The “C” Word That Will Grow Your Blog Traffic

The “C” Word That Will Grow Your Blog Traffic

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We all are focused on increasing our numbers. Trust me, I’m right there with you.

An increase in our traffic could ultimately lead to an increase in our income.

So what can help us increase our blog traffic?

The best thing you can have.

Consistency.

Over the past few months, I have truly put this to the test. Nothing will grow your blog audience and traffic like consistency. What do I mean by that?

  1. Post content on your blog consistently. Whether it’s once a month, twice a week, everyday. Set a schedule that you can stick to and that your audience recognizes to expect. Nothing hurts your traffic more than your audience expecting weekly updates and then you competently stop posting for a month. Once you have a following that “know” you and your brand, it is important to continue to give them quality content on a consistent basis, whatever that may look like for you.
  2. Promote your content consistently. This has been a game changer for me. There was a time that I only would share a post the day I wrote it. That’s it. I know, what was I thinking?! But I see this more than you know! I don’t want you to learn the hard way like I did. I had issues with self-promotion. It made me feel like I was bothering people that followed me. But hey, they follow you for a reason! They want to see your content and they like it! Be not afraid to promote your content, your products, or your services. Utilize your tools to help you consistently promote such as Buffer, Hootsuite, Tailwind, or Board Booster. Also, share other bloggers content and ask them to return the favor. Join group boards on Pinterest or blogger groups on Facebook. Their shares will help expand your audience and your traffic.
  3. Share your brand on social media consistently. Your social media platform is a biggie. It allows your audience to connect with you on a more personal level. They like to see what is going on in your life, behind the scenes of your business, and they love consistent updates! Daily posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, whatever platforms you use, will help drive traffic back to your site. Be sure to have your link somewhere in your bio! I have people who followed me on social media for months before they got curious enough to click the link to my blog and now they are hooked! But it was my consistency that drew them to click. What if I stopped posting, or didn’t post very often? They would not come to my page and they wouldn’t have come to my blog.
  4. Have a consistent representation of your brand. I honestly believe that this is vital. Your brand is what people recognize you by. If that changes too often, so will your audience and their view of you. Your brand is more than just a logo or the colors on your site. Your brand is your message, your mission, your purpose, and it’s YOU! Make sure what you are posting or sharing with your audience lines up with your brand. If that is too hard for you to do, it may be wise to take a step back and re-evaluate what you are trying to project.
  5. Consistently check your analytics. My final, but one of the most important tips. Your analytics are your guide to what is working for your blog, and more importantly, what isn’t. Paying attention to the analytics of the content that does not resonate with your audience will show you what they want to see less of. Consistently checking your analytics will make you a more aware blogger. You should always know what your audience does and doesn’t like about your content.

There are a list of things that you can do to help increase your blog traffic. Create an opt-in, offer courses, have videos, the list goes on. But none of these things will work if you aren’t first consistent.

What other tips can you share in regards to being consistent?

 

 

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By | 2017-01-08T14:15:10+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Be A Boss|16 Comments

About the Author:

Kristie is a mom of three kiddos, blogger, social media expert, and lover of all things pink and sparkly. She has a passion for helping moms become ceoMoms and following their dreams.

16 Comments

  1. Alece September 15, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Great advice for us newer bloggers. Consistency is really the key!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Rosie September 15, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

    You got me at your blog title! Kristie, you hit the nail on the head. Consistency is truly important in the blogging world and one that I had to learn. What a difference it makes – more interaction with readers, interaction with other bloggers and learning for myself. Awesome post!

    • Kristie September 15, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Absolutely! It’s more powerful than most people realize. Thanks for taking the time to read!

  3. Jen September 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Great reminder! Something that I am trying to improve on.

  4. Melissa September 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Such great advice. I totally agree that consistency is so important!

  5. Elizabeth @ CrazyBusyHappyLife September 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Totally agree. My goal is to post every Thursday and all social media all other days. It doesn’t always happen but it’s something to reach for.

    • Kristie September 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Understandable! Make it a goal and go for it!

  6. Justine Y @ Little Dove September 16, 2016 at 12:08 am - Reply

    I so agree with this! Consistency is so important! When I first started blogging it was so sporadic, there would be some days I would post twice a day, then I might not post for two weeks (this was about 6 years ago), I didn’t even realize that you could schedule posts!! Oh my gosh, when I realized you could do that? Mind=blown. And continuing to promote your post long after it goes live, that is so key! And it can be so time consuming, but very important.

    • Kristie September 16, 2016 at 6:01 am - Reply

      Right! I did the same thing!! But we learn and that’s how we grow.

  7. Stacy September 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    This is great advice, thanks for sharing!

    • Kristie September 28, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Of course, you are so welcome!

  8. Vivellefashion September 28, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Great advice for new bloggers like myself, and I completely agree…consistency is key. I also love that you addresses the issue of feeling as if you’re bothering your followers by posting frequently. I’m trying to get out of that mindset, and this helps a lot. Thank you!

    • Kristie September 28, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

      I am so glad you were able to get something from this!

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  10. Dara December 4, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Consistency on Pinterest has really upped my page views. I started using Tailwind so I post every day instead of in random batches. It has seriously helped a lot!

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