People always want to know how to get more traffic to their blog. They’re looking for secrets. Hidden nuggets of knowledge that will unleash hoards of traffic without doing anything all that new.
So, I’m going to share the secret formula. The secret sauce. This is everything you really need to know. And it is…
- Make lots of good content.
- Get it out there, while focusing on authority sites.
- Point it all at your blog.
- Get an email list. Use it. Mobilize your subscribers and point them to your blog.
- Say “hi” to other players in your market. Form a relationship and see what happens.
- Rinse. Repeat. Repeat some more.
And there it is.
Open Wound, Insert Salt
Did you expect something more?
There is NO secret to driving traffic to your blog. None. Zip. Nada. Nyet. Zilch.
Why do so many people look at successful bloggers and think they’ve unlocked some mysterious code? There isn’t some magic keyword that nobody has discovered yet which is going to drive you traffic. No secret tactic.
There just isn’t. Those bloggers who get lots of traffic just produce a lot of good stuff and then put it in front of people. No magic required. No secret knowledge.
You guys should know by now that I’m here to help bloggers, but I’m also a straight-shooter. So, here it is:
If you’re not willing to do the work that it takes to create good content and put it in front of people, to make a list, to network with others – then you’re not going to have a successful blog. It just won’t happen.
The Stuff That Works Is Always Simple
It is human nature to seek the complicated. But, most things boil down to a series of utter simplicities. And building traffic is one of them.
You’ve seen all those weight loss systems out there. All various complexities and via’s on the simplicities of losing weight. The simplicity is “eat less, move more”.
Same goes for traffic. Through all the buzzwords like article marketing, keyword research, linkbacks, trackbacks, retweets, viral – all of it boils down to the simplicity.
Apply this, and soon you’ll have people asking YOU what your secret is.