How to Increase Traffic to Your Website : 11 New and Old Effective Tips

I have always loved browsing and reading articles about how to increase traffic to my websites.

I think it’s the kind of content that is evergreen and it is worth to be read, in any case. Because you never know if you can find some real, new methods or resources to receive fresh new traffic to your blog.

I made a summary, below, of 11 new and old effective tips to get visits to your websites. There are some of the ways I use to get traffic to my blogs.

 

1. Create Quality Content for Your Audience

It ‘s always the same advice you read in this kind of articles : “Create Quality Content!”.

But try to dig a bit more.

Do you know your audience well? Do you talk with your readers?

If you achieve to understand correctly what your audience want, then you are right on your way to reach success.

This is also connected to become an authoritative blogger in your market. What does it mean? For me, it means that every time you write a great post, it becomes viral. Everything you say is true and your content is of value. Hence, people listen to what you say, and keep following you since the first time they know of your existence.

Do you have some favorite bloggers? What are these names? I ask you now to keep in mind for the comments. :-)

 

2. Frequently Update the Content of Your Blog

Frequently update the content on your website encourages visitors to return. In addition, allows you to improve your ranking on search engines. Google likes fresh and new content.

Not only it improves the positioning, but also enhance the visibility of your blog.

How many posts do you write per week? 1,3, 5 or even everyday? Whatever is your answer, stick with your scheduling time.

 

3. Use the Right Keywords in Your Niche

What are the most typed keywords in your niche? Do you know if they have high or low competition?

Which SEO tool do you use to understand that? Chris wrote a very useful article about :

Market Samurai – Review of Great Tool for Online Marketers and SEO Specialists

 

4. Use the SEO Techniques

The SEO techniques improve your rankings in the search engines. Therefore, they increase traffic to your website.

For example, this post, which talks about how to increase traffic on a site, is designed to rank well for the keywords: “increase traffic” (and may be some more?).

I wrote an article about the SEO basic rules, you might want to read it.

 

5. Increase Your Link Popularity

If you create quality content with a great location on the search engines, your site’s popularity will grow. What does this mean? Many of your visitors will link your content on their sites.

You will have an increase in your link popularity. And the engines will reward you with a further increase of visibility in SERPs. Hence, you increase traffic to your blog.

This is also called “Link Bait“, that I believe is strictly connected to become an authoritative blogger, or having an authoritative website.

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6. Use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools

They are indispensable tools for analyzing the statistics of your site and to correct errors on your pages. You should always analyze your traffic and discover what are the most visited pages on your blog.

This will help you understand what will be the subjects you need to write about in your next blog posts.

Ileane Smith wrote a recent article about “Getting Started with Google Analytics“, specifically for bloggers. There are some written content, a slideshare presentation and some useful videos. You may learn a lot from this material, like setting up your first URL goal – thank you, check where your readers go after visiting your blog or where they come from when they arrive to your pages.

 

7. Publish Case Studies

People love case studies! I like reading interesting case histories.

Did you achieved an important goal? So you should explain and publish how you reach that, with as many details, practical examples and screenshots as you can.

I have written some time ago an article about “How My Alexa Rank Went from 100K to 29K in 2 Months” . This post received great social signals and has more than 100 comments.

You should definitely use case study posts on your website to increase traffic!

 

8. Create Lists of Resources

This is may be time consuming, but it pays off when you receive many visits and many compliments from creating this kind of useful articles.

You can write about “CommentLuv enabled blogs” or “The Most Rated Blogs where you can Guest Post”.

People will bookmark your page and will share it with their friends.

 

9. Create a Newsletter

A newsletter with quality content is effective to increase the traffic on your site.

Try to give some useful tips about something in your niche, like a great plugin, a fantastic new resource online, or some free guides written by your friends bloggers.

I use Aweber to manage my mailing list.

