Are daily blog posts good ways to get traffic?

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I have a problem... I have a good blog up, for about 4 months now, but I don't have a lot of traffic. I currently post about twice a month, as I'm working on making my own product currently.

Would it be worth my time to try to post several times a week in order to gain more traffic and build my list?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Freeman
    I was posting only twice a month before on my blog. Once I started posting every week my traffic went up.

    If you can post daily that would be even better. Search engines love fresh content.

    You can always hire out the writing. I will go to Iwriter.com sometimes when I am really busy. Just pay for the intermediate writers or higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by monicawomble View Post

    I have a problem... I have a good blog up, for about 4 months now, but I don't have a lot of traffic. I currently post about twice a month, as I'm working on making my own product currently.

    Would it be worth my time to try to post several times a week in order to gain more traffic and build my list?

    monicawomble,

    The name of the game is Original Content. Google loves it.

    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I looked at your blog, Monica and here's my quick feedback

    1) Write more attention-grabbing headlines

    2) Focus your posts on hot topics in your niche

    3) Make your posts more personable-build a relationship with your readers. Put more of your personality into your posts.

    4) Get a better theme - your theme is, shall we say, bland?

    5) Create social media accounts and build a brand using your blog

    You can turn your blog into a winner. It's not just the amount of updates that matters but the whole complete online brand you're building. Focus on that.

    Just my 5cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author vojohn33
    I started my blog up in August, and have made it my mission to post everyday for 6 months. My blog now has over 200 posts and gets over 400 unique visitors daily with the help of social media.

    I got the tip from reading john chows website. The more frequently you post, the more likely your site will be visited, talked about, and shared by many other people. Nobody wants to keep coming back or will have a need to share your site if they can see that it is not updated frequently. With that said, I hope you also have great content on your site.

    Best of luck with the traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Originally Posted by monicawomble View Post

    I have a problem... I have a good blog up, for about 4 months now, but I don't have a lot of traffic. I currently post about twice a month, as I'm working on making my own product currently.

    Would it be worth my time to try to post several times a week in order to gain more traffic and build my list?
    Hi Monica

    (any relation to the Wimbledon Wombles?)

    Just posting a couple of articles a month and hoping for traffic is not much use.

    Ideally you want to post every day, or as often as possible and then promote your articles through Social channels and other related blogs.

    You will see far greater traffic interacting with others than relying on the whims of a search engine, also you won't have to fart about with keyword research and SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author GraceCR
    Absolutely it would be worth your time to post more regularly as most of the others have suggested.
    It's imperative to do this so your blog gains momentum.
    You will have to keyword research some of your blog posts but not all of them. Remember you are writing for your readers not the search engines (all the time as some do)
    Just provide heaps of value posts to your audience...
    outsource if you have to like someone suggested above.
    The other thing that works really well, especially when you are strapped for time is to upload videos, tutorials into Youtube and then embed it into your blog posts. They dont all have to be your own videos (although more desirable) but as long as you embed from the original source into your post and write some review or words around that video then you have a post in no time.

    hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Prince
    If you are blogging, then posting content on a consistent basis is a must. And I mean a must. Both to signal the search engines and to retain your existing base.

    But don't leave it at that. If you have good content, then be proactive and go and get yourself some visitors. Social media is huge - you can leave paper trails on niche-related message boards, blogs, social networks, and so on. Quick example: create a Twitter account which has a link to your website in your profile; then find the Twitter accounts for several of your rivals/competitors. Start following their followers. Engage with them. In quick order you will have a small community from which you can build.
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  • Profile picture of the author workoutstuff1
    You may want to give guest blogging a try. Its much easier to steer an already active audience over your way than to try to build one from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author noorahmadmughal
    good love unique content i suggest you to do deep research before publishing anything
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    If you actively engage in relevant blogs related to your niche you'll gain relationship, and this way you are likely to get traffic too. Though on the other hand, posting articles daily aren't necessary, just keep in mind to write quality articles (over quantity).
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Posting everyday is nice but the bottom line is dollars. And truthfully you will have to put in alot of marketing work if you want to see your blogging efforts pay off.
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  • Profile picture of the author shrikantsoftwin
    Daily blog post with fresh content will boost your traffic and rankings. Google loves unique and fresh content and so the readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I wouldn't say daily but I would say weekly for sure. Make sure you ping that each time you put a post up but ping it once. You have an internal pinger on wordpress but its not the best and you can customize it. What I do is update my sitemap when I make a new post and I ping it on pingmyurl it will put you up in the serps better this way.

