3 Actionable Ways to Increase Blog Traffic in India Using Medium.
Maintaining (or increasing) the traffic of a blog is always a challenge for the bloggers. Due to the consistently rising new competitions, depending on a single source of traffic can be stupid. And that’s why most bloggers or website owners are always looking for new sources or platforms which are less competitive to drive big traffic.
In this post, we are going to discuss one such new platform which Indian bloggers or website owners can leverage to increase their reader’s count. And this new platform is Medium.com.
Right now, Medium is in the same growth phase where Facebook or Quora used to be four-five years ago. The monthly active users on Medium is continuously increasing for the last many months. Although it’s still not a big trend in India to use Medium, however, in upcoming months Medium is definitely going to increase its audience from India. After all, we Indians do get attracted to the American/European trend, after a while.
Moreover, if you are blogging from India, there are not enough competitions on Medium yet. You will rarely find any of your competitor who is active on Medium. When most of the bloggers are fighting to get traffic using paid ads on Facebook, you can start building your empire on medium. By the time your competitors will realize it, you would have built an authority on the medium which will help you to drive a ton of consistent traffic on your blog.
Overall, Medium is one of the fastest-growing platforms that you can leverage today in order to increase your blog traffic in the future.
Anyways, I forgot to mention what actually is Medium?
Medium is an online publishing platform. Here you can publish your articles/blogs for free and get followers on your profile. (Even you can get paid for publishing contents on the medium by joining medium partner program.)
The best part is that people visit medium to read. In other words, they are in the ‘Read-mode’ (Not like ‘scroll down’ or ‘Pass-time’ mode when they visit facebook, twitter or any other social platforms). And that’s why you can find a targeted audience on Medium who are interested to read. And if your contents are good, you can definitely convert them into followers and your blog readers.
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How to publish contents on Medium?
Publishing content on Medium is really simple.
All you need to get started is to create a free account using email/google/facebook/twitter etc and start publishing the contents.The platform to write posts is literally easier than MS word or any other document editor that you might have used. Here is a quick snapshot of how medium editor looks like→
Pretty clean and simple, right?
And that’s why people love publishing on Medium. You do not need any technical knowledge to start publishing your contents here. It’s really easy and fast.
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3 Actionable ways to increase blog traffic in India using Medium:
Now that you have understood what is Medium and why you should start using it. Here are the three ways to leverage medium to increase your blog traffic in India:
1. Repost blog contents on medium
You do not always need to create new contents to publish on Medium.
If you have already written an awesome post earlier on your blog/website, why not to share it with millions of monthly users of Medium. Many of these people might be looking for contents like yours to read. And therefore, by reposting your same post on Medium, you are marketing your content to a bigger audience.
A Quick Tip- While reposting on Medium, post the older contents which have already been published for at least 3–4 weeks on your blog/website. This will give google enough time to index your blog post and acknowledge that the content was originally posted on your blog and not a fresh content on Medium. This will help you to avoid any competition of your original blog for google ranking against that post from the medium. Here, Google will simply understand that you are reposting the content and your original blog should be preferred in ranking. Anyways, many times, both contents (from your blog and medium) gets ranked on google, which is like a double-benefit.
2. Increase backlinks and leads using Medium posts.
Getting a backlink from authority websites by submitting a guest post takes a lot of time and efforts. Moreover, you’ve put a extra work to find and convince those authority websites’ owners/editors to publish your content. However, the medium is a very good alternative here. Medium has a very high domain authority. By publishing contents on the medium platform, you can easily create massive backlinks without many efforts.
Moreover, if your content is getting decent traffic on medium, your links will divert the audience to your blog. You can also place a lead magnet on your medium content to convert the audience into leads or subscribers.
3. Publish your contents on big publications.
There are a number of publications on Medium who have over 40–50k followers. Publications are like a specific niche — which a group of people with similar interests follows. You can publish your contents on these big publications to reach a bigger audience.
Moreover, unlike guest posting, it’s really easy to publish your contents in these big publications. The editors/owners of these publications are constantly looking for new posts/articles that they can share in their publication to keep it active and engaged. Therefore, all you need to do is to find a good publication in your niche and approach the editor/owner (the contact profile of owner/editor is available in all the publications).
A better approach will be to first write an excellent content on Medium that you want to submit to the publication and then share the link of that post with the editor/owner. If your content is good and related to the publication’s niche, the editor will readily accept it.
Anyways, there are thousands of publications on Medium and you can publish your content in just one. Therefore, you need to be very choosy while selecting the best publication which has more audience/follower that you are targeting.
Quick Note: If you publish a good content on a big publication and are able to attract a lot of readers and get many claps (which is similar to likes/upvotes), then it will actually be amazing for you. This engagement may push your content on the first page of the medium. And if that happens, your blog will be flooded with a huge traffic.
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If you are looking for an alternative method to drive traffic to your blog, which has a comparatively less competition, then Medium is a very good option. This platform is still not flooded with the marketers and hence you can leverage it to increase the audience of your blog/website.
That’s all for this post. I hope it was helpful to you. Happy Blogging.