The Real Secret To Getting Quality Traffic Faster

Quality traffic is the lifeblood of your website!    getting quality traffic

If you struggle to get quality traffic, this post is for you.

Since I started this blog in 2011, I’ve grown it from 0 – 10,000 real traffic per month.

As for my niche sites, they don’t get thousands of monthly visitors as such, but the traffic is targeted and ready to buy. And that’s the real deal.

If all you do is look for traffic loopholes to exploit, but don’t care about quality, then you’re making a big mistake.

Truth is, most website owners don’t have problems with traffic generation, but getting the right people is the MOST difficult aspect of it.

But I want to help you change all that – now.

What is quality traffic?

what is targeted traffic
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Simply put, if your website is about “Babies Toys” and mothers who wants to buy toys visits you in order to read the latest reviews as well as find helpful handling tips, then that traffic is a “quality” one.

On the other hand, if you send people who don’t care about ‘Babies Toys to your website on a daily basis, that’s a generic traffic and it’d never convert.

Now, let’s bring it closer to internet marketing. I see a lot of bloggers and website owners make terrible mistakes when promoting their websites.

Guest blogging has become a buzzword for building traffic and getting your name out there, but it must be done with care.

 

A practical example:

Let me give you an example. When I started guest blogging, I had already published over 300 quality guest posts on A-list blogs before I realized my mistakes.

This is a content marketing blog but my focus is 87% SEO and traffic generation. But I was pitching my guest post idea to every blogger out there. It was a wrong move.

At the time, it was pretty easy to get published on popular blogs because Google had not rained down their mighty bullets as yet. Even though I successfully published a lot of guest posts, my traffic didn’t increase – let alone my income.

You’ve probably read about guest blogging, but I want to caution you to tread wisely. Don’t just write a guest post for every damn blog out there – make sure the blog is relevant and at least, has a reasonable amount of targeted traffic.

The other ugly side of writing a guest post for a blog that’s not related to your topic is that you’ll attract “useless/generic” visitors. These people are just robots and will never help your website.

 

The traffic results that I got

When I discovered the huge mistake I was making at guest blogging, I decided to take things slowly this time around and think. When last did you think about your business plans?

Sure, I still wrote guest posts but no longer for every blog out there. I changed my approach on 15th, August 2012. I wrote 1 – 3 valuable articles in a week and sent it to relevant blogs that were in my niche.

The effect of this was that my website began to grow. The traffic coming to my blog was real, targeted and interested in the content I had on my blog. My email list began to grow and subscribers fell in love with my writing.

A day came when I got over 1,000 targeted traffic and 365 email subscribers. This was the result of ONLY sending my guest post to a high-traffic blog in my niche.

Please understand that this post isn’t about guest blogging. I’m only using it to explain the concept you must adopt if you want quality traffic to come to your website daily.

You may have the best content in the whole world, but if the right eyeballs don’t read it – you’ll be sad and confused on what next step to take.

 

How to drive “QUALITY” traffic

No matter the traffic generation strategy you’re using, there is a way to make it count.

These people who would be interested in your content and help you reach out for more targeted traffic – focus on them. I’ve experimented with this strategy and it worked.

Did you know about storytelling? It could help if you know how to tell stories that captivates.

But only few content marketers actually tell stories that inspires. There is one simple way to get people hooked and fall in love with you, whether directly or indirectly.

On my niche sites, including the ones I’d set up next year, I only attract targeted traffic and engage them because of one simple secret. This secret is what copywriters use 95% of the time to persuade, and get you unto the buying state.

I’m eager to know, what’s the secret?

 

“ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS”      ask a lot of questions

There you’ve it – ask a lot of questions?

When you write articles for your website, don’t just share your personal opinions and go home.

Did you see my opening sentence for this post?

I actually started with a question. Hmm, I practice what I preach! 

 

Ask people questions. Ask them to leave comments. Do it as if your success depends on their contribution.

Get people involved in whatever you do at content marketing.

The way to build engagement is to bring people into your bedroom and sleep with them (***Hmm, I know what you’re thinking now…).

What this means is that you should invite people to your inner room. Tell them the secrets that you can’t share outside.

Ask your readers to share their opinions. Recent studies have shown that nobody gets tired of asking or answering questions that could help them.

So don’t get tired of using questions in your content. It’s worth it and would get you the right traffic all of the time.

When you write guest articles, don’t write what other writers have covered in the past. Use your own VOICE to give your content life. Did you realize that your target audience is sick and tired of reading the same articles everywhere?

You’ve to do something different and differently as well. Sure, nobody expects that you write a heavenly content on a topic that’s out of this world, but use your imagination and finesse to stand out.

