How to Immediately Get New Blog Traffic

By: | March 31, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , |
Increase blog traffic now

Increasing blog traffic is easy if you know where to look.

Disillusioning, isn’t it?

You create your post’s shareable image, you research, you write, you proofread, you edit, you publish, and you wait, and wait, and wait for people to notice your content.

Don’t get me wrong, Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.  However, being patient is one thing, and being so patient you become disillusioned about blogging is another.

Where to Get More Traffic

Notice the subhead does not say “How to Get More Traffic;” it says where.  You have to know where to look for it.  Traffic is actually easy to find, if you look for it in the right places.

1. Go to Meet and Greets

You don’t have to be coy about trying to get people to come to your blog.  You don’t have to be a spammer.  There are literally people at Meet and Greets waiting right now to network with you.  They are there for only one reason–to meet bloggers looking to meet new bloggers.

There are many places you can find Meet and Greets.

  • I have recently held two, for example.  If you are interested, they can be found under Related Posts.

There are approximately 70 comments on each of those posts on my site alone.  Even if half of that number is my welcoming people to the Meet and Greet, that’s still 70 combined people waiting to meet you to potentially bring traffic to your site.  I understand some of that may be the same bloggers, but you get the idea.

Other people have Meet and Greets too.  Because I already know many of the bloggers at my site, when I want to grow my readership, I go to other people’s blogging events.

  • Jason Cushman, for example, periodically has Meet and Greets.  He has a massive following of over 50,000 followers.  Even if only 10% of his followers went to his Meet and Greet, there would be 5,000 people waiting to meet me.
  • I Googled Blogger Meet and Greet, and over 7 million hits came up.  With over 7 million choices, the odds of you finding a Meet and Greet with bloggers interested in your topic are favorable.

2. Other Blogging Events

  • Every Monday the Daily Post has a Community Pool.  Although it is designed with the sole purpose of bloggers getting feedback on their writing, many people are there to network in addition to getting input about their posts.

They finish their request for feedback with an offer to check out other blogs if those people check out theirs.

Those are the posts you should read.  You are guaranteed traffic from those people.  They are guaranteeing they will come to your site if you go to theirs–immediate traffic.

Just one disclaimer: For people on the west coast, if you network in the evening, you may not find them at your site until you wake up the next morning.

I can’t promise they will become followers, but you get them to come to your site this way.  Their foot is now in your door.  They can’t stay forever if they never come at all.

3. Other Places to Find New Traffic

  • Follow to Follow Directories

While the above tips were designed with the intent of getting you more page views, this tip is designed with the intention of getting you more followers.

In a Follow to Follow Directory, you follow people you want to follow you.  You actually get to pick the number of followers you want!  If you want ten new followers, for example, you follow ten people.

Some people find these directories overwhelming fearing they must follow every blog on the list.  Not at all.  Follow blogs you would be interested in reading.

Do I know of any Follow to Follow Directories?  Of course I do.  I happen to have one!  Since it is my intention to help bloggers, I am happy to be the administrator of one.  If you are interested, the link is under “Related Posts”.

The directory works on the honor system. If people don’t follow you back within a reasonable amount of time, simply unfollow their blog.

What Are You Waiting For?

Frustration over traffic problems need not be a source of stress any longer.  You have more important things to think about, like composing your next blog post.

Readers, if other bloggers could benefit from these traffic sources, please share.

Are there any other bloggers that regularly hold Meet and Greets that you know of?  Are there any other sources of new traffic that you can share?  I look forward to your views.

Related posts:

19 Easy Ways to Dramatically Increase Blog Traffic

Blogger Meet and Greet

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How to Get New Blog Followers

    • Janice Wald

      Hi How are you? I met you in the WordPress photograph class. I ended up not going back. I didn’t have time to pursue it, and a lot of the info I already knew due to my yearbook involvement. I only made two new contacts in the two weeks I was there, and you were one of them.
      Try the advice. I woke up this morning and found my readership had grown significantly thanks to last night’s Daily Post Community Pool blogging event. Thanks for writing.

  1. K. Renae P.

    I have no clue why I haven’t jumped into a meet and greet yet. I need to get on that.

    • Janice Wald

      Do you go to the DailyPost Community Pool on Monday? Traffic growth is amazing. I go in at night, but, because I’m in California, nothing happens; everyone is asleep. I wake up the next morning, and check my phone, and there is a significant spike in my followers. I’m not even sure if it’s only for WordPress. I reread it yesterday. I think anyone can go. Follow the DailyPost like you would any blog, and they notify you in your Email. It’s also kind of fun because on Monday I see people I know there, like a party.

