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Tired of banging your head against the wall, trying to figure out how to increase blog traffic to your new blog? You are not alone. In the beginning, traffic is tough. You have a new blog and your website is a teeny, tiny speck in the huge mammoth of the world wide web. How on earth can you can get eyeballs on your content? We’ll show you how! Here are 8 little known ways to increase blog traffic to a new blog:
1. Get Social
Get social with it. Social media is going to be your bread and butter when it comes to blog traffic. You don’t have to go crazy, joining a bunch of networks. Start with 3 and focus on those to drive traffic back to your website. Get Google Analytics installed and figure out where your audience dwells.
Where are they hanging out online?
Whatever social networks are driving the most traffic, make sure to buckle down your efforts and focus on those networks.
2. Participate in Social Communities
Social communities are groups, lists, and collectives on social networks. These are Facebook groups on Facebook, Pinterest group boards on Pinterest, Twitter lists on Twitter, so on and so forth.
Join as many of these collectives as you can!
Not only are you gonna learn a lot, from experienced bloggers, you are going to be afforded the opportunity to network and make friends.
This might not sound valuable but trust me, it totally is!
Friends in the blogging world, is what helped me boost my traffic to 10K in the first month on my very first blog. It helped me earn six figures blogging and so many more perks. Don’t miss out.
One word..Pinterest. Pinterest is THE way to drive traffic to a new website. Even if Pinterest is not your top social traffic driver, still carve out some time to devote to growing your presence on this amazing visual search engine. Here are some top tips to help you stand out:
- Optimize your profile
- Write keyword rich descriptions, pins, and board descriptions
- Pin often
- Automate your efforts (Try out my favorite social tool, Tailwind, you’ll thank me later :))
- Get a business account and rich pins
Make sure you continuously check your progress through Pinterest’s analytics and Google Analytics.
4. Try Question/Answer Sites
Sites like Quora are awesome for traffic. Get on there, answer some questions, and make a name for yourself as an expert in your niche.
5. Guest Post
Guest posting is so incredible for traffic generation. Go crazy here. Start reaching out to authority sites in your niche, and pitch a guest post.
Once you start landing these, make sure you write an immensely valuable post and don’t forget to share about yourself, by either linking to your site, or writing a keyword-rich author bio.
6. Talk About Others
Feature others in your blog. Talk about your favorite writers, websites, bloggers, etc. Then, contact them to let them know!
You don’t even have to ask them to share your article, just mention that you admire them and wrote a little something something in your post about them.
Watch how many times your content will get shared, without even asking!
7. Create a Strategy
Write it all down. Jot down your goals, your stats, and map out where you want to see your site in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, etc.
8. Be Consistent
Consistency is key. You want to make sure you follow through on a regular basis and carry out your traffic strategy. This is so easy but it’s hard for a lot of folks to do.
8 little known ways to increase blog traffic! Try these starting today. They make a big difference. Do you have advice on a traffic tactic that has helped you? Share with us! Comment down below so we can hear from you.