Getting more traffic to your blog can be tough – with so many great blogs out on the web and so many social channels, it’s hard to know where to focus to grow your blog traffic.
I think my biggest mistake when starting a blog was assuming that people would just find my posts – spoiler alert, they don’t! It takes work to distribute your blog posts to the right places to get readers on your site. So, I’m going to share how to get traffic to your blog.
Share On Social
This is a no-brainer, but don’t forget about the less sexy platforms like Facebook or Twitter. When a new blog post is published, go down this list:
- Instagram (don’t forget to swap your bio link!)
- Instagram Stories (business accounts can “swipe up”)
Send An Email Blast
If you’re smart, you have an email newsletter. Maybe it’s a daily new post blast or a weekly roundup – whatever you send, email newsletters are amazing ways to gain steady traffic to your blog.
Submit to Content Sharing Sites
Sites like Digg, Reddit or StumbleUpon may seem old school, but there are a lot of people who still use those platforms. Not sharing your blog posts to them is a missed opportunity to gain more blog traffic!
Comment On Blog Posts
Take the time to read other blogger’s posts and then leave a meaningful comment on it. Make sure to sign off with your name and blog url so new readers can discover your blog!
Don’t Forget YouTube
If you use YouTube, I recommend having a standard bit of copy that you paste in each description. This should include a little “about you”, links to your social channels and, if you haven’t guessed it, a link to your blog. People really do click on those.
Focus On SEO
Last but not least, focus on SEO for each post so you can earn more organic traffic. I recommend the Yoast SEO plugin on WordPress. On the bottom of each blog post, just follow the steps to optimize your metadata. It takes a couple more minutes and ensures that it’s easier for people to find your site – basically free traffic1
So, that’s how you get traffic to your blog! Basically, don’t’ assume people will find you naturally. It takes works after you hit “publish” to get readers to your posts. Share that link around and your hard work will be paid off with more blog traffic!