There are a thousand ways to increase traffic to a blog and I'll introduce you how you can increase your traffic fast with this tips. I think that tactics are most effective for increase traffic.
Start with your networking enabled
Only if relevant
The first tactic to increase traffic is to leverage your current networking. If you're self employed or work on a project as a solo entrepreneur, you probably know that one of the keys to any business is networking.
If luckily a good network, you've managed to develop in recent years, the first thing you have to do once that write 3 or 4 good articles to read, is to inform everyone in your network contacts (so that you might get more support in the face of this new project), I recommend to take the time to meet with them for coffee, go to an event together or eating with them to explain in detail why and how of your new career.
This is the most immediate way to generate traffic and increase visitors to your blog and do not forget, because it really allows you to leverage work you've done before.
Interact with other more established bloggers
The second way to increase traffic to your blog is going to comment on other blogs.
Not all blogs are worth: worth blogs that are related to the topic of your own blog and ideally, get to comment trying to add value. Increase visits is fine if you get traffic is qualified. Nor is it too noted in these comments, writing 5 or 6 paragraphs that are as long as an entry in itself, but it is true that if you get in a paragraph a good supply of value, usually the other readers to read your comment and or identified to be impressed with what you're writing, is likely to give a chance to your blog and to visit.
A lot of people starting with the task of blogging does not come out to comment ever on other blogs and I think that is a mistake because if you do it on blogs that have a topic related to yours, the results are usually fast and traffic you get your blog going to be a very segmented traffic, which normally will be very interested in reading your content. Commenting is a great way to increase short-term visits.
Professional forums are hyper relevant
In the same way if you are already deeply involved in one or more professional forums, it is important to make firm your e-mail a link to the cover of your blog, because normally you do on a forum is to provide value, meet questions of other users and in this case, each user who will read your signature and help forum member and give the opportunity to visit your blog at a single click, so it is important.
These two latest tactics to increase visits are very similar, you can go to work on both blogs and forums, but you must do so continuously for this to show you results.
SEO for WordPress and the art of writing to Google
The third way to increase traffic to your blog is, of course, try to write for your readers but also try writing to Google. I'm talking about all the tactics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), in this case I'm going to focus on tactics SEO for WordPress.
You can not seriously blogging without knowing the least of how to write for Google and the minimum is to make good use of titles, both the title of your article as primarily the HTML title is the title that the Google search engine reads.
The art of the title is something you'll have to master the art and keywords.
You have to understand that people are doing searches for terms and word associations. If you do not use these terms, is likely not going to attain all the traffic you could get because you're using words that people do not usually basically used.
This happens very, very often, especially in people who have a lot of experience in a given subject. They tend to use terms that are correct, the guild, but are terms that do not reach the novice and in this case are "loading" the market 90% of readers.
The SEO is a great way to increase traffic to your blog because normally you usually bring traffic that is highly segmented.
The positions in the rankings tend to be very stable over time, meaning that it is an investment you're doing for many years and is a strategy fully automated, meaning that traffic is free, and once you've made the effort not have to do anything to enjoy this flow of visitors.
Be very clear that you have to learn something about the concept of the Long Tail (long tail). Without understanding this, probably you decide to leave your blog by having the feeling and have failed to increase visits
Write as Guest author (Guest Posting)
Another strategy to gamester visitors to your blog is to write as an author guest on other blogs.
This tactic is called Guest Posting and is a very good tactic that allows access to larger audiences than yours, at a given time, and the idea is to get another blogger to let you write a blog entry for visibility and foot of your article, you have a signature box where you put a picture and a couple of links to your blog.
This is very good because in a way, you stand true to write as guest author on the blog of a third party and you usually get very good traffic. The larger the audience the blog you write, the more traffic you will generate.
As always, each contribution of traffic to your blog for 90% of this contribution is going to go, it will vanish but will be 10% of the traffic and gradually, you'll gradually increase in subscribers, both readers of your RSS as subscribers thread your mailing list. Then, writing as guest author is a strategy that works very well.
Marketing on social networks
How not to talk about Social Networks? These are strategies to increase visits to work, what happens is that is intensive in terms of time consumed. Then you have to choose very carefully where you are present and set a time limit.
The powerful ways are: Facebook, Twitter & Google +
It is true that we live in a world where audiences are broken down and you have to be where people are present. Try with Facebook, on Twitter and now, Google Plus and depending on the results you get on these networks, focus on what works best for you.
There are many ways to automate the publication of the contents of your blog on these platforms and you have to use these tools to be more productive.
We also recommend studying Social Networks vertical, to go to specific areas, if any, in your industry. For example, here in Spain there is a network that is very interesting if you work in the tourism sector. Minube and it is called a network of people who share their travel experiences.
For all companies working in the sector B2B (Business to Business) is highly recommended to be active on Linked In, at least connect your Linked In profile to your Twitter account and try to participate in Linked In Groups for the sector because from company to company, is a network that brings much value.
Marketing with videos on You Tube
Now I will talk about a great way to increase traffic to your blog, is to use video marketing.
You can choose 2 different formats along with video tutorials that are typical on the web but my advice is to show up in the flesh and turn your face into a short video.
Try creating very short video, try to talk naturally about an issue, because people connect with people and if you are, in your face, talking about a subject, and demonstrate in 120 seconds you know about this, this is very positive for your business.
There is however many billions of videos uploaded to you tube today but very few entrepreneurs solo and SMEs are doing in Spain and they are doing it correctly.
Note that You tube is the second largest search engine after Google, which is much easier on You tube position to position in Google, also, if your video gets good results, i.e. good reviews, comments, positive feedbacks, is Chances are your video out as one of the resources on the front page of Google results because Google integrates You Tube videos in their search results pages.
For all these reasons, I believe that he still has long way to go to video marketing, especially in the Hispanic photosphere and I recommend it for your small business, I recommend you give a try to this tactic, because it is a very quick way to achieve differentiation.
Consistency, Perseverance and Patience
There are many more ways to increase traffic but they have said are most important, are the foundation on which rests the generation of traffic to a blog.
You see, blogging is like exercising, is something you have to take as an activity in the medium and long term and are a series of small contributions add up and ultimately end up being a really good and important thing for your business.
If you are a solo entrepreneur or owner of an SME think the blog can be the cornerstone in your whole marketing strategy and can develop here a communication channel directly with your customers, where you are going to base any relationship on delivering value, in good content, free, where you show what you can do for other businesses.
Whenever you understand that you have to work to increase visits to your blog, and sustain this effort over time