10 Ways to Instantly Increase Traffic to Your Website

10 Ways to Instantly Increase Traffic to Your Website

How to increase traffic to your website in 30 minutes

More traffic, more traffic, more traffic. We hear this all the time. Why? Because every marketer in the online space – bloggers, content marketers, and so forth are eagerly looking for the best tips to increase traffic.

Yes, you need people who are interested in buying your product and services. But how can you double visitors to your website or product page?

This is the problem many marketers are dealing with today.  

In this article, I have put together 10 powerful tips that’ll help you increase traffic to your website in a few minutes.

1• Re-work Outdated Blog Posts

Re-working your old or outdated blog posts is a great way to increase traffic to your site. The process is simple and effective.

Simply find blog posts on your website that contain irrelevant or outdated strategies –  tips that are no longer relevant to the subject and replace them with latest trends in SEO.

Brian Dean is a great example of this strategy. He used this tip and increase traffic to his site by over 50%.

How to double your website traffic in 30 minutes or less

Make use of such elements as:

  • Statistics
  • Infographics
  • Screenshots, etc.

Use any component that will improve your post and make it unique. That’s all you need to do. Then sit back and watch your traffic sore.

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2• Use LSI Keywords to Optimize Your Blog Post

Search engine algorithms’ frequent changes have left many with no choice but to view SEO as no longer important to their marketing efforts.

But SEO is important and still one of the best marketing strategies that’ll help you increase traffic to your website.

However, you need to know that the way SEO was performed back in the days is no longer the way is carried out today.

Keywords – seed keywords were the primary reason for driving traffic, but now, search engines need to understand what your content is about to improve your chances of appearing in search results.

That is where Latent semantic keywords (LSI) come in. These type of keywords are keyword and keyword phrases that are similar in meaning to your main keyword.

How can you find LSI keywords?

It is easy to find LSI keywords for your blog posts. The most simple way is to use Google search.

For example, when you search for a keyword on Google, the search result will present you with both the results of your search query and related searches that are similar to your search term.

In Google, you can find these similar search terms or LSI keywords at the bottom of your search result.

Another great free tool you can use for this purpose is LSI Graph. This free tool will get you more than enough LSI keywords for your blog content.

Use them to optimize your blog posts.

Related Post: 7 Ways to Optimize Your Blog Post for SEO to Increase Engagement and Social Media Shares

3• Transform Your Posts to Different Format

In section one, we discussed reworking your old blog posts.

But in this section, you will have to transform or repurpose your blog posts to a different content format to increase traffic.

Much has been written on this topic, and for good reason.

Because not every one of your target audience is a fan of reading text or written content. A segment of your target market prefers to consume different content type.

Thus, repurposing your blog posts will definitely skyrocket your website traffic in a minute.

This strategy according to Brian Dean helps him increase traffic to his site by over 110%.

You could transform your blog posts into the following formats:

  • Video
  • Infographic
  • Podcast
  • E-book

The list goes on and on, but these are the best content types that drive the most traffic.

So look for your best performing blog posts and transform them into any of the above formats. This will instantly increase traffic to your website.

Please read this post to learn more on how to repurpose your blog posts.

How to double your website traffic in 30 minutes or less

4• Republish Your Posts on Medium

Have you started posting on Medium? If you haven’t, start posting on Medium now! Medium is a great content channel for easy web traffic boost.

Did you know? Medium gets over 60 million visitors each month.

In fact, even though I have not been posting regularly on Medium, but I am seeing tremendous traffic from the platform.

The beauty of the platform is that you will not have to create new posts. All you have to do is republish your old blog posts on the platform.

That way, you make your articles visible to an active new readership of over 60 million.

For best results with Medium, make sure to include a lot of compelling internal links to your own content. As people click, your traffic increases. – Neil Patel

As Neil Patel mentioned in the quote above, include internal links to posts on your website. This will help increase traffic to your site remarkably.

Don’t be scared of Google penalizing you for posting duplicate content, it won’t because Google has created a tool called “canonical URL” that allows you to publish duplicate posts on Medium without punishment.

