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How Do I Drive Traffic To My Blog

How Do I Drive Traffic To My Blog“How do I drive traffic to my blog?” you ask.

Well, you’re not the first to ask.

I talk to people all day long with the same question.

It’s no fun to create a blog and then have nobody ever read it, or engage in conversation with you, click your affiliate links or join your list.

Those are some of the main reasons people write blogs to begin with.

When somebody creates their first blog, they are a blogging “newbie.”

They don’t know anybody in the blogosphere, they don’t have any blogging friends, they have no connections. They certainly have no readers or followers.

This is a big concern for them.

Still, “How do I drive traffic to my blog?” is not a question I get just from newbies.

Even seasoned pros, sometimes people who have been blogging for months, even years ask me this. Many of them even get lots of traffic already.

Here’s the thing…

If you have a blog, and no traffic, it’s pretty much the same as having no blog.

If you have a blog with only a little traffic, you need to get more.

If you have a blog with lots of traffic, you need to tap into new traffic sources so your blog reaches a wider audience.

So, let’s be clear about something.

Traffic flow to your blog is like blood flowing through your veins.

Without it, you’re dead.

So, what’s the best way to start getting that flow pumping?

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There are two main approaches you should think about.

One is a method you’ll need to pay for.

If you have some money to invest, then paying for advertising can be a great way to get prime the traffic pump.

Here are some good options.


You can buy Facebook ads that will usually send people to a signup page, where they can obtain something free that you offer them.

Your free offer can be a report, an ebook, a video, a cheat sheet, a webinar… anything that gives people value. When they sign up for it, they agree to join your email list.

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From here, you can drive traffic to your blog by sending email messages to your list. Let people know each time you publish a new blog post, so they can check it out.

You can also put links to your blog within your ebook or report, or along with a video or anything else you’re giving them when they sign up for your email list.

An even easier way to drive paid traffic to your blog via Facebook, is to create a “fan page.” From that page, post a link to your current blog article, and then pay a small fee to “boost” that post. This will allow it to reach far more people than just those who would normally visit your fan page.

Banner Ads

Get a banner made that promotes your blog.

A banner is simply an advertisement. You see them on the sidebars of most blogs and websites.

Instead of putting the banner on your blog, though, pay a fee, which is usually not very high, to another blogger. In exchange, that blogger will put your banner on their blog. This can send traffic from their blog to yours.

Rather than pay for your banner ad to be placed, you might try swapping banners. Using this method, you’ll promote somebody’s blog for them, and in exchange, they’ll promote yours.

If you don’t know how to get a banner made, just visit Fiverr (dot com) and search for people to make one for you… for five bucks.

Email Ads

Similar to the Facebook strategy I outlined above, you can place your free offer with a “solo ad” vendor.

A solo ad vendor is someone who will send out an email to their list, asking them to check out your free offer.

You pay a flat fee and in return, are guaranteed a minimum number of clicks. So, for instance, you might pay $100 for a guarantee of 150 clicks.

When people click on your offer, they can sign up or not. So you’re not guaranteed that they’ll join your list to get your offer, only that they’ll click the link in the vendor’s email to see your invitation to sign up.

This is usually a very good way to start building up your email list pretty quickly.

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Once you have people on your email list, you need to send them emails with links to your current blog posts.

That’s another excellent method for driving traffic to your blog on a consistent basis.


Socializing via social media platforms may be an even better method for building your list from two perspectives.

1. Because you’re socializing, people will have some familiarity with who you are before they see your invitation to sign up for your list, or to click over to your latest blog post. This means that if they do start following you, they will probably be a better fit for your topic than if they just joined your list from a paid ad, without really knowing much about you.

2. It’s a free method. So if you have no operating budget, like zero, this is where you’ll want to begin.

On the negative side of socializing, it takes a lot of time. But if you keep up with it consistently, it can very well drive a mass of traffic to your blog on a daily basis.

