Most beginners quit blogging just because of one reason and that is lack of website traffic. They work very hard in the beginning and follow each and every way to increase their site traffic, but they will give up after not noticing any results from search engines.
Always remember one thing, without optimizing your posts for search engines, you will NEVER get any organic traffic. You must be optimizing your blog posts, at the same time, you also need to take care of your readers. Don’t over optimize your blog posts and focus on solving your readers problems on your blog posts, you will notice great results from the search engines.
How to increase website traffic?
Are you searching for different ways to increase your website traffic? If yes, this detailed guide is for you, and I’ll walk you through few essential things that you need to do to get more traffic to your websites.
1. Install WordPress SEO by Yoast
If you are a WordPress user, you are in luck. There’s a plugin called WordPress SEO by yoast, it is one of the best SEO plugins out there to increase your organic traffic.
It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or SEO professional, this plugin makes it easy for you to optimize your blog posts and pages for search engines to increase website traffic.
I used both All in One SEO pack and WordPress SEO by yoast, and I must say I am more impressed with WordPress SEO by yoast plugin. It’s simply awesome and it will allow you easily to optimize your posts and you can make sure your headlines are not more than 70 characters etc. by using this plugin.
One more advantage of using this plugin is that, you can noindex and nofollow the web pages or links you don’t want to see on search results. This is important because few pages like your email subscription pages won’t need any visibility in search engines.
So what are you waiting for? Download the plugin here.
2. Know and adopt to Google latest updates
Google is introducing new algorithms like Google Panda, Penguin etc. to give best experience to its search users. Though there are effective ways to recover from these updates, but you need to adopt to Google latest algorithms to improve your website traffic.
Most WordPress users never worry about the changes in Google algorithms. All they do is to post contents regularly and praying for Google to get more traffic. It doesn’t work if you don’t realize the importance of latest Google algorithms. So make it a habit of reading to Google’s latest updates, find various ways to recover from them if you are concerned about increasing your search engine traffic.
3. Focus on LSI keywords
Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) keywords are simply the relevant keywords. For example, if you’re trying to rank for the keyword “WordPress SEO tips”, you can use the relevant keywords like SEO tips for WordPress beginners, WordPress tips for SEO beginners etc. to rank better instead of using the same keyword in your posts again and again. Moreover Google rewards your posts if you use LSI keywords and penalizes you if you do too much keyword stuffing.
Content is always the king. So focus on creating detailed content (about 1000 words) for the posts that you want to rank for. Google always rewards detailed content, but make sure not to fluff. It’s always the quality, not quantity.
One of the major benefits of writing detailed blog posts is that you can insert more LSI keywords naturally so that you can rank for more keywords on Google search results. Ranking for more keywords on Google means more traffic from a single blog post. So start focusing on using LSI keywords and start writing detailed posts that server your readers.
4. Getting search engine traffic takes time
If you want long lasting traffic from search engines, focus on long term goals and give your blog posts enough time to get ranked for certain keywords. If you give up too early, you may not see any growth in search engine traffic.
It’s essential to be patient when you want more organic traffic, don’t quit too soon. Instead of focus on what went wrong on your blog posts. If possible, always spend time on reviving your old blog posts to bring more SEO traffic. You don’t have to too much rely on optimizing old posts to get more traffic, instead just add few more links, update and improve your headlines. It will do the trick.
5. Build backlinks from relevant sources
Backlinks are one of the key factors of improving your SEO traffic. Without building quality backlinks, your blog posts will never get rewarding results in Google eyes. You have to build links from trusted and relevant sources.
So how can you do that? One of the effective ways is to create infographics around your niche hot topics and email all the influencers to check it out. If they find your infographic valuable, they will definitely either share or link to your contents. You can also use backlink checker tools to find and analyze the quality of your links.
Also, you can still depend on guest posts to build backlinks, but never make a mistake of guest posting only to build links. Firstly, focus on building relationships with other bloggers, then start writing great posts for their blogs and add relevant links to your own blog posts to rank better in search engines.
You also have to be careful while choosing blogs to write guest posts, don’t write for the blogs that accept mediocre posts. Only guest post on those blogs that accept truly exceptional guest posts.
