9 Ways to Get More Traffic, Leads and Sales by Blogging

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Would you like to get more traffic to your blog, more leads on your list, and more sales in your business?

Here are 9 ways to make that happen:

1. Know your audience

Who are you writing your blog posts for? What are their motivations, desires, dreams and goals? What are their challenges, pains, and frustrations?

2. Answer questions and solve problems

Every post you publish must deliver value for your readers. Why should they read your post? Have you answered a question or solved a problem?

3. Create and follow a promotional plan

After you publish each new post, follow a promotional plan to get the word out about your new post and attract readers. Also consider what else you can do to promote your blog such as guest blogging, sharing YouTube videos that link to your blog, being interviewed as a guest on podcasts or other websites…

Click here for a step by step guide of what to do after you hit “publish” to get more readers to your blog post.

4. Blog frequently and consistently

Commit to a blogging schedule and make it a consistent habit.

Need ideas?  Start here.

5. Share your blog posts with your list

Each time you publish a new post, mail the link out to your list of subscribers.

6. Respond to all your comments

Create a conversation with your readers. Reply to their comments. Click through to visit their blogs and leave comments in return.

7. Include an opt-in on every page

Every post and every page should have an invitation that leads readers to get on your list.  You can do this with a tool like Hello Bar (at the top of your page), an opt-in box widget in your sidebar, a popup, or a call to action at the end of your blog posts.

8. Always include a call to action

What’s the action you want your readers to take after reading your blog post? Be sure to end your post with a “call to action” where you let them know.

9. Stay in touch and follow up

As you use your blog to build your list of subscribers, stay in touch with them and follow up. Invite them back to your blog, to webcasts or calls, and to work with you.

These 9 simple steps will make a huge difference in your blogging results. Implement and watch your traffic, leads and sales grow!

Which of these are you doing already?  Which are you working on?  Leave a comment and let’s chat!

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3 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your proven blueprint Michelle!

    Thank goodness your nine proven blog
    traffic generating tips, are extremely practical and not at all
    difficult to implement.

    I’ll just keep adding to what I’m already doing, by adding the strategies
    on your list, that I wasn’t currently doing consistently!
    Thanks!
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  2. Thanks for sharing these Details Michelle, as these are the basic steps in order to start a business online, and following these people also bookmark our page and will help in increasing the traffic ultimately on the regular basis
    :)
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  3. This is a good one Michelle. As a new blogger, it’s hard to define our audience exactly, its easy to just blog for everybody or seemingly but it’s better to blog to a defined target market. I know with these steps and your 43 powerfully simple fill-in the blank Blog post Headline Templates, I am well on my way. I am going from lost to found! Thanks :)

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