It’s very simple to start a blog, but for your blog to be successful, you need to get a good amount of traffic and continue to increase blog traffic. You would expect that having a great looking blog and having great content would be enough for traffic to automatically come your way. But in reality it’s not like that, I have learned that blogging is 20% content creation(writing blog posts, creating products, etc.) and 80% promoting your blog posts/products.
So I will be sharing 7 things you can do today to start increasing blog traffic! 🙂 Let’s get started!
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1. SHARE ON FACEBOOK GROUPS
I wish I would have started FB groups when I started blogging back in 2016. There are so many FB Groups out there for bloggers so that you can promote your blog, social media, etc. Some FB groups also give helpful blogging tips that could help you out.
It’s a great way to meet other bloggers in your niche to collaborate and simply get to know more bloggers.
I actually have my own FB group for bloggers where you can promote your blog and ask any questions you might have about blogging. I would love to have you! You can join by clicking here 🙂
2. HAVE SHARE BUTTONS
I have share buttons on each of my pictures for anyone who would like to share my blog posts with their followers. If you look below, I also have share buttons so my readers could share it on their social media when they would like. This helps your blog get more traffic by having it seen by more people.
- I use the SumoMe Plugin for the share buttons.
- I use the Pinterest Pin It Button on my pictures.
3. SHARE ON PINTEREST
This section is going to be a long one because Pinterest is my #1 social platform that gets me the most traffic and I have heard almost every blogger say the same. So I want to be very detailed to help you have success with Pinterest.
To be successful on Pinterest, you need to pin at least 50 + times a day. Before when I barely started blogging I would do this manually, but it will take SO much of my time, and I wouldn’t see traffic coming in from Pinterest because I would pin around the same time.
So I decided to automate my Pins using Tailwind. I pin and repin articles that are compatible with my niche, and I pin them to my boards and group boards.
Since automating my pins, I get about 500+ followers a month, lots of repins and traffic to my blog.
You can try out Tailwind free for 30 days by clicking here.
Something else that is really important to be successful on Pinterest is to Pin on group boards. You can use Pin Groupie to find group boards in your niche to Pin your blog posts. Just make sure to follow the rules in each group board.
Group boards usually have hundreds or thousands of people and when you pin something on the group boards most of those followers get a chance to see your pins as well, which means more traffic for you! Yay! 🙂
You can read this helpful article from Pinterest on other useful tips that will help you drive more traffic to your blog.
If you use any of these tips in this blog posts, you will notice the most benefits and most traffic by using Pinterest.
4. STUMBLE UPON
StumbleUpon is also an excellent way to drive traffic to your blog. It took me a little while to understand how it works, but it is fairly simple. You can sign up with StumbleUpon here and start adding your blog posts. Make sure to like other people’s articles and blog posts as well 🙂
5. COMMENT ON OTHER BLOGS
Commenting on blogs will get you noticed by other readers and catch their interest to go check out your blog. Plus you will learn something new and get to know more bloggers; I have actually made blogger friends by commenting on other blogs.
So there are many benefits of commenting on other blogs! 🙂
6. GUEST POST
Guest posting on other sites gets you more exposure and credibility. You will get noticed by their audience and get a backlink to your site. It’s a great way to grow your traffic and become more known in the blogging world 🙂
Here goes a great article with a list of 700+ guest post sites: List of 700+ Guest Posting Sites for 2017
7. SHARE ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIAS
I currently share my blog posts on…
- Google +
Although I get most of my traffic from Pinterest, the rest still drive some traffic to my site as well, but it is not nearly as close as Pinterest does. But I still think it’s important to share in all social media because little by little you will continue to grow and it will continue to drive more traffic to your blog as time goes by.
Getting lots of traffic doesn’t happen overnight. You need to be patient and not give up because, in the end, it will be so worth it! Plenty of popular bloggers have been blogging for years and years. Give yourself some time, don’t give up and soon you will start seeing the traffic you have wanted! Keep going and don’t ever give up 🙂
These are great tips. I’m currently focused on growing my Pinterest simply because I’ve seen that it can be your main source for traffic! I agree that running a blogging takes a lot of promoting and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming!
