10 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website For Beginners

10 easy ways to drive traffic to your website for beginners

Having a website is cool and all but everyone will eventually reach a point in life where you’ll be asking to yourself, “Why is nobody coming to my site?”

Don’t worry, it’s a problem every website owner face and we constantly find solutions today to add to our arsenal of knowledge because no traffic = no business.

When I first built my website, I had less than 20 visitors a day but all those changed after I learned to implement these 10 easy ways to drive traffic to your website…


Method #1 – Work on Your Headlines with Keywords Research

I know headlines are important and if you look at other blogs on how to get website traffic, most of them will probably say the same thing “Make your headlines unique”.

Titles are important, sure, and the catchier it sounds, the better it is for your site, right?


But how confident are you that people are going to find your title when there are hundreds of thousands of search results on Google in the first place?

The answer to that is simple, by leveraging keywords.

Keyword research is BIG and if you look for it online, almost all other websites will tell you the same…

google search results for how to do seo

You know keyword is kind of a big deal if its everywhere on Google.

The reason being is that by doing a proper keywords research, you will be able to determine how many competitors you will be facing for a particular keyword, and just how much traffic you will be getting on average.

For example, let’s say you want to create an awesome catchphrase on “affiliate marketing niches” but before you can start thinking of what awesome words to add in, you first need to do some research on how viable that particular keyword is.

So how do find keywords in the first place?

By using a keyword research tool of course! And the best one to date, is Jaaxy.

jaaxy search results for Affiliate marketing niches

Jaaxy search results for “Affiliate Marketing Niches”

With an average of 80 traffic and 189 competitors (Known as Quoted Search results or QSR), I’d say that this is not a bad keyword to target because a rule of thumb to always bear in mind when trying to find a particular keyword is to not have over 300 competitors around because that means you’ll have a much harder time to rank.

In fact, we also found out that if we add in the word “Ideas” at the end of the sentence, we can literally reduce the competitors to only 116 websites which is pretty cool.

It’s amazing knowing that we can eliminate 73 competitors just by adding one word to the sentence, and this is exactly why doing a proper keyword research is very important.

However I’m not going to add in that extra one word just because I wanted to show you how powerful a keyword research tool really is so I’m going to go ahead and choose the keyword “Affiliate Marketing niches” that we came up with initially.

After finding your keyword, now is the time where you can create your awesome title around it.

Whether it’s before the keyword or after, it doesn’t matter unless you keep the keyword that you researched intact because that’s just how it works.

  • We can create a headline like “Awesome affiliate marketing niches you should totally take advantage of”
  • Or even “affiliate marketing niches that blow your mind off”
  • How about “Ways to propel any businesses with these affiliate marketing niches

All of those examples are great and usable because we did not break the keyword, but guess which one I end up choosing?

google search results for affiliate marketing niches

google search results for “affiliate marketing niches”

Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Niches for 2015!

So you see, creating headlines that sell coupled with proper keyword research is a deadly combination that you should totally concentrate on if you ever want your titles to be found easily without hassle.

Have a keyword in mind? Have a go at it here…

Method #2 – Getting Smart with Content Creation

Writing content is really important for a website because the only reason as to why people look for anything on the internet, is because they want solutions.

In fact, blogs have a much better tendency to monetize than boring old corporate sites because they tend to dominate search engines with their posts which are jam-packed with words that people love to read.

However writing a full word-only article is not enough as people are more prone to visuals as that can help keep them focused so writing a good content length with some images every now and then is a good tactic to bear in mind.

Speaking of which, have you ever wondered as to how many words should a blog post have in order to optimize it’s potential?

content length, Serp IQ, content SEO, DIY SEO

The more lengthy your content, the more Google loves it.

According to research, blog posts which are ranked number one all share one thing in common – They all have at least 2,000 words.

This shows that the ideal blog post length you need to write is around 2,000 so the more is definitely the better as Google will then start to detect your content as a valuable asset so it is important for you to spend that much time writing that many words.

In fact, this very blog post that you’re reading is around 3,000 words!

