With the New Year just around the corner, this is probably one of the best times to start focusing on strategies that increase blog traffic.

And not just any blog traffic, but blog traffic that converts into clicks, subscribers, and sales!

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But getting blog traffic that converts as a new blogger can be very hard nowadays.

With so many traffic strategies online, it can get pretty confusing to make sense of it all. There are so many things a new Blogger must know before starting a blog!

If your blog posts are catching dust on the shelves of the blogging stratosphere because you’ve tried every free blogging strategy there is, don’t worry your pretty little head about it. Because I have outlined some of my best traffic tips for you that will undoubtedly double your blog traffic in 2021.

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What kind of traffic you should be aiming to get?

You shouldn’t aim to get just pointless traffic.

You should aim for traffic that converts into clicks, sales, commissions, and subscribers.

Basically, the people that land on your website must take some sort of action – either subscribe to your email list, or buy a product that you’re an affiliate for, or share your post.

You must always focus on traffic that converts into clicks, subscribers and sales. By truly engaging with your audience, your blog will grow automatically.

By planning your blog content in advance and creating intentional content that directly prompts people to take action, you will get more conversions!

So, let’s move on to some strategies that you can implement pronto to up your Blog Traffic game, yo!

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Get the fundamentals right

1. Narrow down your niche

Google keeps your blog in a sandbox for a while before it starts to rank your content. That’s why it takes most bloggers who are starting from scratch at least 6-9 months for their posts to start ranking.

It watches you while you post.

Every post leading up to that point is monitored.

Meaning if you write 35 posts on dogs, Google will understand that you are a pet blog and will rank you for pet search terms.

They would rank you over a person that has:

  • 10 posts on dogs
  • 10 posts on fashion
  • 20 posts on making money

Why?

Because they understand that you are serious about this niche and intend to become an authority.

Choosing a niche not only helps you rank faster but also helps put you on the map faster.

2. Use a good and reliable theme

I cannot stress this enough.

As a former Web Designer, I can automatically tell when someone is using a free or pirated theme the moment I land on someone’s blog.

One of the biggest blogging mistakes you can make is downloading a pirated theme. This is such a bad idea, because not only is it illegal, but you will never get updates from the theme, which is important if you want to have a money-making blog.

Doesn’t matter. You’re a friggin’ pirate now, Chloe.

Imagine you’re buying cupcakes online. Which website would you click on?

www.cupcakegoodiesforever.com

or

www.cupcakegoodiesforever.weebly.com

The first one, right?

If a person is scrimping on their online business, who knows if they’re doing the same with their ingredients?

Your Blog is your Baby. You cannot afford to make it look shoddy or sub-par. This is one of the harsh blogging truths.

Once you buy a good theme, it will last you forever. This is an investment. Do not scrimp when it comes to your theme and hosting.

What should you look for in a good theme?

  • is extremely flexible
  • is mobile friendly
  • has a good support system
  • lets Google crawl your website
  • is SEO friendly

If you’re using WordPress and are looking for something that is very customizable and drag-and-drop – go for Divi. This is super simple and comes with a wide variety of options and settings. It’s a die-hard favourite of most Bloggers.

Now, if you want more freedom and flexibility and want to pay for a one-time-fee theme, I highly recommend the one I’m using for Stray Curls right now – Avada.

3. Have a good keyword strategy

Okay, if you have a good theme and have chosen a profitable blog niche, you’re pretty much set for success.

Now comes the part that makes most people cringe – SEO.

SEO isn’t hard once you pick it up. It becomes easy to implement and becomes a habit.

However, most people assume it’s super hard and put it off for a year or two. This makes it very difficult to backtrack and implement SEO.

Now, although there is a lot to learn with SEO, take it easy and do it 1 step at a time.

Understand that if you target a keyword like “chocolate cake” you might never make it to the front page because you’re a newbie blogger.

Google doesn’t trust you.

No one does.

You might have a better chance of ranking for a keyword like “chocolate cake gluten-free” as it’s longer and the competition is lesser.

But how do you look for keywords?

Enter your competitor’s name in Ubersuggest and see the keywords that they are ranking for on the front page (which is position 1-10)  Make sure that your competitor has a domain authority similar to yours so that you actually have a chance of beating them.

Now repeat this step for 5 more competitors.

Store the keywords in an excel sheet.

And write posts that knock theirs out of the park.

Once you start beating competitors and ranking for keywords in 1 particular niche, you will find it super easy to rank for posts with keywords of higher competition.

