Traffic is absolutely essential when it comes to achieving success in writing articles. If you have no readers, then you can’t get your message out there. The reason for writing articles is mostly to share ideas, experiences and thoughts that can help others. If you have no traffic going to your articles, you won’t be able to influence anyone with your writing.
Most people are having trouble with getting traffic. You might get 1 or 2 viewers a day, but that’s not enough. The problem for some writers is that they think people will automatically find their articles. Some readers will come across your article at some point, but if you really want traffic you need to promote your articles.
How do I get traffic?
A great way to promote your articles is interlinking. You create an article and then put a link in it that connects it to another relevant article of yours. If what you have to say interests your readers, they will tend to read on. That way you can get one reader to read all your other relevant articles if they like what you write.
You can get a lot more traffic by using bookmarking sites, such as Reddit, etc. I added my articles to Reddit and within seconds I got new views coming from there.
- Spread your articles on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Most of us are a member of facebook and have over 100 friends. If you post one of your articles, there has to be someone that clicks on them. They are your friends so they’re probably interested in what you have to say.
- Mention your articles in your blog. If you have a blog, do a post about an article you have written, or bring in It up in a relevant post. If you have followers, they’ll probably have a look at what you have to say. To get more people to read your blog, visit other blogs and comment on them. Most bloggers will come to your blog and do the same.
- Join forums related to your article and start posting. Add a link in your signature, so people can always find your articles, even if you’re talking about a completely different topic.
There are a lot more ways to get some traffic for your articles, but this is how you should begin. Start by adding your current articles on bookmarking sites, and you will see your readers increase practically immediately.