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15 Proven Methods for Increasing Organic Traffic in 2017

by Nadya Khoja  |  
May 1, 2017

Many business owners understand both the benefits of SEO and the sheer potential for transforming organic visitors into long-term paying customers. But the issue isn't so much realizing that there is a benefit as much as it is finding strategies that work.

Instead of providing you with hypothetical ways that can contribute to the increase in your site's organic traffic, I asked 17 SEO experts for their proven strategies that have led to their own businesses' growth.

1. Connect with influencers

Finding and building relationships with influencers in your niche can have incredible advantages.

Jason Quey, a growth hacker who is known for his ability to connect with influencers and share their growth stories, says: "I build relationships with influential bloggers in my niche and find ways to authentically feature them. When I've done this in the past, I've managed to quickly build over 40 high-quality backlinks in very little time."

But Jason isn't the only one using this technique. Daniel Knowlton, an experienced digital marketer, says: "I create a list of the top influencers on a specific topic and then reach out to them via email and on social. My Content Marketing 2016: Top 100 Influencers post gets more organic traffic than any other page on our website due to influencer shares."

Benjamin Beck uses a similar method as well: "I've found that the best way to increase organic traffic is to get links from the influencers in the niche I am working in. One of my favorite ways to break the ice and build a relationship with these influencers is by creating a badge and post that features them as the experts they are.

"Who doesn't like getting recognition?

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Nadya Khoja is director of marketing at Venngage, provider of free online graphic design software.

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  • by Dan Knowlton Tue May 2, 2017 via web

    Wow, thanks for the mention Nadya, this is a great piece of content.

    I'm sharing it across social now. :)


  • by Tue May 2, 2017 via web

    really great piece of content and are really worth trying.thank you Nadya

  • by Philip Verghese Ariel Tue May 2, 2017 via web

    Hi Nadya,
    This is indeed an informative post packed with 15 tips along with the valuable connected links,
    A lot of things to pick and to put it into practice.
    I appreciate you for presenting it in a wonderful way with all connected links
    I am bookmarking it for my further reference and application
    Thanks a lot
    Best Regrds
    ~ Philip Ariel

  • by Aileen Cuaresma Sat May 27, 2017 via web

    Hi there Nadya...this is a very informative article...i really do believe in the old saying by the great Bill Gates that content is still king when it comes to generating organic traffic and also on what this article said about making your website seo-friendly i think these two factors should always be on top of the list..what do you think?

  • by Nitin Malik Sat May 27, 2017 via web

    Nadya, this one's indeed an informative article. I totally agree with you on all the points you have shared in this artice as I have shaed somthing similar to it too. Though using influencers and visual content remains the same but I have also shared some content search tools as that is the part where most people get stuck. Check it out here -

  • by Aileen Cuaresma Wed May 31, 2017 via web

    Hey this article..Google has been really setting the bar up when it comes to ranking...thanks for this very informative's a big help for me, it's really hard to get the needed traffic for my products with so much competition these days..this article that I read earlier also pointed out that a website should be crawlable by Google bots and not just indexable..what do you think?

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