How to Increase Blog Traffic: 13 Tips

  April 14, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 10 minutes read
how to increase blog traffic

Pedasi, Panama


(Post completely rewritten in April 2021……)


Driving blog traffic feels like a struggle for most bloggers.


But no one needs to experience traffic problems.


Since blog traffic seems to be the lifeblood of any blogging campaign learning how to increase blog traffic reigns as a critical skill to develop.


All traffic problems sprout from giving problems.


All traffic problems sprout from giving problems.Click To Tweet


Allow this idea to sear itself onto your mind.


Traffic flows to generous bloggers. However, adopting a strategy to share your generosity become a key step to driving quality traffic to your blog. Hold practical blogging tips in mind to deliberately share your:


  • experience
  • skills
  • knowledge
  • energy
  • time


generously and effectively.


Follow these tips to drive traffic to your blog.


Ask Your Readers for Blog Post Ideas


One odd but common error plagues bloggers; publishing blog posts not designed to solve reader problems. Why would you write a post that your readers did not want you to write?


Even if you have zero readers or no feedback simply scan top blogs in your niche. Observe reader feedback. Spot reader problems. Record blog post topics published on top blogs.


Ask your readers for blog post ideas to increase blog traffic. If you want to know how to increase blog traffic this is step #1. Solve reader problems. Readers click your links to read blog posts solving their problems. Observe blog traffic increases.


I completely rewrote this blog post in 2021 because my readers commonly ask how to increase blog traffic. I ask readers for feedback. Readers offer feedback. I write and publish posts based on their feedback. Does it get Solve reader problems by asking readers about their struggles. Write and publish content solving their problems. Boost blog traffic.


Ideas for Seeking Reader Feedback


  • ask questions within your blog posts
  • poll readers via your email newsletter
  • ask readers questions through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn


Solve reader problems to both increase and qualify your blog traffic.


Optimize Blog Posts for SEO


I wrote and published this SEO-optimized blog post:


How to Get Interviewed by Famous Blogs


As of publish date this post ranks on position 1 of Google for the query “how to get interviewed by popular blogs”.


I drive a steady flow of targeted search engine traffic through this post and other posts because I began optimizing all blog posts for SEO in January of 2021. My post outranks iconic sites like Smart Blogger, Pro Blogger and Social Media Examiner for the key phrase, in addition to ranking ahead of an article published on The Houston Chronicle. Each of these valued blogging resources drives a hefty volume of traffic through competitive and less competitive keywords.


If the big boys of blogging SEO-optimize posts to drive traffic consider following their lead.


Learn how to optimize blog posts for SEO. Publish 2500 word plus, detailed, in-depth posts solving reader problems. Google ranks thorough, clear content bursting at the seams with practical details for consumption and use.


Add lesser but key SEO details via a plug-in but never follow the opinions of one developer blindly. My posts often rank on page 1 without me getting all green checkmarks or a perfect score from plug-in developers. See these tools as casual guides nudging you to follow a few details but give most energy to publishing a heavily-detailed, in-depth post solving reader problems.


Targeted, passive traffic flows to bloggers who optimize their blog posts for SEO.


Ideas for Optimizing Blog Posts for SEO


  • publish 2500 word or longer, detailed, in-depth blog posts
  • select a niche-specific keyword to cover
  • create titles attractive to your readers
  • keep current by following SEO experts since Google changes its algorithm frequently


Learning SEO seems to be a wise investment for increasing quality, passive blog traffic. Put in the time to accelerate your blogging success.


Reach Out with Handouts to Do Blogger Outreach Right


Most bloggers mess up blogger outreach for the sole reason of reaching out looking for a handout.


Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica


Do not ask top bloggers in your niche to do you a favor. Help top bloggers with a:


  • retweet
  • Facebook Share
  • genuine blog post
  • mention on your blog


Persistently help top bloggers in this fashion. Ask for nothing in return. Expect nothing in return. Earn their trust. Gain credibility in their eyes. Let friendships form organically.


