Have you just written your first blog post? Congratulations. You have just completed the easiest part of your journey into the world of blogging. Now comes the hardest part.
You need to get some “TRAFFIC”
Speaking as someone who has their own blog. I will tell you straight, that getting targeted traffic. has been one of the most frustrating tasks that I have ever done online.
Part of the reason why I am saying this is… Based on some of the information that you’re about to read below.
Being a Affiliate Marketer. I spend a lot of my time on other blogs in the Internet Marketing niche. Reading about apparently… better ways of getting more visitors to my website.
I say apparently because. Some of the stuff that I’ve read is what I would call pure fiction, (That is if I were being polite). And down right lies…if I wanted to get nasty.
I will let you decide which one of the above descriptions fits the best. After you read the 3 biggest myths. About getting more traffic to your blog.
#Myth.1 More Traffic=More Money
This one is probably the biggest lie in Internet Marketing. I was taken in by this statement the moment I got involved in Online Marketing.
“After all it makes perfect sense when you say it to yourself.”
You have a website with products. That you believe anybody in their right mind would want to buy. All you need is enough eye balls to see them. So why not invest in some form of advertising, that guarantees you tons of traffic.
It does to me. That is exactly what I did, spent a couple of hundred pounds on some dodgy advertising agency. That promised to send 6000 hits to my site within 24hrs.
To be fair to them, I did indeed receive 6000 hits. But unfortunately it resulted in zero sales.
And through that bad experience. I learned a very valuable lesson, which is that traffic alone does not equal money. Targeted traffic is the real key to making money online .
#Myth.2 Writing More Blog Posts = More traffic.
Thankfully. This myth is one that I have never totally believed in. I can see why bloggers everywhere keep on beating the drum about the need for you to write fresh content 3 and 4 times a week to keep the mighty Google search engine fully fed and watered.
Writing new blog posts every single day will definitely not bring you more traffic , and I will tell you why.
It is because most new bloggers are naturally lazy. And have no idea how to do Internet Marketing effectively.
They just write blog posts all day long. And hope that the few people who actually read their content.Will rush of and tell their friends.
If you are one of those bloggers. Then you now know the reason why the traffic hasn’t been coming to your website, and probably never will.
Remember. That it is famous people, who are usually the ones that get their stuff shared all over the Internet.
You being a nobody sorry. Obviously do not fit into this category.
And so, to blindly keep writing content on a daily basis. Hoping and praying that one day. Somebody somewhere hails you as the new Charles Dickens or J K Rowling.
Is quite frankly. Very wishful thinking.
My advice to you. (Providing that you are really serious about. Making money from blogging) is to stop dreaming now, just accept that its not going to happen.
And realize that in most cases. You’re content will never get found on the Internet. Without some sort of solid Marketing strategy behind it.
#Myth.3 Having a large Twitter Following Means More Traffic.
At the time of me writing this blog post. I had around 1,500 Twitter followers. Not very much I know. But unlike a lot of other Internet Marketers and Bloggers.
I did not use Twitter automation software, such as Tweet Adder. To build a large following very quickly. I preferred a more methodical approach to gain more followers.
I know that my way is a lot slower…but at least. There is very little risk of me having my account closed. By Twitter for breaking their rules. Another thing about my followers is that they are very targeted.
Around 10% have 40,000 or more followers. And some of them have over 100,000 followers.
But the most revealing thing. Is that their Twitter following. Does not convert into large amounts of traffic to their websites.
In fact…this blog outranks most of them on Google and in Alexa.
And if I were to take an educated guess about why they are getting such poor results. I would say that it is down to automation, self promotion and a untargeted Twitter following.
In the past I have tried automating all of my blog posts. Just to save time, and it ended up being a total disaster. Because I was self promoting way too much.
Luckily for me…
..I was able to retrieve the situation. By simply engaging more with my followers. I showed them that I was a real person, by re-tweeting their tweets and leaving the odd comment here and there.
And just by making these small, but significant changes. Has led to Twitter becoming the third biggest sender of traffic to this blog.
So the lesson to be learned from this is…
That it is not the amount of Twitter followers that you have, which is important. But how targeted and suitable they are to your niche.
Do you agree with me or not?
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