10 Quickie Tips and Tricks To Massively Increase Your Blog Traffic

Blogging is not hard, keeping up is.

You can write anything, it’s your blog but when it comes to traffic, the ball moves to your audience’s court.

If you want your blog to be flooded with traffic, you need to get into action now.

Here are some of the best actionable tips and tricks to drive huge traffic to your blog.

If you think writing awesome content alone is important to get readers glued, let me tell you, your content will be called “awesome” only when people read it and that is why this post on how to get those people to read your blog is crucial. So read mindfully.

When it comes to increasing blog traffic there are millions of creative ways to increase blog traffic. And I am here to show you some sure shot methods to get the ball rolling. At the end of each point, I will point out some awesome actionable tips which will help you double or triple your traffic.

1) Let Alexa bring you traffic:

We all bloggers are well aware of Alexa. Alexa ranking is measured by people who visited your site, but with alexa toolbar installed in their browser. If you want to improve your alexa ranking I have a detailed post on it.

I am not here asking you to improve alexa but saying you to perform a site query of your site on alexa. For this, go to http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/https://www.bloggertipstricks.com , where you replace my domain with yours.

On opening the page, you will find the top queries that send organic traffic to your blog. Usually, these are the ones not clearly defined by Google analytics.

alexa top keywords

It’s your turn now, go and write the posts in a more detailed way and optimize them with the best on-page and off-page SEO.

Actionable tips:

1) Perform a site analysis on Alexa.

2) Optimize your posts or write completely new ones around the keywords you are ranking for.

2) Write evergreen posts:

Moz describes evergreen content as the ones that have continued and evergreen success. Most evergreen posts are based on long-term topics which generate decent traffic throughout the years for several years after publishing.

Evergreen lists posts are the ones that usually have higher ranks in the SERPs. For writing evergreen posts, I would suggest you to use the following techniques.

  1. Go to Reddit: Type your keyword in the search box; go to a sub-reddit if there is one. Check the threads to get keyword ideas from queries people have been consistently asking. Go write a post on it.
  2. Write list posts on commonly used tools in your niche. If you are a flower blogger, write about top 50 flower species that grow year round. If you are a movie blogger, write about [N] movies that are based on sci-fi thriller, where N is any number.

My lists posts mentioned below give me organic traffic all the year round.

  1. 8 Free Google Keyword Rank Checker Tools
  2. 9 Free Backlink Checker Tools To Check Competitors Backlinks
  3. 9 Free Plagiarism Checker Tools
  4. 6 Best Proofreading Tools To Get Error Free Articles
  5. 10 Online Grammar Checker Tools For Error-Free Writing

3) Publish the hell out of your blog posts: When we are talking about evergreen posts, our promotional strategies should also be evergreen. You should promote your evergreen posts almost every month. If you are like me too busy, then follow my time-saving trick:

Sign up to hootsuite and then schedule all your posts in advance. This feature will help you to save all your efforts while promotion of your blog posts will be on automation.

Actionable tips:

  1. Go and search for keyword groups people are querying almost every day.
  2. Write well defined and meaty list posts on them.
  3. Automate your promotion by using hootsuite.

3) Do guest blogging:

Did you know ace bloggers like Jon Morrow were guest bloggers long before they had a blog for themselves? Yes, guest blogging has always worked for them. If they could use guest blogging to create a buzz around a non-existent blog and then launched their blogs with a bang, why not you.

Caution: I am not saying you to indulge in spammy link building through guest blogging, but I am saying you can always do it legitimately in order to make it work.

Actionable tips:

  1. Look for guest post opportunity on high authority blogs on similar niche as yours.
  2. Use these Guest blogging tips for higher exposure
  3. Even if they don’t allow you link, it will help you build an authority and people will Google your name to get to your blog.

4) Target long tail keywords:

Long tail keywords are the keyword phrases consisting of 3 or more words and generally tend to have low competition. It is, therefore, easy to rank your pages built around long tail keywords. Rankings are directly proportional to the traffic.

google search result

When you target on a keyword like “apartments in Los Angeles”, you will get search result of at least 201 million pages, while if you perform a search for “2 bedroom apartments for rent in los Angeles under $800” your competitor number will shrink to a noticeable 2 million. This difference matters a lot in getting a search ranking.

