How to get traffic to a blog?

by Kabbas
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I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristianLemke
    What kind of niche is your blog? Do you already done SEO Onpage Optimizing?What about Podcast, Vido Markeing and Social Media Marketing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kabbas
      Originally Posted by ChristianLemke View Post

      What kind of niche is your blog? Do you already done SEO Onpage Optimizing?What about Podcast, Vido Markeing and Social Media Marketing?
      Pretty much only Social Media marketing, and i try to write about succes in health and self-developement.
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      • Profile picture of the author Boris Qs
        I would recommend Blog commenting and forum marketing. These will bring in immediate traffic to your site. Master these two first and then start adding as time goes on because if you want to do many at a time you will end up being overwhelmed and nothing done
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        • Profile picture of the author Dave O
          Originally Posted by Boris Qs View Post

          ....Master these two first and then start adding as time goes on because if you want to do many at a time you will end up being overwhelmed and nothing done
          So very true. I constantly find myself psyching myself out and becoming overwhelmed. It makes it very easy to just throw your hands up and quit.
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      • Profile picture of the author BabsReviews
        Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

        Pretty much only Social Media marketing, and i try to write about succes in health and self-developement.
        That's about 3 different niches in one. Try cutting and be specific. That helps in finding your own voice n presenting you as an expert instead of a no good jack of all trade.

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  • Profile picture of the author FarNext
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.

    If you don't want to buy traffic, begin with the social media traffic. Set up your profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. There are many online tutorials about bringing social media traffic. Facebook is very effective for blogs.

    Begin with one social website at a time and then move on to another as you see good results.



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  • Profile picture of the author hannahlist
    You should do guest blog posts

    Reach out to blogs in your niche

    Get them to link to you through high quality blog posts you submit to them OR guest infographics.

    You WIN TWICE: You get direct traffic that is highly niche-specific AND you get yummy backlinks for SEO purposes.

    What's not to love?
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  • Profile picture of the author hrishivardhan
    Improve your content and content topic.
    Content is only thing that can drive traffic to your blog again and again also do post in twitter, Facebook, G+ etc.
    By the way, what is your blog topic?
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  • Profile picture of the author cnich23
    This week I'm focused on joining google plus communities in my niche, there are tons of them then I post my blogs where they allow me to or instead, I post images because those are almost always accepted. It has been bringing in tons of traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author hannahlist
    One more thing:

    The secret to successful niche blog outreach : Do not be discouraged if there are few DIRECT NICHE blog matches for your niche.

    Instead, think in terms of % matches.

    In other words, if 20% of the categories/tags of a blog INVOLVES your keywords OR the CONTEXT of your keywords, you need to guest post on that blog.

    This is one SECRET INGREDIENT to guest blogging too many guest bloggers overlook.

    Now you know
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    All out massive action dude/. You want to be producing useful, relevant content to your target audience each day - video and written, submit it to YouTube, get on social media and build audiences by getting involved, stream daily, produce content for Medium, drive that traffic back to your blog and make sure your blog has an integrated lead-gen funnel so you don't have the traffic visit and then leave your blog without further committing to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Create quality content to your blog in regular basis can drive a good amount of traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author SKng
    Here is a list of what can help but I think the last two are the most important ones

    1) Focus on the long tail
    2) Stick around (the longer you are in business and producing quality online content, the more likely you are to pop up in search results)
    3) Optimize your articles (meta title, description and keywords)
    4) Link Building
    5) Use Google's Keyword Tool
    6) Provide amazing value to your readers
    7) Don't try to outsmart Google
    8) Think of SEO as an opportunity to create value
    9) Decrease bounce rate
    10) Produce quality content
    11) Create a community ... Get social .. creating a community in Facebook will be the best choice to get recurring traffic ...
    12) Ask the people to participate in the your site ..
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  • Profile picture of the author creativebuzz
    I have a blog and every time I post new stuff the traffic increases for a few days. So probably new articles are attracting visitors. I post on twitter news from my blog.
    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author keiran
      In addition to the suggestions above, here's my two cents...

      As with any business it's best to start by thinking about what people want, then give it to them. This is better than just producing content then wondering why no-one is reading it.

      You can find out what people want by using the Google AdWords keyword planner in the topic area you are thinking about. This will show you the popular phrases people use when searching online and you can write relevant content.

      Producing a lot of content is also important. I've heard each piece of content on a blog described as a "hook" to catch visitors, so more is better.

      Once written, promote your content on social media and interact with other relevant people/content on these sites to generate visits.
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  • Profile picture of the author mirbaharbd
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
    There are many ways to increase your site traffic. You should do both On page & Off page SEO. These two ways are the most effective way to increase your both page rank & Site traffic. You can do Forum posting, Relevant blog commenting, Social media sites or something like these. Thank
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor Carr
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
    Content

    Content

    Content

    Oh....quality content is what I mean though!

