Are you a newbie blogger having a tough time driving traffic to your blog? There a ton of ways you can bring traffic and visitors to your website. Read on to discover the best FREE ways we personally use to drive loads of blog traffic.
Many folks don’t know that you can get free website traffic. This is truly golden because you can be easy on your budget and really drive an unlimited number of visitors without having to break the bank. Why is traffic so important for your blog? Well, the more traffic, the more readers you have, the more connections you’ll make, the more opportunities, and the more (potential) money you can earn.
So without further adieu…
This is how you’ll drive free blog traffic: social media, question/answer sites, and groups.
If you’re a blogger, you should be on social media. There are a ton of networks. The big players are typically: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Don’t ignore others like: We Heart It, Reddit, LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, and more.
So, you’ll do the above, to kick-start your social media account. Then, you’ll do these tasks on an ongoing basis to really ramp up and grow your traffic:
That’s it! The more active you are, the better results you’ll get. You can automate your efforts using free or inexpensive tools. We highly recommend (and use) Tailwind:
This is a big one! You can promote yourself and your blog very well using Q&A sites. Some examples: Quora, Yahoo Answers.
How it works:
1.) Sign up as a user
2.) Search unanswered questions and answer them
3.) Add your blog name or blog post in signature
4.) Rinse and repeat
Best Practices to Make Some Real Traction with Q&A Sites
Groups are a real gold mine. Get on as many Facebook groups as you can! Now, these are going to be groups for bloggers, as the goal is to help you gain more traffic. Join groups for traffic-related activities like:
These groups alone can help propel your traffic like gangbusters. Go to Facebook search and type “blogging” or related term and join groups. There are never too many you can join (hint: I’m in 100+).
Following these activities above, you’ll start to see your blog traffic rise. You will love these methods because they are easy, executable, and free!
Do you have some blog traffic tricks that have worked for you? Share with us down below in comments so we can all learn!