A website lives and dies by the amount of traffic it gets through it’s gates. Even if you attract high volumes of audience you will always want more because…
Traffic = Money!
In this post we will be taking a look at how to increase blog traffic fast with very little effort. Because more traffic means more opportunities to earn, promote and find new clients.
Traffic is Just The Start
You don’t want just any old Tom, Dick and Harry ending up on your site – you want an audience that has a chance of converting.
This conversion could be in the form of downloading an email, signing up for an offer, purchasing a product or simply commenting or sharing your content.
So you want a valuable audience in front of your website…let’s take a look at two awesome methods that will help you achieve this!
#1 Use of Long Tail Keywords
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could still rank for terms like ‘make money’ or ‘work online’?
Sadly these days are long gone and the SEO landscape has changed dramatically.
But it is still vital that you attract Google traffic – without it you are fighting an uphill battle!
The simplest way to attract traffic from search engines is to leverage long tail keywords. You can find out what long tail keywords you are ranking for by simply visiting your Google Webmasters account ( I really hope you have one of these! ).
These long tail options will NEVER give you as much traffic as the high search volume ‘earn money online’ or ‘make money online’ options, but if you combine them the results can be astonishing.
Let’s take a closer look…
Enter your webmasters account and navigate to the Search Traffic section. From here select the Search Queries option ( see image below ). This awesome section will show you all of the top keywords you are currently ranking for – you will notice that a majority of them are long tail ( longish keywords! ).
Below is a snippet of the results I just found for this site’s webmasters account. The rather flashy blue arrows are pointing to three long tail keywords that I am currently ranking for.
The other keywords listed are what we are looking for here with this technique – they are the more popular keywords that are usually a lot harder to rank with ( they are made up of either one or two words ).
Pick one and plug it into a simple Google search then scroll down to the bottom of the page. Here you’ll find the related results section.
For this example I chose ‘clixsense research’ from the results in the image above.
Unfortunately I picked a pretty crap keyword for this example that only shows me 3 long tail keywords – usually you’ll be provided with a LOT more!
But these long tail keywords displayed by the related results section are awesome for ‘beefing up’ your content.
If you are concentrating on a keyword that is hard to rank for simply plug it into Google and scroll down to the related results section of this keyword. Use the short, high competition keyword in the main title of your article and use these long tail options in the body of the article – you will be amazed at the results!
#2 Keep it Long
In a lot of cases Google tends to favor the longer content – this may not exactly be fair but it tends to happen more often than not.
Articles on popular subjects online tend to rank well if they contain over 1500 words – are you capable of writing an article that long?
Now, it’s important to realize that rambling on about any old crap ain’t gonna get you anywhere fast. You will rank for a long piece of content but visitors will just bounce straight back off your site when they realize it’s fluff!
If you can’t reach the magic 1500 word mark then don’t stress – your content will still be better than the guy who tried to stretch his offering out!
All I’m saying is the more you write (naturally) the better.
At times more content also tends to convert better, since it demonstrates your authority on a topic and differentiates you from the others.
How to Increase Blog Traffic Fast
I advise you to try out these 2 tips whenever possible – they work for me and many other savvy online marketers.
I’d like to finish today by pointing out the importance of older posts on your site.
As you travel from week to week in the blogging world you will be posting more and more articles to your site ( which is a good thing! ).
But what happens to all these old posts? Will the newer visitors/subscribers get to read them?
Well in a lot of cases no, they won’t! It’s up to you to keep these older posts evergreen and alive.
Whenever you come across an opportunity to showcase an older piece of work go for it! If you find a topic on social platforms that relates to your older work then jump in and link back to it!
At times I simply re-tweet older work or find a new community on Google+ and re-post a link to it. As long as you’re not doing this to often it will work out fine ( you don’t want to set off any spam alerts after all! ).
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