How to increase traffic on your blog

Now you have started your blog and are excited about the topics you are going to discuss.  You want to increase the number of visitors and responses to your blog.

Here are a few tips that will help to increase your readership:

  1. Content and postings – make regular postings – at least once per week.
  2. Review your stats – the blog software includes a basic statistics on visitors to your blog.  However there is not a great level of detail.  I would recommend also adding some other statistics counter.  I use http://www.statcounter.com — you can get more details on where the visitors come from, what their path is, if they are first time or repeat visitors.   Your stats over time will show you which topics generated the most interest and continue to bring you visitors. Experiment with different titles and topics until you see a pattern of interest.
  3. Add “tags” and “categories” to your postings.  The tags are the most effective indexing words – and you should use tags that are words in your postings – as well as additional tags that you think people will be posting on.
  4. Add a link to your blog in your email signature, your facebook page, your linked in profile, your website, your twitter profile, your email newsletter, your online articles, and any other online profiles that you may have.
  5. Spend some time seeing how you can post in one place and have it appear via RSS feeds and widgets on the different locations. This way you will end up doing less work – always a good thing 🙂
  6. Read and comment on OTHER blogs and social networks. – and be sure that you are showing your blog in your signature.  Your participation brings people from their blog over to your blog for more information

These are just some of the ways that you can increase your blog readership. Send me your favorite methods for increasing your blog traffic and we will all grow.  Fill in the comment form to reply.

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About Denise

Internet and media strategies for nonprofits, film, travel writing and photography
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30 Responses to How to increase traffic on your blog

  1. You can try article marketing and forum marketing 🙂

  2. Great suggestions.

    As a new blogger and budding photographer, I will definitely try a few of them and let you know how it works out.

    Thanks.

  3. Dan says:

    Hi guys,

    You might be interested in this then:

    Best,

    Dan

  4. Link trading with other blogs…

  5. Also- – adding Sharethis options on each blog post are a great way to virally spread your posts via social media and bookmarking sites!

  6. Thomas says:

    thanks man, these are some great guidelines.

  7. shadow_20 says:

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    once again i yhank you for this post

  8. Tania Aslam says:

    I would like to add few more tips

    1) add your blog in Search Engines Like Google. When People will search on Google your page will appear as search result.

    2) give valuable comments on most popular blogs (like I am posting my comments here). Readers of that blog would love to know about you and your blog and that will ultimately increase traffic on your blog.

    I am searching more and more on this topic and preparing a presentation on it. Will share it soon on my own blog.

  9. Priya says:

    Thanks for great guidelines and tips…

  10. Anarasi says:

    This is great advice. I have also tried other methods like answering questions on yahoo answers to help people while building links.

  11. 123paulg says:

    Thank you for this posting. I have done well in the past with my blog traffic, but as of late, the numbers have been down. I will definitely attempt to utilize some of these techniques you have suggested. Thanks again!

    God Bless,
    -paulg

    • Denise says:

      Hello Paul – thanks for your comment and hope you have success. Feel free to send me your blog link – i would like to see it.

      Thanks and all the best
      Denie

  12. iresha says:

    Good advice. Let’s hope my traffic will increase 10 fold!!!

  13. thriveni says:

    Really good advice. But you have to be so determined to make it a success.

  14. Pankas says:

    Great points. Thanks for the posts.

  15. I have made some decent money using my main blog with Google AdSense. But here is a great method I have been using to make money online.

    I purchased a digital product from the ClickBank marketplace and reviewed the product. Once I did this, I followed what I read to see if I would get the same results the writer did.

    I did a short video teaching others what I learned and then made a recommendation to purchase the product at the end of the video. Of course, I only created a video for the products that actually worked for me. Since these products did work for me, by watching and following the video, you will also benefit by seeing a dramatic increase in conversions.

    Then I recommended this product through my own affiliate link. This way I could earn commissions on what others sold. The best way I found to do this was to purchase a meaningful and memorable domain name and redirect the domain to my affiliate link. Then overlay that link in the video.

    I usually post my videos on my blogs and send it to my mailing lists to make money. But if you don’t have a list, then upload it to YouTube and several other video sharing sites to make you commissions.
    It’s a great technique that’s worked for me.
    Cheers,

    Timothy M. Theis
    http://googlecash-pump.com

  16. Nad says:

    All points are valid, thanks for sharing

  17. Tim says:

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  18. I for one would recommend doing video marketing and web 2.0. And most off all i would recommend doing bookmarketing on every one off you bloggarticles and blog on diferent sites like squidoo, digg and so on and conect all does to one and another and also to your main site.

    Peter

  19. rnet says:

    nice, but I found something much better and it worked for me, check out http://cyberlifeday.blogspot.com/2009/12/soaring-your-blog.html

  20. thanx thats are amzing advices

  21. These are all great ideas but putting a link in your email signature is one awesome idea I hadn’t thought about. Thanks for sharing!

    • Denise says:

      Thanks for your comment. It is interesting how a simple thing that you can setup in a few minutes and then forget about it can over time give you exposure to new contacts, current contacts and people you send email to. Since people also FORWARD your email – there is also a potential contact with their friends. Best of success.

      Denise
      davies@alephinc.com
      http://www.alephconsulting.org

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  23. Forming NPO says:

    i got some great advices from the blog and from the comments that follow. As a first thing – I am going to add share this button on evey blog post..

    some one has mentioned link trading in the comments area – I for one would not prefer buying links.

    Very informative anyways.

    • Denise says:

      Thanks for your comment – I agree. I don’t like the idea of buying links. Adding the SHARE button is a big help in having an easy way for people to share your content. By the way – as of March 13 I will am updating this blog at a NEW LOCATION – so please start following http://www.yourinternetstrategies.com – same content as this blog but that is where I will be adding new posts.

      Thanks
      Denise Davies

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