Drive Traffic To Your Blog On Demand
Proven Strategies To Increase Your Blog's Traffic
- All, Marketing
- By: Herschel E. Chalk III
- August 30, 2018
So, you have a blog, but cant figure out how to drive traffic to that blog?
Check your motives: Are you seeking to help people? Possibly be a resource? Make a difference? Or are you looking to become famous?
If you’re simply looking to become famous I would encourage you to quit blogging NOW. Blogging for self-serving reasons may be the true inhibitor to your blog’s growth.
This is what must be understood:
People far prefer for you to talk about them and not yourself. Sure it’s not a problem to begin writing about your personal experiences and share what you have learned from those experiences. Be weary of trying to make yourself look better than you actually are. Your focus should instead be on bringing value to the marketplace and serving as a resource to others. This will be how you will drive traffic to your blog.
The irony is that in the process you’ll end up becoming everything that you desired.
So if you want drive traffic to your blog, don’t focus on the traffic. Focus on the people.
QUESTION: What actions will you take after each post to let people know there’s new content on your blog?
SAMPLE PROMOTION PLANS
Here are a few promotion plans and ideas to review in order to help you generate your own and drive more traffic to your personal blog.
Content Amplification System
Seven Step Plan
How to Get Traffic
Ways to Promote Your Next Blog Post
Blog Post Promotion Plan To Drive Traffic
- Shorten your blog links with Su.pr & Stumble it…
- Share you blog posts on your Facebook fan page and in Facebook groups. It’s also a good idea to tag featured bloggers and website that you possibly reference in your blog.
- Syndicate your post using TwitterTools and send to my Triberr mates.
- Schedule 3 to 4 tweets in Hootsuite with varied titles and hashtags.
- Share on LinkedIn (this can automatically be done by blog link app or via Hootsuite RSS).
- Leverage sharing options within appropriate LinkedIn groups.
- Considering Google’s dominance, share on Google+ as well.
- Share on blogger networks like Blokube, BizSugar, and others as appropriate
- Leverage social bookmarking sites like Delicious and Reddit
- Email a few friends and invite them to share/comment on your blog posts.
- Automatically deliver your blog posts by RSS feed to your subscribers.
- Incorporate social sharing buttons to allow others to share and promote your content.
- Feature your blog posts in my Ezine or as a mailing to your email list.
- Make sure that sites using RSS feeds like Alltop and Technorati get notified of your new posts.
- Consistently create new content (2-3 times a week) and follow post promotion plan for each new post.
- Participate in blog challenges, Twitter chats and virtual events.
Weekly Drive Traffic Tasks:
- Guest blog at least 4 times per month.
- Seek out blogs to read, share and comment on.
- Watch Ezines for reprint opportunities & chances to guest write.
- Feature a collaborative post or spotlight someone on social media.
- Visit appropriate forums & share helpful info.
- Send out my Ezine featuring new blog posts.
Monthly Drive Traffic Tasks:
- Review stats for potential content sharing partners and thank you’s.
- Brainstorm possible testimonial/reviews and send out appropriately.
- Choose 1 or 2 excellent blog posts, edit when needed & submit to Ezine Articles, Solo-E, and Self Growth.
- Choose a post and turn it into a slideshow or YouTube video.
- Create and submit a press release.
- Build links by commenting on other blogs.
- Create new link bait and opt-in-offers to build your list.
- Review social networking profiles for possible improvement options.
You must understand that at some point and time even those that have been blogging for a considerable amount of time hit a plateau and need some help building their blog. This is something that has happened to the best of us and there is nothing wrong with asking the question: “How can I drive more traffic to my blog?”
Hopefully this blog post can serve as a “jump starter” to steer you in the right direction.
If you want more help on other blogging techniques, check out my past blog post on: three basic problems that blogs solve.
What other tips or questions do you have? Feel free to place them in the comment section below.