Don’t expect socializing to work overnight, though. And don’t expect it to work if you’re only socializing here and there, now and then. You need to set up a schedule for how you’ll do this, and keep up on it every single day.

That’s how people will become familiar with you.


Just like with advertising, Facebook is probably the top socializing platform.

You need to find people who are interested in the same topic or niche as your blog.

If your blog is about network marketing, find people interested in the topic on Facebook.

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You can even start socializing with specific network marketing companies, and strike up conversations with representatives from different companies that might like hearing about how your blog posts can be of value to them.

Some Facebook groups allow you to post links to your blog posts, especially if you offer them as free, valuable information, not as promotional links.

Over time, you should start building up a group of Facebook friends who start visiting your blog on a regular basis.

Other Social Media

Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit and others can be used in similar fashion.

Just be sure that whatever social media platform you use to get traffic to your blog, that you do it consistently.

And never be pushy or spammy. Only give people links to your blog posts when they offer good, valuable information, and when those links are welcomed by people. Don’t try hunting people down, or they’ll run away from you.

Social media must be used in social manner. Do not make it part of an overtly promotional campaign, unless you’re buying advertising for that purpose.

All social media platforms offer paid methods for advertising on them, in addition to using them as a free means for building relationships with like-minded people.

Blog Commenting

Probably the single most effective means for driving traffic to your blog is to visit other people’s blogs. Leave them a great comment, and they may return the favor by visiting your blog. But even if they don’t, other people reading their articles might become interested in you when you’re leaving thoughtful and helpful comments, and they can visit your blog as well.

Make sure to build a list of bloggers that you visit on a regular basis. That list should be comprised mostly of bloggers who are in your same niche, so that you’ll know their readers will also be interested in your blog posts.

You also want to find bloggers who have a lot of commenting on their blogs. There’s little sense in using this strategy on blogs where nobody’s engaged.

Finally, you can find many good bloggers who are involved in blogging co-operatives, often called “blogging communities” or “blogging tribes.”

Most of these are free. Just do a Google search for them, sign up, and get to work. They are a great source of traffic and social proof to others that your blog has legitimate value.

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So, it’s time to share.

Have I answered the question: “How do I drive traffic to my blog?”

Would you add something to the list of methods I’ve suggested?

I’d love to read your comments below, and I appreciate you sharing this post on your social sites.

David Merrill 101
I'm an Internet Marketer and Online Marketing Coach. My students learn no-nonsense, power strategies and techniques to build solid blogging and internet businesses. David Merrill+


69 Responses to How Do I Drive Traffic To My Blog

  1. Monna Ellithorpe November 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Hi David,

    Good advice. I only work with free methods right now. PPC still scares the “bejeebers” out of me. I do keep watching and learning and maybe one day I will start another campaign, especially since I know quite a bit more now than I did way back then.

    Thank you again for sharing your knowledge.
    Monna Ellithorpe´s last blog post ..Pay Attention Someone May Be Listening

    • David Merrill 101 November 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

      There’s many ways to get traffic, Monna.

      PPC is a good one, but it does cost money and requires a pretty deep sense of what’s happening with your campaigns. So I don’t suggest it as a casual approach.

      Organic traffic is always the highest quality, anyway, so I’d stick with that if you’re scared of PPC.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..How Do Bloggers Make Big Bucks?

  2. Lesly Federici November 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    Hi David,
    Well it’s like a delicious cocktail isn’t it. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, shake, and voila. There are so many ways to increase traffic to your site. This is a great list .. thank you 🙂
    Lesly Federici´s last blog post ..Are Your Efforts Aligned With Your Wants

    • David Merrill 101 November 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

      There are a lot of ways to drive traffic, Lesly.

      I usually suggest that people try to focus on just one paid way and one free way. That way they don’t dilute their efforts, or their budget.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Keep It Short Stupid

  3. Joy Healey November 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    Hi David,

    That’s a great list of ways to drive traffic to my blog. I’ve mostly stuck with free methods – especially blog commenting – at the moment, although I have done a few Facebook ads.