And actually, there is also another reason I wish to share which shows that you really need to write lengthy contents from time to time. Have a look at this…

ranking from top ten nichesRemember the keyword research that we did before when we settled on the Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Niches for 2015?

Well it turned out that not only did I rank on the first page for both the title and the keyword, I also actually get small chunks of clicks from everywhere else which were in my content!

Things like “Most profitable niches 2015” and “Popular Niches 2015” were not even in my title but yet I managed to get some niche amount of extra clicks just like that and where are they coming from?

From my content of course!

After Google’s update, they are able to detect your content even when people aren’t looking for your title because it feels like your content matches what those people are looking for at that day and time.

Mind-boggling isn’t it? This is the very reason as to why content is very important at driving traffic to your website and why you need to have a go at it from time to time.

Methods #3 – Getting Involved With Social Media

If I had a dime for every time I see a website writing about getting involved social media, I’d be a rich man.

Almost all websites talk about this and they have a point too because it really works and when done right, you can get loads of traffic to your website faster than writing an article!

This is because social media is basically a way to drive traffic by promoting your content.

I’m not very good a social media because I am not as social as many people are which is why I don’t really get involved with it. However last month, I decided to give it a try and this is what I got…

acquisition from social media

I actually never knew I had visitors coming from my social media at all!

I know that looks like a pretty sad amount but for a person who isn’t very social, it actually surprised me knowing that I have that many people coming to my website!

I’m not very good at Facebook promotion yet but I have a pretty good idea on how to leverage Twitter and Linked in.

I’m still learning to get a hold of Linked In and just by sharing one post, I am able to get 18 clicks and 3 likes.

linked in for how to do seo social share

An example of how I share my content on LinkedIn.

I only shared my post on one group in Linked In for just one post, imagine how many clicks I’d get if I were to share that in 10 groups?

I’d get hundreds of free clicks just by sharing that to a community and this is exactly why getting involved with social media can drive you loads of free traffic to your website almost immediately.

Method #4 -Start Guest Blogging Early

b2c guest post profile

Have you noticed as to why some websites have many authors?

Well those, are guest authors!

Guest Blogging is a very powerful tool for any blog (Even the already established ones) to get major traffic and recognition because when you write for huge blogs who have millions more viewers than yours, you can get a chunk of that audience whenever you write.

In fact, even established bloggers such as Neil Patel from Quicksprout and Brian Dean from Backlinko still do guest posts even though their blogs have millions of views already and the reason being is simple – every time you write, you can introduce new people to your brand and make some sales, all that… for free!

There are many huge blogs you can target to such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, or even PC Mag depending on your blog niche.

Most of the blogs are those that you personally go to yourself so you’ll have a pretty good idea on which ones to target first but in case you don’t, here are some search terms you can have a go at searching…

how to find guest post opportunities

Type any of these in Google to look for guest post opportunities

There are many blogs looking for writers such as yourself and this is a great opportunity for you to not only get better brand visibility, but also to make a name for yourself.

However not all blogs will accept you with open arms because most of them will be too busy to notice you unless your name is well-known which is why you need to keep applying to as many as you can at once.

For starters, applying for about 10 blogs at once is a good number because from there, you will be able to track your rejection rate easier. I made a table which I used to keep track here…

my guest blogging schedule

This is an example of my guest posting schedule.

Applying for several blogs at once is a good strategy if you are just starting out because after writing to more and more blogs, you’ll get more experience on how to craft it better and understand what they expect of you.

Guest posting is a time-consuming process because many blogs will only reply you after one or two weeks so it’s best not to put in all your eggs in one basket and continue working on what you do because eventually, you will wake up one day with an email reply saying “Your guest post is accepted”.

Method #5 – Reduce the plugins

loading screen

Have you ever visited a website where you had to wait so long for it to load that you got so upset and just left?

Believe it or not, website speed plays a very important role in driving traffic because according to research, a one second delay in page load can reduce conversions by 7%.

Imagine if your page loads 5 seconds, how much percentage of people will you be losing by then?

I actually experienced this the hard way because a few months back, my website load speed took me 8 seconds so I had to do some major tweaking and transfer my website to another webhost.

