30 Proven Ways To Generate Traffic To Your Website

The problem that most people face isn’t mostly about how they can setup a website or start a blog; it’s about how they can actually generate traffic to their website.

I think you’ll agree with me on this.

It’s easy to push the publish button in the admin area of your WordPress website, sit back and relax. But you will soon start to wonder… where is everyone?

Wordpress Traffic Generation

Fortunately, to generate traffic to your website is no rocket science. The traffic is already there, but other website owners are getting that traffic to their website right now.

You just need to learn to redirect that traffic to your website.

In this article I’m going to reveal to you real proven strategies that work well to generate traffic to your website. And how you can apply them.

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Traffic Generation Pitfalls

First, I do have to be honest here. This article is not a step-by-step tutorial or the guaranteed roadmap to success, It’s just an overview to provide you the basics of what you need to start to generate traffic.

As with all marketing, you will have to test what works best for you. But this overview will give you enough food for thought to get started, or to add new strategies to your arsenal.

Here is my first Valuable Tip:

Do NOT use all of these traffic generating strategies at once.

Use this list as inspiration and test only the ones that really appeal to you. Those usually are the ones that make the most sense based on where your target audience can be found online.

Your primary goal right now should be to find strategies to generate traffic for your website that will work for you when you put time and effort into them.

Analyze Your Website Traffic

analyze traffic with Google Analytics

In order to see if the strategy works, you will need to be able to see where your visitors are coming from.

Otherwise, you’re left in the dark.

Therefore, you need to install a free tool like Google Analytics on your website. It still surprises me that a lot of people don’t have it set up.

You should check your analytics often, at least a few times a week, and definitely if you use paid traffic sources.

For instance, you may assume your visitors are coming from Instagram and you feel like you need to invest more in Instagram advertising. But one look at your analytics will show you exactly what is happening and enable you to put your money where it matters most. Heck, it might be Google AdWords.

Speaking of putting your money where it matters most, here’s another well-known pitfall…

Look…. A Shiny Object!

Every day we’re faced with a boatload of disinformation and misinformation, crafted and promoted by so called ‘Traffic Gurus’. Honestly, they are looking more at ways to extract money from you than to help you to earn it.

That latest “proven traffic system” that just appeared in your inbox for $997  isn’t magically going to bring you the results you expect.

Most times, it’s just an evergreen strategy with some additional information that is repackaged, served as newly discovered, and juiced up with a marketing sauce consisting mostly of images with great results.

You really need to understand one basic principle.

Traffic generation isn’t just about implementing the latest secret to generate traffic, or to hack your way to the top of Google’s search results with shady tactics.

Nope.  

This is about using proven strategies that the biggest online marketers use to create authority and drive traffic over a long period of time.

You can easily generate traffic to your website as long as you understand some of the fundamentals behind how generating traffic works. We’re talking about things like SEO, social media marketing, email marketing and so on.

So let’s dive into part you have been looking for.

30 Ways To Generate Traffic – Free and Paid

There are basically two ways to generate traffic to your website: free traffic and paid traffic.

To me, both are important.

But there is something else you need to take into account. How quickly do you want results?

When I started my first business I got a valuable lesson from my business coach that I still use every day, and share with everyone who works with me.

This is what he told me:

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The same principles apply to generating traffic.  

  • You want good but cheap traffic? It is going to take time to see results
  • You want good traffic fast? It is going to cost you.
  • You want cheap traffic fast? It will not give the best results.

Depending on your priorities (time, money or results) you’ll choose the principles that apply to you.

Let’s look at the traffic sources to generate traffic to your website. The first three are basically the foundation for every website.

REO - Create Content That Stands Out

When people start a website they often try to create useful content for their audience but end up generating mediocre 500 to 1,000 word blog articles offering something in the line of “How to do X” (like “How to Buy Bitcoins”).

Or worse, they run a business website with content that has no intention of persuading the visitor to take any action.

