There is a very common complaint that I hear from bloggers that no matter how hard they try, but they are unable to grow their blog traffic or blog post views. Well, if you are in the same situation, here I am going to share a simple strategy that will help you increasing your blog traffic.
Step 1: Pillar or Killer Articles (1 hour per day)
Note: Your goal is to release at least one pillar article in a week. If it’s not possible, aim for every 15 days. If you don’t know the term killer articles or pillar articles, a killer article is nothing more than long and structured content that has written to deliver a huge amount of value to potential visitors. For example, you could write on “100 Free Resources for Writers”.
Something that creates a list of resources, find a solution for a specific problem or a deep analysis on a particular topic which folks used to read.
Step 2: Promotion (30 minutes per day)
After posting a killer article, it’s time to promote it. Do whatever you can do to push your article to a large audience. Share it with your friends through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and also let bloggers and webmasters in relevant niche know about it.
If still there is some time left, do search engine optimization and social media marketing to promote your blog as a whole.
Step 3: Networking (30 minutes per day)
Networking is important. Build your own network by commenting on other blogs in your relevant niche; interact with other bloggers via Twitter, Facebook and Email; linking to the post of bloggers in your niche and so on.
Remember, here your main goal is to build a genuine relationship. Approach them because you respect their work, not because they can help you promote your blog.
Step 4: Normal Posts (30 minutes per day)
Yes, normal posts are also necessary that you will publish routinely in your blog, between the pillar articles. You could post pillar article every Monday and other normal posts from Tuesday through Sunday.
While pillar articles are crucial promoting your blog and bring new visitors, normal articles keep your potential readers engaged.
So, there you have all four steps to increase blog traffic. Share your experience and knowledge in blogging with us in comments below. 🙂