How to get traffic to a website without backlinks? Who would give backlinks to a new blog?
Yes, it is possible. If you don’t have backlinks with a new blog, congratulations, you’re in the same position as everyone else who started a new blog. But if you pick a strategy to get backlinks and stick with it, you’ll be fine.
There are many paid and free ways to get traffic and backlinks on a new blog. Mostly, it’s about making connections and getting seen by other blogs, or influential people in your interest group. Let’s discuss this.
The answer to your second question is everyone! Anybody would give a backlink to a brand new blog, because it’s not really about the blog. It’s about what the link is going to. If you make an awesome, relevant piece of content that your target audience was dying for, naturally people will link back to it, as long as you put yourself out there a little and show the content off.
By the way, I just checked your blog. I like the concept. If you want, I can give you specific suggestions. For the detailed general suggestions, you can check my profile as I frequently answer questions relating to traffic on blogs. Here are five quick suggestions to build up a network of backlinks and organic traffic:
1) Performing SEO
2) Advertising, particularly social media ads through post boosting
3) Social media presence
4) Guest blogging (I’d start here)
5) Interviewing top cricketers, coaches, etc. (Inverse guest blogging. You take on a guest)
For your case, I would start with #4 and work on it for a while, do #1 and #3 at the same time, spend a little extra money on #2 if you want, and then try #5 once you have some traction. People respond better to interview offers if the interviewer’s site and platform look to be popular and growing.
I would recommend you do more research on the above points, and then get started. The sooner you start, the sooner you will reach your first big milestone.
Before doing that, though, there are different ways of doing all of the things I listed. Different approaches. So first decide the type of traffic strategy you want. Many people are not aware about what kind of traffic-getting approach they actually need for their website. All traffic gathering methods have up to two of the following three benefits, but not all three. So pick two, leave one:
Getting all three types at once is not easily achievable; one type will be compromised. So if you want free and fast (1 and 2) you have to sacrifice consistency. Pick whichever two matters to you, and then work your way into dealing with the lack of the third one. For example, for something fast and cheap, but not consistent, you may want to get a team of people to do it with you, so you’re getting traffic at a good scale as opposed to working on it yourself.
To understand the basics of web traffic, I have an article to share with you: “Hunt Down The Three Little Pigs of Online Traffic.” After reading that, you will be in a better position to decide the type of traffic machine you want to build. It’s important to decide not just “what works” but “what do I like to do.” There are famous methods like One Minute Free Traffic, One Minute Traffic Machines, etc. that specialize in getting traffic to a blog, but whatever you pick should match the style of traffic source that you find most appealing.
For instance, I really like the traffic that is cheap and consistent. I can handle waiting for the results over time, so I don’t mind if a traffic-getting method isn’t very fast.
Let’s now discuss backlinking. For a new blog, it may be time-consuming for you to convince other websites to give backlinks, and I’ve had no luck with that Really, there’s no problem with posting backlinks yourself.
For that, stay active in online communities like Quora. In the process of answering questions, explaining things, etc. you’ll find natural opportunities to link to one of your posts or your homepage. There are online communities for everything, especially for cricket, since it’s a well-known sport. You can share the link of your blog over there. Backlinks are a rich source of organic traffic.
Also, it’s not just that you have to get external backlinks only. You can build internal links as well, that is by linking the pages of your blog with each other. In this way, your blog will become more engaging, and the visitors would spend more time going to different pages. The search engine algorithms recognize internal linking as well for rankings, especially if the links get used.
After getting sufficient traffic, anyone would give backlinks to your blog, just by naturally becoming a fan of your content. You will likely be invited to do guest posts, etc. This path is much more enjoyable than trying to somehow get people to link to a blog with no traction yet. But, for that, you need to work on the quality of your content and post regularly.
In conclusion, building traffic to a new blog takes time. Patience and consistent effort is the key. So find a traffic method that appeals to you, and if it also works at getting real, organic visitors, keep using it. It doesn’t take that long to get into a situation where your site is one of the more popular ones in your niche, at which point all you have to do is be friendly and ask other bloggers in your niche if they want to collaborate.
Please feel free to reply to me for clarification.