Increased blog traffic is one of the many ways to make your blog successful and as bloggers, we want the content we put so much effort and hard work into, to be viewed and appreciated by as many people as possible. I will be sharing you all some of the ways that have personally helped me to increase the traffic on my blog tremendously and hopefully these can help you too!
No matter how good your content is, if you are not promoting it through social media it might as well not exist. Promoting your blog takes time and effort but it is so worth it in the end. The best social media for promoting your blog in my opinion is Twitter and i kid you not, my views have literally doubled since i’ve started using it. Instagram is good too. Although i don’t get as much direct views from it, it is definitely worth using because brands love it and as your followers grow, so will the views on your blog. I don’t use Facebook or Pinterest; however i’ve heard many bloggers say how much Pinterest has helped their blog so my next goal is to start promoting my blog there as well.
You need to make sure that the title of your blogpost is catchy because that is ultimately what makes people click and decide if they want to read further or not. Try to look at it from a third person perspective or take someone else’s opinion on if they they think the title is catchy enough. By no means should you do ‘clickbaits’ as that will only affect your blog negatively in the long term. Here are some tips:
- Keep it short and focused
- Use numbers- It lures people’s attention and tells them exactly how much they are going to get. “5 simple ways to..”, “10 reasons why…”
- Use adjectives: Simple, Efficient, Unbelievable, Essential, Strange, Fun, Free.
- Use trigger words such as “why”, “what”, “how” or “when”.
This seems quite self explanatory but the more times you post, the more views you will get. If you post consistently, your readers will be right there with you consistently reading your posts as opposed to if you post one time and then again months later, your views will definitely drop. I stick to posting 2 times a week as that is what is comfortable for me. Whatever you decide, just make sure you stick to a routine as it will let your readers know exactly when your post will be going up.
We are all visual creatures and incorporating good photos in your blog posts can substantially increase your blog views. Try making your feature image as aesthetically pleasing as possible because that’s what your audience will see at first before deciding whether or not to view your post.. Try as much as you can to use your own original photos instead of getting them off the internet at that gives your blog more of a personal feel.
I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again- engagement is key. Think about, there are million of bloggers out there so how do you intend to stand out? Read other blogs, like, comment, share, join chats/pods/threads! There are so many ways to engage and once other bloggers know about you, they are more likely to visit your blog and read your posts regularly hence increasing your views, and hey you might just make some other blogger friends in the process which is always nice!
What do you do to increase your blog traffic? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading! xx