33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic Today

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic
Getting traffic to your blog is one thing you wish could happen magically… right?

I wished so too…

I had several experiences creating blogs that had some traffic, but never grew past one level.

I also operated blogs that had over 1,000 post pages…

But the views I got daily were less than the number of posts on the blog.

By now…

You already know what traffic is… And you know some of the biggest blogs on the internet…

…like BBC News…

…get over 1 million visitors in a day. That height would take some bloggers a lifetime to attain.

But that didn’t come from just writing blog posts and promoting them online…

It came from going crazy online… establishing an authority media house, an insanely popular TV channel… And a brand name.

So… If you’ve been on the internet and trying out a lot of things to get traffic to your blog…

…and it’s not working out, there are a lot of other things you could do to get traffic to your website.

It’s more than just writing, asking for links, spamming forums and comments, guest blogging and doing basic SEO.

These tips are a big part of the online strategies to get traffic, and I’m also going to outline them below…

…but there’s more… More than all you’ve read.

If you want to grow, you need to take risks.

Unless you spend a lot of money running online adverts on Google and Facebook, it will take months to start seeing spikes in traffic on your blog.

If could take weeks too…

…it depends.

This is because Google doesn’t record and update all the changes you make on the internet almost immediately.

I’m sure you’ve changed your website’s title several times…

It doesn’t change instantly on Google. It sometimes takes days.

And if your website is a viral one with news content published every 20 minutes…

It could take up to 24 hours for Google to crawl your website and update its records.

This doesn’t mean it could take 24 hours for Google to index your new posts. Some blogs get their posts indexed the second it goes live.

Back to the topic…

If you want to rank high and get traffic organically from Google or from other sources…

…it doesn’t happen in one night.

I took out time to see what works, and here you have 35 ways to improve traffic to your website for real!

Let’s start with the first point…

Develop Content

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

1. Blog Frequently

Don’t complain about traffic if you’re not frequently releasing new ideas on your blog…

You know what I mean.

Blog frequently. The more posts you have on your blog, the more traffic you get.

One of the factors Google is taking more seriously now is freshness of content.

So… If you really want to pull in traffic, write about a lot of things people are searching for… And those that people haven’t really written about.

Increase your posting frequency, enlarge your post database and see what happens.

This doesn’t mean you should go wild and post multiple times per day.

If you can out multiple QUALITY posts per day, or you have a team of writer who can…

…then go ahead.

But if you don’t, then writing or posting once a week or thrice a week should be okay.

Bottom Line: Increase your posting rate and don’t stop blogging.

More content equals more traffic on your blog…

…assuming you know what you’re doing.

2. Avoid Being Too Formal

I find that… People hardly come back to visit business websites.

Why?

There’s no sense of belonging.

NaijaSingleGirl is an example of a blogger people love for being very plain and informal.

She doesn’t have much content to rank for…

But her users keep coming back to read more.

I’m Moses Ukanna…

And from the way I write my posts, tell you about tips, you know I’m human, and not a boring, formal, brand/company writer.

When you’re too formal, people don’t get the best of you, and nothing brings them back.

Another thing…

…when people comment on your blog, don’t reply like a robot šŸ˜€…

Be active in writing posts… And avoid reporting rather than storytelling.

Storytellers get the most traffic and loyal readers…

And there are lots of ways to do storytelling on your blog with every article you write.

3. Create Something Evergreen

People regularly visit the Moz Blog to sign up just because they need the Free SEO Tools that comes with the free membership.

If you can create something…

Maybe a tool or an evergreen article that people have to read…

…driving traffic to your website would be much easy.

Find out something missing in your niche (it’s not always easy to find out though), create a filler or something to solve the issue.

With a little marketing, you could have your website running the search bars of several thousand people overnight.

It needs to be something evergreen so you don’t have a one-night-visit.

Something that people will always find value…

…and can’t do a lot without it.

4. Use Webinars

Webinars are online meetings initiated through internet connection.

Once you have an internet connection, you can be part of a Webinar.

It’s a live conference hosted on the internet.

Aside the conventional dissemination of knowledge across active participants, Webinars builds a sense of community.

Users will keep coming to your website, sharing your content, and linking to you…

…especially when they’ve participated in your Webinar, and they feel like a part of a community.