I highly recommend using KeySearch along with Ubersuggest because Ubersuggest isn’t always accurate. You can get 20% off by using my discount code KSDISC

Creating intentional mind-blowing content

4. Write for your target audience

When you know whom you’re writing for, you can plan your content faster than the speed of light.

In order to attract clients, your website should be clear and concise.

That’s because you’re in your reader’s heads and know what problems they have.

Every piece of content you push out will result in something magical for your Blog. And it should get you closer to your goal. Writing for your target audience on a weekly basis will help you increase your blog traffic quickly!

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Here is a post that will help you discover your target audience. 

5. Write posts on trending topics

Read this guide to help you understand how to write viral blog posts.

This is a quick shortcut to getting a lot of blog traffic. A good way to get blog traffic in the beginning when you’re starting out is to write posts on trending topics in your niche.

By being active on Instagram, following Twitter Chats, or looking up Google Trends, you can keep up with the latest trends.

In my niche, for instance, I noticed that people loved Blogging Income Reports and productivity so I made it a point to cover both those topics in my Blog.

But make sure that the trending topic is evergreen in nature – meaning it is relevant in the years to come.

A post on “The best Skincare routine for dry-skin” will get better-sustained traffic than “Kylie Jenner’s launched a new skin-care line.”

I can’t vouch for her skincare products but I truly believe she’s a wonderful businesswoman and marketer. 

 

If you were blogging about food, you’d definitely want to cover vegan and keto recipes because they’re the current hype and I literally see it plastered everywhere.

By picking topics that people cannot get enough of and putting your own spin on it, you cannot lose.

6. Pay attention to search intent

When I was writing this post and doing research for the keyword “how to get more blog traffic” the first page of Google had only list posts.

Not tutorials.

What does this tell us?

It means that people prefer list posts instead of giant tutorials or how-tos for this particular keyword.

So, I wrote a list post for this keyword.

Pay attention to this when you’re doing keyword research.

7. Write more how-to and list posts

Sit back and recollect what type of questions you input into Google Search every time you have a query. What does it sound like?

Doesn’t it almost always look like this?

“How do I…”

or

“How to…”

You see… people are always looking for tutorials to learn new things! So, join the club and start writing more tutorial posts! Tutorial posts gain a lot of traffic because they’re detailed and teach people how to do something.

Do your research and break up your posts into plenty of bite-sized steps. Go crazy and include lots of images and screenshots as well.

Brownie points if you add a video!

List posts are super easy to read and get a lot more traffic than any other type of post.

So by including several of these, you are bound to get more traffic to your posts.

8. Spend a lot more time crafting headlines

I never used to do this with my old blog.

This is one of the many blogging mistakes I’ve made.

In the beginning, it's totally acceptable to make blogging mistakes. This is how you grow your blog. Girl hitting head on wall illustration.

I r dumdum.

What’s the point of spending 10 hours on a blog post and spending only 5 minutes to write a crappy headline that no one might click?

What a waste of time and effort!

Spend at least 30 minutes to come up with a variety of catchy headlines that makes you want to click on the blog post. Switch it up.

Aim to invoke an emotion – like curiosity, envy, happiness, or anger.

I spend around 30 minutes coming up with 10-15 titles before I pick one for my post. The remaining I use as Pinterest titles.

People are also drawn to negative titles.

For eg:

How eating rice is stopping you from losing weight! – invokes curiosity

13 Blogging Mistakes that are hurting your Blog! invokes curiosity

Formatting your content to increase blog-engagement

9. Write long-form content

Okay, this is pretty much a no-brainer. And also partly the reason why all my blog posts are 2000+ words. Some even crossing 5K words.

Now, this blog post you are currently reading is well over 5K+ words.

I truly believe that quality triumphs quantity.

If you’re pushing out one 2000+ word post rather than five 300+ word blog posts a week, the former will get you more traffic.

Sustained traffic.

Quality over Quantity. Remember that.

Long-form content has a better chance of becoming viral and getting more shares! So put one foot in front of the herd and write a 1500+ word post instead of the generic 150-300 word posts.

Every time I’m researching something and come across a blog post that’s hardly 300 words, I am seriously cheesed off.

Not only does it not provide all the information I want, but it’s unsatisfying and a complete waste of time.

It’s like eating one bite of yummy chocolate cake and stopping.

Unsatisfying.

By writing short posts that do not completely help the user solve the problem, you will increase your bounce rate and not get traffic that converts.

You have to aim to wow the reader with each post you write. They should be left writhing for more.

