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How to Drive Traffic To Your Blog & Get 1000’s of Visitors To Your Next Post

You’ve just completed an epic blog post on a trending topic in your niche that took hours to research and several days to write.

Like any authoritative industry expert, you’ve packed the post with high value content and actionable points that are certain to solve the problems of your readers and convert them into loyal customers.

how to drive traffic to your blog

You click the publish button and prepare yourself for streams of knowledge hungry readers, dozens of comments and hundreds of social shares.

But unfortunately, even after waiting patiently for days, you have only a couple of spam comments to show for all your hard work.

The good news, in a way, is that you’re not the only one facing this problem.

The internet is full of high quality small business blogs with zero reader engagement and negligible traffic.

Why Nobody Visits Your Blog

The reason is simple – writing great content isn’t enough to attract readers.

You need to push your content continuously on multiple platforms in a variety of ways to attract regular readership and increase user engagement.

Just randomly sharing your content once or twice on Twitter and Facebook isn’t enough. You need to follow a comprehensive blog promotion strategy every time you post fresh content.

Today’s internet users have very short attention spans and even shorter memories. If your content is not in their face all the time, you’re likely to miss out on a significant portion of your potential blog traffic.

If you believe your content is good enough to help the readers then why wait for them to find you?

So it’s important that you stand out from the hundreds of blog posts your potential readers see every day, by creating excitement and a sense of anticipation with your blog content.

Here are a few ways you can attract more readers to your blog, prepare them for future posts and push your content aggressively once it goes online.

1. Optimize Your Blog Content For The Search Engines

Yoast

Yoast is the market leading WordPress SEO plugin

Even before it’s published, your content needs to be optimized for search engine traffic.

No matter what promotional strategy you adopted, you would still depend heavily on search engine traffic for a proportion of your website visitors.

So it’s important you follow all the fundamental search engine optimization (SEO) guidelines while creating the content for your blog.

The most effective way to do that, in my experience, is by using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. This free plugin will help you get all the basics of SEO in place every time you publish a new post.

It gives you SEO guidelines on the basis of your target keywords and helps you create optimized post titles, content, meta descriptions and URLs.

While using this plugin doesn’t automatically guarantee you an immediate spot on the first page of Google, it does give your content a strong foundation and makes it much easier for search engines to find you based on your target keywords.

Another good alternative with a simpler toolset is the All In One SEO plugin. I recommend both.

2. Share Content On Google+

Google +

Google +, the next big thing?

Like it or not, Google+ is here to stay. So it’s vital that you make use of this platform – for more than one reason.

Not only does Google+ enjoy a huge member base, that is very different from other social networks, but it can also have an impact on your search engine rankings.

But you need to do more than just sharing every post on your Google+ profile. Google+ has a number of features that you can use to your advantage and attract huge streams of traffic.

–       Share your latest content on your Google+ profile with a high quality image. Images usually drive much higher click through rates as compared to simple text posts.

–       Create your company page on Google+ and post content over there as well.

–       Always use relevant hashtags with all your Google+ posts.

–       Always add a brief description and a call to action when you post a link.

–       Share your content in relevant Google+ communities. These communities can drive HUGE traffic to your blog so don’t underestimate their value.

–       Use Google+ sharing tools like Friends+Me, Chrome Do Share and a few others to spread your content to relevant users. Here’s a detailed post on using these tools

3. Share Content On Twitter

Twitter

Twitter can drive large amounts of targeted traffic

Twitter is probably the most important social media platform for promoting blog posts. It has millions of users, some of them extremely influential, from all types of businesses who actively share content with their followers.

It offers you a huge opportunity to attract relevant readers and make your posts go viral.

Here are a few ways you can do that.

–       Tweet immediately every time you create a new post. You can use plugins like WordTwit to do that automatically.

–       Use relevant hashtags (not more than 3).

–       Always use images with Tweets – they convert much better.

–       Mention niche influencers in your Tweets and ask for RTs

–       Tweet every post multiple times in different time zones using different variations of your post title. BufferApp is the perfect tool to do this.

