All marketers and business owners have the same goal for their businesses, and that is to have more customers. In our technology-driven world today, we have become more present digitally, and so to have more customers, driving more traffic into your website is key.
There are so many ways to drive traffic to your blog or website, paid or free. If you have been struggling to turn your website into an income-generating source, you have come to the right place. We are going to have a series of blogs about how to drive traffic into your blog or website. As the first part of this blog series, we are going to talk about submitting your blog post to article sharing sites, using RSS feeds, hashtags, bookmarking sites, and more.
Turning your Blog Posts into PDF Files and Submit to Article Sharing Sites
To submit your blog posts to article sharing sites, the first thing you need to do is to turn them into PDF files. A quick and easy way to do this is by using the printfriendly.com site.
Open the printfriendly.com website and paste the URL of the blog post you want to turn into a PDF file in the designated box. Once you have pasted the URL, click preview, and you can see how your blog post has been converted into a PDF file. You can edit how your file will look like in the preview pop-up and delete the things you want to delete. Then you can save the file in PDF format. Easy as 1-2-3.
You can also install the browser extension of printfriendly to easily convert your blog posts into PDF files without having to go into the website every time.
Once you have converted your desire blog posts into PDF files, you can now start sharing them into different article sharing sites.
Here is a list of sites you can submit your PDF files to:
Using RSS Feed
RSS means Really Simple Syndication, this is a resource that shows the latest content from a source aka – your blog. The best thing about RSS feed is that they automatically update every time a new blog post is made. So, by submitting an RSS Feed to different directories, you provide another way for your blog content to get syndicated and your backlinks distributed.
The Benefits of using RSS Feed
- You can reach new viewers through syndication.
- Your SEO is improved.
- It’s an easier way to communicate rather than email.
- It can quickly get more backlinks to your blog.
Submit and distribute your RSS Feed to different RSS feed sites such as:
Try to do 5 a day and in time, you’ll have your blog on several sites to help improve your search engine traffic and your blog ranking.
Using the Power of Hashtags
In a fast-paced world, we are drawn to less text. Less text means less reading, and less reading means more content consumed. Hashtags have been used on different social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, more and more so every day. The beauty of hashtags is that it saves everything that is posted with that hashtag in a single area, making it easy for people to search for things they need. And today, people are actually using hashtags when they are searching the internet. By using hashtags on your website, you can attract new people and gain new views.
Bookmarking Sites and How to Generate Traffic from them
Social bookmarking site is a platform where users can “bookmark” or share any blog articles, web pages, videos, or photos. It’s a site where the users can save all content that they find interesting over the internet for later use. By sharing your blog articles in bookmarking sites, users can easily find and get your blog posts, products, and more. Bookmarking sites are also where most viral campaigns tend to start, so it’s important to be present in them. Some famous bookmarking sites you can use are Digg, Reddit, Plurk, Dribble, Google Bookmarks, Mix, Medium, and more.
Using Pinterest to Get More Views
When you hear “search engines” you automatically think about Google, Yahoo, and Bing as these sites are the most popular. But what about Visual Search Engines? The most popular visual search engine today is Pinterest. Most people think that Pinterest is a social site, but the truth is, it’s a huge visual search engine site.
Pinterest is a digital bulletin board where people “pin” their goals and inspirations of just about anything – from interior designs to wedding to business-growing ideas. Sharing your blog articles on Pinterest using visually pleasing photos and graphics is another thing you can do to drive traffic to your website.
Making the Most out of Social Media Platforms
Today is all about social media and networking. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, name it, everybody’s got it. But how can we use these social sites to drive traffic into our websites?
If you don’t have one yet, make your Facebook Page. Complete the details on your page, grow your page likes and followers, and share your blog posts every time you have a new one. Sharing your articles on Facebook is a great way to reach new people.
Another way to boost your website traffic is by joining and engaging in Facebook Groups.
Build your Instagram profile if you don’t have one yet and start sharing your blog articles here. Use visually and aesthetically pleasing images to attract viewers and on the description box, write in a snippet of your article to get people curious. Use relevant hashtags to widen your post reach.
If you don’t have a twitter account yet, then go ahead and create one. Share your blog article links to twitter and use relevant hashtags so that your followers and other people can find it. You can also get involved with Twitter chats to engage with other people and share your content with them. When used efficiently, Twitter can also be a great way of driving more traffic into your website.
You can use twubs.com to join in Twitter chats and find different hashtags. This website is a twitter chat directory where you can find just about any relevant topic you like. Another website you can use is tchat.io.
Linkedin is a business networking site where professionals build up their profiles and update their career journey. If you don’t have one yet, create and complete your Linkedin profile. What you can do to drive traffic from Linkedin to your website is by utilizing Groups. There are hundreds of Groups available for you to join in over at Linkedin. Join in groups that are relevant to your website and start sharing your content with them to gain more viewers for your blog.
With these ideas at hand, you will have several ways to driving more traffic into your website or blog. Stay tuned, we still have more to share!
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