Do These 5 Things To Grow Your Site
If you’re tight on time and struggling to figure out the whole blog traffic growth thing, then stick to these 5 basic tips. Spend your limited 2 hours each night completing these 5 things and over time you’ll see your website traffic growing and more reader’s opting in to your email list.
#1: Research Popular Blog Posts for Keywords You Want to Target
Use a tool like BuzzSumo to see what articles are being shared the most across social media platforms. This should give you a good idea of what your readers might enjoy and share with their networks, expanding your blog’s reach.
Head over to BuzzSumo, enter a keyword in the search bar and it will pull up a top 10 list of most shared articles in the past year. You can adjust the time frame if needed.
You can also enter the URL of a website domain to find their most popular articles, for example, a competitor’s website who targets a similar audience as you.
Lastly, enter your own domain and see what your most popular articles are that your audience has enjoyed most. This will give you an idea of what content to create in the future that will be well liked by your readers.
#2: Use Pinterest to Grow Your Traffic Rapidly
Pinterest was once a well kept secret but it’s become more mainstream now in the blogger world as a great traffic source for your website. Pinterest outperforms Instagram and Facebook easily because of it’s search engine functionality.
For example, I have over 28,000 followers on Instagram for my website GolfPracticeGuides.com and only 100 followers on Pinterest. But Pinterest sends me close to 1,500 monthly visitors compared to 100 from Instagram. That’s 15X more traffic and way less followers.
You don’t need followers to get traffic from Pinterest since it’s basically just a search engine where people enter keywords and scroll through pins that pop up in the feed.
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#3: Guest post on larger blogs
Guest posting on larger blogs in your niche is one of the best ways to supercharge your traffic and create an audience.
Before guest posting, try and get to know the blogger for 3-6 months. Join Facebook groups where you can connect with other bloggers and build relationships.
Follow these bloggers on social media, sharing their work and leaving well thought out comments. They will take notice of your effort.
Then shoot them an email asking for a guest post opportunity and send them a high quality article they won’t want to turn down sharing on their blog.
Want to guest post on my blog? Send me an email with an article idea relevant to my audience (Email marketing tips, Pinterest, Instagram, Blogging, etc.).
#4: Build a community
Remember that your community is always first. The biggest blogs in the world have built great followings because they share personal stories and opinions on things they care about. Once you have a community of raving fans, they will become your greatest supporters. Before publishing any post, ask yourself whether the post is something your community wants to read.
When you create great content your audience loves to read, it will lead to social shares and them referring their friends to your blog which will grow your audience.
Get involved on the major social media networks (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) to connect with others and build relationships.
Also use your email list to send traffic to your website and build community. Insert links to blog posts in your emails you send out each week!
#5: Have a consistent writing schedule
Ask Nick Foy has begun publishing articles daily, but you can choose a publishing schedule for your blog of Monday, Wednesday, Friday for example.
Three-posts-a-week schedule without fail for five years is a good formula for success as long as your blog posts are high quality. If you’re limited on time it’s better to post just one article per week than shorter, low quality articles.
Your loyal readers will appreciate the consistency, making it easy for them to know what days to stop by the blog for new content. It’s important you create a regular publishing schedule in order to build loyalty and trust with your ever growing reader base.
Bonus: Comment on larger blogs in your niche
If you leave a well-thought-out comment on a popular article, you will most likely have some readers trickle your way. It might just be one or two from each comment, but if you comment in many well-known places you will notice your readership increase quite impressively. Each comment will leave a link-back to your site and links are the currency of the web.
Side note: the links may be no-follow and not count towards SEO building efforts, but the link still is a gateway for readers of another site to click through to read your blog.
- Pinfinite Growth – the best online course for learning how to use Pinterest to exponentially grow your website traffic
- Social Media Superhero – another amazing online course for building community and using social media to drive traffic to your website
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate if you refer me to your friends, Facebook groups, and other social networks so we can help others learn how to become better bloggers and grow their online business.
Nick Foy, Entrepreneur
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