–       Submit your Tweet on JustRetweet.com to get a quick and natural 30-40 RTs.

–       Use plugins like Evergreen Post Tweeter to regularly Tweet old posts from your blog. This can bring significant traffic from older content.

4. Share Content On Facebook

Facebook

Despite declining user numbers, Facebook is still the biggest game in town

Google+ and Twitter have their own advantages, but Facebook is still one of the most effective sources of traffic generation for bloggers. But just like other social media websites, simply sharing your posts isn’t enough.

Here are a few smart ways to drive traffic from Facebook:

–       Start a Facebook page for your business and share every post on it.

–       Make sure every post has a high quality image with it.

–       Add a 1-2 line description and a call to action with every link.

–       Use hashtags with every post, but don’t overdo it (not more than 3)

–       Join Facebook groups related to your business and share every post with them as well.

–       Share every post multiple times with a gap of 2-3 days and use different images every time.

5. Share Content On LinkedIn

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is especially good for B2B traffic

The objective of a business blog is to build customer loyalty and there’s no better platform than LinkedIn to help you do that.

Here are a few ways to make effective use of LinkedIn:

–       Create a comprehensive company profile on LinkedIn and connect your blog to it.

–       Share every new post on your personal profile and ask your employees/team members to do the same.

–       Just like other social networks, make sure your posts have high quality images.

–       Use short descriptions and call to actions with every link.

–       Join relevant industry groups on LinkedIn, become a part of the discussions over there and share your content where relevant.

6. Share Post Images On Pinterest

Pinterest

Pinterest can drive huge amounts of traffic in image-centric industries

Pinterest is growing exponentially, both in terms of influence and the number of members, and just cannot be ignored.

So set up your account, create boards to match the categories on your site – and get pinning.

7. Submit To Social Bookmarking & Content Curation Platforms

Reddit

Once the self-styled ‘homepage of the Web', Reddit still packs a punch

There are dozens of social bookmarking websites, but three of them stand out because of the volume of traffic they can drive to your blog.

But you need to be careful not to overuse them:

–       Share the original links (no link shortners) of your latest posts on Digg.

–       Add a description with every link.

–       Don’t only Digg your own posts all the time. Share other content as well.

–       Digg multiple posts every time you use Digg.

–       Submit original links to your posts on Reddit.

–       Select relevant subreddits.

–       For maximum impact, submit to subreddits over 20,000 readers.

–       Infographics, images, drawings, videos and questions usually get more shares on Reddit (Click here to learn more about it)

–       Submit the links of your latest posts along with a catchy description.

–       Share the content of other authors as well.

–       Connect and engage with other users to get maximum benefit from this platform.

Apart from these bookmarking websites, there are several highly effective content curation platforms as well that can help you get more traffic.

Scoopit

Scoop.it, an intuitive way to share content

Scoop.it can get you hundreds of quick visitors if you use this platform intelligently:

–       Search for the scoops relevant to your business.

–       Sort them by the number of subscribers.

–       Submit your post to 15-20 top scoops.

You should also submit your post to the following blogging communities and content curation websites.

All of them can get you quick traffic:

–       Kingged.com

–       Blogengage.com

–       Inbound.org

–       Blokube.com

–       Triberr.com

8. Share Your Latest Posts With Your Email List

Despite all the different social media websites and traffic channels, email lists are still the most important and reliable source of returning traffic. So you should focus all the time on building your email list and use it to update your subscribers about every new post.

But emailing alone, without a strategy, will not be as effective. So here are two ways you can maximize the traffic from your mailing list.

  • Create Blog Broadcasts With AWeber

Send your subscribers an email whenever you publish a new post. But instead of doing it manually, you can use AWeber blog broadcasts to automate the whole process.

Make sure you change the RSS feed URL to the URL of your blog’s RSS feed. Also update the text and custom fields according to your blog.

You can use Loz's example below to set your custom options:

AWeber blog broadcast

An AWeber blog broadcast effectively drives subscribers back to your content

  • Create Anticipation For The Upcoming Post

Apart from updating your subscribers about the latest posts, use your emails to create a sense of anticipation for your future posts as well.