Yes I know what you mean. It is hard work but it is entirely worth it! 🙂
Thanks for your comment Dyana! ♡
Hi, I saw your link to your blog on Facebook! Just wanted to say this is a great post, and something I’ll definitely need to look into more. Do you have any tips for people that can’t afford to pay for things that pin automatically? Are there any programs or apps out there that you can do this for free? Thanks so much!
Thank you for your comment! 🙂 I honestly do not know if there is free applications or company you could use to pin automatically for free on Pinterest.
I wish there was! I would use it 😉
Great post, thank you for sharing. On pinterest, what type of pins do you pin, just any? Because I have my blog board. My name is Brandy, and I am new in the blogging community! its nice to meet you. http://whimsicalwolfblog.com/
Hello Brandy! Nice to meet you 🙂
I pin and repin articles related to my niche so that I attract the right people 🙂 I pin blog posts from my blog and other peoples content as well.
If you have any other questions, let me know ♡
Abby Darlington says
This was so helpful. I had heard a lot about the importance of Pinterest but never really took it seriously. I am getting started with BoardBooster now. Thank you!
Thanks for your comment Abby 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for these tips! They are all helpful especially the third one. I’ve been trying to get the most out of Pinterest but I couldn’t figure out how.
Yes Pinterest is a great way to get steady traffic on your blog! Thank you Farwa 🙂
kristin mccarthy says
When you say 50 to 100 pins a day are you pinning them to your own boards over and over again? I do that but maybe not enough.
I pin and repin to my boards and also group boards 🙂
Sarah | Digital Motherhood says
Good tips! I also wish I’d found Facebook blogging groups sooner!
Yes I agree! That have been so helpful 🙂
What a helpful post! I am a new blogger so I am still pinning manually. :/
Thanks for your comment 🙂 Yes I use to pin manually too until I decided to get it automated and it has been such a time saver plus steady traffic.
Have a lovely day!
Thanks for the advice. I can’t imagine pinning 50-100 pins a day!
Yes I know, thank goodness I found a way to automate it! 🙂
Thank you Dara, have a great day!
Luis Ch says
Great ideas, will use them on our blog.
Thank you very much, Glad you found it useful.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for the tips! Looks like I will have to use pinterest. I’ve been avoiding it mainly because I would have done everything manually as well. Great to know theres a way to automate it. & I’m glad you discovered that.
Thanks for your comment Elie 🙂 Glad you found this helpful.
I hope you have a lovely week!!
Great tips! I have been considering trying Tailwind and Board booster. Maybe it is time to finally take the plunge?
I really like Instagram as a social media tool but unfortunately it really doesn’t drive traffic to my blog. Pinterest and Facebook are the ones that work best for me but I don’t really like Facebook.
Same here! I wasn’t a fan of facebook but I had read everywhere it’s good to have your own FB page so I did 🙂 It does bring in some traffic but not as much as Pinterest.
Have a great day Annika! 🙂
Thanks for the tips. I’ve been wondering how to drive traffic with Pinterest. Will definitely use your advice.
Thank you Jasmine 🙂
I´m saving this for future reference. It´s a good compilation. Although I always have the bits on my mind, I tend to focus on one aspect at a time and then it is good to go back to see the whole picture again.
Yes so true Kristyna 🙂 Thank you for your kind comment…
I hope this helped you out in some way 🙂
Sally Kostielney says
Really great post. Thank you for the very useful information!
You are very welcome! Thank you for your comment 🙂
Heather | Boston Girl Bakes says
Great tips! Pinterest drives like 90% of my traffic I wish I had known that one sooner lol oh well :)!
I agree, me too! The good thing is that we know about it now 🙂 Better late than never 😉
Thank you for those useful tips. Definitely going to take them on board.
