4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic

By Daniel Scocco

increase blog trafficOne of the most common complaints that I hear from bloggers is the fact that no matter how hard they try, they can’t grow their blogs past 100 or so daily page vies. Those early days are indeed the hardest, because you need to put hard work in without the certainty of achieving results.

If you are in that same situation, here is a simple strategy that will certainly increase your blog traffic and make you break the 1,000 daily page views mark. In fact, the strategy could be used even if your are already over that number but have reached a traffic plateau lately.

Just make sure to execute the 4 steps as planned and to spend the two hours and a half every day (obviously if you have more time available you can expand the time spent on each of the four steps proportionally).

First Step: Killer Articles (1 hour per day)

Spend one hour brainstorming, researching and writing killer articles (also called linkbaits, pillar articles and so on).

Notice that your goal is to release one killer article every week. If that is not possible aim for one every 15 days. So the one hour that you will spend every day will be dedicated to the same piece. In other words, expect killers articles to take from 5 up to 10 hours of work.

If you are not familiar with the term, a killer article is nothing more than a long and structured article that has the goal of delivering a huge amount of value to potential visitors. If you have a web design blog, for example, you could write an article with “100 Free Resources for Designers”. Here are some ideas for killer articles:

  • create a giant list of resources,
  • write a detailed tutorial teaching people how to do something,
  • find a solution for a common problem in your niche and write about it, or
  • write a deep analysis on a topic where people have only talked superficially

When visitors come across your killer article, you want them to have the following reaction: “Holy crap! This is awesome. I better bookmark it. Heck, I better even mention this on my site and on my Twitter account, to let my readers and friends know about it.”

Second Step: Networking (30 minutes per day)

Networking is essential, especially when you are just getting started. The 30 minutes that you will dedicate to it every day could be split among:

  • commenting on other blogs in your niche,
  • linking to the posts of bloggers in your niche, and
  • interacting with the bloggers in your niche via email, IM or Twitter.

Remember that your goal is to build genuine relationships, so don’t approach people just because you think they can help to promote your blog. Approach them because you respect their work and because you think the two of you could grow together.

Third Step: Promotion (30 minutes per day)

The first activity here is the promotion of your killer articles. Whenever you publish one of them, you should push it in any way you can. Examples include:

  • letting the people in your network know about it (don’t beg for a link though),
  • letting bloggers and webmasters in relevant niches know about it,
  • getting some friends to submit the article to social bookmarking sites,
  • getting some friends to Twitter the article, and
  • posting about the article in online forums and/or newsgroups.

If there is time left, spend it with search engine optimization, social media marketing and activities to promote your blog as whole. Those can range from keyword research to promoting your blog on Facebook and guest blogging.

Fourth Step: Normal Posts (30 minutes per day)

Just like a man does not live by bread alone, a blog does not live by killer articles alone. Normal posts are the ones that you will publish routinely in your blog, between the killer articles. For example, you could publish a killer article every Monday and normal posts from Tuesday through Friday. Here are some ideas for normal posts:

  • a post linking to an article on another blog and containing your opinion about it
  • a post informing your readers about a news in your niche
  • a post asking a question to your readers and aiming to initiate a discussion
  • a post highlighting a new resource or trick that you discovered and that would be useful to your readers

While killers articles are essential to promote your blog and bring new readers aboard, normal posts are the ones that will create diversity in your content and keep your readers engaged.

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190 Responses to “4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic”

  • Sos Gospel

    Thanks Daniel, this post is a good one! i will follow this four steps!

  • Laura

    Killer articles are great at gathering some traffic. I recently did a post on whether Coscto membership saves as much as everyone claims. It too some time to look at all the benefits, both popular and rarely used, and organize all our savings.

    The only thing I disagree is the amount of time spent on killer posts. It takes me a bit longer; but I find it worthwhile time spent.

    Great article; thanks for sharing.

    • san

      i have got lots of killer articles/posts on my blog but very less traffic, your tips are really worth, from now I’ll try your guidelines you mentioned in this article, thanks a lot, now I know what to do.

  • Knoxville Website Design

    Thanks Daniel,
    This is a winning combo, short, sweet and effective.

  • Arun Basil Lal

    I used to do one freebie release a month some time back. Freebies are crowd pullers and they get heavy re-tweets and stumbles.

    Traffic went down a lot when I stopped that. There are limits to the traffic SEO and Keyword research can bring, unless you are the best at it.

    Killer articles are comparatively easier to make and works well on the networks, esp. Twitter :)

  • TurboTax Online

    You and Darren at ProBlogger have consistent posts that get page ranks in the 3-4 range which is really good for a post.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Laura, notice that the 1 hour per day I mention is to be spent on the same article. So total time is from 5 to 10 hours for a killer article.

    You take longer than that?

