Sometimes driving traffic to your blog can be the hardest part of blogging! We’ve all been in a position where we are wondering why our views are down so low. Although I think there are many ways to help increase your views there are a certain few that I have tried and tested and these have all worked for me. In this post I’ll be telling you about tactics through social media & advertising. These are my top 5 ways to drive more traffic to your blogs, no matter how new or old your blog is!
1. Share your blog with friends!
This may seem a little obvious but you should be proud of your blog, sharing your work on your personal pages on social media should never be frowned upon! Show your friends and family how much hard work and effort you’ve been putting in. The fact is people are nosey. Nosey people want to see what you’re getting up to!
2. Share your blog with Facebook groups!
This is one way to gain GREAT exposure. We all have a niche, mine is health & beauty and also blogging tips. Find Facebook groups that link with your niche, there will be plenty out there! You can also join groups that are specifically for bloggers, I find this works well too as people love to give feedback and as a blogger you should always be open to it. In a lot of blogging Facebook groups they will have a certain day and post you’re able to promote your blog on! This is your chance to pitch your blog. Make sure you’re informing your potential viewers about your niche, what you can offer them and why they will enjoy your posts! Remember, you need them! They don’t need you so before you pitch make sure you have something of interest to them!
Social media is the new place to advertise, everyone can see what you’ve posted in an instant. My personal favourites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & Google+. Look into the best tactics for sharing on different platforms! I have a list of the best #HASHTAGS to use on Instagram HERE! Social media is a brilliant way to share your blog because there are thousands of other people working in the same niche as you, always looking for new content and inspiration.
Paying for adverts is a great way to gain traffic to your blog however, I know it isn’t in everyone’s budgets. You can pay to advertise on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. These will appear as sponsored posts, you can also set a target audience which is brilliant as you know your ad will be seen by the types of people your blog is
targeted towards. You can also advertise on other people’s blogs. Some bloggers offer an advertising space on their blog, everyone who does this will have a different strategy. Some will have your blog linked on a page, some will have your logo on their sidebar/homepage. Find what fits with your needs. If you are interested in advertising on my blog head over to my contact page!
5. Guest Posts.
Find a blog that accepts guest posts, this is a great way to connect with a new audience! A lot of blogs won’t pay you for guest posts however they will include links leading to your blog and a little ‘about you’ section so everyone can get to know you a little! If you are interested in guest posting on my blog then please feel free to shoot me a message on my contact page, send me your proposal and I’ll get back to you ASAP. I welcome all levels here, as long as you can bring useful, relevant information about health, beauty or blogging!
Give it time!
I cannot stress this enough. You will not be able to improve the flow of traffic to your blog over night. It takes time, effort and a lot of patience but I promise it will be completely worth it! If you follow these steps above for a month and make sure you stick to it I promise you, you will see an increase in visitors to your website. Of course, the more time you put in and the longer you carry it on for the better the results.
Let me know if any of these tactics work for you OR if you have a different way of driving traffic to your blog make sure you share it in the comments for everyone to see!