You started a blog, crafted stellar content, and waited for the traffic to start pouring in. But it didn’t. Not the way you pictured it, anyways. How are you supposed to grow your blog’s traffic and keep them coming back?

Good question.

It doesn’t have to be a bothersome or tiresome task. I started my blog in November and almost immediately saw a surge in traffic (and continue too), and I know it’s down to a few simple things I’ve implemented. 

I’m not special in this sense either.

You may hear that most bloggers don’t succeed, but the thing is – if you work your butt off from day one, there’s no way that you won’t make it. So many of us don’t truly believe we will succeed, and in that lies the problem. 

We give up before the miracle can happen. When you work hard, know the right strategies, believe in yourself, and don’t quit – you’ll succeed. 

I know these strategies and tips will work for you too, so read on, and let’s grow your blog’s traffic and income.

 * Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. That means, at no cost to you, I will receive a small compensation if you purchase something through one of those links. I ONLY promote products/services I have personally used and love. This helps run The Beautified Life – so thank you so much for your support! *

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1)Write For Your Audience, Not Yourself.

One of the most crucial things to remember, if you want your blog to thrive and stand out from the crowd is to write for your audience.

Address their pain points in every post, solve their problems.

Unless you’re a celebrity or have a million page views per month, your blog shouldn’t be about yourself and your life all of the time.

Nobody cares.

And that’s the cold hard truth.

And even if you do have a gazillion page views per month, I wouldn’t suggest writing about yourself all the time. Unless you can put a spin on it to make it exciting, engaging, and beneficial for your readers. 

The most successful and accomplished bloggers are those who are solving a problem for their readers.

I’m not saying you can’t add a few lines about that killer trip you just took, or your new puppy. I’m saying make sure you’re solving an issue for your readers and giving them something out of your content. 

You can even write about your recent trip! There are lots of successful travel bloggers. But they gear their posts to benefit their readers in some way and make it intriguing for their audience.

Identify who your target audience is, figure out their pain points, and solve their problems in every post.

And you’ll have dedicated readers who not only respect your opinion, but they’ll keep coming back time and time again.

But the vital part is finding out exactly who you’re target audience is, getting inside their heads (with market research or other ways), and then making your content tailored to the major problem they’re face.

There’s a reason that the super-successful bloggers you see all over social media and the internet are all writing informational posts. List posts, tutorials, ultimate guides, etc.

 

2) Participate In Online Forums

This is something I’ve recently implemented, as it was recommended to me by several accomplished bloggers. Even the extremely successful Neil Patel uses online forums to drive traffic back to his websites. 

I was skeptical at first, but it’s now part of my daily work routine.

I try and spend 15 minutes a day participating in online forums like Quora. More if I have time. Some days I don’t have the time at all but the point is trying to make time for it.

If you’re not getting any blog traffic, but you aren’t making time in your day to get traffic to your blog – well, nothing’s going to change. 

There are plenty of people on forums who ask questions related to every niche. (Even the most bizarre topics you could imagine). You can answer questions related to your niche or blog topics, and leave a link to a recent blog post (if it’s relevant to their question and providing value), and this will bring organic traffic back to your site. Easy-peasy!

It’s an excellent way to get your name out there in cyber-space and help others at the same time. Just make sure you’re providing value. Don’t just don’t your blog’s link everywhere possible and call it a day. 

And a bonus? You will surely find ideas for blog posts in the process!

 

3) Post outstanding, long-form content, frequently. 

 

A common misconception in the blogging world is that a 300-word blog post is sufficient and it will rank well on Google.

However, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

It is becoming the norm to post a 2000-word or more blog post. And there’s a good reason for this.

Yes, I know there is a small percentage of bloggers who do well writing extremely short content. But…

The top ten positions on Google for many keywords is content that contains at least 2000-words

I realize in a world full of short attention spans this may seem like too much for our readers to ingest – however, most of them would actually prefer an in-depth post that fully solves their problem, then a short post that barely covers the topic.

The posts that do the best are How To’s, listicles, ultimate guides, and tutorials. And you just cannot deliver a valuable tutorial in 300-words. 

