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The Unconventional Guide to Increase Blog Traffic

Increase Blog TrafficYou probably know about many ways available to increase blog traffic.

And the first one that comes to mind is usually Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

But in this article I want to show you a way to increase your blog traffic without having to suck up to Google.

Usually, increasing blog traffic begins with SEO.

Get the big search engines to think your article is great, and everyone searching for your keywords will click to it.

But let’s be real, here.

What are the odds of you landing on the coveted top 10 list of Google’s search?

And what are the odds of you staying there?

The Trouble with SEO

You see, SEO is great if you can get top ranking.

But even the top 10 spots don’t guarantee you an endless stream of traffic.

I’ve read studies that show that the majority of blog traffic is generated by only the top 3 and the number 10 spots on Google.

Why the number 10 spot?

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Because many people looking at a web page will automatically scroll to the bottom before looking at the top.

I think it’s because we’re conditioned to think of the bottom of a page as containing the stuff we really want.

That’s where you get a “summary” of the article or sales page, it’s where you learn more about the author or where you see what the price is without having to read all the other stuff on top.

So, it’s a short cut.

Now that may not make rational sense.

But people usually behave from conditioning and habit far more than careful logic.

Now, if you’re only going to get a really good blog traffic flow from 4 key spots on a search page, then you’re basically writing off the other 6 spots.

Paid Spots

And how about paid spots?

They get top billing, even above the organic searches.

Shelf Life

By shelf life, I’m talking about how long something lasts before getting pulled because it’s too old, or stale, or no longer popular.

Think of the bread on a shelf at your bakery.

A fresh loaf, hot out of the oven takes center stage.

Everyone wants it… for a few hours.

By the end of the day, though, it’s no longer hot.

It’s not right out of the oven.

By the next day, it’s already being marked at half-price as “day old” bread.

Give it another day and it’s removed altogether.

So the shelf life of a loaf of bakery bread might be something like 2 days.

Now, how about the shelf life of your rankings?

How long, for instance, will your #5 position on Google search results stay intact?

How long will it be the hot item or the latest news?

Evergreen Traffic

A good way to have your blog post rank on a consistent and long-term basis is to produce “evergreen” content.

Evergreen articles and blog posts address topics that don’t change very quickly.

For instance, you might write an article about how to start a blog.

Now that’s not going to change drastically in the very near future.

But if you write an article about how to do Facebook marketing, that will change every few months.

That’s because Facebook is always changing.

So most articles you write about Facebook, for instance, are going to have to be updated or else they’ll be out of date very quickly.

Especially very specific articles, like how to size your Facebook page headers or how to write Facebook “instant articles.”

If you write more generic posts, like how to do email marketing or how to attract an audience… those things will last for a long, long time.

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That way, if your post does get ranked high by search engines, you’re likely to stay in position for a much longer time.

Traditional Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

So these are some of the traditional ways to increase blog traffic.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is probably the most common way to bloggers try to increase traffic.

That’s why I just explained that in detail.

So I won’t repeat myself, here.

High Quality Content

Creating high quality content is another key way to increase blog traffic.

If your blog does rank high on search engines, or you find other ways to get people to visit it, then the article better be good.

If not, then people will just bounce away.

Your blog will not be successful just because you drive some traffic to it.

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And if you drive traffic that doesn’t stick, then it will not have the domino effect of attracting even more traffic.

You need people to find your content helpful, valuable, compelling and well-written.

Then, you see, they are much more likely to share it and tell others to go visit your blog, too.

Networking with other bloggers

Another great way to increase blog traffic is to reach out to more bloggers.

That means visiting their blogs and leaving comments.

It means connecting with them on social media.

Share their articles and they’ll share yours.

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Write a guest article for them.

Then ask them to write one for you.

This is a time-tested and proven way to increase blog traffic.

Linking to high authority sites

Another great method is to link to high authority sites on your blog posts.