You can create a short email like this:

Email

Create some excitement about your upcoming content

This simple email, or anything similar, can significantly improve the open rates and click through rates of your blog post emails.

9. Share Post Highlights On Slideshare

Slideshare

Building a presence on Slideshare is an excellent traffic strategy

A great way to attract quick and easy traffic is by creating a summary of the key points of your blog post, converting it into a PowerPoint or PDF presentation and sharing it on Slideshare.

Whichever presentation format you select, make sure you include links to the complete post on the first and the last slides. Use Adobe Acrobat PDF Editor Pro to ensure your links are embedded after you upload your PDF slideshare. This resource will show you how.

Also use backlinks to other relevant posts on your blog within the content of the presentation. Make sure that the title of your presentation is same as the original post.

In my experience, Slideshare can consistently send you large volumes of traffic, not only because of the sheer number of visits it gets but also because Google indexes it much more quickly and usually shows it higher in search results.

10. Submit Content To Blog Roundups

Blog networks

Getting featured in blog roundups can be an excellent source of backlinks

Almost every blogging niche on the internet has a few blogs that hold weekly/monthly industry round ups.

Submitting your post to these round ups can bring quick traffic and new readers.

You can find such round ups with a simple Google search,

[your niche] + blog round up

[your niche] + link party

[your niche] + best posts of the week/month

[your niche] + weekly industry round up

You can use other variations of these search queries as well. Submitting your post to even 4-5 link round ups can bring significant traffic to your blog.

11. Conduct Blogger Outreach

Blogger outreach

Blogger outreach is a great source of high quality backlinks

When you write a high value post that includes references to other websites, companies or bloggers, it’s always a good idea to let them know about it and ask them to share it with their audiences.

Just make sure the post is relevant to their audience and will hold value for them.

You can do this by simply emailing the relevant person a ‘head's up' about it with a link to your post, or reach out to them through their most active social networking profile.

Loz does it regularly for this blog and usually gets a positive response to 30% of his emails.

For further details on these last two strategies – and for many more SEO tips – visit Backlinko and Clambr.

Conclusion

Aggressive marketing is the key to getting more readers and subscribers to your blog. Each of the methods I’ve mentioned in this post is extremely effective if used regularly and as a part of a broader marketing strategy.

If you stick to these methods long enough, you’ll soon start seeing a higher number of returning visitors to your blog and a significant increase in your email subscriber list that will eventually lead to more loyal readers and customers.

So, how aggressively do you promote your content? I’d love to know about any marketing methods that I missed out in this post.

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how to drive traffic to your blog

Loz took his first copywriting business to a five figure annual income, then founded the Content Champion blog and podcast, (subscribe and listen), which has helped 1000’s of independent online business owners conquer their competition with proven SEO & content marketing techniques. Read the full story here >

This article has 152 comments

  1. Martin

    Heh, I came through a twitter update from Loz James.

    I wondered why he would follow me, because I had just started up. It made no sense to me. But I checked up on him, was caught by the fancy headline, and the content here was actually okay.

    So now I follow him as well.

    Aggressive is not always the best way, but it worked on me this time 😉

    Great post btw. I can use some of that info. Bookmarked and shared.

    • Loz James

      Hi Martin

      I’m glad we found each other!

      Thanks for your comment and the support.

      Jawad has done a great job with this post.

      I hope you can use these tips to grow your business 🙂

      Best wishes

      Loz

  2. Mitko Ivanov

    I’ve shared on Google+

    These 10+ steps for promoting new blog posts are always a top priority and this is a great refreshment. I just didn’t know about JustRetweet.

  3. Sunday

    Its an awesome post. The details and explanations on how to share contents on the various social media platforms are very revealing.

    Effective sharing of timely valuable contents to social media websites and blogging communities ( like kingged.com) readily brings about engagement.

    Thousands of visitors are triggered by compelling and engaging posts. So, this post is very much on track!

    • Loz James

      Thanks Sunday

      Jawad has packed a load of value in this post, so I’m glad you liked it!

