– Starting a blog is hard. You write all this content,
you put it out there, but you get no traffic. What should you do? Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel
and today I’m going to teach you how to create a brand new blog
and generate 10,000 visits in less than six months. (inspirational music) Before we get started, make sure you subscribe to this channel, and if you’re on YouTube,
click the alarm bell. That way when I go live and I release more
cutting-edge information, you’ll get notified. Question for you, do you get over 10,000
visitors to your blog? If you do, leave a comment below with yes. If you don’t, leave a
comment below with no. So, how do you generate
over 10,000 visitors? And you know what? I’m not just going to teach you
how to generate 10,000 visitors I’ll show you how to
generate 10,000 visitors plus per month. So step one. I want you to leverage
the skyscraper technique. Whatever space you’re in, your competition is
already creating content and they’re getting traffic. You can use tools like SEMrush, or you can use tools like Ubersuggest, put in your competitors’ URLs. It’ll show you what’s popular, and then you can see what traffic, what kind of articles
are driving them traffic, so you can also create similar ones. But the purpose of this is to leverage the skyscraper technique. Whatever they’ve written,
you want to write something that’s five, 10 times more detailed, so much so that people are like, oh my God, this article is amazing, I got to check this one out. And this one’s way better
than any other competitors’, so I may even link to it. Step two. Now you want to email all of the people you link
out to in your article. The chances are when
you’re writing a blog post, you naturally link out to
people to back up your stats, your data, and when you’re
linking out to these people, you should email them. Hey John, I’m a huge fan of your work. So much so I even linked out
to you in my latest blog post. Feel free to check it out here. If you enjoy it, feel free to share it. Cheers, Neil. It’s that simple. You’re going to get people like John to share your post on the social web. Now if you ask him to link back to you, he’s probably not going to do that. But he will share your
article on the social web and that’ll help you get more traffic. The next thing I want you
to do is go to BuzzSumo and put in your competitors’ URLs. I want you to hit view shares on their most popular articles, and it will show you all
the people in the space who share similar types of content. And I want you to email them hey John, I noticed you shared XYZ
article from site ABC. I have a similar one coming out but mine covers ABC that theirs didn’t. If you like it, feel free and share it. Cheers, Neil. It’s that simple. By doing that, you’re also going to get
more social shares on top. That’s how you kickstart
your traffic generation. Now, the fourth thing I want you to do is start collecting emails. If you don’t collect emails, you’re not going to get
people back to your site. You’re already getting some, but you want to get them to
keep coming back and back. You can use tools like
Hello Bar or MailChimp to collect emails. Yes, it’s that simple. They’ll allow you to collect emails through popups and sliders
and even send them out, and those solutions are free. Then, the next thing I want you to do is collect push notification subscribers. You can use tools like
PushCrew or subscribers.com to get people to subscribe to your blog when they visit it through their browser. This is a simple way to get
more people to come back. Now that you got an email list, you got a push notification list, the next step is to send
out a blast to those people every time you release a new blog post. And you’re going to repeat
the cycle all over again from sending out a blast, to sending out a push notification, to emailing the people you link out to, to emailing people who
do similar social shares. When you do all of that, you will get to 10,000 visits
a month within six months. It’s not hard. You just need to go
after a big enough market and you need to ideally produce at least two pieces of blog
content each week, if not three. If you that that consistently, you can get to the traffic numbers. And it’s really that simple. It’s not that hard. If you need help with
your content marketing, check out my ad agency Neil Patel Digital. If you enjoyed this video, like it, comment below,
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