Besides from the fact that there is absolutely no shortage of that kind of blog content, it will really hard to get noticed, or even make a lasting impression.

You will need to do better. You need to stand out from the crowd. You need to dive into the subject and master it. You need content that people will love to share. You need content that will persuade people into doing what you want them to do on your website.

Promoting that content will be a breeze.

To get that, you need REO.

REO is Reader Experience Optimization. Yes, I made that up myself. My clients love it.

And as the R comes before the S in the alphabet, so does REO come before SEO (more on that in a moment).

You need to look at the subject from your reader’s point of view. Find out what they are searching for, or what problems they experience.

Write a 3.000, 5.000 or a 10.000 word article on the subject with the research results in mind. Make sure it’s actionable content, not some article with filler content. Don’t waste your reader’s valuable time.

This content will be more likely to go viral, plus search engines like Google will rank it higher in the organic search results because it’ll be more in-depth.

Extremely valuable, long-form, comprehensive blog posts generate more lifetime traffic than regular blog posts. This is because they stand the test of time.

The best long-term traffic strategy is creating content people can’t ignore and have to take action upon.

Make On-Page SEO A Priority

optimize your on-page seo

As I wrote earlier, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the next step to take into account. You should really take the effort to learn the best practices when it comes to on-page SEO.

When a search engine visits your website you want to be sure it will index the right pages, and that it knows what your content is about. That way, you will be able to compete with other websites for the first page in Google (and preferably one of the top 3 spots) for specific search terms.

There is a lot to learn about on-page SEO. Here are a few:

  • (Long Tail) Keywords and LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing)
  • Titles and Headlines
  • Creating ‘Content Silos’ and internal linking
  • Site speed and responsive / mobile friendly design
  • Using structured data

And a lot more. There is an infographic from Brian Dean’s website that sums it up pretty well: Check out the 16 key on-page SEO factors that search engines & users love

Fortunately there are some good WordPress plugins that can help you to optimize your content for the search engines like Yoast, All-In-One SEO and RankMath..

I advise you to start there, follow instructions and learn as you go, which is the best way to learn SEO in the first place as search engines change their algorithm about once every month.

Build An Email List (Now)

Having an email list is one of the biggest assets when you have a blog or an online business.

You aren’t going to get very far if you don’t know who your readers are. You need to communicate with them on a more personal level.

Setting up a sign-up in your posts and on your site for a newsletter is one of the most powerful ways to keep your readers excited about the work you’re doing.

There are a lot of email service providers online to make your life easier. Some of them have free plans besides a paid subscription.

Whichever you choose, make sure to utilize the opportunities that are offered. Get in touch with your subscribers and offer them lots of value. Don’t just pitch your product or service in a single email.

So…

Still here? Awesome, let’s check some other methods that may help you generate traffic for your website.

Choose the ones that you want to apply, just don’t apply them all at the same time. If it works, great. If not, select another one and move on.

Social Media Marketing

The most popular way nowadays to generate traffic is by sharing content on social media. It’s good to realize that every social media channel has its own characteristics.

As an example, Twitter is a social site designed to let people share short messages or “updates” with others. Facebook, in contrast is a full-blown social networking site that allows for sharing updates, photos, events, create groups and more.

Both cater to different audiences, although a lot of people can be found on both. It’s just a different platform to behave socially.

Social media can also help build links that in turn support into SEO efforts. Many people also perform searches at social media sites to find social media content.

Here are 10 well-known social media channels with their Monthly Active Usercount (MAU) as posted on the Buffer blog

  1. Facebook – 2.23 billion MAU
  2. YouTube – 9 billion MAU
  3. WhatsApp – 1.5 billion MAU
  4. Instagram – 1 billion MAU
  5. Tumblr – 642 million monthly unique visits
  6. Twitter – 335 million MAU
  7. Reddit – 330 million MAU
  8. LinkedIn – 294 million MAU
  9. Snapchat – 255 million MAU
  10. Pinterest – 250 million MAU

These are not the top 10, there are a few other lesser-known platform in that list that might give your website or blog some great opportunities.

social currency

Why is Social Media Marketing good for generating traffic?

