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Boosting Traffic to Your Site
As a writer we all know that more traffic to your site is key to your success. There are many ways to boost your traffic and rank higher in the search engines.
Hubspot states that the of the most effective ways to get traffic to a blog is by publishing more articles. They have shown that businesses that publish more than 16 posts a month get over 3 times more traffic and over 4 times more leads than those that publish between 0 – 5 blog posts monthly. They state publishing 1 or 2 articles a week will increase your traffic a lot. I myself try to publish around 5 articles a week. It keeps the content fresh and new and the more you have out there the more traffic you incur.
Publishing longer articles will also boost your traffic. Search engines prefer longer content of around 2,000 words. Research shows that content with 3,000 to 10,000 words brings in twice the traffic then shorter articles and also will get more shares and backlinks. Articles that are in-depth and comprehensive have great boosting power.
Optimizing your blog will get you ranked higher too. It’s important that you don’t ignore SEO; so get familiar with it and optimize your blog and your articles for relevant keywords in Google and other search engines.
Comment on others blog. If you write a good comment with good content then you will get a backlink to your own blog. Do this on a regular basis so others notice you and then they get curious and visit your own blog thus leading more traffic to you.
Social media is also key. Share your latest articles as soon as they are published for your followers to read and share. Posting links to one or two of your articles a day will help a lot. Make sure you post lots of updates to your blogs too.
Run a contest, everyone loves to win contest and blogging for an upcoming one will bring tons of traffic to your site. Be sure to advertise every where that you are holding a contest and link to the blog.
Join groups on Face Book or Twitter and share your content to them. Using good images and also good messages when posting your link in the groups will generate much more traffic then just posting your link with nothing else. People will think your just another spammer. I also linked my Hub pages on my profile page of Face Book, that way they can find me easier.
Quality is always best no matter where you add your links. Also when writing an article link back to other articles you have written along the same subject matter, this will get your visitors to not only read the article you are now writing, but also the one you wrote before.
More Boosting Power
More ways top boost your traffic are to ask podcast or another blogger to interview you. It's called getting exposure in all the right places. Starting your own podcast. Podcasting is becoming a great way people enjoy content, because it's much easier while commuting.
Images play a huge part of your content, just like children love to look at pictures, so do your visitors. Just be sure the images you choose are clear and relevant to your content.
Focus on Mobile users. Research shows that the number of mobile internet users has now surpassed the number of desktop users. Google recently made an upgrade to their algorithm that favors sites that were optimized for mobile use and then penalized sites that were not optimized for mobile use. Many sites lost over 40 percent of their search traffic because they were not optimized for mobile users,
Enabling trackbacks for your blog: Anytime you publish a new article on a blog hosted with WordPress, it gives you an option to enable comments and trackbacks; a “trackback” is an automatic notification sent to any website you link to, allowing your link to be featured in their comments section as well if approved.
Pinging your blog will also bring more traffic and let you know everything is working properly. It will give you a lot of information in regards to whether your links are working or not and will let the search engines be able to find your content.
Setting up a traffic code with Google Analytics will also give you great information on who and where your traffic is coming from. Checking your report often will let you know whats working and whats not.
The Bottom Line
So there you have some of the top things you should do to boost more traffic to your site. There are so many out there and as bloggers we are always looking for something new to help us rank higher and get more visitors to our content.
It's how we make our money online being sure we get exposure and that everyone can find us.
The internet is an amazing place, although it is huge and it does take time working your way to the top of the chain, so don't get discouraged, keep up with optimization and SEO and in no time you will see your numbers climbing to the top!
© 2017 Linda L Paquette