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29 Ways to get More Traffic on your Blog

Brooke Saward - World of Wanderlust
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Recently I posted a highly successful article on my blog outlining my 29 tips and tricks for making better blog posts. As so many of you found it helpful, I’ve decided to create a Part II to help newcomers and even established bloggers looking to reach a wider audience.

While this list is not completely exhaustive, I’ve done my best to ensure there is plenty of information and resources listed here, without overloading you with so much information that it’s impossible to sift through. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive resource, you can check out my Ebook on “How to create a successful Blog”.

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How to get more traffic on your blog: 29 Tips & Tricks

1. Build a Community

This might not seem to be the first and foremost tip for increasing blog traffic, but don’t underestimate the importance of community when it comes to traffic. That’s because 1 engaged reader is better than 10 passers by. Why? It’s about building a loyal fanbase who trust you, as well as the importance of a two-way relationship. It’s easy to forget that blogging goes both ways – but think to yourself, why am I doing this? Chances are whatever reason you have as an answer involves your readers. YOU need THEM as much as they need you – never forget that. But it doesn’t end there. Building a community is like building a special place on the internet where people like you can come to meet others like the both of you – i.e. the domino effect.

2. Master SEO

Search Engine Optimization is often the biggest source of traffic for many established bloggers. But what about the newcomers? Many new bloggers or those who have yet to master SEO shy away from learning the ins and outs of SEO as a result of fear – fear that it is to difficult or that it cannot be achieved. But it’s important not to be discouraged by initial results and to always be working on your SEO – because in the long run, this will count for the great majority of your blog traffic.

So how to master SEO? The first step is to establish a balance, because the golden rule is to ensure good SEO does not interfere with good blog writing. Monitor which posts are performing well, what keywords are resulting in traffic, and how you can improve your results.

3. Master Google Analytics

Having Google Analytics is one thing – monitoring it is another thing – and mastering it is the key to success. Once inside the dashboard, be sure to take a look around. By way of example, at first glance the below Google Analytics screenshot shows the visitors to over a one month period (4 August – 4 September).

google analytics

From just one simple click, I can then go on to look deeper into my visitors and see which cities in the world they hail from…

google analytics

Not only is this more interesting than the initial numbers display, it will also allow me to cater my content to my audience in the future and know the optimised times of day to schedule my posts for.

This is of course just one simple example of how to look deeper into your audience, with much more insightful information available including age, gender, interests, keywords… and much more! Log into your Google Analytics dashboard and take a look around – you’ll be shocked by how insightful the information is!

4. Diversify your Social Media

 I won’t be the first person to tell you the importance of social media in 2014. I also won’t be the first person to tell you how important it is to have a presence on all social media platforms, rather than relying solely on one. To optimise your social media coverage, it’s important to diversify your role on each. Some bloggers choose to focus on one platform (i.e. instagram) and don’t have a presence on others, or choose to simple syncronise their photos over to these feeds. The problem with this is plain and simple and may be best described as ‘putting all your eggs in one basket’. Just remember how uncertain and changeable the internet is – that should be reason enough to diversify your social media engagement (read more about mastering each platform later in this post).

5. Essential Plugins

There are plenty of plugins out there to increase your social reach (and thus increase traffic), but to save you time, take a look at this article for a brief rundown. Social plugins are a great place to start for encouraging your readers to share your content. Truth is, no matter how much people enjoy your articles and would theoretically share them with their friends – many (if not most) won’t without the prompt or reminder to do so. 

6. Why your Sidebar is so important

Most bloggers wouldn’t consider their sidebar as a tool for increasing traffic. Rather, bloggers often view their sidebar as a section of their website to place ads and other promotional tools. But it is also the perfect place to increase and expand your audience. As your sidebar is likely to appear on almost every post/page on your website, it’s the perfect position for promoting your various social media channels, email subscriptions, and any other ways to connect with your readers on a more consistent basis. This will result in return readers who are more likely to share your content, and thus expand your audience/traffic sources. 

7. Increase your site speed

 Getting people to your website is one thing, keeping them there is another. There is perhaps no one single more irritating thing in the bloggosphere than waiting for content to load. Do you enjoy it? No. So don’t expect your readers to! Use this free tool to check your site speed and analyse how it is performing, as well as finding tips on how to improve your site speed.

8. Network with other bloggers

One of the most deflating aspects of any workplace environment (be it hobby or career), is competition. It’s important to identify early on that blogging should not be a competition – it’s a network, a community, a chance to co-exist and co-operate with other people who share your passions. Networking will inevitably result in cross-promotion, whether it be via an interview, guest post, or exchanging links. So what are you waiting for? Get networking!

