Traffic is money! In Internet business, you can’t succeed without traffic.
The most profitable and converting traffic comes from search engines. Good and informative content will attract more visitors as well as search engine spiders.
However, depending only on search engine traffic is not a good idea. For a healthy and successful blogging career, you need to build relationships with your readers and other bloggers.
Let’s discuss some of the best tips to increase website traffic. See the detailed Infographic based on this post.
1. Write Well and Post Often
If you didn’t have to write much before, you sure do now. Create content that demonstrates your expertise. This is the first step in your blogging success.
Frequently updating your blog with fresh content will attract visitors and search engines. When you blog often, the search engine spiders will visit regularly, and this could increase your traffic.
Make sure that you are consistent with your topic. Deliver high quality, legitimate, credible content. This will give you more loyal readers.
2. Submit Your Blog to Popular Search Engines
Submit your blog to popular search engines like Google, Yahoo & Bing. Most of the search engines provide ‘add sitemap‘ or ‘site link’ options.
Sitemap tells Search Engines about pages on your site. I already shared a post on How to submit a sitemap to Google.
3. Design a Well Structured Site
Your site must be easy to use, navigate, and understand. Give a better experience to your users and drive more traffic to your site. No one wants to visit an ugly, cluttered and complex site.
Categorize your posts, give proper tags and arrange all the posts in a structured way. Put all important items in your menu.
If you are a WordPress user, consider a premium theme which does all these jobs for you.
4. Provide RSS & Email Subscription Options
Allow your readers to subscribe to your blog via RSS or Email. You can easily set up an RSS button and email subscription option on your blog. This will let know your readers when you publish a new post.
Subscribers really increase your traffic. They subscribe your blog because they really want to hear from you. So this is one of the stable and reliable traffic for your site.
5. Know the Power of Comments
Blog Commenting is the very easy way to get links. It not only help to build links, but also gives traffic. If you leave a meaningful comment on a topic, chances are high for people visiting the commentators website .
Try to respond all comments on your blog to engage your readers. This will keep them coming back.
6. Consider Guest Blogging
Guest blogging is one of the powerful ways to build strong, high-quality relationships. That may also help you to develop business opportunities, professional connections, brand value and link juice.
Try to publish guest posts on related niche blogs.
7. Participate in QA sites, Forums
Yahoo Answers is my favorite. You can attract thousands of visitors to your site with your answers. Try to give the best answer to the question. You can put your link in the source. You will get more visitors if your answers solve their problem.
Quora is another new site which works almost like Yahoo Answers and gives more quality traffic to your site.
Participate in the Forums to get more visitors and reputation in your niche.
8. Intelligent Use of Social Media
Social shares such as Tweets, Likes, and Pluses affects your search engine ranking. So try to get most shares for your post. Update all your posts on these social networks and actively participate in discussions.
Don’t try to build links. Try to earn links. People really want to share content, if they think it’s cool and interesting. That is the best and everlasting way to promote your content than any other method.