Starting a Blog: Focus on These 3 Key Strategies To Increase Blog Traffic

Wordpress Logo
Wordpress Logo

As an internet marketer I get to train my clients on starting a blog and observe them as they work on their new blog. It’s a delight to show others how to share their knowledge with others and attract new business.

I’ve learned that while the #1 key on this blogging list is obvious, while 2 and 3 are not. When people overlook 2 and 3, as I did myself, they hamper or limit the growth of their blog.

1.     Start writing blog posts and seeding them with relevant long tail keyword phrases (that’s 3-4 word phrases.)

See these two previous blog post of mine for exact instructions:

Add Keywords to Each Blog Post

How to Write a Post in 7 Simple Steps

Start out with once a week blogging. Set goals. Work up to 10 posts, 20 posts, etc. until you have 40, 100, 200 posts.

2.     Read other blogs and start commenting on other relevant blogs.

Leave a link back to your blog at the end of your comments. The links are valuable because they enable readers interested in your topic to find you. Look for opportunities to be a guest blogger on blogs that are related but not competitive with you.

Many new bloggers don’t realize they need to spend as much time on other peoples blog as their own blog. Made this error myself. Doing so draws readers to your blog.

3.    Make sure you have links from your blog to your products and/or services on your main website. Include calls to action…free reports…and nice boxes leading visitors to the essentials on your website.

Study the to see how they expertly do this.

The key to blog success is to do the 3 activities above consistently. Carve out an hour a week for blogging on your blog and an hour a week to search out other blogs and comment.

Let me know your initial blog experiences AND if you have a great post on commenting on other blogs, I welcome you to submit it for possible inclusion in this blog.


Karen Nierlich
Karen Nierlich

Karen Nierlich builds, optimizes and trains clients to use WordPress blogs and websites. Her company Full Orbit Web and Marketing (FOW) helps small and medium businesses grow 10, 50 even 100% using the power of the internet. Company expertise includes web design, web programming, blogging, social media and SEO.

24 thoughts on “Starting a Blog: Focus on These 3 Key Strategies To Increase Blog Traffic”

  1. It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was seeking this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  3. Thanks for another informative site. Where else may I am getting that type of information written in such a perfect means? I have a challenge that I’m simply now operating on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  4. Greetings from California! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, very good site!

  5. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s.” by Henry Ward Beecher.

  6. My brother recommended I might like this website. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  7. Hello very nice web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your site and take the feeds also…I’m satisfied to seek out a lot of helpful information here in the publish, we want develop more techniques on this regard, thanks for sharing.

  8. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  9. My husband and i felt thrilled when Raymond could deal with his analysis through the precious recommendations he had out of your web site. It’s not at all simplistic to just continually be giving freely hints that many other folks may have been selling. We discover we have got the website owner to thank because of that. The type of illustrations you’ve made, the simple web site menu, the friendships your site make it possible to instill – it is mostly unbelievable, and it’s letting our son in addition to the family believe that the concept is exciting, which is tremendously important. Thanks for the whole lot!

  10. Great post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m inspired! Extremely helpful information specially the ultimate phase 🙂 I deal with such information much. I used to be looking for this particular info for a very lengthy time. Thank you and good luck.

  11. I have recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work. “The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky” by Solomon Short.

Leave a Comment