How To Get Explosive Traffic to Your E-commerce Business: (Advanced Guide + Step-By-Step Strategies)

This blog post has six actionable strategies you need to know about attracting the right traffic back to your ecommerce business.

You’ll learn the best strategies you can use to get more traffic to your ecommerce business, and by the end of this post, you’ll have a high level of confidence, when it comes to promoting your ecommerce business.

You’ll also see real life examples of entrepreneurs who’ve used the strategies to build their business brand.

So if you want to attract the right audience and turn that traffic into sales for your ecommerce website, then you’ll love this blog post.

Ready?

Let’s start…

1. Create a Killer Infographic

If you have a great CONTENT that resonates with your audience or ANYTHING of value that you provide, you can easily turn that into handfuls of powerful backlinks.

But how?

Simple answer: Create a Killer Infographic.

Here’s How:

  • Choose the right topic and turn it into a professional Infographic.
  • Find the right people who’re Interested in your Infographic.
  • Use a simple feeler email message to see if they’re interested in your Infographic.
  • Once you get a response, send your Infographic for sharing.
  • That’s it.

For example:

Go to Google and search for “newsletter ideas”

Go over the top 5 search results and dig in their content.

For example, let’s take this one:

Let’s use Ahref.com to check its referring domains.

Bingo…

The page has some good domain referrals.

From the above you can create an infographic around the topic.

Secondly

You need to find the right people to share your Infographic.

Go to Google and search keywords like “company newsletter”, “employee newsletter”, “blog newsletter” etc.

And Google will show you a list of blogs that tend to cover your topic:

Thirdly

Use a simple feeler email to gauge your audience interest.

Finally

If you get a response, use the below email to send your Infographic to your target audience.

For example, this technique helped Brian Dean increased his organic traffic by more than 175%. Here is the entire process.

Key Lesson: Choose the right TOPIC.

According to Sterling Williams of Mammothinfographics.com, It’s important to choose topics that the public will respond to. A good strategy is to target topics that are circling the news.

2. Get Press Mention

For many ecommerce website owners, getting press mention is like getting on top of Google search results.

Unfortunately, getting publicity is incredibly time-consuming task and very difficult to achieve.

But if done right, it can be one of the easiest ways of getting coverage to your ecommerce business.

But how can you do it right?

Simple answer: Use HARO

HARO is a service that connects journalists in need of sources.

Let me show you how you can use HARO (Help a Reporter Out) to get press mentions.

a. First, sign up as a source.

b. After you sign up, you’ll get 3 emails a day.

c. Here’s an example of an email you’ll receive.

From the above email, find relevant topics that you can contribute to.

In this case, we can choose:

d. Pitch a thoughtful response that’ll make the journalist’s job as easy as possible.

Here’s an example:

When replying your query, make sure you include your author bio and the link to your website.

Here’s a great example from Jared Carrizales

My Advice: Most queries requires quick reply, so you need to reply as fast as possible.

For another actionable method of securing media mentions, check out this guide Get Media Coverage for Startups–Newsjacking 101 from Clément Delangue, the head of marketing at Mention.net

If yow want to take control of your PR, then you can’t go wrong with HARO.

3. Broken Link Building

Broken link building is a powerful SEO strategy that can help your ecommerce business get high authoritative links.

But the challenge is how to find them.

The main goal of broken link building is to;

  • Reproduce that broken link’s content.
  • Help webmasters convert broken links with your corrected link for link building purposes.

If you happen to fulfill the above goals, then your online business w’ill stand a high chance of getting high quality links.

Here’s how to go about it:

Find resource pages in your niche.

So if your ecommerce is in the Mobile niche you’d search in Google using these search strings:

  • “Smartphones” + “resource page”
  • “Smartphones” + “resources”
  • “Smartphones” + “recommended sites”
  • “Smartphones” + “links”

And find pages like this:

Now reach out to the site owner and let him know about any broken links that you happen to find on the resource page.

The best tool to use for this technique is Check My Links.

It’ll help you find broken links on any page.

Here’s an additional broken link building Resource from Kristi Hines, you can use to acquire authoritative links.

4. Create a Video and Promote It

Everyone knows that ranking a YouTube video is the bomb.

But how can you do it?

Well, your first approach would be: Create a great video content that provides exceptional levels of value.

In fact, the video below ranks near the top in YouTube search results for “Small Business Marketing.”

If you go over through the video, you’ll see how much value the video has.

Here’s it’s ranking.

If you look keenly through the search results, you’ll notice that the video is long, which means it has a lot of values towards its audience.

