4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic




One of the most common complaints that I hear from bloggers is the fact that no matter how hard they try, they can’t grow their blogs past 100 or so daily page vies. Those early days are indeed the hardest, because you need to put hard work in without the certainty of achieving results.
If you are in that same situation, here is a simple strategy that will certainly increase your blog traffic and make you break the 1,000 daily page views mark. In fact, the strategy could be used even if your are already over that number but have reached a traffic plateau lately.
Just make sure to execute the 4 steps as planned and to spend the two hours and a half every day (obviously if you have more time available you can expand the time spent on each of the four steps proportionally).

First Step: Killer Articles (1 hour per day)

Spend one hour brainstorming, researching and writing killer articles (also called linkbaits, pillar articles and so on).
Notice that your goal is to release one killer article every week. If that is not possible aim for one every 15 days. So the one hour that you will spend every day will be dedicated to the same piece. In other words, expect killers articles to take from 5 up to 10 hours of work.
If you are not familiar with the term, a killer article is nothing more than a long and structured article that has the goal of delivering a huge amount of value to potential visitors. If you have a web design blog, for example, you could write an article with “100 Free Resources for Designers”. Here are some ideas for killer articles:
  • create a giant list of resources,
  • write a detailed tutorial teaching people how to do something,
  • find a solution for a common problem in your niche and write about it, or
  • write a deep analysis on a topic where people have only talked superficially
When visitors come across your killer article, you want them to have the following reaction: “Holy crap! This is awesome. I better bookmark it. Heck, I better even mention this on my site and on my Twitter account, to let my readers and friends know about it.”

Second Step: Networking (30 minutes per day)

Networking is essential, especially when you are just getting started. The 30 minutes that you will dedicate to it every day could be split among:
  • commenting on other blogs in your niche,
  • linking to the posts of bloggers in your niche, and
  • interacting with the bloggers in your niche via email, IM or Twitter.
Remember that your goal is to build genuine relationships, so don’t approach people just because you think they can help to promote your blog. Approach them because you respect their work and because you think the two of you could grow together.

Third Step: Promotion (30 minutes per day)

The first activity here is the promotion of your killer articles. Whenever you publish one of them, you should push it in any way you can. Examples include:
  • letting the people in your network know about it (don’t beg for a link though),
  • letting bloggers and webmasters in relevant niches know about it,
  • getting some friends to submit the article to social bookmarking sites,
  • getting some friends to Twitter the article, and
  • posting about the article in online forums and/or newsgroups.
If there is time left, spend it with search engine optimization, social media marketing and activities to promote your blog as whole. Those can range from keyword research to promoting your blog on Facebook and guest blogging.

Fourth Step: Normal Posts (30 minutes per day)

Just like a man does not live by bread alone, a blog does not live by killer articles alone. Normal posts are the ones that you will publish routinely in your blog, between the killer articles. For example, you could publish a killer article every Monday and normal posts from Tuesday through Friday. Here are some ideas for normal posts:
  • a post linking to an article on another blog and containing your opinion about it
  • a post informing your readers about a news in your niche
  • a post asking a question to your readers and aiming to initiate a discussion
  • a post highlighting a new resource or trick that you discovered and that would be useful to your readers
While killers articles are essential to promote your blog and bring new readers aboard, normal posts are the ones that will create diversity in your content and keep your readers engaged.
Daniel Scocco


Responses

8 Respones to "4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic"

billig internet said...

That are do follow such as warriorforum and digital point forums and have a signature with your blog. From time to time, post up your latest blog post if it's relevant and start up a conversation in forum.


July 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM
billigste a-kasse said...

valid instruments which allow banks to process deposits and debits much more quickly. In years past, clearing a check could take a week or more; today, it can be done in just a day or two.


July 24, 2012 at 4:11 AM
Anonymous said...

www.freetopstips.blogspot.com


August 17, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Free Top Tips For All said...

That are do follow such as warriorforum and digital point forums and have a signature with your blog. From time to time, post up your latest blog post if it's relevant and start up a conversation in forum


August 17, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Jimmy Jarred said...

I worked on all these areas and followed all points on my blog. They worked so well that I am so happy to have so many visitors. I do recommend all these points.
improve conversions


September 5, 2013 at 2:33 AM
fifa 14 xbox 360 coins said...

Which are perform adhere to for example warriorforum as well as electronic stage discussion boards and also have the personal together with your weblog. Every once in awhile, publish upward your own most recent article whether it's appropriate and begin upward the discussion within discussion board.


fifa coins
elo boost
fut 14 coins
fifa coins


June 4, 2014 at 11:19 PM
holy joly said...

Nice guide to increase traffic for our website. SEO is the best one to increase traffic for any kind of website. For my website traffic, I choose SEO technique. And, I got SEO service from XnYnZ.com here they provide Search engine visibility service which bring traffic to my website. Here they provide you One-click submission of your site in many search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and AOL etc... and they also provide Powerful reports that show you how to move your website up in search results.


June 23, 2014 at 5:33 AM
 

Followers

Links

Blog Promotion, Promote Your Blog
Submit Blog, Blog Directory Submission
Bloggers - Meet Millions of Bloggers Web Design Blogs
blog directory
Online Marketing
Return to top of page Copyright © 2010 | Platinum Theme Converted into Blogger Template by HackTutors