Month: September 2016

Growing Blog Traffic Challenge

It’s been a while since I updated this blog, but I recently got inspired to  come back to sharing my online journey. Since I haven’t been blogging, my traffic for this blog has dwindled down to almost nothing (see a snapshot of my traffic of the last 30 days below). So today I’m going to start a 90 days growing blog traffic challenge.

growing blog traffic

Looking at my posts from the past, I see I haven’t done a very good job at optimizing my posts for traffic. I just started using the Yoast plugin and will be updating my posts with the right information. I’m also going to create Pinterest images to each post.

I recently discovered the power of Pinterest, and have had amazing success in one of my niche sites. I started this site on April 18, 2016, and it already has great traffic (see below: a far cry from this blog!).

how to increase web traffic to your site

What I will do to get more blog traffic?

I don’t want to commit to do too much and burn out. I’m going to take things slow and strategically work on things that I think will have the biggest impact. Here’s my plan:

  1. Revisit top 10 most visited posts of every month: update the content, meta description, check on keywords, update images, etc.
  2. As I revisit these oils posts, take time to interlink posts on my site. I did a bit of interlinking before, but not enough. This time I will be intentional about it.
  3. Create pinnable images for every post I review. I need to come up with a branded look for my images: pick a couple fonts and colors to represent my blog.
  4. Turn my personal Pinterest account into a business account. My main reason is analytics and rich pins. My Pinterest account has 123 followers at the moment: my goal is 1000 followers by year end.
  5. Interact with other bloggers: this doesn’t come easy to me, but I’ve been making an effort and the relationships I’ve made have helped me learn and grow.
  6. Start to build a list. I will start from scratch, so we’ll see how that goes. This is another one of my weaknesses, but I know it’s important.

That’s about all for now. I’ll check back in here in a couple weeks probably.


I just looked up my most visited post this month: it’s a short review for a soap written a couple years ago. The specific soap isn’t even available anymore, so I need to be creative with the update of that post. Off to see what I can do.

Follow me as I take this blog from 10 visitors a day to 100 visitors a day

How To Increase Web Traffic To Your Site

how to increase web traffic to your site

Who wants a website without traffic? Let’s face it: you need traffic to your site or there is no reason to having it.

But how do you get traffic to your site? Do you know how to increase web traffic to your site? We all know about content, but are there other ways to increase traffic?

How to get more website traffic for free

1. Answer questions – if you see the same question asked over and over again, write an answer to it, and then direct those who asked it to your post. This way, not only do you have new content on your site, but now you have someone happy to find an answer to their question. They’ll promote your post, letting others know about the answer to their problem.You can find all types of questions on Twitter, FaceBook, in forums, etc.

2. Write a Glossary for Your Niche – there is always a term someone doesn’t know: why not write a list of terms specific to your niche and define those terms. This information will be a magnet for links, and it’s not hard to do.

3. Invite Guest Bloggers –  there is a lot of buzz about guest blogging these days, so why not ask people you admire and follow to guest post at your blog? It’s not hard, and the worst that can happen is that they’ll say no. But if they say yes, you’ll have a nice traffic boost when their post goes up, since most people would let their followers know about the guest post.

4. Use Tags for Your Posts – I am not sure how many take advantage of the tags on their blogs, but I get a lot of visitors that come through tags I created for my posts. And  if I see enough visitors come through a specific tag, I create a blog post for that specific term. Give people what they want!

There you have it: all of the above methods are easy to implement. What methods do you use to increase your traffic?