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Traffic
Building
Tips
"Finding success is all about
taking action. You can read all
you want, but nothing will
happen until you execute."
-Pat F...
If you have a blog,
you know how
important
traffic is.
If you have a blog,
you know how
important
traffic is.
If you have a ...
More traffic means
more people buying
your products, joining
your list and
more sales
for your
business.
More traffic means
...
THESE
21TIPS
WILL HELP
THESE
21TIPS
WILL HELP
We’ve polled 21 of the most successful bloggers
to bring you the best tips to make your blog more
attractive, more sharabl...
Let’s get
started!
Let’s get
started!
Your first job is to
understand the
problem
your audience is
trying to solve.
UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE#1
#1UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE
“You need to
understand your
audience better than
they understand
themselves.”
- Brian Clark,
C...
Typically, more targeted is
better—targeting millennial
leaders is better than
targeting any leader and
writing for online...
If your goal is to build
readers by publishing
consistently it helps to
block time every week
on the same days (like
1 hou...
"Writing is like the gym:
the more often you go,
the more results you see.”
- Ann Handley,
MarketingProfs.com
#2BLOCK TIME...
A quick way to save time,
organize your content and
get to first draft is with a
writing template.
#3SAVE TIME WITH A TEMPL...
It could be as simple as:
1. Opening
2. The problem
3. Promise a solution
4. List 3-5 solutions
5. Conclusion
6. Call-to-a...
Just like buying a car,
your blog allows prospects
to test drive your solutions
before buying. That’s why you
need to shar...
“Give away free content that
adds value to people’s lives
‘until it hurts’ and
they will love you and
become loyal fans.”
...
With just a bit of extra effort you
can turn a boring headline like
“5 ways to lose weight”, into one
that gets more atten...
“Without a compelling
promise that turns a
browser into a reader the
rest of your words may as
well not exist.”
- CopyBlog...
#6GO BIG WITH AN ULTIMATE POST
Sometimes a topic deserves
more depth and more content.
An ‘Ultimate post’ is a more
detail...
#6GO BIG WITH AN ULTIMATE POST
“Longer content is 52%
more likely to get heavily
shared. Aim for at least
2,000 words per ...
Get your copy of all
21 Pro Tips
in this
FREE DOWNLOAD NOW.
#7MIX IT UP!
If you want readers to keep
coming back, experiment
with different topics and
themes - just like a
magazine.
#7MIX IT UP!
Experiment with:
• List post “5 surprising
ways to reduce clutter”
• Being controversial “Most
time managemen...
#7MIX IT UP!
Experiment with:
• A case study “How this
entrepreneur cleaned up
their life”
• Personal sharing “Clutter and...
#7MIX IT UP!
“Focus upon creating content
that changes people’s lives in
some way and it
will help people to feel like
the...
#8DRESS IT UP WITH PICTURES
Our brain can process images some
60,000 times faster than words.
Posts that contain multiple ...
#8DRESS IT UP WITH PICTURES
“Help people help you by providing
an image that they can share—if
people can look like a rock...
#9GO VIRAL WITH VIDEO
Even a short video can
add variety to your posts
and enhance your reader’s
experience. Your videos d...
#9GO VIRAL WITH VIDEO
“Video is quickly becoming
one of the most effective
ways to drive floods of
targeted traffic directly...
#10 EXPOSE YOURSELF
Even if you’re writing a B2B
business blog, readers
want to know something
about the person behind
the...
“Don’t delegate
relationship building or
try to outsource your
personality.”
-Mari Smith,
MariSmith.com
“Don’t delegate
re...
#11 CREATE ROUND-UP POSTS
A round-up post is a collect of
opinions, interviews,
reviews—anything that
brings together solu...
#11 CREATE ROUND-UP POSTS
“The experts that
participate in your roundup
can send traffic directly to
your post by sharing i...
#12DELIVER MORE OF WHAT THEY WANT
While you might be
tempted to keep
dreaming up new topics;
if readers already ‘vote’
wit...
#12DELIVER MORE OF WHAT THEY WANT
“Pay attention to what
your readers respond to
and find a way to deliver
more of the same...
