Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

11 Insanely Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

11 Insanely Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog: Getting blog traffic is one of the biggest problems which most of the newbie bloggers struggle with. You have a nice blog, selected perfect theme and had written a dozen of blog posts. But what to do next?

How to drive traffic to your blog?

No matter how good your content is, but if you are not getting any traffic, then what’s the use of the content?

However, generating traffic to your blog is not that tough as most of the beginners think it is. If you working on the right approach, you can easily build a huge audience for your blog and drive consistent traffic.

In this post, I’m going to give you 11 insanely easy ways to drive traffic to your blog. All of these ways of generating traffic are free, except the last one.

Note: Please read this post till the end, because there is a bonus in the last section.

First of all, before teaching you how to drive content to your blog, I’m assuming that you have a nice blog and already have written few good contents. I am not going to advice you on how to write a perfect blog post or how to choose headlines/titles to generate more traffic in this post.

Content is still the king and if you have not written a good content, then this blog post might not be able to help you much. This is because if you are not writing great value adding or entertaining blog posts for your readers, then no matter how much traffic you generate, you won’t be able to retain it. No one will re-visit your blog if you are writing sh**y content.

The key here is to make people fall in love with your blog post so that they keep returning again and again to get more value or entertainment.

Now that you have understood the pre-requisites, here are the best and easy ways to generate tons of traffic to your blog consistently:

11 Insanely Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

1. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) : 

Search Engine Optimisation is the best way to drive tons of traffic to your blog. Don’t you want your blog posts to rank number 1 in google search? Well, who doesn’t?

Imagine the huge amount of traffic that your blog will get if your blog posts appear on the ‘first-page first spot’ whenever people search for specific keywords related to your niche.

search engine optimization ways to drive traffic to your blog

For example, let’s say, your blog niche is personal finance and whenever someone searches for the keyword ‘best personal finance tips’ on google, one of your blog post that you have written long back- ‘#31 Best Personal Finance Tips and Tricks for People in 30s’ appear on the first page of google search result. Won’t it generate huge traffic of genuinely interested readers?

This can be done using search engine optimization.

What is search engine optimisation: SEO is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine.

To be clear, many people think that a good SEO will create passive traffic for the lifetime. But that’s not true.

Even if you get your blog post ranked number 1 on google, still you have to work hard to keep it there. Although, your blog post might survive many weeks on the top spot without you doing any work, however, if you are not putting work on that blog post, it will certainly come down. Surely, one of your competitors will write a better comprehensive article and steal that spot from you. Nevertheless, if you keep on adding value to the same post, increasing its takeaways to the readers, it can retain its top position.

There are a number of people who spend thousands of rupee to get their blog properly optimised for the search engines. After all, its one of the best ways to drive traffic to your blog.

However, if you are new to blogging, and do not want to spend money on the SEO companies, you can do it yourself.

Yes, it isn’t that complicated and you too can rank on the first spot on the google search for the relevant blog post without spending a penny.

There are different strategies to get your blog post ranked high on the google search. Few of them are- Using long-tail keywords, optimising keyword density, getting high-quality backlinks to your blog post, Indexing your blog post, using Yoast plugin etc. Do not be get worried if you are not able to understand these strategies. I’m going to write a comprehensive article about search engine optimisation in the upcoming blog post.

Nonetheless, if you know how to do SEO and are ignoring it, then you are definitely missing out one of the pre-eminent ways to drive traffic to your blog post.

2. Guest posting: 

guest post bloggin

Trust me, guest posting is still one of the supreme ways to drive traffic to your blog. And if you are not writing guest posts with a link to your newly created blog, then you should start writing right away.

There are a number of reasons why guest posting can boost your blog traffic.

First, while writing the guest post, you can include a link to your blog, which will help to drive huge traffic to your blog from a big authority website. Hence, by writing guest posts, you can divert traffic from these big websites/blogs to your blog.

Second, writing an article for the leading blog/website in your niche can create a reputation for your blog.