Conclusion: Organic traffic is the key for any profitable blog or website. Without search engine traffic, you won’t get any leads or sales. Getting more traffic from search engines is not a tedious task. Even if you are new to SEO, you can still increase your website traffic by implementing the above methods. So focus on analyzing your LSI keywords, and make sure to learn from latest Google updates.
What Is Your Blog Post Publishing Frequency and Why?
From time to time, assess how frequently you publish blog posts. Ask yourself why? Sit. Wait for an honest answer.
I publish 4-5 blog posts daily. Sometimes I publish 6 posts. Why? I share oodles of helpful videos, podcasts and articles but on a deeper level, I intend to get my 124 eBooks in a billion hands or more. Yes; I wrote and self-published 124 bite-sized eBooks. Publishing 6 posts daily allows me to promote 6 different eBooks daily on my blog. I also publish 3 or more guest posts daily to share value and promote my eBooks in more spots. Note; that is 3 or more eBook promotions, in addition to all of my eBooks I promote on social media.
Promoting 124 eBooks daily is no joke. I needed to raise my vibe, practice writing and video and podcasting and get clear on upping my post frequency to drive traffic and business through an approach. I see my blog more as a high volume, blogging news portal, like CNN or Fox News, and less a blog for publishing weekly and leaving it at that. Hey; that is just me, though.
You may be different because all bloggers hold different intents and vibe at different frequencies. Imagine blogging once monthly. Today, you set an intent to publish 5 posts daily between videos, articles and podcasts. Seems foolish, right? Few humans make this quantum leap without putting in years of writing practice and also giving substantial attention and energy to energy management, or, mindset work. Never raise your blog post frequency from energies of fear and delusion; burnout and failure await.
But do bump up frequency if it feels fun, relaxing, prospering and generous to publish more frequently.
On the flip side, pull back on blog post frequency if your current schedule feels heavy, tiring, exhausting and overwhelming.
Only you know how frequently you post and why you post at that clip. You know the honest answer. Be straight with yourself.
Optimal Blog Post Frequency
Follow your fun and relaxation.
What feels really good and fun and relaxing, but maybe a bit uncomfortable, to you? Run with it. Daily? Awesome. Weekly? Cool. Twice daily? Great. One post, one day, and 3 posts, the following day? Why not? If readers enjoy your content they read your content, keeping up with what they can keep up with. Trust your gut.
I advise publishing at least weekly in most cases unless you publish a long form post monthly ranking well on Google, genuinely knocking folk’s socks off. Why? People forget you as you vanish from the stream for a month at a time. Blogs are news portals for your niche. News should not be published monthly. Weekly at a minimum works fine for news updates.
Making Money and Frequency
In my eBook:
I break down how you find buyers for your business online.
Pondering post frequency, money flows to frequent posters and less frequent posters. Everything money-wise depends on your clarity with receiving money and following your frequency strategy because your energy dictates your income. Feel good, and at peace, and relaxed, about your blog post frequency. Success will find you based on your money energy and life energy, independent of your blog post frequency.
Do the inner work and the outer results expand freely and easily over time.
Blogging Income Tip: How Do You Feel about Money?
As I promote my eBook:
I ponder one massive source of anxiety for most bloggers: money. Most of you grew up with money limiting beliefs. Money does not grow on trees. Money is not easy. Money is hard to get. Money is scarce. If you want money, get used to owning and facing each money fear because blogging full time requires you to work for free, generously, for a while, and no human with money fears works for free. All humans clinging to heavy money fears only work for pay. What is working for pay? Jobs. Working for someone allows you to get paid for every hour you work because being employees guarantees payment, per work, per your contract.
Guess what? Blogging is a different animal. Nobody gets paid to be an individual, business-owning blogger because blogging is a business. Business is about building something to boost skills and exposure to where your streams of income yield cash for you. Complete 180 from being an employee because you need face money fears, release fears, and proceed from a generous energy to gain skills and exposure enough to earn a full time income through your blog.
How do you feel about money? Does money feel scarce to you? Do you fear running out of money? Be honest guys. Being straight with yourself allows you to make money because before you make money through your blog, you need to face, feel and release money fears. Why? You never move into actions required to make money being burdened by the heavy fear of losing money, a yoke that saddles most of humanity.
