I’ve written a few articles about creating blog traffic but I thought it would be a good think to touch on again. Once your WordPress blog is up and running, it’s only a matter of time before you begin to gain your first, few visitors. However, knowing the nature of blogging, you’re looking for ways to increase your web traffic and get more visitors. This article will share how to begin building your blog traffic using basic methods that work like a charm.
Method 1: Blog Commenting
Comment on blogs within your niche and topics because this is one great way to get other blog owners interested in your blog as well as the readers of said blog.
Blog commenting only takes a few minutes. Read through the entirety of a blog post and then use the blog comment form to share your opinions or additional information about the topic. Try to be as helpful as possible because people are reading your comments and depending on their exposure of you, they may take a look at your blog.
Method 2: Guest Blogging
Gather a list of relevant blogs in your niche; these may be the same ones which you leave comments on. Make a mental note to spend a few hours, each month, to write guest blog posts for these blogs if they are currently accepting them.
Guest blog posts are a great way to get in front of a new community to share your expertise and alert the blog readers about your own blog. The bottom of your post will more than likely have an author bio box where you can share something about yourself as well as the link to your blog post.
Try to write a guest post regularly for relevant blogs in your niche to get exposure to your blog and build links back to your WordPress blog while you’re at it.
Method 3: Forum Participation
An online forum related to your blog topic is out there on the web. Type in “your topic” + “forum” into a search engine and you will find at least one which you may sign up and begin to interact with others that also share an interest in your topic.
Forums are a great way to begin building a following and blog traffic because of your helpfulness and signature link. Nearly every forum has signatures which are areas to share links and other information; this is the source for people to find your blog.
Participate on the forums by starting new threads and responding to others. Build a following like you would on your blog; get people interested in you and they will eventually discover your blog.
Method 4: Share Posts on Social Media
Social media is an excellent, free tool to promote your WordPress blog. It is likely that you’re already active on many social networks such as Facebook or Twitter; put them to use for your blogging by sharing your blog content with your followers.
Begin seeking out people that follow your type of content by using the Twitter search feature or looking through the followers of the “big players” in your niche; friend them and share great information to get them to follow you. Facebook is a great source of traffic, as well. Link to your blog post on your Facebook wall or go as far as to create a Facebook page for you blog where you can build a following and generate discussions.
In time, build up your following and continue to share links to your blog posts; you’ll certainly raise your blog traffic in time with this strategy.
Method 5: Blog, A Lot
The best way to build up blog traffic, by far, is to simply continue creating new content for your WordPress blog.
Each new content piece you publish, on your blog, will be another way for people to find your blog through search engines and social media networks; it becomes, in a lot of ways, fuel for your blog.
Try to create a new blog post daily or settle on some kind of schedule (such as Monday, Wednesday, Friday) so people know when you will be releasing new content. Get people into a habit of checking your blog on a regular basis and pump out amazing content that people want to share with others.
Blog traffic doesn’t require ‘secret techniques’ and one-off pieces of software; it only requires time and effort into bringing awareness to your content. In time, your blog will flourish because of the amazing content you’re producing for your community. In the meantime, build up your blog traffic by tapping into the methods detail in this article.