Increasing Blog Traffic – Charles Snyder Raw #104. So here’s an easy to answer question I found on Quora this afternoon. Since I’ve been answering a lot of questions about SEO, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share some marketing wisdom too.
Today’s question comes to us from Tukong, here’s what he wants to know:
“How do I increase traffic to my blog?”
OK, I had to talk about blogging and website traffic, but marketing is definitely in there as well. So I also took the time to mention that video is here and now, not maybe later, with YouTube growing explosively. Last but not least, I also touched upon some basic SEO considerations as well as content creation, to name just a few.
Three major points
Content, content, content! So when I looked at his blog, the biggest thing that stuck out was that there wasn’t all that much content. All of the other answers you got are all well and good, but without content almost everything else is a waste of time, money and effort. In other words, SEO doesn’t matter all that much when you have little or no content. What are you really going to optimize?
Secondly, get yourself a standalone blog such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla and syndicate your content to Blogspot, etc. Your blog is currently a subdomain of Blogspot and therefore not getting nearly the Google love that you could be getting. And that’s not even mentioning the indexing issues that search engine spiders seem to have with subdomains.
Last but not least, get your video on. Start creating videos and publishing them with your blog articles. Why? Because in 2018 and beyond video is becoming huge, especially with the younger audiences.
PLEASE NOTE: I no longer answer questions like Increasing Blog Traffic on Quora. There are no checks and balances in place for the rampant censorship by some moderators. And to make matters worse, inquiries about the anonymous censorship that goes on there have yet to see any reply. Since that is the case, I will continue to help others, I just won’t be wasting my time on that website. So Say Goodbye Quora!