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Six evergreen tips to increase traffic to your blog

Happy new week all, i hope we all enjoyed the weekend very well. Thank God we all made it to experience this awesome new week. YouMiddle Row, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, 1990 all might have noticed that i have never accepted any guest post since the inception of this blog, not that i don’t like it anyway, but its just that I’ve not paid much attention to it.

 

Therefore, I’ve decided to be publishing some guest posts ones in a while. Today, my friend Daniel Adetunji whom I’ve known for sometime now has decided to share a very interesting post with us. Lets here what he has to say……

 

Have you ever wondered why it seems like you’re not getting traffic to your blog? Are you looking for ways to grow your blog traffic? When I first started out online as a blogger– I thought blogging was another ‘’get rich quick scheme’’ and I tried all I could to make money.

 

If you’re blogging to make some quick cash then, I’ll advise you quit blogging. Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. Blogging is hard work– real hard work!

 

Now back to the main subject of this post, if you’re looking for ways to boost your blog traffic then the tips I’ll be sharing in this article will help you..

 

I launched my blog 4 months ago and I’m happy (for now) with the flow of traffic I get every day.

 

Without wasting much time, here are the tips:

 

Six evergreen tips to increase traffic to your blog

1. Tell a fairy tale story               

People love stories. We all love to be entertained. The only way to engage a reader is by telling stories.  I found out that my blog traffic increased dramatically since the day I started applying this tip. If you want your blog post to go viral and pull the search engine spiders, learn to write entertaining contents.

 

Make connections with your audience by making your personality shine through your content.

 

2. Keep your blog juicy and consistent

 

4 months ago when I first started my blog, I hardly post on my blog and as a result, my readers unsubscribed from my list. In fact, I lost over 30 subscribers in 2 weeks. Why? Because I was not consistent with my posting.

 

Consistently adding new blog articles will not only keep your readers engaged but will also make the search engine spiders visit your blog regularly.

 

If you neglect your blog, Google will neglect you and will reject your dinner invitation (Just kidding).

 

3. Be your audience Go-to- expert

If you need someone to handle your guest blogging project, would you hire a general freelance writer or an experienced guest blogger? I believe you’ll hire the second option, right?

 

Your audiences subscribed on your blog because they believe you have the experience and the wisdom to solve their challenges. They believed you’re endowed with the gift of information, and you must prove to them that you’re what they say you are.

 

How? By offering quality content and exceptional value

Pro tip: Let your audience trust you so much that they will refer their friends to you.

4. Guest post on other blogs

I’m a believer and a follower of guest blogging. I am who I am today because of guest blogging. Without guest blogging, I don’t think my business would be where it’s today.

 

If you’ve not been guest blogging, you’d better start because; it is the only way you can get that traffic you’ve always wanted.

 

Post relevant and unique contents on other blogs and earn their reward by receiving Holy Grail traffic to your blog. The reason why most bloggers don’t get results from guest blogging is because most of them see guest blogging as a form of link building. Though, guest blogging is a form of link building but it’s much more than that. Guest blogging is an art. It’s a way to connect with other top professionals in your field.

Hint: Put all your best when writing your guest posts and prepare your blog to receive the traffic.

 

5. Check on your competitors to know what is trending

Yeah. I love this…

 

Visit other top blogs in your niche to check out what’s trending.

 

Read their contents and rewrite their posts. Put a little bit of creativity in your content and ensure you make enough research to back up your facts.

 

Pro tip: Don’t copy and paste; be unique.

 

6. Revise your blog post before you hit ”publish”

How would you feel if you visit a blog and the contents are full of spelling and grammatical errors?

Bad, Right?

 

How would you convince a reader that you’re an expert if you can’t even spell correctly? Tell me.

Don’t rush when writing your blog contents. Spend time to read and revise your blog post before you publish.

 

There you have it!

Did you learn something from this post? What tactics do you use to drive fresh traffic to your blog?

Share with us. Let me know what you think in the comment section.

 

AUTHOR BIO

Daniel Adetunji is a prolific Ghost blogger who offer Ghost blogging services

He’s also a professional guest blogger   and the CEO of Content Marketing blog.

If you want to experience exponential traffic, generate back-links and traffic to your blog, HIRE DANIEL to ghostwrite for you.

 

Photo credit: Flickr

Theodore Nwangene
 

Theodore Nwangene is a full time Blogger and Freelance writer. He is the founder of many businesses among which is Top Blogging Coach where he teaches young and would be Entrepreneurs how to create a lasting Internet Business and quit their daily work. Visit his blog and learn many ways you can improve your blogging experience. Connect with him on Twitter and on Facebook.

Michael Belk - January 28, 2013

Great tips Daniel. I agree with #1 one and the about adding personality because I am doing both.

