How to Really Get Traffic to your Blog

by Fabrizio Van Marciano on September 25, 2011 · 31 comments

How to Really Get Traffic to your Blog

One of the biggest obstacles many bloggers face is getting traffic to their blogs. Essentially traffic is the lifeblood of any website or weblog on the world wide web, without it you might as well not bother with blogging. We all want traffic and what makes it even more challenging, is the simple fact that there are literally hundreds of thousands of blogs and websites out there all competing for it. So what can you do about it? Let’s take a look.

Content is the ultimate king…

Yep I’m sure you’ve heard it over a gazillion times before, so why is it that many bloggers with very few content (posts) on their blogs still don’t get that content is king. It’s probably fair to also state at this point that quality content is King; visitors come to your blog to read quality content, they want to know what you know. Many bloggers after a time go completely off course by bragging about what they’re good at or how great they are. Whilst this is essentially important in blogging too, it’s not what draws people to come back to read the content of your blog.

…So first off to getting traffic to your blog is to ensure that you keep up with creating top quality content on ultimately a regular basis that will attract visitors back to your blog again and again.

Get social…

Generic as this may sound, but still to this day many bloggers particularly newcomers totally miss the point of the importance of using social media. Ultimately when we speak of social networking most people automatically think of Facebook and Twitter, there is more to it than that. Using professional social networking sites such as LinkedIn and eCademy are essential platforms to use to promote traffic to your blog as well.

Consider recording a few podcasts even, or create a few tutorial videos and upload them to YouTube.

Search is God…

Yeah, yeah content is King so what? Search is even bigger, search is God. Almost every living organism on the planet has or uses the search engines, in particular Google to find something online at some stage during their evolution, if not in this life maybe their last. Ok maybe that’s a bit insane thinking like that, but what I’m trying to say is that search engine optimization is traffic to your blog wrapped up in shiny gift wrap. That means doing consistent on-page SEO, tagging photos, using heading tags, doing internal linking, getting inbound links through article 2.0 marketing and most importantly guest posting.

I’ve figured out that the tasks involved in building traffic to a blog is easy, some might argue that quote… But it’s the relentless amount of work you have to put in for little rewards that is the real test of anybody’s perseverance. With that in mind, stay focused, stay motivated and go get that traffic, good luck.

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WordPress Hosting September 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

Constant tweak of your content and also the SEO will improve the traffic to your blog as well..
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Jasmine September 26, 2011 at 2:49 am

Good ideas, Fabrizio. I fully agree with you that content is the king, and with proper SEO and socializing, we are bound to get a good amount of traffic.
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Kavya Hari September 26, 2011 at 5:28 am

In fact, Quality content is King without any doubt. And, we can get more readers into our blog through high quality post, so it will be most important part on here :) Great post Fabrizio on here :)
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sam September 26, 2011 at 6:06 am

No doubt in that these are the very important part to make a good blog post.

When any blogger is post a new blog post he is thinking lots of things about that and he rights to see dreams for great traffic on his blog post and he/she wants to see much comment on his/her new blog post but it can be possible after apply these things which you are mentioned in this blog post.

Wong Chendong aka The Bad Blogger September 26, 2011 at 6:12 am

I agree content is king, but people do not come to a blog to know what you know, they come to a blog to learn something or solve a problem through your blog. If your content can solve a problem or get the reader to learn then it will be my guess the reader will eventually come back fro more, because you are providing quality content that helps him or her, with that said, traffic eventually increase.
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Rakesh Kumar September 26, 2011 at 6:48 am

Yes above tips really essential to run any successful blog.
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ivin September 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

Hello Fabrizio. Yeah, ‘Search is God’ was a bit much for me…
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Aanchal September 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Well, If you’re not using social media sites to promote your blog/site then your missing huge numbers of targeted people who will be interested on your blog. You need to spend some quality time on your social media sites to build your product/service awareness and then you’ll start getting targeted visitors.
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Priya September 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Agreed with all your points and if you follow these steps with honesty then you can easily attract targeted traffic on your site/blog.
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Shower Valves September 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

100% agreed in All 3 as this is BASIC and MUST if we want traffic anyhow.

