Learn how to grow your blog with the best blog traffic tips and strategies that I used to reach 1 million page views!
Start with The Basics
- What is a Blog and How Does Blogging Work?
- How to Start a Blog That Makes Money
- How to Name Your Blog
- How to Make Money Blogging
- How Do Bloggers Get Paid
- Blog Income Reports
- 5 Cheap and Effective Ways to Promote Your Blog
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How to Grow Your Blog to 1 Million Page Views
In this day and age, every business needs a blog.
Whether you are just starting out and creating your first site, or you’ve had one for a few years and want to update it, chances are you aren’t bringing in the traffic you’d like to.
Luckily, there are some ways to grow your blog, gain attention, draw in visitors, and hopefully, gain some customers along the way.
Over the years, I took Let’s Reach Success from a hobby blog to an online business that earns me a full-time living. Last year, I got over 1 million page views (as you can see from the image below).
Let’s go through the top things you need to learn about and work on to grow your blog traffic and make real money blogging.
Optimize Your Website
The keywords and key phrases that you use on your website are essential for bringing in traffic. In addition to basic keywords, you must also consider long-tail keywords for search engine optimization.
Doing keyword research will help you to figure out which long-tail words are best.
Consider local SEO as well, which involves using your primary keywords along with your company’s location.
For example, if you sell women’s clothing and your company is in Columbus, Ohio, you’ll want your website to use “women’s clothing in Columbus, Ohio” or “women’s clothing in Columbus, OH.”
- SEO for Bloggers: How to Rank Higher on Google
- 5 SEO Ranking Factors Every Blogger Should Consider
- Top Reasons Your SEO is Not Working
- 7 SEO Fixes You Can Do for Better Search Engine Ranking
- How to Install Google Analytics on Your Blog
Become Active on Social Media
More than 50 million small businesses use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or another social media platform. If you aren’t using at least one of them, you may be missing out on valuable customer interaction.
How to grow your blog using social media? Create an account on each of the major social media platforms and ensure you brand it the same way your website is.
Post regularly, using relevant content in the form of memes, videos, and other images.
Remember to ask questions, answer questions, and otherwise interact with your followers.
The social media channel that works best for bloggers is Pinterest. Almost any 6-figure blogger out there brings a ton of their traffic directly from Pinterest.
In the past 2 years, I managed to turn that into another source of traffic for Let’s Reach Success.
Thanks to taking the course Pinterest Traffic Avalanche, I was able to grow my Pinterest account in as little as 2 months and turn Pinners into website visitors. That led to bringing thousands of people on my blog each month and increasing my income from advertising.
I also started using Tailwind – the best Pinterest scheduler, and it’s amazing feature Tribes, which allowed me to grow my reach even further.
In Pinterest Traffic Avalanche, I learned how to optimize my Pinterest profile and Pins, how to create a Pinterest strategy, and exactly what the creators of the course (Alex and Lauren from CreateandGo, who earn over $100K/month blogging) did to grow their Pinterest profiles to millions of views.
You can learn more about the Pinterest course here.
- How I Increased My Traffic by 778% in 2 Months using Pinterest
- 7 Silly Pinterest Mistakes I Was Making
- 9 Pinterest Tips for Bloggers to Get 100K Page Views in 1 Month
- How I Grew My Blog with Tailwind
- How to Drive Social Media Traffic as a New Blogger
Join a Blogging Community
Even the smallest business should have a blog on its website.
Providing valuable information to people who are interested in your product is an excellent way to become a trusted source and to gain first-time and repeat customers.
Of course, you’ll need to get your blog out there. Joining a community that helps you network with other bloggers and promote each other’s post is an excellent way to draw in your own readers as well as to help others.
ProBlogger and CopyBlogger are excellent examples.
Build a Better-Looking Website
Looks are important and that’s why that’s another step to take when learning how to grow your blog.
Nearly everybody looks up companies online before purchasing from them now and almost 40 percent of consumers will stop looking at a website if they find the layout unattractive.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of design experience, though. Plenty of companies have drag-and-drop website builders that allow novice designers to create a gorgeous, functional website without needing to know a single line of code.
Remember, the internet is a wealth of information. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that you need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on hiring a professional web development team.
If you’re willing to do the work it takes to start, design, and grow a blog that earns over $5,000/month and gets 100K monthly page views, make sure to check out my premium blogging course Financial Freedom Through Blogging.
In it, I teach all you need to know to build a real blogging business and make a full-time income as a blogger.
Update Your Old Content
Like most things related to technology, search engines often update how they look at your keywords. What worked for your website two years ago probably isn’t working now and may even be doing harm to your company.
To ensure your website is performing well, read about updated SEO policies from Google or other search engines and then implement them on your website.
This often includes updating static pages as well as changing any old blog posts to include newer, more relevant content.
I constantly update old blog posts and even deleted hundreds of them recently to make sure my site has only quality content and doesn’t have any thin pages which don’t provide value.
If you’re looking for an SEO course for bloggers, I recommend Stupid Simple SEO. I’m currently going through it and have made many changes to my site and content strategy in order to rank better in search engines and increase my domain authority.
Build Relationships With Influencers
If you’ve been anywhere on social media (but especially Instagram) in the last couple of years, you know that influencers are the next big thing.
Bloggers and social media users who have high reader or follower counts receive free products or other types of compensation to use your products, review them, and provide honest feedback.
This is a great way to get people interested in your product, but before you go this route, make sure you have something solid to offer. After all, you don’t want the honest review to be a bad one.