Then tag those people that you linked to and let them know that you’ve mentioned them or featured them in one of your articles.

If they come to your site, leave a comment, post a social share… that’s great.

But even if they don’t, you get it backlink to their high authority site.

The higher the quality of the links associated with your blog, the more visibility you’ll get.

But not all content gets backlinks.

Buzzsumo recently did an extensive study of Content, Share and Links.

One of the findings, reports Brian Dean, concerns the type of content that gets the most links…

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Read the full article by Brian Dean at Backlinko…
How to Get High Quality Backlinks in 2019 (7 New Strategies)
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So if you’re developing the right kind of content, you should are statistically more likely to increase your blog traffic via backlinks.

Social sharing

If you can get people to share your articles on social sites, then of course it’s going to increase your blog traffic.

But how do you get them to share?

What’s the most effective way is to start sharing their things.

Like when you link to their sites as I mentioned above.

You see, when you help other people, they feel compelled to help you in return.

And if you keep doing this is a consistent and strategic way, then you are sure to see an increase in your blog traffic.

The Unconventional Guide to Increase Blog Traffic

Besides the traditional, tested and proven methods to increase blog traffic, there are more unconventional methods you can use.

There are several unconventional methods.

But they all revolve around one main thing.

You must offer your audience solutions to their problems.

If your blog is not about solving people’s problems and improving their lives in some way, then you probably aren’t having much success.

You have to find people who have the problems that you solve in your blog posts.

Don’t just wait for them to do a Google search, though.

Get out of your blogging bubble and find them where they are.

Increase Blog TrafficSure, social media is a great place to find them.

They hang out in Facebook and LinkedIn groups, on Medium, in hashtag communities, on YouTube channels and Pinterest boards.

The people who want the solutions you offer are everywhere.

But you need to go to them.

Don’t just wait for them to come to you.

Here’s the thing, though.

People in search of solutions rarely want rehashed, glib or broad advice.

That’s what most bloggers give them.

No wonder they struggle to get traffic to their blogs.

People want deeper solutions.

They want help.

They want a human conversation.

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SEO searches result in what Google thinks they need.

Actually connecting with people results in your audience telling you what they are looking for.

Not just “connecting” with people by dropping links to your blog posts everywhere, though.

Connecting with them on a more direct and personal basis.

But how?

3 Unconventional Methods to Increase Blog Traffic

So there’s lots of ways to increase blog traffic that are a bit unconventional.

For instance, Neil Patel talks about increasing blog traffic by using Kindle books.

Now, I’ve never done that, but you could check it out here…

Increase Blog TrafficRead the full article by Neil Patel…
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Right here, though, I want to show you 3 more unconventional methods to increase blog traffic.

I don’t call these methods unconventional because nobody’s doing them.

In fact, most of the best digital marketers and bloggers use these techniques all the time.

In fact, you’ve heard me talk about them often.

I called them unconventional because very few of bloggers that I work with are willing to do these things.

Keep in mind that I work with bloggers as clients.

That means they come to me to improve their blogging business.

And as you can imagine, one of the key things they want to know is how to increase their blog traffic.

Now when I discuss the more conventional methods they are more than willing to roll up their sleeves and work at it.

And they get good results.

But when we get to some of these more unconventional methods… very few of them are interested in actually doing them.

And I’ll tell you why.

It’s because these methods are not as easy as just writing a blog post.

They’re not as simple as posting a link to your articles on a Facebook or Twitter feed.

These methods involve you getting in front of your audience and having a real conversation with them.

You know… helping them solve their problems in a very personal and direct manner.

Too many bloggers are simply uncomfortable doing it.

So these unconventional methods are clearly not for everyone.

But it you aspire to be a pro blogger…

If you’re a bit adventurous, a tad unconventional, and willing to get out of your little blogging bubble…

then here’s some highly effective (if unconventional) methods to increase blog traffic.

And increase it big.

And increase it fast.

#1 Video

The first thing you can do is start producing videos.

