10 Tips to Get Massive Blog Traffic

February 4, 2017
Empty, desolate road in Doha, Qatar.

 

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Wind howled down the car-less road, whipping up nasty dust devils that seeped into my teeth.

 

Usually, the streets of Doha, Qatar are flooded with a torrential deluge of traffic.

 

Not this day.

 

The combination of vicious little wind/sand storm with Friday prayers at mosque made the streets – and some parts of town – a veritable ghost town.

 

If the image above hits too close to home as a blogger, follow these 10 tips to drive mondo traffic to your blog.

 

Tip A1: Blog with Love for Fun

 

10 minutes ago I heard a beastly super car savage the streets of Doha, Qatar.

 

Yesterday I saw – and heard – a Mercedes McLaren bellow like Satan himself as it raced down the highway.

 

No speed limits here. At least, not commonly enforced. Combine this with the fact that Qatar is the wealthiest country on earth and you have some sick super cars whizzing around, making music to my ears.

 

Some of these cars – like the Bugatti Veyron – cost millions of dollars. The Veyron has a top speed of 253 MPH and goes from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. Yet if you give Veyron keys to a toddler the lil’ tyke will just drool on the keys and put ’em in their mouth.

 

Tips #2-#10 are the keys to the Bugatti Veyron. But unless you follow this tip, you are like a drooling toddler, staring at the Veyron keys, without a damn clue in hell why or how or when you should use these tips. Meaning these tips are totally useless to you unless you predominantly blog to have fun and to spread love.

 

80% of bloggers never make more than $100 because they blog predominantly from a place of fear, to get stuff.

 

This is a Venice-themed mall in Doha. With canals, gondola rides, and Venice-themed 2nd floor storefronts. And also with a ferris wheel, go kart track and ice hockey rink.

 

The hyper successful bloggers blog to give love and to have fun, mainly.

 

Clear your fears around running out of…..everything. Feel your worries. Experience your terrors.

 

Then, blog your fun. Pick a topic you love blogging about. Blog with love. Smile. Relax. Leave your fears behind.

 

Massive, monstrous, avalanches of blog traffic find the loving, fun-having, helpful blogger who gives 99.99999% of his energies to giving with love, so the getting becomes easier and easier.

 

Because blogging is an energy game.

 

1: Self Publish an eBook on Amazon (with Smart Branding)

 

I self published 124 eBooks on Amazon – and 2 on Selz – to have fun, to help bloggers and to spread the love.

 

Neat side effect; people found Blogging From Paradise through my:

 

  • Amazon author page
  • Twitter stream on my Amazon author page
  • BFP blog link I included at the end of every eBook
  • the brand logo I plaster on all eBook, paperback and audio book covers

 

Write and self published eBooks to Amazon.

 

Allow in that sweet, sweet blog traffic.

 

2: Ya Down with POB?

 

Promote. Other. Bloggers.

 

Through:

 

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • G Plus
  • interviewing them for your blog
  • featuring them on your blog
  • featuring them through guest posts

 

Love never asks. Meaning, if you help a blogger out and ask for nothing in return that loving energy inspires the Universe to feature/promote/market you, through other bloggers and through clever, fascinating means.

 

I have been featured on:

 

  • Virgin
  • Forbes
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fox News

 

without individually helping any one of the article authors before being asked for the interview.

 

That’s the way love goes.

 

3: Be a Blog Commenting Lounge Lizard

 

Picture this; me, hairy-chested, draped with a heavy gold rope chain, smiling cheesily at an unsuspecting woman, hair slicked back and dripping with gel as I charm da ladies from a tacky-looking seat in a tacky-looking club.

 

I may have been born in the 70’s but I left that look behind (mostly….look me up in Doha).

 

I do however play the lounge lizard role in blog commenting (helpful eBook for you) fields, chatting up bloggers, making friends, using names, building bonds and driving blog traffic.

 

Craft 2-4 paragraph, helpful comments on top blogs in your niche. Help folks through comments. Increase your blog traffic.

 

4: Guest Post with da Most

 

I write – or record – 1 guest post daily on Blogging Tips and The Huffington Post.

 

GPing exposes you to new readers – not that way – through the principle of leveraging.

 

Create content for audiences on a platform other than your own blog. Expand your presence. Drive big league blog traffic.

 

Guest post on blogs related to your niche. Draw in targeted traffic.

