6 Easy Ways To Get FREE Blog Traffic

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Hi there and thanks for visiting my cyber-home.

Are you excited because you’ve started your own online business?

You’ve found your niche, weight loss, baking, love, internet marketing, etc. and have started your own blog. You have been writing some great blog posts providing valuable content. But, you don’t know why you aren’t getting any blog traffic.

 

   Where is everybody?

 

AloneYou know you need visitors but you have no idea how to get them. No one ever told you how to go about this so your blog starts to feel like an island out in the middle of the ocean that no one knows exists. Does this sound familiar?

Well, you are not alone. I was in the same situation in my early years as an internet marketer. Created or bought websites and had no idea how to get visitors to my sites.

I eventually learned that if we don’t promote our sites, we will NEVER make a dime, but, I had no idea how to promote them.

I started a blog for my latest attempt to make it online after purchasing an online training course called The Big Commission Blueprint System and then joining The Affiliate Club, both created by my mentor and partner Dean Holland. I had finally learned what the missing ingredient was to online success.  I learned how to generate traffic, bring people to my blog.

 

   Let Me Help You

 

help meIf you are ready to learn exactly how you can start getting those much needed visitors, I can help you.

I’ve put together a list of ways to generate FREE organic targeted traffic which, if done correctly, will make people want to come and see what you have to offer them. Now, I’m not telling you that you should use all of them at once. Try one or two until you get comfortable with them, and then add another and so on.

If I don’t know about certain techniques, I will tell you when I get to them and will provide links to other bloggers who can give you the information you need.  I’m only human and don’t know everything.  I do believe in helping any way I can, even if it means getting someone else to provide the solution.

 

#1 Blog Commenting

 

hoppingBlog commenting or blog hopping, as it is also known, is a very good way to get the right people to your blog.  Also, it’s a great way to build a relationship or engage with the blog owner, which can be invaluable, especially if he/she is well-known. You can learn the basics of this technique by reading a post I had written a while back called “Blog Hopping We Will Go.”

To learn more about why relationships are so important, you can check out this post from my friend Adrienne Smith, who is known as “The Engagement Superstar” in the internet marketing blogging world.

I have this as #1 because most of my visitors arrived this way. They read the comments I had left after reading their posts and decided to check out my blog. Then, if they like what they’ve read, they leave a comment and share my post with their followers and that has led to others, who hadn’t heard of me, to check out my site also.  Be sure to thank everyone who leaves a comment for doing so.  Their time is precious and it shows your appreciation.  It’s also the right thing to do.

Have you tried this, or think it’s something you could do to get blog traffic?  Let me know in the comments below.  

 

   Lights! Camera! Action!

lightsVideo marketing is a great way to get your information out there. People like watching videos. With that said, let me talk to you about the monster that is YouTube.

 

#2 YouTube

 

We all know how big YouTube is, a billion+ visitors monthly.  Why not take advantage of it and create some videos.

Let’s say you are in the cooking niche and your blog is about teaching people how to cook. Your blog posts could be different recipes that you have and want to share with others.  You could post about different ingredients and how and when to use them, and anything else you think would be of interested to potential cooks or chefs.

Why should that be the end of it?  It doesn’t need to be.  You can re-purpose all that content into videos where you can actually show them what you are doing, whether it’s actually cooking a dish, or explaining about ingredients, etc. 

Then, post the videos on YouTube or any of the online video sites. You can then put some keywords related to the topic, add a link in the description back to your blog, where these visitors can see other recipes you have.

If you are promoting cooking related items such as cookbooks, cookware, etc., your visitors will learn about them, as well, when they come to your site.

For more information about using YouTube to generate traffic, check out this post from Kim Willis.

Let me know it this sounds like something you could do to get more visitors in the comments.

 

   Time To Get Social

 

Social media traffic sources

I’m sure you’ve heard of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Countless millions of people there.  Why not get social with your posts?  You’ll never know who could like your content unless you get it out there.

 

#3  Facebook

 

Let’s look at Facebook.  It’s so easy to get your content on Facebook and generate blog traffic. All you need to do it share your blog post to your wall so your friends and family can see what you are doing online. You never know, some of them may want to follow in your footsteps after learning about what you are doing.

If you have a Facebook fan page, you should be sharing every post you write. Those who are following your page will have the chance to click on the link and go to your blog to read your post. Make sure you are sharing content to your page as the page, not your name.

There are many community groups on Facebook.  Just do a search for whatever niche you are in and request to join a few of them.  If accepted, make sure you read the rules of the group. Each one has there own.  Most of these groups have a few hundred to few thousand members. It’s a great way to get your blog posts noticed and also to find other blogs to check out.  This works hand in hand with blog commenting.  If someone comments on your post, return the favor. It’s all about engaging with others and building those relationships I mentioned earlier.

I’m sure you share all kinds of things you come across, whether through Facebook, YouTube, etc.  If you can share that stuff, you can definitely share your content from your blogs, am I right?

 

#4 Twitter

 

Moving on to Twitter.  One thing you need to know about Twitter is you only have space for 140 characters, so you need to make each tweet very precise when sharing your content.  When you go to share on Twitter, change the wording around before the link url to make it stand out in the flood of tweets.

Also, because Twitter is real-time, you need to tweet your blog post more than once to get to as many of your followers as possible.  I know people who tweet there content hourly.

Also, use hashtags in your tweets to help get your content to more targeted people in your niche.  If your are in the blogging niche, you should put “#blog” or “#blogger” in your tweet so it will be posted to those Twitter groups also.  Only use 1 to 2 hashtags in your tweets, as more than that can actually cause less engagement on the part of your followers.

One of the real benefits of using Twitter, is that if your followers find real value in the content you tweet, they can or possibly will retweet it so their followers can check it out also.  Think about the potential numbers of visitors you can get this way, especially if the person who retweets it is very influential in your niche.  I have followers who have 5 to 6 figure numbers of followers.  If even a small percentage go to my site, that’s still a lot.

As with blog commenting, be sure to thank anyone who shares/retweets your content to show your appreciation.

Let me know if this is something you think you can do to help promote your blog in the comments.

 

#5 Periscope

 

Up Periscope.  OK, I admit that I haven’t used Periscope yet but I know lots of people have and have done well with it.  Basically, all you need to do is download the app to your iPhone or Android, press the “Start broadcast” button and you are on your way.

