Hello readers! In this comprehensive article, I’m gonna share with you the top 15 ways to get more traffic to your blog.
Well, it’s not easy to get traffic nowadays because the competition is high.
You have to be stand out unique in your products and services to get customer attention.
You have to be very smart in your services for driving the best possible results.
Well, in this article, I’ll try to share the top 15 tactics that will surely help you to increase traffic to your blog.
Well, there is something that I need to share before going to the technical aspects of the article.
First, you have to recognize your audience’s needs because nowadays you have to write the blog in a smarter way that will grab the customer’s attention.
You need to recognize your audience’s need then you need to publish the article on your website.
You should be solution-oriented to your audience’s needs.
Here, I am gonna share with you some tactics that will help you to rank your blog and get more audience attention.
If you have a business and you just created a website for your business. Now your main goal is to attract more customers so that you can generate more revenue.
There can be multiple ways of generating leads. If you’re new in the online world then instead of creating a website first, I’ll recommend using the other channels like social media, guest posting, business listings, social bookmarking websites etc.
You should first consider creating social pages like the Facebook page, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. Try to get more users attention on these platforms.
You can share content (can be images or videos related to your business). Try to attract more customers from these channels.
After getting the great response from users from various social media, now you’re ready for creating your own website.
Suppose you have developed your website now after that the big task is getting traffic.
Nowadays the competition is too much high because everyone wants to come online and there are billions of websites on the internet.
If you want to stand out yourself from the crowd then you must have to do something extraordinary that will generate more users to your website.
If you’re alone and you don’t have a team for that then it can be quite difficult for you to manage the things.
I’ll share some of the ideas that will help you out to get better traffic to your website in a short interval of time.
Now the algorithm of Google getting too much sharp, you can’t even cheat the system by spammy links and sharing copied content.
If you want to rank higher on Google and other search engines then you need to optimize your content and need to regularly update the content as well.
There are a few questions we try to answer first.
Why need more traffic to your website:
Let’s understand it by taking an example. You have just opened a local store and now you want people to your store that actually buys your stuff.
Now the big thing is you need to have traffic to your local store first then only the real customer that actually buys your stuff will come to your store.
It’s true, everyone will not buy stuff from your store, still few of them will definitely.
Now come to the online world, you have just created a website and now you need the traffic to your website so that they can buy your products and services.
How you’ll attract these audiences? Generally, people love free stuff. Free stuff can be anything, a product, free service or even free knowledge as well.
If you want to attract more people then consider doing things free of cost. Now it’s a big question mark. How I can provide free things, well you can, also provide free knowledge in the form of images, articles, audios, seminars, emporium etc.
You can start writing quality articles on your website for providing quality knowledge. Make sure knowledge you’re providing on your article should be related to your business niche otherwise you may attract the wrong people and you’ll not get any sales.
Traffic vs quality traffic:
These are two terms. Traffic means you’re getting tons of visitors. Quality traffic means you’re getting the exact same traffic that actually drives sales.
When we do keyword research, we should try to be specific in our niche and try to figure out only those keywords that actually gives the quality traffic not traffic alone.
Now I’ll try to give a more detail explanation about the quality traffic.
Suppose you have a business of selling kids stationery item. It means your main target audience is kids and their parents that actually wants to buy the stuff.
Now the big question is how you’ll attract that kind of audience on your website for free?
You can attract that kind of people but you need to focus only on that type of keywords that actually attracts kids on your website.
You can use various social channels for sharing your content. Try to create more videos instead of text and never compromised on quality because nowadays quality is everything that actually drives traffic.
Quantity is not that much important that it used to be.
Sources of driving traffic to your website:
Now here is the main term come up. Now the question is which one is important of getting more traffic to your website?
There is a number of ways to get more traffic to your website. There is not a single thing and there is not any set and forget tool. You need to constantly effort at yourself for getting more traffic to your website.
