There are 7 effective ways below to make your blog popular and increase traffic. So, just keep in mind and follow!
1. Weekly posts
According to Hubspot, companies / blogs which publish daily fresh posts get 5 times more traffic than those where new posts appear once a week or less. Rather, this statistic is offensive.
Try an experiment: during a month publish extra post on Fridays. It should contain links that may be useful to your readers. You can use the resources that have not been engaged to write the main text.
It’s just 4 additional posts in a month. By the way, you can use the links that you gave out on Twitter for a week.
2. Add blog posts announcement on your Facebook page
You have an impressive number of friends in Facebook and most of them don’t read your blog? Try to publish on your Facebook page interesting excerpts from the posts published in your blog. Thanks to such quotations or post announcements Facebook friends will get an idea what is your post about and why it is interesting to them. Add link to the post.
During a month go on to publish announcements of your posts. In this track “Referral Traffic Sources” in Google Analytics. Are you interested in increasing traffic from Facebook during this probation month. It would be even better if you select specific days of publication.
3. Questions and answers
Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion, recommends recording all the questions of their readers / customers and creating content that would contain the answers to these questions. Of course, new articles in your blog – is a great method to answer and to strengthen relationships with your readers / customers.
Cather all of your team, go to cafes and write down all the questions have ever been asked. Again, check the list and distribute questions to groups. The names of groups of questions can be as a basis of posts’ titles. Start with answers to frequently asked questions, write really informative articles with answers. Spread remaining issues in order of importance.
4. Add the option “subscribe to blog updates via e-mail”
Let's be honest. Once you have made a standard form “Subscribe to blog updates,” and that's it.
quietly expand and protect its e-mail database, because they really realize that it is their number 1 tool in marketing. Use this tool and carefully treat your subscription form via e-mail.
Tell your readers “why” they need to subscribe your blog updates. Offer special bonuses to optimize and speed up the process. Regularly “surprise and pamper” your subscribers with exclusive content and special offers. Concentrate your attention on this point, keep track the results within a month.
5. Create a post-manifesto and add to Pinterest
The guys from Shareaholic published the results of the study according to which in February 2012 Pinterest attracted more traffic than Twitter.
Not so long ago, Copyblogger published smart in one sentence phrases. The last “1,000 words bringing immortality; 140 characters - it just lists” was published on Copyblogger and presented in Pinterest. The picture has been rated 136 times over the past 6 weeks.
The following recommendations:
Look at your posts and find attractive quotations or slogans. Spend your valuable time to work with graphical editor or use the services of a specialist, place the result in the blog. Add a button “Attach” to your profile (it's easy to do with BufferApp) and track the results.
Already tried this method? What about results?
6. Add posts to Google +
Google is working hard to transform Google + into a viable social platform. I re-evaluated on Google + As noted increase in traffic due to its participation in the Google +.
It is recommended to publish announcements of posts to Facebook to attract potential readers. Of course, you can publish to Google + everything, but that potential readers can’t scroll through your blog searching for additional material.
All that is required – 30 days. Closely track “Traffic Sources” in Google Analytics. You should notice the appearance of traffic from Google +.
You often use Google +? Have you noticed an increase in traffic?
7. Easy SEO optimization
Bloggers are skeptical about SEO. And there are reasons: content is created for readers, not for search engine queries. But...
Google likes blogs and generously gives them traffic. Use Google Keyword Tool, to pick up 2-3 key phrases that describe the content of your blog and its main topic. Then evaluate the use of phrases found in titles and subtitles. That's it.
Continue to use key phrases for the next 60 days. Just use the keywords where it is appropriate.
Try to be interested in testing. Keep track of platforms interesting to your readers and look for ways to attract readers to your blog. Determine for yourself how you will measure the success of your actions (for example, the number of unique visitors, the amount of time spent on a particular page, etc.) and closely monitor traffic rates during experiment. If this method has worked, repeat the process to consolidate results.