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.
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.
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?
Social Media News This week:
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