Creating a high-traffic blog or site is very possible; but you will need to be willing to invest the time and effort; and of course, be smart in order to make this possible. The high traffic building tips that I am going to share in this post is not based on techniques or tricks that will become irrelevant after a couple of months or years. It is mostly about simply offering real value and allowing word of mouth go to work. Make it your new year’s resolution to start making money from your blog, and stop complaining. So, let’s see how to make money from your blog.
Here are my top recommendations for creating a high traffic blog or website:
Churn Out Valuable Content:
The main purpose of creating content is to offer value to people who read your blog. Now, the question is “how worthy is your content? Will thousands and millions of people want to read it?” What do you want to pass across to people? No one will want to come back to a website when they feel that they are not getting any type of value from the site. What effect do you want your writing to have in the minds and hearts of people? When you concentrate on offering value instead of creating disposable content, then your target readers will take note; and then, they will tell others about your site.
Create Content that is Unique:
Yes, it may take a lot of effort to create a hundred percent original content; but it is a strategy that will pay off in the long run. When people like the first article they read on your blog, chances is that they will stick around for a while and check out your other content. Let’s face it; it is pretty difficult to compete with a website that produces original content. Any dummy can start a blog, but what will make you stand out is the value you give to others. Most people will not bother to visit a website that they consider to be a knock off of an original blog or website.
Create Content that will Stand the Test of Time:
If your content is timeless, this will provide you the opportunity to keep influencing people even when you are dead! Believe it or not corrupt politicians, wars and natural disasters have been around since time immemorial; so writing about them will not make most people go “wow”. But, if you want your content to remain timeless, you should not dwell too much on current events and fads. Will the content you create today still provide awesome value in the next 20 to a thousand years?
Write with the Intention of reaching out to Humans first and SEO Second:
When your aim is to provide value to your readers, you will not worry your head so much about search engine rankings. When readers love your content, they will refer your site to their friends, family members, coworkers and even neighbors. This way, your blog is bound to get more quality traffic – people who are genuinely interested spending time on website or blog.
Communicate with your Audience:
It is important that you communicate with your readers, get them to feel like they are a part of the blog and not just visitors. When people feel like they can visit your site and take something more along with them when they leave, they will revisit the site over and over again – as long as you provide enjoyable content. If you have to share some of your personal stories in order to help your readers; you should do it. But, you must respect your readers’ privacy! If reader sends you a mail pouring out his/her heart, do not repost it on your site in order to get more views! You may also get guest bloggers from there.
Do Not get Carried Away By How Much You Hope to Make from Your Blog:
You might be thinking “ isn’t the whole reason for creating a blog just to make money?” If you create a blog with the sole intention of making money, you may find yourself giving up if you do not see the money rolling in. But if your primary aim is to add value, you will not get anxious when you don’t get shown “the money” within the first few months of launching your blog. Money should not be your primary motivator, because if it is, you could really be disappointed if your expectations are not met.
Creating a high traffic blog can be quite challenging, especially if it is something that you have never done before – I hope the aforementioned tips are really helpful and the creative juices are beginning to flow. You can decide to jumble words together and create a blog that some people would be interested in reading, but what is the point of having a blog or site that does not add value to the reader? A blog that contains valuable content will definitely become a must-read for a lot of people.
Oluwaseun Babajide is the CEO & founder of Sbabzy.com. He loves working on the internet, golfing & blogging.