They should fall in love with your writing and have close to zero doubts by the time they are done reading your post.

This means, that they will come back to your blog to read more and more of your posts, thus decreasing your bounce rate.

A few posts to help you gain traffic:

10. Make your content extremely visual

There are over 2 million blog posts published every single day. Meaning, you really need to up your game and stand out to get noticed!

We live in a very visual word.

Gone are the days when people actually liked reading long pieces of text.

Now, if you write a 1000 word blog post without pictures, your readers are going to fall asleep on their tablet or believe that you’re living in the 1800s.

We live in a very visual world. Gone are the days when people liked long blocks of text. By adding lots of images to your blog posts, you will inherently increase your blog traffic.

That’s why you need to liven up every post you write if you want your readers to be more engaged. Spice up your posts by including a picture after every 250-300 words.

Note:

Make sure you’re not using someone else’s images by just picking up images from Google Search. You can use stock photos from Freepic and Unsplash and if possible, give credit to those artists.

You can also embed videos in your blog posts. And the quickest way to do that is to film them using your laptop, phone or an inexpensive vlogging camera.

Little Content hacks to increase web traffic

11. Update popular posts and re-publish them

If you don’t already have Google Analytics, follow this easy tutorial to set it up.

Just hop into your dashboard and click on Behavior>Site Content>All posts to see your most popular posts.

By constantly updating your most popular posts which you can find by looking at your Google Analytics, you will double your traffic much faster!

Use this list to your advantage. Brush up those posts and see if you can add more points or make it more relevant by spicing it up and adding more pictures.

Then, change the date to the current date and re-publish the post.

Make sure you don’t change the URL, otherwise you might end up with a broken link.

This tells Google that you are constantly updating the information on your website. Google likes relevance and frequent updates and will rank your post higher.

12. Add Infographics to your posts

Infographics do amazingly well on Pinterest and aren’t that hard to make. I created an Infographic and took this screenshot a week after it went live.

They also help you get a lot of backlinks to your Blog.

Why are backlinks important?

  • It is one of the 3 main ranking factors that Google uses to tell how authentic your website is
  • Backlinks from websites of higher domain authority tell Google that your website is very relevant and an authority in your niche. This not only boosts your domain authority but helps you rank higher.

If you’re looking for a way to get backlinks from high quality websites without blogger outreach, I highly recommend this Backlinks eBook my Debbie Gartner. Most of these techniques are unheard of and unique and work extremely well!

Additionally, big companies love putting infographics on their websites. If they use yours, you can ask them to give you a backlink citing you as the source for the infographic.

Making an infographic is super easy using pre-made Infographic templates on Canva.

If you are well-versed with graphic designing, you can also use Photoshop to create your Infographics.

13. Write a Blog Series

Not only does a blog series help you showcase your authority but it also helps build hype for a product that you may want to promote like – a course or an eBook.

Take any topic in your niche for instance.

One post will definitely not cover all you want to teach in that topic, right?

So, what you want to do is break it up into 5-10 blog posts. And then connect all the blog posts to each other via internal links.

You start with the Post that serves as your Introduction. It can be detailed but includes links to all of the other posts in your series. All you have to do is update the pillar post every time you add a post to your series.

This really helps you boost traffic and decrease your Bounce Rate.

A Blog Series Example:

Imagine you create a Blog Series on becoming a full-time Artist. The Blog Post Series could go like this:

  1. How to choose a drawing course when you’re on a budget
  2. How to become an Illustrator from scratch
  3. Buying materials in bulk – where to find good quality art materials!
  4. 3 things you need to know before choosing a sketchbook
  5. Don’t make these mistakes when building an online portfolio
  6. How to create your own art course on Domestika
  7. Passive Income Ideas for Artists!

Many people interested in art will definitely be looking for budget supplies and eventually, they will want to make money with their art, so by adding posts that are actually predicting the next step, you are making it easy for your readers to understand the topic completely.

I am Angela, an Illustrator and Blogger. Read my blog to learn how to start your own creative online business and make money from home!

This also gets you more traffic, because the reader invariably clicks on related titles, taking them to the next related post and so on.

By doing writing in-depth posts in your proven profitable niche, you are accomplishing three things:

  1. You are making yourself look like an expert in art, which will result in more email subscribers and better brand awareness.
  2. Search engines will pick up you are blogging about art because you’ve just published 10 continuous posts on art-related topics and it will automatically boost your posts.
  3. You will make more money blogging.