What’s good about this platform is that you get to talk directly to you audience in real-time. You’ll be able to give advice, ask your viewers some questions and answer questions they may have.  You can also make money using it by promoting your products or services.

Your Periscope followers also have the ability to send out a tweet to their Twitter followers letting them know that you are broadcasting. You can also share it to Facebook for the same reason. We all want to establish the “know, like and trust” with our audience and this is one of the best and quickest ways to get it done.

To learn more about how powerful Periscope can be, check out this post from Kim Garst, who is one of the top experts in everything social media and uses Periscope every day to promote her business.

If you aren’t camera shy, could you do this?  Let me know.

 

#6  Pinterest

 

To be honest, the only thing I really know about Pinterest is when you share your blog post to your account, you pick an image and then choose which of your boards you wish to pin it to. The image will have a link back to your blog post.  That’s what I do, anyway.

For a lot more information on how to get people to your blog from Pinterest, check out this post from Rebekah Radice, another expert in social media.

For more information on Facebook and Twitter, both Kim and Rebekah have plenty for you to check out.

If you already use Pinterest to pin pictures you come across, you can use it to promote your blog, products and services.  Let me know what you think.

 

  In Conclusion

 

I hope you found something here today which will help you to generate FREE blog traffic.  I know there are more platforms and I will write about them in the future.  I don’t want to overwhelm you at this point.

If there is something that you would like to know about that wasn’t covered here, just click the contact me tab in the menu at the top of the page and I will do my best to help you, if I can.

Also, if you enjoyed today’s post and think it would help others, please comment below and share it.  It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit and read this.  I am honored.

Until we meet again, have a good one…….Chris


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  1. Nice post Chris. Thanks for all of the great information. It’s amazing how much traffic will start pouring in with the ones you mentioned. I plan on using more of these. It’s good that you have the important ones here in one place. Looking forward to your future posts. Sincerely. David
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    1. Hi David.

      Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the web.

      I’m glad you liked the post. I made it a point to list these particular techniques. I don’t use them all but I felt that they should still get mentioned as others who do use them have been very successful. I’ve already seen new visitors with this post just by sharing it in a couple of Facebook groups, 7 comments since publishing and sharing it last night. There’s proof right there that they do work.

      My goal is to provide solutions to people’s problems and one of the biggest problems almost everyone faces when running an online business is traffic generation.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great weekend……..Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  2. Great article, especially the thing about Periscope, I think it’s gonna be yet another network we should keep up with.

    1. Hi Nikola.

      Thanks for stopping by my little cyber-home.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I agree with what you are saying about Periscope. It is one of the newer ways but also one of the most powerful ways to generate traffic in much quicker time.

      Like I said I haven’t used it yet, but it is something I can see myself doing. I have no problem getting in front of the camera, or in this case, my iPhone. Lol.

      Another good thing about Periscope is that you can upload the broadcast to Youtube when it is done so people can watch and share it anytime they want.

      Again, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  3. Thanks for the straightforward tips Chris. I’ve just started my blog so this is exactly the type of advice I’m looking for. Good luck with your ventures! Cheers

    1. Hi Ludek.

      Thanks for stopping by my virtual home away from home.

      I’m glad you liked the post and I hope it helps you going forward with your venture.
      I know it can be tough for someone just starting out online. Before I started my blog, I had no idea what a blog was.

      I suggest that you pick on or two techniques from the list and start to implement them so you don’t get too overwhelmed. As a blogger, you should definitely do the blog commenting. Just remember, when commenting on someone’s post, try to add value.

      If you have any questions about internet marketing, you can send me a message through the contact me tab on my blog and I’ll do my best to help you.

      Thanks for commenting and good luck with your online venture.

      Have a great weekend…….Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  4. Great advices. I’m doing most of them and already have readers. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    adventurousmiles.com

    1. Hi Roberta.

      Thanks for visiting my cyber cabin.

      I’m glad you liked the post.

      I’m also glad to see that you use most of these techniques and are having some success.
      They do work when done correctly.

      If you need any help just click the contact me tab on my blog.

      Thanks for the comment and have a great weekend….Chris
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    • Gill on February 19, 2016 at 7:21 am
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    So going to pin this, lots of useful tips xxx

    1. Hi Gill.

      Thanks for visiting my little cyber man cave and for the pin.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I hope it helps you going forward.

      I wrote this for the simple reason that people are always looking for ways to generate traffic and these are some of the best ways out there today.

      If you need any help just click the contact me tab on my blog.

      Thanks for the comment and have a great weekend…….Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  5. Thank you for sharing your tips. I believe in leaving comments on other people’s blogs, but I think that these have to be useful and adding value to the post. Too often people say just lovely or so nice or thanks for sharing. While I appreciate that a person took the time to comment, I think it would be nice if he or she added why they liked it or answered the questions I had in my post. I want to learn from the comments and it makes me even more interested in checking out these users’ sites. Have a good weekend and thank you for sharing your tips Chris!

    1. Hi Dagmara.

      Thanks for visiting my cyber hideaway.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I agree with what you are saying about commenting on other’s blog posts. A simple “Thanks” or “Great post” isn’t enough. We should be adding our own value-based take on the topic to help others who will be reading the comments. Like you said, it’s also give us the incentive to visit their blogs to see what else they have to offer.

      If you need any help just click the contact me tab on my blog.

      Thanks for the comment and have a great weekend also……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  6. I’ve not branched out to Periscope but it seems to be very important nowadays. I think I need to look into it more. Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Hi Julia.

      Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.

      Yes, Periscope is the new kid on the block, but it is quickly becoming one of the best tools out there for anything related to internet marketing. I’m actually thinking about implementing it as one of my strategies in the near future. As long as we have something of value to share with our viewers, it will work just fine. It’s based in real-time so we can talk directly to our viewers and get instant feedback from them. It’s the next best thing to talking to someone face-to-face.

      It doesn’t take much to get going, just an iPhone or an Android and the Periscope app.

      I hope you do try it. Let me know how it goes if/when you go for it.

      Thanks for commenting and have a great weekend……..Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  7. Good post! I’m new to blogging, so this helps!! 🙂

    1. Hi and thanks for stopping by my place.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I hope it helps you going forward.

      This is why I wrote this post, to help newbies like yourself to gain some traction.
      I know what it’s like to not know what needs to be done after getting a site up and running. I’ve been there.

