10 Ways to Get Traffic to your Blog

by Taswir Haider in Blogging

Traffic is the primary target of every blogger as traffic=money. The more traffic you get, the more money you can make from your blog. But to build a long time traffic you need to have your own plan and patience.

Ways to Get Traffic

Here I have mentioned 10 solid ways how to get traffic for your blog in the long run.

On-Page Factors

1. Using WordPress

WordPress is the best blogging platform and since most of the bloggers are using WordPress- it has its own community. WordPress bloggers find a known environment while visiting other WordPress sites and moreover you will get plenty of premium and free themes as well as plugins and support for building WordPress sites.

2. Learn the Basics of SEO

After recent Google’s update, bloggers has switched to other methods to get traffic but if you do not know the ideal way to optimize the primary and LSI keywords in your site, how search engines will strongly identify the keywords in your posts? Every bloggers should at least learn the basics of SEO to properly optimize the content for search engines.

3. Quality Content

You will get returning visitors for long time only for one reason- your content! Yes if you cannot arrange quality contents around your site, then visitor will come to your blog only to make comments but not to build readership and credibility.

4. Blog Design

Your blog design should be simple but attractive. Many bloggers use clumsy design with ads, links and contents are scattered all around the site, which is not good to build long time traffic.

5. Navigation System

Navigation systems should be user-friendly. Visitors should be able to identify the navigation menus and links at their first look. Moreover make sure that all your categories, about, contact and other important pages should be navigational from the homepage.

10 Ways to Get Traffic to your Blog

Off-Page Factors

6. Article Marketing to get traffic

Write at least 1 quality article every week from your blog and spin and publish them to Squidoo, Hubpages and Ezine. Mention 1 or 2 backlinks for your blog in the content and author box. Articles are permanent and yoyu will get one way backlinks, moreover the anchor text will help you to rank your posts higher in search engines. You can also earn few money too from Squidoo and Hubpages, but that is not significant though!

7. Blog Commenting

Blog commenting is a solid way to build backlinks, getting traffic to your website as well as build good reputation with other bloggers. Make a list of your targeted blogs, make some routine to submit few blog comments everyday by rotation.

8. Forum Posting

Forums are one of the best ways to get traffic and build authority. Spend 1 or 2 days every week to make some useful and helpful forum posting which will drive visitors back to your site.

9. Social Bookmarking

Whenever you publish any post, share it to social marketing sites specially Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, Linkedin and Stumbleupon. You can use some tools like Rssgraffiti, Marketmesuite, Hootsuite which will automatically share your posts in social sites after publishing.

If you need more sharing, Justretweet.com is a great way to increase Twitter, Facebook and Google plus likes. Try it today!

10. Guest Posting

Some bloggers are freak to write guest posting and if you can manage enough time, try to write 1 or 2 guest posts per week and share them to high traffic blogs in your niche. Guest posting is something which works well today after Google’s changing algorithm.

There are literally more ways to build traffic but I have mentioned only the solid and genuine ways which really works! What is your best ways to get traffic to your blog? Which single strategy is driving the most visitors for you? Please do share with us.

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Khizar

Short n sweet… Thanks for the info

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Taswir Haider

You are welcome Khizar!

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mbuynow

Thanks for your awesome post. They are really good ways to get traffic. We have posted Guest Post Blogging Guidelines and solicit contributions from all RC hobbyists.
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Sriram Raj

Top Blogging sites and communication with relative bloggers also bring quality traffic by interlinking between your website links
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Taswir Haider

Thanks for sharing your idea Raj!

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WebartFreebies

If I can add a great 11 th suggestion – Yahoo Answers

Simply buy a level 2 account on fiver and search for questions that match your niche.

Love your blog!

Andy

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Taswir Haider

Thanks Andy for sharing your suggestion! Seems it worth a try

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neha

hi..nice post..as per the new algorithm google has reduced and blocked the sites with bad links from forums etc.Traffic to my sites have also reduced.what should i do?

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Taswir Haider

Thanks. You should concentrate more on quality contents and backlinks to rank your posts higher and get organic search engine visitors.

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neha

how to get backlinks as its not accepted by Google after the new algorithm these days..Which is the best method for backlinks??

