Why bust your tail trying to drive traffic through new blog posts?
Increasing blog traffic through old posts is a smart, simple way to leverage your presence, boost your traffic and increase your profits without feeling overwhelmed.
Admittedly, I had oodles of fun guest posting 5 times daily the past month but fun turned to a little less fun yesterday. Immediately, I let go the old approach because having fun and being generous are 2 key factors of my blogging success. Plus it plain makes sense to use what you already have to see increased blogging success.
Follow these tips to increase blog traffic through old posts.
Link In Liberally
5000 posts exist on Blogging Tips Dot Com.
Why not link to old posts via this post? I increase traffic through the old posts.
As for Blogging From Paradise, since I have admin rights on my blog, I just open up old posts, edit by adding a few links, and increase traffic through this simple, sound, smart blogging strategy.
Think related posts when linking in for best results. Do not be shy. Give readers the option to click a handful of links to drive blog traffic through old posts.
Link Out Liberally
Link out to trusted resources in your blogging niche. Gain trust. Keep people on your blog, goading them to visit more pages, increasing your blog traffic.
Example; I link out to a high DA blogging tips blog from this post. After clicking the link and enjoying the content you likely trust me more, trust Blogging Tips more, stick around and visit a few other pages for a sweet traffic boost.
Visit old blog posts. Link to trusted resources in your niche of choice. Earn credibility. Give readers a reason to stick around your blog and click through to other old blog posts.
Keep Comments Open on Old Posts
I know bloggers close comments on old posts for fear of being overrun by spam but someone just bought one of my eBooks through this older blog post.
She published a comment asking for the Amazon India link of my eBook. I emailed her the link. A few moments later she bought the guest posting eBook here. Why? She found an old post and commented on the old post. No doubt, keeping comments open on old posts increases blog traffic because people visit pages and dig deeper if they can be heard via comments.
OK; one drawback exists with this strategy. Spammers love sneaking through to comment on old posts. But moderating and dumping spam and trash folders is well worth the increased traffic and sales you get via old blog posts.
Promote Old Posts on Facebook and Twitter
I noticed something fascinating on Facebook. My old blog posts get serious burn every time I promote these classics. Does it have to do with the authority and track record of the page aka blog post itself? You bet it does. Why else would Facebook give juice to old posts?
Plus old posts gain success momentum through organic sharing.
Of course you see easily why promoting old posts creates a traffic increase through these channels. People who allow their old content to drive new traffic through simple promotion get the secret of successful, smart blogging.
Why pull your hair out trying to run around like mad getting new traffic via new blog posts and guest posts 5-10 times daily? Relax, kick back, have fun and generously follow these tips to drive new traffic to old blog posts.