11 Blog Traffic Generation Tips and Techniques for 2019

In this blog post, I’m going to share 11 methods to drive traffic on your blog.

Not ANY traffic…

TARGETED traffic:

  • …people who will spend time reading your blog posts
  • …people who will share your blog posts and
  • …people who will link to your blog posts.

Let’s dive in.

1 Use Your Expertise To Drive Traffic With Quora

Quora is a platform that is growing by the day.

They have millions of users and get literally millions of visitors from Google every month.

If you want to drive traffic to your blog, all you have to do is write a good answer on Quora and link to your article from your answer.

I have written a lot of answers on Quora (you can find them here) from which I still receive traffic:

Blog Traffic from Quora

The number of visitors might not be a LOT but the quality of traffic is very high. The average session duration for Quora traffic on my blog is 8 minutes.”

Driving traffic from Quora couldn’t be easier.

First, search for categories that your blog comes in.

If your blog is in the personal finance niche, here’s what your search results will look like:

Now, follow all of these topics and look for questions that don’t have that many answers:

Find Questions on Quora

The best questions to answer are the ones that have a 3:1 ratio for followers to answers.

Answering a question that has 60 followers and only 20 answers is better than answering a question that has a hundred answers.

Don’t worry about linking out to your blog posts in the beginning.

Instead of trying linking to blog posts from every answer, first, write a few answers and then look for blog posts that will be a good fit to be linked to from the article.


2 Make Friends and Drive Traffic By Sharing Your Articles In Facebook Groups

Facebook groups can be an annoying thing.

People start Facebook groups for everything from parties to one-time events.

But that’s not all Facebook groups are about.

From Personal Finance to building muscle to building websites, you can find a Facebook group in every niche.

All you have to do is type your niche in Facebook’s search box and you will find hundreds of groups:

Search facebook groups

These Facebook groups have thousands of members:

traffic from Facebook groups

The best way to get traffic from Facebook groups is by becoming a part of the community.

If you spam a group by promoting your blog posts all the time, you will get kicked out.

Instead, join a group, start answering some questions, and then share your content.

You are most welcome to join MasterBlogging Facebook group if you are willing to make connections with other bloggers and add value.

Don’t Forget LinkedIn Groups

In your search for Groups in your niche, don’t forget LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has groups just like Facebook does in every niche.

All you have to do is search for them:

Linkedin Groups

3 Share Your Articles in Niche Slack Communities

Slack is an instant-messaging application for businesses and teams.

People are using Slack’s free plan to build online communities.

These communities are called Slack communities.

There’s a community for almost all niches.

Look for a Slack Community for your niche on sites like SloFile or SlackList.

Slack Communities

Or check out this massive list of 400 slack communities.


4 Find and Post On Niche Community Sites

Just like there are Slack Communities and Facebook groups in every niche, there are dozens of community sites in every niche where you can share your articles.

Here are some examples:

  • Growth Hackers – A community for growth hackers and content marketers.
  • Sidebar – A community for designers and developers.
  • HackerNews – A community for startups and entrepreneurs.

The barrier to entry with these niche communities is very low.

All you have to do is sign up and share your link.


5 Make It Easy For People To Share Your Posts

Humans are lazy.

If you want people to share your posts, you need to ask them for a share.

Don’t just hope people will copy your blog post’s URL and share it on Facebook and Twitter.

Social share buttons on blog posts

Give them the option to share your blog posts with just a click by adding share buttons to your site. Use a WordPress plugin like Social Warfare to add share buttons.


6 Drive Traffic From Forums

Although Forums aren’t as popular as they used to be, these sites have hundreds of thousands of active users who come back every day to check what’s new.

Forums can help you drive thousands of visitors to every post.

To find forums, search Google for “Your Niche” + “Forum”:

Search forums on Google

Once you find a forum that fits your niche, sign up and start making some posts that add value.

The rule with forums is simple:

If you try to promote your website too much, you get banned.

If you want to promote your website, you need to first build up some respect in the community. Sharing a link to your blog posts on day one is the best way to get banned.

To share your links in a forum, write a summary of your article and then link out to it with text like “Read the full article here.


7 Mention Industry Influencers In Your Articles And Ask For a Share

Bloggers who are at the top of their niche love to have their ego stroked.

When you mention a blogger in your article, you make them look like an expert.

The best way to get influencers in your industry to share your content is to mention them in your article and then reach out to them for a share.

You can ask for a share by messaging them on Twitter or Facebook. Or with Email or a Tweet.

To find bloggers in your niche, search Google for “Your Niche” + “Bloggers To Follow”:

Bloggers to follow

Link out to articles written by these bloggers in your articles and then ask them for a share.

A good example of this is in the next technique. I mentioned and linked out to Siege Media.

I will reach out to them after publishing this article.


8 Turn Your Posts Into Videos To Reach People on YouTube

Most bloggers forget about their blog posts after a week or two of writing them.