  • Arun Basil Lal

    Daniel and Laura,

    How much time do you spend on a normal article?

    For instance, this one is an article of descent length, how much time did you spend to write this one?

  • Sudeep

    This is really a nice recipe to have gr8 for the blogs f or sure . Especially I like about the Killer artic le and the time spend on networking others and writing comments .
    Just wanted to add freebies and such stuff do not give success all the times .. So according to me be careful while giving free stuff ..
    Sudeep

  • Mike

    Wondering if you wrote this post just for me. I’ve hit a glass ceiling with my traffic, and I’m having problems knocking through it.

    I’ve fallen into the trap of publishing “normal” posts and haven’t done a killer one for awhile. Already have a good idea for at least one I’m going to start tonight.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Arun, for this article I believe I spent one hour.

    For normal posts I spend around 30 minutes.

  • Zemalf

    Hmm, I think I gotta start pumping more time into the primary articles. I’ve spend several hours on them, but I think I’ll kick it up a notch. Setting these tasks on daily todo-list and set/schedule time for’em will get’em done.

    And actually it’s a great tip to work on the same article/post on several days, something which I’ve been doing a lot, even with the smaller posts – sometimes you get a fresh idea to the post when you sleep on it.

  • Smart Boy Designs

    What I enjoyed about your thoughts here is that you point out that your blog needs some extra “killer” content to push it above the many blogs that are out there. Something to be recognized for is crucial. Great thoughts.

  • Sonia

    I found this post very useful and inspiring for my new blog. Cutting tasks down in to manageable sections makes them a lot better to cope with. As always, an inspiring article to help keep going!

  • InternetHow

    They are very good points. And they are only useful if they are executed. You need to be honset to yourself and set a time managment for these tasks.

    Anyone can create a blog with good traffic if the above tips are followed. However, you need to be patient and determent to see the outcome.

    Whatever the niche you are in, you need to take blogging seriously. I realised that a lot of people are looking for magic answer for traffic and the success of a blog. But, you won’t get more than and clearer than what is mentioned above. As long as you take action and stick to your tasks and schedules, you will see the outcome soon.

  • Marc Flores

    This is me commenting on another blog to get more traffic to mine. That’s the point of blogging about blogging, right?

  • Nicholas Z. Cardot

    Great advice! I’ll definitely be putting this into practice at my site!

  • Lou Ann Granger

    Well-written, and specific advice. Thanks!

  • B. Durant

    Killer articles: Can you link to two or three of your own that you put that kind of time into and got the reaction you were expecting traffic wise? Also an example or two of ones that you didn’t get the traffic/reaction you had expected would be nice to see.

  • Harson

    Fantastic Daniel. my blog is now going into its fourth month. your article seems to raise me up and do it in a more structured way.

    I might not be able to get that 1,000 page views per day, but the thing is that an attempt to put some striking articles.

    thanks Daniel for the advice

  • Chester

    So it takes 2.5 hours to do this. This is really interesting! Thanks for sharing them.

  • Nail

    This is a nice summary of blogging activities. My blog is about 3 weeks old and I was already practicing some of the titles from your list. But some of them are new to me and I will put them into practice asap.

  • Bill

    Great article! However you haven’t mentioned which are the best places to publish these articles to get in tons of new traffic.

  • Spunky Jones SEO

    I have a new blog which I made my first post on March 1st, 2009. It has been doing very well so far overall, it has web traffic and pagerank.

    I make one post per day, seven days a week so far. However, that may change so I can promote the SEO blog better than I have been doing.

    Good advice in your post and I need to polish up on a couple of your suggestions.

  • Chris Mollo

    This is exactly what I was looking for. I recently started a blog and I am doing a lot to get traffic but the results are very slow. I’ll implement these ideas and I’ll think I’ll have some look. I’m feeling optimistic again, thanks!

  • Phaoloo

    Really simple but essential tips for novice bloggers. Thanks for these step by step guideline.

  • mark harrison

    Top info Daniel. I like articles that are broken down into bite sized chunks to explain a few points and I’m going to print this off, stick it on my desk and use it as a reference for daily use.

  • Ryan

    Great information. Really simple yet extremely effective advice. I shall be following this closely.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @B. Durant, check the “Popular Articles” section on the homepage. Most of those are what I call killer articles, and they all generated a very good response in terms of traffic.

  • Sathyavrathan PK

    This seems simple and great…. I will try following this… Thanks for providing this fantastic article…!

  • Liane YoungBlogger

    I tried a routine similar to this, but in my observation, 30 minutes of networking seems not enough :( Content writing is really something that takes time, and it must be prioritize. I just have concerns on the times allotted for the other areas.

  • Dave-S

    I am going to take this on board.

    I normally spend about 20 mins doing posts. But i need to do a killer post aswell.

  • Carey

    If only writing an awesome article like this takes 1 hr for me! Great advice and practical too.