    Like Monna I had a very bad experience with PPC, also with guaranteed clicks. But I will try the latter again, because the first time I tried it the seller hadn’t come recommended by someone I trusted.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy
    Joy Healey´s last blog post ..Legitimate Business Opportunities

    • David Merrill 101 November 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

      I think that blog commenting is one of the very best ways to drive traffic, Joy.

      The big downside to it is that it is very time intensive.

      But really, when you are engaged in conversations with people on other blogs, and they like your comment enough to come over to yours… you can’t get much better quality traffic, with engagement and a relationship that’s already developed.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..6 Steps To Affiliate Blogging

  4. Ryan Biddulph November 19, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Hi David,

    I am a blog commenting lounge lizard. I admit it LOL! I love it, sharing my thoughts, adding value to posts, building bonds and having fun. Love the familiarity factor you mention on social. When I see Donna or Adrienne or Don or someone I’m familiar with, I comment on their blogs, or I’ll tweet their posts. Even with my friend’s blogs bookmarked, I’ll pop in on their social accounts when their name pops up in my streams, on twitter and Facebook and the Like. We grow toward familiarity, and when you give freely, engaging, sharing and helping, on social, a bunch more people will become familiar with you too. And some will check out your blog, and some may buy your books or hire you, immediately, or over time, all because you initially became familiar to them. This happens with big box brands, with us bloggers, heck, with anybody.

    Super post and tips David 😉

    Ryan Biddulph´s last blog post ..11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course (Plus a Bonus Audio Course)

    • David Merrill 101 November 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

      Yea, Ryan, socializing like you do via blog comments is really effective. And it’s a lot of fun too, as your comment is pretty much a testament to that.

      Moving from peoples’ blogs over to their social sites really cements the kind of relationships that not only drive traffic to your blog, but drive really high quality traffic.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Write Blog Posts Your Readers Want

  5. Kay Somji November 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Wow, this is a very extensive list of getting traffic to your blog. I only use a couple but will look into adding banners and solo ads after reading this. I find syndication groups are a great start as is Facebook. Great tips David. Thanks again.

    • David Merrill 101 November 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

      Glad you found good ideas here, Kay.

      Solo ads are great, but they take a bit of time to get the hang of so you’re not wasting money. So take it slow anytime you’re spending money to implement any strategy.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..List Building On My Mind

  6. Kim Willis November 19, 2015 at 11:46 pm #

    Hi David,

    This is great!

    Thanks to Ryan Biddulph I’ve become a blog commenting freak boy! And it totally works. The only reason anyone would not do it, is either because they don’t know about it, or they’re bone lazy.

    Well, if anyone reading this is in the former category – they ain’t got that excuse anymore! So they need to hop to it. Sure it takes time, but the rewards are very tangible. And it doesn’t take long to get engagement and traffic happening on their blog. Heck, my new blog had both traffic and engagement going on in under a month.

    All of your other featured strategies work to varying degrees, but I want to make a point about paid ads. People need to understand that paid ads produce cold traffic and leads. This is very different to organic methods such as blog commenting, social networking, video marketing, and content that gets ranked by search engines. Traffic that comes from these sources is warm traffic, and in my experience the quality is usually higher.

    Thanks David!

    Kim Willis´s last blog post ..How to Use a Blog to Give You Instant Credibility, Even If You Don’t Have Any Now

    • David Merrill 101 November 24, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

      You’re absolutely right, Kim, that paid ads don’t produce the same high quality traffic that blog commenting and other organic methods do.

      If you know how to work with your email list, though, you can start warming up this cold traffic pretty quickly and then they’re no longer strangers. This depends a lot on the quality of the value that you’re giving them, of course, and the degree to which you can start building relationships with them.