5. Use Infographics

Infographics are an historical representation of a concept. They literarily explain what could’ve been explained in more than 1,000 words.

They’re beautiful, rare, and catchy.

Using Infographics on your website posts will increase social shares, links, and then leave you with higher rankings that pull in more traffic.

Here’s how it works:

Since Infographics are rare and mostly an epic piece of media content… People share them, and link to them more often.

When you get more links to a post because of an Infographic, Google considers the post a relevant one, and pushes up the authority of that page.

With such an high authority, a post develops greener potentials to outrank other posts on Google results pages…

…and that’s more traffic for you.

6. Write Comprehensive Event-Oriented Posts

You could sell tickets for the next boxing March: Anthony Joshua Vs Big Baby Miller….

If you like… You could write about children’s day, and places to take kids to.

The idea behind this is for you to write about events before they happen.

I know a lot blogs that get seasonal traffic – traffic that comes when an annual event is by the corner.

You could even create a special blog for events.

For example “Valentinespecial” or “2019boxingstats”.

When you write about events or new happenings, your traffic skyrockets…

…assuming you have a high DA (less than 30), and a good backlink profile.

An example of a post you could write about an event is “10 Places in Lagos to Visit this Valentine”…

Or…

“10 Amazing Gifts to Get Her this Valentine”.

Hope you get the idea??

7. Create Roundup Posts

This could be monthly or weekly…

Roundup posts are posts that put the opinions of experts in a particular field on one page.

To create one of these posts, you would have to reach out to the authorities in your niche, ask them one question and drop their ideas in a single post.

After this is done, you reach out to the same authorities, and tell them the post is now live.

The authorities would like to visit the page to find out what another expert thinks about same topic.

For example…

If you reached out to Expert A, B, C & D, and asked them same question distinctively, each expert would be curious to Know what the other one thinks.

Assuming the authorities in your niche aren’t stingy with their links…

They could link to you in a post and tell their readers about the post.

This would lead to people visiting your website from different sources

8. Create Lists of Best Articles Regularly

Yes, by creating list of the most relevant posts weekly or monthly, you could also get new visitors to your site.

How does this work?

For example…

You published a post like “Top 50 Blog Resources on Conversion Rate Optimization”, and reached out to the owners of the 50 websites you mentioned.

First of all, your content would be epic and attract a lot of good links.

Secondly, it is very important that you reach out to every website you mention to let them know about the post.

People writing about similar topics on Conversion Rate Optimization would find your post relevant as a library of useful links to cite in their posts.

9. Schedule Your Posts

Scheduling a post will make your users know when your next post would be published.

It increases the number of returning users to your blog by the day.

It’s better to maintain a good posting frequency, and interval, than posting once a week and later, once a month.

Users want to make sure they’re visiting a page or a website that’s frequently updated.

This works best if you publish blog posts everyday…

Your users wouldn’t have to wait till the next week.

But if you publish a post once in a week or a month (like Brian Dean of Backlinko), you should let your users know when to expect the next posts.

If a user checks in today, the next day…

And checks in three days afterwards, and finds no post, there’s a fat chance he’s not coming every to check in.

But don’t publish average blog posts, or totally terrible blog posts in a bid to maintain frequency.

Your goal is quality content, which will yield traffic in the long run.

Brian Dean of Backlinko publishes articles once per month.

Sometimes, he does it once in two months.

Altogether, he has 53 blog posts…

And guess the number of visitors these posts have brought in??

Over 4m.

10. Use Videos

Don’t depend on text content alone, videos have a role to play in skyrocketing your rankings and getting you new visitors.

People search for videos on Google, and if you appear for every relevant term they search for, your traffic could triple within months.

With videos, you tend to retain people’s attention, and there are a set of learners who easily assimilate ideas and concepts through visualization.

So…

The production of more video content would appeal to a large portion of your website visitors, and attract searchers from Google.

It’s no shock that videos now appear on Google for almost any search term.

Utilize this.

11. Use the Skyscraper Technique

Using the skyscraper technique is one of the strategies you should implement on your website if you need to secure a good, stable ranking on Google.

So, what’s the Skyscraper Technique, and how does it work?

The Skyscraper Technique is a term coined by the Founder of Backlinko, Brian Dean.

This technique sound really “Technical”, but it’s a really simple concept.

How it works….