      I appreciate you dropping by.

      Cheers!

      Loz

  4. Kingsley

    This is a very well written article by Jawad… the type that truly deserves the saying “Content is King”.

    First, I need to say say thanks for including Kingged.com as one of the blogging communities to get quick traffic. Good thing you listed others because like I always say – I don’t advise anyone to use just ONE, and not the others. The more blogging communities you use, the better.

    Bloggers actually need MORE awesome tightly focused social networking and/or blogging communities that bloggers can share their posts on, and for these sites to REALLY do more to help get these posts out there.

    About the different ways you mentioned in this article, there’s no way a blog post won’t get hundreds or even thousands of visitors if these ways are “really” used. Even if just some or half of these ways are used, the end result will be great!

    And therein likes the problem – it’s always easier said than done. Many bloggers will read this, shrug their shoulders and say “I know all that stuff” and go about doing things the same old ways… then they wonder why they are not getting traffic nor making money, 🙄

    But for those bloggers that are ready to do what needs to be done, just read this article and take action! And yes, you will get the hundreds or even thousands of visitors to EVERY blog post you write, 🙂

    Thanks again, Jawad, for writing such a helpful article.

    • Loz James

      Hi Kingsley

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

      I agree, sometimes I’ve only used half of the methods on this list and seen big traffic gains.

      When you do them all you will definitely enjoy many more visitors to your blog posts – IF you take action 🙂

      Cheers

      Loz

  5. Nwosu Desmond

    Wow, i feel so great to know i do almost everything listed here once i publish a new post. In fact i can attest that following this guide will definitely bring a lot of exposure to a new blog post and thus attract more traffic to such post.

    Randomly sharing on Facebook and Twitter is just not enough, i will recommend you follow these methods to promoting your new blog posts and see changes in your site traffic.

  6. Ryan Biddulph

    Jawad and Loz,

    Sensational! I dig each tip and use most. Write good content, share on multiple platforms and persist like heck.

    I would add: join a TON of tribes and be an active participant. I tripled my traffic in days by actively promoting other people through multiple tribes.

    Thanks!

    • Loz James

      Thanks Ryan

      Glad you liked this post, Jawad covered a load of ground here.

      Great tip about the participation in lots of tribes – the more interaction the better!

      Cheers

      Loz

      • Jawad Khan

        Thanks Ryan!

        You’re spot on about the tribes. If used correctly (interaction, engagement, sharing) they can be super effective.

  7. Qasim

    Hi Jawad,

    It’s important to know all the possible ways to get traffic to your blog. However you need to test each of these ways and find the ones that works best for you and concentrate on it. I can only add one tip extra to the tips that you mentioned which is creating a rich media including videos and podcast. Videos and Podcast are generating massive traffic.

    Thanks for sharing your tips.

    • Loz James

      Great tips Qasim

      I agree 100% about the podcasting side of things as the Content Champion podcast is going from strength to strength.

      Thank you for reading!

      Cheers

      Loz

  8. Naren P

    Bookmarked 😀
    Thanks for the awesome post

  9. George

    What about all in one SEO pack ?

    • Loz James

      Thanks George

      There is a mention for the All In One SEO pack, which is also recommended.

      Yoast is mentioned first as it has a slightly larger feature set though.

      Either will do the job for you very well.

      Hope this helps!

      Loz

  10. Tasha R

    This article was very informative. At the end of the day this is what is required to ensure you receive organic traffic to your website which will help build ones brand image and Serps. However, it is time consuming so getting a virtual assistant will help.

    Brilliant article Jawad, shared and bookmarked.

    • Loz James

      Thanks Tasha

      I’m glad you liked this post, Jawad really has done an excellent job with it.

      Great tip about the virtual assistant – that way things can become more scalable.

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      Loz

  11. Maketta

    Hello Jawad,

    This was an excellent blog post! It was very detailed and very important. There were so many great key points that a person can apply immediately to help them get traffic to their blog posts. It can be tough sometimes but you must actively promote your blog posts consistently. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Loz James

      Thanks Maketta

      Jawad will be glad you got so much value from this post 🙂

      You’re right, great content is nothing without great promotion.

