There are numerous unanswered questions about blogging and traffic many answered are only but opaque. You may have thought of boosting your blog traffic but have never had a reason to think twice about utilising some of the popular things you use online to actually boost your blog traffic
Just a Simple Question;
What actually encourages you to blog more?
My guess would be
Traffic and user engagement!
Are definitely my best guess.
An average blogger and most new bloggers hunger and thirst for traffic to their blogs just like me! The reasons for attempting to boost ones blog traffic is numerous and a common reason is; it is encouraging when the traffic rolls in indefinitely.
Isn’t it really heart breaking that after striving day and night to publish a new post and expect nothing but some good readership which triggers social shares yet you get stuck with little or no views at all.
Some bloggers go extra miles seeking for traffic so they indulge in black hat seo which along the way, wrecks their blogging career… Black heart SEO is not a good practice, thus not recommended!
Before you think of traffic, Work for Quality and Authenticity.
Does your blog deserve to be described as authentic and Qualitative?
If no, then you need to work on this first before crying out for huge traffic.
The content on your blog matters a whole lot more than the traffic you seek endlessly.
You don’t just stack your blog with quantitative posts which have little or no impact on your readers. Quality bring back readers and increase your blog’s readership.
A topic may not be new but your content obviously should be. This topic being treated have been written about as many times as possible but what makes each post stand put from the other? Uniqueness!
Don’t go copying and pasting someone else’s article and hope for some good outcome… It doesn’t always work that way! Be real and Unique! Let your article be free of plagiarism. If you must write something not so new, do it in a new way and perspective.
One more thing;
Your blog posts matters a lot and they hold your blog’s success. Let your posts be great and meaningful to those it is targeted at.. Once your blog beats this reach, then you can move proceed to cry over your blog traffic despite your genuine practises.
Now let’s go over the amazing and effective strategies that you could employ to drive genuine traffic to your blog.
Below are some effective Strategies On How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog.
1. Go Social.
The social media shouldn’t go short of your new posts… Always share your posts to social medias. You can use auto publishing tools like IFTTT to auto post your new articles to social sites once you publish a new post…
• You should create and grow a community on social medias if you don’t have any yet.
• There is no rule which states that you shouldn’t share your blog content more than once; Keep sharing! Once, twice in a week or as much as you want in a month…
• Whatsapp, Skype, Telegram and a host of other chat apps you utilise often can be use to link to your new posts…
• Sites like Pinterest can actually boost your post readership. Make your images pinnable and your posts shareable to Pinterest.
• You can share your posts on Google communities related to your blogging niche…
• Join facebook groups that are relevant to your blog, create your own group, create a page and promote you newly published post…
• Share your posts on twitter with relevant hashtags.
2. Comment on Blogs
I have visited lots of blogs from the comment section of some blogs. While you share your views on a post, you can leave a link back to your blog with non deceptive titles. Although most bloggers do not allow links in their comment section, there are several others that permitting reasonable linkings. This can be a good way of boosting your blog traffic as some readers might get interested in your links title and visit. When making use of comment sections on other blogs, avoid spamming, Google hates spamming.
3. Be an active member of Forums
Forums are great when it comes to building your readership and traffic, because you can add posts from your blog which may interest its members largely…
Members who read your posts may get interested in your site if you add a link back to your blog beneath every post you create. Some forums allow signatures which appear beneath a members comment or post; you can add your blog post title and link there.
A link on your profile is also an active way to promote your blog. Be an active member of a good forum. And your activeness will boost your blog traffic.
4. Become A Guest Poster
Guest posting is an amazing way of moving your blog to greater heights. Write guest posts on sites that target the kind of readership you need and be sure your posts are relevant to them so they consider visiting your blog and probably end up sticking to your community of readers. Publishing a post on other blogs not only boost your traffic but your relevance online.
5. Use Relevant Keyword on your posts
This is something we still need to get acquainted to!
Keywords are essential when it comes to blogging… If your post contains relevant keywords that people search for, you expose your blog to the online communities of readers and searchers…
Your post title should not be short of a keyword. Through keyword integration, Google and other search engine get and independent overview of what your post centers on.
6. Work on your blog design and layout
Your blog design matters a lot in building your online presence and encouraging visits…
I wouldn’t revisit a site with tacky and stale designs… You should arrange your blog properly, if you don’t know how to, hire a professional. Don’t use extremely loud colours or too many colours either.
Make your blog design responsive so it fits into any device screen it is viewed on. Always make sure your blog isn’t short of share buttons in your posts…
Above all, Be a diligent and consistent Blogger that knows what his/her audience needs.
Be consistent, post regularly if your niche desires you do so. Don’t just cry for traffic when you post once in a blue moon. When you don’t post often, your readers will dwindle.
Also when your posts are meaningful and insightful, your readership increases. Thus, Create catchy Post titles, know your audience, be friendly and publish regularly.
While you make use of the above idea, remember never to spam, as earlier mentioned because GOOGLE hates spamming… Spamming reduces your blog’s relevance greatly…