You have written you 20-30 blog post but your traffic hasn’t increased.
And your hard work is not paying off.
Does this sound familiar?
Then this guide is especially for you
To be honest It’s tough……
The competition is really tough
And getting traffic is really dang Hard more than ever
You’ve tried every “method” out there but it’s not working
That is the reason why you came here Right!
Well, then, first of all, there are two broad ways to increase website traffic
- Free traffic &
- Paid traffic.
But let’s talk about Free traffic today
You want the free traffic, right?
Everybody wants free.
And there is nothing wrong about that
You may have read many articles on how to increase your web traffic
But you are not seeing any result
Cause none of them are highly actionable
When you have the right strategy and system it’s really not that hard to increase your website traffic.
Here is an infographic showing breakdown of traffic sources
The first Thing you need to do is
1. Optimize your website for Google
Before you click off saying this is one of those clickbait articles again
I Just wanna say that even though you tried as much as you can to increase your traffic
Without optimizing your website
Truth hurts but your site will never do well, You will never get much traffic
And will be always low on Search Engine Results Page (SERP) Rankings
and unfortunately, Search engines have always been a major way to get traffic for free.
Then what is Website Optimization?
Website optimization is a process of refining websites for better user experience, boosting search engine traffic, content and improving the page speed.
In other words small or big changes made to your website for incremental improvements,
But when combined with other optimizations, they could have a noticeable impact on your site’s user experience and increase performance in organic search results.
Like I said before even it is a small change or improvement but it will have a huge impact on your site overall experience
Some of the tips to optimize your website are-
– Improve your URLs structure (Go to Settings<< Permalinks<<Post name)
– Make your site navigation simple and easier
-Use keyword rich HTML heading tags
-Optimize your page titles
– Check your Page title length
– Use appropraiate Keywords you want to rank for
– Making your page title look good in the search results
-Optimize your descriptions for a better CTR
-Optimize your content (Constantly update it with new info)
– Put Keywords within content
– Maintain Keyword variance
– Good Content length ( I would recoomend 500-800 words)
– Optimize your images ( Use tools like WP Smush )
– Outbound links
– increase your Page load speed (check on pingdom, Google Page insights, Gmetrix)
– Ad placement (Dont compensate your readers comfort for some few bucks, Always think for long term)
– Page layout
2. Create Quality Viral Content
What is Viral content?
An image, video, piece of information, etc circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another.
Create Quality content
Bill Gates Said “Content is King ” which he mentioned in his essay in 1996
Do a lot of research before you publish your article
Include Data to show or support your statement
Analyse your competitor
A viral article will contribute significantly to your customer acquisition, engagement, and brand image.
After publishing start promoting your content on different social media sites, forums which are related to your niche
3. Keep your content fresh
Why is keeping fresh content even important?
Because you don’t want people to find information on your website that is outdated or isn’t valid anymore
Update your blog post which got the most traffic
Re-promote any of the old content you just updated.
Review or analyze the keywords you have used in the past for that particular post
Cause at times the value keyword too changes
If your ranking drop you might wanna consider researching new keywords for that post
And if some of your blog posts is becoming really old and outdated and isn’t much of a trend anymore
and nobody reads it
Then I would suggest you delete it
Some posts are evergreen and some aren’t.
You have published a very good post
Now just sit back and relax
People will come pouring in to read your article
NO that’s not gonna work
You think hitting the button is the end
That’s just the beginning
You have to promote your content
without promoting you won’t get much traffic
A data recently provided by Internet World Stats shows that 78 percent of the population in the U.S is online
Engage with Social media like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc
Google rank website based on many factors and social sharing is one of the vital parts
Share your content on your official page
Remember to use a catchy description for your social media postings.
Share the post again this time with your personal account and ask your friends or followers to do the same
Repeat this process on all of the social media sites
Don’t be spammy (Don’t Repost too much)
Mix blog post with videos too or create an infographic for the thumbnail
Add sharing buttons to your website
Building a network of targetted followers on social media sites takes time
But at the end, the result is worth it
and if you are in the B2C niche they are more likely to convert.
What is Interlinking?
Linking to your other blog post is called interlinking
Interlinking is a good strategy to revive your old blog post
You mention about you a particular topic you have written in the past which co-relates with the current topic you are writing about
And say like click here to find out more about it
Interlink them as they are related to the same subject of Social Media
You get the point right and that strategy drives traffic to your least seen post
By the way in case you already don’t know how to set up your custom domain email you can check it out too
Usefulness of Interlinking
- It certainly drive more traffic from search engine
- The pages which are linked more often will get a high PR
- Bring more page views
- Make search engine crawl each page, This way you can bring more search traffic in the long run.