Third, it will help you create backlinks, which further will boost your visibility in the search engine.

Overall, if you are able to get your article accepted on a high domain authority blog/website, then it will definitely help you to drive traffic to your blog.

While writing guest posts, you can select to write on high domain ranking websites like ShoutmeLoud, YourStory, HellBound, the Huffington Post etc to blogs with a similar domain authority as your blog.

Even writing for blogs with lower domain authority can also help you to generate small traffic and backlinks. However, spending lots of time for writing blog posts on a low domain authority than your blog/website doesn’t make much sense. In short, focus on the blogs with a higher domain authority than that of yours during guest posting.

Note: You can check the domain authority of a website using moz open site explorer, which is free to use. Here’s the link: MOZ

The procedure to get your guest post accepted is quite simple. Although it’s simple, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy.

All you need to do is to reach out to the owner/editor of these blogs/websites and ask them if they are willing to accept guest posts. You might need to prove your credibility by explaining your background and why they should accept your post.

Further, always include suggestions of the 3-4 title of posts that you are willing to write on their blog. Do not make them work on your behalf. Suggest the topics on which you will write and wait for their reply.

In general, if your email is authentic, then you’ll get a reply soon. Nevertheless, do not build an ego if you do not get a reply. Most of the blog owners/editors are quite busy and receive hundreds of emails each week.

Further, the acceptance rate for a guest blog post is little low. If you send 20 emails for guest post request, you might get 1 or 2 accepted. But don’t get disheartened. There are thousands of blogs/websites out there. Reach out to them and even if you are able to write 2 guest posts each month, it will easily help you to generate big traffic to your blog. Further, with time, these traffic sources will add up and generate much larger traffic.

Altogether, do not ignore guest posting. It is certainly one of the best ways to drive traffic to your blog that I have come across in my 5 years of blogging career.

Bonus: here’s a link to the list of 50 quality blogs that accept guest posts.

3. Email Marketing: 

email marketing blog traffic

Email marketing is not just used to build leads and sell your products. You can even generate a lot of traffic using email marketing.

Assume that you have an email list of over 50,000 people. (Do not get overwhelmed. Anyone can easily create this number of email list if he/she is consistently blogging for 2 years. Sometimes even sooner.)

Now also imagine that you send your email subscribers an email about new post notification, every time you write a new blog post.

Even, if the mail opening rate is 20%, still you will be able to reach out 10,000 people, who are now aware that you have written a new article, Next, not everyone will click on the blog post link. Let’s assume that the click rate is 5%. Still, 2,500 people will visit your blog post by sending just a single email.

Won’t it drive a huge traffic to your blog?

Further, I’m not including the social media shares which will be done by these people. If you have written a great article, many of these people will be willing to share your content on facebook/twitter/Pinterest etc and this will help you to further generate more traffic. In short, a single email each week to your subscribers and generate huge traffic to your blog.

However, there are very ‘few’ bloggers who are collecting emails or building their subscribers list. Many bloggers do not understand the power of email marketing.

There are a number of times when bloggers start collecting emails only after a year or two of their inception. Imagine the huge amount of subscribers and traffic they have missed by not collecting the emails.

Do not commit this mistake. Start collecting emails.

Note: It’s quite simple to collect emails on your blog. All you need to do is to set an opt-in form or landing page, which you can easily create by using email marketing providers like MailChimp, ConvertKit, AWeber, MailMunch etc. Many of these are free and have a very simple procedure to create opt-in forms.

Further, if you are already collecting the emails, do not just create a list and do nothing afterwards. Send them a regular email to let them know that you and your blog exists. Create a bonding with your subscribers and use these efficient ways to drive traffic to your blog post.

4. Forums: 

forums

Forums can help you to share the link of your blog to the like-minded people and generate traffic.

There are different forums for different niches. For example, there are forums for online marketing, investing, personal finance, photography, football, sports etc.