Writing a blog series takes a lot of time, but the traffic you get is definitely worth it. And it will pour in for years to come.


Some SEO to up your Blog Traffic game

14. Pay attention to Keywords

I’ve already covered this in the beginning but SEO is very important. If you ignore it, your blog will not get traffic that actually converts.

As a Blogger, it is crucial that you learn basic SEO. You can start by downloading the Yoast SEO plugin. I use it only to help me write the meta-description and slug. And before you even think of writing a blog post, always do keyword research.

Pick long-tail keywords, because the competition is slightly less and it’s easier to rank for these. Keysearch is a tool I’d recommend to do this. Use KSDISC to redeem your 20% off.

Include long tail keywords in your post. This will help boost your SEO and your blog traffic will automatically increase.

There are plenty of ways to do this which I cover in my post on how to write an excellent blog post, but here’s the gist:

  • Split your post into sections. The organization is the key. Use multiple H2 and H3 headers throughout the post
  • Use keywords in your headers. It really helps tell Google what your post is about
  • When you’re researching your main keyword in Google, you’ll get “People also ask” questions on the front page. Answer these questions in your post so Google understands that your post is super thorough
  • Make sure the alt tag of each image is SEO optimized and includes keywords
  • Have 1 external link that is related to your keyword (but not your keyword) and link to multiple posts within your blog as well

Tim from Ahrefs has an excellent Keyword Research Guide that will help you with your keyword research!

I explain how you can write an excellent SEO-optimized post here. 

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15. LSI technique

LSI means Latent Semantic Indexing.

Basically, this means, using keywords that are related to the main keyword you use – synonyms.

For instance, if the main keyword in your blog post is “pencil”, and you use words like “paper,” “drawing,” “sketching,” “graphite” and so on in your blog post, it tells Google that your post isn’t spamming and it’s certainly about drawing and art.

The key to have an amazing blog is to not only know how to find your target audience online but also to stand out from the competition in whatever you do.

This is very helpful when you’re writing blog posts and will in fact boost your posts so that they rank higher.

You can use this website to come up with LSI keywords. 

16. Interlink your Blog posts

When you’re writing a blog post, always try to link to related posts in your Blog.

Remember that when someone lands on your Blog, they’re entering new territory. They’re reading your blog for the first time. And they may not have the patience to go to your Blog directory and click through past archives to search for something they may need.

So, try and interlink posts within every post you write. Aim for at least 5-10 posts.


RELATED POST: 17 KILLER WAYS TO GET TONS OF COMMENTS

See what I did there? *wink*

17. Update Image descriptions

This is a common mistake that I see most bloggers making. Don’t name your images as image123.jpeg. It’s a huge waste.

It should be related to the blog post. Preferably it should include related keywords.

Additionally, update the alt tag in every single image. Include keywords in your alt tags as well!

Simple Social Media Tips to up your blogging game

18. Add Social Share Buttons on your Post

I cannot even begin to describe how many times I’ve landed on a good post (that I’ve wanted to share with my audience) and found no share buttons.

This is such a turn-off.

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No one has the time to copy blog URLs and manually paste them into their social media.

The world is evolving and so should our blogs.

Upgrade your blog posts by making this one tiny tweak. I use Social Snap in my posts. It’s less than $30  a year and it’s by far the neatest and prettiest plugin you can find.

I’ve tried loads and nothing compares to Social Snap. You can even customize the buttons to make them more clickable.

You can check out Social Snap here.

19. Add click-to-tweets

The thing about getting people to engage with and share your posts is that you have to be relatable and make it easy for them to do it.

Add at least 2-3 click-to-tweets to every single blog post.

Simply go to www.clicktotweet.com and log in using your own Twitter Handle.

Now, just write a super relatable one-liner from your Blog post that triggers your readers to share it.

Generate a link and post that link in your Blogpost!

All done!

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20. Using Tailwind

This is a deadly tip to boost your traffic.

A lot of my readers tell me that they feel like they don’t have enough posts to use Tailwind, but that’s where they’re mistaken.

I hardly had 6 posts before I joined Tailwind.

I created 3-4 unique pins with slightly different titles for each post and added them to Tailwind.

Instead of wasting 2-3 hours manually pinning every single day, I simply schedule all my pins a week in advance within a span of 30 minutes.

Tailwind is a smart-queueing system. It judges how your posts fair on Pinterest and gets to know when your audience is most active. Then it suggests favourable time slots for you to use.

Tailwind knows when your audience is most active and creates a schedule for you.

