Trying to figure out how to increase traffic to your blog, can be mind boggling.
You know you write great posts, but visitors are few, and far between.
You have created a professional looking homepage, but what good is it, if no one visits?
On a regular basis, check your blog statistics.
First of all, are your traffic counts increasing?
Your visitor counts should increase from month to month, however, depending on your niche, you may see an occasional dip.
Secondly, is your traffic coming from search engines, referrals or direct?
Look for the section that includes terminology such as “Connect to site from” (AWStats), or “Traffic Sources Overview” (Google Analytics).
Determine how you can increase traffic coming from all sources.
Listed below, are several ways to increase traffic to your blog:
Probably, the most important, is to post on a regular basis. Try and stick to a consistent schedule. You must get your blog continuously crawled by the search engines.
To increase search engine traffic, use keywords and/or keyword density. Learn more about other methods of SEO (search engine optimization)
To increase referral traffic, start commenting on other blogs. This can be a daunting task in the beginning, but after practice, you will feel more comfortable sharing your opinion with others.
To increase direct traffic, remind readers to subscribe via your RSS feed. If you don’t have a RSS feed on your blog, add one.
If you have found other ways to increase traffic to your blog? Please feel free to share which method(s) work for you.