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Twenty Ways to Increase Website Traffic Via Your Blog

Contributed by Jayson DeMers
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This blog pulls from an article written by Jayson DeMers which neatly offers non profits 20 ways to attract website traffic through your blog. Some of the below listed tactics shouldn’t be considered an immediate fix, yet you will be surprised at how swiftly they just may begin to increase your website visitor numbers. Block off a couple of hours and give it a go!

  1. Submit your blog posts to StumbleUpon.
  2. Promote your blog posts to your email list – Placing a link to your blog on your signature can considerably increase website traffic.
  3. Work on your headlines – Your headlines are what will get people in the door, particularly when you share your blog posts via social media; make sure they pique interest and clearly articulate the benefit to your readers. For help with that, see “The Online Marketer’s Guide to Writing High-Converting Headlines.”
  4. Join a blogging community like ProBlogger or CopyBlogger – This is a great way to network with other bloggers, and to cross-promote each other’s content.
  5. Include links to other relevant posts on your blog – When you write a post, always be sure to mention other posts your readers may find helpful; this is great for SEO as well as for increasing time-on-site, conversion rates, and referral traffic.
  6. Guest post on relevant blogs – There’s not much point guest blogging on a site in an unrelated niche; make sure you only contribute to highly-relevant, high-quality sites in your niche. See “The Ultimate, Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Business by Guest Blogging.”
  7. Post more frequently – Neil Patel of QuickSprout found that by posting high-quality posts 6x per week (as opposed to 5), blog traffic increased by 18.6%. Find your magic number and commit to seeing it through. Remember that in many cases, the traffic increases you see from blogging are scalable.
  8. Submit your posts to Reddit.
  9. Build connections with others in your niche – I know this sounds cliche, but building personal relationships with other bloggers in your niche will often result in organic inbound links and referral traffic to your site.
  10. Select the top 10 blogs in your niche – write a post about them.
  11. Add text to your blog post images – Try including your post title and URL in your blog post images for optimal effect when pinned or shared.
  12. Connect with bloggers who are already sending you traffic – If someone has already linked to your site, they obviously like what you have to say. Contact them to see if there are other ways they could help promote your content (and vice versa).
  13. Ask a well-known blogger to guest post on your site – They’ll likely share the post with their audience, driving traffic to your site.
  14. Respond to blog comments – Respond thoughtfully to all comments on your blog. This is great for building relationships, as well as for driving commenters back to your site.
  15. Add your blog to Alltop – As an aggregate for all kinds of web content, submitting your blog increases your chances of getting found by people looking for content in your niche.
  16. Comment on industry blogs – Become a regular commenter on a popular blog in your niche to help drive referral traffic and to establish relationships with other bloggers.
  17. Share your blog posts regularly on Facebook – Post a short excerpt from your posts to entice readers to click through.
  18. Share your posts on Triberr – Meet other bloggers and share each other’s content.
  19. Add your blog to Technorati – As the world’s largest blog directory, claiming your blog should be standard procedure for all bloggers.
  20. Join We on Tech for free – if you blog once a month or less, if you blog more, join for a reasonable monthly fee. We on Tech is the newest alternative to Only Wire, which will submit your blog to multiple social bookmarking sites with the click of a button. These sites include the above listed Stumble Upon, Reddit, Alltop, Technorati and of course Facebook, Twitter and the like.
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