TRTT Episode #4: How to Drive Traffic Through A Blogging Alliance

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to the 4th edition of The Rebel’s Traffic Talk! :)

In this edition we’re going to be discussing how to drive traffic through building a blogging alliance. You’re going to learn some awesome traffic generation tips and some innovative tips that you may not be aware of!

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Here’s a short list of the sites mentioned in today’s episode:

Enjoyed today’s episode? Awesome!

Then you’ll definitely enjoy the stellar blog promo post I published last week that goes even deeper into effective blog promotion and traffic driving strategies:

How to Promote Your Blog Like A ‘BOSS’ (Right After You Launch It!)

So tell me, what are your thoughts on building a blogging alliance. Do you feel like they’d be effective for you niche?

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  • Dead Dog Design

    Hey Ti,

    One thing that drives me up the wall is people will sign up to these networks such as blogengage or bizsugar and only share their content. Really, that is a waste of time and people start to notice that such and such never shares any of my content (or follows up on comments people leave). It’s all about engaging with people and not just dropping your urls to get people to share them.


    • tiroberts

      Hi, Garen!

      So great to see your comment. Welcome to the community!

      That really grinds my gears too. When I first got involved with BizSugar, I shared many other people’s content (and I still do). I also did (and still do) an incredibly high level of commenting and engaging with the members content.

      It’s the law of reciprocation and simple common courteousy.

      Thanks for sharing your input.

      I appreciate you dropping by and I hope to see more of you!


    • Alexandra Coroian

      That’s a great point Garen, I totally agree. There is so much theory around us that we forget about real interaction. Great tips, Ti!

      • tiroberts

        Appreciate your input, Alexandra. Thank YOU! :)


  • Gabe Johansson

    Thanks for the killer tips! I have been using BizSugar for quite some time and I find a lot of the same people over at JustRetweet and other networks. These are the people I seem to interact with most on Twitter or other sites as well. Interesting how that works!

    Oh and if you could make those links clickable that would be helpful to others! :)

    • tiroberts

      Hi, Gabe!

      Great to see ya’ comment, buddy.

      Yup, I’ve noticed that same trend. And really, cultivating a blogging alliance has truly been a natural process and wasn’t something that I had to force. It just sorta happens and comes along with the territory.

      Thanks for the suggestion, I was going to go back in later and hyperlink them. You beat me to the punch! ;)

      Thanks for dropping by!


  • Lewis LaLanne – NoteTakingNerd

    Hey Ti,

    You’ve helped come to an important realization today.

    One day a week (Monday) I spend around 3-4 hours commenting on other blogs I love. I’ve had this ritual forever and yet I’ve never thought to marry this activity with my Blokube or Bizsugar accounts in order to leverage those channels at a much higher level than I do now while simultaneously exposing myself to awesome new people and material. (Head Slap!!!)

    Thank you for the wake up call. :)

    In reference to your last tweet in our conversation earlier today, I appreciate your compliments on our blog. I love the rebellious theme you’ve got going here as well – piercings included. You might enjoy the blog of a treasured marketing rebel mentor of mine, John Carlton, here . . .

    PS. My favorite part of the Professor Handz Von Puppet video is when he does the crazy-eyes at the end! Hahaha

    • tiroberts

      Hi, Lewis!

      How awesome it is to see your comment. Welcome to the community!

      Yup, cross posting comments on both the submission site and the bloggers post works double time for exposure, traffic and building the relationship.

      Great commitment to blog commenting, BTW. I love it! :)

      Thanks for your compliments as well. I love to see a blog with a unique theme. It’s truly exciting and your is definitely an interesting one.

      I checked out John’s blog as well. TOTALLY dig it! Great and engaging content, style and feel.

      Yes! Professor Professor Handz Von Puppet’s crazy eyes are radical. I especially love the name. Truly original. :)

      Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate you sharing your input.

      I look forward to seeing more of you. Have a great weekend!


  • Adrienne Smith

    Hi Ti,

    I wanted to stop by after Mys shared this post over on her blog. I’ve never visited you before so wanted to check you out.

    Now I love this topic and it’s one I shared almost two years ago of how I also built my blogging community. It’s not difficult but I think where a lot of people go wrong is not being consistent in their efforts. Starting out by visiting five blogs a day like you suggested here as well is an easy enough goal. Hey, it works and build those relationships with your readers and they’ll keep coming back for more time and time again.