      • K. Renae P.

        Community Pool used to be on Sundays. Now that it is during the week, I rarely have time to participate. 🙁

        I need to get back into the pool

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Renae,
          I had dinner plans last night but made it a point to network when I returned home which was late. I woke up this morning, and my readership had grown by like 2%–just overnight. I get this often from their Community Pool. Even if it’s only half an hour each Monday, I make it a point to go. Thanks for writing.

  2. The Ranting Monkey

    Every April I get a nice spike in readership from the A-Z blogging challenge. It’s too late to sign up this year but reading and commenting on blogs that are signed up will bring you some moderate traffic.

  3. The Ranting Monkey

    Correction, if you’re interested, you can still sign up until April 2nd.

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks so much Tameka. There is definitely new interest today in all 3 networking opportunities I put at the bottom of the post. Good luck meeting new people. Let me know how it goes.
      Speaking of meeting new people, thank you so much for following my blog. What a nice surprise when I woke up this morning and saw the notification. Welcome!
      PS, Don’t forget–I want to hear your networking success stories.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Susannah,
      Nice to meet you. I’m glad you can find the tips valuable. I realize there were only three, but many bloggers, disillusioned over slow growth, can find more immediate results by following the tips.
      Thanks for writing.

  4. T.O. Weller

    Thanks for some great ideas! I sometimes feel like I’m spinning my wheels when it comes to getting some traffic traction.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi T.O.
      I just saw you at the Facebook group. I guess we travel in the same circles, LOL.
      Joking aside, I’ve been reading that many people feel the way you do which is why I thought my post was timely. Thank you for writing.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Andrea,
      Nice to meet you. I don’t think we’ve written each other before.
      Lately I’ve been reading about how frustrated bloggers are about the lack of traffic and slow growth. I meant to put these ideas on my new FAQ page, but wrote a post about it instead.
      Thank you so much for coming to my site.

  5. Jaime

    Thanks for the tips! I’m a big fan of the blog parties. I love being able to look at new blogs and follow more!

    • Janice Wald

      Do people click on your links? If yes, do they become regular readers? I go to SITS Girls every Saturday. They are great. They come right over and continue throughout the week. Definitely a source of traffic. However, they don’t become subscribers normally. The Daily Post’s Community Pool is also once a week like SITS but it’s my impression that everyone who goes there would like growth.
      Thank you for the suggestion, though. I actually hadn’t thought of that even though I have one every Monday! =) Thanks for writing.

  6. heathersander

    Thanks for the tips. I love the follow groups. I’ve met a lot of great bloggers that way!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carol,
      Nice to hear from you! First you heard of which tip? The Meet and Greet?
      I was just writing to someone about you yesterday. She said she was told she was inspirational and how much it meant to her. I didn’t mention your name but said someone had publicly said I was inspirational. Your ears must have been ringing. Glad I could help with the post. Thanks for writing.

  7. Emily

    I have never even heard of most of the suggestions in your post but I plan to look into them more now, thanks for the inspiration!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Emily,
      So many people are saying they never heard of them. I don’t know how I first heard of them, by seeing them on others’ sights, I guess. I’m glad I could help. Thanks for writing.

  8. Valerie

    Thank you so much for this post!! So helpful ..I have never heard of meet and greets! This info is invaluable and you rock!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Valerie,
      Thanks for the kind words. Back at you. You sound pretty awesome yourself.
      You are the second person to make this comment that they had never heard of Meet and Greets. It just goes to show that I can’t assume anything is too obvious to share.
      Thanks for the insight and for writing me.

  9. Opinionated Man

    These are great tips Janice! One thing, your post is over tagged and not feeding into the reader. 🙂

      • Opinionated Man

        Yep, there certainly is. Tagging includes tags AND catagories. You can only use 15, but should only use 13 total. That includes tags and the catagories you add it to.

        • Janice Wald

          Thank you for the help. I brought it down to 13 combined tags and categories. Does it go through the reader now?

          • Opinionated Man

            It might, but it would be dated to when you did the post lol. Just work on getting it correct for the future so people actually see your posts.

          • Janice Wald


  10. Roisin Hegarty

    I didn’t even know there were blogger meet and greets! This is a great idea.

    I’ve just started a blog about psychology, and have been looking for ways to get more people reading what I spend so long writing. Will definitely be trying this.

