The “10 Top Sources Of Blog Traffic That You Are Not Using” are hidden in plain sight.
Yet, most bloggers and online marketers can’t even see them.
The best part about what I’m about to show you, is that it is the basis for driving completely free traffic to your blog or website.
So let’s dig in.
You have a blogging business, or some kind of an online marketing business, right?
You may be a professional who has set up a blog to attract new clients.
You might be in a service industry like plumbing or event planning, and you’re trying to get just the right traffic to visit the blog you’ve set up.
It is set up to get folks to buy something, join something or sign up for some kind of service you’re offering.
The bottom line is this… you need traffic but don’t know where to find it, and you don’t have an enormous advertising budget.
Why Aren’t You Using These 10 Top Sources Of Blog Traffic?
Did you know that for your specific industry or profession, for your exact niche or area of interest… there are exactly 10 to sources of blog traffic?
Why not 6, 8 or 12?
It’s because you are in control of your blogging business.
You’re the boss!
You call the shots, right?
You decide how many sources of blog traffic you want to tap into, and then you do it.
I’ll tell you a bit about why I wasn’t using these top traffic sources, even though they were right in front of me, in plain sight.
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I Couldn’t See Even 1 of These 10 Top Sources Of Blog Traffic
When I first started blogging, I made the same mistake I see my students making every single day.
I looked everywhere for traffic.
I’d start tweeting links to my blog posts, locating blogging circles where everyone shared each others’ post links, updating my Facebook status to remind folks that I just published a new article.
Why did I do these things?
Honestly, I was trying to find out if Twitter, Blogging Communities and Facebook were the top sources of blog traffic, like a lot of people were saying they were.
The problem was that I wasn’t zoning in on the places where MY specific audience was hanging out.
I was so focused on what marketing platform was best, that I looked right past the obvious.
My specific audience was on all of those social platforms.
But they were also on YouTube, LinkedIn, Reddit, Instagram… etc.
Locate An Engaging Audience
I was hanging out in a forum one day, talking about blogging with other folks, and people just kept piling onto the conversation thread.
It wasn’t even a forum I considered to be a good “traffic source.”
I was just trying to find some solutions to things I was dealing with on my blog and I’ll tell you the truth, I don’t even remember what those issues were.
What I do remember, though, is that people were talking to me, asking me for a link to my blog, and trying to get me to help them with some of their problems on their own blogs.
Suddenly, I realized that I had tapped into a source of traffic that was, indeed, specifically targeted to my niche.
Before long, some of the folks I had touched base with there were joining my email list, buying my courses and even asking for private coaching.
This was not a huge number of people, but enough to tip me off to the “secret” to finding blog traffic.
You see, your target audience is probably everywhere.
They’re on every social media site, every forum, every blog in your niche.
Now, that wasn’t particularly helpful to me because I didn’t have time to go on every social media site, forum and blog in the world just to connect with a few folks here and there.
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10 Top Sources Of Blog Traffic
So I narrowed my focus.
I’m pretty sure I’ve written a blog post about “less” being “more.”
I don’t remember, I guess I’ll have to Google-search it, haha.
Here’s the thing, though.
To locate my target audience, I knew I had to FOCUS.
I needed to put everything out of my sights except a small number of places where I knew I could get authentic engagement with people who were really interested in what I was doing (and vice versa, of course).
So I picked a number.
I decided to find the 10 specific sources of highly targeted traffic that I needed.
I made it my business to get totally involved in the conversations in these places.
These became my 10 top sources of blog traffic.
You need to do the same thing in your business.
Find the places where your crowd is most engaged and active.
If you like the number 10, that will work.
Be diligent and consistent and you can discover your own 10 top sources of blog traffic, using exactly the method I used.
I’d love to have your comments below.
Have you found your top sources of blog traffic?