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Getting More Views and Traffic — Support — WordPress.com

September 27, 2011

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Getting More Views and Traffic

Want more traffic? Here are some tips for attracting more visitors to your site:

Tell people in your online social networks about your new post.

You can do this using WordPress.com’s Publicize feature, which will automatically tell your Twitter followers and Facebook friends as soon as you publish a new post. You can find more ideas in our Social Tools support pages.

Make your content visible to search engines

If you want your post to be indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing, you should set your blog privacy settings to make your blog visible to all search engines. The internet is full of theories as to how you can raise your post’s visibility in search rankings: none will contest that good quality original content with a few well-chosen tags is the best way to get started.

Pay for traffic to your site

Web applications like StumbleUpon can bring visitors to your posts with rates starting at $.05 per visit. If you’ve just published a great post and you really want some feedback from visitors, this can be a good way to get the ball rolling.

Companies that are looking for broader distribution of their posts, including getting their content in front of journalists, may want to try services from companies such as PR Newswire.

Bug your real-life friends

Encourage friends and family to read your blog: send them reminder emails when you update and talk to them about it when you meet in person. Better still, encourage them to sign up for updates using the Blog Subscriptions Widget. Often having a really small audience of people you care about is better than having a million visitors and not knowing any of them.

Use appropriate tags

Attach appropriate categories and tags to your entries and people may find your blog through those. Our link recommendation feature can help you find good tags (it also recommends photos and articles you can use in your blog post). Be careful not to use too many tags though — between 5 and 10 tags (or categories or both) is a good number. The more tags you use, the less likely your post will be featured in the WordPress.com tag listings.

Read and comment on other blogs

Check out Freshly Pressed or our Global Tags to find the people that care about the same stuff that you do. Then subscribe to their blog and get to know them a bit. When you see an article that interests you, click through to their site and leave a comment with your thoughts.

Link to other blogs

Just like you love getting links, so do other folks. (Remember, blogging is all about people.) When you link to

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2 Comments leave one →
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