Read these posts to get started:

Actionable tips:

  1. Go to Google auto-suggest to get long tail keyword ideas or use Tools like LongTailPro
  2. Use those keywords in the search box to filter further similar keywords.
  3. Rinse and repeat.
  4. Write a blog post on everything that a reader looking for that query would expect from you.

5) Cover trending topics:

Sometimes a mixture of trending topics along with evergreen posts can bring a hell lot of traffic to your blog. Write about topics that have affected your industry conventions.

Actionable tips:

  1. You can go to slideshare and find out all the awesome and trending presentations. Then you can pick a few of them and create an awesome post on each topic. As it is already so popular, you are going to get loads of traffic.
  2. You can also use Google trends, to find what topics are in demand over the year. And craft a popular post out of it.
  3. Go to Pinterest, type the keyword of the niche you blog in, get through the most pinned post. Convert it into a blog post.
  4. Subscribe to your industry blogs, through your feed reader or through their newsletter; write a topic they are already getting loads of responses.
  5. Publish different types of content on your blog to drive more traffic.

6) Use Quora, not for asking questions but for answering them:

We all use quora, to ask questions, silly and funny ones and serious ones too. Okay, we also answer a few questions. We can use quora not only as an inspiration to remove off writer’s block, but also to drive free and quality traffic to our website.

Search for your related posts and find questions related to it. At the end or in the middle of the answer you can include a link of yours. I would say try to provide full value to the answer within quora itself and keep the link as a bonus for more information. This will increase your credibility and you can surely get a dedicated source of traffic for your blog.

Actionable tips:

  1. Read The Marketer’s Guide to Quora by Kristi Hines
  2. Use quora as a source for high-quality traffic.
  3. You will have less competitors there so do not spam yourself.

7) Hack social media benefits:

I am not saying you to hack a Facebook account, so keep calm. You should use social media to drive referral traffic to your blogs.  I would say, you should perform a test on three or four or five social networks and find out what works for you. And then concentrate only on top three.

Post on social channels, get connected with clients, and conduct competitions for fans (you don’t need to give away huge cash, a small custom image with the fans name will do). In other words, increase engagement.

Actionable tips:

  1. Be active on social media.
  2. Bifurcate your posting strategy with posts of yours, posts of other blogs, and some facts and figures within your niche.

8) Steal your competitor’s audience:

Your competitors are great people and they should not be looked down. If they have an audience higher than yours, you should not hesitate to learn their strategies. I would say make an analysis of your competitor’s traffic through SEMRush.

Through SEMRush you can know what posts and keywords they are ranking for. Once you know that, apply Brian Dean’s skyscraper technique and write more awesome content on that keyword. You are sure to get traffic.

You can also steal traffic from other popular competitors and like I said, with respect. All you have to do is be regular on their blogs and comment on their posts. As they are in your niche, you should attract the readers on their blog.

How do I do that with just commenting?

The answer is, write meaningful and relatable comments. No matter if it becomes lengthy. In fact, length matters a lot as if you have commented earlier you will find readers who have to pass your comment to write theirs. If your comment is meaty and unique the readers will visit your blog either through the commentluv link or your name.

See image to understand.

commentluv links

Actionable tips:

  1. Do a competitor analysis.
  2. Write better and in-depth posts around keywords your competitors are already ranking for.
  3. Comment and provide value to other blogs.

9) Do social bookmarking:

Social bookmarking has never gone off trends. You can bookmark your posts on blogging communities and other communities related to your niche. Just sign up for their services and use them as social networks. You can utilize social bookmarking for traffic boosts to your site.

Most converting social bookmarking sites have karma score and you should earn them by showing activities there. I am not saying to invest all your time but you can invest at least an hour per week or hire a VA for this.

