The Fastest Ways to Bring Traffic to a New Website

By | August 10, 2019


– It’s easy to do SEO
when you got a old site that already has a ton of back links. It’s easy to spend money
on paid advertising when you’re already rich and
you’re an established company. But what happens when
you’re a new website? How can you get that traffic? Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m going to break down the fastest ways to bring traffic to a brand new site. (light music) Before we get started,
make sure you subscribe, and if you’re on YouTube,
click that alert notification. That way when I create live videos, whether it’s on Facebook,
YouTube, LinkedIn, you’ll all get notified. How many of you have a new website? I’m curious, because if
you have a new website, I want to see if you
implement these tactics. And don’t just tell me if
you have a new website. List out the URL. I’m going to see if you
implement these tactics so we can see your traffic change once you implement them one by one, because I bet you it will work. And if you use these tactics
and you don’t see a gain, you can hit me up personally and I will personally
help you out for free. That’s how confident I am
that these tactics will work. The first method I have for you is to partner with other content creators. Have you thought about
co-hosting blog content? So all the things where I’ll go and I’ll create content with other people and we’ll do it on a similar topic. So for example, we may do a
joint webinar, joint podcast. We may even do roundup posts. We may even do interviews
with other people. By partnering with other content creators, you’ll find that they’ll
promote the content and you’ll promote the content as well. But you may be like, Neil, I don’t have any traffic to my site. That’s okay. That’s why I also gave you options to interview people and do roundup posts, because people are always
flattered to be interviewed. People are always flattered to be included in a roundup post. And you know what, when you
include X person in these posts, what are they going to do
when it gets published? They’re going to share it. When they share it on
their favorite social site, what happens, you get more traffic. And yeah, you may find
that all of the experts may not share the
content, but if you email asking them to, a large portion will. I’m talking about 30%, 40% plus. I found that when people interview me and they ask me to share the content, almost always I share it. Giveaways, contests, or promotions. Look, reach out to other
websites in your niche, offer them something that’s valuable to their audience, and
they’ll spread the word. When they do, you’ll get extra traffic. Giveaways have been so effective. You guys are all familiar
with the guy named Tai Lopez. Here in my garage is
this Lamborghini, right? He’s famous or known for that video as well as a lot of other things. What does Tai do that’s
extremely effective and smart? He does a ton of giveaways. He’s given away money,
he’s given away cars, he’s given away shoes, he gives away whatever he wants to give
away that he can think of. And it’s super effective,
because when you do giveaways, people love it, they spread the word, you get a ton of traffic,
you get a ton of followers, a ton of engagement, and you can keep leveraging that audience
to keep coming back. When you get those people
during those giveaways, make sure you collect their email address, because by collecting their email address and then you release blog posts
or new features or content, you can always email them to
get them back to your site. Method number three, push notifications. It’s the simplest way to keep
getting more and more traffic. Just think of it this way. Look, someone comes to your site,
are they going to come back? Chances are no. If you’re not sure about this,
check out Google Analytics. There’s a cohort report in there, it shows you how often people come back. You’re lucky if three months down the road even 1% of your audience comes back. By doing those push notifications with one click, someone’s
subscribed to your site, they don’t have to put
in an email or anything, they don’t have to give you any of their personal information, and then any time you
release more content, any new features, promotions,
you can message them all out and quickly get them back to your site. And you can use Subscribers
to do this, subscribers.com. The fourth thing you want to do, paid ads. And you may not have a
big budget, that’s okay. Did you know in many cases Google AdWords will give you $50 or $100 in free adspend? Don’t believe me, google for it. You’ll find a ton of offers
and coupons like that. You can use it to get started, it’ll give you a quick boost in traffic. Yes, those visitors may
not convert into customers because you may not have enough time to run the optimal campaigns,
but it’s a great start. Just try that out, you’ll
get a quick boost of traffic. And you know what? If you get some sales, you can keep doing more and more of it over time. The fifth strategy I have
for you is guest posting. Hit up some of the most popular guest contributors on other blogs. For example, if my friend
Jason always blogs on Forbes, I’ll hit him up, assuming
he’s not a friend, but let’s say this random guy named Jason, I would hit him up being like, “Jason, “I’m a huge fan of your work,
love what you’re doing.” And then I would give him feedback and build that connection with him. By continually giving Jason feedback or other guest contributors feedback, teaching them how they can improve and even giving them topic suggestions, you’ll build up that rapport with them, and then eventually, after
a few weeks to a month, asking them to introduce you
to the editor of that site and say, “Hey, I want to
follow in your footsteps “and also write on Forbes
or Huffington Post” or whatever it may be, you’ll get a intro from a editor who already writes, which means technically you’ll get a intro from a author who writes to a editor and what you’ll find is that editor is more likely to respond and accept you because someone who already
writes for them recommended you. Then when you write for them,
if you link out to your site, make sure you no follow the link. You don’t want to use that
as a link building tactic. But when you link out to your
site and you no follow it, you’re not manipulating search engines, and at the same time, you’ll
get referral traffic from it. And the last method I have for you, comment on other blogs in your industry. Now, when you comment on these blogs, I’m not just saying leave
stuff like, “Nice content!” “Good job!” I’m talking about
leaving detailed comments that provide readers with feedback. Now when you leave a comment,
right, and people are getting all this advice and feedback from you, when you leave that
comment, you’ll find that it’s asking for your name
and URL and a comment. You already know what to
do in the comment box. Your name is your name. Your URL should be your website URL. Then, eventually, as
people like your comments, they will click on those comments, people will go to your site, and you’ll be getting more visitors. You know about a site called Mashable? Pete Cashmore, the founder of Mashable, that’s what he did when
he first started off, that’s how he grew that
site in popularity. If you want more traffic to your site, you need help with your marketing, check out my ad agency Neil Patel Digital. And if you enjoyed this video, like it, share it, tell other people about it. Thank you for watching.

