One major problem (if not the biggest one) bloggers face is getting quality traffic to their blog. New bloggers are often lost in which methods can get them their desired amount of traffic to help boost their income. Another major problem is income. Depending on your blog niche, high traffic may be a major determinant factor of your income. Especially if you solely depend on ads. Diversifying your income source will help to make your blog income a lot better and affiliate marketing is the easiest way to do that. In this post, we want to list out guaranteed ways to get traffic to your blog and promote your blog to a new audience.
Before you can promote your blog using these methods below, there are few things you may need to fix in case you don’t have them in place.
Your post title plays a significant role when trying to lure new audience to your blog. You have to use a catchy title. The title is the first thing a user will see and they often determine if someone will click through to read your blog post.
Some post titles have been used in the past and are proven to work to date. The major ones are
- # ways to
- Complete guide to
- How to
- Step by Step to
- # Step to
- # things you should be
- How I created
How helpful is a post with a promising title but without an effective solution? Your post must be of High Quality, giving a user solution to their problem. The major purpose of blogging is to provide a lasting solution to a particular problem. Your content should be well-written and focused. In-depth content thrives on social media, search engine and receives quality linking from reputable sites.
Your site layout must be well crafted. A busy layout will affect user experience and will turn them off. You need to remove unnecessary sidebar widget, make sure you have little or no adds running. You don’t want to distract your audience from annoying pop-ups. A user should get a positive impression while using your site. It is the reason why they’ll come back for more.
Check for grammatical errors before publishing your post. Errors can lead to misinterpretation of your text. Using Grammarly can help solve this. There is both paid and free version. Even the free version does an excellent job. Most bloggers use it.
Now that the prep has been used to deal with stuff that may render your hard work useless, its time to use the guaranteed ways to get traffic to your site or blog post.
20 Guaranteed Ways to get Traffic to your Blog
The best people to promote your site are your current blog followers. They are already your biggest fans. Having them around means search engines can’t steal them away from you. They are already a big part of your writing and you can rely on them to buy whatever you offer (make sure you offer quality services for them to buy).
Your email list is your biggest asset. Having a list of 1000 subscribers is better than having a site traffic of 100,000. Search engine algorithm can fail you at any time, but your subscribers will always be there for you to reach out to.
The major problem here for new bloggers is their inability to get subscribers. You should read this post: HOW TO BUILD AN EMAIL LIST OF 1000 IN 3 MONTHS – BEST STRATEGIES. It will help you to get more insights on how to get subscribers without any hassle.
After having email subscriber, you can learn how to make money from your mailing list without selling out
Invest in SEO
This is another investment you will be grateful to do. SEO is may be a daunting task for new bloggers but investing your time will help in the long run.
To do SEO, you will have to make research for keywords both for the post and its title. Get backlinks. SEO may be far more than what can be covered in this post. But should you have the time, you can take a three (3) hours course by MOZ on SEO: SEO Training Course by Moz. It’s a free course. It will give you a head start ahead of several hiccups.
If you struggle to understand the basics of search engine optimization for Google, check this free training by Mike Pearson who has his Google SEO figured out and making over $10,000/mo with each of the two niche blogs he runs.
Pinterest is a search engine and not another social media. Several people still have that wrong notion. Major blog owners get thousands of monthly pageviews with Pinterest being their major source of traffic.
You will need to open an account with them, then convert it to a business account. Creating boards and joining other group boards will get you more reach. You need to understand how Pinterest works. Anastasia did a good job to help. You can learn all you need about Pinterest free traffic from her course Pinterest SEO Traffic Secrets. If you’re not using Pinterest, you’re missing out on a TON of traffic.
Joining Facebook groups is more effective than you think. Facebook groups can get you thousands of traffic only if you join the right ones and effective. Another major advantage of Facebook groups is having like-minded people around you especially people of same interest in Niche blogging. To help you out, these Facebook groups can help you in so many ways: Making Sense of Cents, Grow your Blog / Website Traffic & Make Money Online! And Blogging Tips by CMSFolks (a new Facebook group).
One important thing to remember when you join Facebook groups is to be respectful to other members. That means you don’t want to overly promote your blog posts because it’s spammy. You’ll probably get kicked out groups for that.
Try to comment and share other people’s posts too.
Twitter is one of the most used social media platforms. With millions of active daily users, you can get your share of traffic from there. It lets you easily engage with others and join conversations by tagging people and using hashtags.
To get yourself out there with twitter, you have to be tweeting a link to one of your posts and then tagging everyone that’s involved in that blog post. So, if you linked to 3 other websites in your post, you should tag all three of them in your tweet. They might eventually retweet your posts and even if they don’t retweet or share your post, you’ll still get recognized and possibly form a relationship or two down the road
Reputation on Quora
Quora.com is a place to gain and share knowledge. It’s a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. It’s a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users in the form of opinions.
The cool thing about Quora is that your answers stay on Quora forever after you answer one person’s question, someone else might look for the same question in the future and find your answer.
Neil Patel talks about how he attracts 9872 visitors in one month from Quora. So be sure to check out his strategy in his post.
Answer enough questions with detail on Quora and you too will build a really good reputation for yourself and establish the credibility of your blog.
A push notification is a message that pops up on a mobile device. App publishers can send them at any time; users don’t have to be in the app or using their devices to receive them.
What happens when you click “allow” on a website with push notifications enabled is you get a notification in your browser right away whenever they make a new post. The site can also send you custom messages whenever they feel like it.
You can also integrate push notifications on your blog to connect with your readers too!
All you need is the OneSignal – Free Web Push Notifications plugin to get started.
To set up push notification, you should read WPBeginner’s post: How to Add Web Push Notification to Your WordPress Site
If there’s one thing you should take away from this post, it’s that there are is no one blog promotion strategy that works super effectively for all blogs. Since every blog is different, some promotion techniques may work better than others.
You should read this great post by CMSFolks: How to get Traffic Without Spending a Dime.
It’s your job to find out how to best promote your blog posts.
Author: Kunle Ajayi, founder of CMSFolks.com
If you want to check this post later and implement some of the suggested strategies, save THIS PIN to your Blogging board on Pinterest.
I’m Anastasia and I’m a full-time blogger, online entrepreneur, and Pinterest marketing strategist. I help digital entrepreneurs and bloggers drive targeted traffic from Pinterest either through my online courses or through Pinterest consultancy.