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5 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Who wants more blog traffic?

Everybody craves a steady flow of traffic to their blog but most bloggers struggle to drive folks to their sites.

What’s the root of this blogging traffic malady?

Few bloggers understand this: the amount of giving that you do dictates the amount of traffic that you get. This rule also applies for blog comments, blogging profits and any blogging metrics.

5 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Each of the tips shared below requires you to develop your skills persistently. This means plenty of learning, study and blogging practice.

If you put in the time and hone your skills you will drive oodles of targeted, quality traffic to your blog.

Follow these 5 tips to boost your blog traffic.

1: Guest Posting

Guest post on established blogs in your niche.

Increase your blog traffic by tapping into large, targeted audiences interested in what you have to offer.

Practice writing daily in a Word document to become a confident blogger. Clear, bold bloggers tend to gain guest post invites from bloggers in their niche.

Promote other bloggers to make friends; blogging buddies tend to extend guest post invites to their skilled, generous blogging friends.

2: Genuine Blog Commenting

Engage in genuine blog commenting.

Share your thoughts in intelligent, generous and authentic fashion to make a powerful impact on your fellow bloggers.

Study Susan Velez and how she creates blog comments. She impresses me every time she publishes a meaty, genuine comment on top blogs in her blogging tips niche.

Set a timer for 5-10 minutes. Read the blog post. Publish a hefty comment to build bonds with bloggers and to increase blog traffic to your blog. Inquiring minds intrigued by your comments will click through to your blog, boosting your traffic.

3:  Interview Fellow Bloggers

Interview fellow bloggers.

Leverage each other’s presence.

Alonzo Pichardo releases a bi-weekly chat on his YouTube channel where he and I discuss online business success strategies. We have boosted each other’s traffic through the powerful concept of leveraging, promoting the videos to each other’s audiences.

Interview bloggers in your niche. Make yourself available for interviews.

If you are having a tough time landing interviews simply practice your writing and increase the size and loyalty of your friend network by promoting other bloggers.

4: Answer Questions on Niche Specific Forums

Answer questions on niche specific forums.

Increase your blog traffic by being generous with your time and talents on these targeted sites.

Blogging tips bloggers would be wise to spend time helping folks on a site like the Warrior Forum.

Use Google to find forums aligned with your blogging niche. Serve people. Help people. Draw forum members who are impressed with your knowledge and click your blog link to learn more.

5: Grow an Email List

Grow an email list.

Drive traffic on demand.

Capture subscriber information. Send out new blog posts quickly and easily.

Building an email list is like convenience marketing to the max. Readers get your posts delivered to their inbox, ensuring that your traffic rises steadily with every blog post.

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Your Turn

What tips can you add to this list?

How do you drive traffic to your blog?

About the Author

Ryan BiddulphRyan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.

6 comments

  1. Driving traffic to a new blog is really challenging these days and specially when the competition is very high these days. But in blogging the mantra is always simple, just follow the best practices and work gradually, traffic will automatically increase with a quality website. Thank you for writing this useful content here.

  2. Hey Ryan!

    These are proven ways to drive traffic to a blog. I would recommend blog commenting and guest posting.

    But, at the end of the day, all of this promotion come down to Content Marketing.

    If you think about it, you leave a piece of content everywhere online and that is how you get your blog noticed.

    That is what I like to do. I don’t just blog on my own blog, I blog online. I blog everywhere where there is a community that might be interested in what I have to share. I like to blog on other sites other than my own blog. For instance, you can publish regularly on quora.com and medium.com and build up an audience there and then tell them about your blog. This simple strategy can work great if you put in great work!

    Thanks for sharing this man!

    Cheers! 😀

  3. Great post. Really helpful for a newbie. Very well explained and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us. Keep up the good work.

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