Hey blogging enthusiast, who is reading my content and wants to get your blog noticed. Being a blogger, I know getting your blog noticed or fetching organic traffic could be a real pain in the ass for a new blog or when you’re a beginner in this field. Below I have mentioned some important key points which I learned in my blogging journey and want to pass them out to others, so keep reading along and I guarantee, if you follow these methods, you’re no far from driving traffic to your blog and make it noticeable.
First things first, Content is the king:
- If you‘re really looking for traffic to your blog, you must ensure great content quality as good content always gets shared. I’m not saying to publish the best content from the first day but of course, you can improve. Create long articles, add meaningful links from which your readers can get the benefit, make the headline catchier- it is often seen that the title which starts with interrogative words like Why, What, Which, etc gets lots of views. Never forget to add a relevant alt text to your featured image in any blog post, these do actually get crawled by google. For finding great content ideas, you can look up various SEO tools that can get your job done and you don’t have to scratch your head to generate keywords that in the end gets no engagements. The keyword overview/explorer feature of these tools will get you specific keywords on your niche, just make sure to filter out the keywords that have low KD (Keyword Difficulty) and high search volume. If you’re just starting out, you can use ubersuggest, as an SEO tool that is free but does have some premium plans, and if you’re someone who is pretty confident about your blogging career, have some big projects, or runs a digital marketing agency, you should spend some bucks on SEO tools like Ahref, Semrush or Moz. Apart from generating keyword ideas, they have tons of other features which include competitive analysis to track your competitors who are working on the same niche as you are, SEO audit, rank checker, etc.
Work on off-page SEO:
These involve strategies that are done away from your website and act as an important factor in determining your blog rankings within search engine results pages (SERPs).
Guest Post Outreach-
Reach out to other blogs similar to your niche, send them cold emails like, ‘Hey, I see you publish really engaging content on [specify niche]. I was thinking of contributing a guest article on that particular category which your readers would definitely enjoy. Let me know the topics on which you want me to write an article, I would be happy to send you one with a good readability score.’ Hopefully, you’ll start getting responses but if you didn’t get one, send them follow-ups and this technique really works, some will revert back. The one who agrees to accept the article, send him/her a good one with one or two relevant links from your blog, and this will act as a backlink to your website which will not only increase your blog’s traffic but will also improve your site’s authority scores such as DA: Domain Authority, PA: Page Authority and SS: Spam Score (if you’re getting a backlink from a really good site.)
It is similar to guest posting but here, you’ll add value to other blogs by contributing an infographic to them based on their niche. As the infographic from your site gets embedded on the other, it will act as a backlink to your site and you’ll get a ton of value.
Allow guest post on your blog-
Allowing others to guest post on your blog could also be seen as an option but it has some drawbacks too: Unless your site doesn’t have a good authority score or traffic, other bloggers or marketers won’t be interested to post their content on yours but you can do this when you have either of the above two mentioned qualifications completed for your site.
Apart from these, there are some really amazing chrome extensions that can boost your productivity and result in a smooth workflow. Lastly, making your blog noticeable or getting traffic isn’t a cup of tea. It will test your patience, require strategies, and you’ll definitely get what you have asked in this question 🙂