20 Guru Tips To Increase Blog Traffic - New!

Increasing blog traffic is one of the major concerns of bloggers. After all its one of the important measure of your blogging success. Increasing blog traffic was one of the first articles i read online and it feels really good to write something about that i have learned over time.

To summarize the entire post in few words, I believe the major contenders in increasing blog traffic are your blog posts frequency (quality post with proper SEO) and posting timings. These few factors play the vital role in driving traffic to your blog.
And yea, consistency is a backbone too! So lets start with our exciting list of the top 20 ways by which we can boost our blog traffic.

1-Starting Off- Choosing Your Blog Platform

This can play a huge role in your blog's future performance and in determining your blogging success. Many top bloggers often use their own custom content managing systems. This means that they wont be using the popular blogging platforms like WordPress or Blogger and instead, they would make out their own blogging system, with posting tools, their own set layout of blog, their own custom commenting system etc.

different blogging platforms

This can be tricky for the beginners. So for this purpose, most recommend to use the popular content managing systems like WordPress, Blogger, Typed etc.

Just to know, there is nothing like perfect blogging platform. Its basically about fulfilling your needs. Some might be satisfied with Blogger and some with Typed/WordPress. So it depends. The posts below would better help you out in using one for yourself.
So find out which one suites you best and then move on.

2-Make Your Blog As a Sub domain Of Your Website

As blogs are getting popular due to the way they present information and their interactive nature, many websites (companies) opt in for making a blog for them self too. Notice how we have Facebook blog or Twitter blog.

The whole point of the story is that in case we own a website already and we wish to proceed with having a blog too, then its a wise idea to get register your blog as a sub domain of your website. Why to start all over all with your blog?

Having a blog as a sub domain in (blog.yourwebsite.com) would help out your website in gaining more visitors in future (as blogs attract a lot of traffic due to their interactive nature and the way they are updated regularly, unlike a website).

The page rank of your website (the Google ranking authority), that you have already gained over the years would flow toward your newly build blog and make flourish faster as it would if it had a separate domain name. (www.yourblog.com)

Say if you are just starting out with a blog and you don't have a website history, then you obviously would start out with an independent blog domain.

3-Proper SEO  For Your Blog And Every Individual Post

Posting with consistency over a long period of time would give you success, in terms of traffic, loyal readership and revenue. But that's not it. 1000s of posts with wrong search engine optimization (SEO) would not help at all.

We want every post to go out in the competition and rock the world. For that, its a wise idea to choose proper title tags or your blog and post pages. The following two articles would help you out acheive this.

 To summarize the Title strategy, its a wise approach to make your blog post title appear in the following order: (post name | blog name) e.g ( How to make money online | Mybloggertricks ). Choose proper keywords, that are friendly to human eye and are not just for the search engines.

blogs title tags

4-Show Yourself Authoritative Even If Your Are Newbie

 This might feel odd but its just how many top bloggers started off. No one in the world is perfect when they first launched their blog. So say you blog about cricket. And as i mostly say, that one could never get blogging success if hes not passionate about the topic he writes on. So its the first test you have to put yourself in.

Consider that you are a huge fan of cricket and know quite a bit about it. So as you blog along, you read more articles online related to cricket and then you share your knowledge with your readers in a way that you already knew it. So present what you know in a way that you know it well. Thats the main point i wanted to make here.

 It doesn't mean that you spread out wrong information (as you are a newbie). Its just that learn along and present it wisely.

5-Participate In The Community (Forums, Blogs)

 This can be helpful to some extent. But i also believe that many beginners get distracted with this strategy and loose focus on the posting frequency part (that is the basics). Consider a news paper company. Take NewYork Times just for an example.

News paper is kind of a blog, that is updated regularly (on daily basis). If you would get a newspaper the next morning with old news, would you consider having it again? Even if we consider that the NewYork Times were busy in making relationships with other bloggers, newspapers and community to increase their scope.

The content is what people come to your blog. So do participate in blogs commenting systems (blogs of your choice, relevant to your niche) but schedule a time limit for it in your entire day plan. May be an hour or so. I personally don't do it on regular basis (to be honest. I try to focus on developing content for my blog).
participate in community

To find blogs in your relevant niche, say you blog about dogs food, then search in Google like, Top dog foods. That would bring a lot of blogs up. Start following them and participate.

6-InBound And Out Bound Linking

Linking content is really important too. Though this might not directly increase your traffic, but this would indeed increase your page rank (as discussed before) and then would bring quality search engine traffic for sure.