      My recommendation to you is pick one or two of these techniques to start with and get used to applying them.

      If you need any help going forward, just click the contact me tab in the menu at the top of my blog.

      Have a great weekend…….Chris
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  8. Hey Chris!
    What a great list of ways to get more traffic! I am so glad you included blog commenting. People don’t realize how powerful it really is.
    Not only that, we get to meet great people through blog commenting as well.
    Just to add to your powerful post, when blog commenting, it’s important to leave interesting comments. Sometimes people leave the “love it” or “great post” type of comment just to get a backlink. But those type of comments don’t get much reciprocal traffic because they are not too interesting.
    YouTube is another powerful way to get traffic to your blog. They have some great tools like Cards and Annotations that can drive traffic back to your website or wherever you want to lead viewers.

    thanks again for these tips. I need to do more on Pinterest and will head over to check out your suggestions.

    Best
    Lisa
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    1. Hi Lisa.

      Welcome back to my cyber spot.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, you are correct that we need to leave comments that add value to the post and not just the usual “Great post.” I can understand if someone is a newbie and doesn’t have enough experience or knowledge to add, doing that, but those of us who have been around a while should be able to add to the conversation. I’ve noticed my own comments have gotten longer over the last couple of months.

      I just listened to a video from Peter Beckenham about Pinterest today. If I had done this 2 days ago, a link to it would’ve been included in this post. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CwUWF7p1ck if you want to check it out. It really made Pinterest look easy to use.

      Thanks for the comment and have a great weekend……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

      1. Thanks Chris! I’ll definitely check out that video!

        I also want to add that I love your long-form blog post! You’ve included so much great information all in this one blog post. Great work!
        Lisa
        Lisa recently posted…How To Find MLM Prospects Online And Influence PeopleMy Profile

        1. Thanks Lisa.

          This was my first attempt at writing an epic post. I could usually write a post in less than an hour. This one took days. The good thing about it is there’s really no fluff. I try to keep it down to earth. I had to do some research to find the right links to go with what I was writing. When I hit 600 words, it was my longest, then it kept going.

          Honestly, I didn’t know how many ways I was going to write about when I started. When I reached this point and saw the word count, I decided that I could always write another post with more ways, down the road, so I ended it here.

          I’m actually proud of what I accomplished with this one and the results are showing.

          Enjoy your weekend……….Chris
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  9. Thanks for the good info. I haven’t gotten to Periscope or Instagram yet but they are on my list. YES, Facebook and blog commenting are huge!

    1. Hi Gloria.

      Thanks for visiting my little space on the web.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      I haven’t tried Periscope or Instagram yet either, although I think I’m going to be implementing Periscope in the near future. It seems to be something that more and more people are using with success.

      So far, all my visitors to this post have come from my sharing on Facebook, so I know that works. I know I’ll get visitors from blog commenting also, as I usually do.

      I made it a point to include these techniques as they are among the best ways to bring visitors to our blogs and to build relationships.

      I watched a video today about Pinterest and it seems so easy I am wondering why I hadn’t really tried it before.

      Thanks for the comment and I hope you find success with Periscope and Instagram, when you add them to your arsenal.

      Have a great weekend……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  10. Hi Chris,

    Great to visit your blog finally.

    And thanks so much for mentioning me – I appreciate it

    You’ve listed some of my favorite traffic sources.

    YouTube works great – people love watching videos and from our point of view they represent an excellent way to educate visitors about our value. Another thing I like about YT is that it can be quite fast to get a video ranked which, of course, will generate some nice traffic.

    I’m only relatively new to the world of blog commenting, but since I started last year I’ve had an excellent result. Lots of engagement, shares and of course traffic. A highly recommended strategy providing bloggers do it right (vital to read the blog post and then leave a well thought out comment).

    Social media platforms are a bit of a mixed bag. I spend more time on Facebook than any of the others. Regarding groups, it’s important that bloggers and online marketers avoid groups that are filled with spam and automated posts.

    Like you I’ve not used Periscope yet and am quite new to Pinterest. I think it’s probably best to focus on a couple of social media platforms, rather than try and master them all.

    People also ask me about SEO, but my take on it is that I do the basics such as inserting the keywords in the title, etc. Choosing low competition keywords and creating content around them is one way of getting content ranked without needing to spend time on strenuous backlinking activities.

    Thanks again, Chris

    Kim
    Kim Willis recently posted…The Daily Blog Post (and Awesome Content) MythMy Profile

    1. Hi Kim.

      Welcome back to my place.

      You’re welcome. The video about YouTube was informative.

      Yes, people love video so to not include YouTube in this post would’ve been a dis-service to my readers.
      I haven’t done many videos personally. I’m going to go back and add some keywords to the ones I did do.

      I’ve shared this post to a few Facebook groups which I hadn’t before and have already seen different visitors as a result. There are some more that I will get to in the next week.

      Blog commenting and Facebook groups pretty much go hand in hand. I’ve focused on blog commenting for the most part, but haven’t done enough of it as I hadn’t had a lot of posts on my blog. I do make it a point to visit the influential bloggers in the IM niche to learn from them. I’ve had a few visit me, comment on a post or two. and share them.

      I plan on using Periscope and have already started implement some steps I learned about Pinterest just yesterday. I did share my posts and others’ on there, but just found out how to get more followers. Have gotten a couple since yesterday, as a result.

      I don’t deal with SEO usually. Although, I did make it a point to use a keyword in the title and content in this post just to see what comes of it.

      Thanks for sharing your views on this subject.

      Have a great weekend……..Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  11. Hi Chris and wow what a fantastic post mate.

    There are tons of bloggers out there who are desperately seeking ways to get free traffic to their blog and this post will be a godsend to them. I’ll make sure I share it as widely as possible my friend.

    Like you I have only just dabbled with Periscope as a source of free traffic because for me with our limited internet connections, I’m just not sure if I can actually deliver the live broadcasts but I’m going to give it a shot – nothing to lose and from what I’ve heard you can get some great results from this strategy.

    With YouTube I usually create an intro only to my latest blog post that encourages (hopefully) viewers to click over to my blog and discover the answers. So far this free traffic strategy is working for me but its more effective with my list building.

    Pinterest has been good to me re great quality interested traffic as well as being a source of some of my best affiliate sales. The key is to reach out to others in your selected niche and make connections (like we must on any platform) that can lead anywhere if you just focus on giving value like we do on our blogs.