This is why extraordinarily successful bloggers like Neil Patel and Melyssa Griffin are choosing to write colossal posts that range from 2000 to 5000-words. Woah… I know! Although I haven’t gotten up to 5000 words myself; I never write less than 1500-words, but usually it’s 2000-2500-words. (This post is over 3000-words and some of my newer posts that perform quite well are even longer!). 

Although blogs who post more frequently tend to do better, it’s always better to provide good-quality pillar posts less often than spewing out 7 sub-par posts in a week. This will certainly help to grow your blog’s traffic in no time at all. 

 

4) Participate in Facebook Groups for Bloggers + Creative Entrepreneurs.

Participating in Facebook groups for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs is something I have done even before I launched my blog. There are oodles of fabulous groups to help grow your blog’s traffic and expose you to a new audience.

There are all kinds of different groups, but a few of my faves are this one, this onethis onethis one, and my new one.

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Be sure to read each group’s individual rules, but in most of these groups, there are threads to share your recent blog posts, your social media handles, and freebies/opt-ins – or a day each week to post them.

I also have a Facebook group for female bloggers and entrepreneurs. If you would like to join, click here. Then make sure to take a peek at the pinned post. 🙂

Facebook is my second largest source of traffic – and that all comes down to these groups. They are magnificent and will definitely help grow your blog’s traffic in no time. 

I would suggest carving out time every single day to participate in these groups. I’m a member of about 30 amazing Facebook groups that have helped to grow my blog’s traffic and have also gotten me some freelance writing and editing gigs!

Make it a priority to participate in these groups every day. Although I do skip on online forums some days, I never miss a day when it comes to Facebook groups.

They’ll become invaluable to your blog’s success.

5) Guest Posting on popular blogs in your niche

You’ve probably heard the importance of guest posting on other blogs, but you may not actually be doing it yet. Am I right? I wasn’t sure at first, either. I didn’t think it would make that much difference, and frankly – who has the time?

Make time. It will be one of the best things you’ll do your blog. 

Not only will this increase your online presence, it will expose your blog to a new audience. But that’s not all. This will certainly boost your rankings on Google because with guest posts you always get an opportunity (or a few) to link back to your website.

Not convinced yet? I’ve got more. 

Guest posting will boost your authority in your niche, which is something you definitely want.

And of course, the most obvious reason: Guest posting can dramatically grow your blog’s traffic.

I’d recommend submitting a guest post as often as you post on your blog, as a new blogger. I know, that sounds like a lot of work. If you can swing it, post on your blog once per week and submit one guest post per week.

What’s the point of writing stellar content if no one is reading it? Guest posting is a surefire way to get traffic back to your blog. And not just on huge websites like The Huffington Post.

Guest post on popular sites in your niche.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to post on HUGE websites to build your credibility and get traffic back to your blog.

Guest posting on popular blogs in your niche will do the job, and can even provide better results!

And if you’re a freelance writer, like me – this is a wonderful way to craft quality samples to show to prospective clients.

 

6) Pinterest. Oh, Pinterest. 

 

If you’re not yet harnessing the wonderful powers of Pinterest, I suggest you get on that bandwagon, immediately.

It’s been the best thing I’ve done for my blog, hands down. 

70% of my blog’s traffic comes from Pinterest, making it my largest traffic source. I’m sure this isn’t news to most of you, but many bloggers are seeing incredible results after implementing certain strategies on Pinterest.

After implementing the strategies I talk about in this post, I saw a dramatic spike in traffic. But my largest spike ever was after I signed up for Board Booster and TailWind to schedule and loop my pins. (You can snag a free a month of TailWind here, and your first 100 pins free on BoardBooster here).

The beautiful thing about Pinterest (one of many), is that your pins virtually live forever. A pin you posted 6 months ago could randomly go viral, and that would bring an enormous surge in traffic to your site. Just make sure you have various opt-in forms or a CTA  (call to action) in those posts so that the traffic isn’t wasted when your pins do go viral!

related: ultimate guide to explode your blog traffic with Pinterest

 

7) Comment On Other Blogs Frequently + always reply to comments on your own.

 

It’s no secret that it’s vital to establish an online presence in the blogging world. But you may not realize the importance of commenting on other blogs.

When you leave valuable, genuine comments on popular blogs, you are more than likely going to see a slight increase in traffic (or a massive difference, depending on how much you comment). You also build relationships, which is crucial.