#13 WRITE LIKE YOU SPEAK
Like any discussion, you’re more
authentic if you write like you
speak. Avoid unusual words, or
o...
#13 WRITE LIKE YOU SPEAK
“Always use a conversational tone
and keep it light.”
- Rich Brooks,
Take Flyte Media
#14 DON’T TRY TO BE EVERYWHERE
When promoting your blog, it
might be tempting to try to be
everywhere—one day you’re all
o...
#14 DON’T TRY TO BE EVERYWHERE
“Your audience will dictate
where they want to see you
by the way they interact
with you.”
...
#15 MAKE IT EASY TO CONSUME
Always design your post to
be easy to consume: use
short sentences
and paragraphs, dashes
and ...
#16 BUILD YOUR EMAIL LIST
Building your list allows
you to use direct email to
promote sales, webinars,
contests, surveys ...
#16 BUILD YOUR EMAIL LIST
“Building an email
list is one of the
cheapest, most
cost-effective solutions
for staying in tou...
#17 PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE
If you want to get noticed,
you have to promote every
post. Email your list,
promote on soci...
#17 PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE
“Think of it more as
publishing instead of
marketing. Be authentic as
a publisher and create...
#18MAKE YOUR READER FEEL SMART
Readers share what
makes them look
smart—your job is to
write compelling,
original content ...
#18MAKE YOUR READER FEEL SMART
“If you want these people
to share your content,
create objectively
exceptional content.”
-...
#19BE CONSISTENT
Plan to publish on the same
day, at the same time every
week or two weeks.
Consistent publishing
encourag...
#19BE CONSISTENT
“It’s much easier to lose
your traffic than it is to
build it up, so make sure
you consistently blog.”
- N...
#20DON’TMEASURESTATISTICSTOOEARLY
It takes time before
you’ll see the results
you want from you
blog. Be patient and
creat...
#20DON’TMEASURESTATISTICSTOOEARLY
“If you’re obsessing over
daily numbers and
you’re only a few
months into your
blogging ...
#21ANDFINALLY…EXPERIMENT!
Try different topics,
headlines, ultimate
posts, themes, images,
video, round-up posts,
and prom...
#21ANDFINALLY…EXPERIMENT!
The more you
experiment and refine
your blog (and measure
results), the better it is
for your rea...
And now it’s
time to get
started!
And now it’s
time to get
started!
Get your copy of all
21 Pro Tips
in this
FREE DOWNLOAD NOW.
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21 Traffic Building Tips from Pro Bloggers

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If you have a blog you know how important traffic is. More traffic means more people buying your products, joining your list and more sales for your business. The challenge is to know what works.
Search online and you'll find lots of advice - some works, some doesn't. It's confusing and can waste a lot of your time.

That's why we've polled 21 of the most successful bloggers to bring you simple, but uncommon, changes to get you better results.
Mari Smith
Pat Flynn
Brian Clark
Neil Patel
Darren Rowse
Jeff Bulas
Brian Dean
Anne Handley
Mitch Joel
Jeff Goins
Leslie Samuel
Peg Fitzpatrick

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21 Traffic Building Tips from Pro Bloggers

  1. Traffic Building Tips
  2. "Finding success is all about taking action. You can read all you want, but nothing will happen until you execute." -Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income
  3. If you have a blog, you know how important traffic is. If you have a blog, you know how important traffic is. If you have a blog, you know how important traffic is.
  4. More traffic means more people buying your products, joining your list and more sales for your business. More traffic means more people buying your products, joining your list and more sales for your business.
  5. THESE 21TIPS WILL HELP THESE 21TIPS WILL HELP
  6. We’ve polled 21 of the most successful bloggers to bring you the best tips to make your blog more attractive, more sharable, and ready to attract the right prospects to your business.
