4 Quick Tips on Increasing Your Blog Traffic

This is a topic that doesn’t really have solid answers and what works for some doesn’t always work for others. A example that I can state is that I find it hard to get articles popular on Digg, whilst others post it and its there. These tips that I will highlight below are merely things that I made use of to increase Creativeoverflow’s traffic in the past few months. I hope everyone can get some sort of advice from this.

1. Keep your Content Unique

This might have been mentioned numerous times before and everyone always mentions content is king. Yes Abduzeedo proves that a lot of posts bring a lot of traffic, but if you are a start up blog or a very formal blog, keeping your content unique is the only way you are going to gain a lot of traffic.

When I mean unique, I mean that you should vary your content type from Inspiration to advice and tutorials. I know a lot of us struggle with time issue and that forces us to post the same type of article in conjunction with each other, but that can be dismayed with some planning.

2. Promote your articles

Make use of networks like Twitter, Facebook, Designbump and StumbleUpon to promote your latest post. A good way to get your posts out there on Twitter is to perhaps ask one of your friends to do you a favor and retweet the post for you. Just remember that people hate spam, so don’t bombard them with links. You can share your post on Facebook and stumbleupon as well. Remember, if you show interest in other peoples work, they will show interest in yours.

3. Submit your Links to News Feeds

News feeds really do work, although Creativeoverflow only currently submits to two news feeds. Abduzeedo and InspiredN We believe that getting your name out there and posting to a few news feeds can only do your blog well in getting the article out there. If you are a very new blog or haven’t really gotten a lot of traffic from your blog then I would recommend sharing your articles through news feeds.

4. Give the reader something to look out for

This is something a lot of blogs have successfully accomplished. Ex. Abduzeedo with their Daily Inspiration and FreelanceSwitch with their Freelance Freedom posts.
Giving a reader something to look forward to is also a way to create awareness amongst readers. This will not only attract more readers, but give them assurance that you are dependable and stay true to your word.
How do you gain traffic on your blog?

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Jacques is an Entrepreneur and Founder of the An1ken Group. He recently launched a daily vlog on Youtube — JacquesvhTV. He started Creativeoverflow in 2009 as a hub for creatives. Connect with him: Jacquesvh.com - @Jacquesvh - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

  1. Reply Jae Xavier July 14, 2010 at 12:21 AM

    >> How do you gain traffic on your blog?

    I have a different viewpoint on traffic. For instance…

    1) Bloggers that focus on monetizing…

    2) Bloggers that focus on tips and tricks + monetizing

    3) The idealist bloggers who don’t care about traffic, but care about the community they are in and patrons who they interact with. They unknowingly bring in traffic through content that makes meaning, makes a difference, and genuinely inspires their audience to greatness. Their audience markets their blog for them out of their own will with no need for reciprocation.

    • Reply Jacques van Heerden July 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM

      Great points you have there mate. I totally agree with you on your third point.
      Thanks for the comment.

  2. Reply Smashing Buzz July 14, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    helping stuff you sharing.

  3. Reply Ilie Ciorba July 15, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Promoting your articles is a very important thing if you’re looking for soem traffic, but in my view an ideal and professional blogger, just writes good content and the community he built, is doing the rest.

  4. Reply Gadget Guy July 17, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    I think a very important part in driving traffic to your blog is promoting your articles in community news sections on other blogs and guest posts. There are now thousands of blogs worth following so you might need to offer your readers incentives like freebies or orhanize contests to convince them to keep an eye on you and your blog.

  5. Reply germany vps July 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Thank you. This tips are useful for my blog

  6. Reply David Knapp July 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    I gain traffic mainly through referrers. I would like to start seeing more organic traffic so I am starting to research how to optimize keywords and keyword phrases.

  7. Reply Firewallbypass December 23, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    nice post man..these are really essential..specially unique content..

  8. Reply David Allen April 13, 2011 at 5:31 AM

    thanks for the information driving traffic is now my biggest challenge of my day any little trick or just tact is greatly appreciated.

    David Allen

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