Why is My Blog Traffic Low?

Joseph Adediji
Joseph Adediji is a Web Enthusiast, a Blogger and an Internet Para-Addict! He is the Owner / Editor of Josylad.com, a blog where he writes about Blogging and Technology . Grab My Free Traffic Report That Shows You How To Retain Your Blog Traffic.
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Why is my blog traffic low? This is the common question that most bloggers ask on a regular basis. To be frank, Getting traffic to a blog can be a daunting task especially if you are just starting out, I have been in this stage before and I know how it feels to get just 75 visits in a month when you read blogs that publish their monthly traffic report with over 20,000 visits. low traffic

When I started my blog, Traffic and income report used to “encourage me” and as well as “frighten me”, sometimes I find it hard to convince my inner-self that I can achieve such feat of top bloggers in the blogosphere; but I have learnt overtime that the secret to their huge traffic is just Two things which are: “Hard work and Smartness” if you can harness the power of these two attribute, you are on your way to an avalanche of traffic.

In this post, I will be addressing some mistakes you could making that is having a negative impact on your blog traffic, these things are those little things you are ignoring unknowingly, they are the reason you keep asking yourself “Why is my blog traffic low?

Networking With the Wrong People

Have you heard the saying; “Birds of the same feather flocks together”? This saying is very well applicable to blogging especially if you want to improve your blog traffic. Let’s take a look at this illustration: let’s say you are a weight loss/health blogger and you have 1,000 Facebook friends but out of these 1,000 friends 90% of them are Football Fanatics and the remaining 10% have diversified interest, do you think you can get referral traffic from Facebook?

The answer is simply NO, why? Because the larger part of your friend base is not interested in what you are offering; they would prefer a link to a Football Transfer rumour site or a world cup highlight video to your own weight loss blog, but if the scenario is reversed (90% friends are weight loss fanatics) you will discover that you will be getting a handful of traffic via your friend base because you are in network with people with the same interest.

This principle applies to all social networking sites you use, be it Twitter or LinkedIn, the more targeted followers and friends you have the more referral traffic you will get to your blog. I am a fan of Facebook and I will recommend that you join various Facebook groups; this is the best way to find like-minded people and connect with them.

If you are in the weight loss niche, look for friends in that niche, follow them and build a relationship with them this will help you on the long run. This same technique apply to Twitter and co. Follow people of the same interest, retweet their tweets and occasional send them a direct message.

 

You Don’t Publish Regularly

Posting regularly is very important especially if your blog is new, have you heard the saying “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” these six words are the killer of any business! (Including a blog). Am also guilty of this point, because

some point I don’t usually publish on my blog due to school stress and time factor and I can see the effect it has on my rankings. When people don’t see you around, naturally they tend to forget that you ever existed, if you want more traffic you need to be consistent with your posting schedules.

Apart from your readers, search engines also love sites that are updated regularly; they love blogs that produce unique and valuable content on a consistent basis that is why it is imperative for you to publish regularly.

The more posts you publish, the more frequent search engines bots crawl your site, the more pages you have in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) and the more traffic you will get. So, if you usually publish once or twice a week, I will advice you to step up your game, the competition is high out there and most f your competition are publishing daily.

So, if you don’t want to keep asking “Why is my blog traffic Low?” work out a posting schedule and stick to it.

 

You don’t Guest Post

Guest posting is a great opportunity for bloggers, you get the chance to hijack the audience of established blogs in your niche for FREE. Apart from the exposure and awareness guest posting creates, the targeted traffic you can get might be just what you need to take your blog to the next level.

If you are just starting out, guest posting is one of the best way for you to get traffic, when you start your new blog, I guess no one knows you and only a few people will care to even listen to what you have to say in your blog post, people listen to people they have known and trust; big guys like Danny In, “Freddy Krueger of Blogging” or “His Royal Awesomeness” Jon Morrow.

It is much easier for this guys to get traffic because they are established, and it is possible for you to achieve the same feat too by Guest blogging, Onibalusi bamidele is a good example, his blog is solely built around guest blogging, he stunned the world with is guest blogging passion.

So, if you want more traffic, start guest blogging today, and I will strongly advice you to give your best in your guest post because it may turn out to be a source of endless traffic for you. You can start with two guest post per week and gradually step up the pace. So, what are you waiting for? Get out of your shell and let the world know you and your blog exist via Guest posting.

Your Blog is New

Another reason you may be asking “Why is my blog traffic low?” may be because your blog in new! If you have just started a blog, like I said earlier, except you are pros like: Brian Clark or Darren Rowse, it is normal for you to get little or no traffic, but with time this will surely change and your blog traffic will improve.

