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

    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

    • Julie S Pit Stop Crew

      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

        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

    • Janice Wald

      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

  2. Swapnil Kharche

    Hi Ma’am,

    I have been blogger over 6 months. But My blog does not receive much traffic that I expect. So here your guide is really helpful. I will apply all strategies to my blog.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ~Swapnil

    • Janice Wald

      You’ve come to the right place, Swapnil. We help bloggers here. Welcome to my blog. These tips should definitely help.
      Janice

  3. Priscilla King

    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

      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

      • Priscilla King

        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.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Priscilla,
          Congratulations on your being able to make money on the Internet which you told me about last week.
          Janice

  4. Sandy KS

    I need to try your tips and see if I can get it working for me. I am low on views. That may be due to an almost two-week hiatus due to being sick.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sandy,
      Definitely, try them and let me know if they work. Having a “shelf post” ready to go in the event you get sick is helpful.
      I have another post coming out tomorrow on how to drive traffic to your blog if you need more options.
      Janice

  5. Kim Osgood

    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!)

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kim,
      Good luck with building your subscriber list and your monetization. I have many articles on both if you need.
      Janice

  6. Keane Storm

    Hi! I have been blogger over 14 months. And I have 200-300 guests every day. It’s normal?

    • Janice Wald

      I was told to be considered successful, you should get 1,000 new subscribers per year. Are they subscribing?
      Janice

  7. Otis

    “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.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Otis,
      I am sorry I never responded to this last week. I thought Julian would come.
      I do want you to know your comment influenced me. I made a point of pushing to get new traffic to old articles. Thank you for the idea. I needed a reminder.
      Janice

  8. Clearissa Coward

    Good tips. I am trying them all. I hope traffic picks up soon. Great job.

    • Clearissa Coward

      Thank you for sharing with #blogginggrandmothers. I have shared on social media.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Clearissa,
      I have another post on how to boost blog traffic coming out tomorrow. I hope you’ll come by since you say those are the tips you are interested in. Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s post last week and sharing on your social media.
      Janice

  9. candy

    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.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Candy,
      Nice to see you again. Many of my tips are how to increase traffic and not monetization. Tomorrow I have a post coming out on how to boost blog traffic– 10 proven tips. I hope you’ll come by.
      Janice

  10. Robin Khokhar

    Hi Julian,
    reusing the content is one of the best and good ideas to get more traffic. I have also been using that for getting more traffic. And also the other tips are also good.
    Keep sharing.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Robin,
      I am thinking of making how to repurpose blog traffic a mega post in the next year. Thanks for writing with a testimonial of how well it works.
      Janice

  11. Sheeroh

    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

      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

  12. Carol ("Mimi")

    Thanks for tips and links to other resources for increasing blog traffic. I feel like it’s a constant struggle. Thanks for sharing useful information.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mimi,
      Great to hear from you. Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s article. I have another post coming out on increasing traffic tomorrow. I’m glad you found last week’s tips valuable.
      Janice

  13. Gentle Joy Homemaker

    Good tips… I look forward to learning from your blog… thank you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gentle Joy,
      Thanks for writing you look forward to learning from my blog; I’d love to have your readership.
      I have another post coming out on traffic generation tomorrow. I hope you’ll come by.
      Janice

  14. Pam

    I’m checking out the long tail keywords idea. Had no idea. The entire post is wonderful, actually. Many thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Pam,
      Thanks for writing us. I have been exploring and writing about keywords lately. I like Moz and KW Finder. I keep changing! Thanks for the kind words about my guest author’s article.
      Janice

  15. Grammy Dee

    Great tips! Thank you Janice for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared on social media.

  16. Grammy Dee

    Hey, just curious…is there something different about your comments? Seems like in the past I didn’t have to sign in with name, email , and website as it was already inserted for me.

    • Janice Wald

      I don’t know. It SHOULD be in the memory. Is there an “autofill” you can select?
      Janice

  17. Amrita

    These are very good tips for increasing traffic.my favourite is guest posting on authority sites.I also accept guest posts if its really useful for my audience.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amrita,
      Thanks for writing. I agree. Guest posting is win-win.
      Janice

  18. mainy

    Thanks for the tips Janice. You always come up with new ways for me to think about how I am performing with my blog and ideas to take away. Guest posts are a good idea and I have had a few slots on my blog which was great fun. Always up for new ideas.

    Mainy x

    coming to you today through your linky #bloggerspitstop

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mainy,
      Thanks for clicking my link over at Blogger’s Pit Stop and for the kind words about my guest author’s article. Great to hear from you.
      Janice

  19. John

    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.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      Thanks for writing me. Facebook has also been a big referrer of traffic for me. I haven’t had as much luck on Pinterest. Many people repin my pins but don’t click them. Any tips?
      I just had a big hit with a Facebook article
      https://www.mostlyblogging.com/facebook-groups/
      I am planning an update in about six months. If I use your testimonial about the value of Facebook, I will link to you.
      Janice

  20. Chris Jericho

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

  21. krewjordan

    Thanks a ton for the wonderful blog and this tips are very helpful for me I surely implement these tips to increase blog traffic.

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