Today I’m going to show you two ways to drive traffic to your blog or website the traffic is targeted it does not take long to start working it’s almost instant the first traffic method produces shares and results like this and the second has helped me get massive shares like what you can see here I’m gonna walk you through both step by step in detail.
Viral content Bee is a website that you have to use if you want to drive more traffic to your website or blog it lets you get tons of social shares and social media traffic in minutes and best of all it’s 100% free.
For example one of the users darada received over 3,900 views in less than 24 hours so his post went viral and even though I haven’t received those thousands of visitors from viral content Bee myself but this service definitely helped me get sheer numbers similar to what you can see here 513 shares on this post 417 on these 475 on these and 3:21 on this.
so let me show you in this video exactly how you can start using viral content B to increase your social shares and increase and drive traffic to your website so how does viral content B actually work well it all works based on credits so to get more credits what you need to do is share other people’s content and that will in turn give you credit so you will have extra credits credited to your account for every post that you share from the other members on your social media profiles you can then use those credits to add your own URLs and your own blog posts to be shared by others, in other words the more posts from other people you share the more posts of your own will get shared.
Let me show you step-by-step exactly how this works as you can see we have four credits so what we to do now is we need to go back to the dashboard and we need to share a few posts in order to build up our credits to at least ten so that we can add at least one more project there are a lot of different categories of posts that you can filter by I’m going to go to blogging because that is my niche so I’m gonna click on blogging tips now we need to go through the post here and filter out which ones we don’t want to share and which ones we want to share I’m not interested in these first two posts how to store your blog images and how to get your necess framework.
so I’m just gonna hit hide on both of them scrolling further down I have found an article that fits within my niche and within the topics that I normally share on my social media networks this one how to write a good article for your blog each time with text optimizer that sounds quite good so I’m going to share it so that I can earn some credits let’s do this I’m going to hit share on Pinterest this one here now Pinterest is asking me which of the boards I would like to pin this to I’m going to share this on to my blogging tips and tools board into the blogging tips and tools section so I’m gonna click Save don’t close the page yet you actually will need the URL of this pin in the next step so I’m going to click see it now so that I can get the URL of the pin on my board.
next I’m going to go back to the window and you will see that there is a pop up here saying share this item even four credits so it’s asking me for pin URL that’s exactly where I’m going to insert this pin URL so going to paste that in and then I’m going to click Submit that’s it done as you can see it says you have earned four credits you can spend your new credits on your new campaigns so I will go ahead and I will share one more article pause this video and I will come back to the video once we’ve got enough credits to actually submit our next project okay so I’ve just shared one more article you can see it says I’ve earned four more credits so now in total I will have as you will see twelve credits so we now have enough credits to submit one of our own articles to be shared by others.
let’s say I want to get traffic to this article on my blog caponata blog drive traffic blog so what I will need to do is I will need to come back to viral content B and click the ad project button it will now give me an opportunity to add all of the information about this post which I want other people to share so that I can start getting the traffic to this post from there is other social media networks the first thing that I’m being asked about is the URL of the page that you want to promote so let’s do this together I’m going to copy this and paste this in here next I will need to include title for Twitter and it title for Facebook so I’m going to type that out okay so I’ve typed up the same description for both Twitter and Facebook and it says learn how to drive more traffic to your blog fast this works on any niche check out this post let’s see what else we need to do we now need to nominate the topics for this post there are a ton of selections in virtually any niche.
I’m going to choose the two that are most applicable for me which is affiliate marketing and blogging tips next I’m being asked to nominate project budget in terms of credits so I can nominate as many credits as I’ve got on here for this project I’m going to nominate 12 because I’ve only got 12 credits the more credits you nominate towards this the more traction you’re likely to get so I do recommend when you guys are using this tool yourselves to actually go and share a lot of content from the viral content be don’t go overboard but five to ten a day is fine and then nominate as many credits as possible to get the maximum results from this method so next we need to nominate which social media networks we want to allow so I want to allow Twitter and I want to allow Pinterest I’m not really interested in LinkedIn Tabler and mix but if you guys are then you can by all means nominate those as well next I’m being asked to attach images.
I highly recommend that you do this because images on social media drive a lot more clicks several times more clicks so you definitely should nominate the images so let’s do this together so first of all let’s attach the Twitter image so I’m going to click attach image and then I’m going to attach this image that I prepared earlier you can create these images in canva com if you don’t have a ready-made image I recommend that it’s a image in the size that Twitter actually likes and understand the next thing you will need to do is if you want to share it on Pinterest that you will need to insert the image URL for Pinterest note that it actually needs to be a link to the image that is stored on your own website not a link to an image on Pinterest so I’ve got that prepared here as well let me just quickly copy and paste this is the URL of the Pinterest image on my blog next you will need to choose any other options that you want LinkedIn Tumblr or mix you can also click RIT MIT retweet me if you want other people to retweet you so that you get more mentions on Twitter lastly you will need to click.
I have read the quality guidelines and hit submit that’s it as you can see we now have 0 credits because we’ve just spent all of the credits on promoting our most recent blog post once your submission called project gets approved your post will come up for other people everyone who is registered on this platform will start seeing this here on the front page and other people will start sharing your content as well I hope you understand how powerful this is because this is effectively a share for share swap platform and you can tap into other people other bloggers with massive followings that will share your content and you will can you will start receiving all of the traffic to your content from the followings of other people on Pinterest on Twitter and on various other social media networks so please do not overlook this source it’s completely free it can increase your social media following it can get you more traffic and it does not cost anything to use you can start getting traffic virtually from day one even if you have no website Authority and no huge social media following.
