How to increase your blog traffic and views

Getting Traffic and hence more Views on a blog has proved to be one of the challenging task that faces bloggers. Many bloggers give up, simply because they can’t attract enough traffic to enable them monetize their blogs. Though it may seem a challenging task to promote your blog, it is easier if you understand what you are supposed to do from the word go.

You should make it a habit to promote all new posts that you publish, don’t assume that readers will visit your site because you have good content. Successful bloggers are those that promote their content to reach wider audience while maintaining high quality content. Some of the ways to enable you get more views and traffic to your blog include:  7 Ways to increase traffic to your blog

Linking your blog to other blogs

Blogging is all about engaging with other bloggers especially in the same niche and interacting in online discussions. When you link a blog post, the blogger will likely find your blog through their stats or a pingback. They may visit your blog to find out more about what you’ve written and comment. Some may even subscribe!

Blog on a regular basis

It is proven that blogs that have more frequent and regular posting schedules tend to develop an audience quicker. Therefore it is advisable to pick particular days say Monday and Wednesday in a week, or Once in a week when your audience know that you will publish a post and they will likely be on look out for a new post from you.

Let people know about your posts

Here you can use your email list, just create a campaign where you email out your new blog post to your list or even if you don’t have an email list but you have people you have a close relationship through friendship, simply drop them a short email with a link to your blog post.

Promote your posts on social media

You can set up your blog publishing features so that when you publish your posts, they are automatically shared to your social networks like Facebook, Twitter or G+ and your followers can see them in their feeds. You can also share in Groups in the same niche as yours.

Have search engines index your blog

Have the settings in your dashboard set correctly to enable search engines index your site. This can be accessed through Settings>Reading in your site’s dashboard.

Bring in your family & friends

You can add to your audience by encouraging your family and friends to read your blog. This can be done in person or by sending them reminder emails when you make updates.

Pay for traffic to your blog

This maybe like the last option, but it works in some few cases, especially when you selling products online, or you want your brand name to be known.

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The bottom line

The above methods can work, but for you to develop a large following it may take time.  Note that, building a wider audience of engaged and loyal readers takes time therefore don’t worry when you don’t see results in the short-term. Keep on working, and it won’t be long before you see the large positive swing in your traffic.


Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

83 thoughts on “How to increase your blog traffic and views”

  1. It is extremely important to backlink and alert people whenever you make a blog post. I would always tweet and tag individuals who are discussed in my post with the thought they would retreat me.

  2. these are all noted. I am on my second month of blogging and struggling to increase traffic.

  3. Great tips he thou are very clear ad on point, as sometimes can be overwhelming all the information about this topic,thanks for sharing !

    1. Keep working, actually I started my blog like 10 months ago, so I know the struggles you go through with traffic. I use Social media to drive most of my traffic especially Facebook groups and pinterest.

  4. I love the part about search. I’ve been on so many websites where I can’t find a search bar, but it’s so important! And sharing your posts… this was a great list!

  5. You had me until you suggested that a person should pay for traffic. I would disagree with this – BECAUSE that will typically increase your bounce rate and lower your ranking with search engines. But otherwise good post.

    1. Hi Brandie, thanks for dropping by. Paid search is used especially if you are selling products and you want to drive customers say to your store but for a normal blog, I wouldn’t suggest paid traffic. Google Adwords is what drives paid search.

    1. Hi Gayathri, thanks for taking your time to make the comments. Yes, these tips can guide any blogger to increase traffic to their blogs.

  6. Thanks for the great tips and reminder to be patient! I found your link to this in our shared Facebook group for bloggers! I just launched a week ago and am anxious to see those views fly up!

    1. Hi Allie, am grateful for your comments. Even after implementing all these tips, you need to be patient to see major changes in your traffic. The key is to remain active.

  7. The tips are great for beginner bloggers and those of us who don’t know a bit about Google Analytics. I personally use Pinterest and Snapchat where I get a lot of views to promote my blog.

    1. Hi Owen, thanks for your comments. I use Pinterest too, but most of my traffic come from Facebook. Pinterest I understand can also be a big source of traffic if used well.

  8. Excellent advice. I notice that with blogging, like all social media, being “social” is the key. Visiting other blogs and leaving comments almost always results in reciprocity which often kick-starts an online relationship. 😀

    1. Yes, most of my Traffic comes from Social media but it doesn’t come that easy, I have to engage myself with fellow bloggers, sharing, commenting, answering questions etc.

  9. Great tips! I think getting on a schedule is important for so many reasons! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Rogers, yes it takes time, if you check carefully the sites that are ranking now you find that, they have been around for sometime.

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