    One other source of traffic for me apart from the usual Facebook and Twitter that you covered so well, is Slideshare. I simply follow the same approach as I do with my YouTube blog post intros – and then have the Slideshare viewer come over to my blog to find out the answers. Just have to make sure you make your powerpoint presentations longer than 3 slides as the first 3 slides cannot contain any clickable links.

    Thanks for this great share Chris – its a favourite topic of mine as well.

    Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger come traffic generator

    Peter
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    1. Hi Peter.

      Thanks for coming back. I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      I worked hard on this one to give great value in the content. I figured, what better than free traffic sources. Everyone is looking for organic, targeted traffic, so why not give them what they are need.

      I use blog commenting and Facebook to bring people to my blog and know first-hand that they do work. I’ve heard from others about Periscope and have been thinking about adding it to my strategy.

      I have used YouTube but I need to go back and add keywords, annotations, and links in the descriptions of the videos. I know it works because so many others have talked about their successes with it.

      As for Pinterest, I just starting implementing what you mentioned in your video and have already seen my followers grow to over 3x what they were in less than 2 days.

      I have one question, do you pin affiliate links or just your posts on Pinterest?

      I didn’t mention Slideshare in this post due to my not using it and not really knowing anything about it. Thanks for your input on it.

      I’ll try what you suggested about using YouTube and Slideshare as a way to cause some curiosity on the part of the viewers to make them want to check out my blog posts.

      Thanks for the wonderful value-based comment.

      Have a great week…….Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  12. Hey Chris,

    Well how very nice of you to mention me and my post here referring to blog commenting. As we both know, it really does help get eyeballs on your posts and it’s so rewarding to have people actually comment about what you shared.

    I’m also glad you mentioned these other ways as well. I will just add to not go overboard and try all of them like you said. I think people want to just be on all the social networks because they are all so awesome in their own way. I’m not on a few of them myself and a couple I have accounts but am not active. I just can’t keep up with everything and it will stress people out and we definitely don’t want that.

    We definitely want traffic to our blogs and we want those people to take action so what you’ve shared here I know will help those eager to learn how they can get started too.

    Thank you again Chris, so very kind of you and hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend.

    ~Adrienne
    Adrienne recently posted…How To Get Your Audience To Buy From YouMy Profile

    1. Hi Adrienne.

      Thanks for coming back and you’re welcome for the mention.

      I was actually proud when I published this one as I worked harder than on any other I have written. I’m glad that it’s gone over pretty well, so far, with plenty of comments and shares.

      I wrote about this because we all want visitors and not everyone wants to spend money or can’t afford to, at this time. I know there are more ways and I’ll write about them at another time. Didn’t want to blow my readers’ minds by overwhelming them with too much information.

      I don’t know if you noticed, but I changed my support to contact me, like you mentioned in your reply to my comment on one of your recent posts. I also edited any reference I had to show that change in the post and comments. See, always learning something. Thanks for that input.

      I had a pretty good weekend, mostly due to this post as I hope you did also.

      Talk to you soon……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  13. Hi Chris,

    I’ve pretty much done all of these things (not Pinterest though), and I’d agree with you and other commenters here that you’ve got to really try to focus on just one or 2 methods.

    I like to tell my students, “if you get just one method driving you tons of traffic, why do you need more?”

    I mean, what’s better than “tons of traffic”? 2 tons?

    I think people just work themselves into a tizzie trying to do everything, and then nothing works… and then they quit their business because it’s driving them crazy with poor results.

    I’ve found that creating and selling digital products is the best way to build a solid following and steady stream of traffic… really good traffic.

    But I know that’s not for everyone.

    I also think that paid ads is a great method to get lots of traffic and do it FAST… like days instead of months.

    But there again, paying for ads is not for everyone.

    Finally, you can use social media sites like you’ve shown us to get the traffic, but folks need to know that while that doesn’t cost money, it does cost lots of time and effort.

    But it definitely works, and you’ve shown how to do it… Kudos, my friend Nice job.

    -Donna
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    1. Hi Donna.

      Welcome back and thanks for coming.

      I know people are always looking for ways to bring people to their blogs and to do it for no money, if possible. I chose these ways as I know from first hand experience or the word of others who have had success that they work.

      I will write about paid ways down the road. I agree with what you say about getting lots of visitors quicker by paying for it. Problem is, although it’s targeted traffic, it’s cold and will need to be warmed up before there’s any chance of them becoming customers.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Not bad for my first truly focused, value-filled one, don’t ya think? Lol.

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Have a great week….Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…6 Easy Ways To Bring FREE Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  14. Hey Chris,
    I think it’s the first time I’m here 😉

    I have seen your comments on Adrienne’s blog and this time, when I saw you on Peter’s I said I’ll have to stop over. I’m glad your content is what I feel comfortable reading.

    Yes, there is traffic from blog comment. As a matter of fact, your comments on other blogs brought me here and I’m sure this comment I’m dropping here will bring you and other readers to my blog – We have to connect, buddy

    I also get some measure of traffic from social media – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. I love the point you raised about reading rules. People join groups and the next thing is they start pasting links. That doesn’t work like that.

    Thanks for helping us get more traffic.

    I’ll surely be back buddy
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    1. Hi Enstine.

      Welcome to my place.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      I mentioned in the blog commenting section that I made it number one for a reason. It’s the technique I’ve been using the most, with social media right behind it, and it’s from where I gotten most of my traffic coming in to this current post.

      I’ve been promoting this current post in a bunch of the Facebook groups and have seen more visitors, shares and comments as a result, so they do work. I mentioned that blog commenting and sharing in social media communities work well together and they do. Not only do they help with traffic, they are a great way to start a relationship with people which is much needed to succeed.

      I’m just glad that this post was good enough for people to want to share it. My goal is to help others and this is one of the best ways to do it, show people how to bring visitors to their blogs.

      I hope to see you again.

      Have a great week…..Chris
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  15. Hi Chris,

    You could add a different free traffic source to your list, SEO. It’s totally free but it will take more time, the difference is that we can reach tons of people with different keywords, unless we are killing it on social media or other sources, organig traffic from search engines can make a huge difference.

    The system change quite often, as everything else so we need to pay attention to these changes but the rewards are great.

    Good post Chris! Have a good day.

    Regards,
    Nicolas.

    1. Hi Nicolas.

      Welcome to my place and thanks for visiting.

