How To Increase Your Blog Traffic (Infographic)

How to increase blog traffic [Infographic]

You spend so much time crafting each blog post. You slave over every paragraph and shave off extra words. It’s just so much work. But finally you decide you are done.

Your stomach clenches, you take a deep breath and click “Publish”.

You anxiously wait for people to come and read and, God willing, share your post. You refresh your screen every minute, silently pleading for more eyeballs on your site.

You’ve read about bloggers that have 30,000, 50,000, 100,000 view a month. How is that even possible?

It’s because successful bloggers know a secret. They only write certain types of posts. They don’t waste their time writing a post that won’t bring them traffic. That’s why you only see these 10 types of posts on the popular blogs. So I had an infographic created with each post type along with some excellent examples of each one.

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  1. says

    Hi Sue – what a great Infographic!

    You always seem to hear about what the best types of posts are to gain visitors or increase engagement, but having it all right here in a simple Infographic makes it too easy. I like the ability to click on the links to see actual examples of this. Definitely bookmarking for future reference.

    Case studies really seem to bring in the visitors. Everyone likes to see real life examples of the things that work, as well as what doesn’t. And who doesn’t like to read a good case study.

    I also like the idea of doing a series post. I can see the potential of drawing visitors back to your site when you publish the next post(s) in the series.

    Thanks for pulling this together.

    Craig
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    • says

      Hi, Craig,

      Since I’ve been doing these types of posts, my traffic has tripled.

      Now I have to tackle a case study.

      Thanks for commenting and I’m glad you enjoyed the infographic.
      Sue

  2. says

    Hi Sue.

    Thanks for sharing this information all together in one place. And the infographic really helps too.

    I’ve bookmarked it for future reference.

    Nathan.
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  3. says

    Hi Sue,

    I think I’m already good at these post types:

    How-to posts
    List posts
    Series posts
    Tutorials

    Need to try the others. Wasn’t there a post at BBT on the 6 types of posts we should write?

    Anyway, saved the infographic into Evernote. 🙂

    Thanks a bunch for your hardwork, creating it.

    P.S.: Why does the above image look blurred? Or is that just to me?
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    • says

      That is great that you are already good at those 4 types – you are definitely a couple of steps ahead, Raspal.

      Yes, there was an excellent post by Glen on Boost Blog Traffic – The Only 6 Posts Worth Writing. It’s a great read.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the infographic. Thanks for commenting!
      Sue
      P.S. Yes, it is blurry. I’ll go fix it.

      • Abraham says

        While there’s Glen Long’s 6 Post Worth Writing, that’s the form/structure/appearance; Sue’s infographics deals with the types.

    • says

      Thanks for taking what was in my mind and making such a beautiful infographic!

      Sue

  4. says

    Hey Anne,
    These are wonderful post ideas and I have first-hand experience with them

    I specifically can tell you #9 has huge results if you get to the right experts in your niche. Most of them end up sharing the post and linking back to it.

    There is however something I noticed here from my experience. Some ‘too high’ experts are not worth the effort. Most of these don’t have your time especially if you are no where near them. That’s why to get more results, it’s recommended to talk to expert you see around – You know some of them with extremely popular blogs don’t blog-hop anymore. There are of course reasons behind that.

    Your 10 points are very practical and I love the Infographic 😉

    Hope you are having a wonderful week
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    • says

      Hi, Enstine,

      #9 works well – it’s a ton of work,right? But it works great!

      Some experts are friendlier than others. But, surprisingly, most people at the top remember how hard it is when you are beginning and help out. (Of course, Enstine, you aren’t a beginner – just so the other people reading see this).

      I’m so glad you like the infographic. I came up with the info and examples and Kaushik did a great job creating it. I recommend his services!
      Sue

  5. says

    Wow, what an Infographic!
    The infographic is outst6anding and i can see how effort you put on this infographic to make it awesome.
    For me the Series post and list post works better than others. The case study types of post are also good and I personally love to read case study’s.

    Thanks for this wonderful post ideas with a great Infographics. 🙂

    Regard
    -Rabin
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    • says

      Hi, Rabin,

      Thanks so much for the compliment – I did the info and examples and Kaushik from 2KnowBlogging did the creation of the it.

      It’s funny – out of these 10 post types, there are always a favorite 3 or 4 that each blogger uses. As long as you mix them up each time you write, that works well. But it’s good to try the other styles to see how much traffic they pull in and if your readers enjoy them as much.

      Thanks for commenting,
      Sue

  6. says

    Great infographic!

    Normally I find them to be too cluttered and hard to follow; you created this one just for me – clean and easy to understand. 🙂

    And love your tip about choosing only one traffic generation strategy at a time; great advice!
    honey recently posted…Things To Remember When Buying A Web HostingMy Profile

  7. says

    Hi Sue
    Nice infographic. How to posts, tutorials and list posts are my fav ones. List posts have the best CTR for whatever reasons, I think humans get attracted to numbers (values).

    Currently I am thinking about starting a mini-series. I will see how it goes. One thing that I think deserves mention is a “link roundup”. Once you have enough content, it is a great way to present all your best work in a single place.