But you don’t necessarily have to do that, because a quick and easy way to detect how your website is doing is by going to Google PageSpeed.

page speed insight on myinternetquest

Ouch. Looks like I need to do more tweaking.

It’s Google’s free service for website owners to help scan their website and find things to improve on in order to increase user experience and speed.

Method #6 – Tell Google of Your New Content

Before your newly-published post exist within Google search, it needs to go through the indexing process.

Basically, it is a way for Google to notice your content by coming to your website. However it is not done by Google itself. Instead, Google sends its ‘spiders’ to crawl all over your site to help cover more ground as there are millions of websites all over the web.

Usually for a new website, your page will only get indexed once a week or in some cases, once in 2 weeks because your website is still not known by Google.

That’s a pretty long process but you can actually hasten that up by ‘telling’ Google every time you have some new pages up through Google Webmasters (Now known as Search Console).

If you haven’t attached your website to Google Search Console yet, here’s a quick video on how…

How to set up Google Webmaster by Kyle WA

Clicking will open you a new tab to Wealthy Affiliate where it is stored.

Google Webmaster (I prefer saying this than Google Search Console) is a free website analytical tool made by Google for website owners to study statistics on their website which in time can be your best friend.

Once inside, you want to look on your left-hand side for “Crawl” which once clicked, will open up a variety of choices and you will need to click on “Fetch as Google”

fetch as google Affiliate marketing niches

Simply add in your URL, click on Fetch and you’re done!

Key-in your newly-published content URL inside on that huge black box, click on “Fetch” and you’re done!

It is a very easy process that you should be doing for each and every one of your new content because this will hasten up your indexing speed and without you knowing, you won’t even need to go there anymore as Google would have recognized your website enough to come and index it automatically in just a day or two.

Method #7 – Tell Bing of Your New Content

search engine market share

The global search engine market share (Click to enlarge).

Many of the new generation don’t use Bing anymore but there are still many Bing lovers out there which can explain why it holds 9.86% of the total search engine market shares in the world.

When it comes to business, capturing a majority audience in a less competitive environment is key to success and many people tend to forget that because many of us sometimes get too blinded by huge numbers.

Although Bing has a lower market share than Google, it is also less competitive and is basically a gold mine for startups because you can rank really easy for a market that many people overlook.

And plus, Bing is not as complicated as Google because you don’t even need to create your own ‘Bing webmaster account’ to index.

Instead, you just need to head over to Bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url.

Bing submit for My Internet Quest

Submitting your site to Bing is much easier than in Google!

The process is the same as the previous step that we did in Google Fetch – You just need to index your site in Bing, just that it’s way easier.

Bing indexes websites much slower than Google so by submitting your newly-published posts within Bing Submit, you can rank much faster hence getting more traffic to your website easily whenever you finished posting new content.

Method #8 – Leveraging Images Indirectly

alt text plays a role in ranking through images, Holly Madison. Madison Ivy, Hue Hefner

Some blogs can get so many visitors with just one picture and hardly any content.

I’m a lazy person and whenever I upload images, I never bother to write anything in the Alt Text section… until I realized how powerful it can be.

We all know how content helps in ranking but have you ever wondered as to why celebrity gossip websites like Perez Hilton can rank on first page when the content is less than 200 words?

This annoys bloggers like me which write good content but can never rank well until we found out their secret for extreme traffic boost and that I through the use of the Alt Text!

how to fill in alt text

This is the real way on how to fill up the Alt Text.

When you upload images, have you noticed that there is a section for you to fill in the Title and Alt Text at the bottom?

The proper way to do this is by filling in your title as normal, but filling in keywords for Alt Text! Simple as that!

This way, you can get hundreds of visitors just by leveraging pictures alone and that is why I sometimes get weird people coming to my blog when I post celebrity pictures like Ed Sheeran and Zayn Malik.

Take a look at this…

how to rank through images

I was surprised that I managed to rank for all of these!

It doesn’t have to apply for famous people in order for you to get rankings and extra traffic, all you need to do is fill in related keywords on your alt text and your image is set to get the most out of Google.

