79 of the Most Effective Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic

By: | February 20, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , |

Bloggers can get free blog traffic2.73 million blog posts are published daily.

Trying to win traffic to your posts amidst all that competition can seem daunting.

However, there are many ways to get free blog traffic that consistently work to bring you new visitors.

This post offers 79 of them.

Blog Promotion is a free form of marketing. This is the main way bloggers like to get traffic to their blogs – all it takes is your time but no money required.

According to blogging guru Neil Patel, you should promote 70% of the time, and create new content 30% of the time. That means you need many places to promote to.

Consider these comments from a reader

I fell into the blogosphere, backside first, which made the landing somewhat less painful. When I looked around, it was as if I had landed in a foreign country with a language that I could not make head or tail of. Linky parties? Follow to Follow? Blog Love? Bloglovin’? Throwback Thursday? Sharing on Pinterest boards?

You have to understand, I thought Pinterest was wonderful, but I used it exclusively to pin interior decorating pictures… Round here, I am a pioneer in that respect, most of my friends here have never even heard of Pinterest…When I came to my first “How to create re-pinnable pins” and “How to use Pinterest to increase traffic to your blog,” I was flummoxed.

And Twitter. Until now, I thought Twitter is a waste of time and space. Who can manage to say anything useful in 140 characters?  Only one of my friends have ever heard about Twitter and that is because she is a website designer that works from home.

StumbleUpon? Gave up on that years ago, takes forever for a new page to load round here. As for LinkedIn, I definitely do not want anyone to offer me… posts on LinkedIn anymore, reminding me that due to my eye problems I can no longer work as a doctor, so I have closed my account. The extent of my ignorance about anything to do with blogging was somewhat depressing.

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79 Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic

  1. Ask your readers to share your articles in your Call to Action at the end of your post.
  2. Backlinks By linking to relevant articles, you get traffic to old posts. This is especially helpful for new readers who may not have read them yet.
  3. BizSugar lets you leave relevant links. Productivity and technology are two of the site’s threads. The site is also fun to use due to the sugar theme.
  4. Blog Commenting is a great way to draw attention to yourself and your blog. I commented on Jon Morrow’s blog. Someone putting together an expert interview saw my comment and invited me to be on the panel since the interview was on the topic I commented on. In addition to making new connections, my social media presence is enhanced, and I have additional material for my “About” page. You never know where a comment will lead. Never pass up an opportunity to make an insightful comment on a post.
  5. Blogger Outreach involves contacting a blogger and offering your link or infographic. It could supplement their article. The link to your site, should they accept the offer, will boost your SEO rankings and make you more visible in search engines.
  6. Blog Shares are like linky parties. Instead of linking a post, you link your blog URL.
  7. Blogging Directories
  8. Buffer
  9. Buzzsumo will enable you to write about popular topics.
  10. Case Studies provide your reader concrete proof that your methods work.
  11. Clickable Headlines
  12. Click to Tweet Include a Click to Tweet in a welcome Email.
  13. Include a Click to Tweet in your blog post.
  14. CommentLuv
  15. Controversial Posts get mega traffic.
  16. Delicious is a social bookmarking site where users share and organize links for later reading.
  17. Email your post to people on your Email list.
  18. Email Signature I sign my Emails with my name and blog URL. It’s easy to put in place under Settings.
  19. Expert Interviews
  20. Facebook Threads
  21. Facebook Page
  22. Flipboard
  23. Follow to Follow Directories
  24. Forums Many forums let you leave your link.
  25. Giveaways Rafflecopter is often used for giveaways. People enter knowing their Email will be used to sign them up to receive the blog posts. It’s a great way to get new subscribers.
  26. Google+
  27. Guest Posting
  28. HARO stands for Help A Reporter Out. If you feel you’ve created content that a reporter would be interested in, send your post to HARO on Twitter @helpareporter.
  29. Hashtags will enable people interested in your content to find you.
  30. Hootsuite is a tool that is used for self-promotion.
  31. Host guest authors. When they share the article, and you will get new eyes on your blog.
  32. Inbound.org is a forum that allows you to leave your links to your posts.
  33. Images Articles with images get shared more often. Make sure to click “Set Featured Post,” so the graphic stays with the article when you share it on social media.
  34. Incentives
  35. Influencers Mention influencers in your article, link to them, and they may share your article with their masses of followers. When you tag your post, include their name, so when people research them, they will find you. Topsy will help you find influencers to write about.
  36. Infographics get the most social shares on Pinterest which will bring new eyes to your blog.
  37. Instagram
  38. JustRetweet
  39. Kingged allows you to promote, has an active community, and reportedly can get millions of new visitors to your website.
  40. LinkedIn allows you to post your articles and gives you a place to write new articles in hopes of attracting readers to your site.
  41. LinkedIn Forums Some forums  allow link dropping even if it’s only on occasion.
  42. Link Exchange If you exchange links with a like-minded blogger, your posts will be seen by their audiences. (Note: If you are subscribed to this blog and would like to be added to the Link Exchange, make a request in the comment section.)
  43. Link Roundups Try to get your most popular article included in a Best of the Week Link Roundup.
  44. Linky Parties
  45. List Posts get shared more than any other type of blog post. This will result in new visitors to your blog.
  46. Mega Lists beat your competition. Google your headline, and you will know how many tips you need, so search engine users pick your post.
  47. ManageWP.org allows you to submit your links.
  48. Meet and Greets are blog parties where you are allowed to leave a link to an article and tell the other guests about your blog.
  49. Medium Using this content syndication site could draw attention to you and your blog.
  50. Networking
  51. Optimize for SEO so other bloggers can find you using Google’s Keyword Planner to get the best tags for your post.
  52. Optimize Your Images by adding relevant keywords to the “Alt Tags.”
  53. Pinned Tweet If you go to my Twitter profile, you will see a pinned tweet. It’s extremely easy to pin a tweet. Go to your Twitter profile and click the three dots under your tweet about your best article. Click “Pin to your profile page.”
  54. Pinterest
  55. Pinterest Group Boards According to Daniela Uslan Pinterest Group Boards are the most successful form of advertising for her along with Facebook sharing threads. (Note: If you are subscribed to MostlyBlogging and would like an invitation to pin to our group board, please ask for an invitation in the comments section.)
  56. Podcasts
  57. Pocket
  58. Promote Other Bloggers in Your Articles, then ask them to share the article with their social media followers.
  59. Publish at Optimal Times Tweet schedulers and pin schedulers are programmed to help you publish at times your readers are more likely to be engaged.
  60. Publish list posts. Research says list posts will get shared more than any other type of content, which will bring new eyes to your blog.
  61. Publish longer posts. Research says you will be found in search engines more easily which will bring traffic to your blog.
  62. Publish More Often. This always results in a spike in traffic.
  63. Question and Answer Sessions Q&A sessions are a great way to answer any questions that your followers may have as well as provide information to new readers that may have some interest in your brand but are not familiar with it.
  64. Quora allows you to link drop if your article helps answer the question.
  65. Reblog or feature each other’s writing. This is easy if you have a blogging buddy. You will get your eyes on each other’s audiences.
  66. Reddit allows you to leave your link in certain subreddits.
  67. Repost old articles on social media. New audiences haven’t seen them yet.
  68. Reproduce Your Best Content Check your dashboard, Top Posts and Pages, All Time to see what this is.
  69. Scoop.it While you can’t scoop your own articles, you can suggest that Scoop.it users scoop your article. My articles were scooped, and I really did receive sizable traffic.
  70. Social Share Buttons Make sure they are enabled, so people can share your articles.
  71. StumbleUpon
  72. Thank people who share your work. They will be more inclined to share again resulting in new eyes on your blog.
  73. Triberr
  74. Tumblr
  75. Twitter
  76. Twitter Lists
  77. Twitter chats help you reach a new audience using a special hashtag.
  78. YouTube Many bloggers are using the power of YouTube to draw attention to their sites.
  79. Viral Buzz Content UPDATE: This site is now called “Viral Content Bee.”

Conclusion: How to Effectively Get Free Blog Traffic

In conclusion, people don’t have to be frustrated by the lack of traffic to their blogs. This list offers 79 ideas for getting free blog traffic. The best part, you can use as many of them as you want until you see the free blog traffic you desire. Also, these techniques can be implemented by all bloggers whether or not they self-host.

Readers, please share, so other bloggers know effective strategies for getting free blog traffic.

Did I miss any? Can you think of additional ways of getting free blog traffic? Which technique on the list do you find the most valuable? I look forward to your views.

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Promoting Your Blog Posts

Ultimate Guide to Blog Promotion

20 Experts Reveal Their Secrets to Blog Promotion


Social Media Engagement Tactics

How to Write Blog Posts that Actually Turn Readers into Customers

Blog Promotion Tips

How to Promote Your Blog and Get More Visitors

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  2. Mabel Kwong

    This is a great list of tips to direct and attract viewers to blogs, Janice. I suppose each method might work better than other methods – it depends on who we are trying to reach and how we want to reach our target audience.