Sounds good 🙂 I am Glad this helped you out 🙂
I want to focus on Pinterest more. I know I’m not using it to its full potential. Thanks for sharing these tips. Bookmarking this page. 🙂
Thank you so much Michelle! Yes, I highly recommend you focus on Pinterest more 🙂
Such a helpful post! Tips that I will definitely be trying out. I am in the process of trying to better my Pinterest profile and use it more effectively, but I’m still new to it really.
Thats really good Abbie! You will not regret it 🙂
These are great tips! Right now I’m focusing on Pinterest, but I know I need to branch out as well. Thanks for sharing what you do!
Thank you Nicole 🙂 Happy you found this useful in some way!
Have a great day! 🙂
Jessica Lam says
This is an awesome guide, thanks for putting it together! I had no clue you had to pin that many times a day – I thought 20 times was too much lol!
Lol thanks Jessica and yes when I barely started blogging I didn’t know either. But I do now and I am so glad! 😀
Ana Rose | Roads and Pages says
Thank you for the wonderful tips. I agree with all your post in here. However, I don’t get much about Pinterest. I hope I can figure how it work soon. I do wonder if there are groups similar to facebook groups for bloggers. Those social media networks have been so helpful for me to get many page views.
I am so glad the social media networks have gotten you good traffic to your blog! 🙂 Yes there are Group Boards on Pinterest that help share your content with others. You can go to Pingroupie.com to find Group Boards in your niche 🙂
Thank you for commenting Ana!
Good stuff, always useful to know as many tips as possible for growing organically!
Thank you Silvia and yes I definitely agree! 🙂 Have a lovely day!
This is so helpful! I signed up with stumble upon and it does drive more traffic to my blog posts, although Im still trying to figure it out and incorporate it in my social media routine. Pinterest is more difficult, I really don’t know how the dang thing works! Its on my list of things to do. Thanks for the share! PS just sent a request to your fb page.
Thank you Erica! 🙂 I am so glad Stumble Upon is driving more traffic for you! Pinterest will most likely bring you more so I think it’s worth taking some time to learn more about Pinterest for your blog 🙂
I also get most of my traffic from Pinterest but Twitter works well for me too. Is it really a good idea to go figure out stumbleupon? I just don’t get it ^^
Yes I think it is. I also didn’t really understand Stumble Upon at first but little by little I got the hang of it 😉 I use their App 🙂
Maybe this article might help you understand Stumble Upon better to use it for your blog… http://justinwise.net/stumbleupon-blog/
Hope it helps Lianne! Thanks for your comment 🙂
Kristina Dapaah says
Love love this post. Do you have any articles on Tailwind or perhaps could you write one on your Tailwind strategy. I’ve started using this and would love to kick it into overdrive. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Aw thank you Kristina! You are so sweet 🙂 This is an article that helped me use Tailwind: http://help.tailwindapp.com/article/92-extension-to-schedule-pins-to-pinterest
I also hope it helps you out too! If you have any other questions feel free to let me know 🙂
Working Mum says
Thank you for this post, it is really helpful. As a newby blogger I have focused on Twitter and then Facebook for promotion. I have only just joined Pinterest and really don’t understand it yet, but I will make more effort on your recommendation! Thanks for the top tips 🙂
Thank you very much for your comment! 🙂 I am sure it will be worth the effort 🙂
Great tips! I need to start using Pinterest again to boost my blog traffic.
xo, Elizabeth | txelizabeth.com
Veronika Sykorova says
I agree with all of these! Pinterest has been huge for me lately. I’ve been on there for over a year but it only now started to pick up speed, you really have to be patient with that one. But wow 50-100 pins? I only pin about 20-30 every days, I can’t imagine the struggle to schedule 100 pins every day wow!
These are definitely the best ways to increase traffic. I’d also add doing a roundup post! Super fun and it’s an easy to way to get lots of people to share your content!
These are fantastic tips, I totally didn’t think about adding share buttons! I will be setting those up asap!!!
Ophalyn Lee says
Thank you so much:) Love this!
