Increasing Blog Traffic – Charles Snyder Raw #101. So here’s another 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. Also, it can be a quick win for any business.
Today’s question comes to us from Tukong, here’s what he wants to know:
“How do I increase traffic to my blog?”
Three major points
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.
But content, content, content is the long-term answer! So when I looked at his blog, the biggest thing that stuck out was that there wasn’t all that much content. If you don’t have good content, much less any content, why should someone want to go to your website or blog?
No seriously, think about that for a moment.
Increasing Blog Traffic: some common sense
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 even optimizing if you don’t have content?
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.
But the bottom line is that if you want more traffic, you need to create more content and you need to market. People will not just show up on your website to give you money. You have to give them something (i.e., content) in return!
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!
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Charles is the owner of C. E. Snyder Marketing LLC. His background includes 30+ years in the fire service. Since 1999, he has also become a published author and a public speaker from 2004 on. He is widely respected as the “go-to” guy for Digital Marketing, websites, and SEO, recently being recognized with the 2020 Best of Lancaster in Digital Marketing Award.
Charles is also known as “The Marketing Ninja” and is a serial entrepreneur. His favorite quote is “Make Stuff Happen!” Also, his personal interests include spending time with Ann, his fiancee, playing the occasional video game, and growing mutant eyebrow hairs since getting on the wrong side of 50 years old.