As a blogger, no matter how much traffic your blog receives, you’re always going to want more. That means finding ways to drive traffic to your blog will always be an important aspect of your blogging journey.
In this post I’ll go over 5 ways to drive traffic to your blog.
1). Create More Content
The first thing you want to do to increase your traffic is write more.
Did you know that on the average blog, only a few posts account for the majority of a bloggers traffic?
It’s simple really. The more content you have on your blog, the better chance you have of getting more traffic. Having more content also increases your chances of having a post go viral, which is something a lot of bloggers hope to achieve.
I recommend adding high quality content to your blog at least three times per week if you want to see results.
2). Search Engine Optimize (SEO) Your Posts
In my opinion, search engines like Google and Yahoo are one of the best ways to increase your blog traffic.
With a high ranking blog post, you could find yourself getting traffic from that post for years to come.
If you haven’t been writing with SEO in mind, don’t worry. There’s a good chance that your content is already SEO friendly, simply because you’ve been writing high quality, and useful content.
As you continue to blog however, why not increase your chances of being ranked higher in search engines by using simple techniques to search engine optimize your content.
3). Join Facebook Groups
With one billion active users, Facebook is the largest social media network. If you’re not utilizing the power of Facebook to grow your blog, you’re missing out.
In the past few years, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people participating in Facebook groups. By joining Facebook groups that are relevant to your niche, you have a chance to get your content in front of people who otherwise wouldn’t have seen it. The best part is that the creators of these groups have done most of the work for you by putting your targeted audience together in one place.
While there are Facebook groups that are created for the sole purpose of promoting content, I think it goes without saying that when you are a part of a group that isn’t like this, you shouldn’t use the group to only promote your content. Instead, interact with the other members, be friendly, and be helpful.
4). Give Ads A Try
If you have the budget, don’t be afraid of using ads as a way to generate blog traffic. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Facebook ads, but I haven’t been able to master them just yet. I can however vouch for promoted pins. Simply put, promoted pins are pins on Pinterest that you’re paying to have seen by more people. I’ve been using promoted pins with great results. Whenever I promote a pin, I see an increase in repins, and traffic to my website.
Aside from social media networks, you can also find blogs relevant to your niche offering ad space, and place your ad on those blogs.
5). Become Friends With Other Bloggers
I’m sure you’ve heard this time and time again. Bloggers constantly stressing the importance of making friends within the blogging community. Well, I’m here to tell you that you hear this all the time because it truly is important. It doesn’t matter how hard you work on your blog, you can’t do this alone. When you become friends with other bloggers, you support each other in multiple ways. Whether it be through emotional support, collaborating, or sharing each others content.
I hope these tips have given you ideas for increasing your blog traffic. What is your favorite way to drive traffic to your blog? Share your comments below.
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