    Regular updates on topics that have a good search volume.

    Good, solid stuff.

    Include pictures and videos where possible.

    Include your keywords in your title, page url and content. Also, synonyms.

    That will start the traffic ball rolling....

    Hope that helps

    All the best

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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by Trevor Carr View Post

      Content

      Content

      Content

      Oh....quality content is what I mean though!

      Regular updates on topics that have a good search volume.

      Good, solid stuff.

      Include pictures and videos where possible.

      Include your keywords in your title, page url and content. Also, synonyms.

      That will start the traffic ball rolling....

      Hope that helps

      All the best

      Trevor
      true , but on traffic is Normal not to be constant? some days you have this amount of view some days very less ...?

      I feel also due to other factors like " seasons " depend your niche.?
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      • Profile picture of the author Trevor Carr
        Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

        true , but on traffic is Normal not to be constant? some days you have this amount of view some days very less ...?

        I feel also due to other factors like " seasons " depend your niche.?
        Of course.

        Traffic will rise and fall.

        Google is ever changing - and there are no guarantees.

        But, what G does want is quality. No 'gaming' the system. Just a valuable user experience.

        So, good quality content, regularly updated is a great place to start.
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        • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
          Originally Posted by Trevor Carr View Post

          Of course.

          Traffic will rise and fall.

          Google is ever changing - and there are no guarantees.

          But, what G does want is quality. No 'gaming' the system. Just a valuable user experience.

          So, good quality content, regularly updated is a great place to start.
          I feel the hardest parts got two points.

          first to get massive traffic ..2nd is Constant traffic like each day at least this amount of viewer..

          is rewarding to see each day you traffic increase...but I noticed hard to maintain that...

          bound to have low traffic few days per week... when especially come weekend....

          Friday night , saturday ..and sunday . Monday even too...sometimes..
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          • Profile picture of the author Trevor Carr
            Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

            I feel the hardest parts got two points.

            first to get massive traffic ..2nd is Constant traffic like each day at least this amount of viewer..

            is rewarding to see each day you traffic increase...but I noticed hard to maintain that...

            bound to have low traffic few days per week... when especially come weekend....

            Friday night , saturday ..and sunday . Monday even too...sometimes..
            Indeed Devilfish168

            I guess you can drive more constant traffic with PPC though.

            So far I've spent over $500k with Google over the last ten years

            But you need to monitor your ROI of course

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            • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
              Originally Posted by Trevor Carr View Post

              Indeed Devilfish168

              I guess you can drive more constant traffic with PPC though.

              So far I've spent over $500k with Google over the last ten years

              But you need to monitor your ROI of course

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              not expert on PPC ... also really need some time to monitor ROI as you mention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
    Are you open to investing in paid traffic?

    1. Set up a squeeze page
    2. Offer something for free that goes well with the content of your blog - it can be a pdf or a video, make it worth.
    3. Offer value and promote every 3-4 emails or so - you need an auto-responder for that.
    4. Send paid traffic to your squeeze page...
    5. Bank
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  • Profile picture of the author diane
    I am starting fresh with a new blog as well so I'm learning ways to drive traffic to it. Here are some tips in no particular order.

    1. Content
    2. Try some bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious
    3. Google+ Communities
    4. Social Media (twitter, facebook, linkedin, google+, etc)
    5. Make sure your blog is SEO optimized. I use Yoast SEO for WordPress
    6. Viral Content Buzz Viral Content Buzz | Social Media Sharing Made Easy

    I use all the above every time I make a new post. Try to post at least a few times a week.

    Hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      I more curious on StumbleUpon and digg

      how to get more traffic from these two?

      I also using them ....Digg I don't know how the results...next I don't know how those article can go to their main page how it works?

      for Stumble upon can easily get some traffic ...

      any tips on these two??
      thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author diane
        Honestly, I haven't figured Digg out just yet but I am readily submitting my blog posts and any other links I like. You have to be careful not to submit just your own links. From what I've read, the traffic is pretty short lived but it's still pretty quick and easy and you should keep it in your daily activities.

        StumbleUpon is a little better imo. Submit your links and start stumbling some pages in your niche. Also start following some people (many times they follow back). You can also try out their paid traffic service that has worked well for me.
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    They have a lot of helpful products to generate leads and traffic etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    The best free way to get targeted traffic to your blog is through SEO or search engine optimization.
    First you need to write content rich articles that the search engines love and also optimized with the keywords your want your blog to rank in the top spot on the search engines like Google.
    If this is too overwhelming for you, its best to outsource this process on websites like Fiverr.com.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave O
      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      The best free way to get targeted traffic to your blog is through SEO or search engine optimization.
      First you need to write content rich articles that the search engines love and also optimized with the keywords your want your blog to rank in the top spot on the search engines like Google.
      If this is too overwhelming for you, its best to outsource this process on websites like Fiverr.com.
      To the OP:

      The Yoast SEO plugin makes SEO for posts and pages pretty easy.