Just remember, when you’re leaving a comment, make sure it’s genuine and not something like ”nice post”. Those types of comments are useless and insincere.

It’s equally as imperative to always reply to comments on your own blog. 

I see this every day, you land on a blog where there are hundreds of comments, and the owner of that website hasn’t replied to a single comment. It builds relationships with your readers when you engage.

Not to mention, they will be much more likely to return to your blog and leave a valuable comment in the future.

 

8) Promote, Promote, Promote!

What’s the point of creating an awesome blog post if nobody is actually reading it? A surefire way to ensure your blog posts are being read is to promote the crap out of them.

And I don’t mean just once when you publish it.

No, you need to promote that post in every way possible, as much as you can. I’m not saying post it on Twitter 30 times a day or anything. But, you should post it on every social media platform you’re on when it’s published, and then wait a few days and do the same thing.

Keep promoting it sporadically for as long as you can.

 

9) Get Tweetin’

If you’re not on Twitter, you need to be. I know, I didn’t get what all the hype was about either. I thought Twitter was just for celebrities and teenagers.

But it’s not. 

It took me awhile to get in the groove, but in less than 2 months I have grown my Twitter to 1,300 followers, without hardly lifting a finger.

It’s a fantastic place to promote your blog, build your audience, and connect with like-minded bloggers and online biz owners. I schedule 4-6 posts a day on Twitter (through Buffer), and I have found that I’m actually seeing an increase in my blog’s traffic.

It’s a fabulous platform for bloggers, so if you haven’t taken the leap, you need too.

You won’t regret it, I promise. 

 

10) Schedule Your Posts on Social Media + Delegate Tasks. 

The only reason us bloggers are able to appear to be present on social media 24-7 and have somewhat of a life is by scheduling our posts and delegating tasks where appropriate.

It’s best to schedule your posts to trickle out throughout the day, not all at once.

This will get your content seen by a bigger audience. I don’t know about you, but my reader’s locations vary. The majority of my readers are from the US, and I live in Canada. So there’s no way for me to know exactly what time it is where everyone lives, so if your posts go out at different times during the day, you have the best chance of getting the most eyes on your content.

For Twitter and Facebook, I use Buffer.  I love Buffer because you can schedule up to 10 posts at a time for free, or if you pay $10/month you can schedule 100. That works out to about a month for me.

If you follow my blog, you know that I am obsessed with TailWind and BoardBooster.

They are both wonderful apps – but combined, they are pure genius.

 

11) Make SEO your best friend.

 

SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) is key if you want to grow your blog’s traffic.

Going into SEO in detail will be a whole blog post in itself, but there are a few ways you can up your game and start seeing some organic traffic.

 

  • Keywords.  Research your keywords before you write your blog posts, and then insert them in your title, meta description, in the URL, and throughout your post.

 

  • Install Yoast SEO Plugin. This plugin will help you with a variety of SEO tasks and will make it much easier to implement SEO on your blog.

 

  • Use Headings in your posts.  Not only do headings format your content better, Google likes headings (especially H2’s). If you’re using WordPress you would click ”paragraph” in your toggle bar, and you’ll see all of your options for headings.

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  • Link to older content in your posts. When you’re crafting a blog post, make sure you link to older content where it’s relevant. This is called Interlinking. Interlinking is fabulous for SEO, plus it gets more eyes on more of your content. Win, win!

 

  • Optimize your images for SEO.  This step is vastly overlooked by many bloggers.  First of all, make sure you are naming your images something relevant that contains your keywords for that post. So no ”image.1234”, capeesh? Next, ensure you’re filling out the alt text for each image. This tells search engines what your image is, which is crucial for SEO purposes.

 

12) Invest in your blog/biz.

This is something that can be challenging for new bloggers because, for many of us, we just don’t have ”extra” funds. I totally get that.

Believe me, I do. 

But who is going to invest in your business if you’re not willing to do the same? Think about it. It’s a necessary thing if you’re serious about blogging. Especially, if you plan on making a full-time income blogging.

For starters, you must invest in setting up a proper website. I recommend going with self-hosted WordPress, to learn the reasons why check out this post.

Next, it’s vital to invest in proper resources and education to further your knowledge and expertise in your niche.

I have taken a few courses (including Write Your Way To 1K), and these are some of the best decisions I made for my blog and my business.

