Want to know how can you increase your blog’s or website’s traffic for free?
Bloggers are constantly looking for ways to attract new readers and costumers, because we want to share and benefit costumers and readers with our ideas and services. The problem is that our content can easily get lost in the web. This is why we are constantly looking for ways to increase our traffic, be known, recognize and grow our business.
Promoting your blog can be time consuming and paying for someone to do the promoting part for you, specially if you are beginner, can be expensive. But there are easy ways that you can promote your blog without spending a penny and it won’t be time consuming. Today I want to share with you 5 free ways to promote your blog and increase your blog traffic.
5 Free Ways to Promote your Blog and Increase your Blog Traffic
Instagram’s Call to Action
Humans are visual beings; you need to take advantage on this and start implementing photography more often in your efforts to promote your blog. Instagram is a great social media to do this.
Start by having the link on your bio to your website or article that you want to attract readers to. When sharing a picture on Instagram make sure that not only the picture is eye-catching, but also your description. When writing a description to convince people to visit my website I usually follow a formula. Here are the formulas that I usually follow:
Tell a story that is relatable + Call to action
Stablish a problem (that your niche identifies with) + Call to action
Focus on cultivating curiosity, so that people feel more attracted to the link in your bio. You can also use Instastories to do this. Share sneak peeks or behind the scenes to get people pumped to read your content.
Overall the secret to Instagram is to be relatable.
Pinning is Always the Solution
We all know that Pinterest is like the miracle solution to increase your blog traffic (and it is), but some bloggers can’t seem to make that miracle work for them.
So let me explain.
Pinterest is a search engine which means that Pinterest is basically the same as Google, but with images. Remember what I said earlier? Humans are visual beings. Well,Pinterest is another place where this takes an important role.
You want to create pins that are high quality and catch people’s eyes. My favorite tool to make Pins is Canva. I recommend your pin size to be 735 x 1500. Like your Instagram picture your pin needs to have a description letting your potential readers know what the post is about. It also, without doubt, should include a call to action.
Comment, Comment, Comment
If you are a bloggers you probably love reading and commenting on other blogs. If thats your case, commenting on other blogs is a way to promote your blog for free, while helping other bloggers.
Every time you read a blog post and have a genuine comment don’t forget to leave your blogs url. This is a great way to interact with other bloggers and even attract some new readers to your website. Here is a clickable like that you can leave:
<a href=“sheblushes.com”>She Blushes</a>
Just remember to write your link and name of your blog. When leaving a comment make sure its genuine and that you are not spamming them.
Your Readers Want to Help You Grow
Your readers want to help you grow. All you need to do is let them know that you need their help. You can do this by leaving a call to action so they know what to do. It can be as simple as “If you liked this post don’t forget to Pin it!”.
Make you reader feel that they are part of your blog. After all what’s a blogger without readers.
Time to be Active on Those Facebook Groups
I will be honest, Facebook was not my favorite social media when I started blogging. As soon as I realized the potential that Facebook has to promote my blog and increase my blog traffic I started using it like crazy.
My favorite way of promoting my blog on Facebook is through Facebooks Groups. Join groups that are interested in your niche and when you have a blog post make sure that you share it with them. Don’t just post your content, be active in the group so they get to know you and your brand. Make sure you follow the group’s rules. Some groups can be really strict about promoting content.
There are a lot of free ways that you can promote your blog and attract new readers. These are just 5 of them. You just need to dedicate your time and effort to start growing online. Don’t forget that online growth rarely happens overnight.
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