6 Simple Tips You Need to Increase Your Blog Traffic

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Do you know the two most commonly asked questions by bloggers?

Can you guess?

Here they are: How do you make money blogging? and How do you increase your blog traffic?

Many articles at Mostly Blogging have tried to answer those questions individually and others have tried to answer both in the same article about blog monetization.

Today’s guest author, Julian Hooks, is here to explain the answer to the second question: How do you increase your blog traffic?

6 Smart Tips to Increase Your Blog Traffic

by Julian Hooks

Blogs require dedication and care. You can’t simply write a few things and then just leave it there, expecting that people will come and read it. You need to give people a reason why they should visit your blog, and you need to do whatever you can to improve your chances of attracting visitors. Traffic is highly important, especially if the blog you own is an extension of your business, meaning that it exists to improve further your chances of bringing in customers. The Best Ecommerce Platform uses many tips and tricks that make it what it is. Of course, there’s not only one platform or website that uses this – there are many!

There are some specific things you can do to increase the amount of traffic you’re receiving. You’ll need to be consistent and dedicated to your blog, so if you think that you have what it takes to make your blog amazing, here are 6 smart tips to increase traffic to your blog!

Use social media to share posts

Social media can be a powerful tool when it comes to marketing and bringing your content closer to consumers. Whenever you write a post on the blog, share it on social media and tell all your friends to do the same. You can get massive exposure by using this method. Make a profile for your business as well and share blog posts on your personal social media profile and on your business social media profile. This way, you’re maximizing the efficiency of social media marketing!

[Related: The Ultimate Guide to Blog Promotion]

Reuse the content

Each month, share the same blog post over and over again. Or even each week; the timing doesn’t matter that much. What does matter, however, is that you constantly keep reminding people about your blog and your posts. This way, you will guarantee that they come back or share something with their friends.

[Related: How 12 Best Tricks to Get More Eyeballs on Your Old Posts]

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Post SEO-friendly content

Search Engine Optimization is a big deal and shouldn’t be overlooked. A badly optimized website or blog can potentially lose thousands of visitors each day. This is because search engines can’t find your website and rank it high enough for it to appear on the search pages. Optimize your website and blog and use SEO-Friendly content to avoid this problem!

[Related: 2 Things About SEO You Need to Know To Get Traffic]

Research for keywords when writing a post

Keywords are exactly what make a website SEO optimized. Use keywords that are directly related to your article and use them multiple times in the same post. If that isn’t possible, use a specific keyword at least once. Also, one great tip is that you should use the keyword in your URL as well to boost visibility even more!

[Related: 13 Best Free Tools You Need to Improve Your Long Tail Keywords]

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Join with social sharing communities

Social sharing communities exist to share content that they deem interesting. Take part in their activities and prove that your content fits in this category. You ask them to share your content; you pay them back by sharing their content (if they have any).

[Related: This is How Facebook Can Always Help You Blog Better]

Guest blog (accept guest posts from others)

A guest blog is a great way of improving the relationship between you and your customers. Plus, they might feel interested in writing on your blog so that people can read their posts.

In any case, do whatever you can to help your blog grow.

[Related: 79 of the Most Effective Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic]

Readers, please share, so other bloggers learn how to generate blog traffic.

Which of Julian’s tips do you think was the best? Are there other strategies you use to increase your blog traffic that you can recommend? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. Ryan Biddulph at 5:58 am

    Hi Julian,

    I love accepting guest posts these days.

    I guest posted on other blogs for years. A few months ago I got an intuitive nudge; accept guest posts. Like a drum. Accept guest posts. The requests flow in. Some days a few opportunities cross my cyber desk. Even more cool: a few well known bloggers reached out to me before I reached out to them. They wanted to place a guestie on BFP. Way sweet.

    Accepting guest posts strengthens bonds, exposes your readers to new talent, or established talent. Huge traffic builder too when these bloggers promote their guest post to their email lists.

    Fab post, smart tips.

    Ryan Biddulph recently posted…5 Rookie Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make (And How to Fix Them)My Profile

    • Julie S Pit Stop Crew at 3:38 pm

      Well this is some great news Ryan. Guest posting in my view is a great way to build those relationships. And As a power blogger you will receive a few Requests. So If you are in the market for guest bloggers I will be reaching out to you soonest.

      Julian this is a sweet post, and I love the way you peppered in the related content. Thanks for sharing at the Pit stop Janice. 🙂

      PS Crew

      • Janice Wald at 3:43 pm

        Hi Julie,
        I am in the market for guest bloggers. I actually emailed you about it today. I hope you are still interested. I emailed you the perfect topic about an hour ago.

    • Janice Wald at 8:10 pm

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks so much for commenting on Julian’s post last Tuesday. I thought he’d be here to greet you or I would have come sooner.
      I consider you an influencer. That’s how you and I bonded. I consider you my blogging mentor. Thanks for writing with a nice testimonial about the value of guest posting.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Inspire Me Monday Linky Party #123My Profile

  2. Priscilla King at 8:12 am

    Hmm…how is this site showing up as referring traffic to my site, exactly? Thanks anyway, for whatever it may be worth. I’m seeing gratifying numbers of page views–but not enough dollars to keep me going. Set up a Patreon account just so someone could pay online, then that person claimed a family crisis and refused to pay.