  7. Let’s get started! Let’s get started!
  8. Your first job is to understand the problem your audience is trying to solve. UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE#1
  9. #1UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE “You need to understand your audience better than they understand themselves.” - Brian Clark, CopyBlogger
  10. Typically, more targeted is better—targeting millennial leaders is better than targeting any leader and writing for online entrepreneurs is better than targeting any entrepreneur. #1UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE
  11. If your goal is to build readers by publishing consistently it helps to block time every week on the same days (like 1 hour in the morning). #2BLOCK TIME TO WRITE
  12. "Writing is like the gym: the more often you go, the more results you see.” - Ann Handley, MarketingProfs.com #2BLOCK TIME TO WRITE
  13. A quick way to save time, organize your content and get to first draft is with a writing template. #3SAVE TIME WITH A TEMPLATE
  14. It could be as simple as: 1. Opening 2. The problem 3. Promise a solution 4. List 3-5 solutions 5. Conclusion 6. Call-to-action #3SAVE TIME WITH A TEMPLATE
  15. Just like buying a car, your blog allows prospects to test drive your solutions before buying. That’s why you need to share your best ideas and solutions every time. #4GIVE THEM YOUR BEST
  16. “Give away free content that adds value to people’s lives ‘until it hurts’ and they will love you and become loyal fans.” -Jeff Bullas, JeffBullas.com #4GIVE THEM YOUR BEST
  17. With just a bit of extra effort you can turn a boring headline like “5 ways to lose weight”, into one that gets more attention and more shares, like “This is How Much You Should Walk to Lose Weight Fast” #5WRITE GREAT HEADLINES
  18. “Without a compelling promise that turns a browser into a reader the rest of your words may as well not exist.” - CopyBlogger #5WRITE GREAT HEADLINES
  19. #6GO BIG WITH AN ULTIMATE POST Sometimes a topic deserves more depth and more content. An ‘Ultimate post’ is a more detailed, in-depth post about a topic your readers are hungry for.
  20. #6GO BIG WITH AN ULTIMATE POST “Longer content is 52% more likely to get heavily shared. Aim for at least 2,000 words per post.” -Brian Dean, Backlinko.com
  21. Get your copy of all 21 Pro Tips in this FREE DOWNLOAD NOW.
  22. #7MIX IT UP! If you want readers to keep coming back, experiment with different topics and themes - just like a magazine.
  23. #7MIX IT UP! Experiment with: • List post “5 surprising ways to reduce clutter” • Being controversial “Most time management books are a waste of time” • Being contrarian “Why a little clutter is a good thing!”
  24. #7MIX IT UP! Experiment with: • A case study “How this entrepreneur cleaned up their life” • Personal sharing “Clutter and why I needed to get help” • Video post “Learn how high achievers start their day”
  25. #7MIX IT UP! “Focus upon creating content that changes people’s lives in some way and it will help people to feel like they know, like and trust you.” -Darren Rowse, ProBlogger.com
  26. #8DRESS IT UP WITH PICTURES Our brain can process images some 60,000 times faster than words. Posts that contain multiple images receive double the social media shares compared to articles with only one image.
  27. #8DRESS IT UP WITH PICTURES “Help people help you by providing an image that they can share—if people can look like a rockstar sharing your content, it’s a win!” - Peg Fitzpatrick, PegFitzpatrick.com
  28. #9GO VIRAL WITH VIDEO Even a short video can add variety to your posts and enhance your reader’s experience. Your videos don’t have to be professionally produced—as long as you have good light and sound, you’re good to go.
  29. #9GO VIRAL WITH VIDEO “Video is quickly becoming one of the most effective ways to drive floods of targeted traffic directly to your blog, sales pages and other online offers.” - James Wedmore, JamesWedmore.com
  30. #10 EXPOSE YOURSELF Even if you’re writing a B2B business blog, readers want to know something about the person behind the blog. If you write about customer service, you can share a story of a good/bad/indifferent service experience you had. Even if you’re writing a B2B business blog, readers want to know something about the person behind the blog. If you write about customer service, you can share a story of a good/bad/indifferent service experience you had.
  31. “Don’t delegate relationship building or try to outsource your personality.” -Mari Smith, MariSmith.com “Don’t delegate relationship building or try to outsource your personality.” -Mari Smith, MariSmith.com #10 EXPOSE YOURSELF
  32. #11 CREATE ROUND-UP POSTS A round-up post is a collect of opinions, interviews, reviews—anything that brings together solutions from a variety of sources. For example, a collection of book reviews, or opinions from authors, or advice from bloggers (like this article)
  33. #11 CREATE ROUND-UP POSTS “The experts that participate in your roundup can send traffic directly to your post by sharing it with their (often large) social followings—it’s the type of content people actively want to share.” - Jon Morrow, Smart Blogger
  34. #12DELIVER MORE OF WHAT THEY WANT While you might be tempted to keep dreaming up new topics; if readers already ‘vote’ with their traffic, comments and social shares, give them more on those topics.
