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Two Sure-Fire Ways to Increase Website Traffic
Last Updated January 18th, 2011

Last week, my pal Nick Reese interviewed me on how people can increase their web traffic, and the interview turned out great.

For more specifics, here’s a list of what I talk about in this video:

  • How to Convert “Random Visitors” into “Regular Visitors “
  • How to Chase Hot News and Get Traffic
  • The “Celebrity Bait” Traffic Strategy
  • The “One Page One Goal” Method to Optimizing Your Website

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Just Green

Derek Halpern,

Wonderful video about increasing the traffic on Blog,

I will definitely Try these tips in my new blog.

James Schipper

Thanks for putting this up. Pretty simple and easy to understand, but not necessarily obvious to people.

(The video worked fine for me too.)


Hi Derek:
Great info…but re: some of your “techie” advice, i am not an analytical person but what “analytics” do you suggest I use to track my content and also how does one know where to go to know who is ranking number one so you can approach them for ad space?


Thanks Derek, these tips were very helpful. I’ve just begun a new blog and dismayed at how people just don’t want to comment but will make a token response on Twitter.

I guess I’ll turn off the comments for now.


I just discovered your site when Andrew Warner tweeted your Twitter handle, and watched this video “Two Sure-Fire Ways to Increase Website Traffic”. Great stuff. You’ve given me lots of tactics to try on my own sites. Bookmarking your blog NOW!


Thanks for the tips Derek!
Really like the “one page, one goal” idea, always good to be reminded to tie whatever i’m writing back into an achievable goal

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Joshua Black | The Underdog Millionaire

Tim, instead of trying to create seperate content for your blog and your email list, send the same thing to both. The majority of the customers out there still do not read blogs.

It’s hard to believe that since we are all in the blogging world, but it’s true. You want to grab your customers from as many angles as possible, but that does not mean that you have to reinvent the wheel every single time.

-Joshua Black
The Underdog Millionaire

    Flora M Brown, Ph.D.

    I am so relieved to see you offer this piece of advice. I’ve been hard-pressed to create new content for blog and newsletter.




Love the video and also like your site layout. It inspired me to change the layout of mine.

BTW, you mentioned about PPC, but didn’t see any ad on your site. How do you monetize this site? Just curious.

Oh, I think you already know that 3T sent me here. 🙂



    Hey drt,

    I don’t monetize this site with ads. I was talking from experience with some other niches I was in.


Excellent interview Derek and Nick. I’ve been contemplating having comments on my new site. You provided the answer. Great tips, looking forward to more interesting triggers.

PS. Nick could use a little more work on his forearms:)


    Comments can be great… but you’re always better off building up a base audience first… then “launching” comments as a brand-new feature. It will get people talking faster.

Tim Brownson

It worked fine for me, it may just be down to Internet speed. In fact I was really impressed when I enlarged to full screen on a 24″ Mac the quality in HD was amazing.

Good stuff Derek and also a question. I used to do the subscribe thing until 2 or 3 years ago and had a list of a couple of thousand or so. Then I got sick of offering different content to my subscribers than was on the blog and quit it. Posts can sometimes take me as long as 5 or 6 hours and my reasoning was, let everybody read that.

Having said all that I know that people really push the ‘list’ thing, it’s just that I don’t want to have to supply new content because I put the best stuff on my blog. Just wondered what your take on that was, or even if you have one!


    Well, I know where you’re coming from. The problem is, the email list is worth its weight in gold. Even if you’re just encouraging people to get the content you already create via email… you should be promoting email lists.


Looks like this might be a great video – however it’s so choppy, meaning every few seconds it stops and starts, so I lost patients to view it. Even clicked on vimeo and still the same! May I recomend Viddler, best video site I’ve found, and I use alot of them. Also recommended by several top bloggers! Good luck with whatever your doing, since I can’t view it!


    Hrm. I’m not having a problem on my end. Vimeo is usually pretty good so I’m not sure why this is happening. I might just get my own flash video player and run this off my own server next time. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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