Have you ever had a sudden burst of traffic on your blog?
I’m sure you wish that traffic would go higher and higher each day. I have had that feeling lots of times and I just wish my traffic would continue to rise each day.
Well in order for me, you or anybody else who wants to increase their traffic flow, we need to put out the extra effort and work in order to do so. We have to be at it each and everyday if we want to increase our blog traffic. In this post I will give you tips on how you can build up your blog traffic.
[box]Write Blog Posts Regularly[/box]
If you have little or no content on your blog then your blog traffic will be low. People who visit your blog on a regular basis or they maybe a one time visitor are looking for information and this is why they have come to your blog. This means you have to put out your very best to have contents on your blog ready for these visitors.
More content on your blog doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have more traffic. I have seen blogs loaded with content and hardly has any traffic; and I have seen new blogs with a few content and lots of traffic. You maybe asking, why is this so?
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Here are some tips you can use to write for traffic on your blog:
- You have to write on topics that are related to your niche.
- You have to make sure that you stick to that niche.
- You have to write on a regular basis.
- You have to write content that appeals to your readers.
- You must develop a great writing pattern.
- You should be creative in your writing.
[box]Participate In Blog Commenting For Traffic[/box]
If you need to increase your traffic then blog commenting is one of the best ways to do it. You have to participate in blog commenting multiple times per day if increasing your blog traffic is what you wish to do.
When you are leaving comments, don’t just say “great post”, “I loved your article”, “you should post more stuff like this” or “thanks for this post”. These are words of encouragement, but say a little more so that the other people who coment as well see that you are a person of great words. Writing a great comment as well can make the other commentators click through to your site.
Blog commenting increases blog traffic and also the number of backlinks, so you would want to do more blog commenting to get traffic as well. You can also reply to people’s comment even if you are not the author of that blog post. That’s right! Replying to a persons comment can also help you gain traffic to your blog. You can agree with the comment that you are replying to and also leave a key point so you can gain a visitor to your blog.
[box]Forum Discussion Plays A BIG Role[/box]
If you haven’t done any forum posting then you gotta be kidding me. How could you not do forum posting if you want to build up blog traffic?
Regular forum posting is one of the best way of getting quality and targeted blog traffic. Forum users always participate in group discussions on a particular topic and often need help or offering help to other members of the forum. This where your blog comes in. If you have a blog post of your blog which will help this forum member then you can easily share your blog link so you can get this person to your blog. If your article is good enough and has helped this person then you may gain this person as a subscriber or a returning visitor.
If your blog doesn’t have a post which persons are looking for on a set topic, then what you can do is contact these persons and tell them that you will be having an upcoming blog post on this topic. This will make them want to look forward to your article or come to your blog in advance so they can subscribe to get your article as soon as you publish it.
So don’t be afraid to use forums, they are a very powerful tool to pul in traffic to your blog. Here’s more about forums from Lisa Irby.
[box]Traffic Comes From Social Media And Networking[/box]
Millions of internet users swarm to social media and social networking sites every single hour. The buzz that social media and social networking sites create makes the buzz of a bee silent. These types of sites can help you to build up your blog traffic if you use it wisely.
You need to set up your profile so that you can target these internet users that maybe interested in your niche. You have to make your profile in a way which makes people want to follow you or be a member of your followers. Sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and now Pinterest can deliver many many traffic to your blog.
QUICK TIP: never spam your followers or subscribers they will get annoyed with you and stop following your updates.
[box]Guest Post Like You’re On Steroids[/box]
Guest post, guest post, guest post and guess what? MORE GUEST POST!
Need I say more?
Every time I do a guest post and reply to each comment left on my guest post, the traffic to my blog is always great. I enjoy guest posting and I enjoy getting comments on my articles, this in turns build traffic and backlinks back to my blog. When I reply to each comment then that means more links back to my blog and the result is more traffic to my blog as well.
When guest posting for traffic to your blog then you need to follow these rules below:
- Always submit your best content for guest posts
- It is best to guest post on niche related blogs
- Remember to leave links back to your blog
- Fill out your author bio with details about yourself
- Use a profile picture of yourself, not a mystery man
- Reply to each comment left on your guest post
- NEVER LET A WEEK PAST WITHOUT DOING A GUEST POST
[box]Mailing List Or News Letters[/box]
When you have traffic coming to your site then no doubt you want these people to come back on a regular basis. You want to stay in contact with these persons. Why not capture their emails so you can stay in contact? btw, you can sign up for Ms. Ileane’s tips here!
Sometimes a person may come to your blog for the first time and liked the information that you have presented there, but no opt-in form was in sight. Do you think it is possible that this person will come back? Maybe yes… Maybe no… This is why you need a mailing list for your blog. When people see something that they like and they know they can get more of it then they will do things like using their email address as a means of getting it. I’m talking about signing up to your news letter.
If you write excellent quality contents then people will be eager to subscribe to your mailing list. The trick to get people to sign up is write excellent contents, display your opt-in form and remember to offer a freebie for sign up. When you email those who have subscribed to your list then you need to keep up the excellent content or whatever you plan on emailing them, or else they will leave your mailing list.
[box]Advertising For More Traffic[/box]
I have bought ad space on couple of blogs to get some traffic to my blog. Did this work? Yes it did! Banner advertisements are one of the most popular means of getting traffic to your blog or website. Small businesses to big companies always do advertising so as to get more traffic to their websites, these traffic now turns into customers and then the customers turns into profits.
Here are some tips for you if you plan to do banner advertising:
- If you want to make some money from your blog or website then you should do some advertising to get in more trafic then do your best to convert your blog traffic into money. It is easy said than done but it can happen.
- If you decide to do banner advertising then the first thing you want to have is an eye catching banner. This eye catching banner is sure to get traffic to your blog when people see your banner.
- Setting up a landing page maybe optional but can help to cover your incoming blog traffic to money.
- When you start to get traffic from your banner advertising then you should have niche related products displayed on your blog if you are an affiliate marketer. This will help to boost your money making efforts.
- If you have a mailing list then invite your traffic to subscribe for more freebies or whatever you have to offer them. Using freebies as a bribe to sign up to your mailing list may seem desperate, but it always works.
[box]Video Blogging To Get Targeted Traffic[/box]
I’m not gonna lie to you, I haven’t done much video blogging and this is something that I am going to be doing soon and very soon. I have done 3 YouTube videos since I started blogging 2 years ago and they have gotten my blog some decent traffic. When a person starts to watch your videos and they get the info they are looking for then this person can become a targetd user of your blog.
Video blogging is a means of showing your visitors who you are and also when you get in front of the camera and start to talk, this makes person want to hear more of what you want to say. I love watching videos of reading sometimes, no I’m not lazy, but this makes me enthused when I watch videos to do video blogging as well.
[box]Group Discussion About Getting Traffic[/box]
What tactics and tricks you use to keep incoming traffic to your blog?
I told you my tips on getting traffic, let me hear your’s. Leave it in the comment section below.