Getting traffic isn't rocket science, it's actually pretty easy when you know a few of the best tricks pro-bloggers are using every day to get more traffic to their blogs.
Let me share the best with you!
If your content is too difficult to share, your readers and inner circle are less likely to share it. So add the appropriate social sharing buttons for sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
So add the appropriate social sharing buttons for sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
My all-time favorite? (And I've tried them all!) It's Social Warfare.
A social media plugin that's inexpensive, beautiful and it works SO well. (I pretty much force all my clients to buy it because it grows their list without any extra work.)
Here's a little secret: People like to look super smart to their readers and friends.
Okay, so maybe it's not a secret.
But the fact is, in-depth articles tend to get shared more because the people sharing them want their friends to think they read in-depth articles.
Plus, when someone new lands on your in-depth article, they are more likely to subscribe to get even more info than if they land on a simple fluff piece. Especially if you add a content upgrade, like this one:
Another secret: Posts with images, lists and videos will attract over 5 times more links than posts containing only plain text.
So don't stop at just the words – add things like images and graphs to make it share-worthy.
This isn't really cheating, but it sure feels like it.
Look at your old content and find the pieces that are still relevant, whether they were written 3 months ago or a year ago.
Now share them again via social media. This way you get new traffic without having to write new content – how awesome is that?
Traditionally, when a blogger writes a new post she sends out the title and first paragraph to her list with an invite to click the link and read the rest.
But the real meat of a blog post isn't in that intro paragraph, which is why this method isn't worth beans.
Instead, write a mini sales letter that gets the email reader curious and excited to know more.
This doesn't have to be long; 50 -100 of the right words is perfect. Build curiosity and show them what the big benefits/takeaways of reading your article will be, and your click-through rates should double if not triple.
That's it – 5 simple tips to increase your blog traffic.