For the 2015 new year evaluation of my blog I wanted to make some changes that would increase traffic to my blog. My goal is to evaluate my web traffic by determining numbers of visitors, then work on increasing my traffic, comments and social proof.
Here are 7 immediate great ways to get traffic to your blog.
To start I evaluated and documented the numbers and will check within 3 months to see what the improvements are, and I fully expect improvements, as I’ve seen a few already!
Here’s my Blogging Business Plan to get additional traffic, blog comments and increased social proof within 6 months.
1. Purchase Build A Blogging Community by Adrienne Smith
As soon as it hit the airways, I purchased Adrienne Smith’s Build A Blogging Community and started implementing some of her techniques. I’m reading it and absorbing what needs to be done. Slowly working my way through it.
Adrienne has a huge following of commenters and she is a well respected blogger. People seek her out and in my opinion, if there is anyone who can help me get there; it is by following what she has accomplished on her own.
Her product gives lessons she herself implemented in order to get to and what to do to be successful. Please check it out by clicking on the pic to the right. 🙂 You will not be sorry!
I saw some major improvements with her guidance in this product!
2. Re-Furbish Old Blog Posts and Repost Them.
As I’ve been blogging for about 4 years. Many posts were written when I didn’t get any or received very little traffic. Comments were few and far between.
Some posts were old. Some were downright boring (part of the learning process I guess). I went to a post I read in 2012 which I thought was pretty good and got quite a few comments but when I read it recently I thought ‘OMG, how borin!”
I have older posts with great info, but I didn’t have traffic and didn’t know how to get traffic at the time, so I’ll update those posts with current info and re-post. If you have old posts and have no comments, you may consider re-furbishing the post – get up to date info and modernize it.
That can help get new traffic to your blog!
3. Join Aha-Now Community with Harleena Singh
I joined AhaNow community with Harleena Singh! Wow, what a difference in commenting and obtaining social proof.
With approximately 150 ACTIVE participants it is a thriving blog commenting community!
That’s impressive! It’s so busy, it’s hard to get to everyone.
I’ve seen tremendous traffic in just a couple of weeks. If you want to get more traffic, go here, sign up and get started!
It’s pretty awesome if you are looking to get traffic to your blog.
4. Start a Blog Commenting Group on Facebook
I am into health and wellness although I also blog about coaching Internet Marketers how to properly get started and recruit online effectively. Our Facebook group has only a few members (just started this month 2015), but we are effective! It’s not just a drop your link in and go away.
It’s about providing valuable information and content to members. It’s also about providing social proof to the other active members in the group.
What I mean by ‘active’ is that for every post we place in the group, we have to visit 3 other member’s blogs and leave a valuable comment. About 10% of the group is active right now and we are growing. I’ve very excited about our growth and movement.
We are looking for more members who will actively participate if you’re interested. You will definitely get more traffic to your blog as our people are very dedicated to weekly visiting others and writing their own posts as well.
If you are looking for a new and serious blog commenting group to join, click here.
5. Build Your Mailing List
I know you’ve heard this before, probably over and over again. I know I have. Many people don’t even have a mailing list despite thousands of blogs and advice that the ‘money is in the list.’
You must build a mailing list if you are doing business online. You need to keep in touch with the people who you are interacting with on a regular basis.
I actually have a mailing list! So what’s changing in regards to that?!
I’m very poor at sending out broadcast emails and keeping in touch with them. Soooo, that’s part of my business plan as well. This past Sunday I wrote 10 broadcast messages and scheduled them to go out to a particular active mailing list I have.
Yeah! I felt so accomplished! And guess what? I received at 12 emails asking questions about products and services and additional visits to my blog. That’s awesome and goes to show me that all that training and all that talk about ‘it’s in the mailing list’ is true.
6. Get That Coach – Try it! You Don’t Have Far To Look
Took my own advice from a previous blog post and hired a coach, Donna Merrill and Catch The Blogging Fever. Donna and her husband David are a matching pair of book-ends and have created some great products to help bloggers.
Working with her so far has been tremendously valuable in that I’ve learned so much.
Donna and David have some great info and what I find absolutely fascinating is it’s business strategies, websites, information I’ve never heard before. Truly enjoying it as I learn.
7. Join Kingged.com
This is another active community of bloggers and I am making time to get to know it and participate in it.
I know that Sherman gets great traffic so I seriously considering his recommendation. That’s a goal for this week! Sign up. And if you already use, please let us know what your think about traffic to your website after you’ve used it.
These are the 7 great ways to get traffic and start getting immediate results, i.e., increase in traffic to your blog as well as obtaining comments and social proof. Getting traffic to your blog is key to your success (guess you’ve heard that a thousand times before.)
Comments are needed so that your blog doesn’t look like a ghost town when someone comes to visit.
You want to be seen as an authority on your blog. That your information is valuable. Social proof and comments are needed and I’ve just noted 7 ways to get that.
Hope you’ve found it helpful. What have you been doing at this time to obtain more traffic, more visitors? Do you have a plan?
Do you have comments on your blog? How are you going about obtaining social proof?
I’m always ready to learn additional ways and I’m sure our readers are too. Please share and let us know.
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