72 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To A New Blog

drive traffic to a new blog

Traffic? Oh yes, what a buzz word. Every new blogger will crave and work for traffic. If you want to monetize your blog definitely it needs to have a consistent flow of traffic, engaged readers and a whole lot more. Indeed, blogging takes serious hard work.

The worst thing that can happen? Is that you will feel as if blogging become a chore, that it’s causing you stress more than any part of your life. We don’t want that.

I did some serious research last weekend and oh boy, I found some kick ass stuff to share with you on how your blog can generate traffic. I am starting to implement these one by one and it is working so far. So, I thought I’m gonna share it with you!

72 ways to drive traffic to a new blog

I strongly believe that blogging is not a competition. We all started this journey because we want to do what we LOVE to do! So please, comment below if you have some tips on getting traffic that is not included in the list.

Grow Traffic Through Social Media:

1.       Post on Quora in Relevant Subjects

2.       Share Articles to Twitter, Facebook, and  LinkedIn

3.       Create a Facebook Page
4.       Add a Link from Your Twitter Profile
5.       Add a Link from Your Instagram
6.       Add a Link from Your Skype Status
7.       Add a Link from Your Pinterest
8.       Appear on a Podcast
9.       Start a Podcast
10.    Post Videos to YouTube
11.    Share Pictures to Flickr
12.    Link from Your Vine Profile
13.    Post Video Snippets or GIFs to Vine
14.    Links from Your LinkedIn Page
15.    Post Your Content to LinkedIn Groups
16.    Link from Your GitHub Profile
17.    Link from Other Niche Social Networks
18.    Use Buffer to Share Multiple Times
19.    Use Edgar to Share Repeatedly
20.    Share on Google Plus
21.    Update Your Google+ Profile with a Link to Your Site
22.    Share to Google+ Communities
23.    Share on Pinterest
24.    Share Articles on Snapchat
25.    Share Articles on Instagram
26.    Do a “Share Exchange” on Instagram
27.    Encourage WhatsApp Sharing
28.    Create Slide Shares of Your Content
29.    Host Periscope Sessions
30.    Create Infographics
31.    Add Sharing Buttons
32.    Ping People Mentioned in Your Content
33.    Join Twitter Chats
34.    Start a Twitter Chat

Grow Traffic Through E-mail:

35.       Update Your Email Signature
36.       Update the Email Signatures of Your Whole Company
37.       Add an Autoresponder with a Link to Your Site
38.       Direct, Targeted, Email Outreach
39.       Email Out New Posts
40.       Ask Your Current Readers to Forward
41.       Ask Your Readers What Else they Read
42.       Do a list swap with someone else’s list

Grow Traffic Through Optimizing your site:

43.       Grow Your Email List
44.       Run a Giveaway
45.       Use Snip.ly to Drive Traffic Back to You
46.       Offer a Free Product
47.       Sell a Bundle with Other Products
48.       Interview Influencers on Your Site
49.       Write an Expert Roundup Post
50.       Review Companies and Products
51.       Host a Webinar, Ask Your List to Promote
52.    Post Job Listings
53.    Create a Forum On Your Site
54.    Publish Awards

Use Advertising:

55.       Twitter Ads
56.       LinkedIn Ads
57.       Facebook Ads
58.       Google Search Ads
59.       Google Display Ads
60.       Pinterest Ads
61.       StumbleUpon Ads
62.       Instagram Ads
63.       Reddit Ads
64.    Bing Ads
65.    Yahoo Ads
66.    Re targeting Ads
67.    Mobile Ads
68.    Buy Ads on Niche Sites
6.9    Sponsor a Relevant Newsletter
70    Sponsor a Thank You Page
71    Buy Physical Ads
72.    Print Ads


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  • What does “list swap” mean? I don’t get it 😀

    • Hello! “List Swaps” is when you join link building activities with other bloggers, some calls it link party. Let me know if you need more tips 🙂

  • I have my blog address and logo as a vinyl on my car. You already mentioned most of all the other ways. Another way is Word of mouth. Business Cards and advertising in community papers.

    • I will update the post with your suggestions 🙂 Thanks for that!

  • Emma Lenhart

    Great article! And I love the branding of your website.

    • Thank you so much Emma! YAY! You made my day! **hugs** Let me know if I can help with you anything 🙂

  • Oh this is a great article! Thank you. 😀

    • Really sorry for commenting so late! Hu-Hu. Happy you liked this post let me know if I can help you with anything 🙂

  • Any tips for finding “share exchanges” on Instagram?

    Meleah | Editor, earnspendlive.com

    • Hi Meleah, really sorry to respond late to your comment Hu-Hu. I am not an that big in Instagram but I’ll find some resources that would be helpful for you. I’ll get in touch with you once I have it 🙂