8 Killer Blog Traffic Tips for Brand New Bloggers

Did you recently start a blog, but have no idea how to get visitors to your blog?

If you’ve been blogging for less than six months, there are some blog traffic tips that can help get your new blog seen by potentially thousands of new people!

I started Twins Mommy over a year ago, but I was in a completely new niche (mom blogging). I didn’t know any other bloggers in this niche and I was struggling to gain an audience.

It wasn’t until I started actively trying to grow my blog that people took notice!

Looking back, there are eight key strategies that I did to start growing my blog traffic. If you don’t have time to read the post, I made a video! I’d love it if you watched the video and subscribed to my YouTube channel! <3

1. Understand Your Audience

Do you have a blog niche?

To have a loyal following, you need a niche. A blog niche is focussed and can help one type of people. While multi-niche sites are popular, it’s hard for new bloggers to attract a wide variety of people.

Instead, if you want to monetize your blog in the future and grow your traffic now, figure out your niche and understand your audience.

In the beginning, I was writing to the work at home mom. I wrote posts to help that type of audience, but I later pivoted. I wanted to grow my blog and share that with my audience.

And by sharing that content, I was attracting a whole new set of readers – mom bloggers wanting to grow their blog.

So, even though you started a blog and you’re not sure who your audience is, it’s okay 🙂 Just keep on blogging and over time you’ll see who you are attracting and then you can tailor your content for this audience!

2. Create Your Blog Voice

When you first start blogging, you may not fully develop your blog voice and personality. Maybe you follow a particular blogger and start writing the way they do, or maybe your work has you being professional and so your blog is like that.

If you want to grow your traffic and income, your blog has to be a friend to others 🙂 So, making it more conversational, adding your own phrases, emoticons, GIFs or images can help with that.

Your blog voice also comes out with the colors you choose for your blog and the Pin graphics you create. And you know what? As a new blogger, this is something that takes time to develop.

Don’t feel pressured to create this blog voice and brand within the first month of blogging. Instead, do what you like and feel comfortable with and over time your blog voice will shine!

3. Your Posts Need to Help Solve a Problem

Can I tell you a secret?

Bloggers are selfish!

We only go to people’s blogs if it looks like it will help us with something.

If I see a Pin on My First Month Blogging, I probably won’t click on that. Why? It’s not telling me that that post will help me as a new blogger. Even though that post may have tips for new bloggers, the headline doesn’t tell me that.

So, when you create your post, you can be personal and share your experiences, but always remember to give tips and strategies for your readers to help them through the process.

And an easy way to do that is to make a headline that tells readers you will help them. For the example, if the blogger included tips, then a better headline might be 8 Tips I Learned From My First Month Blogging. This is a better headline, but we can even make it more clickable if we talked about mistakes as well.

8 Blogging Mistakes I Made in My First Month Blogging. In that post, you can focus on the mistakes and what you learned, instead of just writing about your first month.

Formatting your post for your audience is key to getting traffic. I suggest that you think of four blog post ideas and see how you can help your audience too. For example, if you are a mom blogger that writes about parenting mostly some ideas to help your audience:

  • Ways moms can yell less
  • How to get your child to listen more
  • What to do when your 3 year old wakes up at night
  • The best non-toys for Christmas

These are just ideas based on the niche parenting, but in those posts they can help other moms. Here are two other tips below.

4. Visit Blogs in Your Niche

As a new blogger, it’s important to start networking and meeting other bloggers in your niche! You can’t grow your blog by yourself! You need that support of other bloggers!

I found that the mom blog community is highly supportive and I love that!

You can search in Facebook groups to find others in your niche. That’s what I did and I also visited other mom blogger’s blogs and followed them all over social media!

What’s great about doing this, is you can learn from them. Look at their blog content and see which posts are popular. Maybe they have all of their popular posts on the sidebar.

Take a look at the topics and use that as inspiration for your blog. You want to have blog posts that can help solve a problem and visiting other blogs can help you get an idea of what your audience craves.

5. Search on Pinterest for Topics in Your Niche

Are you on Pinterest?

It’s my best referral for traffic!

Pinterest is a great way to see what people are pinning in your niche. For example, if you have a blog about newborns, I can search on Pinterest for breastfeeding tips for newborns.

Looking on Pinterest can give you ideas of what’s popular – latching, bottle feeding, learning to breastfeed fast etc..

From here you can create blog posts about or around those topics and add some more tips as way to make it more valuable.

6. Create Resource Guides

Can you tell I’m all hung up on content?

Content is the only way to grow your blog traffic (no matter how often you promote it). People will NOT click on your social media post or Pin if it isn’t solving a problem and isn’t enticing enough.

So, having the right content is important. And one of the best types of blog posts you can have is resource guides. These are highly valuable posts that people will link to and refer to.

These are ultimate guides, tutorials, reviews, list types of posts, how to’s and more.

These types of posts are easy to monetize too!

7. Join Facebook and Pinterest Groups

While promoting your blog post is important, as you can tell from this post, having the right content to promote is more important.

Once you have that down, the next thing is to start joining Facebook groups and Pinterest groups.

Once you join these groups, start sharing your posts. On Pinterest it’s okay to only share your posts. You’re new and you need to grow YOUR brand and blog. I mostly pin my stuff and Pinterest doesn’t frown on that.

So, go ahead and pin your things!