Short answer: It creates social currency

Just think back to the last piece of content you have shared on your favorite social media channel. How did you feel when you shared it?

As human beings, we have an interest to connect, a desire to accumulate, and we love to get appreciation or give feedback. Besides that, we enjoy personalization.

We simply love to share things that make us look or feel ‘good’ .

By tapping into those deeply embedded psychological drives, you can make social media engaging and rewarding. Each time you ask feedback from your readers, or release content that is exciting or interesting, it gives social media users another opportunity to score social points.

This is the reason some content goes viral quickly. We ‘pay’ with a like, a comment or a share if it makes us look or feel ‘good’.

So to be successful with social media marketing, you need to create content that people like, and make them feel ‘good’.

Run Giveaways or Contests

I said it many times before and I will say it again: People love to get something of value for free.

Creating a giveaway or contest is destined to attract many people to your blog or website. Combine this with email marketing and social media marketing and you will have a great way to boost your earnings.

As an alternative, you can partner up with well-known companies or influencer in your niche. The only thing is: You will need to give away something of value here. But it can be worth it if they have a big enough network that is interested in what you have to offer.

Post to Content Aggregators

If you have a new website of blog it will not have the same amount of trust and authority as established websites. Even if you create great content search engines like Google will not immediately reward you with first page rankings.

One thing that can help you is getting your content listed on popular content aggregators, where lots of people will see it.

Some popular aggregators include:

  • bizsugar.com is a community of small business owners and entrepreneurs.
  • Growth Hackers is a community sharing online marketing techniques.
  • Hacker News is a social news website that caters to programmers and entrepreneurs.
  • Inbound.org is a community sharing and discussing content and online marketing ideas.

There are many more out there for multiple niches. Google is your friend to find the one that can help you.

Valuable Tip: 

Pay attention to the rules and don’t submit to unrelated aggregator sites. Make sure the content is useful, original, high-quality, and not just self-promotional.

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Transform Existing Content

There are multiple ways to display content to your readers. Most blogs and websites use text, although video is gaining popularity.

People have different ways to consume content. It’s a good thing to consider if you want to generate more traffic. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Create audio files as well as videos. Share it on your website
  2. Cut your videos into short video tips & tricks and share on Social Media
  3. Create infographics and share on Pinterest or Instagram
  4. Transform blog posts into a PDF or an E-book and give away for free
  5. Sell the E-book on Kindle and reference your website inside the book.
  6. Create slideshows in PowerPoint or Keynote and share them on SlideShare

Update old posts & relaunch

Do you have older content on your website? It might be a good idea to look at it and check if the information in it is still up to date.

If it isn’t, then updating the content is a great idea. Not only for your readers, but also for the search engines as they take the publishing date into account as a ranking factor.

Updating your content gives your another chance to connect with your readers.

There is also another important thing you need to keep in mind: Repurpose or delete redundant and irrelevant content

I’m pretty sure that if you have a website or blog with a lot of content on it some of that content may not be relevant anymore. And some content may be redundant. Both situations may harm your website rankings.

If this is the case you have two options: You can delete the content, or you can put different content pieces together and create a whole new piece of content to promote.

Guest post on reputable websites

There are a lot of different ways to do this, and I’ve tried quite a few different methods.

The first is to find related websites in your niche and reach out to see if they’ll accept a guest post from you.

This will take a lot of trial and error because of it involves getting rejections, but reaching that new audience can really pay off.

But there is a catch: Google doesn’t want you to pay for links or even trade content for links (guest posting).

That said, most companies do it anyways.

If you’re going to proactively build links, make sure the pages that you’re getting links from don’t scream “this is a guest post!”

