About.Me Review – How I Got 7,271 Views to My Page

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.

About.me statistics

About About.me

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.

About.me homepage

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.

About.me Statistics Review

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…

Anthony Tran About.me review

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.

Anthony Tran About.me page

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.

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5 Comments

  1. Paul Colaianni on June 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Great heads up Anthony! Thanks for the breakdown. I made my about.me page a few months ago and completely forgot about it. Guess I should revisit and start to utilize it a bit more. Good ideas in your article – thanks again!

    • Anthony Tran on July 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Absolutely Paul! I think this is a great uptapped resource to building connections and generating traffic to your personal brand.

  2. Michael Kawula on June 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Great post Anthony. This just caused me to go back and look at my stats. Great idea about adding the additional links to different points of interest. Definitely going to add a few and see if it drives traffic/clicks. Thanks ~

    • Anthony Tran on July 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Mike yeah please go back and check out your page. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to see how much traffic potential there is. Looking forward to hearing your results.

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