 

10. Leave Comments on blogs of Your Niche

This is one of the most effective tips to increase traffic to your blog : find the most authoritative blogs in your niche and leave meaningful comments there. Even better if they have CommentLuv enabled, the benefits are double.

Try to be the first one! Even if I know that this is not so easy.

Don’t be afraid to show your personality while commenting outside your blog. You do not have to always please the owner of the website. If you have something different to say, just write it!

You can be friendly and constructive at the same time while you write something that goes against the stream.

 

11. Use the Social Power!

Talk about your website in social networks. In order to increase the traffic on your site, each social network need to be exploited according to its characteristics.

I was going to write in details my knowledge and experience for each of the mayor social networks in this article, but I think it’s worth to write a brand new post (this will be my next one).

So I will talk about Facebook groups (some secrets here), Twitter most powerful tools (and sharing websites), Social Sharing sites, and some more useful resources.

So stay tuned and please share your thoughts about this article writing a comment below! :-)

Can you also share some of your ways to get traffic? Thanks!

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51 Responses to “How to Increase Traffic to Your Website : 11 New and Old Effective Tips”

  1. July 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I am always interested in finding out what I can do to drive more traffic to my site. I have implemented some of the techniques you mention, such as SEO and blog commenting.

    As for using social media, that is something I am still learning. I also have Google Analytics and Google Webmasters involved, but have to admit I really don’t know how to use them very well.

    I will check out that link getting started with Google Analytics to begin learning how to use it effectively. Thanks for the share.
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    • August 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm #


      Twitter:
      I am glad you liked the article and you learned something from it, Susan.

      I really appreciate your visit here and thanks for your comment! :-)

  2. July 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Great share here Erik. Quality content, competitive & realistic KW or key phrases, optimize your links and avoid spamming – simply the key to get good traffic to your website.
    Twade recommend you to read:Generating Passive Income OnlineMy Profile

  3. June 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Another way to bring traffic to your site is by going to Yahoo Answers and signing up. There you can choose which topics to answer. At the bottom of the answer it will ask for a source for your answer. There you can put your URL. When you get about 200 points (you get points every time you answer) – your URL will be an actual link.
    Just be careful, when answering, don’t put your URL in every answer, that is like spamming to the community. I know, my account was banned for a while.
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    • August 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm #


      Twitter:
      Thanks for mention that, Chavol.

      I have used Yahoo Answers a lot of time ago,and I must say there are still my answers there, with my link.

      Very powerful marketing weapon, if used the right way! :-)

  4. May 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Great article. It is packed with very useful information that I’m going to apply to my internet business. I have learned a lot here today. Thank you!

  5. varun bhati
    May 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm #


    Twitter:
    commenting is what every great blogger says to do so here is my comment :)
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  6. May 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Good tips, in addition to creating quality content you need to be consistent on all levels. Consistent with you new blog posts and content and the same on your social sites and communities. Sometimes that is the hardest part, if you do not have the right resources.
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    • May 21, 2013 at 9:30 am #


      Twitter:
      Correct, Dan.
      So be sure to choose the topic you would like to write about every single free moment of your week, to keep publishing new and fresh content.
      Thanks for your comment!

    • May 28, 2013 at 6:51 am #

      I agree, consistency is key when it comes to blogging. Writing only one post a week consistently is better than writing 3 posts one week, and none in the next. That way, as a visitor, I’d know when to expect articles to publish, I’d know when I should come back and expect new content.

      Inconsistent blogs are actually kind of annoying, in the sense that you may come back multiple times in hopes that something new was published, when nothing has.
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  7. May 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Hi Erik – as a new reader to your blog I though I’d just hop on and leave a quick comment here to say I’ve been reading a few posts and enjoying them a lot. Thanks! Shaun
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    • May 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Shaun,
      I really appreciate your feedback and I am happy you are enjoying this blog. :-)
      Keep following!