Join the relevant forums which are in your blog niche and become an active member there. Genuinely help the people with your answers and links on the forum (DO NOT SPAM OR YOU WILL BE THROWN OUT OF THE FORUM).

These forums consist of people who have a similar interest as that of you. Hence, if you share the relevant links in the forums, it will definitely generate traffic to your blog.

If you are new and looking for few forums to join, here are few links that can help you out:

200+ Do Follow High PR Forums Sites List For Bloggers To Increase Backlinks
80+ Online communities for Bloggers
{Latest 2018} 700+ Do Follow High Authority Forums Sites List

You do not need to be actively involved in tons of online forums. Even active involvement in 2-3 forums is good enough to drive traffic to your blog.

However, whichever forum you choose, first make sure that it’s driving good traffic to your blog. There’s no point to actively involved in those forums that aren’t generating any traffic.

You have to find which forum suits you best using trial and error process. Try out different forums first and learn which one is generating best traffic. You can use google analytics to track the traffic source. Once, you have found which one is generating the best traffic, then focus only on those forums.

5. Quora: 

quora drive traffic

If you do not know what is Quora, then let me first explain what is it.

Quora (https://www.quora.com) is an online question and answer website, where anyone can ask questions and write answers.

There are millions of user every day on Quora. You can use Quora to divert its readers to your blog.

How? Simply answer the questions and include relevant links in the answers.

(WARNING: DO NOT SPAM OR ADD IRRELEVANT LINKS ON YOUR ANSWERS OR ELSE YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM THE QUORA.)

Further, do not copy and paste answer directly as it will lead to plagiarism and again your account will be blocked. Write genuine answers in your own words (no copying) and add links to your blog post whenever required.

For example, let’s say there’s a question on Quora asking- “How to save money in college?”.

If you write about personal finance and have written a similar blog post, then you can answer to this question. Here’s what you need to do.

Write the answer is your own words. Do not copy from your blog. Write 5-6 points how you can save money in college like avoid partying or eating out too often etc. And in the middle or end (wherever feel relevant) write that- “You can read more about how to save money by ‘not eating out too ofter’ here.” And include the link.

quora link insertion

The answer should be helpful and the links should be relevant. By doing so, people will click on the link to read more useful content on your blog post. And maybe if they find it awesome, they might also share the answer and your blog post.

In short, using quora is one of the easiest ways to drive traffic to your blog. Simply, search topics from your niche in the search bar on Quora and answer the questions that you can. Add relevant links whenever you feel required and enjoy the traffic.

Bonus: You can also add your blog/website link in the description section of your profile page. Many a time, when people check out your profile, they will land on your blog using that link. Do not leave the description section empty.

 

6. Social Websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ etc)

social media

There are a number of bloggers who drive an insane amount of traffic using social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ etc. Sharing your blog content on these sites are good ways to drive traffic to your blog and create your social presence.

Moreover, social sharing also helps in creating a brand value for your blog/website.

Here are few of the top social websites from where you can drive huge traffic to your blog in India:

A) Facebook: 

facebook

As of fourth quarter of 2017, Facebook crossed over 2.2 billion monthly users. This means that over 2.2 billion people out 7.4 billion population on earth are using facebook. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to use this social media to drive crazy traffic to your blog.

Now, there are a number of ways how you can generate traffic to your website using Facebook. The easiest of them are sharing content through your profile, creating a FB page for your blog and sharing blog posts on the page, sharing your content on Facebook groups, messaging people on FB chat etc.

Of all the above ways to drive traffic to your blog using Facebook, I prefer sharing content in facebook groups. There are two major reasons for this.

First, while sharing the content on your profile or FB page, you will reach out only to those people who have added you or had liked your page. Further, Facebook has massively decreased the post reach for the FB pages. However, for the Facebook groups, the post reach is better. Further, there are a number of FB groups with over 100,000 members in the group. In short, even if you have only 500 Facebook friends on your profile, you can reach out to millions of people by joining these Facebook groups and sharing your content there.