I appreciate your tips for more traffic and Theodore guest post are not bad when you get a good writer like Daniel.

Thanks guys.

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Shorya Bist - January 29, 2013

Hi Theodore ,

Nice article mate, great to read your article.The tips you have mentioned in your blog is quite convincing and i also do all these things.But still i am lacking behind Guest blogging , regular posting a bit,but actually i was busy other stuff in my blog.Anyways my next task is guest post to some great blogs,you article motivated me too so i think this is the right time.

Thanks for sharing the information. Hope to see you around. Cheers!

Shorya Bist
From Youthofest

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    daniel - January 29, 2013

    Yes bro!

    Guest blogging is very powerful. I’m glad you got some great insights from the post.

    Thanks

    Dan

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hey Shorya,
    Guest posting can really be a bloggers savior when it comes to gaining more exposure,
    But its unfortunately that we don’t usually have much time for it including myself. But we can always work out something you know.

    I think what you should do is to schedule your time as to know when to work on your blog and when to do other things that will give more value to your blog like guest posting.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful thought with us Shorya.

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      Koj T. Tajo - March 15, 2013

      Hey Theodore, I am back again. I like all the recommendations, Guest blogging is one thing I have never done. I would love to do for you in coming days after I match up my writing with yours. Hope TBC would help me bring lots of traffic. 🙂 For now, I am totally concentrating on my blog.
      Regards

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Viola Tam - January 29, 2013

Hi Daniel,

Great tips. I like the fairy tale one. I believe thoughtful choice of images also add ‘juice’ to the blog.

For me, controversial headlines also grab my attention. Again, our creativity counts!

I agree with you that putting the best efforts into the guest post is one of the best ways to get traffic. It is the initial EXPOSURE that is important. When first timer visitors find out that the blog is a ‘Gold Mine’, they would love to return. This is specially the case when the blogger puts in careful thoughts when replying to comments.

Wonderful work, Daniel. Thanks, Theodore for inviting Danilel 🙂

Viola The Business Mum

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    You welcome Voila,
    I agree with you on the issue of using images to juice it up too because there is a saying that an image speaks a thousand words.

    Putting your best effort into the guest post will definitely take it higher when it comes to exposure.

    Thanks for coming Voila.

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Enstine Muki - January 29, 2013

Hi Daniel,
Good to see you here man.
Like you said, the most powerful source of traffic is that exciting, linkable and sharable content. Everything else revolves round this. No one will accept you as guest blogger if you can provide good content. Once you are able to write that kind of content that provokes excitement, you are good to go 😉

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hi Enstine,
    You’ve just made a great point here, those are the main thing and in order to achieve them, your post must be very good to attract the shares, likes, and tweets.

    Thanks my man for visiting my blog today.

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Jess Brown - January 29, 2013

Hi Daniel and Theodore,

I loved the tips you gave! The fairy tale one is great! No one wants to read boring content…if I find a blog that is boring or has grammatical and spelling errors, I’m clicking on the back button as quickly as I can. As you said, how can people trust you as an authority if you can’t even write a decent blog post.

I also agree so much about being consistent with your blog. I keep a very strict schedule and my readers and the search engines know what to expect it. That is so important!

I’m sure you are going to help a lot of people with these tips, so thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!!

Jess

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Thanks for your wonderful compliments Jess,
    In this blogging of a thing, consistency is the name of the game. Just like Daniel has said, no one will visit a blog that has the same content for a long time and be willing to revisit.

    So just have to try our possible best to be updating as often as possible. I’m also happy you’ve set up a schedule for your postings.

    Thanks for commenting and do enjoy the remaining of your week.

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Adrienne - January 29, 2013

I see you’ve decided to start having guest bloggers Theodore. Well, I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Daniel so I’m glad I stopped by.

Wow, you’ve only been blogging for four months Daniel! Well welcome to the community and I’ve never heard of a professional guest blogger before. Man, they do keep coming up with new things all the time.

I will definitely agree with the majority of what you shared here. I’m not that great with story telling but it does help when I’m able to share my own experiences. My readers can relate to me so much better.

I preach a lot about being consistent with your posting, commenting, sharing, making connections, it’s all so important to growing your reader base. I definitely agree with you there.

Always stay true to yourself and the right people will start showing up.

Thanks for sharing this with us and you both have a great week.

~Adrienne

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Wow Adrienne,
    Always stay true to yourself and the right people will start showing up” That’s the best advice of the week. Yea I’ve decided to start accepting guest posts every once in a while.

    One thing i like about you is your style of writing and I’ve already learnt a lot from you. You’re really trying over there at your blog especially your connection making.

    Please keep it up.

    Thanks for visiting and do have a great week too.