Method #9 – Blog Networks for Comments

Comments are very important because that shows that other people trust you and unless you already have a name for yourself, it is going to be very hard for anyone to get even one comment to begin with.

But once you have a few people commenting, others will slowly trickle down and your website is going to gain a lot of trust and clicks. But the question is, how are you going to get your first 10 comments in the first place?

By joining a blog community of course!

Wealthy Affiliate site comments

The best blogging platform you’ll ever need is at Wealthy Affiliate.

One of the best blogging platforms alive is Wealthy Affiliate and it has a fantastic platform for bloggers to get quality comments from each other.

In order to get people to comment on your site, you need to comment on theirs first and it is something like a “Give and Take” kind of thing which is why it is so effective as people there naturally want to help each other.

Just by the comment system alone, you’ll get plenty of other comments back because some people want to see if there’s a conversation going on first before they delve in.

Kristi Hines wrote great list of blogger outreach on Search Engine Journal here.

Method #10 – Get Traffic from Your Own website!

direct source of traffic from Google Analytics

Direct traffic are people coming from internal links.

Adding links to your page is important but did you know that internal links are more powerful than external links?

Just so you know, internal links are links that you add to your site which directs readers to other pages within your own site whereas external links on the other hand, direct those people to other websites instead.

Internal links are so powerful in fact, that it is the second biggest traffic your website can get after organic traffic which is from Google and this is the very reason why blogs that do reviews can earn money because instead of adding links to another website, review blogs write their own review page and linking their offer to that specific page which is a lot safer as Google wouldn’t see that as spam.

traffic from my own website through internal linking

A huge majority of my traffic comes also from my internal links.

In fact, Google loves internal linking because that shows that you are providing quality value from your own blog and you are not afraid to show it which is why Wikipedia is so effective.

So if you have been linking to other blogs all these while instead for information your site doesn’t have, why give your traffic away when you can create your own info and keep your people within your own site?


Want to Become an Online Entrepreneur? –Time to Learn from the Best.

Building an Online Business sounds easy and often times, it is.

But everyone who’s been in the industry for some time will all tend to face the same problem sooner or later – Building and maintaining traffic.

They can build fast websites which loads in a blink of an eye, they have beautiful graphics, and whenever they write great content, their traffic rises just for a moment only to fall down the next day.

Not only that, you have to keep doing the same thing the next day just to make sure your website survives.

Sounds familiar? Then I guess it’s high time you check this out…

Wealthy Affiliate Home Page

Wealthy Affiliate is an Online Business course which teaches everything you need to know about building your website and monetizing it by mastering traffic generation.

No matter how good your website is, the real deal that determines how successful it is however, is the amount of people visiting.

Even a brick and mortar shop down by the street won’t get far if it doesn’t have enough customers to break-even, let alone give profit.

That’s just the way business works and at Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll learn various ways on how to boost traffic to your website and how to ‘lock’ all those traffic through SEO.

The reason why I didn’t add SEO as one of my top 10 methods above is because the truth is, it’s not as easy and there are a lot to know of in order to successfully pull it off but what better way to master that than to learn it from the very source of it?

At Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll have all the tools you need to make each and every one of your posts at the top of their game by ranking it on the first page of Google.

google search results for 30 websites with totally free stock photos

Google search results for “30 websites with totally free stock photos”

It sounds like a tough feat but it’s very doable when you have all the tools to leverage and a huge community to back you up and support you.

Not all of my posts are on the first page of Google yet but I managed to bring many of them up and as my website grows in authority, I’m seeing my new posts get traffic easier than before while my old posts are also gaining up ranks indirectly.

I have been a member there for over a year now and I couldn’t have made it through if it weren’t for the owners Kyle and Carson in helping me grow, and especially the helpful friends and mentors I met within the community so if you decide to give Wealthy Affiliate a try, I’ll definitely help hack your growth too!



Building traffic may sound like a lot of work, but it is completely doable.

Content will be your most valuable asset you’ll have online so as long as you always bear in mind to always optimize your content, conduct some proper keywords research and learn to get involved with social media, traffic is going to flood your website faster than you would have even thought possible!

If you’re interested in learning more on generating traffic for your website, check out my #1recommended program here.

