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How to increase your blog traffic

For a blogger, increasing blog traffic is usually a top priority. Having high traffic will result in high engagement, readership, and possible monetary gains. Let’s face it though, this isn’t as easy as it seems, especially if you’re and focusing on the wrong things. Here are some tips on how to increase your blog traffic whether it’s for yourself or for some other reason.

Content is key

Before anything else, you should know that content is key. You can’t desire for more traffic if you a) don’t post anything regularly and b) if your content is crap. You have to give a ton of importance to your content. Your content is what readers will be after. It’s not your minimalist theme or blog layouts. Remember to give priority to your content and your already half way there. A well-written and engaging post will create traffic for itself.

It also helps if you have a blogging schedule. The words “blogging schedule” sounds quite daunting but truth is, it isn’t. The best blogging schedule is one that actually works for you. It just seamlessly fits into your lifestyle without adding extra pressure. Writing when you aren’t stressed allows you to create better content for your readers to enjoy.

Join link-ups 

There are blogs out there who offer link ups. Link ups are usually hosted by a single blogger. This blogger will then create a link up for other bloggers to send in their links. This is a great way to get your blog out there and see more blogs who write about the same topics as you. Check this weekly Coffee share by Part time Monster.

If you blog on WordPress.com, they offer the best link up ever. The Daily Post offers daily prompts, weekly photo challenges, and community pools. All you have to do is create a permalink and your post will be seen on their page.

Joining link ups is a great way to advertise your blog but merely joining is not enough. You have to engage with the other bloggers and join in on the fun.

Engage with other bloggers

Take time every day to go through your blog list to comment, like, and share posts. You should be ready to commit an hour or so of your day to do this. Not a lot of people are willing to do this but this is the best and most effective way to get your blog out there. If people see that you are an engaging reader, they will likely check your blog as well.

Engaging with bloggers should not stop at their blogs. If you have social media accounts, you should be willing to connect with them there as well. You can also use social media to find new blogs to follow. Creating connections with other bloggers is hard work. It takes a lot of effort to create authentic engagement and readership. Don’t worry though, it usually pays off in the end.

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If you continue with these three tips, your traffic will surely improve in no time! Remember that if you want traffic, you have to recognize that it is a day in day out job. You have to continuously create and write engaging posts. On top of that, you have to advertise your site 24/7.

It’s not always about the numbers though. Don’t be misguided and solely focus on that. Blogs are personal reflections and you should not sell yourself for traffic. Just enjoy writing/blogging authentically and it’ll pay you back for sure.

This post is written buy a personal blogger who just wants a few more hits on her site. She hopes you somehow learned something new or find this useful. 

20 Comments

  1. Aaaa thank you for this, ate! I didn’t know about the link ups! Blogging schedule is actually fun! I post now regularly (like every other day on weekdays). I have learned how to create contents as many as possible (at least still keeping the quality I hope) when it’s my off. If I’m lucky enough to have my brain working well, I can schedule posts for the whole week. If not, I make sure to keep them as drafts so I won’t totally lose my ideas. 🙂 I really think that blogging isn’t just about numbers but you still need it when you want this as your career/pursue your dream as a writer. You’ll never know if a producer or someone in the industry will bet on you and have your manuscripts published. JUST IMAGINE. Anyway, it’s all about having fun and letting yourself grow throughout the journey 🙂

    • very true, sometimes we have our idea to write, but if we will not write right away we tend to forget those ideas, saving as draft helps

    • Link ups are so fun pero tinigil ko na kakaganun kasi medyo hassle din siya. Pero I’ve met some great bloggers there kaya I suggest it talaga. 🙂 I also have a blogging schedule! Pareho tayo. Sulat lang ng sulat pag kaya malay mo may ma-impress out there! 😛 Sabi ko nga lagi, have fun pero do your best din para yung effort di wasted 🙂

    • makiki engage po, tama kasi yung maki interact sa ibang blogger to get traffic, goal ko din ang monerization, i think tayong lahat correct me if im wrong, meron kas hobby lang din pero sa ganda ng mga content hindi maiwasan binabayaran sila, in a way sa monerization din nauuwi minsan

    • I’m trying! I joined nuffnang pero wala pa ako kinikita lol. I think 20 days ata muna before ads appear on your blog. Try lang if all goes well, extra monies din 😛

    • I try pero no pressure din talaga. pag maraming nagawa/nasulat push. pag wala keri lang 🙂 basta sulat sulat lang.

  2. This is very true, if i may add SEO is also essential, it stands for search engine optimization. We really need to drive traffic to our sites using SEO.

  3. I didn’t know about the link ups, too. Thank you for this, Ate! Loving your posts lately! Super helpful.

    Have a great weekend ahead!

  4. Great tips! My favorite way of gaining traffic is by blog-hopping. I usually do this after I get a new post up so that post will gain views and comments. Haha. I haven’t tried any link-ups yet. Will try that next time. 🙂

    • I try my best to blog hope every day. I also leave tons of comments pero not always for the numbers hahaha I just really love the community. 🙂

  5. Lol I don’t necessarily believe that content is key. There are xx bloggers that have crap blogs but get paid HAHAHAHA

  6. I write on weekdays, and schedule posts if I know I’m going to be too busy to write on my normal schedule (for example, going on vacation). I gave a few regular features on my blog (Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday, Music Monday), but also put up book reviews as I finish books, links to my Retroist posts, and of course, Daily Post stuff.

    I’m always trying to draw in more readers, and so far, I have done pretty well. Your tips are sound advice, and I am going to make more of an effort to comment elsewhere.

  7. Thank you for these tips! I just moved my blog to WordPress with a new domain so basically starting completely at zero again, this will be very helpful! 🙂

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