Are you looking to give your blog a boost with some more traffic, and to do it fast? Read on to learn how to increase blog traffic overnight.
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Wondering how to get new traffic on your blog without investing months of effort?
Increasing your blog traffic takes a bit of work. However, the right strategies can have such a drastic effect that you’ll see your traffic grow from one day to the next. Tens of millions of people now blog in the U.S. While some of those people simply blog for fun, most of us hope to gain money, or at least recognition, in the process. And the way to get those things is to increase blog traffic.
Wondering how to increase blog traffic fast? We’ve put together a few key tips that will get you the results you want. Keep reading to learn how to get new visitors to your blog overnight!
1. Create Content Strategically
If you’ve been randomly putting content out there with no strategy, you’re not likely to see a lot of traffic. To get people clicking, all it can take is a single, strategic article. Some people see their traffic blow up overnight thanks to just one post.
The key is figuring out what kind of posts will get you those traffic booms. Content is, of course, the most important thing on your blog. It should be what you invest the most time in.
The content that gets the most visitors tends to meet a particular need that those visitors have. Think of it like marketing. Marketers look for “pain points” in their target customers, then create products that will address those pain points. A blog is much the same way. However, instead of a product, you’re creating content to meet a specific need.
Consider your target audience, what they do, and what they’re into. The content you post might be things that they find useful or things that they find entertaining. Of course, the best content usually hits both of those points.
Check online forums to see what people are asking related to your blog’s subject. This can help you generate good post ideas. Check what other bloggers have written about, as well. Can you give a different angle on something, or is there a gap in what’s been discussed so far?
Readers love gorgeous infographics, fascinating statistics, and great storytelling using images or video. If you can hit those marks, you’re likely to see your traffic grow fast. People will want to share and link to the right content.
2. Make it Evergreen
Another part of your content strategy is to create evergreen content.
If you only post timely subjects, you have a short window of time for your posts to gain popularity. However, evergreen content is poised to blow up at any time. And if some news breaks that’s relevant to one of your evergreen posts, you have a chance to push it out to readers all over again.
Many posts that go viral aren’t new posts — they’re just evergreen. Give your posts more chances to catch people’s eyes by not giving them expiration dates.
3. Create Stellar Headlines
You can’t draw attention to your content overnight if your headlines don’t shine. Many people decide to click on a post based on the way the headline is phrased even though they may not realize it.
In fact, some people believe that the headline is more important than the post itself. If the content is great, but the headline is lackluster, it doesn’t matter, because no one will read it. However, even poor content with an excellent headline will get some visitors (although good content is always better, of course).
Sharing your post is like giving it an interview with potential readers, and the headline is the interview clothes you choose. Without the right clothes, readers won’t give your post a chance, no matter how great it is.
Experiment with different headline styles, especially in the early stages of your blog, to figure out what works best for generating traffic. For example, you might share the same post different times with different headlines, and see which ones get the most traffic.
4. Use Email Wisely
People can’t boost your visitor count by sharing your posts if they don’t know what to share. Promotion is one of the most important parts of your blog strategy, and email newsletters are a great way to promote.
When people visit your blog, collect their emails for the newsletter. After you have that information, send out regular (but not too regular) emails featuring new content, and relevant or timely old content. This helps people who already like your content stay connected to it, making them more likely to share it.
5. Check Your Keywords
To make content that gets noticed, you need the right keywords. Check your keyword rankings to make sure you’re targeting the right keywords for your niche.
SEO might sound scary, but having a post that’s highly ranked by Google can really change your traffic numbers overnight. Today’s keyword strategies involve using keywords naturally, not stuffing them into posts. You can optimize for Google without making your content clumsy and hard to read.
You can also use long-tail keywords. Google loves longer keywords, and there’s less competition for them, so they’re easier to rank for. Figure out what your target audience is searching for, and use that knowledge to find the right keywords to rank for.
6. Optimize for Mobile
Your audience probably isn’t looking at your site from their desktop or even laptop computers. Does your blog read well on mobile?
Although this may not technically increase your traffic overnight, mobile optimization is key to having your blog posts poised to go viral. You won’t get the numbers you want if your site is hard to access or read using a phone.
Ready to Increase Blog Traffic?
When you increase blog traffic, you can meet your blog goals, no matter what they are. There’s no secret formula for growing traffic to your blog. However, these time-tested tips are sure to get you the numbers you need.
Want to learn more about using social media as part of your strategy? Check out our guide to growing traffic on Instagram.
Beware Who You Trust for Advice
Sometimes I ask questions on Quora.
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I asked a question recently about shadow boxing while walking and if this practice burns calories.
Peep 2 answers.
I was a personal trainer and fitness nut for 20 years. I know shadow boxing does in fact burn calories and help you get more ripped because since doing it every single day during my walks, my arms are becoming as defined as ropes. True; shadow-boxing does not increase muscle mass. But the individual gave me a false, untrue answer because he fears what he looks like and cares about the opinions of others. He is not shadow boxing while walking or jogging because it is not effective; he fears people will look at him and believe he is a fruit loop, whatever that means.
This individual actually offers honest, truthful advice; shadow-boxing while walking burns more calories. If he ended it there, the advice would have been helpful. But he also fears criticism, aka, what people think about him, so his fears advise me not to do the extra calorie burning thing, because I would look like a Rocky wannabe jerk.