Increase Blog TrafficVideos are highly interactive.

They give people a chance to hear you and see you.

You get to tell them how to do things but more than that you got to show them how.

Of course you can do training videos and demonstration videos.

Like screen captures of software and things like that.

But the best used video is when you actually appear on it yourself. That’s because people want to know who you are.

People love to see who you are, what you sound like and how you appear.

What is you confidence level?

Are you personable and friendly?

And mostly, are you approachable?

These are the things that build trust with your audience.

And when people feel like they can trust you, they’ll take the extra step of visiting your blog.

#2 Live Video

I’ve listed “live video” separately from just plain video.

As good as video is, it doesn’t compare to doing live video.

Live video, especially Facebook Live, is extremely effective.

That’s why I highly recommend that you learn to do Facebook Live video.

Increase Blog TrafficThat’s because you can have conversations with people.

In the course of delivering a live presentation, people can ask you questions and you can answer them.

That’s nice.

But here’s the thing.

Even if just one person asks a question or leaves a comment during your live feed, everyone who sees the recorded version of that video feels like they’re part of it.

Even though it’s recorded.

That’s because they get to see how you respond to people.

They get to see and hear you, and begin to trust your authority and sincerity.

I can’t tell you how many people have contacted me after seeing a recorded version of a live event.

It’s an amazing way to increase blog traffic.

But, again, I understand that it’s not for everyone.

If you think you’re ready to explore Facebook Live to increase your authority and build a huge audience… you might be interested in learning the nuts and bolts.

Here’s where you can join my 30-day challenge “FB Live Stream Profits.”

#3 Webinars

The third unconventional method I’ll discuss is webinars.

I’m sure you’ve all been on a webinar.

But how many of you have actually conducted one?

Webinars have been around for a long time and many top bloggers use them all the time.

That’s because they are so effective.

They build a world of trust in your authority.

And you can even sell your products and services on them if you want.

But in terms of increasing your blog traffic, they are simply amazing.

Once people have attended your webinar, they come away knowing that they need to connect with you.

That’s because throughout the webinar, you haven’t just told people you have solutions to their problems.

You’ve actually demonstrated a specific solution.

So immediately, you’ve improved their lives.

Just from having attended your webinar.

But that’s only the beginning.

Now they want to go to your blog, share you articles, tell everyone in their circle about you.

It’s probably the fastest and most effective way to increase blog traffic.

But you’ve got to do it.

If you feel challenged by the technology… or afraid you can’t do it… click the link to my coaching program and I’ll help you make it happen.

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I told you that very bloggers are willing or feel able to do some of these things.

But if you want to pull away from the pack and really put your blog on the roadmap, maybe it’s time you get out of your comfort zone and try some of these things.

Which of the unconventional methods to increase blog traffic are you using… or ready to get involved in?

Leave me a comment below and, of course, share this article on your social sites, too 🙂

Donna

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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33 Responses to The Unconventional Guide to Increase Blog Traffic

  1. Dasho Partners March 20, 2019 at 5:36 am #

    Thank you for breaking this down so well, Donna! I have been struggling on how to positively increase a few of my blog’s traffic before and it took me a while to get a hang of it. Climbing the shiny heights of SERPs in hope of better visibility, traffic and rankings is a tough job and challenges are always present. Good thing, though, I have stumbled upon helpful articles and video tutorials that gave be relevant insights on how to do it right. I couldn’t agree more with what you shared in this post, particularly about content. Hopefully, this will help others too, as much as it helped me. Cheers!

  2. Janice Wald
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    March 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Which is better Instagram Live or Facebook Live Video? Thanks.
    Janice

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  3. Leslie Zengler
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    March 17, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I do use video on my blog. I’ve done a few Facebook Lives but am not as comfortable on them as just recording a video. I’ve heard recently that FB Lives are losing some of their “punch” as people have gotten used to them and have a tendency to scroll by them unless they are super interested in the topic or the person. Have you seen this?