    Great share plus I got to “see” you on video. Enjoyed your post and hope you’re enjoying your weekend.


    • tiroberts

      Hi, Adrienne!

      How awesome of you to drop by! I’m totally elated to see your comment; welcome!

      Yup, I absolutely agree with you. A blogging alliance only works if all members are consistent in their efforts and are committed to the success of the tribe.

      Creating a blogging alliance when you’re just starting out is like entering high school with your Freshman class.

      If everyone stays committed to the success of the class, four years from now (usually much sooner), you’ll look up and be walking across the blogging stage with your buddies (a.k.a. have a wildly popular blog and community).

      Sometimes, not everyone you started with will still be there, but the ones who are will be happy they stuck it out with you. :)

      Thanks for dropping by and sharing your input. I truly appreciate it and you’ll be seeing me around in your blog comments as well.

      Looking forward to connecting more with you,


      • Karmakar

        Hi Ti…

        Thanks a lot for this post… :)

        I thoroughly enjoyed this post and most importantly got very useful suggestions as a start up blogger… :)

        Looking forward to here from your side and guidance on blogging alliances…. :)

  • Barry Overstreet

    Hey Ti,

    Great video.

    I love the ideas you have here for leveraging your blog commenting to help it to have the most traffic impact. Plus, with utilizing the sites like BizSugar you get exposed to a much broader community of people to interact with, which just gives you that much more opportunity to build a lasting alliance and relationship.

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you’re having an outstanding week!


    • tiroberts

      Absolutely, Barry.

      Leverage is the key, especially on these community sites.

      I had no idea how powerful and effective they were for driving traffic. And, like you said, I’ve benefited so much more from the connections I’ve made with other bloggers outside of just the traffic they send.

      Always great to hear your input, Barry.

      Have an awesome weekend!


  • brettalanseo

    Good stuff Ti. I’m really trying to focus on building alliances up with groups bloggers. It’s one of my goals for this year. I’ll be checking out a few of these aggregation sites you listed.

    • tiroberts

      Hi, Brett,

      So great great to see your comment.

      I’m glad to hear that you’re focusing on the power of an alliance. It really is a powerful thing and can produce results extremely quick.

      Keep me posted on how it goes for you and if there’s anything I can do to help just shoot me an email.

      Thanks for dropping by. :)


  • Enstine Muki

    Hi Ti,

    Too bad I can’t listen to this video now. My PC speakers just went on holidays ;) But well, I think I can comment because I know what bloggers get when of them come together with the mind to promote each other. I created an alliance of 10 members and we were fervently involved in commenting, sharing and promoting each other. That group soon collapse because I got sick and was a way for 2 weeks. That idea didn’t die out in me though. I’ll bounce back.

    Blogging Alliance is a powerful way to drive traffic. Members need to be determined and active.

    I’ll listing to this vid as soon as I get my speakers back ;)

    • tiroberts

      Hi, Enstine,

      Wonderful to see your comment; welcome to our community!

      Sorry to hear that about your speakers. I would’ve known seeing that you’ve made such a insightful comment on the topic. :)

      You really know your stuff – 10 seems to be the magic number for most blogging alliances.

      Thanks for sharing your input; I truly appreciate it.

      Have an awesome weekend!


  • Aleksey Zuravlov

    Hi, Ti!

    Great idea! I’ve only heard about two of these sites – blogengage and bizsugar.

    So blogengage is totally worth the membership cost? I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about it before. I guess it’s time to join.

    What membership level are you on, Ti?

    And thank you very much for sharing my post – I’m having a lot of comments! I started to tweet your posts too :)

    I think you can add Linkedin and Reddit or Stumbleupon to your flying social sidebar, to increase exposure and variety of traffic.

    Best wishes,

    • tiroberts


      I’m not a member of blog engage so I can’t speak to it’s worth, although I’ve heard about how great it is for generating traffic and engagement. However, I may possibly decide to join blog engage sometime in the near future to aid in my relationship and engagement building efforts.

      You’re very welcome for the shares and I see that you are getting a lot of comments; awesome!

      Thank YOU for your shares, I really appreciate it.

      I’ll consider adding more social links. Thanks for the suggestion.


      • Aleksey Zuravlov

        Hi, Ti!

        I see. I’m thinking about blog engage membership too.

        Yes, thank you very much for your magic! :) I’m pretty sure I’ve got so much comments only because of you.

        You are very welcome. I will share more of your content!

        Best wishes,