Blogging is the best career option nowadays. It lets you earn a decent income by writing contents on your favorite subject.
We know several bloggers who earn thousands of dollars on daily or weekly basis. They have huge number of regular readers, so getting traffic is not a difficult task for them. But what about the newbies ?
If you are a beginner or a small scale blogger, just follow our SEO tips to divert more traffic to your contents. They are useful to quickly improve the traffic and build own audience for your blog.
Follow these steps on your blog,
1. Keyword Research
2. Write more
Write lengthier posts. Give detailed information to your readers on the topic covered. Prominent bloggers say that posts with at least 1000 words will bring more traffic than the ordinary posts. It is very effective to convert your visitors to regular readers.
3. Blog regularly
Publish posts at regular intervals. It is the best way to get more traffic from search engines and social media.
4. Give catchy titles
The visitors should come to your blog by seeing the title. We can use ‘Top 10′, ’12 best plugins’, ‘ultimate guide’ like titles for getting additional traffic to the site. It should be catchy and unique one.
5. Add relevant images
Add beautiful royalty free images in blog posts. They can send good amount of traffic to your site using image search. For that, you need to insert relevant keywords to them.
6. SEO plugin
If you are a WordPress user, install a SEO plugin on the blog. Yoast SEO and All in one SEO are top in the category.
Don’t forget to add meta description, keywords in each and every blog post.
8. Social media plugin
9. Conduct contests and giveaway
Run a contest on your blog, ask readers to share the post among social networks to participate. Reward the winners with some gifts, e-books, licence keys etc. You will get such things easily by contacting software companies and other sponsors.
10. Search console
Create an account with Google webmaster tools and Bing. Submit your link to them as soon as publishing the post.
Can you forget social media sites ? Nope. Follow post and image guidelines in each network to get maximum visibility among fans.
Share your post on Facebook profile, business page and groups.
Share your post among followers on Twitter. Use Twitter cards with large image to get immediate attention from them.
Pin your post images to separate board on Pinterest.
After publishing a content, stumble it to get visitors from the social site.
Share your link on Google+. It is effective to get organic traffic too. If your friends searching for similar contents on Google, will get those links you shared on the network.
Flipboard is an useful option where you can create magazines on various topics. Create a blog specific magazine and share your new posts on it.
Create and publish slides on Slideshare. It is one of the top content marketing sites and can bring your site to new heights.
Create related videos and publish it on YouTube.
Use question-answer site Quora for blog promotions. Unlike other social sites, you can’t share the links directly there. Find questions on your interesting topics, answer and if you have relevant posts, put links there. Reddit is another popular tool for diverting traffic.
Create RSS feed for your blog. Google offers such a free tool in the form of Feedburner. Add a sidebar widget on your site for readers to subscribe and get notifications on your latest posts.
21. Share your old posts
There will be evergreen posts on any site. Share them periodically on social sites to get the traffic. You can make use of plugins for doing the task automatically. Revive Old Post is such a plugin. Install and configure it for the first time. It will automatically choose and share your posts on connected accounts at regular intervals.
Building relationship is an important part of content marketing process.
22. Respond to comments
Be active in your blog conversations. Respond to the commenters in time, politely and positively. So the readers will feel that you value them a lot.
23. Blogging communities
Submit contents to blogging communities. It’s very beneficial to get more readers, who are interested on your niche. That’s not all. You will get a chance to go through the interesting posts of other bloggers around the world. This reading process will help you to improve the knowledge and vocabularies. A free course to reach new milestones. Is it ?
24. Blogging forums
There are hundreds of forums on every niche. Find them, share your thoughts and make a good reputation there before promoting the posts.
25. Contact other bloggers
Contact fellow bloggers for advise, backlinks etc. Building relationship will help you on long term basis for even exploring unexpected opportunities on blogging career. After having a good contact with them, you can ask to share any of your posts among their followers or on blog.
26. Comment on other blogs
Spend time for reading others’ posts and put your valuable thoughts, suggestions there. Don’t insert your blog links on comment section for traffic, which is useless and you will be marked as spammer.
27. Guest post
Write on other similar blogs for expanding your readers strength and getting backlinks.
28. Offer guest posting opportunity
Ask fellow bloggers to write in your site. Naturally they will share such posts among their friends and followers. This method is useful on several grounds. You will get articles on topics in which you are not comfortable, articles base will be improved and more articles means more ways to get the traffic.
29. Analyze your traffic using Google Analytics like tools and write follow up writings of popular posts.
30. Add your blog address in your email signature and social profile links.