Increasing numbers of respected bloggers soon:


  • befriend you
  • promote you
  • endorse you


Established bloggers increase your traffic by giving your blog exposure in front of their large, loyal tribes. Some of their readers visit your blog. Traffic grows.


Build Your Email List


Build an email list.


Increase blog traffic on demand.


Readers subscribe to your email list. Send blog posts to subscribers. Subscribers see your email in their inbox, click the link, visit your blog and increase your blog traffic.


After resisting list-building I began adding subscribers again a few months ago. Curiously enough, few readers subscribed via an opt-in form on my sidebar. I trashed the opt-in form, invited readers to subscribe via Twitter and Facebook and my list grew at a higher rate.


Emailing subscribers creates a quick traffic boost because:


  • people check their inbox frequently
  • for a few moments of work you experience a swift traffic increase


Collect subscriber emails. Publish a post. Publish an email campaign. Readers see and read your latest post for a virtually instant blog traffic increase, save for a few minutes spent creating and publishing your email campaign text.


Never underestimate the power of building an email list. Checking email does not seem to be going out of style anytime soon.


Cover 1 Topic


Return blog traffic boosts your blog traffic.


But readers only tend to return for a long time if you cover 1 topic.


The world loves specialists but cares little for generalists. People trust someone who gives all professional attention and energy to mastering one skill.




  • doctors
  • lawyers


Doctors and lawyers give all professional energy to doing one thing well to become credible resources through their chosen discipline. People become long-time patients or clients because folks trust specialists who do one thing well.


Single niche bloggers establish a similar level of authority. Cover one niche inside-out. Gain reader trust. Readers return to read your blog because folks trust you as a specialist. Each return visit increases your blog traffic.


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Generalists covering multiple niches often confuse readers who expect one topic with each post but observe differing topics. Confused readers decrease your blog traffic by not following your blog for any sustained period of time.


Link Out to Valued Resources


Link out to valued resources to increase your blog traffic.


Although this concept seems counterintuitive, linking out to valued resources:


  • boosts blog credibility
  • increases SERPs
  • keeps readers on your blog (ensure the link page opens in a new window via the insert/edit link option in WordPress)


Each benefit increases blog traffic.


Link only to trusted niche resources for optimal results. I tend to link to blogs boasting a higher DA and bigger name than my blog these days to increase my credibility and to give readers the best possible resources for further study. Credible blogs draw in:


  • return readers
  • more readers who stick around to boost time spent onsite
  • increased interview requests for blog owners


Greater blog traffic follows each bullet point benefit above.


Link In to Value Resources


Readers increase your blog traffic by clicking through internal links.


Link to valued resources you already published. Boost blog traffic by using what you have.


Setting up internal links also increases time spent onsite. Capitalize on this metric to increase your SERPs.


The Corniche, Doha, Qatar.

The Corniche, Doha, Qatar.


Linking in simply gives readers greater opportunities to mine value while increasing your traffic stats. Aim for relevance. Demand value. I solely link to my best-performing, most in-depth posts currently to increase credibility and to pass link juice along between blog posts.


Any post not providing readers with rich internal links leaves blog traffic on the table. Versus trying to publish a high volume of detailed content simply link to in-depth posts to increase blog traffic and to leverage your time, presence and energy.


Note multiple internal links I set up above. Each increases blog traffic but also keeps you onsite longer if you click through. While Blogging From Paradise traffic increases through these internal link clicks I may be networking, lazing on the beach or sleeping. This is the essence of leveraging.


Improve Formatting to Increase Organic Sharing


Bloggers tend to link to or share properly formatted blog posts.


Improve blog post formatting to increase your blog traffic.




  • headers
  • bullet point lists
  • bold text
  • italics
  • frequent paragraphs
  • short, snappy sentences


to impress readers. Impressed readers increase your blog traffic by:


  • linking to posts via their blogs
  • interviewing you for their blogs
  • sharing your posts on Facebook
  • retweeting your blog posts


Make posts easy to both read and scan. Busy readers scan. Less busy followers read your content. Tailor posts for both audiences to maximize blog traffic.