    Neil
    Neil recently posted…19 expert blogging tips to avoid blogging mistakesMy Profile

    • says

      Hi, Neil,

      Thanks about the infographic. I need to do more list posts – this post was actually a combo of 1) a list 2) round up and 3)infographic.

      I know you’ll do well with a mini-series. I did a 3 part series and each post still pulls in high traffic numbers.

      A link round up is a great idea – lots of content presented well always works. Thanks for that idea.
      Sue

  8. says

    Hi Sue,

    As always you deliver!

    This looks like a wealth of knowledge and a lot of articles for me to follow up with. With regards to the area of answering peoples’ questions, I think that is one I really need to focus on. At the moment I provide a lot of information or reviews but I don’t always present it to what people may search for.

    Thanks for all the great information you keep presenting to us.

    • says

      Thanks so much, “Guy”!

      That is the best thing I learned from both Yaro Starak – what problem are you solving for your readers? Once you know that, you can give them answers in each post. It really works well.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment,
      Sue

  9. says

    My Pleasure ! 🙂
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity.

  10. says

    This is a great list and great infographic! I need to work on writing and bringing in guest posts, and I’ve been considering doing interviews and seeking experts to for some kind of roundup. Good to know that these things work!

    • says

      They work great, Janelle! Guest posting and interviews with experts and round ups pull in tons of traffic and subscribers. Go for it! You can ask me for a round up, if you’d like.

      Thanks for the comment,
      Sue

  11. says

    Hello, Sue,

    What an excellent post, and I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

    My goals for this year include churning out many more of the types of content you share in your excellent infographic (in fact, have an info graphic in the works myself) – so much fun!

    You’re absolutely right! These types of posts definitely bring the results, although I still believe in heavy promotion, as I’m sure you do too. 🙂

    Thanks and hope you have a lovely day.
    ˜Carol
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    • says

      Hi, Carol,

      You are so right – writing is 20% of the process. Yes, they have to be the type of articles that bring in traffic. But the other 80% of the process is promotion.

      Thanks for reminding all of us and for commenting,
      Sue
      P.S. Looking forward to seeing your infographic 🙂

  12. says

    Great infograph! Thanks for taking the time to put this together. I see that there are some links do they work on mobile? I’ve been trying to click on them to read those articles. Maybe I’ll have to try on my computer.

    • says

      Hi, Naomi,

      Please try on your computer. Thanks again for telling me – I’ll ask my designer if he can make it accessible for mobile.

      Sue

  13. says

    Sue, Sue, SUE!
    (Anne)

    This was epic.

    I realize all of you here have this knowledge, but I haven’t ever thought too much about it.

    Sad, huh.

    Totally true.
    (holds up scout sign)

    I just thought you write with heart and personality and if it clicks, it clicks. But this made perfect sense to me.

    It’s also exciting, because it’s not only doable–they are categories that fit ANY industry! Wow.

    (sorry–let the ignorant guy bask in the light of the wise Sue Anne for a moment….let me have my nerd time here…)

    The one I’m interested in most is, #9–the Round Up. I LOVE reading those and have even been a part of a couple–but I’d like to learn how to do one. Is there an article here that walks us through making such a post?

    Really appreciate this post, Oh Great One.
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  14. Zarayna says

    Thank you, Sue. Lovely illustration of your successful formula – thank you.

    Another gem to store in my treasure chest for when I figure out what to do.

    Kindest
    Zara

  15. says

    Hi Sue!

    Thanks for including me in. I totally agree that these types of blog posts drive traffic. I love HOW-TO, case studies, interview, and infographic posts myself (see I love most of them!).

    Great resources! Checking ’em out.

    Lovely infographic btw 🙂

    • says

      Hi, Pauline,

      It was a pleasure to include you and your great blog in my post. I do 5 of these post types regularly – I need to tackle a case study soon.

      Thanks for commenting!
      Sue

  16. says

    Hi Sue,

    Thank you very much for such a concise and informative infographic. As usual, a lot of useful information to digest, brought by your excellent posts.

    I noticed that my serial posts increase traffic. And they are fun to write.

    Kimberly

    • says

      Hi, Kimberly,

      Good to know about your serial posts! I have done one three-part serial and it gets a lot of organic traffic.

      Thanks so much for commenting,
      Sue

  17. says

    Sue,
    That info-graphic looks almost as good as you do.
    Wow!

    Good job. I’m going to stop trying and just copy your pages.
    Hee,hee.,
    James

  18. says

    Thank you for the valuable information you have provide sue Anne, This shall be helpful for me to improve my blog’s traffic.

  19. says

    Hello Sue, great post.

    I started my blog last July and I have to say that it is these types of posts that have really driven traffic to my site.

    Just this past week, I posted a link of a list post I had made back in December on StumbleUpon. Imagine my surprise the next day when that post got over 2000 views in two days ! I was beside myself.

    I am going to have to print this and put it somewhere I can see it when I am writing.

