It’s no doubt that bloggers emerge into the blogosphere daily!
Why won’t they? When they can’t afford to keep their passion to themselves?
Having your passion mixed up with those who have same passion is fun, cool and living.
Initially when you start a new blog, this question comes to your mind”How Do I Get Traffic to my Blog, my blog is still New”
If you are among this category, stay cool and follow the guide in this Post.
When you create a new Blog to share your passion you have taken the first right step because you would definitely be adding to the world.
Many people are interested in what you do and would love to take part in your passion but the big problem Is “it doesn’t happen overnight”
1. It takes time
2. It takes more time when you don’t know how to go about letting others know about your passion
3. It takes even more time when you don’t know the tips and tricks many bloggers in the game before you use to get their blog noticed in the crowd and pour out their passion to relevant audience.
Now how do you get people to notice your new blog and Build up followers or following?
When I started blogging newly back then (3 years ago to be precise) I never got to know most of these things am about to share with you right on this Post.
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Now these are the exact tips I now use to drive huge traffic to my blog TipsonBlogging and I expect you to replicate thesame techniques to boost your traffic and as well build up your followers too.
Goodness; these techniques work till date.
Smart people take action, Yes when they read a post that could easily convert, they take action and put it to work immediately, that’s how its done.
I’ve always shared this but haven’t taken enough time to break It down to your understanding.
But I would be doing that right here on the Post; but promise me one thing
I love action; why? They don’t stop at hearing, they do what they are told especially if it means alot.
How to Get Traffic to your New Blog and Build up Followers.
Who even knows about your Blog and its existence?
Table of Contents
- 1 Who even knows about your Blog and its existence?
- 2 Take your Blog Offline
- 3 Tell Search Engines you are ready
- 4 You Sleep and Wake on your Blog: Stop it
- 5 Write for Blogs
- 6 You can’t do it Alone
- 7 Collect Emails
Notify them of your New Posts
I encourage new bloggers “Let people in your social networks e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.. know about your new post.
Social Media is becoming more popular than ever, there are related groups ever you can share what you love with others and they’d be happy you are in thesame category with them and would love to know how you are doing in your end.
When you tell each of them about your New Blog post they will definitely go over there and read what you have written
What about Forums?
Thesame goes to forums, there are many blogging forums online you can join and share what you love with those who are interested.
Forums let’s you add signatures to your profile, there you can leave your blog homepage url. This can help people find your blog as well as huge traffic for you.
Popular Forums you can join are;
- Digital Forum
- Warrior Forums
- Wicked Fire etc.
These forums are meant for bloggers and contains category for almost any niche.
Join and start taking part. You can drive traffic and huge followers from there.
Take your Blog Offline
Sorry for the heading but it tells exactly; When I say take your blog offline I don’t mean to close down your blog.
Tell youreal-life friends about your Blog and what you do there.
What’s good about this?
They tend to know what you do online, they would take even more step to visit your blog, share it with lots others on their favorite social media networks and that way you get more readers. Just from your Real Life Friends and Relatives as well as families.
Tell Search Engines you are ready
So you have thesame ego i had back then?
The Publish and Share Ego
This Method goes this way;
- Write the Post
- Publish the Post
- Share to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc
This method works but stops at a time, it can’t be as effective as optimizing your posts for search engines.
You can get loads of targetted traffic from search engines like Google daily but you need to play by the rules.
What is Targeted Traffic you may be asking?
When a Google searcher searches for a keyword on google or any other search engine, he will be provided with what he searched for and if you happen to have written an article relating to wbat he has searched for, he may eventually land on your blog. Thats a targeted traffic.
But before google can start displaying your articles on its search engine you need to play by the rules.
– Use the right keywords people would search for on Google in your blog posts.
Do not overstuff keywords, read the rules of SEO that every blogger needs to know and use properly.
– Take Advantage of blogger search description (If your blog is hosted on blogger), put your keyword there, make sure you edit your Permalinks and also put your keywords you want to rank for in it.
If you use WordPress, make use of yoast seo plugin and it would guide you in optimizing your posts.
That is the plugin I personally use for my blog and its working great
I don’t want to talk more about SEO here; you can read below articles to learn more about SEO
- The Unspoken SEO Rules You Must Know And Use Properly
- Understanding On Page SEO
- Offpage Search Engine Optimization (Part I and 2)
- Complete Guide to Understanding Search Engines
If you want to sleep while you get more traffic then do not ignore SEO, because google loves your blog enough to bring you huge amount of traffic (visitors) only if you play by its rules.
Imagine you search for the keyword “start a blog” and your blog happens to be on first position, you get substantial amount of traffic for that keyword alone.