      So yes, organic traffic is “warmer” and therefore higher quality to begin with. But it takes a much longer time to get this traffic, and while you’re working on it, why not be pulling in some good paid traffic in much bigger numbers?

      This is why I tell people to use one good organic method, and one paid method simultaneously if they can.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..How Do Bloggers Make Big Bucks?

  7. Areesha Noor November 20, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    Hi Davidd,

    Great post indeed!
    No doubt, The main purpose of any blogger is to get traffic from different source, Whether it is from Paid source or from SEO.

    For blog commenting traffic, I recommended comment Luv enabled blog, Where you can get lots of direct traffic, What you say about it?

    I think, SEO is a great and long way to get permanent traffic. paid traffic is just limit time traffic. So i recommended traffic from Search engine.

    Any way thanks David for sharing such great tips with us.

    Areesha Noor!

    • David Merrill 101 November 24, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

      SEO is a fine way to get traffic, Areesha, but I don’t put a lot of emphasis on it. That’s because it requires putting a lot of effort into doing it right, and the odds of ranking high enough to matter are really low. Then, if Google changes their rules (like they seem to do every couple of months), your page can be de-ranked in a flash.

      But I don’t discard the value of using good SEO methodology in conjunction with other methods that I’ve described here.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Write Blog Posts Your Readers Want

  8. Kathryn Maclean November 22, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    So many good ideas there David! Will share your golden nuggets.
    I liked this one
    “An even easier way to drive paid traffic to your blog via Facebook, is to create a “fan page.” From that page, post a link to your current blog article, and then pay a small fee to “boost” that post. This will allow it to reach far more people than just those who would normally visit your fan page.”
    As well as the banners exchanged with others. I am saving this good stuff and will post it on one of my facebook fan pages this week.
    Kathryn Maclean´s last blog post ..Social Media

    • David Merrill 101 November 27, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

      Boosting your FB page posts can certainly get a whole lot of new eyeballs to your blog posts, Kathryn.

      It depends largely on how you target your audience, of course, but the strategy is pretty much a proven winner. Like anything else, though, you do need to do it consistently over a period of time in order to achieve the best results.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..6 Steps To Affiliate Blogging

  9. Chery Schmidt November 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    Hello David, You did a great job with this post of ways to drive traffic to our blogs! I have never been big on paid strategies but oh so love all the free ones HEHE

    Great Share!! Thanks and Do have an Amazing Turkey Day!
    Chery :))
    Chery Schmidt´s last blog post ..Developing A Positive Mindset With Chery

    • David Merrill 101 November 28, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

      Everybody loves the free methods, Chery. Me included!

      I’ve said many times that the best of both worlds is to use one good free organic method of driving traffic PLUS one paid method, even if the paid method proceeds with a very small budget. Consistency, in both cases, is the key.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Keep It Short Stupid

  10. Enstine Muki November 25, 2015 at 1:54 am #

    Hi David,
    I read this post the very day it went live but have been jumping here and there, not having time to drop a comment.

    However, I’m here to contribute

    From all your points, I think anyone active online can drive some traffic. for bloggers, I think Commenting is very powerful. Why because it connects them and that helps drive traffic in different ways.

    Other methods you mentioned of course generates great results because I use them. Whether paid or free, we need the traffic.

    I’m particularly interested in traffic from Search engines. That’s because it converts well and can be long term. These days, my blog gets over 500 readers from search engines daily and quite frankly, business is growing.

    The more targeted the traffic, the more the business 😉

    Happy week, buddy
    Enstine Muki´s last blog post ..Hostgator Black Friday coupon 2015 – 80% Off Hosting

    • David Merrill 101 November 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

      Well, you’ve hit it on the head, Enstine. “The more targeted the traffic, the more the business.”


      Whether you’re using free, paid or SEO methods, it’s all about the targeting so that the people who do visit your blog are the right people, and the best people for your business.

