56 Not-So-Average Tips To Increase Your Blog Traffic In 3 Words Or Less

by Ana on September 9, 2010 · 64 comments






56 Not-So-Average Tips To Increase Your Blog Traffic In 3 Words Or Less

Running into a writer’s block?

Don’t know how to engage your audience?

Having problems with targeted website traffic generation?

Fret no more; allow me to solve those problems once and for all.

Presumptuous of me? I am sure it is. But see if you are still complaining after reading my list of 56 bite-sized tips to generate traffic to your blog. And if it’s still not enough, check out #57.

I decided to make the list a bit more fun and leave some room for imagination; that’s why all the tips on this list are 3 words or less.

56 Not-So-Average Tips To Increase Your Blog Traffic In 3 Words Or Less

  1. Write a tutorial.
  2. Break news.
  3. Make news.
  4. Write laconic posts.
  5. Become niche expert.
  6. Answer your comments.
  7. Answer your email.
  8. Write conclusive posts.
  9. Write about blogging.
  10. Blog about writing.
  11. Take alternate position.
  12. Write for beginners.
  13. Write advanced post.
  14. Write about Google.
  15. Write about Twitter.
  16. Bookmark your posts.
  17. Post with personality.
  18. Run no ads.
  19. Crowdsource a post.
  20. Write satirical post.
  21. Use outrageous photo.
  22. Coin a term.
  23. Write “101″ list.
  24. Create blogging competition.
  25. Solve a problem.
  26. Create controversy.
  27. Do 30-day challenge.
  28. Write LONG comment.
  29. Start blog meme.
  30. Share link love.
  31. Be complimentary.
  32. Disprove a myth.
  33. Create cornerstone content.
  34. Write a series.
  35. Create widget / plugin.
  36. Make content unmissable.
  37. Blog through pictures.
  38. Accept guest posts.
  39. Don’t be boring.
  40. Write about scams.
  41. Turn off “nofollow”.
  42. Be opinionated.
  43. Tell a great story.
  44. Tell a joke.
  45. Write FAQ post.
  46. Run a contest.
  47. Dissect an argument.
  48. Narrow your niche.
  49. Use a human voice.
  50. Use a translation plug-in.
  51. Add a forum.
  52. Interlink blog posts.
  53. Be a comedian.
  54. Join blog carnival.
  55. Post linkbait.
  56. Be undeniably interesting.
  57. Read “202 Bite-Sized Tips to Increase Blog Traffic.

Ana’s Marketing Takeaway:

Print this list out and stick it to your computer. And next time you feel like complaining about “writer’s block”, remember that you have a wealth of ideas to dive into right in front of your nose.

The floor is yours: how many of your own traffic-increasing 3-words-or-less tips can you come up with? Share them in comments.

You are right: you don’t have to comment or retweet, but do it anyway; I love hearing from you!

ana hoffman yournetbiz



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{ 63 comments }

Abhishek-seekersfind.com September 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Hi
This is must be done and I am confident with the steps I am moving ahead above things are must but need a plan and consistency to achieve

Thanks For Sharing
-Abhishek
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Nguyen Trung September 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Hi Abhishek.

Yes, I think that if you do the above tips would be the effective way to pull traffic to your blog.

Thanks @Ana for nice article
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm

You are welcome, Nguyen.
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Glad I was able to help your to-do list, Abhishek!
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tushar September 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

change the title of the post ana….it should be 258 ways to increase blog traffic….
and you did a nice job of keeping every tip to 3 words…that will surely be forcing everyone to think on each tip
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I didn’t want to scare of Technshare readership, Tushar! :)
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Stephen September 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Loads of great ideas in three words or less. I have been trying to think of more, but I can’t. You’ve done a great job of covering just about everything.
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:12 am

I suppose I tried to cover all the basics.

