December 15th, 2014
1. Document Sharing Sites
Document sharing sites are an incredibly powerful source of traffic. The cool thing is you don’t have to create any new content to leverage them. Doc sharing sites are simply PDF hosting sites.
You can upload PDFs to them and people can download them. Every PDF download page shows the PDF on screen, and any links you place within the PDF also show on the web page. Which means backlinks, all you have to do is save your blog post as a PDF (add a 3rd of the post into the PDF) and place a link at the bottom back to your site.
When you upload the PDF to doc sharing sites, you’ll get backlinks and traffic. Doc sharing sites rank extremely well on Google and will send you search engine traffic. Here’s a small list of sites to submit to:
2. Q&A Traffic
When I got started on the Internet, I spent a lot of my time doing Q&A marketing. Q&A sites are sites for asking questions and getting answers from other members.
You create an account on these sites, and can ask questions as well as answer them. You usually have to answer a few questions before you can ask one. Yahoo Answers is a powerful example of this.
When you ask a question on Yahoo answers, it INSTANTLY ranks on Google. If you simply enter a keyword in your question, it will often rank page 1 for that keyword within 10 minutes. All you have to do is create questions that target keywords (within the question) which ends up being the SEO title.
Then create another account from another IP address, login, locate the question you asked, answer it and link to your site. This is again grey hat and against their TOS, but it works extremely well. The other white-hat alternative is to simply answer lots of relevant questions and place a link to your site within the ‘resources’ or ‘references’ section. Here are some sites:
3. Blog Commenting
We’ve all heard this one right? Most bloggers in particular should be making use of this strategy. Blog commenting on new posts of high traffic relevant sites. When you leave a comment, you leave a link to your site. When you leave a high quality comment, people read it and click through to your site.
Simply find the top 10 blogs in your niche, check them weekly and leave comments on their new blog posts. Powerful strategy will cumulative effects.
4. Guest Blogging
Again, we’ve all heard of this. However few people actually do it. The reason is because its a huge pain in the ass. You have to sit down yourself and create high quality articles or hire someone who can.
Simply make a list of all the top blogs in your niche, contact them and ask if you can publish a guest post on their site as a guest author. All you want in return is an author resource box with 1 link to your site.
Guest blogging generates high quality relevant backlinks and traffic. A guest post probably won’t send you much traffic, but its not unusual to receive 100 visitors a month from an average guest post.
Publish 100 of them, and 10,000 visitors/month is worth the effort. The backlink effect is also powerful, especially with what’s happening with Google right now.
Creating infographics is a powerful method of generating traffic. If you create a popular infographic (not that easy to do), it can go viral, your site can be shared across thousands of social media accounts and as a result you’ll receive a huge influx of traffic.
Bloggers absolutely love infographics and will re-post them on their sites, they also tend to blow up on Digg and Pinterest. Done right, a clever/humorous/controversial or informative infographic can generate tens of thousands of visitors. Done wrong; maybe 50 at best.
6. Video Responses
Creating video responses to viral or high traffic YouTube videos can be an excellent way to boost your traffic and build a YouTube audience. Just find popular or viral videos in your niche, create a video response with a link to your site in the description and upload it to your YouTube account.