Increase Blog Traffic – The Traffic Sniper

Increase Blog Traffic Fast!

“How To Increase Blog Traffic By Sniping.”

NOTE: The FREE pdf & doc HOSTING SITES LIST (Date Ranked 06/01/13) is included at the end of this article. All of the 26 sites on the list offer a free service.

Increase Blog Traffic

If you sling enough mud onto a wall, some will stick. That’s the shotgun method. The traffic sniper instead, takes the time necessary to get that well placed shot off, and makes certain that every shot counts! When applied to Increase Blog Traffic, this method sends fast massive traffic to the pages on your site.

“The traffic sniper approach gets a kill every time!”

We all have grown far beyond the old off page SEO tactics that the Google Panda Bear killed and devoured.

Did the Google Panda Bear make a meal of your page rank last year?

Well, what the Panda missed the Penguin may have gotten!

I no longer even care about PR (Page Rank)! All I care about is TRAFFIC!!!

So… How Do You Increase Blog Traffic

With Zero PR?

You are probably hoping that this will be a cake walk, and eventually it will, but like everything worth while it will take some set up to get it going. Hey, what else would you want for free?

The first step is to get educated by learning an approach for promoting any and everything that you produce on line, FAST – FREE – & EASY. Yes, I just said the easy word!

Three articles that will help you to understand how I use use doc sites to increase traffic to my site, & give you more insites on how to use Social Media, are listed below.

Viral Marketing – How To Create Viral Articles

Combining Guerrilla Marketing With Social Media

Social Media – Statistics Shape Success!

The Easy, comes AFTER you get it all set up, but the lessons we share are what makes the set up so easy. After that, every blog, video, photo library you want to share, and any other kinds of documents will be funneled into your money making machine and the Traffic Will Descend upon your blog like magic.

But it’s not magic, it takes a couple of hours for you to set up all the Free Tools, so lets get started.

FIRST, I am going to assume…

That you know all about how Google’s last two major algorithm changes (Panda & Penguin), adversely affected the page rank on millions of websites. When that happened most of those sites saw a substantial crash, a sudden traffic jam if you will.

Well, if ranking on Google was where you were going after your traffic, it’s time to take a better rout! Go direct! I call them “private search engines”. Google forced us to become more creative, and whenever that happens WE get better.

An often overlooked way to share documents is through Document Storage Sites.

The meat of this post is the listing and review of all FREE Document Storage Sites. Since they are not all created equal, I have listed them, from the top down based on the Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and included some details about each.

By the way… Follow this link and OPTIN to recieve my weekly news letter, and watch a free video while you’re at it.

REMEMBER… this is all about how you Increase Blog Traffic, not page rank, and some of you may be shocked at why PR doesn’t matter. Oh, it’s nice to have, just unnecessary for generating free traffic.

The top “store and share” document sites have millions of daily visitors!

They are their own search engine, with millions of daily searches! Why wouldn’t you want your content put there for free? Well, you have to take the time to set up an account.

Setting up the accounts (set up at least 3 – 5) is the easy part once you’ve found the best ones for you that fit what you want to do. (Lot’s of options out there!) I hope the reviews below help a lot.

Warning: Watch carefully. There are warning flags about things that are positives or negatives to me, like a site purging your files if they aren’t downloaded often enough! On the other hand, would you like the maid service that cleans out your inactive posts from that list?

EXAMPLE: The site below is at the top of my personal list. Handling a Billion transactions per month why NOT be listed there for free! Even better than that, they don’t dump your files!*

The descriptions, for the most part, on what the sites have to offer are directly from that web-site’s “About, terms, and policy” pages. I have simply edited, & added my thoughts here and there.

Media Fire http://www.mediafire.com/

PR = 7, Alexa Global Rank: 120, Sites Linking In: 252,028

100 Million users per month; 1 Billion+ Files sent & received per month! Free accounts START at 10GB of free storage and can earn more! Pro accounts offer up to 500GB. Business accounts go up to 100TB!

The easy way to host and share any files including documents, videos, presentations, and images. Warehouse and backup all your precious files on MediaFire’s secure and redundant cloud servers and never worry about crashing a hard-drive again!