- ON-PAGE SEO
- OFF-PAGE SEO
- Social media
- Directory submission
- Email marketing
- Mobile marketing
- Article writing
- Video marketing
- Business listings
and lots of other activities.
We’ll discuss into detail and deep dive into it and try to figure out which one is more effective for driving more traffic to your website.
Activities you need to perform for getting more traffic:
1. Do Better Keyword Research:
The first and most important part is the better keyword research. Why Keyword Research is so Important? It basically helps you to get to understand your audience’s needs.
First and last, you need to grab your audience’s needs because the end goal is your target audience.
Here are some tools available in the market, you can use them, like Google Keyword Planner, Keyword.io, KWFinder, Moz Keyword Explorer, etc. With the help of these tools, you can do better keyword research.
Better keyword research is the most important and first-ever thing you need to perform before creating content.
Keywords basically help you to identify the audience needs what the majority of people actually looking for.
There are various tools and software’s available online to do better in-depth keyword research.
Keywords actually denote your business.
Let’s take an example, suppose you have a business of manufacturing shoes then keyword research performance should be like this as given below.
You can see, as per the UberSuggest keyword research tool you can see there are millions of searches are there only related to a single keyword shoe.
You can estimate the traffic and can suggest an idea of how keyword research can help you to make an assumption about the traffic and where the maximum traffic coming from.
You can see in the keywords suggestion, tab there are tons of ideas are there.
You can research for the high traffic but less competitive keyword and target these keywords for your further content creations.
Create high-quality content target to these keywords and share on various platforms to attract the visitors.
Make sure the content should be high quality and you just need to provide in-depth knowledge about each and every point of your topic.
Keyword ideas help you to stay organise and productive.
Productive means you don’t need to think much about what you should produce the next.
Ubersuggest is really a good tool that gives you the basic ideas about the traffic and target audience. You can use this tool free, it doesn’t cost a single penny.
You can also see the list of your competitors how much traffic they are driving and you can also research the most traffic keywords.
When we talk about keywords then we generally focus on two major types of keywords.
The first keyword is the short tail keyword and the second one is the long tail keyword.
Here is the traffic vs conversion graph that clearly explains why long-tail keywords are important in terms of traffic and conversion.
As you can see from the above graph the long-tail keywords still lead the market.
The conversions in the long tail keywords are pretty much high.
Whereas the short-tail keywords have a good amount of traffic but they don’t have many conversions.
People generally search for these keywords only for gaining information about something not for buying purpose.
The competitive analysis shows that these keywords have very high competition also.
If you’re still not doing the keyword research then you’re not doing SEO in the right way.
Keyword research is the most important part of getting high rankings on search engines.
Make sure to do better keyword research, spent some time with the keyword research tools and also do the competitor analysis.
Now I’ll try to give you some of the best keyword research tools you can start using now. There are tons of tools out there as I already cleared, still, I have picked some of my favourites. Make sure to use them as well.
Ubersuggest is one of my favourite tools. It’s free and it’s good in generating better keyword ideas.
You can generate tons of keyword ideas from Ubbersuggest. Make sure to include this amazing tool in your list. It’s free and always will be.
You can also analyse your website as well. You can check the live traffic and also the pages getting more traffic.
You can also do your website SEO analysis and can take an assumption about your website hows your website actually performing in Google SERP.
After analysing your website, now you can optimize your website for the future so that you can rank higher in search engines.
Yes, the most important keyword research tool. You can also use this tool for better keyword research. You can’t even research keywords for SEO, you can also consider this tool for CPC as well.
This tool clearly talks about the competition, PPC, search volume etc. You can start using this tool now. It’s free for the first 7 days and later you need to purchase a plan.
3. Soovle (free):
If you want to focus on multiple channels at the same time then you should consider using this amazing tool. You can’t even research keywords for Google, you can even do the keyword research for other platforms like Wikipedia, YouTube, eBay, Amazon etc.
You can see multiple results at the same time.
If you want to get results for multiple platforms at the same time then instead of using different tools, you can consider using this amazing tool for keyword research.
