So, you are a proud blog owner. You write about your passions and the things you love most.
You want to help other people.
This means you are completely aware of what blog traffic means and how important it is if you want your blog to be successful.
The more traffic you have, the more popular your blog becomes, and your audience grows bigger.
But things don’t just happen overnight1. You need more than passion to boost your blog’s traffic.
You need to know a few things about blog management and apply it on your personal web space every day.
Here are 5 effective ways to boost your blog traffic
#1. Find the right ghost writer for your guest posts
One of the easiest and effective ways to build links, reach new audiences and position yourself as an expert in your niche is through guest posting. The problem is that writing a high-quality blog post is very time-consuming.
Outsourcing guest writing got a bad reputation because back in the years many of the people outsourced content writing to non-native speaking writers who write cheap and garbage articles for $5 per piece.
What I am talking about is that you have to find the right partner writer to write your guest posts.
It won’t be easy and price per article would be around $100-250 per piece but it’s okay because you’re posting blog post by your own name.
Of course, the best is if you can write your posts yourself but if you’re working full time and using your free time to write a post for your own blog – you may not have the ability to write guest posts, right?
However, you can still do the outline and let the writer handle the rest, you can do the outreach to potential blogs to publish your posts and you can twist the blog post to make it fit your style after it’s done.
#2. Hire a VA (Virtual Assistant)
You can hire a VA to do some link opportunity research. In freelance websites like Upwork, you can find freelancers who can find relevant resource pages and then they can send an email (you can do the template) to the webmaster asking for a backlink.
The broken link building method also can be done by a freelancer. Here are a few tips when hiring and working with a freelancer:
First and foremost, you should check their profile: they must have 90 or more success rate. Secondly, you should check the feedback they’ve received by their former clients.
In addition to that, you should be assured that this particular freelancer has experience in link building through outreach. Always avoid link builders who want to submit your website to directories or to bookmarking sites.
Furthermore, you should track the time they spent working. If you’re paying per hour you should track the hours that the freelancer actually works for you.
Upwork has a very good desktop app that takes screenshots randomly from the freelancer’s desktop. If you are hiring your freelancer outside of Upwork, you can still use another time tracking tool.
#3. Answer a couple questions on Quora
Being active on Quora can bring a decent amount of extremely targeted traffic to your website. Quora backlinks are no-follow but answering questions and putting a link back to your website within the answers can get you traffic.
Also, this approach helps you to position yourself as an expert in your field. Moreover, Quora can get you some pretty hot leads who are ready to buy your product or service. It is also important to remember to set up a Google
Alert for phrases related to your business in order to be the first who will give an answer to the question.
An example of an individual that has used Quora to increase the traffic to his website is Rand Fishkin. For the ones that don’t know who this guy is, he is the founder of the famous SEO tool “Moz”.
As we can see in the screenshot above, he is clearly using Quora to promote his tools at Moz. And with great results. This answer alone has 10.4 K views and nearly 100 upvotes (likes). Rand’s answers on Quora have over 1.4 million views in total. That’s a nice chunk of potential traffic right?
#4. Use Browser extensions
Extensions or add-ons are great productivity tools for bloggers. Firefox has been serving add-ons for a long time. Google Chrome also offers extensions. These extensions are very helpful for getting work done quickly (and easily!).
You can use SEO tools to check website’s stats, YouTube extension to watch videos and also take notes without leaving your browser. For example, extensions like SimillarWeb and SEOquake could easily show you if the website you are browsing gets any traffic.
#5. Invite famous bloggers/influencers for a round up post
The bonus is that the influencers in your roundup post will be happy to share the post with their followers, so you’ll get an increase in traffic to your site.
Here’s how I published a roundup post and it is getting tons of shares every day. These influencers that I invited for the roundup, have a huge following and the fact that they’ve been sharing the post brought me a ton of traffic.
Also, bloggers are more willing to link to content which is created by famous names. This means that you’ll get a bunch of backlinks! And more backlinks equals to higher Google ranking, which equals to higher traffic.
Usually, this method is only cost-effective if your blog is already well established in your niche.
All in all, there are five main ways to increase your blog’s traffic:
The first one is to hire ghostwriters to write your guest posts.
The second one is to hire a virtual assistant.
The third is to start answering questions on Quora.
The fourth is to start using browser extensions more often.
And the last one is to invite influencers to a round up post.
If you apply them on your blog, you will see the results almost immediately. You can choose which one to use, you can make combinations, and tests. It’s all in your hand.
All you have to do is decide. Give your blog a fast traffic boost with these tips, and become the newest top blogger on the web.