The Skyscraper Technique is a technique or rather, a strategy that requires you developing a superior content, and getting links to it.

Firstly, you observe the top pages for the keyword you want to rank for, you create a better, out-of-the-way content with more media and case studies, and then you promote it.

The last thing you do to get your content to attract links is reach

Ask them to give you a link, or cite your content in a post they would publish later.

This technique literarily gets you the most links, and drives a lot of traffic.

When you create evergreen, long form, in-depth content every time, you’re on your way to creating a million dollar website.

Tick Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Right

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

12. On-page SEO Matters

On-page SEO is search engine optimization done on your website or a particular page to increase rankings.

On a lighter term…

It is the activity of improving every ranking signal on a website to boost its ranking potential on search engines.

What really contributes to a good On-page SEO?

Firstly…

The use if keywords in the content matters a lot. Make use of LSI keywords.

Don’t spam your content with keywords repetitively…

…you could annoy the search gods.

Make use of synonyms and other words that describe the term your trying to rank for.

Secondly…

Use internal links to relevant content in your blog. Make the links natural, and avoid using exact match anchors when linking to other pages on your blog.

Thirdly…

Your content shouldn’t be 200 words or just 1,000 words if you’re trying to attain solid top rankings.

Push out good posts frequently. If it takes you two days to kick out 2,000 or 4,000 word blog posts…

Do it.

Backlinko, after analyzing 1 million results reached a point that 1,890 is a magic word count for blog posts to get higher rankings.

NeilPatelĀ found out after observations that blog post with over 2,000 words tend to get higher rankings, more shares and links.

Fourthly…

Link to other relevant sources. Never link to a page that has a spam rate of more than 20% and a DA of 20.

Wow…

That will be bad.

Link to authority sources most of the time.

Fifth point…

Optimize your images. Use the right alt tags and title tags. Don’t leave them empty with no texts or at least a caption.

Alt tags for images tell Google what the image is about. That’s why it’s called “alt” (alternative) tag.

Again, the alt tag displays a text that users can see when the image doesn’t load.

The text it displays is the text you feed into it.

The sixth point…

Take meta descriptions into priority.

They matter a lot. And make sure you’re not using one sentence for title and description.

You’re website title should have a natural description, and a good title that simply describes it.

Seventh point…

Your entire website should load fast. Websites that load slow turn off users and get higher bounce rates.

Google takes this into consideration when ranking websites.

Google want to present the best results to her users so they keep coming to her whenever they want something.

Eight point…

Does your website run on Http or Https?

HTTP means Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

And…

This is now a ranking factor. If your website runs on http, get and activate an SSL certificate.

Why?

“Https” literally denotes a website is secure. And monetary transactions can be done with less anxiety.

If your website runs on just http, it means it not a secure connection. And it is unsafe to initiate any monetary or personal data transaction.

Google wants his users to be on safe hands…

…and it will be on her neck if a website it ranks very highly seems to be a fraudulent one.

Simply, Google uses this metric to determine the security of a website.

Websites with SSL certificates running on https have a huge advantage over those that don’t.

Ninth point…

How fresh is your content. Like I mentioned earlier…

Google takes content freshness into consideration.

This one of the many reasons new websites with fresher and juicier content areĀ  to outrank old websites with stale content that has remained obsolete for years.

You may not be able to always publish new posts…

…update the old ones with new information regularly.

13. Use Long Tail Keywords

Long tail keywords are not keywords formed out of the tails of dogs…

No…. That’s not what I meant.

Long tail keywords are keywords that are long and very specific.

Sometime…

The distance between you and your target audience is a word you haven’t used at the end of your blog post.

It’s crazy to think of ranking a page for “SEO Tips” when your DA is 20 and your post is just 800 words long.

It’s not impossible…

It’s very possible when you have CNN, BBC, Google, Moz, Matthewwoodward, Viperchill, 10 .Edu blogs, 5 .Gov blogs, and 10 other authority websites linking to your page with different variations of that keyword.

But still at that… It’ll take time.

Use long tail keywords to drive more traffic to your blog.

For example…

A short tail keyword is “SEO Tip” which is extremely difficult to rank for.

A long tail keyword: “SEO Tips for small business in Nigeria”. You have a better chance to rank for this term than the short tail term.

You can develop these keywords based on what you feel people search for.

