Sunday, August 20, 2017

How To: Increase Your Blog Traffic

Something that is always on every Blogger's mind is how they can increase their blog traffic, the truth is there is no magic way to gain traffic overnight but there are some things you can do that will definitely help! Over the past few years, I've noted the things that have helped me and the things that have hurt my traffic, so Today I wanted to share them with you! 

Be consistent //
One of my biggest tips when thinking about increasing blog traffic is to be consistent with your posts. I didn't start to see significant blog traffic until I consistently posted, and by that, I mean having a posting schedule and sticking to it. I have increased my monthly traffic by 2,000 visitors this month by simply posting every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 

Start a series //
Is there something you love to share weekly? A recipe? A show you watched? Weekend plans? Pick a day and create a series where you share that info. I started "Thursday Thoughts" where I recap what I did that week as well as sharing my weekend plans. It's a fun way for me to share things beyond clothing and shopping. One of my friends Annaliese from Southern Belle In Training  does a weekly post called Midweek Ramblings and I look forward to reading it every Wednesday. By creating a series you are giving your readers something to come back for and expect each week, it's also an easy way to add an extra day of blog posts in! 

Only write about things you would want to read // 
Do you like working out? No? Then why are you writing about active wear??? Only write about things you truly are into. People can tell when you aren't genuine and I'm sure it's not very fun to write about topics that don't interest you. By writing about things you are interested in it becomes easier to build relationships with your readers as they are also interested in that topic. It would be pretty hard to have a convo with someone about what you do at the gym if you've never actually been....

Make connections //
The best part about blogging is how many people there are who you can network with and build your brands together. I have made a lot of friends in blogging which in turn has helped us all with our blogs. Do you have a blog you love reading? Share about it! The more you connect and share the more you are getting your name out there. I also think its nice to comment on the blogs you do enjoy reading, thats an easy way to make friendships with other bloggers!

I'm planning on doing a few more posts regarding blogging and some of the questions I frequently get. Do you have any tips or tricks that have worked for you!?

Let me know!


  1. Great post! I definitely agree about being consistent with posting. It has helped me increase my traffic a ton too :) I also really love Pinterest to bring in tons of traffic!

  2. These tips are spot on!! I think making connections is a great one too.

  3. Great tips, girl! I've stated a few series that have really helped grow my blog's traffic.

  4. These are great tips! Consistency is definitely super important!

    Kristen |

  5. Consistency is so important for us too! We have a weekly series about our Obsessions and its a great way to let people get to know us a little better.

  6. these are great tips! series and sticking to a schedule definitely help!

  7. Thanks fro these great tips! stinking to a plan everyday is so helpful!

  8. Aww thank you for the shout-out!! Totally agree about not writing about things that don't interest you... hence why I don't write posts about the gym LOL!

    xoxo A

  9. Making connections is a huge one! It's amazing what it can do for you and your blog!

  10. These are great tips! i totally agree with consistency!

  11. Making connections is key to anything dealing with blogging. Once I started joining blog groups on Facebook, making genuine connections and engaging with people daily, I noticed a spike in my page views. Now, I consider so many of those connections friends, and it's led to some great opportunities. Great tips!

  12. Being consistent is so important! Posting only once per week is totally okay as long as it's quality content and consistent. Great tips!

  13. I love the idea of starting a series! I need to commit to starting one this year!

    Jennifer Ashley //