One of the most common problems faced by new bloggers is to get high-quality website traffic. Obviously, bloggers who’ve been in the business for so long would recommend getting started with SEO. But SEO takes time and a tedious amount of keyword research. Therefore, you need to find other ways to increase your website traffic.
Lucky for you, that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Hello and welcome.
Today I will share my 12 best tips to get high-quality website traffic to your new blog
- Improve your blog writing skills
Good thing there are WordPress plugins like Rank Math and Yoast SEO. These tools, not only help us with optimization but also, improves the readability of our blog posts. In terms of readability, writing for the internet doesn’t require long paragraphs, sentences, or highfaluting words. Rather, a more conversational approach to writing, the better.
- Consider advertising on social media
Promotion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as other social networks, is still relatively inexpensive compared to AdWords, and many of these platforms allow you to segment further your target audience based on specific search terms or demographics. Social media offers a valuable advantage over pay-per-click ads: it allows you to target the exact customers you want to reach. The only downside is you really have to spend more to achieve the results you want.
- Reduce the loading time of your website
Aside from improving your blog writing skills, another tip to get high-quality website traffic is to speed up the load time of your website. In fact, I have a post about WordPress plugins (insert link on WordPress plugins blog post) that will take care of this for you. Another way to speed up your blog is to use other platforms like YouTube, rather than upload the videos directly to your site. Also, you can reduce the image size of your blog by using the tools mentioned here.
- Optimize your website for mobile devices
Lucky for you, a lot of WordPress themes these days offer this function already. In fact, here’s a list of free and paid WordPress themes that you can try. A responsive theme like the ones in this list is equally good on all devices. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about your texts or images looking ugly on mobile phones.
- Repurpose your content
A blog post can be repurposed in many ways. In fact, one of the most common ways to do it is by converting your blog post into a script, record a video and post it on YouTube. If you’re camera-shy, you can create Google slides, record the audio, and convert it into a video format. Here’s a step-by-step guide for your reference.
- Participate in share threads
There are Facebook groups out there that are made to help bloggers get high-quality website traffic through share threads. For example, Mondays will be 50 Pinterest pin clicks. You will share a pin in the comments section and click through all pins of those who participated. Therefore, each of you will receive 50 page views within the day. However, there are members who don’t reciprocate. So see to it that the Facebook group you belong to has an active admin and moderator to make sure everyone is doing their part.
- Create a Pinterest account
SEO is one thing, Pinterest is another. So while you’re waiting for Google to bless you with high-quality website traffic, try other platforms like Pinterest. If you need help on how to get started, I have written a review of a Pinterest course I’ve taken recently. This course is a game-changer for me. So make sure you don’t miss out on my review.
- Create email campaigns
If you’ve been working on growing your email list from the get-go, you have greater chances of getting high-quality traffic to your website. For example, you recently published a blog post about gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. Not only will that email drive traffic to your site, but there’s also a greater chance of earning affiliate commission from your product recommendations.
- Writing Blog Posts To Improve Your SEO On Google
I already mentioned SEO tools earlier, but I’d like to give more emphasis to it because SEO is something that would benefit you in the long run. High-quality website traffic isn’t just a one-time thing. If you want to partner with ad networks like Monumetric, or Mediavine, you have to get consistent traffic every month. Therefore, SEO is going to be your BFF.
By combining SEO and readability of your blog posts, you won’t be having a hard time ranking high on Google.
- Promote Your Site On Social Networks
A second key tip to increase the number of unique visitors to your professional website: use social networks effectively (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.). Favor social media on which other players in your industry are found.
- Improve The Technical Elements Of Your Website
In order for you to increase your website traffic, there are things you need to consider in terms of web design. Don’t worry, this is not to overwhelm you with CSS coding or bootstrap. Simple things like avoiding fancy font styles, animation, and using the right font size can be a huge difference. Besides, the goal is to keep your readers entertained, and not distract them.
- Collaborate with fellow bloggers in your niche
This is where Facebook groups come in. I love joining Facebook groups because I get to meet bloggers from around the world. Moreover, Facebook groups are the best places to find accountability partners, career opportunities, and collaborate with fellow bloggers. One of the ways to take advantage of collabs is through roundup posts. This allows your blog to have an opportunity to reach a wider audience, thus getting high-quality website traffic.
In fact, I also have a Facebook group for bloggers that you can join for free.
As a new blogger, getting high-quality website traffic may take awhile. Some SEO experts say that there are blog posts that take up to 6 months (or more) to rank on Google. Be patient, and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Focus on your blogging goals and always remember your “Why”. This will keep you motivated at times when results are taking too long to achieve.
What your best strategy so far to increase your website traffic?
Other tips you can share with fellow bloggers?
Let us know in the comments.