You could include places (Weigh Loss Tips for Canadian Men), age grades (Weigh Loss Tips for Men Above 40), and other little quick words like “Free”, “Easy”, or “Fast”.

Long tail keywords also take the form of questions.

For example, people search for “How Much Does it Cost to Produce a Music in Studio?”… This is a perfect example of a long tail keyword.

Instead of using these question form long tail keywords as post titles, produce a comprehensive post that answers each long tail question.

14. Be a Good Copywriter With Your Titles

Before you draft a title, think of the best words that people would love to see.

Use those words.

When you use boring headlines and they show up on Google, you don’t get the most clicks even if you rank on the first spot for that keyword.

So…

…to be very plain, use catchy headlines…

Add words that stir emotions or trigger a sense of curiosity in readers.

When you use these words in crafting catchy titles, your website will get more clicks, which will result in higher Click-Through-Rate, and low bounce rate…

…which is good.

15. Interlink Your Posts

Just like you wire a house and do all the electrical fittings, internal link building is vital for the growth of your website.

What’s internal link building?

This means you linking from one post or page on your website to another.

It is very important as it leads to shared authority on all your pages, and an overall sprout in domain authority.

When you publish a new post on your website, find opportunities in the new post where you could send a link to old ones.

Oh… Before I forget..

Internal link building helps to keep users longer on your website. They keep clicking until they get satisfied…

And overfed…

…assuming you have great content on your website.

Avoid using plugins that automatically links pages when it finds the words you configured it to link.

They weigh down you site speed, and give users a bad experience through repetitive auto-linking.

No amount of links on a page is bad…

I learnt this from Wikipedia…

…but don’t link to same page twice from one page.

Even Wikipedia doesn’t do it.

16. Look Out for Mobile Responsiveness

Is your website responsive to mobile devices?

More than 70% of internet users access the Internet through their mobile phones.

If your website is not responsive, or doesn’t look nice on mobile phones, it could lead to another On-page issue.

Your website should be viewable through several devices including tabs, android and laptop devices.

If your website only looks good on let’s say… a tab, and it’s very difficult to navigate using a mobile phone, it could lead to users leaving your website in seconds.

This increases bounce rate, and plummets your website rankings.

17. Decrease the Loading Time of Your Website

Websites that load slow turn users off. I can’t imagine myself waiting for 20 minutes just for a page to finish loading…

Except if the information on that page would get me N10 million naira…

I would wait for 20 hours šŸ˜…

The load time of your website affects a lot, and it all boils down to giving you a high bounce rate and low rankings.

Decrease the load time of your website…

How??

By shrinking imagines to have smaller sizes (from 1mb to maybe 100kb), uninstall plugins (if you have too many running)…

…and make sure the scripts on your website are lightweight and modern.

Utilize Social Media

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

18. Go Social

It you have a blog or a website without a social media page…

…you’ve not started.

The first thing you should do is create social media pages for your website.

I recommend you create Facebook and Twitter.

Leave out Instagram… unless you’ll be churning out news content and relevant quick information in the future.

But Facebook and Twitter are the two social gods now.

Google plus is slowly dying, and will be wiped out by Google in April.

So… Create Facebook and Twitter pages, post content with popular hash tags in your niche for people to find you, be active (more on this later), and don’t be afraid to advertise (more on this later too).

19. Go Active on Social Media

This can increase the rate of returning visitors you have on your blog.

How?

I don’t mean sharing blog posts on social media and relaxing afterwards… No…

I mean, be active…

Share more content, interact with users and let them know you’re not a “brand “…

Research found out that the rate of user engagement on social media pages actually soared once they knew they were interacting with an individual and not a “business brand”.

When people see you as a person, and not a “business”, they relate more freely and less formally.

You gain trust easily, and that’s why celebrities today have more influence on social media than the biggest brands and companies.

So… If you want to get traffic on your website…

Don’t leave your followers or fans on social media thinking you’re a “business brand”.

Be interactive, and apart from your blog posts… Share more interesting content.

You could share a meme, interesting (emotional or comic video), a cool photo…

Or something more crazy…

Oh…

And when they comment… Remember šŸ‘¤ – you’re not a big brand.

Reply to comments quickly and be more helpful.

20. Use LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the biggest social media platform for professionals in various fields.

