Do you want to increase blog traffic, subscribers and earnings?
Who will say no to all these? Every blogger wants that.
You can get all these things only if readers visit your blog.
But the truth is:
Getting traffic is not an easy task.
When I have started this blog, I was facing the same problem. And sometimes it can demotivate you, and you will be thinking to quit blogging.
But quitting is not the solution to this problem.
So you have to make blog visible on search engines by which you can get traffic.
In this article, you will learn benefits of:
- Submitting blog to search engines
- Blog directories
- How interaction can help you to boost traffic
- Smart keyword research
Now the question is how you can make blog visible and get traffic?
So here is the answer:
There are two ways by which you can get traffic:-
- Your readers will find you
- You have to find your readers
So how your readers will find you?
Most of the peoples use search engines to find the solution to their problems. So you have to make your blog visible on search engines.
And if we talk about the second case:
You can use social networks, questioning sites and forums to find to your readers.
The more often your blog became visible to your readers then there are more chances of getting traffic.
So in this post, I am going to tell you how can you make blog visible so your reader so they can easily find you.
By using these methods, you can increase traffic to your blog. Some methods can also help to boost your rankings on search engines.
So let’s jump to the methods by which you can make blog visible to search engines and get more exposure:
1. Submit your blog to Search Engines:-
Search engines are the primary source of traffic. A search engine can bring Tsunami of visitors to your blog.
You will be able to get traffic from search engines only if you submit your blog to them. There are tons of search engines available over the internet.
So you should submit your blog to most of the search engine.
Blogs which can get the spot on the first page of search engines will get more clicks than those blogs which are on the second and third page.
And if we take a look at stats of clicks on the first page of Google:
1st spot gets 33% of average click-through traffic.
2nd place gets 14% of average click-through traffic.
3rd place gets 10% of average click-through traffic.
And blogs which set after that takes the lesser amount of clicks.
The benefit of submitting the blog to search engines:
2. Submit your blog to blog directories:
You can also make blog visible over the internet by submitting your blog to blog directories.
These blog directories gave exposure to your blog and also generate some backlinks which also helps you to rank higher in search engines.
You can check out the list of Free Blog Directories and submit your blog to them.
3. Do Smart Keyword research:
Keyword research is the backbone of Search engine optimization.
Many of you will agree with me that:
If you are not doing the keyword research before writing the content, then you are trying to hit the target with closed eyes.
And then you are hoping that it should hit the target.
You would never get the results as you think.
When I start writing the post at beginning days of my blogging, I also don’t care about keyword research. I took random keywords and stuffed them in the post. I also choose my SEO title randomly.
Indirectly I was challenging the authority sites.
At starting days don’t make the mistake of fighting with authority sites. You were not going to win from them if you don’t have proper plan and strategy. So you have to work smart.
So try to find the keywords which are less competitive and go for long tail keywords.
Tools which you can use to do keyword research/keyword suggestion:
- Google Keyword Planner (Free)
- Uber Suggest (Free)
- LSI Graph (Free)
- Soovle (Free)
- Keyword Tool (Free)
- Semrush (Premium) 14 Days Free Trial
- Long Tail Pro (Premium) 39% off
Also check out: Definitive guide to keyword research
4. Write Quality content:
Once you have done proper keyword research, the next step is writing quality content.
What can be the quality content?
For me quality content is that:
- Easy to understand
So try to write the detailed content which will cover all necessary things related to the topic and write for your readers, not for search engines. just don’t try to optimize the post for SEO.
And the best part of writing explicit content is that:
It got higher rankings than the content which is short and poorly written.
If you write more than 1500+ words in a blog post, then there are more chances of getting higher rank in Google.
Brian Dean from Backlinko found that in most of the cases first position on Google is occupied by those post which has 1890+ words.
5. Don’t think SEO is dead:
When I heard the term SEO for the first time, I thought it must be tough. There is no rocket science in it. You just have to give some time to understand it. SEO will help you to make your blog visible on search engines.
SEO is defined as search engine optimization. As its name suggests, it is a technique which helps you to optimize your content according to search engines.
Search engines are not humans they can’t read and understand the whole content. So you have to optimize your content so search engine bots can know what you have written.