      When it comes to SEO, I don’t have too much experience. I’ve focused on traffic techniques which help to build relationships with other people, as Jennifer mentioned in her comment below.

      I do plan on writing another post with other ways, down the road, and will include SEO when I do some research on how to do it right. I didn’t want to overwhelm my readers with too much, all at once, so I went with this list.

      I could’ve written a book with all the different ways, like forum marketing, sites like Triberr and many other ways, but I need to do my homework first.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Have a great week…..Chris
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  16. Dear Chris,
    this is so useful for people who are overwhelmed with where, how and why do I get traffic. It’s also more about engagement in the way that you have prepared it here.
    I love Peter Beckenham’s ideas he has shared with me for Pinterest, but as yet I am to get to that traffic method. Looks like fun.
    I love Donna’s quote about, if you find one method that is bringing you tonnes of traffic why bother. Wouldn’t that be nice?
    I use the blog hopping method and have found that it brings people to your site to engage with. It’s also fun.
    Youtube and Warrior forum are also something I have been working on, but I gotta say-not keen on the warrior. It doesn’t feel welcoming….anyway thanks for this wonderful post and there was one other way we could generate traffic and that would be to do podcasts. I’m not sure if it would bring the traffic but once there it may entertain people. I am yet to try it myself.
    -Have a good one-Jennifer

    1. Hi Jennifer.

      Welcome back to my place. I’m glad you made it.

      Yes, these 6 ways do help build relationships by engaging with people while bringing them to our blogs.

      I started using the steps Peter mentioned regarding Pinterest and have seen my followers grow from 5 to 45 in just a few days. I haven’t been doing following 300 at a time like he says, so it’s taking a little longer to grow that number, but it is happening.

      I liked her quote also. What we need to do is focus on a couple of ways until we get great at them and then add other ways down the road. Blog commenting and Facebook community groups have been working for me, especially on this post. Now, I’m going to add YouTube and Pinterest into the mix a little at a time.

      I have an account with the Warrior Forum but really don’t. I see how vicious they can be when someone asks a question. I don’t need that crap.

      Podcasts will be covered in another post, down the road, with SEO and even more ways.

      You should be using the Facebook groups in tandem with blog commenting, if you aren’t already. They basically go hand-in-hand. Just make sure to learn the rules as each group is different.

      Thanks for the comments.

      Have a great week….Chris
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  17. Hi Chris,

    This is also my first time here as well, but I love what you have put together about Social Media!

    When I first started, I loathed Social Media and thought that I could do it alone without having to ever go on Facebook or Twitter. Then I realized that I was dead wrong!

    I have also had quite a bit of contact with Adrienne Smith and Enstine Muki, who I have seen both commented above, and both are quite amazing people.

    I wish I could have read this post back when I started with an online business, because now it kind of feels like I am behind the times and everyone is light years ahead of me. I guess there is no better time to start than right now though.

    I think that using this post as a guide and executable plan, I will catch up in time.

    Thanks for the great information, it will definitely help people like me who were Social Mediaphobes.

    Can’t wait to read the next one.

    All the best,
    Jeff Sollee
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    1. Hi Jeff.

      Welcome to my little space on the web.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      When I first started, I rarely used social media. I pretty much was only doing the blog commenting. I think I began to realize that if we are supposed to build relationships with other bloggers and others people who are looking for solutions, I needed to get social. What better way than social media sites.

      I’ve met more people and have seen more visitors as a result. Joining some of these groups opens the door to a world of people to engage with on a regular basis. We do need to promote our posts and I’ve promoted this post more than my previous ones and what a difference I’ve seen.

      I have my few regulars who have comment on my posts, Donna Merrill and Adrienne Smith to name a couple, and now I’m getting new visitors like Enstine Muki and yourself, some of whom I’ve seen commenting on other blogs coming to mine, and others I’ve never known. I have to tell you, it’s a great feeling. Now, I need to build on the momentum I’ve created with more posts of this quality.

      This post was a turning point going forward in the right direction.

      I believe you will get where you want to be by using these techniques. Don’t worry about being behind, as you put it. We all go at our own pace, with our own strategies. As long action is taken, we WILL succeed.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

      Have a great rest of the week……..Chris
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  18. Hi Chris.
    How are you?
    Coming over from Donna’s blog.
    Our first time here at your blog.
    Your tips on getting free traffic
    Are extremely important to us.
    You see Chris, we are a married couple
    From Mumbai, India
    And we are very new to blogging.
    We started our blog
    In the first week of Jan of this year.
    We are really struggling to get
    Any traffic at all, to our blog.
    Yes, to answer you,
    We were really exited to start our online venture.
    But with no traffic coming,
    All the excitement has died down.
    Your tips will help us a lot.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards.

    1. Hi there.

      Welcome to my cyber home and thanks for visiting.

      I know what it’s like to be new to blogging and not knowing what I need to do to get visitors.

      I hope these techniques will help you as you go forward. One thing I cannot stress enough is not to try and do all of them at once. Pick a couple of them and once you get really good at them, then you can add another and so forth.

      If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through my blog.

      Have a great upcoming weekend……Chris
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    • Ben on February 26, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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    Hi Chris. I have used Facebook and Twitter to promote my blog for a long time and they work fine. I really like blog commenting, or blog hopping as you called it. That’s how I got here, I hopped over from Donna Merril’s blog, and originally reached her’s through Adrienne Smith’s blog maybe a year or so ago. I like it because I have read some great blog posts and learned a lot.
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    1. Hi Ben.

      Welcome to my cyber home and thanks for visiting.

      I haven’t had great results with Twitter due to not really using it as much as I should to promote my blog posts, etc. I’ve used Facebook intermittently before this current post, a couple of groups. What a difference when I really started promoting it in the many different groups out there. I did more blog commenting than anything else.

      I came across Adrienne and Donna a while back and they both are great. I’m a regular visitor to Donna’s blog and have been getting over to Adrienne’s more often recently. I’ve gotten a few visitors via blog commenting with this post. It’s great when that happens. It’s still one of the best ways to meet people on a more personal level then just posting on Facebook. It’s all about building those relationships, as Adrienne, Donna and many others do so well.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I hope it helps you going down the road.

      Have a great weekend………Chris
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  19. Some good strategies right there!

    1. Hi Linus.

      Welcome to my little cyber home and thanks for visiting.