If you want to get your reputation to the roof, and increase loyal visitors to your website, consistently publish content on the platform.

Get in touch with other experts in your niche, and get them to collaborate with you in creating content for potential visitors to your blog.

When you become an authority…

…either through LinkedIn or by constantly contributing to new discoveries in your niche, your name pops into people’s heads and they just visit your blog to see what’s up.

Host Events

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

21. Host Contests on Your Website

By hosting contests on your website, and showcasing a very handsome gift as the price, you could get unimaginable traffic.

Organize something.

This could be you asking people to wrote about a topic and submit it to through a page on your website.

It could also be about creating a story, or something else…

…a task to get users to do something through your website.

For example…

Hundreds of websites have pulled in millions of visits from showcasing an item and promising people get it for free after the signup on their blog…

…most of the time… they don’t give anything.

But the traffic stays, and keeps revisiting after a long time.

Carryout Research

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

22. Track Your Progress

With tools likeĀ Alexa,Ā MozĀ Link Explorer, andĀ Google Analytics, you should know where your website stood, and where its headed toward.

Alexa Rank is a tool developed by Amazon. It tells you the rank of your blog from 1 to 30 million, determines your bounce rate, page visits per visitor, and similar websites based on content.

Moz Link Explorer is a tool that has several beautiful features. It was developed by Moz alongside the metrics you know to be Domain Authority and Page Authority.

Yes…

Domain Authority and Page Authority are metrics developed by Moz (formerly SEOMoz) to determine to ranking potential of a website.

The Moz Link Research Tool tells you the percentage of no-follow links you have to do-follow links, the top pages linking to you, the strongest pages on your website, the DA and PA of your website, Spam Score of your website, and many other things.

It also shows you the spam score of the websites linking to you.

DA = Domain Authority (Ranking Power of a Website)

PA = Page Authority (Ranking Power of a Single Page)

Google Analytics is to Google as Moz Link Research Tools is to Moz.

Google Analytics shows you a lot about your site.

Since your website is ranked and judged by Google…

…it makes more sense that the Analytics tool by Google gives the most accurate details about your website.

So… In my list…

After you get your domain name, host your website, design your website…

…the very next thing should be to submit it to Google, create an Analytics account, add different variations of your website as different properties and lastly…

…upload your sitemap.

With these three tools, you will learn a lot about the progress of your website, terms people search for, the most visited pages on your website, and the links pointing to your website.

23. Find Out What the Competition is Doing

If you don’t do this, you’ll be on the losing end for a long time.

You have to find out what you’re competitors are doing, and there are tools to get this done.

Use the Moz link research tool to figure out what sources link to them, and then you can make plans to reach out to those websites and ask for a link to your content…

…assuming you have an epic content.

You should also use tools likeĀ BuzzSumoĀ andĀ AhrefsĀ to find out the topics your competitors are ranking for, and their ranking positions.

By knowing these, you have the advantage to create better content, get more links, and overpower them.

Reach Out

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

24. Do Some Guest Blogging

Guest blogging is a way to get your name and your website out there.

It’s also a way to get quality backlinks to your website.

How this works is simply?

Reach out to a website you wish to guest blog on, and let them know you would like to contribute to their website.

Most of the time… they cooperate with you.

Don’t send in normal posts to other websites just because it’s not yours.

Send in your best post.

Why?

First of all… You can’t edit it when you want.

Second of all… An evergreen, quality post by you on another blog builds a good reputation…

…don’t you think so?

25. Build Your Email List and Do Some Email Marketing

Unless you run a website that doesn’t require the same set of visitors to come back for more, you would need to build an email list.

Have a subscription button on your website, and allow users subscribe to it.

With a fat email list, it will be easy for you to get tons of subscribers back to your website once you publish something new…

But then, you need the right email marketing skills.

This doesn’t really mean you should send messages to you email list on evert little website update…

Trust me… Users will get tired and unsubscribe.

26. Create Good Rapport With Authorities, and Be Present at Workshops and Conferences

Today, some authorities in fields like SEO gained their authority by collaborating with already known authorities.

Some did this by running a podcast series…

…a video tutorial… and writing an eBook or a guide alongside and authority.

So… When they say something like “this guide was developed by Neil Patel (authority) and Moses Ukanna (lesser known seo expert)…

It gives more exposure and people would want to know about you.

