7 Actionable Steps To Increase Organic Traffic To Your Blog (Expert picks)

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I think you’ll agree with what I’m going to say:

Getting traffic from search engine is hard..buying traffic is easy.

But do you know

Organic traffic (Search traffic) is still, the best traffic for your blog or business website.. as it sends you highly targeted traffic and once you do it right, it’s free traffic.

In the past 16 months, ShoutMeLoud has received over 8 millions clicks alone from Google search:

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That is more than half a million clicks every month.

Well, this did not happen automatically and with a strategy and action, you can replicate our method in any niche.

In this guide, I have shared all the strategies that you or your team can apply to get organic traffic from search engines.

There are unlimited ways by which you can drive traffic to your site.

and today you will learn how to get organic traffic to your blog.

The best of profitable visitors that you can get to your site is from organic search results.

This means when people search for something in search engines and land on your website, these visitors are most likely to convert into customers or clients.

In blogging, it’s also most profitable as users will see more high CPC AdSense ads, as they will see ads based on their search term.

Also see: Earn up to $50/Click via AdSense

Even direct advertisers prefer blogs that get organic traffic from search engines.

Now, there are many search engines like Google, Bing, but we mostly optimize for Google as it’s one of the most used and popular search engines.

For Bing, you can refer to our earlier guide on Getting Started with Bing Webmaster tools.

If you have noticed ShoutMeLoud monthly traffic reports, then you know that ShoutMeLoud gets its maximum traffic from organic search results. Getting traffic from organic search is always beneficial for generating income from advertisements and affiliate programs.

Another good reason to get organic traffic is that we get targeted visitors, thus it helps in lowering bounce rate and increased avg. time on the page.

Apart from organic traffic, there are other ways to drive huge traffic, such as via social networking websites like Twitter, Pinterest or sometimes images might also help you to get targeted traffic.

Here are a few articles which might help you to get good traffic apart from search engine traffic:

How to increase organic search traffic

There are various things which you can do to get organic traffic and most important is SEO and we will start with the same.

1. SEO – Make Search engine bots easily crawl and understand your blog

SEO is all about ensuring search engine understand your content and you rank for your target keyword.

Making your site more search engine friendly and giving them what people are looking for.

There is a various aspects of SEO and here are three:

The best place to start is with On-site SEO.

Make sure your site is not only indexable but also all important part is crawlable by Google bots.

It is important that you must take good care of titles, tags, URLs, descriptions, broken links etc.

There are many things which must be taken care for rock-solid SEO. You can refer to a checklist of SEO, which will give you a good head start.

If you are using WordPress, check out my WordPress SEO tutorial to optimize your WordPress based blog or website for SEO.

2. SEO optimized content: Write content that the search engine understands

Content marketing is the best way to attract organic traffic. The key is to write content based on something that people are seeking. For example, I wrote this piece of content to make people understand how organic traffic will help and how you can increase it.

Similarly, a website selling fashion clothes can write content about the latest fashion trends and channelize it to drive traffic to their product pages.

Though, we write this piece of content is difficult as it comprises of many steps, which start from doing Keyword research, SEO friendly content and then promote the content to drive traffic and also earn backlinks.

I have already covered everything you need to write content which drives organic traffic, and below are few articles which you should check out right now, which will help you to make most out of content marketing to get organic traffic.

Link building is an important part of SEO strategies. Search engines love quality links and hate irrelevant links. Thus, it is important to have relevant and quality links to your blog.

Links can be backlinks, outbound links. You should focus on getting backlinks from high domain authority websites, or have outbound links to only quality websites.

Especially avoid falling into the trap of buying backlinks for sake of improving your search engine ranking as Google has rolled out an algorithm update called Google Penguin, that flags all such sites who are using spam ways to build backlinks to their websites.

The best and easy ways to get a link to your site is by guest posting and broken link building method. Write content which is not only unique but also attracts organic backlinks, which will help the most.

