The Beginners Guide: How To Increase Website Traffic

Filed in Traffic, Ultimate Guides & Resources by on May 7, 2014

Increase Website Traffic

There's one thing EVERY new blogger, website and online business needs....traffic!

Without it you have nothing. You can create all the best content in the world or have an amazing product and no one will ever see it.

But for so many new website owners traffic is hard to find.

So how DO you get traffic?

In 'The Beginners Guide: How To Increase Website Traffic' we'll look at all the different ways you can drive targeted visitors to your site.

You don't need to do ALL of these methods. You scope out where your target audience hangs out online and focus only on those sources.

When you find out which sources convert best into email opt ins or sales then you ramp those methods up.

If you're looking for ways to promote new blog posts, check out the 31 methods here.

So let's increase your website traffic...





Social Media

Social media can be a very effective way to get traffic to your website or blog.

It allows you to build up your audience, connect with potential visitors AND network with other influential people in your niche who already have the audience you want to tap into.

Don't make the mistake of thinking you need to be on EVERY social media site instead focus on the core ones where your target audience can be found.


How To Drive More Facebook Traffic To Your Website

How To Turn Your Facebook Page Into An Insane Traffic Driving Machine


"Jon LoomerOnly half of your fans are on Facebook every day and even then, they’re active during a small window. The same holds true for users catching their friends’ content. Promote a user’s interaction with your website and more of their connections are likely to see it.” - Jon Loomer.



Driving Targeted Twitter Traffic

7 Easy Ways To Get Traffic From Twitter


Adam Connel“My personal blog received 5 x more traffic from Twitter than any other referral source which shows that it can be done when you incorporate the right tactics” - Adam Connell.



How To Use Tumbler For SEO & Social Media Marketing

Make Money With Tumblr In 3 Simple Steps


Takeshi YoungWhy should I care about Tumblr? Before we get too far, let me provide some stats about Tumblr which should help put things into perspective: 130.5 million blogs on Tumblr, as of August 2013” -  Takeshi Young.



Using Instagram To Drive Traffic

Instagram For Website Traffic


Michael Zsigmound“With Instagram, marketers have access to a huge audience of 100 million active users” - Michael Zsigmound


Google Plus

Google Plus Drives A Fraction of Traffic That Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter Do.

Getting The Most Out Of Google Plus Traffic


Matt Mcgee“There was recent SearchMetrics study that suggested Google+ sharing will overtake Facebook by 2016, “ - Matt Mcgee.



4 Ways To Increase Your Traffic With Stumbleupon

How To Use Stumblepon To Increase Your Blog Traffic


“StumbleUpon is one of the best traffic generators among the top seven social media sites” - Kristi Hines.Kristi Hines



The Reddit Guide To Massive Traffic

How To Increase Traffic With Reddit


Mohideen Shameem“Reddit users say that the power of Reddit is so great that it is capable of giving 1500 hits in a day’s time.” - Mohideen Shameem.



5 Ways To Get More Blog Traffic From Pinterest

Getting More Traffic & Links With Pinterest


Neil Patel“Pinterest isn’t a perfect fit for all web marketers…yet, if you can figure out how to use it as a tool in your SEO toolbox you can drive massive traffic to your site” - Neil Patel



How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Build Authority & Drive Traffic

LinkedIn Drives More Traffic To Corporate Websites Than All Other Social Sites Combined


Steve Rayson“ Audience Insight Report  found that LinkedIn drives significantly more traffic to corporate websites than all the other social platforms combined – 64% of all visits” - Steve Rayson.



Building Blog Traffic With Triberr: Does It Work?

Four Reasons Why I Finally Like Triberr


Neicole Crepeau“Triberr is a platform that bands together like-minded bloggers who support each other by tweeting worthy posts” - Neicole Crepeau.


Scoop It

Where Content Curation Traffic Comes From And 4 Ways To Increase Yours

Curate Content & Drive Traffic From Scoop It

Comprehensive Guide To Scoop It For Content Curation


Scoop It“During our first 2 years of existence, the users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors  “ - Scoop It





SEO can be an incredibly effective way to get traffic however due to it's unpredictable nature (all it takes is 1 algorithm update and you could see your rankings lost) efforts should be put into place to drive traffic from alternative sources also.

SEO falls into 3 categories - blackhat, greyhat, and whitehat.

White hat is completely 'ethical' link building. Blackhat is using whatever means necessary to rank in the search engines and greyhat somewhere in between.


Blackhat Link Building

The Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building

Why Your Tiered Links Won't Rank Sh*t


Matt W“Tiered link building is one of the most effective methods of link building” - Matt Woodward


Greyhat Link Building

The Advanced Guide To Link Building


Whitehat Link Building

21 SEO Tactics You Can Use For More Search Engine Traffic

White Hat SEO Case Study: 348% More Organic Traffic In 7 Days

4 Blackhat SEO Strategies To Avoid


brian dean“People that succeed with SEO do two things very well. First, they identify SEO techniques that get them results. Second, they put 100% of their resources into executing and scaling those techniques.” - Brian Dean


Paid Traffic

Paid traffic is one of the quickest ways to get visitors to your site and test your conversion rates.

