Hey bloggers, see my 10 proven strategies to increase traffic to your site instantly under 30 minutes.
Is your website not getting enough traffic despite doing all the hard work in creating great contents? Keep reading this post...
Many bloggers think that if you have written a great post content it would automatically bring you traffic. But this is not the case. After some time these bloggers get frustrated by not getting much traffic to their site and eventually gave up.
This post will guide you the exact steps required to get instant and high quality traffic to your blog.
By implementing the strategies mentioned below you can instantly increase your website organic traffic from Google.
I have mentioned below only the 10 best strategies you need to follow if you want to increase lots of traffic on your blog.
One thing you should keep in mind while implementing these strategies is that every strategies takes time. While implementing these strategies you should not expect an instant increase in organic traffic from day one or two. Wait for at least 30 days to see any result.
Now let's begin your journey towards loads of organic traffic to your blog...
Here are the 10 most effective ways to increase your website traffic in 2020.
1. Improve Your On-Page SEO
By putting in right Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies to your post content you can improve the search ranking in Google Search for that particular post.
If your blog post is lying in the 2nd or 3rd page of Google Search result there is very little chance of getting any user to click on your post.
So, we must make every effort to rank our post in the first page of Google Search, preferably in the top 3, because a user looking for a particular query rarely goes beyond the first page. So even if your post is ranking on the 2nd page of search result it is not doing good in terms of driving traffic to your site.
So how to improve your rankings?
You can improve your search ranking by improving your on-page SEO. But how to do it?
- Title: Put your important keyword in the title of your post. You must write your title in h1 or h2 tag as it allows Google crawler to to find your main keyword.
- Meta Description: Make sure to put the keyword in the meta description of your post.
- Headline: The headline of the post should be catchy and attractive and must contain the main keyword of your post.
- Long Tail Keyword: Try to add variations of keyword in the post content. Try to add long tail keywords which have decent volume and low competition. But don't use such long tail keyword which have negligible or very low volume as it will not bring much traffic to your website. Use keyword research tools like Google Keyword Planner by visiting ads.google.com or UberSuggest to find long tail keyword. Take caution in not adding too much of keywords in the post as it will look spammy and Google may penalize your site by lowering its ranking.
- Images: If your post content has images try to add keyword in image file names. In this way you can also get traffic from Google Image Search result.
- YoastSEO: Consider adding YoastSEO it will help you in optimizing on-page SEO.
- Bounce Rate: If the bounce rate of your site is high you will not be able to build loyal audience. High bounce rate means the percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page. So, you must write useful contents to reduce bounce rate and generate users interest so that they keep coming back to your site.
- Website Speed: If your website is taking more than 3 seconds to load then more than 80% of your users will leave your site without reading your blog content. To increase instant website speed you must use a good hosting provider. I am using a2hosting.com Turbo plan for this website and you can see that my website speed is incredibly fast at 1.48 seconds. See the Pingdom Speed Tool Test below.
2. Focus on Link Building
From about 6000 visitors per day to 9000 visitors per day, a 50% jump in traffic in just 4 months. Would you believe it? See the stats below of one my other website.
How do I achieve such astounding results? Let me show you how.
Since January 2018 I was looking for quality backlinks from some authoritative websites. I contacted many such websites via email requesting them to post my website link in their website but didn't get much success. Some demanded exorbitant fee which was not affordable for me. I thought that my strategy of contacting the blog owners directly for links won't work. Also, some of the blogs which I had contacted was not even remotely related to my blog.
So, I changed my strategy. I started contacting blogs which were related to my site's niche. Also, I didn't directly asked for links. What I did was, I studied their blogs in details. What type of contents they are posting? How their blog contents are relevant to its users? I started to think how I can provide any service or contribute to these blogs?
Then one day I visited a reputed website through their contact email in the month of May 2018. They were looking for study materials related to school students. I asked them that I can provide them these materials free of cost but they will have to do one favor to me.
Do you know what I asked for?
Backlink, of course!
Which they readily agreed. I sent them materials as required by them and in return they posted a link of my site's homepage in their website in June 2018. I was aware that result would not be immediate so kept my focus in adding quality contents during these periods.
In middle of July 2018 suddenly I realize that my site is getting around 7500 visitors per day, an increase of 1500 visitors per day. And in the first week of August it touched 10000 visitors for the first time and during whole of August and September it stayed around 9000 - 10000 visitors per day.
Thus, a single backlink increased my site's traffic by 50%. Astounding result isn't it!
Don't focus on building hundreds of backlinks overnight. Instead, focus on building quality backlinks from authoritative websites. Even few quality backlinks can do wonders for your blog. Let's move on...
3. Add Social Share Buttons
Your blog must have an easy and quick option for the users who found your blog content interesting to share it on multiple platforms like Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram, Pinterest and others.
When website visitor shares your content within their social network there is very less chance that the visitors followers has visited your website before. If even a fraction of these users found your content useful then there is big chance that they will visit your website.
Thus, adding social share buttons is very important as it increases your website traffic instantly bringing loads of new visitors to your site. If you are not adding them to your website post then you are missing out on a huge opportunity to increase organic traffic.
Google determines search results listings by using many ranking signals. Among them are the number of times your blog content is shared, tweeted, liked, or posted to social media. So, start using social share button in your blog now.
For using social share button you can use one of the best social media plugin for WordPress - Social Snap. If you want to learn about this wonderful plugin visit the Social Snap site here.