    I use Facebook and Twitter to push my posts out there, and I like that on Facebook, you can even publicise your posts for a fee. As for writing controversial posts, that is a good suggestion. But rarely do I get the inspiration to write controversial posts 😀

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mabel,
      Thanks for writing me yesterday. I am glad you liked the tips. I agree they each have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the blogging niche, etc. That’s why I ended with the more we do, the better our page views will be.
      Have you tried paying for Facebook ads? Would you recommend it? I am trying to avoid spending money that way.
      Regarding controversial posts. The few times I caused controversies without meaning to, page views really were terrific. ( I have never meant to cause a controversery =) ).

      • Mabel Kwong

        I have mixed results from paying for Facebook ads. I think it does depend on how well you know who you want to reach, and how you target your ads and post. I rarely pay for ads on Facebook these days to promote my blog. Like you, I want to avoid spending money. If your content speaks for itself, then it speaks for itself 🙂

    • Julie Syl Pit Stop Crew

      Hey I agree with you Mabel. This is a monster post of a list.

      What I do is I pick 2 Platforms every year and Focus on them like a dog over a bone. Until I master, get results teach others how to 🙂

      Awesome share Janice. Thanks for putting out such value!

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Julie,
        What kind words for my mega post. Thank you! I’m glad people are finding it useful. I like to spread myself around and then focus my efforts when I’m extra busy on what works best. When I’m not that busy, I share everywhere to get exposure to new people.

  3. Renee

    Janice, this is the most thorough list of ways to get traffic I have seen yet and not have to pay for it! You totally rock! Thank you so much and I would like to be added to your Blog Board..please…

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Renee,
      What kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the tips. I sent you an invitation to pin to our blog group board. Thank you for writing and for your interest.

  4. smiling notes

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us Janice. I got to know a lot of new things that I wasn’t aware of.

    • Janice Wald

      So glad I could help Shamira. Thank you for writing and telling me

  5. John doe

    This must have taken hours to comprise this list. Thank you as always for your long hard tedious work.

  6. Brenda Pace

    Hi Janice and Happy Saturday!

    I’m glad you prepared this list of fabulous options to generate traffic. Where were you 5 years ago? I see so many bloggers, veteran and new, almost giving up because they aren’t getting traffic to their sites. Just this morning in a FB group, a young lady was talking about giving up. I offered a few suggestions, commenting on others, networking, guest and contributing posts, and even invited her to guest on my lifestyle blog.

    I’ve save this to my feed so I can refer back to it as well as, refer it out to others as needed. Thanks for sharing this! Have a great weekend!


    • Janice Wald

      HI Brenda,
      First of all, thank you so much for your kind words. They really meant a lot when I read them yesterday.
      Second, you’ve heard of VETERAN bloggers ready to quit out of frustration? I heard new bloggers give up after nine months. I hadn’t heard veterans quit. By all means, give them my list.
      Reading how you tried to help the frustrated blogger– very kind of you.
      Thanks so much for your support, your compliments, and for sharing my work.

  7. Ligeia

    Gosh, these were terrific. I hope you are presenting at the Women of Midlife conference! I need so much help on all this, and you make it all very easy to understand. Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ligeia,
      Nice to meet you. I am truly humbled by your kind words.
      No, I am not presenting at the Women of Midlife. I was not planning on attending this year. Maybe in the future.
      In regards to your nice comments, I am a teacher by day, so other have also observed I have an understandable writing style.
      I’d love to encourage you to subscribe. I have articles like the 79 tips all the time.

  8. Fabiola Rodriguez

    This is an awesome list of ideas! Janice, what do you think about accepting blogger awards? Like the Liebster award and such. Not just in terms of traffic but networking. I know some bloggers who see them more like a chain letter and others think they’re amazing. I would appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Fabi,
      I am so honored by getting awards that I put the honor on my About page. However, I no longer answer the questions and nominate others. I just don’t have the time. I always thank the blogger, though, of course. Chain letters never occurred to me, but I could see why it would occur to others to call them that.
      Thanks for writing. I am glad you enjoyed my list. Great to see you.

  9. Melinda

    Hi Janice! Hope your Sat is going greatly!
    I have a question. How is #2 Backlinks, different than #40 Link back to old posts?
    Thank you!! You always have the best advice, and awesome graphics that are imminently pinnable!
    Your BBFFM

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Melinda,
      Thanks for pointing that out. I took out the duplication and replaced it with a new tip. #65, reblogging each other, is new.
      BBFF Janice

    • Janice Wald

      HI Debby,
      Thanks for writing. I am glad you enjoyed my list of tips. Thanks as well for sharing them on Google+ yesterday. Happy Sunday to you.

