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Mia Angela | miawrites.co
Digital Marketing, Content Writing, Content Marketing, Social Media, Internet Marketing, Copywriting, Small Biz
The Fastest Ways to Bring Traffic to a New WebsiteIt's easy to do SEO when you got a old site that already has a ton of back links. It's easy to spend money on paid advertising when you're already rich and you're an established company. But what happens when you're a new website? How can you get that traffic? Today I'm going to break down the fastest ways to bring traffic to a brand new site. RESOURCES & LINKS: ____________________________________________ The Ultimate SEO Checklist For New Websites [video]: https://youtu.be/hci-LWf1v7E How to Generate 10K visitors from a Brand New Blog In Under 6 Months [video]: https://youtu.be/NGynMaatjKs ____________________________________________ The first method I have for you is to partner with other content creators. Have you thought about co-hosting blog content? So all the things where I'll go and I'll create content with other people and we'll do it on a similar topic. So for example, we may do a joint webinar, joint podcast. We may even do roundup posts. We may even do interviews with other people. By partnering with other content creators, you'll find that they'll Promote the content and you'll promote the content as well. But you may be like, Neil, I don't have any traffic to my site. That's okay. That's why I also gave you options to interview people and do roundup posts, because people are always flattered to be interviewed. People are always flattered to be included in a roundup post. And you know what, when you include X person in these posts, what are they going to do when it gets published? They're going to share it. When they share it on their favorite social site, what happens, you get more traffic. And yeah, you may find that all of the experts may not share the content, but if you email asking them to, a large portion will. I'm talking about 30%, 40% plus. I found that when people interview me and they ask me to share the content, almost always I share it. Giveaways, contests, or promotions. Look, reach out to other websites in your niche, offer them something that's valuable to their audience, and They'll spread the word. When they do, you'll get extra traffic. Giveaways have been so effective. You guys are all familiar With the guy named Tai Lopez. Here in my garage is this Lamborghini, right? He's famous or known for that video as well as a lot of other things. What does Tai do that's Extremely effective and smart? He does a ton of giveaways. He's given away money, he's given away cars, he's given away shoes, he gives away whatever he wants to give away that he can think of. And it's super effective, because when you do giveaways, people love it, they spread the word, you get a ton of traffic, you get a ton of followers, a ton of engagement, and you can keep leveraging that audience to keep coming back. Method number three, push notifications. It's the simplest way to keep getting more and more traffic. Just think of it this way. Look, someone comes to your site, are they going to come back? Chances are no. If you're not sure about this, check out Google Analytics. There's a cohort report in there, it shows you how often people come back. You're lucky if three months down the road even 1% of your audience comes back. By doing those push notifications with one click, someone's subscribed to your site, they don't have to put in an email or anything, they don't have to give you any of their personal information, and then any time you release more content, any new features, promotions, you can message them all out and quickly get them back to your site. And you can use Subscribers to do this, subscribers.com. The fourth thing you want to do, paid ads. And you may not have a big budget, that's okay. Did you know in many cases Google AdWords will give you $50 or $100 in free adspend? Don't believe me, google for it. You'll find a ton of offers and coupons like that. You can use it to get started, it'll give you a quick boost in traffic. Yes, those visitors may not convert into customers because you may not have enough time to run the optimal campaigns, but it's a great start. Just try that out, you'll get a quick boost of traffic. And you know what? If you get some sales, you can keep doing more and more of it over time. ► If you need help growing your business check out my ad agency Neil Patel Digital @ https://neilpateldigital.com/ ►Subscribe: https://goo.gl/ScRTwc to learn more secret SEO tips. ►Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neilkpatel/ #Traffic #NeilPatel #DigitalMarketing