- Interlinking helps in On-page SEO
- Low Bounce rate since this helps in keeping visitors for a longer time
Tips on interlinking
- Interlink towards the beginning of your content that way it passes more juice.
- Your linking should be relevant according to the topic and are related by keyword.
- Don’t spam with keyword oriented links
6. Guest post on high traffic websites
What is Guest Posting?
Guest posting, it simply means writing and publishing a blog or an article on someone else’s website or blog.
Really its so hard to find websites that accept guest posting
You may find here and there for some small sites but its very hard to find authority websites offering guest post unless you have a connection
Use This Guest Posting Tool
Disclaimer: This is not an affiliate
Go to Guest Post Tracker
It is software built to help you manage your guest post submissions
It supplies you with a list and has the most up to date list of blogs that you can submit guest posts
and the software lets you track all of your submissions.
Of course like all software It cost some bucks to use that tool
But since I told you that today we are gonna talk about free
Here is a list of the blogs that allow guest posting
Benefits of Guest Posting-
- More people will see your work
- Generate Quality referral traffic
- Get exposure back to your website
- Build backlinks to your website
- Build Relationships
- Dont be spammy
- Deliver Quality content (Content is King)
- Dont take it as strategy to build links
- Dont spun artices
7. Dominate with Quora
I know what you are thinking
But it can be put into the category of Social media marketing
This is like a forum site where you can meet endless potential clients or customers
Literally, this is like a goldmine for traffic, customers, sales, etc
People ask questions, and you post answers.
Simply visit the site, enter a keyword in your niche to find questions you want to answer for
And if you post good relevant answers that help them
They might wanna check your site out and if you put relevant links back to your site,
You can receive a big boost in traffic.
We are already halfway through
Anyway let’s continue
The next thing you need to do is
8. Target Low Keywords
What are Low Keywords?
Low competition Keywords are those keywords that have a good monthly search volume but relatively low competition.
If your niche is too broad and highly competitive
My suggestion is you start slow
Go for low competitive keywords
This can drive an awesome amount of traffic to your website.
You can work up from that
Let’s say you have 10 articles on your blog ranked for low competitive Keywords
The traffic even though it’s not much, Ummm let’s take a minimum guess of 300 per day on each article or blog post
It will amount to something like … Let’s do the math
10 articles × 300 =3000 per/day
Not pretty bad right!
Imagine over 50 articles ranking for low volume searches
You will get a good amount of traffic
9. Wikipedia Editor
What is Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users known as Wikipedians.
it seems strange
But they are an online traffic source just waiting to be taken advantage of
But boy oh boy it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Your website can be added to a spam list if links to your website keep continually getting added to Wikipedia articles
Like this one below
It is one of the biggest, oldest and most authoritative websites on the internet
Wikipedia isn’t only a backlink, it’s a traffic generating, natural backlink generating mechanism
You can write your entry on the topic you are most actionable about
Just put your mindset only about adding relevant quality content, not links.
If your account is brand new. You might want to build up your credibility by editing multiple pages, marketing yourself
And links will come in automatically once you prove your credibility
This one is really a long-term plan and it’s really worth the wait if you play well
10. Offline Marketing
What is Offline Marketing?
Offline marketing is any promotion or advertisement that is published and released outside the Internet.
In simple terms it means marketing that is done without the use of Internet.
With the rapid rise in popularity of online marketing, many proven offline methods are beginning to fade away
Some tactics are
- Engage in offline guerrilla marketing
Leave sticky notes in random places like your school, club etc
Use chalk to advertise promotions on a sidewalk.
Accidentally leave a branded pen
Use sticky notes to create temporary images on buildings, cars, etc.
- Distribute Business cards Whenever Possible
- Donate gift certificates or products as prizes
- Speak at events
- Sponsor a community event
Even though it doesn’t have much impact on your site
It can create brand awareness and they can impact your bottom line and mix up your marketing efforts.
11. Do a Giveaway
One powerful strategy to boost page views, increase email subscribers, and drive traffic to the like button on your blog’s Facebook Page is to host a giveaway
You want to attract quality subscribers who would eventually turn to customers. Right?
That’s the ultimate goal for any business.
Some tips for your Giveaway
1. Choose your Product for the Giveaway Carefully
You can give products related to your niche Or you can run a survey or a poll and you can literally choose the most voted products of services instead of you researching on what to provide.
2. Do Guest Posts giveaway
In case you don’t have anything to give, Do a Guest Posts giveaway, Let’s say For example 5 lucky winners will be given a chance for guest posts if your blog has a considerable amount of traffic
3. Offer free Advertising on Your Blog
4. Promote your Giveaway
So there you go, 11 Ways to increase website traffic
Normally if you do some of these tactics You will be in no time getting traffic
I really hope it helps
If you got any problem leave a comment and let’s sort it out together