      Cheers!

      Loz

  12. Barb Brady

    Hi Jawad and Loz,

    I like how you “get” it. I was laughing when you said ‘unfortunately, even after waiting patiently for days, you have only a couple of spam comments to show for all your hard work.”

    I also like how you said I am not the only one facing this problem.

    I do like SEO by Yoast. I am not an SEO expert, so it is helpful that this plugin gives me guidelines.

    I do have a question: You talked about Twitter. I am a big fan of Buffer, but I will look at ReTweet. I don’t know anything about it. Can you maybe offer a little insight?

    Barb

    • Loz James

      Thanks for dropping by Barb – I just shared your site on Google +.

      Jawad really nailed it with this post and I love the tone of voice he uses.

      JustRetweet has an excellent FAQ section on exactly how their system works – and I’d like to direct you there if that’s ok.

      They say it all far better than me trying to explain the same thing. Here’s the link:

      http://www.justretweet.com/rules

      I hope this helps. If you need assistance with anything else at any time – I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction 🙂

      Cheers!

      Loz

      • Barb Brady

        Hi Loz,
        I had no idea that you responded way back to my comment. But, you will not believe this, I bookmarked your site and decided to stop back. I saw that you said you posted my site on Google+. Thank you! That was very nice.

        I am also posting this article. I like it!

        Barb

        • Loz James

          Thanks for checking back Barb

          I appreciate your support. It’s great you shared this on Google + too 🙂

          All the best!

          Loz

  13. Nick Martin

    Hey Loz and Javad,

    Thanks for a very detailed explanation of the topic.

    What are you thoughts on the W3 Total Cache plugin?

    You didn’t mention on your post WordPress Security plugins. Any advice for this?

    Sorry for changing subject.

    Best,
    Nick

    • Loz James

      Hi Nick

      Glad you liked the post!

      Regarding your question – W3 Total Cache is a plugin to help site speed – and I’ve had no end of problems with all these types of plugins. They can cause conflicts so make sure you backup your site before testing any.

      Like security plugins, (another issue), they can often be more trouble than they’re worth.

      This article may help you:

      https://managewp.com/security-plugins-problem

      Cheers!

      Loz

      • Nick Martin

        Hi Loz,

        I spent some time digging through the posts online and based on this experience I am even more sure that this free article really is worth the money.

        I just want to thank you one more time!

        Best,
        Nick

        • Loz James

          Thanks again Nick

          Me and Jawad both use these strategies and have success with them – and Jawad has done a great job explaining them all.

          Cheers!

          Loz

  14. Chery Schmidt

    Hello Jawad, Wow I have to admit that this was the best article that I have ever read. This was so jam packed with helpful information!! I never even thought about using relevant hashtags ( I actually just learned about these tonight) Great Tip!!

    Another tip that caught my eye was submitting posts to round ups, I have never heard of anything like this before.

    Well I am definitely going to go back and read this post and take me some more notes.. Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

    • Loz James

      Thanks Chery

      Really pleased you found so much value here.

      The roundups tip is a great one as it can help you create natural, relevant and authoritative backlinks to help your post rank better in the search engines.

      Good luck!

      Loz

  15. Iftekhar Ahmed

    Hi Jawad,

    Well yes it’s an awesome post. I face the same problem of not getting traffic to quality posts. Well still all the points discussed in the post are well adopted by almost all of us, the good part was that you elaborated it in a nice way.

    I have tried Slideshare but they just shut my account after I posted my self made presentation. Pinterest works well for female related posts etc.

    Thanks for sharing
    Iftekhar

  16. Ann07

    Awesome content!

    I agree that just writing great content is not enough to get our readers’ attention.

    Thanks for sharing these valuable tips on how to get thousands of visitors to our blog. Using different social media platforms for promotion is such an effective idea.

    This article is indeed helpful.

    Best,
    Ann

  17. Masud Rana

    Great & awesome post .. thanks for sharing .. I can’t wait for your next post..