This new Google tool helps search engines understand that your post is syndicated, and by default, Medium is using the canonical URL.

5• Craft a New Headline for Your Old Blog Post

A great article comes handy with a compelling headline. But sometimes the article might be exceptional while the headline sucks.

This is bad for business as not many of your target audience will click to read the article. That is why you must write a new headline to replace your boring headline copy.

For instance, the first post on Canva website that went viral didn’t actually do well when it was first published. The headline of that post was “Why Steve Jobs Took Long Walks, And Why You Should Too.”

The post didn’t get many social shares. But weeks later they wrote a new headline for the article, titled “Why Everyone From Beethoven, Goethe, Dickens, Darwin To Steve Jobs Took Long Walks and Why You Should Too” and republish it.

The result, the post got over 85,000 shares in the first few minutes.

Headlines are one of the most vital parts of your content. Without a compelling headline, even the most comprehensive blog post will go unread. – 

Let this example inspire you to write better headlines of your blog posts.

Pro tips: Write 4 ~ 5 headlines for your post and test them to see which one performs best.

CoShedule headline analyzer tool will help you test your headlines.

Read this post to learn how to craft powerful headlines that people will love to click.

6. Use Question Analyzer to Increase Traffic

Using question analyzer is a terrific way to increase traffic to your website, as it offers you the opportunity to leverage on questions your target market is asking to create incredible blog content.

These type of posts are high traffic generators because they are based on the needs of your readers.

Tools like Buzzsumo’s Question Analyzer can help find questions that people in your niche are regularly asking.

Find these question and use them to write compelling articles that will drive massive traffic to your blog or website.

Another tool that works pretty well is Answer the Public. This tool works much like Buzzzsumo Question Analyzer.

All you have to do is find questions that your niche market is asking the search engine, give answers to those questions by creating content around them.

You can use the answers you provide to update your old blog posts that are relevant to the topic. And guess what will happen – increased website traffic.

7. Optimize Your Website for Mobile

Is your blog or website mobile-friendly?

A recent study reveals that mobile devices account for over 60℅ of all search queries performed on the internet.

And with the recent rollout of Google’s mobile-first indexing strategy, Google now favors mobile version over desktop version – making mobile version its primary indexing website.

Therefore, it is a good rule of thumb to make sure your blog or website is mobile optimized. You’re certainly going to increase your website traffic.

So if your blog or website is not mobile-friendly, or if you’re not sure about that, please use the Google mobile-friendly test tool to check your site.

How to use the mobile-friendly test tool

It’s as simple as writing 1,2,3. Open the app, type in your blog URL and hit the “run test” button. See screenshot.

How to double your website traffic in 30 minutes or less

Next, the result of your test. In fact, my test result shows that my blog has some page loading issues which I have to rectify.

How to double your website traffic in 30 minutes or less

You can also check the Google’s mobile guidelines to make sure your site is up-to-date. The benefits are incredible.

8. Leverage LinkedIn Publisher

The LinkedIn publisher is an excellent platform to syndicate your blog posts to attract a new readership and reach a wider audience.

It is simple and more of the same as republishing your old blog content on Medium. When you publish on LinkedIn, your first connections get a notification of your post.

If they find your content interesting, they will share it with their connections and the circle continues, giving you more exposure and traffic.

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9• Use Influencer Marketing to Boost Traffic

As mentioned earlier, there is constant change in Google’s search algorithm which has left many marketers confused, because what worked a few years back might not work today.

For example, instead of many keywords, Google has made human signals and social proof a priority.

But the good news is that the constant change in Google search algorithms has brought new link building system, that is, social media shares.

That is where influencer marketing comes in handy.

A recent research by BrightEdge shows that over 50% of all traffic across many industries comes from organic searches, and 40% of all revenue is by organic traffic.

Hence, Working with influencers will help you in these areas:

  • Boost social media shares
  • Build quality backlinks
  • Improve SEO
  • Increase traffic
  • Improve search ranking

With that said, when an influencer endorses and recommends your product and services, it leads to tons of traffic.

