One day you decided to start a blog, and you created one for yourself. Now, you started writing blog post every day and even after 30-40 posts, your traffic is not increasing. The search engine is not sending you traffic and your hard work is not paying you well.
Does it sound like your story?
If yes, in this guide you will learn the tricks to drive huge traffic to your blog.
Top two points hold true, but the third one is not 100% true. When a blogger starts blogging, and he sees other blogs that exist from years, they develop a myth that huge Alexa rank and traffic is achievable only by writing lots of quality posts. Well up to an extent it’s true, but that should not be the way to drive traffic. In these posts, I will write few ways by which you can build traffic into your blog.
Quality posts and SEO
The quality of posts determine the uniqueness, and a proper SEO optimization of Blog and Blog posts will ensure that you will get lots of traffic in your posts. You should also understand the need of social media optimization and optimizing posts for search engine and readers simultaneously.
Twitter is again a great way to make your posts viral, but marketing yourself and your blog on Twitter is not as easy as it sounds, but on other hand it’s not as tough as it looks. Though you need to understand the importance of word social. In simple word, twitter is a less micro-blogging tool but social sharing site.
You need to learn the art of driving traffic from Twitter & here are few things that you should do right away:
Complete your Twitter profile by updating bio, avatar & header image.
- Tweet on a regular basis.
- Retweet others stuff that are related & interesting. You can use Nuzzel app to find popular stuff what your friends are tweeting & you can tweet it with one click.
- When a share a blog post, do share it with images. You can use Twitshot to make your life easier.
- Always use a Hashtag when posting a tweet.
Facebook has become one of my favorite tools to drive traffic. I have been using it successfully to drive quality traffic to my blog. Facebook Fan page is the first step for your blog to start driving traffic.
Your Facebook fan page let your blog reader connect with your brand on Facebook. Now, you can use it to engage with your readers & you can also post your latest published blog posts on Facebook. This way your readers will get notified & it will constantly drive traffic for you. Unlike old-times, now Facebook traffic is not as organic as it used to be. The most important thing you need to take care of is the engagement part. If your audience is not engaging with likes, comment or reshare, your organic post reach would go down & even with the huge number of Fans on your page, it won’t work for you. You can use a tool call PostPlanner that I use & it helps me to constantly publish engaging stuff on ShoutMeLoud Facebook page.
Commenting is one of my favorite tool to drive traffic to my blogs. Commenting also helps in getting Free backlinks and create a relation with another blogger. It is a slow process but yes one of the most effective process in my opinion. I got Page rank for my newly created blogs in, one month and most of the backlinks were created because of commenting. This is the simple reason I can suggest you to start commenting as much as possible. Though make sure you don’t write comments like “Nice” “Good share”. This will never create a good impression but will make you look like a spammer. Read my previous tutorials on
Social Bookmarking Websites
Social bookmarking websites Reddit, StumbleUpon are effective to drive traffic to your website.The hard part is making your posts popular on these sites are not easy. You need to understand every social bookmarking websites and how to make most out of it. People love quality posts, and listified (Top 10, Top 25) posts are popular among such websites.
I have never experienced this one, but if some company who provide such service, gives you targeted traffic. This will help you a lot though you might need to think, if buying traffic is good for your blog or not? In my opinion, this is only good, when you are providing any services or selling anything. Else it may be a waste of money.
There is no easy and free way to drive traffic apart from buying traffic. But instead of spending money, easiest way to drive traffic is commenting, Social media sites like Twitter and facebook. If you have some time start exploring Reddit and become a regular good contributor there. Above all SEO of your blog and blog posts is the best way to drive huge traffic with little effort.
What do you think is the best way to drive traffic? Can you add more points to drive traffic to your blog?