Updated: Jul 14
I have been using these methods myself to get 292,000 visitors to just one of my websites and I have repeated these successfully with several of my other niche sites.
I'm going to show you two of my favorite ways to get traffic to your website, including some advanced traffic techniques that you've probably never seen before.
Number one, which I call the tribal traffic.
The tribal traffic method helps you get free traffic, and it works in any niche using this tribal traffic source. I've been able to get over 57,000 visitors to just one of my sites and similar amounts of traffic to my other niche websites. So what is the Traffic source?
It's a social media network called Pinterest. Pinterest is a gold mine for free buying targeted traffic, but it's very important to use Pinterest in a very particular way in order to get good results. So pay close attention in the next few minutes before we begin, it's important to understand that Pinterest traffic is very high quality.
According to the insights published by Shopify Everage ,order value for buyers coming from Pinterest is over $50, which is actually higher than any other social media network and 93% of Pinterest users use Pinterest to research Pinterest before they actually go online and buy something.
So this means that Pinterest traffic is high quality full of buyers, and is definitely the type of traffic that you want to get to your website.
Now, I'm going to show you how to use Pinterest in a very unique way. Using something called tailwind tribes. Tailwind is a software tool, but they have a free pricing tier, which is definitely more than enough for you to get started and they also don't require a credit card for you to sign up for the free trial.
Tailwind Tribes solves a massive issue for anyone. Who's trying to get traffic from Pinterest. If you've tried social media before, or even Pinterest and failed, then I know exactly how you guys feel. When I first started out on social media, my results basically sucked. I posted great posts on my site. Then I created excellent social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and nothing, silence, no shares and no traffic.
Nobody was finding my content and nobody was sharing it. So all I was getting from all of my social media efforts was just tiny amounts of traffic. At the time I was thinking, man, nobody's sharing my content. I just wish there was a way for me to partner up with someone else in my niche with a similar number of followers so that we could cross promote each other's content. If we're in the same niche and I have a hundred followers and someone else has a hundred followers, why don't we just agree to share each other's content? Surely this way we can grow our following and get traffic from each other's posts. Well, it turns out luckily that there already is something like that out there. That's exactly what Tailwind tribes does, a group of people who are all in the same niche.
For example, in the dating niche, weight loss, niche, or internet marketing niche and they all agreed to share each other's content. All this sharing is done by this tool called tailwind. So let's break down exactly how this traffic method works.
First you need to register for a Pinterest business account. If you don't have one already just head over to business.pinterest.com and create an account there. Then fill out your profile and make sure to put in the URL of your website, done, your profile is created. Now we need to complete your profile to make it look active.
Here is exactly how you can do that. First, create 10 to 20 boards subtopics within your niche. For example, you can, you get to us, then your boards can be electric guitars, acoustic guitars, secondhand guitars, and so forth. You need to pin 10 to 20 pin images into each of those boards to make them look filled out and complete.
Do that. Simply head over to Pinterest and type in acoustic guitars into the Pinterest search bar. Find some pin images that look good and save them to the acoustic guitars board. Repeat this process and save 10 to 20 pin images to each of your boards. Now your profile will no longer look empty and you can move on to the next step.
Next it's time to create pins for your own content. Go through each post on your site, to which you'd like to get traffic to and from Pinterest, then create a Pinterest sized image for it. Images that are 1000 pixels wide by one and a half thousand pixel work really well. You can use a free program like Canva to create your images simply and easily. Then you'll need to create a pin on Pinterest for each of your posts to do it. Click the plus sign, upload the image that you've just created.
Fill out the description and make sure that it's rich with keywords and enter the URL of the post…this is where you'd like the traffic to go to when someone discovers your pin image on Pinterest and clicks on it. Then take every post on your site to which you'd like to drive traffic to and from Pinterest and repeat the whole process.
After that arrange all of the pins that linked to your own content into a separate board. This will help you stay organized in the future.
Okay, now you're ready to start driving traffic to your website. It's time to start using tailwind tribes.
This is very exciting. You'll need to sign up to tailwind free trial. You don't even need a credit card for that. It actually allows you to publish a hundred posts, which is more than enough to get started off the sign up, fill out your profile and link your Pinterest account. Then click on the tribes feature and select. Find the tribe from here. You can search for the tribes in your niche, for example, type in fitness and look through all of the tribes in the fitness niche.
When you find the tribe that looks good to you, you can request to join that tribe. Once you're accepted, you'll be able to nominate which of your content you will like other people to share, and you will be able to start sharing the content from other tribe members.
Genuinely the more content from others within the tribe you share on your profile the more likely it will be that others will share your posts on their profile. That's how the tribes works, because tailwind actually keeps track of all of the statistics.
