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Ep. 009 // 5 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Blog with Shannon Mattern

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Shannon Mattern, the WordPress BFF, joins us to share 5 ways to increase traffic to your blog. And they are probably a few things that you haven't thought of, or haven't tried! If you're ready to increase the traffic to your blog or to your website... listen in and take some notes!

"Pick the [social media] platform where your people are hanging out and spend some time trying some different things and figuring out what works best...You have to pick one, commit to it, give it the time, become a student of it, and then you can look at your results."

"Anytime you can elevate somebody else, it's going to come back to you...Making those intentional efforts to reach out and build relationships and share other people's content; that stuff comes back to you...You never know what's going to come out of your relationships. It's like planting little seeds for the future."

Topics Discussed in This Episode

  • The 5 best ways to increase traffic to your blog
  • SEO tips
  • Social media tips
  • The benefits of building relationships & making collaborations
  • PR tips & the benefits of strategically pitching yourself
  • Advertising advice
  • Knowing your audience
  • Being flexible in building and changing

"In order for any of these to work, you have to know your audience inside and out and really be honed in on what they need and how you can provide for them...the best way to do that is to go out and build relationships with them; really research and ask them what kind of content they like."

Resources Discussed in This Episode


"It's really about getting yourself in the mindset of your ideal reader, and asking yourself, 'Is my ideal reader really sitting there searching for this topic?' And sometimes the answer is no."

Our Top 5 Downloaded Podcast Episodes to Date:

Episode #022: Creating Engagement & Re-Evaluating Your Blog (guest, Kelly Mindell)

Episode #001: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Episode #025: Why You Should Stop Being So Scared to Start a Blog (guest, Kristin Larsen)

Episode #026: SEO Tips to Explode Your Page Views

Episode #012: How to Niche Down Your Blog (guest, Miranda Enzor)

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