This is continuing on with yesterday’s discussion of how to get traffic to your site.
The ways to get HUGE throughput into your site, is to get noticed by the “regular” media. If you are mentioned in Print, On TV or on Radio, your site will get INUNDATED with traffic, no matter what the topic is (now I don’t mean if it gets mentioned on a cable access late night, “I love Goth” show, I mean the real mainstream media). Countless sites have had that vault them into the elite level of sites in the Internet.
How do you do this? I have no bloody idea, if I did, my sites would be getting overrun as well, now wouldn’t it (haven’t you read the title of this blog yet)? Sometimes it is simply by accident, because you posted something interesting, that everyone wants to know about, but if you can pull of this kind of Internet marketing coup, you are “lights out” ahead of the game.
So you don’t figure your home knitting site is going to get noticed this way? Don’t feel bad, that’s pretty much the way most of us lowly bloggers live, but take heart you can start building traffic in other ways, we’ll talk more about this tomorrow.
You want an example of a site overrun because of one article, have a look at this posting on John Chow’s site, it’s about a Urinal! This article got noticed and holy cow his site is now jumping with readers.