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How To Increase Blog Traffic In 5 Easy Steps

Do you want to learn how to increase blog traffic? It’s easy—use these five simple steps each month to grow your blog to new heights.

How To Increase Blog Traffic #1—Blog More

The more content you have, the greater your chance of attracting traffic. Every single post you write will probably rank for some long tail keyword—even if it’s a really long tail keyword which only gets a handful of searches a month.

But a handful of searches is enough to give you a few more pageviews each month, and there’s no easier way to increase blog traffic than by using the traffic you already have.

Just say you had 1000 blog posts which average 10 views a day each. Imagine if you had 2000 posts. It is all about the numbers here, but the statistics get drastically better when you rank for some juicy keywords. The more longtails you can pick up, the more traffic you get.

How To Increase Blog Traffic #2—Market More

The only people who will visit your blog are people who know about your blog. Writing more posts will help people find your blog through Google and other search engines, but there are millions of other websites through which people can find your blog. Market your blog to those sites.

You can write guest posts for other sites which will attract traffic to your site. You can offer resources on your blog which other bloggers will share with their audiences. You can promote your blog on social media.

There are hundreds of great (but still easy) ways to promote your blog posts. Try at least one new technique every month.

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How To Increase Blog Traffic #3—Reward More

If you want more blog visitors, offer a bigger reward to the people who do visit your site. Write higher-quality articles. Offer more inside information. Give away something everyone else would charge for.

In any industry, the people who offer the most value usually end up winning in the long term. Blogging is no different. Your marketing should tempt people into visiting your blog, and your blog should reward them for visiting.

Happy visitors will increase blog traffic almost as if it were magic.

How To Increase Blog Traffic #4—More Media

Most blogs start out with text blog posts. These work great because they’re easy to skim and easy to get indexed by the major search engines. But more and more people today are spending their time on the Internet consuming non-text content.

Try adding alternative media to your blog. Start a video series. Create a podcast. Hire an artist to create infographics. Get some of your articles translated to a different language.

Don’t stop doing the things which work for your blog, but also don’t hesitate to try to break into new markets. The best way to learn how to increase blog traffic is by experimenting and following up on the methods which work.

I personally create Youtube videos that are directly related to the content I am publishing. For example, I recently wrote an article about allowing contributors to upload images in WordPress. Explaining how to edit the code in your WordPress website can be difficult and that is where a video comes in handy.

How To Increase Blog Traffic #5—Less Crud

The more you write, the more you market, the more you reward, and the more you experiment, the more you’ll discover what doesn’t work. But don’t just make a note of what doesn’t work—go through your blog and purge anything which doesn’t work.

This tip is included in my free PDF report with 85 tips on how to blog.

High-quality doesn’t appear by magic. If you remove the lowest-quality parts from something, the average quality increases. Last time I told people that tip they cried out in horror! Do not leave low quality content on your website. Delete it or rewrite the content to raise the standard. Please note that if you must delete an entire article you can also tell Google by requesting a URL removal in Google web master tools.

When you write an article, go back and remove the lowest-quality sentences. When you review your upcoming blog post queue, delete (or postpone publishing) the lowest-quality posts. When you look at any aspect of your blog, get rid of the lowest-quality and least-effective parts.

Nobody wants to see raw diamonds. They’re covered in ugly crud. But if you polish the diamond and remove the crud, the gem everyone wants to see shines through. In the same way, removing the crud from your site so the best parts shine is how to really increase blog traffic.

My name is Milica Pantic (aka Mitz) and I am a serial full-time blogger. I started out with one website many years ago and it went so well, I sold my businesses and began living the internet dream. Since then I have been perfecting the art of building websites to earn money online and I will never stop learning. This is an ever changing business and I love the challenge. Please feel free to download my favorite FREE REPORTS if you are interested in improving your blogging business or starting one from scratch.

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  • Sahuri Nur June 2, 2014, 7:45 pm

    This article need a review about panda 4.0, because I want to know about effect this algoritm.
    Thanks to share

  • Rahul Sharma May 22, 2014, 11:19 am

    Nice points, I agree with your idea more content we have more chances are there.
    Thanks for sharing such good tips.
    Rahul Sharma recently posted..EASILY SYNC BOOKMARKS AND PASSWORDS IN CHROMEMy Profile

  • Kedar Lasane January 10, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Regularly sharing your blog to social media and writing guest post will surely increase your traffic and ranking.Ultimately increasing your revenue too

  • Rahul July 23, 2013, 5:03 am

    My favorite and best step to increase traffic is by providing Quality and regular content after that on-page and off-page seo should be my proiority

  • Louis
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    June 25, 2013, 12:03 am

    Great reminder, Mitz! I agree that the last one is important as well. 80% of our efforts yields nothing. We need to find the 20% that works and maximize them.

  • Akash Agarwal June 24, 2013, 1:57 am

    All the points you have mentioned here are very useful to increase blog traffic. Thanks for sharing such a nice blog.

  • Corey Frankosky June 20, 2013, 7:30 pm

    I think I am going to start using guest blogging in order to drive more traffic. I am trying to reach more visitors every day and I think guest blogging will be the best option for me. Thank you for your great tips on getting more traffic to my blog!
    Corey Frankosky recently posted..How To Earn More Money as an Amazon AffiliateMy Profile

  • Adam Dukes
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    June 19, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Some great tips on increasing traffic. I plan to get into guest blogging soon. Trying to use some of Derek Halpren’s tips and getting featured in my local media. I know I need to spend more time on promoting too. I believe Derek recommends spend 20% of your time writing and 80% promoting. Of course, not in a spammy way though.