The key lesson here is to make your video at least 5-minutes long. This is because longer videos rank better.

Now that you’ve seen how to create a value video, it’s time to make it rank highly both in YouTube and Google search results.

Before I get into how you can rank your YouTube Video, let me show you an example of a video from Theminimalists.com that is ranking number 3 for a competitive keyword:

This video is ranking #3 for the keyword “how to start a blog”:

Now let’s talk about how you can rank your video.

Pick the Right Keywords

Choose the right keywords that can help your video found. Use the YouTube search results to find out which keywords you can target.

According to this post from Michael Bird the Director of Strategy at Socialgarden.com.au he reiterates that, if you need help choosing the best keywords, use the YouTube Keyword Tool to find out which ones don’t have a lot of competition.

Optimize Your Video

Here’s how to optimize your video for better ranking.

  • Title: Include your target keyword in your title. So if you were trying to rank for “how to make a home beer” you’d want a title like: “Case Study: How To Make a Home Beer Naturally”.
  • Tags: Tags don’t help much, but they’re very important in helping YouTube and Google learn what your video is about.
  • File Name: Video file are very important in optimizing your video. For example, if you wanted to rank for the keyword “how to start a small business”, you’d want to name your video how _to_start_a_small_business.mp4.
  • Description: Under description, write at least 500 words of unique, descriptive wording and add external links to website and social profiles.

Now that you’ve seen how to create a video content and optimizing it, it’s time to promote it.

Mention Your Video on Quora

  • Go to Quora and search for a relevant thread.
  • Write a good answer
  • Lastly, embed your video for additional resource.

Post to a Facebook Group

  • Before you post, you need to build a relationship with the Facebook group audience.
  • Once you’ve build your presence, then you can post your video.

Send to Your Email List

Alert your loyal subscribers and let them know about your new video. Email subscribers are the most loyal audience who can propel your business to the next level.

Here, Adam Connell has covered the best mailing list building plugins for WordPress in 2017

So don’t be afraid to let your audience know that you’ve got a new video.

The above mentioned techniques are a great way to build a loyal audience that engages with your video on a consistent basis.

5. Create a Killer Explainer Video

Explainer videos are a great way to promote your ecommerce business.

But the hard part is to get them right.

The goal of an explainer video is to increase your conversion rate.

So you need to make sure, your video has the right script.

It’s all about the script and not the video.

According to Andrew Follett the Founder and CEO at Demoduck.com, it helps to have an “outsider” write the script.

CrazyEgg.com is an example of an online business that managed to earn an extra $21,000 in monthly income with an explainer video and it was because of the script.

Another example is from Casecomplete.com who managed to increase their conversion rate by 23%.

A great example of this kind of strategy is my post about the “How to Market Your Small Business Through Creating a Killer Whiteboard Video” that I created for small business owners.

Go over it and it’ll help you learn how to create a killer explainer video.

6. Medium Publication

Getting your piece of article featured on top medium publication is one of my absolute favorite ways of generating traffic to my blog.

Medium is a place to read awesome articles on the Internet. It has active and highly engaged readers in every niche.

Here’s is an example of a Top notch medium publication for Entrepreneurs (Source):

Lots of entrepreneurs are using the platform to build their brand. Which means that if you write an inspiring story about your business, then your content will get in front of thousands of people.

To get your content seen by thousands of readers, all you need to do is post it to medium, then submit it to a medium publication within your niche.

For example, post your content in medium

Then submit the medium story to an editor of a publication and let them know about your content.

For entrepreneurs and startups, you can use this link to submit your story.

In my experience about 50% of editors accept within a day.

In fact, Benji Hyam got 10k Views on Medium in 4 days, 12k views over the past 3 weeks, and it helped him get picked up by the Huffington Post:

For more tips about getting traffic from Medium, see: How to Get Your Article to Trend on Medium.

That’s all there is to it.

Now Its Your Turn to Generate More Traffic for Your Ecommerce Business

Are you ready to get explosive traffic to your ecommerce website?

If so, then I highly recommend you take action based from the above strategies.

Now that you’ve enjoyed the post, I’d like to hear what you have to say about attracting traffic to your ecommerce business.

Let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

Comments

  1. Hi, I have a query but first I would appreciate the writer who wrote this article very well.
    Now, my Query is HARO? and is it available for all? Is it free or paid?
    Thanks….

    • Bill Acholla says:

      Hi Scott thanks for your feedback. Yes HARO has a free version which you can use, but if you want to scale your effort you can upgrade to paid.

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