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5 Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic by Helping Other Bloggers

Me.

The 2 letter blogging curse word.

If you think only of yourself, you are doomed in the blogging world.

The most successful bloggers on earth generously give of their time and talents.

Bloggers like Zac Johnson regularly feature other successful bloggers via their blogs, through guest posts and on social media.

This big dawg blogging crowd knows one blog traffic secret: help other bloggers out and you will see a steady flow of traffic to your blog.

Generous bloggers build large, supportive friend networks who freely promote them, endorse them and drive traffic to their blogs.

Follow these 5 tips to increase your blog traffic by helping other bloggers.

1: Share Other Blogger’s Content on Social Media

This is the easiest, quickest, simplest way to help other bloggers and to drive traffic to your blog.

Fear-based, struggling bloggers are so mired in loss and failure that they are blind to this easy peasy way to increase traffic but if you can see beyond today, you will understand how promoting other bloggers is the easiest way to promote yourself.

I may retweet 20 to 30 bloggers today, or share 1-2 Facebook updates pointing my friends to a fellow blogger’s posts.

Over time, bloggers who I promote tend to promote me, increasing the flow of traffic to my blog.

Retweet other bloggers 5-10 times as much as you retweet yourself. Share other blogger’s content on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Make friends. Increase your blog traffic flow over the long haul.

2: Interview Bloggers for Your Blog

Interview bloggers for your blog to:

  • increase their exposure
  • expand their brand awareness
  • boost their traffic
  • build your blogging buddy base

Shouting out fellow bloggers via a text, podcast or video interview does them a solid but also increases your blog traffic.

Bloggers who I interviewed in the past promoted me and endorsed me and my eBooks, steadily boosting traffic flow to Blogging From Paradise.

3: Comment on Other Blogger’s Blogs

Writing in-depth, valuable, personalized comments is one of my favorite ways to help other bloggers and to drive blog traffic.

How it works: I add value to a post by publishing a 3-4 paragraph, in-depth comment. Said comment helps me make friends with other bloggers and drives traffic to my blog too.

I help another blogger.

I boost my blog traffic.

Win-win.

No comment drive-by’s allowed. I deleted about 10 drive-by, 1-line, spam comments on my blog a few moments ago.

If you want traffic, be generous with your time and talents. Publish a helpful comment to receive help in the form of a blogging friendship and steady traffic through your valuable comments.

4: Mention other Bloggers on Your Blog Via Quick Hitters

I enjoy mentioning other bloggers on Blogging From Paradise or through my guest post via quick snippets.

This is an easy way to drive traffic to your blog because the bloggers you shout out often become your blogging buddies, said buddies freely promoting you and endorsing you, boosting your blog traffic.

I mentioned Enstine recently on Blogging Tips via this post:

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We are already friends but this just strengthens our bond which keeps us in touch, as we help each other out through cross promotion on multiple platforms.

5: Guest Post on Other Blogs

Struggling bloggers cling to this really weird, limiting, loser mindset; they fear guest posting because they believe publishing their “best stuff” on their blog is the way to increasing their blog traffic.

Not true.

Publishing your best content on your blog and on other blogs via guest posting is the best way to increase your blog traffic.

I have written and published over 1000 guest posts all over the web. Sure ain’t hurt me.

You provide a valuable service to other bloggers; passive blog traffic for them, minus light editing and fishing for a featured image.

You benefit by exposing your blog and brand to a large, targeted audience.

Your Turn

How are you driving blog traffic by helping out other bloggers?

Ryan Biddulph
 

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fox News, The Huffington Post and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. He can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

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T I Antor - October 11, 2017

Hey, Rayan,
Once again i found you with another very helpful post. Whenever i read your post, i learn new things. Lorraine told the actual word, many people even don’t know these strategies(include me). Once again many many thanks for sharing this great and valuable post.

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Anita Johnson - October 10, 2017

Hey!
This is an excellent and beneficial article for all the bloggers. I learnt many things which I can implement and improve the progress of my blog. Keep up the superb work.
Thank you 🙂

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Lorraine Reguly - October 10, 2017

Ryan, you nailed it. These are, indeed, 5 easy ways for bloggers to increase their traffic.

It’s surprising to me that most bloggers don’t know this already! 😉

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    Ryan Biddulph - October 10, 2017

    It is kinda crazy, right Lorraine? I feel so much misdirection exists in the blogging world. But we are setting ’em straight 😉

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Sue Dunlevie - October 9, 2017

Ryan, you walk your talk! You have guest posted on my blog and you comment regularly on my posts as well as guest bloggers’ posts.

Great article!
Sue
P.S. Hi, Enstine 🙂

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Sreejesh - October 9, 2017

Good article Ryan, guest posting is very effective if done regularly. I notice seeing Estine’s guest post on major sites regularly. Blog commenting has been very ineffective for me so far.

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    Ryan Biddulph - October 9, 2017

    Both guest posting and blog commenting work well when you work it the right way Sreejesh. Seeing your comment here, it is a bit thin bro 😉 Write 4-5 paragraphs, be authentic, spend 5 to 10 minutes sharing your thoughts and you will make friends and drive traffic through this medium.

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Chery Schmidt - October 9, 2017

Hey Enstine! So nice to see Ryan here today and it sure doesn’t hurt him HUH? I enjoyed all his tips here today!

Joining a Blogging community was the best thing I ever did to increase my blog traffic! But of course with this does come a few of Ryan’s suggestions, such as commenting and sharing.

Awesome Share
Thank’s Fella’s
Chery :))

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Ryan Biddulph - October 9, 2017

Cool deal Mohd. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Filip Zafirovski - October 9, 2017

Thanks for the share Ryan, great article!

One question.

Which of these 5 steps brought you the most success?

Kind regards,
Filip

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    Ryan Biddulph - October 9, 2017

    Hi Filip, None of them. Having fun is the most important factor in my success. When you have fun, you back your actions with the right energy, and that is where all the traffic and profits and comments and shares and business-building happens. Thanks much.

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      Filip Zafirovski - October 10, 2017

      Thanks for taking the time to reply Ryan! I really appreciate it.

      Followed you on twitter 🙂

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Rahul - October 9, 2017

Really Good Ryan From today I Will Help My Blogger Friends

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Mohd Aktar - October 9, 2017

Great article here Ryan. I like the way you write blog to explain details. I agree in order to increase blog traffic, the best way is by helping others out first.

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