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There's nothing easy about making a blog successful in ALL areas, but if you can break it down and concentrate on learning how to manipulate and educate yourself on each piece of the success puzzle one at a time, like me, you may find it a hell of a lot easier to get it right. I have been blogging for just over a year and it has been one of the best years of my life, thanks to my blog. In a year I have achieved well over 65,000 page views and worked with brands that I have loved since I was a little girl. It's so rewarding to become part of something as wonderful as blogging, and when anyone asks me about starting a blog, I only encourage them to start blogging too. Today's post is all about how I drive traffic to my blog and increase awareness of my little space on the internet.  

1. Make use of blogging groups and communities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. 
I can't even explain how important it is to connect with your audience and fellow bloggers. I currently use several blog retweet twitter handles who will RT my twitter post as long as I @ them in it. Facebook also has some great blogging groups that you should be joining right now. The moderator releases new posts every week for you to comment on to share your link to your Blog, Instagram, Facebook page, Twitter and Bloglovin. Google+ has lots and lots of communities you can join and post your link in every single day, which I make sure I do religiously. Google+ gives me about 65% of my traffic, because I am in about 11 communities with a combined following of around 1 million. It's really worth investing 10 - 20 minutes into your day to promote on social media, it is mass communication at its best and will really boost your traffic. 

Blog RT profiles you should be following

Facebook groups you should be joining
BBloggers and FBloggers Worldwide
UK Bloggers
The Blogger Programme
Bloggers Required
Bloggers Lounge

Google+ communities you should be joining
Fashion Bloggers
Blogger Talk
Social Media Marketing
Blogger Community on G+
Beauty and MakeUp
Lifestyle Bloggers
Beauty Bloggers
Blog Community

2. The right timing on social media platforms
I use these times religiously and it really, really works and effects my traffic MASSIVELY. Getting the timing right is probably my most important tip, because when you get it right it really pays off.

Morning 6am - 9am
Afternoon 12pm - 2pm
Evening 6pm - 10:30pm
Morning 7:30am - 9:00am
Evening 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Anytime between 10:30pm - 7:30am
Morning 7am - 9am
Evening 4pm - 11:30pm

3. Link, link, link.
Make sure you have a clickable link to your blog on every single social media platform that you use. This needs to be in your profile and in every single tweet, picture or comment you post about your blog. This is common sense right? But I see this every single day on social media and if you're not guiding me to your blog easily, there's every chance I am going to give up trying to find it.

4. Join in on blogger chats on Twitter
Every single day there are new blog chats happening all you have to do is search #blogchat and you will find lots of bloggers who want to engage and connect, just like you. You can really gain a lot of interest from these Q&A sessions and learn a lot at the same time. The blogging community is a very positive place and everyone I have connected with has been pleasant, helpful and whole lot of fun. In turn people you connect with and share similar interests with, will usually check out your blog and follow you.

5. Get yourself some share buttons
The final point is the EASIEST, if you write a blog post that somebody loves they're going to want to share it with their followers and friends. If you're restricting the ability to do that or not making it easy enough for them to do so, they won't bother consequently losing you those numbers and potential blog followers. You can get yourself some free buttons at www.sharethis.com and my advice is to position them at the bottom of your page so once your reader is done it's right in front of them, one click away. 


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  3. Thanks so much for the advice, it is really needed as I am new to blogging and it doesn't help that I am technologically challenged as well :) Awesome post, I will definitely be implementing!
    Tiffany I http://creatiffmakeup.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Tiffany, I'm glad you liked my post & hope you find it useful, let me know xxxx

  4. SUPER!
    I am going to try these tips today, as exactly as written, thanks for sharing this, very helpful

    1. Hi doll,
      I am glad you liked my post, let me know how you get on and if it improves your traffic xx

  5. Wow those stats are amazing! I have been blogging since late September 2014 and I still only get about 100 views per day on the days that I don't post anything and then when I post it's between 200-400 per day for a few days, then goes back down to normal. I do a lot of these things already but maybe not enough!

    Danika Maia

    1. Hi Danika, thanks for the comment! Honestly this is the only thing I do to boost my blog, it's all about timing I think as well! xx

  6. Just left you a comment about your great and super informative post. Keep up the good work !
    Anne Marie

    1. Glad you liked the post Anne Marie and I hope this helps you to grow your traffic x

  7. woow

  8. Wowzas! Go you! Going to have to try this strategy out... thankyou for the wonderful heads up :) xo


    1. Hi doll,
      Glad you liked this post & I hope you find it really useful xx

  9. Thanks for this mega helpful post! And congrats on the ah-mazing stats at week 9! I will try and aim for the same. Do you have any advice on attracting PR companies and affiliates? How does that come about?


    1. Hi Nadine,
      Thank you so much & i'm glad you liked this post :) I have been blogging for 3 months now and I actually have only just been accepted last week by affiliate programs and AdSense, so my advice to you is to get a nice clean layout, I actually bought this one i'm using from etsy.com for £2 and make sure you have regular content at least 15-20 posts a month, get yourself a bloglovin button and social media buttons, a disclaimer and a contact page that is easy to find! If you need any more advice contact me on arnoldrebekka@yahoo.co.uk

  10. Thank you for the information is is helpful. Many times bloggers will keep things a secret but we are here to help each other.

    1. Hi Melody,
      I'm glad you liked the post :) I think we should all share our tips & tricks!! xx

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  12. Wow what a great blog post. I'm new to blogging and only started in March 😄. It's nice to get some advice on how to improve traffic to my blog so thanks for that . I've followed all the people you have suggested through Facebook, Twitter and Google. Thanks for following my blog also 👌🏻


  13. Hi Andrea,
    Thank you for taking the time to read my post, your lovely comment has really made me smile, so thank you again!! I really, really hope the tips help you, please let me know how you get on and if you're on twitter give me a shout @3beksbabe xxx

  14. This is the best example of this type of post that I've seen. I've taken a photo of your 'timings' and I'll give them a go!! :-)

    1. Hi Bobby Anne,
      So glad you've liked this post, I really hope it improves your traffic xxx

  15. Thank you for this post. Very easy to follow!

    1. Hi Deborah,
      So glad you liked the post & hope this helps you. xxx

  16. I found this super helpful!!! Thank you


  17. Thanks for this informative post and your attitude when it comes to sharing tips as a blogger. It is not always often that there are people happy to share their success. You're great and wishing you all the best for the upcoming weeks/months/ years of blogging!

  18. Thank you for the Follow! I reciprocated! Also, thank you for posting this. Gonna be very beneficial to me. I am (almost) doing it already, but I need to get more religious about it. Looking forward to building a networking relationship with you.

  19. I find posting in communities really helps !

  20. This was so helpful for someone just starting out! I'm going to try all these things. Thank you, you're bomb! X


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