3 Rules To Get Traffic To Your Blog NOW! The 3 rules to get traffic to your blog now. Follow these 3 basic rules to increase your blog traffic today and start turning your blog into a career.
The hardest thing about blogging is probably trying to get people to actually find your blog and read what’s on it. Okay, scratch that, the hardest thing about blogging is staying positive and continuing to make awesome content, despite the fact that know one is reading it. That is hard guys!
When I started my first blog Baking-Ginger, I was spending pretty much ALL my time baking things, shooting them and writing posts. Literally I was doing this night and day. But it often felt like a total waste, because there would be only a handful of people actually reading my posts. I really couldn’t see the point of blogging and what boggled me the most, is how other people had literally millions of people reading their blogs every day. Why couldn’t I get that right, was there a secret formula that I was missing out on?
Well first things first. There is NO secret formula, so if you were looking for a miracle answer, then you should probably stop reading this now. It took me a couple of months before I really started seeing traffic coming onto my blog and I realised that a lot of it had to do with the fact that I had tons of content on my blog by that time. So even if there was only a handful of people reading each post, each handful, to each post, made a whole lot of people in total.
Rule 1 : Content, Content, Content
So rule one for growing traffic, would be to create content. Tons of GREAT content that people actually want to read. I really started seeing an insane growth in my traffic when I started posting 4-5 times per week and I know it can get hectic tot try and post that much content but the reward is totally worth it.
Rule 2: Pinterest Is Your New Best Friend
Get your Pinterest on. When I just started out, I had pinterest and I was sort of using it, but literally had no traffic coming from Pinterest. Now it is my largest source of traffic on Baking-Ginger. The key with Pinterest, just like every other social media platform, is to be active. Once you have created a whole bunch of boards, then get pinning. The rule is 80/20. So that means you should be pinning 80% of other peoples content and 20% of your own content. And pin often. You should aim to be pinning at least 40-50 pins per day. It is a lot but getting an awesome Pin scheduler like Tailwind really helped me with this and subsequently helped me to increase my traffic. Another way to grow your traffic using Pinterest is to join large group boards that are in your niche. You can use Pingroupie.com to find these group boards and then you normally have to email the administrator of the group board to ask if they will add you as a contributor. Joining group boards is VITAL to increasing traffic, because it enables a much larger amount of people to see your pins and most importantly to repin your pins. I can’t stress enough how much Tailwind helped drive traffic to my blog. It has seriously been the best investment I have ever made with regards to my blog.
Rule 3: Social Media Baby!
Social Media Social Media Social Media. I know you have heard this one a million times and you probably know that you should be on social media already. But seriously, social media is the way to get your blog out there. If people are following you on social media then they will want to see what you have to offer and click through to your blog. The thing about social media is consistency and style. You have to be posting often and you have to create a look on your social media that makes people want to follow you and want to have more of you and what you have to offer. If you want to read more about how to grow your social media, then you can read this article about How I Got 15000 Followers On Instagram. In order to drive traffic to your blog via social media, make sure that you always add a link to your blog or a specific blog post, either in the description or in you bio of your feed. Another thing that works great is to offer your followers something. Give them a reason to want to click onto that link and head over to your blog. For instance you could offer them a free printable on your current blog post, or mention that you are giving away a few free stock photos. Anything that will entice people to click onto that link.