This is probably the most talked about topic in the blogging world. Everybody wants to know how to get more traffic on their blog. Why? Because traffic equals money. The more traffic you can get to your blog, the bigger the chances of you making money with it.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to having a successful blog with thousands of visitors per month, it is not easy and takes a lot of time to build such a site. You can’t expect after three months of blogging, you will be able to quit your job and retire. No, it takes months, and even years to build up authority in your specific niche and get a decent amount of traffic to your blog.
Below are the best tips in order to get more traffic for your blog.
Create viral content
What do I mean with this? Viral content is basically any blog post, podcast, vlog, etc. that is shared contentiously by everyone who receives this message. So, you write content, share on social media and everyone who views it, shares it. This has exponential consequences and you can see why this is extremely important.
If you are able to create content that is shared on a regular basis by everyone who views it, just imagine the possibilities with traffic. If you’re not sure how to create viral content, feel free to check out my blog post on how to write a good blog post. Here you will find out exactly how to write that viral post.
Share your post (more than once!)
We are living in an era where social media is King.
Think about it. When something happens like, the president says he is going to close down Mac Donald’s (hopefully this will never happen), the first place you will read about this is social media. Somebody will see it somewhere, share it and it will start to spread like a wildfire.
The same goes when you’re writing a (great quality) post. If the readers like what they read and feel it is worth sharing, they will post it on their Twitter or Facebook accounts and before you know it, other people will start reading your post and hopefully also share it.
Another thing to remember is that you are not limited to a number of times that you share your post. Now, I’m not saying you should spam all your social media accounts with your posts, no. You should share your post directly after you wrote it and after giving it a week or two, share it again.
Remember, people will scroll through their social media up until a certain point. If they’ve missed your post, chances are good that they won’t see it, except if you re-share it.
Also make sure you post on all the major sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest.
Write guest posts on larger sites
This is a very powerful tool that I think is a must for anyone who just started out blogging.
Now, you might think that the larger site will laugh at you or not even have the decency to reply your mail, but this is not true. If you think about it, these sites are driving hundreds of thousands of viewers to their site every day and they’ve got their hands full. So, when it comes to writing content, they don’t always have the time.
If you are able to provide them with a free post that is good enough to meet their standards, they will score because they get traffic from your post.
What do you get out of the deal? Well, if some of their many visitors like what you wrote, the chances are very good that they will want to check out your site for further reading. This way the bigger site drives some of its traffic in your direction and hopefully they will decide to come back for more.
Comment on other sites in your niche
If you want to have authority in your specific niche it is important to be involved with the community. This means commenting on fellow blogs in your niche and being involved with different forums.
By doing this, you will start to build a name for yourself and the people around you will start knowing who you are and what you do. You will also be seen as someone who knows the niche and by default readers will be more interested to know what you have to say.
Every time you leave a comment on a site, it is a direct link to your blog. The more links you have to your blog, the more Google, and other search engines will start to like/trust you and the better you will rank.
Link to your posts and those of others
When I say you should link to some of your other posts, I mean creating a hyperlink to some of your previous work that is relevant to the line your typing.
An example of this is, say for instance I’m talking about whether or not it is possible to rank with a free website, and I tell my readers about my previous post they can check out. That is a link that is done correctly.
Please don’t spam every line of your post with links, because Google doesn’t like that and the chances of your post ranking, is zero. You should spread it out evenly and make sure it has relevance to what you’re saying. As a rule of thumb, I would rather not add any links to a post than to add links that are not relevant. You want to write a meaningful post for your readers and not something that is messy and difficult to read as a result of too many links.
It is always good to link back to authority sites in your niche as well. Google likes to see this and it will count in your favor.
If you want to get more traffic for your blog, simply follow these steps that if listed in this post. This is simple things to do that can have major outcomes for you. Whenever I’m writing posts, I always make sure I follow these steps in order to ensure good rankings as well as visitors to my blog.
I hope that you’ve found this post informative and helpful. If you did, don’t hesitate to share.