  10. Lloyd Phillips

    Wow, what a list. Very helpful. It’s just help me find FlipBoard. I’ve just set that up, hoping to see some good results. I post income and traffic reports so if anyone is interested to see how some of these techniques pan out for me, feel free to drop by.

    Many thanks for the list.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lloyd,
      I absolutely love Flipboard. I put my 79 tips article on Flipboard this morning, and I had a record-breaking day regarding referral traffic coming over from Flipboard. Exciting!
      It sounds like you are finding my articles helpful. I am so glad. I would love to encourage you to subscribe since I post articles like these all the time.
      I am intrigued by what you wrote– traffic reports. I am definitely interested in how techniques pan out for you. I am actually posting on how a little-known SEO technique worked wonders for me and a few others in about two hours. I am on my way to your site.

  11. Deb

    Thanks for posting this, it’s really helpful. I remember when looking for answers on ‘tagging’ on google and wordpress, the max should be no more than 13 preferably with one word pertaining to your article. I’ve noticed on some blogger’s tags, they will have 3 or 4 words within one tag, and 20 some odd tags. I will be cutting mine down to

    I started posting some posts from my blog, as well as, some of my other writings to an additional site called https://niume.com. I set it up last week and have had more views in one day on two posts than I had in my regular blog! There is lots of variety. If I may show you mine: https://niume.com/pages/profile/?userID=25982


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Deb,
      Thanks for writing with feedback on my article.
      Regarding Niume, I am not sure if I’ve heard of it. Congratulations on success there. I will definitely check out your link. Thanks for sharing. Maybe it will be a new social media site I can write about.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Deb,
        I clicked your link, but since I don’t have an account I can’t get past the sign up screen. When I have more time, I will explore. I’ve written about blogger collaboration, so it sounds interesting.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Yvonne,
      Thank you so much for the kind words. Bookmark it for the future, so you can review at your liesure.
      I wanted you to know I tried to return the visit, but when I clicked your link, it said “Page not available.”

  12. Nicole

    Thank you for this list – it’s very helpful. Pinning for later so I can go through all of these suggestions.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nicole,
      Thanks for writing and pinning my post. I am glad you found the tips valuable.

  13. Richard Schulte

    For whatever it is worth… My own suggestion for bloggers who want to sell something or reach a specific audience. Spend 100% of your time creating original content. The creators of excellent, deep, original content are the ones who get by far the most traffic from Google. Those who create specific, deep, original, well-written content are kings of the internet–by design. Google honors the originators. Google honors and rewards the authorities. Because Google is where people go to find a specific thing. Social media is great for gaining general traffic, but much of that traffic is random, transient and non-directed–people seeking distraction or general social connection, not a specific interest or search. Seeking some sort of transaction? Google searches result in far more conversions than social media meanderings.

    • Janice Wald

      Interesting. I have found the opposite to be true. It was only when I switched to reducing my tags, and my search engine traffic went up that I started getting conversions from search engine traffic. Normally, it’s been through Facebook, my networking, and reblogs of my articles. I like to think I have strong content. I hope so. People tell me I do. Yet, as I indicated in my “Secret Tip” article, all last year my search engine traffic was low.

      • Richard Schulte

        Those reblogs are the result of good content. Google sees such links as votes of confidence. More backlinks generally cause one’s blog or website to rise in Google search results, which leads to more traffic from people searching for what you’ve got. Keep in mind, you blog about blogging, so most bloggers (and a significant fraction of people who follow social media) might be interested in your internet tips. So in your case social media generally is very important. For a blogger like myself (who writes about one city) a very large number of people following social media have little or no specific interest in my subject matter. So many quickly move on to the next thing. Followers who have a special interest in my city I treasure. They are my blog’s evangelists. And many or most initially arrive to my blog via a Google search.

  14. Philip Verghese Ariel

    Hi Janice,
    Good to be here today, I am here for the first time, i am here via Inbound dot org
    Glad to read this informative and extensively researched post.
    Great list here included!
    I am so happy to say that some of the things mentioned in this post i am following
    but most of the things or the platforms mentioned are unknown to me. I will surely
    follow or check this out one by one.
    I am glad that you mentioned some of the pages like Bizsugar, kingged inbound, Quora and various other platforms which i am following are noted in the list.
    Thanks for sharing
    I just curated this post today at Kingged dot com
    Keep sharing. I am bookmarking this for my further use. Thanks.
    Have a great time of sharing and caring
    ~Philip @PVAriel

  15. Chet

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!

  16. Mi Muba

    Hi Janice

    Wonderful resource indeed where you summed up all the possible tools and sources that could bring traffic to one’s blog; and the most amazing thing is they all are free.