    And by including the timespent you are giving me a definite, measurable goal here. This is really helpful and meaningful. Thanks Daniel!

  • GoBusiness101

    Very well said. I like this. Killer articles can be in a few words but catchy. Few words, yet going straight to the details.

    Happy blogging!

  • Tom Bradshaw

    Good tips as always, especially like how you suggest the amount of time we should spend on all this. You should do it because you enjoy it not just to gain traffic.

  • Kae Kohl

    Daniel, wonderful tips. Time constraints are one of the most common complaints we hear when we’re talking to potential clients about blogging and other forms of social media. Thanks for breaking it down into understandable and manageable chunks.

  • Verity

    Daniel, thank you so much with these useful tips. It would be of great help but I do need some more ideas about “killer articles.” Same with other new blogger, one of my constraint is how to drive traffic to my blog. Again, thanks….

  • unixfoo

    Great & useful tip. I’ll follow this and increase the traffic on my blog.

  • Ecommerce Help – Tyrone Shum

    I guess this is really what Michael Dunlop did to earn more dollars online as a blogger. Isn’t it outrageous ? That at the age of 21 that’s he is.http://www.internetbusinesspath.com/podcasts/michael-dunlop-interview

  • Oscar – freestyle mind

    Hey Daniel, this one is a killer article! I will implement your advices for my blog. Thanks

  • teratips

    i found these tip helpful, thanks very much

  • Luz

    I’m going to take this into practice. I actually started last week a “song of the week” post, but now I’m thinking of planning a killer article once a week.

    I think the killer article is what I’ve been missing, Thanks.

  • p4ladin

    i takes 2 hours per day… thanks for sharing this artikel..^^

  • George Serradinho

    Some great tips. I have been trying to increase my daily visits for sometime now and you have given me the 4 steps that I need to follow.

    I so agree with the normal posts idea. You need to throw your readers off balance a bit and find the balance so to speak. I will have to try this method of yours and see if it works for me.

  • Vikas

    Man, This article has come to me in the most needed time.
    I kinda have stuck with my blog… only publishing normal articles… and having 100 page views for 2nd week now… no increase at all..

    Today i’m gonna spend some time to write a nice great killer article. rather than pushing normal article.

    Thanks daniel… awesome info.

  • DemoGeek

    This is one article that I read thrice at work (normally won’t do it). It just struck me to the core and right on target.

    I’m pretty much following most of the ingredients that you’ve mentioned but don’t know why, DemoGeek.com is still under the bar (less than a year old blog, may be?). As with one of your advice, I’m not going to give up but would certainly appreciate if someone can let me know what’s wrong and if they can give clear/concise direction of how to take DemoGeek.com to the next level. Would even pay $$$.

  • Affodable Gifts

    I was Sent this article from a friend, I think its informative and really boils down to commitment.

    Ill definitely follow your advice.

    Thanks

  • Harsh Agrawal Shoutmeloud

    Very useful tip. The only thing which people miss here is commenting and promoting their well written stuff on social bookmarking site.
    Readers should take an example of your post which is well promoted on Twitter. If not 100 even 10-20 nice tweet will help to get good traffic.

  • Ashish Kalmegh

    This actually boosted my confidence 😀
    Nice article , I am learning new things from you buddy thanks

  • ENimo

    This is a Killer Article!

  • Asish

    Thanks Daniel, this is the exact article I was looking for.

  • Windows Boy

    Inspirational article after a long time, Daniel. Going to execute it.

  • Tehseen | Ijaar

    The best tips of the year probably…awesome.

  • istanahosting

    waw this is nice and great article, please let me translate it to indonesia in my blog [i already sent a trachback to this article]

    thanks

  • Ric

    Thank you! This post really helped me layout a strategy for starting my new blog about cooking. Awesome suggestions.

  • V.C

    I normally spend 10 hours to research and writing blog.
    Sometimes it makes me tired but bring traffic a lot.
    In my opinion, writing regularly is a good way to get more traffic.

  • Rob

    Very nice. I would say double the times for everything if not more. It’s all about the “Plan”.

  • Seth W

    Writing is the key to getting traffic… But only if it is quality work. I have found that pillar/killer articles are the best way to get consistent traffic and build new members in your community.

    Another tip for your promotion section/networking is guest posting. I gp on DBT a while back and am still getting traffic and created some dedicated readers from the opportunity here.

  • Ching Ya

    With everything said and done, the winning factor is hard work, patience and persistence. These are the basic guidelines for bloggers to adhere and kick off their traffic-influx campaign. By having proper analytics or monitoring apps, one could benefit from knowing which strategy works best within each steps. I wonder does anybody here, or Daniel yourself, have any suggestions or experience in monitoring traffic source via analytic applications?

