So, you’ve created a masterpiece of a blog, but no one is reading it!
Surely there must be a way to get more than just your family and friends to visit your beautiful new blog.
You would be right!
I’m going to show you how to get blog traffic almost over night!
Follow these easy blog traffic building baby steps and watch your pageviews rise everyday!
Blog Traffic 101
We are going to look at several different strategies on how you can build your blog traffic easily and quickly. These are the baby steps to building blog traffic any baby blogger can do!
How do I see my blog traffic?
Before we can get into all of the fun strategies of how to get blog traffic – first, you must know how to find your current amount of traffic so you can keep track of your progress.
If you haven’t yet set up an account with Google Analytics, go there now and do so!
Once you have activated a Google Analytics account, you can start seeing exactly how many people are landing on your site, what posts and pages they are viewing and where they are finding your blog from.
What drives traffic to my blog?
When you have a baby blog that has just been birthed, you have to introduce it to the world. Remember, this blog did not exist before and so there is no footprint to lead anyone to it.
We all know that people search for things on the web and mostly use Google to do so. While having your blog posts rank on Google is every bloggers goal, it can take a very long time for that to happen.
There are also social media platforms that are free to use and have millions of interactions a day. You would think a social network like Facebook or Instagram would be the place to focus your blog traffic growth strategies.
However, social media platforms such as these, don’t like users venturing off of their platform. Therefore, using a social media platform to drive traffic to your site, is not typically the best or most effective blog traffic strategy anymore.
How to get massive amounts of blog traffic quickly
I’m about to reveal the secrets to success when it comes to getting, maintain and monetizing off of real blog traffic.
Free blog traffic for new bloggers comes from Pinterest.
Pinterest is a free to use platform, it distributes relevant content to it’s users daily and it NEEDS new and fresh ideas from creators like you to survive!
Pinterest is also a visual search engine. Which means, it relies on keywords and good graphic visuals to determine how and if to show your content to it’s users.
I demonstrate the art of creating viral and click-able in this separate post that will show exactly how to use Pinterest for blogging.
How to configure a Pinterest account that will convert to blog traffic
First, you need to create a Pinterest business account.
This is crucial because it will allow you to see insights and analytics for your account and get a really good idea of what boards and pins are resonating with people in your niche.
Second, create boards around keywords in your niche.
Do not try and get super creative or too personal with your board names and descriptions. Keep it simple and to the point.
How to find keywords for Pinterest boards and descriptions
Here’s a little trick you can do to find keywords easily and quickly that you know will work on Pinterest.
Use the search bar provided by Pinterest and type in your main niche, I used “home decor” as an example niche.
Here is what Pinterest suggested:
As you can see, Pinterest began pulling keywords that people are already heavily searching for in that niche.
As you begin to click on the colored tabs with keyword recommendations, they begin to filter down to more specific searches.
This is a fantastic way to narrow down your niche keywords and get tons of ideas for board names, pin descriptions, blog content and more!
Blog Traffic Pinterest Tips
By now you should have your business account set up and optimized with keyword board titles and 1-2 sentence descriptions with at least one or two relevant keywords.
I want you to focus on creating content that you can feed to Pinterest and start getting interested eyes on. For each blog post you write, create anywhere from 5-10 original graphics.
Some of these pins can just display your blog post title and some can use headings or important points you answered questions to within your blog post.
For example, if I were to create a pin for this post without using the blog title, I could create one that says “How to get free blog traffic to your blog.”
Using this strategy ensures you have plenty of content to create for Pinterest and will allow you to test different style of graphics to see which ones people interact with most.
How to Create Blog Traffic Generating Pinterest Images
It is not enough to just create a pin and add your post url to it. That will not automatically generate massive amounts of income making blog traffic overnight.
Your pin images and titles need to be click-able and intriguing. Is your pin title asking a question or making a statement that the person browsing is already asking themselves?
What will give them a reason to click your pin versus the thousands of others you are competing against?
Make your images relevant and your text easy to read
I see a lot of pins with random images that do not visually describe what the content is about that the reader will be clicking over to find. This is a big mistake.
I know it can be tempting to use a free, pretty and easy to find stock photo for your pin image, but if it does not immediately tell the Pinterest user exactly what your article is about, don’t use it.
Stick with images that are directly related to the topic of your content. You can use a graphic design service like Pic Monkey to create beautiful pins easily and find thousands of free stock photos to use. Use this link to try Pic Monkey for free.
You now have some solid tips on how to get blog traffic that will lead to blogging dreams being realized. After all, traffic matters – don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t.
Not having anyone other than your family read your blog can be incredibly discouraging and it really does not have to stay that way for long!
You learned the secrets to building page views and blog traffic quickly with Pinterest. I know this works, I’ve done it myself!
Check out some of my other other articles with tons of blogging tips and tricks!