 In bound linking is basically when you link your post with some other post on your blog. Notice how i shared other old relevant post that were shared on Mybloggertricks in the past. This is inbound linking. You can directly mention old posts like (you might also like bla bla) or make the link within the sentence. Take an example of the next sentence.

It is always important to know How To Inter-link Pages Smartly To Flow The PR Juice To Ever Single Page!. See? You can make the link part of your sentence too. Its works the same. In this way, the page rank that your present post have gained would flow to these linked posts, resulting them to get higher ranked in search engines.

7-Increasing Post Frequency With Guest Bloggers

 There is a limit to the number of posts  that you can mange to write in a single day. May be 3-4 maximum.  So why not to take help of other guest authors that would help you out in the process. This is the general idea. But to note, you wont be getting any guest bloggers in your early blogging days and no one would feel like posting and associating them selves with a newbie blog.

So you have to do the initial hard work of posting regularly (or you can hire paid bloggers too)  and then seek on guest bloggers.

8-Posting Timings

 Hell important. Take on an example of this blog. There is nothing to hide guys. We feel like sharing our experience through these posts. :)

So now days i normally publish posts around 11-12am. (which makes up 8-10am in US, from where most of the internet traffic lands on). This is the time where most of the people check on blogs (as per stats). I may visit mybloggertricks in my office once a day, and if there is no new content (even if the authors would post later in the day, i wont get to read it).
posting timings

So its wise to publish out the article when most of the people tend to read it. So coming back to timings, when ever i get late in post, we tend to see a decrease in the Alexa rank! So posting on right timings would increase it dramatically.

9-Consider Using Ads When You Get Setup

 Imagine a blog with no or less traffic is full of ads. What impression would that give? A clean blog with clear cut content gives out a more positive feel. That doesnt mean you should not monetize your blog, but i believe that as due to the low traffic, the Ads wont make you any considerable money, so why not to give a clean look to blog until you get some loyal traffic.

That would be the time to introduce the Ads.

10-Always Talk Hot!

write on hot topicsMany of the readers here at MBT shared their views that how we published a post on Christmas Gadgets. Christmas is near so why not to talk about it? Its hot. This is one of the strategies of flowing traffic towards your blog. There is nothing to hide. Thats how the world of blogging works.

In fact this is what blogging is. What if a SEO blogger doesn't tell the top blogging techniques to their visitors? So if there is a particular dog disease out in the world, and you blog about dogs, do write about it.

11-Content Layout- Addition of Pictures/Media

Pictures are better than thousand words. We know that. Notice how pictures in this post make it more interesting to read. Its just some kind of natural force that makes you continue reading out the rest of the post.

Its a must. Find any relevant video to your content to if you could find one.

12-Learn With Your Analytics

consider your stats Monitor your blog's top articles in terms on visitors, bounce rate, time spent etc and then try to improve those articles. Feature them in your feature post widget for your blog so that they get even more attention. Try to update the content, if there is any thing new to the post theme.

Notice your top performing days which bring most of the traffic and try to utilize it. You may want to add an extra post on that top performing day.

13-URL SEO- Post link layout

Like in WordPress, you write the post url separately to the post title unlike in blogger. In blogger, you can add some additional code to your templates, to make the post titles as your post url. The best SEO url strategy is to make the url same as the post title, with keywords that you are targeting.

14-Be polite, Humble Blogger

Your relationships with your readers is crucial. No one likes rude attitude. When a reader leaves out a comment, greet him in a great way that he would be feel honored to share his thoughts again. This would increase the interactivity of your blog and if you continue to do so consistently, you would find a great people ready to praise you all the time.

15-Table of Contents Can Help

 If you have a blog with tutorials, tips, then its a wise approach to have list of contents (sitemap) that would help navigation easy for the visitors. This can increase the number of page views dramatically. So like wise bounce rate would drop (that's what you want).

16-Say All What You Got

Be natural and say it all. When the readers would know that you are straight about what you know and anything that you don't know, they would respect you. When you mention any thing that is still new for yourself, be positive and mention that you are still experimenting on that one.

Every one is in the process of learning all the time.

17-Creating Curiosity And Fulfilling it

create curiosity The ebook creation series that i have worked over the last couple of days has developed a curiosity among many of our friends here at MBT. Series of posts works pretty well for this purpose. Always mention what is coming next day so that readers would feel like waiting for it.

18- Drive Referal Traffic-YouTube

YouTube has been really in, in terms of driving traffic to my blog. In fact my top performing article is backed by a YouTube video that brings in much of a traffic. You would have seen many top bloggers using YouTube videos to give an extra edge to their content.

You can make a short video supporting your article and embed that into your post. Believe me that gives a great impression.