  18. Swaraj Nandedkar

    Hey Jawad,

    This is Awesome article! I loved the way you described each and every point.

    Doing search engine optimization is important step to be done. Without doing SEO, nobody will visit your blog and read your post.

    Aha! Promoting on Google+ and Facebook are most important factors to attract visitors. I try to share this posts on Every group to get quality visitors.

    Thanks for this great post!

    • Loz James

      Thanks Swaraj

      Really pleased you got so much value out of this.

      The step-by-step approach Jawad uses here is really informative.

      Good luck 🙂

      Loz

  19. Rose

    Hi Jawad, thank you for a great article. I have posting blog to my floral site and have done steps 1,2,3 & 4 as you pointed out here, however, certain sites in Singapore arent very popular (relatively speaking), where do you recommend I look for country specific ways to advertise my blog post? Thanks. 🙂

    • Loz James

      Hi Rose

      Great site and well done on taking action!

      I think you’d be surprised which social sharing sites are popular in Singapore – have a look at this list:

      http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/SG

      In particular, Pinterest, Blogspot (Blogger), Tumblr, WordPress.com, YouTube and Instagram are all in the top 25 most visited sites.

      You could start micro-blogs on some of these platforms and use them to promote your main site.

      YouTube videos of your flower arrangements on a YouTube channel could also be a great way to get more traffic, you could also make some videos of events where your flowers have been used.

      Good luck!

      Loz

  20. Majid Bukhari

    Hi Jawad,

    I found your post very helpful particularly Yoast SEO plug in. I’ll definitely try it. Podcast videos images attract readers to read your content. Pinterest is a good example.

    Previously I was generating back links for my technology blogs and saw ups and mostly down in traffic. This was really irritating for me to ask people to link back to my blog using guest post.

    Then I started focusing heavily on “Content Marketing” by creating social media communities and sharing content. This gave me 110% rise in traffic. I started posting posts popular on the web by creating unique title and reader oriented content. This also raised 150% in my traffic.

    Its been like almost a year I have not generated any kinda back link but with the help of these Content Marketing and Unique popular content posting I saw a remarkable difference in traffic 😀

    So posting an awesome content doesn’t mean you’ll get awesome traffic. You’ve to follow content marketing tips like you have mentioned here.

    Cheers 🙂

    Majid

    • Loz James

      Hi Majid

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us in such a detailed comment.

      It’s great that by focusing on producing high quality, targeted content you’ve experienced a significant uptick in traffic – I’m finding that across the board as well.

      Your work over the last year can definitely act as an inspiration for people reading this.

      Keep it up 🙂

      Cheers

      Loz

  21. Sajal Sarkar

    This article was very informative. Thanks for sharing, I’m gonna apply this to my website 🙂

  22. Izhari Ishak Aksa

    Hi,

    I just created a social bookmarking website Aktwall.com and I found it very difficult to attract people to post. I have searched about how to attract people to post on social bookmarking website, but only ‘attract to blogpost’ result returns.

    Would you please write and share how to do that?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Loz James

      Hi Izhari

      Thanks for your comment.

      Setting up and promoting your own social bookmarking site is not something I’m too familiar with I’m afraid.

      However, once you’ve successfully identified your core market for the site, I don’t see why the usual unpaid promotional methods (plus paid advertising on Facebook and Adwords), would not help you in getting the word out.

      Great idea for a site by the way 🙂

      Cheers!

      Loz

  23. Veer Singh

    Hi
    This is really very informative post and full of valuable tips for readers who actually trying to get some good traffic to their posts like am doing to increase traffic for my site http://www.smileitsolutions.com What i like in this post is that way of presenting things in such simple and systematic manner. I will be glad to read more posts from you in future.
    Really a nice job
    Good Luck!!

  24. Glenda

    Hi Loz

    This is really what I need now, I’m a beginner amazon affiliate. I will apply your valuable tips to get some good traffic to my site. Thank you so much. I hope to read more wonderful posts from you.