      I’m glad you liked the post. I hope it helps you going forward in you business.

      If you have any questions, feel free to ask through the contact me tab in my menu.

      Have a great rest of the week……Chris
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  20. Well put! One comment about Facebook – I really think it’s starting to become a pay to play platform. It seems the only way to reach the bulk of your audience is to pay for ads – otherwise it seems to be a catch 22: no comments means no impressions, but you need impressions to get engagement. I like Twitter and I’ve found Pinterest really generates a lot of engagement (more than most platforms I’ve used, surprisingly). Anyway, thanks for the post!

    1. Hi B.C.

      Welcome to my place and thanks for visiting.

      I agree that Facebook wants everyone to pay to play, but as long as there are communities that allow for the sharing of posts and the promoting of products, we can still make good use of it.

      I recently started using Pinterest and if I go by what my Google Analytics plugin tells me, Facebook is still the #1 social media platform I get my visitors from and Pinterest is a far second but gaining ground, just within the last month or so. Twitter isn’t even making a dent for me.

      With social media, we cannot forget the social part of it. Have to constantly engage with our followers in order to create the know, like and trust for them to eventually become our customers.

      Thanks for commenting here today.

      Have a great weekend……Chris
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  21. I believe in leaving comments on other people’s blogs, but I think that these have to be useful and adding value to the post. Too often people say just lovely or so nice or thanks for sharing.
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    1. Hi Nazish.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting my place.

      Other than leaving to add value to the post, blog commenting is a great way to build a relationship with the blog owners. They may come back to your blog, read a post or two, possibly leave comments themselves and share it which can result in more visitors and more relationships and the building of a little community of followers which we all want.

      Those who drop a simple “great post” or “thanks” either are still new and don’t have enough knowledge to add value, which is understandable, or they are looking for the quick backlink, which is the wrong reason to comment in the first place.

      I’ve learned from some of the best pertaining to this subject and it does really work. I get comments from influential bloggers, and have gotten visitors from their blogs because of my own comments. Everybody wins.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great week….Chris
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  22. Periscope sounds new to me. I never heard about that social signal can drive mich traffic to my blogs. I tried with other social media.In fact, now a days vlogs are heavy rather than blogs.So, i coming up with those vlogs and blogs together makea some good profit right.?i feel so. This is really cool idea that you’ve given.thanks for sharing
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    1. Hi Sneha.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting my place.

      Periscope is one of the newer tools to get your brand out there. It is a way for your audience to see and hear you talking directly to them, building the know like and trust, through an iPhone or Android when you’re giving them solutions or promoting a product or service.

      Once the broadcast is over, you can then send it to your YouTube channel, if you have one. From there, you can embed it on your blog, share it to the other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great weekend……….Chris
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  23. Hi Chris. Thanks for the great info. I currently use Facebook, Twitter and blog hopping to get traffic back to my site. More importantly for me right now, I use blog hopping to learn about other bloggers and hopefully make some new connections. I have used Pinterest in the past but haven’t returned to it in awhile. I’m going to check out Rebekah’s blog and see what I can learn.
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    1. Hi Ben.

      Welcome back to my world and to this post.

      Couldn’t get enough, I see. Had to leave another comment? Lol. Just kidding.

      I find that visiting Facebook communities and blog hopping go hand-in-hand. We go to a group, check out what people are sharing and, if related to whatever niche we are involved in, we visit their blog, read the full post and leave a comment. It makes finding the right blogs to visit so much easier.

      It also makes it easier to meet people to share knowledge and build relationships.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great week…..Chris
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  24. Hi there!

    6 awesome ways to drive free traffic to blogs. Reddit is the best way to get hundreds of real time traffic to your blog for many hours which i think is the best from all the social sites. i think you should add reddit in your list too

    thanks for writing an amazing post for us.
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    1. Hi Chris.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting my place.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I will be sure to add Reddit to the next list I write. I have heard some good things about it.

      There are so many ways to generate free, organic, targeted traffic that I couldn’t put them all in one post or it would’ve been a book.

      Thanks for the great comment and recommendation.

      Have a great week……..Chris
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  25. Hi Chris,

    Good post indeed. I have working on all the list mentioned above except Periscope. I usually get a decent enough traffic from Google+ and LinkedIn too but not a ton of traffic though. I enjoyed reading this post and have a great day!!
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    1. Hi Gurunath.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      I can honestly say that I don’t have much experience with Google+ or LinkedIn, other than sharing my posts. Haven’t seen any traffic from either of them.

      For the most part, my traffic comes from Facebook groups and those who have seen my comments on others’ blog posts. I do get some traffic from Pinterest since I became more active on that platform.

      I will be researching other ways to get free traffic and will write another post or possibly a series of posts.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great week….Chris
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  26. Hi Chris,

    Thank you for this wonderful post. I have to admit that first time I hear about Periscope so I need to dig a bit more to it. I try not to focus on Facebook and YouTube for now since there is so many things to catch up. This is for the social media part. As for blog commenting, I really want to reach out and meet new people. So I am really grateful I found your site today. Keep it up with the great work! 🙂

    Zaria
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    1. Hi Zaria.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      I’m glad you liked my post.

      Definitely check out Periscope. Live streaming seems to be catching on more with the major social media sites. Both Facebook and YouTube have live streaming options available now.

      Blog commenting is still one of the best ways to meet people, especially when you find blogs through communities on the social media sites that share your interests.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great week……Chris
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  27. Thanks Chris, periscope is new to me, I did not found any browser website to access periscope. May be it’s only available for android and iPhones same like Instagram. katch.me, vimeo are also cool website to drive traffic.

    You forget to mention StumbleUpon 🙂 🙂 .. Gold Mine For USA based traffic

    1. Hi Julian.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      Yes, you can only broadcast on Periscope from an Andoid or iPhone through the app.

      I haven’t used Instagram or katch.me but I do have one video posted on Vimeo, so far. I know nothing about Stumbleupon but will be sure to research it and add it to the list of sources to be included in my next post on traffic generation.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a great rest of the week……Chris
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  28. HI Chris,

    Really a wonderful post.

    Actually everyone is looking for the better traffic to their blogs and sites but the funny things they are not at all following the right guidelines to improve the traffic.

