Paid ads suck, yes, they provide an ROI and, if you’re getting amazing ROI from them, you should be doing them, and you know what, even though I’m saying they suck, I still use paid ads and I use them each and every single day. But that doesn’t mean that’s the only way to grow your business, hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m gonna share with you five sneaky ways.
You can grow your blog without paid ads step. Number one go on social web, so whether it’s Facebook or Twitter and go see what people are saying about your competitors, everyone’s talking about your competitors, I hate to say, you’re, not the only popular one out there. That’S just the reality, and you know what your competitors may be more popular than you, but when you see more people talking negatively about your competition or you see them talking positively about your competition, you want to engage in their conversation and, if they’re like, oh my God you’re, you know X, Y & Z, company.
Has this amazing post I’ll go respond to that person be like? Oh did. You know we also have a similar post, but ours covers a B and C that there’s as in cover it’s like. Take that – and you know what, by doing that, one little simple thing: you’ll start getting more traffic, more people familiar with your blog and it really does work. How do I know this?
My competitor Mixpanel used to do this with my company KISSmetrics back in the day. I was like crap, why don’t I think of this, but now I know about it and I’m sharing that with you. The second strategy you wanted to is go comment on your competitors. Blog your competitors have blog posts who says you can’t comment on them. If you comment, you engage and don’t be negative, don’t be like oh we’re better than you or we have better content.
You can just be like nice post. I love how you covered X, Y & Z. You can give some tips and then you can even say. Oh, we also covered this set and the other that you know on your blog post and, if you’re interested, you can check it out here and link back to your site. It’S amazing way to get traffic from your competitors.
The third strategy I have for you is: go to eight reps com, put in your competitor, blog URL and go see who’s linking to them head up each and every single one of those people and a simple email. Hey John, I noticed you’re linking to XY & z, comm, and you linked out to this specific article related to online marketing. We actually have a similar post. Well, ours covers twenty more advanced ways. You can double your traffic Cheers, Neil Patel by doing that and shooting out emails to other people are linking to your competitors and it’s just a casual email.
You notice in that email I didn’t say hey you should link out to me. You should promote me. No! I’M not being that direct, I’m just starting a conversation making it super casual and by doing that, more people are likely to start, including my blog posts on their website and link to me and I’m getting all that data from a trust. Calm because it shows me every single site, that’s linking to my competitor, so buzzsumo shows you the most popular articles or the least popular articles that your competitors have you put in their blog, URL and it’ll.
Show you all of the most popular posts sorted by social shares once you have that when you want to do with buzzsumo, let’s take the most popular posts and go write, better versions of them so use Bryan Dean skyscraper technique. So if they wrote a post on 20 amazing ways to do yoga poses, I would write an article on a hundred and one advanced ways to do yoga poses right as a beginner or something like that, as you can tell based on the title, I don’t really Know much about yoga, but you get the point: I’m just one upping up and doing something, that’s way more detailed and then in buzzsumo. It shows you who shared your competitor’s content. When you click on the view shares the link, then I would head up each and every single one of those people and then ask them to share my content as well and last but not least, no one’s perfect. Everyone has a complaint.
If you say you don’t have any complaints, I call I complain about stuff all the time, and I bet you. People are complaining about your competitors. Each and every single day so go on the social web, find out who’s, complaining, help them out and tell them about your blog and everything you have and all the solutions you have to help them and by building that bond in helping them you’re gonna turn. Their haters into your evangelists, that’s amazing, because you’re just fueling, the fire making more people passion about your company, your blog you’re building, this community you’re, creating more evangelists and everyone’s good like yeah. Let’S share your content and let’s do really well and do those five sneaky things and you will get more traffic to your blog without spending any money on paid ads.