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15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by acupikin: 9:04am On Dec 07, 2017
Blogging as a profession over the years has evolved in the way it used to be done.Every business owner who’s ever hosted a blog has experienced the frustration of trying to gain readership.Most people have given up on blogging due to low traffic but I will advice you to remain consistent and learn new ways of driving traffic to your blog.

1. write more.

Studies demonstrate that the all the more you update your blog, the more traffic it will get. Google gives higher need to sites with new articles,contents stories etc. So in other to get more traffic to your blog update it often like a minimum of five times a week.

2. Promote with social media.

Share each new blog post across your social media networks, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. If you spend time cultivating your networks and share great content, social media sites can become some of your top traffic sources.This is proven and tested .

3.Guest Blogging.

One of the best sources of high quality traffic is Guest Blogging, if you haven’t heard of blogging yet, you have been living under a rock! Blogs are websites on which experts discuss topics in a casual, essay-like format. Guest blogging is when a blogger like you writes an article on another blog. That’s Free Traffic from Other People’s Blogs!

4.Compose better titles.

The titles for your blog posts are more vital than the substance itself. That is on account of titles enable potential visitors and users to choose whether they should click and read more. Focus on the article titles you see on magazine covers. They lure readers with promises and solutions. When you do likewise, your readership will experience a large increase.

5. Have a niche.

While you may be interested in football, exotic travel destinations, Little League baseball,romance stories and weight loss, you’ll confuse your audience if your content doesn’t follow a clear pattern. Decide who your target audience is, what they want to read and what specific messages you want to convey.

6.Include photos in your blog

Studies have shown that photos in blog posts boost readership. Not only does a photo make the post look more appealing and interesting, but you can also include keywords in the Alt Image tag on the photo, boosting search engine optimization (SEO) for your site. Keep in mind that you can’t just pull any photo from Google because you risk violating copyright laws. When you pull photos on google or any site always remember to ask for permissions too.

7.Avoid Plagiarism

what is plagiarism? the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.Its one of the things that can kill blog traffic.Your post may not appear on google top searches.People may have read the content you plagiarized somewhere else and see no need to read it again on your blog.

6.Make use of keywords

Speaking of SEO, keywords are at the heart of SEO. One of the easiest and simpliest ways to generate more traffic to your website is to ensure that every page on your site has a keyword strategy. So for each blog post you write, choose one key phrase that you believe readers would use to find that post. Next, insert that phrase into the title of the post, the headline on the page, within the content on the page at least two times, in a featured image on the page and also as part of the page link. Keyword concentration helps Google understand what that page is about, which can ultimately lead to more traffic from the search engines.

Note-keywords do not refer to single words.

7. Include links.

When you mention another company’s product or service in a blog post, include a link to that company’s page because Google likes to see outbound links on your site Plus, readers appreciate it when you provide resources to make it easier for them to find the things they’re looking for.

8. Invite guest authors

When others write for your blog, you add more content that you didn’t have to write yourself. As a bonus, those authors will also share with their followers and may ask you to write for them, opening up new readership avenues for you.

9.Make use of forum

Forum are a great source of driving traffics to your website/blog ,You should make use of large forums like naijadailies,Nairaland and reddit etc.

10. Add videos

Google owns YouTube, which is one of the many reasons that videos can drive more traffic to your site. Write some interesting content and supplement it with short videos that are informative and entertaining.

11. Invest in sponsored posts

If you believe your audience is spending time on Facebook, occasionally invest in sponsored posts.You can “Boost” a post and increase its reach significantly.The charges vary though.

12. Include A Mailing List

You can include a mailing list so people can subscribe to your Blog via email

In addition to the tips above, the following smart strategies will also help increase readership:

13. Make your content easy to read by using plenty of subheads, bullets and numbered lists.

14. Make it easy for blog visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed.

15. Invite readers to leave a comment, then respond and let them know you’re engaged.

source-http://www.metrodailies.com/news/15-proven-ways-drive-traffic-blog/

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Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by acupikin: 9:04am On Dec 07, 2017
cc:lalsticlala help me push to fp
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Nobody: 1:15pm On Dec 07, 2017
BiafraBushBoy what do you think
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by BiafraBushBoy(m): 1:54pm On Dec 07, 2017
stephenmorris:
BiafraBushBoy what do you think

Lol... Let me read.
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by UltimateBlogger: 3:14pm On Dec 07, 2017
Again!!!

Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by kay29000(m): 6:43am On Dec 08, 2017
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Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Austema(m): 6:44am On Dec 08, 2017
Blogers confusing themseves since 1900

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Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by webincomeplus(m): 6:44am On Dec 08, 2017
Well, these are the same old tips that have been flogged to death everywhere on the web.

The only way to pull traffic and succeed as a blogger these days is to BE CREATIVELY UNIQUE.

When other entertainment blogs are posting the same shitty gossips that people have read on Linda Ikeji's blog, you'll stand out easily by publishing unique and well-researched stuffs like, "Which of these Nigerian celebrities has the most beautiful sitting room?" (You can replace "sitting room" with whatever assets that Nigerian celebrities readily flaunt online.) Learn from sites like Buzzfeed.

Similarly, if you're blogging about small businesses, rather than publish the same rehashed information on how to start certain businesses in Nigeria, take your time to interview someone who is really into the business and get some unique stuff from them. People will better appreciate practical and valuable information provided by experts. A headline like "Nigerian expert reveals how to start a poultry business with N100,000" will attract more visits than the same old "How to start a poultry business in Nigeria."

