How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog

You’re Blogging Wrong! – How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog?

how can I get more traffic to my blogYou have this incredible idea for a blog post. You researched the material, find great images to go with it, and you publish it. Days later, it still has no traffic!  You go straight to Google and type in “How can I get more traffic to my blog?!”

And that google search finds you here.

Most people think that putting together some decent content with a catchy title is all you have to do to get traffic. Oh and don’t forget, you also posted it to Facebook! Now you’ll get all that traffic you want, right? Did you know there is a perfect post structure to use to keep readers eyes on your blog longer?

What most don’t realize is that there is a science that goes into building traffic. But, don’t run away just yet, it’s very straightforward and can be turned into routine if you practice it right.

In this article I’m going to show you what needs to be burned into your brain as a blogger. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll never worry about traffic again.


How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog? Step 1: Knowing Your Target Audience


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Don’t take this the wrong way, but so many bloggers think they are God’s gift to their readers.

They post about all sorts of things, with no real rhyme or reason.

Sure, they may have close personal friends who will follow their posts no matter what they write about. But as for the masses out there in cyberspace, they probably don’t care about your cool, new iPhone case.

That is, unless your blog is about cool, new iPhone cases.

It’s ok to sprinkle in details that add a personal touch, just don’t get carried away.

Your blog should be centralized around a singular theme or niche. Need a little help nailing it down to one central idea? Read my article on how to find your niche and I’ll even show you how to find a profitable one to build a business around.

Whether you’re building an online business or a casual blog, this is a very important and foundational step.

And when you choose your niche, STICK TO IT. Your readers will follow you because they’ll know what to expect in future posts.


Using Low Competition / High Traffic Keywords


How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog


What if there was a tool that gathered all the data from Google searches and told you EXACTLY what your target audience was searching for?

There is.

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Add this tool to your tool belt now.

In my opinion, Jaaxy is the best keyword research tool you can find online. I use it, and to be honest, it’s exactly why your eyes are on my post right now.

It’s like knowing ahead of time what your target audience is searching for so that when they make those searches they come directly to you. If you’re looking for a sure fire way to Google for profit, Jaaxy is your golden ticket.

Read my article on how Jaaxy works and you’ll understand how it unleashes the power of keywords for your blog. You can even take Jaaxy for a test spin and enter some keywords and see if they’re winners or losers.

No matter if you’re running an online business or a casual blog, use Jaaxy and traffic will follow.


Understanding Dynamic, Attention Getting Titles


Now that you know how to pick the right keywords, you’re finding yourself near the top of Google searches.

WOOHOOOOO! But guess what, that doesn’t guarantee people are going to click on your article.

You need to stand out.

How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog


“How Can I Get More Traffic to My Blog?” isn’t nearly as eye catching as adding “You’re Blogging Wrong!” to the beginning of it.

A dynamic title can be the difference between someone passing right over your blog and someone finding your precious words on their screen.

Think of something relevant without going over the top.

“Hey idiot, you’re blogging wrong!” would grab attention, but probably not the kind you want.


Making Your Headings Easy to Scan Through


Did you know that most readers on average only read about 14% of your words when they’re on your page?

We tend to only scan a page instead of reading it word for word. Your readers tend to scroll down, find a headline that is relevant to what they’re looking for, and then read on from there.

Be honest, you’ve probably done it on this page yourself.

Don’t take it personally, this is just how the internet works. People want information and they want it now. Make your headlines easy to see and pertinent to the information you’re covering, and your key points will find their way to your reader’s eyes.

Once they like what they’re reading, they are more engaged and that 14% will go way up.


Create a Great User Experience


This is the absolute key to getting consistent traffic. When your readers like what they’re reading, don’t feel like they’re being sold. When they find your information helpful to them, they will come back for more! Are you using a good balance of internal and external links? Are you embedding video into your post? How’s your site speed?

Make your focus consistent, quality content and your traffic will grow. Always make sure to practice good use and placement of images, and making sure your post is easy on the eyes. Did you optimize your images so your page loads faster? Think of your reader when you build your post and they’ll thank you for it!


How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog


You don’t want to greet your reader with a wall of text when they land on your site. Short paragraphs, plenty of white space on the page, and getting to the point quickly all make for a great user experience. Read my article on the perfect blog post structure to use and your readers will be engaged from the start!


