The biggest part of enjoying your blog and earning money from blogging is getting people to read your blog. Gaining traffic can be really hard but it is possible to gain more traffic to your blog with SEO, social media, comments, and listing your blog places. Basically, you have to take action and put your blog out there if you plan to get more traffic.
12 Places To List Your Blog
Here are some websites and resources where you can list your blog to gain more traffic.
SlideShare – You can make your blog post into a slideshow presentation and then share the slides on SlideShare. This gives you a good quality resource and a link from another website for traffic.
Visual.ly – This site is great for listing infographics and has a community that shares them for free. Turning your blog content into an infographic for sharing can bring massive amount of traffic and boosted SEO.
LinkedIn Groups – Share your content on LinkedIn in Groups for very targeted exposure. Don’t overshare though or you’ll look spammy.
Facebook Groups – Similarly, there are tons of great groups on Facebook on specific topics. Share links to your blog in these groups for a great traffic boost.
Pinterest – Pinterest is a wonderful source of traffic for bloggers. Get active by posting your blog posts and joining group boards and getting others to share your posts as well.
Instagram – Instagram is a growing visual site that can send traffic similar to Twitter or Pinterest. If you have great visual assets for your posts then you should share them here.
StumbleUpon – SU can send massive amounts of traffic but it isn’t always high quality. You can stumble posts and go through others on the social network to gain traction here and increase pageviews.
Google+ – G+ isn’t what it used to be but this social network is still useful for sharing and helping increase your SEO on your site.
Email – Share your posts via your email list. While people might not want daily posts, a recap of your best posts can be very effective. If you want more email signups you can always offer a freebie for signups.
Niche-Based Social Bookmarking Sites – Depending on your niche you can share on niche based sites. Inbound.org is an example I used to use for my employer’s blog since it was related to our topic of internet marketing.
Reddit – Reddit is a great source of traffic! You can engage with subreddits that match your topic and send you relevant, targeted traffic. I’ve had recipes like my chocolate protein pancakes get posted there with great results in traffic.
Blog Directories – There are tons of blog directories online where you can list your blog. These aren’t as effective as they once were but they can still send you traffic sometimes. Here’s a short list of blog directories you might consider.
- Best of the Web Blog Search
- EatonWeb Blog Directory
- Blog Search Engine
- Blog Catalog
- Globe of Blogs
- Bigger Blogs
- Blogging Fusion
- Blog Digger
There are tons of other places as well! Sharing your blog and it’s blog posts online is a fun task and can lead you to a ton of new resources.