Thanks for reading, do drop any thoughts you may have down below as I’ll be more than happy to reply!


Riaz Shah

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63 comments to “10 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website For Beginners”
  1. You are doing a tremendous job. It is very enlightening and achieves what it desires. I will make sure that I read all of your blogs in future. It will definitively enhance my knowledge.

  2. I have to say that you are on the right track. This will be loved by several individuals as it is detailed and interesting. All the best for your future work.

  3. This is a brilliant article that will help many new Internet Marketers that are starting out. I will definitely bookmark this and share it with all my friends who are now starting out.thanks for sharing

  4. Wow I certainly learned alot from reading this article. I have to ask, when you talk about editing the alt text, I was wondering, if there is a limit to how many key words you should list, or just list what is in the header?
    Also if my post has a few pictures should I do it to all of them in the post or only to one?

    Thanks for the great info,
    I do have you bookmarked.

    • Hey Angela,
      If your post has multiple pictures, you should definitely do the alt text for all those pictures. Every picture has a potential to rank so don’t be afraid to alt text them and regarding the keywords, there is no limit to keywords but its best not to copy the title because well, the title already says it all. Why make people read the same thing again 😉

      Hope that helps, awesome question!

      • Where do you get your pictures from?
        Isn’t using a picture on a famous person an infringement issue?
        Someone told me that using images from Bing is OK as long as there is no copy right on the picture …. what do you think or know about that ?

  5. Some very good points on here! Are you building an email list? everyone talks about the importance of having an email list! I came across Traffic Zipper where you can utilise the power of like 25 different email building sites and have your web page reach thousands! theres a free version too!

    • As a matter of fact, I am building an email list Kyle. And you’re right on that one, it’s very important to keep that list because your subscribers play a very important role in growing your business.I have not come tried traffic Zipper though, will definitely keep that in mind. Thanks!

  6. Riaz, excellent job on this article. I have been a co -member with Wealthy Affiliate for over 4 months now. I can confirm to your readers that the tips you explain here are crucial to having a successful online business. All of these topics are covered in Wealthy Affiliates Video Classrooms but you have taken the training to a higher level of explaining exactly what you need to do to become successful. Great job. I learned a lot from your article. This could be a great addition to the training. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best platform out there to start your business.

  7. I like your article. I do most everything that you talked about , except I find it hard to write a 2000 word post. I do however notice that the more I write the longer my posts are becoming. So maybe it is just a matter of more experience on my part. I look forward to more of your posts.

    • Right you are Gloria, you wouldn’t imagine writing 2000 words at first but the more you write, the easier everything becomes and you wouldn’t notice that you’ve been writing that many words within the hour already. Appreciate your feedback, thanks for dropping by.

  8. Hi Riaz! Very interesting topic! Actually when I go into posts and see that it is too long, I go directly to the last part and read the conclusion. However in your case, I have read everything that you wrote and it is amazing. Right now, I am just starting my online business and little I know that having long posts is beneficial. Thanks for your tips! I will definitely get back to your site.

    • Thanks John!

      I always try to make my articles as interesting as possible by balancing pictures so that it doesn’t look bland. Hope to see you again in teh future!

  9. Hi Riaz. Your article was a real epiphany. I just can’t understand how I missed so many basic points in my blog. I do appreciate the work you did putting this information together. Let me ask you a question.
    So far I have been writing 750-1000 words articles, do you think is worth to go back and take them to 2000?
    Will Google notice that?

    • Hey there Oscar,

      Going back to update your post is definitely good for SEO. Google will see that you care about posts even more as you are taking time to update them and you will surely rank much better too. Updating old posts is a great SEO trick that many people tend to forget (Even me sometimes) as we always focus on writing new ones as soon as we finish publishing our posts. Great idea by the way, you have the marketer’s eye my friend. Thanks for the kind words and for dropping by, really appreciate that!

  10. Extremely helpful!! For the past week I have been working on a website. The experience has been great so far but I can’t wait to see how many people will check it out. This post really does emphasize the importance of traffic and ways to increase traffic. There were a few ways mentioned that I had not learned about including Linkedin. Definitely a blog worth bookmarking for future reference. Thanks for all the great information and detail.