You have to make proper use of keywords, meta description, SEO title, and permalinks.
If you want to understand SEO better then you should check out:
6. Don’t Forget to Share your content:
If you think after publishing your post your work has been completed, then you are wrong.
When you post your content, it takes the time to get indexed by search engines. So it is sure you will not get instant traffic from search engines.
If you do not share your content:
Then how will people get known that you have published the great content?
So you should use social media to promote your content.
For sharing your content, you can use:
By posting your content on social media platform you can get the huge amount of traffic, and if they like your content, then they would share it with others. It will lead to getting new reader base and generating lots of backlinks to your posts.
Ultimately this will help you to rank higher and getting indexed faster on search engines.
7. Generate high-quality Backlinks:
Backlinks are the one the major ranking factor in search engines. If you have scores of high-quality backlinks, then there are more chances of getting the higher ranking than your competitors.
what are backlinks?
Backlinks mean how many sites are pointing towards your domain.
Numbers of links coming to your page.
Assume you have a site and you have written good content on it and if someone refers your content on their site then you will get a backlink from them.
Backlinks are two types:
Dofollow backlinks have higher values than Nofollow backlinks.
The primary difference between do follow, and Nofollow backlinks are that:
Dofollow backlinks get crawled by search engines bots/spiders, and Nofollow backlinks do not get crawled.
So you should generate some high-quality backlinks.
Now What is meant by high quality?
High-quality backlinks mean generating backlinks from authority sites (which have higher page and domain authority).
Tools which you can use to check your backlinks:
Few methods which you can use to generate backlinks are:
- Blog commenting
- Guest posting
- Moving man method
Want to know more ways to create Backlinks?
Check out: How to build high-quality Backlinks?
8. Make the best usage of Email list:
Building email list can also help you in the long run. So start building your email list. It f you have a huge Email list, then you will get the decent amount of traffic just by sending an email. You don’t have to wait for your post to be indexed.
To create an email list, you should provide some freebies so the user can signup easily for your blog’s newsletter.
9. Make more interaction:
More you interact, more you understand and more you understand, more you learn.
To make more interaction, you should allow comments on your blog post.
Some people think that allowing comment on blogs only brings spam and is a waste of time.
But I do n’t believe:
According to me, it helps you to understand your readers. They can share their problems and ideas with you. More interactions with your users ultimately help you to improve yourself.
10. Make your blog mobile friendly:
Nowadays everything is getting more powerful and becoming smaller. People are using Smartphone more than desktops.
If we talk about India, most of the people use smartphones, and smartphone users are increasing day by day. Now it’s time to focus on users which use mobile devices. Your blog should be mobile friendly.
Mobile friendly blogs/websites will get more preference than blogs which are not mobile friendly in mobile search results.
Is your blog mobile friendly?
You can check it on Mobile – friendly test by Google
11. Reduce page loading time:
When you visit some site if it takes too much time to load then what will you do?
Apparently, you will leave it and never came back again.
That’s the effect of page loading time. If your site is too slow, then no one would like to stay there, and the user will bounce away like balls. Ultimately it will cause harm to your user experience, and your ranking starts sinking like the boat.
Google has also said that it will penalize those sites which have high page loading time.
How can you check your page loading time?
To check your page loading time you can use following websites:
GTmetrix and Pingdom check your page loading time, and on the other hand, Google page insight checks the code quality of your web page.
How can you increase the speed of your site/blog?
You can use Caching plugins:
You can also compress images by using image compressing plugins:
Recommended: Best plugins for Newbie Bloggers
Some other tips which will also help:
- Enable gzip compression
- Use CDN
12. Use SSL certificate:
Https has some extra edge over Http. If you use Https, then there are slightly increase in chances that you will get more exposure than those sites which does not use https.
13. Good blog design:
Your blog design should be good. It should not look boring and dull. It should look professional. You should make proper use of colors. It also helps you make blog visible.
By good design, it doesn’t mean that you fill all blank spaces on your screen.
- Your blog should look beautiful and clean.
- Don’t try to use too much bold color.
- Use proper fonts and headings.
If you use these methods correctly, then you will start seeing the result.
Let me make one thing:
You will not get the results overnight. It will take some time to make blog visible to search engines.
So stay calm and keep Blogging
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