Ain’t that neat?

So, while you might think that I’m pinning on Pinterest at 2 am, it is actually Tailwind doing all the work for me while I sleep like a wee little baby.

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You can read my complete Tailwind Strategy in this post that helped me get 18,000 pageviews in less than 3 months!

21. You can still use Pinterest to get blog traffic

Pinterest has made major algorithm changes in 2020 and this has affected bloggers all around the world with declining clicks and reach. Now people are creating multiple pins every day and trying really hard to grow their traffic.

This post includes what pinterest strategies and working right now and what isn't. If you're trying to understand how Pinterest marketing works in 2021, then this post will help!

I myself spent 6 months trying to understand Pinterest and experimented with different strategies. But I couldn’t figure out what was working and what wasn’t.

So, I finally bit the bullet and purchased Carly’s Pinterest course on manual pinning. 

Pinteresting Strategies is the best pinterest eCourse I've taken so far. I highly recommend this eCourse to beginner, intermediate and advanced bloggers. It covers manual pinning.

And I’ve been implementing her strategies for around 2 weeks and I can see my views increasing. It’s already making a difference to my blog traffic.

So I highly recommend this course if you want to make use of Pinterest traffic and not pay for Tailwind. You can use the coupon code PINNING5 during checkout to get a discount.

Networking with other Bloggers

22. Comment on blogs similar to your niche

I really hate to pop your bubble but you’re not a special snowflake.

You cannot always expect to write good posts and have a flock of followers without giving back some of the love.

Find 5 blogs you love that are in your niche. And follow them. Engage in their comment threads by leaving helpful comments or strike a conversation.

This will not only help you discover popular trends in your niche but will also arouse curiosity among other commenters. So, the more you comment; the more you end up putting your name out there.

And this helps you build brand awareness. Which in turn leads to getting more comments on your blog.

It was very difficult for me to get over my social anxiety and put myself out there. But I’m glad I did.

Because I’m really enjoying mingling with other bloggers in my niche.

23. Guest post

Not only is this is a good way to interact and engage with other bloggers in your niche, but guest blogging is very valuable because this gives you the opportunity to get backlinks to your Blog!

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when guest blogging:

  1. Guest blog on blogs related to your niche. If you’re a food blogger, don’t guest blog on a creativity blog. People clicking to your website from that blog will be utterly confused and leave. It also doesn’t help boost your authority to Google.
    By not knowing her target audience, and not implementing the right marketing strategies, Sarah made very few sales.
  2. Be respectful and follow the guest blogging rules. Do your research before sending a request and make sure to include lots of samples of previous guest blog posts you’ve written. Also, suggest titles to make it easy for the Host to respond to you.

It’s a good idea to start guest posting 6-12 months after you start a blog as you want to build a content library on your own blog first.

24. Engage in Facebook Groups

Join at least 2-3 Facebook groups. And actively participate in conversations and threads. You don’t always have to promote your blog, just be helpful and try to solve other people’s problems.

I cannot stress enough this but don’t spam groups with your blog posts. Just be super friendly and helpful. It goes such a long way – not just in creating awareness for your Blog but getting clicks and clients.

A small Reminder:

Don’t forget to update your Facebook Profile and include your Blog’s link. If people click to your profile out of curiosity, they shouldn’t reach a dead end.

Using email marketing software

25. Start an email list

Ugh, you’re probably sharpening your pitchforks and lighting your torches to burn me right now, aren’t you?

I know I talk about ConvertKit a lot, but it’s only because it’s the one resource I cannot live without.

It’s responsible for making me sales on my Blog every single day. And I describe how I automated my digital product sales by using ConvertKit in this post.

So, hear me out okay…

I made this mistake with my first blog by not starting an email list straight away and I regretted it dearly.

I started with a subscription of ConvertKit when I started my second blog and I could see the results within the first quarter.

Every time, I send out a Broadcast announcing a new post, my traffic spikes up.

See?

Not only can you segment your readers based on their interests, but ConvertKit makes it super easy to market to them.

P.S. You can check out all the resources I love and treasure here!

Creating a sales funnel:

By creating a variety of email courses that I offer my readers which then leads to me pitching a related product to them at the end of the course, I am able to increase my digital product sales conversions.

This is the basic principle of a sales funnel.

And the best part about a sales funnel?

It’s completely automated!

If a person clicks on a link to my product in one of my emails, they are automatically tagged as interested buyers.

And this gives me the chance to market to them later.