Improve Your Writing Skills


Improve your writing skills.


Write 500 words or more offline daily in a Word document to gain:


  • confidence
  • clarity


in your writing voice.


Clear, confident writers drive increasing blog traffic because readers freely share skilled writer’s content with confidence. On the flip-side, increasing blog traffic seems impossible if you exhibit poor writing skills. Readers do not share low quality, thin content.


Ideas to improve your writing:


  • trash your practice writing to develop detachment from your writing
  • practice writing daily for optimal results
  • read skilled authors to improve your writing through osmosis


Write, write and write some more. Observe your traffic increase in relation to a surge in writing confidence.


Guest Post on Respected Blogs from Your Niche


Guest post to access another powerful form of leveraging.


Gain exposure in front of large, targeted audiences highly interested in your blogging niche to increase blog traffic.


Build relationships with bloggers and improve your writing skills to gain guest posting invites. Publish your best content. Never hold back. Make a firm impress on readers.


Guest posting seems to be an elite way to gain massive exposure but only persistent guest posters reap the sweetest benefits. Writing and placing a single guest post on a top blog only makes you a one hit wonder. Guest post persistently to build relationships with readerships. Think long term to experience slow and steady traffic gains.


Read guest posting guidelines to optimize your campaign. Follow the rules to connect deeply with audiences.


Bonding with fellow bloggers by helping them out – following tip #3 – increases your guest posting invites. Make blogging buddies. Polish your writing skills. Blogging friends frequently pitch you to place guest posts on their blogs.


Comment Genuinely on Top Blogs in Your Niche


Comment genuinely to drive blog traffic.


Publish thoughtful comments on top blogs from your niche persistently, patiently and generously. Genuine blog commenting seems to be a gateway activity building blogging friendships. As an added bonus, both fellow bloggers and readers click through based on genuine comments to increase blog traffic.


Blogging buddies you meet and befriend through commenting drive traffic to your blog by promoting you to their following.


Emphasize the word “genuine” to comment the right way. Publish at least a few sentences to make an impact. Address fellow bloggers by name. Sign off with your name. Avoid spam queues by being authentic. Stay out of trash folders by not publishing generic or 1 line comments.


Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand


“Great post” or “nice job” comments find the spam folder. No blogger drives blog traffic from spam folders. Comment honestly. Share your thoughts about the blog post. Imagine yourself conversing with someone offline. Adopt the same mentality online.


Stick to your niche to target traffic and to increase the likelihood of gaining loyal readers. I generally comment on blogging tips themed blogs to draw interested readers to my blogging tips themed blog and to befriend bloggers in the same niche. Target to increase your blog traffic through commenting.


Promote Old Posts Frequently


I promote a collection of old blog posts daily via:


  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn


to increase blog traffic by using what I have. Pump the brakes a bit on creating new content. Promote your old content for a traffic increase. Drive more blog traffic by promoting your old stuff persistently.


Do not forget about all of the helpful content you published in the past. Make each post work for you. Some followers read your posts the moment you publish content. Other readers may not see content until you promote posts a few times on Twitter.


Maximize blog traffic by seeing each blog post as a brand asset. Never write off assets. Allow each brand advocate to work for you by promoting old posts aggressively.


Add Images And/Or Videos to Blog Posts


Human beings love eye candy.


Serve up eye candy in the form of images and videos to increase blog traffic.


Posting images draws more eyeballs to your blog. Embedding videos keeps readers around to watch videos. People tend to live through their physical senses. Give people what they want. Toss a few pieces of eye candy to your community. Record and embed videos. Post clear pictures.


Be generous. Invest in premium hosting to ensure your blog loads quickly with your image usage and video embeds.


Drive blog traffic by appealing to the visual nature of human beings.


How to Increase Blog Traffic: Conclusion


Blog traffic seems scarce but giving freely dissolves any traffic blocks. Dwell on the idea of being generous. Give freely. Do not hold back.