It takes a lot of intelligence and mental capability to actually collaborate with an authority in any field.

Right?

But that’s on one note.

Secondly, by attending conferences and speaking at conferences, you get to gradually become a figure people look up to.

When details of a conference is published online with your name and bio as a speaker, it also give you more exposure and eventually…

…if you have real stuff on your blog, you’ll get relevant, loyal visitors.

27. Submit Your Blog Content to Forums

Forums are Web platforms that enable users to create topics, modify, and share them.

By sharing your content on forum websites and leaving a link to the original source (the post on your blog), you drive traffic and link juice to the content.

Before running off to every single forum you can find, search for the best forums to share content, and don’t just submit your blog link to any forum.

This could affect your website negatively by increasing spam rate and poor link profile. Less is more.

Look for the best forums, do whatever it takes to become a member, follow the rules, post a different abstract of your blog post to avoid duplicate content issues, and finally, leave your link at the bottom.

Some forums like Nairaland in Nigeria allow users to use a signatures…

…don’t use your website’s URL.

It will lead to a more complex issue later on.

Too many good links from one forum neutralizes the “good” in the links to almost no value.

Some blogs like Viviangist and TunezMedia were able to pull in thousands of views from Nairaland to their blogs by posting frequently on the forum.

28. Submit to Bookmarking and Aggregator Websites

To rank on google and increase your website traffic, your website needs to have a high domain authority, and page authority.

Specifically, the page you want to rank must have a high page authority.

This is the ranking power of your page from 0 – 100.

For example, if you want to rank for the term “Top Grocery Shops in Nigeria”…

…and your content page for that term has a page authority of 24… it will be difficult to outrank the guys with page authorities of 55, 74, and 36 without doing any extra background work.

Bookmarking websites and content aggregators simply mention your blog post with a link to it.

Google constantly crawls these bookmarking websites, and it finds the link to your content on several high domain authority and quality Bookmarking websites…

…it considers it to be valuable.

And this increases the ranking power of that page.

Don’t go rogue with submission…

Use the best and biggest bookmarking websites on the internet.

Making use of the low authority aggregators and bookmarking websites…

They WILL kill your rankings very slowly.

29. Comment on Mega News Blogs

You can attract a ton of visitors to your blog simply by being the first or second reader to leave a comment.

This what happens…

When you leave a comment, and your comment happens to be the first on the blog, it gets more likes 80% of the time….

…assuming you leave an interesting comment.

So… You should leave your link below every interesting comment you leave on popular news blogs.

This also applies social media pages. You can reinvent the wheel there…

How?

By dropping off a comment on a celebrity’s photo or post, and linking to your blog.

You should not leave a comment that makes it obvious you’re looking for website visitors.

Avoid leaving comments like “nice post”, or “nice photo”…

If I were to be an admin on the blog where such a comment is left… I would mark it instantly as a spam comment…

So the point is for you to leave good comments, or critical comments on either news blogs, forums, celebrity pages or other platforms that allow user comments.

30. Go Rogue Offline

If you really want to pull users to visit your blog…

Guess what??

You’ve gotta go offline.

What does that even mean?

It means…

…advertising your website offline.

This goes beyond telling friends and family to visit your blog…

It goes beyond inviting colleagues at work to visit your blog or website.

When I say go offline, I literally mean…

…advertise your website using offline and off-media advert tools like banners, posters, and handbills.

You want to pull traffic to your blog because you have a product, information, or something valuable to offer, right?

…then you should tap into the offline world, and leave some Internet promo tips behind for a while…

Let’s be very practical.

You spend a lot less offline by placing posters about your website on electric polls, walls, and houses at very busy locations.

You could do this at night if you’re the shy type šŸ˜€

Good banners and posters could cost you a little money. But to get this done free of charge, you need to make the designs yourself.

Definitely, you’ll get a ton of visitors. It’s worth trying out.

Case Study

I started a news blog about Nigerian celebrities somewhere in 2017.

I was getting very little traffic on the blog despite all the advert in ran on Facebook and Instagram.

It seemed like I spent a lot of money, but was getting very little traffic and returning visitors daily.

You can imagine how it feels like to consistently have less than 1,000 views daily even after spending over $200 dollars.

But nonchalantly, I decided to handwrite a few things about the news blog, and did a few funny paintings on the huge board.