So, it's all about creativity.

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Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by lambertpope: 6:46am On Dec 08, 2017
You are on point, yesterday I created a thread for simplest but one of the best way to drive traffic to blog. Without organic traffic, blog is useless because no matter the quality of the article of your blog, without readers its useless. All bloggers needs to work on their traffic, not traffic is useless but quality organic traffic is the best.
You can check my profile to see my thread or check my signature to read the entire article on my blog.
Good morning
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Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Nobody: 6:54am On Dec 08, 2017
Post your traffic stats na
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by MrWondah(m): 6:55am On Dec 08, 2017
Comment on other blogs your comments should be sensible.

Offer answers in forums like quora, answer.com

Get featured on huf post

Pay for advertisement

Support a cause in your locale.

Use trending tools like twitter Google to answer questions

Write posts on commonly asked questions in other blogs in your niche.

If you need help don't pm me I'm not available to answer your questions
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by agwom(m): 6:59am On Dec 08, 2017
Good...
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Nonnyflex(m): 7:02am On Dec 08, 2017
The funny irony is that people who spearhead these topics don't have a trending blog... How can someone teach us something that they haven't done themselves.... If I am made PRESIDENT of Nigeria.. Apart from building statues in every round about, I will ban COPY AND PASTE
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Tender1(m): 7:05am On Dec 08, 2017
grin
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Nobody: 7:21am On Dec 08, 2017
webincomeplus:
Well, these are the same old tips that have been flogged to death everywhere on the web.

The only way to pull traffic and succeed as a blogger these days is to BE CREATIVELY UNIQUE.

When other entertainment blogs are posting the same shitty gossips that people have read on Linda Ikeji's blog, you'll stand out easily by publishing unique and well-researched stuffs like, "Which of these Nigerian celebrities has the most beautiful sitting room?" (You can replace "sitting room" with whatever assets that Nigerian celebrities readily flaunt online.) Learn from sites like Buzzfeed.

Similarly, if you're blogging about small businesses....
Nice points Doc. But I think many of the points u cited aren't that feasible for many Nigerian bloggers cost wise - we all know that most of them are struggling...
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by bionixs: 7:49am On Dec 08, 2017
acupikin:
cc:lalsticlala help me push to fp
just call successful pastors names like bastards,scammers,fake and just relax,traffic will even jam. As many losers would be struggling to back it up
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by donqx: 8:03am On Dec 08, 2017
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Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Revolva(m): 8:05am On Dec 08, 2017
we don here oo

oya see my blog below signature
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by fajob: 8:15am On Dec 08, 2017
noted
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by RapportNaija(m): 8:21am On Dec 08, 2017
acupikin:
cc:lalsti.clala help me push to fp


But this post was placed under "news" category on your site. Is this a newsworthy post, or you don't even understand SEO yourself?
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by SirLakes: 8:27am On Dec 08, 2017
@Op where did you copied this from grin


On a serious note
You try cool
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Webman007: 8:33am On Dec 08, 2017
Just Find a way and put your stuff in front of your target audience.....

Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by jetz(m): 8:39am On Dec 08, 2017
what kills we bloggers in Nigeria is Plagiarism they can so do copy copy ehn a blogger cannot express his thoughts or free say on a particular topic even na just to free style oh em go just copy and paste vam when panda hits ya site ehn
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by spafu(m): 8:59am On Dec 08, 2017
Ok
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by BiafraBushBoy(m): 9:37am On Dec 08, 2017
webincomeplus:
Well, these are the same old tips that have been flogged to death everywhere on the web.

The only way to pull traffic and succeed as a blogger these days is to BE CREATIVELY UNIQUE.

When other entertainment blogs are posting the same shitty gossips that people have read on Linda Ikeji's blog, you'll stand out easily by publishing unique and well-researched stuffs like, "Which of these Nigerian celebrities has the most beautiful sitting room?" (You can replace "sitting room" with whatever assets that Nigerian celebrities readily flaunt online.) Learn from sites like Buzzfeed.

Similarly, if you're blogging about small businesses, rather than publish the same rehashed information on how to start certain businesses in Nigeria, take your time to interview someone who is really into the business and get some unique stuff from them. People will better appreciate practical and valuable information provided by experts. A headline like "Nigerian expert reveals how to start a poultry business with N100,000" will attract more visits than the same old "How to start a poultry business in Nigeria."

So, it's all about creativity.

I agree with you 100%, even though we don get small beef before
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by obatoro: 10:04am On Dec 08, 2017
Nothing new. Seen this a zillion times all over the web.
Traffic is not even all that matters but targeted traffic. You may have 10,000 useless traffic per day, that does your blog no good, because they may never purchase your products, subscribe to your membership or click your adverts.
On the other hand you may have only 100 views per day, and 10 out of that 100 will purchase your products, click your adverse and subscribe to your membership.
Not all traffic is good.
To get a targeted traffic, move close to those in your niche especially those doing well, write about them, naturally they will promote you. They are called influencers.
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by acupikin: 10:55am On Dec 08, 2017
RapportNaija:


But this post was placed under "news" category on your site. Is this a newsworthy post, or you don't even understand SEO yourself?
I have redirected it bro
Re: 15 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by IamShiningStar(f): 11:32am On Dec 08, 2017
good.

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