      I always value your insight, and I congratulate you on the great SEO results you’ve been getting.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..My To-DO List

  11. Joan Harrington November 28, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    Hi David,

    Excellent post and driving traffic to your blog utilizing all of the above ways is key to having the most success, especially liked the one about commenting on other blogs 🙂

    Great list!!
    Joan Harrington´s last blog post ..4 Reasons Why You Should Publish More Curated Content

    • David Merrill 101 December 2, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

      Yes, Joan, blog commenting is a really great strategy. You just have to have the time for it, do it consistently, do it over a long enough period of time that you can accurately gauge your results, and carefully target the bloggers you interact with.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..6 Steps To Affiliate Blogging

  12. Sue Bride November 30, 2015 at 2:23 am #

    One tip for blog commenting to get yourself known by others leaving comments is to get in early with your own comment. This is especially important on popular blogs, where there are so many comments that your own is unlikely to be seen. Considering how late I am leaving a message here, that’s a case of “do what I say” rather than “do what I do” 🙂

    I use the Feedly RSS reader which has a toolbar button add-on which informs you when there are new posts.
    Sue Bride´s last blog post ..Facebook Grid For Text On Ad Images

    • David Merrill 101 December 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

      You’ve certainly given a great tip for us, Sue.

      It’s important to try to comment on your targeted blogs as early as possible. And Feedly can help you stay on top of the situation, so you know as soon as a post gets published.

      I appreciate you adding this strategy because it really does help make blog commenting more effective.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..How Do Bloggers Make Big Bucks?

      • Sue Bride March 31, 2016 at 10:34 am #

        Feedly is great for learning, research, and blog ideas too. I subscribe to feeds rather than to blog post updates by email. Otherwise I’d have far too many.

  13. Avnish Gautam November 30, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    No doubt your traffic generation formulas are too good but i always love to build quality back links for getting traffic from the search engines also.
    Avnish Gautam´s last blog post ..Thrive themes review with content builder

    • David Merrill 101 December 6, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

      Quality back links are always important, Avnish.

      I don’t personally believe you should be investing an enormous amount of time on it, though, partly because there are just so many other strategies to be working on, too.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Getting Quality Backlinks To Your Blog

  14. Basharath November 30, 2015 at 8:18 am #


    Very good artice which will definitely going to help newbies. Almost all the possible ways to drive traffic you’ve explained. I learnt few tips from here.

    Thank you…
    Basharath´s last blog post ..How to use Android Phone as a Mouse,Wireless Data Cable, Keyboard, Joystick, Projector, PowerPoint Controller for PC ?

  15. Naman Kumar December 1, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    Great! this is an amazing list of getting traffic to your blog. I only use a few of thw ways but will look into others also Thanks for sharing!

    Hope to see you soon on my blog: Naman’s Board.

    Happy Blogging!
    Naman Kumar´s last blog post ..Five Superhero Movies Which Will Entertain You The Most

    • David Merrill 101 December 6, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

      It’s not important, Naman, to try to use all or even many of the traffic strategies. They all work, and truly, if you master even any one of them and start getting lots of high quality traffic, there’s no need to worry about any of the other methods.

      I will visit your blog, thanks for the invite 🙂
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..How Do Bloggers Make Big Bucks?

  16. MINHAJ UDDIN December 2, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi David,

    Frankly speaking, that i completely agree with you all of these traffic driving ways! Traffic is most important for a site. There is no real success on online without having much traffic. Blog commenting is one of the very effective methods for driving traffic to a site. And it not only but also help to build good connection with others.

    However, thanks a lot for sharing this informative article with us.

    Keep it up!
    MINHAJ UDDIN´s last blog post ..How to increase traffic to my blog? Get 6 Quick tips for your blog

    • David Merrill 101 December 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      I think, Minhaj, that one of the reason so many people do not make blog commenting a centerpiece of their traffic strategy, is that it takes time, and it requires consistency.

      People are often just too impatient to maintain a strategy over a significant period of time.

