Welcome to the world of blogging and trying to monetize your online blog. If you would like to start your online blog, we have a full tutorial here on how you can get started. We started our second blog “Ladies Make Money” to show other female entrepreneurs our step by step strategy of how to make money using your website and blog. We will be focusing on how to get consistent traffic to your blog to allow for more views, more sales, and growth of your online business today.
Are you one of those bloggers who started a blog once upon a time and have now given up due to lack of motivation. Did you feel like you were talking to no one! The issue might have been a lack of traffic to your site. Traffic is definitely important when it comes to blogging. You want to connect with people and the best way of doing that is getting your work in front of people.
How to get consistent traffic to your blog
Before we get started on how to get consistent traffic to your blog, we wanted to show you how we are currently doing with traffic. Keep in mind, although we have a successful blog with “Culture Wedding PR firm”, we recently started this blog to show you how to achieve great success with blogging. Our sister blog is doing great and creating lots of passive income for us at the moment.
Keeping that in mind, our blog was successfully launched on November 2nd, 2016. Today is November 10th and see how we managed to get over 500 times the traffic in just one day from implementing our strategies that we outline in our new course “Traffic Building Bootcamp!” The course outlines the steps we are currently taking to get multiple page views per day. Take a look at the graph below:
As you can see, this blog had barely any views on November 2nd, 2016. We were concentrating on making little tweaks to our platform, adding content and getting it ready for the launch. Then we started to implement some marketing strategies to help us grow and quickly get noticed. This shot was taken in the morning by that same evening we got a lot more page views. Now we will tell you a few things you can do today to start seeing amazing traffic to your own blog. Are you ready for this? This is how to get consistent traffic to your blog:
Use Social Media as your starting point
Social media will play a big part when comes to marketing and promoting your work online. Everyone is on social media, trying to find ways to promote their businesses. This means you should also be taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with your potential readers. The recommended social media sites include: Facebook, Facebook groups, Pinterest, Google + and Instagram. These sites encourage you to engage and interact with your readers as well as to share your content.
How to use Social Media to promote your work:
- Be consistent when posting your work. Use high-quality images when it comes to promoting on social media, especially on Instagram and Pinterest.
- Make it easy for others to share your work by adding sharing buttons with your content. I currently use SumoMe to do this. You can take a look at other resources I use right here!
- Grow your social media following. Don’t go crazy on trying to get everyone to follow you. Your followers must be your ideal clients otherwise, this means nothing. Simply add follow buttons on your site, send emails to your list asking them to follow you.
- Don’t forget to ask followers to share your work. At the end of each of your blog post, ask followers to share your work if they loved it. Do it on social media as well.
- Utilize groups (Facebook and Pinterest) to share your work. Most of these groups allow for promo days, blog posting days and sharing tip days. Be there and engage with your potential readers.
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Guest post on similar blogs
Guest posting is another popular way to dramatically increase your page views. You are basically tapping into someone else’s network of readers. If you are guest blogging on a bloggers site that has multiple readers, a great social media following, then chances are these readers will now come to learn about you and potentially follow you.
The more guest blog work you do, the more search engines will take notice of your blog. You must also allow other bloggers to guest post on your site. This means everyone will share the work and you will get more eyes on your site. We are currently accepting guest post for our blog. You can email us at [email protected] Want more ideas on how to get consistent traffic to your blog? Keep reading.
Commenting on other blogs
I recently started experimenting with this process on my other blogs and I am trying to weigh my options by seeing what works and what does not. I do believe it will work and let me tell you why I think this. The more you engage with other bloggers ideally in the same niche as you are in, the more the blogger and their readers will get to know you.
When someone asks me who my favorite bloggers are, I automatically name Melissa Griffin, Mariah Coz and Michelle Shcroeder of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, just to name a few. There are a few others that I love but my point is, I automatically name them out. This is because I have commented and engaged with them on social media and I now know them. You want to be known as well and commenting is the way to go.
Become good with SEO
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will be your life saver when it comes to getting more page views for your blog. Ninety percent of the people who search for things online, use Google, Bing and Yahoo! to look up items. If you do not show up on these sites, then your site is not SEO friendly. Here are a few quick tips to becoming SEO friendly.
- Use the right keywords. Keywords is what will help you show up on search engines. Do not overuse this. I like to use Google Keyword Planner to plan out my keywords.
- You must provide quality content at all times. If your work is not original or it is full of errors, Google won’t rank you.
- We already mentioned this, but be consistent. Google ranks relevant sites that post on a regular basis. Pick a routine that works for you and stick to it.
- Work on getting quality back links to your site. If other bloggers write about you or mention your website (Hint: Guest Blogging exchange)- you are more likely to rank as Google will think you are relevant.
Blog on a regular basis to stay relevant
If you are not consistent, then you are missing out on getting return visitors to your site. You will also not rank on relevant search engines meaning your blog will end up failing. Make sure you have a set schedule and follow them. If you choose to blog 5 times a week and you are producing high-quality content, then do that. If you think once a month works well, then do it. This way, your readers know when to expect something from you.
Write longer blog posts
If you think a 500 worded post will do you justice, then think again. Want to know how to get consistent traffic to your blog, write posts that are 1000 words or more. In fact, Google likes posts that are 2500 words. I stick to the 1000 to 1500 word blogs to help me. This just means that you might have more keywords used on your post which will help with your ranking. In order to give quality posts to your readers, your blog needs to be a little longer. At least stick to 1000 word blog post, I use my keywords about 6 to 8 times. I do not stuff it in there, I let it be natural.
Submit your blogs to Bookmarking sites
There you have it, my secret on how to get consistent traffic to your blog. All I do is submit my URL to these sites which help me get quality links to my site and it increases my page rank. Here are a few bookmarking sites that I use.
Want to know more of my secrets on how to get consistent traffic to your blog, get on my course where I tell you more than you need to explode your traffic and how to start making money. You can register for the course right here- “Traffic Building Bootcamp!”.
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