10 Tactics to Generate Traffic to your Blog
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There are hundreds of ways to generate traffic to a website, but in this article, I want to share with you some fundamental tactics that you must put into practice.
These tactics have been used on my websites, and I know through my personal experience that they work.
But, before starting …
- I need to clarify that these tactics will serve you to build a blog or business that will be with you for years, not something temporary.
- Nor are they instantaneous strategies or that after a couple of months they will be obsolete …
Well, clarified the above, let’s start!
1- Guest Blogging
The best way to generate visits to a blog is through Guest Posting , which means writing articles to be published only in other blogs in order to get backlinks and promote your blog to a new audience.
This is the tactic that I have used to make my blog stand out quickly in the blogosphere.
If you want to get the most out of this tactic, I recommend taking the free course:
” Guest Posting: The best Marketing tool for your Blog “
The next way to generate traffic is through Forums .
How to do it?
- Search forums in your niche, and start contributing and helping to solve problems related to your niche.
- DO NOT promote your website quickly or directly, just try to be useful for other members.
So, how will you generate traffic if you do not promote your blog?
When you create your account in the forum, you will have to create your signature that will appear at the bottom of all your messages. There you can place the URL and a brief description of your Blog.
Note : Some forums do not allow this type of actions, therefore, you must ensure that the forum in which you register does allow.
3- Commenting on other Blogs
Commenting on other blogs is not the best way to generate traffic, but it does generate a “little”.
The great advantage of commenting on other blogs is that it also helps you to get to know the owner of the blog. So, if you comment on dozens of blogs, people will start to know you, they will be curious and some will visit your blog.
How should you do it?
- First, you should not comment on any blog, because if you do, you will not get good results.
- You must search for the best blogs in your niche, and only comment on them.
- When commenting do not forget to place the URL of your blog in the “Website” field of the comment form.
- Never comment without having read the article
- Never leave comments SPAM = Where you only talk about your blog
- Leave valuable comments, and preferably at least 2 short paragraphs.
4- Marketing of Articles
This technique is similar to Guest Posting, with the difference that articles are sent to Directories of Articles, not to other blogs.
How to do it?
Search at least 3 article directories that have an Alexa ranking of less than 30,000. Then register in each one, read the guidelines and start sending your articles.
Some directories allow affiliate links, if so, you can place some in your articles and you may generate passive income with them.
One way to do networking and generate traffic at the same time, are the interviews.
This consists of interviewing some Top Blogger of your niche, and publish the interview on your blog. Thus, the Top Blogger interviewed will share with your readers and followers the interview, sending traffic to your blog.
You can do the interviews in Video format (hangout) or in writing.
Starting your own podcast is a great way to expand your reach. Bloggers who have created a podcast have had an excellent response.
Personally, I do not consider this tactic adequate for me, due to lack of time.
But if you consider that you have the time and capacity to buy the necessary equipment, do not think about it anymore, you will be surprised by the results.
What can you win with a Podcast?
- Generate Visits to your Blog
- Create a community around your brand
- Meet other Bloggers and People in your industry
- Have more recognition – reputation
- Among other things
7- Videos Tutorials
If you want to take your activity as a Blogger one step further, the creation of Video Tutorials is appropriate.
If you do not want to be in front of a camera. You can use only a Power Point presentation and use a program that records your screen and / or voice.
How does this technique work?
a) Record the video, and at the end invite people to visit your blog
b) When editing the video, add a message to the bottom that says: “Visit miblog.com”
c) Upload the video to YouTube
d) When uploading, place in the description of the video, an invitation and a link to your blog
e) Enjoy visits from YouTube!
8- Create a Free Course
This is an excellent way to generate visits, and it was the main tactic that I used when creating my blog , which generated visits and helped me get readers quickly.
If you are thinking: I can create a course, but why should it be free, if it can be sold?
First of all, if you have just created your blog and you do not have readers or visits. You will NOT be able to sell a course, because you do not have an audience that knows you and your work.
On the other hand, if you publish a free course, people will take it. And at the end of the course, they will have already appreciated your work, and if they benefited from the course, then they will not hesitate to buy a Premium course (sold) that you offer.
10 Tactics to Generate Traffic to your Blog
9- SEO Optimization
The SEO could not be absent from this list, since visits from search engines constitute on average 80% of the traffic of any website.
Therefore, a good SEO can position you in the first results of Google, and thus increase your traffic considerably.
It’s true, Google has made many changes lately, but if we analyze all the changes, Google only wants quality content. Nothing else.
10- Hard Work
Many people look for instant strategies when trying to increase traffic to their blogs.
But, if there is something that I have learned through the years that I have of being Webmaster, is that there is no magic formula.
You need to work hard to achieve your goals, not only in Blogging, but in all areas of our lives.
Therefore, instruct yourself in the correct path of Blogging, and focus on working hard following that path, only then you will start to see the real results of what online businesses are.
The Social Media
Clarifying, I have not mentioned Social Media as a way to generate traffic, because I personally have not focused much on it.
I have learned that Social Media is a means to express ourselves, therefore, the best way for a blog with few followers is to create valuable content. Thus, when people read it they will share it.
So, for me social media is not so much “what you will do”, but “what your readers will do for you”.
If you publish a post and share it with your 1,000 followers on Twitter , you will receive an average of 10 visits (depending on the time). Nothing else.
But if your article receives 300 visits, and 100 of them share it on Twitter, they can generate +200 visits.
So, social media is simply something that derives from your hard work.
All I can say is: Create excellent content, promote it in the right way, work hard and see the results.