With a new blog it can be difficult to gain traffic right away. It can take awhile for your site to be found. Luckily there are some easy ways to ensure that readers will find your fantastic content!
How To Boost Blog Traffic
Before doing anything else, make sure to install some wordpress plugins that will help with SEO. You want to have your site optimized for search engines so that readers can find you.
Now you are ready for these tips that will really boost blog traffic.
1. get social
If you haven’t already done so, create some social media accounts for your blog. Facebook, Google +, and Twitter are great ways to promote your content. If you have a lot of shareable images, Pinterest is also a great way to get your work seen and boost blog traffic.
Once you have these accounts established, make sure that you have a way for readers to easily share your content. Use a plugin, such as Add To Any Share Buttons, to share content.
2. Get email subscribers
It’s important to start collecting email addresses as soon as possible. This is a way for you to send new content directly to a list of people instead of waiting for them to come to you.
It’s easy to manage subscribers and newsletters with the plugin, Email Subscribers and Newsletters.
3. Take part in link parties
If you have a food or decorating blog, link parties are a great way to get your posts in front of a large amount of like minded people. This Link Party List, by days of the week, will get you started.
4. keep creating new content
When you started your blog, you probably had an audience in mind. Remember that audience and keep giving them fresh content. Don’t just write any old post and hit publish. Make sure that you are producing quality posts that will keep readers coming back.
It’s also important to develop a blogging schedule and keep to it. Your audience will then know how often they can come back for new content. Ideally, you would be posting every day. However, if you can only post one to three times a week, readers will get used to that and know when to visit.
5. create a favicon
For those that don’t know, a favicon is the little icon next to the site name in a browser tab.
This little icon may not seem like a big deal but your readers will get used to seeing it and identify it with your blog. If they bookmark your site, they will be able to easily identify your site in their bookmarks just by looking at the icon. This is often a better for readers than having to read all of the site names. Because of that, return traffic is easier.
How To Know If You Are Building Blog Traffic
To easily monitor your blog traffic, I would recommend having your Google Analytics right on your WordPress dashboard. Just install the Google Analytics Dashboard For WP plugin and you’ll have all the traffic information at your fingertips.
Of course you can also check your traffic stats via your hosting cpanel.
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