    • Hey there Melody,

      Happy to hear that my article helped you! Traffic is very important for good website growth and it is something we should all continue learning – Any information is good information. The linked in trick is pretty cool too and I never actually knew about leveraging that for my blog even though I’ve been using Linked in for a year now. Thanks for dropping by Melody, wishing you all the best for your blog!

  11. I enjoyed your article and getting the right kind of traffic with the major search engines is a very good skill to know. With the economy of many a nation the way it is, to invest in these kind of skills is a ‘no brainer’. Good job on your thorough explanations!

    • Thanks Jennie!
      Any knowledge is good knowledge I guess, especially when its regarding business because we need all teh help we can get if we want to beat our competitors. I’m glad my article helped you, cheers!

  12. Very informative article and nice, clean site. It is a good time to get into Internet marketing with the fact that Google and Facebook have been pouring money into their infrastructure as the 2 billion people now online are to become 7+ billion online. You are a good teacher and your graphics are very good 🙂

    • A good teacher? wow thanks for the compliment Jennie! Its true that the online market is vastly expanding today and there has never been a better time to ride on the wave than now, I’m glad you find my site beneficial. Do let me know if you need help with anything 😀

  13. Very nice site you have here! The domain is incredibly catchy! This post is very well laid out and shows a multitude of ways to obtain traffic. Not only traffic, but FREE traffic! These are a few excellent ways to boost your views per day and start your way to blogging success. I personally use Jaaxy and can confirm that this is an AMAZING TOOL. Instant results and competitive advantadges, you can’t beat it. Thanks for the information and good luck wit hthe site!

    • Thank you for the kind words Paul, I love helping people succeed and overcome obstacles especially when it comes to driving traffic and judging from your comment, i think I’ve definitely helped you out. Glad you agree with Jaaxy, it is so fun that I get carried away sometimes and search for keywords for hours! Thanks for dropping by my site, hope you have a great day!

  14. Hi Riaz

    What a fabulous post. Very clear and with so much information for everyone who is trying to drive traffic to their website.

    I have had my website for about 6 months and, although I feel I am still learning by going through the course at WA, I still have no traffic. I have never thought of using Bing. I will certainly have a look into that.

    I will definitely keep your article for future reference.

    Thank you and well done so such an informative article.


    • Glad you find article helped you out Lucinda!

      I think that its great you decided to take advantage of Bing, any traffic is good traffic after all. I barely had any traffic on my 6th month as well, in fact it stayed pretty much the same until a year as I didn’t really know what I was doing but after a while, I promise you everything will start to make sense to you and ranking will only depend on how much effort you are willing to put in. Good luck on yoru website and thanks for dropping by!

  15. I keep on popping back to this article because it holds so much useful information for me!
    I’ve been trying out your keyword technique for adding an extra word at the end of each promising phrase – it really works wonders!
    I’ve also been looking into the training you’ve covered here – I’m thinking about opening up a starter account later today!

    • That is awesome news Chris!

      You can use the starter account for as long as you want, there’s no time pressure so you’ll have the flexibility at learning at your own pace. Keywords really are important and it took me several months before I finally realized that its essential for a blog to grow because you can literally reduce competition with just some word tweaks. Pretty cool but best not to get too overwhelmed with it that you spend hours like I did lol it was too fun. Let me know if you need help with anything Chris ,and good luck in your website!

  16. Hey Riaz

    Thanks for a great post! I have already bookmarked this for future reference.

    Can’t believe the amount of potential traffic I could be missing out on by overlooking the simple things like Alt Text.

    You mentioned the length of articles being 2000+ words. Is there no concern that people will not read the article due to the length?

    • That’s a great question, Mark. Most people actually tend to stay longer at posts which have more content and you are absolutely right that some of them might not read fully. Even I sometimes don’t read long blog posts unless they are truly beneficial and if I really require that information to solve a problem that I’m currently facing.

      However you don’t have to worry about that because at the very least, those people would still skim though your most important points and if your content have things that they have already known, they wouldn’t read it anyway which is just the same case as writing a short blog post.