Thanks for the additional tips on promoting a blog! I am going to be looking into tailwind and board booster! Thanks 🙂
These are really great tips! Thanks for sharing will be putting some of these into action immediately
Such great tips! These definitely help. Being consistent in these things are super helpful!
These are great tips. I do most of these and I highly recommend both Boardbooster and Tailwind. I use them religiously.
Your blog is so pretty by the way.
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Alix Maza says
PINTEREST! Boardbooster and group boards are essential.
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December Fields-Bryant says
Great tips thank you. I still struggle to do a lot of these even though I’ve read them before. My traffic ebbs and flows and I’m trying to steady it but its currently a struggle.
Great tips!! I love Pinterest, but I still struggle with it. But, you’re right, you just have to keep at it.
Thanks for the suggestions, especially the one about Instagram. I’m currently trying to get more followers and finding it frustrating that I have to kind of play the game in order to just get people to read my stuff. Definitely will try the automatic follow idea! Thanks!
Tam @ http://freshcoffeestains.com
Your tips are very practical
I will surely use them
Thanks for sharing
I keep hearing about Stumbleupon, but I havent tried it yet. I may need to!
Alba Garza says
I had never hear of Tailwind and Board Booster. Thanks for sharing. I cant wait to try them bith out and see how they help my blog growth. These are all great tips.
Thanks for this! I’m definitely getting better at Pinterest, but I don’t understand StumbledUpon in the slightest. I like other people’s articles, but every time I try to post my own it won’t let me, saying an ‘error has occurred’, which is super annoying. I’m glad it works for you, though!
Such great points. I should start posting on linkedin! I never thought to do that. Thanks for the pointer.
Chimee Ahaiwe says
Great tips ! Thanks for sharing . I gotta use some of them.
I am a BRAND NEW blogger and these tips are so helpful. I have hardly any views and I am going to try some of these wonderful tips. I look forward to reading your blog in the future! Great content 🙂
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Megan Rogers says
Love this post! As a new blogger it’s always awesome to see what other people do to drive traffic! Thanks!
So you have talked me into trying Tailwind and Board booster. I have been on the fence for a while now and just didn’t want to pull the trigger but now I see that I have too. There is no way I can pin 50-100 times a day. My questions is, do you pin 50-100 different blog post a day or do you pin 2 or 3 of the same blog post each day? And to different group board or to the same boards? Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks so much and great post!
I repin my blog posts and other people’s blog posts. I pin both new and same blog posts daily to different group boards as well as my personal boards 🙂
You can start off with just pinning 30 to 50 pins a day that way little by little you can get used to it.
Hope this helps! 🙂 If you have any other questions feel free to ask <3
Kayla Snyder says
Love the specificity of your tips especially with Pinterest. I feel like many people are in the dark about how to make Pinterest work for them.
Thank you for the tips!
I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers say that they get most of their traffic from Pinterest, but I’m not having any luck!!
? Do you have any suggestions?! Or maybe you can write a post on tips for pinterest !
Here is a great post that can help you out with driving traffic to your blog with Pinterest: https://createandgo.co/drive-traffic-blog-pinterest/
Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂
I would be glad to help <3
Sabrina Runge says
Great tips! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to use Pinterest as a way to drive traffic, but until I read this article, I really didn’t know the best way to go about it. I would love to see a post all about using Pinterest!
This post is actually really helpful. I will link it here: https://createandgo.co/drive-traffic-blog-pinterest/
If you still need more help. Let me know 🙂
Great post!! Super helpful and lots of great information! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you Esperanza! 🙂
Heather Toepfer says
These are really great tips! I had to add the Pinterest link on my blog and it took me a while to add it but glad I did!
That’s great Heather! 🙂
Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a lovely day,
~ Janett 🙂
Brilliant! I wasn’t aware of Tailwind or the other ☝️ going to try that now. Thank you ?
Yay, I am glad you learned something new Mira! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by,
Thank you for this post, so helpful and gave me some tips on how to challenge the most difficult part of blogging, gaining readers and traffic. ?
