Increase Your Blog Traffic in 9 Steps

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If you’re wanting to increase your blog traffic, here are a few tips:

9 Steps to Increase Blog Traffic - Blogelina

  1. Stay focused on generating great content on your blog. If people like what they read, they will come back to read more.  They also might pass on a good word about your blog to others in their network.
  2. Submit your posts to blog carnivals.
  3. Comment on other blogs in your niche. Get involved in the blogging community.  Add value to the blogs of others and you will catch the attention of the blog authors and their readers.
  4. Write often. The more there is to read, the more there is to draw in readers.
  5. Participate in link exchanges with other blogs. Contact other blogs in your niche and suggest that you swap blogroll links.
  6. Use social networks. Make sure that you are signed up for Twitter and Facebook and link your blog to them so that posts are automatically posted.  Be sure to include a button on your blog so that your readers can easily follow you in those networks.
  7. Spend time in choosing post titles. You’ll want titles that the search engines will pick up easily.  Be descriptive and catchy in naming your posts.
  8. Create expectations and fulfill them. Let your readers know a bit about what is coming.  Write a blog series every now and then.  Consistently post about a certain topic on a certain day each week.  This will give your readers a reason to come back later.
  9. Join the Blogelina community – There is so much going on around here at the Blogelina community – we are here to help you and YOUR blog succeed!  Download the FREE Blogelina Info Packet to find out more about the fun ways to get involved and start promoting your blog today!

Let’s apply it today:

If you aren’t already regularly doing so, set aside at least a few minutes each week to visit other blogs in your niche and leave a comment on a recent post.

Have you found some helpful tips and tricks for increasing your blog traffic?  Please share below in the comments!

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27 thoughts on “Increase Your Blog Traffic in 9 Steps”

    • Wow, Lib – 4 BOYS! I would definitely start up with that series on how to juggle life – you’ve got to be a master of it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  1. I am learning so much from this wonderful place! I am glad that I found you through Twitter and decided to stop by. I have penciled in some time each week to comment on some blogs…getting a readership and followers has been my struggle. Thanks!

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    • I would suggest co-hosting the link up with one or two other bloggers in your niche. That way, you get the exposure to their readers – and yours!

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  2. I’m excited to incorporate these ideas with my blog! I’ve been so focused on blogging and my own site the last two years that I haven’t really ventured out and built relationship with others in the blogging community. I was missing out! I love reading other blogs and finding new ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

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  3. Great reminders! Especially the need to write more! I get caught up in so many other things, all good, but I do not dedicate myself to writing for my blog like I should.

    With that said, this past week I have decided to pin more and get on twitter And be active on both. Both if these moves have definitely increased my traffic! Now I gotta get to writing do I don’t lose people!!

    Thank you for all you do Tanya!

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  4. Thanks for all the tips. I struggle with figuring out what blogs to comment on. You say to find your “niche”, but what if many people are not writing about what you are or to your audience? (I write about being married to a chef.) I’m a bit stumped on this. 🙁

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    • Jennifer – what about writing comments on blogs related to cooking – not exactly your niche but one that is related to it? That might be a good place to start!

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  5. Hi Tanya,
    What an amazing and useful post about increasing blog traffic. No doubt all the points which you mention in your article are very helpful in this scenario. Over all your post is informative, inspirational and instructive. Thanks for sharing such an excellent post.

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  6. I am so glad I found this blog. I have been following certain blogs on budgeting, housekeeping and menu planning for ages, when I realised they are all American and don’t always apply to South Africa, then I discovered there are no South African blogs on budgeting and the only housekeeping ones are for clearing the clutter, and menu planning blogs that seem to be only for mom’s with little ones. So here I am 3 months, 300+ followers(trying for more), flying by the seat of my pants and hoping that this will give me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom with teenagers.

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  7. Thank you for your awesome tips on building traffic. I find that I have so many different ideas that my head starts to spin. Sometimes I want to write for my main (psychology) blog. Other times, I want to write for my more general blog. And then, other times, I want to start a niche site. It is hard to just focus on one thing. I wonder if you have any advice — should I try to focus on one thing at a time or should I allow my mind to wander where it will go, I wonder?

    It is hard to build up a good, solid base of articles AND build traffic on multiple sistes, but I think it is important that each site have a solid theme in terms of what is is about. My more general blog, http://www.twentysecrets.com, is about EVERYTHING I think of whereas my psychology blog, http://www.infocounselling.com, just focuses on psychology.

    I really like what you have done with your site and I think the idea of offering a “blog starter kit” is true genius because there are so many moms (and others) out there who really want to blog, but don’t know the technical ins and outs of what to buy and don’t want to deal with it — plus, it does get expensive to set it up!

    Keeep up the amazing work!

    Best wishes,

    Rachelle Megan

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    • Thank you so much for the complements, Rachelle! We always love hearing about how we help our readers.

      As for your question, if you’re feeling like you want to create a niche site, could you take your psychology blog and really niche that down? Then, you will have covered two areas where you desire to write. As for your more general blog, it’s really up to you how you keep going with that. Lifestyle / general blogs can do very well, it may just take longer to build a following since people who visit aren’t sure what they’re going to get with each post. HOWEVER, it can work, it will probably just take patience.

      Good luck to you!!

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  8. Thank you very much for valuable tips. I too planned to generate more traffic through blogging but didn’t get success. I followed many techniques but none of them gave satisfactory results. Definitely, i will follow these strategies for my business blogs.

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