Yesterday, while chatting with one of my online friend, she ask me how is the traffic of my personal blog edpudol.com. I told her that the blog is averaging 200+ unique a day. Then she ask me if they are from search engine. I said no. After that, she started asking me to many questions :).
here are some of them, How the hell you get traffic without doing SEO? Will you share your secrets to me? So does SEO is not needed to get traffic? Are you paying ads to get traffic?
Woooo! I don’t know which one to answer first.
I copy and paste our conversation here, I just corrected some wrong spelling
How the hell you get traffic without doing SEO?
Indirectly I am doing SEO for this blog, but I am not focusing on the traditional SEO ways. If people like what I am posting in my blog, let them spread it. I am focusing on creating content that I believe have value to others. That’s the way I do SEO for this blog. The traffic are from different social media and related niche forums.
Will you share your secrets to me?
LOL, actually they are not secrets, they are been around for long time, it so happened that many of us put our selves in a box, believing that SEO is the only way to get huge targeted traffic. I already told you this before, besides SEO, use social media, web 2.0, and forum as a source of traffic.
Here are the details of what I am doing:
Linkedin, facebook, gplus – I joined groups that related to my blog, I only join groups that have more than 2000 members. From time to time I am visiting those groups and leave comments or like if I found something interesting. This will help me to be noticed by other member of the groups.
After creating my blog post, I share the URL to my wall, then share to all the groups that are related to my blog niche. Sometimes there are members of the group who like my blog entry and recommend to their visitors to read my blog post. See, I did not ask and beg them to give me back link.
Other members share the link of my blog entry. Imagine, if 100 of them share the link and each of them have 500 friends. Meaning there are already 5,000 potential visitors of my blog entry. Some of them are very influential, where their friends, networks, and followers will surely visit the link they are recommending.
Note : I use different username for each niche I want to promote to social media sites.
So does SEO is not needed to get traffic?
I am not saying that, but while you’re waiting for the result of all your SEO works, find other ways to gain traffic to your website. We can not depend 100% on search engine traffic, because there are no assurance that when search engines change or adjust their algorithm our site will not be affected.
Are you paying ads to get traffic?
No! And I don’t have plan to pay for my blog traffic. I invest 30 minutes a day to interact with the groups I belong.
That’s part of our conversation, how I am getting 200+ unique a day from social media. Focus in creating a valuable content then leverage social media to gain targeted traffic.
Do you have any question about this post? I am happy to hear it. Leave your comment and let’s talk about it..