Last Updated on September 29, 2021 by scottkandh
There are a variety of effective ways to increase website traffic and grow your blog.
Update: I have revamped this blog post with more information to increase your monthly page views to more than 1,000/mo. See the Blog Post below. Please use the suggestions on this post and the link below to significantly increase your page views. Happy Pinning.
This blog post (the one you’re reading) was written when I first started blogging and this post refers to increasing traffic for your website as well as your blog. Another good post for increasing your monthly page views is the post below called 30 awesome and easy ways to get eyes on your blog.
Be sure to look at the wealth of Pinterest boards that I have on PinArtwork Blogger to help you to strategize building your website traffic.
Things to focus on your blog:
In a nutshell, here’s what you need to focus on for your blog:
- Be the voice of authority on your blog.
- Answer people’s questions
- Listen to what kind of comments people post.
- What kind of topics are they looking for to solve?
- Can you help them solve their problem?
- Focus on a specific niche.
Firstly, create a Pinterest personal account:
Pinterest is an excellent platform that will allow you to place pins from your blog to bring traffic your way. Pinterest is a virtual smorgasbord of graphics that allows you to categorize your pictures and put them into various boards.
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For starters, for more information on an overview of Pinterest, visit Pinterest Overview for new bloggers. This post will enlighten you with why it’s important to use Pinterest for your blog.
After you’ve read that article you’ll want to read a post entitled: “Top 10 questions everyone working with Pinterest should know how to answer.”
That post will provide answers to the Top 10 questions pertaining to Pinterest.
Another recommended post is: 20 Steps to Successful Growing your Blog.
Lastly, I can’t believe that I didn’t include mention of how to claim your Business Pinterest Board. So make a note to yourself that you’ll want to make a Business Pinterest Board (it’s free by the way). It’s a great way to track the progression and analytics of your pins and to see which posts are doing well. By signing up for a Business account (which is free), you’ll be privy to information on your Pinterest analytics (such as Pinterest impressions).
These are indicators to you on which pins are working so you know where to devote your focus on posts that are performing well. If you prefer, here’s a link to the Pinterest page with instructions to claim your website. I’ve added a few pins to my Pinterest board – “How to claim your website on Pinterest“) that now makes it easier for you to claim your website, even without knowing how to use code.
Pro-Tip: Download the plug-in called Insert Headers and Footers. It’s a useful plug-in to install the necessary code that you’ll need to add to your website. Insert Headers and Footers Plug-in.
There are a lot more posts that pertain to Pinterest, so you may want to take a look at these Pinterest blog posts.
Dedicated place for blog posts.
Secondly, it’s important to have a dedicated place for your blog posts.
My suggestion is to create a Pinterest board that’s the very first board you see. It should proceed all of your other boards. If there’s any other boards that proceed it, consider renaming them. One suggestion is to call the first board: Best of xyz (insert your blog name) Blogs to improve your search engine optimization for Pinterest.
Thirdly, Branding: You’re not always going to be able to use your brand colors and your logo in each and every graphic. Try to incorporate them into as many graphics as you can.
Fourthly, Social Groups: Look at Facebook groups, Instagram, or Twitter, and make pins. When making pins from these social media groups be sure to credit the source or more simply make a link to their URL.
Tailwind Community and/or Group Boards
Fifth, look for blogs on some of your favorite boards to see if there are any Facebook Groups or Tribes for you to join. To improved your search engine optimization and for a comprehensive list of Tribes that you can join, click here. My Tribes (beginning with the letters PA for Pinterest Artwork) are just getting established. I look forward to having you share your pins. Right now, I’ve only established a few tribes for: Coffee cups, lighthouses, and Big Bang.
NOTE: Tailwind has changed from using Tailwind Tribes to Tailwind Community.
To learn more about Tailwind, please visit: Ultimate Guide for using the improved Tailwind.
In addition, be sure to check out Tailwind Tribes for a list of 75 Tailwind Communities to join. (The post was written before Tailwind made the aforementioned change).
A new feature just added to Tailwind is called Tailwind Create. You’re able to make a whole bunch of beautiful pins that you can make a collage with your existing pins in minutes. My Pinterest impressions have skyrocketed with the pins that I have created in this program. Tailwind is a must-have utility for new bloggers or existing bloggers that want to bring more traffic to their blog.
One more post, you’ll want to visit if you are trying to build up your Pinterest followers and improve your Pinterest is: Blogtober Day 13 – 15 Pinterest boards = 1,178 Group Boards.
Facebook Business Page / Group
Sixth, create a Facebook Business Page as well as Facebook Group. A Business page is a page that you’ve created for other people to join and share their posts. The Facebook Group is looking for people that have a common interest. It’s a good place to get pictures to pin. I like to look at Groups for lighthouses and cartoons.
Seventh, people love humor. “We love to laugh and smile.” Make it fun now and then. Constant Contact is a great place to build your landing page. Between Constant Contact and OptinMonster.com you can build a pop-up that points to your landing page. The team at Constant Contact can’t get enough high praise from me. One of the few companies that has a phone for you to reach out and get hands on help. Rated A++
Directions for your blog
Eighth, directions to take on your blog.
a. What’s the intention for your blog. Why does it matter to you?
b. How can you help the person looking at your blog?
c. Read the comments that people write.
d. Lastly, talk to other bloggers to find out their secrets. Bloggers love to share their secrets for success.