How to get organic and real traffic to a blog?
I strongly believe in keeping traffic genuine. So rest easy, all the suggestions in this answer are going to be 100% real. I believe fake traffic is like throwing your money into the garbage. Fake traffic can get you volume, but you can’t really fool Google anymore, much less real people, into believing that your site is authentically popular. Yes, if you want to look at your traffic statistics every day and feel good about reaching some specific number of visits, fake traffic will do that, but that approach will prove to be a burden on any website in the long run.
Let’s explore the strategies through which you can get real organic traffic to your blog.
Since I am not aware of the niche of your blog, my suggestions may sound general, but in actuality they have worked for more than ten people I’ve talked to in the last month. In case you are interested in more specific suggestions, please feel free to share the link to your blog.
As a blogger, I would admit the most painful part of blogging is when you see nothing but 4-5 visitors in the past week, in which one was you, two were your friends, and another one, a random visitor, maybe. Most bloggers aren’t serious about what they’re doing, so they’ll either give up their dreams of getting an audience, just because it didn’t happen immediately, or they’ll decide to quit blogging completely. A select few decide that, yes, getting traffic and building an audience is going to take some effort, but they’re ready to play the game. For long term results, organic and real traffic is mandatory to reaching that goal.
Coming straight to the point, here are seven tips for you:
#1 Perform a thorough check on all the content of your blog. It’s called a content audit. Which posts are performing the best? Which ones do well and also are easy for you to make? Which ones get shared or linked to the most by other bloggers? There are lots of analysis tools for that. Some are built-in with the content management system of your blog’s site. Depending on the audit, you can adjust how you publish and promote your content.
#2 For existing posts, make sure you have done sufficient keyword research for the content. Don’t get too stuffy with the keywords. There are lots of free and available keyword planners/research tools. You can pick good topics based on just one keyword that seem promising.
#3 While creating a new post, especially its title, brainstorm ideas as much as you can. 90 percent of an effective newspaper article’s success is the headline, and the same applies to blogs.
#4 Study other blogs in the same niche and their strategies. Basically, you have to perform research on the competition and accordingly plan out how to do what they do to draw an audience, but better.
#5 Perform SEO optimization measures regularly, be that image optimization, alt texts, meta titles, descriptions, etc. Optimization is just like a workout, the more you do, the better at it you get.
#6 Post content regularly and frequently. Scheduling is very useful here. Put together a lot of content at once and then schedule it for months in advance. That way you aren’t ever facing a critical deadline if you are too busy to write one week.
#7 Increase the social media presence of your blog. Create shareable, high-quality, and engaging posts and start interacting with big accounts with similar audiences.
In addition to the above tips, if you are interested in a specialized method for web traffic that I also implement for most of my blogs, then you can read the review of One Minute Traffic Machines (OMTM). For tons of actionable tips on organic web traffic, you can also check the Knowledge Base section on my website.
In conclusion, building up organic traffic requires time and consistent effort. Patience and appropriate strategies are key.
Please feel free to reply if you have any questions.