5 dirty ways to get huge traffic and backlinks to your blog instantly !

by Garish wasil on September 17, 2011

Traffic Traffic Traffic !!

Every Blogger and Internet Marketer needs Traffic to succeed online.

No Traffic = No Sales = No Profits.

I am always in search of new ways to drive visitors to my blog and get more conversions. Every now and then I found new ways or generate new ideas of my own to get both traffic and backlinks. But there are some online marketers and bloggers that can go to any extent to get traffic and hype for their blogs. They just want traffic and they don’t mind spoiling their online presence and readership for it.

Sad but True, there are a lot of them and I come across such people each day. I have collected a list of dirty tricks and methods they use to drive traffic (and backlinks too) to their blogs and I am sharing this with you all. You will be amazed to know these.

PS : I am not sharing this post in order to urge you for using these black hat methods, but I just wanted to make you all aware of what is going on in the online marketing world and how people are thinking out of the box.

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1. Organizing a Fake Contest on your Blog

Now this is the Cheapest strategy that Bloggers are exploiting these days. What they do is run a contest on their blog and claim to give a premium product to the one who wins the contest. That way they get huge exposure and get people tweeting, liking and commenting on their posts (which are actually the rules they set to participate in the contest). Moreover they also set – adding a backlink on your blog, as a mandatory rule to participate. This way they get huge backlinks too. But the place where they get dirty is when they announce a fake winner. That is, they will just say in the follow up post (after getting tons of traffic and backlinks) that the winner’s name is ‘this’ (in place of ‘this’ they put a name created out of their imagination). They do not provide any proof (of selecting the winner) and then get along to post other posts (or fake giveaways like this). This cost them nothing but they get huge exposure through this.

Thats a shame for all of them who do this. The traffic they will get will not stay for long and moreover if they don’t provide proof of selecting winners (which they, obvisiouly, will not). Every participant, with brain, will know that its not genuine.

To all of them who are fond of participating in blogging contests, make sure to check that the contest host has mentioned that he will choose the winner randomly (through sites like random.org) and will also provide a video proof of selection. If you are participating in a contest run by a  reputed blog, the proof is not the thing to worry, because those guys are trustworthy already.

2. Faking your Blog’s sale in online marketplaces

Now this is even worse and completely unethical method. What people do is, they make it appear that they are selling their blogs. This way they try to get as much traffic and buzz as they can. They simply list their blog on sale on famous online forums like Digital Point and SitePoint and even on popular auction sites like Flippa. This way they get huge number of visits from curious folks and potential buyers. They run the listing for over a week and then just mention that the reserve price was not met, and then they call the sale off. Dirty but Free for them and so they are exploiting it.

The traffic they will be getting is from the people that are only interested to buy the site and will never come back to read their posts after they pull the sale off. Moreover their blog’s regular readers will feel deceived and will, most probably, stop visiting their blog anymore.

3. Rumoring a Hacking Attack

The title says it all. Some Bloggers (and I am talking about the popular ones) use this trick. They create some buzz around the blogosphere that their blog has been hacked and they redirect their domain to a static page with a weird image (which appears like if the site has been actually hacked ). Now this way, they will grab people’s attention. People are curious, and they will want to check out what happened. Many will link to them in their blog posts and status updates, thus generating traffic and backlinks to it.

Now, After a few days, the blog owner will say that they have recovered their blog (or thier blog with a lots of backlinks now).

Note that this trick will only work for an already popular blog because no one will care if your 2 day old blog get hacked, Right ?

4. Faking yourself to be a perfectionist in your niche

Now this is the most common one. People all around us are doing this. You will find every webmaster claiming that he is just perfect in his niche. Like a person running an IM blog will claim on popular forums and social networks that he earns millions in affiliate commission every month  (even if he had no idea what an affiliate is). A person running a weight loss blog will claim that he has lost 50 lbs over a month and has helped thousands achieve the same.

Thats the truth. Especially the newbies are exploiting this too much, because its too easy. Just post on popular forums or Facebook about your fake perfection and see the traffic coming in.

