material you can’t get enough of.
Besides writing really good content, the easiest way to get traffic to your blog is to write something interesting for another blogger who has more traffic than you.
It’s funny — when you point this out to many new bloggers by saying, “Hey, why don’t you write up something really good and send it to a bigger blogger as a guest post?” — many of them quickly make up a bunch of excuses. “Well, uh… I’m really busy this weekend” or “I’m in the middle of something really interesting” Yes, okay.
But it’s not just as simple as
deciding to write a guest post. When it comes to high-traffic bloggers, there are very specific ways to approach them so they’ll accept your pitch.
Who could apply this strategy? 3 examples
2. You want to break into the fashion industry: Or let’s say you read fashion magazines and really want to break into the industry. The magazine needs fresh perspectives, especially things that haven’t been done (think Money Diaries for a magazine, for example). How could you help them?