According to the blog-tracking site Technorati, a new blog is created every half second which means 2 new blogs are born every second. This is an interesting fact though it is becoming more competitive every day to rank your blog well in search engines. There are some people who create a blog just for the sake of fun but most of the people start a blog to establish a source of passive income. If you want to boost your WordPress blog traffic, you must follow these practices discussed in this article.
Most of the blogs die very soon after they realize that they have no traffic on blog. To make money from your blog, the first and foremost thing is to have considerable amount of traffic on your blog. It is after that when you select different ways to monetize your blog.
We are going to talk some important techniques you must use in order to get considerable amount of traffic on your blog right after you launch it.
Tips for boosting your WordPress Blog Traffic
If you have created a blog on WordPress and want to get some quick traffic, here are few actionable tips for you.
#1. Be Social
Social media has become a very important part of our lives now. You will be surprised to know that social media is the number one activity on web for internet surfers. In the early years of internet, porn used to be the most famous thing on internet but social media has now got the lead. I would strongly recommend to create a profile on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as soon as you have started your blog. Whenever you post new content on your blog, share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
#2. Use Pinterest
Organize your boards on Pinterest and keep pinning relevant content. Follow people who are from similar niche as yours and wait for 2-4 days. People who follow back are an asset for you. Unfollow those people who didn’t follow back and start following new people again. Keep doing this and you will get a handful of followers in a couple of weeks.
StumbleUpon is a great platform for new bloggers. Select your interests that are relevant to your niche and you will get relevant content. Always submit a link on StumbleUpon whenever you create a new post on your blog. To submit a new link, click on the arrow beside your profile icon on top right corner of the page. A menu will pop down. Click on “Add a Page”.
You will see the following screen after you click “Add a Page” button.
Complete the details and hit Save button. You will get a handful of pageviews right after you have submitted your page to StumbleUpon. Following people in your niche will help you boost your WordPress blog traffic.
#4. Add Social Sharing Buttons on Your Blog
Social media is the top traffic source for new bloggers. When someone lands on your page and find it interesting, next thing they would like to do is to share your content on their social media. This is why you must have social media sharing buttons on your blog. But this doesn’t mean that you put all 20 buttons that come with a plugin.
Don’t confuse your readers. 4-5 social sharing buttons are enough. I would recommend to have Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and LinkedIn buttons at least. When people share your content on social media, this will increase your blog traffic in no time. You may include the social sharing buttons at top and bottom of the body of article. Or even a sticky social sharing icons bar is fine. I am currently using these 5 buttons on my blog.
#5. Use Quora
Quora has become one of the top traffic sources now-a-days. I will share an interesting story with you. Sowmay Jain used to talk about stock market on Quora and this turned out to be the turning point of his career. People liked his answers very much and in no time, he became most viewed writer in 7 topics related to stock market. From there, he started his own blog which has now more than 10,000 monthly visitors.
Create a profile on Quora, select your interests that relate to your niche and start answering questions. Quora will do the magic for you if you keep posting informative content.
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