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Very Starting Guide: How To Increase Blog Traffic

That is the guest post done by a very great mind named Abdul Haseeb. I met him recently at an event and really am inspired by his efforts towards blogging.

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One of the major problems every beginner face is traffic. Getting website visitors is a nightmare for some people. Well, I know in start everyone has to work hard.

How to increase blog traffic

Often people ask “How To Drive TrafficΒ to your blog?” while some complainΒ “I am not getting traffic.” and some who get too much serious say “Getting traffic is impossible for us“.

I think these all questions are just waste of time. Nothing is impossible. Getting visitors is easy if you are working hard.

Today, I would answer these types of questions and will show you how to increase blog traffic. Yeah! This is a must-read guide for beginners and especially for those who are complaining about their blogging skills. I would help you know how to get people to read your blog.

Keep in mind that I will not share any tool, app or something which will give you a shortcut. There is no shortcut to the success. If you want to achieve something, then you have to work hard. If you think that I would increase your website traffic in the next second, then you are not at right place.

Wanna know How To Get Your Blog Noticed?

Then Let’s start!

How To Increase Blog Traffic

Now, I am gonna show you some strategies on which you can get your traffic increased. These things require a little bit hard work. Keep in mind that you can’t achieve anything without hard work. Here are the ways to increase blog traffic:

1) First Get A Good Design

A good design attracts visitor’s attention, and it makes comfortable for the visitors to read your blog.

Make sure; your blog has a good design. If you’re using WordPress then getting beautiful themes is not an issue for you. You theme should be:

  • Neat And Clean
  • Comfortable to read
  • According to your blog

Well, there are many good theme providers. Adeel Sami is using Genesis framework on his blog. I also recommend Genesis by Studiopress.

2) Content Is King

This is the phrase that every marketer, SEO, and blogger are aware of. If you don’t know about this line, then you can’t call yourself as a blogger.

Content is the main component of a blog. The visitors are visiting your blog because of your content.

Before promoting or starting any strategy, ask yourself “Do I have enough content?“.

First, write some relevant articles which you think that your visitors would love to read.

I think you should have at least 30-40 posts before promoting your content.

Be careful about one thing, never write thin or articles with little content. In early days of SEO, people tries to write at least 300 words on every article. Then, people changed the minimum length and started writing at least 500 words. Now, everyone is trying to have minimum 700 words per article.

Never focus on the word count, your article should look natural and complete. An incomplete article is just like uncooked food. πŸ˜‰

Word count depends on the type of article. For a tech news or a short discussion, an article of 500 words looks okay. But, for an in-depth tutorial or article, you can extend it to more than 1500 words.

Yeah! your article should look natural and interesting.

3) Do SEO like a MASTER

SEO or Search Engine Optimization means to improve the ranking of a page on the search engines to get better results.

SEO is the most important skill that every blogger should have. Well, SO depends on upon different factors.

You can’t learn SEO by just reading a single article. It depends on the experience and knowledge.

A blog without SEO is just like a fish without water.

Well, I think everyone should spend at least 1-3 hours daily for his blog. You can’t imagine when the competition goes change. SEO is just like a game. But, in this game, everyone gets a chance to rock.

I use several SEO tools which include Keyword Planner, SEMrush, HitTail and many other. SEO tools just help you to do the tasks a little bit earlier, but you can’t depend on them.

4) Target LOW competition Keywords

Well, every blog has a low authority in starting. That’s why beginners have the following problems:

  • I can’t rank higher
  • I can’t find low competition keywords
  • My blog doesn’t have backlinks then How can I rank high?
  • How can I get organic traffic without backlink?

Let me answer all the above questions.

How can I get traffic without backlinks/authority?

This is the most SIGNIFICANT part of this article. If you follow this part, then you will get your traffic boosted.

First, the thing is that the number of backlinks you need to rank on page number one in SERP (search engine result page) depends on the keyword. If you got a keyword which doesn’t have any competition, then you can rank easily for it without a single backlink.

So, the goal is to find low competition keywords. Imagine if you find a keyword which doesn’t have any competition but that keyword has some searches like 300. Then you can get ten visitors per day. If you find ten more keywords like that, then you can get 100 visitors per day.

Let’s do some math:

10 x 10 = 100 visitors per day. 100 x 30 = 3000 visitors in just a month!

Now, the question is how to find the low competition keywords?

It requires time and research. Keep doing research until you find the gold mine of keywords.

There are thousands of ways to find your good keywords. I would tell you a simple and useful way in which you can find the keywords which are useful.

The method is: Stealing Your Competitor’s Keywords!

Your competitors are a great helper for you. If you found the keywords on which your competitors are ranking, then you can also rank for that keywords. This is a great way in which you can get good keywords without hard work.

First, create a list of your competitors. These domains should have statistics almost equal to you. You may compare the DA (domain authority of the domains) to make it sure that they are not too much stronger than you and not too much weaker.

When you complete your list then reveal their keywords using any SEO tool. SEMrush and Ahrefs can help you to reveal a domain’s keywords or rankings.

It is the easiest method for you to find the keywords which you can easily rank.

I use SEMrush to reveal my competitors’ keywords.

5) Keep Doing What You’re Doing

If you stop working on your blog then man you’re doing totally wrong.

In starting, everyone has to work hard. I recommend spending at least 1-3 hours daily for your blog.

If you are creating content, then publish a post 3-4 times a week. If you’re promoting content, then do it naturally. It depends on you and your strategy.

Some people stops their strategy just because they don’t get results. I think you should never give up.

If nothing is coming on your mind, then do the thing that comes first.