Here’s an article of white hat links that have been getting slammed recently.

Another good way to guest post is to go to websites with an established audience, like Medium and Quora (more on this later). And if you’re in a more business minded niche, you should use LinkedIn.

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Interviewing industry leaders – Create an expert roundup

An expert roundup is a piece of content that features contributions by multiple experts. Typically you will provide a compelling question or a topic for discussion and reach out to various experts to share their insights.

Here is why expert roundups are something you should consider:

  1. They Attract Tons of Traffic. 
    The experts that participate in your roundup can send traffic directly to your post by sharing it on their social media channels. And because a roundup is a compilation of smart insights from knowledgeable people, it’s the perfect social currency.
  2. They Boost Your Authority. 
    An expert roundup gives you and your website authority by association. When you’re seen in the company of influential people, some of that influence naturally rubs off on you.
  3. They Help Build Relationships with Influencers
    An expert roundup is a great way to build relationships even without thinking about the traffic. A roundup promotes the experts and their blogs too, so it’s a win-win situation. It’s also an opportunity to collaborate with others without taking too much of their time.

To create an expert roundup that goes viral, be original and put in the time to create something special.

The vast majority of roundup posts are extremely low-quality (primarily because their authors slapped them together without any real thought), and as a result, many readers are sick and tired of seeing them.

If you want your roundup to “go viral,” it has to distinguish itself from the others. Come up with a new angle. Present the contributions in a unique format, or deliver them in an innovative way.

Syndicate content

Content syndication is the process of publishing and promoting original web content, such as articles, blogs, and videos, on third-party web sites.

Quality content syndication networks typically have large, established audiences. Whenever you share your content on these platforms, you can increase your site’s visibility and brand’s credibility. It can also improve your SEO.

With about 60 million monthly active users, Medium is becoming an important player for content syndication.

Another good one is inbound.org . They are focused on online and inbound marketing content. The community allows participants to ask questions, start discussions, and post links to their own content.

Both platforms are free to use and a great way to reach a new audience.

Blogger and Influencer outreach

This traffic generating method gains more and more popularity. The idea behind a blogger or influencer outreach campaign is that you leverage influencers who have established a substantial following, asking them to write about your article in exchange for a link to your website, or write about your product or service in exchange for free access to it.

It’s good to know that there are very few bloggers or influencers out there who will rip apart your product/service when receiving it for free. And that makes perfect sense. How many bloggers or influencers will really burn a relationship that was just established?

Why is blogger outreach important to consider?

  • Bloggers are easy to search for
  • Bloggers are some of the most sought out resources when consumers are researching brands and products.
  • In fact at least 81% of the digital population trusts advice they get from bloggers.
  • Bloggers write about niche based topics instead of general topics
  • Mid-level influencers like bloggers have a smaller but more loyal audience and drive 16 times more engagement than paid media and “mega influencers.”
  • Blogs are in the top five sources of trustworthy information.
  • Influencers are most active on blogs, as 86% say they have them and 88% of those say they blog for themselves.

Last, and in short, here are the five phases you’ll have to go through:

  1. Plan your campaign and set your goals
  2. Identify the bloggers or influencers you want to contact
  3. Pitch your proposal in a personalized way.
  4. Send all the assets your promised once they agree on your proposal
  5. Promote the article or review the blogger or influencer created to your audience.

The last one is important. It will help both you and the blogger / influencer to get access to a new audience, which leads to new traffic to the websites.

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Participate in a community – or build your own

Whatever niche you decided to work in, there will most likely be a community of people talking about it. This opens up a lot of opportunities to generate traffic to your website.

Here are a few ways you can do this.

Answer Questions at Quora.com

Quora is a website that gets 750 million monthly visitors with people asking questions on various topics.

Now imagine hundreds, or even thousands of people subscribing to those questions so that anytime someone answers one, they get notified.

