Smart ways to increase traffic to your blog

Smart ways to increase blog traffic

There are lots of bloggers who get disappointed because they don’t get enough traffic to their blog. Some of them have written quality content still get trouble to drive traffic.

Why does this happen?

Many bloggers quit blogging within 2-3 months because they didn’t get enough traffic that they had expected. There must be something which they missed out. There are lots of reasons behind this case, but if you follow all the rules, then you will defiantly get enough traffic.

Some bloggers choose Advertising to promote their blog and drive traffic at one point, it’s the good and right way, but without advertising, you can also achieve that milestone. Even I have faced some problems even if all my post is my own and have quality content.

In this post, We are going to cover a few errors which all the beginners do, along with it you will come to know about some tips that I follow to improve my traffic.

Keep it mind that Content is King.

Quality Content

Keep in mind that in blogging, content is king. Google rewards those who have quality and unique content. The most affected factor that will affect your blog traffic is the content in it.

While writing the post, write your own and don’t copy the single line from another blog. Some people do copy to make content more, but it shows that they are not a professional blogger. Along with it try to write the post on trending topic so that more people will visit your blog.

Avoid writing the post that is too old or outdated. It means, suppose you are writing on a single topic, and already there are tons of content present on the internet then I think it’s a bad idea to write about it.

Pick up the good, unique topic and write about it. Google will quickly pick up that content and will proudly show it on the first page.

Rich content will make you rich.

Design (optional)

This is not mandatory, but to impress the readers, we should have the clean design of our blog. I have added this point because I have seen some blogs on the internet having so many ads on it; this is irritating to the readers that visit our blog. Readers will get irritated and will not revisit your blog.

Make your blog in such a way that all content is neatly organised on the whole blog. Try some premium template for that, buy one premium theme and try to edit it, it will be costly but will defiantly give you results.

Keywords Research

When I started my blogging journey, I didn’t know about the keywords in blogging and wrote a hundred of the post without keywords.

This is the broad topic also must be needed. I have written the few articles about the keyword research, do read it.

Try to use long tail keywords in your blog post. The reason behind this is long tail keywords are less competitive and drive more traffic to the blog. You can easily find out the long tail keywords by using tools and other free methods.

If you want to find out which keywords are doing better for your blog, then check it with Google webmaster tool. Try to optimise that post to get more organic traffic.

Use of long tail keywords will drive more organic traffic.

Post titles

The first things that readers see are the title of the post. Good titles can automatically attract more visitors to your post. Readers also see the most shared post on your website. So, write such a title that is frequently searched on Google.

You can use any title suggestion tools to make your title unique. Keep it in mind that almost half of the people open your post by looking at the title.

Post Length

The post length must be varying from short to long depending on the topic. The average length of the post is 800 words, but you can write according to your need. If you want to write the small length post, then it must be a to-the-point article. Don’t drive it to a long one. You should keep in mind that you have to complete the need of the readers to gain trust.

Update Regularly

Your blog will be more successful if you are a consistent blogger. Write post regularly updated content so that it will easy for readers to reach to your blog for the latest content. If you don’t have any new article to write, then try to update the old post to make it better, updated.

You can create the goal that you have to write the 3-4 articles in a week and plan according to it. The article must be fresh, current news, don’t write an old post.

Interlinks

Bounce rate is directly proportional to the Interlink.

While writing the article, you should have inserted the related links in between each post so that users might be interested in that links and it will be helpful to increase the page views. It’s an excellent habit to insert the interlink in between post to increase the traffic.

By inserting, you can ask readers to read more post on your blog. Also, it’s helpful for the SEO of your blog.

Social Profiles

Social media is the best place to promote your blog. It will help you to drive more traffic to your blog. As you know that everyone is using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn to interact with readers through their pages, communities that you created.

For some of the blog, I saw that most of the traffic comes from social networking pages. Peoples are frequently online on social media, and if you share your post, they will reach out to your blog.

Sharing content on social sites

Social media is the powerful tool for promotion of your blog. Many of us have a habit that they share their articles on social media only once but What about the other peoples who had missed your articles the first time? For that, I recommend you to share your all articles more than once on social media so that no one will miss your articles and as a result of this you will get enough traffic from social media.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is the first part of writing the post. You have to find out the right keywords for your blog post. I have written an article on keyword research, and please do read it

You can use the various tools that are available in the market for keyword research. Google keyword tool, HitTail, Adwords, Semrush, etc. These tools will give you paid keywords, including the long tail, try to use it on your blog. As long tail keywords are less competitive, it will drive more traffic to your blog. It’s just simple things you need to organise the keywords in your post and titles to drive traffic. You can check out where you can add the keywords to your blog post

Google Analytics & Google search console

To track all the traffic which is visiting your blog, you need to install Google analytics on your blog. Google search console helps you to submit the sitemap and track the performance of it. So, both are handy tools for Google, which I highly recommend you to install it.

Engaging readers

Writing a quality post is excellent, but it should engage the readers to your blog so that they won’t go anywhere until satisfaction. One benefit of engaging readers is that your page views will increase. Few ways you can implement your article to engage readers like adding interlinks, attractive images, and videos.

Above all are the necessary steps which you need to follow to get more traffic. Apart from this, you need to do the SEO for your blog.

Do read the above post to learn how to do proper SEO for your blog.

The following two tabs change content below.

Amit Kharbade

Editor/Writer at ScrollBucks
Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging, Adsense Guide, WordPress tutorials, Affiliate marketing, and reviews.

2 thoughts on “Smart ways to increase traffic to your blog”

  1. Hey Amit,
    This one is very useful post. The biggest problem is getting tons of traffic.

    I did’t understood – “Meta title is the short description of your post that search engine shows in the search result”

    I think it will be “Meta title is the heading of your post that search engine shows in the search result”

Leave a Comment