Conclusion

Well, I have shared you the strategies that you should follow to increase blog traffic. Summary of this article is that:

  1. Get your blog completed.
  2. Create content that everyone love
  3. Do proper SEO
  4. Keyword research is the backbone of traffic
  5. Steal your competitor’s keywords
  6. Keep working until you get thousands of visitors.

Now, get ready and start working on your blog. Your journey to visitors is not very far!

Thanks for reading this post. I have written a post about BoldGird on my blog. I hope you would love to read that.

Kindly share your views about this article in comments πŸ™‚ I would love to hear from you.

[su_highlight background=”#dddfd8″]Hey! This is Abdul Haseeb from Blogging House. I am a blogger from Pakistan. I am writing this guest post on my close friend Adeel Sami’s blog. Thanks to Adeel that he allowed me to write on his blog and to share my words with his audience. I hope you will like to read this article.[/su_highlight]
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Nirmala - May 30, 2016

Hi Adeel and Abdul,

I would say that it is a very nice guide for the newbie bloggers to get visitors to their blog.

Yes, design and content matter a lot and we need to give much care for both. SEO has changed a lot these days and thus we need to play a smart game to please the search engines.

Do keyword research and including search queries in the post would help us to drive organic traffic.

Thanks for sharing the helpful post, have a great day both of you.

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    Abdul Haseeb - May 30, 2016

    Thanks Nirmala for your kind words πŸ™‚

    Yes! These points are for beginners to get visitors to their blogs. I shared my opinion about getting traffic.

    Anyhow, best of luck for your blogging journey πŸ™‚

    Regards,

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Ali Raza - May 30, 2016

Great Job Haseeb, You have mentioned some nice tips, however I do not feel that we should start promoting our site once we reach 30 to 40 posts.

Since you said quality>quantity, so it will take ages for someone to write 30-40 posts and he needs motivation, appreciation and a chance to improve on its drawbacks, if he dont gets it.. chances are he will never be able to write 30 posts.. However i do respect your opinion too.

The last point is awesome, Keep doing what you are doing. I even say, keep on doing even if you have a very very low audience.. dont quit.. keep on doing the good work!

Thats all from my side.

Regards

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    Abdul Haseeb - May 30, 2016

    Thanks Ali Raza for reading this post and sharing your views. I am feeling pleasure to have your comment on my post.

    Well, I have seen that there are many people who are hurry for the traffic and audience. Some of the newbies, even start sharing and trying to get traffic to a blog which does not even have the important pages. I think you should have VALUABLE content before you tell someone that you’re having a blog. 30-40 are not a constant number, it’s just my opinion that everyone should have at least 30 posts before promoting a blog.

    But, I appreciate your point. Creating 30-40 quality posts is really difficult for newbies. I believe in one thing “if you’re doing hard work then nothing is difficult for you and you will get results for your hard work”. πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for reading this post. πŸ™‚

    Regards

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Lisa Sicard - May 31, 2016

Hi Adeel and Abdul, I wish I knew about having posts before promoting back in the day when I got started πŸ™‚ I would add guest blogging and promoting a lot. That is something I’ve lacked recently is promotion.
I would also add connecting with the other bloggers on the social networks. It’s a lot about networking along the way!

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    Abdul Haseeb - July 3, 2016

    Thanks Lisa for reading my post πŸ™‚
    Yes! connecting with bloggers is really effective. If you’re having connections with PROs then you are having a lot of benefits from them.

    I also recommend everyone to build connections on social networks.

    Have a great day!

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Joseph Chikeleze - June 16, 2016

Nice one bro. Content is king.

I love the way you listed your points. Doing SEO is the easiest way to rank on any keyword.

Have since day

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    Abdul Haseeb - July 3, 2016

    Thanks Joseph for your comment πŸ™‚

    Yes! SEO is the best way to get visitors. “A blog without SEO is just like a fish without water”.

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Rajendra Yadav - June 27, 2016

You share such as an awesome guide. Thanks a lot for sharing it..

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Abdul Samad Essani - June 28, 2016

Hello Haseeb,
This is something that is really deeply explained for newbies! πŸ™‚
You have revealed a secret of doing keyword research πŸ˜›
Thanks brother for sharing your great knowledge with us!
– Abdul Samad πŸ˜‰

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    Abdul Haseeb - July 3, 2016

    Thanks Abdul Samad for reading this guide πŸ™‚

    Yes! This is an ever-green secret for doing keyword research. I usually find keywords for my blog using this method.

    Best of luck for your blogging journey!

    Regards,

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Naveen Kumar - June 28, 2016

Hello Adeel and Abdul

I love this article as I have been waiting for this kind of full informative article on strategies to increase blog’s traffic. Thanks a ton for sharing this

Thanks for listening to me, have a great day.

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    Abdul Haseeb - July 3, 2016

    Thanks Naveen for reading this article. Glad to see your comment.

    I just shared the strategies which I think that every newbie should apply on his blog. I hope these will help you to get traffic.

    Regards,

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Vishnu Sahasranamam - July 3, 2016

To get quality traffic it will take some time, but with quality content and good SEO it should come eventually.

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Muhammad Ahmad - July 11, 2016

Hi Haseeb and Adeel,
A very informative post, πŸ™‚
I am loving it, read it two times! πŸ˜€
Thanks Adeel for giving him an opportunity πŸ™‚
~ Ahmad
P.S. Please do read my latest blog post at MeetAhmad [dot] com, I would love to see your views there ?
Thanks again!

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Daniyaal Khaleeq - August 15, 2016

Really Helpful and innovative for me!
I enjoyed it a lot!

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Bhajan - November 19, 2016

Awesome information.
These methods are very useful to boost traffic of website and blogs.

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