Set up your Quora profile and add a link to your website in the signature. Don’t overdo it though, simply position yourself as an expert in your field.

Next, start looking for questions in your niche and provide people with an answer based on your expertise. Most important: give value and actionable content.

If you’re smart, you put in a link or two to relevant articles on your website without making it look like you’re promoting something.

Once people start to upvote your answer you can expect to see new traffic on your website.

Contribute On Reddit

Reddit is a forum-like website where people talk about all kinds of subjects. Every subject has its own ‘subreddit’ .

It’s gaining popularity every day.

Generating traffic from Reddit is a little tricky, because if you are overtly self-promotional the readers will pick up on it immediately.

And they don’t like that.

In their own words, they will “downvote you to oblivion,”.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have success there.

Put connecting with the community and building a rapport with dedicated commenters first. Then, you can make a post and ask for feedback once you feel comfortable.

Join active niche related forums

Forums have been around since the start of the internet. I’m pretty sure you can find a forum for about any niche out there.

As with Quora and Reddit, it’s a good thing to start out with responding to topics, and eventually start questions and – if allowed – do a promotion.

Of course you should put a link to your website in your signature. Just make sure it is allowed as some forums don’t want you to do that.

Just make sure the forum you are joining is actually active. You can check this by looking at the number of threads, the number of comments per thread and the dates the last posts were posted.

If there are not many threads or comments, or the last threads have been from a while ago, this forum might be (slowly) dying and you should spend your valuable time somewhere else.

help people out in a Facebook Group

Help People Inside Facebook Groups

You should definitely check if there are Facebook Groups for your niche, and join them.

Always make sure to comply to the group rules. A lot of groups do not allow promotions in the group and will ban you instantly if you do.

Besides that, a ban will leave a negative impression with other group members, which can hurt your credibility. You do not want that.

Being in an active group will teach you a lot about what people are struggling with, what actually works in your niche, and which information they value. This will give you new insights on content you can create.

Getting traffic from a group can be done by having your Facebook profile setup correctly. Add your website to your profile page, and set a good bio description.

People who like your contributions will definitely reach out, follow you or add you as a friend, You can be sure they will read your profile as well, and visit your website.

But most important, when done right you will achieve credibility in your niche, which is worth a lot on the long term.

Create your own group on Facebook

Honestly, you should create your own group once you have something valuable to offer. Having in-depth knowledge or a huge passion can be enough to have people join your group.

Most important thing here is that you offer valuable information to people, or help them solve a problem (or point them in the right direction).

Having a group helps position you as an authority in your niche. Even if it won’t bring that much traffic to your website, it’s an asset that eventually will help you grow your business.

Be the expert: Create a Podcast, Webinar or Help a Reporter

If you know what you are good at, go tell the world…!

It’s something I have been told many times over, and once I started doing it, it had a positive impact on my life and my business.

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Record a Podcast

Now for those of you who just can’t stop talking about what they love, creating a podcast is the way to go.

Recording a podcast episode is far less time-consuming than writing an article or recording a video. To create a podcast episode, all you have to do is record yourself speaking (something you do naturally every day).

Get a decent microphone and a program for recording and editing your episodes, and you’ll have everything you need to produce audio content.

Plus, it gives you a forum to interview experts in your industry. This allows your audiences to learn from your guests’ expertise, successes and failures.

At the same time, you get to add more expert connections to your network. That’s a definite win-win.

Last, if your guests decide to help promote these interviews, you’ll generate traffic for free.

Host a Webinar

If you have a proven product or service to sell, a webinar is a good option, especially if it comes at a higher price point.

Although a webinar is mainly used for selling, people who do not buy but like your information are going to visit your website to find more valuable information.

And as they have signed up for your webinar, you have their email address. You can use email marketing to reconnect to them and motivate them to go to your website or blog.

You can help a reporter

Journalists need sources to verify their stories. Help A Reporter is a website that offers experts like you an opportunity to respond to requests from reporters.