*Abandoned Accounts: To be exceedingly clear, if you access your free account from our Web, Mobile or Desktop platforms, or any service using the MediaFire API once per year, your account will never be considered abandoned or removed. MediaFire retains content indefinitely for Free accounts that are not considered abandoned.

No wonder I want to be there. You will find after using several of these sites, that they are tools in your tool shed for generating traffic to your website. You’ll find some who are easier to work with than others.

The Steps: “Just thinking out loud here.”

  1. Create some high quality content & post it.
  2. Like it, tweet it, & link it in, etc.
  3. Turn it into a pdf @ http://www.zinepal.com/ (or simply post it “as is” to sites that accept “All” formats. Sites can vary greatly on what they accept.)
  4. Now post the Doc/pdf/video etc. at everyone of the Doc sites you are using.

Those are the first steps in the traffic sniper approach. It is to focus on all of the fast, free methods to promote your blog posts.

Now, isn’t some one going to raise your had and point out to me that I’m posting duplicate content? Google doesn’t see it that way since they expect to see redundant files in pdf/etc. on storage sites all the time! After all, they are storage sites.

The point is, that this source of traffic is internal to it’s self , with it’s own search engine, so I’m not dependent upon PR at all. I will promote each document individually.

Now what you do is focus your efforts on getting the absolute max traffic you can out of the different Doc Sites you use. THAT’S where setting up the site becomes the work. Learning the uniqueness of each site will help you get the most out of them.

The sites with NO SEARCH are simply store and share sites that you can send people to download your stuff from. They are useful, but don’t give you the best platform to increase blog traffic.

Some sites offer things that can save you time. You can select in the setup for them to automatically upload your new posts from any URL of any of your sites. How much time would that save you each week? (Continued after this brief commercial! ;o)

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ALL FREE pdf & doc HOSTING SITES

(Date Ranked 06/01/13)

You can use http://www.zinepal.com/ to create FREE pdf docs from your URL if you need to.

How to use Zinepal: To create individual pdf docs, click and drag this link Quick eBook onto your browser bar. Clicking it on your browser bar will create a pdf from whatever is in your browser window. Then you can save the associated URL to share easily it.

It is a lot easier for me to simply use my OpenOffice.org Writer program that I got FREE from The Apache Software Foundation. I can then upload it directly from my computer to any Doc site I’m using.

Keep in mind, when signing up for an account with Zine Pal, that your user name will show up as the heading of your listings (“books”), so be sure to use the one you want on there. The problem with that is all of your documents and files you upload end up in that same book.

Creating individual pdfs don’t enter them into that book.

NOTE: Your document must ALREADY be in PDF format to add it as a pdf to most of the sites in this list. Most of these sites accept a variety of formats, and some include video.

When viewing the list below, and the associated Alexa global traffic rank, keep in mind that there are about 649 million websites in the world today. Of those, there are only about 187 million active sites.

Keep in mind that to have a site ranked in the top 1oo,ooo (of the 649 million) by Alexa means that they are getting excellent traffic. Also, the number of sites linking to that site shows how much respect the site has gotten from around the web.

Example: Google.com; PR = 9, Alexa Global Rank: 2, Sites Linking In: 4,389,039

The List

Note: These sites are listed from the highest to the lowest based upon the Global Alexa Traffic Rank.

Google Docs = Google Drive https://drive.google.com/#my-drive
PR = 9, Alexa Global Rank: 2, Sites Linking In: 4,389,039
“Meet your Drive” – At Google Docs “My Drive” is the home for all your files. With Google Drive for your PC, you can sync files from your computer to My Drive.

Explore the left hand navigation. Create Google Docs and more. See files at a glance with the new grid view. Get the Google Drive mobile app. (I don’t use this site) This requires a download from Google to use it

Any site in the top 1,000 is exceptional, but many much further down are excellent as well.

