One of the most difficult aspect to blogging is generating reasonable traffic for your site. Traffic helps in boosting ad revenue and also in bringing new prospects to advertise with you. Because people would want to place adverts where they know there is a reasonable amount of visitors. Proper optimization of your Blog helps in page ranking. So today, I'll share 10 tips on how to optimize your site and generate good traffic.
10 Ways To Get Traffic For New Blog/Website
1. Apply SEO Tips
Google uses hundreds of rating factors to determine where to place the web pages in its index, keep them in mind to optimize your website:
- Page title
- Meta descriptions
- Social signals
- Speed of website
- Internal and external links
- CTR, impressions, rebound etc.
The keywords will appear in all these factors. Do it naturally and not force too much, else it will be tagged as black hat trick, will may lead to Google penalizing you.
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2. Install Analytic
This tool is essential to monitor your website with all kinds of statistics available: visitors, the source of visitors, bounce rate, interactions etc. It gives you valuable information about your blog, it can help you to understand the behavior of your visitors, to know their origin and how they connect.
If you are doing prospecting campaigns, sales or any other type and you are not measuring the results, you’re missing the chance to optimize your website, and to know that aspects must change to improve it.
3. Keep the usability and user interface in mind
You must make your website easy to use, intuitive, clean and tidy to prevent the dropout rate and a low percentage of time spent.
There are lots of tools like Bounce App that will tell you if your website is easy to use and understand. In addition, you must make a responsive design that suits any type of device.
4. Make a sitemap
Creating a Sitemap for your blog is also good for SEO and very common practice of web design. Sitemaps are used to inform search engines what your website: its design, content. If you do not have a sitemap, you must make one as soon as possible because it helps search engine crawlers to easily read your site.
You should research your competitors and do a study on the keywords that you want to optimize for your website. When someone writes a phrase or single word in search engines for information it’s called a keyword. Each industry has its own keywords, if you want your website to be among the top ranking, you need to optimize them.
How to research a keyword?
An indicator is easy to see what your competitors are doing. Write some of your keywords in Google and see who is on the first page. Being on the top of the ranking will take time, but you will get it. Apart from this, all you need is a Gmail account to login into the Google Adwords Keyword Planner. This tool will give estimates of traffic and keyword suggestions.
6. Use social networking accounts for your blog
Social networks are vital for SEO. Social singles such as retweets, followers and “likes”, tell Google that your site is trusted. After publishing your post, ensure you share to all your social account, also sharing posts in forums will also be of help. Make sure that all your blog posts have a box to share your post on social media, and that all links of your social networks are easily accessible.
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7. Control your permalinks
You can see a lot of websites with no custom permalinks, such as example.com/?p=666. Your permanent links are another way to give an idea to Google about your post. So, this very important to optimize your blog post’s permalinks, for example, you are writing a post about how to root a smartphone then your permalink should be like this your site.com/how-to-root-a-smartphone/
Use only dash to separate two words and avoid to use numbers and special characters.
8. Optimize your site to make it faster
The speed of your website is a key for SEO and ranking factor, but not as important as good content, or the optimization of keywords in the title. But it is very important and will make your website better for the user.
9. Writing a quality/unique Post
Having a unique and quality posts will make your viewers want to check back again, also tells them that you truly know what you are doing. Always make research before you publish a post, but you need to proceed with caution so as to avoid copy and paste. A quality post begets quality readers.
10. Commenting On Top blogs/Guest Blogging
As a blogger, you must have a role model (fellow blogger you wish to be like). Most times our role models are already established and have huge amount of traffic. You can place a comment with a link pointing back to your website (using anchor href tool). This helps in generating quality backlinks to your site.
NOTE: Always add a comment that is related to the topic along with your link. otherwise, it will be termed as spamming and may not be published.
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We have successfully listed some basic traffic generating tips, with a brief explanation. Applying them to your website does not guarantee a massive increase in traffic level. But when applied rightly, a marked increase can be seen. If you enjoyed this post, Keep tuned to GyrationTechs for more and enjoy you share with friends