Tips to boost your blog and website traffic

Tips to boost your blog and website traffic

Some of these tactics are more effective than others but collectively implemented can create long lasting and organic growth for your blog.

  • Create and publish great content – you won’t be able to leverage any marketing tools if your content isn’t worth reading
  • Add the email subscribe widget to your website that is available in Jetpack
  • Build your following on Twitter, then direct those followers to your blog pages via links – do the same for Facebook
  • Link to your blog on Twitter in your profile header
  • Share your post (including links to it) on Facebook
  • Build an email subscriber list from day one
  • Host a webinar (you can capture many emails when you run a webinar)
  • Make it easy for people to share your content with a social media share buttons
  • Provide an incentive for people to subscribe to your blog by offering a free ebook in exchange for their email address and name
  • Include multiple locations for people to subscribe
  • Include an RSS feed option
  • Make your blog easy to read (this will keep them loyal and bring them back)
  • Treat your blog like an advertisement: Attention grabbing headlines, fantastic photos and videos, concise content.
  • Guest blog on larger blogs in your industry
  • Comment on other bloggers articles
  • Reply to comments on your blog posts
  • Interview the influential bloggers in your niche and category
  • Obtain testimonials from influencers in your industry who have a strong social media presence
  • Optimise for search engines by using an SEO plugin such as WordPress SEO (Also known as Yoast)
  • Improve your blogs search engine friendly content by including key words in images
  • Publish new / reworked articles regularly
  • Write long form content that will be a resource for readers (they will link and bookmark it for future reference)
  • Place a Facebook ad that drives traffic to your blog / landing page (could be an offer of free premium content)
  • Provide links to archives on your blog
  • List your most popular posts (this is a default WordPress feature)
  • Use an SEO friendly online publishing platform like…”WordPress”
  • Use a simple design that profiles your content and highlights your focus
  • Have your top social media channels displayed in a prominent position so people can easily follow you: we have ours in the header
  • Share other top bloggers content on Twitter and let them know you have shared with an @topblogger mention
  • Copy the strategies of top bloggers… If it works for them then why not try it for yourself?
  • Write a great introduction that is compelling and draws readers in
  • Engage with your readers so that they want to come back and become loyal fans
  • Write a blog post that highlights the best bloggers in your industry
  • As you build credibility display your awards, wins and social proof in a prominent position
  • Link to your blog in your email signature
  • Join groups and participate on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+
  • Make yourself available to speak at functions and events
  • Direct people to your blog on your business card: surprising how many people don’t do this
  • Include multimedia in your articles to broaden your blogs reach. Videos, infographics, podcasts and Slideshare presentations can make understanding and learning easier and quicker.
  • There are many more ways, but these are what we have had the best results from so we speak from experience.

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