The best way for you to get any traffic to your website is knuckling down and producing content that your audience is looking for. That is the magic formula for getting more people to come to your site. You can find out what they want just by visiting your competitors. Go check out Reddit and Quora and see what questions people are asking in your niche.
Gather all of that information and come up with a content marketing strategy. You should come up with at least 100 items. They should all fall into your categories you have chosen on your blogging site. Once you have everything broken down it's time to put that strategy in motion.
When you write your articles plan out 2-3 great headlines. Once you're finished with the article chose the one that matches the best. That is the H1 of your article. You'll also need an h2, h3, And an h4 at a minimum.
You can have as many h2 and the h3, and h4 as you want. Just break your article down into small segments or subjects so the readers that skim it can find something that catches their attention and will want to read your content.
Write 3 or 4 sentences per paragraph and 250 - 300 words per title (h2, h3, h4). Using this structure makes it easier for you to write your content and stay on track.
In addition, you should have an image that goes with your headline (H1) and it should be your featured image. It is like having a mini advertisement for that piece of content. It has to draw them into your content. Then a short meta description to get them more interested just in case the title and image didn't do the trick.
This is not the time to figure out if you're going to do guest blogging, waste your time on social media, and come up with a hundred other excuses why your not getting traffic.
You could start with some smart ways of generating traffic. But it's best to get the content on your site first.
It's time to go to work. Make sure you have Google Analytics set up on your WordPress website.
Do not let anything else distract you. You need to be on a mission to produce content for your blog. If you do not know a subject or the answer to the questions you have gathered then do what everyone else does. Google it. Find the answer. Read about it and keep searching and get different opinions.
Then write about it and then go to the next title and do the same thing until you finish your article. You do not have time to be lollygagging around. You need content. Why do you need content? Because it is the best way to get traffic to your website.
How much content do you need? You need as much content as it takes to get the traffic you need to build your list. You should also have your email capture set up so when you start getting the traffic you can start building your email list.
Why do you want to capture email? Because this is where the money is. This is when you get to build a stronger trust factor with the people you capture for your email list.
Earlier we mentioned that you should have a strategy of producing 100 pieces of content. Now if your website is new it will take the search engines a while to give you the fuel you need to start getting some traffic.
Also, it really isn't about the numbers, it's how the content can benefit the visitor and does it offer solutions to your audience's problems. But for your first year, you should shoot to write about 50-100 blogs all pertaining to your specific niche.
They need to be very detailed, structured, mobile ready and provide the solutions to your target audience. Your website should also have a way of capturing leads as we mentioned earlier. Do not worry if your website is not the prettiest site in town.
You're trying to get established and you want visitors coming to your site period. That is the best way to get traffic to your website. Producing high-quality content that is relevant to your niche and offers value to your visitors.
Getting traffic to your website is no easy task. It takes hard and smart work. You will find all kinds of ways people drive people to their website. But after reading most everyone's suggestions, you'll realize that content is king.
There are sales funnels, guest blogging, and a whole lot more of shiny objects that people are using but in the end, content will still be the thing that lasts the longest and gets results.
If your not getting traffic it's because you do not have a solid foundation for your website or business. Build it and they will come. It just takes time.
Look at the image before this last one? Did you read the caption? You will see why blogging is your long-term solution for your content marketing strategy. It builds you a solid foundation and lasts longer than any other content creation method.
Especially on social media. Usually, within 24 hours your content is forgotten and people are moving on to the next thing. Some pieces of content will last for a few years and get shared all over the social network.
But by then people will have forgotten who it was originally from because someone else might have made some modifications to it. Is this right? No, but it happens and that is why you should spend your time as a beginner writing content that matters to your audience.
Don't get me wrong social media is a great traffic source and a fantastic way to start building your brand. But when you are first starting out social media can wait until you get that foundation build. It may be more boring and not as glamorous but writing content will pay off bigger dividends in the end game.
What about paid advertising on social media? Do not waste your money until you know what you are doing. Some folks do alright and get going a little quicker. But after their money runs out they are still in the same old boat without any visitors coming to their website.
You need to learn before you earn money online. Do not get into the shiny object syndrome. Your first year is the time to learn and writing content to build yourself a solid foundation.
Don't put the cart before the horse. Learn your skills before you tackle social media or paid advertising. You can start building your brand on social media and build a following. Just don't try selling your products quite yet. Offer value and build that trust factor first.
YouTube is a great place to build an audience and a subscriber list. Some people swear by it. Then again you still need a place to even send the visitors from YouTube. Where might that be?
You guessed it, your website. Your website should be set up to capture leads. This is where you get to explain the benefits of what you're offering. So at a minimum, you should have a home page, about page, blog page, and a contact page with all the legal pages a course.
Landing pages, sales pages, and all the other different type of pages can actually wait until you have that solid foundation of content. Some may disagree. You are just starting and need content period.
Now if your a person that sucks at writing but can explain most everything that would benefit your target audience then start the camera and produce content with your video marketing skills. There are a lot of people that do just that. But here is the deal. They still have a website with great content.
No matter what you decide to do, design a lead generation website first. Then you can venture out and find other avenues of getting traffic. Where are you going to send those visitors? You guessed it again. That is absolutely correct. That big fat content rich website.
But if you produce content with video you can always pay someone to produce the written content from that video. But if your dead broke, a plain bad writer and need some creative ways of producing some good content you might want to check out Niel Patel's article in the link above.
Getting traffic to your website is not an easy task when you first start. Many people plain out quit because they cannot get traffic to make any sales. They try to take the shortcut approach.
If you want to build a long lasting business online you have to write content for your website. It needs to offer value to your targeted audience. You must help people solve problems.
It take practice and time to finally get some traction. There is a lot of competition that you will have to deal with. Read there articles and look up the questions in your niche.
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