How To Get Massive Amounts of Traffic to Your Website

I was asked by a fellow blogger how do you get traffic to your website? This is such an in depth and complicated answer I figured I would put together a blog post to share how I do it.

Over the years I have realized and learned from other smart bloggers that you need to diversify your blog traffic. You don’t want to rely on 1 particular platform as your source of traffic, you want it to be coming from many different areas.

The reason for this is that if 80% of my traffic is coming from Pinterest and for say and Pinterest were to close down I would loose almost all of my traffic. Not that I think for any reason Pinterest will close down, well I sure hope it doesn’t 😯  since I am addicted to it so much.


How To Get Massive Amounts Of Traffic To Your Website

Here are the areas I think you should be trying to get traffic to your website from.

  1. Search Engines – Search engines are my #1 traffic source, and they should be your’s too. There is quite a bit that goes into getting your blog found on search engines, however.
    • Submit your blog to search engines –If search engines don’t know your blog exists they are not going to add it to their search engines. To be at the top of search engines more frequently you need to work on getting a higher Google Page Rank, and Alexa Rating. You need to manually add your site to the following, DO NOT let a program add them for you or your blog could be marked as spam, and they will likely sell your email address resulting in TONS of inappropriate spam.
    • Submit a sitemap of your blog and images to search engines – You need to generate an XML sitemap of your posts and images and ping both of them to Google using Google Webmaster Tools and Bing both of these you need to have a webmaster tools account (free) set up for your site. I use YoastSEO plugin and it automatically generates both sitemaps and pings them to Google for me. SOO Much easier!!
    • SEO of your posts and pictures – There is a lot of information to know when writing SEO posts and pictures. I use YoastSEO and just fill in the information at the bottom of my posts to make them more search engine friendly. First off
      • Research keywords – The words you would think should be your focus keywords likely will NOT get you much traffic. You need to do research to find out what keywords or phrases are being searched for to include in your post. I use Google Keyword Planner for every post I write. I will do a future post on how to research Keywords for higher ranking. I am slowly going back over time and fixing all of my old posts I didn’t do this for.
      • Write posts related to what you are already being found for on search engines – If you know how to use Google Analytics you can find out what landing pages are ranking high for your blog and write posts related to those same topics.
  2. Having Good Post Titles – You need to be creative when making post titles not just putting down whatever you think is good. You will get more clicks on your post for titles that grab people’s attention. I use co-schedule’s headline grader to find out what post titles to use.
  3. Social Media – Social media is my #2 traffic source. Not just 1 type of social media but a diversified mix of different social media. You also CANNOT just share your posts on social media!! You need to have about an 80%/20% ratio of sharing. Where you are sharing others posts about 80% of the time and your posts abut 20% of the time. I DO NOT use Facebook because I do not like their algorithms forcing websites to have to pay for your followers to see your posts. I do use Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and have recently started using Stumble Upon (just for “stumbling” posts.) Pinterest is a HUGE traffic generator for me! You need to make good images and write good posts for them to be more likely to be shared on social media. While I don’t suggest using scheduling for ALL of your social media posts, I do for some of them. I use HootSuite for scheduling to my Google+ page, and Twitter and Tailwind for pinning my own posts to Pinterest.
  4. Linky Parties – Link your blog up to different linky parties weekly that bring you blog traffic. I have a list of different linky parties and I get a good amount of traffic from linking up to them weekly. If you watch your Google analytics you can find out after some time what parties are worth you linking up to and what ones are just not worth your time.
  5. Commenting on Others Blog Posts – Leaving comments on other sites is very important, but not just leaving comments like “great post” leave a meaningful comment to their post. There are a few different reasons this is helpful.
    • You will get to know other bloggers who can be a vital resource to helping you, and you can meet some great friends. The more you comment and share their blog post chances are they will return the favor.
    • Some bloggers have CommentLuv on their blog, which will leave a link to your most recent blog post. These are follow links, Google loves your site the more other blog link to your site giving you higher rankings when you have enough follow links on other sites.
  6. Blog Followers – If you offer your followers many different ways to follow you, you’re likely to get a lot of traffic from these when you share new posts. I frimly believe you should have an email list, so that you can utilize it when you want to promote a good deal or need help with something. I have older followers who follow me from Google Friend connect. I offer email following, Feedburner, Feedly, and BlogLovin. That gives followers many ways to follow my blog according to how it is most convenient for them.

 You can read my first post in this series, creative and intriguing opportunities to make money blogging! Where I shared ideas on how to make money from your blog.


What are ways that you bring traffic to your website? Leave a comment letting me know, I LOVE hearing your tips too!!