How I Formed a Healthier Relationship with Social Media as a Content CreatorFor us, content creators, social media is a blessing and a curse. It helps us reach millions of people, put out name out there, form connections with readers, brands, and fellow creators. It provides us with a creative outlet and a means to grow a business. On the other hand, the drawbacks are no joke. Seeing other people’s content, growth, and how talented they are at what they do can be disheartening if you’re not seeing such growth in yourself. Comparison is no stranger to anyone, no matter if you’re a content creator or not. as focused on your craft as you might be, the dread of numbers and analytics set in sooner or later. The first time that happens is usually the worst because you have no previous experience to draw from to help you get back on track. I’ve never been into social media until I started using it as a content creator. Obviously, I wanted my pages to grow, but when I first started, I had my content in mind and I never gave the numbers any thought. I was having fun being creative and that was it. I hit my first roadblock on Instagram. My page was all makeup looks. I viewed it as a hobby, but typical me started feeling a pressure to show better skills with every post, to grow in followers and engagement. Instead of fun, my content turned into a source of stress and pressure to perform. That was back in March. I felt like I was an imposter trying to show a creative talented side as if my pictures were worth showing off when they were absolutely insignificant. I felt that way the entire month and it influenced a lot of more than my makeup page. It impacted my mental health, making me feel worthless and like I was fooling myself into thinking I could accomplish something. I couldn’t sleep, my days were dull and unproductive. I stopped writing for my blog, stopped drawing, stopped pulling out my makeup. I’d just scroll through IG and watch youtube and feel miserable. What I’m saying is that for some of us, comparing ourselves to others and focusing too hard on numbers makes us grow distant from our craft. That results in a creative burnout caused by a lowered self-esteem and pressure to perform that we force on ourselves. Those negative feelings bleed into other areas of life and sets us back. It can negatively impact our mental health. The longer the issue remains, the worse it gets. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but it happens to many, if not most people. It also happens to me and I hate that, but such is life, I suppose. Needless to say, I wanted that roadblock to pass because it was causing me to slip into a mild depression and I was getting physically ill, even. Now that you know the context and what brought me to write this post, let’s get into what helped me deal with the issue and get back on track. I Recognized it Could be a Part of My Personality You know how some people consistently post on IG stories about lower engagement, and how they feel so down because their reach is lowered, and that they even feel like not posting anymore? And then there are others that keep posting without a hiccup and are obviously having fun with creating and say how it’s about the posts, not the reactions? It’s just how they are. Different kinds of people experience the same thing differently. If you thrive on delivering and realizing people’s expectations of you, then you will want to be seen and noticed, and validated through engagement. There is nothing wrong with that, but it can make you feel like you’re not good enough, when in fact, you’re pretty damn awesome! If you create content and get lost in it and you even forget to check how the post performed, then a drop in reach and therefore engagement will not be an issue for you. You won’t sweat it because it’s not how you roll. It’s very important to recognize all that and understand it! That doesn’t mean you should just settle, though. If the way you experience the numbers aspect of social media is an issue for you, then you need to work on why it’s making you feel bad. Dig deep, the answer is rarely floating on the surface. You need to be vigilant of what causes the smallest of inklings for you to feel bad as well as what makes you feel great! Work with your findings not for the sake of ultimately growing your account, but for the sake of growing yourself and taking care of your wellbeing. That is the most important part of creating a healthier relationship with social media! I Realized My Habits We all have behavioral patterns meaning how we act in a given situation and in relation to a given subject. If our state of mind, environment, and trigger align- we act in a certain way, a habit. Once I realized what my habits were on a given social media, I could anticipate them and stop myself. Let’s take Instagram as an example, as it is my most used social media. Every time I posted, I’d go to my notifications and start refreshing them dozens of times. I was waiting to see how fast and how many people would notice my post if I’d get any new followers. It gave me satisfaction to receive all the notifications, but when there weren’t more than a few I’d feel a need for more. I’d feel frustrated, dull, annoyed, stuck. All because I didn’t get a flood of validation? Because I didn’t see obvious growth with every post? Probably. But I also wanted to be noticed for the social aspect of it, because I felt less lonely if I got comments. If not, I felt ignored and that made me put myself down a lot. Remember I said to go deeper looking for your why? That it’s almost never floating on the surface, easy to spot? Here’s that tip in action. Realizing my feelings and how they affected my self-esteem and productivity, I hose to change my habit. No more refreshing the notifications. Instead, I’d