Congratulations! You have a new website or blog. Now how do you get your first website visitors to it?
You totally understand this is a long-term effort, and you don’t expect 30,000 visitors to show up on your new site within 2 weeks (not that that wouldn’t be nice). However – you don’t want to be building something for the void either – and you want some sort of positive feedback to keep you writing and building.
There’s been a ton of information spilled on this topic – and frankly there are entire websites/experts/industries dedicated to helping you do just that (and newsletters).
But from what I’ve found for myself and for friends is that 90% of it is really quite worthless. It’s either –
- Too advanced (ie, just create a solid keyword map and go 100% SEO!)
- Too vague (ie, just find your audience and get in on the conversation)
- Too expensive (ie, just buy this course for $197!…)
- Too much cart before the horse (ie, just build your Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and email list first!)
Not that any of those aren’t true eventually, but they are quite daunting and require learning extra skills or spending valuable time when your #1 focus should be simply reading, writing, and promoting.
Even though social media is hot, and SEO sounds sexy and complicated – here’s 3 old school ways to get your first website visitors that don’t get nearly enough attention, but still work wonders to get your snowball rolling. [Read more…] about 3 Old School Ways to Get Your First Website Visitors