Find It Friday: How to drive more traffic to your blog.

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Welcome to the Find It Friday in which we help you find the answers to your how to blog questions. 

The Question

This week Jane Collins posted the following question on our Facebook page:

I got a question for you ;-) It’s one you probably get asked a lot I am sure, but what are your top tips for driving more traffic to your blog?

Yes Jane, it is one we get asked a lot! Today I will outline some tips to drive more traffic to your blog, and if you want to learn more check out my slideshare presentation here.

The Answer

14 ways to drive more traffic to your blog

1. Create compelling content that your audience will want to read

2. Write SEO friendly content (Lorna has written a post on this here)

3. Post frequently to your blog, but remember quality wins out over quantity

4. Use great headlines to hook your reader

5. Capture reader interest with great images and video content

6. Include more inbound and outbound links

7. Where does your target audience gather online? Meet them there

8. Use Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn to promote your blog and make connections, find new readers.

9. Submit your posts to social book marking sites like Reddit and  StumbleUpon

10. Write a guest blog for others and also feature guest blogs on your own blog.

11. Comment on other blogs

12.. Encourage readers to subscribe to your blog’s feed via RSS or email

13. Add your blog’s url to your email signature

14. Make it easy for readers to share your content

Do you have a question on how to blog effectively?

Leave a comment below and we will be happy to help you find the answer.

You might also like to read:

What blog traffic can I expect?

How to use Yahoo! to drive more traffic to your site


Marie Ennis-O’Connor BA, MIAPR, holds an Honours degree in History from University College Dublin. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and has worked in a variety of PR roles over the past 12 years. Marie is editor of several award-winning blogs ranging from life sciences to health to business. She is a panel member of the newly established Bloggers International and is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, an online community for thought leaders in international healthcare. She is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Marie is also in demand as a trainer in social media marketing and travels the country teaching small business owners how to get online and maximise their online presence.

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  • Martine Brennan

    This is so easy to read and digest. Thank you Marie. I would really encourage people to write about what they feel passionate about. I am finding it much easier to write since I amde my blog about family and finding freedom from the shadows.

    • Marie

      Thanks for the comment endorsing what I passionately believe we should do as bloggers Martine :-)

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