9. Host Giveaways

Giveaways are a great chance to offer your readers something and remind them that you care as much about them as they do you and your blog. Giveaways also provide an opportunity to grow your audience, by offering entrants the chance to win something via sharing your content. Stuck for where to start? If you’re just starting out, you may have to invest in the giveaway yourself – so start small. The more you grow your blog, the more opportunities you will have coming your way to give away product through your blog. Essentially it’s a win-win situation, as you get to give your readers something as well as giving the product/company exponential advertising.

10. Tell Everyone you know and everyone they know

It’s no secret that social media is here to stay. But if there’s one thing more powerful than social media, it’s word of mouth advertising. The reality is that people trust what they hear from a friend. So be sure to mention your blog with pride and encourage everyone you know to visit your blog, so they tell everyone they know… and so on and so forth.

11. Using PicMonkey for better Photos

If you haven’t heard of Picmonkey  yet, the good news is that it is better late than never! This service is free (unless you upgrade to become a Royal Member – of which I’d strongly recommend) and is a great quick/easy tool to improve your photos. Adding text to your photos actually increases their share-ability. Particularly for Pinterest, this is a great strategy to make your content more shareable and in turn drive traffic to your blog.

12. Use links in your posts

Increasing external traffic is the main goal, but increasing internal traffic within your posts is equally as important. Be sure to use links in your posts to your other content to encourage readers to visit other posts on your blog.

13. Formatting your posts better

When new readers land on your blog posts, you want them to be so impressed with your content that they feel obliged to follow your social media and subscribe in order to stay updated on your upcoming posts. Put simply, blogs are visual. Make ’em look good!

14. Make a Media Kit

When you’ve got the numbers pouring in by the thousands, it then becomes time to take a professional step towards blogging as a career. If you want to continue your growth and turn your blog into a full time career, then you’ll need to start thinking and acting like a professional blogger. Potential brands who may want to collaborate with you will want to see all of your ket information in one source – it’s called a Media Kit. Here’s a great article on creating one.

15. Old School Marketing

Business cards. Haven’t considered them yet? As it turns out, business cards can quickly become one of the most powerful and influential marketing tools you will have for your blog. Whenever you mention your blog to new people in conversation, it’s important to hand them a reminder to follow up and check it out afterwards. The answer? Business cards.

16. Using Stumble Upon correctly

 Here’s a great article on how to use Stumble Upon correctly.

17. Using Twitter correctly

 Here’s a great article on how to use Twitter correctly.

18. Using Instagram correctly

 Here’s a great article on how to take better Instagram photos.

19. Using Facebook correctly

 Here’s a great article on how to use Facebook correctly.

20. Using Pinterest correctly

 Here’s a great article on how to get more followers on Pinterest.

21. Join the discussion

Commenting on other blogs is a great way to increase your traffic flow for two reasons: Firstly, you can comment a direct link to your blog or a particular post you have written in similar vein or in contrast to what the author has written on the post you are commenting on. Secondly, each backlink helps increase your Google Page Rank, which means your posts will appear higher in Search Engines.

Want more? Check out “How to Create a Successful Blog“.

22. Quantity AND Quality

People often ask me, is it best to focus on quantity or quality? I say both. You should aim to post at least 3 times per week if you want to earn quality followers and readers. Once you become more established and find your writing style, once per day on weekdays is a great target to hit. It’s better to start posting LESS and more QUALITY posts before you fall into the trap of sacrificing quality for quantity. 

23. Make your content shareable

There’s a fine line between meeting the needs of your readers (writing good, quality posts) and meeting the needs of your blog (making content shareable). Your posts should aim to do both. To make your content more shareable, include quotes and interesting facts that your readers will feel encouraged to share for their unique quality. Think to yourself: what would this say about a reader if they shared this post? If it’s something you could see yourself sharing, it’s likely going to be something some of your readers will share.

24. Keyword Research

Conducting keyword research is a tool used by many of the world’s leading bloggers. And the best part? You don’t have to pay! A great tool is to use Google Keyword Search to find the keywords you should be including in your Blog Post Titles to hit those search engine enquiries.

25. Check for Broken Links

No one likes to click on a link and have it go nowhere – or redirect to a 404. Here’s a great free resource to check your blog for broken links

26. Revamp your About Page

Your About Page is more important than you’ve realised. It’s where your potential readers and fans go to find out a little more about you and see whether they resonate with you, your story, and your style. On your About Page you should do a few key things… 1) Tell the reader your story and why your blog is unique, 2) Give insight into your personality, 3) Give prompts for your readers to follow your social media platforms and subscribe to stay updated.

