Once you’ve started a blog, chosen your theme and developed some content, the next step is figuring out how to increase your blog traffic.
While some blogs seem to grow overnight, please, please keep your expectations real and know that it can take years to develop a large following. It also takes time for search engines to recognize your blog and start ranking your posts.
When it comes to blogging, you should be spending 20% of your time writing and 80% of your time promoting your content. That took a while to sink in for me. When I first started my blog two years ago, I focused on creating good, quality content. I didn’t really promote it other than one Tweet, a few pins and a Facebook share.
Now, however, I’ve revamped that older content and I share it all the time. Pinterest is my biggest strategy for getting traffic to my blog, and it’s because of Tailwind that it’s possible. Tailwind allows me to schedule out my pins (I’m currently pinning 100 per day! There’s no way I could do that manually!!) weeks in advance. Our baby girl is due in 6 weeks and I plan on getting fully scheduled out the month after she is born.
Below are 10 specific ways to increase your blog traffic immediately.