As a blogger, you spend a great deal of time creating these wonderful posts so you want people to actually read them right?
I remember when I started blogging; I had no idea what I was doing and how to get people to notice me and read my work, all I knew was that I wanted to write. The rest I would figure out later.
Back then I was lucky if I even got 3 views a day, as little as that is; it was a lot to me ( haha )!
I wasn’t doing it for the fame or attention after all but attention is nice. Started blogging again last year and tried a whole new approach. I made quite a few changes that in turn lead to increased blog traffic.
HOW I INCREASED MY BLOG TRAFFIC
Here’s what I did to increase traffic to my blog:
I joined various social media platforms to promote my new posts so that people know when I have uploaded new content such as Bloglovin and Pinterest.
Pinterest group boards are where it’s at!
I created a Facebook page for my blog where I share my latest posts as well as any other ideas I might have and I’ve also joined multiple Facebook groups for bloggers (if you have or know of any groups relevant to my blog please let me know).
You should create your own bog Facebook page that’s separate from your personal account to help build a community around your blog.
Another way I increased my blog traffic was to start making use of relevant hashtags on Twitter and using RT accounts; this was when I really started to see a positive change in page views. Examples are #bloggerstribe#theClqRT and @bblogRT and @FemaleBloggerRT (there are loads more, just search for them on Twitter)
I started following other bloggers, commenting and sharing some of their blog posts that I found interesting.
Connect! connect! connect! If you show fellow bloggers your support then they gladly support you too.
You’ll also learn a great deal about blogging by following other bloggers; especially the ones you aspire to be like.
I tweet quite often and do a lot of promotion to get people to check out my blog posts and I reshare links of old posts that didn’t get all that much attention. Tweeting “RT my pinned tweet” and RTing everyone’s pinned tweet who Rts yours, goes a long way in getting your new pinned tweets seen and increasing overall engagement.
I listened to the feedback I was given by fellow bloggers and readers and implemented some of their suggestions on my blog.
Your readers are a great source of information about what kind of content is working for your blog and what isn’t. Listen to your readers if you want to increase reach and engagement as well as improve the reader’s experience of your blog.
I added follow buttons on my blog site so that people can follow me easily to get updates. You can find my social media on the home page right above the blog posts.
I asked my sister to take a look at my blog site and she told me the areas that she thought needed improvement and what was unnecessary and I removed all the unnecessary bits. She also helped me when I was revamping my blog by creating a fresh logo for me.
On Pinterest, Created multiple pins for posts and pinned them to different boards. Also, try to pin multiple times a day and create multiple pins per post. try to make your pins as attractive as possible. I’m still working at that.
Those are a few of the changes that I implemented that worked for me to increase blog traffic.
I can be as stubborn as a mule when it comes to taking advice from other people. BUT I needed to implement the necessary changes to get my blog to where it is today. I know when to accept a little help; especially from people who have been in the blogging game for longer than I have.
It’s important to accept help here and there when you need it.
Plenty of friendly bloggers out there are ready and willing to offer you some help and advice (if you’re open to it). You just need to ask and be receptive to any and all feedback; even if you do not necessarily agree with it.
The best people to help you identify areas of improvement for your blog are its readers!
I’m always reading blogging tips from more established bloggers or bloggers with a great following and utilizing them. I try to keep learning ways for me to do better and become a better writer.
Follow the tips in this post to increase blog traffic!
The most important thing to do when blogging is to JUST BE YOURSELF. There are thousands of bloggers out there; each with a unique voice so trying to copy someone else just won’t cut it. Just be you.
PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE!