The value of a blog is determined via the kind of traffic it attracts on a daily basis.
For instance, if you are an advertiser and you have the option of advertising on either
Mashable.com or an unknown blog, which one would you choose?
You will choose Mashable.com because it is granted that the website gets thousands
of unique views daily.
The point is that if you have a blog, you need traffic to gain momentum and optimize
the traffic later on to make money online.
In this article we will focus on some ways to increase blog traffic in few days.
1. Social Media Promotion
Social media, by far, is one of the best and free methods to increase traffic.
If you already have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest,
StumbleUpon, you should start promoting blog posts on these social media sites.
If you use plugins like Twitter feed or interlink Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter with
your blog, they will be updated automatically when any new blog post is published.
Of course, for this method to work, you need to have a huge list of friends and
2. On-Page SEO
Yoast SEO and SEOpressor are two software tools that will heavily escalate your blog traffic in a matter of days.
If you are using WordPress, it is mandatory to have these plugins to enhance on-page SEO value.
On-page SEO is important because search engine bots index the blog and rank the
Some factors involved in on-page SEO are adding H1, H2, H3 attributes, making links no-follow or do-follow, adding ‘alt’ tag to images, adding Meta description and focusing on one keyword.
3. Off-Page SEO
Off-page SEO comprise to those activities undertaken to add weightage to the main blog
to gain higher search engine ranking.
For instance, you could use classified ads to promote the blog.
There are numerous free online ads network where you can create ads and promote
In your case, if the blog sells any kind of products or services, advertise it.
Apart from this, you can use article directory submissions and forum postings to gain
significant traffic spikes.
4. Focus on Commenting
Commenting is an often under-utilized but a powerful way to gain blog traffic.
Bookmark a couple of blogs and comment on them as and when a new blog post
Regular comments on blogs will prompt webmasters to check out your blog and
thereby, increase traffic.
Follow this for 15-days and create another list of blogs to comment.
In this strategy, you are building back links and getting traffic at the same time.
Lastly, keep in mind not to spam the blogs. Write meaningful and engaging comments.
5. Guest Blogging Power
Despite the rumors that Google might devalue the authority of guest blogs, the trend
is still strong even if webmasters have become stricter with accepting guest blogs.
Nonetheless, do not ignore this method.
Guest blogs published on high authority blogs can easily give you an additional 350-400 visit for the next few days.
The trick is to keep working on guest blogs continuously.
Prepare a list of 100 blogs in your niche and with a higher Page Rank than your blog.
Three months is enough time for 100 guest blogs. Go for it.
6. Cover Recent Trends
Something or the other is always happening in any niche. Try to cover the trends.
It does not mean you have to convert the blog in a news site.
Covering recent trends get ranked by Google faster and thus, if you cover the same,
you will get good traffic spikes.
The best way to do this is to create Google Alerts so when anything newsworthy
happens, you will instantly get notification on your Gmail id.
Correspondingly, create a “News” category on the blog to file the trend-based posts.
Again, a very important but underutilized method is networking with other bloggers.
Think, you are a blogger and in the last 3 months, how many new networks have you
established with other bloggers? Not much, right?
Networking with bloggers in vertical and horizontal niches is extremely mandatory.
This builds loyalty, audience base and brand.
Prepare a plan based on the above seven tips. Note down the average traffic of the
Follow your plan religiously for the next 30 days and calculate the average traffic,
again. You can see the difference yourself.