In our last post we talked about 5 ways to increase your blog traffic. As a blogger, you need to know that traffic generation to your blog is one of the main reasons that can promote popularity. Why is more traffic so important? Let’s get this straight, if all you want to do is maintain an online diary, then traffic isn’t such a priority for your blog. But, if you are looking at monetizing your blog, you need to ensure that you have an increased social media reach so that your blog can get you noticed. When you prepare a media kit or are pitching to big brands, your stats are bound to come into the picture. Keep this mantra in mind – More traffic = more money!
5 ways to increase your blog traffic
Now that you know how to find out how much traffic your blog is getting, here are some more ways to increase it. This is the concluding post on how to increase your blog traffic.
Share and mail
Nearly everyone is on social media these days, so it’s foolish to leave out this source of potential traffic. Put out links to your blog post on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to include links of latest posts in your email newsletter. You can also have the share options below your blog posts that can allow the people to share them.
Registering on social bookmarking sites like Quora, Reddit and Stumbleupon have also been found to increase traffic. Another trick is to tweet the same link with different teaser lines to catch attention.
We suggest this because – You never know when a post may go viral!
Comment on other blogs
Another way of getting noticed is to comment on other blog in your niche. It is common to leave the link of your blog post as well in the comment and there are also plugins that automatically detect the latest blog post and link it automatically.
We suggest this because – This is a good way of getting that extra traffic.
Write guest posts
Guest blogging is like a two-way street, in addition to writing a post for other blogs, you can also have bloggers writing for your own site. If you put out exceptional content in a guest post, these new readers are bound to find out where you’re from and become interested in your regular posts. When you also share the link to guest post, you are inviting readers to the other blog as well.
We suggest this because – Guest posting on another person’s blog makes you visible to a completely new set of readers.
Join online groups
We live in a world that’s more social than ever and there are all kinds of online groups and communities. Have a look around and ask to join groups that feature blogs – either generic or niche specific. Such groups usually have a place where you can share your weekly post links, which makes for great traffic inflow. Again, be sure to return the favor.
We suggest this because – Groups and forums are a good way of getting recognition.
If you liked a particular post, make sure to mention it in your social media. Or if there are multiple posts, you can also choose to link to it through your own blog post. When writing content, always try to include a link to relevant posts within your own blog. This takes your reader deeper inside and succeeds in getting them hooked! On talking about how to get your blog traffic and get noticed, do read this fab post on 58 ways to get noticed as a new blogger.
We suggest this because – When you link to other, reliable blogs, they are bound to notice it and get introduced to your blog. If they like your content, they might even share your own links.
riting great content might appear to be enough initially, but soon, that’s not going to be enough. And why should it be, when you can increase your traffic exponentially by following a few simple steps? When the right people read your high-quality content, be prepared for great things to happen to your blog!
Keep a watch for our next post on how to create a media kit for your blog
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