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Ching, my advice is to not get obsessed with the analytics. I recommend checking it weekly or even monthly, but making sure that you evaluate what is going on (keywords, referrals, etc).

  • Ching Ya

    Thank you, Daniel. That’s a good advice. I’ll pay more attention on those. Appreciate your prompt reply. ^^

  • Nahendra Kahdka

    Hi danial,
    Green Greetings from the Everest Land- Nepal.

    I am new on blogging. Your this article i.e. post is very advantageous for the initiaters like me. I really liked this article. The concept of killer article is very good and very interesting. If anybody can get the gut of this article, he can harvest the fruits. Thank you very much.

    Nahendra Khadka, Kathmandu.

  • OCMomActivities

    Great content! It is so easy to forget the fundamentals of why we chose to blog about a certain subject. Great posts= followers. Great posts take time AND thought… Thanks for the reminder!!!

  • amzarijim

    hi,
    it awesome tips. my problem is to write articles…
    before this, all most i use plr articles for my blog…any sugesstion?

  • BloggerDaily

    Nice and affordable steps. I always believe that content is the king.

    Be sincere, that’s the most important point.

  • Jaydip Parikh

    Wonderful post. The simplest way to get treasuer. Great post Denial

  • Boerne Search

    I think I spend too much time networking. But it seems to work for me. Great advice, I really need to work on the “Super Killer Article”.

    Kane

  • Andrew – We Build Your Blog

    I’ve never thought of doing killer articles before…but now…the aim is one a week. Thanks for sharing!

    Andrew

  • rick

    Great post! In addition, you may want to recirculate/Tweet your old “good” posts..especially if they were written before you had any significant traffic….and focus on killer post titles…a great site for this is http://justcreativedesign.com/2008/02/17/ultimate-list-of-blog-heading-templates-titles-for-blogging/…No, this is not my site…just a great reference post.

  • rick

    Sorry. Let me reformat that link http://justcreativedesign.com/2008/02/17/ultimate-list-of-blog-heading-templates-titles-for-blogging/

  • cui wei

    I think so, but it will spend may of time, is there a simple way to increase traffic

  • Maria

    Thank you for this article! Writing has always been a passion and past time of mine. I love creative writing in particular, but I never paid attention until recently to what it takes to bring writing to a new level on-line and via blogging (for anything other than the fun of it that is!) I appreciate posts like this that give us a daily plan :0)

    MeeTree

  • Kemas Dimas

    Wham..!! This is what you called killer article! :) nice, well structured article and also useful..

    thank’s for this article.

    you also said that building natural relation with blogger in same niche. I think we are in the same niche 😀

    insyaAllah will get to you soon.

  • Tim | Inspiration Central

    Anything that would help me get more traffic to my blog will always catch my attention.

    Thanks for the info; it will really make a difference.

  • AndyD

    Danny great work, thanks for those tips

  • Slavi

    Hi,

    I am just wondering if the article is tooooo long will most of the visitors just briefly read it ?

    Slavi

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Slavi, some will, others will read it in full. Regardless, they will all perceive the article as something valuable, which will increase their chances of sharing the article with other people.

  • Slavi

    You maybe right. I’ll try that.
    By a killer article do you mean an article comprised by more than 5k words ?

  • AussieSheila

    Thanks very much for the article. This is exactly the way to go.
    Just my opinion – personally, I don’t have the patience to scan through lists containing more than 20 services/items. But that’s just me.

  • Taufiq Hasan

    Hmm..i will try your tips.. thank you.. im still trying now. 😀

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Slavi, not necessary. My definition of “killer article” is written in the post.

  • Ramon Fritsch

    Wow!

    Very useful blog, congratulations!

  • Marsplan

    Very good planning for bloggers, thx.

    Now I’m in the second step for today which is the first day that I start to use your steps :)

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for the tips, Daniel. I recently found Daily Blog Tips and I’m now subscribed. I look forward to reading more of your content in the coming days.

  • Pharmacist

    Nice checklist for routine blogiing ) Killer article it good, but not all can nice write

  • Marvin Wilson

    Thanks for your simple blogging strategy. This post inspired me. This is indeed a killer article.

  • Danne

    Just found this site, and I like it a lot. Subscribed already.
    This post was one of the few posts in the last month that really struck me.

    Great one.

  • Deuce Carter

    As far as “Killer Articles” go, I believe this was one. Thanks.

  • Innes

    Simple but effective! Thanks.

  • Clare Lynch

    Hi Daniel

    I just wanted to say that I took your advice and wrote a “killer post” (you can see it here: http://www.daccreative.co.uk/goodcopybadcopy/2009/07/24/thirty-words-you-need-to-stop-using-today/). My subscribers have doubled and hits to my site have increased ten-fold (albeit from quite a small base).

    Thank you so much for this great advice. And yes, I’m planning my next killer post.