    Anyway: Search engines deliberately try to bump corporate sponsors ahead of private independent bloggers, what*ever* we do, so they’re useless. But if you want me to read a blog, the key is to make the TEXT easy to read. No index pages with rows of “read more” links, no big pictures that fill up the screen and memory, no LJ-cuts, and especially no pop-ups or pull-downs that cause what’s on the screen to “move” independently of the way I’m scrolling through it. The more a web page looks like a real printed page, the easier it is for my tired old eyes to read and the more likely I am to read it.

    I know that’s the reverse of what everyone else is saying…I suspect the Internet really needs to separate into a video-sphere and a blog-sphere, and make sure that we bloggers never inadvertently open one of those messy, browser-fouling visual pages!

    • Janice Wald at 6:08 pm

      Hi Priscilla,
      I link out to people all the time. I don’t know why you’re getting traffic from my site. When you click the link in your referral traffic, what article does it take you to?
      I have never heard of Patreon. When potential customers cite money problems, I was advised to try to market my book to them which is lower priced.
      I hope you find my blog easy to read. I had not heard that about corporations being pushed ahead of bloggers. I have several posts that consistently bring me search engine traffic.
      I appreciated your lengthy, thoughtful comment you left for me on my article today.
      Janice Wald recently posted…6 Simple Tips You Need to Increase Your Blog TrafficMy Profile

      • Priscilla King at 10:52 am

        The link is to mostlyblogging.com.

        Anyone trying to market anything to me goes into the spam folder, so I’m glad you didn’t. I just sold a few more hats, thanks to the cold snap, bumping my income for March 2017 up to US$45 (and yes, I’m in the U.S.).

        Google hides this from Blogspot bloggers–when we’re logged into Google, Google may pull up *our own* blog posts on the topics for which we’re searching. But just try to find someone else’s private, unsponsored blog post without the exact link…if the person did use a unique word or name and you remember how to spell something like “Trouble Bush” (that’s a book I cited recently, about living with a disability, before the Bush family were famous), you’ll still get loads of links for the Bush family, Bush’s brand canned beans, even Busch beer, ahead of anything relevant to “Tracy Smith blog post February 2017 book Trouble Bush.”

        I was able to read your post, although (on Google Chrome, a version Google calls “old”) it looks messy, with pop-ups and pull-outs.

        I appreciate your prompt, thoughtful reply, and thank you.

  3. Kim Osgood at 6:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I launched my blog in December 2016 and I love doing it! Planning to monetize (somehow) in the next year, but actively seeking followers. I didn’t realize that re-blogging the same post over and over was a good thing to do but will give that a shot. I’m also not using SEO as I should.
    I’ll be taking your advice. Thank you for your help. (And thanks for posting on my blog!)

  4. Otis at 6:04 pm

    “Each month, share the same blog post over and over again. Or even each week; the timing doesn’t matter that much. What does matter, however, is that you constantly keep reminding people about your blog and your posts.”

    For me, this is the most valuable piece of advice I read in your post.

    And what makes it so ironic is that I’m very active on Social Media (Twitter). But I hold back from too much promotion, because I want to achieve an authentic connection with my followers. But of course I want web traffic too, so I s’pose I need to change my stripes.

    Thanks Julian. I needed to hear that.
    Otis recently posted…The Official Twitter Traffic Tuesday Chat: Lessons LearnedMy Profile

  5. candy at 8:22 pm

    Seems like everyone wants to make big money off their blogs and all I see on some are bloggers talking about some product. I don’t blog to make money. Call me crazy, I just enjoy seeing people enjoy what I blog about. Always looking to increase blog traffic.

  6. Sheeroh at 3:23 am

    SEO is a big deal! I had been writing blog post after blog post for months on end, not doing ‘enough’ keyword research. I’ve had to go back and optimize my previous blog posts and I have seen a significant increase in my traffic. I’d encourage anyone who doesn’t understand how important SEO is, to learn more about it and it’s tremendous benefits.

    • Janice Wald at 8:27 pm

      Hi Sheeroh,
      Question about your comments:
      Regarding SEO: You said you went back and optimized your previous blog posts for SEO. Did you need to have Google rescan your blog?
      I want to do that too, but I hear we have to have Google’s bots rescan our blog. Is it true? Did you do that?
      Janice Wald recently posted…Inspire Me Monday Linky Party #123My Profile

  7. John at 1:50 pm

    Very educative, thanks for the information. I had a problem with traffic to my blog, when I was just beginning to blog but when I started using the social media especially Facebook, Pinterest, I saw a rise in the traffic. One thing I like about social media is that it is free. For you to use social media especially Facebook to your advantage don’t appear as a spammer, but engage your followers, comment in groups, then once in our a while you can leave a link to your post/blog. For Pinterest you need to pin frequently, and change your account to business type, to enjoy the use of Rich Pins to your advantage.

  8. Chris Jericho at 5:39 am

    Thanks for the information, Nowdays i am searching about how to increase traffic on my blog and your Strategies are very helpful.

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