According to an article in the New York Times, titled “Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest”, approximately 95% of blogs fail due to lack of readership.
Luckily, I have grown one of my blogs into 50,000+ monthly visitors and I have tried every method on the internet and still exploring more. However, I want to let you know that it didn’t happen overnight and it took a lot of testing, failing and starting all over again.
This article contains unique and practical ways to promote a blog and get traffic. I hope this guide will help you unleash your true potential of a blog.
One of the best ways to get traffic is by publishing more articles. A research from Hubspot shows that a website that publishes 16+ articles monthly get more traffic than a website that publishes 5 articles monthly.
Even a popular internet marketer and blogger Neil Patel also revealed that his traffic grew from 46,134 to 59,787 when he increased article frequency from 1 to 2 per week.
It is a proven research that publishing more articles will always result in more traffic. Therefore, increase your article frequency today and you will see a significant increase in traffic; guaranteed.
A research by serpIQ shows that Google ranks content that has 2000 words better than content with fewer words.
Another reason Neil Patel articles get lots of traffic is because he writes detailed articles. His average article ranges from 4,000 to 8,000 words.
The Email is one of the top sources of traffic to the most blogs. If you haven’t started building an email list, start now. Go to Mail Chimp and start building subscribers.
Another proven method to grow traffic is by writing for other people’s blogs. For instance, you can choose a blog which is bigger than yours and write an article for that blog. The other blog will probably have a bio section which you can include a link to your website in your guest post. This can bring a lot of traffic.
Search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are the #1 source of traffic for most established blogs. So it is extremely important to follow good SEO practices on your website and optimized each article for a specific keyword.
Comment on Other Blogs:
The right comment on a highly authoritative blog can send you lots of traffic; identify the top blogs in your niche and start interacting and commenting on blogs on a regular basis. This will get the blogger and members of his community to notice you and visit your blog, leading to more traffic for you; you might even get a link or invitation to guest blog out of it.
Develop a Blogger Outreach Plan:
Many bloggers fail to get traffic because they take a passive approach to blogging; if you simply publish your article, rest and wait for traffic to come then nothing will happen.
For every article you publish, make sure you have a solid blogger outreach plan; compile a list of dozens of relevant bloggers that you can email your article to and ask them to share or link to your article. This article is a good place to learn how to do blogger outreach.
It is recommended to follow all these points to guarantee the success of a blog. Other methods can also contribute to more growth.
My name is Adam Hyatt and I’m the co-founder of Kiwi Website Design and a Certified Google Partner.
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