Updated 06/07/2017. This post was originally posted on corinaramos.net. It’s been updated with more content and resources to drive traffic to your blog.
I think it’s safe to say that by now you know how important it is to drive traffic your blog. Without it you’re blog isn’t getting noticed, your awesome content isn’t getting read and you’re missing out on engaging with your audience.
That equals to slim chances of turning visitors to followers and those followers to customers.
Back in the day, there weren’t as many options as there is now to drive traffic to our blog. And, we didn’t have plugins to retweet our old posts or tweetable quotes. Even further back than that, there was no social media.
Can you imagine running a business without social media?
There are all kinds of ways to drive traffic to your blog. Some are paid but there are also ways you can drive traffic to your blog without spending a dime.
Even influential bloggers like Donna Merrill has shared how to drive traffic to your blog for free.
If you’re thinking it’s going to be a difficult task and that it will take forever to see affects of your work, you don’t have to worry about that. All it takes is some time and a little strategizing.
The fact is, there are simple ways to drive traffic to your blog. And in some cases, making the slightest adjustment to your marketing strategy like using hashtags has been proven to immediately boost your site’s traffic.
Take a look at these twenty-five tried and true methods for driving traffic to your blog and you don’t have to go broke doing it.
Recommended Reading: How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Without Going Broke
25 Simple Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
First, you have to blog consistently.
Comment on other blog posts.
Create a call to action and ask readers to share your post.
Create awesome content.
Guest post on other blogs.
In addition, you can invite other bloggers to guest post on your blog.
Include links to your latest blog post on your newsletter.
Use good outbound links and allow trackbacks.
Include tweetables in your blog post.
Know who your target audience is.
Make sharing buttons easily visible for visitors to find.
Optimize your posts for search engines.
Additionally, you can participate in social media groups and communities.
You can also participate or host giveaways.
Promote your blog post multiple times a day using different introductions.
Advertise your post on social media like Facebook and Twitter ads.
Repurpose older content.
Even more, you can share your posts on bookmarking sites.
You can also share your post on Social Media as soon as it’s published.
Another way is to syndicate your blog posts with an RSS Feed.
Create attetion-grabbing headlines for your blog posts.
Mix it up. Use different formats for your content like infographics, slideshare and video.
Don’t forget to use hashtags when sharing your posts on social media.
Use keywords in your posts and in H2, H3 subheaders.
Last but not least, check your blog’s privacy settings. For WordPress users, make sure it’s set to “Allow search engines to index this site.”Here are 25+ ways to drive traffic to your #blog. Click the link to find out what those are.Click To Tweet
Even More Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog
Here are more proven strategies to boost traffic to your blog.
Retweet older posts using the Revive Old Post Pro plugin.
Add tags to your blog posts.
Submit your post to social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Quora and Scoop.it.
Join influencer marketing platforms like Triberr.
In addition to that, you can become a member of Facebook groups and blogger forums.
Add a link to your latest post or your blog to email signatures.
Take advantage of live posting – talk about your latest post with Instagram and Facebook stories.
Create a quick preview of your blog post on Snapchat.
You can also pay for ads on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and the ever-popular Google ads.
And there you have it. Will these suggestions skyrocket your blog to the top? Well, that depends on how much work you put in to it. However, if you use a compilation of, if not all of the methods mentioned in this list – and use them consistently, I am sure you will see a difference in your blog’s traffic.
Over to You
I hope I was able to give you some fresh ideas or reminded you of some of the ways to drive traffic to your blog.
So…what methods do you use to drive traffic to your blog? What has been the most effective? Have you got anything to add to this list that has worked for you? Let’s get the conversation going in the comments section below.
By the way, if you know anyone who is looking for ways to drive traffic to their blog please share this post with them.
Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly Blogging News for blogging tips and other blogging resources. Just fill out the subscription box below and get the next issue.