    Glenda

      • Coupons India

        SEO and Social signals are the one and only way to drive Traffic naturally 🙂 Using SEO by Yoast Plugin is very user friendly and also very useful in the SEO Purpose

        As Facebook reaches deceasing day by day we have to focus on G+ To drive traffic in the coming days

        Really a Nice and In-depth article, Thanks for sharing

  25. souq hurghada

    Thanks for the great info!
    I hope to get the same results for my website.

  26. Rahul Yadav

    Thanks for sharing the inspiring story. Your experience has been very motivating for new bloggers like me.

  27. Chiranshu

    Really this a great post and is very helpful for newbie bloggers.
    Thanks for the great info
    Keep sharing

    Regards
    Chiranshu

  28. Dirk

    Hey! Thanks for a posting a deep explanation for each of these methods.

    Months ago, I was just focusing on updating my content, published a fresh one daily and link them to social media platforms. Although, it was effective but it seems that I don’t have a full satisfaction seeing my traffic stats.

    Just recently, I go through my published articles and apply the Yoast On-page SEO on each of them. I agree with you and I have proven that yoast will make it easier for search engines to find you based on your target keyword. I never expected it but it did work. So, I’d like to thank you for sharing great methods here!

    • Loz James

      Thanks Dirk

      I’m really thrilled you’ve achieved positive results using some of these strategies.

      It’s great you’re taking action. Go for it!

      Cheers

      Loz

  29. Steven

    Hi Loz,

    I come back to your blog sometimes, I learn a lot. My SEO skill is getting better.

    I also applied some methods in this post, and it’s really helpful.

    Once I have new post, I always share it to Google+ so that my post is indexed faster.

    Keep doing wonderful job Loz.

    Thanks,
    Steven

  30. Arpit Roy

    Hi Loz,

    Great post ! I have some issues on promotion through Reddit. Even I share other resources, only few of my submissions attract more number of readers. May be I need to come up with a good strategy ! Anyways, keep up the good work !

  31. Akash

    Hi Loz,

    An excellent Post!!! Really all the important parts are covered in an excellent way!!!

    Shared the POST! 🙂

    Thanks,
    Akash

    • Loz James

      Thank you Akash

      I’m glad you found some value here!

      Keep coming back- there are a load more tips and strategies on the way 🙂

      Cheers

      Loz

  32. Enstine Muki

    Excellent points here Jawad

    While I know this takes a lot of time to do, the result definitely is worth the time.

    • Loz James

      Thanks Enstine

      I totally agree – all the hard work will pay off in the end 🙂

      Cheers

      Loz

      • Neeraj

        You are right saying that content on its own is not enough to draw a huge amount of traffic to your blog, so you need to be a bit active on social networking sites as well so that people come to know about you.

        Once you start getting good visitors from networking sites they will then keep coming back to your site after reading your good content.

        The concept of a thousand visitors looks awesome 🙂 But I also believe that patience is required to enjoy traffic.

        • Loz James

          I agree Neeraj

          You have to be patient and build up your traffic as you go along – but it’s definitely worth it if you hang in there.

          Thanks for dropping by!

          Cheers

          Loz

  33. Tara Woodruff

    I LOVE Yoast! Changed How I positioned my Content. Now I can Almost naturally Do What Yoast Does. Love all the Nuggets Here! Great Guest Post Indeed!

  34. Vijay Patel

    Excellent..
    Thanks..

  35. Ashvin

    Hi jawad,
    Really valuable post! I hope these tips will drive good amount of traffic on my blog.

  36. Daniel

    Awesome post. I will try to implement these tips in my marketing plan. Hope to get your results.
    Thanks.

  37. Gurpreet

    50% of the promotion strategies shared in this article are really new for me and i will really use them.

    My blog is new and I am always searching for promotion strategies, I hope this will bring some traffic to my blog.

    • Loz James

      Hi Gurpreet

      If you do everything on this list every time you publish a post – you will definitely get more traffic.

      Good luck 🙂

      Loz

  38. Ather Ali

    Loz James: very helpful your information. Thanks

  39. Suresh

    Hello Loz,

    Great post. I’ve heard from my fellow blogger that social bookmarking is dead these days. Is it true?

