How to Increase Blog Traffic for Beginners

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For a writer, nothing is more disheartening than getting zero interaction on published write ups. Because who would want to spend hours and hours writing a blog post but not wanting people to read it, right? Sure, not everyone is going to be interested with the content that you’re creating but getting visitors and comments are like food for every blogger’s soul! As a beginner, the idea of promoting your site can be daunting. Where to even begin? Who should you reach out to? What sites are effective in driving more people to your website? Continue reading to know how to increase blog traffic.

1. Be on Social Media

Everyone is on Social Media and no matter what you’re promoting, these platforms play a crucial role in marketing.

Facebook: Facebook is the world’s biggest social media site today and promoting your site there will definitely increase blog traffic if you do it right. The best way for your blog’s success is to join blogging groups or groups that are related to the content of your site.

Pinterest: Pinterest is the perfect platform for content sharing and discovery. Did you know that a single pin is 100 times more spreadable than an average tweet? Because of this, more and more bloggers (including social media marketing influencers) turn to this platform to get more traffic!

Twitter: Twitter is not popular for driving traffic to websites BUT it is a great tool to get in touch with other bloggers.

Online forums: There are lots of forums available online and most of them cater to every topic imaginable. Sign yourself up on these forums and promote your posts!

Related: The Hard Truths about Social Media Marketing

2. Be Active in Your Niche

When you’re starting out, it’s important to let other bloggers know that you’re there – kind of like knocking on their door to make your presence known. So read their blogs, leave comments or suggestions and guest post for them, also letting them guest post for you. Engage with them because these people can help you promote your blog.

It is also important to update regularly. Once or twice a week is enough. Because if you let a lot of time pass without posting new content, people will assume that you’re really not serious in building your blog and your readers will move on to more active writers in the blogosphere.

3. Learn Basic SEO

Learning SEO or Search Engine Optimization seems like a huge task especially for those who have no background on it. In a nutshell, it is optimizing your content so they would appear more on search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Here’s the first easy things you need to do before delving into the more complex world of SEO.

Make quality content

The content that you are making should be your primary focus. It should be original, unique and relevant!

Use Keywords

When a person searches up something, they will type it in the search engine tab and that is a keyword. You need to include these keywords in your article so it will appear in the top results of search engines. However, do not overuse them because Google may flag you as a spam blog.

Link back to yourself

When creating new content, it is important to put in links of your previous articles. Be sure your links are appropriate and are actually related to your new post.

Related: 5 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

4. Include Visuals

Visuals, like photos, Pinterest pins, infographics and videos get more clicks. Make sure to remember this when you’re promoting your blog. The web is full of content and yours will get lost in it if you won’t try to make it stand out!

5. Advertise a little

Do not be afraid to spend a bit of money to get your blog “out there”. The best thing about ads, be it on Facebook or Google, is that you can spend an amount that you are comfortable with. BUT remember that advertising is risky and you need to target a specific audience for it to be worth it.

These are just some basic tips on how to increase blog traffic. There is much MUCH more to learn if you want to make it big in the blogging world. But if you take these simple tips to heart, you will definitely see the positive changes in your site’s analytics.

12 Replies to “How to Increase Blog Traffic for Beginners”

  1. These are all great tips. There’s so much to learn–I started using the Yoast SEO plug-in and have been going back and improving my posts. I still don’t know if I’m doing it correctly, but at least they’re better than before!

  2. Wish I had this post when I was starting out!! You are actually the first person that has actually clearly written something about SEO that actually makes sense… Just that word alone can be so overwhelming. I’ve got so much more to learn, but this was a great post to reassure me that I’m on the right track. Thanks a lot!

  3. Pavan K says:

    I appreciate the tips. I started blogging about a month and a half ago and I really want to market my blog! Thank you! =)

  4. Vaishali says:

    I am happy that I am doing all these..so keeping hope alive..:)

  5. These are five fantastic tip SEO really is so important and so is be active in the social media departments of you niche. Great read for any blogger no matter how long you have been in the field.

  6. deb says:

    It really is a huge learning curve for new bloggers. I think you should include ‘have patience and persistence’ on your list though. I’ve wanted to give up numerous times! But you can’t be successful if you don’t hang in there!

    Deb
    http://www.bookinspiredplay.com

  7. Brie says:

    Great tips for beginners. Each technique, I have executed before.

  8. all these tips are great, when i started my blog this wouldve been helpful 🙂

  9. Leigh says:

    All great points! Social media and SEO are so important for traffic!

  10. Sophia Inza says:

    I’ve been trying to learn new strategies and ideas…this is great! Thanks!

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