We all want to drive more trafic to your blog, right? It’s only natural. But how can you do it?
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There are a ton of strategies you can experiment on your website in order to drive more traffic to your blog, but today I’ll be talking about the 4 strategies that have worked for me time and time again.
Keep reading to find you my top 4 ways to drive more traffic to your blog!
Have Social Media Sharing buttons on your posts
I think this one is a no-brainer but I’m including it just in case. The best way to get your posts out there and have people reading them is to share them on social media.
Now, not only your should be posting your content on social media, but you should have ways for your readers to do that as well. That’s where sharing buttons come in.
You can do this in a variety of different ways: You can use link to tweet and write a tweet for easy sharing; you can put Pinterest hover buttons over your images or you can use something like Social Warfare, which is what I personally use.
This plugin allows you to have sharing buttons for the main social media channels there are such as Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. It’s super easy to install and to use.
Update Old Blogposts
This is something I’ve been doing recently and let me tell you, my traffic went UP!
Updating old posts is actually much easier that it sounds. Go through your older posts and see if there are any new information you can add, images and links that can be updated and any other things that you can update. Once that’s done just share it on social media. That’s it!
You can also just re-upload that post as a brand-new one so it appears on your blog’s homepage. I honestly wouldn’t recommend that, but if you want to do it you totally can!
Create Content That’s Likely To Go Viral
“But Rita, how do I know what content tends to go viral?” Well, let me tell you the three things that viral posts always have:
1- They contain a lot of visuals. It’s proven that content with a lot of images, graphics and other visual elements get94% more social shares, which means more traffic.
2- They are long. Long-form content – preferably content with over 3000 words- has 208% more shares than short articles. I know writing that much seems daunting (because it kinda is), but aim to write at least 1000 words per post.
3- Write list posts. List posts are a cult favorite among blog readers, no matter the niche. They are relatively easy to write and bring a ton of information to the reader. They are also, skimmable, which is a must.
Convert a Piece of Content Into Another Form Of Content
If you create Pinterest graphics for your posts, you’re already doing this step, but you can take it even further!
When creating a blogpost think about other pieces of content you can create from it. an you do a list graphic for Pinterest? A Tikok? A carrousel instagram post? A reel? The possibilities are endless.
Converting a piece of content into another from of content can lead a ton of traffic to your website so make sure you do it regularly.