    • Loz James

      Hi Suresh

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Mass submission of social bookmarks was never really a good idea – but if you’re active on certain platforms from a strategic point of view, and have built up a good audience there and are known for curating great content (including your own), then they could still be an outside shot if used sparingly for direct traffic – but I wouldn’t recommend it as the results will be negligible compared to the work you put into it.

      I really wouldn’t bother as it could do more harm than good in the long run.

      Hope that helps.

      Cheers!

      Loz

  40. Tristan

    Hi Loz,

    I love your post here. I just want to ask, do you think social bookmarking sites can still drive great traffic to a blog?

    • Loz James

      Hi Tristan

      The answer to your question is no – I don’t think social bookmarking on a large-scale basis will drive any meaningful traffic to your blog. I’d spend your time on creating amazing content and outreach 🙂

      Cheers

      Loz

  41. Hassaan Khan

    Jawad,

    Useful post. I’m actually happy to find this blog post because I share helpful blog posts
    with my friends and fellow bloggers on our Facebook group called ‘Bloggers’.

    I thank Loz for sharing this post.

  42. Aditya

    Best option is to do great Seo Work, Facebook Posting And twitter Tweets.
    Thanks for the complete article.
    Regards
    Aditya

  43. Soegeng

    Interesting, thank you for your tips.

    I’ll try to make a good blog, wish me luck 😀

  44. Robert

    I’m really new to the blogging area. Just after creating my blog, I used stumble upon and got 160 page views within few hours. Social media really plays important role as organic traffic. Haven’t tried twitter yet, I’ll do that. Thanks did your post, this is really helpful to new bloggers like me.

  45. Arbaz Khan

    It’s an amazing article.
    When I publish a new post, I share it on my Facebook page and relevant groups and set up a Twitter campaign at JustRetweet to get more retweets.
    However, I have not particularly used Reddit to get more traffic. I used it in the past but I didn’t see any results so I stopped using it.
    Do you think I should start using it again to get more visitors?

    • Loz James

      Hi Arbaz

      If Reddit wasn’t working before I’d leave it there.

      Stick to what works and do more of it 🙂

      Cheers

      Loz

  46. Barry Richards

    Links from Pinterest to other websites are NO-follow. Thanks for the tips – I’ll be adding Twitter to my sharing list.

    • Loz James

      Thanks Barry

      You’re right about Pinterest links being no-follow so I’ve changed the post.

      This article was written some time ago though, and I believe Pinterest has changed this in the interim.

      Cheers!

      Loz

  47. Wes Pearce

    Really great simple but effective post! I’m just getting my copywriting blog http://www.CopyNinjas.com up and running, so point #1 was actually very helpful. I’ve been promoting quite well but still need top optimize for SEO. Thanks! I’m a long-time listener of the Content Champion podcast.

    • Loz James

      Hi Wes

      Thanks dropping by – glad this helped. I appreciate your being a long time podcast listener 🙂

      Copy Ninjas looks great btw!

      Cheers

      Loz

  48. Veronica

    Although, this is an old post, I find it refreshing to finally have valid information that are useful to bloggers. Thank you.

  49. Rebekah Rogers

    This article was so informative I had to make so many notes!

    I have been working for two travel blogs since January and have finally branched out to start my own blog. All of these tips both overwhelmed me and gave me confidence to give this my best shot!

    I think I’ll maybe try a few at a time though…

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  50. stellab

    Hi guys. Found this while searching for ways to attract blog readers and commenters, as I often do.

    Hadn’t heard of searching for a blog round up site. I will definitely look into that! Hope you get to read this 🙂

  51. selvakumar

    Hi, It is an excellent post. There is much more way of promotion is available. But these are the primary ways of promoting. I liked it.

  52. Rohit Singh

    I think that if you want to get loads of traffic to your blog then you must build quality content and regularly do it. Also don’t forget to promote your blog posts.

  53. Jonathan

    Thanks a lot, this was of great help to me

  54. Alena Sham

    Excellent Post, well done and one I am sure to be referencing when working through the re-launch phase of my current site. Thanks!

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