Delaine Myles
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Unique Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

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Hi everyone,

I hope this post finds you all well. Thanks for reading my posts! Today I want to share with you all how you can increase traffic for your start up blog. I just started my blog a few months and this is my most researched question. I research this question at least three times a week, why? because it doesn’t make sense having a blog that nobody reads! Getting traffic is very important because you want to reach to a wide variety of people with similar interests. Here are some steps I learned on how you can increase  blog traffic: (Updated: September 29th, 2015)

Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Social Media

This strategy has definitely become quite a cliche but trust me it works. But what makes it work better is knowing how to promote your blog and when you should on these social media platforms. Social media is your best friend when blogging, but why is that? because that is where everyone is! This is one of the easiest ways to increase blog traffic.

Instagram: tend to have most readers during certain peak hours. People tend to post the most on Thursdays because of the popular hashtag #ThrowBackThursday and it is expected that most readings will be online posting as well, if it happens that a particular reading clicks that hashtag they might stumble on your post. According to reviews, Sundays see a much higher level of interaction, so if there’s any day of the week you should plan to make a post it should be on a Sunday. Also on instagram it is very important for you to use the appropriate hashtags as they will bring you a lot of readers. Hashtags such as #love #instaGRAM#follow #like are popular hashtags used on instagram.

Twitter:  think strategy, post more than once throughout the day, be careful not to spam, everyone hates spamming. People like pictures, they like to see exactly what you are talking about. Don’t just post a link on twitter and leave it, add a suitable picture to your twitter link, you’ll be surprised how much of a difference this makes. Use appropriate hashtags such as #fashionblogger #beautyblogger you can reach out to quite a lot of people.

Google+: offers a great way for promoting blog content as well, they have tonnes of communities you can join and post in daily, so don’t just post your content on your google+ page and leave it there share it to these communities that relates to your blog.

Pinterest: have boards on which you can post your link to your blog content, daily, the great thing about pinterest is that if your content is in other’s interest it will be repinned by other users and shared to thousands of people.

Facebook: create a facebook page for your website and promote your content there. The good think about facebook is that once you post your link a picture of your post will automatically pop up which makes it easier to share your posts and remember that great captions should be created as well, they enable clicks! Join facebook groups that are suitable for your blog and your niche. There are great supports from facebook groups.

 Blog Communities

There are blog communities you can join which has other bloggers to connect with. Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) is one such community which host quite a number of bloggers. IFB is great because your can not only share your blog content with other bloggers but also your social media links and other page links and they will be sure to give you a follow. Other bloggers on IFB are very supportive people. Bloglovin is another such community which hosts other bloggers you can connect with, read and help to promote each other’s contents. Bloglovin’ also helps to increase blog traffic.

Content

Create good and easy to read content, space your paragraphs so that readers can read your content easily and is not pushed away by your wordy posts. Also include share and like buttons on your every posts so that your readers can share your content.

Friends

Don’t be afraid to ask your friends to share your content, they can help you bring traffic to your website. By re-posting on their social medias other readers that you may not having you be able to see and read your content.

 

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30 Comments
  1. Rashi says

    Loved your post..absoultely agree with it and find it helpful.. 🙂

    http://rashisrendezvouswithstyle.blogspot.com/

    1. Delaine says

      Thanks, glad that you found it helpful 🙂

  2. brianna says

    Great stuff thanks!!!

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Brianna, thank you for your feedback and it is my pleasure

  3. Dallas Piana says

    tks for fb group references

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Dallas, thank you for your feedback and it is my pleasure

  4. The She Suite Blog says

    Love these tips! Thanks!

  5. Anna B. says

    Thanks so much for the tips. I’m always looking for ways make my Blog more visible. I haven’t tried Instagram yet. That’s something I’ll look into.

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Anna, thanks for your feedback. Glad I was able to help!

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Those are all great ways to up your blog traffic! I love G+ – it’s one of my favs.

  7. tara pittman says

    Thanks for the info. Hashtags do help with posts.

  8. Mardene carr says

    Very simple things that anyone can follow…thanks for sharing

  9. Ana De- Jesus says

    Hey hun do you have a link for the independent fashion bloggers community as when I searched it on Facebook it only came up with a page rather than a group? I agree creating readable content is key but then again I am quite wordy but I break it up with a lot of visual content.

  10. Jeanette Mays says

    Those are great tips to boost traffic whether it is a new or old blog!

  11. Elizabeth O. says

    Social media is a huge part of my blog’s growth! It’s really one of the best tools a blogger can use.

  12. michelle says

    it is amazing how many ways there are to try and increase traffic. i’m still waiting for pinterest to bring in some good traffic so far pinterest brings me the lowest views but I hope that changes

  13. Liz Mays says

    You definitely can’t just blog and expect it to be seen. There’s a lot of marketing that goes into it!

  14. victoria says

    Such a great post. it is very helpful to everyone. Thanks for sharing

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Victoria, it was my pleasure!

  15. Myteenguide says

    Social media is definitely a great tool for blogging and so are the other ones. Anything that would help you gain audience is a friend! Lol.

    1. Delaine says

      Probably one of the most important part of blogging. You are absolutely right.

  16. Claudette says

    Tried and proven tips! Thanks for sharing them more widely! 🙂

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Claudette, my pleasure! 🙂

  17. Patty says

    Thanks for all of the great tips. Blogging doesn’t happen by accident that’s for sure.

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Patty, my pleasure!

  18. lexie lane says

    I love this post . This would be very helpful to many. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Delaine says

      Hi Lexie, thank you. It was my pleasure sharing

  19. mya.k says

    This is such a great post, I love it.

  20. Nicole Escat says

    This is such a great post indeed.This would be very helpful to many. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Shaylee says

    These are great tips! I’ve bookmarked this post so I can refer back! 🙂

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