How to Increase Website Traffic is a very important question every blogger should ask themselves to make the blog successful. If you are looking for the same question then you are in the right place.
Whether it is for increasing revenue or getting rank higher in the search engine, website traffic will always remain the key factor in achieving it. Hence, if you want to grow your blog then you need to increase traffic to your website immediately.
This article will teach you the same. Trust after reading this article, you will be in a position to increase your website or blog traffic for free and easily.
5 Practical Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website
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I know you have read many articles on increasing instant website traffic and none of them has worked for you. Hence, in this article, I have included only the practical and possible ways to increase it.
Audit Your Website
Auditing your website does not means SEO audit only. Though SEO audit is important it is not the sole factor for increasing the traffic.
Besides Search Engine Optimization, you also need to check the user-friendliness of your website.
The user-friendliness is very important to increase traffic to your website. It includes checking
- The loading speed of your website. Ensure you speed up the website loading time.
- The layout of your website. Keep it simple. There is no need of using a theme like Magazine.
- The speed of Image Loading. You can use a lazy load WordPress plugin to load the image only when they are visible.
Remember, never write for the search engine. Instead, write for your visitors visiting your site. If your visitors like your website then they will definitely come back again.
Social Media Sharing
I know many of you may be thinking this is a very generic way to increase website traffic for free.
If you think the same and planning to skip this part of the article then please wait. Don’t do this.
Yes, Social Media Sharing is the known and most generic way to increase traffic to your website. But, below we are also going to share something else. Trust, after reading below the paragraph you will definitely find something new.
If you are a beginner then I am sure you may have less number of social followers on your social channel. Next, in this case, it becomes very difficult to drive traffic from these social media networking sites.
So, in this case, What would be the best Social Sharing strategy?
In this case, I suggest creating an account on almost all well known social networking sites ( there are more than 250 social media channels) and linked them with each other.
In this way, you can automate your social media posting and also share your content on more than one social media channel.
For example, Using IFTTT, you can automatically share content on Twitter, Pinterest or any other social networking channel when posted on Facebook or any other site.
To know more about IFTTT and learn how to use it, please refer to the below article.
Hence, we suggest sharing your content on all social networking sites (to the extent possible) and you will definitely find improvement in traffic to your site.
Post On Quora
Do you know? My blog is getting around 23% of the search traffic from Quora.
To get this traffic all I have done was I started answering questions on Quora.
You don’t need to write a very long answer to the question. Even a small brief answer sharing your blog URL is enough to get traffic.
Trust me, once you start answering questions on Quora, you will start finding improvement in traffic to your site.
Target Low Paying But High Volume Long Tail Keywords
Long Tail Keyword is a keyword made up of three or more phrases. This kind of keyword is very, very specific to whatever you are searching for.
For example, ‘How to Make Money Online‘ is a long-tail keyword made up of four words.
Next, since these keywords are more specific in nature, they are easy to rank when compared to small keywords.
If we take the above example then it will be easy to rank for ‘How to Make Money Online‘ then ‘Online Money‘.
Yes, your site will get easily ranked for the keywords made up of three or more phrases or words. But, when it comes to ranking for a single word, it becomes too difficult. In fact, for a beginner, it is next to impossible.
Long-Tail Keywords can be further classified into four categories
- High Paying But Low Search Volume Keywords
- Low Paying But High Search Volume Keywords
- High Paying And High Search Volume Keywords
- Low Paying And Low Search Volume Keywords
Definitely you will be interested in the third category of keywords but finding those types of keywords is very difficult. You require good knowledge of ‘Keyword Research‘ to find such keywords.
So, in such a case, What should be the ideal strategy? How to use Long Tail Keywords and increase traffic to your website.
The strategy is simple. If your objective is to drive traffic to your site then go for the second category of keywords but if your objective is to make more money with your blog then go for the first category of keywords.
If your blog is new then I strongly suggest going to the second category of keywords. This is because at this stage money is not important for you. Instead, your blog will require more and more traffic to it.
Confused? Let us understand this with a good example below.
‘Meaning Of ITC Logo‘ is a low paying but high search volume keyword. Within a month, we ranked on the first page of google for this particular keyword.
Today, I am not making any money from this keyword but this gets compensated by the traffic drives from this keyword.
Yes, today this keyword is contributing 10% of my blog traffic and we are happy from it.
Hence, during the initial time, instead of focusing on the high paying keywords, focus on low paying but high search volume keyword.
Slowly you will start getting traffic on your site and thereby start focusing the high paying keywords.
High Search Volume + Long Tail Keywords will be the best strategy to increase traffic to your website.
Allow Guest Posting On Your Site
Guest Posting is another best way to drive traffic to your website or blog.
The guest blogger who writes a guest blog on your blog will share your post on their social media channels.
Hence, your blog will get free exposure for allowing a guest blogger to share a guest blog on your blog.
Next, you can also charged a fixed amount or do a link exchange for sharing a guest post on your blog.
Trust, I have seen Guest Bloggers promoting my blog on different websites and social media channels.
Actually they are promoting their own guest posts written on my blog.
This will serve both purposes. My blog will get promoted and in return, their article will get more exposure.
The Final Words
What is your strategy to get traffic to your website? Do not forget to share the ways you are driving traffic on your site. We will be happy to listen to you.
Further, feel free to contact us if you face any problem in getting traffic on your site. We will be happy to help you.