4 tips to drive blog traffic from specific countries or geo locations!

One of the questions I get from my readers recently is how to get free website traffic from specificwebsite traffic by country geographical regions or countries.

This question came up because in this post, I made it clear that some advertisers are very much interested in geographical source of our traffic before making up their minds to buy space on our blogs.

So I said to myself instead of giving individual answers to mails and comments, creating this post will be a better idea to respond to the queries once and for all.

An Indian blogger who is physically located somewhere in his country can effectively create a blog that gets more of its traffic from US or Canada or any region other than where he is.

Now, how important is this? you may ask…

People have businesses that target specific markets in specific regions. Local businesses like restaurant, supermarkets, hotels, etc may want more exposure in their geo areas of coverage.

Hotels in Galveston Island or Alvarado in Texas may not be interested in travelers to some other cities or states, for instance.

People in different geographical locations generally have different purchasing power and facilities. Africa for instance is generally known for it lack of online payment facilities and low purchasing power. This also is true for most Indian and Asian bloggers.

USA, Canada and most European countries on the other hand have more developed societies with facilities that encourage online spending.

In order to make more sales and profits, most businesses may want to get their products exposed to markets in areas with bright business representation.

Geo-targeting is a very crucial factor in online business. Let me be very blunt here;

I’m from Cameroon, in Africa. I have a lot of blogging friends and readers in Nigeria. Nigeria’s online facilities are far more developed. That explains why more Nigerians buy online than Cameroonians

But globally, these 2 countries are barely scratching the surface.  The bitter truth is, if most of your traffic is coming from Nigeria or Cameroon, you are going to be very unsuccessful attracting advertisers to your blog.

While blogging from Douala in Cameroon, I have more of my traffic coming from USA, UK, Canada, India.  How do I get more readers from these areas?

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How to get free website traffic by country

There are several ways to pull free traffic from any area you choose to target but let’s look at 4 of these;

1 – Provide content for readers in that country

This is the best way (in my opinion) to attract readers from a certain region. You have to create the kind of content that will attract them. The more local content you publish, the more local readers you get.

Think of business like car repair shops in columbus ohio. That’s a typical keyword that can bring huge local traffic from columbus ohio. Now if you are an automobile blogger, it will be very easy to create a blog that pulls traffic from a certain city. That means you can have huge business with car repair shops, car rentals, car sales, etc in that area.

You may want to create a blog dedicated to restaurants in Atlanta, for instance. That alone is a hot keyword that can pull huge targeted local traffic.

What will I be writing about?

Simple! Visit the restaurants, conduct interviews, write about their menus, environment, facilities, etc and before you know it, you’ll be having a huge and hot database of restaurants in that area. Ain’t you seeing big business in this?

2 – Be active on blogs that get traffic from that area

If you want more of your traffic to come from the US, for instance, apart from providing content that attracts US readers, be active on other blogs that have US readers. The more you drop reasonable comments on these blogs, the more you expose yourself to the readers in this area.  This of course will help you get more traffic from them.

3 – Interact with more bloggers in the targeted area

This is simply logical. If you want traffic from UK, create relationships with more UK bloggers. Feature them on your blog, run interviews, share their posts, join UK based bloggers communities, publish on UK blogs, etc

4 – Create geo-targeted Twitter accounts

You can create Twitter accounts that only get followers from specific countries. This may be a time eater but gradually and with time, it’s possible to have an account where 90% of your followers come from a specific region. That means each time your post is shared to that account, you are sure to have traffic tied to that area.

There are lots of Twitter apps out there to help you create accounts with supper geo-targeted followers. I do not have any to recommend at the moment. If you have any suggestion, please drop the name in the comment box.

These are some of the ways you can generate free traffic from specific geographical locations.

What about paid traffic?

Well, this is about the easiest way to gain traffic to your blog or e-commerce store from highly targeted locations. Most PPC (social or search), PPV, etc have the facilities to help you target countries and cities. This will enable you create campaigns that will only expose your products to dwellers of specific regions.