    Clare

  • Clare Lynch

    Hmm. that link didn’t seem to work, but if you go to my site, you’ll know exactly which post is the killer one!

  • shanaz

    This is the idea have to take promote any blog.thank for for the post

  • Ryan Biddulph

    Excellent advice Darren. I usually do a killer article every week or so. I’ve learned that it’s more about quality than quantity; I used to think that I had to post every day but when decided to post only when inspired my readership went up.

    Thanks for sharing your insight.

  • Bradley J. Moore

    Thanks, this is the most relevant, straight-forward content I have yet seen on this seemingly overwhelming subject. This is exactly the kind of practical advice I was looking for. THANKS!

  • Anna Karryn

    Thank you for your advice. I love my new hobby of blogging and the outlet of expressing my thoughts. I am new to blogging and your shared information is greatly appreciated. I wish continued success.

  • Nirmals software Guide

    I am very poor in time management. I have some hope after reading your post..

  • Linda

    Well, it all sounds good in theory but…..
    Killer articles.? Yes, most people can knock these off every day. Sure!

  • Elle Kaye

    Great practical tips and good to get a view on the hours we need to put in!

  • Another Blogger

    Great tips. Yes I need more visitors and this tips give me a lots ideas. Your step by step article is really help me. Thanks

  • Aminul Islam Sajib

    Looks good to me. I follow them.

  • Nairobian Perspective

    I am privileged to be the 100th commenter, i do write killer articles and my site traffic has averaged at around 300, i will take you up on the other tips, but i believe in blogging “Content is King” MANTRA

    Have a good day!

  • NectarineGames

    The best blogging post I’ve ever seen.

    Thanks!

  • Millionaire Acts

    Wow! I really need these tips. I want to increase my site’s traffic to the next target of 1,000 unique visitors daily. Right now, I’m just getting half of it.

  • WarriorCritic

    I like the structure that your article provides. As with any business, time management is the key. In most cases, the amount of time spent on a product (article) will only improve the end result.

  • Shahid

    Thanks a lot for the post,i was checking all over internet to find a solution to get a solution to increase my blog traffic.I have recommended readers in my blog to read this post of yours,keep rocking :)

  • Nick

    Some pretty good tips. Hopefully they work for me.

  • eBloggs

    Daniel Scocco,

    Thank you for your short yet really easy to understand method of increasing blog traffic. I already in progress of making my blog, this will be great early step should I make to ensure my blog getting traffic later. Anyway Thanks so much for your some ideas. Hope to drop in again for another great but simple blog tips!

  • Models & Moguls

    This is why I signed up to your newsletter.

  • Rian

    Some people are asking how long it takes to write a killer article. bear in mind that it does not have to be about an hour or two of writing. if you are superman who can write very high quality article in 30 minutes, then that’s it. :) Do not pressure yourself in writing a quality article in 1 hour.

  • Jay

    Hey, I like the idea of the “killer article.” Already, I’ve managed to do this on my blog without actually be conscious of it.

  • Darni

    I’m trying to get 10 visters a day to my new blog now.I now mainly use article marketing and comment on other blogs to promote my blog.From now on,I will try the “killer article” tips and use article marketing to promote the “killer article”.I hope it will work. :)

  • Saren

    If a newbie in this blogging sector. Trying my best over here! Some of the advice and tips comes quite handy. Thanks lots!

  • Jason

    I like this post and I think every new blogger should see this! Time management is a huge issue because it is so easy to get sidetracked and lose focus. The way you have laid it out and easily understandable is great!

  • Patrick Kallie

    I agree with Jason, you have to have very good time management skills. If you don’t you can spend plenty of hours and not get much accomplished.

  • Jason

    It is a constant struggle if you don’t develop some type of schedule and have the self discipline to stick with it.

  • Fadi

    Hi You have mentioned in your post “Killer Articles”, This is wonderful idea and i have to keep things in mind while Blogging.

  • Alex Harrison

    I’m not sure that article marketing cuts it anymore. I think that there are more time friendly ways to market your web business than writing articles and also, unless you have a killer author bio that will compel people to click on your links then your article could be futile, whether that is 20 words or 2000 words.

  • chuckiesd

    I have been using this method. I do not know where is i found it. But it really drive traffic to my blog.

  • Kate

    This is the first of many “increase blog traffic” articles that I’ve read that doesn’t leave me with my heart pumping, my brow sweating and the desire to run away from all future blogging. Thank you!

  • VJ

    Thank you Daniel. I love your articles so much, I have been reading them for a long time. Worst part of me is I don’t interact. Good lesson though. Thanks, again.

  • Yanto

    Thank you. This is great tip. The most attractive thing on the tip is to have a fix duration of time when blogging. In this case, I think perseverance is important. It’s also quite difficult to pick up a habit of posting to blog routinely.

