If you are using a blog for your affiliate business then building a constant flow of traffic is vital. As we all know if you are just starting out and building content then traffic from search engines can be a bit sparse. Having places where you can promote your links to get traffic is always welcome.
In this article I show you where you can post your links to increase your blog traffic.
Need to start a blog ?
If you haven’t got a blog yet then I fully recommend WordPress as the platform to use. You can learn how to start a free blog on WordPress. Blogging is probably the most popular way to succeed with your online business. Mainly because its simple to start and you can expand your blog as your business grows,
Some coding has to be added to a new post on your website (don’t worry it’s very simple to do) which then means you can claim your website as yours. The code will appear like this
Once you have claimed your website your post will automatically appear on Bloglovin. This enables people to then follow and read them.
Previously know as Stumble Upon, you can collate articles about topics you like and also add your own articles so others can see them and save them. This can be revisited and in turn could result in some very targeted traffic.
You will also find that Mix is sometimes one of the options when using social sharing buttons on your own site or others too. This makes it easier for you to submit your articles.
Quora is an online forum that covers most niches. It basis is a questions and answers platform which can be a reliable source if you want a question answered. If you are able to answer any questions then you can do so and link back to your blog or other information that will help with the question.
Plus if you didn’t know you can also share your blogs too so by build relationships and followers this can generate some serious traffic to your blog.
It’s important not to spam your links into the comments, and don’t link directly to affiliate products or any opt in pages otherwise your comment will be deleted without warning.
4. Viral Content Bee
VCB is a content sharing site that is free to join. Once joined you can then start to share other great content, this in turn builds you credit. The more followers to you the more credits you receive every time you share. You can share to Facebook. Twitter, Linkedin, Mix and Pinterest.
After you have a few credits built up you can then add your blog links and specify which social sites you want it shared on. I add in all of them.
Tip :- Don’t add too many credits at a time, start with 30 and then add more if you run out which hopefully you will.
You can upgrade to have your posts featured on the home page but the basic account is free and you can submit up to 50 URLs.
Another sharing community through the power of Tribes. A simple sign up process allows you to then add your Twitter and YouTube accounts. You can search tribes to follow and or you can even start your own tribe. Using keywords are key here in order to search out relevant tribes.
If you find great content then share it by adding it to your queue, this can then be drip feed out at the time you specified. Participation is key here build relationships, share others content and they will share yours.
You can also add your blog feed so that it makes it easy to share all your current posts as they get published. Some limitations on the free account such as posting to Facebook but still worth a look.
7. Blog Post Vote Up
A simple to join site, that allows you to manually add your own links onto your profile. Note this can take up to 48 hours to be added as they are all checked before being added. This is a good thing as you know that all the blogs in Blog Post Vote Up have been vetted and are quality posts.
You are encouraged to search posts in a variety of niches, vote for them and even share them to Twitter or Facebook. The more articles you vote and share the more people will do the same for you.
8. Scoop It
Another great site for publishing your content, it is free to join although you are limited to the amount you can post and as a free member you can not add in any social accounts. You can also only have one topic (5 if you upgrade)
You can add a limited amount of posts, once this limit has been reached the oldest post will be deleted.
Download the Google extension and make it even easier to upload your own blog post to scoop it.
Reddit is a collection of forums with the emphasis on engagement. You can do this by reading other peoples content and then rating it. You can of course add your own content too, but beware some people are very frank with their comments so be sure you are factually correct in what you post.
You can follow and join sub reddits, but read the terms of each forum before posting.
As we know trying to spend a lot of time on all these sites will drain you and you may not have time to create more content, so join all of these and then choose a couple to work on for a month. Test and see what traffic you get from each site some will be more popular than others depending on how active your niche is on each individual site.
I personally spend a lot of time on Quora as I love help answer others questions. Viral Content Bee works brilliant for me and I get shares most days mainly from Twitter and Pinterest users. But I can’t seem to get on with Reddit maybe I will give it another try soon
Let me know in the comments which sites are working for you and what results you are getting regarding traffic increases.