Now, for bloggers in niches that target a broader audience  and may not require any form of geo targeting, I think there is still need to be interested in traffic from certain areas. In Internet Marketing and make money online niche for instance, if you want to attract advertisers or Adsense ads with high CPC, you’ll need to show interest in traffic from the United States, Canada, etc. That’s just how it is!

Let me hear from you…

Do you think you need free targeted website traffic to your website or blog? What are the methods you have in place to get more traffic from desired locations?

If you are an advertiser, do you think it’s important to buy space on any popular blog without paying attention to geographical traffic sources?

Does this post help you to attract free website traffic by country?

Let me know what you think in the comment box below

124 thoughts on “4 tips to drive blog traffic from specific countries or geo locations!”

  1. Excellent article I will use these tips for my website. But can you tell me if we use bot traffic on our website? Google will not be going to penalize my website. And how it will beneficial for me in which case.

  2. Thanks for sharing your tips. I personally believe that commenting on blogs is one of the easiest ways of building backlinks. Somewhere you know you are reading what other bloggers have to say and share what you think about their ideas and tips. I am not an SEO though, the posts with tips pretty much help me understand the basics. At least there is something I can do myself without hiring someone by reading articles and following their tricks.cheers

  3. Hi sir,
    Really Great article as usual. Very informative and easy to understand. I’ll try few of your suggestions and see how it goes. I plan to get bulk of my traffic from India.

  4. Hi Enstine,
    Great article as usual. Very informative and easy to understand. I’ll try few of your suggestions and see how it goes. I plan to get bulk of my traffic from India.

    Thank you for sharing this post. Have a good day. 🙂

  5. Thanks Enstine. Since I am in Nigeria, I’ve always try to target traffic from the US and Canada and the method I currently use is to provide content for readers in that area.

    Other methods you shared are great also.

    Thanks once again.

  6. Thanks Estine. I am working on gadget niche. I want more and more readers from USA. Now, I will try to choose specific keywords including a word USA and also try to interact with USA bloggers. Hope that blogger will help me in getting remarkable traffic. Thanks for a great tip.

    • Yes Asad…
      Buy using local keywords and interacting with bloggers in that area, you will get traffic from there.
      Thanks for being here and dropping a comment bro

  7. I always learn something new from you. I’m starting to use Google Webmasters more and I know there is so much more that I can do to be receiving better traffic to my site. I don’t mind attracting traffic from all over. Thank you for the great tips.

  8. I am new in this field, so I was looking how to get traffic from USA and Canada and here I am thank you, brother, for this information may Allah bless you

  9. Hi Enstine,

    This is another amazing post. What shall I say? You’re absolutely correct my friend. In fact, recently a reader asked me about the region where I get the most traffic. And when I told her US, she was like, she thought it would be Nigeria. I had to explain in a similar way why most of my traffic comes from the US.
    The content you create plays an important part in the traffic you get. As well as blog commenting. All others tips are great.

    Thank you.

    • That’s excellent bro. Traffic from US can really enrich your business. Double up your effort for more of it 😉
      Do have a wonderful week ahead man. Hope you will publish a commenting report with MyCommentAuthors this month 😉

  10. Hi Enstine,

    Great post and awesome information about geo targeting. I totally agree with you that some niches need to be concerned with where their traffic is coming from, some not so much.

    I haven’t really paid much attention to it myself but this post does get me to thinking that I should be more concerned with it than I have been in the past.

    Thank you for sharing your tips.

    • Hey Monna,
      Good to know you found some usefulness in this post.
      I have been away for a week and just coming back. A lot of things to catch up with 😉
      Hope you are set for a wonderful week ahead

  11. Its has been long am here on your blog, though i do get your message via my email but this post get my attention.
    Thanks for so much for sharing How to get free website traffic from specific countries or cities, as Social Media Manager this will surly help me to get more Geo-traffic from specific as you highlighted in post.

    • Thanks bro for showing up and dropping a comment. I do really hope you get value applying these simple steps.

      Thanks for being a faithful subscriber 😉

  12. Amazing tips Enstine, I wanted to target visitors for my blog from USA since the content is for USA readers and have been searching for those tips and finally found this. I am following your tips now. Thanks

  13. Hi, This is what you greatly explain to get traffic from particular region. As i want to know about google search and how google shows result to for particular region. Means if i am from UK and I want to get traffic from USA then how i get USA traffic. Can proxy is best option for that? Because i see that many people are using proxy for regional target.

    • Hi Gloria,
      Proxies are not things I use often but basically, they won’t as they principally are used to mask your own location. Just follow these steps and you will begin getting good results.

  14. Hi,

    It is always good to know how to improve Alexa rank and how to make gain more traffic for free. Your tips are always helpful for blogger to gain more traffic.

    I like to tell you that TweetAdder is not functional anymore.


    • Hey bro, unfortunately that app has an issue with their API at the level of Twitter. Any alternative?

  15. Hi Enstine,
    This is really amazing!
    We the bloggers need traffic very badly, and in this post you shares some amazing tips to follow.
    I really missed it,
    I will surely check the TweetAdder.
    Thanks for telling out it in details.
    May you have a great day
    ~ Philip

  16. Hey Enstine,

    This post was published in 2014 but experienced bloggers like you know that we should keep sharing the old posts as well 😉 Why don’t you make it show the last updated date? I think that would be a better thing to do.

    Google webmasters tool is also a good resource that can help you get targeted traffic from specific countries, along with that people who use Bing, there is also an option in Bing webmaster tools.

    Getting backlinks from those countries websites can also help our website rank better in those locations.

    Cheers man

  17. Hi Enstine,

    Why is it that whenever i choose to give up on getting traffic from out my region (Nigeria), your blog comes up as a life saver.

    I decided to set up a new blog because my former blog is targeting mainly West African countries most especially clicks from Nigeria which is becoming terrible due to falling clicks rate.

    I love this phrase;

    “The bitter truth is, if most of your traffic is coming from Nigeria or Cameroon, you are going to be very unsuccessful attracting advertisers to your blog.”

    My eyes are now open and i have choose one of the best high paying keyword and am targeting USA, Canada and UK which i know fully well it won’t be easy for me but in time, i know i will get there.

    Thank You

  18. Hi Enstine,

    Many thanks for this excellent information. I have been thinking about Geo-targeting and your idea of using TweetAdder was perfect for me.

    Interesting that the many of my most loyal readers I have on my blog are from India. And many have become customers and good friends as well.

    Enstine its always a pleasure to visit your place and once again I picked up some real gems.

    Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer


    • Hi Peter,
      Thanks for this comment you made years ago. This post is evergreen. However, TweetAdder has had issues with their API so it’s no longer relevant. Do you have an option to recommend?

      • Hi Enstine. Lovely to hear from you but I’m not sure exactly what you’d like me to recommend as an option – please tell me a little more as it’d be delighted to help you in any way I can. Cheers and many blessings from Thailand to you and your lovely family.

        • Hey Peter,
          Thanks for making it today.
          As matter of fact, I mentioned TweetAdder in this post when it just went live. But as we may know, their Twitter API has been suspended so I was asking if you know of any alternatives given you also mentioned the app in your first comment.

          Looks like twitter is cracking down on such apps

  19. Hey Brother,
    Me again 🙂 😛 Thank’s For The Fantastic Informative Post: I’ve been looking for ways to increase my( US) based traffic in order to meet requirements for certain ad agencies. This article is super helpful. Thank you again!

  20. Hi.. Enstine Muki. Its a good article that you write. but i have one query for that. Can Proxy affected to country wise traffic? As i am from India and working for US based company and they want more traffic from US What i can do for it? Can you please help me out?

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