Are you looking for ways to generate more traffic to your podcast, blog, or even YouTube channel? What if you don’t even have a website yet?
**I’m about to share with you a totally untapped traffic generation source called “About.me”
But, before I begin to give you my About.me review, let me share with you the backstory of how I came across this website.
A couple months ago I came across a Facebook post by David Risley of Blog Marketing Academy. He mentioned that a friend of his reminded him that he should check out his About.me profile. He was astonished when he checked out his stats to his About.me page which received 6,712 views in only a couple months (even though he hasn’t updated or even interacted on this social media platform the entire time).
So this definitely got me curious and I thought it would be worth my time to explore this.
This website allows you to make a personal homepage so that you can learn more about people and find their content. This service is for FREE (or you can upgrade for premium features).
This is a great option for online entrepreneurs because it allows you to make a personal branded website even if you have no website design skills easily. Within about 10 minutes you can have a landing page about you with the ability to add social media links, blog posts, and backlinks to your website or podcast.
I was curious how many people were actually using this website so the “SEO Geek” in me started doing some keyword research using Google Keyword Planner. To my surprise this website was receiving an average of 90,500 monthly searches a month!!!
That’s quite a bit of traffic considering I’ve never heard of anyone personally who has used this website before. Of course it’s not Facebook, but at the same time it allows you to create a public profile website where people can view even if they’re not a member of About.me.
My About.me Review
So here are a couple of things that got my attention that wanted me to take massive action!
1. Proof of concept of someone else getting results
2. The ability to create a Personal Branded Page for FREE
3. Easy to setup and took minimal time (10 minutes)
4. Verified a good amount of traffic potential
I created my personal branded website and as mentioned it was easy to setup. I added some basic info like my name, my social media accounts, a personal bio about myself, my blog RSS feed, and a photo of myself.
So within a few minutes here was what I created…
When I was creating this page, I was focused on driving traffic to increase my podcast listeners. Thus, I included a direct link to my Marketing Access Pass podcast iTunes link. I also wanted to make it clear to whoever visited my page that I was a podcaster and that they should check out my show.
As mentioned before, you can upload your RSS feed to the page so anytime you post a blog on your website it will show up on your About.me profile page.
You can also add your social media account links like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc and you can even provide additional links at the bottom. I added my Stitcher, iTunes, and Soundcloud links as well.
But here is where it get’s interesting…
Just like David Risley, I created my account and hadn’t paid attention to is since. After a couple months had passed I logged into my account and viewed my stats.
I was shocked I had over 7,271 views on my About.me page!!!
That’s incredible since I didn’t interact on this social media account at all during this time. Imagine how much more traffic I could have received if I spent a little more time engaging within the community.
Not bad for about 10 minutes of my time. I was able to create a personal branded page which I could share to anyone on the web, I provided backlinks to my website, podcast, and social media accounts, and generated free organic traffic! You can check out my About.me page here.
Give it a shot, and create an account and share your results in a couple months.