    The information mentioned in this post are really worthy and if we adopt this will make a great impact on traffic.

    thank you.
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    1. Hi Avarinth,

      Thanks for coming back.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I know first hand how tough it can be bringing visitors to a website. I decided to focus on these free (time-spending) techniques because, even though they take longer to see the results, the traffic is targeted towards what is being offered, whether it’s a product, service or just some information.

      Getting them in the door, so to say, is needed in order to eventually get them on our email lists and to possibly become our customers/clients.

      There are plenty of other ways, both free and paid (money-spent), which I plan on covering down the road.

      Thanks for the comments.

      Have a great week…..Chris
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  29. While relevant Blog commenting is the easier way to drive instant traffic to one’s website especially when it’s on a high traffic blog, SEO still remains the best and highest converting traffic for me; When people use the search engine to find you, it’s easier for them to connect to your website and buy; this is the biggest affiliate marketing secret anyone can learn and built a profitable blog.

    Your tips are quite interesting and useful; was able to pick some points and will surely implement it especially Pinterest traffic.
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    1. Hi Oge Daniel.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      I didn’t mention SEO because, up until recently, I hadn’t paid much attention to it. I’ve always gone by the rule that I am writing for people, not search engines. I have been adding keywords more often lately and following guidelines using the Yoast SEO plugin when publishing posts but haven’t checked to see how it has impacted traffic to my blog.

      Thanks for commenting with this great information.

      Have a great week….Chris
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  30. Hey Chris,

    Indeed these are some of the best ways to get free traffic to blog. I wonder why you haven’t mentioned stumbleupon and reddit on the list. I would recommend you sharing some stuff on stumbleupon and then immediately check google analytics real time, you will see a minimum of 3 visitors on your site immediately.
    Reddit on the other hand gives a real boost if content is worth reading.

    Thanks for sharing these resources with all of us.

    Cheers,
    Karan
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    1. Hi Karan.

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      When I wrote this article, I didn’t know anything about Stumbleupon and Reddit. Still don’t, to be honest. I know there was a bunch of other sources of free traffic that I could have added but, not knowing enough about them, I didn’t want to give anyone the wrong information I will be sure to add them to the next list I put together.

      Thanks for commenting and providing these sources. I will check into them and learn what steps are needed to take to use them.

      Have a great upcoming week………Chris
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      1. Hey Chris,

        Great post. You have highlighted some fantastic ways to drive traffic, my personal favorite you mention being blog hopping. I wrote a post a while back on the same topic and how so many people get it wrong. They leave ‘one-liners’ as comments and expect to get floods of visitors back as a result.

        I couldn’t just write ‘great post Chris, here’s a link to my site’. Comments like that will completely defeat the object, absolutely no-one is going to want to check out your site.

        You have to read the post that has just been written, make sure 100% you understand it and leave a comment that is like an extension of the post. Think of it as a ‘mini-post’ which adds value with your own take on the topic being written about.

        I get so many comments such as ‘keep up the good work, here’s my website’ and they go straight into the ‘spam bin’. If anyone reading this is doing that, STOP.

        It’s ineffective, a waste of your time and it just annoys blog owners.

        Another great traffic strategy that i use alongside blog hopping is forum marketing. I think it goes hand-in -hand with blog hopping as essentially it’s the same strategy.

        Both need to be approached with no ulterior motive with the sole purpose of adding value. Leave the marketing at the door, get involved, participate and the traffic comes as a natural consequence.

        If you are using blog hopping and/or forum marketing in your traffic strategy then you need to set aside time every day and work at it consistently. There’s no point in ‘dipping your toe in’ once a week, you need to be consistent to see results. Unfortunately blog commenting and forum marketing (as with anything online) takes work.

        But they are tried and tested systems that get results time and time again.

        Great post again dude, I’ll be sure to come back and check out more.
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        1. Hi Dan.

          Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting.

          I agree that we should think of the comments we leave on others’ blogs as mini-posts, as you mentioned here and Ryan Biddulph has also mentioned in his posts on the subject. I have noticed that when I do leave a comment with my experience on whatever the post topic is, I have gotten more visitors as a result.

          I’ve also been putting more of my own stories, good or bad, into my comments, as it relates to the topic, because it shows that I’m human and they can learn what does and doesn’t work without having to go through it themselves.

          You mention how forum marketing is similar to blog hopping. Social media marketing can also be put in that group. They all require us to get out there and interact with others through leaving great comments that add value to the original post. I mostly do the blog hopping and share posts I read to Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

          They all take time to do correctly, but you know that the visitors you get as a result are interested in what you have to say. Definitely targeted traffic, just need to get them to know, like and trust you through your posts, tweets, live broadcasts, etc.

          Also agree that we need to be consistent with whatever strategy(ies) we decide to use.

          Thanks for the great comment.

          Have a good one……..Chris
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  31. thank you for such a nice post
    keep it up for the good work
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  32. Awesome post shared. 🙂

    I love the way you write the blog post and also easy to understand this article.

    Social sites are best way to get a free traffic for your blog. If you do the work at correct way then you can easily get the huge amount of social traffic.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. 🙂

    ~Swapnil
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  33. Awesome Post Simply Hats Off great thing in making money and oine could easily do these 6 steps.

  34. To To be honest Chris you have raised an all-important topic here as everyone wants more traffic and traffic is the lifeblood of every successful blogs. Twitter, Facebook, Googleplus, Pinterest, SEO and blog commenting are a very wise and of course FREE ways to drive that much needed traffic.

    The best way I love though is simply to do blog hopping as it has over the years proven to be the most effective in building for me the KLT factor, helped me build back-links for my blog, made me somesort of a celebrity blogger and of course increased my chances of making money online with my blog, BIG money for that matter.

    Thanks for sharing these ways and even though this post is from long time ago, the techniques shared are still very effective today. Do have fun over there, Chris!

    Theo

  35. Hello @Chris

    I’ve used most of these sources you’ve mentioned and so far, the blog commenting deserves to be the number one as you’ve displayed in this post.

    Commenting on other blogs have been proven from my experience, to drive targeted traffic and as wel build relationship with fellow bloggers.

    I havent used periscope though but looking to try it as time goes on.

    Great Post once more.
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    1. HI Prosper Noah.

      Welcome back and thanks for visiting.

