Tuesday, 1 March 2016

How To Get Free Traffic To Your Blog



Getting traffic for your blog is a challenging task, especially if your blog is a new one, unless you’re prepared to spend money on advertisement.
Knowing that you’re the only reader of your blog is somehow heartbreaking and makes you wanna give up (I know that experience). The truth is that, you may never make a dime from a blog without traffic.
But before you think of giving up, there are actually ways you can get traffic on your blog for free and legally.

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I shared this with someone and decided to share it here too. So here are free ways to get more traffic to your blog.

1. Site Optimization:

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Traffic from search engines are usually the best (I still don't know why). If done properly, site. optimization will work wonders on your blog. Though optimizing your blog for search engines is one of the hardest method of getting free traffic, but making use of plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast or meta tags and search description for Blogspot can do a lot.

2. Fresh And Valuable Contents:
Google said “keep it fresh and relevant”. People will check back on your blog if they enjoy your posts to see if you published a new post (just like you would do). And that is why you must always update your blog. If they frequently check your blog and the last post is still the same, they may not come back again. To make this system work for you, you should regularly give your readers new, interesting and valuable contents.

3. Free Product or service (Giveaways):
People love free stuff (especially my readers). So once in a while you can give out free e-Books or just host any giveaway. This has been one of the effective ways to get free traffic. It will bring you loyal visitors and increase your traffic if you do it regularly.
If you are offering a free eBook, it must be related to your niche or something everyone is searching for else it won’t work,

4. Posting on Forums:
Most forums allow signature (nairaland, yarnme etc), if you know what I mean. You can use this to your advantage by placing a link back to your blog.
With this style you can build a big list of followings because if you solve one of the problems on the forum; people have a tendency to click on the URL in your signature to know more about you and hence can know about your website and start following you.

5. Guest posting on high traffic blogs:
It may not be that easy but if you give one of the best content to others it can make your website rank go up as it not only drives traffic towards your website but also establishes you as a serious folk in the blogosphere.
Make sure you target a high ranking blog with massive traffic in your niche or you may not get what you want.

6. Responsive site:

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Your blog should be mobile friendly to give easy access to mobile users. The web is now going mobile and more and more people browse the web with their phone. If your blog is not responsive, you are sending visitors and your prospective customers away because many people would not want to go back to a site that's slow, consumes megabytes and has a bad navigation.

7. Social Media:
If as a blog or site owner all you do with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Whatsapp and the likes is chatting and viewing pictures, then you’re wasting your time. Or you only use YouTube for watching and downloading videos; sorry it may never benefit you. Try to make good use of your time
and start promoting your blog on social media and youtube. When you create a good post, simply post the link on your facebook timeline or page (you need to create one for your blog). You can still create a video (maybe tutorial) and upload it on Youtube placing your link within or outside the video.

8. Commenting on other Blogs:
This has worked for a lot of people; they find popular blogs in their niche and post relevant and helpful comments on their posts alongside their url. Sometimes, instead of placing their blog’s homepage, they place a link to a post related to the post content. This way when people click
through, they are immediately on a highly relevant page that
they are interested in. And because they read your
comment, which was useful and unique, they already think of
you as an authority.

9. Respond to comments of your posts:
A person who is writing a comment on your website is spending some time with your website and hence is sharing his thoughts. Appreciate people for their thoughts and do comment back also you can visit their websites (if any) and make few comments. Be honest while responding on your website or writing comment on other websites to make sure you are not ending up on people's spam box.

10. Link to other blogs
 Link out to others in your posts and they will take notice of you, most of them will tweet about your post at the very least. Some of them will even link back to you. This is an easy and free way to get traffic. Just don’t forget about your readers and make sure that the links are relevant.

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Ok, those are the ones I can remember now.  So do you have other ways of getting free traffic that I forgot to mention?
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2 comments:

  1. This is really very good information share by post writer and i wish to add one more source by which we can get ton of visitors which is Pinterest. This is also a best source for getting FREE Traffic to our blogs.

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  2. Nice tips!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Permission to copy!

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