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How To Get Traffic To Your Blog The EASY Way

How To Get Traffic To Your Blog The EASY Way

 Hey guys, how's it going?

It's been far too long since I last posted on the Affilorama blog - my apologies, I've been terribly slack recently. However, you're in for a bit of a treat today as I'm going to teach you how to get traffic to your blog, the easy way. What you're about to learn is so shockingly simple and straightforward, you almost wouldn't believe it to be true. However, if you follow the simple strategy I'm about to outline, then you'll notice massively increased traffic to your site. In fact, this would be the perfect thing to pursue over the Christmas holidays.

What's the strategy?

I like to call it B.H.B.O - Blog Hard, Blog Often!

The principle behind BHBO is really quite simple - the key to any successful blog is to add loads of awesome content that your readers absolutely love. Unfortunately, many affiliates tend to forget this, and instead use blogging platforms like WordPress to build "static sites" (say with 15 articles) and then they never add any more content. From there it's an uphill struggle to gain and maintain good search engine rankings. You have to put loads of effort into tiresome and repetitive SEO - or at the very least go out and hire an outsourcer, in order to try and "beat" Google with thin content sites.

BHBO is a great alternative to the  "traditional" affiliate way of doing a blog that is, in reality, a static site. Here's how to do it:

  1. Research great content in your niche
  2. Write one post/article every three days (let's call these writing days your "on days", to use exercise nomenclature)
  3. On your "off days", network with other bloggers in your niche by blog commenting, encouraging fresh guest posts, and focusing on quality link building.
  4. Continue to monetize through list building (primary monetizing method) as well as on-site affiliate links and Google Adsense etc.

How simple is that?

Basically, this is a real "returns to basics" method for getting traffic to your blog. What I'm encouraging you to do here is actually start building up an authority site in your niche, so that you don't need to worry about Google algorithm updates, link building (although obviously you still want to continue with some link building)  and keeping up with "traffic generation trends". Instead, you start building up a real business online; you create an absolute masterpiece that people want to come and visit. In AffiloBlueprint, Mark actually teaches you some valuable lessons on building an authority site, so you should check out the AffiloBlueprint training here.

The two parts of the BHBO method of generating blog traffic that you may struggle with the most are:

  • Researching fresh content
  • Finding the motivation to write a new post/article on a regular basis

Because I really want you to succeed at this, and it's a great way to get traffic to your blog, let's explore how you can overcome these two hurdles.

Researching New Content For Your Blog

This is actually really simple. The easiest way to find fresh content and material to blog about is to read lots of other blogs in your niche. In particular, you want to be reading the "authority" blogs in your niche - these are the ones that people visit by clicking on a bookmarked URL, or by directly typing the URL into their address bar. The reason big blogs become big and receive loads of hits is because their content is appealing to readers. If you can nail this principle, and apply it to your own blogs and sites, then you will soon witness dramatically increased traffic levels, happier readers, and more income as a consequence.

The easiest way to find "research blogs" is to head over to Technorati.com, and simply filter popular blogs and posts based on your niche topic or term. For example, if you run a blog/site about Android mobile devices, then you would simply choose to view relevant blog posts and blogs about Android:


From there, it's just a case of reading widely and regularly, and absorbing all that information to help you craft better content for your own readers. The benefit of researching widely is that you'll also write better articles - rather than simply trying to hit a word limit, you will actually teach something really useful to your audience. Everyone's a winner when you BHBO!

Finding Writing Motivation

The other thing you may struggle with when writing more to get greater traffic to your blog is actually finding the motivation to get that content written. I'm not even talking about finding a writing topic here - simply finding the motivation to actually sit at your keyboard and get typing can be a mission for most of us.

Because the BHBO system relies on writing as the crux of increasing traffic to your blog, you really don't have an alternative but to do loads of  writing. You should try and do one 750 word minimum blog post every three days. Now if you're not a natural writer, or you're the kind of person who finds themselves getting burned out easily, then you could struggle here.