8. Start Guest Posting

Do you know what guest posting is? It’s when your blog post is published on someone else’s blog. This is one of the best ways to get in front of a new audience. When I started Twins Mommy I did a lot of guest posting and it helped bring new readers to my blog.

Guest posting is also a long-term strategy and something I’m currently doing since I have more time now that the twins are in school!

To find guest blogs you can search on Google. Type in “write for us + niche.”  Here’s the result for parenting.

There Ya Go!

If you’re brand new to blogging, one of the first things you need is traffic! Traffic will grow your income and email list! Let me know in the comments what you are struggling with OR what you are having success with! I want to hear from you!

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Woow this is an amazing blogpost. I have been blogging for 6 months now and I am still trying to grow my traffic. I need to implement the strategy of guest posting for other blogs. I need to figure out my niche because I cover a lot of topics.Reply to Vanessa
Hey Vanessa! Thanks for coming over! Glad you enjoyed my post about increasing blog traffic for your new blog! Good luck implementing your strategy for guest posting!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna! I’m struggling with actually knowing how to set up a blog, how to get pictures to post, I’m not computer smart so this is my biggest issue. Help..lolReply to Nickie
Hi Nickie, Guess what? I’m in the works on creating a blogging course just for YOU. Jump onto my email list to get notified of when this happens!Reply to Elna
Sounds great!Reply to Nickie
I love this article! I’ve actually been doing all these steps and saw a lot of traffic. Then I slacked off around the holidays and I’ve been trying to build my traffic back up again by going back to these steps. Thanks for sharing!Reply to Uneeda
Hi! That’s great you started your blog up again! Good luck with building that traffic!Reply to Elna
Love this post, Elna! I’m always looking for new ways to grow my traffic and this post is such a great resource. Guest posting is ranking high up on my blog business plan in 2018. And creating more resource guides is also something that I plan to do more of. Thanks so much for such an easy, informative read! xo, Kristi http://www.splendidblogger.comReply to Kristi
Hey Kristi, Thanks so much 🙂 Good luck!! Growing your blog takes a big effort and time! You’re doing a great job mama!Reply to Elna
Your header Your Post needs to Solve a Problem is most pertinent. Whenever I have a blogging problem, I consult Invariably, I get the help I need. Thank you Elna for the help you give to new bloggers like me. In learning the various blogging skills, your site addresses I have learnt to try my best via my blog posts to offer solutions to problems.Reply to Poovanesh
Awesome! Loving your blog and your tips! I am also mum to twin 5 year old girls and have recently started two blogs (to keep the double trouble tradition). One is a parenting & lifestyle blog and the other is a translating blog focused on my professional interest in environmental issues such as ecofeminism and food security. My personal blog, called julia, has its pages in English so that more people can understand what its all about, however, the content itself I decided to write in Portuguese since I’m Brazilian and am living here at the moment. Any advice on that? Should I keep writing in English so that there will be more freelance writing possibilities online? Or should I stuck to Portuguese and serve the local Brazilian niche who understands the language? Thank you so much for all this great content!Reply to Julia
Hi Julia! Thank you so much and congrats to your twin girls! You do have your hands full with your twins and your two blogs! I’m the same! ha…I feel you can probably stick to English but still write in your native language. I know Neil Patel has blogs in different language (his blogs translated) and growing his traffic and brand much bigger when he crosses languages.Reply to Elna
Hi Elna How do you get your freebie to open as a PDF. I have added it as a media file in a page but I want it to open straight away in PDF format from the link in the email I’m sending out.Reply to Pauline
Hi Pauline. Upload your freebie in your WordPress Media Library. Then grab that link and place it in your email. When you click on the link it will open as a PDF that people can download.Reply to Elna
These are great tips, Elna! Especially for someone who just started blogging, like me.Reply to Liana
Hey Liana, So glad you found these tips helpful for growing your blog traffic!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, Great tips and I always learn a lot from you when it comes to Pinterest. I’ve actually started implementing some of your tips about making my pins more interesting so people would click through. It’s now my biggest traffic referral as well. I am still working on improving my Pinterest strategy but the right wording does make a huge difference. I am already using a lot of these blog traffic tips. It’s good to know that I am on the right track. Thanks for sharing these tips. Have a great day 🙂 SusanReply to Susan
That’s great Susan! I hope your Pinterest strategy keeps growing!Reply to Elna
Another valuable article, Elna! I’m still struggling with my target audience and voice, but like you said, that comes with time. I need to stop getting hung up on trying to “figure” things out first instead of just doing it. Only when I get feedback (or lack thereof) with my content out there will I really know whether or not I am connecting with my audience. I do agree that the blogging community is so supportive, as I know from firsthand experience with you 😉 Scheduling this for Twitter!Reply to Sylvia
Hi Sylvia, *hugs* Thank you so much mama! Have you tried guest posting? That can give you a gauge of your writing, but in all honesty, just WRITE! Share your posts in groups and you’ll get feedback. Email me anytime you need help!Reply to Elna
Great tips. I love to welcome guest bloggers. It is fun to help people out in this way and it gives my audience a whole new group to learn from.Reply to Elise
Hi Elise! That’s awesome. I have a site, FreelancerFAQs that I open to guest bloggers and it is a great platform for new aspiring freelancers trying to grow their biz! Thanks for stopping by!Reply to Elna