If you don’t feel comfortable with some words and sentences, those are the types of content you must publish – yes, do something unique. Go crazy if you have to.

 

President Barack Obama’s traffic strategy

Barack Obama, the 44th President of United States strikes a Chord with his speech in 2012. But one thing I enjoyed the most was how he uses questions to capture the Americans. The engagement was so intense that the populace fell in love with his acts.

Apart from asking questions to engage people and earn friends, he also welcomes any type of question. See example here.

If you don’t ask questions, then your ideal customers can’t open up to give you insights on what they’ve in mind. And until they share their innermost secrets, you can’t truly serve them well.

As a content marketer, your duty is to woo your target audience and get them talking. Yes, let them talk about the good, bad and ugly.

Let them ask questions so that you can use the idea to research long-tail keywords. And answer their bugging questions.

Each time you ask a question, you’d be surprise with the answers your blog readers and ideal customers will send you. On a normal day, they can never share such delicate matters with you, but your emotional question got them activated.

 

How to use “questions” to drive quality traffic like a pro    drive traffic with questions

Millions of people search Google every second because they want answers to their questions.

And Google wants you to answer those questions and build engagement. That’s the reason for all the Panda, Penguin 1.0 and most recently, Penguin 2.0 updates.

If you truly want to drive organic traffic and dominate Google very quickly, then start optimizing your content for questions.

There are “how to” keywords and “question-based” keywords.

Funny enough, when people search for information using key terms that begin with “how to,” then 95% of the time these people are not looking to buy a product or subscribe to learn more.

Of course, there are several factors to this, but you should dwell more on the question-based key terms because the searchers who use them are inclined to either learn more, hire you to help them out, subscribe to your newsletter or buy your product.

 

Learn from Obama, get targeted traffic ONLY

Remember, this post is about getting “quality” traffic that truly counts. Since my website is about content marketing (SEO to be specific), I need business and website owners who wants help in this respect.

That should be your FOCUS also. Identify your audience and go get it.

A few of the questions I’ve been asked over and over again in my niche are:

  1. Does content marketing work?
  2. How can I drive traffic with guest blogging?
  3. What is content marketing?

Ideally, put the questions people are asking in your title.

If it doesn’t fit in naturally, please don’t stuff it to avoid Google penalty. But you can use the idea in the question to write valuable content that drives you real traffic.

If a potential customer or client asks you a question, quickly visit Google keywords tool here or your favorite research tool and search for other related questions. Or use research with keyword canine.

For each question you ask people or get from them, provide simple answers to it and you’ll keep driving quality traffic to your website.

 

Quality traffic is King

Before you can build a website or blog that would generate income, you first need to get quality traffic. It’s the King!

If you know anyone who is been struggling to drive traffic to their website, tell them to stop and focus on “QUALITY” traffic only.

Because at the end of the day, a website that attracts (100 quality/targeted traffic will perform better than the one that generates 985 irrelevant/generic visitors).

That is the truth and I need you to live by it.

What kind of traffic do you drive to your website? If it’s targeted, why are you not getting results? Please share your opinion in the box below. See you at the top!

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63 thoughts on “The Real Secret To Getting Quality Traffic Faster”

  1. This post is very long but worth reading. Kudos for the great tips. And I agree with all your points. No matter how much traffic your site gets, if they’re not targeted, they’re of no good to you. Sad to say, though, that there are still many site owners who commit this mistake. I’ll definitely bookmark this article on my browser for future reference.

  2. guestblogging guestblogging guestblogging, why I say guestblogging. you climb the serps with google. you drive traffic through the guest post. you build relationships with webmasters in your niche. DONE SON!

  3. This is a great article, I will read it at least 6 times to understand and learn everything.

    Only one high quality visitor is needed to start getting money, for example I sell an ebook, and I have a blog with 150 articles with 50 visits per day from search engines,

    I sold 1 or 2 ebooks per day.

    7 dollars per day, 210 per month. Excellent for a beginner.

    My strategy is answer questions for free in Yahoo Answers and Forums, at least 10 per day, and I get a link to my blog. I get quality visitors every day.

  4. That’s all before you consider that the link’s in a box that gets skipped over by readers. That means you can expect virtually no traffic from it. Wouldn’t it be better to be building links that drive traffic as well as rankings?

  5. What I’ve found that is working: 1) You probably know this one, but guest blogging can be huge. The key is to find the blog with an audience aligned to your target. I recently guest posted for a Canadian financial planning site, and while the audience is vibrant and the blog author actively engaged and enthusiastic, I didn’t get too many subscribers or traffic. However, I posted for Tiny Buddha and I’m still getting subscribers and traffic a few days after the fact.