However, here are some tips that will help you find motivation:

  • Break up your writing into small chunks. Rather than sitting down to write 1000 words in one go, consider splitting your writing up into blocks. Write 300 words, then take a break, then come back and repeat until you've got the full blog post put together.
  • Remember that content is one of the keys to online success on a going forward basis. If you want to succeed at anything in life, you have to try really hard at it. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when it comes to affiliate marketing - the most successful guys are almost always those who work the hardest. Therefore, put 100% of your heart and soul into your writing, in order to help you achieve your affiliate marketing dream.
  • Practice writing lots in order to increase your speed and make it less of a chore. Remember, practice makes perfect.
  • Visualize success! This is an important one - you should sit down and spend some time each day imagining the success you're going to have once your blog really takes off. Whether its imagining huge traffic statistics in Google Analytics, or big Clickbank paychecks, this can all really help you.

Want To Get More Blog Traffic? Here's Your Homework

As you can see, BHBO is a really straightforward way of improving the performance of your blog and getting more visitors, leads, and sales. You're basically focusing on the whole "quality content" angle here, which is super important.

However, to make sure you stay on the right track I've devised a little bit of homework that will help you out over the Christmas break:

  1. Visit Technorati and read 20 relevant articles in your niche. Spend a whole day on this, just absorbing information.
  2. Plan the titles of 15 new articles, remembering to do proper keyword research. Use the AffiloBlueprint keyword research lessons to help you with this. This will give you roughly 6 weeks worth of content, and the pre-written titles will structure your writing properly.
  3. Every three days over the holidays, polish off one of those articles. Upload it to your blog - ping, bookmark, and submit it to social sites.
  4. In your down time, try to leave at least thirty insightful comments per day on related blogs in your niche. Network heavily with others in your niche.

If you follow this system closely over the coming holiday period, I have absolutely no doubt you will get traffic to your blog. The best thing is that this is also really simple and easy to follow. If you don't get more traffic to your blog, then I will eat my hat come the new year!

For more killer step-by-step guides to profiting from affiliate marketing, you should check out our AffiloBlueprint "over the shoulder" training course.

Remember, if you've got any questions just leave a comment below.

28 Comments Add your comment
  • Reply grady wesley670 days ago

    is it good to have a web site solely about the product or service as well as a blog forum?

    cecille.l668 days ago

    Hi Grady,

    Thanks for your comment.

    It's good to have an authority site in your chosen niche. A website or a blog on your niche is better than a product site because you are not limited to promoting one product. You can promote one to several products.

    As your site gets bigger and better you can add in a forum, but note that moderating a forum can eat up a lot of your time which might be better spent building another money site.

    Hope that helps. Have a good day!

  • Reply Richard Ellis669 days ago

    Hey Sam, that technorati site is incredibly good - the variety of information, links, and source of ideas is just brilliant. Thank you mate.

    cecille.l668 days ago

    Hi Richard,

    Sam's away for the holidays but we're glad to hear you liked the post! :)

    Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Abigail De Mesa669 days ago

    Great post Sam! You've nailed me with this one. I'm having my "UGH" days again. I'm a true blue newbie so its hard to build content in a niche you don't exactly know but thanks for the heads up.

    cecille.l668 days ago

    Hi Abigail,

    You're welcome! :)


    All the best!

  • Reply Gilgalad • 669 days ago

    Ok, it is a great idea but it is an expensive idea.

    cecille.l668 days ago

    Hi Gilgalad,

    Technorati registration is free/membership is free.

    Hope that helps! All the best!

  • Reply Tendai Chakuzira669 days ago

    This ha helped a lot, but i have a question. I have been trying to link up with small bloggers like myself but recently i have been trying to link up with these kind of bloggers. So if someone can help me find bloggers at the same level as me please do help.