      But I totally agree with you, for those who do have the patience, blog commenting is excellent for driving traffic to your blog.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..6 Ways To Use Video To Increase Affiliate Sales

  17. Isabel Raynaud December 2, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    You are right, if there are no visitors blogging is like talking in the desert. So frustrating. I’m trying to do so socializing and networking, but its being kind of frustrating. It’s so difficult to make friends in a world where everybody look at each other as competitors. Regards and thanks for your tips.
    Isabel Raynaud´s last blog post ..Ritual de fin de año: Haz que el año nuevo sea fantástico

    • David Merrill 101 December 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

      I love this comment, Isabel.

      You made a really important observation, that people can’t make friends because they’re seeing each other as competitors.

      In fact, we are all doing online marketing and blogging, but that makes us allies, not enemies. When we help someone, we help ourselves.

      Did you ever see the movie “Miracle on 34th Street?” Part of it showed how the Santa at Macy’s Department store in New York would tell people to go to Gimbels (Macy’s competitor). People were so happy to see the store’s cooperating instead of competing, that they shopped even more at both stores.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..6 Steps To Affiliate Blogging

  18. Edward Thorpe December 5, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    Hi David,

    Excellent information about the different methods of getting traffic to blogs.

    I’m wondering if you (or your savvy readers) have had any success with using offline tactics for pulling traffic to their blogs?

    Anyway, as Isabel Raynaud said, a blog without visitors is like a tree falling in the forest without anyone around to hear it…does it make a sound? Well, she said it differently, and probably better!
    Edward Thorpe´s last blog post ..Top Health Treatment Breakthroughs In 2015

  19. Gaurav Joshi December 6, 2015 at 3:03 am #

    Traffic is the most important part of any site if your site have good DA/PA you will get good traffic because google came along and changed the entire game with its concept of page rank which relied mostly on an external factor: links.

    Well Really great Tips to drive traffic on Blog thanks for these such great stuffs
    Gaurav Joshi´s last blog post ..JKSSB Recruitment 2015 http://www.jkssb.nic.in For 226 Jr Asst, Health Worker & Other Posts

  20. Sue Bride December 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    One method I haven’t yet tried is solo ads. I wouldn’t know who to choose to buy from. Any ideas on where to look?
    Sue Bride´s last blog post ..30 Signs You Use Too Much Social Media For Marketing

  21. Sonal Talwar December 9, 2015 at 3:49 am #

    Hi David

    A wonderful post and great tips. I guess as a new blogger I need to follow all the tips to drive traffic to my blog. I am using few of them, need to follow the rest.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sonal Talwar´s last blog post ..Slow down Aging and look Young!

  22. Claudia Peevy December 9, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    I am a newbie to blogging and there’s a lot of good information here! Thanks for the info! I really learned a lot

  23. sazia kazia December 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    Hi David Merrill 101, Wonderful post to drive traffic to our blog. I bought face book ads earlier it works and getting track in anlytics. social networking is main thing which we need to follow by sharing post in different social networking. Rest all tips are very useful. Thanks for sharing
    sazia kazia´s last blog post ..Diabetes Diet-Treatment through Broccoli-Curd-Yoghurt and Garlic Remedies

  24. Donna Merrill December 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Hey David,

    I have to say I agree with Sue Bride here. You know how passionate I am on commenting! I found more readers come to my blog by leaving a comment than anything else.

    Of course I do agree with all you have mentioned above!

    Donna Merrill´s last blog post ..How Much Content Can You Give Away For Free

  25. Erika Mohssen-Beyk December 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    Hi David ,
    this are many good tips especially for beginners
    and your free gifts and videos are sure helping
    to understand how it works best.
    I like most the commenting and socializing part.
    I think this works very good for newbies as well
    to get known.
    Thank yo ,you always have great advice.
    Erika Mohssen-Beyk´s last blog post ..Six Minutes To Success Review – Bob Proctor’s New Improved Program

  26. Barrie Evans December 13, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    Hi David,
    It’s always a “biggy” isn’t it, getting traffic to your blog / website? There are so many methods, but the best traffic I find is from returning visitors who want to share your content. When you write great content and it’s shareable, the traffic will come, but it does need a “kickstart” and your tips certainly do work.
    Barrie Evans´s last blog post ..Learn The Game, Then Be The Best Player.

