This Is What You Need to Know to Bring Huge Traffic to a New Blog

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3 insider tips for bringing massive traffic to a new blog #blogging

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.

  1. Using long tail keywords while creating content
  2. Doing interviews (text, podcast or video interviews) with other bloggers
  3. 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.

For instance:

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!

Bloggers can get huge traffic to a new blog #bloggingtips

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.

Bloggers can get traffic to a new blog

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.

#Bloggers can get huge traffic to a new blog.

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.

There are a gazillion ways to bring traffic to a new blog. You can use social media, paid ads, Facebook promotion, brand mentions, podcasting, video marketing, Infographics and a thousand other ways.

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

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.

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  1. Guy Siverson

    I read and comment on at least 5 niche targeted blogs daily. Without question yours was a highlight of today and likely the entire week. What I liked so much about it was your spot on council for interviewing other blog owners. Love it. Never thought of it before, but absolutely love it. Was wondering if you would be interested in speaking to my growing audience of beginning Affiliate Marketers about the power of blogging as it relates to making affiliate commissions or something similar of your own choosing? This entire concept is absolutely going to be integrated into what I’m doing. Thanks again for sharing.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Guy,
      1. Thank you for the compliments on my guest author’s article. I agree interviewing blog owners is a novel idea.
      2. I would be happy to speak to your audience. Would you like to send me interview questions?

      • Guy Siverson

        Hello Janice

        My concept is for a 15 to 30 minute interview. You pick the topic and send me 3 to 5 corresponding questions. This would be done via a Skype recorded call. I’m about to read your post about huge traffic and that would be an awesome idea but whatever you choose is fine with me as long as the topic relates in some fashion to those entering into the world of Affiliate Marketing. Please send me an eMail so we can schedule a time that works for both of us. I’m looking forward to this.

      • Guy Siverson

        Hello Janice – My concept is for a 15 to 30 minute interview. You pick the topic and send me 3 to 5 corresponding questions. This would be done via a Skype recorded call. I’m about to read your post about huge traffic and that would be an awesome idea but whatever you choose is fine with me as long as the topic relates in some fashion to those entering into the world of Affiliate Marketing. Please send me an eMail so we can schedule a time that works for both of us. I’m looking forward to this.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Renee,
      Thanks for writing us last week. I’m glad you enjoyed Rahul’s tips.

  2. John Doe

    This was A great post. Thank you for all the information on increasing traffic for a new blogger

  3. Matt

    This was a great post. I’m still trying to increase traffic, and tips on doing so are always appreciated.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Matt,
      Thanks for writing us. I agree Rahul did a great job with his article– valuable for all bloggers, not just new ones.

  4. Danielle

    I’ve never heard about long keywords but I love how simple they and effective they are! I can’t wait to add that to what I already do now and hopefully I’ll see some killer increase in traffic and subscriptions. Thanks for these tips!!

  5. Isaac Anim

    Hello Janice,

    This is a great article. For every new blog, I only give one advice. That is, building your email list by guest posting on other blogs. This is will ensure quick growth. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

    • Rahul

      Hi Isaac,

      That’s spot on. That’s what I do if I had to start building my blog audience from scratch.

      Besides guest posting, you can also use videos and platforms like Instagram to create unique content and drive traffic to your sites.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Isaac,
      I have a guest post coming out in mid-January on a big blog. We shall see. My experiences with guest posting have so far been mixed. Thanks for writing.

  6. Cathy Lawdanski

    Janice – thanks for that explanation of Long Tail Keywords. I never knew exactly what they were. Great post and strategies.

    • Rahul

      Hi Cathy,

      Using long tail keywords within your content is a great way to bring more search traffic. Just make sure to focus on using long tail keywords that contain more than 5 keywords to bring decent traffic.

  7. Nikhil

    Hey Janice,
    I am doing all these things. Using long tail keywords, promoting over social media, creating videos, guest posting all come into my blog promotion strategies. I expect to each blogger following thigs things to improve the online visibility.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nikhil,
      Do you recommend all these strategies do they all work for you? For me, effective: long tail keywords, social media promotion. Not effective: YouTube, Mixed: Guest posting.
      I keep doing all of them, but my results have varied. Thanks for writing to confirm Rahul’s tips work.

