You have started a Blog and it looks good…but without traffic nothing happens! You have good content and yet nothing happens until you start to get traffic. Now one will join the sites you promote or buy the products or services you are selling without an effective way to promote traffic.
Without Traffic Your Blog is Worthless!
I promote my blog several ways using a variety or methods and tools. To build traffic to your blog I am going to share some ways you can use and show you step by step how to start driving traffic. You can use the methods I am going to share with you or use the ideas and use your own favorite tools and methods.
Get Started Promoting one link
The first thing you need to do is choose a single page to promote that will direct your traffic. Our Team has developed several good pages to direct traffic to use GDI as your Blogging Platform. And this is a focus to start with to begin to get traffic.
Of Course you can use it to promote any page you so desire and still get good results. And we will talk about other things in other posts.
Create A Lead Capture Page
The next step that I take in promoting a specific page of my blog is to create a relevant Lead Capture Page. This will be used to create a list of people who are specifically interested in building passive income.
Link Page To Blog Post
The next thing that I do is to create a link between the capture page and the blog post I am wanting to promote. To do this I have 3 options to choose from:
- Direct people to my blog post as soon as they have submitted their details on the capture page.
- Wait until after they have confirmed their email address before directing them to the post.
- Adding the blog post link inside my welcome email.
Personally I prefer using options 2 & 3, though if it is purely traffic I want I will use option 1. Usually you are better to make sure the email addresses are confirmed as this gives you the chance of building a relationship with your email subscribers. That in turn will lead to more conversions (sign ups in this case).
To set up the automated system for redirecting your subscribers after they have confirmed their email address you need to add the link to your blog post into the List Customization Form on LeadsLeap:
To find this form you need to open the list manager, then click on the little cog symbol for the list settings. Copy and paste the blog post link into the re-direction box as highlighted in red above.
The url for the blog post I want to promote is: http://sperkins.ws/the-number-1-way-to-earn-passive-income-online so I copy this into the box and save it.
Drive Traffic To Lead Capture Page
The next thing I do is set up the traffic source. Personally I prefer to use fully automated traffic for promoting blog posts so it runs 24/7.
The first site I set up is Leadsleap. As I am upgraded there I can have 20 ads running for me constantly. Today I allocate 1 of those ads to promoting my new capture page.
Set Up Welcome Email on Leadsleap
To set up the welcome email, you click on the single envelope icon under the email list manager. Here is the welcome email I have added:
This means there are 2 chances of the person actually reading this blog post: First when confirming their email, and then if they read my welcome email.
Now I sit back and wait for traffic to start hitting the lead capture page.