100 thoughts on “The Fastest Ways to Bring Traffic to a New Website

  1. Benny Yeung Post author

    Neil, can you do more videos on non blog websites? I see you do some videos on ecommerce websites. But how about just normal company websites?

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  2. Joshua Wylie Post author

    Can someone tell me the purpose of no-following the guest link at 5:20? I thought part of the purpose of the guest post was for link juice as well?

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  3. Michael Joseph Palencia Post author

    you're my God when im starting up

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  4. Zahidul Islam Post author

    I am working on 2 new websites (news magazine themed website)

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  5. Ammar gaming Post author

    I must say your video is great and informative but I think guest posting is useless, in spite of that putting efforts to your site maybe way better than doing guest post.

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  6. Karthik Balasubramania Post author

    Hi Neil, does these tactics work for rebuilding a website

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  7. Jonas Munnich Post author

    awesome ideas! –
    Yeah, when you interview someone you may
    not give them traffic but you give them a
    structure for presenting their content for free.

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  8. GANAPAT Post author

    Your suggestions is good sir but the main per for newbies is that nobody is ready to accept gustpost from new blog and don't want to share it.

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  9. ALLOO Post author

    Make Videos about reference for e-commerce website with WordPress and Shopify please!
    Cab you tell me about wix and Shopify which one is better!?

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  10. Michal Bahno Post author

    I have a website which is over 1 year old now. But I started to create content in January 2019. Now (as for July 2019) it gets about 30-40 visitors per day. With about 70 posts, I think I should be getting more traffic.

    I want to go over my old posts, rehash them and update as new.
    Also I am gonna implement these tips, Neil. Thank you 🙂

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  11. Junaid Raza Post author

    Successful bloggers don't usually share new bloggers content. As I mentioned you and some other successful entrepreneurs on my personal growth blog a number of times, but, I don't get so much response.
    Successful people only respond when we give them something valuable. For example, I followed your dead links method and usually I get a positive response from most of them – but not all.
    So, it's better to offer them something more valuable for them instead of giving a backlink from a new website.

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  12. Daniel Bramme Post author

    Nice comment! Haha, I love you Neil! 🙂

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  13. Junaid Raza Post author

    The other thing I learned is guest blogging. There are a number of sites which have a bit less strict policies for contributors – but with very high Domain Authority. I'm working on it and it helps new blogger to get traffic and build authority.

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  14. Femstic Marketing Media Post author

    You are always Wonderful.

    When it's come to Content Marketing and SEO I respected Neil and Glen so much.
    Thanks for this information Neil.
    Seriously, Giveaway always work and Tai has been using this system to get more exposure

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  15. Dhrubo Jasu Post author

    Yes, I have a new website and I am implementing it now. Thank you Neil

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  16. Geoff Surtees Post author

    Neil, I have a question for you, what if you can't get links from other sources? sometimes this happens … It has to be considered that sometimes you just can't get other links. What do you do then?

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  17. Bunni Longwell Post author

    Hey Neil I work for a company that gives us a free website Anything can do get traffic thank you

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  18. Tracy Hubert Post author

    Really useful video – thankyou. I'd love it if you did a video purely on the guest posting method, as I get the impression its slightly more to it than the quick explanation you gave, and I'd like to follow the method.

