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Increase Blog Traffic with these Actionable Tips {Friday Faves}

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There’s an aura in the air this week as college students in the area return to classes. Colleges and universities are hosting “Welcome Back” events. Retail stores, big and small, are transitioning to tailgating and football merchandise. Communities are promoting autumn events (the fall season is a month away). This is a great time to thing of ways to refresh your blog for the academic year. Because of that, I chose to focus on how to increase blog traffic.



It has been said that you [as a blogger] should strive to get at least 2,500 pageviews on your blog each month. I know bloggers who get a lot more than this threshold. I am aware of others who are still working to reach that goal. The foundation of a good blog starts with great content, but then what? It’s important to always work to increase your traffic through social media, relationships and promoting your content.

This #FridayFaves focus on how to increase blog traffic. There are several actionable steps.

Want to Increase Blog Traffic?

This week’s roundup of posts and articles were helpful as I researched ways to increase blog traffic on my site. Several of the tips and recommendations can be implemented immediately to start growing your readership. Grab your pens and paper…or use Evernote, like I do, and take heed of the tips provided below.

 

5 Easy Steps and 100+ Formulas to Write Catchy Blog Titles That Will Quadruple Traffic | CoSchedule

Catchy titles work! First of all, having a great title is one of the top elements of a blog post. Titles grab your audience’s attention and spark interest in what you have to say. Yet, many  bloggers struggle with creating attractive headlines. This post from CoSchedule provides tips and formulas. #LoveIt

Are you promoting your old blog posts? Melyssa Griffin provides 9 ways to update your old posts to help increase blog traffic to your site. Look through your archives and give your old posts NEW LIFE!

57 Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic | Jeff Bullas
This post is an “oldie, but goodie” and provides 57 ways to grow your blog traffic. Several tips are easy and quickly actionable. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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This site is one of my favorites. I find so much useful information. Seriously, I’ve bookmarked several XOSarah posts. I keep going back. Sarah, once again, shares valuable information and great tips to increase blog traffic. Check out what she did and her results + cheatsheets!

 

This is another “oldie but goodie” post that provides a plethora of ways to promote your content. Content promotion is a proven way to increase blog traffic. You should be promoting your new content and your archived posts (See article #2 from Melyssa Griffin).

 

 

These are a few posts I found helpful this week. I focused on growing my blog traffic. Most of the items I bookmarked, read and listened to was centered on actionable tips and items to attract and retain blog readers. There are a variety of things you can do to increase blog traffic in a short time. What has worked for me (so far):
  • Reviving old posts – adding Pinterest images, SEO keywords and calls-to-action
  • Joining and participating in Facebook Groups
  • Promoting content on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

I would love to hear which posts piqued your interest as well in the comments below. Did you focus on a specific topic?

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I'm a female who enjoys french fries and everything associated with them. I am a foodie, a carb lover and someone on a mission to lose the extra pounds. At the core of things, I am a storyteller. Professionally, I’m a marketer. I write about food, exercise, traveling and events. I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Welcome to my life…one post at a time.

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  2. Kirstin Fuller

    Great tips! Participating in Facebook groups that are truly intent on helping bloggers grown numbers is one of the best ways to go. Twitter is good too, especially when you schedule some of your content every hour.

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  3. Marsha

    I definitely want to better in this area because mine are up and down but I also think I am inconsistent with some of my strategies. I like the article by Coschedule!

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  4. Tiffany H.

    Yes i try to use catchy photos and i ask a question to the audience while posting. Sometimes i think they answer the question without clicking on the post but at least I’m attracting them to the post. I def need this tips as i just recently started and need more attention to the blog.

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  5. Stacie

    Nice roundup. I have read a few of these myself. I wish it were as simple as they say. Most of the time, it requires a mix of hard work, perseverance.

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  6. Elle

    Consistency, planning, and sharing is so important. I think that if you want your traffic to grow organic you have to make it so easily sharable that your inner group of family and friends would be thrilled to share it. For most of us, getting the people who claim to love us the most, is actually our toughest audience.

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  7. Eva

    This really is work! Most of it is done well after the post is done. Promoting is tough. You never know when a topic is really going to resonate and drive traffic.

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  8. Allison Jones

    These are great tips. For me, the writing part is easy…it’s the promoting that’s more difficult! Keeping old posts alive on social media and utilizing Facebook groups really helps.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  9. Ty K

    I’m all for learning great ways to drive reaffix back to my blog. That is for all these great tips. I’ve bookmarked a lot of stuff!

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  10. Preschool2Teen

    Driving traffic is work. I remember when I first started blogging years ago I thought I just had to write, and people would come. Yes, I quit. Lol But, I’ve recently started again and learning the ropes of driving traffic.

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