50 Killer Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Last Updated: 14 August, 2016
50 Killer Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Creating a blog is easy but driving traffic to your blog isn’t that easy. You should use proven and effective tactics to boost your blog traffic, which is the first step in building a successful blog.

Marketing your blog is the foremost objective in SEO. That includes positing your blog in your niche, building brand awareness, selling products and services. All will gain visibility to your blog, converting then to traffic.

If your blog doesn’t have traffic, no money and nothing happen. When blogging started, bloggers used to drive traffic by building an email list. Now, we have social media as well. So you have multiple ways to promote your brand and content. Then why your blog isn’t getting enough traffic?

If you’ve just started blogging or struggling to improve your blog traffic, then these tactics should help you, as top bloggers in the market use these techniques to grab attention and bring millions of visitors to their blog.

Tips to boost your blog traffic:

  1. Build a large following on Twitter
  2. Automate the sharing of content on Twitter (you cannot scale if you don’t do this)
  3. Link to your blog on Twitter in your profile
  4. Increase your likes on Facebook
  5. Link to your blog on Facebook
  6. Share your post (including links to it) on Facebook
  7. Build an email subscriber list from day one
  8. Host a webinar (you can capture many emails when you run a webinar)
  9. Create and publish great content
  10. Make it easy for people to share your content with a Twitter retweet button
  11. Ensure you have a LinkedIn sharing button (there are over 230 million users there)
  12. Include a Google+ sharing button even if you don’t use it very much (over half a billion people there!)
  13. Facebook sharing button is a must
  14. Make it easy for people to share your content with a Pinterest sharing button
  15. Provide an incentive for people to subscribe to your blog by offering a free ebook in exchange for their email address and name
  16. Place the email subscriber box in a prominent position (top right or even in the top banner)
  17. Include an RSS feed option
  18. Link to your blog from your YouTube videos and channel
  19. Make your blog easy to read (this will keep them loyal and bring them back)
  20. Write the best headlines you possibly can
  21. Guest blog on larger blogs in your industry
  22. Comment on other bloggers articles
  23. Reply to comments on your blog posts
  24. Interview the influential bloggers in your niche and category
  25. Obtain testimonials from influencers in your industry who have a strong social media presence
  26. Ensure your blog can be easily read on mobile devices
  27. Optimize for search engines by using an SEO plugin such as WordPress SEO (Also known as Yoast)
  28. Write sub-titles with keywords in posts to help your SEO
  29. Improve your blogs search engine friendly content by including key words in images
  30. Publish new articles regularly (at least once a week)
  31. Write long form content that will be a resource for readers (they will link and bookmark it for future reference)
  32. Place a Facebook ad that drives traffic to your blog (could be an offer of free premium content)
  33. Advertise on Twitter with “Promoted Accounts”
  34. Provide links to archives on your blog
  35. List your most popular posts (this is a default WordPress feature)
  36. Use an SEO friendly online publishing platform like WordPress
  37. Use a simple design that profiles your content and highlights your focus
  38. Include prominent social media sharing buttons placed at the top of your articles (floating buttons are good too)
  39. Have your top social media channels displayed in a prominent position so people can easily follow you
  40. Share other top bloggers content on Twitter and let them know you have shared with an @topblogger mention
  41. Copy and emulate the strategies of top bloggers
  42. Write a great introduction that is compelling and draws readers in
  43. Engage with your readers so that they want to come back and become loyal fans
  44. Write a blog post that highlights the best bloggers in your industry
  45. Link to your blog in your email signature
  46. Join Facebook groups and participate
  47. Create a Google+ hangout for a hot topic in your industry and promote it
  48. Participate in LinkedIn groups
  49. Create some controversy that attracts attention
  50. Submit your top posts to Reddit
  51. Publish articles on Stumbleupon
  52. Take photos with Instagram (over 130 million registered users there) and share them on Facebook and Twitter
  53. Include multimedia in your articles to broaden your blogs reach. Videos, infographics, podcasts and Slideshare presentations are sometimes preferred over learning in a text format.


These tactics should help you to boost your blog traffic. Add to your blogging “to do list” and implement one by one, and you’ll see the difference in a few weeks. Happy blogging!