    The very first sentence of this post could jerk one’s nerve if he won’t go ahead to read the full post. If millions of the posts are being published daily then there must be no upper limit of ways and means for bringing traffic to one’s blog.

    Thanks a lot for sharing such detailed and comprehensive post on boosting blog traffic.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  17. Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] We all love free blog traffic.

    Thank you for posting your list!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Renard,
      Great to hear from you! Smiles back at you! =)
      I am glad you liked my list of free blog traffic ideas. Thanks for writing to tell me.

  18. Leanne

    Hi Janice – you always have so many helpful tips! I’m Pinning this and Stumbling it and I am going to make it a priority to set up a Flipboard account sooner rather than later!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leanne,
      Great to hear from you! Thanks so much for everything– the pinning and the stumbling, and the nice compliments about my blog.
      Interesting, you are the second person to comment today about the Flipboard tip. Flipboard is fun, and I get traffic from putting my articles in magazines people follow. Thanks for writing. I hope you had a good week.

      • Leanne

        Just an addendum Janice – I did open a Flipboard account in February and it was easy to just add my posts each time. THEN at the beginning of July something weird happened and it has just taken off – I have had thousands of views come from there each week for the last few weeks – it has been amazing! Thanks again for inspiring me to set it up 🙂

  19. Gangadhar Kulkarni

    Hello Janice,

    Informative post indeed…..!!!

    You explore valuable info about all web traffic generators at one place. I bookmarked this article for its usability. Once again thanks for sharing valuable info with us. Have a great weekend…..!!!

  20. Pascale

    Hello again Janice,
    Because of you (I am saying that in a good way) I now have a pinterest account I am slowly figuring out and a stumble upon account (as of today) that I have no idea what to do with 🙂
    I really like your list from this post, I can only imagine I will be spending some quality time here.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us all

  21. DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Thank you for these ideas! I’ll have to spend some time checking them out. I need all the help I can get as a newbie. Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.

  22. Lori

    These are all great ideas. I pinned to come back later and really investigate each of these. There’s so much information, it’s overwhelming for one read! Thanks so much for this.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Lori,
      Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the 79 social media tips. I would love to encourage you to subscribe. I have tips like these all the time on my site. That way you will always be notified of my posts.

  23. Wendy Tomlinson

    This is such a brilliant list. Many I’m already doing, but a good few to add to my own to-do list. Thanks

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for reading what I wrote and the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed my 79 tips for getting blog traffic.

  24. Rebecca

    Wow, what a super great list of ideas to sky rocket your blog traffic!! I do some of these but I saw several that I want to incorporate in the future. I appreciate all the work that went into this.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rebecca,
      It took me about a week to compile. Thank you so much for the kind words. I have articles like this as often as I can.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gary,
      Thank you for the support by stumbling my article. I will let you know how it does. Thank you.

  25. Enstine Muki

    Hi Janice,
    I don’t know if I have been here before but this time around I linked up from a comment you dropped on Sheeba’s blog.

    This is a resourceful post with a lot of action-driven tools and platforms. I use so many of them and see results so thanks for bringing them together.

    Do have a wonderful week Janice. I’ll be back

    • Janice Wald

      My apologies, but your comments ended up in my Spam folder. Thanks to your Email and the “heads up” that you did not get a “thank you for the comment,” I looked in the Spam folder and found MANY comments there that I can now answer.
      Thank you so much for your nice comments about my blog and my article.

      • Enstine Muki

        Oh oh I see!
        I figured out last year that askimet keeps catching most of my valuable comments so I never empty spam without going through 😉

        Thanks for recovering my comment and dropping a reply 😉

        • Janice Wald

          I am your new subscriber. I tried to comment on your Do Follow Link Post which I found in your sidebar, but I wasn’t able to. I am writing about No follow/Do follow links myself this evening and will be publishing tomorrow morning. As I wrote on your site, you and I are like-minded bloggers since we blog about the same topics.

          • Enstine Muki

            wow! Thanks for jumping on my list. I won’t fail to grab a spot on yours too 😉
            Oh! Was there a specific error on that post?

            By the way, I’ll be waiting for your Tuesday post and I’m glad to have connected with you. Today is exciting, really.

  26. Juliette Mascoll

    Hi Janice
    Thank you for dropping by my blog. As a new blogger this information is really helpful. I get more visitors to my site than followers and would like to improve this. I would also like to be added to your blog group.
    Thanks a million, keep up the good work.

    • Janice Wald

      Please click my link. Then type your email into the subscribe box in my right side bar. Then go to your email and activate the link you receive. Thank you so much.

    • Janice Wald

      I am having a block party on my site today. If you click my link, you can network and get new subscribers. I am excited about our connection.

