How to Get Traffic to Your New Blog — 8 Tips to Follow

How to Get Traffic to Your New Blog

We take a lot of efforts in writing new blog posts, but if there are no visitors, it seems pointless to take all that hard work.

I actively started participating in blogging activities for Blogging Hacks since July 2017. In the upcoming time, I followed a planned approach to achieve certain goals. This has helped me get new readers to my blog within just 2-3 months of time. For a starting phase, it is quite relieving to see the visitors coming to your site.

This guide on how to get traffic to your new blog will help you to get the ball rolling and boost traffic to your blog.

A point to note though: I have written this article keeping new bloggers in mind. This article will help new and experienced bloggers to get the initial traffic to their new blog. Some of the tips mentioned here may not be productive for someone, but these are helpful and may even help set bloggers to increase their traffic.

Let's start it with then,

Tip 1 - Create posts with interesting and quality content

Create posts with interesting and quality content

It is uttermost important to have interesting content before you start looking for traffic sources. I have mentioned the same in my previous article too that in order to grapple visitor's attention, your post must have great content. A visitor will spend a very little time on an ordinary blog, may not have any reason to stay back and may not visit it again.

In order to keep the visitor tied up, a post has to be perfect in every sense. I will urge you to go through the article How to Write a Perfect Blog Post — 10 Tips to Consider after reading this post.

The content is the core of the blogging system and the only factor that will help you stay in the long run. The more qualitative content you have, the more chances of visitors revisiting your new blog. They may even follow your blog if the content is benefiting or helping them grow or gain knowledge.

Tip 2 - Join communities with the help of social media

People will come to your new blog if they know your blog exists. Hence, to make them aware you will have to interact with them and tell them about your blog. But you cannot randomly start asking people to visit your blog. Why would anyone just listen to you, if it is not benefiting them?

Social communities and groups can be very helpful in this scenario. Promoting your content on the personal timeline/account may not reach the correct audience. Unless you have a large number of connections from the same niche as your blog is. Find the sources ordered in simplicity to use and effective traffic source as below:

Source #1: Traffic through Facebook groups

Drive Traffic through Facebook groups

In my opinion, this is the number one traffic source to get started. There are plenty of Facebook groups created by fellow bloggers to help each other. All bloggers gather here to promote their websites, grow their network and discuss on various blogging related topics.

Join these groups and participate in the conversations. There are certain activities you can do here in Facebook groups to get long-term benefits. These are:

  • Creating Facebook Page: Create a Facebook page of your new blog. Get established as a brand. This would help you share your future post with the large audience and engage with them. Also, it will help you organize your fans into one place and have a platform where other Facebook users could join you.
  • Getting Page likes: There are plenty of bloggers who are constantly looking for page likes on these groups. You can like their page and in exchange, share your page link to get likes/follows for the page. This is necessary to build an audience for your new blog. A new Facebook user may get influenced and follow your page by seeing your page likes and follows.
  • Getting blog visits: Until you get established as a renowned blogger, you would like visitors coming from Facebook groups to your new blog. Share your blog posts within these groups you have joined. Let them know that you host a great content which could help them in a certain way. Also, visit their blog articles too.

Source #2: Getting traffic through Pinterest pins

Getting traffic through Pinterest pins

Pinterest could be another source of traffic to your new blog. I didn't realize Pinterest could generate a huge amount of traffic until I noticed images and infographics specifically made for this purpose on few famous blogs. Bloggers like Neil Patel, Harsh Agarwal, and Ana Hoffman have added plenty of infographics in their posts to drive traffic to their blog from Pinterest.

To get established on Pinterest you need to have followers who may outspread your work to others. Follow the same strategy as you do on Facebook. Follow others work and ask them to follow you back. It will help you get the initial followers to your Pinterest business account.

Approach Pinterest users who have started newly just like you, to follow you back on Pinterest. Established Pinterest users may less likely follow you. Obviously, they are doing promotion on a larger scale and you may not have enough content or followers to meet their expectations.

A trick here to get larger exposure is, there is something called as Group Boards (like Facebook groups where all users gather and share their work) which drives really huge amount of traffic to your blog. But getting on these group boards is hard as nails.

To get started, create enough boards (at least 10 or more) so others can start following you. Keep pinning regularly. I'll create another post on how we can go about creating a Pinterest account, creating beautiful images for pins and Pinterest strategy, all in detail.

Source #3: Traffic through Twitter tweets

Traffic through Twitter tweets

Twitter could generate tons of visits to your new blog. If someone popular retweets your tweet or your tweet gets attention on a thread run by a famous person then it can create a huge opportunity for you. It can really help you get recognized as a blogger with a large audience in a shorter time.