Do not trust fear. Resist being stingy. Give freely of your time, talents and experience. Traffic flows to generous bloggers who follow these 13 tips patiently and persistently.


Your Turn


Do you struggle to drive blog traffic?


Or does traffic flow to your blog freely?


What traffic-building tips can you add to this list?

  1. David Boozer says:
    at 12:00 pm

    I have been apart of a link round up through short guest blog posts that seems to work pretty well! Thanks for the tip Ryan…and I hope you two are enjoying the weather down there!!!!

  2. Don Purdum says:
    at 12:50 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    First off, I want to thank you for your incredibly kind words and for your friendship. What a blessing!!!!

    I can’t imagine how much work you put into all of those ebooks and I’ll be promoting them across my network for you. Just a phenomenal job.

    Sometimes you just have to take a break from some things in order to position yourself to come back strong.

    You’ve clearly done that and by getting back into the commenting circuit you now have a phenomenal product to offer people. I just downloaded my copy of your books to Kindle and look forward to learning from you.

    Triberr…. I have to admit I’ve seen so-so success. It’s not a lot of engagement but maybe I’m in the wrong groups? I spent a lot of time for nearly five months commenting on blogs, on Triberr to virtually no avail with many bloggers.

    I think some are definitely seeing it as a tool to just put their content out there and see who bites. I could be wrong?

    Great post as always Ryan and thanks again for your very kind words!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:54 pm

      Ditto on Triberr Don; it does work, but it seems to be a network that works for the hyper targeting crowd. Have a fab week.

  3. Jen Knoedl says:
    at 2:03 pm

    This was super helpful Ryan and I appreciate the personal touch and tone you bring to the post. I also downloaded your free books from Amazon- what a steal!

    I’ve been following for some time and I hope to follow in your traveling footsteps sooner than later. Keep up the good work and let me know how I can help!

  4. Gilbert says:
    at 2:34 pm

    I have been doing blog commenting for 1 month now and it is rewarding, aside from what I learn from the blog post I read, I sometimes get referral traffic from it, not much but that is what I enjoy doing reading and commenting.

  5. Adrienne says:
    at 3:31 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Well first let me thank you for the mention and how sweet of you too. You were over on my blog earlier today commenting on my latest post and we were talking about being ourselves. I think that’s such a big part of why this works for me because people notice that I genuinely mean it when I thank them for tweeting and retweeting my content and yours. My goodness, do you know how many people are on Twitter and they could have easily just passed our content by? I think if more people were truly appreciative of that fact then they might get noticed a little more. Hey, I’m just saying!!! Just had to give you that scoop my friend.

    I also agree with the 13 ways you’ve shared here. I’ve had several new bloggers stop by my place from you having mentioned me so it does work. Am I appreciative of that too? You bet I am, I’ll continue to support and help you as much as I can because I know you’re the real deal and people can benefit from learning from you too.

    I do a link roundup once a month so those really are a great way to support and help others. I think when you share content that will really help your audience then that’s when they are the most helpful.

    I love Triberr although I think a lot of the bloggers I run across probably don’t enjoy commenting as much as we do. But they will spread your content and I meet plenty of people through Twitter.

    Thanks for the free downloads now, I’ll probably take advantage of that as well as share this with my friends so they’ll know they should grab these and learn from you. How generous of you Ryan.

    Loved seeing the video and that is a pretty cool house. I like the jungle shooting up in the middle of the house, that’s pretty cool and it’s all open. You don’t see that here that’s for sure. Thanks for the tour.

    Enjoy your time in Granada and eat some coconuts for me okay! Love love love them and bananas too! 😉


    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:01 pm

      Adrienne, brilliant point on twitter. You are genuine, authentic, grateful and mindful. Absolutely, we get more noticed, gain clicks, drive traffic and grow sales through that fab platform when we work it like you do. Thanks for the fabulous comment and I will down a few coconuts for you 😉

      • Tara- Hippie Hits The Road says:
        at 5:59 am

        You guys are both doing it right! As a newbie blogger, I really appreciated both of you having stopped by my site after I commented and subscribed to yours. And yup, RTs are so easy! If it’s relevant to my readers/brand, I’ll RT. I’ve been bereft of wifi for a while, but I’m back and excited to work on increasing my traffic through commenting and really engaging, as well as promoting for other people… because karma
        Thanks guys!