You are so sweet Nadine! I am so happy you found this post helpful 🙂
Thank you for commenting and have a beautiful day!
April Kitchens says
Great post. I think I want to try guest posting. I kind of nervous though!
I know guest posting is scary! But just try it out 🙂 You never know what can happen.
If you do, let me know how it goes. I am sure you will do great! 🙂
Glor // Always Creating Blog says
Wow! These are great tips! I love you definitely need to start using Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! 🙂
I hope you have a wondeful day <3
Great stuff, I had no idea about Pinterest groups. Thanks for the tips 🙂
Great tips! I really need to focus on pinterest and will look into stumbleupon!
Casey the College Celiac says
Stumbleupon is the next social media project I need to figure out…
Awesome! Thanks for the tips! I definitely need to up my pinterest game. I wish there were free apps for scheduled posting though. Love the pingroupie suggestion. 😀 Cheers!
Angela @ Dust Bunnies and Tabby Tales says
Great tips! I definitely need to wok on these.
GREAT tips! I’m doing most of this, except StumbleUpon mostly because I’ve heard mixed advice from people on it.
Oh and I lied, I haven’t tried Board Booster as yet, but I’m all over Tailwind and Board Commander. I’ve heard the looping tool is awesome though. Gotta get on it.
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This is the second post I read today mentioning Tailwind, so I’m taking it as a sign to try it out! I’ve been struggling to get views on my blog but hopefully this will help, thank you!
Sylvester Vanessa says
You give very encouraging tips! I already started applying a few!
I started a blog about a month ago – I moved now from blogger.com to worldpress.com and I’m grateful for all your advice. I definitely helps a lot. I just need to get my post out there and share as much as I can and hope for followers. Thanks a lot
Great tips thanks! Interested in guest posts.. how do you go about doing that?
I keep hearing about Stumbleupon but still haven’t tried it out yet! I feel like it’s definitely time I get on board!
Great Post! I love your tips! I definitely try boosting my shares buttons and guest posting.
Such great tips! I have tried a few of these to increase traffic to my blog, but I need to start commenting and interacting with other people’s blogs more.
Carissa Eva says
Love these tips and how in-depth you go about it. I’m new at blogging and I’m always looking for ways to drive more traffic to my blog. I was thinking whether or not to use Pinterest as a platform. I should give it a try to see, I mean I already am an avid fan of Pinterest, so why not use it as a SM platform for my blog!
Thanks for the awesome tips!
Great tips ! I have to get tailwind for my Pinterest to gain more followers . I post to Pinterest but don’t get much views from there
Nina | Lemons and Luggage says
Thanks so much for these great and easy-to-follow tips!
Kristi McAllister says
I’m fairly new to blogging as of this past December and I have been wondering what Stumbled Upon really is! I did go sign up per your suggestion but I still don’t know how to use it LOL! Thanks so much for all the information! It helps new writers like me more than you know!
Cathy Lawdanski says
Great tips. I used to share on SU a lot and got a fair amount of traffic. Need to start againg!
Danielle Wilson says
Great Tips, I’m going to look at stumble upon now! Thanks
I am curious, how many times a day do you schedule on Tailwind. Right now I have 22 time slots per day. Would love to hear your advice.
Jordan Nelson says
I need to be more active on Pinterest. Your tips really helped! Looking into tailwind now! Thanks for sharing.
nahida hamani says
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Thanks for sharing. I’m new to blogging so I felt these were some good key points to know.
Karla Mae Cruzado says
Thank you for the tips! Most of it I’m already doing and they definitely work!
Omg 50+ pins a day?! i need to get to work! Thanks for the tips. This so helpful.
Nic Rae says
Wow thanks for these tips! I’m going to start ramping up my Pinterest game! Thanks 🙂
Shannon Walter says
Thanks for the tips. I hadn’t heard about Pin Groupie- I’m going to check that out right now. :)saf
I’ve been blogging for quite some time and this is a great refresher, and also some new ideas that I’d like to try – great compilation!