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One Of My Favorite Ways To Get Traffic To Your Site: The Shout Out Strategy



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So, wow, last week’s training video on guest blogging got a CRAZY AWESOME response. I could literally picture members of RISE Nation on the sidewalks chanting:

“We want EVEN MORE traffic!”
“We want EVEN MORE traffic!”
“We want EVEN MORE traffic!”
“We want EVEN MORE traffic!”

Your wish…is my command. Because you know what time it is… It is time for yet another free-training-video-of-awesome.

Today is one of my personal favorite ‘secret’ traffic strategies I’m going to share with you called “The Shout Out Strategy”

It is simple. It is powerful. It makes people smile. It will make you smile. It will make your email list smile (as it grows). It will make everything smile. Enjoy it- and remember to implement it. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Examples of the shout out strategy in action:

35 Female Visionaries You Need To Know (apologies on the crappy format on this post as it was from a few years ago and a different design of our site)

11 Male Blogger โ€˜Hottiesโ€™ You Should Know About In 2011

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  • Steps 3 & 4 is a great one for when you do product reviews/mentions as well. (didn’t want to say what the steps are… so peeps have to actually watch the video, lol).

    Mentally reworking a few strategies as I type this. Good stuff dude.

  • Coolness! I have been planning to do this for a couple of weeks. I am about to DO it right NOW and send it to my list in this morning’s email.

    • DONE! You even got an honorable mention, David. ha!

  • Christopher Stafford

    Great strategy D! Thanks a million! This is giving me so many ideas.

  • Pam

    One of your best trainings to date. Loved it!

  • Excellent David, thank you. Absolutely loved your flow. I wrote it all down. I will now create a “shout out post” in my first 5 posts for the upcoming launch of my site.

    Question: Your suggestion as the best way to email folks? Many sites have contact forms and I am sure many of these emails will go to VA’s and assistants. Any special insight on reaching the people in my list is appreciated.

    Peace n love.

  • Dope strategies! Thanks for sharing man.

  • Awesome training David. Can’t wait to do it! Thanks.

  • Planning on doing this as a way to thank my guests (including you, of course) for their awesome support of my podcast. The real purpose is to promote them and say thanks, but the shares / opt-ins will be a nice side benefit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dustin Riechmann

    As a fellow Hottie Male Blogger of 2011, I must thank you for reintroducing that post to the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hey David — your advice is GOLD! here is the one I did for podcasters.

  • Victor Manolo Antunez

    Are all of these strategies in the Mediapreneur course?

    • I don’t have a medipreneur course… my courses are:
      Create Awesome Interviews
      Create Awesome Online Courses

      • Victor Manolo Antunez

        Oops, your Create Awesome Interviews course.

  • Gene Hammett

    Great Freaking idea! I was just mentioning to a friend that I would love to highlight of the top innovators in my niche…this is perfect timing.

    But I do have a question: Do you need permission to include those people in the list (and use a pic from the internet)?

    Gene Hammett

  • Wow! This is EXACTLY the strategy we were after! Def going to try this out quicksmart and will also link our shout out page for all to see as per your request.

    AWESOME content! Thanks so much!

  • Sue Monhait

    This is an awesome idea David! Do you think the topic needs to be directly connected with your industry?

  • Hi David

    I just did my shout out post “15 Business Podcasts For Lifestyle Entrepreneurs That Will Rock Your Day”. Feel free to check it out (hint: I mention your show as well):

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    – Navid

    • Awesome and thanks for the mention ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Np, that’s the least I can do. You provide awesome content all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

        Btw my post is all over the place now, got the most traffic to my site, comments, shares than all my other posts in such a short time, good stuff! And I got to connect with some amazing and successful people at the same time!

        Thanks man!

  • OneSoHi


    Just an observation but it would be real nice if you could code your website so that the links of the episodes we have already watched are a different color. The reason is I keep coming back to your site and just want to have a visual representation of where I left off. It is such a pain to have to remember exactly which episode I left off at especially if I am watching 2 or 3 videos a day. At that rate I lose track real fast. It would be so much easier if the ones I watched were blue or some other stand out color and the ones I haven’t watched were black.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Nicole LaBonde

    Here’s my post! I just sent out all the notifications to my influencers! And David, you’re one too! Thank you!

  • Lourdes Welhaven

    Oh my gosh this is amazing. Here’s what you don’t know, David…I interviewed Dafna Michaelson Jenet for my podcast…she was referred to me from another woman I had interviewed..but when I was checking her out I found that she had noted on her website that YOU listed her as one of the “35 Female Visionaries You Need to Know.”

    With that endorsement from you, it was a no-brainer – – I had to have her on my show. Then both she and I mentioned you specifically in the episode and then again on Facebook after the interview published. So you don’t realize it but …that post that you did what…3 years ago…is generating traffic to your website from Facebook and my website today…just 2 more “natural” backlinks…based on your one post.

    Not to mention the fact that she continues to list her inclusion in your list, proudly on her contact page, and that is no doubt generating even more traffic for your website.

    I got it…I get it…amazing. Thank you for this insight!

  • Emma Nutrition

    You are amazing David! I’ve just trebled my hits on this post with this strategy. Guru David, am now searching for your next strategy to try. Thank you!

  • Hey David,

    I decided to try this and just posted “15 Bloggers You Need In Your Life In 2014”

    Feel free to have a look. Thanks for the awesome information and the work that you do!

    – Patrik

  • Brad Brown

    David you are an absolute legend! Greetings from the Southern tip of Africa. I have been meaning to try this for ages and FINALLY got around to doing it. The social engagement has been amazing! Check out my shout out post here Love your work! Thank you!!!!!

  • Hey David, I just implemented this strategy and got 400 hits on my website and lots of comments in just a few days! Thank you so much for your step by step guide. Here’s a link to my post Thanks again.



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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