Recently I decided to do a blog traffic challenge to see how many visitors I can drive to a brand new blog. Here’s the video that explains it.
So I’ve been publishing updates on Youtube and sharing my results.
But in today’s video I hit a massive milestone; 1,000+ visitors in 24 hours.
And I reckon drilling down into that would make for a pretty useful blog post.
Most of the 1,000+ visitors came as a result of a round-up post; a type of blog post that’s quick and easy to make.
You find a handful of experts in your niche, ask each of them the same question (something that helps your readers), and then publish all their answers on a single blog post.
Easy stuff, right?
What happens next is awesome.
The experts will most likely promote the article to their email list, on their blogs, on social media platforms. This is what drives the traffic to your site.
But you shouldn’t rely on experts to do all the promotion for you, you gotta get in there too and spread it.
So do email it to your list and share it on social media.
Another benefit of the pound-up post is that it also boosts your credibility and helps you to build authority in your niche.
And listen, you don’t have to approach well-known influencers, as long as the advice they give is on point. Obviously the more recognized the expert is the more traffic you’ll get, if they choose to promote the post.
Focus more on delivering high quality content to your readers, first and foremost.
Which Experts to Approach?
A cornerstone of the traffic challenge is networking and building relationships with people. Because we started out on other blogs, forums, and social media communities, we’ve already engaged with experts.
So now, asking them to contribute to the round-up post is easy.
Of course, not all will agree and that’s cool too.
You should set a deadline, but also secretly allow for some late responses.
When approaching an expert don’t fire off your question straight away, make sure they’ve given you the green light first.
Then send them your question, with the deadline.
What Question to Ask Experts?
This is really important, if you want the blog post to spread through forums and communities.
You gotta know EXACTLY what burning question your audience wants to know the answer to.
That information is lurking inside the Google Keyword Planner, on Google Trends, in the FAQ section of most forums.
When you have an idea of what to ask, get specific about it.
If you know your audience really wants to know more about SEO, don’t ask a general question like “what is your most effective SEO strategy?”
Instead, ask them something like “what’s the single most valuable SEO tool you use?”.
Now you can give your post an attractive headline; which is vital for attracting visitors.
So, these are good starting points for getting your first round-up post done and dusted. We’ll be returning to this method later on in the traffic challenge and building on what we’ve achieved here.
Hope this helps you to drive more traffic to your site.