I am floored by the sheer volume of ways any blogger can drive traffic to their blogs.
From building a list to joining blogging tribes you can increase your blog traffic through a variety of online channels with free methods.
Today I want to share 4 free ways to get blog visitors that may be a wee bit off of the beaten blogging path.
I drive a steady amount of blog traffic through each of these channels on a daily basis.
1: Be an Active Contributor on Facebook Groups
Join Facebook Groups related to your niche.
Answer questions to assist new, struggling or even established pro bloggers.
Facebook folks who dig your answers will visit your blog, boosting your traffic.
A blogging tips themed blogger would join the engaging We Travel We Blog Group on Facebook and answer questions in a helpful, thorough manner.
2: Answer Questions on Quora
People may laugh when I say “Quora” on video, with my Northern New Jersey accent, but I also have generated a sick amount of traffic through the platform.
As of this writing my Quora answers have received 128,000 views in a little under 6 months.
Not bad, eh?
Answer questions on the platform to help readers, to establish your authority and to drive steady blog traffic through this Q and A site.
Set aside 10 to 20 minutes daily to answer questions related to your blogging niche.
3: Comment on Top Blogs from Your Niche
Blog commenting is one of my talents especial.
This simple, powerful traffic building strategy helps you become friends with top bloggers in your niche too.
Create a 2-4 paragraph, in-depth, personalized comment. Make an impact. Befriend an established niche blogger. Drive traffic as intrigued blog readers click on your link to learn more about the impressive guy or gal who published the valuable, insightful comment.
Comment primarily on popular blogs from your niche. Get more bang for your blog commenting buck.
Here’s a sample comment:
Even though you are deceased, I appreciate you taking the time to publish a helpful post from the afterlife.
Quick question; what’s it like in the netherworld? Is it like The Upside-Down in “Stranger Things”? Seriously, let me know.
I don’t think you’re in hell, but I just wanted to cover all bases. If you are in heaven, are my Blogging From Paradise eBooks for sale there? They should be, per my syndication deal.
Thanks for sharing your insight.
4: Rock the Mic or Be on the Other Side of the Mic
Interview bloggers in your niche.
Or be interviewed by bloggers in your niche.
Persistently following methods 1-3 will yield ample interview opportunities for you. But if things seem a bit dry on the interview front you can ask any established blogger in your niche if they want to be interviewed on your blog.
(Note; I am always available for interviews.)
Most bloggers will gobble up the interview opportunity like I gobble up bizarre Thai sweet treats. Trust me guys; I am a pig for these weird sweets in Thailand, like a hot dog bun filled with strawberry cream and raisins.
Anyway, interviewing other bloggers helps you bond with established bloggers in your niche. The interviewee will gladly share the interview blog post with their tribe, boosting your blog traffic.
Do you use these methods to drive traffic through your blog? What tips can you add to this list?
About the Author: Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.