You can sign up for free. The platform will send you an email three times a day (at set times: mo-Fr 5:35 a.m., 12:35 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. ET) with pending requests.

You can send the perfect pitch by email. Answer the journalist’s questions, any specified requirements and your bio. If the journalist is interested, they will reach out.

As well as with most of these services: read the rules before responding.

Become a Contributor to a Major Website

Experienced marketers create content for industry blogs and major websites like ForbesHuffington Post, etc.

While major websites might lack the specific targeting of a popular niche blog, they give you and your brand mass exposure and align your brand with an already trusted name.

This increases your credibility, generates more traffic and also gives your website a big SEO boost, which helps to rank the content on the site.

Use Answer the public to enrich your content

Answer the Public is a clever consumer insight tool that combines the suggested searches from Bing and Google and visualises them in what could be called a search cloud.

The search clouds provide an overview of the questions people are typing into search engines from their various devices.

When it comes to getting to know your audience, you should use tools like Google Analytics, but consumer insight tools like Answer the Public can provide a unique insight into what this audience is asking.

Knowing which questions your audience types into Google allows you to include these directly in your content.

As an extra benefit, answering this question might get your content in a Featured Snippet, especially if your give a concise or list-style answer.

Create a Free online course

Creating a free course is a great way to drive traffic to your site. People love learning something, especially when it’s free.

You can use UdemyTeachable or any number of websites out there in order to do this.

However, you need to make sure the course delivers a huge amount of value. Once people are in, you need to find a way for your students to get to your website and buy something from (or through) you. You can get great results by using email marketing.

Creating such a course will take time, but if you know the subject well it will make it easier to get it done. The rewards can be very big though.

create an online course on Udemy

Paid Traffic Generation Methods

That were a lot of free traffic generation methods. Let’s have a look at some paid traffic generation methods as well.

Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) is Google’s own advertising service that allows you to promote your website and content by paying for it to show up in the search results.

There’s no need to wait for your new site to work its way organically up the rankings. By using paid search you can see immediate results and it’s not nearly as difficult to use or expensive as you may think.

However, you will have a learning curve and need to pay attention.

First, you will have to decide if people are actually searching for what you have to offer. Otherwise

If they do, the next step is to assess the competition.

If you want your ad to appear, you have to bid against other marketers on how much you’re willing to pay Google Ads every time a searcher clicks on your ad.

The more you pay per click, the more likely your ad will appear in the search results (which is why paid search is often referred to as PPC, which stands for Pay-Per-Click).

There is also another less common option called cost per impression (CPM). This is where you pay the search engine for every 1,000 times your ad appears on a search result.

Clearly, you will need to have an advertising budget and a proven sales funnel in place to generate a ROI. Therefore this is something more established companies will use, and not something to start with.

Bing Ads

Bing is the Microsoft search engine and can be compared with Google Ads, although the search volume at Bing is lower than on Google.

However, Bing campaigns often have a lower costs-per-click and cost-per-acquisition compared to Google Ads campaigns.

Social Media Advertising And Retargeting

Now where Google Ads may be a good option for established businesses, social media advertising can be done by every business or blog.

Most times it’s even cheaper than Google Ads or Bing Ads.

Here are the most popular Social Media Advertising Platforms:

social media marketing and retargeting

Facebook & Instagram advertising

With 2.23 billion monthly active users and the ability to reach your exact audience gives Facebook a major benefit over other channels.

You can advertise to people by age, interests, behavior, and location. If you really know your customers, you can use Facebook advertising to engage them.

It’s also one of the cheapest forms of advertising, although the costs have been rising steadily since 2017.

Especially if you are in a niche market, you can literally spend $10 and get your content in front of 1,000 people. That’s money well spent, and an investment you’ll be able to profit from if you play your cards right.