 

5: Build an Email List

 

Build your email list.

 

Our ‘hood. In a country with an average household income of $400,000

 

So when you publish a post you can email said post to 5, 10, 1,000 or 3,000,000 subscribers at the click of a button.

 

List building grows monster traffic because readers will read your latest blog posts, quickly, through their email inbox, boosting traffic numbers.

 

I use Mail Chimp but Get Response and Send Pulse are 2 other winners.

 

6: Travel to Qatar and Record Videos of Yourself Doing Fun Stuff

 

Guaranteed big traffic builder.

 

This is me skipping down the streets of Doha, Qatar, like the Blogging From Paradise Pied Piper:

 

 

7: Toss Salt over Your Left Shoulder 3 Times

 

Go ahead. I dare you. Make sure it’s sea salt.

 

8: Invest in Courses Invest in eBooks Invest in Audio Books

 

My online courses.

 

Then…..my Amazon eBooks, paperbacks and audio books as well as my iTunes audio books:

 

 

 

Go wild. Increase your blog traffic.

 

Free content rocks. But spending money – and BTW, it is just money – helps you acquire and use robust study materials to increase blog traffic.

 

Imagine trying to study physics by reading free blog posts. Sounds asinine. As it is dingbatish to expect to travel all over the world through blogging by never investing a cent on your business study materials.

 

9: Help on Quora

 

Last week – checking into Quora for 45 minutes – I got 925 views on my answers.

 

Pretty passive views setting up big time blog traffic.

 

Help people on Quora. Answer questions related to your niche. Drive steadily increasing blog traffic.

 

10: PISS

 

Promote. In. Several. Spots.

 

Please, hold it. NWA. No. Wetting. Allowed.

 

Just promote your blog posts on:

 

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Groups
  • G Plus
  • G Plus Communities
  • Triberr
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Just Retweet
  • Co Promote
  • Viral Content Bee

 

Spread your promoting net far and wide.

 

Boost your blog traffic.

 

The Help

 

Which was a fine movie…..by the way.

 

Anyway, if you need help with your blog I offer coaching services.

 

Your Turn

 

How are you getting traffic to your blog?

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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He can help you become a full time blogger with this eBook.
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24 Comments

  1. Solve your reader’s problems bro, guest post on blogs and also publish 3-4 paragraph comments on blogs to grow your list.

  2. Really Amazing Guide. I have applied all steps now iam trying to build email list can you help me out by providing some tips

  3. Quora is one of my faves Nathan. Thanks for the Yahoo Q and A tip; I know about the network but intend to spend a little more time there daily. Or, some time there 😉

  4. Nathan Says:

    like your points specially Quora is one of the best platforms for Q/A after Yahoo Q/A. It is a great platform not only to drive traffic but also get the idea about the real life problem people are facing, and you can solve them by your article.

  5. Hahaha Arfa, that was not intended. Honest! Thanks for reading 🙂

    Ryan

  6. Arfa Nazeer Says:

    Ryan, your PISS trick worked! I found out this post through a random Google search and this Google Plus post was ranking on page#1. I’m fond of your simple content and the fun way you use to throw out the message. Your guest posts on blogging tips are worth reading and actionable. Going to use these tips too to increase blog traffic to my site. Thanks.

  7. I like your points #9. Quora is one of the best platforms for Q/A after Yahoo Q/A. It is a great platform not only to drive traffic but also get the idea about the real life problem people are facing, and you can solve them by your article. For my website, Quora is the good source of traffic.

  8. Hi Ali,

    Great add here.

    I have ignored Tumblr largely but plan to diversify things a lil bit.

    Ryan

  9. Hi Ilyas,

    Have you talked to your doctor about that? LOL 😉 Really though, I feel the nudge to add income streams too. Maybe got a bit comfortable with my eBooks and such and courses and audio books. Time to add another online course. Or maybe some new income sea.

    The sea salt technique I add to many posts here and on Quora; I am a silly guy who would love to see bloggers all over the world tossing salt over their shoulders 🙂

    Thanks for reading.

    Ryan

  10. Ilyas Tarar Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Lately, I haven’t been PISSing much. That’s something I need to do. POB is something I’ve been steadily doing.

    I don’t have sea salt so that technique is not for me I suppose.