Yea it happens that way, and those who got there played by the rules.
You can do thesame and expect results.
You Sleep and Wake on your Blog: Stop it
Let’s be serious about this;
You launched a new product and definitely you need buyers are you going to stay there right in your home and expect buyers to locate you? No!
So how do you go about letting buyers know about that product?
- You stand up
- You advertise that product
- You make sales
How do we apply above to your New Blog?
Let me now introduce you to the three magical words.
- Comment and
What’s strange about this words?
You don’t share your posts this time but others post.
Read, comment and share other blogs post; don’t be too focused on your Blog alone
When you take time to promote others, you are on high way to getting more traffic because they will surely do thesame.
Blog Commenting should not be overlooked at all. Infact I use it only to drive a massive 4,175 page views daily ON my blog.
I have written a post on it recently and how you can use it to do thesame.
Write for Blogs
This is known as guest posting, guestposting helps you achieve three things
- Gain Exposure for your Blog
- More followers
- Long lasting relationship with other bloggers in your niche (your blogging field) your niche is very important because that is where you focus on as time goes on. Here is a detailed guide by Elle on discovering your blogging niche
When writing guest posts you should go with the full aim of adding quality to the fellow blogger’s readers and not just for exposure, backlinks(a link to your blog). Adding quality already qualifies you for them.
You may also want to think twice before submitting those guest posts; give heed to questions like
- Does the blog accept guest posts? If yes, what are the guidelines?
- What kind of contents do the readers love?
- Is the blog in the same niche with yours
- Will you be available to attend to readers who leave comments on your guest post?
When you are done answering these questions, get to contact the blog owner for your guest post.
Guest Posts are not emails you pitch and expect to get accepted immediately, you need to make sure you have a good relationship with the blog owner: left comments on his or her previous posts, shared etc.. this way you already know how he or she blogs and have a better chance of getting approved.
You can’t do it Alone
You need to let other bloggers who are in the same field with you know you are thinking about them
How do you actually do this?
Link to their blogs in your Posts.
Everyone loves to be called by their own name, when you take the time to link to bloggers who operate in the same area of your passion, you are building relationship with them.
Whenever you link to them, notify them through email and let them know the link to where you linked to their contents. You could use this
“Hey [blogger name],
Trust you are doing good, wanted to let you know I linked to one of your posts [post url here]
Its a very wonderful post that blends well with my recent article.
Thanks for providing such reference on your blog.
Incaseyou may want to check out the article here it is [insert url here]
You can always customize this text to make it more friendly.
They would be more than happy to tweet or share your article with their followers and also link to you in their upcoming Posts.
Let even more people know about you, you Brand
There is no limit to the amount of visitors you can have on your blog, you need to keep publicising about you, your brand.
Tell them more, Neil once shared a post on how it increases your brand mentions.
- Checkout 10 basic skills needed to be more successful as a new blogger
Take Part in Group Chats (Facebook Groups, Twitter Chats, etc.
Post Quality Articles Regularly ( This is very important) it boosts your alexa rankings too.
Quality doesn’t have to do with how lengthy your article is but how well it’s able to solve readers’ problems.
I definitely won’t advice you write short blog posts either because;
- You may find it hard to Link to other Articles you have written.
- Google may find it hard to understand what the post is all about
When you post once in a month you definitely don’t want visitors back on your blog because they wont come back after few weeks and see thesame article over and over again.
If you want repeat traffic, post regularly, It not only bring them back but as well boosts your Alexa Ranking and Domain Authority as well
I wasn’t going to leave this out, Infact it is one of the best ways to grow a blog’s followers from scratch.
You can keep your readers engaged via email (personalized mails), they can get to receive your new posts on daily, weekly or daily basis by opting in to your newsletter.
Make use of optin forms from email marketing tools like Mailchimp, getresponse etc..
I would suggest you use Mailchimp for a start, its pretty easy to use and you can send your readers personalized messages, Newposts, offers etc.
Having the Form displayed on the sidebar does not guaranteea reader subscribing to u newsletter unless you have quality contents to offer them.
Another best way you can collect emails is by creating freebies to offer anyone who subscribes to your newsletter.
Mailchimp helps you achieve that automatically without stress.
Note: Do not flood subscribers mail on daily bases, you should configure mailchimp to send atleast once daily or weekly.
Building your email list again is one best way to get in touch with your blog readers, know what they like and offering to have it on your blog for them to read.
Wish you huge success 😄
These are just the tips you should follow in order to drive traffic to your Blog, get noticed in the blogosphere and as well build up followers.
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Stay in touch am always around here and would be more than happy to help.