I have noted how Gary Vaynerchuk did 2000 YouTube interviews before he began to get major media and TV coverage. He worked for free for 2000 interviews because he was not burdened by the terror of losing money, vibing abundance and generosity and trust. Most of humanity is so scared to lose all of their money that they never give one interview for free; these people work jobs to guarantee they get money for what they do work-wise, but sacrifice their fun and freedom in the process. You cannot live your dreams through blogging if you have no vision for the future and you cannot create a vision if you feel weighed down by the fear of money loss. How can you dream big dreams if you secretly feel terrified to lose it all? The fear of losing it all dominates your mind, body and actions so you will just work a job to get money and you will treat your blog casually, because your blog does not yield money, like your job.
Of course, your blog does not yield money because you vibe a poverty consciousness and poverty-vibing folks never do the generous giving – working for free, for a sustained period of time – to position themselves for success, a’la Gary Vee and his 2000 YouTube interviews. I have written and published nearly 1000 posts on Blogging Tips. Nobody paid me directly for writing and publishing these posts but the traffic and links and money I gained indirectly through these nearly 1000 posts helped me live a neat life. I began giving generously the moment I faced my money fears.
Expect to do the same if you want to live your dreams through blogging.
What Few Bloggers Understand
I live a pretty sexy life. I have circled the globe for the past eight years through blogging. Pretty cool, right?
But my blogging duties are seemingly mundane, not too sexy at all and in moments, quite boring. I genuinely love blogging. I have fun doing what I do. But I am also a human being experiencing a wide range of emotions on an hour to hour basis. Sometimes, I just want to go to sleep for a little bit because I feel tired and a bit bored with the blogging process. But if I intuitively know it is time to write a blog post I just write the blog post. In these moments, blogging feels boring and mundane and plain and not too sexy. But doing the seemingly mundane things in boring moments lays the foundation for living a spectacular dream life through blogging.
Few bloggers understand this basic fact of sometimes boring activities laying the foundation for a spectacular dream life. Most bloggers believe I do exciting, inspired and amazing things all day long to live an amazing life. This is 100% not true and nothing could be further from the fact. Blogging is fun for me most of the time but sometimes blogging feels boring. Even when blogging feels fun I am not doing anything earth-shattering or jaw-dropping anytime I write and publish blog posts and comment on blogs and promote one or all of my 100 plus ebooks. Does tapping a retweet button and sharing one of my eBooks on Twitter seem earth-shattering? Nope. Simple. East too. But few bloggers understand simple blogging activities lead to great blogging success.
Most bloggers believe you live your dreams through blogging by trying to knock the ball out of the park with viral blog posts and partnerships with the top bloggers on earth. Nope. You live your dreams by simply publishing helpful content, building friendships with top bloggers by being generous and asking for nothing, and by opening multiple streams of income from an abundant, trusting energy. Each of those steps is simple to put into action but sometimes taking each of those steps feel scary or highly uncomfortable. Nudge through the fear. Take the step. Simple, generous actions eventually lead to spectacular results because all meaningful blogging ventures begin with simple, generous actions. Do not believe top bloggers hit home runs everyday. We hit singles again and again and again and again for 10000 to 20000 hours until all those singles add up to something dazzling over the long haul.
Think in terms of tiny impressions made multiple times daily. I could have tried to write a viral guest post on this blog 3 years ago when I first published posts here. But I just chose to do a solid job writing a simple post some 900 times. Now I have written and published 900 + guest posts on this blog which means on a single blog alone I have 900 links or more, based on the ebooks of mine I link to as well. 900 + links leads up to something pretty sexy and spectacular but it was the simple, generous actions I took daily over 3 years of my life that led to the stunning long-term success. Blogging is doing simple things generously for hours daily for years of your life to build something special and meaningful.
Never believe that top bloggers hit home runs every day for a few weeks before they made it big. Anybody who makes it big does seemingly little things with love and generosity every single day over the course of years of their lives. Imagine 10000 to 20000 hours of doing simple things and you get an idea of what it takes to live a spectacular dream life through the medium of blogging.
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