3 Unmissable Tips to Double Your Traffic from a Blogging Superstar

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    Do you want to double the traffic to your blog?

    Or to your freelance site? Or author website?

    One of the surest ways is to write unmissable articles.

    So how do you write unmissable articles?

    By taking the advice of a man who has helped build three of the most popular blogs in the world, collectively receiving over 5 million page views per month.

    Who is that person?

    Jon Morrow, superstar blogger and founder of Smartblogger.

    Here are his 3 unmissable tips to double your traffic:

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    1. Get Serious.

    Every time I sit down to write, I turn my underwear around backwards, belt out ‘Satisfaction’ by the Rolling Stones, and drink an entire 2 L bottle of Coke…

    Or so I wish. The truth is far less interesting, I’m afraid: I worked (and continue to work) my butt off.

    To most people, blogging is just a hobby, something enriching to do in their spare time; but for me, it’s my life. Most days, I’m on the computer for 10 straight hours, writing, teaching, connecting, and otherwise doing everything I can to give people precisely the right idea at precisely the right time.

    And I’ve been doing that for over five years now. Add it all up, and it’s thousands and thousands of hours invested into becoming who I am.

    It’s the same story for most successful people, I think, although their focus may be different. For Serena Williams, it’s tennis. For me, it’s blogging.

    Not a sexy answer, but it’s a true one.

    2.Get the Right Mindset.

    I want the reader to feel it, and I want the feeling to be so strong they have a physical reaction.

    Maybe the post is so inspirational they burst into tears. Maybe it makes them so angry they throw their television out the window. Maybe they’re so excited they get up and run in circles around the room. Maybe the criticism is so sharp they hunch up their shoulders, almost like they’re about to be hit with a stick. Maybe the post is so useful they print it out and put it on their wall.

    Regardless of the reaction, I want them to feel like they just got hit by a lightning bolt, and now they’re lying on the floor, smoking, wondering what the hell happened to them. And then I want them to come back so I can do it again.

    3. Get Your Priorities Right.

    To most bloggers, headlines are an afterthought, something to slap on the post before publishing it, thinking it will have little or no impact on the popularity of the post. Epic mistake. The difference between a good headline and a bad headline is often thousands or even tens of thousands of visitors.

    So, take your time finding the right one. For me personally, it’s not uncommon for me to work on just the headline for two hours or more. That’s not the entire post. That’s just the headline.

    Lots of people might think that’s obsessive, and maybe it is, but it’s worked well for me. Granted, not everyone has that kind of time, and I certainly don’t want to make it seem like that’s a requirement. My point is every blogger needs to put a lot more thought into their headlines than they do. The payoff is huge.

    About the author

      Jon Morrow

      Jon Morrow is CEO of SmartBlogger (formerly Boost Blog Traffic) and teaches a new, radically simpler way to build a profitable blog. Find out how to grow your blog from $0 to $1000 per month of passive income here.

    • Wepaar says:

      This is awesome, thanks for your information…!

    • FERNANDO says:

      Amazing ideas and just loved reading it. Seeing how much hard work and time John puts really inspires to keep writing and become better and better at it.

    • ***I want the reader to feel it, and I want the feeling to be so strong they have a physical reaction.***

      Jon, this is the exact reason that you ((((ROCK LIKE GAGA!!! )))))

    • Thank you for this article! Headlines are so important. I’ve seen that personally with my blog. The more strange/unusual the headlines, the more hits.

    • I am a huge Jon Morrow fan both as s student and a writer. I am always open to learning and with Jon it is guaranteed. But best of all when I see he has written a new post I put it aside so that I can read it when I have time to fully enjoy all the beauty and inspiration of his work. Jon rocks words.

    • Dear Jon,

      You have made me proud to be a second-time around MOTHER and proud to be a first-time WRITER. I felt you and your story. Thank you for making my day brighter.

    • Marcie says:

      Man, I need major help with my headlines. I’m certain I can attract more readers when I get better at creating them.

    • Awesome interview! I think most of Jon’s answers came down to one thing: time. You have to be willing to put in hours and hours to hone your craft and create the kind of content that brings success.

    • Ion Doaga says:

      Can’t wait to get into the webinar with Jon Morrow and Mary Jaksch.

      Besides the fact that Jon Morrow is so inspiring to many people he doesn’t works his but off. I don’t know if he was born a talented writer, but for sure he got skilled in writing by putting hours and hours of hard work.


    • Yes, the headline is everything. In early years I would run marketing conferences. My speakers once included Ted Nicholas, one of the greatest copywriters of all time. He told us that he typically wrote some 60 different headlines for every direct response ad. He tested them cheaply using classified ads. Invariably, the headlines he’d dismissed, or that were dreamed up by his office junior, outpulled those that ‘should’ have worked.

      He put more time into his headlines than into the ads themselves.

      We can’t test blog post headlines using classified ads but we can test them using split-broadcast emails. If we have a list. How many people do that? Then the winning headline can become the headline for our post.

    • Cool interview Mary I’ve been following Jon for a while and I agree with him on the headlines I try to spend more time writing them since they are the only reason most people will read your article.

      It’s like the book cover concept it’s great to have an awesome book but who’s going to read it if it has a lousy cover?

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