9 tips for increasing your blog traffic even if your blog is brand new!

UPDATED 01/15/2021

Traffic is the most critical component of any website. Without views, there isn’t a real good reason to continue working on content.

For some, this is a hobby (and that is okay), but if you want to turn your blog into a business and create a source of income, then you want to read this post.

It wasn’t until this year, my second year of blogging that my strategies for bringing in traffic have really started to click and come together.

I don’t want it to take you 2 years or more to bring in the traffic you want, so here are some of my best tips for generating traffic to your website. It does not matter if your blog is brand new, these tips will work.

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Create A Mix of Evergreen and Seasonal Content

This has helped really elevate the traffic I was gaining. It is just as important to write evergreen content as it is to write seasonal content.

There is always something in season. For example, this month the 4th of July was a trending topic and my posts about those topics did really well this month. However, after the 4th of July trend is over, back to school ideas will be trending.

It just depends what time of year it is. Think about upcoming seasons and write blog posts in advance so you are ready when that topic starts to trend.

With this blog, most of my content is evergreen. Of course I update my tips as the algorithm changes. But I can think of many types of blogs could really benefit from creating seasonal content. It really just depends on your niche.

Switch to a Business Pinterest Account

Pinterest is my number one source of traffic and always has been. I can’t really imagine not using Pinterest for my blog because it is so effective. As a new blogger, I would recommend to start with a Pinterest business account and as your blog grows then branch out to other platforms.

Pinterest makes it very simple to bring in traffic. It will gradually grow the more time has past. I cannot promise you a ton of traffic from the start, but if you use it every day it will pay off.

Read my latest Pinterest tips right here

You can probably keep using a personal Pinterest account and generate traffic, but you do not get access to analytics with a personal account. You are going to want to keep track of which boards and pins are performing the best through these statistics.

It will also help you keep track of how big your audience is on the platform. The bigger the audience the more clicks to your content you can expect. It really goes hand in hand.

Engage with other bloggers

The reason engaging with other bloggers can increase your traffic is because your comments can be linked to your website, and you can also include a link to your website after leaving a relevant comment on their blog posts.

People read the comments and if you say something that interests them then they will want to see what else you have to say. Be open to making connections instead of competition. There really is room for every blogger to be successful.

Share your posts on social media

If you have social media accounts set up for your blog. Sharing your blog posts on there is simple to do. My favorite place to share is Pinterest. Sharing on Facebook and Twitter has brought in some traffic too.

I have not been using the scheduler on Tailwind recently. I am strictly sharing my pins to just the Tailwind Communities I am a part of right now.

Be as consistent as you can with posting

Blogging is tough because once you gain momentum, it is difficult to stop. It is almost like an adrenaline rush that motivates you to keep going and creating. I have not figured out how long is too long of a break to stop this momentum of traffic, but being consistent can bring you tons of traffic if you keep it up. Once your blog grows, paying someone to keep up the momentum for you is worth it.

Make your blog posts shareable

Add Pinterest images to your blog posts in case someone decides they want to pin your post. I have in the past visited websites and I want to share them to my Pinterest, but there isn’t a good pinnable image. It will not do well on Pinterest without an attractive pin image. And we want it to do well on Pinterest.

Remember, good images in general because blog posts can be shared on Facebook and Twitter too.

seo, tags, and titles

We can’t forget to include good SEO (search engine optimization), tags, and catchy titles to our tips for more traffic. I have heard good things about the Yoast SEO plugin, but I have yet to try it myself.

This plugin is supposed to help with optimizing every post with the best SEO possible which will rank your blog higher when people are searching for content on the internet.

Since I don’t use this plugin yet, I do still get many visitors directly from search engines, but I do this by including keywords within my titles and tags. I also try to have titles with keywords throughout my blog posts like for different sections or paragraphs using a bigger font (H3 at least).

Include backlinks to other blog posts

Keep your readers on your website by providing links to blog posts that are related to one another. This helps with bounce rate too.

Share your social media accounts

Having your audience follow you on your social media accounts is helpful because it is another way to share posts with them that they might have missed. I love how every social media platform now has a story feature. It is a great feature to use to share helpful information. It can also help build a bigger audience as you get in front of more people there.