  27. Ahfaz Ahmed

    Great tips Janice!

    I saw you mentioned JustRetweet.

    I’ve been using that tool a lot but didn’t see any good results. It surely does get your content shared a different audience but that doesn’t convert into traffic.

    Just wanted to let you know about my experience with JustRetweet.

    Your blog looks great. Discovered it from Inbound.

    Gotta scan and read your blog now. 😉


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ahfaz,
      Thank you so very much for clicking my link over at Inbound. Isn’t sharing content the way to get new eyes on your blog so that you can get more traffic? What would you suggest has helped you the most for getting traffic to your site? Is there a free tool you can recommend? Thank you!

  28. Matt

    Great suggestions!! I can’t wait to try these to try and increase traffic to my new blog!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Matt,
      Congratulations on recently starting your blog. The best part– all the suggestions are free to try. Many bloggers don’t have a budget to try ideas. These are all free and effective. Check your dashboard and see how effective they are for you and keep what works. Let me know how it goes.

  29. Tianna

    thanks for all these ideas! I’m always looking for more ways to increase my blog traffic 😀

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Tianna,
      I am glad you enjoyed my mega-post. It is always my pleasure to help. Let me know how they work for you. Thanks for writing.

  30. Dr.Amrita Basu

    I love how extensive this list is.I can use 1 techniqueeach month and see how far it takes me.I have bookmarked it,read it .Trying to memorize now?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amrita,
      Thank you for commenting on my list post. I did the math. If you do a technique each month, it will take you 6.5 years to try them all! Thanks for bookmarking and reading what I wrote.

  31. Kimsea Sok

    Hey, Janice! I thought I’ve been on blogging too long and tried almost of blogging to get traffic. However, I get to know that blogging is much bigger than what I was thinking. There are lots of ways which I didn’t ready testing it. Thanks for sharing…

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kimsea,
      Thanks for commenting on my tips for free blog promotion. I assume the tools we have to work with will keep growing as time passes and new tools get developed. Thanks for your support.

  32. siya

    This is an awesome list for getting blog traffic. I just shared it on twitter.

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks Siya!
      I’m so glad you found my list valuable. With so many choices, I’d hoped everyone would. Thanks for writing and letting me know.

  33. Molly Stevens

    I have focused my attention on Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest but I’m beginning to think I might need to venture into the world of Flipboard. I remember using it a long time ago before I was into Facebook much and found it interesting. Thanks for all the ideas, Janice.

  34. Rosemond

    Bookmarking so that I can come back later and try out some of these. I’ve been hearing good things about Flipboard, I need to come back and try that out! Thansk for assembling such a thorough list!

  35. Silly Mummy

    Do some of these but loads here I had no idea about that I must try out. Thanks!

  36. Richard

    I will use Google+ to post articles on. This is a great way to share your blog posts. Blog commenting is very useful and so is Twitter. You list many different methods to drive traffic to your website. Nice Post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Richard,
      I just came from your site. I am glad you liked the article. I have posts coming up soon on Google+ and Twitter. I have also written on the value of blog commenting. If you’d like to see my upcoming articles, I encourage you to sign up for my posts. Thank you again for the visit, the comments, and the compliment.

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for the kind words. I hope there’s enough variety that no one will run out of ideas for free blog promotion. Thanks for writing.

  37. Anonymous

    This is of great help to a newbie like me! Thank you Janice, you’re amazing! 🙂

  38. Nikhil Makwana

    I am newbie in blogging world and started a blog recently. When I looked for advice on gaining traffic to my site, the only post I found ever really useful for a newbie was yours. I enjoyed reading your article. It has refreshed my memory as well as giving me new ideas to increase traffic to my site. Thanks for sharing Janice and keep it up.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Helen,
      Thank you so much for the kind words about my mega post explaining how to get free blog traffic. Thanks for writing to tell me you found the suggestions valuable.
      Did you see the comments I left you telling you I stumbled your post?

  39. Sassy Plum Girls

    Excellent read! I will bookmark this for future reference. I’ve read tons of articles and you list some gems I have not heard before. I really enjoyed this list. Thanks again!

    Sassy Plum Girls

  40. Tally

    Nice and outstanding post. I must say that I have followed few of the tactics you gave and my traffic shot up

    Thanks a lot

  41. Nosesecret

    This was a very helpful article! I am looking to try and boost my traffic. I have been seriously blogging for 2 months now and would love to boost the numbers -revenue wise! Any other advice you have would be helpful. Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nosesecret,
      You’ve come to the right place. We help new bloggers here.
      If you could take just a moment to follow my blog, I would be happy to send you any help you need.

