By Rahul Kuntala
3 “Insider Strategies” You Can Use to Bring Traffic to A New Blog
So what’s the quickest way to bring traffic to a new blog?
Create great content (I’m already yawning).
What else could you do other than creating great content to get a TON of visitors to your newly launched blog?
Here are 3 things that are proven to send you loads of visitors to your new blog.
- Using long tail keywords while creating content
- Doing interviews (text, podcast or video interviews) with other bloggers
- Posting regularly on other blogs
Now, if you are curious to find out how you can use the above 3 strategies to boost your blog traffic, let me dig deeper into the details.
Are you ready? Let’s jump into the details without much ado.
1) The #1 PROVEN way to bring traffic to a new blog is…
Using long tail keywords.
Now if you are wondering what the heck are they, let me explain in simple words.
Long tail keywords generally contain 4 or more keywords.
iPhone – short tail keyword
iPhone 6s review – medium tail keyword
Apple iPhone 6s review India – Long tail keyword (contains 5 keywords in it)
Are you getting me?
You might now have another question – “why should I use long tail keywords?”.
Great question. Here’s why.
Long tail keywords contribute to over 70% of search results, that’s HUGE!
The above screenshot shows you the importance of using long tail keywords (which include 4 to 6 keywords).
Long tail keywords are also
- Easy to rank for (because of low competition, it’s easier to rank for a long tail keyword like “yoga tips for fashion bloggers” than “yoga tips”, right?)
- Helpful in quickly increasing your search traffic
- Help you increase your sales
So how to find long tail keywords to increase traffic to your new blog?
Let me be honest. I can write a 10,000+ words post around it. But just for a while, let me pass the baton to Neil Patel (the SEO guru). He knows how to bring 20,000+ monthly visitors just by using long tail keywords to any blog. It’s a great tutorial for beginners to bring massive traffic to their new blogs using long tail keywords.
2) The KEY to attracting thousands of visitors to a new blog is…
Posting daily… but not on your own blogs.
Where else then?
On other blogs.
Umm.. didn’t get me?
What’s the point of creating new blog posts day in and day out if you barely have any readers?
You are literally talking to no one with your content.
The aim with your new blog should be this: “reaching out as many people as possible” with your content.
The EASIEST way to get more people to read your content is to write guest posts for other blogs who already have an audience.
You will get a chance to connect with their audience. You can leverage other blog’s traffic and smartly bring some of their readers to read your content.
Guest posting on other blogs helps you
- Increase your traffic
- Connect with other bloggers (always remember, connections are EVERYTHING online)
- Build some good backlinks
- Increase your email subscribers and sales
An in-depth case study on guest blogging by Ahrefs also tells you how incredible it is. Just look at their case study results.
Did you see that? Just by publishing 44 guest posts, they saw a HUGE notice in their traffic and domain authority as well.
Unfortunately, guest posting is becoming a “link building” opportunity rather than “relationship building” strategy. I highly recommend YOU to focus on building relationships with other bloggers with your guest posts instead of just targeting the links.
And if you are wondering how to create quality guest posts for others to increase traffic to your blogs, you should read this awesome tutorial from Ana Hoffman’s blog.
3) Conduct interviews with other bloggers
Are you a new blogger? Are you struggling to get more exposure to your blogs?
I’ve a quick tip for you. Do interviews with fellow bloggers who have a similar audience. Doing interviews with other blogger or influencers in your industry is the surest and quickest way to increase your blog’s exposure.
A tweet from marketing expert like Pat Flynn can send you a TON of traffic to your site almost instantly. Influencer marketing is the key to bringing massive traffic to any site no matter what niche you are in.
So how to find influential bloggers in your industry to do interviews?
Step 1: Make a list of 25 bloggers in your niche. Go to Google and use the search terms like “topic” + “blogs” to find the influential bloggers in your field.
For instance, “marketing” + “blogs” will bring all the top marketing blogs. Here’s the screenshot.
Now you know how to find great blogs in your industry using Google within a few minutes.
Step 2: After creating a list of influential bloggers, find their Twitter handles and start following them. Retweet their stuff, engage with them and try to get on their radar.
Step 3: Ask them whether they are interested in doing an interview with you. If they say yes (most will be glad to do interviews), prefer your own medium of communication (podcasts, videos or simply questions) and conduct interviews with them. Promote the heck out of it!
Final thoughts on getting traffic to a new blog
Starting a blog is easy but getting thousands of people to read it from day 1 is not.
But finding the PROVEN strategies to grow your blog traffic from scratch is hard.
That’s why I’ve only mentioned what works mostly for new blogs instead of sharing random traffic generation strategies in this post. Pick just one strategy from the above and work on it until you get some decent results. Then move on to the next.
Do you have any questions? What do you think about the strategies mentioned here? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Host Blogger’s Commentary:
Author Bio: Rahul has been featured on some of the best blogs in the industry including Daily Blog Tips, Blogging Tips, and Basic Blog Tips. We appreciate him guest posting for us today. Show him some blog love and visit him at his site ConversionYoda.com.
Readers, please share. Although Rahul’s post specifically addresses new bloggers, his strategies are valuable for all bloggers wishing to grow their blog traffic.
Have you tried any of these tips? How effective do you find them? Do you have any additional strategies for growing blog traffic? I look forward to your views in the comments section.