    Webinars and Evergreen webinars are certainly on my radar but haven’t started them yet.

    Great post as usual!
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  4. Mark Newsome
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    March 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for sharing another excellent post Coach!

    And I couldn’t agree more, with you stressing and pointing out.

    No matter how hard we try, in the end. Even if we do manage to
    temporarily secure, a ranking on Googles-s coveted 1st page.

    For our selective keywords.

    Just like your excellent bakery analogy.

    There is simply no telling, how long
    the ranking will last.

    And or how long our particular ranking will
    remain in the top three or even on the first page for that matter.

    And if, we totally bank on generating targeted traffic, simply from
    our SEO efforts.

    We will probably, end up incredibly frustrated!

    Thanks Donna for sharing three, non traditional, targeted traffic generating strategies,
    which will definitely serve us extremely well.
    For years to come!

    This is the type of, solution based content, you often only
    hear or are made aware about, in a marketers paid solutions!LOL!

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  5. Nirodha Abayalath
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    March 8, 2019 at 1:55 am #

    Hey Donna,

    This is really a good read and I learned a lot as a newbie. Honestly, I do not consider driving traffic to my blog yet. I do not worry about SEO, keywords and google ranking. I just wanted to write and improve my writing skills.

    Is it bad? Do you think I should work on traffic while I am writing?

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

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  6. Elvis Michael
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    March 5, 2019 at 8:16 pm #

    Good stuff, Donna.
    One unconventional way im trying involves none other than Reddit, a social community visited by millions of niche and general readers.

    You can get traffic from Reddit in two ways:

    1: The most obvious is to share your content on relevant subreddits (these are basically ‘Groups’, or categories, dedicated to specific subjects within Reddit).

    2: The long-term (and unconventional) way is to create your own subreddit, then invite people of potential interest.

    For example:
    Let’s say you have a gaming website that discusses all about Nintendo. Proceed to create a relevant subreddit (your own Group, basically) and send a personal message to other gamers within Reddit. How can you spot a gamer? Easy — simply visit other gaming-related subreddits, since this is where they hang out. Simply ask them (via personal message) to join your brand new subreddit; many of them will happily do so, while some others will ignore your request.

    Keep doing this long-term, maybe 1-2 times per week. Eventually your subreddit will gain over 1,000 niche readers from this practice alone. All of them will be interested in your chosen niche.

    Your subreddit will naturally be dedicated to discussions about the main subject (games, in this case). However, feel free to post the occasional link to your main website within that subreddit — maybe you want to share a piece of related news or anything of interest, for example.

    Think long-term for this one (if your subreddit reaches 10,000 users, for example, you can bet a good amount of traffic will go to your blog whenever you share a relevant link).

    This is really no different than creating a ‘Group’ on Facebook or Linkedin, if you think about it, but it’s fairly unconventional because i don’t see many people doing it.

    The above example applies to just about any niche you cover on your website.

    Elvis

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  7. Martin Lindeskog
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    March 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    Donna: How about increase blog traffic through podcasting? I will look into Mr. Patel’s tip on Kindle. I have published my first book on (black) tea through Amazon’s self-publishing service, CreateSpace, so I can transform the material into an e-book later on.
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  8. mahmudul March 4, 2019 at 3:13 am #

    Hey Donna

    great content

    as a new blogger, I know how tough to get traffic.

    ofcourse, I will try video marketing. see what happen.

    Thanks

  9. James McAllister
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    March 2, 2019 at 5:26 pm #

    Hi Donna!

    This is really great advice, and I like that you’re encouraging people to focus on something they can actually control the outcome of.

    I’m all for SEO, but it is not the end-all-be-all of traffic. And regardless, while we all know what influence rankings, the fact of the matter is you can’t always control where you end up in the search results. This can be very frustrating.

    I’m going deep into video this year. Quite frankly, I suck at it, but my goal is just to suck at it for this year – then spend the rest of my life doing really well with it.