  35. #12DELIVER MORE OF WHAT THEY WANT “Pay attention to what your readers respond to and find a way to deliver more of the same.” -Hugh Culver, getSOS.net
  36. #13 WRITE LIKE YOU SPEAK Like any discussion, you’re more authentic if you write like you speak. Avoid unusual words, or overbuilt, or awkward sentences that slow the reading experience.
  37. #13 WRITE LIKE YOU SPEAK “Always use a conversational tone and keep it light.” - Rich Brooks, Take Flyte Media
  38. #14 DON’T TRY TO BE EVERYWHERE When promoting your blog, it might be tempting to try to be everywhere—one day you’re all over Twitter, then it’s back to Instagram and Facebook, then LinkedIn. Instead, choose 2-3 channels (like LinkedIn and Twitter), build up your followers, and apply a simple promotional sequence for every blog post.
  39. #14 DON’T TRY TO BE EVERYWHERE “Your audience will dictate where they want to see you by the way they interact with you.” - Leslie Samuel, Become A Blogger
  40. #15 MAKE IT EASY TO CONSUME Always design your post to be easy to consume: use short sentences and paragraphs, dashes and em-dashes to break up your reading, sub-headings for any post longer than 300 words and insert images to break up long posts.
  41. #16 BUILD YOUR EMAIL LIST Building your list allows you to use direct email to promote sales, webinars, contests, surveys and to promote every blog post. Experiment with different opt-in offers and measure your results - your blog should be a magnet to attract more prospects to your list.
  42. #16 BUILD YOUR EMAIL LIST “Building an email list is one of the cheapest, most cost-effective solutions for staying in touch with your prospects and customers.” - Derek Halpern, Social Triggers
  43. #17 PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE If you want to get noticed, you have to promote every post. Email your list, promote on social media, repost on LinkedIn and Medium and respond to every comment, retweet and share. And document your process - eventually you should outsource part, or all, of it.
  44. #17 PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE “Think of it more as publishing instead of marketing. Be authentic as a publisher and create content that helps you connect to everyone else...because they're already connected.” - Mitch Joel, Six Pixels
  45. #18MAKE YOUR READER FEEL SMART Readers share what makes them look smart—your job is to write compelling, original content that makes them think: “This is so good I need to share it.”
  46. #18MAKE YOUR READER FEEL SMART “If you want these people to share your content, create objectively exceptional content.” -Marcus Taylor, Venture Harbour
  47. #19BE CONSISTENT Plan to publish on the same day, at the same time every week or two weeks. Consistent publishing encourages consistent readers and makes it easier for you and your team to execute, measure and modify both the publishing and promotion of the post.
  48. #19BE CONSISTENT “It’s much easier to lose your traffic than it is to build it up, so make sure you consistently blog.” - Neil Patel, NeilPatel.com
  49. #20DON’TMEASURESTATISTICSTOOEARLY It takes time before you’ll see the results you want from you blog. Be patient and create goals for traffic and list building, and measure results (at least monthly).
  50. #20DON’TMEASURESTATISTICSTOOEARLY “If you’re obsessing over daily numbers and you’re only a few months into your blogging journey, you’re wasting your time. It’s still too early to pay close attention to trends.” - Jeff Goins, Goins Writer
  51. #21ANDFINALLY…EXPERIMENT! Try different topics, headlines, ultimate posts, themes, images, video, round-up posts, and promotion. Then watch your reader comments, social shares and changes in traffic.
  52. #21ANDFINALLY…EXPERIMENT! The more you experiment and refine your blog (and measure results), the better it is for your readers and the more readers they’ll bring to your blog.
  53. And now it’s time to get started! And now it’s time to get started!
  54. Get your copy of all 21 Pro Tips in this FREE DOWNLOAD NOW.

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