  42. Alexander

    Hi Nosesecret,
    An instructive post. People to really know who they want to reach and why or else, they’ll have no way to know what they’re trying to achieve. People need to hear this and have it drilled in their brains..
    Thanks for sharing this great article.

  43. David

    Traffic is poor.I like your post,i just need to follow all your tips.I hope it’s be o.k.Thank you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi David,
      I’m sorry I did not reply to your comment sooner.
      You said traffic is poor You’ve come to the right place. I help new bloggers at my site. I would love to have your readership. I have another traffic generation post coming out this Saturday.

  44. Rahul Hacker

    Thanks, for newbie like me this post helps alot to gain more traffic.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rahul,
      The post, written a while ago. Received a lot of traffic yesterday. May I ask where you found my 79 blogging tips post? I like to know what promotion techniques are working for me. Thank you.
      You said you are a new blogger. You’ve come to the right place. I help new bloggers at my site. I would love to have your readership. I have another traffic generation post coming out this Saturday.

  45. Bridget

    Hello Janice
    |I’m finding your site extremely interesting and informative, being new to this world of blogging. Could I request an invitation to pin to your group board please? Thank you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bridget. Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. If you’re a new blogger, you’ve come to the right place.
      Since the Pinterest board is a perk for my blog subscribers, I took the liberty of signing you up for the blog, and I sent you an invitation to pin to the group board. Where did you find my blog, may I ask? I always wonder what promotional techniques are working for me.

  46. Pankaj Dhawan

    Hi Janice,

    This is huge and long list and I am gonna reread it again and make note of points that I am not doing or missing from my promotional methods.

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful information.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Pankaj,
      Thank you for your kind words about my list of blog promotion tips. May I ask where you found the article? Thank you for bookmarking it.

      • Pankaj Dhawan

        I guess I was searching stuff on Google and landed up on here or through some other site maybe, I am reading a lot and your content is far more superior I must say!

        I also have sent you an email with my request to contribute to this wonderfully managed blog.
        I am hoping to see your response soon. 🙂

        Thank you for replying back.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Pankaj,
          Thank you for the compliments on my content. I hope you will consider following my blog since you enjoy my content.
          Regarding guest posting, I have replied to the email you sent. I sent you the criteria for guest posting, but here it is again:
          Thanks for your interest and for answering my question.

  47. Gaurav Verma

    You 79 most effective way is really effecive and i am already use mostly method but not all. Thank you for sharing these great list.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gauav,
      Thanks for writing me. I didn’t see your comment or I would have replied sooner. I am glad my post could suggest some new promotion methods for you. Good luck with your online journey.

  48. stephanie

    What a great post! I’ve signed up for Kingged. Still trying to figure it out! Can’t figure out how to leave a comment on anyone’s post. Seems like a good source. I’ll try some of your other tips!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Stephanie,
      Regarding Kingged: They have close moderators there. Have you been approved yet? I can’t leave a message unless I’m logged in. If you’ve been approved, make sure it says you’re logged in. Then, you should be able to leave a message. You will love Kingged. The readers are SO engaged. I have received a great deal of traffic back to my blog from the site.

  49. Sotiris Bassakaropoulos

    A very long detailed blog post some great tips here will be working my way through them as there are quite a few I had not seen before thank you. 🙂 Found you on Quora by the way …

    • Janice Wald

      HI Sotiris,
      Thank you so much for telling me where you found my site. I always wonder what promotional methods are working for me. Now I know Quora is. I have a future post planned on Quora; I’ll be sure to mention the traffic potential.
      As far as what you wrote, Please bookmark the post so you can come back to the 79 tips as you work your way through them. I’m glad you found my list of tips valuable.

  50. Reshma

    Excellent tips! Just discovered so many new ways to promote! Thanks for sharing these awesome tips 🙂

  51. Business Myriad

    Very extensive list. I have just started my website and started writing blogs. This list will immensely will help me. Thanks

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Luciana,
      Congratulations on recently starting your website. I help website owners here. I encourage you to sign up for more updates. Thanks for commenting on my list.

  52. Rumus Excel

    Your 79 most effective ways is really effecive and i am already use mostly method but not all.

    Thank you for sharing this great list.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Rumus,
      I wrote this article some time ago yet it continues to impress. Thanks for writing to tell me you consider my list “great.”

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Rumus,
          Thanks for answering my question. Exciting to be found on Google!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Ramus,
          Someone else commented on it today. I’m thrilled. The more engagement the post gets, the more visibility Google will give it. Thanks for letting me know.