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  19. Varun Varath Post author

    Hi Neil, how long will it take for a post to rank on google? My website is 6 months old.

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  20. Mithun Sarkar Post author

    I have 6 new websites, all are of my clients. I need to train them this method thanks Neil.

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  21. Bilas Karjee Post author

    I love your article sir and follow your ideas.

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  22. muralimeens Post author

    Great ideas. Really useful video for budding website developers

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  23. James Scott Post author

    Great ways to get a jump start. Thanks Neil 🙏🏻

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  24. Kishore Valecha Post author

    Thanks for an amazing video Neil.
    Neil would you mind telling me one thing that which is more important On-page SEO or Off-page SEO. I mean which option will give you fast result. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  25. lokesh saini Post author

    If know hindi plz create videos in hindi

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  26. HR football studio Post author

    This is great information for those really needed..visit my channel

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  27. SACHIN DAHAL Post author

    I have a new website sir.😊
    I have created it yesterday.

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  28. Iva Ursano Post author

    Neil I can't find the video where you talked about increasing traffic but I was telling you I wanted to get to 200K monthly visitors by the end of the year (that was about two months ago or so) I just wanted to tell you I just got 300K!!! Thank you for your great tips and videos!

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  29. Clash Related Post author

    Thank you very much for such a great video 🙂

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  30. TECHNO SHYAM Post author

    amazing tips sir…thanks for sharing with us

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  31. walzaher Post author

    Thank you Neil!! Quick question if you have a minute please! On your videos you mention you can blog less but higher quality than blog a lot. However, on your $100,000 blog challenge in 2015 you had Mike posting every day sometimes. What is the correct answer here? Thank you very much

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  32. Dmitry Chourpo Post author

    How about creating a useful product? People will find you and share with others.

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  33. Gadget Ghost Post author

    Your Tip 1 was the idea that popped up 20 days ago in my mind. Currently working on it 😊😊😊

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  34. Pascal Grenier Post author

    I have to agree about guest post, we write a 1200 words post, last January and the article rank 2 months later today this post receive over 75k views, around 1000k per days, 20% visitors click the backlink. 🙂

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  35. Zvi Twersky Post author

    I haven't tried commenting on competitor's blogs but don't you think that if I would put my url in a comment, they would delete it, assuming I'd steal customers from them? (same reason Amazon doesn't allow sellers to use any urls or tactics that might redirect traffic off the Amazon platform)

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  36. Ker Kai Post author

    loves your content Neil! These are great tips for people who are starting out.

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  37. Яхья Торшхоев Post author

    Hey Neil, can you please explain me why when I export csv information from your Backlinks service there are no Source and Target links? How can I get them?

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  38. Nora maria Post author

    Hi Neil, is it a good idea to blog about lifestyle which covers multiple topics like health, fitness, food and beauty? The theme is to have a healthy lifestyle. Or is it needed to have separate blogs for each topics ?

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  39. abhishek bhosale Post author

    Amezing video Neil, thank you I very much like blog comments

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  40. Yulio Vargas Post author

    Thank for your training how can get backlinks to improve my website ranking

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  41. luvya khushalani Post author

    Brand new website of a charitable organization.
    From India.

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  42. Rasheed Olalekan Lateef Post author

    Wow! thanks, Neil for mentoring me on how to get traffic for my new website

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  43. akashgaurav chaudhary Post author

    hi this is akash your tips really helped

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  44. Bathinda Helper Post author

    It's first time that I saw someone talking so to the point, without deliberately exaggerating and ballooning their content.

    If I ever thought of going to become a paid customer, this video made sure that I'll come to you only.

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  45. Parul Rautela Post author

    Yes. I have a new website. Will let you know the results of these tactics

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  46. ejiofor francis Post author

    Just two days ago I was thinking about this! Thanks for sharing Neil! Do you think I could hit a thousand traffic weekly with just few contents, since it's on blockchain?

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  47. P S Post author

    My traffic is everyday 1 person for my new website. Lol😅🤣

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  48. LeAnn Reyes Post author

    I have a few that I'm working on. I'll use these tips for each site and let you know the results. 🙂 On a side note, I'm going to your site now to submit the contact form with a suggestion (inspired by this video) I have to make your content more interactive and get returning visitors to your site. I hope you get it! Thanks for all the value you ALWAYS provide!

