Blog Advice 1: Increasing Your Traffic

An excellent post by Suzie81. I’ll keep my eye out for more posts on this topic!

Suzie Speaks

imageOne of the most common questions I am asked by fellow bloggers is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult to provide a definitive answer to:

How do I increase the traffic that I receive to my blog?

Before I begin, I think that it is important to note three crucial points:

  • Building a following and, consequently increasing your traffic, takes lots of time and effort. You are extremely unlikely to receive thousands, or even hundreds of views simply by pressing the publish button.
  • Content is key. Well-written posts will draw new people in, and encourage them to visit again. Posting page after page of inspirational quotes looks pretty, but will leave your audience bored after a while. Be yourself, make no apologies and believe in what you are creating.
  • I am not an expert, nor have I ever claimed to be.

I know very little about SEO, so…

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For bloggers

I was just on this site and was basically drooling at the tips and suggestions. I know I’m a writer and this blog is about writing, so this post is out of touch with the purpose of the blog…but I really appreciate it when I find something that’s good on line (and easy to access).

Molly Greene has a great site. On it, she has a tab: Industry resources (which is partially for writers and sort of puts me back on track…ha!).

http://www.molly-greene.com/industry-resources/

But, the reason for this post is that she has a post for 101 blog topic ideas…Isn’t that a great help? 101! That’s a lot!

http://www.molly-greene.com/101-blog-topic-ideas/

I think it deserved a post.