For real, you need targeted traffic to build a successful blog.
But it’s easier said than done.
It takes hard work and a strategy to get lots of blog readers who will appreciate your efforts and buy whatever you’re selling.
Google is constantly changing their algorithm and I can imagine what they’ve in mind next time.
Resourceful and quality blogs were penalized, do you know that?
So, it’s not a question of whether your blog is good or informative, but what does Google team think?
Referral traffic is that which comes from websites and blog’s you’ve written for. For instance, when you write a guest post and people decide to visit your blog through the links on the bio, it is termed referral traffic.
I’ve been an avid guest blogger and 56% of my blog’s traffic and readers come from authority sites. It depends on your determination to make it work. This kind of traffic can transform your blog and it’s equally targeted like SEO traffic.
Referral traffic strategy works with a map. And since we’re aiming for 1000 targeted readers, you’ll have to focus on A-list blogs and write for them.
I’ll show you some of the sites that can send 100s of targeted readers on a daily basis to you. I’m a regular contributor to these blogs and I know they’re highly trafficked.
All you’ve to do is research and write 10 exceptional guest posts and publish on any of the blogs below. Make sure you study the audience first, and the popular posts to get your feet wet.
FreelanceSwitch – This is my favorite freelance resource. The blog is extremely targeted and active. The first guest post I wrote for FS brought 95 visits in 24 hours and 28 subscribers.
Although, I still have to work on my subscription box, I think that’s what matters the most. It’s not all about the thousands of visitors you get, but what you do with them.
If you write a quality and freelance related guest post for this site, your link will be placed right below the content. The author bio is within the post, which gives you a better SEO experience and great click-through rates.
And if your guest post gets approved and published, Freelanceswitch will pay you $50. It’s like using one stone to kill two birds. Isn’t it wonderful?
YoungPrePro – My best friend Onibalusi Bamidele runs a freelance writing site. You can steal some of his quality readers and channel them to your blog. But make sure you’ve set up a lead capture system. I discovered that Oni’s traffic doesn’t spend so much time when they visit your blog. See Oni’s blog here.
Since they’re writers, they love to read as well. So, offer first timers the opportunity to download a valuable report that can improve their writing, traffic and income. Provided your guest post is exclusive, insightful and stylish, it’ll be published in a short while.
And when it’s live, the comments will start to roll in. A lot of people would share on social media and cite the post when they write posts for their blogs. This is extra traffic to you and links as well.
JohnChow – You should already know who John is. He’s a successful blogger who makes money by telling others how he makes money.
You should write a quality guest post to publish there. The blog has over 200,000 daily readers and they’re actively involved in the discussions. Visit Johnchow here.
John also has a network of quality blogs where your guest post can be syndicated automatically, sending more targeted readers and clients to your blog. You’ll get a lot of backlinks from a single guest post.
The rule of thumb is to write what other people want to read. Write about money making for JC and be practicable.
Other A-list sites that can send referral traffic to you in hundreds are: bloggingtips.com, lifehack.org, makealivingwriting.com, entrepreneurs-journey.com, problogger.net, copyblogger.com, zacjohnson.com, kissimetrics.com and so on.
Just make sure the blog has over 10,000 daily readers. See the number of comments also (10 – 400 comments is a great blog).
As I said earlier, conversion is the only reason why you’re a blogger. It’s not about writing some epic shit, but making sure that people who visit your blog takes away something, and in turn give you their email addresses, their money or their opinions.
Why not focus on referral traffic and leave Google alone? Maybe not totally, but the situation on ground now shows that Google isn’t the best traffic source for online marketers and bloggers in particular.
Do you still attract organic traffic from Google? Share your comment below – see you at the top!
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Michael Chibuzor is the Chief Content Writer on Content Marketing Up. He works with both B2B and B2C business to grow their leads and convert more paying customers. If you're looking to create content that converts casual visitors into customers, get in touch with him Here