Using Social Media To Boost Engagement


How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog


It’s important to take a proactive approach to getting your articles seen. Instead of sitting back and hoping for things to happen, use social media to get your article in front of the right audience.

Your social media feeds are for more than sharing cat videos you know.


How Can I Get More Traffic To My Blog


This doesn’t mean spamming your post all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Focus!

Do you have a Facebook page set up for your blog? All your blog posts should be shared there. Your friends who follow the page won’t mind seeing posts about your blog there because that’s what the page is for.

How about an Instagram page for your blog? Same goes for twitter.
Developing a social media strategy is important.

Also, integrate related articles into your blog’s social media pages so they are more dynamic than just you sharing your blog posts. Most bloggers have friends on their social media who are bloggers too. So when you come across an article that is interesting to you, it’s probably going to be interesting to them too. Share it!

Would your other blogger friends find this article with tips on how to get more traffic beneficial?
Yeah, I thought so. Share it!

When your friends find that you share quality content on a regular basis, they are much more likely to click and read what you share. This includes when you share your blog posts.

Be the friend they go to for great content and you’ll never run out of traffic.


Feedback


What are some of your practices you use to sustain traffic? Let me know in the comments below. Have you ever crashed and burned with a social media strategy? Share your horror stories too!

“The only way we learn is from our mistakes, and a very smart man will learn from the mistakes of others.” – Eric Cantu (or quite possibly someone else)

Are you still in the beginning stages of putting together your blog or online business? Let me show you how to build your website the right way for the best chance of success.

I wish I could take more credit for all these words of wisdom, but I’m only passing on what I’ve learned from way smarter experts than myself.

If you’re serious about creating an online presence you need to read my detailed review on my #1 recommendation for anyone looking to build a business or blog online, bar none.

You’ll be very happy you did.

Don’t forget to share this post and create those social media pages! And ABSOLUTELY read my article on Jaaxy if you want your traffic to skyrocket! I hope this article has helped! Happy blogging!

28 Comments

  • Justin C. says:

    As a blogger i am really grateful to have found this article. I find everything in here extremely useful. I also use jaaxy and it is the best keyword tool out there. The biggest thing i took away from this reading is that im not using eye-catching titles. That is something i need to focus on. Thanks for the good bit of reading. Well worth the time

    • Eric Cantu says:

      I appreciate the comment. Thank you! And yes, So many people ask “How can I get more traffic to my blog?” and think they have to know all kinds of technical stuff to do so. Sometimes the answers are simple ones 🙂 isn’t it funny how now as you look at other sites you catch yourself doing the EXACT same thing? -> Scanning over content, scanning over headlines, then reading further…

      It really is a simple technique that makes perfect sense.

      And if you’re looking to really take your blog to the next level I can’t recommend highly enough the training platform I learned everything I know about SEO and building a real audience from. You can check out my review here. Thanks man! Take care!

  • Eric these are excellent tips. Targeting your audience is the first step. When you get hyper clear on your ideal reader you do the keyword research and all that other cool stuff that draws in traffic. And targeted traffic at that. I see my perfect reader, place myself in their shoes, feel their struggles, and get to writing. Easiest way to drive more and more blog traffic that really really wants what you have to offer.

    Ryan

    • Eric Cantu says:

      Amen to that. Thanks for the comment Ryan! It’s all about the user experience. When you focus on creating a good user experience, traffic will follow.

  • GiuliaB says:

    Eric, I’m glad I came across your post, as being a newbie at creating my own website, I need your words of wisdom. You are right, sometimes too much weight is given to keywords, which are essential, don’t get me wrong, but as vital as catching titles and headings. Where I still struggle is in interacting with social media more, to use them more proactively for marketing purposes. I think I need a 48 hours day!!

    • Eric Cantu says:

      What’s up, Giulia! Social media can be a task at times. But if you start off with a simple routine of sharing your posts after your publish them and then remembering to share other relevant things you come across online, you’ll start to have that social media presence that helps with traffic. Baby steps! The most important point is making your site a good user experience. If you know what your target audience is searching for and you create a good user experience you’re golden 🙂

      Thanks Giulia!

