10 Ways to Get Traffic Without Google

Yesterday i.e on 20th March Google de-indexed Digg.com (by mistake, now Digg is back), recently penalized BBC`s post which has unnatural linking, in same month (march 2013) Google penalized Interflora (11 day penalty) and the list goes on.

traffic without Google

So I personally don`t want to rely on Google for traffic, would you like to?

I don`t think so. Here are 10 such ways which can get traffic to your blog/business page. Traffic from Google may or may not convert but traffic from these sources will convert. (Traffic from social media earns me more money than Google at least till now)

Have a look at those ways, prior to that let me tell you even though you`re not ready to leave Google for traffic you need these sources, don`t worry I will write in detail at the end.

10 Ways to Increase Traffic Without Relying on Google

#1 YouTube.com

A product from Google but it can attract more targeted visitors to your blog.

  • Upload (How to, review, tips) videos to YouTube.
  • Leave blog URL in video description (which will attract viewers to your blog).
  • Add blog URL/name at beginning or to the end of every video (so that viewers remember your blog).
  • Share videos on your blog.

See how Ms Ileane Smith doing it.

#2 Facebook.com

Facebook no.1 social networking site. It can send more targeted traffic to your blog as well as business page.

  • Create a business page for your blog, like this one.
  • Post daily updates, interact with users, ask them a question, polls, events etc…
  • Embed it on your blog.
  • Create a FB group page to increase interaction and your brand.

Facebook interaction bring more trust unlike Google traffic because here the person himself interacting not the bot.

#3 Twitter.com

Most of my referral traffic comes from Twitter. Only reason is JustRetweet.com

  • What ever you post on Twitter, try to post when everyone is online.
  • Use apps like Bufferapp to schedule your tweets.

Don`t miss this - 5 Useful Twitter Stats

#4 Pinterest.com

Images, Pinterest works effectively when you`ve attractive images.

  • Share interesting images related to your niche.
  • Follow other Pinterest users.
  • Join other boards and share there pins.
  • Add Pinterest sharing button to your blog.

#5 LinkedIn.com

My 3rd source of social traffic comes from LinkedIn.com, though am not active on this social networking site. Do you`ve a business blog? LinkedIn is right place for you.

As most them are business men and they`re in search of service building relation with them help you more leads.

#4 Guest Posting

Do you know how Bufferapp increased it`s sales? Through guest posts. Don`t ever underestimate guest posting.

  • Guest post regularly on popular blogs (don`t leave just by posting 1 post).
  • Submitted your best post.
  • Interact with users over the post.

Related post - Why I Prefer Guest Posting To Article Marketing

# 5. Blog Commenting

Commenting is most easiest way to start relation, commenting on all popular blogs in your niche will pull all of their users/readers to your blog. Now the ball is in your court, you need to attract users with your blog design and content, and then….. (next point)

Here is the list of 52 blogs to comment.

#6 Aweber.com

And then capture their email ids, without this step former steps are useless. Why Aweber? because it`s awesome! (it`s not thr right place to tell about Aweber services).

You might heard this many times “money is in your list”. So act now get your list.

#7 Niche Forums

Participating in forums helps to increase traffic and also get leads. As you`re personally interacting their with customers the quality of traffic you get is more than what you get from Google.

Here are few popular forums

#8 Offline Promotion

Offline business are entering online, why not online business enter offline?

Offline business increase trust among people because they`re seeing your brand outside the web. Easiest and cheapest way to increase leads is try with promotional products.

Read this post to know the importance of Offline marketing.

# 9. Giveaways

Start a content on your blog or on your Facebook page. Or you can give to your top 10 interacting users. or for Guest posting users.

Plan according to your business. But remember that you need to stand out in big list of blogs.

# 10 Controversial post

It`s not so simple as it seems, writing a controversial post on hot topic will draw both hatter sand lovers to your blog.

So you end up smartly.

  • Select a topic in your niche.
  • Get all about the topic, from it`s origin to how it came present state.
  • Collect views about popular personalities in your niche.
  • Give all the necessary  proof to support your post.

Read this post

Few Blogs Which Are Not Relying on Google for Traffic

1. Adriennesmith.net

2. Basicblogtips.com

3. Wonderoftech.com

4. Johnchow.com

5. Inspiretothrive.com

6. Shoemoney.com

7. Emfastincome.com

8. Tim-bonner.com

I know there are many more blogs, can you help me collect at-least 20+, why am I doing this is show those bloggers that – “Yes, you can survive without Google”.

You can share you blog too if you`re getting more traffic from social media than Google.

Conclusion

Why these 10 ways are important even though you don`t want to lose Google traffic?

If you`ve a blogging or money making niche blog then it`s for sure that you can`t make money without getting lots of trust.

Why? Do you expect users to but products from your blog without trusting?

And these are the ways which will increase traffic as well as brand so that you can make more money.

+Khajamoin is founder of Captured Blogging Tips. You can contact him on FB or twitter. Feel free try below links.

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Comments

  1. Hello Khaja,
    while the process you give can boost your traffic, google too also contribute to your traffic either directly or indirectly. if you check your analytic you’ll see that 80% of your traffic are organic (which means through google search).
    Well i too do not depends on google because i do mine too through social media but hey google do play alot directly or indirectly to our traffic. thanks
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  2. Hi Khaja, Thanks for the mention. I love being found without Google :)

    I lost rank recently on one of my other sites and thank goodness for Pinterest and other websites that gave me traffic and sales still. I say “Never put anything in one basket”.

    Google seems to be starting to give rank to those who spend big on Google adwords. Sad. Just like Facebook with their sponsored posts and such.
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  3. Hi Khaja,

    I too appreciate being included on this list and although I do get organic traffic from Google I don’t rely on it which I think just like you mentioned above with Digg is a huge mistake.

    We will be hit by their updates as they come out time and time again so if people are actually referring your site to their friends isn’t that better traffic in the end anyway? I mean people will buy things from those that they know like and trust and if their friends are recommending it then it doesn’t get much better then that.

    Thanks for including all the different ways to get traffic Khaja and no one should ever just rely on Google.

    Have a great weekend and I appreciate the mention.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Hi Adrienne,
      My pleasure.
      Blogging is more like a business for most us, and few it`s passion. Why should we crash that because someone updated their way of working?
      Google who initially supported affiliate links now don`t allow it.
      One of main reason why Google adwords came to light is because of affiliate marketers, but after that it deleting hundreds of them a time.
      This is not fair.

      Thanks for commenting.
      Enjoy your weekend.

      ~@Khajamoin1
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  4. Very nice post! Yeah, it is imperative for a blogger to get genuine traffic to his/her blog other than Google for safe and successful blogging.

    Thanks for sharing the good post with us and it is good to see the list of blogs driving huge traffic without Google.
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  5. For point no 6, instead of Aweber, you should write it as email marketing. I think this is the best method for long term. Successful blogger like Johnchow has hundred thousands of subscribers and this is great. You don’t have to rely on all other third party services or platform such as Twitter, FB and etc. One day, if they die (i hope not), you still have your email list which can be import everywhere.
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    • Hi Rudd,
      You`re right, it should be email marketing, I don`t want to leave bloggers in dilemma – “which email marketing shall we use now?”
      So I mentioned Aweber.
      I strongly agree that we should grow network along our blog and not on other sites.
      Thanks for sharing your views.

      ~@Khajamoin1
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  6. I am searching this post for a long time.

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