Therefore, find influencers in your target market you want to work with and reach out to them. Please read this post by Ian Cleary to learn how to find influencers in your niche.

10• Use Long-Tail Keywords to Increase  Traffic

When top blogger and digital marketer, Neil Patel tell you that long-tail keywords are responsible for 90% of QuickSprout’ traffic, would you want to leverage it?

Long-tail keywords are keywords phrases that are less competitive but account for the majority of web searches.

These type of keywords have the power to drive tons of traffic and rank high on search engine result page (SERP).

So carry out keyword reach to find long-tail keywords that are relevant to your topic and merge them into your content.

Also, use them to optimize and update your old posts to boost SEO and organic traffic. The result will amaze you.

Bonus Tip• Create Long-Form High-Quality Content

In all your marketing efforts, without high-quality content, you will gradually fail in your endeavors. In-depth, well researched long-form blog content adds value to your target audience and that’s what they need from you.

For instance, Buzzsumo and Moz recently conducted a study of one million blog posts to find out the type of posts that generate more engagement and social media shares.

What was the result? They found that long-form blog posts get more backlinks and social media shares than short-form blog posts. See screenshot.

Consequently, once your target audience sensed that you are consistently supplying them with valuable content, they’ll keep coming for more and recommend your site to others.

This strategy will surely increase your site traffic.

How to double your website traffic in 30 minutes or less

Wrapping Up

Although there are many ways to double your website traffic, the above-mentioned tips combined with high-quality long-form content are incredible ways to instantly increase traffic to your blog or website.

Apply these steps to your content marketing strategy, the result will amaze you.

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Moss Clement is a blogger and B2B freelance writer who blogs at www.mossmedia.biz. He is working with B2B marketers and individuals like you by providing high-quality blog content writing, ghostwriting, and other writing services that are tailored to the needs of your target audience.

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44 thoughts on “10 Ways to Instantly Increase Traffic to Your Website

  1. How timely on #1 Moss. Just this afternoon I edited my first blog post – adding my eBook embed, as I am doing with most new posts now – and re-published it. As we publish new content we have worlds of traffic sitting in old blog posts. Edit, tweak and share those suckers to increase blog traffic by using what you already have. Super duper tips.

    1. You’re absolutely right, Ryan. Editing and tweaking old blog posts can significantly improve and drive massive traffic to your site, which is why it is necessary to find posts that are outdated and rework them.

      thanks so much for comments.

  2. Hello
    Moss,
    You have picked out some different tricks to get traffic to the website. Indeed, every website owner always talking about how to increase website traffic and they always look for the strategies that can work for their website. I think doing the same thing in different ways always gives better results.

    I like all your tips especially – Tranforming post to different format and Optimizing website for mobile.

    Nowadays, people like to learn something from visual content rather than plain texts. so, we need to make an effort to provide visual content.

    As we all know that the number of mobile users and searches is growing tremendously. So, as a website ownner we need to make an effort to design mobile responsive website.

    You post covers many crucial information about how to increase website traffic.

    Thanks for sharing moss . Will share this post.

    Have a great day ahead. Best wishes
    Praveen verma

    1. You’re very correct, Praveen. Repurposing your blog post and using visuals in you content can skyrocket your site traffic. People relate more with visuals, and retains information over 300% more than non-visual content.

      Thank you for coming by.

  3. Hi Moss, great tips! Thanks for the reminders and tips here. I need to start using Medium more. Do you use the paid or free version? Last month I ran out of time to read anymore on there unless I paid.
    I love your idea of updating old posts. Sometimes it is more work than writing new ones. But it can pay off for sure. I’ve seen it happen with some of my posts.
    I would add embedding things like tweets and Quora answers in your posts too.
    I hadn’t paid much attention to LSI keywords but you caught my attention in this post with it! Thank you Moss and have a great day!

    1. You’re most welcome, Lisa. Medium is a great platform for traffic because it exposes you to a new audience and readership.
      No, I’m not using a paid version on Medium. Simply open the software and create your account by signing with your Twitter or Facebook account. That’s it. Then start importing your articles.
      And yes, reworking old post seems more like writing a new one, but the benefit out weight the energy you put into it.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting, Lisa.

