You can build a blog for free and begin posting content right away. But, what if no one is reading all that quality content, that you create. Therefore, it is important that you use different tactics that can boost your blog traffic.
Here are 37 easy and free blog traffic tips, that you can work with to boost the web traffic to your blog/website:
37 Free Blog Traffic Tips
1 – PICK A NICHE YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEN RESEARCH YOUR NICHE
The strategy to gain consistent traffic is knowing and researching your niche. Your content should follow a clear theme so that your audience understands what to expect from your blog/website.
Therefore, you need to focus on your niche. Research your niche and come up with categories around your niche. When you keep focussing on your niche, it will help you to reach a targeted audience who’s actually interested in reading about your topics and buying through your
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You will be writing a lot of content about your niche (to build up trust within your niche), so pick a niche, that you are passionate about.
You must also remember when you are passionate about something you will often also be good at what you are passionate about. Further, people often can “feel” if you are passionate about the niche you are writing about.
2 – WRITE MORE BLOG POSTS
Search Engines are the most important traffic source for your blog, and Search Engines love quality content.
Therefore, if you really want to grow the web traffic to your blog/website, then one of the most effective ways is to post more articles with quality content on your blog/website. Several kinds of research have shown that people who blog 16 times a month get about 3.5 times more traffic and 4.5 more sales than blogs that publish 6 times a month.
However, 16 articles/posts is a big number if you are one individual, manage a small blog, and at the same time have a full-time job.
The idea is to focus on increasing your current total volume of blog posts, and if you are able to increase your content frequency to 2 or more articles a week, then you will notice a significant increase in traffic to your blog in long run.
This will not happen from day one as it will take time to get Search Engines attention, but if you post with consistency then the Search Engines will pay back to your blog/website with increased traffic in the future.
3 – MAKE GOOD SEO FOR YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE
Good SEO helps to your blog/website in the Search Engines. You can get consistent FREE traffic from the Search Engines if your blog posts are good keyword optimized.
Tips: Do keyword research. Use keywords in title and meta description. Write naturally!
4 – Start an Email List
If you ask the most successful bloggers what is the top 3 sources of traffic to their blog, then they will tell you that email marketing is in the top 3.
Email is such a powerful source for generating traffic, and therefore many successful bloggers focus a lot on email marketing. The reason is simple when you work with your blog/website the RIGHT way, then your email list will only keep growing over time and only very rarely decrease.
Further, unlike your blog traffic that can fluctuate, with your email list, you have access to your own database of the people all the time, and can always email them, with interesting news about your blog/website.
5 – SEND YOUR LATEST POSTS TO EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS
Plan a day to send out your emails. Schedule your emails and add a link to your recent blog posts. Encourage your readers to click the link and make a comment.
6. ADD RELEVANT INTERNAL LINKS
A simple trick to increase your page-views is via interlinking. Try to insert internal links at several places on your blog posts. Make sure to only add links that are relevant and add more value to the posts. Otherwise, there’s no meaning to add irrelevant links.
Tip: If you have a WordPress blog then you can activate the JetPack WordPress Plugin related posts options on your blog. Then it will automatically show 3 most relevant blog posts at the end of each of your posts.
7 – GUEST POSTING
Another efficient trick to get new traffic to your blog/website is to submit guest posts on other blogs.
You can look for a blog in your niche that is much bigger than yours and write an article for that blog. You will often be allowed to have a bio that includes a link to your site in your guest post. This can result in a lot of traffic for you.
Therefore, prepare a list of bloggers that are in your niche. Send them a few guest post pitches and prepare a great post for their audience. Most importantly, create an attractive author’s bio and add a link to your most popular blog post.
Extra – Guest posting can be also be used to collect new email subscribers. You can add a link to a landing page or a content-upgrade.
8 – INVITE BLOGGERS TO GUEST POST ON YOUR BLOG
Ask people to guest post or set up a guest post page on your blog. It will help you get free content from others and cross-promotion will certainly give you more traffic.
9 – MAKE COMMENTS ON OTHER BLOGS
This traffic source often helps to get new visitors and subscribers. Every time you leave a comment on someone else blog, you are seen to a new audience and of course the owner of the blog. Blog comments are also powerful to increase your visibility. Try to do a blog commenting exercise. Choose five blogs in your niche and comment on their posts.
10 – DO CROSS-PROMOTION
Ask other blogging fellows in your niche and see if they would like to do cross-promotion. Promote each other’s blog. You can, for example, give a shout out to your fellow in your emails and ask your fellow to do the same.
11 – Include Social Share Buttons on Your Blog
Many bloggers fail not to include social sharing buttons on their blogs and this is costing these bloggers social shares, exposure, and traffic. While it is not clear to what extent, research shows that adding social share buttons to your page will lead to more shares of your content and as a result increased traffic.
12 – Publish Slides to Slideshare
Do you know that Slideshare is popularly known as the sleeping giant of content marketing. The reason for this is simple; over 70 million professionals use Slideshare, and it is one of the 100 most visited websites in the world. The good news is that you can use it to promote your website/blog.
In a case study, Ana Hoffman revealed that by publishing 10 presentations on Slideshare she was able to generate 245,000 views to her slides and over 1,500 clicks to her blog in 30 days; as a result, Slideshare became her second largest referral traffic. Now, that’s one great way to promote a blog!