      But if they were to skim through and see some really valuable information halfway down your content, a majority of them would be hooked enough to go back up and read the entire thing to know the full story. You’ll hit two birds with one stone because when your visitors become readers, they stay longer and Google will also rank you better.

  17. Hi Riaz

    An absolute ripper of an article,

    That one article has taught me so much and I realise I now need to implement more of your tips than I already am.

    I particularly like the section on guest blogging.

    Please elaborate though. These are unique articles to ones used on your own blog to avoid duplication ?

    So impressed I have bookmarked it 🙂



    • Thanks for your kind words Tim, I’m glad you learned a lot from my article.

      Guest blogging has become stricter than before especially after Google’s update so you can’t duplicate your own blog content just to write on theirs. It wouldn’t be a good image for your site too if you write a fantastic guest post and when the audience there decided to check out your blog, they find out that you’re duplicating content. They would leave your blog straightaway. Not only that, Google would also penalize you if you duplicate so it’s always better to write fresh unique content. Its a time-consuming process but its a very inexpensive way to make a name for yourself and grow your blog really fast. Hope this helps, do let me know if you need help with more stuff.

  18. Riaz,

    This is a fantastic post!

    I’m doing everything on this list, but I’ve been struggling with the Bing side of things.

    I’ve never been able to figure out how to submit my site to bing so thank you so much for the link!

    I do have a question….

    How many plugins do you recommend having on your site? I know that it plays a huge role in site speed!

    Thanks in advance


    • That’s awesome Brok, so glad you’ve got the Bing thing sorted out!

      You’re absolutely right on the plugins part, the lesser the number of plugins you have the better. A good number to bear in mind is to have 10 plugins max but often times, this is definitely not enough because there are just so many plugins to try out so if that’s the case for you, you can still have more than 10 plugins but just make sure that the file isn’t as big because large files take time to load. Sometimes 1 huge plugin can be more heavier than 5 small plugins combined. It all depends on the size so yeah, less is always better.

  19. The content of the subject matter is clear and concise. The information is educational and helpful to anyone who wants to generate revenue to a website.

    Routing folks to WA is nicely done. Thepage provides all the key data necessary to trip off a free website setup with the goal to moving the user to Premium status.

  20. Awesome stuff! There’s some techniques here I never even thought of! I’ve been running a relatively small blog on horror movies over the last year and initially I really struggled to attract visitors ( organic ).
    I wish I’d stumbled across this sooner.
    Tell me, are headlines and titles really that powerful in SEO circles?

    • Hello Chris, so glad that my article can help you out with your site. I totally get what you mean, I was exactly at the same spot you were when I first started this blog. I had less than 20 visitors a month and it was like that for a several months until I learned to stop sweat-writing content alone and focus on what little things I miss out which are just as important in boosting my web traffic.

      And yes, headlines are very powerful because just by doing proper keyword research on writing your headline alone, you can be able to reduce competitors and dominate that particular niche. It is how I developed my blog as well and you should definitely have a go it if you want to proper your site with ease. Hope that helps, do let me know if you have any questions.

  21. Hi Riaz,

    I totally enjoyed your post on 10 easy ways to drive traffic to your website for beginners. I must admit that I am implementing most of what you discussed.

    However, you are such a great teacher that I learned a lot more things that I have been missing out on to leverage more visitors to my business site.

    I have bookmarked this great article to re-read again to make sure that I am doing everything correctly and that I do not miss anything out.

    Thank you.


  22. Great post.

    There really is some valuable information in this post. I couldn’t agree more with what you said about the length of posts. The longer the better.

    A lot of people have a hard time writing a post that is over 2000 words. So if your able to do this and make it ingaging content as well, then your ahead of the game.

    Also I love what you said about internal links. I always try to use internal links on my posts and I think it really does help rankings. Thanks for sharing.


    • Awesome Robert, it seems like you’re way ahead of the game too. Writing lengthy content and make it engaging at the same time takes up a lot of work but that also shows the quality of website. great to hear internal linking works for you too, that is something many people overlook and its always awesome to know how it helps others.

