Starting a blog can quickly become a challenging game. You may start out strong with lots of ideas and content, but eventually realize that you just aren’t getting traffic to your posts. In this post I am going to let you in on 5 great ways to increase blog traffic as a beginner.
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Now hear me out before you roll your eyes and move on. You may have already heard that Pinterest can be a gold mine for traffic.
You also may have tried it and gave up because it was too hard to figure out.
I implore you to give Pinterest a real effort. Even famous people like Russel Brunson the marketing guru uses Pinterest to promote his famous ClickFunnels.
If that’s not a clear indicator that you need to be there, I have no idea what is!
I am sure you’ve seen people on there with thousands or even millions of monthly views and wondering how in the world they did it.
Pin often and consistently each and every day. Create relevant boards that align with your niche and be sure to manually pin or use the built in Pinterest scheduler.
I personally can contribute a handful of my top ranking posts to pins on my Pinterest account.
In fact many high profile bloggers rose from the ashes purely by using Pinterest to promote their content.
I can’t stress the importance of networking with other bloggers enough. When you engage with other bloggers you open new doors for yourself and your website.
You could start contributing to a much larger blog with guest posts, do collaborations, or even get social media shout outs that will help you grow!
Sometimes other bloggers will even help you promote your products and services by becoming an affiliate.
Imagine growing a vast network of affiliates who are passionate about promoting you!
Pitch To Large Websites
So maybe you’ve been blogging for a little while, but your DA isn’t going up and you feel like it never will.
Not only that, but traffic is barely trickling in.
One huge thing you could try is to find websites in your niche that rank on the first page of popular search engines and reach out to them by email.
Offer to contribute to their website or pitch a great blog post idea. Explain to them why you would love to work with them.
Don’t feel discouraged if you never hear back or get a big fat no. That’s normal. The big guys don’t always want to work with the small ones, but when they do it could mean massive traffic for you.
Doing this can raise your DA by giving you a backlink on a higher authority website.
Higher DA typically means a better position on search engines and also a better chance for traffic.
Take Out An Ad
No one likes to think about spending money on their website. They only want to make money from it.
Sometimes you really do have to spend money to make money.
I’m not saying to go take out a $1000 ad, but I do recommend experimenting with small ads on platforms like Pinterest or Facebook.
You can set your budget to be as little as 1 dollar per day and pause or cancel the ad at any time.
So if you only have a 5 dollar budget you still could get traffic and engagement for a few days. If in those 5 days you earn more than 5 dollars you’ve come out on top!
Ads are not for the faint of heart, but they are effective at driving traffic nonetheless.
Offer Free Things
Nothing quite attracts people like the word “free”.
Offer a freebie like a course, guide, or downloadable. Promote the freebie on social media and you’re bound to get a few hits.
Make the freebie super valuable and you may earn yourself some loyal followers and readers while you’re at it!
Those are my 5 important ways to increase blog traffic as a beginner.
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8 thoughts on “5 Great Ways To Increase Blog Traffic As A Beginner”
Thank you for these tips. I already employ a few but you gave me some more ideas!
Driving traffic is a struggle for me.
You are so welcome! I will be doing more helpful posts like this one regularly. Check back often! I hope your traffic starts to grow much more efficiently as you learn some new things. All the best!
Thank you so so much on these tips. As a beginner these were very relevant to me. I didn’t realise the importance of pinning until I read this post. I had never considered pitching to large websites either. I’m definitely going to put these 5 tips into use soon. Thank you so much!! xx
Pinterest has GREAT potential, you just have to take the time to learn how to leverage it and make it work for YOU and YOUR blog. There are some great guidelines that you can start with (I highly recommend checking out a course, if it’s in the budget) but a lot of it comes down to trial and error with different fonts, colours, aesthetics, posting times, etc. until you find the one that resonates best with your target audience.
You are so right. I really wish more people understood its power to help them drive traffic. It’s really so helpful. Thanks for reading!
I used to get good results from Pinterest but it dropped last year and I’ve struggled to build it up again. I really need to put more effort into it again! Thank you for these tips xx
Some great tips in this post! I really think that Pinterest is overlooked!
Yes I think a lot of people still aren’t using it, or using it to promote their posts. It really is a great way.