      I’m glad to hear that you have used most of these techniques. Yes, blog commenting is still king. You do truly get the best targeted traffic, as long as you are visiting other blogs in your niche. This is because you aren’t just trying to get the owner of that blog to yours, you are also trying to get their followers, and that’s where great comments come into play.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Have a good one………Chris
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  36. I think am using some of these tactics like blog comments and social sharing at reviewnetgato and I will like to practice more of this your tips. Thanks
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    1. Hi Awogor,

      Welcome to my place and thanks for visiting.

      I’m glad to see that you are using blog commenting and social sharing. The key is to do it on a consistent basis, then you can add other techniques in the future.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing what you do.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  37. Hi Chris,

    Like you it took me a while to realize that I needed to get out there and promote my blog. My blog is about 8 months old and I’ve only been promoting it for about 3 months. Yes, it takes me a while to learn things.

    Now, I spend a big portion of my day promoting my blog. I use a lot of the methods that you mention here. For instance, I will visit and comment on several blogs each and everyday. I always share after reading and commenting, if I found it valuable.

    I also have a YouTube channel where I will upload a new video every Wednesday. It’s taking a while for my YouTube channel to grow, but it’s slowly growing.

    I also use Facebook and that’s where most of my traffic comes from. I’m also using Pinterest and I really love it.

    If I had to say one thing about Pinterest, give it time to work. I’ve been using it for about 5 months. I am now starting to see my traffic grow, I use automated schedulers to help me pin and share content throughout the day.

    There’s definitely a lot we can do to grow our blog. It just takes time and you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and do some work. Like you said, it’s not going to happen unless we get out there and do it.

    Thanks for sharing, I know that these tips will help bloggers get more traffic to their blog.

    Have a great one 🙂

    Susan

    1. Hi Susan,

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      It looks like you are doing quite a bit to promote your blog. That’s great.

      I really have to get back in to doing more promoting myself. I just recently, within the last 2 or 3 months, became focused on which niche I want to be a part of. It had come down to affiliate marketing or blogging tips for newbies. I decided on the latter. That has helped me to be able to start writing more content on a regular basis. Already have one post in the queue and started writing another last night.

      I have to admit that I don’t do a lot with Pinterest at this time, other than the occasional share of a post. Most of my focus has been blog commenting and sharing to Facebook, Twitter and G+.

      You are right, there is a lot we can do to promote our blogs, but we need to remember not to do too much that it overwhelms us.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing what you are doing to promote.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  38. Hi Chris,

    These are all amazing ways of generating massive traffic you mentioned. I was actually experimenting on StumbleUpon but it’s not working so I decided to act
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    1. Hi Emenike,

      Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I haven’t used StumbleUpon and don’t know much about it.

      What other ways do you use to generate traffic. It appears that something got lost in the comment.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  39. nice article , facebook and twitter help me a lot to gather audience for my website. thanks for this information.

    1. Hi Ankit,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog.

      Glad to see you are getting results using Facebook and Twitter.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing what you do.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  40. Hello chris.. increasing traffic is like dreams come true. and you have to do hard work and change strategy daily to get more traffic. all the tips given by you above are truely effective.. i use all these tips.. great work…

    1. Hi Radhika,

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

      I’m glad to hear you use these traffic strategies.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  41. Hi Chris,

    This is an informative post. You nailed it most on Twitter and blog commenting to generate consistent free traffic to one’s site. What amazes me most is that the quality of traffic I get from Twitter. It helps to boost my blog ranking and earnings speedily like never before.

    This is why I keep telling bloggers in Africa, it’s not about how much traffic you get but how many quality traffic you get. This is what differentiates a struggling blogger from a successful blogger.

    Thanks for sharing. I love this post.

    Emenike
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    1. Hi Emenike,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog.

      I’m glad you are getting great results from Twitter and blog commenting.

      You are correct in saying that it’s not the amount of traffic, but the quality of the traffic that comes to your blog.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and story in the comments. I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  42. Hey Chris,

    Amazing tips you shared with us, Agreed comments are one of the best ways to drive targeted traffic.

    First time learned about periscope will definitely try it.

    Thanks for Sharing 🙂

    1. Hi Abdul,

      Welcome and thanks for visiting.

      Blog commenting, when done correctly, can be a huge asset. Unfortunately, too many people think they can just drop a two line comment without mentioning anything in the blog post, and drop a link. That doesn’t go over well with the blog owner. Usually ends up getting trashed.

      I hope Periscope works out for you. YouTube Live is another option that has come around since I originally published this post.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts.

      Have a good one……Chris

  43. hi.. it is very good and helpful article.
    thanks for sharing, Thanks a lot

    1. Hi Dr. Vivek

      Welcome and thanks for visiting my blog.

      Which strategies did you find the most helpful? I’m sure my readers would be interested in knowing.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Have a good one……Chris
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  44. Hi,

    Thanks for the great info. I currently use Facebook, Twitter and blog hopping to get traffic back to my site. More importantly for me right now, I use blog hopping to learn about other bloggers and hopefully make some new connections. I have used Pinterest in the past but haven’t returned to it in awhile. I’m going to check out Rebekah’s blog and see what I can learn.
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    1. Hi Umapathy,

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

      Yes, blog hopping is a great way to meet other bloggers as well as learn what they are doing to get ahead.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts.

      Have a good one……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…How to Develop the Pro Blogger MindsetMy Profile

  45. When it comes to the list, Facebook is the bomb. It drives a lot of traffic.

    1. Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for visiting.

      Being the world’d biggest social media platform, Facebook has the ability to generate a lot of traffic, if used correctly.
      I prefer blog hopping as the people tend to be more targeted right off the bat, which is half the battle.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your opinion.

      Have a good one……Chris
      Chris DeeWaard recently posted…How to Develop the Pro Blogger MindsetMy Profile

  46. I feel like social network could drive huge trarfic to a particular website. I have seen on my analytics that, Pinterest and twitter were among the top referral sites.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  47. Great tips! I’ve been blogging for 4 years now and feel like I learn something new every single day. I had NO idea when I started how much of my time would be learning about SEO. I naively thought I would spend all my time writing about my niche topic – traveling with kids. Well, you live and learn, right? 🙂 Four years later I’ve built quite a nice little website but am still in search of the elusive traffic that I’d like to see. Thanks for the tips. I’m on a new mission to put them into practice!

    Natalie, The Educational Tourist

  48. hello chris, This is very informative. Surely, beginner bloggers will learn so much from this post. Thanks for sharing and keep posting more educational posts like this.
    you are doing a great job.

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