Media Fire http://www.mediafire.com/ – There is no Public Search Platform here!
PR = 7, Alexa Global Rank: 120, Sites Linking In: 252,028
100 Million users per month; 1 Billion+ Files sent & received per month! Free accounts START at 10GB of storage and can earn more! Pro accounts offer up to 500GB. Business accounts go up to 100TB!

The easy way to host and share any files including documents, videos, presentations, and images. Warehouse and backup all your precious files on MediaFire’s secure and redundant cloud servers and never worry about crashing a hard-drive again!

Abandoned Accounts: To be exceedingly clear, if you access your free account from our Web, Mobile or Desktop platforms, or any service using the MediaFire API once per year, your account will never be considered abandoned or removed. MediaFire retains content indefinitely for Free accounts that are not considered abandoned.

Slide Share http://www.slideshare.net/
PR = 8, Alexa Global Rank: 137, Sites Linking In: 200,806
Their browser allows all of your public Docs, Videos etc to be easily viewed by all of their users!
SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing video and webinar presentations, along with any other document you wish to share. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million page views, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world.

The categories are extensive: Education – Technology/Internet – Advertising/Marketing/PR – Medical/HealthCare – Computers/Electronics – Design – Presentations/Communications – Finance/Insurance – NGO/PublicService – Media/Publishing – Construction/Architecture – Government/Military – HumanResources/Recruitment – Hospitality/Leisure – Photography/Arts – Automotive – Telecom/Mobile – Legal – Tourism/Travel – Agriculture/Forests – Entertainment/Sports – RealEstate – Environment – Energy/CleanTech – ConsumerGoods – Retail – Airlines/Aviation – Mining/Metals – Apparel/Fashion – PrivateEquity&VentureCapital

To upload Videos you must buy into a plan.

Want to get the word out about your product or service? Do you want your slides to reach people who could not make it to your talk? Are you a teacher looking to share your lesson plans? Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.

Scribd http://www.scribd.com/
PR = 8, Alexa Global Rank: 259, Sites Linking In: 177,313
Their browser allows all of your public Docs, Videos etc to be easily viewed by all of their users!
Simple publishing, Massive distribution & Powerful Monetization. Scribd is the world’s largest digital library (Bigger than the Library of Congress) where people can publish, discover, and read books and documents of all kinds on the web or any mobile device.

The categories are extensive: Fiction – Non Fiction – Brochures & Catalogs – Comics – Government Docs – How To Guides & Manuals – Newspapers & Magazines – Presentations – Menues & Recipes – Research – School Work – Art & Design – Business – Creative Writing – Entertainment – Food – Government & Politics – Health & Fitness – Religion – Science – Literature

You can make your content free on Scribd or generate a new source of revenue by selling your books and documents on Scribd.

Millions of books and documents have been contributed to Scribd by the community and this content reaches an audience of 100 million people around the world every month. You can find something to read by browsing the home page, checking your social feed or using Scribd search.

Zippy Share http://zippyshare.com/ There is no Public Search Platform here!
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 462, Sites Linking In: 27,649
A completely free, reliable and popular way to store files online. No Download Limits, Up to 200MB per File, Unlimited Disk Space, No Sign Up Required to Download (However You Are Required To Sign Up If You Want To Upload Files)

Issuu http://issuu.com/
PR = 9, Alexa Global Rank: 647, Sites Linking In: 181,650
Excellent categories for what I need! Staff Favorites – Photography – Food & Cooking – Fashion – Art & Design – Business – Science – Beautiful Products. Major Problem: Everything you click on to read says it’s unavailable
11 million Publications on Issuu right now; 25,000 New publications a day;

Doc Stoc http://www.docstoc.com/
PR = 7, Alexa Global Rank: 878, Sites Linking In: 30,978
Their browser allows all of your public Docs, Videos etc to be easily viewed by all of their users!
The Most Complete set of Categories around: DocStore – Legal – Business – Personal Finance – Technology – Education – Jobs & Careers – Tax – Real Estate – Current Events – View All – Current Affairs – Economy – International Affairs – Off Beat – Other – Press Releases – Politics & History – Guides – Science – Entertainment – Health & Fitness – Medicine – Conferences – Art & Literature – Lifestyle – Travel

Along with those main headings, there are hundreds of sub headings. Example: Health & Fitness = Fitness – Health Insurance – Nutrition & Healthy Eating – Other – Rest & Sleep

Millions of visitors come to Docstoc every month to discover professional documents and the users who submitted them. Upload your content and Start Earning Money and reach an audience of millions to Promote yourself and your Documents. Its fast, easy, and free to use.

