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How I Incresed My Blog Traffic by Over 700 percentInterested in finding out how I increased my blog traffic by over 700%?  It took hard work and I can show you how too.   Very importantly this gain was not due to traffic spikes, but a steady, sustainable rise.  There are a number of techniques that you can use to consistently raise the number of unique visitors to your site.  Today I will show you some of the best ones here.

 

 

 

From November 2012 through January 2013 I increased my blog traffic by over 700%.

 

Unique visitors 700% increase for petertrapasso.com

 

I even did a press release announcing, “PeterTrapasso.com Announces an Increase of Over 700% in Web Traffic.”

 

Here are 5 ways that worked for me which you can use too.

 

Top 5 ways to increase your blog traffic

 

1.  Regular blog post schedule

As an army of one leverage your time by publishing multiple part series of posts (“Top 5 Instagram Apps” http://petertrapasso.com/top-5-instagram-apps/ for example).  Also consider taking on guest bloggers to help you generate more content.  Use an editorial calendar to schedule and track all of your blogging efforts too.

 

2.  Promote your content on social media networks

Build up large networks and share your content with them often.  Develop followings on all of the majors: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.  This one will take some time and daily effort to build up.  Share often from the start and you will get some dedicated followers engaging with you regularly.  Some automation and account linking is ok when sharing your new content to maximize your time.

 

3.  Syndicate your blog posts

Make a list and contact all of the websites that syndicate content in your niche.  Some sites like Business2Community have an application and approval process.  If you get approved, each post still needs to pass an editor review before it get syndicated.  Other syndication opportunities will appear as your best content gets noticed.  So far the traffic percentage has been great for me.

 

4.   Guest blogging on other blogs in your niche

Guest blogging has been very rewarding for me.  I have a gig as a monthly writer at LeadersWest.com plus some one time posts elsewhere.  Make a list of the top 10 blogs in your niche and contact each one.  Offer to write a guest blogger post just for them and see what happens.  Pitching great ideas like this will get you noticed by some of the top bloggers in your space.

 

5.  Use SEO appropriately

I use some free and paid tools to check for high traffic keyword phrases to use in my blog posts.  Similar to the way that tags help make your content more easily searchable by people, keyword phrases help the search engines to properly index your pages.  After choosing your blog post topic to write about, pick a primary keyword phrase and 3 or 4 related supporting phrases.  Carefully choose a primary keyword phrase that your blog post is about for the title and url.  Use the primary phrase in your metadata and supporting phrases for your subheadings too.

 

Bonus:  Study your analytics to find out where your traffic is coming from

I look at my Google Analytics data daily for my blogs.  Look at Traffic Sources > Sources > All Traffic and show 100 rows or so an choose about a 1 month date range to study.  Here you will see many of your traffic sources ranked by visits.  When testing new methods of traffic generation the best ones will show up here in rank order.  Focus on the top visit generators and do more of that to continue to increase your traffic.

 

I had a press release created and distributed as this is certainly newsworthy and serves as an inspiration to other bloggers.

Press Release

PeterTrapasso.com Announces an Increase of Over 700% in Web Traffic

https://www.prbuzz.com/business-entrepreneur/94727-web-traffic-.html

 

So now you have 5 ways to increase your blog traffic that work great for me.  It seems like you need a combination of social media marketing and seo to get your content ranked and read these days.  I recommend all of them and will continue to use each myself regularly this year.

What techniques do you use to generate traffic for your blog?  Tell us all about it in the comments below.

About Peter Trapasso

Peter Trapasso is a writer and social media marketing expert who blogs at PeterTrapasso.com. He is based in San Francisco, Ca. For many years he worked for Fortune 500 and startup companies in high technology. Currently he is one of the Top 65 most followed people on Twitter in San Francisco, a Top 1% Kred Social Media VIP, Klout Influencer, and Socialbakers Ambassador. He is dedicated to social good and making the world a better place for all of us. Social media marketing, Bitcoin, alternative currencies, and litecoin.

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Mukesh Mali February 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Great tip bro…. Keep it up ….i am your blog through Pinterest.com do you write a guest post on my site….. waiting your reply….

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Peter Trapasso February 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

Thanks Mukesh!

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Sidney Peck February 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Great post, Peter!

It wasn’t until recently that I began to seriously begin to strategize about my blogs. Like you, I invest heavily in SM, and I’ve been trying to figure out where the balance is between shameless self promotion and something that would be viewed as acceptable. I’ve also been paying attention to what other bloggers are up to. As a professional writer, I’m constantly reading content and almost daily see a deluge of what at best could be called hack writing.

I also check my stats at least once a day, and more often than not, twice daily in the morning and early evening. Right after the New Year, I pulled a lot of content off of my sites that I deemed was too personal and not relevant. I also redesigned my main Word Press site, and have plans to tweak it even more.

All of that being said, after reading your article, I can see that I have A LOT more to accomplish! 10 things just were added to my To Do list, LOL.

Thanks so much for the follow on Twitter @CinemaProfound. I’ll be looking for you on the timeline! :-)

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Peter Trapasso February 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

Thank you Sidney!

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Arthur St. James February 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

These are really good tips and I will try to implement them in my blog. Keep up the good blog work :-)

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Peter Trapasso February 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

Thanks Arthur!

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Peter Trapasso February 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

Thank you Robert! I did this entire blog myself.

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Bruce March 3, 2013 at 5:41 am

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering
if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest
twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

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Robert March 10, 2013 at 5:26 am

Hi Peter,
great article! I do most of the things you mention here but I still can’t see where your traffic increase really came from? How often do you guest post and where do you syndicate your content?

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Peter Trapasso March 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Hi Robert,

I guest post at least monthly. Check out LeadersWest.com

cheers,

Peter

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Lisa March 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Hi Peter!
Great tips and congrats on such a fabulous increase in traffic. I do all the above except for number 4, guest blogging. I haven’t explored that yet but you make a strong point to do it.

Social media marketing is a must. I get my blog posts out on social media the same day. For anyone that wants to drive traffic, make it a habit to do the social media marketing or you can miss out on a lot of traffic.

The most important thing with blogging and traffic is being consistent in whatever you do. Writing a blog post here and there won’t cut it.

I found your blog via Twitter! There you go!
Have a great week and keep up the nice work here.
Lisa

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mojeokna.blog.interia.pl March 26, 2014 at 12:23 am

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to
my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and
was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

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Peter Trapasso March 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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