Without any serious plans, all I wrote was “Top Celebrity News Blog” as the headline on the board…

…I wrote a few other catchy words…

I remember writing “visit now for latest celebrity gists… DON’T LOOK AWAY”…

Guess what?

It seamed totally unyielding after 2 hours… But I had no serious plans for it…

And I had spend NOTHING doing it.

In 48 hours, I was getting over 2,800 views on different blog posts…

And until the board was removed by some local government officials who demanded payment for the space the board took on the very busy street….

2,823 views remained as the best ever on the blog.

So… Getting traffic to your website does not have 1 BASIC tactic, nor procedure…

You need to try a lot to know what works, how it works, and when it works.

Engage in Interviews

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

31. Interview Leaders in Your Niche

Do you want to shine in your niche? Then you should get ahead with interviewing an authority.

This is different from interviewing a celebrity (more on this later).

When you interview a leader in your niche, it’s really interesting.

The leader probably sends a link to the interview on your blog (which increases visitors to your blog), and you become a name yourself in that niche.

Not everyone has the guts to interview top leads in their niche, but if you do it, it could be a huge boost.

You could be known as the guy who interviews authorities, and this may prompt you to realising one ow two interviews each month.

32. Get Interviewed By a Popular Company or Media House

An interview is an arranged meeting between two people where one (or more) is asked questions with the intent of getting experiential answers.

That’s complex?

An interview is simply a meeting of two people…

One asks the questions, and the other answers.

The asker is known to be the interviewer, and the answerer of the already structured questions is the interviewee.

You can pull in traffic to your website if you secure an interview appointment with a media company.

Why would they want to interview you?

You could pay to be interviewed. And when this happens, you get yourself in front of millions of people.

The interview could be published on news blogs and the website of the media company or house.

How it works?

To get traffic to your website and not your phone number, you could simply tell the interviewer to find more info about you and what your do on your website.

Through this medium, you could briefly talk about your website, its services, content….

…and why people should visit it.

This traffic gateway is barely exploited. But there’s a 90% chance your whole life could change if this is done.

It’s not totally free of charge though, but interviews are not hard to secure with some news platforms.

33. Interview a Celebrity

Another way to get traffic to your website is to interview a celebrity.

When you do this, two things happen…

The first thing that happens is, news blogs and other media outlets point to the source of the interview, which is your blog.

Secondly, there’s a big chance that the celebrity shares the link to the interview on his profile, and may share a post about it.

You could convince the celebrity to do this…

Or…

…assuming you’re not dealing with selfish celebrities, they could do it to show some form of appreciation to you.

In Nigeria, a lot of popular blogs have gotten millions of visitors for housing a particular valuable content…

…including interviews, apps, stories, and mostly music.

Extra Tips

33 Free and Easy Ways to Improve Website/Blog Traffic

34. Run Paid Advertising

Paid advertising requires you to pay some money to get your website in front of thousands of people online.

You could spend as little as $2 dollars, or N600 naira to reach close to 2,000 or more people.

Paid advertising is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website. That’s why it’s paid… Right?

You can do this on…

Facebook

Facebook advertising costs less to set.

You get to organize your campaign, select the age of clients you want to reach, select hobbies, and location.

Facebook advertising kicks off immediately it’s all set.

And you start seeing results almost immediately.

Google

Google adverts cost a little bit more.

But the returns are life changing and worthy.

You must’ve seen something like an ad on Google when you search for a term. Those ads are structured by different people.

They get the at least 30% of the traffic for certain search terms and get more exposure too.

Twitter

Twitter is for businesses. If you have a large budget. Run ads on twitter and see results. But in my experience, it’s really expensive.

Instagram

Instagram is one very popular social media…

…and daughter of Facebook.

If you plan on running a huge page on Instagram, go all the way with promoting on the platform.

You get users to visit your website through posting items and asking them to click on your bio (containing the link to your website) for more.

35. Use Facebook and Twitter Pixel

These are codes that you install on your website.

By doing this, you would be able to track your visitors that are on Facebook and Twitter.

If you run ads on Facebook, the Pixel uses cookies to unveil how users interact with your ads.

These codes are free, and you can follow up more instructions from several sources on the internet if you wish to utilize the Facebook and Twitter Pixel.

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