One of the things that is important to a lot of bloggers is being able to boost blog traffic.
Since traffic = money (well, at least if you show ads on your blog, it can automatically generate some nice passive income on the way), it’s crucial to get people come to your online nook.
Without paying a single penny for search engine! How come?
Easy Ways To Boost Blog Traffic for Beginners
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I was lucky enough to had my previous company paid for my intensive SEO course years ago. Although it didn’t make me an expert here, at least I knew the basics and felt ready to learn more along the way.
In order to set up your blog properly for SEO, install YOAST – a free plugin that will help you check your SEO score on every single page and post you create.
In case you totally have no idea what I’m talking about (sorry), first thing first, head to this SEO Jumpstart course by Tracie Fobes and dive in the amazing world of growing traffic with SEO.
2. Guest Post
Guest posting is a wonderful yet easy way to boost blog traffic and grow your audience. Of course it should be mutually beneficial.
However, when guest posting, you want to make sure that the blog you are guest posting on is in your same niche. That means that their audience is more likely to come over to check out your blog and vice versa. Win-win!
On the other hand, if you want to have guest posts on your blog, make sure their blog is legit and they are in your niche (for the same reason aforementioned).
Also make sure the content that they are posting to your blog is original, since you don’t want something that has been published somewhere else before, right?
Pinterest is well-known as the traffic machine, even when you don’t give a monkey about SEO. But, with their ever changing algo (my God, why can’t they keep it simple as before?), it’s become more trickier and a bit harder to gain exposure out there.
Some people claimed that group boards on Pinterest are the best thing since sliced bread. For me, it’s a little bit controversial since I haven’t experienced such a boost in my traffic following all the group boards stuff. My traffic from Pinterest comes from, however, manual pinning technique!
I’ve heard about something called manual pinning technique, yet I haven’t bought the book or actually understood how to do it. I just tried to pin manually and see what it brings. And it works quite well!
4. Facebook groups
Another way to boost blog traffic for beginners is to make use of Facebook groups.
For example, if you are a food blogger, go find groups dedicating for this topics or related topics, or even take a step further, create a food based group for yourself and start sharing recipes.
Groups tend to have a larger reach than pages (like 150,000 members vs. 10,000 likes and followers), so just go for it!
Talking about forums, Quora is a wonderful place to start as they have so many forums available, meaning millions of opportunities to give your blog traffic a doping boost for free!
I even got a lot of ideas for my blogs just by scrolling through all the Q&As there.
If Quora is way too much for you (literally), try to Google “your niche” + forum to have other more specific alternatives.