This is a waste of content that could have gotten you the most traffic.

Instead of writing a new post every time you want to get more traffic, you should instead repurpose your blog posts into other formats such as video and audio.

Here’s a great example of this from Siege Media’s blog:

Turn blog posts into YouTube videos

They turn their blog posts into videos and upload them on YouTube.

The video in the above screenshot is embedded was embedded in their latest blog post that has the same title:

They have only started doing this in the last few months and have already started building an audience on YouTube:

building an audience on YouTube

The reason why I like this technique is that it takes very little time and opens door to a whole new audience for your blog.

If you watch the videos Siege Media is publishing on their YouTube channel and then compare them to the accompanying blog posts, you will see that there isn’t much difference in the content.

If you are camera shy, you can also turn your blog posts into audio format and upload them as a podcast episode on SoundCloud or Apple iTunes Podcasts.


9 Get Hundreds of Backlinks and Thousands of Shares By Turning Your Blog Posts Into Infographics

“Infographics are dead.”

If you are active in the SEO community, you will hear it all the time.

And yes, shitty infographics that don’t offer any value are dead.

If you are spending money or time creating an infographic that has already been done in your industry, then you are simply wasting resources.

When infographics were a trend, people over did them so much that their return on investment started to die down.

But there’s still hope…

If you do it right, you can get hundreds of backlinks and thousands of shares.

Here’s a great example of infographics that still work:

The post accompanying this infographic has over 19,000 shares. Think what it can do for your blog.

There are three reasons why this infographic worked for Brian Dean:

  1. It offers a lot of value in a summarized form. It acts as a cheat sheet for On-Page SEO.
  2. Brian mentioned other sites in his niche as data sources so that he could reach out to them after publishing the infographic and ask for a share.
  3. No one had ever done an infographic on On-Page SEO before.

If you want your infographic to work, make it valuable and add a lot of data sources that you can ask for a share. And most important of all, make an infographic on a subject/angle no one has done before.


10 Don’t Forget One of The Biggest Social Networks on The Internet

Most bloggers don’t use Reddit to drive traffic to their websites.

I will never know why.

Maybe it’s because it can be a little bit difficult.

use Reddit to drive traffic

Reddit, if you don’t know already, is one of the biggest social networks on the Internet. It is very addictive and has millions of users.

Reddit consists of communities called subreddits. There’s a subreddit for everything from weight loss to anime.

The good thing about Reddit is that it can send enough traffic to your blog to crash your servers.

The bad thing about Reddit is that their communities hate self-promotion.

If you want to promote your content on Reddit, you have to first build up a reputation in the community. Only then are you safe to share your content.

To find subreddits related to your niche, you can use this official list:

find subreddits related to your niche

Or you can use the site RedditList:

list of subreddits

11 Use The Secret Weapon Pro Bloggers Use

There’s a tool that isn’t talked about enough in the blogging community.

It’s the secret weapon pro bloggers like myself use to catapult our blogs from zero visitors to thousands.

It’s called Blogger Outreach.

Although it sounds like a complicated subject, it’s a simple technique of reaching out to other bloggers in your industry and asking them for a share.

Blogger Outreach Example

Why would other bloggers share your blog posts?

Bloggers who have a large audience NEED great content that they can share with their followers on social media. It develops trust with their audience and keeps them on their audience’s social media feed.

Now, bloggers in your industry won’t share all your articles.

If you want other bloggers in your industry to share your articles, you need to write great content and develop relationships.

I have already written a complete guide on building relationships with influencers using Blogger Outreach.


Conclusion

Stop Procrastinating!

If you are reading this conclusion, then you are probably procrastinating on actually getting people to read your blog.

If you want to grow your blog, you need to start sharing your content right now. It takes a lot of time to build momentum.

Just pick a tactic from the above list and get started.


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34 thoughts on “11 Blog Traffic Generation Tips and Techniques for 2019”

  1. Nwosu Desmond Mavtrevor

    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 for this valuable post.

  5. Muhammad saleem

    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. Great tips you have shared here, i will surely try this out to see if it will work for me. Thanks

  9. 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.

  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. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

    Regards
    Soumya Roy

  15. 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 🙂

    Cheers,
    Pranay

  16. 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

    Thanks.

  17. 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!

  18. Hello Ankit! 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!

  19. 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.

    Thanks
    Mukesh

  20. 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

  21. 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 🙂

  22. Hey Ankit
    from this article I learn something new and must be increase the traffic from now with the help of this

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

    Regards,

    Rajat Sharma

  25. Hi Ankit,

    Use of the blogging communities also work effectively to increase blog traffic and let other blogs to know about your blog name.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. You are absolutely on the spot, some very important things explained very nicely.
    Once again its a very useful write . thanks

  29. 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?

  30. 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 🙂

  31. 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

  32. 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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