  • Praveen

    Thanks Daniel. This i think is your killer article and everyone including myself is very much helped by this killer article.

  • redmu

    Thanks a lot. I really need this kind of article to improve blog trafic

  • stylo

    It is also a killer article …. Great work much value able advice Thanks…

  • Julius Orias

    Thanks you very much sharing this powerful advice on getting tons of traffic to any site you have. I will apply this technique one of my blog or business site.

    ~Julius,
    freesitemall.com

  • Issa

    Great Advice! I almost forget these things, every now and then. May I add that one must be very careful with keywords used, specially for SEO purposes. At the end of the day, Quality is KING on the web and by writing quality content, you get more readers who’ll love what you write.

  • iWoodpecker

    Looks like, Daniel, you’ve written here some timeless and viral post :)
    Even now these, say, killer tips work.

    One I’ve like the most is your advice on creating killer posts from time to time.. not always, but exactly “from time to time”.

  • Mike Weiss

    Great Article, The first one, “killer article” is hard specially if you don’t like to write, networking is in my opinion really good because if you find a great blogger he/she can promote your website or blog and you get many visitors, Thanks for the article

  • Net Com Web Technology

    Yes absolutely content is king in terms of SEO. Blog will do miracles for you if content is king. Killer post is awesome concept.

  • alamin

    killer article helps a lot but its not easy to write that

  • Article Writer for Hire

    I have to agree. A “Killer Article” will keep people attached and coming back for more. I try to vary the articles in my blog from inspirational to educational. I think this helps keep my readers interested and wanting more. Now, I do not think using this tactic will work for everyone, but it has worked for me thus far. I think that as a Content Article Writer, showing my visitors that there is a real person behind the words makes my work much more valuable.

  • Vaibhav Pandey

    Hi,

    Killer Article is really awesome. And I would like to congratulate that the current article is a good example of Killer article as you already have received good amount of comment on the same blog posting of “4 Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic”.

    Thanks Danial for sharing it all.

    Regards,
    Vaibhav Pandey..
    Noida ? India

  • John Sherry

    You know this is just the kind of post that’s gold to us bloggers. Concise, to the point, high use information. Four simple steps to elevating a blog to more and more eyes.

    This is cracking Daniel, I will keep referring to it as a reminder.

    Cheers

  • Tiffany @ Passive Income

    Great ideas! Killer articles can take some time but when you have tons of people linking back to your article it is all worth it. Promotion is definitely something that you need to be doing everyday.

  • Susan

    Thank you for taking the time to help. The balanced approach toward content — killer and regular — makes sense.

  • S Punk

    Thank you so much for posting this. This was exactly what I needed to increase my blog traffick and followers. Will be bookmarking this. Thanks.. socraticpunk.tumblr.com

  • Harshit Singhal

    Nice post and an interesting concept about killer articles.Promotion and social networking should be the priority of every newbie blogger as traffic is the main revenue source for any blog.I have recently started a blog and I’m focussing on large scale promotion,both offline and online.

  • Maya ada

    Really effective steps, i think without killer articles the blog cant be remembered by the visitors. Killer articles have very long term effect.

  • Antoony

    Until now I am remaining to struggle for creating such kind of pillar article. I have realized the crucial of it.

    I must learn some great points of you: create a giant list of resources, write a detailed tutorial teaching people how to do something, find a solution for a common problem in your niche and write about it or write a deep analysis on a topic where people have only talked superficially

  • Mae@Book A Cruise Ship

    Thank you for this post. My site is still relatively new and I find it takes me longer than 30 mins to write the daily posts. Having said that, traffic is already picking up, so what you are saying in your post does work.

    I’ll try the networking suggestion next to boost traffic even more.
    Thanks

    Mae

  • wptidbits

    Actually how frequent we should post to a site in every day. I kinda thinking of this lately. My site is not getting enough visitors. If i post like once in every three days, my visitors becoming less. Any idea on this? Thanks for the great post though.

  • All4Tech

    Thank for this article. I have the same though with you. Want to have more visitor for your site, the important thing is writing more useful content on your site. And every day you have to keep updating new content. It’s easier to say but hard to do, much hard working to get more traffic.

  • Ben Dobson

    I have a formula which I always use when I write a new article which is write a new page, social bookmark at Digg and Reddit, post link on Twitter and then write a new post explaining that I have a new article which you can find here (insert page).
    The other main point is write the blog post as though it were something you would want to read. If it doesn’t read well to you then the chances are that it will appear the same to others so you should scrap it and start again.

  • Corporate Entertainment

    Great job Daniel. I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the latest stuff you post. Its easy with social media to get high traffic.

  • Jacklin Octave

    Hey Daniel!

    Great valuable information, and inspirational thoughts in this article. I was so amazed to read through every single word.