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  1. WOW. So many great ideas. Thank you from one Michigan mama to another! Visiting from Turn It Up Tuesday!

    • Elizabeth,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad to see a fellow Michigan mama visit. Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed week!!

  2. Thanks for the tips, esp. for a newbie blogger such as myself. I like the tip about checking GA re: which linky parties are worth it. They are a lot of work each day so I might as well get some return on investment, right?! Visiting from Turn It Up Tuesday.

    • Victoria,
      You are very welcome!! You are very right it does take time to link up to linky parties finding out what ones are worth your time is so much worth it!! I’m glad to hear you found some useful tips. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. Hi Nicole! This was so full of REAL information. I have seen others but they have been very vague. Thank you for sharing such detailed information which I am going to implement immediately!!!!

    • Colleen,
      Thank you so much for your kind words!! I am so glad to hear it was well enough explained to be helpful to you. I am also glad to hear you will be able to implement some of my tips. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

  4. Thank you for sharing such a comprehensive list of ways to increase blog traffic. I liked that you explained the logic behind the how which drives home the point easier for me. I have bookmarked this post to digest further later. I am looking forward to implementing your suggestions, especially where I seem to suddenly have a big drop-off in viewership of late. I primarily rely on link-ups for my traffic.

    I do keep reminding myself, though, that if even one person was edified, encouraged, convicted or found Christ through my writing (all Glory to God) then it is worth it to continue blogging. 🙂

    • Karen,
      You are very welcome!! I’m so glad to hear that I was able to explain it in a way that made it easier to understand for you. I know I had struggled in my first few years of blogging to understand why diversifying my traffic sources was so important and how to do it was beyond me.

      I must agree Christ will bring the people he wants to our blogs no matter what we do. I do think it doesn’t hurt to help it out a little bit though 😉 ! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a blessed week!!

  5. Thank you so much for the good and useful information. I’ve been trying to really look into improving my SEO. Glad to have found this. Sharing.

    • Mistie,
      You are very welcome, I’m so glad to hear that the post was helpful for you!! SEO sure is a tricky thing if you don’t understand how it works. I’m so glad my tips have been helpful to you. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing!!

  6. Lots of great info here! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  7. Thank you for linking up to Coffee and Conversation… pinning this because it’s just what I need! I’m a pretty new blogger talking about simple ways to eat healthy over at, and gaining traction feels like climbing Mount Everest! I’m going to start applying your suggestions right away!
    Your blog is beautiful by the way. I have a 1-year old daughter, and am already dreaming about more children and homeschooling my brood someday soon!

    • Bradleigh,
      You’re welcome, thanks for hosting! I surely understand how difficult it is to gain momentum on search engines. I’m glad to hear you learned some new ideas that you will be able to implement!

      Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, So very sweet of you! Homeschooling our blessings was one of the best decisions I have ever made for our family I’m sure you will love the journey too!!

  8. Thanks for this information! So, if I understand you correctly, if I have Yoast SEO installed I don’t need to worry about submitting a site map to Google, etc. because it’s already been done for me? Thanks!

    • Kerry,
      You are welcome, I’m glad to hear it was helpful. You are understanding correctly according to the default settings of Yoast SEO they automatically ping Google with your sitemap, and update it after every new post. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!!

  9. I like that you mentioned SEO and optimizing for organic searches before social media. I’ve found much of my traffic to be through social media, mostly because other bloggers are sharing my content. But my audience is more than just other bloggers. I want to reach more than that, and to do that being optimized for Google, Yahoo and Bing is a must. I look forward to reading your post about focus keywords as I struggle with this every time. Pinning, tweeting and stumbling this post. <3

    • Lindsey,
      Thank you!! I know it is great to get traffic from other blogs and social media, but yes often bloggers just don’t know how to get traffic from search engines which is a huge traffic generator. I’m glad to hear you are excited about my post on keywords it was something I have learned a lot from but once I implemented the tips my search engine traffic soared. Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great week!!

  10. Such a good amount of info! Thanks for sharing!

    • Amanda,
      Thank you! I’m glad you found it helpful. I figured it would be easier to post all of my tips then answering questions over and over! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!!

  11. I’m a new blogger and this has so much good information presented in a systematic way. For example, I knew I needed to,submit my site to search engines, but had no idea how. Thanks so much for a great post.

    • Cathy,
      Welcome to the blogging world. It sure can be overwhelming and hard to understand what you need to do. I’m so glad you found the post helpful and it offers you ways that you can implement. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed week!!

  12. This information is fantastic Nicole – Thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

  13. So you’re saying that if my blog already has the Yoast SEO plugin, it submits a sitemap for me — I don’t have to set it up at all?

  14. So many great ideas here. As a blogger who is still finding her footing, I appreciate all your advice, especially the stuff about SEO. That stuff is so daunting to me!

    • Meg,
      I’m glad you were able to find some helpful ideas from my post. I am a seasoned blogger and still learning new things constantly lol. Blogging can be daunting if you don’t just learn one new skill at a time. I hope you are able to implement some of these ideas. thanks for stopping by!

  15. Thank you so much for this information! SEO is very new and confusing to me and this made it a little clearer.

    • Robyn,
      Thank you, I’m happy to hear that this was helpful for you!! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting I always love hearing from my viewers! Have a wonderful week!!

  16. These are wonderful tips. I didn’t know you had to submit your blog to the search engines yourself. Interesting. I only have submitted to Google so far.

    • Julie,
      Thank you so much!! It is amazing the things you learn about blogging over time isn’t it. It took me a while to realize that you need to submit you blog to search engines too. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. This is such a helpful post for new bloggers – thank you! I had no idea how to submit a site map to different search engines. I’m saving all of this for later. Found your post at Inspire Me Monday

    • Nicole,
      You are so welcome! I’m so glad this post was helpful to you!! It took me a while to learn all the different tricks as bloggers, and I’m still learning so much. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing!!

  18. I found your post on Tell It To Me Tuesdays. Congrats on being featured! The information on entering your blog into search engines was particularly helpful to me. I’m pinning this to my Pinterest board! I would also love for you to join our Linky Party at Literacy Musing Mondays. We love posts about blogging!

    • Leslie,
      Thank you so much. It is always great to be featured, isn’t it!! I’m glad you were able to learn some new tips and ideas from the post too. I will have to head over and check out your linky party too. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing, I really appreciate it!!

  19. Thank you for these ideas. I also want to say I love the layout and font you use.

  20. Hi Nicole, Happy Tuesday!

    I found you through Dave Hackets link up (I think I spelled the name right). Thank you so much for sharing this insightful post. Apparently, I’ve got a lot of work to do on my blog and it will take me some time to try to understand and figure out how to do what you’ve proposed here. After reading these kind of posts, I try not to walk away feeling overwhelmed, but I’ve already resolved to get a good cup of coffee one Friday night or Saturday morning and have a go at it. I hope my website doesn’t blow up when I’m done!

    Keep up the good work!

    Have a blessed week,

    • Tiffiney,
      I know all the different things to learn as a blogger can really be overwhelming! Taking it one step at a time and making all your new posts SEO is the best way to do it. It would be great and not so great if your blog blew up right, lots of traffic is alway good lol. I’m glad that you were able to find some helpful advise you can implement on your blog. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  21. Nicole, Thank you for the post. I saw it on Dean Hackett. I am going to bookmark it because I need to come back and review it. Thanks again. Connecting on Pinterest and Twitter.Have a great week!

    • Jamie,
      I am glad to hear there were new and helpful tips for you here!! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by I greatly appreciate it. I hope you have a blessed weekend!!

  22. Nicole,
    Thanks for sharing this at Coffee & Conversation! This is a great post for newbies – you explain things really, really well!
    Traffic really IS pretty tricky – what works for one may not work, or work as well, for another… But I think all the things you mentioned are important working together!
    BTW, I LOVE YoastSEO and co-schedule’s headline analyzer! My daughter has so much fun watching me try to get my headlines “in the green”…
    Have a great week…

    • Pat,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad my way of explaining things was easy enough for everyone to understand. Learning all these blogging things can be difficult! Thanks so much for hosting, stopping by, and for the feature!!

      It is so much fun using the headline analyzer to get your headlines into the green isn’t it. I have gotten so much better making them as time has gone on.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  23. Hello from one mama of many to another (I have 11)
    Thanks for all these tips! My mind is spinning just a bit, I must admit, because so much of what you write is new to me…and I’ve been blogging since 2007! Well, it started out just as a hobby, so I’ll cut myself some slack. I will have to look into each of your suggestions. I did just try out the co-schedule headline grader…and learned that most of my previous headlines pretty much suck! Ha! Oh well.

    • Katrina,
      Glad to meet another mama of many!! 11 WOW that is amazing!! I’m so glad to hear that these tips have been helpful to you! My blogging started out as a hobby too, which is why I am always going back and fixing old posts lol. My old headlines pretty much stunk too, it is teaching me to be more creative in my new headlines lol. Thanks so much for stopping by it was great to hear from you!!

  24. I didn’t know that tip about CommentLuv! I’m heading over there to sign up now! Thanks for the great post.


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