5. The ‘Achievement Fail’ Trick

Now this a tricky one ( and also the most weird ! ). What bloggers do is – they claim (again on popular forums) that they got a huge number of facebook likes (or tweets or etc) for their recent post but suddenly the count dropped to zero and they share the link to their post too. And they will then blame that there is something wrong going over at Facebook (or twitter or whichever they are talking about). To add credibility, they will add a fake screenshot of social media counter button that shows 1K or more count.

Another way they do this is by claiming that they have got an extra ordinary high Adsense eCPM on their blog. A few months ago, I found one person on a Forum saying that he recently got $29 a click on adsense from his blog and he posted the link to his blog there. To my amazement, when I checked his blog I was stumped to found that he don’t have adsense on his blog. I went through his previous threads on the forum and found that in the thread preivious to that, he was asking  “What is adsense and how to get an adsense account”.

Uff, that was really weird and too dirty (I must say) .

Now these were all the bad methods, which you should not try in any case.

However If you want to be wicked, here is One Recommended Cool Dirt Free Trick that you must try..

April Fool’s Prank Trick

You know this, isn’t ?

Every popular blog (and the giant Google too) come up with something weird, new, controversial or funny every year on April 1st. Yes, April Fool’s day is the one when you can do just anything weird with your blog or your readers. The more weird and close to reality your prank is the more buzz you will get. If you had not tried it yet, be sure to pull a Prank on the next 1st April.

So these were the ‘Out of the Box‘ methods that people (Marketers to be more precise) are using around the web.

If you know any other such method, Please share it in the comments. And if you liked this post, Why not share it with others ? Like it, Tweet it and Share the love.

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+Garish Wasil is a 19 years old young Passionate Blogger from India and founder of Vast9 where I share Blogging tips and online marketing strategies that has helped me to make a passive income online. Make sure to Join Vast9 on facebook and follow Vast9 on twitter.

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Jasmeet Singh September 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Nice post about dirty ways but I am trying to get traffic/backlink in genuine way by making a comment here but Its also Dirty in a way as I am not going to tell you any new method for traffic and backlinks.. isn’t it dirty?? ..LOLs


Garish wasil September 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yeah, and It would be even more dirty, if someone mentions in the comments that he do this in his own blog, lol


Sushant Risodkar September 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

That’s a good post bro. I have really seen all those things happening around me throughout my blogging/online career.

- I have seen/observed many fake contest in past mainly on forums and they just announce a winner from cloud. No one knows about the winner nor anyone is able to raise any question regarding it. Due to that reason only, I am mentioning the winners profile or anything that validates the winner. You know about it as you recently won that facebook giveaway? ;)

- Moving on to the second point, I do believe people show or try to make their website sound good in terms of earnings while selling it on any marketplace like flippa. One should do an in-depth study always while purchasing a website through such places because you are always shown the BEST part of the website and not really the ACTUAL picture.

- Haven’t seen the third thing really. But it could be…

- Fourth thing is VERY common amongst affiliate marketers including me. We DO build niche sites which are not related to us like in guitar niche (we don’t know how to play guitar), dating (we don’t know how to date a girl :P ) etc. But all this is done to make money, which everyone needs in their life and so all of us try to make these niche sites as if we really do know about it. That’s the business :)

- The bogus adsense earnings claim are common and I’ve seen it many times and yeah the April fool prank should always be taken in a healthy way :D


Garish wasil September 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Thanks for dropping by, bro. I am glad that I won the Facebook contest you conducted and – Hey everyone, this guy can be trusted :)
About the 3rd point, Johncow.com once did that the last year and got huge traffic.
And I agree with you on the 4th, I am too doing the same in my niche sites :0 Thats where our money lies ,-)


HARPREET SINGH BEDI September 18, 2011 at 5:06 am

Very nice post…
but people are smarter ( I think) and get to know about these fake things..
Do you agree ?


Garish wasil September 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Yeah, Some are and some are not.


Daniel September 18, 2011 at 5:36 am

Cool post Garish !
I was unaware that such things are going on around me. I will need to be more careful, especially with the various blog contests that are going on around. Thanks for sharing this post.


Garish wasil September 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Thanks for dropping by, Daniel.


Jack September 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Woah ! These ways are really wicked. I found many marketers doing fake blog contests now a days.