  8. May 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Thanks mate for covering all the aspects of SEO here.Really helpful notes these are amongst the best way to get good amount of inlinks and real organic traffic

  9. May 19, 2013 at 11:54 am #


    Twitter:
    Hi Erik!
    Fantastic post you’ve shared here. Thanks so much for the shout out and I’m glad you are using goals in Google Analytics now!
    Ileane recommend you to read:How To Get Subscribers and Keep Them HappyMy Profile

    • May 19, 2013 at 11:57 am #


      Twitter:
      Hi Ileane!
      So happy to see you here! :-)

      I am glad you enjoyed the article and thanks for your feedback.
      Always appreciated! :-D

  10. May 16, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    great post erik, its probably the 101 guide to starting in blogging in general
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  11. May 16, 2013 at 4:50 am #


    Twitter:
    Hello Erik,

    I have read many articles on this topic, but your article has got some unique points which are new to me. Firs one is about the case study. That seems to be a very good idea to me. I will definitely give that a try in the near future when I achieve some goal.
    Commenting on other blogs is a really good way, and presently, that is my main source of traffic.
    Where I am not getting much success is on the social media sites.
    Thanks for sharing these points. :)
    Sourav recommend you to read:Content Curation – Why You Should Do It For Your Blog?My Profile

    • May 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Sourav,
      I am glad you liked the article.
      Stay tuned for the next post, it will be about some tips and tricks of social media.

  12. May 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm #


    Twitter:
    Erik, some really good oldies but goodies here and some new ones. One posting often, how often do you suggest? I used to do daily and went to 2x per week anad did not see a big difference in traffic. I may try 3x in the next few weeks as another experiment.
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    • Erik
      May 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Lisa,
      great to see you here! :-)

      I think the correct number of posts published every week depends on each blog owner.

      Are you blogging full time?
      When you post new articles, do you have quality content that you feel will be useful for your readers?
      These are just a couple of questions you should ask yourself, in order to find the right scheduling time for your blog.

      I post once a week here on No Passive Income, so I can concentrate more on creating high quality information. And guest posting is just under invitation, so I am sure to have just bloggers I feel they can bring interesting articles. :-)

  13. May 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Hey, great summary!

    I just wonder about the newsletter issue.
    When we started our monthly newsletter campaign it gave immediate boost to our stats
    But at the same time some e-mail systems put our domain to balcklist.
    So we stopped this initiative pretty soon, however this was an opt-in/out option to every addressee on our list…

    I am not a technical person, so warmly welcome a short explanation on this point :)

    Cheers,
    E

    • Erik
      May 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Ezter,
      I think it really depends on what service you are using to manage your mailing list and the content of your newsletter.
      Can you please give more details, so we can help you more?

  14. May 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm #


    Twitter:
    Fantastic post, Erik. I agree that publishing case studies is one of the very best ways to increase traffic and popularity. I started publishing case studies when I first relaunched my blog last year and it brought in a ton of traffic and followers very quickly. Thanks for sharing your insights with us.

    Ti
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    • Erik
      May 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Ti!
      It’s great you confirm my statement.
      Case studies are indeed a great way to give practical tips on how to emulate the success following the writer experience.
      Thanks for your comment, Ti, really appreciated! :-)

  15. May 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm #


    Twitter:
    Hey Erik, Those are all effective tips to increase website traffic, but what I’ve been struggling with from long time, and suggesting my readers is build your own traffic source, ever lasting traffic source to your blog. If you know what I mean ;)
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm #


      Twitter:
      Definetely, Ehsan.
      But it’s a traffic source that you need to work on for a long time and you have to be persistent.
      I must say that it pays off when you achieve to build a solid readers base! :-)
      Thanks for your comment here, Ehsan!

  16. May 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm #


    Twitter:
    Nice and genuine tips to increase traffic.

    Hope am following the first half of the tips effectively, will try to follow the missed tips too.

    Yes, frequent update with quality content and promotion through honest ways would definitely improve the traffic of a blog and helps to gain new readers.