27. Guest Blog (and accept guest blogs)

Guest posts are a great chance to feature other bloggers you are inspired by, and vice versa. Each guest post you write for other bloggers will also provide a backlink to your site – in turn increasing your Google Page Rank. 

28. Host and Attend Meetups

Firstly, they’re fun. Secondly, you get to meet your readers. Thirdly, they’re fun. Meetups give you a chance to meet likeminded people and spend quality time with your readers. They’re more of a time investment, sure, but they’re totally worth it. Some of the readers I have met have resulted to be some of my best friends!

29. Encourage your readers to subscribe

A final thought – subscriptions. In the current age of social media, subscriptions are often overlooked. But we’re also in the age of the smart phone – meaning we receive alerts each and every time we receive an email. Subscriptions thus become the most direct way to reach your readers every time you write a new post. Be sure to offer multiple subscription prompts on your website to get your readers to subscribe!

…Thanks for reading and feel free to share this post to help other bloggers! 



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    It’s a great article! Thank you for sharing! Very useful for me as a new travel blogger 🙂

    Neil Jordon
    April 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Great article! Thanks for sharing with us. Yes, SEO is the biggest source of traffic for many bloggers. Make sure your blog and content should be SEO friendly. It will help to increase traffic that converts into leads, sales.

    April 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Thank you! This is very helpful. I’m starting a blog and this was really inspiring for me to continue to work on this.
    Once again, thank you!!

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    March 31, 2016 at 10:25 pm

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    March 16, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Great article and thank you for sharing your tips, very informative!

    Kerri McConnel
    February 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for the tips Brooke. I must admit I find the whole keyword process one of the trickiest for some reason. I have recently started collaborating more with other bloggers and it’s been good fun and such a learning curve. I just wish I didn’t have pages and pages and pages of “things to do” that I get every time I read something. There is so much involved in blogging, If only the outside world knew 🙂

    February 13, 2016 at 9:23 am

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    January 24, 2016 at 8:53 pm

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    November 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

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    November 23, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips Brooke! They really are useful for starting bloggers like me!

    November 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I skimmed this article before, but today I sat down and read it plus implemented some of these tips. I love my new sharing icons below my posts. I also realized how super slow my site was loading thanks to the testing link you provided. Thanks for all the great tips. I started my blog 6 months ago at the beginning of my trip around the world and pretty much my mom and a few others are all that read it. Ha! So hopefully with some these things added I’ll get more interest. Thanks so much. Your blog has been a wonderful source of inspiration to me.

    Nikita Raj Raikwar
    October 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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    October 18, 2015 at 3:05 am

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    Amanda Wood
    October 8, 2015 at 12:47 am

    This was so helpful Brooke! I absolutely love your blog, I’m just starting out and I’m so glad I found this article! 🙂


    Karen Davies - The Motoroamers
    October 3, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Thanks so much for this. We are inspired travellers who are leaving the Matrix for a more nomadic life and workstyle, so finding your website (synchronistically – got to love it) is just amazing. So much to learn and your blogs and inspirations are just fantastic.

    September 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Great article and tips for new bloggers. Thanks a lot.


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    Loving reading all your tips Brooke! Ive just started a travel blog myself and there is plenty yet to be demystified. Its amazing how much work it actually takes to produce a quality blog, but I’m loving every minute. Looking forward to your next posts.

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    March 29, 2015 at 8:17 am

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    March 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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    January 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

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    December 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Brooke and thanks for the tip about using pics. Will try.

    December 14, 2014 at 4:56 am

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    December 10, 2014 at 12:58 am

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Thanks so much for your insight with this topic! It’s helping me a lot as I learn the ropes of being a travel blogger. Absolutely love this and Part 1!

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    December 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Some of these points are fine but I’m not even sure what point six is all about. And how can you write a post about increasing blog traffic without including a point about the importance of guest blogging? That should be in here too, no?

    November 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks so much for all the great advice. I just started a new book blog so this is very helpful!

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    November 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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    November 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

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    November 13, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I recently explored your blog but I immediately added it to my bloglovin feed. You have such a nice and useful content not to mention I love the design of your blog. I’m blogging since 2011 on various platforms but is my own blog. However I already adapted most of the above mentioned points somehow I still couldn’t break through traffic wise. I will definitely need to work on my blog design because now I’m just using a simple wordpress theme, and for sure I’ll use some of your tips too. Hopefully the next time I comment I’ll have good news and bigger numbers 😉

    Minhaz Uddin
    November 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I have a new blog but no more visitors. what is the easy way for get more blog traffic?