  • Reply Kylie O'Brien669 days ago

    Thanks Sam,
    This is just the motivation I need to keep going.
    Cheers

  • Reply Steve Fitzpatrick • 667 days ago

    Thanks for this great post. I am finding it difficult to update my blog at the moment with regular content but I do agree with visiting other blogs and leaving comments to network, a bit like what I'm doing right now ha!

    Another way to find blogs to comment on is to set up a Google Alert for your chosen keyword. That way you can have the best latest content delivered to your inbox for you to then visit and interact with and drive targeted traffic back to your blog.

    Thank you much love,

    Steve.

  • Reply sinashk667 days ago

    Sam Hi, indeed interesting and informative, I shall follow...just wish me luck....

  • Reply Andrew J G666 days ago

    @Tendai try Google's blog search, http://www.google.com/blogsearch
    to find like minded bloggers to work with or to find blogs to comment on.

  • Reply augast nayak665 days ago

    nice post! I saw you are tending towards Technorati. read that too.
    thanks

    I have a website called http://www.synram.com towards which I want to drive traffic.

  • Reply simo Bakal662 days ago

    Thank you for this great post.
    For me as beginner, it is not easy to get backlink, i spend alot of time lookng for blogs and website in my niche, i always find website without possibility to leave a comment, good page rank but there is noway to leave my trace there. another stuff i always meet is, disqus!! i read that is good for traffic but i m still cant understand how it works. ok thank you :)

  • Reply Danielle • 661 days ago

    Thank you for this information. I have been struggling with increasing my traffic and these tips will help me. Thanks again!

  • Reply Sayed Husain659 days ago

    Thanks Sam, just what I need to keep going.

    Sayed

  • Reply Brandon Espinoza • 654 days ago

    Excellent point of direction. Thanks Affilorama for increasing my performance and motivation. I am a natural writer and continue to push posts out weekly, not enough though. I think that's a great schedule to vet in a rhythm. Blogging is crucial. After researching related niche sites, what styles of writing do you recommend; review, how to, why this is, what not to do, what to do, etc. Sometimes I run out of article topics.

  • Reply soingo61653 days ago

    Great post. Thank you very much

  • Reply Kerjawa blogspot com650 days ago

    Thank you very much

  • Reply Carl S • 648 days ago

    Coming up with great content on your topic is the hard part. Thanks for some inspiration to keep at it.

  • Reply sinashk647 days ago

    Yes, I am following BHBO...almost everyday writing an article...I must start earning, no clickbank cheque is coming...I think I am committing some silly mistakes, I am giving you my blog id- I need your reaction and advice- http://www.techniquesofmeditation.blogspot.com & http://www.ashokamediapr.blogspot.com

    Thanks

  • Reply Nasir Iftekhar635 days ago

    smashing article...I love B.H.B.O term:) although I have a dedicated team for my blog at www.blogoftheworld.com where we break most of seo rules:) let C what happens

  • Reply Gawie • 628 days ago

    Hi, Iam a complete newbie to affiliate marketing. I like your article and I am going to implement your advice.
    Thanks,
    Gawie

  • Reply strony www Rzeszów • 623 days ago

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  • Reply daviskathy • 623 days ago

    I read your article about traffic.. it is very useful thank you....I have an Australian site and i have to bring it up in a month..can you suggest me few tips regarding this..

  • Reply chittara • 591 days ago

    thanks for the tips...its very helpful for a beginners like me...

  • Reply chintamani mandhare581 days ago

    thank for the tips .........its very nice:)

  • Reply Arun Prasath577 days ago

    Very useful tips, thanks for it :)

  • Reply ronakagarwal • 570 days ago

    very useful tips.it helped me alot

  • Reply Natasha • 565 days ago

    I have spend over two years to get traffic to my blog about apartments for rent in my area. Last six month i got lucky and now i have over 2k visitors a day. But i don't want to stop. I will use some of your advices to have more revenue..Thanks!!

  • Reply Sherwani online396 days ago

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post.

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