How to Increase Your Blog Traffic for Free

Want to know how to increase your blog traffic for free? You don't have to pay for ads to build an established following. Here are some of my favorite ways to gain new followers!

Want to know how to increase your blog traffic for free? You don't have to pay for ads to build an established following. Here are some of my favorite ways to gain new followers!

Pssssttt...I run a series called Ask Allison where I answer readers' questions about blogging and business. You can ask yours by emailing hello@frugalontheprairie.com. This post is for the question, "Which ad network should I use?" Click below to watch!

Traffic, traffic, traffic! We all know that traffic is one of the (incredibly!) helpful elements in getting more sales. But where do we reach out to new audiences. Better yet, how can we do this for free? 

Disclaimer: I’ve never paid for traffic but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it. But I know you might be a blogger-on-a-budget and it’s important that you know you can get traffic for free, without paying for ads. 

Here are my favorite ways for gaining free traffic:

1. Optimizing my blog posts and social media posts with SEO-friendly keywords

2. Hosting webinars that are jam-packed with awesome information, encouraging people to check out your site (where you’re prepared with other awesome posts they’ll want to read, right??)

3. Guest blogging within a similar niche (don’t guest post for someone that writes in a separate niche) 

4. Routinely posting on social media using scheduling platforms like BoardBooster, Buffer, Edgar, and Later

Increasing your blog traffic for free certainly takes a lot of sweat and dedication. But these are some great ideas and lessons learned that really helped me grow on a budget. I know you can do it too!