Welcome to the journey today we’re going to talk about how to increase blog traffic with 13 proven tactics, [, Music, ]. Sam did you know. Research shows that 61 of businesses say that their biggest challenge is generating more traffic and more leads. I didn’t know that so listen if you don’t want to fall into this group, here’s what you want to do. You want to learn how to publicize your blog, and this is going to help you to generate more traffic, more customers and spread more word of mouth.
So to help you get started, we have 13 tips, starting with promoting your blog on social media. I mean what a great place too oftentimes businesses, they’re posting on social media and eventually they kind of hit that writer’s block like oh. What do i post today? Well? Throw this into a calendar, get a calendar plan out your post and maybe even on a weekly basis, maybe on a monthly basis, choose to promote your blog in a creative way on twitter and instagram and facebook, and, while you’re, promoting this on social media reach out To your friends and family, they are the best people to encourage to like comment and even share your post, because when they do those things you’re opening up into new networks, whom you may never have had the opportunity to reach out to totally speaking of new networks.
Of folks that maybe never heard of you before, i encourage you to guest blogging as well. I know i do it on the godaddy team whenever we do a webinar with other partners out there in the marketing world after we do the webinar one of the things we do is like hey. You know this was a great webinar. We recorded it we’re going to put it on our blog. Do you guys have a blog, and if that other company does we’re like, let’s do a guest blog, so we’ll have their blog, that they did and put on our site and vice versa.
It’S just another great way to get in front of new customers. Who’Ve, maybe never heard about you before, and collaboration is so much better than competition. Don’T be afraid there are people out there that want to join forces with you to actually promote each other and really important for your blog when you are actually posting on there and we’re talking about social media, make sure you have an easy way for that traffic To share the blog posts to social media platforms, to even help you get in front of more new customers and fans. So i have an example here: uh godaddy our vlog. This is an article that my teammate wrote recently, caroline barker shout out, and it’s about it’s for salons and it’s about instagram and like how to rejuvenate your instagram for 2020, a very, very top of mind article but notice here.
On the left hand, side you can share it to tweet it on twitter, you can share it to facebook, etc. So it’s as simple as this i go and i click on twitter and right away it not only populates the link but even shows the title there and then i can add a caption to like read this article. It was rad and super helpful, hashtag instagram. So this is just another tip that i would have for every blog post that you do make sure it’s super easy for that traffic there to share it to social and another little tip, something else that you can do if you have a certain aha moment in Your blog that you really want people to pay attention to this is an advanced tip. You can actually make that small section tweetable or you can share it to facebook and add that necessary widget, so that people can add that it’s a great point.
Sam. Another great point find your niche focus in on what it is that makes you unique and that’s going to also help influence your blog. So i want to travel over here to one of my favorite clothing brands, aviator nation, and what i love about: the blog, the owner paige. She has a passion for the 70s and not just the 70s, but the surf culture and this time period as well as the fashion then and the music. Then, when you go to the blog, you know you get that sense of her story, her vibe.
She even goes into the fashion, the music, the collection and, in addition to some of the partnerships they have like, even with soul cycle and austin city limits. Wow yeah and i know many people are saying. Oh, i want to be able to reach everyone. However, when you narrow your focus, you’ll be able to find very enthusiastic brand ambassadors that’ll be just eating up what you have to do so narrow that focus find that niche and you’ll have those brand loyal brand ambassadors just coming to spread. The word about you yeah, send me a shirt i’ll rep it on the journey and also people like it.
When you keep it simple, so make sure your blog is simple in that you know think about your audience. They want to know exactly what they’re getting themselves into when they come to your blog. So next tip is seo. You don’t want to just write about everything and anything you want to think about. What is your audience going to be looking for?
What are they going to be searching for online? There are some ways of you know, researching these keywords: to make sure that you’re writing with a purpose and these things that your audience is going to be looking for, like, for instance, the aviator nation. Maybe things related to 70s or disco, exactly things that you know your loyal fans are going to be looking southern california tip number five publish consistently. I mean you have readers viewers, anticipating what you’re putting out there. I know for the journey we post two to three times a week and that helps with retention.
