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A Step-By-Step Guide To Increasing Your Blog’s Traffic

A Step By Step Guide To Increasing Your Blogs Traffic

You want to drive more traffic to your blog, but how do you get started?

There are a huge number of tactics that you can use, some work better than others, and some require more time to get working.

But the truth is that even if you’ve found traffic generation challenging, you can make it work, and I’ll show you how.

Earlier this year I published a huge guide on this topic, and while all of the tips I shared were actionable, it takes a while to read through.

So, I’ve had the entire post converted into an infographic full of bite-sized tips you can use and use for future reference.

This infographic makes a great swipe file that you can refer to whenever you need a way to give your traffic a boost.

Smart Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Blog

Embed this infographic on your blog: copy and paste the code below


I’d like to thank Nadya and the team at Venngage for collaborating with me on this infographic.

Key takeaways

Here are a few important things to consider when applying the tips from this infographic:

  • The right traffic matters – Whichever tactics you use to drive traffic to your blog, make sure that traffic is as targeted as possible. The right traffic is a critical part of building a community.
  • Just a few of these tactics can make a big difference – With the right amount of effort and patience, you can take several of these and get plenty of traffic.
  • Your email list is your most valuable asset – It’s worth building a following on social networks, but sending your subscribers your latest posts will drive far more people back to your blog. Read this post to find out how to grow your email list.
  • A great user experience will keep people coming back – Too many ads, slow page load times and other usability issues will drive people away. Remove the clutter and keep your blog focused.

Over to you

Which traffic generation tactics are working for you right now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

About Adam Connell

Adam used to run a team of marketers. Now he shares what he’s learned about growing blogs and businesses here on Blogging Wizard. He’s a fan of Firefly and Chinese takeaways. Click here to join the Blogging Wizard newsletter; you’ll get our best content & 15+ guides to grow your online presence faster.

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  • Hi Adam, This is a great, concise, easy-to-digest article. I am still implementing things you brought up. I have a long way to go, but I like the way this is presented. Kind of like an outline. Great idea! As always, you are the best.

    • Hi Elaine,

      Really glad you’ll find this helpful! It’ll work great to refer back to when you need some more traffic ideas 🙂

      Thanks so much!

  • Just started a Pinterest board for blogging tips. It will be filled with your articles!

    • That’s awesome, thanks Elaine 🙂

      • I’m thinking of putting a blogging help section on our blog and I would put this on of course. It may be a bit soon, but I’m thinking for the future.

  • Arun Sarathy

    As always, I landed here and am overwhelmed with loads of tips that I have to take note of. Great analysis and insights. Thanks Adam! Sharing this infographic to my blog for my viewers…

  • Lots of snackable and digestible tips @adamjayc:disqus sir! Sharing it with my friends ASAP . Thank you! 🙂
    Have a great week ahead!

    • My pleasure, Swadhin! Thanks for spreading the word 🙂

      Have a great week too.

  • Absolutely love the infographic and tips, Adam! So many people want to know “what’s the secret?” to generating traffic. You answered. Thanks!

  • Hey Adam,

    This one may not be for the “faint of heart” content marketers, but if you’ve taken the time to make an epic post that’s more of a comprehensive guide, and are comfortable recording videos you can make it into a Udemy course.

    I spent 6 hours total doing this, and have gotten over 2200 students to one course, and it grows passively.

    You can email these students any time you have a new post, and it sort of acts like another email list to promote your content.

    • Hey Travis,

      Awesome to hear how well your Udemy course has worked out.

      I love the idea of doing a course, got plenty of ideas to work with too.

      Didn’t realize that could be done – another list to promote content to is great.

      Thanks for mentioning this, Travis.

  • Stephanie Lynn

    Thank you so much for all your tips! I always look forward to your emails!

  • Nirmala Santhakumar

    This is the great post to improve the blog traffic Adam.

    Infographic post is simple, nice and precise as well.

    Editing and repurposing the old posts are the good way to improve our traffic.

    Inviting the influential bloggers is really a cool idea.

    I got a nice opportunity to tell you that I wanna feature you as a guest blogger on my blog 🙂

    Thanks Adam for the helpful post, will try to implement the missed strategies to progress my blog audience.

    • Thanks Nirmala, glad you liked the infographic 🙂

      I really appreciate the invite to be a guest blogger on your blog, not sure if I’ll be able to but something to consider in the future!

      Keep up the great work with your blog!

      Thanks,
      Adam

      • Nirmala Santhakumar

        Thanks for replying Adam, I’ll be waiting to publish your great contribution.

        • No worries, Nirmala 🙂 Can’t make any promises, but will try!