    I am assuming you have good valuable content though, if you post rubbish you get rubbish back.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Monica not trying to be mean but that squeeze page needs alot of work. If you want help to make it convert better I would be more than happy to help you out.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidaclark
    Originally Posted by monicawomble View Post

    I have a problem... I have a good blog up, for about 4 months now, but I don't have a lot of traffic. I currently post about twice a month, as I'm working on making my own product currently.

    Would it be worth my time to try to post several times a week in order to gain more traffic and build my list?
    I would send visitors straight to a post explaining what the free offer was and then drop an Aweber popover form up after about 10 seconds. Apologize for interuppting them and tell them they have been chosen to receive this valuable ebook worth $xxx totally free of charge.

    Post every day and smarten up your blog especially the background, its too distracting.
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    • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
      If you write one blog post daily around the same general topic your site will gain authority.

      This will help your rankings without the need for tons of spammy backlinks and other SEO.

      Of course it is still necessary for high competition and most buyer keywords but as an authority site you will outrank sites with many more backlinks based on that alone.

      6 months at a post a day and google will love you. Provided it is good, quality, helpful content because as someone above rightly pointed out... if you put out rubbish that's what you'll get in return.

      Hope that helps

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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Simply publishing more posts isn't going to bring you traffic. You have to market your blog off-site. If people don't know you exist, they can't read your posts -- no matter how many of them you post in a week!

    If I were you, I'd take the time that I was going to use to write more blog posts and write guest posts. That way, you can tap into an authority site's existing audience and convince them to give your blog a try. If people are impressed with your guest posts, they'll be more than happy to click on your link and see what else you have to offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author tma
    How Can you ever make money like that. It has been said time and again that content is king. IF you can post on post a day the your blog will drive great traffic. I did that soem years ago and till today the log still get visitors till today without any link building or seo. I will boldly declare content first then link building
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    You answered your question:

    daily blog posts are a good way to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author monicawomble
    Thanks for the responses, everyone. I will revamp my blog site and write more content. I think I will also focus on guest posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    In my experience, blogging daily literally septupled my traffic within a span of 30 days.

    The problem, (that nobody admits), is creating high quality content each and every day.

    It can burn you out fast - especially if you have lots of other projects that require your help.

    Just my $.02
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  • Profile picture of the author automationhero
    If you have a good way to grab peoples contact information then yes. If not then it's not worth it. But this is a good way you can get people excited about your product before you launch.

    Make sure that once you have written the blog post though you spend a bit of time to market it as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author melvinsh
    You can post all you want but if you have no one following you and not being ranked well then its pointless. You need to build authority. I believe it can help drive traffic if you create quality posts though.
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    I just wrote a piece on this very topic, so don't mind my nerdy statistics. When you blog, 434 percent more pages get indexed. If you blog more than 20 times per month (unrealistic for some), the typical increase is 5 times more traffic than blogs that only post 4 times a month.

    While the numbers definitely add up, it can be a ton of extra work to churn out a new blog post every day. Obviously, the statistics do not mention the blog's marketing plan or how many people already visit the respective sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidtye
    Yes you need to post content at least 2 or 3 times a week but daily is best if you can.
    There are plenty of inexpensive freelancers who will post if you can't manage it all yourself.
    You will see more traffic for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    I tried both things to write blog posts one a week or one every second week and writing blog posts everyday. The numbers don't lie. I get way more visitors when I blog daily even without social syndication. The key is not just to blog because of blogging.

    Write epic content which engages your reader because that's what google and your readers want. If you do that paired with consistency then you cant lose!
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    Yes, You should update your blog frequently.

    If you can than try to post 1 article every day. This will dramatically boost your traffic within 3 months.

    Also make a keyword research on your niche to find out what people are searching for. Write the article on exact those topics. This will drive massive traffic from Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    If you blog daily your site will get crawled at a higher rate by the google bots (they'll come to your site more frequently because you update your content all the time). But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll get more traffic. You need to create content around topics that people have an interest in (what are they typing into Google?).
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Hi,

    More then attracting more traffic, you write your blog to share info, to teach, to ask or to share what you have. You need to address their needs as your reader or visitors. More than the frequency, you should invest more on writing quality content and INFLUENCE them. Influencing means attacking them on the very core of their mind and catching their attention.

    If you influence them well, visitors/traffic will follow. You just need to focus more on what to writing rather than writing a lot.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author DylanC
    Yes, updating your blog daily will almost certainly bring you more traffic. Especially when your content is updated and based on the latest news and topics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Blog posts are not enough, how you expose your blog is also important. If you want to get traffic to your blog you can do various things like making profiles on social media and share you content there to direct traffic to your blog.
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    Most seo expert resume search engine ranking in to important steps:
    1- Long Tail Keyword Research where there is no competition
    2- A Good Link Building strategy
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