How I Tripled My Blog Traffic In One Week




Not so long ago, I was in a blogging slump. I felt like my view count wasn't going anywhere, despite my decision to sponsor a few blogs and that no one was taking the time to look at my stuff. When I posted about my slump, I got some great words of advice, but also some harsh words about my blog from people were weren't fans of it. For a while, I felt like giving up. But then I read this post by Dolly Dowsie and I decided I'd employ some of her techniques and see what happened.

Lo, and behold, my views tripled and I even had a post go viral. Here's what I did:

Facebook Groups:
There are three groups I've joined in order to help my blog grow. Two of them I was already a member of, but I didn't make use of because I was just feeling like anything I did wasn't of use to make my traffic grow. However, I figured out I was pretty wrong.

1. Twitter Marketing Group
I think this one has been the most instrumental in my blog growth. You tweet something and everyone retweets it. The only downside of this is that it can really clog up your twitter. If you're afraid of that, create a separate twitter account (that you keep active) to retweet other people's tweets. Just make sure you're actually keeping that account active. This can be a bit time consuming, but I think it is the most worth it.

2. UK Bloggers
This one doesn't yield as much traffic, but you can get to know other UK bloggers, make connections and get a bit of traffic through commenting and retweeting. They also occasionally post opportunities for bloggers.

3. Grow Your Blog
This group also probably won't grow your traffic exponentially, but it will at least give you some extra eyes on your blog if you participate in the threads. You can also meet other bloggers and bounce ideas off one another.

Other Ideas: 

1. Instagram
Instagraming a photo from your blog post is a fantastic way to get people to come to your blog. Make sure to add your link in profile.

2. Pinterest
Pinning your pin-worthy images can bring some serious traffic.

3. Stumble Upon
Make sure you do this to every post and ensure to label them correctly. Posts about photography and food are the best ways to grain traffic.


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38 comments

  1. these are indeed very handy ways to increase the blog traffic! Using bloglovin is also a good idea and sometimes also havina youtube channel:) nice post girl! xxx

    fabianne
    www.cookiesandperfection.blogspot.com
    new post today: http://cookiesandperfection.blogspot.nl/2015/07/my-summer-goals.html

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    1. Thanks Fabianne! I am so glad you found this helpful!

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  2. Some of these tips I didn't knew about yet, so thanks for that :)
    X Wilmke

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    1. Of course! Glad you found them helpful! x

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  3. That no.1 rule, do we need to spend some cash on it? Nice tips and tricks btw, thanks for sharing :))

    Http://beautyasti1.blogspot.com

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    1. No, the Facebook groups are free. You can experiment, though, spending money on Facebook ads which I don't think are a bad way to spend your money. xx

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Incredible post!

    Jess x

    jessiemckenzie.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Thanks for good tips! It definitely comes in handy :-)

    Tasica x

    tasicapaulini.wordpress.com

    tasicapaulini.wordpress.com

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  6. I just got stumpleupon. Still trying to figure out who to use it. lol

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    1. Yeah it takes a while to get used to, but once you do, you're golden and it is a great way to develop an audience. x

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  7. I like your tips. I still have to familiarize myself with stumbledupon bc Indont really get it. Same with a few other social media outlets. I love Instagram!

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    1. Yeah, I hear you. Every new one, it's like, "REALLY?!!" But once you get the hang of it, it isn't so bad! x

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  8. Never heard of stumble upon - I will definitely be checking it out! Thanks for the helpful tips- good luck!

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  9. Awesome! How did you find your Twitter marketing group? I would love to explore that...

    Rosemond Cates
    www.bighairandbooks.com

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    1. Another blogger actually. She recommended it and I joined. xx

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  10. Always love reading posts about gaining more blog traffic. Great tips!

    Karsen

    justkarsenblog.blogspot.com

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  11. This is great, thanks! I think I've been under-utilizing SU. Gonna up my stumble game ;)

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  12. Great tips! I'm in Grow Your Blog and a few other groups and it helps a lot. :)

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    1. Agreed. Thanks girl, I'm glad you thought the tips were helpful! xx

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  13. Facebook groups are so great. I found awesome results from using them too!

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  14. Great advice! I'm taking a look at these Facebook groups now :) Thanks for sharing!

    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

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    1. Woohoo! We'll be happy to have ya!

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  15. I'm going to look into the Twitter marketing group. I think there is a lot of value there. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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    1. Of course. Glad you found them helpful! xx

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  16. First time I'm hearing about the Twitter Marketing Group. I'm going to try that. I've never participated in retweet threads before, because I was afraid it would clog up my feed. But it's a good idea to have an account just for that.

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    1. Yeah I was retweeting and then I felt sorry for my followers so I decided to get a new one exclusively for that and to engage with people there. xx

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  17. I am going to check out StumbleUpon now x Thank you for sharing your tips xx http://www.fadedspring.co.uk/

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  18. Great tips and really inspiring post. I feel the same way about my blog right now -- like it's not really going in any direction. I want to get it off the ground but I just have no idea where to start! I'll be trying all of these haha! - Tia

    xx www.tiataylor.com

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  19. Useful tips! Will definitely be using these to grow my blog!

    fashionenth.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for FB group suggestions...always looking to grow:)

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