19- Build a Brand- Work On To Be Unique

 Your blog looks and feel are very important in terms on developing a unique brand. Even if you use a template, work on to make it more personel so that it just belongs to you. Clean and clear design can impress the visitors and tend them to push the like buttons here and there. I often go for like buttons on blogs just by their first impression.

It means a lot.

20- Post Frequency Final Note:

 Many beginners dont get the post frequency part. They can never decide the right post frequency for their blogs. As here, i would recommend posting out 2 or more articles daily (they can be short around 400 words) and then stick to this for 6-8 months. The results would be self explainatory.

So these are the top 20 tips that would lead you to drive traffic to your blogs may it be blogspot blogs or any other. The idea is universal. Again buddy, the power is in consistency. This is for the motivational purpose. If you don't stick to what you do, there is no use. So lets do it together and sketch our success with our own hands.


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  1. Nice Post Hassam :)
    Well in 1 year career i have learnt all this which u have mentioned above .......

  2. thanks for your information but now i have good page rank and r serch in my blog what u think i can make to make my blog more fast download

  3. I went through each tip carefully and hassam dude you won me today. Well crafted post with ways that are in every way practical and applicable. With tons of tips being published these days it has really become difficult to choose the best working ways of driving traffic to a site.

    I would further emphasis the use of tagging posts and submitting them to authorities such as technorati, Delicious and DIGG. Tag your best post out there and not every other post. The chances of pushing your post to the front page may seem less but miracles always happen with Good guys. So keep stumbling and digging and keep these traditional ways alive.

    I am highly impressed today hassam.

  4. omg! realy realy great post Awan. thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Again a very useful post for Bloggers to increase Traffic,like the explained way of the post...Thnxxx a lot bro for these tips....Will experiment on my Blog..Keep going and sharing your knowledge.

  6. Did I ever tell you I love your blog? mashallah! ツ

  7. Dear Hassam Ahmad Awan i want to thank you wholeheartedly for writing such a beautiful post for us.I am all geared up for a new start after reading your motivational post ....THANKS AGAIN !!!

  8. @Haider Afridi

    Thanks buddy. Its great to know that you are aware of these basic traffic tips. Good luck for the consistency part. :)


    What i understood from your comment was that you got page rank and now you are looking for traffic tips. You came to the right place bro. Implement these tips consistently and you would experience the fruit.

    @Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai

    Thanks a lot bro. Was really one of the top guest posts of mine. :)

    @Nalaka Prasad

    Glad to see such emotions. :>

    @Govind Choudhary

    Many of us know these simple tips but most fail in the consistency part. Thanks for the kind comment and best of luck for the future. :)


    Was waiting to hear that from you :P Thanks Lett. The hard work that Muhammad has done with his blog is self explanatory.

    @Priyanka Rautela

    My pleasure. Just loved your response. Hope the post would motivate you enough to become a problogger :>

  9. Thank you Hassam, this tutorial is indeed a true find! Your hard work is appreciated, my friend. I have been blogging for almost two years now but did not know about optimizing post titles for search - I visit this blog daily now and enjoy every article.

    Keep up the excellent work, and thank you for sharing all this wonderful advice with us! :)

  10. what should be the daily visit of our blog ..so that we can assume that its going well..approximately the number of page views that a blog should have daily..

  11. Please what code should we add to our blogger template to make our post title as our post URL?

  12. Very well explained article about.. traffic generation...

  13. Assalaam O Alaikum Mustafa Bhai...

    It's an amazing post I have ever Seen... You have shared few but most important tips for bloggers. I have learnt alot from your blog.

    Bro I want to ask that can you please provide the Like button and Gplus button code you have added in Menu. With detail how and where to add this code. I am a Newbie and want to add the code like you added. Please provide me if you can.

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  14. @Alwyn Ash

    My pleasure buddy. Its great to know that you like reading articles here. SEO is really important. Other wise years of blogging can go in vane. Good luck for the future. :)

    @Darjeeling Info

    The more the traffic the better you are. But i got your point. We often want to target some numbers. I would say, having 500-1000 visitors daily means that you are off to a great future :)

    Hope that helps.

    @Joseph Ezie Efoghor

    There is no code needed for that buddy. Blogger sets your post title as its URL automatically. So simply choose a keyword rich title that would later become your post URL once you publish the post.

    But note that once you publish the post with a certain title (that became URL), than you cant change it. So make it perfect on the first go.

    Hope that helped :)

    @MLM Training India

    Thanks pal.

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  17. i would simply say stunning hassam love it.
    i would love to see your article on keyword research in detail.
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