A course I fully recommend for new bloggers or aspiring freelance writers is Write Your Way To 1K.

This course teaches you everything you need to know to become a full-time freelance writer. I interviewed the course creator, Elna Cain, about how she was able to start a profitable freelance business in only 6-months, and now 3 years later she’s only working part-time but continues to rake in that full-time income.

If you’re curious about freelancing, this course takes you through every step of it. Finding a profitable niche, finding high-paying clients, pitching templates, tons of bonuses like e-books, and much more. Can you tell I’m in love with this course?

Can you tell I’m in love with this course? That’s because it has catapulted my own freelance writing business, so I’m confident in the process and know if you’ve been wanting to jump into a freelance career or side gig, you need this course in your life.

 

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If you implement these tips and strategies, your blog’s traffic will surely grow. I have seen a massive difference in my own blog, and it keeps growing every single day.

Blogging has been a life-changer for me. For the first time in years, I have a purpose and something I am truly passionate about.

But don’t get me wrong, it’s a heck of a lot of work!

What has helped to grow your blog’s traffic? Let me know down in the comments.

Until next time,

XO, Alee

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52 thoughts on “Beginner’s Guide: 12 Surefire Ways To Grow Your Blog’s Traffic

  1. Alee,

    Love all your tips for growing your traffic. I know for me Pinterest drives most of my traffic and Facebook drives my engagement/comments.

    I believe promotion should be a big focus and having a strategy is helpful for sure!

    Posted on February 3, 2017 at 2:39 am
    1. Hey Elna!
      Thanks so much! You know I adore both of your blogs too. 🙂
      I think most of my comments come from Facebook as well, with a couple from Pinterest.
      I’ve made a big ”To Do” list with things to do to my blog, mainly from tips from your blogs lol. Like updating old posts, creating multiple Pinable images..etc. Excited to see how that effects things.
      Alee

      Posted on February 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm
  2. These are such wonderful tips. I completely agree with “write for your audience, not yourself”. I think you can share your personal stories and express your passion while still making it helpful for someone else! Your reader should get something out of what you have to say. I need to work on my SEO, tat is for sure!

    Posted on February 4, 2017 at 1:19 am
    1. Britany,
      Thanks so much! I completely agree. It always makes it more interesting when you add some personal stories mixed in. But it always has to benefit the readers in some way too.
      I’m slowly plugging away at my SEO too. There’s so much to learn, but the Yoast plug-in really helps quite a bit.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Alee

      Posted on February 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  3. Great tips for growing your blog. Thank you for posting them.

    Posted on February 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm
    1. Hi Roy,
      Thank you! Glad you found them helpful.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Alee

      Posted on February 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm
  4. This was a really useful blog post. I’ve seen the tips before, but never this much helpful detail explaining actionable steps on how to really implement these into your routine. Great work, definitely bookmarking!

    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    1. Hi Emily!
      Well, thank you. It means alot. I try to go into as much detail as I can.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Alee

      Posted on February 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm
  5. These are some really helpful tips. With respect to Guest Posting. This is something that I want to do but I am nervous. What if the other person doesn’t like my content? I saw an opportunity to guest post for someone recently but I am really afraid of trying although I know the benefits it may bring to my blog. Especially being a new blogger makes me think I should wait longer….

    http://www.travelbeautyblog.com

    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    1. Hi Shevy,
      You definitely don’t need to wait – I guest posted when my blog was brand spankin’ new, and you know what? I was terrified they wouldn’t like my content either. It’s a risk you always take, but as long as you study their website in advance and see what kind of content they post, you will be fine.
      Good luck,
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  6. This was such a great read! I especially like the part about Quora. I had not thought of Quora.. off I go! 😂

    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    1. Hi Monica,
      Thanks! Yeah, Quora is where it’s at. 😉 You see loads of pro bloggers there, so it’s gotta have an impact.
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  7. These are all great tips Alee! I didn’t know about the Header 2 trick! Gotta start doing that now. Thanks!!!

    Posted on February 17, 2017 at 5:38 am
    1. Hi Yami,
      Thanks so much!! Yeah, I just learned that one recently too. So many things to learn lol.
      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 1:21 pm
  8. These are some excellent tips. Some I already do, and some I know I have to work on. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm
    1. Hi Emily,
      So glad you found these helpful!
      Have a great day,
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm
  9. Some really good tips in here, thank you! Always looking for ways to increase traffic to my blog.

