It is no doubt that every blogger out there desires to build up a huge following and traffic to their blogs for several reasons which may include making more sales, building an authority blog and others. This keeps us in search of various ways to boost our traffic but what most people fail to realize is that building traffic to a blog is not even the major aspect as sustaining that new traffic is even more difficult than the former.
I’ve been in this situation when I wanted to get traffic to a particular blog by all means and that even got me to using PPC programs, guess what, it was all a flop because I did not invent the strategies I was going to sustain that traffic with. Now I guess you understand why I said building the traffic is not as difficult as sustaining it.
After a whole lot of research and experiments, I was able to discover the surefire working ways every blogger regardless of the niche can sustain your dream traffic to your blog, and this can in turn get your regular and reliable clients who have trust for your brand and blog. I will be explaining to you below how I sustained my blog traffic.
How I Sustained My Blog Traffic
1. Social Media Engagement
Social Media Networks can not be overemphasized when it comes to traffic building because every Tom and Harry is on one social media site or the other. Imagine a site such as Facebook which has over 1 billion registered users and you get as little as 0.0001% of that number in form of traffic to your blog, that’s enough traffic to crash your servers. To enjoy the benefits of social networks in sustaining your blog traffic, it is necessary to leverage the usage of services such as Facebook fanpages, Twitter accounts, Pinterest boards, Linkedin Groups and Google+ Communities.
Let me explain to you how I used them in sustaining traffic to my blog. I started up by creating a Facebook Fanpage, and then below the end of my post I incorporated the facebook fanpage plugin. If new traffic was built and this readers loved my content, they simply liked the fanpage.
Now whenever I update my blog, I only have to let the know simply by posting it to my fanpage’s timeline and I get traffic from there. I also implemented my Twitter follow button and followed the same process and this works great in sustaining a blog’s traffic in the long
These are the basic yet effective tips to implement when it comes to sustaining traffic via the social media sites.
2. Create A List for Repeat Traffic
I read on a blog recently where the author pointed out email marketing as a dead strategy, but I quite do not agree with that because it still rocks and turns in repeated traffic to your blog which in turn brings about the sustainability of your blog’s traffic.
All you need do is to have a taste of the email marketing traffic tip is create a valuable content and offer it for free in exchange for your readers mails. Ask them to subscribe via email and in turn get the information. Once they find reason to do so, you will be fed with their emails and they in turn become your subscribers.
Now whenever you write your killer contents, make it a point of call to always mail your list. For beginners you can make use of services such as MailChimp, they have a free package which can serve you for the main time.
3. Use Commenting Plugins On Your Blog
This is another approach that really works for me in getting a repeat traffic on my blog. I simply had to install a couple of plugins and the other steps becomes autopilot. Here is the deal. Install commenting plugins such as Thank Me Later and Send Email Only On Reply To My Comment and here is their working strategies.
- Thank Me Later – This plugin lets you set a default welcome message format for people who are commenting on your blog for the first time. When you approve their comment, they get a mail automatically with the link to their live comment. This often times encourages the commentator to read another article.
- Send Email Only On Reply To My Comment – This is another great plugin that notifies anyone who left on your blog if they get a reply.This brings about interactivity and build a community around your blog.
Now you can see the little approach I use these WordPress Plugins in building a sustained and repeat traffic to my blog.
Has sustaining your blog’s traffic been a pain in the butt for you as a blogger? If only you can perfect and master my working strategies, you’ll enjoy the benefits of blogging and retain a good following plus traffic on your blog.
Feel free to add your points of views and working strategies using the comment box below. Happy Blogging