However it can be costly when you're new and testing the waters so always start small and build up.

The beauty of paid traffic is that it's almost unlimited so once you've you've figured out how to convert your traffic into opt ins or sales you can scale it up indefinitely.


Paid Ads

What Spending $66,372.09 On Paid Advertising Taught Me 


Solo Ads

2 Ways To Make Money From Solo Ads Without A List


Facebook Ads

How To Double Your Blog Traffic With Facebook Ads

How To Drive More Facebook Traffic In 5 Easy Steps

A Comprehensive Guide To Facebook Advertising


PanchanFacebook is the largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users on desktop and 600 million monthly active users on mobile. If it were a country, Facebook would be the 3rd largest country in the world! “ - Pancham Prashar.


Google Adwords

Google Adwords Traffic Estimator

The Beginners Guide To Adwords Advertising

How To Create A Profitable Google Adwords Campaign From Scratch


Banner Ads

Internet Banner Advertising Guide




Content Marketing

Content marketing refers to using content, usually blog posts but also infographics, video and any other types of content, to draw in visitors.

They key is to create the best possible content that you can, preferably different or better than what's already out there in your niche, so that people just cannot ignore your website.

By getting that content in front of your target audience and influential people in your niche you can build up your traffic numbers substantially.

It also encompasses guest posting, syndication, and curation.


General Content Marketing

The Advanced Guide To Content Marketing

7 Smart Ways To Combine Content Marketing With SEO

Content Marketing Increases Web Traffic

5 Ways To Get More Traffic With Content Marketing



Sonia Simone“Remember, content marketing only works if you can create content that’s both entertaining and useful to your readers.” Sonia Simone.


Guest Posting

Guest Blogging For SEO: How To Build Traffic & Not Overdo It

The Ultimate Guide To Guest Blogging

The Definitive Guide To Guest Blogging


Kristi Hines“The first thing to remember about a great guest post is that it is not about your business, your products, or your services. Guest posts should be valuable sources of information – not advertisements! “ Kristi Hines


Epic Content

Increase Traffic & Improve SEO: Unleash Great Content

Not Getting Enough Traffic? Here's Why


Corbett Barr“Signs Your Content Needs Work: You don’t receive email from raving fans telling you how you’ve changed their lives or how much they love your product and want to tell everyone they know about it” - Corbett Barr.


Content Curation

Use Content Curation To Drive More Traffic

Content Curation 101


Ego & Link Baits

Ego Bait: 5 Simple Ways To Leverage Blog Mentions

A Simple Ego Bait Method That Can Get You Great Links

A Guide To Producing Effective Ego Bait


James Agate“Everyone has an ego, even the most influential players in your industry, and provided you execute your egobait in a subtle fashion, you’ll escape being labelled a sycophant and scoop up a load of exposure, traffic and links in the process.” - James Agate


Syndication & Content Sharing

The Complete Guide To Building Your Blog Audience

Content Syndication: How To Get Started

7 Content Syndication Tips To Increase Blog Traffic

10 Uses

Free Blog Traffic From Kingged


Andrew Delamantwr“Content syndication is the process of pushing your blog, site, or video content out into third-party sites, either as a full article, snippet, link, or thumbnail “ Andrew Delamarter



One of the most important thing you can do as a marketer, blogger or webmaster is network with other people in your niche.

Doing so will be beneficial to both of you and help grow your website and connections.

By sharing others content, reach out to them via email, commenting on their blog and linking to them you're building a relationship.

Over time they will return the favor assuming your content is up to scratch.


Networking Guide For Bloggers

How To Networking In Your Niche

The Ultimate Guide To Networking For Bloggers

How To Easily Network With Other Bloggers




Forum marketing

Forum marketing works by engaging in relevant forums with your target audience by answering questions, posting great topics and being a useful member.

Some forums will allow you to share snippets of your post with a link back to your site but most simply allow a clickable signature.

You'll be surprised how many visitors you can receive just from signature clicks in a busy and engaged forum IF you're posting useful advice.

Simply posting for the sake of increasing the post count and displaying your link won't help you much.


How To Drive Traffic From Forums

How To Leverage Online Forums For Website Traffic


Jens“I’m only spending about 10 minutes a day on discussion forums, but from this little effort, I have successfully managed to drive traffic from forums every single day to my blog” - Jens P Berget



Video Marketing

The power of video cannot be underestimated. Youtube is the second biggest search engine in the world behind Google.

It's also a social media website in it's own right as well as a video sharing platform.

Video reviews, personal presentations, animation, simple slides can all push visitors towards your site in huge numbers.


Video Marketing Strategies That Kick Butt

5 Clever Ways our Website Can Use Video To Drive Traffic

3 Ways To Use Youtube To Drive Traffic To Your Website

10 Tips To Get More Traffic From Youtube

How To Optimize Your Youtube Video For More Traffic


jeff bullas“YouTube represents fertile ground for lead generation. People tend to forget YouTube is in fact a social platform just like as Facebook and Twitter with sharing capabilities, comments and likes as part of its features.
“ - Juff Bullas





Email Marketing

Email marketing is a rarely talked about traffic source yet it's one of the most engaged and powerful methods at your disposal.