  8. Harry Hoover

    Solid information. I may try interviewing bloggers in the self-improvement space. Oh, and I found it Stumbleworthy!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much for stumbling, Harry! Much appreciated! Interviews should do well since the intervewee should promote it for you.

  9. Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Rahul,

    Guest blogging and blog commenting have been 2 fool proof ways – and I am quite foolish 😉 – for me to drive traffic. I post to Blogging Tips and The Huffington Post 2-3 times weekly, on each site, to have fun, to help folks and to create off of my own online real estate.

    Going offsite is an abundant act too; share your gifts with the world. Share your creations with the world. Connect with new audiences. Everybody wins.


    • Julie Syl Kalungi

      I couldn’t agree more with Ryan and of course Rahul! I love it when More and more posts like this appear. Helping new and struggling bloggers to attract Traffic to their content and offers. Indeed I also go all for Long tailed keywords have worked a treat so much so Paul wrote a full post about it as part of White Hat SEO!
      The more people one can help via their posts the better. I am happy to guest blog for Ms Janice too coz this blog rocks! Off to heck out Rahul’s Blog. Love making new bloggy friends! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your insider strategies to bring traffic to a new Blog!

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Julie!
        How exciting! I would love for you to guest post for my readers! I’d be honored to host you! Thank you so much! A post on Pinterest strategies?

        • Janice Wald

          Let’s email about when (definitely January). I’d love to have a Pinterest expert such as yourself guest post. Thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for writing Rahul and me last Tuesday. I didn’t realize you were spread all over! I have participated in several of Zac Johnson’s expert interviews. Blogging Tips and Huff Post– you can’t get much bigger than that! Congratulations! You are a great writer and a giving community member. You deserve your success.
      My experiences guest posting have been mixed since I didn’t write for blogs in my niche. I have a new guest post coming out next month, so we shall see. Thanks for writing.

  10. Melinda Mitchell

    Great info, Rahul. Thanks! I appreciate you explaining the term “long tail.”
    Another great guest, BBFFJ. You know how to find quality!

      • Anil Agarwal

        Great insights.

        Increasing traffic to a new website is not an easy task. You need to have a solid plan and also you should be creating engaging content that’s useful both for users and search engines.

        It’s just not about focusing on one formula while trying to increase your traffic, you need to implement as many strategies as possible one after the other without losing determination. That’s how you succeed in the long run.

        After all, blogging is not a sprint, it’s a marathon!

        Great insights indeed!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Anil,
          I appreciate your comments on my guest author’s post. I am so glad you liked his tips and found them valuable. Once I realized blogging takes patience, it came much easier to me. Thanks for the reminder.

  11. kristin mccarthy

    seems like I am on the right track except for the key words thing. Hopefully the traffic picks up soon.

  12. Victoria

    Great tips. I like this one about conducting interviews. I’m finding it hard to find guest posting opps in the crafting/DIY space so the interview route may be more feasible. Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Victoria,
      Thanks for clicking my link over at SITS. Great to see you here. Good luck with the interview idea. If you need help, let me know.

  13. Kristie

    Great tips! Long tail keywords? Say whaat? Had no idea! Thanks for that! I do blogger interviews on my site and on my podcast. It has been great exposure for us both! I love building a community around the bloggers in my niche! I am now working on guest posting for other blogs. So that will be on my goal list for 2017! #SitsGirlsShareFest

  14. Ashley Cristofano

    This was awesome! I’ve been struggling with gaining traffic, it’s tough to put yourself out there. How do you guest post on another blogger’s blog? Do you have to reach out to them? or is it like a link party where you just have to find them?

  15. Angela

    This is great! When I was starting out, I landed a guest post on someone who had a large following and it really helped my traffic and email list. I haven’t been consistently guest posting though – a goal for 2017 (as well as using keywords)! Thanks for the great tips. Visiting from #SITSblogging

  16. Cathy Lawdanski

    All great reminders! I think I need to do an interview series in 2017!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cathy,
      You are a very popular blogger. I bet you can find many bloggers to interview. I bet Facebook would be a good place to start for you. Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s article.

  17. Janet Vinyard

    Thanks so much for the great tips and inspiration! Blessings, Janet

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Janet,
      I am glad you found the post valuable. I believe I saw you shared over at Twitter. Thank you! Thanks for writing me as well.

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