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How To Increase Your Blog’s Traffic & Views Drastically

As a blogger, you spend a great deal of time creating these wonderful posts so you want people to 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’ve made quite a few changes that in turn led to increased blog traffic.

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How To Increase Your Blog’s Views Drastically

Here’s what I did to increase traffic to my blog…

Post Regularly & Be Consistent

Decide on a posting schedule so that your readers know when to expect new content from you and be consistent.

I post new blog posts every Tuesday.

You’ve heard it a thousand times because it’s true:

Consistency is key.

If you want more tips on consistency, you can read my post “How To Achieve Consistency As A Blogger”.

Posting regularly will go a long way in keeping your target audience engaged and coming back for more.

Whichever posting schedule you pick whether it’s daily, weekly, bi-weekly etc., stick to it.

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Create High-Quality Content

I’d say this is the most important tip that I can give you.

Readers appreciate well-written, high-quality content.

This means properly editing and structuring your blog posts, ensuring that they are easy to read and that paragraphs are well-spaced.

Also create posts that are well-researched, engaging and informative. Post content that your target audience will actually want to read.

Use Social Media

There are various social networks you can use to help grow your blog and reach your target audience:

Pinterest

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 has been a huge help for me and my following there is growing! Pinterest is a search engine and your target audience is there looking for great content. If you’re not sharing your blog posts on Pinterest then you’re missing out.

On Pinterest, create multiple pins for your posts and pin them to relevant different boards.

Pinterest tips:

  • pin multiple times a day
  • create multiple pins for each blog post
  • make visually appealing pins
  • join group boards
  • create your group boards & invite others to join

By the way, if you’re a South African Blogger I have a Pinterest group board that you can join so we can share pins.

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 blog Facebook page that’s separate from your account to help build a community around your blog.

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Twitter

Create a Twitter profile for your blog, and follow and engage with similar accounts. This will help you to build your online community and find your audience. You can find me @WeirdnLiberated on Twitter.

Additionally, I started making use of relevant hashtags on Twitter and using RT accounts; this was when I started to see a positive change in page views. Examples are #bloggingbeesrt, #teacupclub and @bblogRT and @FemaleBloggerRT (there are loads more, just search for them on Twitter).

The more active you are on Twitter, the more likely your target audience is to find and follow you. It’s helpful to also show a bit of your personality in your tweets so your audience knows you’re not a robot.

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.

There are various social media platforms you can utilise to promote your blog. Pick the ones that resonate with you and be present, visible and engaging in them.

Listen To Feedback & Make Adjustments

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.

You’ll find relevant feedback in your comments section. People who comment on your blog are a great source of information. Take note of the posts that get a lot of engagement and write more similar content.

Make It Easy For Your Audience To Follow You

People are more likely to follow you if you make it easy for them. If your readers have to struggle to find your follow and subscribe buttons, they’ll probably just move and not follow your blog. Adding follow buttons on my blog has made it a hell of a lot easier for readers to follow me and subscribe.

Ensure that your follow buttons are clearly visible and hard to miss and that your links work.

If you aren’t following me yet you can find me on these platforms:

Get a Second opinion (And A Third, Fourth etc.)

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.

Some of my friends have looked around and suggested changes I should make to improve things here and there and it’s been a great help.

Having someone else take a look will help you identify areas of improvement you may have missed and help you get useful tips to make your blog more user-friendly.

Monitor Your Analytics

Regularly check your blog’s analytics page to monitor how your posts are performing.

This will help you identify what’s working for you and what isn’t.

Check which posts are performing well and are popular, create more similar content and either remove or improve the poorly performing posts.

You can make use of tools such as Google Analytics to learn more about who’s reading your blog and understand your audience’s behaviour. Google Analytics will help you by providing information such as when your audience visits your site, how much time they spend on pages, which links are getting the most clicks and more.

WordPress has analytics built in so make use of that.

Use your analytics to help make adjustments to your blog and blog posts to create better content and get more views and subscribers.

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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 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.

For more useful tips, read this article.

Lastly, PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE!

A true-crime-obsessed, quirky lifestyle blogger from the coastal city of East London, South Africa whose interests include reading, writing and fitness. Find me on Twitter @WeirdnLiberated.
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7 thoughts on “How To Increase Your Blog’s Traffic & Views Drastically

  1. I wish I read about this the importance to connect with other bloggers when I started blogging! It’s crucial and I wasted so much time not doing it before!

  2. Connecting and engaging on social media is a great way to drive traffic to our site. Wish I learned this earlier when I started my blog site. Consistency is key. Blogging is a lot of work and demands a lot of screen time.

  3. I really ought to get back into Pinterest, I know so many bloggers love the traffic it brings in. Thank you for sharing your tips 🙂

    1. Pinterest really is a great traffic booster. I haven’t been pinning lately and I can see the difference in my blog traffic.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.🤗

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