25+ Ways To Promote Your Blog and Increase Website Traffic
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25+ Ways To Promote Your Blog and Increase Website Traffic

Learn the fastest & most powerful ways to drive traffic to your blog. Use tools and insider strategies to succeed online
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Created by Tom Treanor
Last updated 2/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use 25+ strategies to get more blog traffic quickly
  • Effectively use major sites to reach your target audience
  • Know what tools can be used to accelerate growth
  • Know niche sites that only insiders use to promote their websites and blogs
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  • Access to a blogging platform
  • Willingness to create blog content
  • A basic understanding of the Internet

Your blog is one of the most powerful ways to attract visitors to your site and to generate new leads for your business. It's also one of the fundamental components for Content Marketing. But building a blog isn't enough. Most people find getting traffic to their blog one of the hardest parts of marketing online. And without traffic you won't get new clients, build your email list or get attention as an influencer in your niche.

In this course, you'll learn over 25 traffic strategies that anyone can quickly learn and use. Understand the sites that the insiders go to, tools that can help your blog grow and also see how to maximize the potential of the sites you're probably already trying to market on.

You'll find short to-the-point videos, written content, tool suggestions and examples. You'll learn how to quickly get more visitors and potential clients coming to your website and blog.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any small business owner, entrepreneur, manager or corporate marketer who wants to grow blog traffic
  • People who have had some blog traffic success but want to learn new powerful strategies
  • Newbies who want their first blog traffic and to have consistent blog growth
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Why do you want blog traffic?
1 Lecture 05:21

Getting traffic for your blog and website is an essential part of marketing your business online. It's also a key part of content marketing In this course, learn how to:

- Set your blog up for success in terms of social sharing

- Use networks that insiders use to get shares of their content

- Leverage the traffic of blogs 10x more popular than yours (or maybe even more)

- Use social media in new ways to get traffic

- Use my easy PR strategy to get online mentions (and links to your site) based on what you know

And much more...

Preview 05:21
The Secrets of "share-worthy" Content
3 Lectures 22:01

Creating blog content that people will want to share in social media, on exclusive networks, in online forums and via email is an essential element of getting blog traffic. Learn the key elements of shareable content.

Preview 08:33

Find these examples of blog content that gets shared in social media. Learn what makes them valuable and how to structure the posts.

Share-worthy blog post examples

Winning Blog Post Examples - over the shoulder

Do you understand what share-worth content is? Really? Okay, let's check

Share-worthy Content Quiz
4 questions
Making your Blog "Social Media Optimized"
2 Lectures 10:58

Having a blog is the first step in generating traffic online. In this lessons we discuss:

- Adding social media share buttons to your blog

- Adding connect on social media buttons

- RSS or subscribe with email forms

Make your blog "social ready"

Optimize blog for social - over the shoulder

Is your blog optimized for social media sharing? Let's find out if you know what that means...

Social Media Optimized Blog Quiz
3 questions
Using Twitter as a Blog Traffic Machine (Strategy 1)
2 Lectures 07:46

Twitter is a fundamental tool for getting traffic online. Knowing how to get some traffic here is important for your success. People in every industry imaginable are on Twitter. In this lesson I share Twitter traffic strategies and one secret for growing your following with a lot less manual work.

Twitter Sharing Strategies

Twitter Traffic Strategies

Twitter is a fundamental traffic generation tool. Do you know why?

Twitter for Traffic Quiz
3 questions
Generate Traffic from Facebook (Strategies 2-4)
3 Lectures 19:03

Facebook actually has a lot of options for marketing your business online, especially if your product is focused on consumers or small businesses. Learn three ways you can market your business on Facebook, including where you may want to invest a little money to give your business a boost.

Facebook Traffic Generation Tips

Facebook Promotion Techniques

Promotion on Facebook - over the shoulder

Facebook is a great way to generate traffic - especially if you focus on consumers, solopreneurs or SMB (but it can be used for B2B or Enterprise as well). Let's see what you know about marketing on Facebook!

Facebook for Marketing
5 questions
Use LinkedIn as a Traffic Driver (Strategies 5-9)
2 Lectures 08:55

LinkedIn is a great marketing tool - especially if you sell business-to-business. Learn four ways that you can use LinkedIn for marketing your business.

LinkedIn for Traffic

LinkedIn Promotion Strategies

LinkedIn can be powerful for traffic generation. How would you market there?

Traffic from LinkedIn Quiz
3 questions
Pinerest? Yes! (Strategy 10)
1 Lecture 03:44

Pinterest is a great place to market your business. For consumer products, products that are visual or products for women, it's ideal. But it can be used very effectively for men's products as well and for business-to-business companies. Learn how to market on Pinterest here.

Pinterest for Traffic

Pinterest can drive some great blog traffic - especially for the right content and if you connect with the right people. What do you know about Pinterest marketing?

Pinterest for Blog Traffic Quiz
3 questions
Google+: Yes, still a traffic opportunity! (Strategies 11 & 12)
1 Lecture 03:01

Google+ is not dead. In fact, it has many thriving communities and SEOs still think it has some effect on ranking of your content in search engines. If you're focused on techies, this is a great audience. There are other big audiences here as well - like photographers and others. So watch the lesson, log on and see where your target audience is in Google+!

Google+ for Traffic

Let's talk about Google+ for traffic

Google+ Traffic Quiz
3 questions
7 Networks: Harnessing their power (Strategies 13-20)
2 Lectures 08:53

There are several networks which marketing insiders use to propel their content via real social media shares and visitors. These networks can quickly boost your shares and traffic and can be a great way to generate more sales for your business.

Power of Networks

Power of Networks (notes)

Online networks are great ways to quickly generate social shares and traffic for your blog. Let's see what you know about them!

Power of Networks Quiz
6 questions
OPT: Tap into Other People's Traffic (Strategy 21)
2 Lectures 04:23

Guest blogging is a very powerful way to use the traffic of other people's sites to drive visitors to your website. In fact, you can have people come to get a free resource from you so you can add them to your mailing list. Learn how you can tap into other people's traffic via guest blogging.

Guest blogging to leverage other sites' traffic

Guest Blogging Additional Info & Examples

Guest blogging is a great way to tap into the traffic of other, bigger sites.

Guest Blogging for Traffic Quiz
3 questions
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About the Instructor
Tom Treanor
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Social Media, Content Marketing and Business Blogging Expert

Tom Treanor is the Founder and President of Right Mix Marketing Inc. He has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, as well as a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

He teaches a course on Social Media Tools at San Francisco State University's Social Media Marketing certificate program and has deep experience coaching and consulting corporate executives, small business owners and startup teams. Tom speaks regularly at live and virtual conferences and meetings (contact us here to inquire about having Tom speak at your event).

Tom is the author of the Search Engine Optimization Boot Camp and he has been quoted in the Investor's Business Daily and is a previous Google Adwords Professional and Microsoft adExcellence Member.

Prior to Right Mix Marketing, Tom worked for Hewlett Packard in leadership roles in marketing and operations, at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Booz-Allen & Hamilton as a strategy consultant, and at Sony Electronics in product marketing.

Tom is a prolific business blogger and has been featured on top blogs such as Copyblogger, Problogger and AllTop. Kred has named him Kred Elite, part of the top 1% of influencers.