You’ve been working hard on your blog. You feel established. Now it’s time to get serious about traffic. We’re right there with you friend – here are 5 easy ways you can use to increase traffic to your blog TODAY!
1. Drive Ads to It
One quick and easy way to start driving more traffic to your blog and website is by running Ads to it. You can choose between paid advertising or use your social media platforms to drive traffic to your blog organically.
Paid advertising doesn’t have to be costly if you are targeting correctly. The more you understand and know about your target audience, the easier it will be to generate efficient leads from your Paid Ads.
PRO TIP: Don’t forget to place your Facebook Ad pixel on your blog page as well. So that you can retarget your site visitors later on to grow an email list or sell your signature product.
2.Create a Freebie Attached to Your Blog
Giving away a freebie can greatly boost traffic to your blog. Place a freebie on your blog which your site visitors will receive only after they opt-in.
This, of course, serves two purposes —1. You create valuable resources for your target audience and 2. you can grow your email list at the same time! #winwin
3. Link to Popular Places Your Content Already Exists
In addition to being a great SEO strategist, linking to popular places where your content already exists will drive high traffic back to your blog. Links can make your blog more authoritative and boost your SEO ranking while making it more useful to the reader. Linking also increases your digital footprint and expands your reach.
4.Pin Your Graphics to Pinterest
Create attractive graphics, just like the one I included with this post in your Pinterest account for your readers to re-pin. Ensure that each blog post that you create has an image which can be pinned. In order to create a pin which will drive traffic to your blog, ensure that it includes the blog title and your blog’s URL. Blog title headlines starting with“How to …”, or“ Best ways to …”, tend to do the best.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different headlines. Share your post multiple times with different headlines and see which title generates the highest amount of clicks or click-thru-rate.
5.Monitor Your Traffic Sources
The source of your traffic will let you know where to focus your efforts. Use free sources like Google Analytics, which you can use to track your blog traffic, site visitors, and understand where your readers are arriving to your content from.
It takes time to build your audience and drive traffic to your blog. Attracting traffic to your site will impact your business positively. Therefore, use the above-outlined ways to ensure that you get highly qualified traffic to your blog, which I hope turns into raving fans and customers!