  53. M.K.

    I. Loved. This. This was insightful, practical, and encouraging in the fact there are many ways to share your content. Thank you for a great post! 😉

  54. Ruth Cox

    Great tips for increasing blog traffic, thank you. I really do need to apply many of these! Just so you know, I discovered your blog through The Writer’s Door group on Facebook; glad you shared your link!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ruth,
      I always wonder where people find my blog. Thank you for letting me know. I’m glad you found my suggestions helpful.

  55. David

    I think my most effective way is Instagram… The nice thing about insta is it’s actually fun to do. Some of the other traffic building techniques are….well not so enjoyable. But I love scrolling through fun feeds

    • Janice Wald

      Hi David,
      Forgive this extremely late reply. Sometimes comments fall through the cracks.
      I am relatively new to Instagram but it’s a New Year’s Resolution to be more active there =).
      I’m glad you get traffic from there. Thanks for writing to let us know it’s possible.
      Again forgive my delayed response.

  56. Lily Kate Myers

    I’m using very little of these blogging tips, good to know that there’s plenty more. Pinned this post and will definitely watch out for more of your posts! Thanks for the generous share Janice!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lily,
      I’m glad you enjoyed! Thanks for bookmarking and writing to tell me. May I ask where you found this post? It’s several years old now. Thanks!

      • Lily Kate Myers

        Hi Janice,

        I came across one of your blogs “47 Unusual but Effective Free Blogger Tricks You Will Love” and saw this article as one of the top posts from 2016. Love your posts, they have great content and always helpful 🙂

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Lily,
          Thank you for answering my question. I will welcome having your readership.

  57. Sarfraj Lakdawala

    The sounds looks very easy but it is very hard to implement to boost traffic.

    BTW all the tactics, you have added at one place. Great work Janice!

  58. AMOY

    Thank you so much I’m a newbie blogger at mediocre to mogul and promoting is a challenge so I thank you so much for this article. I will try out the sites you have suggested and see if they work for me. Thank you

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amoy,
      You’ve come to the right place! We help new bloggers here. Let me know which site brings you the most traffic. Thanks for writing to tell me you appreciated my list of free places to promote. I plan on updating the list with even more places one day soon.

  59. AMOY

    Thank you so much Miss Janice, I’m a newbie blogger at mediocre to mogul and promoting is a challenge so I thank you so much for this article. I will try out the sites you have suggested and see if they work for me. Thank you

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    Thank You, Janice,
    I will follow this tips for my blog.
    Hope my blog gets good visitors.

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  68. Muhammad Faisal

    Hi Janice,
    This is extraordinary tips and most of the tips are really new for me but one thing that any newbie neglect, they use shortcut thatswhy the fail in the blogging carrier.

    This is an awesome guide and tips which would love to implement on my blog.

    Thanks a lot
    Regards Faisal

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Muhammad,
      Thanks for the compliments on my guide to blog promotion. Follow these tips and you’ll see blog traffic.

  69. Stephen

    That’s really a great list and information.But i think most best way to write some controversial topics which always bring large number of traffic due to social share.What u say?

  70. Grace

    I read this some time back and I had to come back and check the list. Most of these tips are still relevant to SEO to date.
    Your posts are always informative. Thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      How kind, Grace. Thank you. Bookmarking was a great idea. Yes, many of these ideas (most?) are still relevant. Thanks for writing to tell me. I keep going back and forth about writing a new monster list of promotion methods.

  71. Faizan Tahir

    Resourceful information! According to Neil Patel, roughly, it takes 90 days to see referral traffic to your blog through back-links, guest posts, and blog commenting. It is correct because I am following his tips from the past month, and there is a positive impact. Another strategy is to use SEO YOAST plugin that WordPress offers is the best solution to optimize the on-page of your blog for free.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Faizan,
      I appreciate you calling my 79 tips for how to get blog traffic “resourceful.” I am also a reader of Neil Patel.
      May I ask a question since I’m also interested in improving my SEO?
      You wrote Patel says it takes roughly 90 days to see impact but you wrote you’re already seeing a difference in 30 days. Is this because 90 days is just a rough estimate?
      I used to use Yoast but I find I prefer Rank Math.
      Thanks for commenting.

  72. Erlend

    Hi, I know this post is about 4 – 5 years old, but it is still relevant for most of us out there in the blogging world.
    A link here and a link there, everything counts for possible future traffic. The big G and other search engines will also look at these links as a value.
    I like your list of sites to get backlinks and traffic from. If not very fast, then over time. We all need some traffic either now or later or both.
    A great post and links and great comments on the links as well.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Erlend,
      I agree with what you wrote about the value of link building and websites for promotion and link building. I thought your use of the term the big G was funny. Forgive my curiosity, but where did you find these now older posts? I always wonder. Thanks for commenting.

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