5 Ways To Drive Traffic When Your Blog is Brand New


5 Ways To Drive Traffic

A new blog is something to get excited about. Many new bloggers who are real excited about the potential for their new blog grow impatient quickly. In the early days of a blog, traffic can be scarce. It takes time to build momentum but here are some easy ways to drive traffic when your blog is brand new.

That traffic could soon snowball into search engine rankings, subscribers, repeat and referring visitors, and revenue.

5 Ways To Drive Traffic

  1. 5 Ways To Drive TrafficPost on Social MediaSocial media draws attention to your new blog posts and could start driving traffic in. Don’t forget to put bookmarklets on your blog that enable readers to share your posts with their social media followers! Bookmarklets are the little social media icons that you see at the top of this page, just below the title: 5 Ways To Drive Traffic When Your Blog is Brand New. It’s an ideal place to receive some social media love from your readers (hint-hint).
  2. Call in Favours – Do you have other blogging friends and /or networking groups that you hang out with online? Why not ask them to check out your new blog and share it on their blog or social circles? It never hurts! And it could help kick-start things for you. Be prepared to return the favour, too.
  3. Paid Advertising – Paid ads can start to drive traffic for you to get the ball rolling. A Google Adwords campaign or Facebook advertising campaign, for example, could be helpful in driving some interested people to your blog. A good design could gain you a subscriber that will come back without it costing you money.
  4. Off Page Content – Create some off page content that points back to your blog. Consider doing some syndicated article content on an article directory, a guest blog post that points back to your new blog, a press release that you syndicate to drive traffic to your new blog, and so on. The off-page content could do two things for you, including: driving traffic to your blog, and helping search engines take notice because other pages are linking to a new page they haven’t yet indexed. This could bode well for your early SEO efforts!
  5. Keep on Posting! – Don’t over-post in the early days as a brand new blog that suddenly has 50 posts will probably look strange to the likes of Google. It is hard to keep the momentum if you start too fast. But steady posting will definitely help. Work hard at building your audience from the start with a good strategy and you could definitely hit the ground running and build momentum fast.

These are 5 easy ways to drive traffic when your blog is brand new. I look forward to seeing your new blog!

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19 comments
  1. Catherine Giray

    September 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    That’s why it is very important to build relationships and circles around the web. Your friends and colleagues will spread the word about your posts so make friends a lot.. As many friends as you can. 🙂

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  3. Harvey

    June 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Loved the post Sean, but most bloggers should always keep in mind that content quality plays a crucial role in promoting your website and driving traffic back to your blog. Diversity is also key, you don’t need to post your links in every website you find but make it interesting to the readers and visitors in particular. I hope in your future posts, you can cover more into PPC and re-targeting.

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    • Sean Rasmussen

      June 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Ah yes.. re-targeting. Legal online stalking. I’ll pencil that one in for an interesting article 🙂

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  4. Rachel

    June 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    The bookmarklets, yep! 😀 I cannot deny how much I love those!!! They make giving (and of course receiving) social media love so much easy.

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    • LHTB Support

      June 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Yes Rachel, They can help an article/blog go viral if given enough attention. 🙂

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    • Sean Rasmussen

      June 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I love the bookmarklets too, Rachel. If I wasn’t already married, I’d marry a bookmarklet, for sure!

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  5. Trevor Howitt

    June 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip about placing bookmarklets on top of the blog. I don’t have those yet.

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    • LHTB Support

      June 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      You’re welcome Trevor. Glad you found this article helpful.

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  6. Dorothy

    June 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Hello Sean. Great post and very helpful tips! I have a question though – is paid advertising a worthwhile risk for driving traffic online?

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    • Sean Rasmussen

      June 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Well, the risk is in paying for traffic that doesn’t convert to sales. I always suggest to get the blog established first. 10 – 20 articles (minimum, probably many more), social media established (facebook, twitter, google plus, etc) and be sure you are committed to your project.

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  7. Jennier

    June 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Posting good thoughts in Social Media is one of the best way to Drive Traffic in your Blog.

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    • LHTB Support

      June 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Jennifer, It does help a lot if you post the article on your social media sites specially if your social media account has a lot of followers. Makes it more visible to netizens.

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  8. Jinky Ann Nicdao

    June 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I guess posting articles that are helpful, unique and informative helps generate traffic too.

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  9. Arren

    June 6, 2013 at 9:41 am

    No better way to drive web traffic, then to be seen where the traffic already is.

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    • Sean Rasmussen

      June 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Arren. You must mean on Learn How To Blog, right? 😉

      Reply

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