Monday, May 14, 2018

How to Grow and Cultivate Your Blog Traffic

Even the best bloggers will come across this issue at some point.  All  the hard work of starting a blog, formulating a message.

It comes when you least expect it that horrible feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you discover your traffic has plummeted.  You're thinking, "where's my website traffic gone?". It's something that cannot be avoided.

The bane of any bloggers existence new or seasoned is always:

How do I get more traffic to my blog?

Before I answer the above question we need to understand the reasons why you want more traffic.

Is it simply that you want to help others? Is your blog a helpful resource to other people? Or is it for the popularity?

Sharing your own experiences is all well and good but don't get caught up in the fame game.  Stay on a steady course with practical information and tools your readers will want and need.

19 really useful points to get more traffic to your blog:

1. Leave helpful comments on other blog's

2. Write pithy blog posts

3. Blog less

4. Become a useful source of information

5. Be a regular blogger

6. Create addictive content

7. Write evergreen posts

8. Put your blog in order

9. Post your blog link on search engines regularly

10. Post regularly on social media, Twitter, Facebook, Google+

11. Ask your friends to share your content

12. Write about useful things people will link to

13. Make your readers smile with funny anecdotes

14. Be inventive

15. Become noteworthy

16. Strike a chord with your headlines

17. Become search engine friendly

18. Make your content sing

19. Use "you" not "me" (write in the second person)

If you're looking for more help on blogging read my book Blogger: Build Your Blogger Website in Five Steps from Start to Finish.