SECRET TIP TO EXPLODE TRAFFIC GROWTH
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We’re talking traffic growth today!
Who doesn’t want MORE traffic?
Have you gotten to the point where your blog growth has plateaued?
What do you do when that happens?
Well, I’ve got a secret tip to share with you to help explode your traffic growth on your blog.
Secret Tip: Guest posting
That’s right, guest posting! An awesome way to get your posts and your blog seen by a fresh, new audience. If you want your traffic numbers to start moving again, guest post!
WHERE TO FIND GUEST POST OPPORTUNITIES
Google it! Really! Visit your search engine of choice and type keyword “write for” or “write for us” or “guest post.” You will find a BUNCH of sites available that are looking for guest writers to submit content.
Pro Tip: Don’t have time to write all those guest posts? Outsource it! Check out sites like Freelancer, Upwork, or Outsource. Even Craigslist can be good. You can find inexpensive writers to craft your guest post.
HOW TO GUEST POST
First, this one is probably pretty obvious but, stick to your niche. It might be tempting to try to write a piece for a super popular site in another niche but keep in mind, you wanna write to your niche audience. No matter how large an audience is, nothing beats an ENGAGED AUDIENCE!
- Look at the guest post writer guidelines. Make sure you can adhere to these standards. This info will be things like word count, style and tone of writing, topics accepted, etc.
- Create a cover letter and outline template: A lot of site will require you submit a cover letter and/or outline of your proposed article. It will save you a TON of time if you have a template already prepared, ready for submission.
- Check site rank: What’s better? Writing for a 1 million monthly views blog or a 1,000 monthly views blog. You’ll never know the difference without checking the sites stats. Use tools like Alexa or Moz to check visitors and rank. You can also check out SimilarWeb to see monthly pageviews and visitors info.
Challenge yourself. Try to write or outsource 30 guest posts in a month. Track your stats and share your results with us! I’d love to see how your experiment went. That’s all folks.
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What are your guest post secrets?
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