Every blogger wants to attract heaps of traffic, but nowadays this isn’t just a matter of ‘build it and they will come’ – it takes time, patience, dedication and consistency.
Find a niche subject that you’re both interested in, and know a lot about. Don’t pick an area that you have no passion for – you’ll lose interest fast.
Once you’ve identified your niche, select the relevant keywords to target. You can do this using
Get a good hosting company (I recommend (), and a premium theme for your site
Once you’ve published something, share it across your social networks. Ask others to share it too. Respond to others, and encourage people to comment.
Reach out to influencers in your space. Offer to help them, flatter them, do whatever you can to get them to share your content. Don’t just ask, contribute something first.
Identify the leading blogs in your niche, and start doing guest blog posts. If you get published, this will almost certainly drive substantial traffic to your site and help improve your search engine rankings.
Track your analytics. Use Google Analytics to identify what’s working and what’s not.
- Which posts are most / least popular?
- How long are people spending on your site?
- Where are they leaving?