So you want to make sure you’re incentivizing people to come back. You don’t want to just go and post once and then totally ghost them and they let them know hey. We have fresh content coming out mondays and wednesdays, so people know when to expect it and then they get excited they’ll know to okay. Let me show up because i know every monday and wednesday, whatever works for you, but stick to it, because you don’t want to lose those people that have already invested into being a reader or audience member for your blog. All right number six turn readers into subscribers.
I mean you can’t just sit back and hope they’re gonna return to your blog or gosh. I really hope they see that social media post about it and they’re going to return, get them on that email newsletter. And that way you can send them a nice friendly reminder to one of your blog pet to one of your blog posts and to make sure that they are on your email list call to action. Let them know hey subscribe here. You can add that at the bottom of your blog, so they know what to do.
Just a simple tell them: hey enter in your email, so you’re notified. When we have this coming out and number seven, you want to have the right cadence. We did talk about scheduling your content and having specific days for it to go out. At the same time, you want to know how many times it’s going to be good, for you two times could be good for others, maybe once it’s for you just play around with it, yeah experiment, and i mean, if you’re say a salon. How often can you keep posting about how to dye your hair or what styles are in by the way, balayage still very cool, so you want to think about it.
You don’t want to lose the quality in your post and cadence is going to help you to maintain quality and plus people. They don’t necessarily want to see something from you every day. So take your time figure out. How much is enough just play around with it number eight invite industry experts to guest blogs. So we talked about this very briefly earlier, like when we do our webinars with other industry experts and, what’s really cool is you know they have an expertise outside of what we’re doing at godaddy, and so they can come in do a post and that collaboration then Allows us, as a company to get in front of a new audience and it’s a great way for you to leverage their fans.
They may not have known that. You are offering the different types of content, so they become aware of you and then potentially become a new fan of yours, yeah and then you’re already getting credibility right because they’re already fans of this guest blogger. So then you have this instilled trust right. Number. Nine balance, your content and ads.
I know for me when i go to a blog and there’s a pop-up window, a little pesky pop-up window. It’S distracting, it throws me off and also, if you get hit with more ads, i just want to leave like the credibility. Goes down it feels like spam, so i abort all right so for number 10 monitor your load time. 40 of people say that they’ll leave a page if it hasn’t loaded after three seconds. You want to keep a close eye on this because you take pride in your blog and maybe you’re adding things to it and, as you add things, you don’t know how it’s affecting the low tide.
So you want to keep an eye on this, because you want your people to have a positive experience, so you can use tools like google’s page speed to make sure that low time is still efficient. Number 11 make it easy for journalists to contact you. So this is really a cool way, not just journalists, but influencers to learn about you, collab with you and then once again. What is that going to help do drive traffic to your blog, a great place to do this? Really beef up your about us section.
So let’s go back over to my friends at aviator nation and check out their about business section. So here’s where i know i learned the story about paige the founder and creative, the whole vision that she got about the california-based brand and then you go into not only the story which is beefed up, as they say, and the unique story, but there’s great copy And images that really embrace her vibe and the brand one thing i might advise if paige and i were to grab a cup of coffee or catch some waves, i’d say, add video. I think she’s super personable. I know she plays music it’d, be cool to see that i know they do a great job that on instagram. But this is where you tell your unique story and then also you’ll notice, the partnerships that they have listed in here from south by southwest to the x games to lollapalooza and that’s another great place where they’re sharing their story sharing their partnership.
So when journalists or other influencers come across, they get an idea of like oh yeah. This makes sense for us, as you know, acl to collab with aviator nation, because look who they partnered with in the past so for tip number 12, replicate your success. Now it may take some time to actually find your cadence and get everything just right, but once you do keep it that way, you’ve worked hard. So you just continue to go with what works and finally number 13 track, which marketing efforts, work best so set some milestones, weekly monthly, quarterly and work as hard as you can until you reach those milestones track, it reflect on it and stay inspired by tackling your Niche posting consistently and building relationships with your readers, other journalists or influencers you’ll, be sure fire on your way to getting more traffic to your blog, that’s a wrap. This is a journey.
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