Second, it’s quite simple and effective to reach out people using Facebook groups. All you need to do is join big groups with a large number of members (you do not even need to create one), become actively involved in the group and finally share your relevant blog posts in the group. This can easily generate huge traffic to your blog posts and each shared link can easily get over 1000 clicks within an hour of posting.

In addition, there is no limit on how many groups you want to join on facebook. You can even join 100 groups and share the links of your post in those groups to generate traffic to your blog.

B) Twitter:

twitter

I’m a big fan of Twitter. The problem with most of the social media websites it that you can write a long crap of content on almost all those sites.

However, on Twitter, you can tweet only 280 characters (earlier it was only 140 characters). This means that all the tweets are precise, up-to-point and doesn’t contain irrelevant contents just to make it longer.

And due to its word limit, it’s also easy to write posts (tweets) on Twitter. All you need to do is write 2-3 sentences (within 280 characters), add some hashtags and include your blog link. And these simple tweets can help you generate lots of traffic to your blog.

Here are few things that you need to keep in mind while tweeting for generating tons of traffic:

1. Tweet at least 5-6 times a day: The higher the number, the better it is. Writing just a single tweet daily won’t help you to generate much traffic or to increase your followers. Your tweet will easily get lost in the feeds of the people where tons of tweets are created per hour. In a survey, it was found that the optimum number of tweets to increase your presence on Twitter is 14 per day (Read more here: The Social Media Frequency Guide).
Therefore, tweet more often. It hardly takes 5 minutes to write a tweet as if consists of only 280 characters. Further, it’s better if you pre-plan your tweets or pre-schedule it. You can use websites like Hootsuite to automate your tweets.

2. Use relevant hashtags: Hashtags are important in tweets and relevant hashtags can improve the tweet’s visibility. A Twitter hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelt out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it. For example, #football, #CR7, #Ronaldo etc. Hashtags help in finding your tweet during twitter search. Further, even if two users are not directly connected, these hashtags can help them to connect to the same topic Popular hashtagged words often become trending topics.

3. Shorten the URL while sharing: When sharing the links on the tweets, shorten your blog links with google URL shortener (https://goo.gl). There are two benefits of using google shortener. First, this will decrease the character counts in your tweet. Second, you can track the number of clicks on that link from the google shortener page. This can help you understand which tweets are doing better and are worth sharing more.

Also read: How to Tweet on Twitter: 12 Templates to Get You Started

If you tweet consistently, you can easily create a large number of followers on your account, which in turn will help you to generate traffic to your blog. In addition, there are also few other ways to drive traffic to your blog using twitter like re-twitting, asking questions on Twitter, asking the big influencers on Twitter to re-tweet your post etc.

C. Instagram:

Instagram instantly came to fame upon arrival in India. And why shouldn’t it be popular? Everyone found an easy way to share their fabulous images.

Moreover, there are a number of people who become insta-famous, with millions of followers on their profiles, thanks to their amazing pics.

Even the bloggers also started taking benefits of this new social media to generate traffic to their blog.

Although, Instagram is ‘not’ one of the best ways to drive traffic to your blog as it doesn’t allow you to share links in its posts, however, it is a good social media to create a ‘Brand’.

The more follower you can create, the higher your brand value will be. It can help you create a social presence. In addition, it’s always good to increase your reach as the more people know about it, the more you can create leads and generate profits in future.

The best way to drive traffic from Instagram is to add links to your blog on your Instagram profile. This is what every big Instagram celebrity does and this is the only place on Instagram where links are allowed. Each time someone checks your profile, they can visit your blog using the mentioned link in your profile.

Further, although you cannot share clickable links on Instagram posts, still you can generate traffic from your Instagram posts. Just add ‘Link in my profile description’ on every posts. People who are genuinely interested to learn more will visit your profile page and land on your blog through the link on the profile description.