    Nice to “meet” you Sue. I will be visiting more 😀
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    • says

      Hi, Gertrude,

      Wow! That was exciting. Nice work.

      I’m so glad you like the infographic.

      Thanks for reading and commenting for the first time,
      Sue

  20. says

    Hey Sue, nice infographic. From my experience, in-depth tutorials and helpful list posts tend to give the best traffic impact in long term. Our tutorials WP plugins (we teach readers how to create one, and allow them to download for free on the one we created) constantly receive hundreds of visits and shares every month even though they were published for almost 2 years by now.
    Jerry Low recently posted…Strategies to Know before You Start A Blog in 2015My Profile

    • says

      Tutorials are awesome, Jerry. (Just so that my readers know, you can even recommend an affiliate product when doing a tutorial and it doesn’t look “salesy” if you don’t have your own product.)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!
      Sue

  21. says

    Really awesome Infographic Sue! You had covered each and every aspect of blogging. From point of view, a blogger should provide useful, understandable and easy to access content. And sharing on social media is absolutely a great way to earn traffic.
    Sawaram recently posted…17 Tested Ways to Increase Blog Traffic after PublishingMy Profile

    • says

      Hi, Sawaram,

      Thanks! You make some great points – useful content is the first important thing – if you don’t have that, no one will share it on social media with their followers.

      Thanks for commenting today,
      Sue

  22. says

    Hi Sue,

    That’s a great infographic with plenty of blog post types and examples. Have pinned that for my reference if nothing else.

    I had a few of these blog post types in mind for upcoming posts so its good to know you have recommended them based on your experience, plus I hope they help increase my blog traffic!

    Thanks for sharing.
    – David
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    • says

      Hi, David,

      You will be thrilled with the increase in your traffic by just sticking to these types of posts.

      Thanks for commenting!
      Sue

  23. says

    Hello Sue,

    I found your weblog on the use of Google and its amazing to see you covered each and every post in just one place. This is a very smartly written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your useful info. Thanks for the post.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Swapnil Kharche
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    • says

      Hi, Swapnil,

      I enjoyed writing this post with the infographic. I learned this lesson last year of only doing these types of posts for traffic and it has worked well for me.

      Thanks for commenting.
      Sue

    • says

      Hi, Donna,

      Thanks so much for your comment. It was a pleasure to include you in the infographic!

      Sue

  24. says

    This is a great infographics on how to increase your blog traffic. I have always believed that guest posting is the best way to get more traffic. If you’re able to connect with an authority blog’s audience, you will be able to drive a of traffic to your blog.

    I also liked the idea of creating more in-depth posts that helps the reader. Most bloggers stick with the 500 words limitation. However, 700-800 words article perform much better in the search engines.

    Thanks for sharing these great tips.
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  25. says

    Hi Sue,

    Definitely what a great Infographic you shared with us!

    Really i got good results my writing how to post. And list posts are really great.
    All we need is to engage readers by providing quality content. If our content is useful to readers then they must visit our site daily to find some thing new!

    However, thanks for sharing this great infographic with us.

    Have a nice day!
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    • says

      I’m so glad you like it, Minhaj.

      Quality content is very important, as you know. Thanks for your comment.
      Sue

    • says

      Hi, Harry,

      I had this infographic made for me. Kaushik at 2KnowBlogging.com is very good at infographics.

      Thanks for your comment and question!
      Sue

  26. says

    There is however something I noticed here from my experience. Some ‘too high’ experts are not worth the effort. Most of these don’t have your time especially if you are no where near them. That’s why to get more results, it’s recommended to talk to expert you see around – You know some of them with extremely popular blogs don’t blog-hop anymore. There are of course reasons behind that…

    • says

      Good point, Sonali. You need to check out each potential influencer.

      Thanks for your comment.
      Sue

  27. says

    Thank you, it really helped me to increase my blog traffic

  28. says

    Sue-As a new blogger, I always look forward to your invaluable, practical advice. You have helped me to learn much about blogging. The way you create relevant content at no cost inspires me to stay on course with my travel blog and the free advice and services I provide. Thank you for all the information and help!

  29. says

    great ways looking for good traffic…. 🙂

    • says

      Good for you, Paras! I always recommend guest posting every since I took Jon Morrow’s course years ago.

      Thanks for commenting today.
      Sue

  30. says

    Yea. Nice post search engin traffic is always targeted traffic. But it’s not easy to get high rank in google easily. But if we proper use our keyword, title etc over time we will get it..
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  31. says

    Hi Sue,
    What an amazing information depicted on this infographic,
    I am so sad how though I re-published the same on my page with all due credit, but so sad I missed to mention it here via feedback. somehow I really missed that to do! I am glad that I found it again today and back here to write few lines. Thank you so much for sharing this to share on our pages too! Nice to read and know a bit more on this vast subject called blogging and blog traffic.
    Keep writing
    Keep sharing
    May you both have a great time of sharing and caring in blogging
    Best
    ~ Phil
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  32. says

    Hi Sue.

    Thanks for sharing this information all together in one place. wonderful post ideas with a great Infographics.

    Keep it up

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