      There is a scoreboard and it tells you what you need to improve on. Make the edits and recheck.

      It's pretty awesome. Within a day my first blog post was on the bottom of page one on Bing for a particular keyword phrase. It's not a great keyword phrase but it's pretty obvious the plugin worked.
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  • Profile picture of the author maya27
    For Getting Blog traffic we need seo technique.The content writting technique is best for this.the content or article is fresh and high quality.then we can increase the blog traffic.


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  • Profile picture of the author jackrice
    there are tons of valuable tips here on how to generate traffic all i have to say is just master a couple of them then rinse and repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    The slow and steady (free) way involves produces engaging content on a consistent basis. You will get social shares and backlinks. The backlinks will eventually help you rank. Aggressive social marketing can help, but don't be spammy.

    Really, it comes down to being an authority in an active and growing niche. If you can do that everything else will fall into place.

    If you want results tomorrow, there's always AdWords or Outbrain. Of course, funneling money into a site with poor content won't do you any good. (haven't seen your site so don't know)
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    • Profile picture of the author Kabbas
      Well, as i said i'm new to blogging, so i am working on the content part, so i was just asking about traffic specfically
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    You should track your analytic and there are many places that you could get traffic. The easiest one is social network i.e, Facebook, Twitter. Join the group that related to your niche and kinda share what good for the community before promote your blog. You also can used promote it via Facebook ads just to get more reach to your blog. Forum is very great way to generate traffic. Signature are the easiest one but that is not the most effective one. Probably you can create thread/article and then share your url.
    If your doing tutorials using videos, of course Youtube is the best to leverage it. Mix and play around and don't forget to track where your traffic come and your next plan should be to how to get most of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author expressg
    All of these suggestions are great. I would also mention that you need to stay consistent. Choose what time and what day/days a week that you're going to post and stick to it. People have short attention spans these days. Your readers will come to expect a post on day xx at or around time xx and if you fail to deliver they'll click away and may not come back. Or they won't be back for a long time.

    I usually write half a dozen posts at the beginning of each month and schedule them to roll out every Monday at 9:30am. This will give me a solid month of guaranteed content. In between my other daily/weekly tasks I'll usually get hit with other ideas that I'll put together for release every Thursday. But, it works really great because if I get too busy I know that I'm covered with a guaranteed post that's already set to be fired out every week.

    DM has a great episode on blog content creation in their lab that I used to really up my content creation.

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  • Profile picture of the author leilani
    Google "traffic to blog". I found tons of listings with ways to get traffic for your blog site.


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  • Profile picture of the author eckgladiator
    You can promote your site and DO Search Engine Optimization to get visitors for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nahid7
    Add contents, quality contents again and again.
    - YouTube Videos may be helpful to generate traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanjin824
    nice blod . i need many traffic . what can i do now
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityBuilder
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
    Since you have a combination of social media marketing, health and self-development, it would be hard to drive traffic on a single niche. But if you can go for health and self-development, you can get more traffic.

    Try solving people's queries based on ehalth and self-development. Write articles based on keywords with good search volume as that would bring in good search engine traffic. For articles, find an article that;s already proven popular, create something better than that and do some outreach. That way, it will be easier to get you a rank on Page 1.

    For health and self-development niche, you can also get traffic from social media. Promote hugely on social media and do some engagement. It can bring you huge traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmuck123
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
    Well, you can use both On page & Off page SEO to increase your site traffic. You should do the relevant Forum posting, Relevant blog commenting & Social Media site. That's enough for you at the first time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by Kabbas View Post

    I recently created a blog, because pretty much everyone was saying, that it is a good idea, and i just want to ask: How do i get traffic to my blog? I would prefer if i do not use paid advertising thought if necessary i wil. I am sorry if this is a broad question, but i have no idea how manage the blog, besides creating content on it.
    Do paid advertising, and capture email leads. Email leads alone can provide with a heavy dose of traffic everyday. Along with paid advertising, seek out joint ventures, promote your RSS feed all over, and continue to write good content. Be sure to promote in places in your niche like forums, Youtube, social media, and even article marketing if your niche still benefits from it on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    I use a tool called BuzzBundle to find conversations that are in my niche(s). Within a couple hours, I can leave 30+ breadcrumbs back to my main site.

    That's what I recommend...
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  • Profile picture of the author Lumiere
    1. I would suggest social media - find groups on all social media possible that would be interested in your content and post links to your content there. With time you can see which social media is more relevant for you and focus your efforts there
    2. Cross Links - find other blogs that would be interested in posting links to your blog on their blog in exchange for you doing the same with their links
    3. Paid advertising if you want quick results. googleads are the best of course or you can try some companies like Taboola, Outbrain, Nster
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