Thanks for coming by, Stephen!
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Steve September 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm

What can I say? A Great list with tons of great ideas. All to the point targeted and sure to increase traffic!
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Thanks, Steve; always a pleasure!
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Onibalusi Bamidele September 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Really great tips Ana,

You really listed lots of great tips, I’ve got to get my hands dirty :)

Thanks so much for the great post,
-Onibalusi
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Glad I gave you some ideas, Onibalusi!
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Lye Kuek Hin September 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Hi Ana,

Simple yet straight to the point. There are tons for me to work it out. Thanks for sharing.
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Pleasure is all mine, Lye.
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Mukundan Srinivasan September 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

All the 56 tips were good. You can make 56 posts with each of these tips. I am going to follow ur tips. Interesting article.
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:14 am

I like your idea, Mukundan. Next time I run of fresh ideas for posts…
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Ryan Biddulph September 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I love the list Ana.

My tip? Keep On Blogging.

It becomes easier to increase blog traffic when posting consistently. Ideas come to you and influential people seem to find persistent bloggers.

Thanks for sharing!

Ryan Biddulph
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

So true, Ryan.

Not posting consistently is actually one of the most sure ways to LOSE traffic.

Thanks for your tip!
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Hector Cuevas September 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm

My tip: Rant About Something.. :0)

thanks for sharing
Hector
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Ana September 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

LOVE IT, Hector. Definitely great way to bring some traffic.

Throwing in a bit controversy and personality and its a winning recipe for traffic generation!

Thanks for the input.
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Alex September 12, 2010 at 1:03 am

Yes, I can definitely vouch for that one atm LOL!
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Ana September 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I was definitely thinking of you, Alex, as I was reading Hector’s comment. :)
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Lucifer September 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

You wrote almost similar post over here http://www.famousbloggers.net/kick-start-link-baiting-seo.html Why So?
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:17 am

The tips are different in each. The format is different as well.

I am a regular author for Technshare on Thursdays. FamousBloggers.net just happen to post my article on the same day.

Bad timing! Good advice.
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Murlu September 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Niiiice – simple and easy to digest :)

Especially like ‘write a series’ because you can keep people on the edge of their seat and when it’s all done it can become a great reference point or can even be turned into a mini-course you could later sell :)
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:19 am

Great point, Murray.

I love leveraging the same content and finding different ways of using it. A series of posts is a great candidate for diversification!

Ana
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Sourav September 10, 2010 at 5:38 am

My addition : Enjoy blogging, because without enjoyment the quality will automatically decrease, pulling down the traffic along with it.

Excellent list Ana. I agree with Tushar’s comment, it should have been titled 258 ways to get traffic. :P
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:21 am

I agree, Sourav.

I suppose everyone can burn out at some point. However, if you think you can’t stick with blogging long-term, you better not start at all.

It’s too much time and effort to see it all go down the drain.

Passion is a huge factor!
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Daniel Sharkov September 10, 2010 at 6:58 am

That’s what I call a comprehensive list. Some of those ideas can definitely serve as a good motivator when you’re out of ideas. Thanks for sharing!
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:22 am

You are so welcome, Daniel – that was exactly my intention for the list.

Ana
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aatif September 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

Nice list , really great you posted wvery thing in objectives :) thanks for the share
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:23 am

Welcome!

Ana
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Imran September 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

It is an great Post, it for all from to new to experience website, I personally have started using to myself. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:24 am

Of course, Imran; glad you can use it for your business.

Ana
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Adam Paudyal September 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Hey Ana,

Great effective tips to get more traffic. This is something I can refer to time and time again…to see where I am at…I gotta give myself a kick in the rear and start implementing these ideas…

Keep on blogging….Hey Ryan, that is the number one in my list.

Thanks Ana..
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:27 am

Without implementation, ideas are just that.

Don’t kick yourself too hard though, Adam; a gentle push just might do the trick. :)
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Robert September 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Ana,

That is quite a comprehensive list. You certainly didn’t miss very much. On occasion, I suffer from writers block so I printed your list as a handy reference. I’m sure there will always be something there to inspire or motivate me. :-)
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:29 am

Those tips definitely helped me out on a few occasions.

Plus, these are the exact tips I used to bring my own blog from zero to hero in 2 months. So they are tested and approved. :)

Thanks, Robert!
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Goutham September 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm

It’s a huge and great tips to increase the traffic.