    Feel free to leave a comment on my blog, because i posted this article as a remix.

    You gotta appreciate it!!

    Take care buddy!

    Jacklin

  • Addy

    Great Article…….
    I m blogging since 2008 but i don’t get that much traffic that i should deserve in 2 years only 10 to 15 visits daily :( i have also applied some SEO techniques but still no result.

  • HomeTuition

    Good article! It’s always interesting in learning how to write a good killer article. If there are any resources about this, kindly share with us as well..Thanks!

  • Jayant

    Thanks Daniel

    First step “Killer Posts” is the best tip and certainly it increases traffic to a great extent especially when you are having a blog on Word-press[.COM]

    On my blog,most of the traffic is from Facebook.Building a strong community there can also get you a heavy traffic.Believe me… 😉

  • Christian Guico

    Great Post. Killer articles and proper ways on promoting your blog really generate traffic.

  • Eldo

    phewww.. it is hard on networking. I mean it is the hardest one. Ok, try to learning networking. By the way, thanks for this post =]

  • Roxanne from Maigrir Sans Faim

    If I link to posts on another blog, and I mean an authority blog in the same topic with high pr, does google likes it and increase my ranking? I know that links pointing to our own blog are the best to focus on but maybe outgoing links counts too.

    Personnaly, I keep posting everyday and it works fine, 1 new article brings me about 2-5 new visitors per day, is it good?

    Thanks, Rox

  • Ronak Muchhala

    Thanks Daniel :)

    A very sweet article. I Really loved the idea of killer articles. Thanks. Keep it up:)

  • Aaron Torng

    Daniel,

    This is a KILLER article! It was great information from beginning to end. Does it really benefit your blog if you post non-killer articles though? I feel like it would be a better use of time thinking of additional killer article ideas rather than spend time writing mediocre “fillers”.

    Thoughts?

  • girish

    Piller article is a great idea , but it would be tuff to write one per day. Now a days twitter and face book help a lot to cross 100 post per day limit ..

  • Jean

    Absolutely spot on with all you have said. Strangley enough though, my site offers 3 of the tips you have given
    1: Promotion
    2: Networking
    3: Normal Posts.
    A service that we offer bloggers and writers for free, something to give back to the community.

    Very nice Daniel, as always a pleasure to read your articles!!

  • Eddie Gear

    Thanks for pointing me out to this article. My blog theapptimes.com is just a 2 month baby and I’ve been looking around for ideas to get more viewership. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with 4 simple yet brilliant ideas. While these 4 points suggest efforts of an hour or half hour each I’m sure that in the initial stages of the blog at least, the effort will be much more. But I believe this is a great way to get started.
    Thank You!!!

  • Margaret Adams

    There are lots of sites that tell you what you need to do to succeed.

    It’s more helpful to have some indication of time needed to complete the necessary tasks.

    That’s what I like about this post – it helps me to budget my working time. It helps me to be realistic about what I can and can’t hope to achieve in the time I have available.

    Thank you for the advice.

  • Fritz lorenz

    Great Info Daniel,

    It seems consistency is a big part of getting that traffic level up…
    no work = no traffic

  • Phil

    So in the second step the author writes…

    “commenting on other blogs in your niche”

    Perhaps this is why there are so many comments on blog posts now that just reiterate what the author has said in the article and shout out how much the article has helped. This to me just seems like spam and I don’t think it really helps your brand. If comments aren’t constructive, if they don’t add to the conversation, don’t make them. Even comments require some real time and effort.

    Look back at the comments on this article and see how many actually help clarify or expand on the information in the article. There are a few but the signal to noise ratio is very low.

    The bottom line is that if your comment isn’t informative or help others in some way, it is unlikely they will visit your website from the comment you leave so your time would be better spent elsewhere.

  • Roderick – Professional SEO Services

    Nice blogging tips! I have been wanting to increase my readers. I guess I have to focus more on writing articles for blog content instead of doing other stuff…

    I was always writing killer articles but disregarded normal posts.. this will be corrected soon.

  • munawar am

    the domain name dailyblogtips have been directly invited traffic outside 4 tips above.

  • George

    Thanks Daniel, This is quite important for us newbies to understand how artice can be a good bait.

  • Sam Parker

    We have set out this summer to create the best UK Holiday prize draw competition site for our sponsors and now understand the difference in the articles we should be writing. We really like to write killer articles and now we see that we need to write more normal ones as well. Thanks

  • Arikkira

    Thanks Daniel for your tips.. A killer article is the king. I believe it. And I always try to write one in my blog. But I find there are some sites that even do not have any valuable posts inside according to my opinion but have high traffic… It made me curious how they could do that.

  • George Thistle

    Great tips, thanks Daniel – I will be trying these out on my new blog.

    I find links on comments pages such as this are also a great help!