Most popular social bookmarking services include:

Actionable tips:

  1. Join blogging communities.
  2. Bookmark your recent posts.
  3. Promote posts shared by other people there.

10) Start an email list ASAP

An email list is a must have for every blog. Most people don’t have one when they start but let me tell you these people repent the most. Neil Patel says he is happy to invest even $1500 per year on email expenses. You don’t need to do as much but can always use free services like MailChimp or small expense based GetResponse for email marketing. (Check other best email marketing tools here.)

Actionable tips:

  1. Build an email list, everyone starts with 1 subscriber.
  2. Use good autoresponder services like GetResponse
  3. Give an incentive say ebook

Over to you:

Now that you know so many tips for increasing website traffic for free I would really want you to get into action.

If you follow these tricks for getting more organic and referral traffic I am sure you can increase the readership of your blog.

If you have noticed, the whole post was about better blogging, better Marketing and better networking. So, I would conclude saying: blog traffic is all about proper blogging, proper networking, and proper marketing.

34 thoughts on “10 Quickie Tips and Tricks To Massively Increase Your Blog Traffic

  1. This is a trick i have been using for long to drive massive traffic to my blog, even though i didn’t use Google webmaster tools to discover my keywords. Thanks for pointing out i can do same with Google Keyword Tools.

  2. Good trick! Google Webmaster Tools can be used effectively for keyword research. I often use Webmasters tools, Adword Keyword Research Tool and WordTracker KeywordQuestion to find better keywords and post idea.

  3. Hiii Ankit,
    you have mentioned a impressive Article here about – Tricks to Increase Blog Traffic Using Google Webmaster Tools. after reading your above mention tricks, i have applied on my Blog and i hope it will obtain a good result.thanks again Ankit for your great suggestion….!!

  4. Amazing trick to get high rank in SERP by finding all those rich keywords in Google Webmasters tools and use them segnificantly in new posts, blog structure and also in links building…Doing so one thing sure you will must get rank better in SERP several times faster and Top positioning. Thanks Ankit bro for this valuable post.

  5. Hi Ankit,
    This article help me a lot because I really don’t that how to use webmaster to blog traffic but this post clear me that how to use it. I really appreciate you for writing such great post(for me).

  6. Hi Bro,

    Thanks for sharing this information. It was a great unknown trick for most of us. I have been just using Google Webmaster Tool just to know the indexing and crawling error. But first time, hearing that we can also use it for increasing our blog traffic.

    Yes, I do fin out the words for which my blog ranks from SEO tools and build more backlinks for it. But now it will be easy to know it from GWT and the search queries for which we are ranking for in Google and to work ore on it to increase the traffic.

  7. It is important to remove all those above comments which are just advertising here.
    I read something like this first time. I frequently check my Google Webmaster Tool but never thought about this. This is grate and awesome stuff you shared. This post will going to be super hit. Keep good trick coming bro

  8. This is a secret i have been using to harvest massive traffic to my blog for so long, the webmaster tool will reveal the topics you are doing well on, build more content around it and interlink them and see the magic of traffic generation.

  9. Hey Ankit,

    I think you nailed it mate. Great information and thanks for sharing. Lovely tips! Gonna try it out and see if that works 🙂

    Appreciate it mate!

  10. Ankit Brother,
    You have surely good job. Really it is more important to develop good keywords that are already getting good traffic from google. So your tips are awesome. Thanks for pointing out the importance of using search quires in webmaster tools.

  11. Thank you. I already use webmaster tools like google analytics and adwords but I search for keywords through google trends. Targeting certain keywords is good. If you can rank for a single keyword on google first position then that is awesome. However, How to make dofollow backlinks ? it’s very difficult to make it in the year 2014. It was easy in 2008-09

  12. I think writing great posts that are optimized well for the search engines is the real key to increase blog traffic. Make sure to spend time on engaging with other blogs by also creating content. Always focus on user interaction and share others posts to increase your site exposure. Loved your tips Ankit!