Instagram ads are created from inside Facebook’s advertising platform. You can use both images and videos in your ads.

Valuable tip: If you decide to start advertising on Facebook, open a business account. 

YouTube advertising

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, so why wouldn’t you advertise there?

That is a good question.

It’s the most overlooked advertising opportunity, although it is gaining popularity. Pricing is reasonable, and so it the learning curve.

The thing is, advertising on YouTube is very different from running a PPC or paid social campaign. There are specific creative constraints and a ton of options for this platform. You’ll need a base knowledge before you can start.

If your niche works a lot with videos you should consider YouTube ads. Otherwise, go with Facebook.

Pinterest advertising

What if you were able to combine the best of search engine and social media advertising?

To have the ability to have your ads shown to users who are actively searching for products like yours, alongside the capability to promote your products to users passively browsing through their feed?

That’s essentially what you get with the Pinterest advertising system and Promoted Pins.

While Pinterest users are mostly women (70%), the platform has also seen a big increase in the number of men signing up as it fast becomes a go-to site for finding and saving ideas and inspiration of any kind.

Currently, advertising is limited to users in certain countries, but Pinterest is expanding their advertising services rapidly.

Personally, I find Pinterest a great platform to generate traffic from, but I have not seen any real results from advertising for the niches I’m active in.

But if your niche is a popular one on Pinterest (like home décor, cooking, fashion, beauty or handmade goods) it may be worth it.

Start small and let the data decide if the investment generates enough new traffic to your website.

Retargeting

Retargeting is an important part of online advertising that specifically targets visitors who have clicked away from a website before converting.

Say you advertised on Facebook and a guy named Jack visits your website. He is interested in your product, but then his wife tells him they have to go grocery shopping, and Jack completely forgets about your product.

Because you have a small piece of code on your website (called the Facebook Pixel), Facebook knows that Jack has visited your site.

You can now create a retargeting ad on Facebook that will only be shown to people that have visited your website. In this case, Jack will see this ad in his newsfeed and remember you.

If you know that people need to see your product or service an average of seven times before they decide to purchase, you can see the value of a retargeting ad pretty quickly.

syndicate content across channels

Use Outbrain, Taboola or ScoopIt To Syndicate Your Content

Outbrain is a content marketing platform that offers advertising opportunities for your content on large online media properties such as CNN, People, and ESPN.

With a a global audience of 557 million per month, Outbrain has the opportunity to reach a large audience and generate a lot of traffic.

Taboola  is a content discovery platform that offers local placement on top sites.

Its technology assists marketers and publishers in distributing content to attract users and make money from traffic.

Taboola provides personalized content to 1 billion users per month.

Scoop.it has become a great way for professionals and businesses to publish content. It’s a content curation tool that helps you create and share content pages, boost credibility with readers and build brand awareness.

Those sites are great for promoting your website or blog. You do need to have some sort of sales funnel setup and be able to track visitors who arrive from these platforms.

These sites will promote your content across thousands of other similar websites across the internet for a modest fee.

However, be sure to do your due diligence and test things out before diving in headfirst.

Promote Your Content With Quuu Promote

Quuu.co is a content curation platform that hand-curates content in over 500 categories. This way they make sure they only offer quality posts for people to share with their audiences on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

With Quuu Promote you can promote your quality content via real people. These people have signed up for content suggestions from Quuu.co and receive and share your content every day.

Be sure to read the promotion guidelines first before you sign up. They are very strict when it comes to accepting content so before you dive in check out the promotion guidelines first!

Now It’s Your Turn

I hope this post showed you how to generate traffic using some well-known proven strategies me and my team apply for clients and my own business.

Now I’d like to know what you have to say. Were there any traffic driving strategies I missed? Other ways you’ve learned to drive traffic to your website?

Which technique from this post are you ready to try first? Are you going to start syndicating your content on Medium? Or maybe you want to publish an awesome list post?

Either way, let me know in the comments section below.

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