So, if you have a month or two old blog, don’t be in a hurry to ask why your blog traffic is low, rather work on the implementation of the above tips and see your blog soar.

Conclusion

I have a conviction within me that this post is meant for someone and I believe he who wears the shoe knows where it pinches. Find the spot where the post pinches you and fix it ASAP.

I love comments, it’s a source of encouragement to me, and so if you have any observation, question or additional tips, kindly spit it out using the comment form.

  

Comments


  1. Twitter:
    Great post, I guess one can only succeed with blogging once he/she starts building a bunch of loyal readers. Thanks for the share man.


  2. Twitter:
    I Agree with your post as well as most of the comments here Keyword research and posting reguarly along with careful backlinking helps to go a long way between ur site ranking 1 or on the 100th page
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  3. Twitter:
    I never try guest blogging strategy. Your article urge me to think about this. Thanks
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  4. Great article. I’m trying to get more traffic to my blog. I have a health and fitness website that has a lot of great content.


  5. Twitter:
    love the post, Joseph’s post is always very educative. thanks alot learned alot
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  6. Twitter:
    Putting quality content on your blog is necessary. And obviously if you are not using SEO tactics then it is hard to get search traffic.
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  7. Twitter:
    well there can be lots of reason for getting traffic decrease.As you said the points , one must be take care of all the points you share here but in my opinion search traffic is the most important thing for blogger. thats why doing onpage and offpage SEO is the most critical factor than focusing on social networking site. Nice sharing by the way.
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  8. Hey Joseph,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this post with us. Yes for getting traffic , guest posting and blog commenting is the most important step and we have to make links with other bloggers. For getting high traffic we have to make sure we post regularly.
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  9. Yea I remember when i first started blogging, I was looking for traffic to come out of no where. I was getting a few hits here and there.. Crazy thing is I was looking for the MONEY… eventually I got 1 click and made like 19 cents.. It was the beginning of the beginning as I like to call it.

    But I wish I had known that about Facebook before I got into network marketing (a brief period in my life) and added anyone with a profile pic. Now I have over 2000 friends and many have no interest in what I’m talking about as you say. I recently joined a group on Facebook and when I post, I get a few requests. The trick is the add groups that are very active and don’t tolerate spam.

    Great post..

  10. I too feel that writing regularly on your blog will help in increasing your traffic factor.
    With this factor you must have some guest post so that it will create good impression of your blog among peoples and for Google too.
    If your blog is new in this world than also same will effect your traffic so let your blog became old and than your blog will rock
    nice post
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  11. Rockingsindi says:

    Nice post
    Blogger can Write unique posts that create controversy and make people come back for more.
    Use of relevant keywords and optimize your site for search engines too helps.
    You can Use article marketing and guest posting to get quality backlinks to your blog.


  12. Twitter:
    All the Points are well And But I Doubt About Guest Posts… but your wrote about guest Post Through Newbies.. Thanks..
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  13. Kingsley Agu says:

    Wooow…. Fantastic… I’ve really been a doing somethings wrong for long.
    Will fix it right away.
    Guest posting is something I really should focus on; thanks for reiterating it again to me.

  14. irfan ahmad says:

    Thank you Joseph Adediji for sharing your thoughts, I experience 1 thing on every month’s end that my blog traffic goes down (especially after 25th of every month) do you have such any experience?


  15. Twitter:
    I agree with you search engines love pages that have unique and valuable content. Generally search engine frowns upon individual pages which appear on the internet that are just duplicating the data provided on another site, and the penalty incurred means that SE will drop the ranking a few notches, or in bad cases, simply remove the site from its indexing, which means it will not appear on any of its results pages and you may get zero traffic.
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  16. Twitter:
    Hi Joseph,
    Very Informative and step by step guide on how one should go about blogging and get traffic to his/her blog.Well I was missing out on Building Relationships and Guest Posting.Great Insights Joseph

    Regards,
    Joel
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  17. Twitter:
    yea.. thanks what i did too
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  18. Twitter:
    Yes these days social media is working as traffic boosting tools as well as these are helping in getting good rank in search engines.
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  19. Twitter:
    Yes guest posting is a great way to increase traffic. And link building can also helped by this.
    Prakash recently posted..Best Media Player for Android | Video and Music Player for AndroidMy Profile

  20. Really true buddy.. It’s Just Impossible To publish Regularly on Own Blog if you are thinking for Guest posting bocz it will take your Whole Week For 2 Guest Posts….

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