Would you like to know how to build your blog traffic? Have you started a blog, installed a nice theme, written some helpful posts – but nobody’s visiting? Here are some helpers. There are no short cuts. Don’t pay companies to buy links or anything gimmicky. Just focus on producing content that helps others, with (mostly) good titles that inspire people to click to find out more. You don’t have to always have social media (but it’s worth installing Pinterest as it’s actually another search engine – and free – so good to get some inbound links).
Another tip is to reach out to those mentioned in your posts, and let them know they are featured. Although many of us are introverts, the world is full of extroverts who no doubt will be thrilled you are featuring them, and happy to blow their own trumpet at linking back to your site! Other good free ideas include interviews (authors, zero waste inventors etc), guest posts (you write on their blog or they write on yours), round-up posts (often each item featured will link back) and link parties (this is where you all link to each other – so say every small shop in a town may link to each other’s indie shops, as a way to get some traffic over the big supermarkets).
- Boost Traffic e-Book includes over 100 pages of tips along with tips on SEO (search-engine-optimisation – or ‘make Google love you’). You’ll also find a newbie guide to Pinterest and social media, and tips to promote your blog.
- The Blogging Blueprint is an super online course by Tiffany, who has been blogging for years and has good experience of what works (she now gets tens of thousands of visitors daily, for a mostly passive income). Beautifully designed (she designs blog themes for a living!), it covers content, design, protein, income and social media. The course costs around £100. On a budget? Read her e-book: How to Make Content That Goes Viral.
- Skyrocketing Your Blog Traffic is a book by a blogger who went from 0 to 18,000 visitors in 3 months. This friendly bloggers shows how to choose a good niche and write viral posts that rank on Google. You’ll also learn a foolproof method to come up with a year’s worth of posts, and also learn about keywords, Google Analytics, email marketing and networking.
The SEO Framework
If you use WordPress, you no doubt have been told to use a plug-to help search engine results. Truth is – if you write good consistent original content, you should not need one. The main ones used are free but very complicated, and can be intimidating to the newbie.
A much better invention is the recent launch of The Seo Framework. Free to download, this is from The Netherlands and does all you need, and no more. Just write your posts, then enter an excerpt for Google in the bottom box (it will go green when it’s the right length). It won’t bring traffic without publishing quality information. But it’s like a helping hand, to make Google love you!