It's easy to build a blog, but hard to build a successful blog with significant traffic. A blog with no traffic is just like a supermarket without any shoppers. No traffic – no business. So it is vital to take smart steps to boost the traffic of your blog. Let’s look at a few tips to increase blog traffic.
1. Create a complete profile or page
If your blog can be identified as a business or brand, then create a Google+ Page for it. If not, use your personal Google+ profile to connect with your blog audience. The primary step is to create a comprehensive profile or page that completely describes who you are, what expertise you bring to the table, how to find your blog, what your blog is about, and what makes it special.
2. Take part in a variety of communities
Advertisers in the current business world have spent millions and billions of dollars looking for, properly researching and finally determining where the various consumers with different tastes and characteristics log in together and how they can be targeted with promotional messages.
3. Connect with people
Once you've smartly and proficiently created your account for Google+, you need to begin connecting with other Google+ circle members. You should search for users you know first. Then look through the people they take after to find more interesting people to take after.
4. Use twitter, Facebook and Google+ to share your posts & find new connections
Due to the wonderful traffic on social media websites like twitter, google+ and Facebook, it is much easier for you to use these websites to increase the traffic of your blog.
5. Create circles
Google+ circles can prove to be very useful when you want to promote your blog, or want existing users to invite more readers to your blog.
6. Include graphics, photos and illustrations
If you're someone who can produce design, take photographs, illustrate or even simply create entertaining doodles in Microsoft Paint software, you should leverage that talent on your blog.
7. Distribute interesting content
Don't simply distribute links to your blog posts over and over. That's boring and will be viewed as excessive self-promotion. Your Google+ stream of updates should be interesting and meaningful to your audience, not spammy.
8. Conduct keyword research while writing your posts
Not surprisingly, a huge part of showing up in search engines is targeting the terms and phrases your audience are really typing into a search engine. It's tricky to realize what these words will be unless you do some research, and fortunately, there's a free tool from Google to help called the Adwords Keyword Planner.
9. Host hangouts
Google+ joints are video chats between up to 10 Google+ members. You can have a joint and promote it as a small virtual webinar or tutorial session. Think of how you can tie a video chat session with your blog topic and what kind of valuable information you could share in such a session.
10. Be active
Update your social media and blogging accounts on a regular basis with brand new contents and blog posts, and make sure that you spend a considerable amount of time liking commenting on other members' updates also.
The web was not made for static, text-just content! Readers appreciate links, as do other bloggers, site owners and even search engines.