Blogs are populating the internet these days and every bloggers thrive to get traffic to their blog. Do you own a blog to make money, to promote yourself or products or even for fun? Having traffic to your blog is a very important part in other for your blog to keep up in the world of bloggers. There can be 2 exact same blog on same topic and yet only one of them is having lots of traffic and being read and while the other is not? Blogs tends to be alive only when it is being read, commented on, and becomes an authority. If you want traffic to your blog, you must pull in some effort to get traffic the right way and not relying on unethical ways to do so, such as autosurf and traffic exchange.
In this post, I have come up with 20 ways you can use to drive quality traffic to your blog. Below are the ways I came up with:
1. Write valuable content:
This is the first step every blogger need to take when trying to get traffic to their blog. When people visit your blog they will be inclined to stick to it or leave it and never come back. Most people often skip this number 1 and pursue other ways to drive traffic to their blog. While you are doing that, if people arrive at your blog and find out they don’t like your blog due to its poor contents they tend to never return to your blog. at the end your effort to drive traffic to your blog will be in vein. Provide your few blog readers with unique and valuable contents and soon you will be seeing more readers.
2. Let your blog be easy to understand/navigate:
I recently came across a blog that I could hardly understand. The blog was filled with so many links, adverts popups. Once I click on anything a new window open in my browser. I got frustrated and I never visited the blog again. Even if such blog has valuable contents, if it isn’t organize the blog tends to have less traffic. So let your blog be organized.
3. Word of mouth:
ones mouth can become a powerful tool. Do you know telling people about your blog and how it can benefit them is a very good way to get traffic to your blog. I know of a friend who has a blog based on computers and phones. He always keeps telling us to visit his blog if we don’t want to be scam when buying a phone or a laptop. He also keep telling us his friends that if we visit is blog often, we shall get updated with current price list of phones and laptops so will won’t be cheated when buying one. Off course I visited his blog and up till now I keep visiting it just to know the current trends on phones and laptop. Words of mouth can become a very power tool in driving massive traffic to your blog if using well properly.
4. Social bookmarking site:
This is another great way to increase your blog traffic. There are numerous social bookmarking sites out there, but only a handful of them are worth your time. Social bookmarking sites like dig, stumbleupon are found to be good for improving blog traffic.
5. Guest blogging:
Another great way to increase the traffic to your blog is guest blogging. I personally use this to drive traffic to this blog. You can offer to do guest blogging on similar blog in exchange for a link which can be beneficial to both you and the owner of the blog. With guest blogging, you not only get traffic to your blog, but you will become an authority in your field.
6. Blog commenting:
As you anoint blogs on similar niches by commenting rightly , remember to include a link of your blog in the “website field” so you can get traffic.
7. Add a link to your blog in your email signature:
This is another way I use to get traffic to my blog, you can use this too.
8. Doing some search engine optimizer (SEO):
This is another way one can use to drive traffic to his/her blog. Many of us already know what is SEO. It deals with getting the best from search engine traffic. So if you really know how SEO works, you can really be driving huge traffic to your blog.
9. Update your blog regularly:
You will definitely get traffic to your blog by doing this. When you update your blog regularly, search engines quickly trust and place some respect on your blog. The more blog post you write, the more traffic you will be getting. When people visit your blog today and see fresh article they will definitely come back tomorrow hoping to find fresh ones again. Capitalize on it; provide your readers with regularly updated articles so they can stick with your blog. Updating your blog frequently also helps your blog rank better for many long tailed keywords
10. Make use of forums:
When you are constantly helping people on forums relating to your blog niche by posting useful replies and trends you can be getting massive traffic to your blog. In one of your trends or replies on forums you can just insert your blog link. I don’t mean you should spam on forums. All I say is know when to share your link. For example someone created a trend on a forum asking for ideas on where to write for companies and get paid. If you already have post on your blog relating to such question, you can just reply to such forum trends and at the end of it, you can just insert a link to your blog, telling them on more on this, they should visit your link. Forums have really helped me in a way to get traffic to my blog.
11. Attending blogging events:
Bloggers now organized blogging events where they can meet and exchange ideas about their blog and blogging in general. Being part of a blogging event will definitely provide you with traffic to your blog.
12. Learn to include top list on your blog post:
Whenever a readers visit a blog and sees a post on “top 10 ways to” such a person will definitely want to read such post. Writing on top list really works out well and are eye catching. It tends to provide you with good traffic.
13. Blog carnivals:
This is another great way to get traffic to one’s blog, especially if such blog is new in the blogosphere world. Blog carnivals are sites in which you summit your blog post for other bloggers to see. Once your blog post is being liked they in turn will write about it on their blogs which will lead to your blog having more traffic.
14. Social networking:
Participate on social network sites and make effective use of them in other to drive traffic to your blog.
15. Create a newsletter:
With newsletter, you can be improving your blog traffic. You can create an interesting newsletter and release it on a weekly or monthly basis to everyone in your contact list. This will make your blog popular and your readers we know you’re still around.
16. Press release:
You can write up an article to press release to websites. The more great and unique your article is, the more chance of it making the news which can leave you with thousands of visitors that day.
17. Let your blog post have attractive heading:
A post with attractive heading will fetch you more traffic than those with very weak headings. Let the heading of your blog be “eye catching”. I have carried a study and find out that most blog post heading that start with “top list” are always eye catching. Refer to no 12 of this blog post to know what I mean by top list.
18. Include a share button below every blog post:
This has really raked me more traffic to my blog. When readers like a particular blog post on your blog, they will tend to share it with others. This is another way of increasing your blog traffic.
19. Be creative and unique:
When it comes to your blog, always be creative and unique in your own way. Come up with ideas that will make your blog stand out from the crowd. Doing this will increase your traffic. And you’re bound to have traffic that will revisit your blog often because of your creativeness and uniqueness.
it’s up to you to think of other search engine friendly ways to use to increase your traffic
I have done the work by showing you some of the few ways you can use to get traffic to your blog.
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