Box https://www.box.com/
PR = 7, Alexa Global Rank: 1,306 Sites Linking In: 12,062
Box offers secure, scalable content-sharing that both users and IT love and adopt. Box lets you store all of your content online, so you can access, manage and share it from anywhere. Integrate Box with Google Apps and Salesforce and access Box on mobile devices.

Ubuntu One https://one.ubuntu.com/
PR = 6, Alexa Global Rank: 1,654, Sites Linking In: 44,509
Sync & 5GB storage free. Keep your content safe, access it anywhere, and share it with friends, family and colleagues. Spread the word and earn up to 20GB extra free cloud storage with our referral program. DOWNLOAD REQUIRED

File Factory http://www.filefactory.com/
PR = 5, Alexa Global Rank: 2,034, Sites Linking In: 22,291
Absolutely any file in any format can be uploaded and downloaded for free – share files up to 2GB. Unlimited bandwidth. Join over 6.0 million members who choose FileFactory storage. Our file sharing service lets you upload movies, upload music, store documents, images, zip files and more. There are no limits to the number of times a file can be downloaded.

You Send It https://www.yousendit.com/
PR = 7, Alexa Global Rank: 2,670, Sites Linking In: 10,239
When you place a User File in your Public Folder, that User File is automatically available to other You Send It users and to the general public. Share Folders are selectively shared by you. The best of both worlds.

File Swap http://www.fileswap.com/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 4,805, Sites Linking In: 3,361
pdf, doc, excel, flv files accepted. Manage and organize your files using our advanced file manager or “PC client” to organize your files. Share with anybody, and on any platform, anonymously with any user, using direct links, email, or plugins to Facebook, Twitter, and more!

Have sensitive files? Add share passwords to your files and folders using our file manager and add a layer of security! And coming soon, FileSwap.com will introduce key-based encryption of your files!

With FileSwap.com’s custom gallery viewer and music player, you can share entire music play lists or image galleries with your friends. Just put all your files in a folder, and share the folder!

File Den http://www.fileden.com/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 29,522, Sites Linking In: 12,986
Hot linking allowed for all files. 1GB of personal storage space. 100mb maximum file size limit. 5GB monthly data allowance and much more! 2 million + customers use the service for a large number of different purposes from image hosting to secure online backups. The service allows all customers to directly link to their files without annoying download pages or waiting times and comes with a standard yearly 99.5% uptime guarantee.

File Dropper http://www.filedropper.com/
PR = 5, Alexa Global Rank: 32,510, Sites Linking In: 7,796
Was created as a fresh alternative. We do not reel the user in and make them wait for annoying countdown timers. We do not hide the download link with aggressively placed ads. You can upload files of up to 5GB.The files are kept forever as long as they are being downloaded.

If the files are not downloaded even once within 30 days consecutively they are removed. If you have a premium account your files are never deleted.

ASUS Web Storage https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/
PR = 6, Alexa Global Rank: 54,925 Sites Linking In: 402
Store everything, share everything, 5GB free. It’s your personal cloud. Upload anything you want to your cloud space, no matter what it is. Docs, Video, Pics There is no Public Search Platform here! https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/downloads/?tab=apps

Free pdf Hosting http://freepdfhosting.com/ No public posting or search
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 71,128, Sites Linking In: 2,026
Our free PDF hosting service is fast and easy enough for the most basic user. Your document must ALREADY be in pdf format.

We now have more than 15,000 free pdf hosting members and more than 17,000 unique visitors per month! Our only service is free ebook hosting, free PDF file uploading, free PDF sharing and free PDF hosting. If you don’t donate to the site your files are dumped after 30 days!

