11 Cool Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Most of us out there don’t just build a blog for fun. I’m sure you’re looking to bring in loads of traffic so that you can spread your word and make lots of money. Well, with a lot of hard work and a great blog, there are so many cool ways to increase traffic to your blog. Keep in mind that if you want to use some of these strategies, you’re going to have to have a website that is considered highly qualified.

Reach out to Resources

Try to look for resource pages that are in your niche. For example, let’s say that you run a job-related website. Searching for something such as [Allintitle: resources + “jobs”] could yield some great results. Change the “jobs” with other related keywords to see what you can find. Shoot that website owner an email and see if they will link. The worst thing they can say is no! If you do snag a link, it’s a great way to get a link and traffic.

Research Competitors

Ever wonder how your competitor is getting 1,000 hits daily? Well, there are ways to tell exactly who’s linking to them. One of my favorite tools is Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker. This tools will show you any website backlinks. You can use this tool to explore your competitor backlinks websites, from where they are getting those backlinks. And you can also browse through the links and see if you can take advantage of any for your site backlinks.

Link Out

Don’t be greedy with your website. Be sure to link out to other websites in your post. If people start clicking on these links, they may see your referral coming up in their traffic reports. As a returned favor, they may link out to you.

Submit Videos

If you haven’t done any sort of video marketing, consider creating some quality videos that you can throw upon YouTube and other video directories.

Niche Directories

Instead of focusing on the directories that add everyone, consider adding your website to a local niche directory. Keep in mind that some are going to charge you, but it may be worth it. For instance, if your website is on law, consider finding a directory on a law that you can add your website to.

Guest Posting

Like I’m doing now, guest posting is an awesome way to reach out to a new audience and write a great piece. If people like what you’re writing about, they may click on the link in your author profile. To find these guest posts, search for [Submit Guest Post + “Keyword”].

Offer Services

Do you offer some sort of service that you can hand out to others in exchange for a mention? For example, let’s say that you can create graphics. Offer website owners a new logo or a graphic of their choice. In exchange, just ask them to link back to you.

Write a Testimonial

Have you used a service in the past? If so, ask them if you can leave a small testimonial. If they use it, be sure to use your name and company name. If they blast it on their main page, you may find potential customers clicking on your URL.

Offer Contests

Contests are a great way to build a brand and draw traffic to your website. Even if you can only afford to give away $20, this is an awesome way to have fun and have new faces find your site. With the contest, be creative! You can do something over Twitter, Facebook, or even something right on your page.

Get Interviewed

Getting interviewed by a popular media outlet can draw thousands of eyes to your website. If you don’t know how to reach a journalist, it isn’t that hard. HARO, also known as Help A Reporter is a great way to get on a daily newsletter that connects people like you and me to big-name reporters.

Contribute to Answers

As the last one on our list, take advantage of answering questions on Yahoo! Answers, Quora, and Answers.com. Leave informative answers with a URL back to your website. Don’t just spam here because it could get your website banned.

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8 comments add your comment

  1. Nowadays, in spite of change in trends, guest posting is going to be the most common strategy to generate traffic and adopted by most of the bloggers and site owners.

  2. There is certainlү a lot to know about this topic.
    I really lіke all of the points yοu made.

  3. This is absolutely a brilliant information I am looking for. I will soon be launching my new blog and your post is very helpful as I want to drive free traffic to it. Thanks for sharing this ideas.

  4. Guest blogging is always the most affordable, sustainable and more interactive than any other even PPC 🙂 I love it too

  5. Now a days giveaways are the best way to get traffic in short time, and we can gift some good price to our regular readers so they can spread our blog on the web by sharing..

    Nice tips…Thanks for sharing..

  6. Hi atiq,

    Great post – I do not disagree with any of the tips / guidelines you’ve shared in the post – But personally, Offering something unique and exceptional is one of the best ways to increase awareness of your website and or brand and in return drive traffic and exposure to your website.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Awesome suggestions for going above-and-beyond “just” having a high quality blog. I love learning about new research tools and ways that one can better engage with their audience. The trading out of services with peers is a really excellent idea, too! Thanks!

  8. Using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email signature is also the easy ways to drive traffic to your blog for free 😉
    Thanks for sharing,

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