Every blogger loves search engine traffic! Why?
- It is targeted.
- Visitors are more likely to read related posts.
- Visitors are more likely to click ads (if they are related!)
Search Engine traffic normally starts coming within 1-2 months of creating your blog. But the question many bloggers ask is
Here is how you can increase your search engine traffic step by step:
Find What Works
Head on to Analytics or any other tracking service you use and find the phrases that consistently send traffic. Also consider the bounce rate and time spent for each phrases.
Make a list of phrases that have low bounce rate. Now, find the posts that got traffic from these phrase.
Next thing you should do is update the post with relevant information. Add links to related posts using appropriate text keywords (do not rely only on Related Posts plugins!)
Write Follow Up Post(s)
If you feel like writing a whole post about the same topic, go write it. Do not forget to link from the old post.
You can also write multiple posts about the topic (only if they add value). For example, we have written three follow up posts for Grab My Button Tutorial.
Interlinking is considered good for SEO. If you have written follow up posts, you can link the older post from there.
Links from other domains will also help in getting better ranking on the search results page. You can either ask a blogger(to link to you) or write a guest post.
If you decide to go guest posting way, just add your blog’s link in the credit section of the guest post!
Follow these steps and you will definitely see an increase in organic traffic. Have any tip/step in mind I might have left? Share in comments!