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Ideas on how to get traffic to a new golf hobby website

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Erica_SEO, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Erica_SEO

    Erica_SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I recently ( 2 weeks ago) put together a website ( I give tips on golfing for amateurs ). The site has like 16 (2000 word) articles and since i used a new domain, the website is still in the google sandbox. How do i drive traffic without traffic from organic searches?

    I have tried joining niche related forums and facebook groups and sharing relevant links to a few articles but i get at most 10 visits per day.

    Please share some ideas with me.
     
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    Keep at it.
     
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    Keep on doing what you doing.
    In addition to Facebook, you can use all available social medias.
     
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    Share on social media
     
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    Share your content in Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin more compared to other social networks.
    These social networks would give more traffic.
    And make an article more unique and quality cause content is the main thing for good results.
    Build links according to your keyword competition

    Main thing you have a new site so you have to be patience to get good traffic.
     
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    Keep doing what you're doing as stated as before! So far it looks like you're on track to success!
     
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    Have you had any success sharing hobby related content on linked in? I tried and the click through rate was very low.
     
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    If you are not getting traffic from niche forums and niche FB groups I don't think your copy is strong enough.

    Clickbait to a certain extent will work for that niche as golfers are forever looking for the next thing to make their game better and will spend all sorts of cash on a product.

    If you are giving tips on how to cure a slice for instance, you could post something along the lines of:

    This is exactly how Jason Day has learned to keep his right elbow from flying out and has added 35 yards to his drive. What he has been working on over the past 3 months is <click to read Jason's method>.


    Amateur golfers are going to relate to the golfer's name and to almost anything that will improve their game.

    Now, Jason Day may not be thrilled you are using him for clickbait, and I'm sure most of the other professionals will feel the same way, but the name recognition coupled with some strong clickbait will get you more traffic and if I had your site that is the sort of thing I would be doing.
     
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    Solid advice here! I think i will try Clickbait title + engaging/informative copy. I will try this see how it works.
     
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    Share the content in relative groups on facebook(if your content is great)
     
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    If you read my original post you will see that i already did that. Im asking for more ideas apart from just plain sharing on Fb groups.
     
  12. BassTrackerBoats

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    I'm no genius... this is what every golf magazine does and have been doing for at least 32 years (about the time I started playing the game).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Mhhh...Just noticed how the titles sound "Clickbaity" even for those times. Let me actually look for PDF versions of golfing magazines and see what else they do. I will also include more images and videos in the posts.
     
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    That is the latest issue.

    I've been subscribing to that Mag on and off for the past 30 years and they are always clickbaiting you.

    I never read the instructional articles as I know I'll never be better than a 12 and I don't want a bunch of different thoughts running through my head when I am addressing the ball but the masses eat that up.
     
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    Actually thought it was old as the scanned pic looks like an aged magazine. And the click bait titles are a bit clever : Just enough to draw interest and get you reading, but not too cliche to put you off like " 5 swing tips that will blow your mind " kind of thing.
     
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    Justin Thomas is not on anything aged.

    Those titles will work for you I am sure.
     
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    OP let me tell you for golf go with youtube if you want high quality traffic.
     
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    Try to add videos to your content and add social sharing buttons to your articles.
     
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    Using hastags on twitter can surprisingly bring you a lot of traffic as well and the posts have very big potential to reach a lot of people. You can also start building your other social media accounts and establish partnership with other pages in same/ similar niche .
     
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    16 articles will not be enough for your SMO, you should write more and create partnership with FB/Twitter/Insta admins, they will sell you trafic and you can easily monetize it if your ad set is performing well. You can also build your own community, some BH tools are available here and work very well.