Design matters

A website theme is important. It is important to keep it looking up to date, modern, and make sure it is responsive. This means the theme will respond to the type of device the viewer has while viewing your blog.

The last thing you want is someone coming to your website and not being able to read the information they came to read. It can be frustrating as reader. Also, keeping popups to a minimum too makes the visiting a website more enjoyable. Be sure to visit your own website to get an idea of what your audience is seeing and make updates as you go.

Let me know what else I can do to help!

Jenn

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91 thoughts on “9 tips for increasing your blog traffic even if your blog is brand new!

  1. This was amazing advice! I love your tips for back linking and increasing domain authority. I started with a brand new website domain so my authors was a literal 0! I appreciate the research and advice in this post!

  2. Thanks for posting! I just started my own blog a few weeks ago and while it has been a lot of fun so far, it would be more fun if people besides my mom read my posts. Will be implementing a few of your tips! I have already started a lot of accounts on various social media platforms, I am wondering how important it is to start a twitter account. Any thoughts?

    Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Twitter is really fun and there are a ton of bloggers on Twitter. I am not great on Twitter because I dont get as much engagement as I would like but its definitely a platform I wouldnt count out. Good luck on your blog. 😊 and glad you found this post helpful.

  3. Thank you so much for this insightful post. Its good to be reminded of the things we as bloggers forget and I love that you use Pinterest. Some bloggers don’t realize how much traffic they can get from there. It is my number one source as well!

  4. I totally agree to support other bloggers and do your best to always respond to any visitor’s comments. I firmly believe in social media being the best traffic source to blogs and websites. I have one website that gets a pretty steady flow of traffic from YouTube. I make how to automotive videos, and to my best to always answer my comments.

    Seems to work really well, but I am strongly old school when it comes to costumer service. Visitors are costumers and no matter if you are blogging to make money or just want to be an influencer, you have to take care of the viewers.

  5. We really liked reading this usefull blogpost! We’re beautybloggers active on Instagram and WordPress, but your tip of using Pinterest is really welcome! I didn’t know Pinterest was so important for creating traffic! Thank you πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜Š

    1. I am glad you found it helpful. Pinterest helps so much with traffic. Beauty is also a really good blogging niche. πŸ™‚

  6. Amazing tips! I just signed up for a business Pinterest account and created my first few pins. It’s a social media platform I use everyday.. I can’t believe I never incorporated into my blog promotion.

  7. Good advice on getting views. This is what I’m working on with my blog atm though I think the important thing is to make sure you actually have worthwhile posts on your site! The topics can’t be lifeless and clearly all about following the trends (I’ve stumbled on some that are like this) tha KS for the info!

  8. Oh I love this post, exactly what I needed to read as a new blogger, such realistic steps in gaining traction, I love it! I will be re reading this soon to make sure I implement the changes I need! Thank you for this post

  9. Jen, great tips. I’m testing out a blog challenge that I made assign to my students down the road. I figured I should try it out myself before I expect anyone else to do it. I’ll definitely incorporate your tips. Thank you.

  10. Go figure! I found this post on Pinterest! πŸ™‚ Great tips. I have been blogging for a while but started to focus on monetizing (seriously since February). So much to figure out and implement as a more serious blogger. Pinterest has been a great tool for me so far in bringing traffic to my blog and is currently the only platform I am focusing on until I get it down pat. Thanks for sharing this info!

    1. Glad you found it helpful. I am also just focusing on Pinterest for now and so far it is working out great. Happy you found me there. Focusing on one goal has helped me not feel so overwhelmed by everything that blogging can require. Thanks for sharing your experience. 😊

  11. Great tips! I am new to blogging and have found the community of bloggers to be very helpful and supportive! I’m learning so much every day!

  12. Great tips! I am new to blogging and have found engaging with other bloggers to be really helpful and that there are some really awesome, supportive people out there!

    1. I knew this things and I have to work on SEO.
      Good advices. I have got my blog since mid May. The most important is the content and usefulness of the content.