You NEED to be building an email list as an online business or you're missing out on repeat visitors & sales as well as building up a relationship and trust with your audience.

Having a series of follow up messages that go out regularly to subscribers can mean a continual stream of visitors back to your site.

You can also send 'broadcast' messages to get an instant spike of traffic to your latest piece of content.


5 Reasons Email Marketing Crushes Social Media

Use Email Marketing To Increase Return Visitors

34 Ways To Increase Your Blogs Email List



Bnoon“All other things being equal, email marketing still crushes social media marketing “ - Bnoon Tennant


Other Traffic Generation Methods

Here are a collection of other traffic generation methods that don't fit into the other categories.

Blog Commenting

Explode Traffic From Blog Commenting

How To Blog Comment Your Way To Consistent Traffic


Ryan Hanley“When it comes to generating consistent traffic growth your blog comment strategy is no different than SEO or social media… It’s all about addingvalue and being awesome! “ - Ryan Hanley



Slideshare Traffic Case Study: From 0 to 243,000 Views In 30 Days

Marketers Guide To Slideshare

Increasing Your Blog Traffic With Slideshare


Ana Hoffman“30 days. 9 presentations. Over 200K views. Several first-page Google rankings. 1,400 clicks to Traffic Generation Café and my Facebook fan page. Over 400 new Facebook fans. My second largest referral traffic source.” - Ana Hoffman



Increase Traffic To Your Website [Infographic]

How To Design Infographics


More Traffic Resources


Bonus: 12 Website Traffic Case Studies - LOCKED!



So by now you should have some ideas on how to increase website traffic to your online project.

Find out where your target audience hangs out online and focus solely on those sources instead of trying to do all of the methods above.

You'll begin to see that certain traffic sources convert into sales and email opt ins more than others so focus all your efforts onto those.

Don't waste time on traffic that doesn't take any action even if it's in big numbers. Traffic is useless if it does not convert.

And if you start getting lots of traffic but no conversion then don't think the solution is more traffic. What you need to work on is converting the traffic you already have before you seek out more.

Using the methods here will increase website traffic for you regardless of the type of site you have - so what are you waiting for?




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  1. Iman says:

    Yes, all websites need targeted traffic for monetizing. Without traffic, there is no sales. Don't depend on one traffic source. Diversity few traffic sources.

  2. Shalu Sharma says:

    Excellent set of resources to get traffic. Social media is big. I also recommend joining facebook groups in your niche and being active in those groups. Google communities are big too. Triberr is pretty good and being active there will also help bring traffic. Commenting on blogs with commentluv on it is another one but you have to comment meaningfully.

  3. I haven't see my luck in tribberr , pinterest, reddit but find find more time work on this traffic generation site..

    • NicheHacks says:

      Reddit can provide a ton of traffic but it doesn't convert too well for NicheHacks. On other niche sites it does better. Reddit are sucha savvy crowd though and they won't stand for you only sharing your own content.

  4. Fervil Von says:

    This is why I love going to this website more often. Lots of amazing stuff happening. You're really something Stuart.

    Thanks for sharing lad.

  5. Sameer Khan says:

    Really an awesome guide.

    • NicheHacks says:

      What part did you like best?

      • Sameer Khan says:

        Since I am big fan of Neil Patel's & Brian Dean's Backlinko, I like White Hat Link Building & Content Marketing stuffs.....

        • NicheHacks says:

          I'm a big fan of those 2 also Sameer. Love Brian and Neils blogs. Both have given me some gre3at advice since launching this blog too.

          • Sameer Khan says:

            Nice NicheHacks... I have also started a blog for the SEO newbies. I have posted a single article for past one month. I have no time to write. Ill post new one in the coming week.

            Will let u know if I have any doubts..

          • NicheHacks says:

            Cool, let me know

  6. krishna says:

    nice share mate..yeah youtube is great tool to drive traffic,I always use youtube to promote something on the net and put some link on video description

  7. Claire says:

    This is really informative... New to this and fishing around for inspiration. It would be great to see an "idiots guide" to getting started as well... Great blog!!

  8. viv says:

    Great tips..

  9. Rahul says:

    I have used social marketing to a great effect to drive traffic to my website. Websites like facebook has very high page rank. It will give us high pr juicy links. But i never tried much marketing in websites such as Scoop it. I think i will have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • NicheHacks says:

      Facebooks home page has high page rank but i don't think that's the same as you posting a link on your profile or to a random group / page on FB. Those inner pages will likely have little or no page rank.

  10. Creating link worthy content is the simplest and most effective way to increase website search traffic. I think most beginners don’t focus on creating quality content, they always focus on increasing their traffic instead of building readers.

    Great post,!!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Great point Sachin, creating link worthy content (and then doing a bit of outreach) is the single most effective way to get traffic. Most people aren't willing or aren't capable of doing so (at least they think that anyway).