5 of the Best Proven Methods to Increase Your Blog Traffic

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How to increase blog traffic, 5 tips

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Different.

My post about how to increase blog traffic offered traditional tips on how to increase blog traffic.

Today’s guest author recommends proven but unusual methods for how to increase traffic to your blog.

They may be unusual but they are just as effective.

If you’re looking for some new ideas for increasing blog traffic, read on.

5 Proven Methods to Increase Your Blog Traffic

by Allison Troyer

Creating a blog is the first step to bringing in new readers. However, once that’s complete, you’ll need to find a way to draw in additional people to your website. Sure, you can post your link on your personal Facebook page with the realization that your great aunts and uncles will read it and sign up for your mailing list. Once you run out of familial followers, you need to find more. Here are five methods from http://clickscentral.com that bring in all of the blog traffic that you’ve ever dreamed of.

 

1) Place Actual Advertisements in Newspapers Or Magazines

Even though the internet itself contains many different places to advertise, sometimes you need to do things the old-fashioned way. This includes placing ads in local or subject-related publications. These can help increase awareness and lead to a new batch of followers. You just need to place those ads strategically. They won’t work if you don’t pay attention to your target market.

 

2) Use Online Business Listings to Your Advantage

There are dozens of online business listing websites on the internet. Many of them just require you to set up an account and include your blog’s information. In fact, a good number of these places do aggregate listings, meaning that they’ll list your blog based off of publically available information, which you then need to update. When people search for your business (or one like it), they’ll come across that business listing. This makes you look more legit and brings in some traffic.

 

3) Never Forget the Power of Social Media

Social media is a very powerful tool. If you use it properly, your followers will increase sevenfold. If you post things without thinking and alienate your followers, you’ll lose them – and your blog readers. Your social media accounts need to contain information related to your blog and business in order for this strategy to work. Otherwise, you won’t attract the right kind of readers. You can also seek out help from businesses like Clicks Central in order to develop the right social media marketing methods.

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4) Join an In-Person Network

Consider joining your local chamber of commerce or rotary club. Both of these groups provide you with a place to connect with others. You’ll meet the heads of other small businesses, and you probably won’t be the only blogger in their midst. Finding new clients or readers will be easy since these groups are designed to help each other out. Depending on the top of your blog or business, you can also attend trade shows and conferences. These are two other places to meet like-minded people and spread the word about your blog.

 

5) Use Some Old-Fashioned Methods

There’s nothing quite like word of mouth to spread awareness of your blog. If you post enough interesting articles, people will begin discussing them around the dinner table or at family gatherings. Word will spread and you won’t have to do much in the digital realm in order to gain some new followers.

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  1. Moss Clement at 4:14 am

    Hi Allison & Janice,

    I have never thought or consider doing ads on newspapers and magazines. It is really an unusual channel for me, but will surely work in a phenomenal way as many love going to a news stand to read the latest articles. Social media is still and will always be a great avenue to drive traffic because your target market gather on various social site to find solution to their problems. Business listings such as Google my Business and Bing Places for Business are amazing as well. The channels helps you drive local traffic.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Eki Ayemenre at 4:41 am

    Sometimes we neglect the old fashion method, but it can be of an immense benefit if executed properly. For example, spreading the good news about your blog in your college/ university alumni meeting. You can also go a step further by buying an advert space in the school magazine like Allison said. These places are large untapped markets for traffic. I’m thinking of buying advert space in the next annual meeting of the church attend. They have quite a huge crowd. Thanks, Allison for sharing. Thanks to Janice as well!

    • Janice Wald at 6:02 pm

      Hi Eki,
      Thanks for writing us. I blog about blogging tips. I made business cards. I often talk about my blog on summer vacations and people ask for my card. Another offline suggestion which has helped me.
      Janice

  3. Ige Fizo at 4:49 am

    Great Tips Allison,

    I totally agree with all these point. in fact, in my opinion I think people often underestimate the power of words of mouth in digital marketing today. But it works great.

    I’ll also suggest running some Facebook ads to raise awareness and get some Email sign ups to start out. But of course, it costs some bucks.

    Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Also Thanks to Janice for the opportunity here…

    • Janice Wald at 6:04 pm

      Hi Ige,
      Sadly, I had no luck with Facebook ads. Have you tried them?
      I agree with what you wrote about the power of word of mouth. I recently made up business cards so when I’m offline this summer on my vacations, I can give them out if/when people express interest in my blog.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 6:06 pm

      Hi Joe,
      I thought your comment about a long URL was funny. Although I know I should, I’ve never signed up for a link shortener. Have you?
      I go to Buffer, type my link, and it shortens it for me.
      Janice

  4. Ryan Biddulph at 1:50 pm

    Social does rock Allison. I dig promoting other bloggers on social media as well as myself. Cool way to build bonds and also to drive traffic and profits through my site. As you give freely so shall you receive. Basic law of life for sure that works on every network. Rocking tips!

    • Janice Wald at 6:14 pm

      Hey Ryan,
      I agree with you about the power of social media. As a matter of fact, despite other bloggers’ concerns that Facebook doesn’t value the privacy of its users, I have maintained bloggers still need to use Facebook, and I do.
      Janice

  5. Sajid Akhter at 3:08 am

    Hello Janice,

    Nice post with some out of the box ideas. i never thought about advertising in a newspaper which is quite unique and I am sure it should be beneficial as well since lots of people even now read newspapers. so, newspaper does have its share of market.

    I agree with the word of mouth publicity strategy. It may sound old fashion. However as they say Öld is Gold”. it surely will spread the message across and get you more visitors.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. Have a good day. 🙂

    • Janice Wald at 6:17 pm

      Hi Sajid,
      Thanks for your gracious comments. I also agree with the power of word of mouth. I had business cards made up. Maybe people will tell people about my blog. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  6. Prince Akwarandu at 3:22 am

    I love the power of social media Allison. Placing actual advertisements in Newspapers Or Magazine may not give you a flood of traffic. However, as you’ve mentioned using each of these tips here can give a great mix of traffic.

    People get to know your blog and engage with your content, offline or online. This is simply amazing and helps you stand out from other bloggers. Keep the tips coming 🙂

    – Prince.

    • Janice Wald at 6:21 pm

      Hi Prince,
      I have been advised to pursue offline activities but so far I really haven’t. A good friend was advising me on how to succeed offline but I just never pursued it. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  7. Shubham Bhardwaj at 9:26 am

    I just created a blog and don’t know how to get traffic on site. But your article helps me a lot. I think social media is the awesome way to drive traffic in our site.
    Thanks for sharing this 5 methods.
    Thanks – Shubham Bhardwaj

  8. Thabo at 3:31 pm

    Hi Janice,
    I am always interested in different ways to drive traffic and found all your tips very useful as always. I recently talked to a blogger–again following your idea to reach out and network with follower bloggers—who gets tons of traffic by turning some of her blog posts to videos. I don’t know how to do that yet, but I’m in the process of finding out and learning.

    Anyway, thanks again for the tips.

    Thabo

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