  • Ben

    Thanks Daniel. I think we all know about these strategies (at least we have heard about them…). The only problem is (at least with me) that I didn’t have all them summarized and I didn’t know know how much time I should dedicate to each of these tasks…

  • Lauren Crilly

    Interesting Daniel because we have discovered something recently. We have been writing long blog posts (800+ words) about once a week for the past 12 months or so. However, it was getting difficult so we decided between the three of us to each submit a short (min100) word post a day instead.

    We feel it helps us more because we don’t have to over elaborate and the best thing about this is that our natural search rankings have improved massively.

    I guess the point I am trying to make is that every case is different and what works for one, may not work for someone else.

  • George Thistle

    Really good stuff. I’m just about to start up a loans blog, so this is really useful to get me started. Thank you

  • Michel Maling

    Great post. I find article marketing works wonders. In fact I have now joined an article submission site that sends different variations of your article to many different sites. Since doing this about two months ago, the visitors to my blogs have doubled.

    I think the trick is to write about eight good articles per blog per month, and then of course get them out there for all to see.

  • Andy

    Its a great brainstorming idea! It works!

  • Josh Woollen

    What a great article. With the booming rage of social media and how important it is to get on board. This article helps new business owners such as myself where to keep a hold on things.

    Thanks for the great article.

  • Caroline Engstrom

    Hi, Thanks for the tips. I new in this industry and I have been looking for the ways of increasing my blog traffic.
    I’m glad that I came across this article. It is really great ideas put together and some tips were really new to me like writing killer articles.
    I’m going to work on it and I hope I’ll visit here again with my testimony.

    Again thank you so much!

    Caroline Engstrom
    Gothernburg, Sweden

  • Lauren

    I have a brand new blog, and am so happy I found this article! Thanks for sharing these great tips! I’m sure it will be quite a while before I come anywhere close to 1,000 views per day (and I was excited about 40!), but I plan on using your advice to get closer! Thanks!

  • Shayari

    Thank’s for this great advice to increse traffic.
    But will you tell me that how much time i will have to spend on a blog to be sucessful blogger .

  • Daveson

    Hi Daniel

    Did anybody else wonder whether this article is one of those killer articles mentioned or not? :-)

  • Paula @ Dog Diabetes Info

    Daniel, thanks for the great article. I have several sites and blogs that don’t get too much traffic so I will implement your suggestions.

  • eTipsLibrary

    I think i am missing some strategies, Tha.ks for such a great post

  • Rison Simon

    Thank you Daniel. This helps me to organize my day. Because it becomes difficult for me to find a start.

  • Ram Gatchalian

    Newbies will definitely be benefiting from these tips that you mentioned. Mostly, motivation dries up when the result that they are expecting is not being met in a short span of time. But in reality, the starting phase will always be the hardest.

    I posted an article on my blog relating to my experience when I was starting up as well and I still consider myself as a newbie until now as there are still tons of things to learn about blogging.

    But I am steadily catching up and amazingly impressed on how my traffic is rising. It is not a feat that can happen overnight and lots of work needs to be done.

    This article is worth my time reading. Thank you.

  • Sam Patwegar

    ‘Killer Articles’ I like that term, ofcourse such articles do get results and the reader is able to see the amount of effort and research that has gone into writing the article (like I do on this website).

  • aswin

    This is Nice
    A time table for bloggers to get succeess
    I am sure if someone really follows for 1 year REGUALARLY
    he will be king in thir own niche
    nice one Daniel

  • Don Jeffre

    This article is a good example of a killer article as indicated by the number of people have commented on it. Thanks Daniel for sharing your ideas.

  • Daniel

    Fantastic article, Daniel.

    I see so many things you suggest in the article, that I have left on the back burner for a while now. I have a scrap book next to me as I am typing with some of those suggestions, scribbled in it. This was after Brainstorming many things, then having applied different ideas. Though, after reading your article I had to ” Kick myself in the leg” Ouch! The reason being that, I already knew of these suggestions, though, I have not yet put some of them into practice. Knowing is one thing, doing is far better in this instance.

  • googler

    Awesome tips Daniel! While my blog site is new and haven’t had a killer article, hopefully these tips will be of great help to improve my blog for my audience.

  • jorge jacobo

    I was trying to find the part where keywords are important and SEO, but I’m assuming they fall in the category of Killer article.

  • Tim Lopez

    Thanks Daniel, More great advice. I’m missing the networking and promotion part. I will make sure to start spending more time on this and getting a plan in place.

  • Lisa Gorringe

    As usual, Daniel, you’re quietly brilliant!

    I like the way you remind us all that time invested in blogs is (usually)
    worthwhile, even though there may be doubts about it at the time.

    Thanks again.

  • Mohamed Shajid

    Wow Hilarious, Very Informative , now only i got to know about the killer content article awesome , 😀 thanks Danny

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