Create your own Slideshare presentations too, using fewer words and visually rich images to communicate your points, and watch your traffic grow.
You can see a presentation of Slideshare Here
USING SOCIAL MEDIA for free Blog traffic
13 – GET YOURSELF VISIBLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Use also Social Media to get your blog/website noticed. You’ve to get seen on social media, so make sure, you’ve created profiles on the most popular social networks. If not – use an hour and create complete profiles. Make sure, you add a link to your blog/website in your profile.
14 – CREATE A FACEBOOK PAGE
Grow an audience on Facebook. Schedule weekly content. Share your blog posts twice in a week to get traffic. Add a link to your blog from a Facebook business page. Curate content from other bloggers and keep your page active.
15 – ADD LINK TO YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE
Add your blog link to your personal Facebook profile. Make it available for your friends and family! Share one or two blog posts.
16 – PARTICIPATE IN FACEBOOK GROUP THREADS
As a beginner, promote your blog posts in group threads. This exercise will also help you get visible in multiple groups.
17 – TALK ABOUT YOUR BLOG IN FACEBOOK STORIES
Yes, Facebook gives you multiple opportunities to promote yourself. Use stories to share your products, blog posts, and ideas.
18 – TRY TO ANSWER QUERIES IN FACEBOOK GROUPS
Spend some time answering the questions. Try to help other bloggers in your niche. Give them ideas and tips. If needed, provide a link to your relevant blog post.
19 – MENTION OTHER BLOGGERS IN YOUR FACEBOOK POST
Mention other bloggers in your Facebook posts. Most of the bloggers will share your post to their audience. This will help you get more traffic.
20 – GET BETTER TRAFFIC RESULTS BY POSTING ON BEST TIME
Get more traffic from Facebook by posting on best times. Use your Facebook page analytics to see when your audience is most active.
21 – PROMOTE BLOG POSTS ON TWITTER
Use Twitter to promote your recent blog post. Add an appealing image and shorten your website URL.
22 – CREATE MULTIPLE TWEETS
Create several tweets about one blog post. Share it on different timings.
23 – PICK BEST TIMES TO TWEET
Note down the best times to share your tweets on Twitter.
24 – SCHEDULE MORE THAN 10 TWEETS A DAY
You only get traffic from twitter if you post consistently. Post several tweets a day. Share multiple blog posts a single day.
25 – USE HASHTAGS ON TWITTER
Just like Instagram, Twitter also performs well if you use hashtag. Try to use one or two hashtags in a single tweet.
26 – JOIN TWITTER CHATS
Twitter chats are wonderful. Search for popular Twitter chats in your niche and participate it in. It’s also a great way to build your twitter followers and connect with like-minded bloggers.
27 – HOST TWITTER CHATS
Twitter chats are hour long sessions that are centered about one particular topic. Choose a topic and host a chat session. Invite people to participate. These chats usually happen at the same time every week.
Tip: Design graphics and tweets to promote your twitter chat session. Choose one single hashtag to connect the conversation. Ask participants to use the hashtag.
28 – ADD A LINK TO INSTAGRAM
Instagram only gives you one place to add your blog link and that’s the profile. Make sure to write an attractive Instagram profile. Also, include a link to your blog.
29 – USE INSTAGRAM STORIES
Instagram stories can actually help in increasing the Instagram engagement. Talk about your blogging adventures, ideas, blog posts in your stories. Try to engage with your
30 – WRITE ATTRACTIVE IMAGE CAPTIONS TO EVOKE CURIOSITY
Write captivating image captions on Instagram. Attract readers to your blog. Give a hint to your followers and direct them to your new blog post.
31 – USE PINTEREST
Create a business profile, write a compelling bio, add an image and include a link back to your blog.
32 – CREATE BEAUTIFUL PINS FOR EVERY BLOG POST
Design pins using Canva – https://www.canva.com/ or some other design tool. Make sure you design on Pinterest image for every blog post.
33 – ADD YOUR PINS IN MULTIPLE GROUP BOARDS
Join different group boards and save your pin in those boards.
34 – CREATE YOUR OWN BOARDS
Increase more Pinterest followers and get more repins by creating your own board. Invite people to follow your profile in order to join your group board. Get more contributors and ask them to repin content.
35 – USE QUORA
Start using Quora to build a following. Drive your quora audience to your blog. Answer questions and leave links to the most relevant posts. Remember to Place your blog URL in your Quora profile.
Mention your expertise and give a link to your recent post, landing page or homepage.
36 – YouTube
YouTube is quite possibly one of the hottest traffic sources in the world right now, so if you are not taking advantage of it, then you are truly missing out lots of potential traffic to your website/blog.
So if something is holding you back from starting YouTube to add-on to your business and help it grows, ignore it and push through.
I know that thinking of creating a video can for many of us be very scary, but try just to do it… without thinking. You will quickly realize that your fears and concerns are all in your head.
Other Social Media’s to get free blog traffic
37 – Other Social Media’s
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About using Social Media to increase traffic to your blog/website, then I recommend that you only focus on one or two Social Media at a time, so you all the time have the focus on developing and progressing your blog/website.
Use some of the above easy and free blog traffic tips, and it can help your blog/website to get lots of FREE web-traffic in the future.