  4. Hey bro,
    Welcome back from the trip you made. Hope it went well.
    You’ve brought up some actionable and result driving tips here.

    I was away from my blog for about 2yrs. Now, my traffic went terribly down. But for the past few months, I have raised my SEO traffic to over 110% and some of the tactics I used you’ve mentioned here.

    Medium is a great platform and I use their import tool to re-post my content. That way, the canonical tag is automatically use. I decry copying and pasting content as that may have a negative SEO duplicate content issue.

    Thanks for yet another powerful post

    1. Yes bro, I came back yesterday and immediately tried to catch up where I left. You’re right, Enstine. Medium is a great platform to republish your content and drive traffic back to your site. The good thing is that you don’t have to worry about duplicate content as Medium has already taken care if it via the Canonical tag.

      Thank you to contributing to the discussion.

  5. Hey Moss!

    Love your ideas on how to increase traffic. I see so many posts on how-to’s anymore, ya just don’t know who to believe. That is why I hang tight with my blogging buds like you. Y’all will never steer me wrong.

    Thanks for sharing these tips!

    B

    1. Wow! You’re an angel, and an amazing friend, Bren. You have been a great support, so how else can I help than to provide value. I’m so happy you like the post.

      That you so much for your kind words and for contributing to the conversation.

  6. Hi Moss,

    Thanks for the awesome tips!

    I’ve started republishing old blog-related content from my work-from-home blog to my new site and it’s breathed new life into those posts. 🙂

    I do have to remind myself to use different formats like you suggested.

    I’ve never heard of Medium before but you best believe I’ll be making my way there after I post this comment. 🙂

    I also need to start using more LSI keywords too.

    Thanks for these great tips and reminders! Hope you’re having a great week so far.

    Cori

    1. You’re most welcome, Cori. It’s a good idea to rework and republish old post because just as you said, it breath new life to your newly published article. Medium is great, it has been around for a while now. As for LSI keywords, they work wonders.

      Thank you, Cori, for coming by and commenting.

  7. Hi Moss,
    Wonderful tips as usual! I do want to use Medium more often. Right now I’m in the middle of a marketing launch and will be more free after that ends. Medium brings so many people to you.
    I do like to write long posts but not too …Leaving white space and do something like you have done here with numbering. It makes it so easy to read and digest.
    Thanks again for the tips!
    -Donna

  8. Hi Moss,

    Thanks for sharing these great tips, you have touched on many important points for increasing blog traffic. Starting from catchy headlines to transfer your blog post to other formats, I would say Video is the most important format which you can utilize to increase your blog traffic.

    I didn’t know that it’s possible to publish your same posts on Medium. Great advice.

    1. Hi Qasim,

      You’re right about that, video generates the most traffic when it comes to visual content. So transforming your content to video will certainly diu le your website traffic. And yes, you can publish same content on Medium.

      Thank you for coming and adding to the discussion.

  9. Hi Moss,

    If you are trying to write popular topics, even long tail keywords are becoming more and more competitive nowadays. I think I read Neil Patel saying that.

    As for LinkedIn Publisher, do you know if you can just use the same blog post you published on your blog? I read that’s not going to be a problem on Medium but I wonder if it’s the same with LinkedIn. (Duplicate content is becoming less of an issue nowadays as I read Google saying that, but that’s another issue you could spend a lot of time talking about…)

    Thanks for these great tips as always.

    1. Hi Taka,

      I’m glad you came by and left this beautiful comment. However, as far as I know, long-haul keywords are still less competitive on like seed keywords. Neil Patel is a digital marketing guru, but that dies not mean that he is always right, or whatever he say is correct. I have been some occasions where other marketers corrected his input. For example, just yesterday I watched his video on LinkedIn about email marketing. He wasn’t right and the concept of other marketers when he said that they are saying email marketing is dead. Right there you know that’s not true.

      However, yes, you can post same content on LinkedIn as on Medium.

      Thanks so much for your contribution.