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Sue Neal - January 29, 2013

Hi Theodore and Daniel,

These are great tips, and I’m glad you put providing exciting, quality content at the top of the list. I try to follow most of this advice, though I haven’t done any guest blogging yet, mainly due to lack of time, but I certainly hope to in future.

The only point you make I’m a little uneasy about is the one about re-writing other bloggers’ posts – I know you’ve qualified it by saying not to copy and paste and to be unique, but I’m concerned some people might misunderstand this and think it’s ok just to re-word what someone else has written. I think it’s fine to be inspired by what other people have written, but we should always aim to write our own original content. I think that’s probably what you mean!

I completely agree with you about the importance of consistency, letting your own personality come through in your writing and revising what you’ve written before you publish – that’s VERY important!

Many thanks for an interesting post,

Sue

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hi Sue,
    I’ve indeed happy that you like the post. I understand what you meant about being original which is very advisable, but what i got from what Dan said is about getting some inspirations from other people posts and not being a copy cat.

    You know there are some times when’re normally confused about what to write about, so i think visiting other bloggers posts at that point in time can really help and inspire you into writing something good.

    Consistency is also a very important aspect of blogging just like in every other thing. I pray you’ll soon have some time to try guest posting and see what it can do for your blog.

    Thanks for coming and do enjoy yourself.

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Sandy Halliday - January 29, 2013

Hi Theodore

David gives some very valid tips. I have two blogs and I had to post less frequently to my IM blog last year while I concentrated on getting a number of projects completed. Sometimes there is just not enough time in the day!

I joined Dean Hollands Quick Start Challenge a few weeks ago which has got me back into the swing of things. I am blog hopping again and posting of forums. It does take time but they have increased my traffic.

Commenting on blogs that have the Commentluv plugin installed as you have does help a lot to get traffic.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Welcome to my blog Sandy, I’m very pleased to have you here indeed.
    Its true that we don’t normally have enough time to work on our blog, but with a very good plan and schedule, we can get thing going you know.

    Blog commenting is very good because it will not only give you some traffic but you will also be building some solid relationship with others, but that’s when you writes a very interesting comments.

    Thanks ones again for coming to my blog Sandy, hope to see you again.

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Neamat Tawadrous - January 30, 2013

Hi Daniel and Theodore,

This is a great post and I like all the tips but the two tips that stand out for me is #2 to be consistent and always put good content out there and preferably if it is on a schedule for google and your audience to expect it and # 6 to review for spelling and grammatical mistakes before hitting the publish button. Yes, I visit lots of blogs where I find lots of spelling mistakes and bad grammar and sometimes even the sentences doesn’t make any sense and it really sounds unprofessional at all. I stress so much on this point to review for the spelling mistakes and for the grammar.

I also think commenting on other blogs on the same niche is a great source of traffic to your blog.

Thanks Daniel for sharing these great tips and thanks Theodore for the guest blog.

Be Blessed,

Neamat

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Be Blessed too Neamat,
    How are you? Yea, Daniel has really said a lot here. I also believe in being consistency so that your readers will always have a new thing to read each time they visit.

    I understand what you meant about the grammatical errors of a thing as i always see it on some blogs too, but i think the reason is that they are always too fast to hit the publish button. If they can actually cool down after writing and reread what they wrote before publishing, then the errors will be very minimal.

    Thanks for coming and do have a great Thursday.

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Tim Bonner - January 30, 2013

Hey Theodore and welcome Daniel

I tend to do most of what you’re saying here Daniel.

The one thing I’ve been failing on recently is posting consistency but I’m aware of it and have a plan to get things back on track.

I’ve done one guest post so far and enjoyed that so maybe it’s time to do some more too.

Great post Daniel and thanks to Theodore for introducing you to us.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hi Tim,
    So happy to have you here again man, i noticed you’ve been very busy lately, please take it easy o my man so you can have some time for yourself and for your blog too.

    I’ve also decided to write more guest this year to see the impact it will create for my blog, so we’re together.

    Thanks for coming Tim.

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Nirmala - January 30, 2013

Nice tips to increase blog/’s traffic. Publishing the new blog post in social networking sites n blog commenting would generate huge traffic to blogs. Thanks for sharing the tips, keep writing.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Welcome to my blog Nirmala,
    How are you doing? I’m happy to have you here.

    Of cause,Social networking and blog commenting can be a very good source of traffic if done well. I’m glad you enjoyed the post Nirmala.

    Thanks for the visit, hope you’ll come again.

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    daniel - January 30, 2013

    Hello Nirmala,

    How was your day and I’m really glad you love the tips here.

    BTW: I’m very sorry everyone for replying to blog comments here….

    I was very busy with some projects and it’s really taking my time..

