How to: Get more followers + traffic on your blog..

Now, before we start, by doing this post I am not saying by any means that I am a super successful blogger, but I have got a lot of requests to explain how I got 250+ followers and 1.5k+ views in a month.

During this month I was off school, it was the Easter holiday so I wasn’t really busy and was able to produce a lot more content more regularly and I definitely think this had something to do with it. But, I do have a few other tips for people who feel their blog needs a bit of help:

  • Be super active on your reader! 

So to do this, I search tags that relate to things I talk about, for example ‘beauty’ or ‘makeup’ and then I go through the posts and read, comment, like and follow!

Then, they will hopefully return the favour, this also means you can meet some lovely blogging people! I go on this spree every night and sometimes during the day! It only takes about 15 mins of your day and will increase the traffic around your blog quickly. Make sure to interact with comments and likers, make sure to reply and say thank you, and generally be kind!!

If you are reading this post on your computer and do not have the WordPress app on your phone, grab your phone and download it now. It helped my blog so much, because when I am bored, I go onto my reader and read people’s blog posts, comment and like… it just gets you out there!!

  • When you are posting? 

Make sure for each post you do, you think about when you are posting them (usually weekends around 1pm, is the best time for me personally). But, you can check your ‘stats’ and then click ‘insights’, to see what day and time you get most views!

  • Tags?

How many tags you are using is super important, it is a really easy tool to get your post out there so don’t waste it.

I use about 20 tags on each post, and there is actually a part of the stats where you can look at which tags people use to find your page, so, use that to your advantage.

ps. keep active right after posting a post so when people look at your blog, they will check out your most recent one!

  • The look of your blog is important!

Think about what your blog looks like. When you look on your webpage have a think about what a person who has just seen it for the first time would think! Pictures are very important! I use my iPhone 7 for photos and I make sure I edit the ‘Featured Image’ as that is the one that is going to grab readers attention!

  • If you are a newbie blogger..

There are two things you need to know:

  1. You don’t have to have a specific time you post every week, (what I mean by this is don’t just post on Saturdays at 1pm). Famous bloggers do it because they have enough readers who wait for the posts to be up. I am not trying to be rude because I did that exact thing. You want to get content out as frequently as possible when you are brand new, but still make sure it is decent and not just a picture of your favourite shoes… you know what I mean.
  2. Don’t apologise on every post for not posting anything for a month. I literally did this every single time I released something, (seriously if you look back into my older stuff… it is every. single. time.). It just gets annoying to read and it is more than likely that the person reading it, hasn’t seen any other of your posts so doesn’t know when you last posted.
  • Be yourself

This may be the post cheesiest one but it is really, REALLY important. As a regular readers of blogs all shapes and sizes, I can say that my favourites are by bloggers who when I read the words, I feel like I can hear them talking and saying it. A great example of this is ‘My Life Online‘, she is one of my favourite bloggers, because she sounds really real, if that makes sense! It just feels like you are chatting with one of your friends when you read her posts and that is a really special connection to have with your readers! So, if you don’t know what I mean check her out (ps. If you see this, I love you girl!!)

Okay, so that is it for all the tips! I hope you enjoyed it and it was helpful and those who requested this got a chance to read!! Feel free to leave any comments with any questions..

Love you all and we are super close to 600!! Eek..

See you soon,

Lia x

‘happinessisapieceofcake’

42 Comments Add yours

    1. Lia Wood says:

      Aw thank you! X

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  1. Good post! It made an interesting read xx

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Thank you, that is great to hear! xx

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  2. Jirah Merizz says:

    Great great tips!!

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  3. I like how you keep these tips real. I am strongly agree that blogging is not “post and go” It really needs our time beside writing post. I was not active enough about two months and those two months had the lowest views and engagement.
    I think commenting on other people post helps tons! Especially long comment. I mean it is a way to know more people too. Bring conversion is the key ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I haven’t work on the tag feature. Thanks for bring it up ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will work on it and update old post. Love you and your blog โค

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Wow this is such a lovely comment! You are super sweet! I’m glad this post helped out, I completely understand what you mean!! Love you and will definitely check out your blog! Thank youโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  4. lifeofangela says:

    Great tips Lia! I really agree with being active, it’s the best way to get to know other bloggers, and then they find your own blog as well! Tags are also key, as it encourages fellow minded people with similar interests to come by ๐Ÿ˜€
    And yes, be yourself! Find your own blogging voice, it makes writing so much more fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Getting to know others I believe is the best part of blogging and it makes me happy that I started! Great to hear you enjoyed the post๐Ÿ˜Š xx

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  5. Siyana says:

    I agree with every single tip! Especially engaging with other bloggers – you can’t just sit and expect everyone to come to you! x

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Exactly! That’s definitely what I thought in the beginning, but you just have be patient and active! X

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  6. Congratulations girl! Really useful tips here! I was planning on doing a similar post at some point as social media has helped me a lot with my views. Do you reckon its helped you as well? xx

    https://thetypicalbeautyblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Thank you! Yeah definitely, post it asap!!! Xx

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  7. nailartmuse says:

    Thanks for sharing those tips with us!

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Anytime!!!๐Ÿ’–

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing this information. I’m just getting started, and this is so helpful!

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    xo, B

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Thank you, I’m really glad I could help:) x

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  9. Thanks for this!!!

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Your welcome:) x

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  10. claireyscrafts says:

    I think this is so great, few things I never knew ๐Ÿ™‚ lots of lv

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      thank you! glad I could help๐Ÿ’™

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  11. shelsrae says:

    This was such a helpful post! I nominated you for the Liebster Award over on my blog! Head over to check it out ! https://shelsrae.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/liebster-award/

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Wowza that’s so kind, I’ll definitely check it outโค๏ธ

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  12. These are some amazing tips!

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Thank you so much!

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  13. claireyscrafts says:

    Hey Lia, I nominated you for the blogger recognition award. Hereโ€™s the link to my post https://wordpress.com/post/claireyscrafts.wordpress.com/1152 (I have no idea how you do a link)

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Aw thank you so much!! X

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      1. claireyscrafts says:

        Your blogs amaze, pleasure xx

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  14. This was really helpful, you have gave some amazing advice! xxx

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Aw thank you! I’m glad it helped xx

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  15. I totally agree with being active, it’s really important if you want mote traffic on your blogger. Also it’s a great way to get to know other bloggers/readers. I use tags on my posts but haven’t yet figured out the properly way to use them. And my writing skills are so bad but I am glad people still read my posts.
    Anyway, thanks for this post. ๐Ÿ˜Š It was really helpful as a new blogger. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Your blog posts are really interesting to read. ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Aw thank you, that’s such a nice thing to say and I agree to everything you said, I think some people just post things and expect to be noticed but that’s not how it works and having a blog family is the nicest thingโค๏ธ thanks for the lovely comment xxx

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      1. You’re most welcome beautiful! โค

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  16. adcostyles says:

    Great post! Super helpful ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      I’m glad! Thank you๐Ÿ’—

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  17. rand0mg4l says:

    This is so helpful, I’m a new blogger & love hearing tips and advice from much more experienced bloggers, I feel well and truly educated!! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Aw thank you so much! That’s such a lovely comment:) made me grin xxx

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  18. Girl Enters says:

    Very helpful post, thank you so much for this ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      Anytime lovely!!

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  19. I love this post! Very useful for a newbie like me! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jenn xx

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    1. Lia Wood says:

      I’m glad it was helpful for you๐Ÿ’“xx

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