It’s our topic today. Blog Traffic infuses your blog and brings visitors and eyeballs to your content. More traffic means more exposure, means more money!
Getting traffic to a new blog or to a blog, in general, can be a daunting task. I’m going to show you how this little blog got 7,500 page views in month 1!
8 Ways to Double Your Blog Traffic
#1.) Get on social media
My secret sauce social media mix is:
It’s free traffic (not including the use of any tools) and you get active, engaged, targeted visitors. Tailwind is very affordable, at jut $15/month or $9.99/month if you pay one year upfront (which is what I did). I know what you’re thinking, “Really, use a tool to pin?” Yes, my friend. If you want five and six figure monthly page views, get this tool!
Must-use tool#1 is Boardbooster. Now, you can get away with using one or the other, Tailwind or Boardbooster but if you want a super infusion of traffic, use both, like I do. Boardbooster does automated pinning like Tailwind plus a host of other cool things to help grow your traffic and get more Pinterest followers. Plans start at $5/month!
Facebook: Hop on Facebook, create a fan page for your blog and then start using that sucker. Really. Try to post 3 times a day and you’ll want to scale up to eventually post 10+ times a day. No, I’m not crazy. My research has found that the most successful Facebook pages (think hundreds of thousands and millions of page likes) post 20+ times per day. You gotta keep your audience engaged and you do that by posting often.
Next trick is to get into Facebook groups. Learn all about groups in my post: 70+ Facebook Groups for Bloggers.
Other social channels can prove to be effective too like Instagram, Digg, Stumbleupon ,etc. Find your favorite networks and develop a schedule to post to them often.
#2.) Track your traffic with Google Analytics
This one is simple but often gets overlooked. As soon as you set up your new site you want to get Google Analytics set up and synced to it so you can measure and monitor your traffic.
Go in and play around. Click all the tabs, look at the graphs and do this often. Over time you will get more familiar with everything and strengthen your understanding.
#3.) Hop on Question/Answer sites
Quora, Yahoo Answers and similar sites are great for traffic. For each post I publish, I hop on Quora and answer 5-10 questions. I always insert my signature with my latest blog post URL. This sends me about 15K profile visits per month and tons of traffic back to my site.
#4.) Paid Traffic
This method is proven, though it’ll cost you. There’s even something called traffic arbitrage where you buy traffic and capitalize on it. I read an article a while back from a big blogger who paid $50,000 per month in Facebook ads to make $100,000 per month in gross profit. That’s a $50K net profit (before other expenses). Not bad!
- Stumbleupon paid discovery
- Promoted pins
- Facebook ads
- Google Adwords
#5.) Comment traffic
An easy one! Head to your favorite blogs and comment on their posts. The key is to leave thoughtful comments (think paragraphs here). No one liners. Reading a long comment will stand out and other readers will take notice. When you leave your name, make sure you write your name out like this…
Lucy @ Love My Blog
See what I did there? Put your blog name in your name. A Little trick that works like a charm, trust me.
#6.) Forum traffic
Same idea as #5. Get active on forums. Create a custom signature for yourself that has your blog URL in it, then head to the threads and start answering questions and commenting.
#7.) Guest posting
This is remarkable for traffic. The only thing? It’ll take time. More time than the rest above but probably get you the best results.
Check this out: The Ultimate Guide to Guest Posting
How to find sites that take guest posts? Just head to Google and type: “your niche + guest post”
Easy! Do 3 guest posts each month and watch your traffic numbers soar!
#8.) Link out within your posts
This means interlink to your own content AND link out to other sites.
Put all 8 of these traffic tips into play and watch your traffic numbers grow! Keep us posted. Do you have a traffic tip to share? Comment down below!
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