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 11:38 am

        Tara, you’re doing it just as right. Keep up the great work.

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 11:42 am

        Tweeted your latest post too on ordering coffee in Greece….neat.

  6. Jasper Oldersom says:
    at 4:24 pm

    Howdy Ryan,

    Good to see you living that good life 😉

    Who doesn’t love a good bargain. Dang. Those are some cheap ass bananas! (excuse my word choice 🙂 You’ve been writing a LOT so it’s only right you’re taking some time to promote them properly.

    I’ve read more than a couple of them and they are all good and helped me to become a better blogger.

    Might have to pick up some more at this bargain price, you just push me to it! 😉

    Love your analogy there about chasing instead of attracting traffic.

    On top of that, your traffic tips are awesome as always Ryan.

    Triberr is an excellent source for making connections and getting traffic and i’ve also been seeing the way Don links out and writes his posts.

    Asking influencers to share your post is a BIG one and it WILL get you results fast if you do it right. But making those connections first through commenting etc. before asking is essential like you pointed out.

    Headlines, headlines, headlines. I love them. I study them. Can’t get enough of them.

    Spending that time on your headline is absolutely not wasted. I like writing a lot of them in that timeframe instead of one, one essentially building on the first – making it better and better.

    Telling your own story might not be easy for a lot of us, but when you start doing it – people will draw to you like a magnet because they love authenticity and someone who is strong enough to put it out there – even the uncomfortable.

    House sitting sounds pretty fab. to me Ryan….No rent, still living like a king and eating bananas for the cheap? What more could you ask for…hmmm…Maybe some coconut juice…

    Great post Ryan and i’m glad to hear you’ll be more outwardly visible in the community 🙂

    – Jasper

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:59 pm

      Such a good point on story telling Jasper. In the beginning it may feel tough because you’re opening up but in the end, you’ll be so happy you did. What a fun thing to do, good old story telling. Thanks for the power comment.

  7. Clement Lim says:
    at 7:23 am

    Great tips Ryan. I’m sold on the power of blog commenting. It’s really helped me build connections with other bloggers in my niche. Now I promote their stuff and they promote mine. In fact blog commenting is how I first connected with you.

    I recently joined Triberr. Reading your guide to Triberr was a big inspiration. I joined a Tribe, shared some stuff and got shares of my own within a couple of days. Shame Triberr doesn’t allow promotion of old blog posts though.

    • Mike says:
      at 6:55 pm

      I completely agree with you, Clement. We also receive quality referral users from blog commenting. Also, I like to be a part of your and Ryan’s network so that we can help each other to grow. Don’t hesitate to visit our blog and share your comments.

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 9:02 am

        Mike, fab add and I’ll check out your blog in a few.

  8. Sherman Smith says:
    at 2:56 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    I’m actually writing an ebook to generate traffic and I’m glad that I stumbled upon this blog post. Generation traffic is actually easy to do once you figure out what message you want to get across and network with the right people.

    This took me a while but I figured what my message is and all I had to do was look at myself. From that I projected my situation as well as who I am and lo and behold I started attract people who were like me. I like the idea of attracting traffic instead of chasing it and you’re a prime example of this.

    I would have to say I practice half of the tips here. I’m in Triberr but I don’t use it. Instead I started using kingged.Com which has been giving me a lot of referral traffic. Also I’m always sharing and mentioning bloggers. This is a gold mine when you’re consistent with this.

    I also started using buffer to promote other posts as well as mine. Bloggers notice this and the serious ones return the favor. This is perfect market reciprocity and it’s the way it should be!

    These were some great tips and I appreciate you sharing them! This post will help a lot of people!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:12 am

      Woohooo Sherman, thanks awesome. Writing eBooks is a fab way to drive traffic and to boost your authority. Keep up the inspired work.

