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Every day I think about how I can drive more traffic to my blog. I sit during breakfast ticking ideas off, or in the bath as I relax at night. It is a near obsession, and I am sure I am not the only one who spends way too much time considering it. This is more than a hobby, it is my livelihood and my passion. I love to write, to share with my readers. I love being able to direct people to my blog when I am talking about any specific topic that takes further explanation.

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When speaking to other bloggers, we tend to try and share tips on how to bring in a larger readership. That is understandable, as it is the fuel that keeps it going., Steady traffic is crucial to blog health and success, and it can be a blow when the numbers just won’t go up.

Surprisingly (or not) the same basic tips tend to come up during every discussion. They are the ‘tried and true’ steps to drawing more attention, and they have worked for everyone in some way, large or small. Try these tricks to drive more traffic to your blog.

  • 1. Frequent Posting – Search engines work by indexing content based on popularity, date posted and related content to search queries. The more frequently you post, the more there will be to index and so the more likely Google or other engines will be to direct searchers to your blog. That doesn’t mean you have to flood your blog with content. But posting daily, especially on weekdays, can give you a boost.
  • 2. Utilize Headlines – A headline is a big draw to an article. Learning to use something that will catch a reader’s attention is key. Possibly the best way to bring in their attention is through the use of numbers, which will alert them to a list. You will see that this works, as you are reading this article now.
  • 3. Email Lists and Social Media – Interaction with readers is a great way to keep them coming back. You will always have comment sections in posts, but you can take that a step further. Use old-fashioned email lists to let them know what is going on. This can be a nice, personal way to get their attention. An even better way is through a social networking page, such as on Twitter or Facebook. You can even use updates on LinkedIn and other sites for this purpose.
  • 4. Allow Readers To Subscribe – I have lost count of the sites I have failed to put on my daily visit list because they didn’t offer a subscription. I enjoy having a live feed, and so do others. Provide plenty of options for this on your blog, such as through Feedburner and Feedblitz.
  • 5. Visit Blogs Yourself – One of the fastest ways to be seen is through commenting on other blogs. I don’t mean through spamming, but by genuine interaction. Brand your comments to drive traffic to your blog. You can provide a link to your site with your comment, through a signature or where it allows you to provide it in the form. You can also connect with other bloggers and find potential guest posting opportunities.
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    17 Comments

    • MoneyAU

      Godo tips for increasing blog traffic. Pluggin in social media networks, such as you have already done is also a good way of making your blog popular.

    • Noel Addison

      Consistency in posting and submitting your links is very important in maintaining traffic to your blog. Also, social media is helpful in promoting your blog.

    • sai@dailyblogtools

      5 points are very nice and subscription point is really greate.nice share 🙂

    • Jerrick @ Singapore Web Hosting

      I love the last point. It really help which you visit other people blog and drop a comment ,they will did the same thing to you as well. Most of the blogger to not worry to create new post or write lot of new content , they just worry that lot of work they need to spread out to get exposure and traffic.
      That why RSS feed and social media plug in is a need. If you hope for more , then you do need to do more marketing on your post.

    • Jasmine

      Good post. Thank you for sharing these tricks to drive traffic to blogs.

    • Phanindra

      Good list Aimee. Definitely are worth to be followed to get more traffic and more exposure.

    • Alan Tay

      Great tips. I come across recently that having a good header is essential. It can really attract readers to read on the post and reduce bounce rate.

    • Amandeep Singh

      Thanks for the tips.. I had been quite irregular while posting on the blog.. since last one month, I have been posting almost everyday.. and I can see the effects 🙂 I have also been getting Guest Post requests which I still haven't opened publicly on my blog..

      Thanks for sharing Aimee… 🙂

    • Satrap

      Great tips Aimee. I personally love social media traffic. It's a gold mine if you know how to dig it out!

    • Guru

      Point#1 and #3 are the most important things in driving traffic to any website where as the point#1 requires the quality content rather than frequent posting. Posting frequently does not mean that search engine will show your website at top result, it needs more unique and quality content as per the latest Google algorithm changes.

    • Chintak Dholakia

      Yup. The 5th point is nice one 🙂

    • Riya @ Couponseasy

      Thanks for sharing these useful tricks. 🙂

    • Crick

      Nice tips, I personally feel that social media is great place to attract huge traffic but ultimately it's the quality of your post that matters.

    • ratna gogoi

      I don’t know much more about blog. But reading this article, I think, I should learn about it.

    • Abhishek@techbugs.net

      These are some really important points that can be used to attract traffic.

    • Vikram

      Points noted, Good post, Thank you for sharing.

    • inferno19

      Thanx for the tricks. Gonna implement them on my blog now.

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