  6. I come to main points not talks another discussion .First of all you should be updates your blogs and submitted related posts. You should be used social media marketing use Facebook , Twitter, linked in , G+, ETC… you shares our website on these social websites. Through these processes you can get huge traffic.

  7. There are basically two things you need to succeed in making money with your website. You will need quality content and huge amount of targeted web traffic. Quality content places your online shop in good light to your visitors. It makes them to trust you and to consider you as an expert in your field.

  8. Not only does this strategy generate useful, relevant content for your readers, but it also drives targeted traffic to your website! What’s more, answering questions allows you to show off your expertise, and it’s easy!

  9. Very nice post! I’m a newbie and how amazing when I read your post. I try to find a target traffic from now! Thank you a lot for this informative article!

  10. Thanks for these tips! Quality traffic is an issue for many people, and it greatly affects one’s site as you’ve said. There’s no cheap way around this stuff– it’s dedication, time and effort. But with the proper techniques, and ideas, results will be had. Thanks again.

  11. Hey Michael !

    First of all, I wanna tell you that you made my day, seriously when a fellow blogger asked me about getting quality traffic, all I had to do is to start from ABCD. But now I refer them to this article which I personally have been following.

    Thanks for writing such a deep analysed article
    Cheers ! 😀 , looking for more awesome articles like this one !

    Thanks !

  12. Last from few years we were only concentrating to rank up keywords through SEO and provide our clients a very limited traffic but after reading your post we know how to grab right amount of traffic. Really useful and skilled post. Please continue with your expertise.

  13. This is one of the most detailed posts I’ve read about driving quality traffic to my website. It gives me great joy to know that someone can truly research and write so well – no fluffs. Just practicable tips that works. Thank you Michael.

  14. Getting the targeted traffic is top priority of every online business, but how ? is the question and found the perfect answer here. Thanks for Sharing Awesome tips for getting quality traffic faster.

  15. Really nice article on seo and traffic i used to be curious why my traffic is simply too low, I shall strive my best to use the {guidelines} and guidelines.

  16. Don’t just write a guest post for every damn blog out there – make sure the blog is relevant and at least, has a reasonable amount of targeted traffic.

    This is one advice that many bloggers need. In fact, I am myself guilty of doing this. Second thing, you need to get quality traffic only. I agree to you completely on this. I have seen many bloggers wasting time and energy on guest posting on blogs that end up sending useless traffic.

  17. Really great article on seo and traffic I was wondering why my traffic is too low, I shall try my best to apply the tips and guidelines.
    What do you thin about google updates?

    • Google updates is supposed to be for the benefit of website owners and bloggers. All you’ve to do is build engagement with your website – make it a brand and Google would love you.

  18. Generating traffic to a website can seem like a mysterious form of voodoo to some. Especially when it comes to “free” traffic. I put the quote marks around free, because nothing is truly free. Great post! Thanks!

  19. Thanks for the information bro . i had serious doubts on guest blogging strategy for high traffic . After going through this post .. I think my doubts have been cleared .

    Regards from Pramod

  20. Wow, the information you’ve just shared on web traffic generation is premium. I like the fact that each article you write stands out from the other. Thank you Michael.

  21. Hi President Barack Obama is absolutely right with his statement about traffic strategy. Well getting Quality Traffic is must required a good request. Many webmasters follow lot of strategy to get good quality traffic. This is well said Quality traffic is the lifeblood of your website!

  22. Asking questions is a great way to make sure that what you are doing is what your audience wants. How often do you guest post? I am trying to aim for one/week, although it can sometimes be hectic!!

    • In 2012, I used to write 5 – 10 informative guest articles every week, but I’ve since reduce that to 1 or 2 per week. Because my own loyal readers deserve my attention now. I like your blog Hamilton. You’re truly standing on a good soil.

  23. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate
    your efforts on these traffic tips and I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

  24. It seems like everyone has a fast way to get traffic to their blog but you actualy had a few ideas that I havn’t seen yet, Great Job!!

  25. this is really great article, honestly I’m almost desperate on finding a way how to increase website traffic.
    And then I read about Guest Post and wanted to try it, apperantly there still rule for that^^
    Thanks for sharing the information

    • Thanks, Michael, this was very informative. And I’ll try it! Like Charles (Hi Charles), I’m also desperate for good traffic! (Am already panicking!) Seriously, I opened my site and then … nothing! I advertised in US Free ads and I am on 5 social sites, but still – nothing! Where else can I advertise? Will apreciate any advice! Thanks, Jen in**@se**********.za

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