    Thanks for making blogging fun,

    Ilyas

  11. Ali Says:

    You can also use web 2.0 websites such as pblogger.com, tumblr.com etc for getting backlinks and traffic

  12. Hi Soumya,

    Way cool bro. Thanks for commenting.

    All those channels work nicely if we are just having fun, sharing love and persisting through thick and thin. All comes together in a fabulous way.

    Ryan

  13. Soumya Roy Says:

    Loved reading the post Ryan. After a long time I am commenting on your post, though I often read your posts. I am sure PISS technique works great for you, it worked good for me too. Commenting, guest posting, video promotion all good strategy. The most important point is that we have to diversify our marketing into various channels to get most out of it.

  14. Hi Kim,

    I sprinkle that one in every few posts 😉

    Your generosity reflects back to you multiplied. You retweet like all my posts. I am forever grateful. Really! Giving is so fun and prospering too. Win-win for all folks involved because as we all give we all get. How prospering.

    Thank you 🙂

    Ryan

  15. Hi Elizabeth,

    Likewise! Can’t wait to meet ya 😉

    Actually I was just featured via short snippets on those blogs. I never landed guesties save Pro Blogger and that was a while back. I’d say build a friendship with Stacey or Darren at PB to open doors. Or just focus on building bonds with as many bloggers as possible and as your reach expands and you pop up more on the radar those Forbes/Entrepreneur/Virgin features will fall into your lap.

    Ryan

  16. Elizabeth Says:

    HA this post was hilarious!! And of course extremely tip-filled. I can’t wait to meet up with you guys when you get here, and would love to photograph you as part of a creative project I’m doing. I’m basically trying to photograph as many creative, interesting entrepreneurs/bloggers/digital nomads that I meet on our travels.

    I wanted to ask you a question regarding guest posting. How did you get published on Pro Blogger, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.com? I’ve guest posted for some big sites ( and been interviewed and featured on others) but I have yet to get on those sites and thought they weren’t taking guest posts.

  17. Kim Lavigne Says:

    Ryan I had to laugh at the salt over your shoulder! I truly love your point about writing from a place of love and not fear! So important to enjoy what you are doing and to do it from a place of giving, and not what you are going to get! I am always trying to share other people’s content simply just to help them out, and because I believe in what they are saying! Another great post my friend! Thanks!

  18. Hi Praveen,

    I’ve not been to Vegas but yep the Venetian comes to mind when visiting The Villagio. Neatly enough, I’ll start my Villagio themed post in 5 minutes.

    Happy to see you back in the blogging game!

    Ryan

  19. Hi Philip,

    Blog commenting wizard you are 😉 I see you all over. Easy traffic builder and bond builder too.

    It takes minutes to read posts and comment. And the returns rock.

    Even a dyed in the wool newbie can comment on any blog. Great beginner technique for making friends and driving traffic. Super writing practice too.

    Ryan

  20. Hi Ryan,
    Yet another EPIC post!
    Thanks much for sharing these tips to boost out traffic.
    I do follow most of it but i concentrate more on blog commenting.
    This is the way i entered into the blogging arena and i still follow this.
    Our thought provoking comments will fetch more comments and traffic to our pages.
    And of course, sharing is the vital part in blogging to get more traffic.
    I follow tip# 10.very vigorously! Yes, unless we do this who else will do for us.
    Yes, our resources if it is so good unless we shout out who else will know about it.
    Thanks Ryan for this informative piece, I am bookmarking it for my further check.
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

  21. Hello Ryan,

    I loved the venice themed mall pic, reminds me of the resort in vegas.

    All nice tips, can never stop reading more and more about getting more traffic to my site. I just re-hauled my website and started back after couple of years break. Let us see how that goes.

  22. Hi Aleah,

    Good stuff! Being a part time blogger, and freelancer, tends to take up a lot of your energy. Better to focus on these 2 activities and then slowly add a guest post here or there to expand your presence online. You are doing a smash up job from how I’m seeing things.

    My eBooks are pretty fun 😉 You can get a free one every Friday by signing up for my list.

    Thanks a bunch.

    Ryan

  23. Great tips, Ryan. I really really should make time to guest post on other blogs, but being a full time freelancer takes so much time and energy already. I’m not a full time blogger which is why I don’t even get to update my blog once a week. So much to do, so little time haha Will buy some of your ebooks one of these days. I’m sure you can help me take my blog more seriously!

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