Nice article :)
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:30 am

56 tips is nothing, Goutham. Did you take a look at my original list of 202 tips? Now that’s huge!

Ana
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Mandeep September 11, 2010 at 12:25 am

Nice list. Gave me some ideas on writing new posts however, I have a couple started already that I am working on. Thanks for sharing.
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:31 am

That’s what I like to hear, Mandeep. Ideas turning into posts.

Ana
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Steve September 11, 2010 at 1:10 am

Solid post Ana. It’s printing right now! Some of these I have done but theres so many other great ideas there. Thank you for sharing them.

One I might add: Take a Picture.

Blogs are often so focused on words. It’s important not to forget there are other ways to stimulate a discussion.

Ana September 11, 2010 at 3:33 am

Definitely agree, Steve.

Great images can also serve as a bait of sorts; they might catch your reader’s eyes and make them want to read the post as well.

Thanks for putting my tips to good use!

Ana
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Rahul September 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

Great tips for increasing our blogs traffic.
I want guest bloggers for my blog. Can you suggest how I may get guest bloggers?
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Thanks, Rahul.

The best place to go for guest blogging is MyBlogGuest.com

Ana
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Tinh September 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Another great article @Ana, just read the other one on Famous Bloggers and here. Thanks
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Thanks, Tinh – glad you read both; they complete each other.

Ana
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Tia September 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Hey Ana, nice list. I would have made my comment only three words, but it would’ve probably gotten flagged as SPAM.

Good idea for a post and very useful, also. I like the “answer your email” one. Too true!

Tia
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Ana September 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I tell you, answering your email can be a huge job, but as you said it, Tia, it needs to be done.

Thanks for coming by!

Ana
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Keith Davis September 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

Hi Ana
56 tips in three words or less – like the idea, love the list and I’m ecstatic about the potential.

Noticed…
Write about blogging.
Blog about writing.

I do something similar to that, I Blog about speaking, guess I’ve got to start Speaking about blogging.

Thanks for your List about blogging and BTW I’m sure people out there are Blogging about lists. LOL
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Ana September 16, 2010 at 3:44 am

The potential behind the list is definitely incredible, but it takes a doer to develop that potential.

Sounds like you’ll make a good use of it, Keith!

Blog about lists… Love it.

Ana
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Amr Boghdady September 12, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Haha, you make it sound so easy
But it actually takes me forever to just do any of the 56 you had just posted :D
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Ana September 16, 2010 at 3:45 am

It’s not rocket science, Amr :) – if you blog every day, take one idea per day!

Thanks for coming by.

Ana
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Ben Lang September 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Nice Ana,

Loved it, the 3 word thing makes it really easy to read and remember. Going to start implementing some of these right now! :)
Great to connect with you, off to check out your blog.
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Ana September 16, 2010 at 3:46 am

Glad you enjoyed it, Ben, and loved having you on my blog.

I am sure I’ll see you around!

Ana
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Dennis Edell September 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm

An excellent list for sure! However I wouldn’t say not-so-average, plus some are 4 words. ;-)
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Ana September 16, 2010 at 3:50 am

Hey now, Dennis… Are you picking on me?

Not-so-average is actually technically one word the way it was used. My English major tells me so…

Thanks for the comment!
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Dennis Edell September 17, 2010 at 12:57 am

First, yea kinda. ;-)

Second, you misunderstood, or missed the “plus”, but I was saying two things.

I wouldn’t call the list not-so-average, AND (hehe) some of them are 4 words.
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How To Attract New Customers September 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Please keep sharing #39….Don’t Be Boring!

God I need brilliant stimulation from inspired people.
I hope more will head your advice.
Thanks,
Johnny

Codeforest January 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

Great tips by great blogger. I really like people who share the knowledge.

BTW, some are 4 words long ;)
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Julius from IceCreamMaker August 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Hi Ana! Your tips must be applied because it is extremely functional to increase one’s blog traffic. Surely, many bloggers have inspired by what you have shared in your post. It’s a good method needs to follow and come from in a good blogger like you.
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Ana August 3, 2011 at 3:59 am

Thanks, Julius!
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