Overall, Instagram is not the easiest way to generate large traffic, however, it’s worth to create a brand for your blog using Instagram profile.

D. Google+: 

Google plus is the social platform offered by Google. It is one of the biggest social media of the current time after facebook. However, this might be because of the reason that Google is creating a google plus account for the users who have a google account just by few easy clicks.

Although, you can share your links (blog posts) on Google+, however, it might not be as good ways to drive traffic to your blog like Facebook or Twitter. This is because the real number of ‘active’ users of Google+ is quite less compared to the ‘total’ number of users.

Nevertheless, still there are a large number of users of Google+ and it cannot be denied. And where ever there are users, there are possibilities to divert traffic to your blog.

You can share the links to the blog posts from your google plus accounts. Further, similar to Facebook groups, there are google communities. You can join the relevant communities to your blog niche and share content in the group to generate traffic.

Further, do not forget to add the link to your blog in your Google+ profile description. Many people who check your profile, can land on your blog through that link. In addition, the link in your profile description has a high domain authority and can help in creating a backlink from a high domain website.

Overall, sharing your content on Google+ can generate a significant amount of traffic on your blog, and is worth doing.

E. Pinterest: 

Pinterest is one of the biggest unlocked social media in India with big potential to generate traffic, which is still not realised by Indian bloggers. You can share images, infographics or links on the Pinterest.

These contents (images, infographics or website links) are named as ‘pins’ and you can create a board where you can save these pins. For example, let’s say you created a board for football. Here, you will save all the images (pins) of the football players. The point here is that you can create a number of boards and save as many pins as you want. You can even save the pins posted by different people from their blog post. Let’s say there’s an image on Cristiano Ronaldo. Then, it can be pinned in the boards of a number of users.

Overall, if you create a good image/infographic and share it ‘correctly’ (SEO Optimized) on Pinterest, then you might create a viral pin. As you can also add your blog links to these pins, this can help you create a lot of traffic. Even if your pin does not get viral, still it is capable of generating huge traffic similar to Facebook post or Twitter tweets.

Further, for few niches where the images play a key role like Fashion, Hair-styling, Exercise/Yoga poses, food recipes etc, Pinterest can be one of the best ways to drive traffic to your blog. There are many yoga pose images on Pinterest which got multiple tips.

If blog niche consists large numbers of images/infographics and you haven’t created an account on Pinterest yet and you should definitely create one now.

7. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the best places to generate traffic for business websites. If you’re in the niches like finance, investing, business, human resource etc, you can generate tons of website from LinkedIn. Even the other niches like content marketing, SEO, mobile apps, cloud computing etc can generate a huge amount of traffic from linkedIn.

Most of the people of LinkedIn are professionals and the quality of visitors that you’ll get from LinkedIn will be much better than that of facebook/twitter, where most people come just to enjoy/spend their leisure time.

Here are few ways by which you can generate traffic from LinkedIn:

  1. Share the blog post link from your profile. It is similar to sharing posts on facebook or google+.
  2. Complete your profile and add the link to your website on your profile page. There are a number of people who will check out your professional LinkedIn page and will turn out to be a reader for your blog by clicking on the link on your profile.
  3. Join groups on linkedIn, engage with the members and share your content there.
  4. Create a company page for your blog/website. The LinkedIn pages are generally ranked high on the google search. This will help you to increase your visibility on Google, which further will boost blog traffic. Further, actively share the new blog posts with your LinkedIn page followers (which can be considered similar to Facebook pages).

In addition, there are also few other Ways to drive traffic to your blog using LinkedIn which you can read here- 10 Tips: How to Use LinkedIn to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

8. Blog commenting

By blog commenting, I mean genuine comments, not spams.

Nowadays, most of the blogs/websites have a moderation feature, which means that your comment will never get accepted by the admin if you are spamming.

Write a significant comment after reading the post. This can vary from a simple- ‘thank you for sharing the content’ to better comments which include what you liked about the post, what you disliked, what you didn’t understand, what the author has missed etc. These comments easily get accepted by the admin. Moreover, most often you’ll also get a reply.

