4 Simple Tips to Help Increase Traffic to Your Blog

Increase traffic to your blog

Increasing traffic is the golden ticket. We all want to login one day and see a spike in visits- but how can you make this a reality? The key is to be consistent, individual and above all aware of what your audience wants. If you can successfully master these 3 traits you’re there.

I know many of you are looking for tips that are as simple to implement as possible, so you can work your blogging around your career, school and busy lives. Here are 4 simple yet effective tips to help you boost traffic without having to spend hours staring at your laptop!

Think Carefully About Your Blog Titles

Titles and headlines have always mattered. The title of your blog post is your chance to advertise what your post is about. It needs to be relevant and catchy- but stay away from titles that overtly look like they’re selling your content. The perfect blog title should be short, concise, and descriptive, leaving the reader wanting more!

Keep an Eye on Topical News, Relevant to Your Blog

Jumping on a relevant piece of news can be a great way to spike your visits! Set up Google alerts and spend 15 minutes a day looking over news sites and social media to see if anything exciting and relevant has happened in your field. If you’re able to be one of the first to post on a topic you could see uplift in traffic. However- this is not a permanent solution! Relying on this alone may see your traffic spike from time to time, but to hold on to readers you need to pair this kind of content with a more consistent strategy.

Structure Your Social Media Output

In order to promote a post as best you can, structure and plan your social media output. Be organised, and find out when the best time to post is. There are so many apps and sites that can help you do this (if you need any recommendations just email me!). Find out when there are twitter chats relevant to your piece, and let any other bloggers who might be interested in sharing your post know it’s live.

Collaborate with Others in Your Blogging Community

When I ask people what their favourite thing about blogging is, time and time again they say it’s the community. Building a really strong foundation of bloggers you can collaborate with is not only one of the best parts of blogging- it can work absolute wonders for traffic growth and following! Work together with your community, share each other’s posts, interview other bloggers, and collaborate on content. Everyone’s a winner!

Have you ever seen a spike in your traffic, or do you have any tips of your own? Give us your advice in the comments below!

15 Responses to 4 Simple Tips to Help Increase Traffic to Your Blog

  1. Laura Taylor June 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Loved this post!!

    So helpful!


  2. Rachel Trickett June 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Really helpful

  3. Prerna Sinha June 29, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Hey Rebecca,
    Wonderful insight ,I am looking at increasing traffic on my blog http://www.maaofallblogs.blogspot.in,also thanks for all the links to free stock images :).

  4. Heather S July 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Really helpful post! I already do most of the above except the google alerts bit. Going to give that a try, such a fun idea! :)

    • Rebecca Brown July 3, 2014 at 8:13 am #

      It works really well actually! You’re the first to know about any relevant news- let me know how you get on!

  5. Rebecca Johnson July 4, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Great tips for new bloggers. I myself am relatively new to the blogging world so all help is greatly appreciated!

    Let me know what you think to my blog. http://www.furlongfashion.com

  6. Suraj S July 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Great list! Keeping on top of current affairs and blogging about them if relevant to your message is not only great for those spikes in traffic but also shows customers and followers that you are current and up-to-date with what’s going on in the world rather than just having a bank of generic content that you recycle each month.

    Keep up the great work :)

  7. Kissel August 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I’m a new beauty blogger and these tips are really helpful. I failed to realize that Google Alerts will really help – not only to gaining traffic – but for keeping myself in the loop. It’s nice not to be behind the products every one happens to be talking about. :)


  8. Alfia Widati August 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Hello Rebecca,
    Could you please email me to for this point “Structure Your Social Media Output”? Thanks in advance.


  9. Segreto Secrets January 5, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Thanks so much for the great tips! I would love to learn your suggestions on the apps you mentioned for better structuring our social media output! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    – Segreto Finishes

  10. Chris price February 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    I do struggle with being traffic to my site, I write a humorous weekly blog, and other than my Facebook followers really struggle for other readers, any help you can suggest would be much appreciated.

  11. Heidi March 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    Great post, thanks. But sometimes it’s hard to get other bloggers to interact so I concentrate on the ones that do. You have to believe in what your writing in your blog posts too! http://www.chronicbeauty.uk

  12. Sylvie April 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Thanks for this informative post – the right headline is definitely a key thing I have found in driving traffic to my blog.