I've been writing articles to publish on my new blog and I think it's time to get them online. I've been working on my blog while being inspired by the story of Mashable founder and how he managed to grow a media empire from his home. Not to say that I'm slacking or anything, I was doing my research and writing enough content to publish on my website. It's similar to Vox.com or Buzzfeed.com but with a different taste. The problem is I'm not entirely sure about my strategy to "push" the website. How to attract the first 1,000 visitors? How to find an audience? The internet is a cruel place and websites easily get lost. How do I prevent this from happening?
Social media is a good way to spread the word, but first you need to make sure you're delivering solid content and that search engines see you as an authority. The majority of new traffic to a site comes from Google and Bing. Sign up for Google Webmaster and from there you'll be able to see if you're getting indexed and what keywords people are using to find your blog. You may be surprised to find that you're not attracting the audience you think you're attracting.
Good and consistent content is key.