    Apologies Theodore

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Joy - January 30, 2013

All of the things you have mentioned above are correct and I agree with all of them, as a blogger myself, I love telling a story to my readers, making the time their spent on my blog a worth one.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hey Joy,
    Most people so much loves the story type posts and if your readers enjoys it, then giving it to them will make them stick more longer to your blog.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and do have a productive Thursday.

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Purnima - January 30, 2013

Hey Daniel .
Great tips shared . Content is assuredly the king, updated and fresh content plays a crucial role to entice readers and build up a loyal audience over a period of time. Regular monitoring and keeping an eye on the competitors is equally important . This share is a guide card for newbies like me.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hey Purnima,
    You’re not alone, i believe you can still do a lot even as a newbie and i’m happy Daniel’s post could help. Thanks for visiting my blog and don’t forget to let me know if you need my help in any way.

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Sapna - January 30, 2013

Hi Daniel, Theodore

You have really shared the great tips. I’m doing bit of everything minus #4, but I need to be consistent on whatever I have been upto.

I will surely try for Guest post and I think that is best way to be visible everywhere.

Thanks for sharing this.

Sapna

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    You can say that again Sapna,
    Guest posting is really an easy way to be everywhere. I will also be doing more of it. Thanks for coming.

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Akos Fintor - January 30, 2013

Hey Theodore,

Dan Kennedy, bad ass copy writer talks about “story telling”, he actually refers to it as a weapon.
If you know how tell stories and you have no other skills you can become a great blogger or marketer, no doubt.

Great tips……….again

Keep it UP!
Akos

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Hey Finto,
    Longest time, so happy to see you here again. Dan Kennedy has really made a very great point there and i can’t agree more.

    Thanks for coming Akos.

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      daniel - January 31, 2013

      Hello Theodore,

      Please accept my apologies for not replying to the blog comments. It seems your IP is blocking me out. I’m having issues replying to blog comments.

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Emilia - January 31, 2013

Thanks for sharing these tips. I have to strongly agree with tip number 1 because I, myself love to read stories. I think its a really good strategy that can leave your readers wanting more.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 31, 2013

    Welcome to my blog Emilia,

    Just like you, i also like reading reasonable stories because i always learn something from it. Thanks for vising my blog and hope you’ll come again.

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Fatima - February 1, 2013

Keeping up with what the competitors are doing really helps. Besides, you should keep the content consistent and catchy. Great share.

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Aayna - February 3, 2013

Aggrandizing the traffic on a blog is one of the most essential as well as cumbersome tasks. The tips shared are of immense value. I personally believe, that a site which is consistent in terms of the content as well as the look, gives a fair impression on the minds of the audience. Indeed, keeping a tab on the activities of the competitors is necessary to stay in the business. Thanks for the share.

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David Landen - February 4, 2013

I agree that story telling is something that most people can relate to. If you can incorporate this into your evergreen content you will be well on your way to getting more traffic!

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Calra - February 4, 2013

As an online marketer and blogger, we all have to be vigilant when it comes to monitoring traffic and making sure that everything’s well that ends well. These tips are very useful, but if you don’t start to take extra steps to improve your traffic every day, good luck!

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 4, 2013

    Hi Calra,
    Welcome to my blog. You’ve said it all, traffic is everything and thats what we should all be working hard to increase.

    Thanks for the visit, hope to see you again.

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Veronica - February 5, 2013

Well thank you very much for these wonderful tips! Actually, they are quite simple yet very helpful. We may not realize their helpfulness and creativity but when you try to read it for the second time and understand each tip, you’ll be sure to succeed when it comes to traffic generation. Thanks a lot!

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 5, 2013

    Hi Veronica,
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m also happy that you enjoyed the post and I’m sure it will help you in a very positive way.

    Thanks for coming.

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I don’t think check your competitors is very good advice on the very beginning – its really, really discouraging when you go somewhere and see more comments per day than your daily number of visitors 😉

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Brother,

your blog show deep dedication and research toward work.I appreciate the way you share it with convincing reason.

I am a new blogger and your blog is very useful for me too move ahead in my blogging.

Bless you…

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 19, 2013

    Thanks for the compliments Harry,
    We’re all at one point a newbie, so i do understand what you meant. Just stick longer to it and you’ll will surely become real good at it. Do let me know of any way i can be of help.

    Thanks man, wishing you more blogging success.

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Hi Theodore,

I have a page on facebook on which i am getting traffic but not satisfactory.Now i have a blog also in my pipeline.I have few Question to ask you.

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sameer - November 8, 2013

hi,
nice tips indeed. traffic is vital in blogging,and really you give evergreen tips to drive traffic.Now days social media also play important role in traffic.thank you for sharing .

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Amar Thakur - September 7, 2015

Great post.
I personally think using long tail keywords for blog post and guest posting is one of the best ways to get more traffic.

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