Today I’m gonna be sharing with you how to get predictable viral traffic, and free traffic for your website.
Today’s blog post is initially from Paul James, check him out he’s great
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To kick this off, I just want to get you excited. I want to show you some interesting statistics that I think you’ll be really impressed with.
You can see below it’s from last year 2017, what you’re looking at basically is over 600,000 visitors.
What you’re looking at on the screen here is a screenshot from Google Analytics.
It’s a lot of visitors. I want to show you another screenshot here again this is from Google Analytics.
If you see here in the second screenshot, this is from June 8th.
If you look at the sessions again this is the amount of visitors, that’s 20,784 visitors on a single date.
That’s a lot of traffic right ?
Imagine all the things that can you do with all of that traffic.
How about you can make money from it, you can monetize it a few different ways:
- Monetize it with drop shipping
- Monetize it with affiliate marketing.
- Or if you want to go more passively, you can monetize it with Google Adsense.
Which is what you’re seeing here this is a screenshot of Google Adsense.
Google Adsense is great because it basically works like an ad, like you might have your website up and you might have lines of content here like this.
And all of a sudden in between the lines of content that will be a block and which acts like an ad there.
So when someone comes and they click on this ad, you basically get paid every time.
It’s kind of like on YouTube like you see Adsense on YouTube videos and they send you your monthly earnings.
An Ad pops up and if you click it or watch it then the person who is hosting that content gets tips so it’s the same concept.
Again, this is just one way to monetize the traffic you get.
There are so many other ways to monetize it.
You can monetize your traffic however you want but Google Adsense it is just more a passive way to do it.
What’s the secret to being able to do this ? And being able to do it without having to basically pay a ton of money for traffic ?
Well the secret is doing viral traffic.
If you can actually make one of your pieces of content go viral, you’re going to get loads of this traffic coming in.
A steady stream of traffic coming in can guarantee that you would be able to monetize it over and over again.
Especially if you’re using things like Adsense that’s gonna be pretty much making passive income.
Do you want to know the formula for actually going viral ?
Believe it or not you could go and you could try to guess at it because we’ve seen lots of examples of people going viral that I’m sure you’ve seen it before.
But there is an actual formula to going viral and that’s kind of what I want to share with you here today.
So let’s talk about what makes something go viral.
What makes something go viral ?
Step 1: If you can trigger a certain emotion.
What does that mean ?
On the screen here I went to Google Images and I typed in emotions and psychology.
And what I found was this chart here which lists all of the different emotions that people have.
These are the different emotions they have now.
If the piece of content that you create, the thing that you’re trying to drive traffic to, if it can trigger one of these emotions you got a winner.
The better job it does of doing that the better shot you’re going to have of that thing going viral.
If you can go through and master triggering these emotions that’s the key to making things go viral.
Step 2: The next thing aside from triggering an emotion is having good content that people want to consume.
If you attract enough traffic to your website, people come and they don’t like what they see they leave, that’s not going to be good.
When they don’t like your content they aren’t going to tell their friends about it and you’re not going to have more traffic coming.
Therefore you have to make sure that you’re creating content that people actually want to consume.
Contents that they want to share which brings us to our last point.
Step 3: Make sure it’s shareable
Don’t go creating something that no one is going to want to talk about or want to share.
It has to really capture and trigger that emotion, it has to really be good content and that is going to make them want to share it.
Don’t pick an embarrassing topic or something like that.
That shareable content is something that people are going to want to post on their Facebook and tell all their friends and family to say:
“hey check this out, you gotta see this… This is awesome.”
And if it’s embarrassing, they’re not going to want to do that.
So now you know the formula of going viral.
I want to share a way that you can actually reverse engineer what’s already being shared so that you can take the guesswork out.
How can you remove any guessworks completely ?
There’s a website out there called buzzsumo and I recommend checking it out.
Buzzsumo has a free version that you can start off with for free.
They have a paid version as well so you’ll be good just starting off for free.
What you want to do is you want to come in here and enter in the topic that you’re trying to monetize or that you’re trying to get traffic to.
Let’s say that you’re trying to get traffic to your site that is about cats.
You can go in the search bar and type in cats and hit go.
What it allows you to do it is to sort by facebook engagement to see what posts have gone the most viral, what has gotten the most engagement, the most shares, what people are talking about.
So let’s look at this one right here:
“10 amazing facts that you probably didn’t know”
If we click on the link we can actually come to the exact article and now we know that something like this is going to do well for this niche.
If you’re in the cat niche and that’s what you’re trying to drive traffic for, you can basically reverse engineer a piece of content that has gone viral.
That people are triggering a certain emotion about and that they’re sharing.
You can basically replicate this.
Now replicating it doesn’t mean to draw inspiration from it and make the same type of post as this one.
But to put your own spin on it so it looks like you are basically sharing something different.
Basically like memes below, like pictures with different funny things about cats.
They’re basically sharing ten different ones so I could basically go and find some funny cat pictures and put my own little funny sayings over it, captions basically.
They just found the picture and put a caption over it:
“Whenever a cat slowly closes its eyes and opens them again or winks at you that means they trust you and recognize you as a friend.”
I could easily go out there.
I could find funny cat pictures and put my own funny captions over them and basically do ten of them.
I could create my own viral post so knowing what’s already working makes it pretty easy to reverse engineer of what’s already being shared.
There’s one last step which is basically start getting the initial boost of traffic to start, what I call the viral snowball right.
If you have this piece of content up there you need to get that initial surge of traffic coming and going, so I don’t have time to go over the entire thing here because I want to keep it short.
But what I’m going to do is I’m going to put together a free workshop you’ll see the link in the description below.
In this worshop we’re going to talk about how to get this initial boost of traffic started so that you can produce this viral snowball of traffic and get it going so.
It’s not gonna cost anything to attend you’re gonna want to go ahead and check that out.
If you guys loved this article we have a free workshop that will hold and I want you to sign up for it in the description below.
You should click that and check it out, and during this workshop we’re gonna show you how to get 100,000 visitors every single month for free without paying for any traffic, without doing SEO.
This is insane and so I want you to sign up, remember the spots are limited.
We can only have so many people on at once.
I’m really excited for this one so check that out.
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