    Apart from the unique videos that I actually appear on, I’ve also been delving deep into repurposing. Taking the main points from blog articles, and making them into a SlideShare. Using the blog post as a script for a podcast, tweaking it slightly to fit with audio. Then, putting those two things together for a YouTube video. Taking the main points, and making them into social media graphics, and finally, using snippets to structure Quora answers.

    All of these things flow traffic to all of the other channels, and I’m interested to see how it’s going to work out!

    – James McAllister
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  10. Enstine Muki
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    March 1, 2019 at 4:01 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Traffic, traffic and traffic.

    That’s the lifeline of any online business. Without traffic, no business. More traffic, more business. Though there are other factors like conversion optimization, they all are built on traffic.

    Recently, about 3 months ago, I started experimenting with Pinterest. It’s currently my second source after SEO. Though not thousands in daily Pageviews, I believe time is a factor 😉

    I have tried videos a couple of time but poor/expensive bandwidth here is a serious stumbling block. I still hope for the better though so thanks for making it awesome today.

    Do have a wonderful weekend

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    • Donna Merrill
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      March 4, 2019 at 8:59 am #

      Hi Enstine

      Pinterest is a great method for building traffic.

      I would definitely keep at it because yes.. it takes time (doesn’t everything? haha)

      Too bad you can’t use video effectively, but keep at it.

      Things will probably improve on that end.

      Traffic traffic traffic.

      Whatever works best for you.

      Just get it.

      That’s the name of the game.

      -Donna
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  11. Swadhin Agrawal
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    March 1, 2019 at 12:39 am #

    Hi Donna ma’am,

    Your post reminds me about the story that has the moral “never keep all your eggs in one basket”.

    It is extremely important to diversify our sources of traffic and leads so that we don’t stay at the mercy of one source.

    I like the webinar and live video thing. People are preferring that over text content and it is a good way to pull lots of meaningful traffic.

    Thanks,
    -Swadhin
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    • Donna Merrill
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      March 4, 2019 at 8:37 am #

      Hi Swadhin

      So true… you need to develop your blog from many different angles… and through a variety of mediums.

      Your target audience is everywhere.

      You have to appeal to their desires for consuming your content.

      And video in all its various forms is IT these days.

      -Donna
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  12. Sathish Arumugam
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    February 28, 2019 at 5:52 am #

    Hello Donna,
    That’s a great post.
    It will be very helpful for those who want to get more traffic for their websites,
    Thank you for the valuable post.

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    • Donna Merrill
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      March 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

      Hi Sathish

      These things will definitely help you get more traffic to your blog.

      But, again, they’re unconventional for a reason.

      They take more effort than most of the cookie cutter tactics that we usually hear about.

      Nice to hear from you my friend.

      -Donna
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  13. Lisa Sicarad
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    February 27, 2019 at 9:08 am #

    Hi Donna, finding pain points and providing solutions is vital today. That’s what I was working on just yesterday doing a batch of videos. I’m still practicing scheduling videos before doing more LIVE but I will get there soon. It’s a big tight shell to get out of it. I think stories are so popular now because people CAN connect with you more personally. More to come on that soon! Thanks for sharing these great unconventional ways to generate more traffic Donna. Have a great day!

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  14. Sravan
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    February 27, 2019 at 8:47 am #

    Wonderful Insights and must give them a try for bringing value to a blog.
    Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  15. Gaurav Kumar
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    February 27, 2019 at 5:59 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Webinars has changed the way of affiliate marketing. Brands, bloggers and secret sessions are helping people to get targeted solution. The same time marketers are using videos and webinars to pitch products/services and boost traffic or subscribers.

    When one is doing videos or webinars he should focus on helping and providing real time solution.

    You cannot do it without understanding the problem.

    Get emotional before you make the audience follow Call-to-action.

