There are three main ways to draw traffic to your blog. They are direct (direct link to your site), referral (links from 3rd parties) , & organic traffic.
Organic traffic are the people searching for ‘x’ subject on a search console such as Bing, Yahoo, or Google, and finding the solutions or information on your blog. It is important to reach a good percentage of organic traffic in order to further grow your website. Here’s how to draw organic traffic to your blog.
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Maintain Consistent Traffic To Your Blog
Post regularly so the web recognizes your site. In order for your blog to rank up on search consoles you’ll need to write a lot. Aside from ranking, think of your audience. Your audience needs a catalog so give it to them! Brainstorm often to find the topic of your upcoming posts.
If you are just starting your blog it is essential that you post enough to see consistent traffic on your stats. If you have a day with 0 website views you are not writing enough or sharing your posts on social media enough.
Make a schedule for your posts and make it a habit to not fall behind. Set your goals so you have an idea on how much you really need to write.
How Long Should A Blog Post Be?
Yoast suggests writing posts containing at least 300 words in order to do well in search engine consoles. Long posts will rank easier, however; not every writer will be able to write readable blog posts of more than 1000 words.
Lengthy posts take a lot of writing skill and can actually work against you if they are not executed properly. Keep your blog post length above 300 words and you should be fine.
Work towards writing longer blog posts as you gain more experience so that your blog begins to see an increase in organic traffic.
Start With Direct
Market your blog on all social media platforms in order to start receiving direct traffic. Share every new post you publish, then share them again a few days later. This way your posts get seen from different people throughout the week. Keep engagement up! This strategy is fairly simple but effective.
Work On Referral
Get people to share your posts online. This allows the algorithm to show your blog to more people on search engines due to the increase in engagement. Be sure to share your posts on IG & Facebook stories. This presents a ‘call-to-action‘ which will increase your websites views and encourage organic growth. Use Twitter’s hashtags to your advantage. This will allow your post to be seen by several users especially if you use trending keywords.
Always present quality work. Use a reputable web host provider like Bluehost to set you apart from everyone else. Make sure your blog has no spelling errors and contains high quality images as well. It is important to look professional in order to retain your audience. People like landing on a quality website so make sure yours looks great!
The quality of your website is more important than you can imagine. Create an image that your audience will remember.
Your blog can have everything on this post but if it has no value then it will not succeed. Value is what your readers take from your website. Make sure you’re providing useful information, answering questions, teaching them something new, etc…
You must make sure your audience’s needs are being met. If your blog has the solution to the public’s questions then you have provided value. Value draws traffic which will in turn help you draw organic traffic.
Use Your Own Words
Everything you write must be in your own words. Do not plagiarize as Google recognizes this. Your blog must have writing that sets you apart from everyone else in the same niche as yours. It’s always more fun to be yourself anyway. Be genuine and show your audience you’re a human being too. By using your own words Google will set you apart from other websites making it easier for your content to be found.
Write Popular Posts
Write posts that can genuinely help other people. Some may include trendy topics, others may include simple but popular topics. Find out what people need solutions to and be that solution. No matter what type of blogger you are you can write something as simple and popular as how to start a blog for example. Brainstorm some great ideas in order to draw attention to your website.
Keep your posts as relevant to your niche as possible. Your website should reflect all things related oppose to publishing random topics and information.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Readability
Work on improving your SEO and readability for every post from time to time. This might include updating your tags, doing simple revisions, and making sure your posts are current. It is important that your SEOs have a great readability score, you use enough passive voice, your paragraph lengths are just right, and so on.
Your webhost provider should be able to highlight where your posts need improvement. Bluehost makes it super easy to make sure your SEO is looking great for the web. When your SEO score is great it makes it easier for people to find exactly what you’re blogging about. The stronger your score is the higher chance you have of attaining organic growth on your blog.
Monitor Your Traffic
Frequently monitor your traffic. Keep tabs on the percentage of your audience as it changes in your direct, referral, and organic sectors. Once you nail all these points down you will slowly but surely see your organic traffic go up. My organic traffic took a while to reach just 1% when I first started. Eventually it increased to 4%, then 8% and so on. It will go up as your website ranks up. Be persistent and don’t give up. All great things take time to manifest, you will soon be there.
Bluehost provides a traffic chart tracked by Google’s very own Analytics! If you aren’t using Bluehost for your blog you are missing out on so many professional tools that come with this webhost provider to help you grow your blog. You can sign up using the link here.
Revise Old Posts
Revising old posts will allow Google to push out fresh content. Going back to old posts is a great way to draw organic traffic to your blog.
If you publish several great quality posts, eventually go back to them and see how you can make them much better! Here are some ways you can revise your blog posts:
- Content length
- Image usage
- Additional internal links
- More information
Drawing organic traffic to your blog will take some time, especially if you’re new. The point is to be persistent. Don’t take your mind off the goal.
Don’t stop providing your readers with valuable information and content. Organic traffic may sometimes be volatile, meaning it goes up and down.
Do not get frustrated if your organic traffic was going up but slows down. You’re most likely doing something great with your direct marketing. Keep up the great work!
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So, Why is Organic Traffic Good For My Blog?
Organic traffic is a good indicator your blog is growing and being noticed by the public. People all over the internet are find you.
It demonstrates that the information you’re providing on your blog is helpful and useful to people researching such topics on the internet.
Organic traffic also helps push your content on search engines. You’ll need to focus on growing organically if you want your blog or website to rank well on Google or Yahoo search engines.
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