We Papers http://www.wepapers.com/
PR = 5, Alexa Global Rank: 82,324, Sites Linking In: 3,101
This is a place where students (and everybody) can expand their knowledge and share their wisdom, for free. Share and contribute your knowledge, your notes and your work with the world and make it immediately available to anyone.

Note: If a user fails to log into an account for a period of four months, that account will be canceled.

File Send http://www.filesend.net/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 93,380, Sites Linking In: 2,319
Register for a FREE account and receive 1 GB of space, and more! Unlimited downloads! There is no limit on how long files are hosted for, but files not downloaded for more than 90 days are automatically deleted. However, for premium accounts, files are never deleted, unless the account is deleted.

Share Send http://sharesend.com/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 106,153, Sites Linking In: 1,163
Drag and drop format. Upload file up to 100MB size for free. The maximum allowed file size is currently 100MB, but we are actively looking to raise this limit. We hope to offer a significant increase over the coming months.

The address expires if no downloads are made for 60 days or longer at which point it becomes inaccessible to the public and is removed from Share Send’s servers.

Spider Oak https://spideroak.com/
PR = 5, Alexa Global Rank: 133,913, Sites Linking In: 386
THIS SITE DOESN’T LOOK TO BE A SHARING TYPE OF SITE! GOOD SITE TO STORE YOUR COMPUTER BACKUP DATA or anything you don’t want to be public.
2 GB; Full Featured Backup, Sync, Share, Access & Storage; Unlimited Computers, Easily upgrade to more space whenever you would like.

Our ‘zero-knowledge’ privacy environment ensures we can never see your data. Not our staff. Not a government. No one. The myth about ‘online’ and ‘privacy’ has been dispelled – leaving an environment whereby it is impossible for us to betray the trust of our users.

File Hosting http://www.filehosting.org/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 160,626, Sites Linking In: 1,014
No size limits, archive upload. 2GB/sec bandwidth. No sign up required, unlimited uploads, unlimited downloads. You don’t need any kind of premium-accounts, our service is completely free for everyone.

You can upload any type of file (movies, music, documents, images, zip files and more). Any file in any format can be uploaded and downloaded for free. We have no file size limit. There are no restrictions on the number of times a file can be downloaded.

Files.fm http://files.fm/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 254,341, Sites Linking In: 388
File types are not limited. You can upload documents, photos, video and audio files or any other file type. You can simultaneously select and upload multiple files. Maximum upload size is 2000MB at one time.

Registered users have a permanent disk space to store files on the server. Unregistered users files will be available within 60 days of their posting since upload. Registered users has access to “My Files” section and a permanent space of 1000 MB for file storage with the ability to increase it in the future.

In the “My Files” section, you can also manage and publish files, view statistics and other info about uploaded files.

Cloud Xeon http://www.cloudxeon.com/
PR = 0, Alexa Global Rank: 696,644 Sites Linking In: 130
You may upload any type of files, Docs, Video, Pics etc. Cloud Xeon is intended for personal use, and any business use is strictly prohibited. Music and video hosting is permitted as long as you own the copyright on the content and it adheres to the terms and conditions.

File ai http://fileai.com/
PR = 4, Alexa Global Rank: 759,012, Sites Linking In: 216
Securely share files that are too big to e-mail for FREE! No Software to Download! No File or Size Limits! BitTorrent-Style Transfers! Fast, Easy, and Secure! 100% FREE!

File Splat http://www.filesplat.com/
PR = 2, Alexa Global Rank: 1,843,850, Sites Linking In: 353
Here you can store files for your own convenience, or effortlessly share content with others, anytime, anywhere in the world. They allow UNLIMITED direct-linking, & MP3/WMA Streaming!

Unlimited Uploads, Unlimited Downloads, Uploads up to 200MB each, 1GB Free Storage Space, Secure SSL Encryption, No Penalties for Inactivity, Premium Upgrade Options, Private File Storage, Public File Sharing by URL, File Hash Calculation, A Feature-Filled Interface, MP3/WMA Streaming, Shareable Playlists, Support for FTP/FTPS, Updates Made Daily

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