      1. Glad you found it helpful. Sometimes we know exactly what we need to do, but it takes time to put it into action. Best of luck with your blog. 😊

  13. This was so helpful for me! I’ve been struggling to think of content that I’d enjoy writing that would also be searchable or interesting to readers, and never even thought to get ahead of trends! I’m definitely going to try that!

    1. I am so glad this helped! Seasonal trends are a great way to create content when you are struggling to think of something. I also like to follow popular topics on Pinterest within my niche and write about that. Thanks for reading. 😊

  14. This is a great post. All important points are covered. I couldn’t write blog posts consistently for my blog. Now, I will try to be more consistent.

    1. Glad you found it helpful. Be as consistent as you can and take a break when you need to. A good balance is better than no balance. Thanks for reading! 😊

    1. Glad you liked it! I was going for easy and quick because this stuff can get confusing. Thanks for reading and letting me know your thoughts. 😊

  15. New blogger here! Feeling a little discouraged as I figure out how to drive traffic to my blog. This was very helpful! Thank you.

    1. I have been there. Dont worry it takes time to build up traffic no matter what. Consistency is key and I swear by Pinterest! Glad tou found thus helpful.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

    1. Your welcome! Glad you found it helpful. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› I love random blogs. There is an audience for every blog.

      1. Thanks for reading! I have not written an in depth article for starting a Pinterest business account, but if you google start a Pinterest business account for blogging then you will find a wealth of information that can help you get started. I will work on getting more information up on mu blog about that. 😊

    1. Awesome! I am glad you found it helpful. I slightly mentioned keywords under my SEO tip, but kept it short as I didn’t want to get too in depth in this post.

    1. Yes of course. Glad you found it helpful. I will be writing some more tips for Pinterest in the future. 😊

  16. This is my problem. Promoting your stuff every day I feel like the little followers i do have are gonna get tired of me

    1. I thought that way too, but because of the algorithms in social media the more you post the more eyes will see your content. They will understand that you are just trying to grow your blog the best you can. But it is ultimately your decision. 😊

      1. I didnt think of it that way. And yeah I guess they would understand since most of the people I follow/who follow me are bloggers as well. Im always scared of it though lol

  17. I am a newbie blogger. Today is my first day blogging. I wanted to thank you for this here wealth of information.
    Please support my blog.
    Thanks.

  18. SOO informational, I just started blogging this year and this is honestly so comforting finding all of this out and it is so relevant so thank you truly!

  19. I have just started my own blog today about being a househusband. Some really good steps here that I will look into. TY. My first blogpost is on http://househusband.blog would be grateful if anyone has a chance to give some feedback.

    1. Really glad you found it helpful. It is fantastic that you will be sharing your perpective as a househusband. There are many husbands out there that can relate to that and would love advice to problems that may come from that role in the family. I look forward to you documenting your journey. Thanks for stopping by! 😊

  20. These are such great tips, especially for a new blogger like myself! I had no idea Pinterest was so big! I will be creating a business account ASAP. I really appreciate all the tips!

    1. I am so glad you found these tips helpful. Pinterest is so amazing especially for the parenting niche. Thanks for reading it.

  21. I think you have covered everything; traffic can be so hard to get but it is possible for bloggers in all niches (and people like me, who defy niche) to find their community.

    When you write about what you love, your content will always be passionate so you can spend more time on engaging with other bloggers. Sharing the blog love is by far one of the best ways to gain traffic, besides Pinterest, though I am guilty of slacking of there to . . .

    1. Supporting other bloggers and writers is definitely one of my favorite ways to gain traffic. I just started focusing on Pinterest and have seen results, but Twitter is a great source for connecting as well with other creative writers. Thanks for reading it. πŸ’›πŸ˜Š

  22. I keep seeing the Pinterest mentioned over and over again as a great tool for bloggers and I’m still slacking—but your reminder is so helpful! Really appreciate this post as I’ve had my blog for 2 years and am just starting to see traffic. (Thanks to the blogging community on Twitter). I definitely need reminders to keep it going.

    1. I am glad it helped. I have been blogging for 2 years as well and just started really focusing on increasing traffic especially through Pinterest. It is an amazing tool when you figure it out. Focus on the platform that works for you and I wish you the best! πŸ’œπŸ˜Š

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