A Super Cool Marketing Tip:

Those who are interested in a certain product but don’t buy, are automatically given a coupon or a discount after a little while to nudge them and make a purchase.

All of this is possible with ConvertKit. You can read how I use ConvertKit to make $600+ a month here.

It’s a freakin’ Godsend.

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26. Have an objective for every email you send out

Before you sit down and write a newsletter, ask yourself, “What is the objective for this email I’m sending out?”

It should never be more than one of the following objectives:

  1. Raising brand awareness or just keeping in touch.
  2. Updating your readers of a new post.
  3. Raising awareness for a new product you’ve created.
  4. Giving them a tip for the week and building trust and show that you’re an expert.
  5. Promoting a sale/commission.
  6. Pushing them to complete an action – fill a survey, follow a certain social media, etc

Basically, you want to fulfill only 1 or 2 of the above criteria. Because, if you aim for more than 2 objectives, you will only confuse your readers and accomplish nothing.

This is the number 1 mistake Bloggers make that prevents them from making money from their blogs.


Best Blogging Practices to keep driving Blog Traffic

27. Have a consistent blogging schedule

Aim to publish at least 1 post once a week.

This not only gives your subscribers something to look forward to but informs Google that your website is constantly being updated – which helps you rank better on Search Engines.

And blogging consistently will help your Blog get more traffic.

I notice that my traffic goes up relatively higher when I’m consistent rather than when I’m not.

28. Batch your tasks to save time

I’ve been implementing this tip in 2020 and I can see such a huge difference in my traffic and my income.

I spent the first day planning for the rest of the month, which means I list out all my blogging goals in a to-do list before breaking down each goal into specific actions. This makes it easy for me to identify which tasks are quick and which will take more time.

I then spread out these actionable tasks in my calendar.

I usually spend the first 2 days of the month creating pins for the whole month. This helps me focus on only blog content and promotion throughout the month.

I write my newsletters in advance because I know what posts I’m going to write for the whole quarter. 

And knowing what to do each day saves me a lot of time. Try this. It’s by far the most effective technique I’ve used to double my productivity as a blogger.

29. Research blog traffic tips constantly

Like I said before, blogging is a continuous learning process.

And SEO is changing every single day. You have to keep yourself updated by constantly researching marketing and blogging techniques.

30. Make sure your blog is super fast

By this I mean, your blog should have an incredibly short loading time. There are many times when I’ve found a blog title interesting, clicked on it to find that it takes forever to load!

And I just go back in frustration and click on another title.

Remember, blogging has become very competitive. So, choose good and reliable hosting. If you’re a seasoned blogger and are ready to up your game, go with Dreamhost.

It’s fast. It’s reliable and is specially customized to load WordPress websites fast.

And their Customer Service is super excellent!

31. Clean up your design

Keep 3-5 blogs as your Role Model blogs at all times.

  • Study their design.
  • Look at the fonts they use.
  • Analyze the widgets they use.

And implement what you’ve learned.

Furthermore, sans serif fonts are better than serif fonts. They’re more readable. Also, aim for dark grey instead of jet black. It’s less straining to the eye.

If you’re confused, always choose a simpler and cleaner design.

Remember, less is more.

Being a Blogger means always trying to be one step ahead of the game. You have to keep your web design fresh, neat, and user-friendly.

So, ditch the wacky fonts and colors. And stick to something stable and make sure it’s cohesive with your Branding.

This comes to my next point…

32. Remove distractions from your blog

No, nobody needs to see a calendar on your blog or tags. It’s extremely distracting and does nothing but clutter your website.

Remember what I said earlier, less is more?

Back in the 90s and early 2000s, we bloggers considered it super cool to have multiple plugins crowding our sidebars and footers. We’d even display badges and whatnot!

Now, it’s considered extremely silly because this slows down your website and creates a lot of distractions for your readers.

Approximately 60% of your readers are reading your blog on their phones. This means they may not even see the sidebar or footer unless they scroll to the bottom.

So keep it simple. Keep it clean.

33. Keep implementing new techniques to generate more blog traffic

Are you still with me?

Okay, I know this has been a very long, and exhausting list. But having a blog means constantly trying new techniques.

Don’t just implement tips and leave it at that.

See what’s working and what isn’t.

Use your Google Analytics side by side to see if your blog traffic picks up after implementing a certain technique. Do your research.

And don’t be afraid to invest in your Blog. I talk about how much you really need to spend on your Blog in this post.

At with that, we’ve come to the end of this very, very, very long blog post.

I know I’ve covered a lot.

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