  9. Lisa Sicard says:
    at 4:46 am

    Hi Ryan, very nice pictures and great way to stay somewhere for FREE. You’ve always been so innovative 🙂
    Great tips here. The ones I struggle with our writing eBooks, doing videos and podcasts (haven’t done one of those yet)….
    I did follow one of your tips via an eBook on sticking to a niche vs a multi topics blog. Not sure if if has made a difference yet but I know it all takes time and I need to use more effort too.
    I love Triberr – I’ve been wondering if the premium version is worth it lately, I think that’s how others get their images to show in the Triberr stream as well. I like that feature.
    I’ve gotten better at emails but still have more room to improve there too. And I use co-schedule for my headlines now, I think it has made a difference and I spend a lot more time on them. I think it helps in the social shares.
    Thanks for all the great tips and reminders here Ryan. I love how you give us examples in this post. Enjoy your time there!
    And thank you for the FREE eBooks too.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:15 am

      Lisa thank you for sharing your experiences. I’ve heard fab things about Co-Schedule; power tool here. Have a fab week, and you too.

    • Nathan Ambrose says:
      at 7:06 pm

      Hi, Lisa.

      To add an image to your Triberr post, hover over the area where your blog title is displayed, and a small downward arrow will appear to the right. Click and select edit, and you will be presented with editorial options, including images.

      All the best.


      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 9:01 am

        Nathan thanks so much for the help. I love it when our readers engage 🙂

  10. Leslie Denning says:
    at 10:06 am

    Hi Ryan. This is going to be a rambling comment, because I wanted to address a couple of things.

    First off, just finished your book ‘How to Organize Your Blog Day for Maximum Efficiency’. It was such a fast read with so much good information. I can see how I’m wasting a lot of my time. The only thing I won’t be able to abide by is keeping my cat, Bootsie, out of my office. She is one of our family of 8, and she is very needy. If I don’t let her in, she’ll just sit outside and meow. Usually I just have to give her a treat and open my closet door and she’ll go in the closet and sleep among my smelly shoes. Go figure.

    Second, I haven’t been to Nicaragua, but my husband and I are cruise nuts. We love the small Holland America ships that go out of Tampa, and one year we went to Guatemala. There was no cruise port. We tied up to the dock like the merchant ships did, which I thought was really cool. I had been really sick on that cruise, but I tottered off the ship to visit a craft mall. I bought a Coke from one of the merchants, and it was bigger than the ones in U.S. convenience stores and it was $1.00. I couldn’t believe it! I put another dollar in the tip jar, and then my husband and I bought some more to carry back to the ship. They had a percussion group and dancers that put on a show, and being a musician, I left them a big tip, too, since I hadn’t been off the ship to spend any money. It was very memorable, but I don’t see that H.A. is stopping there anymore, which is a shame.

    One thing I love about being where I am in life is that I know it’s never too late to learn. You have taught me a lot, and have given me the confidence to scrap my blog and start over, which I’m in the process of doing right now. I also love your books, and I’m going to follow in your footsteps with that. Thanks so much for being you.

    All the best,

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:14 am

      Leslie that’s an awesome comment. Cats are ALWAYS allowed 😉 Ditto on CA; $1 large Cokes, fab experiences, we just love it here. It really IS never too late to learn. Keep on inspiring Leslie.

  11. Kamlesh Nishad says:
    at 1:39 pm

    Increasing blog traffic is one the most important thing for every blogger. Strategy that you mentioned is really great. Ofcourse its not just an easy task but managing it well can make it easy and productive. Getting traffic is completely depend on how the content is crafted if written well and engaging it will not take a second to go viral. This is what every blogger should learn.

  12. Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential says:
    at 7:39 am

    I love all your tips and I’ve implemented a few of them. Lately I’ve been focusing specially in sharing other bloggers. I agree with you that is a great way to get traffic.
    Off topic – when I started reading the post, I though you were in Granada, Spain – and since that destination is on top of my places to visit list I was immediately drawn to your post. I know you love island hoping, but maybe some day you should give other destinations a try 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:05 am

      Rosa, sharing is so huge. Fab way to boost blog traffic. We are not too keen on Europe but I’d give Spain a visit one day, definitely. Thanks for commenting as always.

