In the quest to get more traffic to your blog, its important to remember that even the most successful blogs online today at one time had little to no traffic and with time and effort, the blog owner/owners were able to witness tremendous success and recognition. Many people quit blogging simply because they start to see it as a waste of time and this is usually due to the fact that they see little to no traffic from their blogging efforts and the notion that blogging is a ‘get rich overnight’ type of venture.
Because most people who start successful blogs usually follow most – if not all of the steps outlined below in order to get traffic to their new or established blogs.
How can you as a Blogger Get More Traffic to your Blog?
Even though there are countless ways you can get more traffic to your new blog, one of the most essential things you can do is to establish a NETWORK. The more networks that you have, the higher the chances that your blog content is to be exposed to more people and the higher the likelihood that your site will attract more traffic.
One of the best ways to get more traffic to your blog is to interact with others and what better way to do that than to use some of the most popular social media platforms such as:
Why do I mention these four websites? Well because by using the above mentioned websites, you will find it easy to share your content with many other people as well as discover and follow other bloggers by using popular highly traffic social media sites in order to get traffic to your blog.
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The following are other effective ways you can use to bring more traffic to your blog.
1. Blog commenting:
Comment on the top blogs in your related niche and try your hardest to be the very first top 5 people to leave a comment. Make sure that you are not spamming other people’s blogs but rather leaving relevant and helpful commentary that add value.
Want to find blogs in your chosen niche or area of interest? Simply type the following into the Google search engine ”your niche +blog” example: ”beauty + blog” into the search engine and once you click search, a list of the top blogs in your niche should come up.
2. Network with others using Facebook and twitter
Facebook: Join groups and like pages that are relevant to your chosen niche. Promote yourself according to Facebook guidelines and policy avoid leaving spam comments but perhaps even contact the admin and request if you could feature your content on their page/group in exchange for a link in your blog or a feature of them on your blog etc.
Twitter: Follow other well known bloggers within your niche and check out their followers, if you like what they have to offer, follow them as well. This is an effective and simple way to increase your Twitter followers and also the more followers you have, the greater the chances that the people on your Twitter feed will read your articles and retweet your content!
3. Video marketing:
Create an informative video and make sure to add a link back to your blog. For example, if you own and run a food and recipes blog, you can create a short video showing people how to make the perfect apple crumble and for further details you can include a link back to the specific post on your blog that would provide more detailed tips on how to perfect the apple crumble. Submit your video to YouTube and make sure to include all the necessary keywords (do not stuff too many keywords, a little goes a long way).
4. Spend time on quality content .
Never assume that the quality traffic will simply drop on your lap without any effort at all from your side.
There are millions of blogs out there and this makes it THAT much more important for you to differentiate yourself in order to stand out from the masses and establish your success. Patience is key here. Remember, it takes time to create quality content, however do not limit your time by spending it entirely on single 500-700 word posts.
Make sure your time is spent creating something of value.
Once in a while, you can write a 1000+ word post for your readers. If you are not a full time blogger, aim to at least try and create in depth posts once or twice in a month. This will establish you as an expert in your blogging niche.
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