4. Write Few Good Guest Posts Each Month
Writing guest post is another useful way to build backlinks. A website’s backlink profile is one of Google’s ranking factors and is a great way to boost your website traffic.
Backlinks show search engines like Google that your content is gaining recognition and that it provides value to both users and websites. One of the most proactive way to boost your backlink profile is guest posting.
Guest posting can help you create quality backlinks and strengthen your backlink profile which boost up your ranking in search engines and in turn drive traffic to your website:
Of course, you would do guest posting on sites which are similar to your blog's niche.
But how to do guest posting?
The biggest challenge with guest blogging is finding blogs that are willing to accept your guest posts. The key to consistent guest posting is to prepare of list of website in the same niche as yours and streamline your email outreach strategy.
You must visit their blog, read their contents and if you like any content, share it. Then, email the blog owner simply telling them how much you love the content of his blog and what compel you to share it.
Also provide a link of your blog telling that you are also creating some useful content which he may find interesting. Then offer him that you have some interesting ideas on which you can write some wonderful contents directly on his blog. If you succeed in writing guest post do include a link of your blog also in it. Guess what, now it will drive instant new traffic to your site getting you new users.
5. Add Images and Infographics to your Blog Posts
Adding images and infographics to your blog posts can do wonder to retain your users.
Why? because images especially infographics can be be visual breakdowns of statistics and information which attracts users.
When infographics done right, can be a huge traffic booster on both the popular pinning site like Pinterest, as well as your own website. With infographics in your post it is most likely to be shared by your users. Thus, try to add infographics wherever possible to add in your blog.
You can create wonderful images and infographics from Canva.
6. Adding Videos to your Blog Posts
Similar to adding images and infographics, you can also videos to your blog. No body likes to read long contents. In fact videos engages your readers which in turn reduces your bounce rate. You can create videos of your blog post and create a youtube channel and upload it. Embed the same videos on the related blog post.
7. Use Email Marketing
I assume that you are allowing your users to subscribe to your blog and if you are not yet using it, start now. It is a great way to build our user base. You can use this subscriber list for sending out regular newsletters and promotional offers through email and stay in touch with your users.
Sending regular mails also helps you in getting returning visitors to your site and build loyal audience. In your email, provide useful information and links to posts on your blog where they can learn more about particular offers or services offered by you. Just make sure not to irritate your users by sending mail everyday. Sending one or two mail in a week is just enough.
Your email subject lines should be attractive and catchy enough to influence your users to open your email. If your emails never get opened, they can’t drive traffic to your site!
8. Using SSL in your Blog
SSL is a security protocol. It allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely.
If you are not using SSL in your site and you are accepting payments or any other financial information from your customers then it is quite possible for an attacker to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server and use that information to their advantage and may cause financial loss to your customers.
SSL in your blog builds trust among your users. They believe that your blog is secure and whatever information they are providing in your blog are safe from prying eyes.
How to get SSL for free for your blog?
visit sslforfree.com. Here you can create SSL certificate for your blog for free. When you add SSL certificate in your blog successfully then when user visit your blog he would automatically redirect from http to https (s for secure) and in Google Chrome, a green padlock would displayed just before your blog url.
9. Keep Your Content Up-To-Date and Revamp Your Old Content
Sometimes your old blog content does not get as much traffic as you are expecting even though it contains great information. What you need to do is-
- Update the content with fresh new information.
- Add new and catchy headlines.
- Add image or infographics or a video.
- Add some variation of your main keyword in the post content after researching for it in Google Keyword Planner or UberSuggest.
- Add some internal links and external links also in the post.
I have seen the results for myself and am pretty sure that you will get similar results.
Just remember whenever your update your old post, don't just wait for the Google crawler for indexing your updated post as it may sometimes take time.
If you want Google to crawl your post instantly go to Google Search Console and at the top you will find "Inspect any URL in "yourblog.com".
Here you enter the url of your updated blog post. Now the page will look like the image as shown below. Now select REQUEST INDEXING.
That's it. Now Google will re-index your updated blog post and hopefully within few weeks you will see increase in traffic from this particular blog post.
10. Promote Your Content on Social Media Platforms
You must share your article on every popular social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest to get traffic from it.
You can create Facebook Group and allows members with similar interest to join the group. Ask bloggers in your niche to join the group as it will give your Group an authoritative look and it would become a brand. You can also join many Facebook groups and share them so you get amazing traffic from social media. But keep one thing in mind, keep posting fresh and new contents in the Group. Otherwise your user will get bored soon and leave the group.
You can tweet your blog posts in Tweeter also and get traffic from there.
In this post, I’ve only included 10 free strategies to drive instant traffic in your blog. These strategies has worked for me so I expect it will work for you also. Of course, if you have the budget and are willing to spend, then you can always buy paid traffic from platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Wrapping It Up
Great, now you have got your 10 strategies to increase website traffic instantly.
Let’s do a quick recap, you can:
- Improve Your On-Page SEO
- Focus on Link Building
- Add Social Share Buttons
- Write Few Good Guest Posts Each Month
- Add Images and Infographics to your Blog Posts
- Adding Videos to your Blog Posts
- Use Email Marketing
- Using SSL in your Blog
- Keep Your Content Up-To-Date and Revamp Your Old Content
- Promote Your Content on Social Media Platforms
Let me know which strategies worked for you and your results in the comment.
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