Driving traffic to your blog is the make or break of your success as a blogger. After all, if your blog has no visitors, then your message can't be seen.
In this post, I'm going to cover 47 ways you can get traffic to your blog, and most of them are free.
When you start to get visitors consuming your content, you'll get a boost not just in ranking but in confidence.
After all, website traffic is the reward for all your dedication.
So here's everything you need to know as a beginner or novice to get traffic to your website and achieve lift off.
Let's do this:
When it comes to website traffic, there are 2 types:
Here's what each traffic type covers:
NOTE 1: there's always an exception of course (for example, you could get traffic to your website by handing out leaflets to people in the street, but in the name of sanity, I'm giving you the most actionable methods.
NOTE 2: there are always 'innovative methods' popping up, such as blogging networks that may get you some traffic in exchange for your visiting other blogs in that network (and other such 'ideas') but these methods are not exactly a predictable way to drive targeted traffic, so I won't be covering those.
Ok, let's tackle the question so many people ask in forums:
I see over and over. It just never gets old.
Let's clear that up now:
As you can see, free and fast and easy are usually not words that go together with 'huge amounts of visitors'.
While you can get fast traffic using Social Media, to do so typically means you'll need to invest time posting on Social Media to generate that traffic, and unless you have viral content, you're not likely to generate a huge amount of traffic in a short period of time using this method.
That's just how it is.
If you want huge waves fo visitors hitting your website, then you need to create content, and that takes time to create and time to rank.
Ok, now that we have a handle on web traffic, let's start to look at solutions to some common scenarios:
If you're not getting traffic to your website, then it will help you immensely to understand why you're not seeing visitors.
So let's look at that now...
Here are the possible reasons:
That's it. You're either not ranking or nobody is searching for your topics.
So that leads us to the next question:
That could be down to either of these things:
And that leads us to the solution:
To generate organic traffic, the things you need to focus on are:
And that is it.
If you're not getting website traffic it's because nobody is finding your pages, and nobody is finding your pages because they're either not ranking high enough, or nobody is searching for those topics.
So how do you fix this?
The first point is all about keyword research, and as I said, this can be a bit of a hit and miss 'thing' despite what most people will have you believe.
The second point is all about SEO.
I hope you enjoyed this guide. Web traffic is a big subject (as you can see) so here are some extra resources to help you along.
TIP: bookmark this page because I will always be adding new resources.