    Dani x

    Posted on February 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    1. Hey Dani,
      Thank you! Aren’t we all lol!
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm
  10. Pinterest has been the best source of traffic for me, then second is Google. It’s amazing how things can grow when you just stick with it!

    Posted on February 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    1. Hi Sarah,
      Yes, for sure! Pinterest can really magnify your traffic if you stick with it.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm
  11. This is awesome advice!! 🙂

    Posted on February 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    1. Thank you, Alison!
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm
  12. So many great tips! I actually found you through Tailwind. 🙂 How often do you schedule pins from your own site?

    Posted on February 17, 2017 at 7:58 pm
    1. Melissa,
      Thank you! I pin to group boards 50 times per day, and then manually another 10-15 to group boards, and then I manually pin 20-30 to my own boards.
      Alee

      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm
  13. Nice article Alee. I followed your guest article about the steps to start a blog.

    All good tips for growing your traffic, for me FB and Reditt have been the main sources of organic traffic for my blog.

    I am hoping to make it good on Instagram now, but its difficult since there is no way you can add links. Pinterest is another tool I am not much into, but maybe now after reading this.

    Posted on February 27, 2017 at 3:35 am
    1. Hi Praveen,
      Pinterest is definitely a huge factor in getting traffic, I guarantee if you start up with Pinterest and use a scheduler like Board Booster, you will see a large spike in traffic that will keep growing 🙂
      Good luck!
      Alee

      Posted on February 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm
  14. so much to think about, really informative , twitter I can manage but still not sure how to link pins to blogs on pinterest..arghh will I ever get to grips with it all!

    Posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:29 pm
    1. Hi Brenda! There is lots of learn, I agree! I have two posts up on Pinterest, one of more for beginner’s. They may be of help for you.
      Good luck!
      Alee

      Posted on March 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  15. Great information! Just started my blog and this was great to help a beginner like me 🙂

    Justine
    TheIridescentWings.com

    Posted on March 20, 2017 at 11:17 pm
    1. Hi Justine,
      Thank you! I am so glad this post was of help. I try to gear most of my posts at beginner’s – because there’s just so much to learn. So, my goal is to eventually have every tutorial a new blogger could ever need on my blog.
      Have a great day!
      Alee

      Posted on March 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  16. Alee, such a great post! Thank you for taking the time to share these tips. I find that most of my traffic comes from Pinterest and Facebook. It makes a huge difference when I make promotion a priority, too.

    I need to get better about guest posting though. That is one of my focuses for this upcoming month! Excited to start adding some of these tips into my daily routine.

    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm
    1. Hi Erica!

      Yes, guest posting is always an awesome idea – I too, need to step that up.

      Between client work and this blog though, I just haven’t had the time to do much guest posting. But it’s on my To Do list, too!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Alee

      Posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:07 am
  17. ALthough not a new blogger I’ve only recently started writing “long form” posts – around 1200 words now but I hope to get up to that 2,000 words eventually!

    Posted on May 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    1. Hey Sarah!

      Yes, long form content is where it’s at! It’s definitely a huge trend right now, and since Google prefers long content, I imagine we are slowly coming to an end of these short 300-500-word posts. Because it sure is difficult to provide value in 300 words! My intro is almost that long lol!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Alee

      Posted on May 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm
  18. I’m definitely a fan of the FB groups! I’ve met some amazing bloggers through there! And I agree on the commenting on other peoples posts. Though I have to get better at responding to my own comments!

    Posted on May 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm
    1. Hi Divya!

      It is pretty important to build trust with our readers, and for the bloggers who don’t ever comment back, they probably lose a lot of traffic – so you’re doing the right thing in committing to comments. I’ve seen HUGE bloggers who are making 100,000 a MONTH who still are replying to comments, so I tell myself no matter how busy I get with client work and my own blog, I can do it too!

      And I agree – FB groups are where it’s at. 🙂

      Good luck with evverything!

      Posted on May 1, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  19. I’ve been blogging for a while, but appreciate the advice!

    Posted on May 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    1. Thanks Norma!

