SEO

5 Myths of Traffic Generation That Seriously Need to Die

5 Myths of Traffic Generation That Seriously Need to Die

Can I be straight up with you?

95% of the advice on the web about how to increase your website traffic is totally useless.

It’s outdated, overly simplified, or just plain wrong. Here’s how I know:

Over the last eight years, the sites I’ve built have received over 200 million page views. I’ve also worked with thousands of students in every imaginable niche, and I’ve seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t.

And lots of the advice out there… it just doesn’t work.

In particular, five myths really bother me. If you’re struggling to increase your traffic, chances are it’s because you’ve bought into one of these myths.

Let’s jump in…
More

10 Posts That’ll Instantly Put You in the Top 1% of Traffic Experts

10 Posts That’ll Instantly Put You in the Top 1% of Traffic Experts

Look, I get it.

You want more traffic. (Just like every other blogger on the planet.)

But here’s the big question:

Do you actually deserve more traffic?

You see, traffic doesn’t care how much you want it. It doesn’t care how long you’ve waited.

Traffic only comes to those who truly commit to understanding how to get it and then, implement what they’ve learned.

And that means becoming a traffic expert – learning more about the subject than almost any of your blogging peers.

Sound like hard work?

Good. That’s what stops just anyone becoming a guru.

The good news? It’s not nearly as hard as you might think — if you know what to study.

That’s why I’ve assembled this collection of the best posts on traffic we’ve ever published.

Study these and you will transform into a bonafide blog traffic expert in record time.
More

The Simple Blog Tweak That Gets You More Social Shares Right Now

The Simple Blog Tweak That Gets You More Social Shares Right Now

Go on. Be honest.

As a blogger, you have a love-hate relationship with social media.

You love the idea of your content going viral and bringing thousands of new readers to your blog.

But you hate the fact that this kind of social success is so hard to achieve in practice.

Regardless, you always share your latest posts and ask others to do the same.

And you pick up a few shares here and there, but little more.

In fact, every time you post your content on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, it feels like tossing a coin into a fountain and making a silent wish.

You secretly hope that this will be the one that catches fire, but deep down you know it probably won’t be.

And you just can’t shake the idea that you might be missing a trick.

But what else can you do? Sharing is down to other people. It’s out of your hands, right?

Wrong.

What you may not realize is that the moment you click publish on a new post, you may already have condemned it to social obscurity.

Unless you come to grips with something called social metadata.
More

How to Get More Traffic and Traction by Promoting Your Content Like a Boss

How to Get More Traffic and Traction by Promoting Your Content Like a Boss

Some bloggers seem to have all the luck.

They get way more shares than you. They get tons more email subscribers than you. They get much higher search rankings than you.

And it sucks, right?

Because their content is good, but it’s not great.

Certainly it’s not that much better than yours.

So what are they doing differently?

Why is their content so much more successful than yours?

The difference is in the way they promote it.
More

Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free

Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free

Note from Jon: Let me introduce this post by saying something shocking: if you want a chance in hell of being noticed online, you need to spend as much time promoting your post as you do writing it. Maybe more. The question is… how? The answer: read this guide from one of the hottest up and comers online right now, Brian Dean.

Ever notice how some blogs seem to arrive out of nowhere?

A few months earlier, you’d never even heard of the blog.

Then suddenly it’s plastered over half the Twitter and Facebook feeds in your niche.

And almost overnight, the person behind the blog is the go-to expert in the field.

Annoying, isn’t it?

After all, your content is just as good as theirs (if not better). You know just as much about your topic as they do (if not more). And you work just as hard (if not harder) promoting your work on social media.

So what’s their secret?

How do they skyrocket their blog’s traffic and subscriber numbers … while you’re still struggling to move the needle?

Is it their content?

(That’s important, but frankly not enough to guarantee success.)

Is it their eye-catching design?

(Good design helps, but it won’t automatically get you to the top.)

Did they just get lucky?

(With 164 million blogs online, they’d have better odds of winning the lottery.)

Believe it or not, most bloggers who make a name for themselves use a strategy that’s as old school as Netscape and 56k modems.

And because it may not initially seem as exciting as a new traffic technique or the latest social media network, most bloggers overlook this time-tested approach, even though it often leads to explosive blog growth.

But let’s reveal exactly how you can use this untapped strategy to grow your blog quicker than you ever thought possible.
More