  27. Mary Sloane December 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Wow David Clearly you use multiple approaches to driving traffic which is clearly the best plan…

    But I bet you have a complex calendar to make sure it all happens.

    Lots of room for improvement on my end, i usually just use it for my list…

    Thanks for the inspiration
    To the Top

    Mary Sloane´s last blog post ..Facebook Direct Leads… Game Changer

  28. Dr. Erica Goodstone December 13, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    Hi David,

    Lots of good suggestions here. I have used both free methods and paid ads, usually for a specific purpose and not just to drive traffic to my blog. But once they are on my list, they do have access to my blogs and although I don’t do it consistently, I do send out blog broadcasts.

    For me it has been a slow building process.


    Dr. Erica

  29. Atish Ranjan December 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Hello David,

    Good to know that you are implementing various techniques to drive traffic to your blog rather than focusing on just one. That is great.

    Blog commenting is one of the finest ways to drive referral traffic to the blog in my opinion. Apart from this, I love to get organic traffic more than other traffic but it needs us to be very smart to choose profitable keywords and build some quality links.

    Nice post! Enjoyed it.
    Atish Ranjan´s last blog post ..Best front camera phone in India #Nexus5X (Review)

  30. Mary Sloane January 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Great suggestions David and Happy New Year

    The problem for the lost souls with no blog traffic is they look at what you know and think they must know it all too

    If people could only see they just need one way to start master that and then grow into another and so on and so on

    Facebook ads are very easy and reliable provided Facebook likes the ads so that can be very tricky I just try to check in with a chat person on each ad so to try and stay out of trouble

    To the top in 2016

    Mary Sloane´s last blog post ..Why a Survey Could Be Your New Best Friend

  31. Iyabo January 29, 2016 at 10:36 am #

    I like that you mention paid adverts. Most people starting out think everything is free on the Internet. It’s not. You sometimes have to pay to get results. But, it’s always worth it. This article contains meaty information and I appreciate it.
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  32. Willena February 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    This is a great list, David. I’m sticking to free methods for now, but I appreciate your explanation of how to use some simple paid methods.
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  33. Mandy Allen March 28, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    Hi David, blog hopping has to be my favourite way to drive traffic to my blog. I made a huge effort in this when I first started in 2009 and it has reaped benefits for the whole of my blog’s life.

    Enjoy the journey!
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  34. Bob Barocas March 30, 2016 at 5:22 pm #


    Great post. Personally, I like using Twitter best for social media and blog commenting as frequently as possible. Like you say, it’s time consuming, but the connections you can build can be extremely helpful. Thanks again for an incredible post.
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  35. izmir sandviç April 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    Thank you for the nice article

  36. Manidipa Bhaumik May 25, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Hi David,

    Socializing is indeed a powerful way of driving traffic. Personally I got great results from this along with blog commenting. Whereas social media can sometime be overwhelming, but it is worth the efforts.

    On the other hand, reading through and commenting in other fellow bloggers’ posts can also drive good manual traffic and at the same time, helps to build some bonding. Thanks for sharing. Take care.
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  37. Sowjanya June 4, 2016 at 3:50 am #

    Hi David,

    That’s an awesome resource! I have tried most of the these ways, except for banner ads.

    I have been trying social media to drive traffic. Many say its creates magic, but that’s not working for me.I don’t know why?

    I have been working hard to build my pages and do on-page seo so that my pages get indexed by google. In that way atleast in can get organic traffic to my blog.

    I don’t have subscribers to my blog, how can I build the list?
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  38. Matt June 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    Traffic is the bloodline of any business! I feel many people are blogging without purpose and direction!