    Thanks for the 5 tips!
    Adam Dukes recently posted..How McDonald’s Changed The Fast Food Industry And How You Can Do The Same In Your BusinessMy Profile

  • Mike Carlson June 19, 2013, 1:28 am

    Consistent high quality and quantity blogs is very essential to gain more traffic. Of course, a good promotion is equally important as well. Thanks for these tips.
    Mike Carlson recently posted..Help with Setting up a BusinessMy Profile

  • Dean Saliba
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    June 18, 2013, 4:09 pm

    Great tips, I have been concentrating on marketing and promoting my blog rigorously recently and I have seen my traffic spike, and not just from web sites but search engines like Good and Bing. Going to start focusing on Social Media sites more next month.

  • Tayyab Nasir June 18, 2013, 12:30 pm

    Does Yahoo answers really help in building permanent traffic to your blog.Last year I have used them but do not find them useful so left them ?

  • Robert June 18, 2013, 11:40 am

    Thanks for your great tips. Adding images and videos to my blog posts and improving the readability of the posts with bullet lists, headlines, text in bold… worked also quite well for me. Readers stay longer on my blog, they read more posts and they are more likely to share my content and that way to bring more traffic to my site.

  • Hamza Sheikh June 17, 2013, 9:08 am

    Hi Mitz,

    So nice to see you here! Well, I am agree with many of your points on bringing more traffic to website. Reward More is something that can easily attract thousand of users to blog / website easily. I have seen many people rewarding their readers with several giveaways, some giveaway backlinks and bla bla to gain media hype.

  • Yogesh June 16, 2013, 11:22 pm

    the content quality and the online marketing over the social media networking sites works well. However, the readers find it really helpful if you have some images or the power point slides associated with the articles too. They help in understanding the content more easily.

    • Mitz Pantic
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      June 17, 2013, 2:22 am

      Hi Yogesh
      Yes I agree with you. Adding a few photos or a slide show works wonders. Many people are using slideshare now days. :)

  • Ben Edgson June 16, 2013, 1:36 pm

    Interesting about taking lower quality stuff off the site. I think you’re right though. It raises the quality of the site :)! Great article! I think i’m going to move into making youtube videos together with the site :) THANK YOU!

  • Joe Hart June 15, 2013, 4:58 am

    Long tail keywords can contribute a lot to the overall traffic if the site has a large collection of posts..If a blogger can do 3-4 blogs a day, he can easily reach the 1000 post mark in a year or so..Like you said juicier keywords give a surge which is always welcome.Long tail on the other hand is more like a security deposit.

  • Jesse Christopher June 14, 2013, 8:29 pm

    It can take a while, but articles like this help you from getting un-stymied when you feel like your website traffic is dragging.

    Increasing blog traffic is all I’ve been trying to do recently, I really need to start using my own blogs websites link instead of being lazy and using my works because it auto fills it in everytime, heh. Anyway, good post, i’ll be sure to give it a +1 on Google. Thanks!

  • Rahul June 14, 2013, 2:05 pm

    Hey Mitz!
    This is great post by you and thanks for sharing.. i was in need to know how to increase traffic..thanks to this post for some useful tips..Get time for my blog too and give me some advices it will be gladful for me thanks :)

  • Mayank Jain June 14, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Hi, Looks quite interesting and you told everyone to stick with basic. But, I want to highlight the point no. 2 : Market More. I see a problem here. Since, Forums,Guest post and Questions and Answers requires efforts from Webmasters as well as writers specially dealing with SPAM and duplicate content. Blackhat SEO SPAM forums and questions and answers sites heavily and if webmaster is not careful then probably your site will end up with thin content policy from Google.

    Rest , I like your post very much.

    • Mitz Pantic
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      June 17, 2013, 2:27 am

      There is nothing wrong with marketing and it will not hurt you if it is done honestly. :) Of course you always have to be careful too. The problem is that people are not actually sure what is acceptable until they actually try it for themselves.
      Mitz Pantic recently posted..Beginners Guide To SEOMy Profile

  • Mitch June 14, 2013, 12:50 am

    Hey Mitz, thank you for the interesting read, i would like to suggest one more key-point that’s also crucial for increasing your Blog traffic, which is “Choosing the right COMMENT system”,
    some comment systems are really getting popular that most visitors are following blogs that do install them, for example “commentluv” , it’s a such great blogging tool,
    it’s a great thing you mentioned a “reward more” step in your article, as most visitors are also looking to promote their own blogs as well, so it would make sense for visitors to follow blogs that do install commentluv,

  • Nirmala
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    June 14, 2013, 12:43 am

    Nice post!

    I wish all the bloggers should read this post to drive quality and genuine traffic to their blog.

    Am a part time blogger and am following most of the ways listed here.

    I am not rewarding my visitors and commenters, will start doing it soon.

    Thanks for presenting the useful tips, keep writing :)

  • Latief
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    June 13, 2013, 11:00 pm

    Yes, they are all make sense but sometimes people don’t get this. They thing they can abracadabra with traffic, thanks for sharing Mitz….
    Latief recently posted..Media Pemasaran InternetMy Profile

  • Mushfiqur
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    June 13, 2013, 11:48 am

    Before the Panda updates and all, I relied on guest posts for my blog heavily but now I am trying to take a different step by writing various types of content which I think will be helpful for the readers. I agree with your first point where long tail keywords can attract visitors and I have seen it happening. Most of the search terms I receive recently are long tail keywords. Though I am adding new content daily, I am not seeing much increase in traffic. I guess I have to wait a bit more to see results?
    Good thing I am already following the steps that you have mentioned above or at least trying to! :)
    Great article Mitz! :)

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