    Thanks for writing the useful stuffs for the bloggers, keep doing Erik sir!!!
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm #


      Twitter:
      I am so glad you enjoyed the article, Nirmala.
      I really appreciate your feedback. :-)

  17. May 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm #


    Twitter:
    Hi Erik,
    I like those insights shared with reagards to increasing traffic.

    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm #


      Twitter:
      Glad you enjoyed the article, Emmanuel.

  18. May 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm #


    Twitter:
    these are great ways to get huge traffic for your blog thanks for sharing mate have a great day ahead!
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm #


      Twitter:
      I hope these tips will help you, Anis.
      Have a great day you too! :-)

  19. Jennifer richard
    May 13, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Very nice blog. Right keyword selection, content updating to the website and link popularity is the way of getting more traffic to the website.

    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 11:44 am #


      Twitter:
      Thanks for your visit and feedback here, Jennifer.

  20. May 13, 2013 at 10:44 am #


    Twitter:
    Great ideas to increase traffic. About the frequency of posting. I post about 2 times a week but I might reduce that to 1. I have observed that makes no diference as long as we keep promoting the older posts. On page SEO is important keeping in mind the keywords, tags, image tags, headings etc.
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 10:51 am #


      Twitter:
      Hi Shalu Sharma,
      glad to see you here. :-)

      I post once a week in this blog. I have found out it’s better to publish something is really worth it, then to add content just for having a new article.

      In my other main blog I use to post even everyday and I noticed only some rankings (as Alexa) are really influenced. In the long term it pays off to post just quality content.
      I publish twice a week there now.

      Thanks for your feedback here, really appreciated!

  21. May 13, 2013 at 10:13 am #


    Twitter:
    I thought I would find some thing new and unique here but its the same…
    though a brush up to my technics for getting good traffic and good reader base

    Thanks!

    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 10:36 am #


      Twitter:
      What is old or the same for you, could be new for someone else! ;-)
      Thanks for your comment here, Anchit.

  22. May 13, 2013 at 10:01 am #


    Twitter:
    Very helpful article, Erik. I came across serveral of these tips before, especially the one about posting frequency but somehow I never found a “suitable” answer. It seems to be a very personal thing to decide upon. I stick to twice a week for the time being. If I do more I feel I’m loosing exposure for the previous post.

    I’m now off to Ileanes blog to read the Analytics article, but be sure I’ll be back ;-)
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 10:39 am #


      Twitter:
      So happy you found something to learn from here, Robert.

      It really depends on you the amount of time to post new content.
      Just be sure to stick and post new articles the same days of the week.

      Thanks for your feedback and be sure to come back soon! :-)

  23. May 13, 2013 at 9:54 am #


    Twitter:
    Thanks brother, The list appealing is great strategy to increase traffic. Absolutely, I plan to use premium commentluv as soon as possible.
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 10:42 am #


      Twitter:
      Great Kimsea.
      I am happy you found the article interesting!

      You should get CommentLuv before the payment method changes.
      Andy is planning to make it from one time payment to periodic fees.

      You should really get Premium CommentLuv now.

  24. May 13, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Good articles, some ideas are quite thrice told but some thought is really worth considering. In general the topic of increasing traffic is so many sided that every repetition of it is always welcome)) Thanks for the post.
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 10:43 am #


      Twitter:
      Yes, Evan, sometimes finding something really brand new to write about is almost impossible! ;-)

  25. May 13, 2013 at 8:39 am #


    Twitter:
    Using the correct keywords for your niche is vital for Search Engine Optimization. For my blog I have 3 keywords which are freelance, online and jobs.
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    • Erik
      May 13, 2013 at 10:45 am #


      Twitter:
      Correct, Wilfred.
      Be sure to stick with these keywords, but not overload them in your content.
      Pay attention to readers first.
      Thanks for your feedback.

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