      Posted on May 2, 2017 at 11:28 am
  20. These are such good tips! I think I need to make a few adjustments in my blogging habit based on these – but in a good way😁

    Posted on May 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    1. Hey Yvette!

      We all have room for improvement. 🙂

      Good luck with your blog’s adjustments, you’ll do great!

      Alee

      Posted on May 2, 2017 at 11:29 am
  21. These tips are really helpful.
    Blogging can feel totally overwhelming for me sometimes so it helps to go back and break things down to make things easier on my complicated brain! Thank you!

    Posted on May 1, 2017 at 10:57 pm
    1. Hey Brooke!

      So happy these tips were helpful.

      It can feel a little overwhelming at times, but you’ve got this! 🙂

      Alee

      Posted on May 2, 2017 at 11:30 am
  22. these are fantastic tips. as a new blogger it is definitely the hardest part so far. thank you

    Posted on May 2, 2017 at 1:06 am
    1. Hi Jessica,

      Thank you! Being a new blogger can be tough, but it gets easier.

      Good luck with everything!:)

      Alee

      Posted on May 2, 2017 at 11:31 am
  23. These are great tips! I really need to investigate online forums like Quora. I keep reading that it is a great blogging resource. I also need to be a lot better about delegating. I seem to find that difficult in all areas of my life! I use Tailwind and Boardbooster, but I need to check out Buffer to help me delegate a bit further. Thank you for all of these helpful hints! I will be implementing them right away!

    Posted on May 2, 2017 at 3:07 am
    1. Hey Brittany,

      Quora is awesome – and you will lots of big bloggers there, like Neil Patel – because it DOES work. 🙂

      Buffer is great, I use that for my FB group, and I use Post Planner now for my Twitter posts. (All on the free plans) to save a little money. Blogging can really add up at the end of the month.

      So glad you found these tips helpful,

      Alee

      Posted on May 2, 2017 at 11:33 am
  24. Tips that have actually inspired me! This was great, especially about forums and FB groups. Thank you for this.
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com/

    Posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:44 am
    1. Hey Serein,
      Thanks! Glad to hear it inspired you. 🙂
      Forums are like blogger’s little traffic building secret, for sure.
      Alee

      Posted on May 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm
  25. Hey Alee,

    Really grat post! I always read posts like this and calculate how well I’m doing, I’m like 10/12 so not bad. I haven’t given much time to online forums and haven’t really been guest posting. I’m hoping to once I get better at keeping on top of my own blog’s tasks.

    Thanks for the tips,

    Nadalie

    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    1. Hey, Nadalie!

      Oh, I would recommend guest trying out forums for sure – mainly Quora. Neil Patel of Neilpatel.com and quicksprout.com (a very popular blogger who uses Quora on a regular basis and he seems to get good traffic with it).

      I also see other big bloggers on Quora, so I think it’s like a ”traffic-building hidden gem” experienced bloggers hold close lol.

      As for guest posting – I would recommend guest posting for sure! I also recommend guest posting as much as you post on your own blog. If you post once a week, doing a guest post once a week too can drive HUGE amounts of traffic. BUT, the key is guest posting on the RIGHT sites.

      It doesn’t have to be Huff Post.. but popular (so blogs with high traffic) in your niche. That’s an excellent way to bring traffic back to your site.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Alee

      Posted on June 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm
  26. I definitely gotta start posting on Twitter more but I do find social media kinda hard to keep up with sometimes. I use Tailwind at the moment but I’m going to look into looping pins, so much of this info was really helpful 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    Posted on June 30, 2017 at 10:36 am
    1. HI, Julia!

      Honestly, I tried Tailwind too, and for me, I didn’t have the 1-2 hours each week to set it up. You don’t even need to use the ”loop pins” feature on Board Booster to have your pins ”loop”. -all you do when you’re adding a new group board is go to Advanced settings > Keep on source board..something like that (tutorial coming VERY soon), but I set up Board Booster ONCE and only have to touch it when I have new group boards I want to add to it

      And I use Post Planner (the free one) to schedule for Twitter posts, and I use Buffer to schedule my FB group posts, and I have been using m FB page directly to schedule pins. But, I am going to start paying for either Board Booster or Post Planner so I can do it all in one. Definitely worth the investment to get some help with automation!

      Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions regarding Board Booster!

      Alee

      Posted on June 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm