There are different channels of traffic to your website. Generally, these are Organic search, Referral, Direct, Social, and email. Depending on your campaign and strategies, these generate different results on your website;
Social traffic generates more social shares, Organic search traffic converts more, etc. So while we need traffic from all of these channels, we may want to prefer some channels more. A huge targeted email list may be a good source of high traffic that converts. Why because those are your subscribers that know and trust you already.
Referral traffic (Traffic from links on other websites) can also be very targeted because visitors are attracted by the title and possibly description of your article before clicking to read more. We want to focus on this in this post and see how you can get more of this with a simple “Copy and Paste” exercise.
How to increase referral traffic!
I mentioned above that referral traffic is traffic you get from links on other sites. These may be text or banners. There are generally 3 factors that affect the amount of referral traffic you can have at any time;
- The attractiveness of the link – It’s very important to make sure your links on other sites are as catchy and captivating as possible. The more sense/urgency/relevance you create in the title or description of your link or banner, the more your click-through.
- Another factor that directly influences the number of clicks you get from referral sources is the number of inbound links. That simply generally means the more the links, the more the clicks.
- A third factor which is most important to me is the relevancy. If your links are found on websites out of your niche, there is bound to be few clicks, high bounce rate and low time on site.
Commonly used referral traffic strategies!
Here are some traditional ways to increase referral traffic;
- Blog commenting
- Guest posting
- Banner ads
- Text link ads
- Mentions or natural links
- Social bookmarking
You agree with me that these are all methods that require a lot of work (sweating) or direct financing. To have more referral traffic from blog commenting, you have to work hard on identifying viable and targeted blogs, reading and understanding the posts and leaving acceptable comments.
Guest posting is not any easy side of the coin. You have to value any article you submit to other blogs as much as you value those you post on yours. As we all know, it takes quite much to be able to come up with hot articles.
Social bookmarking and community sites like BlogEngage, Bizsugar, Kinnged, klinkked are great at generating referral traffic but you have to pay the price;
- Commenting on other entries,
- Voting/linking other entries,
- Following other members,
Without these activities on such community sites, your entries will always remain buried and will never be seen. Being active on these sites is a win-win exercise. As you do for others, so shall they do for you. The more votes/likes and comments you get, the more clicks and referral traffic you attract.
Banner ads are common but cost money. The main issue here is as soon as the period you paid for expires, your banner is taken down and that makes an instant stop of referral traffic from the campaign.
Paid Text Links are great and may have some SEO benefits. But as we all know, Google is cracking them down except you want to go with the nofollow tag. Again, this cost money.
It’s not easy to be mentioned and linked to from other blogs. You have to deserve such a link from a worthy blog. No one is just going to link to your blog or website without a story to tell.
So you see it’s quite a job to attract referral traffic using traditional methods. So how do we get this traffic without sweating?
Copy and Paste to increase Referral traffic
The answer to the question above is a strategically created platform called BroadedNet. Click here for how it works
On BroadedNet there is;
- No commenting required
- No voting required
- No sharing required
- No following required
All you have to do is Copy and Paste your blog posts Titles and URLs
The broadedNet idea is a simple one that takes your article to as many blogs as possible, generating a huge amount of referral traffic. It’s not a Private Blog Network. It’s simply an advertising platform (like Adsense) based on a credit system.
How does BroadedNet really generate referral traffic?
It’s simple! If you’ve read how it works, you’ll understand how the referral traffic comes in. Let me explain again…
As a member of the platform, you create your campaign by simply pasting your blog post url and title. Each campaign goes in a category. Once your campaign is approved by a moderator, it will instantly go live on other blogs that promote articles in your chosen category.
That means the more the number of blogs promoting articles in a specific category, the more your chances to get exposure from those blogs.
For any blog in the system to be able to promote articles, it has to be installed the free broadedNet widget which is what connects to the broadedNet platform and pulls articles in the specified category. Once the plugin installed, you simple go to your Widget area, pull the widget and drop where you want the articles to show.
The way the widget appears on other blogs largely depends on the blogs inbuilt design. Here is how it looks like on this blog’s sidebar;
You can chose to drop it on your sidebar, bottom or just below post content. There is no limit as to the number of widget you can drop on your blog at any specific moment.
The more exposed your widget is on your blog, the more clicks (referral traffic) you generate for other members and the more credits you earn in your account. These credits will enable you to post your own articles in the network for more referral traffic too.
Does broadedNet really work?
Here is a snapshot of part of my stats
Hits (in the image above) are clicks gotten from other blogs in the network. This is pure referral traffic. Network shows the number of blogs in the system that have generated these clicks. So you can see the traffic is coming from real blogs.
BroadedNet is 100% Google and Adsense Friendly
I have had some members who thought by using this platform, they run the risk of getting their sites penalized by Google or their Adsense accounts frozen.
There is absolutely no need to panic because there actually is no reason to.
First, BroadedNet is not a backlinking platform. It does not connect any sites together. All links on the widget are nofollow pointing back to the platform where clicks are recorded before being redirected to destination.
Secondly, the platform gives no room for click fraud or fake page views. It’s frankly necessary you understand here that no clicking or page viewing is done on the platform. You don’t view pages or clicks links on BroadedNet to earn any reward. No visitor or member is manipulated to click or view a page to earn. That makes it 100% adsense compliant.
Visitors can only click BroadedNet entries on other sites (not on the platform) based on relevance and the need for more information. What they see is the article title that causes them to move their mouse toward it and click. The only reason they do is to go get details – not for any reward.
Your blog running a BroadedNet widget is PERFECTLY save!
How to get the best out of BroadedNet
Like every advertising platform (and in order to get referral traffic), the more important thing here is the title of your campaign. The more attractive your titles, the more likely you will get clicks. So on BroadedNet, I recommend constantly tweaking your campaign titles to you settle on what works best.
Secondly, if you place your campaigns in the wrong category, you get lesser results. If your article is on the latest mobile phone in the market, don’t place it in the social media category. That will be a pure missed target.
The last thing to get more exposure, clicks and referral on BroadedNet is the amount of credits you offer per click. The more the credits, the more the exposure.
So you now know how to start pulling relevant referral traffic to your blog posts without sweating. Just go over to BroadedNet and create a free account. You’ll have some free credits so you can start publishing your campaigns.
Free 500 Credits On BroadeNet
Here, you can have 500 credits to start with. Just share this post on social media and you’ll unlock the coupon code to give you up to 500 instant credits.
When you pick the code, login to broaded.net and click ‘Got Coupon Code?’ Enter the code in the field provided and click to receive the credits.
Let me know what you think about BroadedNet. Are there some other simple ways to get referral traffic?