Publish More Articles: One of the most effective, but often ignored, ways to get traffic to a blog is by publishing more articles; According to research, it has been  shown that businesses that publish 16+ blog posts monthly get 3.5
times more traffic and 4.5 times more leads than businesses that publish
between 0 – 5 blog posts monthly.

Publish Longer Content: Research has shown that Google and other search engines give preference to longer, comprehensive articles; Publising longer contents plays a vital role in generating traffic. It has been proven that  Google ranks content that have more than 2,000 words
better than content with fewer words.

Start an Email List: Ask most
successful bloggers what the top source of traffic to their blog is and
they’ll tell you that email is in the top 3.

Email is such a powerful medium for generating traffic that many
bloggers vouch for it; the reason is simple, all things being equal,
your email list will only keep growing and rarely decrease. Even more,
unlike your blog traffic that can fluctuate, you have access to a
database of the people on your email list and can always email them.

Guest Blog: One of the fastest ways
to grow your blog is by writing for other people’s blogs; in other
words, you can look for a blog that is much bigger than yours and write
an article for that blog. You’ll be allowed to have a bio that includes a
link to your site in your guest post. This can result in a lot of
traffic for you.

To make guest blogging work, try to only guest blog on blogs that are
more popular than yours; look for blogs with tens, or hundreds, of
thousands of subscribers and submit your guest post to them.

Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines: Search engines are the #1 source of traffic for most established blogs.

It’s important that you don’t ignore SEO; familiarize yourself with the
concept of SEO and optimize your blog and your articles to rank well for
relevant keywords in Google and other search engines.

Comment on Other Blogs: The right comment on a
highly authoritative blog can send you lots of traffic; identify the top
blogs in your niche and start interacting and commenting on blogs on a
regular basis. This will get the blogger and members of his community to
notice you and visit your blog, leading to more traffic for you; you
might even get a link, or invitation to guest blog out of it.

Include Social Share Buttons on Your Blog: Many
bloggers fail to include social sharing buttons on their blogs and this
is costing these bloggers social shares, exposure and traffic. While it
is not clear to what extent, research shows that adding social share buttons to your page will lead to more shares of your content and as a result increased traffic.

Advertise on Facebook: Facebook is increasingly
becoming most brand’s favorite advertising platform, and rightfully so.
Facebook has in-depth understanding of your audience and allows you to
target your content to them; also, advertising on Facebook is 3 times cheaper than Google Ads.

Create A FREE  eBook: Create a
high-value, concise ebook and make it available for free, no strings
attached (don’t even ask for an email). Now, share that ebook everywhere
you can and encourage readers to share it as well, be sure to include a
bio inside the ebook.

Focus on the Mobile Experience: Research shows that
the number of mobile internet users has now exceeded the number of
desktop internet users. Google also recently made an upgrade to their
algorithm that favored sites that were optimized for mobile users and
that penalized sites that were not optimized for mobile users. Some sites lost as much as 46.6%
of their search traffic due to not having a mobile-optimized site while
some gained as much as 30.1% traffic by having a mobile-friendly

Use Images in ALL Your Blog Posts: Research shows that articles with images get 94% more views
compared to articles without images. Make sure every article on your
blog include one or more relevant and appealing image, and this will
significantly boost traffic to your blog.

Give Affiliates 100% Commission to Your Products:
If you have a product, it’s much easier to get traffic to your blog.
Identify influencers with a big blog and email list, especially if they
have no product, and offer them 100% commissions for every sale of your
products that they make. Make sure you get all buyers of your product to
subscribe to your email list, and you win; you win because those buyers
might not otherwise know about you, but now they are readers who have
bought a product you created.

Organize Events in Your Area and Tell Attendees to Visit Your Blog:
Organize offline education events in your area in partnership with
schools, churches and communities. Make your events entertaining and
educative, and invite attendees to read your blog.

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