Blow Up Your Blog! [Podcast S06E12]

10 Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic This Week

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to blow up your blog traffic.

We blog because we have something to share, right? A message, a story, a solution we think will make a difference. But sometimes it seems like no one is paying attention. What does it take to multiply your audience and increase engagement? Here are ten ways to boost your traffic this week.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why a blog is a critical component of an influential platform.
  • Why blogging is ground zero for all my content—podcasts, books, courses, and so on.
  • The one thing you simply must start with when building blog traffic—get this wrong and you’ll struggle to get off the ground.
  • How consistent publishing affects reader engagement (here’s a hint: consistency beats frequency).
  • One basic branding fail countless bloggers make.
  • How to convert blog traffic into a paying customer base.
  • One way to gin up extra traffic by using comments—but not on your own blog.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: When it comes to blogs, what do you most—and least—like to see?

Explore Additional Resources

In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

Book: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

WordPress Plug-In: All-in-One SEO Pack

About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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