    November 9, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Thank you for sharing your insight with us!! I am just starting out in the blog world and appreciate all the help I can get with building a loyal community!

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    November 8, 2014 at 3:30 am

    thanks for sharing those articles, really helpful!

    November 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    This post is great! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Go check my blog as I’m pretty new..

    November 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    This post is great! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Make sure to check out my new blog, I’m pretty new to the bloggerworld!

    November 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

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    November 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

    What a brill post , I am saved this so I can go through everything you;ve said. xox

    November 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you soooooo much for this! Im finding it really hard to get my blog noticed!

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    October 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    SEO is very important!

    October 14, 2014 at 8:34 pm

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    Michela of Rocky Travel Blog
    October 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

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    October 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm


    Gr8 post for beginners like me… i love to share what I know. I have a personal blog for now but looking to make it a professional one soon.. will surely keep in mind the tips you shared.. thanx again

    October 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This has been so helpful! Since having my site redesigned my Google Analytic refuse to work and it is so annoying as I have no way of tracking visitors.

    This post has so many tips that I am going to implement, thank you for sharing so many!

    Charley x

    Best holiday destinations
    October 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    nice experience and thanks for posting helpful information.

    October 9, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Love part two of this topic. Definitely saving this as well to keep reverting back to!

    October 9, 2014 at 2:59 am

    This is a really great interesting post. Thank you!

    October 9, 2014 at 1:52 am

    So so helpful I have never heard of picmonkey before and will be looking into it! I’m definitely looking to increase my engagement and I was so happy to come across this list, thank you!

    Julie @ Off to the park
    October 8, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    October 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve read a bunch of these ‘tips’ articles, and I have to say this is the best one by far – thanks!!

    Christine King
    October 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Brooke,

    Great follow up article. Thank you again for sharing so many tips with us. Its very generous of you to share your knowledge as most people think its a competition between bloggers. The social media tips and SEO was great for me. Thanks again.

    Christine King
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    October 8, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Great tips Brooke! Thanks for sharing such helpful and insightful information! It’s amazing how much time and effort goes into creating a well rounded and successful blog.

    October 8, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Thank you very much for this post. It was really helpful 😉

    October 8, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Thank you so much for your tips.
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    October 8, 2014 at 6:45 am

    This is a great list!

    October 8, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I’m just getting my blog started so this article was pretty helpful. I will say that the first thing I did was order business cards before I even published my first post. Talk about word of mouth – people really do take you more seriously when you give them a business card, and if your card is unique, they will check it out.
    Thank you for all of the great tips!

    October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Thank you so much for the tips Brooke! They really are useful for starting bloggers like me!
    With love,

    Theresa D.
    October 8, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Wow! So much great advice, thank you!
    Do you have any specific advice for blogger networking? 🙂


    Amanda Leigh
    October 8, 2014 at 5:16 am

    This has been SUPER helpful. I am taking time to re-set up my blog properly now I have the time to do it, and everything you wrote about made me think of a billion things I need to do to make this work.
    I am looking forwards to the journey writing this blog is going to take me on!


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    October 8, 2014 at 4:43 am

    These tips are great! I learned a few new things, now time to get to work on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

    October 8, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Great advice! I really should do something with social media…

    Amanda @ Positively Amanda
    October 8, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Great tips! I’ll keep these in mind!

    October 8, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Great article, thanks! I completely agree with your advice not to “put all your eggs in one basket” with regard to social media. I made the mistake of building a following solely on FB, and now with their recent changes, my posts are only reaching 5-20% of my followers! It’s frustrating! So much better to diversify, especially since we can’t control media websites and how they will show our content.

    Deepti @ Endless Postcards
    October 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Great tips – love all the tips about how to use social media correctly, especially Twitter. I’m terrible at Twitter! 🙁

    October 7, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Good article! Very insightful!

    October 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you,
    I have just started getting back into blogging and this has been super helpful! x

    Luc @ Skeeter and Scout
    October 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Great tips Brooke. I definitely agree – quality is important. In the end, humans buy from humans not brands so it is best to keep your content quality and shareable, echoing your tone of voice as loudly as I can. Sadly, i didnt know much about SEO when i first started, but with the introduction of my second blog, i have ensured from the beginning to start it with good groundings, so hopefully (when it launches) it will start off on the right foot

    L x

    Amy Baker
    October 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you! I love a helpful list and this couldnt have come at a better time for me as i am just starting out. All of the posts i’ve read that you have written about this stuff are comprehensive and really useful. It’s great that you let readers know about valuable resources like the website speed test. I love these posts. Please keep them coming x