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  49. Sales Funnel University Post author

    Hey Neil, thanks for the value. I love your SEO videos and I see that they really seem to help a lot of people get organic traffic online. But I also see the same exact mistake over and over again people that drive traffic to their site make so I'd decided to point it out and help some of you out there reading this.

    We all focus on traffic but everybody seem to miss that converting traffic and getting leads is way more important.

    You may believe that having a million visitors a month is going to make you rich but if you're utilizing what I am about to say next, all of that traffic goes to waste and the person that gets 10k visitors per month and is doing this will make more money than you.

    What I am going to be talking about are sales funnels.

    If you don't know what a sales funnel is, it's a process of turning a complete stranger into your customer online.

    Here are some tips on creating a high converting sales funnels for your blog, social media, youtube etc.

    1. Have a lead magnet. Something valuable that you can give away to people in exchange for their email or other contact information. This is also called 'grabbing leads'.

    2. Have followup messages ready. This is how you make money on autopilot online. Once you grab someone as a lead, you have to regularly send them emails in order to keep them warm.

    3. Bonus tip – don't just sell. Provide value in your followup. You'll gain additional trust points from your leads.

    4. Learn how to use webinars. Webinars are the favorite sales tool for many marketers. And for a good reason! It's one of the quickest ways to get strangers to know, like and trust you because you interact with them LIVE.

    5. Design. You can't send people to a crappy looking page.

    6. Thank you page. Once sign up to your list or purchase, you're not done yet. You don't just say 'Thank you, I got your money/email. Sayonara!' You still have to keep up with value and try and upsell them.

    That's it! Of course, there is a lot more to this than I could put in one simple comment but this is the shortest as it gets. If you need more help though, feel free to comment down below and let's talk. 🙂

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  50. Honest Travellers Post author

    Thanks Neil for these Tips. We already use ubersuggest and are quite happy with it. We see here and there some organic traffic reaching our new website but there is still a lot of work to do.

    We'll implement these tips and let you know how it goes.

    Question: partnering is easy in theory but a successful website is usually not interested in collaborating with newbies. Would partnering with other "same dimension" content creators work?

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  51. Ramatenki Shivateja Post author

    Directory submission is good SEO or bad SEO?

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  52. Katy McGill Post author

    Hi Neil! I have a big question that I can't seem to get a definitive answer to. Should I be creating content for my clients? Some people argue yes that I should because it's part of SEO services. Others argue no because how will you know the business as well as your client. So should I be creating content or should my client create their own content?

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  53. Masala Entertainment Post author

    Nice I learn many good things which I really didn’t know.

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  54. Masala Entertainment Post author

    I am getting only around 2300 traffic a day it is good or bad ?

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  55. imran munjirin Post author

    @neil_Patel How can I rank my website in multiple countries?

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  56. Sinal Meas Post author

    Yes definitely will try most of them. Thanks Neil! My new blog is four months old with 16 posts and just got about 100 visitors last month.

    I wish to increase to 5000 visitors in next three months. Hopefully your tactics will help 🙂

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  57. Marius Catalin Post author

    Great video, Neil …if are some people with new websites I can help them with my experience in web design field

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  58. AYUSH KUMAR Post author

    I'm a bigginner and thinking about buying one!!

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  59. La Des Post author

    Thanks, Neil, will implement the tactics to my new website!

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  60. Megan Brain Post author

    That's a big guarantee that you'll help if the tactics don't work! I'll be implementing them.

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  61. Travelling Angel Post author

    Thanks for the tips Neil. I will try comment on other blog and see how it goes.

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  62. David Membrives Post author

    Thanks for the tips. I'm going to use them.

    I even thought of doing contests to give giveaways, but I have a question: In order to enter the contest, what should I ask for? To enter their mail in my email list? Share a blog post on Twitter? Share the blog posts explaining the contest on Twitter? RT'ing the message where I explain the contest? I don't have enough experience to know what's the best way.

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  63. the Tao Robert show Post author

    really helpful tips, Neil! Thanks!
    Most of them are actually common sense but sometimes it's as though you only apply them if some authority figure vouches for that tip's effectiveness…the way we're wired, lol.
    Best ot wishes to you!

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  64. Godfrey Abogo Post author

    Neil Patel, I love you because you are passionate about what you do

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  65. FWA Marketing Post author

    Hi Neil, great video, we really dig your videos. We love the way how in every video you do have great and most relevant examples all the time. Tai Lopez's example in this video is what we liked in this video too. "Here in this garage is my Lamborghini, right?" it was very engaging. We believe that your push notification tip is too authentic, our own website gained a lot from this simple service. Keep up the good work.

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