          • Nirmala Santhakumar

            Hey, it’s okay Adam! I’m happy to be regular here 🙂

          • Awesome to hear, Nirmala 🙂

  • Hi Adam,

    Excellent as always. Nail down the right traffic. Power add. If you want more traffic think through why you want more. In my case I craved more because I had not enough quality traffic. I wanted more, then, I wanted more good, quality, targeted traffic who was interested in what I had to offer. Making these folks my target put me on the straight and narrow again so I could stay on topic and share in all of the right places.

    Ryan

    • Thanks Ryan!

      Great point about identifying the why – staying on topic and sharing in all the right places is the way to go.

      – Adam

  • Sue Anne Dunlevie

    Love this infographic and the post it came from, Adam!

    Nice job.
    Sue

    • Thanks Sue 🙂

      Have a great week ahead.

      Talk soon,
      Adam

  • Joan Stewart

    A tactic I see smart bloggers using is to search for blogs that already have written about a topic they’ve just written about. They email the blogger, reference that blogger’s earlier and usually out-of-date post, and let them know about the newer information and suggest they include a link in the old blog to their new post. I’m a blogger and I love this, especially when the pitch is on my topic. Thanks for this cool infographic, Adam.

    • Joan, that’s a great tip – thanks for sharing!

      My pleasure 🙂

  • Sarah Arnold

    Hi Adam~ thanks for the succinct and thoughtful post! My take away is to work on my own tribe. My niche is so specialized that it is hard to find others with similar interests. I will definitely save this one and share it 🙂 Best wishes, Sarah

    • Hi Sarah, my pleasure!

      Working to grow your own tribe is definitely the way to go.

      For very specific niches like yours, there’s hopefully some decent sized online communities such as Facebook groups you can use to network & grow your tribe.

      Keep in touch 🙂

      All the best,
      Adam

  • Sarah Arnold

    p.s. sorry about that huge logo. Another thing to learn as I cannot see to reduce it!

  • Hi Adam,

    This infographic is simple, nice and staright to the point.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Have a great day.

  • Hi Adam,

    Informative post on getting good traffic. mentioning other influential bloggers in our post is really helpful to get traffic as i have experienced this on my recent blog post.

    Your each post will be informative and worth to read more than once. Thanks for this amazing infographic.

  • UMESH SHEJOLE

    Wow, Very simple and helpful guideline for Increasing our Blog’s Traffic

  • Essi

    Great work! Very impressed 🙂

  • Lori English

    Adam. Great tips ad usual. Love the way its wtitten and so clearly understood. ALWAYSa big fan of your work.
    Thank you
    Lori English

    • My pleasure, Lori. Thanks for the kind words – glad you found it helpful 🙂

      – Adam

  • It’s a great article with loads of excellent suggestions to improve website traffic. I stop by here after traversing from blog to blog. And it was worth spending time in search to find such epic stuff. Thanks, Adam!

    • My pleasure, Harsh – glad you’ve found this helpful!

  • Hey Adam,

    Great stuff here. Your post that you created this infographic from is something I refer to all the time.

    And it’s something that’s very important in my traffic generation process. Great stuff as always.

    – Andrew

    • Hey Andrew,

      Thanks!

      Awesome to hear that you’ve been referring back to that other post a lot.

      Really glad it’s helped you out!

      – Adam

  • Sherman Smith

    Hey Adam,

    Thanks for this infograph. I’ll be sure to add this to my blog. So far I’ve been using blogging communities, guest posting opportunites, blog commenting, and shareing/mentions to drive traffic or at least be noticed. This infographic will come in handy just in cas I’m overlooking something.

    Thanks for sharing Adam! Have a good one!

    • Hey Sherman,

      My pleasure – thanks for sharing this with your readers, hope they’ll find it useful.

      Awesome that you’re already using a bunch of these tactics already 🙂

      What I love is that there is always something new to try.

      Sure thing, you too!

      Thanks,
      Adam

  • Thanks for this list, Adam! We already have your checklist printed and taped to our wall! Trying a bunch of them now. Would be great to pick your brain on this sometime.

    • No worries, Shane. Awesome you have the checklist on your wall!

      Sure thing, you’re welcome to drop me an email anytime.

  • Trisha Dey

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the info-graphic information. This post will definitely
    help me a lot to get good traffic. Editing and repurposing the old posts is a
    really good way to improve traffic. I will surely try inviting the influential
    bloggers from now onwards. Thanks for the post!

    • My pleasure, Trisha – glad you’ve found this helpful!

  • Hansoftech

    Hello! Info-graphic looks cool and pretty. Mentioning other bloggers name in blog is a new concept we will try this.

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