Thanks a lot fabrizio for this and yes I like one more line that “Content is a King then Search is God”.

Swayam Das September 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

This topic is very popular :-) Everybody seems to be updating their blog with this one yet only a few follow lolz
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Robin September 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Getting traffic to the blogs is always a concern for bloggars and the article best describes the ways of getting traffic. Very nice post and excellent tips.
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phanindra September 29, 2011 at 4:55 am

Good one Fabrizio. But to add up there are huge number of ways to get traffic to one’s blog.
Though original content is the ultimate thing, unless and untill it is exposed to public/viewers it still remains as if it is in closed basket.
* Joining Forums in similar niche
* Participating on other blogs,
* Establishing good communication with everyone
* Blog Commenting & Guest posts
are surely the best techniques to gain the traffic genuinely
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M.sai - November 7, 2011 at 6:24 am

i prefer your last point that blog commenting and guest posting.its well worked for me :)
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Nicholas Scott September 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

Thanks for sharing all those ways on how to leverage traffic for the site. I just had a site before though that reached number three in Google before. It was hit by panda and now it’s totally gone. I’m doing my best to bring it back but still I can’t see it there. Can you suggest some ways I can do to speed it up to back where it was before? Thanks!
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Kavya Hari September 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

From here, almost of the newbie bloggers will get worthy topic about how to really get traffic to your blog information on here. And, content should be more attractive to the readers and have to get high traffic on here :) So, i would like to say thanks for given up here :)
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Nicole Scott September 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

In the way of getting traffic to your blog first of all you need to grasp and understand that the Internet is a big place. Several billion web-pages, and often with very little time available to the end-user, they’ll use several techniques to find what they’re looking for .

Swayam Das October 3, 2011 at 2:25 am

Sounds cool
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Fabrizio October 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Thanks everyone for your views and comments.
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Arun San October 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Off-late the best way to get traffic is via search and the cheapest way to do it is with good content. This is the age for social marketing and unique content. Pay per click advertising programs to bring in traffic to a normal blog i too expensive and is not worth it. Back in 2004, I used to use a pay per click program called goClick to bring traffic to one of my websites. I just had to pay 1 cent/click. With time, the quality of traffic dropped significantly. In a couple of years, they closed down. That was the end of 1 cent visitor.
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sandhu saab October 9, 2011 at 11:37 am

I am agree with you that unique content is must for a website and SEO will gather traffic for your site.Thanx for sharing the information.

sasha gibbs/wholesale directory October 13, 2011 at 5:56 am

I read many articles and posts that show what is important for you to get visitors o your website. There are many views related with it but the main thing that I observed is your quality work. If you provide useful information and update your websites on daily bases than it will be more helpful for you. It is a best way to target more customers in a short time of period.

Mat October 13, 2011 at 8:01 am

I fully agree with you gibbs. It is the quality and originality of contents that makes a difference.
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Geoff Brand October 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

I found this article to be quite interesting. It will certainly help us get momre traffic to our Australian Real Estate Blog. Thank you for your content.
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Al McCartan October 29, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Varinder Pal Singh December 6, 2011 at 9:21 am

Great post very informative article.You are absolutely right that Fresh Content Is Realy A King.

Yuri January 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Content is indeed the king when it comes to a good website. But sometimes i feel that advertising your website is also very important if you’re trying to get your name out there. If you created a blog with great content, but yet, nobody is visiting your blog. Then that may be totally pointless. Writing great content is good because it allows people to share with their friends about the content you wrote. And when that happens, you’ll have returning readers.

Rochelle Stewart January 25, 2012 at 12:23 am

That’s true alot of people have bad content … So you need to have great content for people to come back. Quality over quantity!!! Blogging is hard you just have to be really dedicated!!

Nelson March 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Haaaa, I’ve been preaching this for so long — HIGH-QUALITY CONTENT. This is essential for online success, yet, as you say, many don’t get this. This term should be listed in the dictionary I think. Meanwhile, I’ll keep singing my song and educating others. Thanks for the share :)

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