Three Effective Ways to Drive Free Viral Traffic to Your Blog

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  • Published on : Feb 17 2013

Did you know that there are over a billion users on Facebook and another several hundred million on Twitter and Google+ each? In addition to those mind goggling numbers, you also have 200,000 new web sites and blogs being created every day.

When you see these numbers you will probably be thinking two things…

  • How can I compete with such massive competition?
  • How can I take advantage of all these people and site?

Hopefully most of you are thinking about how you can take advantage of the situation at hand.

Fortunately one of the best ways to do this is through your own blog.

By creating amazing content that people want to share and link to, you can establish yourself as an authority blogger and stand out from the crowd.

Below we are going to show you three live examples of what we are currently doing get free and viral exposure across some of the most popular blogs on the internet, and how you can implement these methods and see the same results.

Infographics

Creating InfographicsEveryone loves infographics and there is no wonder why. Seeing visual break downs of information is so much easier to read and understand than seeing it all written up in text with various numbers and key points.

Another reason why infographics are great is that people love to share them and it’s so easy to supply other web sites with a copy/paste code to place them on their site or even just having social sharing buttons on your pages.

Blogging.org recently launched an infographic that features 25 of the top free hosting companies online today. Not only did the infographic include a ranking of the top hosting companies, out there but it also provided some great stats on the hosting economy today and how many new domains and web sites go live every day.

In addition to creating a quality infographic that people come to the site to reach, we also found that many of the hosting companies that were featured on the list also took the time to blog or spread the infographic through their social networks.

Case Studies

Everyone Likes Real Case StudiesOne of the best ways to teach people how to do something online is by walking them step by step through the process with a full case study.

This is exactly what is being done in the “Create a Blog” case study on BloggingTips.com.

From the absolute basics of finding a niche, picking a domain name and installing wordpress… to the more complex areas of growth and monetization, the whole process will be outlined and detailed for everyone to follow.

The results from the case study are beneficial for both the site owner and the people following the case study. The site owner will end up with a ton of content that provides real value and gain incoming links from anyone writing about it, while the readers of the blog get full blog training at no cost.

Social Presence

Interact on Social Media NetworksLastly, one of the best ways to get the attention and links back from some of the top bloggers and names in your industry is to gain their attention.

This is what was done with a case study on this blog, while profiled some of the famous bloggers and how they are using their Facebook timeline images to improve their overall branding and exposure through social networks.

By creating posts that list and focus on some of the most well known people within your niche, you are not only opening up yourself to each of their audiences and people who want to read more about them, but also the famous bloggers themselves.

It’s not a big deal for a top blogger to simply click “like” or “tweet” your url, but it can make a huge difference for the growth and success of your blog.

Putting Each of these Ideas into Action

The good news is, no matter what niche you are blogging in, you can always put infographics, case studies and social targeting to full use.

Before creating your next blog post, think about how you can implement some of these ideas into your blog marketing and content strategies.

It’s actually much easier and more effective than you think!

Zac Johnson
My name is Zac Johnson and I have been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007. This is my personal blog and I welcome you to the site. In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website.
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  • http://www.crunchall.com sandi

    I never thought that I would use infographics.

    I definitely consider how to include into following articles!
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  • http://www.agencyplatform.com Dave Thompson

    Great tips, Zac!
    Including info-graphics to the blog really makes a lot of difference. Info-graphics are more appealing and interesting as compared to plain text. They give a good idea about the blog in a quick time and with better understanding.

  • http://www.tiptechblog.com/ultimate-hostgator-review/ Hamza Tariq

    Lately, in my blogging career. I have experience the social appearance as the most solid way to bring traffic to blog / website without any hustle. All you need to be is social addict.
    My recent post Ultimate HostGator Review: The Best WordPress Hosting

  • http://www.redidata.com/redi-business-mailing-lists.shtml betjohn

    I am planning to put infographics in use while talking about social presence i do agree with Hamza here. You should keep presence in social sites for getting handy traffic towards your blog.

  • http://fusioncashfamily.blogspot.com/ marty

    wow I have seen a lot of case studies in the last few week I didn't know how impactful they can be on a site.I have only been focusing on social presence maybe its time to change tactics
    My recent post January 2013 FusionCash Earnings:Start the Year off Right!

  • http://www.essaypoint.co.uk Agrodut Mandal

    It looks like an interesting technique. However, I would like to know a bit more about the results from the others who have already tried it. Please also let us know of any feedback you have from it.