So what does a good tailwind strategy look like? It's quite simple. Most people agree that you need to post anywhere between 30 to 50 pins a day. It's very easy to do via tailwind because you can share all of your pins days a week in advance. Ideally you want to pin approximately 50% of your own content and 50% of the content from other members of your tribe that will ensure that you score a good amount of loyalty points within the tribe. And a lot of the members of the tribe will be very likely to pin your content on their profile.
Number two, which I call the reverse pitch method.
The reverse pitch method will help you increase your search engine rankings and get you more traffic.
As you know, Google search engine traffic is free and can be very targeted and very profitable. Since it was started, the reverse pitch method will help you improve your search engine rankings and get more traffic from Google search here is how it works.
So an individual page from a weaker domain with more links pointing to it can actually outrank a page from a stronger domain with fewer links pointing to it. That means that unless you've got an insanely powerful domain, you actually need to focus your efforts on building back links to your content, to the individual pages, by pitching your content to them.
You select your keywords, you produce the content and then you start contacting the owners of other sites and blogs and ask them to start linking to your content. Some people will even just passively wait for those links to magically appear, which rarely happens in these normal pitch process. It's always extremely hard to get responses from the people who you’re trying to pitch your content to. It's not uncommon to send 100 of these outreach emails and get zero replies.
It's discouraging. So here is how the reverse pitch process actually works. And here is why it's much better than the normal pitch process. We basically flip the process. So let's break it down.
Step one will be as per normal to find the keywords for which you want to produce your content. The keywords need to be selected so that you've got a reasonably good chance of actually ranking on page one for them. A free way to do that would be to use a free tool like KWfinder.com to generate your list of keywords.
Kwfinder.com has a free pricing tier which is more than enough to get started.
Let's go through an example. If you type in a seed keyword into KW finder. In this example, we're going to use the word blog KW finder will go away and it will get a lot of information along with the anticipated difficulty of how hot it's going to be for you to write for that particular keyword. In these example, KW finder is suggesting that the keyword blog names will be quite an easy target to rank for.
Okay, now we've got our keyword and it's time to move on to step two. Starting the reverse pitch. Reverse pitch is actually about studying the pitch. Before we even create the content go in with the previous example, let's say, if we wanted to create an article about blog names, we'll might call it something like 15 best ways to come up with a blog name. With the reverse pitch process what we want to do is we want to try and get an agreement to backlinks even before we create the content.
So how exactly does this work? Hey, would you like to link to an empty page? Well, not exactly like that. You will contact the owners of other websites or blogs, and you will ask them to contribute to the content before you created.
And while you're doing it, you can plant the idea in their mind to link to your content at a later point in time, once that content is actually created in my experience, the strategy works great because you go in to be able to offer something that has a lot of value to them.
First you will need to identify good targets for your reverse pitch to do that. We'll create a list of sites that we're going to be asking to contribute to our posts. I find that at least about 30 sites works great. To find these sites you can use a free tool, such as MOZ toolbar, simply Google, MOZ toolbar and install it.
Next head over to Google and type in a search query, which is related to the topic of your blog posts, but does not directly compete with it.
If our post is going to be about blog names, then an example of a search query that you might type into Google is how to create a blog. Then in the top, right of your screen, you will be prompted to log into your MOZ account or create one if you don't have one yet. After logging in repeat the search query, this time you will see search results and along those search results, you will see some metrics such as domain authority and page authority.
I recommend targeting sites which have domain authority similar to yours, slightly above, slightly below. Then you need to contact them and ask them if they would be interested in submitting a tip for your Roundup posts or some kind of advice or input into the article, importantly you to tell them that you're going to link to their website, right?
Give them full credit as well as a back link after you publish the post. A script like this works great, notice that we're actually offering them something of great value, a back link to their website. All website owners are looking for more backlinks. So chances are that they'll be really, really excited and happy to hear from you. Also notice that we're carefully suggesting that they can see that linking to our article once it's completed and at the same time, we're not being too pushy about it.
This is a true win win. And your response rate is very likely to be much higher than with the normal pitch process where first you created the content and then you get others to link to it.
After you get your responses back, go ahead and create a stunning article. It's important to make sure that it's insanely high value. It should be pretty easy because you're going to have input from some real people with some real steps and tips, and hopefully some stats as well.
This type of content is not just theoretical. So by default, it will carry a high amount of value. Once you've created the content and posted it on your website, simply contact all of the contributors, send them a link to the finished article, along with the suggestion that once again, they can see that linking to the finished product.
It works really well and will result in high quality content based on real statistics and stories. This way, you will also get a good number of near instant backlinks to your content. And of course, rankings and traffic, as long as you've selected low competition keywords.
There it is! That's two of my favorite ways that you can instantly use to get traffic to your blog or website.
This is a transcript from the video by Caffeinated Blogger. These are two very good tips on how to get more traffic to your sites free. You can watch the full video below here. Enjoy!