post and close the app. I eat dinner, watch a series, write… I move on with my life instead of allowing myself to be stuck waiting for superficial validation. The notifications will be there waiting for me when I get back to the app, I don’t have to see every single one trickle in, and it’s definitely doing some harm and no good at all. Whatever your habits are, realize them, be mindful, and take control over the instinct. I Scheduled in Time Dedicated to the Numbers As a content creator, I obviously want to grow my online presence, so paying attention to my analytics is very important. What matters here is how I do it- to learn the logistics about my audience or for immediate satisfaction that ultimately doesn’t lead to anything useful. I dive into the nitty-gritty for an hour or two at the end of every month and do some light maintenance once a week. Not only is that necessary work for growing my accounts and better understanding my audience, but it also gets the whole numbers thing out of my system. Once I set a time for a deep dive into my analytics, I started viewing the numbers less personally and more objectively, which leads me to my next point. Numbers do not Reflect my Value as a Content Creator or as a Person Obviously, we all want many followers and high engagement rate- it’s great for business. On the other hand, we’re also people with emotions and insecurities that can often gnaw on our self-esteem and confidence. I experience that very strongly for more reasons than I can list right now. I see daily how fellow creators and people I often talk to express how down they feel because their numbers have dropped. It’s ok to feel bad because of that but once you start consistently placing your worth and your will to continue creating in those numbers, that’s when things go sideways. Place your worth in your content, ground yourself in your own creativity, in the process of creating, and the fulfillment it brings you. Numbers fluctuate all the time, you cannot ground yourself in account performance. Your creativity and love for what you do are your own and you carry them in you. Let those fuel you and move you forward. I Narrowed Down my Scope of View Whenever the social media experience is taking me away from my peace and working on my content, there’re a few things I like doing that help me recover and get back on the track I want to be on. I Get Back to my Roots This is directly linked to my previous point and grounding myself in creating alone. Back when I first started, the only thing that mattered was the rush I got from creating. There were so many possibilities and I was excited and itching for the next time I get to try out yet another idea. As I became more comfortable with my medium and tried almost every new idea I had, the novelty rubbed off and other things started getting my attention- my flaws. I started thinking more about how I’m not able to create exactly what I’m imagining, or that I’m not seeing a dramatic groundbreaking advancement in my skills. The process of creation wasn’t the only thing in my mind anymore. It’s normal, but when it’s set aside too much, it becomes harmful. So, I go back to my old photos, I remember what I felt like back then. My medium was so foreign and now I feel more comfortable. I notice the flaws and think about how those flaws aren’t present anymore. I realize that progress is obviously there. It’s visible to me and everyone else. Sometimes it feels like that’s not enough but it is. That is my stepping stone to becoming even better. I Acknowledge my Achievements I will acknowldge them right now! I was afraid to start my makeup IG page but I pushed through and I did it, and it’s still going! I met several kind and inspiring people that I can talk to about anything. Friendships can be difficult to establish but the effort pays off sometimes. Along the way, I gained an audience of people that consistently like, comment, or share my posts. They aren’t many but they weren’t here before. That makes me feel supported and welcome. I discovered so many things about myself, small and big. I gained an experience that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I love that! I Realize that Interests Change and That is Ok People have different interests that can change quite often. I cannot accommodate every single person that comes across my account, nor do I want to. To illustrate with an example, if you post photos of new makeup releases but a follower is going on a makeup no-buy, they would probably unfollow everyone that posts about new makeup releases. There are so many reasons people unfollow. I unfollow people often for many reasons. If they post triggering content consistently; if what they post no longer makes me stop and stare in awe; if they have done something horribly wrong to another person. As a creator, I want to be inspired! Unfollowing is more than ok, whether you’re unfollowing someone else or you’re the one being unfollowed. There are millions of people that could follow you along the way. There’s no need and no usefulness in getting hung up on it. Sometimes I Use Autoposting As nice as it can be, social media can do harm. I always have my options for autoposting. I use Hootsuite to schedule posts on all social...