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you. Hi! I just wrote you like two minutes ago before I saw this comment. I saw your shout out for feedback on FB, so I went in and gave you some analysis. Overall, I was pleased. Thanks for writing. I’m glad you found my post helpful.

      • Roisin Hegarty

        Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I really appreciate it. I thoroughly this post and plan to be looking around your blog a lot more!

        • Janice Wald

          Thank you so much for following my blog! I felt like we made a connection over the last few days. I’m so glad that now that can continue.

  11. Caro

    Great tips — thanks so much for sharing — some of these are so useful.

    Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — next time you join in — please could you add the badge to the post you’re linking up? And comment on the blog posts before too to ensure the linky is beneficial to everyone? Thanks so much 🙂

    Caro |

  12. Ashley Beolens

    Well I’d never heard of meet and greets, so a big thank you there, I shall now be off to take a look, thank you.

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    • Janice Wald

      Thank you again. I linked back to your site on my About Me page where I mentioned this shout out you gave me.

  14. Angelica Hopes

    Thank you for the tips, Janice! I am not really conscious on the traffic and have not yet experienced frustration traffic statistics as I focus more on my writing. As to where to get the traffic, I’m grateful for the shares and re-shares of others when it comes to blogging or other network posts. These tips made me aware on maximising targets and to check statistics from time to time. Thanks a lot. p.s. You were asking me what the “Likes” are for in Facebook? In some ways, they can equate the “like/stars” in wordpress but in FB it is not only bloggers you meet, they are also readers. Although for some, they may think it is less important. Everyone is concerned on the viral shares… all network and sharers do it. What works for one may not be true to others. Happy Easter! best regards, Angelica

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    • Janice Wald

      I have people still going to my first one even though I think I posted it in February. They are very popular. Every loves networking opportunities.
      Thanks for writing.

  16. nikkifrankhamilton

    So very cool! Pinning this so I have it at hand! Thanks for all the tips and the research. I had never heard of some of these.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nikki (Can I call you Nikki?),
      I am so glad you pinned my traffic picture. It’s always a rush for me when someone pins my graphic! =). As far as your other compliment, I love what I do. I love helping bloggers; you are sweet to show appreciation though. Thank you for writing!

      • nikkifrankhamilton

        Janice, absolutely, please call me Nikki. Thanks so much for compiling all this info, it will help so many of us, move forward. I really do appreciate it and for all you share! Have a great day! Nikki

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Nikki,
          Cool! We are on a first name basis =). I’m just so glad it helped people, especially people who didn’t know about Meet and Greets. Harsh Reality got so much traffic as a result of my post, which I was happy to provide.

  17. Kate Rigby (

    Excellent advice. I’ve pinned it too.

    Stopping by from #SITSBlogging.

    • Janice Wald

      You are too kind. Thank you. I can’t believe yours was the 50th comment on the post. Clearly, many people found it valuable.

  18. Chioma Anozie

    Honestly I knew nothing about Meet and Greets till I read this article. Now my brain is buzzing with possibilities. If I have one problem right now, its how to attract targeted traffic to my blog. With definitely work in Meet and Greets into my plan and see if it is the magic bean I have been searching for.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Chioma,
      Nice to meet you. Thank you for your interest in my ideas.
      Regarding how to attract targeted traffic:
      1. I still like the idea of Meet and Greets for you where you introduce your blog.
      2. Do you follow blogs in your niche? Write the host, ask to guest post, comment so others learn about you. Out of curiosity, what is your theme?
      3. I will be having another Meet and Greet soon where you can post your best post–put your best foot forward. Watch for it!
      Thanks for writing.

      • Chioma Anozie

        Thanks for responding Janice. Sorry for my late response, I really have been buried in work.

        My theme is personal development specifically in the area of Career and business. ( i am inspired by and would love my blog to go into something similiar)

        I will really love to join the next Meet and Greet, So I will definitely watch out for it. Thanks Janice.

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  20. Anonymous

    I enjoyed reading your tips. Can you give me the link to the Follow to Follow Directory please, Janice ?
    Thank you,

  21. Mohinder Paul Verma

    Hi Janice, thanks for sharing this wonderful post having fresh ideas to get new blog traffic. I love the most of all ideas are to join Meet and Greet and to read Daily Post.

    I did not know about the Daily Post and now I think I must read about this.

    Mohinder Paul Verma
    BloggingFunda – A Community of Bloggers

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