  13. Hello Ankit, I am first time on your blog from one social share.
    First thing, you have got a nice blog, design is clean & good.
    Next, I completely agree that Brian’s skyscraper technique is really effective when it comes to traffic building. I used similar technique with couple of twists as per my need and always got good results. Even Quora has always been a good source of traffic for my sites.
    Though I don’t see anything good or at-least productive from Alexa (I don’t bother, may be because, I am not a core blogger).
    It’s truly a nice read Ankit, and thanks for sharing.

    Soumya Roy

  14. Hey Ankit,

    What an excellent post, covering almost all the effective tips to increase blog traffic. I really liked you idea of obtaining data from Alexa and using that to improve the existing content on your blog. I never thought of this before, but will give it a try now. And as far as long tail keywords are concerned, they can be valuable assets to drive in more traffic in a crowded niche. Anyways, thanks a lot for sharing this post. Got to learn a lot 🙂


  15. Hey Bro,

    Gotta say love your blog and your amazing posts. This post should be i fact made mandatory to newbies, will help them a lot :p

    Was looking for a keyword research tool, but it was like finding the gold when you in fact have it in your pocket :p


  16. Hi Ankit,

    Wow! Such an in-depth guide. I really enjoyed reading here and also learned few new things here.

    It seems like a all in one trick to increase your blog traffic for newbies.

    Using long tail keywords can be good option to rank easily and grab lot of organic traffic.

    Thank you so much for the detailed guide. Have a wonderful day ahead!

  17. Hello Ankit bro! As usual you’re up with a boosting post which will help too like other post helped me. Recently I joined quora but i was confused what it is all about but will be going through every link that is been mentioned in this post by you and I’m sure it will drive a boosting traffic in my blog too. 🙂

    Have a great day!

  18. Hello Ankit,
    I completely bowled over this article written about tricks to increase blog traffic, not many would share these kind of tricks openly and i appreciate and thank your initiative. Thank you and keep up the great job.


  19. Few things play an important role while bringing traffic to any website…Such as
    Guest blogging
    Do SEO in your site
    Directory submission
    Share article on social networks
    Commenting on other blogs etc

  20. Nice article.. Really loved the way you explained everything in detail.. ! However, I feel building backlinks is one of the major headaches for every Blogger..! And Using Quora, that part is awesome.. Made me laugh 😛
    Building Email list, I’ve been struggling for it too. Hope I do well in the future. Thanks for this post again 🙂

  21. Ankit i read your all new article when you publish , Your all article always been very attractive and detailed. Traffic is more important part of blogging , because if your blog have no traffic means no money you can earn.

  22. We can also use Meta Tags to optimize Blog. But content is the only thing through which we can gain traffic. Reader only like healthy and rich content. Thanks for sharing this article.


    Rajat Sharma

  23. Text content is loosing its shine as images and videos are emerging fast, Nowadays, video blogging is becoming as popular as traditional blogging and is a great way to engage visitors on your blog.
    Thanks for these awesome tips.

  24. Very good points. I agree with Ankit.

    I enjoy blogs that have a sense of community and people participate in the comment section. I aspire to do that with my blog, although it doesn’t always lend itself to lots of interaction.

  25. hello Ankit

    my domain was active till 6 months. Then due to a mistake it got parked for a month. After that it came back to the active mode. But now as i can see am not getting any organic traffic though my site is indexed. Can you say why is it so? Is it due to the parking for a month?

  26. Hi Ankit:

    Very well written article. I am really impressed. You have mentioned all the points to get traffic in such an uncomplicated and simple manner.

    Thank you and regards.
    Veena 🙂

  27. Hello Ankit,

    This post is awesome and helps a lot to new blogger like me. I am Hindi blogger and not getting how to search keyword scheme for Google search.
    Shall I use Hinglish instead of Hindi. Please give your valuable advice.

    Thanks in advance !
    Jagdish Jat

  28. This is a nice trick to get traffic. Another tricks missing here is the submission of your blog URL to Google crawler and pingomatic for quick indexing…

    I found these two tricks working and most time I do such, I see my blog post usually indexed after 3 hours of publishing.

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