    Thanks.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      February 27, 2019 at 8:48 am #

      Hi Gaurav,

      I’ve done several webinars and it has to be a well thought out process. Some of them were for learning current trends with no sales pitch. Some had a sales pitch at the end. It is enjoyable because of giving detailed information to people that have so many questions in mind. I was there to answer them. It is a great feeling!

      -Donna
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  16. Marquita Herald
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    February 27, 2019 at 5:31 am #

    Video is definitely on my list to explore this year. I have a mental block when it comes to webinars and I think it’s because I have never, ever, sat through an entire webinar so I don’t even bother registering for them anymore. But now you’ve got me thinking that it might be fun to figure out how I can come up with something to overcome my own resistance points because I can’t be the only one. Hum. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration Donna!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      February 27, 2019 at 8:55 am #

      Hi Marquita,

      Video works wonders in many ways. From the Know Like and Trust factor, to the deeper connections made with others. Once you try it, I know you will love it, for its a great way to get your message out. You owe it to us with your incredible knowledge!

      Webinars can be tricky, but as long as you have an outline to follow it will keep you on point. They are longer, but you can get your audience to participate. I have seen tons of them to learn a thing or two and watching them has taught me so much. They can be a “no pitch webinar” or one that you can pitch something. Start with the “no pitch” and see how it goes.

      -Donna
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  17. Ryan K Biddulph
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    February 27, 2019 at 5:28 am #

    This is it Donna; this is the way to gain traffic long-haul, without giving Google or Facebook much thought. I figured; if you base traffic on creating evergreen content and making friends, nothing disturbs or alters traffic. As long as you keep creating and blog aligned with generous values, your friends ain’t going nowhere, so traffic keeps rising. What a simple, timeless, powerful formula.

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    • Donna Merrill
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      February 27, 2019 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Ryan,

      I never like to please the Google gods and don’t have that in my mindset one bit. Once I write or video something it is for those who have a question that needs to be answered. It can be a small one or a complicated one. Either way, if we do things for our existing friends, it will spread over time. This is how we can grow. One step at a time is my motto.

      -Donna
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  18. Janice Wald
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    February 26, 2019 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    I still haven’t tried live video on Facebook. I don’t know why. I made a live video on Instagram and it was so easy. I plan on blogging soon about my experience making a live Facebook video, so I’ve got to get over my qualms soon, LOL! Thanks for the tips.
    Janice

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    • Donna Merrill
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      February 27, 2019 at 9:35 am #

      Hi Janice

      You’re not alone!

      So many bloggers I talk to “know” they’ve got to catch up to this new trend, but just can’t get past a mental block that prevents them from doing it.

      That’s actually why I created the 30 day challenge FB Live Profits, to take people one little step at a time through the process.

      When people can’t envision themselves walking a hundred miles, you just have to help them to walk the next hundred feet 🙂

      Good luck and congrats on your Instagram venture.

      -Donna
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  19. Vishwajeet Kumar
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    February 26, 2019 at 11:03 pm #

    Hello Donna,

    Driving traffic to a blog is very tough job especially for the newbie bloggers. Live videos are very helpful to connect with your readers and build a good relationship with them. I haven’t tried webninar yet but have see many bloggers and marketer are using it. Content is also very helpful to drive traffic as it is very important for bloggers to create quality and helpful content. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips on driving traffic to a blog.

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet Kumar
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    • Donna Merrill
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      February 27, 2019 at 9:39 am #

      Hi Vishwajeet

      Content is still king, for sure.

      But the nature of content is rapidly changing

      Bloggers usually prefer writing to anything else.

      But not so for their audience.

      More and more and more… people want direct communication via live video or web classes.

      So bloggers need to catch up to that demand or risk getting left behind in an outdated mode of communication.

      Text is fine, but really needs enrichment via live streaming of some sort in this day and age.

      -Donna
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    • Janice Wald
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      February 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

      Hi Donna,
      What plugin do you use to see who replied to your comments? I need it! Thanks!
      Janice

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