Almost everyone out there today wants to own a blog. There are over 2.73 million blog posts daily.
Even corporate websites now utilize blogs for content marketing. This is with good reason. On average, companies with blogs produce 67% more leads per month than those without.
The advantages of content marketing ( A.k.a blogging) are enormous. This leads to a challenge: How do you stay afloat and get discovered by your clients? Owning a blog is just one side of the puzzle. Even after creating amazing content, your blog might remain buried.
So how do you get traffic ( visitors) to your website? In this article I’ll be showing you how to draw traffic to your blog in 5 simple steps. This is a quick Boost, if you desire a more in-depth article on how to boost your website’s traffic check out my comprehensive article on website traffic hacks.
1. Create amazing content
I know, I tend to say this alot across many of my posts.
This is because it’s an extremely important aspect of succeeding as a content developer. You need to put in the work in making sure you’re developing something that is helpful to your readers. This is what differentiates you from those who just want to make a quick buck from this business. You’re in it for the long haul, and it needs to show!
This is why its easy to succeed in a niche you’re passionate about. If you’re a newbie to blogging, you’re better off choosing topics you actually are very passionate about. That way, it would be natural to you and not a chore.
2. Spy on your competitors
One easy way to pick up the pace and boost your website’s traffic exponentially is by observing those who are already killing it in your niche.
You don’t necessarily have to start from scratch and try to figure out how everything works. By spying on your competitors, you’ll be able to see what works for them and be able to apply them to your own blog/website and check the results.
There are lots of softwares out there that can help; analyze your website, your competitors website and the market.
You’ll be able to see the marketing measures they take, their top ranking keywords, search engine marketing keywords etc.
For a comprehensive list of tools to spy on your competitors, check out Neil Patel’s article on Spying on your competition.
3. Share your content more than once
You just created an amazing blog post. Shared it across multiple social media platforms. Perhaps you automated the social media sharing process, so this happens as soon as you publish. That’s great.
One way to increase the number of traffic you get to your website is by constantly sharing your content on social media. You can re-share your articles a week after the launch. Keep it up to date, re-share a month later. Some articles are ever-green and with just one or two edits you can re-share them on your social media platforms. This is a brilliant way of always engaging your readers.
4. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, currently as a platform inside the Google Marketing Platform brand. It is a free website analytics service offered by Google that gives you insights into how users find and use your website. With Google Analytics, you can track ROI for your online marketing. You can sift & sort your visitors with dozens of dimensions.
If you don’t know how Google Analytics works, check out this article by Monsterinsights.
5. Post to Social Media with Hashtags.
Hashtags (#) are very important for every networking app. With hashtags, you can reach people who are interested in your niche or a particular trend without them even following you.
Hook onto trending common Hashtags in your field e.g #DigitalMarketing or you can make use of a more specific Hashtag like #SEO or even narrow it down more for better click-throughs e.g #Anchortexts. Each way you choose be sure to monitor the outcomes and either keep doing that if it works, or choose another one if it does not.
That was a quick run through of some very quick ways to increase your website’s traffic. If you’d be interested in more ways to boost your website’s traffic, then check these 10 insane website traffic hacks for the year.
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