4. Maintain blog frequency – Regular content keeps the reader happy

By maintaining a regular posting frequency, you would help search engine bots to understand your publishing frequency, and this will help in faster indexing. If you are not regular in posting your content, your new post/pages would take a lot of time to be included in Google.

Read: How To Create An Editorial Calendar For Your WordPress Blog

5. Capture your audience: Make traffic revisit

So you got the organic traffic from your search. But what next?

Many business owners miss out on taking this to the next level, and later on regret.

Don’t you want visitors should stay on your website regularly? If you haven’t thought about it, you should. As returning visitors are the audience, brand advocate.

These people are the one who will share your post on social media, will tell people about your blog.

How can you do that?..

The process is simple, as you need to play one secret trick. You need to give them options to subscribe.

I’m sure you have your Instagram page, YouTube channel, Twitter page all setup..but are you giving them the option to subscribe via email?

Understand one simple yet powerful thing:

You might not check your Facebook, Twitter always, but you will always check your emails. If my email hits your inbox, you will either open it or delete it.

Point is, you will see it & take action.

Since ShoutMeLoud sends high-quality posts to our email subscribers, the open rate is about 16.1%, which is a decent number.

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Do simple math:

The email was sent out to approx. 60000 subscribers

16.1% opened the email : == That is 9660 readers

0.4% clicked == that is 39 returning visitors…

.. These are the people who will share or commenting & increasing the social value of the post.

Want to do the same for your blog?

Offer email-subscription on your blog/website. Good placement is on the homepage and after every blog posts & the sidebar…

.. This is what we use at ShoutMeLoud

I have put an easy to follow guide here to getting started with email-marketing.

You can read his guide over here & create an email subscription box for your blog. If you looking for the best plugin to add the box on your blog, use this easy to use a WordPress plugin called OptinMonster.

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Another technique that you should be using in today’s mobile-driven era is “Push notifications” technology. Here are two guides that will help you learn everything about it and also to get started:

6. Social media promotion:

Social recommendation is the best way to promote a product and people are more likely to trust something when their friends or family recommend something to them. Google understand it and they are using social media shared content as a ranking signal.

..You need to make sure your content is shareable.

and you should add social bookmarking buttons on your blog so that people can easily share your content on their favorite social bookmarking sites.

7. Avoid unethical ways

Many bloggers use unethical ways like link farms to get good search engine ranks and drive traffic, but it can cause your getting your blog blacklisted. Getting good ranks in search engine through ethical way might take time but it gives excellent results in the long term to increase organic traffic.

There is no rocket science or secrets to getting a good amount of organic traffic for your blog.

You just need a proper strategy for the same.

If you know any useful strategy to increase organic traffic then do share with us.

Here are a few hand-picked guides for you to read next:

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Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

70 thoughts on “7 Actionable Steps To Increase Organic Traffic To Your Blog (Expert picks)”

  1. Nice article.I was searching for post like this .My blog is not getting much traffic as I am a new to blogging. But I hope following these steps will help me to get more traffic to my blog.Thanks.

  2. Hello Harsh Agarwal sir, this is very useful information for new bloggers, after reading your blog post I got a lot of new learned for it,
    Please continue to post such an informative blog. Therefore, people like us will be motivated in real life.
    I’m new to this area and I’m building my website, I’m working hard on it
    Your blogs are very useful here and especially this blog which provided the information of the point, I got a lot of help, by reading this blog post, please continue to share this kind of information.
    Thank you.

  3. Manzoor Ahmad

    Hello Great peice !! My blog daily traffic is 2000-3000 but very little from search engine i.e only 10-15 perday i mean what should i do to increase my organic search

  4. Yes right, I agree with these all points. In traditional language people call “customer is king” and in online world, we call “content is king”.

    Therefore we can say “content is the greatest asset for any website”.

  5. Thanks for sharing the great post. I think traffic is the most important thing in blogging. Without traffic, we cannot get anything from blogging. I hope by following these tips I will get good results.