There are a number of people who read the comments of blog posts in order to find out if someone has asked the similar doubt that they have. If you have a genuine comment, people will read your comment and most probably visit your page if you have added the link.

More importantly, always add the link to your blog whenever you are commenting. Otherwise, how can anyone visit your page?

Further, there’s also few added benefits of blog commenting. You can generate back-links to your website through blog commenting, which can further boost your SEO ranking. Although most of the blog comments are ‘no-follow’ these days, however, these ‘no’-follow’ links has some weight in SEO. In addition, if you are lucky, you might also be able to find some free ‘do-follow’ links through blog comments.

Note: Dofollow links allow Google (and other search engines) to follow them and reach out the website and hence helps in google ranking. On the other hand, A no follow link is a link that does not count as a point in the page’s favor, does not boost PageRank, and doesn’t help a page’s placement in the SERPs. Read more here: Understand DoFollow & Nofollow Link: SEO Basics

Although the traffic generated by blog commenting won’t be that huge, however, it’s twin benefit in SEO ranking and creating backlinks to your blog, makes it worth doing.

9. Reddit

Reddit (https://www.reddit.com) is a social news aggregation and discussion website. You can create an account on the reddit and submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.

If your content gets enough upvotes, it might even rank on the first page of the reddit.

There are millions of monthly readers of reddit and if you share the right content on reddit, you can drive a huge traffic to your website.

How to get traffic from reddit?

On reddit, the categories are named as subreddits. For example, there is a subreddit for categories like economics, investing, sharemarket, politics, worldnews, pics, news, gifs, funny etc.

All you need is to join these groups and share relevant content in the groups. The point to note here is that there are few rules for every subreddit. Make sure that your content follows that rule before posting it in the group. Otherwise, there are moderators of these subreddits who will throw you out on the violation of the group rules.

Most people use reddit just to share the contents and hence every reader out there are looking for good contents to read. If you are sharing good content on reddit, the chances are that you will easily get above 1,000 clicks within an hour.

10. Youtube Videos

Youtube is one of my favourite ways to drive traffic to your blog. People enjoy watching good quality videos and you can generate tons of traffic using your youtube channel.

However, there’s a reason why I have ranked youtube videos so low on this list of best ways to generate traffic to your blog.

This is because this ways of generating traffic is not as easy compared to the other options discussed above.

In all most, all the options that are discussed above, all you need to do is to share your content link or write simple answers. Even search engine optimisation and email writing won’t take so much time.

However, to create videos, it takes a lot of time and efforts. You have to to write script, record, check the sound quality, add music, edit the video and finally upload. In addition, you also have to take care of youtube videos SEO, that is how high the videos are being ranked on youtube search.

In short, creating a good youtube video is a hectic job. Further, even if you have created a good youtube video, if you are not getting subscribers or viewers to your channel, it won’t be of much use.

Nevertheless, on the contrary, if you are able to create a good value adding or entertaining video on youtube and are able to rank high, then you can easily drive an insane amount of traffic from youtube.

There are a number of YouTubers who have over 100,000k subscribers and millions of views on their youtube videos. Using their youtube popularity, they divert a large amount of their youtube traffic to their blogs.

In addition, being hit on youtube is not that tough as it looks. It requires the same effort like you put to make your blog popular. Both require good content and consistency.

Here are few easy ways to drive traffic to your blog from your youtube channel:

  1. Add the link to your blog in your youtube videos description.
  2. Create videos relevant to your blog posts. For example- If you have a blog post of ‘5 ways to save money in college’ then create a youtube video on the same topic. By doing so, you can save the time you required in doing content research, keyword research, tags etc. Further, you can add the link to the same blog post in the video description.

Also read: 50 Ways To Drive Huge Traffic From YouTube

If you are able to create good content on youtube, you can easily drive your traffic to your blog and generate hits.