The second way to drive more traffic to your blog is by using medium.com but in a very specific way so let me show you exactly what the strategy is so the method itself only takes five minutes and you really should be doing this on every post because it does not take a long time at all and what it will let you do is it will let you reuse your blog post to get even more traffic so you don’t need to create any additional content you can simply take an existing blog post that you have already published and use it on medium that will let you tap into over 60 million monthly readers on medium.com and also improve your blog’s SEO.
So how do you actually do this well all you need to do and I will show you step-by-step in just a second is import your blog post into medium then after you have imported your blog post over 60 million readers on medium will be able to discover your blog post and they will be able to start reading your blog post and clicking the links in it it is not duplicate content medium actually uses what’s called canonical URL so even though you effectively import your blog content into medium this is not going to hurt your search engine optimization let me show you something this is reference from medium com Help Center and it actually has an article about SEO and duplicate content and it does say that when posting content to multiple platforms at the same time such as your website and medium it is important to make sure a single source of that content is the ultimate authority now medium does that automatically as you can see mediums publication and cross posting pathways automatically add canonical links to protect the original content posted off-site this means that medium can only boost not cannibalize your SEO so medium use these canonical links to actually boost your SEO.
The last thing I want to mention here is this bloggers can use this strong SEO to their benefit by using mediums official import tools you can reap the benefits of high discoverability on medium while still crediting all authority towards your own blog using mediums canonical URL so you can actually benefit and pass on the authority of medium to your own blog by simply importing your blog posts I hope that you can see how powerful this actually is this is a technique that only takes a couple of minutes up to 5 minutes per blog post and let me show you step-by-step how to use it I’m going to use my most recent blog post as an example this is the most recent blog post that I published a few days ago called ten Pinterest tips for bloggers that actually work the key phrase or the topic that I’m targeting is Pinterest tips for bloggers that’s what I want to get traffic based on from Google and search engines.
so on the first step is to create a medium.com account if you don’t have one yet you don’t need to upgrade you will see an option here to upgrade you can simply do this with a free medium calm account after you have signed up the next thing you will need to do is click on your icon and then go to stories and then click import a story after that simply copy and paste the link to your latest blog post or the blog post that you want to promote into this area here and click import you might get an error message like this I’ve gotten that a couple of times where it says import failed so you simply need to click try again as you can see now it succeeded and after I click see your story I will be able to make final edits to the story just to make sure that the formatting is correct.
so what you need to do is go through this and remove any spaces from time to time extra spaces creep in so basically just go through and make sure that everything looks okay I’m gonna pause the video I’ll come back once I’ve formatted my story okay now I have gone through I’ve made sure that the content looks ok you will need to apply some common sense and sort of make sure that everything here stacks up for example at the bottom here where it says related that’s a default thing from my theme so I would simply put in a call to action into this latest part of the post for example here is what I’m going to do here I’m going to add a heading that says get my free traffic and blogging course then I’m going to put a link to this opt-in page so that everyone can grab my free course if they’re like and if they read towards the end of this post so I’m going to paste that in and there you go now anyone who reads this article can opt-in to my email list.
likewise I recommend you put in additional links to various blog posts on your own website throughout the body of the medium.com article perhaps link to opt-in pages there are other places where you would like to send the traffic to after you have done that you should go in and add a few final things to the medium post before you submit it so the first thing is tags tags are extremely important and this is how content is actually discovered on medium so I recommend that you spend a lot of well just just you know 30 seconds or 60 seconds but of quality time thinking about those tags medium automatically picked up this my that my post is about Pinterest so I’m gonna leave that in the other things that I will add is as soon as you start typing me media will start suggesting there is text to you for example if I start typing in blogging Blog you will see that it starts suggesting some tags for me so it says blogger there are 28K okay if I put in blogging it says blogging there are 28 K and there is also 2.8K blogging tips.
They are populate tags I’m going to include them blogging tips as well then I’m going to add a tag about traffic and I’m going to stop at these four you can include up to five tags just make sure that they extremely relevant to the title of your post so here we go I’m gonna hit save the other thing that I highly recommend that you do is to change the teacher image of the post the way to do this medium will load the images from your article here however that usually is not enough as you can see these default posts are simply default images are simply the images from a blog post I want something that looks good and grabs attention so I’m going to include this featured image I recommend that you create a similar image for all of your blog posts as well as medium posts the easiest way that I found to include it is to insert it into the body of the article like this then choose this image and it will get inserted into the body of your post and then simply go and choose change featured image once and choose the image that you want in this case it’s this one here.
this is all that needed to be done now you can publish this post just go through it make sure that everything looks okay and when you’re ready to publish hit publish now now your story is published and you can share it to Twitter and Facebook which I recommend you do the more social signals you give it the more you will be likely to get some traction on medium.com as well as on your social media channels there you go that’s how simple and easy it was to import your blog post into medium comm and publish it and like I said guys do not overlook this strategy 60 million monthly readers on medium.com will be able to discover your blog post you will start getting referral traffic from medium.com onto your blog virtually instantaneously and you will also get some excellent SEO benefits for long term growth of your organic traffic to your blog or to your website.
Additionally you will also start getting medium followers over time and the more followers on medium you get the more traction you will start getting on medium so it will grow like a massive snowball after all it makes perfect sense because you simply repurposing the content that you already have and it only takes a couple of minutes per blog post to have it imported into medium .com