Garish wasil October 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

Yeah Jack, sadly there are a lot of them :(


Cj September 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Hahaha, this is a nice post :D I was actually looking for a good advice then your title caught my attention. These really are dirty!! But I still hope to find a way to get my site back links. I am pretty new to this stuff, so yeah :) xx


Garish wasil October 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

Thanks for dropping by Cj, Stay tuned to Vast9 and in my upcoming posts you soon discover some white hat tricks and strategies that will definitely help you get more traffic and backlinks :)


Narayan@ Tech blog October 5, 2011 at 8:07 am

Thanks a lot for the share. Add this one too: creating some top 10 or top 50 list for selected niche.


Garish wasil October 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Hey Narayan, thanks for dropping by. But Adding top 10 list is not a dirty method, Is it ?


sandeep pattanaik December 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm

ha ha ha, nice post frnd. Nice way to get traffic, we people impressed.


Garish wasil February 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

Glad that it impressed you :)


Fashion 2012 February 10, 2012 at 3:48 am

Contest is the best way to grab traffic and even to collect useful data like photo contest.


Garish wasil February 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

I agree, Contests are rocking now a days. Thanks for dropping by !


Cricket Highlights February 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

Contests should be positive and should deliver what they promised to deliver in the end.
This will not only increase the trust but give you permanent visitors


Garish wasil February 11, 2012 at 10:15 am

Yes, Exactly. But there are people and marketers out there, who host fake contests on their sites which is quite ridiculous !


the god March 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

dirty but ok, i will try on my blog


Garish wasil May 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I am not be blamed later, :p


Adam May 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Good list. I especially appreciate #4. Far too many bloggers act like experts, and I think blogging should reveal more of a thirst for knowledge. A blogger should post about what he/she knows, but should also ask for information to help expand knowledge.


Garish wasil May 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Yeah, that’s a fact. Everyone wants to become the “go to guy” in their niche. And, in a way, its a loss to them :)

Anyways, thank for dropping by !


MWGGW (c) June 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Its really sad but I do know someone who does most of these things on their blog. In fact I have been personally scammed by the first one mentioned. I wonder if I should contact the company that i was supposed to recieve a gift card from, I’m sure they would be happy to know that they were a part of this persons scam. It’s a huge women’s apparel company and I’m sure they would not take this lightly. This blogging site I’m sure makes all kinds of company’s look bad by not following through with the contest prizes. Nice way to run a business huh?


Garish wasil June 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

MWGGW, quite sad to know that you were a victim of a fake contest. If you had not taken any step against it yet yet, You should contact that blog’s owner (or approach the company’s support staff if he doesn’t reply) and I hope everything go in your favour :)

And no, its a quite ridiculous way of running business.

Thanks for dropping by, by the way.


sailesh July 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Garish wasil,I want know about earn money from internet without investiment.
Am a student studing medical course in russia,i want more money for my education.
Iam ready to,work with any job,on internet like,writing articles,uploading videos,survey the links etc…
can you help me to make money from internet without any investiments.
I hope you will help me,can you please send any job opertunities to my gmail.
thank you…


Asad July 30, 2012 at 7:03 am

good ways to increase traffic and they are not so dirty


Garish wasil August 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Thanks for dropping by, Asad .


milan August 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Informative post mate. Great Read. Its dirty but i think its still ok for me. Everyone around is doing it :)


Garish wasil August 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Yeah, seems like :)


Satish Chhalotra September 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Great post, But I think it is bad way to drive traffic on internet.. We must do fair behave with our audiences..


baba September 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

What a nice tips. i’ actually point the main stuff out


Zion Amal Rafeeq September 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Dirty but well written bro. :)
It really is helpful and working. I’ve made some free online product giveaway prank pages on my site and it just worked.
Keep up the good work.


myokokowin December 11, 2012 at 2:14 am

Oh really? Interesting :)


Sethi Pharma Industries November 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

ya this is gud post


Live Gammers December 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

it look like good..
u have written very nice material. it is very informative to me..thanks.. next time i will avoid from fake projection….
thanks again..


tejas January 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

fake bloggers cant sustain the market for long always remember truth always trumps:)


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vikram February 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I think yahoo answers and guest posting are good to go with backlinks.


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