5 Little Known Ways to Grow Your Blog

by Kim

Posted on March 19, 2010

I just finished off a large Starbucks Doubleshot and have now settled
into my favorite chair to share with you some of my favorite (largely
untapped) traffic strategies.

These aren't your traditional, run-of-the-mill traffic tactics that you
hear all over the web... article marketing, guest blogging, forum
marketing, Twitter, etc...

All of those are fine and good, but in this article, I'd like to go
outside the box a bit and show you 5 little-known traffic strategies
that I've been using to grow my blog.

So, without further ado, let's dive in...

1. Convert Your Content into Ebooks - This one little strategy is
bringing me thousands of extra visitors with very little extra work on
my part.

You simply convert one of your articles (or a collection of related
articles) into a PDF. You can do this for free at http://www.youconvertit.com
or http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/

You then submit your newly created ebook to http://www.free-ebooks.net/
, http://www.getfreeebooks.com, and http://www.myebook.com.

There are hundreds of ebook directories online, but these are the most
popular one's that will send you 99% of your traffic.

If you're a blogger, you could easily be driving thousands of extra
visitors to your website simply by converting your existing content into

Important Note: You MUST make sure that you have links pointing
back to your blog within the report. I also highly recommend that you
include a promo at the end of your report that sends people to your
squeeze page where you can grow your list of subscribers.

If you have paid ebooks, you can submit them to http://e-library.net/add.html

You can also submit your ebook to a few document sharing sites like
Scribd.com, DocStoc.com, eSnips.com, Calameo.com, Issuu.com, and

There are so many ways that you can re-purpose your content for extra
exposure. You could easily be getting 10x more traffic from every
article you write simply by reformatting it into ebooks, videos,
podcasts, forum posts, etc...

2. Build Your Tribe - Social media seems to be all the rage
nowadays. However, there are very few people really teaching how to take
full advantage of this worldwide phenomenon.

But as a blogger you have a very unique opportunity to create
exponential growth using the power of social media. But to do that, you
must first build your tribe.

With a blog you're able to create a small cult-like community of raving
fans. However, very few people are building and fostering their tribe

Because to build a real community, you've got to be in the trenches...
replying to every comment, engaging in every Twitter conversation that
touches your sphere of influence, reading and replying to ALL of your
emails, offering special chat times, and most importantly - adding value
at every point of contact.

Once you have a tribal community, you will have created an invaluable
asset - an ARMY of people who will comment on your posts, Tweet your
content, engage in conversation, and become your very best social

Everyone on the Web has now become a content creator or buzz facilitator
using tools like email, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, Facebook,
StumbleUpon, Wikis, and instant messaging.

It is now easier than ever to create rapid growth in your company using
the buzz factor of your existing audience.

Create remarkable content and then allow your readers to promote your
content for you. Your readers are now the center of any successful

3. Content Integration - I'm sure you've heard about the power of
article marketing and guest blogging, but you can take this a step
further with the use of content integration marketing.

Content integration is basically where you integrate your content into
other people's traffic funnels. So this could be blogs, membership
sites, products, emails, etc...

But the one's I'd like us to look at further are products and membership

Most of you are probably very familiar with creating content for other
people's website, but we rarely think about creating exclusive content
for other people's products or membership sites.

These are HUGE, largely untapped traffic sources.

Membership site owners are constantly looking for great content that
they can put inside their member's area. In fact, that's one of the
hardest parts of owning a membership site (continuously updating it with
new content).

But it represents a huge opportunity for you to come in and provide
exclusive, high-quality content in return for massive exposure to a
large group of buyers.

I've done this myself with other Internet Marketing membership sites and
it has sent me thousands of extremely high-quality visitors and
hundreds of subscribers.

You can also integrate your content with other people's products. Simply
find a popular product in your market and then create some extremely
high-quality complementary content that they could offer as a bonus.

This is a win-win for both of you because they get to delight their
customers with even more premium content and you get exposure to a large
base of buyers.

By pairing your products and content with other products within your
market you are going to create an instant, perpetual flow of traffic to
your website.

4. Ad Swaps - One of the biggest mistakes bloggers make is not
building a list of subscribers. Bloggers could dramatically increase
their income if they focused on building their list of subscribers
rather than their RSS readers.

So, why is a list of subscribers so powerful? Well, essentially it
allows you to create traffic on demand. With a list, you can send
thousands of visitors to the page of your choice with the push of a

So you instantly have a built-in community of readers that will read all
of your future posts, comment, tweet, and drive sales 10x higher than
you would be able to produce with your blog alone.

With a mailing list, you have now built extreme leverage into your
business. It doesn't matter how Google changes their algorithm, because
you'll always have a fan base that you can tap into at will.

Plus, once you've built an initial "seed" list of 500-1,000 subscribers,
you can then start building your list exponentially using the power of
ad swaps to add hundreds of new subscribers in a single day.

Essentially, an ad swap occurs when two list owners each agree to mail
their list about the OTHER person�s free offer. This is usually a free
offer placed on a squeeze page in exchange for someone�s name and email

As a result, they both add hundreds of subscribers to their lists in a
single day.

Some of the best places to look for ad swap partners include:

Adswap Finder
JV Notify Pro Joint Venture Community
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The IM Joint
Venture Social Network

Bonus Strategy: Now, before I end this article (and the caffeine
high wears off), I'd like to share my all-time secret traffic strategy.

You can generate all the traffic you could ever want by using this one
little secret�

Are you ready?

Come a little close so I can whisper it in your ear...

*** At the end of the day, it's really all about VALUE.

If you deliver truly remarkable content on an ongoing basis, then no one
can hold you back. You�ll be surprised how quickly you start to build
up a group of raving fans when you put out truly great content.

And when I say truly great content, I'm not talking about good content
or even great content. I'm talking about producing remarkable content on
an ongoing basis.

I need to crave your content more than I do my daily Starbucks.

It�s got to be that good.

Turn your marketing into an experience that your readers look forward to
each and every day.

If you'd like to discover ALL 24 of my hidden traffic sources, Click here to claim your FREE Underground Traffic Report.

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