  • Vanessa says:

    Thanks for this article! You have some useful and applicable tips. Social media is overwhelming because these days because Facebook feeds are so oversaturated it’s difficult to get seen on your follower’s feeds even if they “liked” your page. Same goes for Twitter which I find is full of twitter bots. There’s nothing more annoying than getting a follower who I thought where interested in my content, but then when I follow back, I get these automated messages promoting their pages. Basically my question is, how do I get authentic followers? Is it really about the amount of “likes” I have?

    • Eric Cantu says:

      Hey Vanessa! On twitter there are lots of “real” people who have automated messaging set up. But yes, there are lots of bots and people who are purely promoting what they have and nothing else.

      One good way is to search for hashtags someone might use to find your post. Like if I search #howdoigetmoretraffic and find some people who have tweeted asking about that, I’ll reply to them directly and link my newest post. This usually leads to a like and a follow.

      On any platform it’s a good idea to share your own stuff along with other good articles so that people don’t think you’re just pushing your stuff all the time also.

      Same goes for Facebook. You just have to keep putting good stuff out there. Just make it a habit after you publish a post. With time people will follow. You can also share your FB page’s posts from your personal FB profile to help it along that way.

      I’m thinking about writing an article on developing a social media strategy soon. Stay tuned 🙂 Thank you for the comment!

  • William says:

    All great points in creating a great blog. When I first started out, I didn’t know how important keywords were in getting a good amount of traffic. I’m really loving using Jaaxy. Great post Mr. Eric

  • Sharon May says:

    I agree with you when it comes to making money that we have to target our audience. Knowing our audience is key, so if a bloggers niche is too broad it makes it very difficult to target the right people.
    I use paid advertising with facebook at the moment to target my audience, but I’m going to look into other avenues of advertising soon.

    • Eric Cantu says:

      yeah I think a lot of people target too broad a niche. I wrote an article about how even a very specific niche can be very profitable, and it’s like you said, it needs to be specific to get that target audience.

      How has paid FB advertising worked out? Anyone else use that? I’d like some feedback on that.

      Thank you Sharon for the great comment

  • Greg says:

    Thanks for the insight.How is this different than the keyword search tool inside Wealthy Affiliate?

  • Steve says:

    Hi Eric

    I’m way behind you in my online journey but the way your page is set out and the theme is really cool and engaging. I followed your advice and read your article on Jaaxy and I’m using itnow. All I can say is WOW! Im starting a list of great keywords for future articles. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Thanks

    Steve

    • Eric Cantu says:

      Hey Steve! Yeah Jaaxy is a game changer that’s for sure. Get to posting and get that traffic!Glad I could help out! Thanks for the comment, brother!

  • Shirley says:

    Hey Eric, I actually read all of the words! Way more than 14%, so I guess that means you nailed it. Thanks for an interesting, to the point article.

  • Great stuff here, Thank you.

    I am still struggling to generate web traffic, and these remarks are very helpful. I will follow through with your suggestions.

  • Rui says:

    aswome post thank you for the info

  • Kevin Lim says:

    Hi Eric,

    I totally agree with you on all your points.

    Knowing target audiences is crucial before setting up a website. Without target audiences, the website is useless.

    Is there anything you use to schedule your social media shares or do you do them all manually? I’ve heard of a few apps, but what do you use/suggest?

    Thank you for sharing this information.

    Regards

    Kevin

    • Eric Cantu says:

      How’s it going Kevin. I use Buffer personally. You can load up all your social media links and share away and schedule future posts too. Love it. It keeps my social media outlets active which helps get followers and that ultimately drives traffic as their eyes make their way to your site. Thanks for the comment!

  • Dino says:

    This is a great post, thanks for your sharing. Jaaxy is the now in my tool belt!. Thanks for opening my eyes to it! It really helps!

  • Rob S. says:

    Blogging is nothing unless you have an audience. I’ve been doing it for a while, and I had decent traffic that would ebb and flow but was nothing like what I wanted. I read your Jaaxy review and loved it so much I came back here to tell you it’s AWESOME! That’s what it’s all about. Thanks for the great Jaaxy write up as well as this great page full of great tips! I’m feeling inspired to write! thank you!

    • Eric Cantu says:

      That’s awesome rob. I’m glad I could help create some inspiration! lol And yes, Jaaxy is AWESOME! Agreed! Take care man and thanks for the comment.

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