It’s really a great tool.
Of course, it’s free and one of the best keyword planner tools ever. I personally don’t use and not even recommend to use this tool.
The analysis provided by Google keyword planner is not exact if you don’t have an AdWord account.
It shows the keyword difficulty, average CPC and tells about the difficulty in terms of medium, low and high. Well, if you’re running an ad campaign on Google then you can use it.
It’s perfect for running ads but if you want results organically then make sure to use other tools mentioned above.
2. Choose a Good Title for Your Blog Post:
After doing better keyword research, now you have to decide a topic for your blog post. The title of your blog should be catchy and under 60-70 characters long.
It should be catchy and curious so that you’ll get more and more clicks on the search engine result pages.
You can use the question tags in your title, it creates curiosity in the user’s mind and the user will more likely to click on the title while searching for the keywords.
You can use quora for deciding the title of your blog post.
If you want to write better titles for your blog post then there is the only option for that just do a google search and look at your competitors what they actually doing and how you can do the same for getting more and more attention.
You can learn from these Google first page results and accordingly you can write better titles for your blog post as well.
Let’s understand it by taking an example, suppose you want to write an article on “cool WhatsApp hack“. Now the big question is how you’ll decide the title of the article?
Let’s do a simple Google search with the same keyword “cool WhatsApp hack”. As you can see on the first page how they optimize their website title for getting more clicks.
You can also optimize your article in the same way for getting more clicks once you’ll rank on the first page.
If someone wrote 20 WhatsApp Tricks & Hacks. Make sure to write at least double 40 WhatsApp Tricks & Hacks. Just double your numbers to rank higher on search engines.
These are the best strategies of getting more clicks on the blog title.
There are some examples that will clearly explain how to write a better title for any blog post.
3. Use H1, H2, H3, H4 Headings in your article:
It’s important for both search engines and users to grab attention. By using h1, h2, h3, h4 headings in your body part of your blog post.
It’s easy to understand the points mention in the article for both search engines and users.
Clearly explain the things after writing the Proper Headings. It really makes sense to write these headings will definitely get more attention and increases the retention time of your audience.
Headings are the main part of the articles, make sure to include these headings on your article.
If you want to rank higher on search engines then you should consider using these headings.
You can see, this article as well, I have clearly pointed out all the points in the form of headings.
I have given the proper headings to the main topics.
You can also use these headings for getting more user retention. It will make easy to read the full article and also create interest in audience mind.
4. Write a comprehensive and informative blog post:
If you want to rank high and for long term basis then make sure to write a comprehensive and informative article that really provides value.
Before writing an article make sure to analyse your competitor coming on the first page of the search results. Analyse them, visit each website and analyse the content length, images, videos, gif or any other multimedia elements.
Make sure to use double or triple, so that you can even rank high. If you’ll write a long article then search engines will get more words to rank high on search engines.
Make sure to write a minimum 2000+ words article so that it can rank high in SERP.
Use keywords on your article, when search engine robots will crawl your website then it’ll read your complete article and try to rank on those words as well you implemented on your body part.
Just take an example you have just wrote an article about online marketing then it’s not necessary that your article will only rank for the term online marketing, even it’ll pick words from your article as well and try to rank on these words as well so that you’ll get more traffic.
When I write an article, my aim is to write a minimum of 3000+ words. Higher the number the better chances of getting higher rankings.
5. Use internal linking:
Do you know the importance of internal linkings? Sometimes even more important than outbound links.
If you want to rank high in search engines then try to include the required amount of internal linkings.
Internal linking basically a technique of linking you previously write article to your new article.
Suppose I have just written an article about the best place to visit in Denmark. If I use something that needs to define more than I’ll interlink to that phrase my previous wrote articles about the same phrase.
Make sure to internal link only to relevant content. Internal linking increases the retention time of users on your website.
The more user will retain on your website that better website will rank on search engines.