  13. Suzanne Fluhr says:
    at 9:14 am

    I am my own worst enemy. I was blinded by your Spanish. It’s “el problema”, not la problema. Lots of words that end in “ma” are masculine. Frío, not frijo. The chicken sin cabeza “corre”, not correo which means “the mail”. So, I just wasted time I should have spent commenting on blogs. Oh, wait a minute. This is a comment—on a blog. 🙂

  14. Renard Moreau says:
    at 4:17 pm

    [ Smiles ] I am already a member of Triberr (I believe that you and I are in the same tribe) and I do link out to other bloggers.

    I also agree with spending lots of time on your headline; because that is what will grab the reader’s attention.

    Thank you for another great post!

  15. Eve Adams says:
    at 8:29 pm

    Hi Ryan! I saw your comment on Kurt Kummerer’s blog and followed you here.

    By the way, I know a lot of this traffic method but the GOOD thing about your post is… IT is very very detailed like you were dissecting a frog. 🙂
    I also like the idea on how you delivered your post because although I know all of these stuff, you still grab my attention on symbolizing those beautiful places you traveled on how a blogger must do.
    Very entertaining and I enjoy reading it.



  16. ZipBooks says:
    at 11:01 am


    I rarely read articles like this because it is usually just fluff that is lightly covered. Fluff on top of fluff. But I saw this link come through my twitter feed from someone I trust. Great coverage. It is a very meta post in that you utilize all the tips you talk about in the post that you are talking about them. I am not a fan of the 500 word advice posts that really can’t do any subject justice at that length.

    I am going to join Triberr and a couple of points to cover I will be able to use right away. The other points are a good reminder that like the Larry Bird Celtics , good blogging mean sticking to the fundamentals.

    Thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts down on paper.



  17. Suze - Luxury Columnist says:
    at 5:31 pm

    I use Triberr a lot, have to admit that I tend to share blog posts with a photo on there as I figure that my readers will find those the most interesting – there’s a technique to add photos to Triberr that another blogger shared with me. You go to your profile, find your latest post and then from your blog you select the photo that you want to add, right click to copy the image URL then go back to Triberr and select the little image icon and add that image URL, then press preview, then publish.

  18. ikechi says:
    at 6:11 pm

    Hi Ryan

    What a great post and loved your video.

    Thanks for this info and you are so right. You listed cheap ways to gain traffic; not too much work but very effective and I do believe that this will sink into all bloggers very easily. I know I have learned so much.

    Thanks for the offer. I have noted some of your ebooks that I cant just wait to read. Take Care

  19. Mike Allton says:
    at 11:17 am

    Hey Ryan!

    Great advice, buddy. And I love that you’ve always been both transparent and authentic. You don’t just SAY “go comment on other blogs” – you actually DO it!

    And do it well.

    And that, specifically, is a technique I need to personally work on. I tend to focus on social media and online communities over blog posts. That, and guest posting, I think may be a new direction I’m going to explore.

    And great tips for repurposing that content!

  20. Mark says:
    at 1:04 pm

    Wow Ryan!

    What a freaking awesome traffic generating blueprint! And thanks, as always,
    for sharing so many excellent resources as well!

    Each of your excellent 13 tips & suggestions, are a powerful mini courses,
    in and of themselves!LOL!

    I really have been totally neglect to this point, with not getting the podcast end
    of my marketing oars in the water!

    And since you mentioned, I know I’m definitely missing out big time, because it’s simply another element to entire marketing arsenal, I could have working for me!

    Thanks for sharing another highly entertaining & extremel educational post!

  21. Peter Beckenham says:
    at 6:38 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Great to connect with you mate and loved your post. Just had to share this post as wide as I could as it contains so many “paradise gems” like your blog roundup strategy.