The saddest part here is, it takes some amount of dedication and time to get started. I would repeat myself again, you will have to build a good amount of followers, just like other social media to get the attention of the established bloggers and users from Twitter.

An app "Twiends" can help you get the initial followers to your twitter account. Please be advised that constantly following/unfollowing too many people through this app may cause your twitter account get blocked. Twitter may also suspend your account permanently.

Therefore, follow/unfollow up to 70 users on daily basis to be in safe gameplay. Nonetheless, it helps you get established and in later days you can start tweeting without borrowing followers from such apps.

While doing promotion on all these social media, few points to remember that adds value to others and your work in return. No one would be interested to take a look at your new blog or any activities you participate unless you recognize their talent. Hence appreciate others work. Don't be spammy and keep away from the 'me' factor. Look what others are doing and genuinely participate in the conversation.

Let other bloggers know how helpful their blogs are or how interesting reading their article is. Believe me, this has helped me a lot to get acquainted with bloggers and new blogging related things and even the outside knowledge from your niche which can help develop your personality better.

Tip #3: Write comments on other's blog post

Write comments on other's blog post

Do not hesitate to visit other's blogs while interacting with bloggers on social media platforms. If you find an interesting blog post, do read it. It usually takes 5 minutes or less time to read any blog post.

Do let them know what you liked about their article in the comments on their post. If the blog post is relevant to your niche, you may add a link to your post or blog in a comment. This would help you increase backlinks to your post which is a helpful technique of link building process.

Aha!! Few points to remember while commenting on others work!

Please be a little descriptive while writing a comment on other's blog. Too short comments like "Nice article!" or "Good post!" doesn't add much value to your comment. Also adding a link in your comment on a post which is not related to your niche may create a negative impact on your backlinks and SEO strategy. Hence refrain yourself from adding a blog link into every comment you post.

A well-written comment can impress the author and he will less likely reject your comment as it adds value to his work. This comment may even influence other visitors to visit your new blog. People are generous enough as when they see a genuine comment, they do the same by visiting your blog. As a result, you will see an increased traffic to your blog at the end.

Help other bloggers, if you come across any of such instances where you can guide other bloggers to make their blogging experience better. Some of them are really unaware of the basic things. You can help them get in a better situation and they might follow you and become regular visitors.

All these are the ways of social engineering, but they can help you earn reputation and renowned as a good leader if not a human being.

Tip #4: Blog traffic through Answer sites

Blog traffic through Answer sites

You might have come across answering sites that offer a solution to your queries. You can visit sites like Yahoo! Answers, Quora, Answers.com, StackOverflow, and so on and start participating in the conversation.

The best way to start with these sites is, search for the topic of your blog post for which users are seeking the solution. For example, you have written a post on how to make tomato soup. Then begin your search on these sites with query "how to make tomato soup".

Click on any search results that might appear and write an abstract, but a little descriptive solution answering the question. Write a seductive answer, adding value in your feedback. Don't be spammy and greedy, while you write. At the end of the description, add the URL of the relating blog post.spammy and greedy, while you write. At the end of the description, add the URL of the relating blog post.

Tip #5: Bookmarking sites and forums

Bookmarking sites and forums

There was a time when bookmarking sites were at a peak to promote websites and blogs. With the time and the widespread of social networking sites, bookmarking is no longer considered to drive traffic at massive scale.

But still, with the right approach sites like Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg and BizSugar can help you drive traffic to your new blog. You have to follow the same approach. You need to engage yourself in the conversation with other fellow members and add value through your engagements. You will have to follow other's content on a great deal instead of just promoting your own pieces of stuff.

On Reddit like communities where members merely pay attention to any outsiders, you will have to create a friendly relation with other members to gel with. To be successful on this kind of platform you need to submit your links to narrowed directories. Add yourself into the only activities which are relevant to your niche.

I would suggest going with this option as a last choice. But if you have a strong grip and reputation on these sites, then there is a long way to go.

Tip #6: Writing Guest Posts

Writing Guest Posts

Guest posts could drive a huge amount of traffic to your new blog than any other sources mentioned above that too in no time. Hence always keep looking for such opportunities over social networking sites or on other's blog while promoting your content.

Make a list of the successful bloggers in your niche. They have a huge fan following in the millions and thousands of visitors on a daily basis. If anyone has enabled guest posting, don't lose the opportunity to step towards success.

