Healthcare professional and aspiring author with an interest in online publishing.
Now that you have set up your new blog site, you're wondering how come your number of subscribers isn't moving past 10. And the reason you have 10 subscribers is that you begged family members and friends to subscribe to your blog. You're wondering if the day could get any worse, and suddenly you're down to 9 subscribers; someone unsubscribed! The nerve of them!
You’re wondering if there’s a way to change that, how do you get some more new subscribers, and where. Well, you’ve come to the right place. This article shows how you can use simple, everyday methods to start sending traffic to your new blog site, potentially increasing your subscribers.
5 Methods to Increase Traffic to Your Blog
- Add Your Blog URL to Your Email Signature
- Post Your Blog Entries to Your Facebook Page
- Broadcast Your Blog on Twitter
- Post Your Blog Pictures on Pinterest and Instagram
- Create a YouTube Video (or More)
Tip #1: Add Your Blog URL to Your Email Signature
Everyone has an email account. One for work and one (or more) for personal use. Now, this tip is only meant for use with your personal email accounts, unless your blog is work-related, then, by all means, go for it!
So here’s the tip. Add your blog URL to your email signature. Each time you send an email to someone, you are potentially advertising your blog and telling people to come to view it and subscribe. The best part about this is that it’s a one-time set-up, and you won’t have to worry about remembering to add your blog’s URL every time you send out an email.
Tip #2: Post Your Blog Entries to Your Facebook Page
Yep, I realize you’ve done that already—that’s how you got your 10 subscribers in the first place, no? But do this instead: Post an article that you wrote on your blog that may interest your friends, and then say if you like this post, please share it with your friends and ask them to share it with theirs! Let them know they can find more of such posts on your blog, and tell them to like and share those as well.
So you start small and eventually target a bigger group of like-minded people who could become your subscribers. Make sure to include a link to your blog site along with the article post! (Actually, these days, the link is embedded in the post, so not essential, but please check that it does!)
Another method is targeting Facebook community groups that share common interests as the entries in your blog. Search for such groups and add yourself and post your blog articles there too! Again, don’t forget to add your blog URL.
Tip #3: Broadcast Your Blog on Twitter
You can broadcast interesting or funny excerpts from your blog if you have a Twitter account. If not, you could sign up for one in minutes. Once you’ve done that, start following as many like-minded people as you can. The people who have liked your posts will in turn follow you and will be redirected back to your blog.
Tip #4: Post Your Blog Pictures on Pinterest and Instagram
Similar to your Twitter account, with Pinterest and Instagram, all you need is to upload eye-catching pictures from your blog (make sure you have the right to use them!) Again, start following as many like-minded people as you can find. These people are more likely to have an interest in your posts and will, in turn, follow you and will be redirected back to your blog that you indicated in your account.
Tip #5: Create a YouTube Video (or More)
Who hasn't heard of YouTube? YouTube is a popular search engine that millions to billions of people all over the world use and watch. If you are a creative sort (well, you created a blog after all!), why not create some videos and then link them back to your blog? You can use videos you've already created and uploaded by you on your blog, and all you are doing is replicating it on another site.
You’ll have to create a YouTube channel first if you don’t already have one, and it is relatively simple to do so. Remember to use keywords in your video title that are related to your blog to help rank your channel. Also, remember to include your blog link inside the videos!
Alternatively, if you decide that creating videos is too painstakingly difficult, then why not comment on every YouTube video you see that is related to your blog and include your blog URL link in the comment section of the videos? Ok, I’m not one to encourage spamming here, so you didn’t hear this tip from me!
There are so many ways to drive traffic to your site. The important thing is to create great content, have lots of fun, and don't forget to do your research!