There are lots of people who get disappointed because they don’t get enough traffic even they have written the quality content. Why does this happen? Some people just start the blog and end it within 2-3 months because they didn’t get enough traffic that they had expected. Something they are missing out which I am going to tell you here. There are lots of reason behind this if you follow all the rules then you will defiantly get enough traffic. Some bloggers go for marketing to increase traffic at one point it’s good and right way, but without promotion, you can also achieve that milestone. Even I was facing the same problems even if all my post is my own and quality content. Here are some tips that I follow to improve my traffic.
Keep it mind that Content is King.
Keep in mind that in blogging content is king. The most affected factor that will effect on your blog traffic is the content in it. Make sure that you are writing the content your own and don’t copy the single line from another website it will show that you are not a professional blogger. Try to write the post on trending topic so that more people will visit your blog, avoid writing the post that is too old or outdated (if you don’t know what to write they you can write the old post too).
Rich content will make you rich.
The design of your blog must be neat and clean. Some people put so many ads on their blogs, but this is irritating to users that visit our blog. Make your blog in such a way that all content is neatly organized in the whole blog. Try some premium template for that, buy one premium template and try to edit it, it will be costly but will defiantly give you result.
Try to use long tail keyword will do better the reason behind this is long tail keywords are less competitive and drive more traffic to the website. I recommend you to use HitTail, Quick Sprout, Google AdWords, etc. If you want to find out which keyword doing better, then check it with google webmaster tool. Try to use the keyword that is trading on google in your post. Write a post that includes most of the keyword that people used.
Use of long tail keywords will drive more traffic.
The first things that readers see are the title/headlines of the post. A good headline can automatically increase your post views. Readers also see the most shared post on your website. So, write such title that is frequently searched on google.
The post length must be varying from short to long. The average length of the post is 800 words, but you can write according to your need. If you want to write the small length post, then it must be a to-the-point article. Don’t drive it to a long one. You should keep in mind that you have to complete the need of the readers to gain the trust.
Your blog will be more successful if you are a consistent blogger. Write post regularly so that it will easy for the search engine to show the result. Just create the goal that you have to write the 3-4 articles in a week and plan according to it. The article must be fresh, current news, don’t write old articles.
While writing the article make sure that you are inserting related links in between each post so that users might be interested in that links and it will be helpful to increase the page views. It’s a good habit to insert the interlink in between post to increase the traffic.
This will help you to drive more traffic to your blog. As you know that everyone is using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn to interact with readers through their pages, communities that you created. You will notice that most of the traffic will come from social networking pages. Peoples are frequently online on social media and if you share your post, they will rich your real blog time.
Sharing content on social sites
Social media is the powerful tool for promotion of your blog. Many of us have a habit that they share their articles on the social media only once but What about the other peoples who had missed your articles the first time? For that, I recommend you to share your all articles more than once on social media so that no one will miss your articles and as a result of this you will get enough traffic from social media.
Meta Title, Description, Keywords
Meta title is the short description of your post that search engine shows in the search result, you can manually setup it while writing a post by using SEO by Yoast plugin. I have written a detailed post of how to setup SEO by the Yoast plugin in WordPress, please read it and try to set up Yoast plugin for SEO. Try to involve maximum keywords in your post, and you can get the keywords from different ways.
You can use the various tools that are available in the market for keyword research. Google keyword tool, HitTail, Adwords, Semrush, etc. These tools will give you paid keywords including the long tail, try to use it in your blog. As long tail keywords are less competitive, it will drive more traffic to your blog. It’s just simple things you just need to organize the keywords in your post and titles to drive traffic.
Google Analytics & Google search console
To track all the traffic which is visiting your blog, you need to install google analytics on your blog. Google search console helps you to crawl all your pages to Google search engine, submit a sitemap, find out page rank with queries, etc. So, both are handy tools by Google which I highly recommend you to install it.
Writing a quality post is excellent, but it should engage the readers to your blog so that they won’t go anywhere until satisfaction. One benefit of engaging readers is that your page views will increase and you will have won the reader’s hearts if they satisfied with your articles. Few ways you can implement to your article to engage readers like adding interlinks, Images, Videos, etc.