When you write a good guest post for someone else's blog, it creates curiosity in the mind of visitors. Visitors would like to know more about you and your work. As a result, the traffic from the original owner of the blog gets diverted to your blog. Once you are established there is no looking back.

Tip #7: Overall presentation and design

Overall presentation and design

The blog content, traffic and all those things mentioned above being at the right place, yet if the final presentation of your content is not up to the mark, then your traffic wouldn't be sustained for a long time.

I have experienced this with my other blog where I had regular visitors coming from the organic traffic source. Though I made few changes in the design which was not good and resulted in less traffic.

Hence, spend adequate time making necessary changes in the overall design of the new blog. Always strive to make your blog post presentable in the best way possible.

Tip #8: Finally, wait and let time take its course

Finally, wait and let time take its course

Google will display your content and will drive traffic to your new blog if not now, in a few months. But it takes usually 7-8 months to get organic traffic. Every successful blogger you have heard of has gone through this phase and it has taken years of time and experience to reach the position they are in now.

These are the few traffic sources available for free to gain initial visitors. Also, many top bloggers take help of the YouTube as a source to get traffic to their blog and make money through YouTube channel as well. But that is a long row to hoe.

Conclusion:

To get established and make your roots strong my advice would be, pay attention to only 2 or maximum of 3 social media channels to promote your content. Successful bloggers have helping hands and premium services to juggle all the balls. Whereas in the case of a new blogger, it is just an individual and no aid taking care of the things. A jack of all could be master of none. Hence, only be consistent with 2 to 3 social media channels and get the best of it.

Along with these, you will also have to pay attention to SEO tactics. There are various ways of getting paid traffic too, from Google AdWords to that of all leading social networking sites with the premium services. It is up to you how to make it there.

Lastly, you have stepped into this ever competitive race (don't be scared, it is not at all scary as Chucky's face 😂). Hence, you will have to learn a lot of new things. If someone says no, you can not do this. Take it as a challenge. There are a lot of resources available for free which can help you get over the situation. Google and other search engines will slowly start recognizing your hard work and will start displaying your site in search results, in return the TRAFFIC.

Thanks for reading. If you really have liked this post, please do not forget to follow and share.
If you wish to see more or have any suggestions on this post, do let me know through your comments. I'll try my best to answer them all.

Wish you all the best!

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28 comments

  1. Hello buddy

    Nice article you have got here. Indeed traffic is the sole aim of blogging for every blogger and I believe with this few tips above one can make it in due time.

    I will look forward in implementing some of the tips on my blog.

    Thanks and have a nice day

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    1. Thank you Elochi for your kind gesture! Glad it would be helpful to you. :)

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  2. Great post, every blogger should definitely consider these hacks!!

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  3. Nice post.. Must follow by a blogger.

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  4. nice article blogging needs stractagies, thats how i grow my traffic daily my blog is www.smartchudi.blogspot.com

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  5. I use most of these tips to drive most of the traffic to my blog. Great post.

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    1. Thank you John! I really appreciate your feedback!

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  6. Why was SEO left out in the post content? Recall SEO is bae

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    1. I agree with you. Though my aim was to mention quick methods of getting blog traffic. SEO is definitely crucial part of it and it is helpful in longer run. There is lot to say about SEO tactics and hence I am gonna cover it in different post.

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  7. Some really interesting ideas that you bring up. Some I hadn't even thought of. Thanks for an informative article.

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    1. I am glad you like them. Thank you so much! :)

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    1. Let me count. hmmmmm... that makes 7 or 8 of us so far! :D

      Thank you Okpaloafe! I really appreciate for your time! :)

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  9. This is amazing! I only just started my blog so your tips were still really welcome! Keep up the good work! You definitely have my follow :)

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  10. Amazing post!
    I am planning to post soon and launch an online course too.
    Your content has given me insights as we need to be honest and consistent to our work!

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    1. Thank you! Very happy to hear that!
      I wish you all the best! :)

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  11. Thanks for the great tips. I will definitely use these please check out my blog and let me know what u think I need to improve it LoveLifeTruthsite.wordpress.com

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    1. I went through your blog. It looks great. You have already done most of the things for greater good of your blog. A few minor changes I feel will improve users reading experience and reduce bounce rate.i.e. Break long paragraphs into small paragraphs usually of 3-4 line. Secondly, If you really have long narrated post like mine here, add relevant images after 4-5 paragraphs. This will give ur post a fresh look.

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  12. Awesome post. I am a new blogger and I am finding it very useful.

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  13. These are some really good tips. I will for sure. Keep these in mind for my blog

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  14. Great post with helpful content thanks for sharing

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