We do extensive hard work to create our next blog post. We have hit publish and expected the visitors, comments and shares to start rolling in. But we get nothing. It seems that no one has an interest in our blog post and it feels so lonely out there on the World Wide Web…
In most niches, you’ll be working hard and competing with hundreds of other bloggers for the attention of same few readers. And to stand out you will often need to produce something exceptional. Making great content can need serious time and money. But there are many ways out there which you can use to improve your blog readership.
If you want to increase blog traffic, the best method you can adopt is quite simple, create better content. You have probably read this before – the term ‘’content is king’’. But better content is not just quality, it also means being strategic with your content marketing efforts.
Today I’m sharing 12 more of the smartest tactics I’ve read recently around the web. None is hard to put in place and all could have a significant effect on your traffic, links, and shares. So let’s get started!
1. Publish evergreen content:
Content that meets a specific goal is king. Think about your audience and in what topics they are interested. Check out
to get some new ideas and look what questions are being asked. Try using
to see what other bloggers have written. And make something even better.
Try to make sure that your content is evergreen. Evergreen content live forever on internet and time won’t make it irrelevant. For example, a post about this year’s top models will become useless in next year. A post about top traffic generating ways will continue to be relevant over the years. Evergreen content always contribute extra in your traffic.
2. Speed and mobile optimization:
Your visitors are not showing patience to wait for your blog to load. If your page is not coming up fast enough, they will hit the back button. And move on to the next Google listing (i.e. your competitors).
Check your site speed at
Google Page Speed Insights.
It will show your speed score as well as recommendations on what you can do to give your site the kick in the pants it might need.
3. Generate killer headlines:
As a blogger, creating irresistible headlines should be your first preference. Your headlines get visitors to your blog and capture their interest. Some professionals even thought that your post’s headline is more important than your actual post. If you have a great content hiding behind a useless headline it will die a quick death.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try to use different headlines.
4. High authority backlinks:
There are thousands of blog posts telling the supreme truth that backlinks are backbones of your blog. If you want a quality traffic always going to your website, pay attention to building backlinks. But avoid spam methods to do so.
You can get better results with 10-15 high authority (above PR7) but relevant to your niche backlinks as compared to thousands of low quality or spam backlinks. Always run before quality rather than quality.
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5. Never forget social sharing:
Although the content is king but social media is its queen nowadays. If you share your post on social media with the right audience, your post will go viral. But using right social media network is a matter of judgment. Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest are some common social networks. Make social accounts and publish your posts. Join groups and communities on Facebook and G+ relevant to your niche and provide something valuable to your audience. They will visit your blog to explore some other great stuff. You rock!
6. Pay great attention on comments:
Comments need your focus in the following three ways:
a. Read and reply to comments on your blog post.
b. Read, write and reply comments on blog posts of other bloggers in your niche.
c. Get content ideas from some useful posts.
The Game doesn’t end with hitting publish button on your new blog post. Engage with readers and reply to queries and comments of blog readers. In this way, you can turn them into your loyal subscribers.
Get the attention of some professional bloggers and their website visitors by putting useful comments on their blog posts.
You can also get some unique ideas of content creation from those comments.
Comments bring bundles of traffic to a blog irrespective of whether you believe or not.
7. Show activeness on communities:
Join some online communities relevant to your nice and put questions and answers on it. Help others and they will surely visit your blog. Online Forums and Communities can be proved traffic sucker for you and your blog will get thousands of hits daily.
>> List of 15 best blogger forums
8. Give E-books and freebies:
You can increase your blog’s traffic by putting links to useful resources (in your website) into an e-book and spread it to your subscribers and readers. They will visit again and again when they will need to explore knowledge about some topics relevant to your niche. E-books and freebies always work positively and bring hundreds of readers to your blog.
10. Don’t be lazy, write longer posts:
Always try to write posts with more than 1000 words. Search engines show some favor to lengthy posts. But you cannot put crap in your post to make it lengthy. Always find quality content for your lengthy posts, fill it with facts and figures and be practical. Create some list posts and publish them on your blog. They will surely get some good traffic to your blog.
11. Guest posting:
You can hunt down more readers by publishing some great guest posts on other blogs relevant to your niche. In this way, you will capture other’s loyal readers and make them your subscribers by giving them valuable material in your guest posts as well as in your own blog posts.
12. Play nice with other kids:
If you want to build your empire in blogging, you should play fairly with your competitors. Get respect by giving respect. Engage and build relations with top bloggers into your niche. In this way, they can retweet your post, make recommendations to their subscribers about your blog and also can give you chances of guest posting and backlinks. Never spam others. Never copy other’s content. I know you cannot reinvent the wheel, but you can make it better. So publish your thoughts in unique ways.
13. Relax! It takes time:
Even if you follow all the above, you would not develop a huge readership overnight. Building a sizable traffic of engaged and loyal readers takes time. Many of the professional bloggers you admire have likely been at it for many years. Stick with these tricks and don’t get discouraged by a low traffic.
Add above tricks into your blog success strategy and get magic results in some days. Tell us about your thoughts on these ways and also share with us those techniques you are using to bring traffic to your blog. Put your suggestions into comments. If you have found this post helpful, kindly share it on social networks by clicking below buttons.
Do blogging in a better way.