Blogging is one of the many modes of communicating on the internet that is not going anywhere soon. But the difficulty level of getting people to come to your blog has significantly increased over the past few years. You may be wondering "How to increase the traffic to my website?" This guide contains just the tactics to help you get started on your traffic-boosting journey. In this post, we will tell you 10 different strategies on how to increase blog traffic 2019, so let’s get started.
This is the most important one because if your content is not optimized for SEO, then it means there are lesser chances for it to be picked up and ranked by Search Engines which means reduced traffic. Here are a few things for optimizing content for SEO:
If you follow these tips, your content’s quality will increase, search engines will gladly rank it and your readers will also find it easier to read your content which means more chances of getting shares.
In order to get traffic, you need to build visibility of your blog and for that, you need to go where people hang out the most; social media.
Use popular social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, etc. to promote your blog and blog posts.
This way, you will get seen and people will eventually start to come to your blog and become your readers if your content is valuable. For more information on how to do this, check out my article on using YouTube to get more viewers here.
Engaging with your audience is the best way to keep them loyal to your blog and also get them to share your blog posts. People love to get attention from the writers of the posts they have commented on and that makes them love your content even more. Here’s what you can do:
You can also do webinars when your audience grows; this will help you personally talk to hundreds of people and grow your audience base even more.
Go to other blogs that are related to your own blog’s niche, read their posts, and leave appropriate comments.
We are not talking about spamming but engaging with people who are also commenting on their blogs, try to add value so people can visit your blogs as well.
Also, make sure to register yourself with the commenting system of the blog so that there is a link back to your blog when you comment.
Writing guest posts is one of the most popular and effective ways to get visibility, credibility and obviously high traffic back to your blog. Here’s how it works:
Once your blog goes live on their website and people start reading it, they will come to your blog as well, which means you will get highly relevant traffic.
Nothing that we have suggested in this post will work if you have a weak content. You need to first perfect your content and then try these methods to increase traffic. Now by ‘perfecting’ we don’t mean that you hire a Harvard Graduate to write content for you so it has perfect grammar, vocabulary and writing tone.
What we are saying is that make sure your content is free from writing errors, is simple and easy to understand and offers genuine value to your readers.
If you do this, your content will become highly shareable and people will find the sharing button irresistible. Once your content starts to get shares, you will obviously start to get more traffic.
A frequent content posting schedule means more visibility. If you are posting one or two blogs in a month, then it means you don’t have enough entries in search engines to rank for and your source of traffic will only be those two or three posts.
So, make sure to post at least two to three times a week without compromising the quality of the content. If you don’t find time for it, outsource your content writing to freelancers but make sure to keep it coming so your audience also has more content to read from you.
We cannot stress enough the importance of visuals in a blog post. According to Statistic Brain; humans have an attention span of 8 seconds and visual content grabs that attention pretty quickly; visual platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest prove this.
So if you have long posts with a lot of headings, you can summarize them in an infographic, add pictures describing complex processes, post screenshots of what you are talking about in a paragraph, or just add aesthetically pleasing pictures relevant to your content to keep readers engaged.
As of 2019, Quora has a whopping 300 million active monthly users (Search Engine Land). This makes Quora a great place to increase traffic to your blog. Here’s what you can do:
This is it! If you do this, you will soon start to see growth in traffic and the best part is that all of that traffic will be highly relevant to your blog.
If someone comes to your blog to read a specific post, you can divert them to your other blog posts as well that are related to that specific blog post. You can do this by linking your highly relevant blog posts to each other.
For instance, if you have a blog post on ‘How to Start a Blog’, you can link your previous blog post that covers finding a niche for your blog.
This way, someone who is interested in knowing how to start a blog will obviously like to know how to find a niche for their blog and that means your audience spend more time on your blog and read more than one post.
Starting a blog is not a difficult task, but getting it to a point where you have thousands or even millions of visitors can be somewhat challenging if you don’t know the right tactics. If you want to learn how to start a blog, you can read our detailed post on this topic HERE! If you already have a blog and want to get traffic on it, then following these simple tactics will help you a lot. Just make sure your content has high quality and it genuinely helps the readers.