    What a simple easy way to generate traffic and mate I have never consciously done this before. That tip alone was priceless to an ancient Aussie marketewr like me.

    All the best mate and may your journeys in paradise continue to provide you with the rare talent you have to express things in such an entertaining way. Travel safe my friend and best wishes from Thailand

  22. Chery Schmidt says:
    at 1:35 pm

    Hello Ryan, All great tips here my friend, I have heard of Triberr before but never checked into it. looks like it may be time. :))

    I have also love round ups and have been thinking about this for a while, time to put this into action as well.

    A loved your video, what an Awesome House Wowsy A Garden within the house Sweet! Nicaragua must be some place.

    Great share my friend, Have an Awesome Weekend!
    Chery :))

  23. Angela Alcorn says:
    at 1:45 am

    I love your posts, Ryan. It’s something about the jumble of the storytelling and rambling and general feeling of jealousy you evoke.

    Top tips, too. 🙂

  24. iqraarif says:
    at 8:56 am

    Great post Ryan….Videos that get well-liked and catch a lot of views be likely to stay popular – so they will make a stable brook of visitors to your website without fail. I advise sticking to YouTube and mastering it as it’s the most accepted video sharing site on the web.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:47 am

      The momentum effect works well with video. I see what you mean. Some get love, and catch views, and those numbers keep on rising. Like a top. You spin it, it goes. Give it a little tap sometimes through promoting it maybe but the top generally moves and spins without much assistance on your part.

  25. Julian says:
    at 11:09 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    First off, great post, man. I really enjoyed it. Love the tips.
    A few of these I haven’t heard of, so I now have some new things to try. 😀 Thanks for that.

    I have used some of them. Like “linking out to other bloggers”. Totally agree that it’s the easiest way to get traffic. Also, you’re like pretty much guaranteed some tweets, likes, and +1’s.

    Reaching out to your blogger buddies is cool, too. Especially if they have a good following.

    And making friends is a lot easier than it sounds, eh? I used to be so scared when I was first told to build relationships.

    But as soon as I got going, everything just seemed cool.

    Anyway, enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:46 am

      It’s funny Julian you mention the note about being fearful of making buddies. OH so true. I went bonkers on that fear in the past, fearing rejection, thinking nobody cared to connect with me. Had to root out the mental crap to get to the base of the issue. Then I became a networking machine. Kind of 😉 And I linked out and promoted others and all that sweet stuff seemed to come together for me because I did the inner work. As we connect with others our blogging jobs become much easier. Thanks for the comment!

  26. Travel Addicted Unicorn says:
    at 4:07 pm

    A lot of good info and tips in this post!! Thank you for sharing your expertise!!

  27. Ash says:
    at 10:09 am

    Where are you Ryan? Somewhere in the tropics?

    Oh, what a struggle trying to get traffic to a blog is. Writing 2500+ blog posts and going to previously written blog posts and trying to rework them (or update for accuracy).

    Then, promoting them on social media, like forever.

    Don’t even get me started on just how much really effective guest posting is (outreach, the actual writing, and more).

    It makes sense for you to rewrite this in 2021 — at a time when the world needs goodness (of any kind).

    Lovely tips, Ryan.

      • Ash says:
        at 9:57 am

        Lucky you 🙂

        Loving it.

        I have been stuck in the same place (home) for more than a year now. But it’s ok, I am trying to make the most of it 🙂


      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 7:32 pm

        Hopefully you can travel soon Ash.

  28. Martha Preston says:
    at 12:33 pm

    These are great ideas. Honestly with my niche I am having trouble figuring out who I should be talking to. I work in education and tutoring. I am not sure if I should be talking to educators or parents

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:45 pm

      Good question Martha. I guess it would depend on whatever singular niche you would choose; education or tutoring. Education would be more of a blog for teachers and such while tutoring would be more for parents who would hire tutors. If you choose to cover each niche decide on which person you want to blog for because you can cover each for either person. Dialing in to 1 core reader will accelerate your success because they will find you based on your clarity, content and focus.

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