The most common question that many bloggers ask is “How can I drive traffic to my new WordPress site?” Traffic is the main source of income from a website. Today, I will share some actionable tips to drive traffic to your new WordPress site.
I have used these tips to increase traffic to my site. So let’s start with today’s article.
10 Actionable Tips to Drive Traffic to Your New WordPress Site
Start Building Your Email List
Many visitors who visit your website will never visit again. To avoid this you should start building an email list. Email gives you direct access to your users, and it is a lot more effective than any other marketing tool available nowadays
Install Yoast SEO Plugin
If you have not installed Yoast SEO WordPress plugin yet, then you should install and start using it immediately. It is the best website SEO plugin ever available. It also provides you many other features like adding meta tags, adding Facebook OpenGraph, Twitter cards, XML Sitemap, Breadcrumbs, and so much more.
Optimize Your Blog Posts
Blog post optimization is very important if you want to rank higher in the search engine. You need to spend some time on optimizing each and every blog post on your website. Yoast SEO provides you this feature of optimizing blog post by adding focus keyword and meta description. Follow these recommendations to improve each post’s SEO score to the best of your ability.
Make Internal Linking a Habit
Have you ever wondered that why all successful blogs link to their older articles? Internal linking helps search engines to understand the importance of your content, context, and how it relates to other content on your website. Try to link to your posts and pages in all your blog posts as this will help you to boost the overall SEO score of your website.
Utilize SEO Tools
There are so many SEO tools that can help you find new traffic sources. But for beginners, this information can be a bit too technical. Check out our list of the best SEO tools that you should use for your new WordPress site.
Use Rich Snippets in WordPress
Rich snippets are very useful and important for your blog post. Search engines use meta description to display your site differently in search results. This will help in increasing search traffic on your website.
Make Sharing Easy
Social media traffic is the best and important source of traffic for any website. Every popular website focus on making sharing easier for their users. There are many of plugins in WordPress that can help you add social media icons for sharing on your website. But one bad thing is that using those plugins will slow down your website.
Share Old Posts
Promoting your old blog posts are very helpful and important. Every successful blogger promotes their old post on social media to engage users and increasing traffic. If you are not promoting your old blog post, you should start doing it from today itself.
Add High-Quality Images
Images are the best way to engage users than text. Using high-quality images on your blog provides you two good things. Firstly, they make it look good. Secondly, it also helps users stay longer on your website. I use Shutterstock to find high-quality images for my blog. There are many other websites like flickr, where you can find royalty-free images for your blog.
Optimize Your Website Speed
People don’t like a slow website. Fast loading websites are preferred not only by users but also by search engines. Installing few plugins and adding few images will slow down your WordPress website speed. You can use W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache plugins but make sure you enable gzip compression.
I hope that this article helped you learn some new actionable tips to drive traffic to your new WordPress site.
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