      1. Interesting. We always have to go to different sources to hear who is saying what. Thanks for the clarification about LinkedIn, Moss.

  10. Hi Moss,
    Back again to your site, I always have a desire to learn and I did it again through this blog post 🙂

    A lot of effort goes on bringing the traffic, like forums, SEO stuff, making the site load faster for increase in the page view for every session, bla bla bla… it seldom irritates me haha..

    You have shared Great ideas to increase the traffic. I love the concept of republishing the blog post on medium, sounds cool. As the republished content will live there permanently, just like quora, which kept in bringing loads of traffic..
    Have a great week ahead!

    Navin

    1. You’re right, Navin. Your post on Medium will remain there for as long as possible, which is a great way to drive more traffic because a lot more people will see and read it.

      That you for coming by and commenting.

  11. Thanks Moss,

    Yet another reminder for me to use Medium!

    I like to get maximum exposure to posts by sharing old posts several times over a year too.

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

    1. You’re most welcome, Joy. The more you share you posts, the more exposure you’ll get which will result in more traffic to your website.

      Thank for contributing to the conversation.

  12. Hi Moss,
    I have read many articles on how to increase traffic however i must admit that some of your ideas and suggestions are quite unique.

    I would definitely read more about Medium and start using it.

    I like your idea of reusing old blogs and trying different headlines.

    Excellent post with lot of good things to take home.

    Thanks for sharing, have a good day 🙂

    1. Yes, Sajid, Medium is a remarkable place to repost you content and drive massive traffic back to your site. Moreover, when you rework your old post, you give it a new look and feel which enhances the quality of the content. And with a new catchy headline, your traffic will sore.

      Thank you for coming by and adding to the discussion

  13. Thanks for the great work,

    I just want to know that can we share exact posts on Medium without facing the plagiarism issue? I am a big fan of that site but confused about this thing. Thanks in advance for your assistance

    1. Yes, Noman, you can share or post same article on Medium and Google will not punish you for plagiarism. Google will not penalize you for posting duplicate content because Google has created a tool called “canonical URL” that allows you to publish same or duplicate posts on Medium without punishment.

      This new Google tool helps search engines understand that your post is syndicated, and by default, Medium is using the canonical URL.

      I hope this help.

  14. Hy Moss,
    I’m a daily visitor of ur site, you are doing a great work 🙂 your articles are amazing,
    everyone wnt huge traffic on own site this article help them.
    Thanks for sharing this amazing article 🙂
    Keep up the good work…
    Cheers!

    Best Regards
    Technicalbaccha.in

  15. Hey Moss,
    great article indeed, All the tips you have mentioned, are really effective. I utterly agree with the point where you have talked about reworking on the old blog post, It’s really important, we have to check out our old blog post and make sure all the links are correct redirect to the correct pages.
    Besides that, I like the idea of content syndication. I always publish my blog post article on Medium and LinkedIn. but problem is that my posts don’t get quite good views.
    Can you please share how can I increase followers on my medium account, so that I can get some traffic through the medium.

    You have put really effective tips here. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Regards
    Maria

    1. Hi Maria,
      Im happy that you like the article. Reworking your old posts will help to enhance the quality and reach of your content.
      As for Medium followers, i suggest you follow publications and people who are writing about the topics you love to write. Follow them, highlight and share their articles. Build your network with them and apply to submit your posts to publications on Medium.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  16. Hey Moss,
    Happy to be here again after a bit gap.
    Good to read this informative post. I fully agree with all the tips you mentioned in this post.
    Re-purposing is a good idea if you have a good number of posts on your pages.
    There is no doubt that an attractive and eye capturing headline will fetch a lot of good results. But I have a doubt when you said change your headline to a different attractive line, my doubt is that if we do this the old URL will break and the shared links too will go into a broken stage, I am sure that will get affect the page traffic. Is it wise to re-arrange our old headline, will that again reduce the age of the link? Will it effect in ranking? these are some of the doubts arose when I read your point # 5 Craft a New Headline for Your Old Blog Post
    Thanks for this wonderful shout out.
    Keep sharing
    Best
    ~ Philip

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