One of the biggest misconceptions about blogging is that you can simply create content, post it, and people will come.
However, this cannot be further from the truth. The reality is that in order to bring traffic to your content, you need to promote your blog posts.
You can create the most high-quality, value-packed content, but if nobody sees it, will it matter?
The good news is there are some very simple ways to start bringing traffic to your blog, even if you have no experience at all!
In this video, I cover 4 ways in particular that you can start using right now in order to get visitors to your blog:
To sum up my four tips for increasing your blog traffic:
1. Send an email to your list to let them know about your new post
Whether you have one person on your list right now or 10,000, this is a great traffic strategy to get in the habit of implementing because it can bring immediate views to your content. As your list grows, so will your website traffic. Not to mention, people joined your list for your content, so why not share it?
2. Syndicate your blog post across your social media channels
If you are using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and more, then you should be utilizing your followings on those sites. Share your blog posts with optimized descriptions on those sites. In addition to the boost in traffic, social sites also have awesome SEO value which can help you rank in the search engines.
3. Run a Facebook ad to your post
Out of the four strategies I am sharing with you today, this is the only paid traffic source. However, it is a high quality traffic source with fairly low costs as long as you understand your target market. Simply promote your blog posts to fans of pages that are similar to your site. This will help your post get seen by highly targeted viewers.
4. Create a video and/or audio for your post to share on high authority sites
This last tip has two major benefits. You are able to create content that appeals to visual and auditory learners and you are able to leverage the traffic of other high authority sites, like YouTube and SoundCloud. Just as you can see with the majority of our blog posts, we also create videos to embed on our posts because it allows us to get lots of traffic from YouTube.
So there’s just a few tips to get your started on increasing your blog traffic today. There are countless more ways (which we will touch on in future posts), but this creates a great foundation and gets results.