    This can affect the visitors to your site because the goal of the site is never known!

    Great post here, thanks for the value 🙂

  39. Robin Khokhar June 25, 2016 at 2:18 am #

    Hi David,
    There is no doubt that you have awesome tips to get more traffic to our blog but the best traffic which I always look for is organic traffic.
    Although, I will be checking on tips as soon as possible.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  40. Gaurav Singh July 4, 2016 at 2:23 am #

    Thanks David for sharing your secret. By adopting these, i hope to increase my blog traffic status.
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  41. Aravinth July 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi David,

    Thanks for sharing the list of ways to drive in the traffic. Right now I adopt only a few methods for bringing traffic to my sites. Definitely, I follow the methods that you mentioned in this post and hope for good traffic.

    Can you tell me which one will be best when comparing blog commenting and SEO.
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  42. Avnish Gautam July 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    I get traffic mostly my blog commenting and from the search engines and for this I put my all the efforts, By the your shared methods are also really effective and thanks for it.
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  43. Himanshu Sharma August 14, 2016 at 4:39 am #

    I get most of my traffic from Guest blogging. I recently wrote an article for a big blog and i got more than hundred visitors from the link from that blog. Social media also plays a great role in traffic building but most of the focus should be organic traffic.
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  44. Hemantkumar August 17, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Hey! Thanks for sharing this information – appreciate the effort you put in !
    You really rocked it, Nice piece of well crafted content. The points you covered are really awesome, everything you wrote was agreeable really cool thanks for writing such a cool post.
    Thank you have a great day 🙂
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  45. Deborah A. Ten Brink September 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    David, I’m like Monna. PPC scares me!

    I once had a client that paid me to manage their campaigns. I was so shocked at how quickly the costs ran up! I would tell my client what was going on, but they just let it run and run. I don’t remember the quality or conversions because it was years ago. They had the money so I did as they asked.

    But, it’s 2016 now. I would definitely consider it. With new blogs, I’m still getting set up and researching.

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  46. Aravinth September 7, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Hi David,

    Its been a good article about the ways of improving traffic.

    Actually you have listed so many valuable things but I Tried only of them.

    Let me try the remaining ways too.

    Thanks for the Nice Article.
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  47. Bisco Ibitade September 25, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    I totally agree, however I think Paid traffic is the best short term fix for traffic issues and SEO a long term solution.

    The major reason many who are seasoned because they either focused on paid traffic when they got started and their method becomes ineffective, or they are only building on SEO and the process is taking too long to yield results hence their breaking spirit.

    I don’t think any of this methods you listed should be practiced alone for longer lasting impact.

    I appreciate you for sharing

  48. Vijay Kumar October 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    Hello David,
    Thanks for sharing your experience with us, I’m agree with all your points.
    In my view Facebook is very powerful tool to drive traffic to our blog.
    Thanks again for this awesome post.
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  49. Emenike Emmanuel November 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    Thanks David.

    I think these are amazing strategies for driving huge traffic to one’s blog. As a starter (or maybe something that’s just common with me) I love taking advantage new the free methods first. I use blog commenting to drive huge traffic to my blog.

    I know very soon I will start paying for advertising, but at the moment, I’m getting great value for my free blog marketing tactics.

    Emenike Emmanuel

  50. Emenike Emmanuel November 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. Without traffic a blog is as good as dead.
    Emenike Emmanuel´s last blog post ..5 Simple Tasks Top Bloggers Do Daily to Grow their Blog

  51. Derek Le February 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

    Thanks for the read! Our business has really been focusing on pushing a ton of blog content recently. Check it out if you get the chance and let me know what you think! Blogging has recently been a key factor in engaging with our audience and building a strong following on our social media platforms! Along with Facebook ads, I think it’s also nice to diversify the social media platform based on your target audience and business type. For example, a teen audience may react better to ads on Instagram! Would you agree?

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