11. Paid ads (Google Adsense, Fb/Twitter/LinkedIn ads etc)

Most of the newbie bloggers are afraid of generating traffic through paid ads. And it makes perfect sense to avoid paid ads if you are uncertain about your blog’s future or do not have any way to monetise it.

For example- Let’s say you are blogging just as a hobby and only blog occasionally. You haven’t monetised your blog and do not even plan to make a career out of your blog. Then, why should you spend money on ads, if you cannot make the returns? It doesn’t make much sense unless you are quite rich or damn serious about getting traffic.

On the other hand, let’s say you are working on the blog which can generate revenue in future if it has some visitors. Or you sell some products on your blog. As long as your return on investment is decent, it can be advisable to generate traffic through paid ads.

For example, let’s assume that you are a teacher and you have an online course worth Rs 2,000.

Now, paid traffics are very targeted. This means that the ads are generally shown only to those who have an interest in that topic or are searching for that keyword.

For the same case of the teacher, let’s say you run Google AdWords ads worth Rs 1,000 per day. In this scenario, where your course costs Rs 2,000, even if you make a single sell in two days of ads, you are getting a full return on your investments. In addition, you are getting complementary traffic and you might also be collecting emails from the visitors, which in future can turn out to leads.

Overall, in this scenario, it makes total sense to run paid ads.

When to run paid ads?

If you have monetised your blog or are planning to monetise in future and confident that you can make good returns on your investment, then you should run the paid ads. Although it might require few trials and errors to find out which ad is working best and generating most returns, however, you should always focus on increasing your ROI (Return on investment).

There are a number of ways to drive traffic to your blog using paid ads. Here are few of the easy sources:

  1. Google Adsense
  2. Facebook Ads
  3. Twitter Ads
  4. LinkedIn Ads
  5. Quora Ads
  6. Youtube Ads

Which ads source will give you best ROI and generate the highest traffic depends on your blog niche. For example, if you are a professional and have a business website, then LinkedIn ads can generate good targeted traffic. On the other hand, if you blog consists mainly of videos, it is logical to place youtube ads.

Overall, you have to decide which ad to run to generate the most traffic to your blog. It might take some trials, however, if you are getting good returns, paid ads are worth it.

CONCLUSION

Here are the 11 easy ways to drive traffic to your blog:

  1. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  2. Guest Posting
  3. Email Marketing
  4. Forums
  5. Quora
  6. Social Websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ etc)
  7. LinkedIn
  8. Blog commenting
  9. Reddit
  10. Youtube Videos

11. Paid ads (Google Adsense, Fb/Twitter/LinkedIn ads etc)

BONUS SECTION

Here are 3 more ways to drive traffic to your blog:

1. Add your blog links to your every social profile: Be it Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Email Signature or any other social profile, add the link to your blog in the profile description of every site. All these links will help you generate some traffic and create awareness about your brand among the viewers.

2. Interview with influencers: There are influencers in every niche. These influencers have a huge following and if you are able to interview few of them, then your blog/websites reputation will increase. Further, you can also politely ask these influencers to share the interview with their followers. In most of the cases, they will be happy to share that blog post, which in turn, will generate a huge amount of traffic to your blog.

3. Cross-promote your email list: Make connections with the fellow bloggers in the same niche and ask to cross-promote your blog posts in their email list or social media. Further, you can also ask for cross guest-posting with your fellow bloggers, which will further boost your blog traffic and backlinks.

That’s all. I hope this article of the 11 insanely easy ways to drive traffic to your blog is useful to the readers.

Please comment below if you know another easy way to drive traffic to your blog, that I missed in this blog post.

Happy Blogging.

Hi, I’m Kritesh, a 23 years old Entrepreneur & Blogger. At Money24Hr.com, I share my journey of how I built a successful blog from 0 to 1 Million+ page views within 18 months of inception and will help you get smarter in growing your blog. Cheers!!

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