6. Give value to others:
Always give value or links to others. Suppose you’re writing an article about anything and now you need research for getting more ideas and you’ll do Google search.
You’ll get a few references then make sure to give reference or links to these websites.
Outbound links are equally important as internal linking. It’s a suggestion for you to give them an attribute _blank so that these links will open in the next tab and your website user will not get distracted from your content.
7. Always engage with your audience:
Your audience is a priority. Give your audience a better value by giving the responses to their comments and email.
Always answer their queries that will create a good impact. The more you’ll engage with your audience the better you’ll understand your audience need.
Make sure to answer their questions and encourage them for writing comments. Ask them to share your content as well. The more people will share your content the better you’ll get the traffic.
8. Use social sharing buttons on your post:
Always put the sharing button on your every article. Always put a better line before the sharing button be like “sharing is caring”, “sharing doesn’t cost but help someone else like you”, etc. It will help you to get more shares and more reach.
If you’re using WordPress on your blog or website then you can simply integrate the plugin and integrate the sharing button.
The main buttons are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. These social share buttons are extremely important. Make sure to implement these buttons first.
More you’ll get social share the better you’ll get traffic to your website or blog.
9. Be consistent:
Always consistent with your blog. Take it seriously, don’t take it as an earning source.
Always work with some vision to be like I am sharing this information because I have the vision to help people.
It will definitely help you to get more attention and success to your blog. Always maintain a frequency and post the content on your website regularly.
You can also write all article at once and can schedule these content for a later post.
10. Use push notification:
Push Notification is a great way of getting your readers back to your blog.
Push notification is a technique of acquiring visitors back to your blog post.
It’s a kind of subscription when people subscribe to your push notification then they agree to terms like whenever you will share any blog post they will get a desktop or mobile notification.
It will help you to get more traffic. Returning traffic is far more important than acquiring new visitors to your website.
The more visitors will get back to your website the better your site will be.
11. Use email subscribers:
It will always be a great idea to put an Email Subscription to your blog post.
If your audience is getting some value from the article then they can subscribe to get an email from your side. Once you’ll get better email subscribers you can send the weekly or monthly digest to their inbox.
Make sure not to send too many emails at the same time, it’ll count as spamming.
You can send them a weekly or monthly digest. You can even ask your audience how you want to receive the email from your side.
Email subscription helps to get returning visitors to your website.
12. Use social media:
Using social media is the best way of getting tremendous traffic to your blog post.
But use it wisely, don’t spam. Let’s take an example, you have just written a blog post and you want to share this blog to different Facebook groups then share only in relevant groups related to your article’s topic.
Don’t spam as people do. They share without any relevancy. You can create a social profile on different social networking websites. There are tons of websites out there. Make sure to create an account first then start sharing the content.
13. Make quality backlinks:
People think backlinks mean making a link that’s it.
But it’s not true, backlinks is a technique of helping others.
Let’s take an example I just wrote an article about Online Marketing and I want to make a Backlink for it then I will search for forums or any other sites where people want help to learn about online marketing.
I will answer their query in a comprehensive manner and put the link of my article over there. This is real backlinking. Always make good and effective backlinks.
14. Always put a short description after every blog post:
Always show a short description of your profile after every blog post, it will create a trust to your audience and help you to get more and more share.
Remember always putting a smile face profile along with your article will make a good impact. Make sure to give your personal social links so that your readers can follow you for future updates.
15. Always leave a question for your audience:
Getting comments and shares, last but not least is leaving a question for your readers.
Suppose you wrote an article, now leaves a question at the end of the article for your readers to get more comments and engagements plus sharing.
In question, you can aks feedback about your article how was the experience? You can even ask them to share your content on different social media.
You can also give social buttons for sharing the content.
You can ask your audience to make any changes in the article. Take feedback and then implement on your blog is always the best practice of getting more traffic.
These are the best tactics that will surely help you to drive better traffic to your article and ultimately help you to rank your website against your competitors.
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Tell me what tactics you use for getting more traffic?