  23. Riaz, excellent article. I’ve bookmarked it for future reference.
    Writing article titles that convert the click is something which I’ve not paid enough attention to. I’ll certainly be changing my approach tomorrow when I write my next article.
    We talk about writing first for the reader and second for Google, but I’ve not applied this approach to the title. Sure, I’ve looked for low competition keywords, but I haven’t really crafted that into a title that will sell the click.
    I think this one item alone will transform my organic traffic volume. Massive thanks.

  24. This is a brilliant article that will help many new Internet Marketers that are starting out. I will definitely bookmark this and share it with all my friends who are now starting out.
    For me, you never to old to learn basic stuff. I will go through all my posts andake sure it coincide with all of your 10 ways. Traffic is really the blood of your business, and you outlined it really well. If you have any more tips to share on how to drive traffic to my website, please do not hesitate to let me know.

    • Nobody is too old to learn Bishop, knowledge is never ending. Just when we thought that we’ve covered pretty much everything, another new trend pops up and in the online business world, this happens a lot so it’s important to always be on the lookout for new information. Thanks for sharing my post, I really appreciate and sure thing! I’ll let you know of my new and upcoming posts.

  25. Dear Riaz,

    Wow! Just wow! I was literally blown away from this Article Blog Post you wrote. I never realized the various techniques I can utilize to get more traffic to my website. I couldn’t agree with you more on adding Alt Text to Images in your Website Pages/Posts. Levering Images is a great way for allowing visitors a back side entry to your website. Like a behind the scenes kind of method really.

    I am a bit lazy on the Alt Text myself, but more importantly it was now I realized from reading your Blog Post I need to re-edit my Images and put more of the Keywords in for my Images so that I can leverage them better through being seen on Google Images.

    Thanks for the heads up warning! I will definitely Bookmark this Page for future reference in case I missed out on something. 😀


    • That is awesome Angel, glad my article helped!

      When I first started, it took me a while to learn that there are more things that influence traffic than just focusing on content alone. So as time pass by and I learned new things here and there, I decided to implement and share it with the world. Alt text is one of them and I totally understand how you feel, sometimes i hesitate to spend time on then too since I have loads of pictures that I upload on every post. Glad to know you’re implementing Angel, and thanks for bookmarking my site!

  26. You give great advices here in the text on ways to drive traffic to website. I realize that I use many of them properly, but sadly enough some of them not. You write in the item 7 to tell Bing about content. I think I have established connection with Bing when I built my site, following instructions at Wealthy Affiliate. So I guess this goes automatic. Am I right about it or should I do things manually? Thanks in advance.

    • Hey there Jovo,

      The Bing trick is something I picked up from Wealthy Affiliate as well so you should have it covered no worries. There, we’ll learn how to establish Bing Webmasters but in the end, all new posts should still be submitted to Bing because the index speed there is a bit slow. But if you regularly post several times a week, everything should come automatically for you and you don’t have to do anything because Bing should recognize your site by then to automatically crawl and index it. Hope this helps!

  27. This is a really good post and exactly what I was looking for. My website has very little traffic, possibly because it is so new. I will save this post and follow your directions. I’ve just started in keywords and you’re right. the right keyword can make all the difference. Have had some success with social media, mostly face book.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Great to know that you’re having progress, Kirk! I was stuck with 15 visitors a day for a very long time and I wished I had learned more back then so I could have implemented this earlier. Facebook is actually the toughest social media for internet marketers to crack compared to Google+, Linkedin and Twitter so it looks like you’re on the right track. All the best for your website and if you need help with anything do let me know.

  28. Hi Riaz,

    I totally enjoyed your article to help beginners drive more traffic to their sites. I found the post to be very educational and helpful plus I realised that I was not implementing everything to optimise visitors to my site.

    Your article has been a great help and I also think you are a very good teacher with the way you presented the content.

    Keep up the great work and thank you for this post.


    • Thanks Lis, glad my article gave you some bits of insight. I’m not very good at teaching and many people got bored halfway but I appreciate the compliment, thank you! I have a reputation to uphold to, will do my best to keep up! Thanks for dropping by

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