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Taswir Haider

All the above off-page strategies works nicely to build backlinks after Google’s update.

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Robb Luther

I would say 7,8 and 9 aren’t as solid as they were before the update… but if you have the resources may still be worth doing.
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Taswir Haider

Hi Luther, actually blog commenting and social sharing are the top strategies now after Google update. If you split link buildings on several sources, Google sees it as more natural than sticking with single technique.

Robb Luther

@WEBARTFREEBIES I have to agree. Yahoo answers can be a great traffic driver as well as YouTube. I have gotten a lot of traffic from some of my Joomla tutorials. BTW Taswir, I am a WordPress convert. Love it. ;)

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Taswir Haider

Nice Luther. Wordpress is the best blogging platform so far.

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sergio

i like the note about the back links, i have been problems with that

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Taswir Haider

Glad to know that you like it

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Louise Quo Vadis

Hey Taswir,

I love your site and all of your comments. Thanks so much for sharing.
Louise

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Taswir Haider

Thanks Louise for your kind words.

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Cindy Grundman Andreatos

Excellent article! I already knew the information, but you summed it up well. Very concise <3

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Taswir Haider

Thank you Cindy

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bennix

Brilliant blogging tips, your list is very helpful for beginners.thumbs up!Another way to gain traffic is using Youtube,directory submission, joining group chats and blogging communities like blogengage.com & bloggers.com.
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Taswir Haider

Thanks Bennix for sharing some cool ideas! They are worthy ways to get traffic.

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Ryan

Awesome tips! In the web world, each and every online based business needs traffic for its promotion. Even if you have the best product, the best website and everything else you need to make it the best business out there BUT if the webpage lacks traffic, the business will not do so well. Thus, sending traffic to your website is necessary for a business to carry on effectively and profitably.

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Taswir Haider

Thanks for sharing your ideas Ryan

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Jody Vining

Any specific tips for increasing podcast traffic? A lot of these are great ideas but I’m looking for some info that’s more podcast specific.

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Jody Vining

Also – I’m looking for tips on monetizing podcast TRAFFIC. Not the podcast itself. jvining@gmail.com

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Taswir Haider

Hi Jody, you can check Flynn’s site http://www.smartpassiveincome.com about podcasting. I believe you will learn some great tips there. In addition a Google search on “podcast monetization” might also help you to get some good sites. Best of luck

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Shyam Sunder

All the tips you have mentioned are basic and must follow for all the bloggers.But I think guest posting is the most powerful tactic.You can engage yourself to the loyal audience of other blogs easily and make them to visit your blog if your guest posts have some quality.

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Taswir Haider

Thanks Shyam for sharing your views

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John Hartnett

Very helpful information. I find one of the most difficult things is finding quality blogs to follow and came across your via Linked In.
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Taswir Haider

Nice John that it helps! Visit often and share your valuable contribution

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venus jaiswal

Good writing…”Relevant and appropriate”…that is what we also need in a SEO strategy

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Taswir Haider

Thanks Venus for your contribution. :)

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qpstore

Thanks for sharing. I want to know is Hootsuite free? I have heard a lot of Hootsuite, but I haven’t tried yet. Any other information. Or the other two tools are free?

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Taswir Haider

Yap Bro you are right. They have both free and paid programs and if you are running limited campaign then the free version should be enough. :)

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rewang edublogs

for using platform of wordpress, iam not tottaly disagre
because lately the blogspot/ blogger platform more powerful. but that awsome article.. nice sharing
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Taswir Haider

Good to know your opinion Rewang. :)

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sara

Great post! Tough had seen a lot of similar skills, but this is true. There are millions of websites and blogs. Stand out the crowd needs hard wok and long time.

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Taswir Haider

You are right Sara. Thanks for sharing your opinion. :)

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Jessica

You can engage yourself to the loyal audience of other blogs easily and make them to visit your blog if your guest posts have some quality.

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Taswir Haider

Awesome Jessica. I will surely follow your advise.

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Mirandagnes

I am going to try these..thanks for sharing.useful
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Taswir Haider

Nice knowing that you find the traffic tips useful. :)

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