Two well-meaning guys who offer poor fitness advice because each guy deeply fears what people think about them. If I was not a fitness pro I’d have believed their inaccurate advice and would have cheated myself out of calorie burning. All because of the illusion of fear and its hold over most of humanity.
Before you trust blogging advice, check the source. Does the blogger:
- radiate happiness?
- radiate compassion?
- exude success?
- inspire you to succeed?
- uplift bloggers?
If so, awesome. Trust the advice because you know the person offers advice from love, harmony and truth.
But if someone adds a fear-based element to the advice – like the fitness guys above who fear what people think about them and allowed their fears to become a projection on me – you know it’s bad advice because fear is not real, an illusion, and stepping into illusion moves you away from truth.
If you burn more calories, you burn more fat and get ripped. This is truth. Shadow boxing while walking made me super ripped so the truth shines through. But if I stopped shadow-boxing while walking because I feared what people thought about me or what they’d say about me, I would step into the illusion of fear, away from truth, and would not be as ripped and cut as I am now.
Imagine if I listened to those 2 fear-fitness guys last month when I returned home? I’d look a lot more like Olive Oil and less like Bruce Lee.
Be careful about who you trust for blogging advice guys. Most people mean well – like the fitness dudes – but project their deep fears onto you and offer poor, or downright terrible, blogging advice. I have compassion for afraid bloggers but I won’t listen to their illusory advice.
One Such Example
Many top bloggers feel terror at losing email subscribers so offer advice based on the fear. Meanwhile, guys like me who have no such fear offer advice to help you bond deeply with your most rabid fans through email, exponentially increasing your success. Loss is impossible in a Universe of abundance.
Who do you think inspires you to live your dreams?
The blogger offering advice from the illusion of fear, pulling you away from truth, into smoke, mirrors, and appearances, not really there?
Or the blogger offering advice from truth and abundance.
Follow heart-centered bloggers.
Live your dreams.
Do You Establish Work at Home Boundaries?
Some people love attention.
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I know a few who do their best to grab my attention. Phone calls, emails, cryptic Facebook Messages.
I ignore everything and every one outside of what I do in the moment since I set up work at home boundaries. I close the door and go into my office. No way I stop working for anything or anyone who starves for my attention. The house could burn down and I would scoot out at the last minute because work time is work time and I do nothing else save work during work time.
If you do not respect your time, people will not respect your time. If you give people your time whenever they want your time, for:
- small talk
- general BS
people will gladly ask for favors, engage in gossip, engage in small talk, chat you up and BS for hours, because you chose not to establish work at home boundaries.
100% of the time, if people appear to be using you or eating up your precious time, it is your fault. People treat you how you choose to treat yourself.
How a Happy and Successful Blogger Sets Up Work at Home Boundaries
Easy; I close the door, walk into the office and get to work. I do not leave the office until I complete my work. My phone? I turn it off. I check email rarely. I only check Messenger 2-3 times daily for 5 minutes at a clip.
I set up definite, clear, work at home boundaries to respect my time. People reflect my time-respecting back to me. Easy peasy.
If someone tries to grab my attention through Messenger, or the land line, or through email, or at the door, I completely ignore attempts made to grab my attention and time. Boundaries folks; you need to be clear and firm on your work at home boundaries to ensure everybody else respects your boundaries.
You Are Walking into a Word Office
Would a friend, family member or casual neighbor barge into your 9-5 job office asking for a favor? Would said folks barge into your 9-5 job office to spread the latest gossip? Nope. Then why allow said folks to barge into your work at home office to do similar things? Nope. Put up boundaries. Door closes. Enter office. You are busy. You are working. Even my 3 year old niece understands when Uncle Ryan goes to work in the home office. Everybody else can easily grasp this concept.
What About Impatient or Desperate Online Folks?
I completely ignore impatient, fear-filled, desperate folks who demand I answer Messenger or email requests in 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or in 24 hours. I respect my time and completely ignore people who do not respect my time.
I built my blogging business almost completely on a passive income model so nothing I do online is time sensitive. I have answered most questions 1,000 to 10,000 times through my courses, eBooks, blog posts and videos. It is up to these awesome but unclear folks to find and use the answers I created, to improve their lives.
I am generous daily, publishing a blog post and/or video. Plus I published about 800 posts on Blogging Tips, and over 2,000 posts on Blogging From Paradise. It is on the impatient folks screaming for my attention to follow my blog posts, guest posts, videos, eBooks and courses because I answered their questions many times.
People treat you exactly how you teach them to treat you. I have posture so I set up work at home boundaries for offline and online folks.
Respect your time and work schedule and other folks will do the same.
Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?
Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.
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The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.
Birds of a feather flock together.
You have heard that one, right?
I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:
- face your fears
- serve humanity
- be a bright light for people to follow
- live your deepest, wildest dreams
Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.
Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.
Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.
Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.
Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.
Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.
Who Do You Hang With?
Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.
For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.
Surround yourself only with bloggers who:
- have posture
- have authority
- charge top dollar
- profit freely
- prosper freely
- exude confidence
- have a highly developed prosperity consciousness
You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.
But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.
Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.
Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.
Just your blogging success at stake.
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