  6. Swapnil Kharche

    Very informative post. Learn many things from the post. Surely I’ll follow all your tips to boost organic traffic. Thanks for the awesome share.

  7. Amazing tips. I was struggling to get traffic in one of my blogs for the last some weeks. After following your guidance, it improved a lot.

    Thank you very much.

    Have a nice day !

  8. Amanpreet Singh

    Organic traffic is the best traffic. Thank you mam for explaining it too well. You are right we do need a proper strategy for our blog traffic. I need to create some backlinks too. I have bookmarked another page of shoutmeloud of list of do-follow forums page and thank you sir harsh for creating this wonderful blog, i can’t explain that how much your site helped me in everything. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  9. Tarun Raj Singh

    Hi Ruchi,
    Great article.
    I have recently stepped into the world of blogging and I must say that I’m enjoying it a lot. The concept of writing stuffs you find interesting and also designing your own email templates, logo and all intrigues me very much.
    One thing I feel that being consistent with your writing blog posts and that also of quality helps the most.
    I feel that if you do not have some least amount of good posts then it is not wise to pitch other bloggers for guest posting and all.
    I want to ask this that how can I create opportunities for other bloggers to start guest posting on my blog when there are only a few posts (actually very few…7 to be precise, so far)??
    Also, can you tell me some best ways I can reach to an influential blogger for guest posting?

  10. working on email subscriber is the key, If you managed to have 2000+ email subscriber on your blog you will start getting 100+ visitors from this list on every post you publish this is what I have experienced on my blog. returning visitors read the whole posts and leave comments and tweet your posts this way you earn social signals and it helps you directly on your organic ranks. Many many thanks for sharing other secrets 🙂

  11. This is truly a masterpiece. I like the way you blog and write your content.
    Thank you so much that I’ve learned so much from you. Currently, I’m building my blog using your tips and suggestions. I’m growing it. It’s slow, but it’s definitely growing.

  12. wow.. its good method to attract organic traffic to your blog.. thanks for the sharing this superb article.

  13. Hello Ma’am
    I think I have understood your sense. But I have a question that is should I stick with one type of content or I can use multiple niche with only one website.. Please suggest.

  14. Great Post! This article make me got the way to do SEO. Especialy write new content, blog commenting, forum commenting and other techniques. All activities let me getting organic traffic.

  15. Simply great and agree with your all subject…! I like the way you explained each heading are awesome. Hard work and Patient is best practice to see the good results in any field. Really useful and helpful post indeed. Thank you.

  16. i have used medium competition keywords, and optimize my site well i think, but google is too slow to index my site and from 100 of images only few are indexed yet, any idea how i can get indexed faster, i can do something with individual links?

  17. Getting up there isn’t easy and it’s a continuous work which may not everyone’s cup of tea.

    Those are some reasons why many bloggers opt for ads. Simple and easy to get you listed high above organics. Apparently this is like buying your way up. But this way you won’t be winning the competition

  18. Hi,
    My site’s alexa rank is good but I am not able to fetch much good quality traffic.Althought I have not posted much on site yet still quality of articles and site structure is good and I kept in mind some SEO tactics so I got good alexa rank.

    Mu question is: Is there any relation between site’s alexa rank and traffic?
    from my point of view I don’t think so.Then how to fetch much quality traffic.I also share my articles on social media.

    1. hey Dhaval,

      According to Alexa “Alexa’s Traffic Ranks are based on the traffic data provided by users in Alexa’s global data panel over a rolling 3 month period. Traffic Ranks are updated daily. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of Unique Visitors and Pageviews. Unique Visitors are determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day”.So, of course, the ranking depends on the traffic. To increase your traffic, read below articles:

  19. Getting hugh Organic Traffic is very important, but it takes time and we should update our work process according to Google’s updates.

    Thanks for sharing these tips.

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